No need to reinvent the wheel with this one. There are many great Willys websites, each with their own fantastic list of links. Here are some of the most comprehensive websites. Don't forget to leave a trail of bread crumbs to find your way back:
Rick Grover's website is devoted to Willys trucks and wagons. There is also a lot of material relevant to the CJ series:
For parts vendors, Rick has compiled a list here:
While not on the above list, I'd like to put in a plug for a great 4x4 shop in my area. As a McFrugal person, no doubt I'm a big pain as a customer yet these guys always provide great service. Anybody there could sneeze into a rag, which all by itself would have enough residual 4x4 knowledge to rebuild a transmission:
Visit the following link and see if you recognize the verbose prose and run-on sentences. If you need anything related to Warn/Saturn overdrives, Herm Tilford is your man. I'm a bit worried about his choice for a webmaster, though...
A great place to buy, trade or sell Willys parts and vehicles:
For the best website around covering the early CJ series, check out Derek Redmond's CJ3B Page. While it is specialized for the CJ3B, it has plenty of material that is relevant to all of the CJ series. Use the CJ3B Page site map to explore history, tech tips, links, etc.:
Do you have the slightest inkling of interest in any sort of vintage Willys vehicles? Whether a CJ, Wagon, Pickup, Forward Control or Jeepster, you should join the Willystech Mailing List. With one slight exception, it is the friendliest and most knowledgeable group of folks you will ever find. There is a simple enrollment process for new members, reached via the following page. This list is available only to members to prevent spamming:
My inspiration to start this website:
In the spirit of a Hollywood sequel:
I'll readily admit a soft spot for any vehicle with a family history. Many years from now after I'm dropped off at the Soylent Green factory, I hope my family will fondly remember all the fun we've had with our Jeep. (Note to kids: Get the keys out of my pocket) Check out these next few links.
David Hoelzeman has built a website with incredible detail about the frame-off restoration of his father's 1950 Willys pickup:
Kyle Sands owns a living piece of history. Check out the vintage photos of his CJ-2A on the way to his grandfather's cabin in the deep woods:
Another 2A has safely found a good home in the company of a '61 Willys pickup. Check out this website for some info about an uber-rare capstan winch and some good tech tips, too:
Forward Control guru Craig Brockhaus has created a new website:
While on the subject of Forward Control trucks, don't forget Danny Hartling's website: