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Unread 10-01-2011, 12:26 PM   #1
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Willys Jeep Overland Frame Rebuild for XJ?

My cousin Gave me a Willys Jeep Overland with the Frame no motor.

There is currently an S10 Chevy frame and a 350 motor mounted to the body.

The original Frame is Intact with Drive train, wheels, Breaks, etc.

Ive tried my best to do some research but came up short finding out whats the best route to go here.

Is it worth my time to rebuild the stock frame with a V8 and just drop my XJ onto it?

Or would it be a better idea to just rebuild the axle assembly's and put them in the XJ?

The Bumpers on this frame kick so much assssss!

And the Wheels with Tires.

Not to mention I am tempted to just rebuild the whole thing as a willys wagon. I have the body its been painted and its solid. But I would have a lot of trouble getting the title.

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Unread 10-01-2011, 04:05 PM   #2
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You realize the XJ has no frame right? It would be 100% custom and far from "just drop my XJ on it"

BTW What the hell is a willys jeep overland?
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Unread 10-01-2011, 04:37 PM   #3
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It has a frame but no motor, but has a chevy motor, and a chevy frame......

WHA?

Slow down to the speed of us average people, and try without the coke blast first
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Unread 10-01-2011, 07:16 PM   #4
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It has a frame but no motor, but has a chevy motor, and a chevy frame......

WHA?

Slow down to the speed of us average people, and try without the coke blast first
dude, xj's are unibody.....meaning there is no frame. its intergrated with the body.....your either confused yourself....or just confused the hell out of us
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Unread 10-01-2011, 07:50 PM   #5
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He's the one that said he had a willys jeep overland with a chevy s10 frame and motor.... with no motor...

I know XJs have a unibody
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Unread 10-02-2011, 12:30 AM   #6
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um put the 4.0 in the willy's
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Unread 10-02-2011, 07:13 AM   #7
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so you have a willys body on an S10 frame??


what axles are under it?

and you "could" mount the XJ on the s10 frame, but it would be pretty stupid.
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Unread 10-02-2011, 06:55 PM   #8
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dude just build it like this. Looks killer.
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Unread 10-02-2011, 09:32 PM   #9
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LOL whatever that frame is from looks like it would actually be pretty close to working with lots of custom body mounts. It has actually been done but it's crazy work. I think the OP is totally clueless. Notice he has not even tried to answer any questions
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Unread 10-03-2011, 06:57 PM   #10
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That picture has to be an XJ that is being moved to get a suspension and axle setup.

Anywho.. to the OP:

It sounds like you have an Overland and an S10, and want to make something out of them? As for introducing your XJ into this mix, you can put a V8 into an XJ, its been done. for what it gains you, unless you have a good reason, I wouldnt.

now if you are going to rebuild an older jeep with teh XJ motor and trans, now you have our attention.
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Unread 10-03-2011, 07:30 PM   #11
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I duno about you guys but a V8 over a 4.0 in an XJ is (.) (.) you get HUGE gains.
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Unread 10-04-2011, 05:25 AM   #12
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I duno about you guys but a V8 over a 4.0 in an XJ is (.) (.) you get HUGE gains.
agreed......i put a 4.3v6 in an xj, with a 700r4. 4lo is super torquey and feels alot lower than the 4.0 aw4. and with the 4.3 and 4.10's the 285's on the rear barely grip pavement when the pedal gets mashed......v8 is the next upgrade when this engine blows
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Unread 10-04-2011, 08:27 PM   #13
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You guys confused enough? I apologize.

I will explain better.

In one spot in the yard is a Jeep Willys Wagon Its what I am under the Impression is called an Overland.

Underneath the Willys is an S10 FWame! There is a 350 bolted to that with the harness laying on top in a birds nest. And wood blocks connect the fwame and the body. So lucky to have an easy time pulling it back off and selling the frame and motor. For the mini truckers. Save the S10s for them.

The extremely lucky other half is the fact that just about 100ft away in the tall grass is a Willys Wagon Frame with all the fixings. Axle assembly front and rear. Leaf springs, shocks, some steering components.

I obviously didnt give the unibody part of this deal a thought when I threw that idea out there.

So getting on with it.

Here's a question. The grand wagoneers from the Mid 80s? Might the body on on of those beasts be removable to make room for the Willys body? Meaning it might actually be easy to find one running, with motor, etc etc. I know a lot of them just get junked due to body Rot.
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Unread 10-04-2011, 08:38 PM   #14
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I also want to add that I thought briefly that the only good thing to come out of this for me would be the axle assemblies out of the Willys frame. Or worse yet, just the Dana 44 that comes in the Rear of the willys frame. Catch my drift now? Still think im clueless?
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Unread 10-05-2011, 09:23 PM   #15
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The willy's is about 150 feet shorter and 75 feet narrower than the fill size jeeps of the 80s lol. if you wana do something sweet just put the willy's body in the frame it belongs on and drop a 360 under the hood.
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