Read­ers’ Rides


WHO: David “Mater” Hale WHERE: Hes­pe­ria, Cal­i­for­nia WHAT: ’47 Willys Over­land Jeep Sta­tion Wagon set onto a ’91 S10 chas­sis, short­ened 16 inches; Viair 480 com­pres­sors, FLO Air­ride Mfg tank, Slam man­i­folds; 4.3 fuel-in­jected V-6 that had to be moved back ap­prox­i­mately 12 inches, cus­tom en­gine mounts, 700R4 trans­mis­sion; raised in­te­rior floor (slight body drop) with cus­tom sheet­metal floor pan­els, cus­tom trans tun­nel, off- road-style padded sin­gle­piece bucket seats (tacked in un­til cus­tom ad­justable seat rails can be built), Rock­ford Fos­gate 12-inch sub in rear cargo area, five-chan­nel amp with Sony Blue­tooth head­unit; cur­rently run­ning 15-inch Rally wheels from a for­mer pro­ject but built to lay frame on 22s

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