Buick’s at Bates 2020 - Hybrid

KC87

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Such a classic. Was there a way to keep the 4WD if you had wanted? Now for the green paint that 99% came with.
Love the small block with economy blower. The alternator cover is awesome too, do you know if they make them for GN in Maxwell House decaf?
 

Lil Truck

I spend to much time here....
You could keep the 4wd but these vehicles suffered from high speed steering wobble so changing out the axles and steering is the common upgrade along with a motor swap. This gray is the original color from 1948. Many were used by the Army. I will look into the Buick Folgers cover! Lol ... high speed for these trucks 45 mph at wot 55 if you had OD! Lol
 
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1986 Buick GX1

GX1 #001 [The One and Only]
You could keep the 4wd but these vehicles suffered from high speed steering wobble so changing out the axles and steering is the common upgrade along with a motor swap. This gray is the original color from 1948. Many were used by the Army. I will look into the Buick Folgers cover! Lol ... high speed for these trucks 45 mph at wot 55 if you had OD! Lol
Very nice indeed!!
I figured there were some that left the factory as 2wd like the old IH Scouts in the ‘60’s. The first Scout model 80 was 2wd. It seems most that you see are 4wd, or as IH called them, all wheel drive as they limited slip diffs on both ends.

The Scouts suffered from the death wobble as they had 0 caster until the last year, 1980, they had 2 deg.
Any idea if this was the cause of the Willys wobble?
 

Lil Truck

I spend to much time here....
Very nice indeed!!
I figured there were some that left the factory as 2wd like the old IH Scouts in the ‘60’s. The first Scout model 80 was 2wd. It seems most that you see are 4wd, or as IH called them, all wheel drive as they limited slip diffs on both ends.

The Scouts suffered from the death wobble as they had 0 caster until the last year, 1980, they had 2 deg.
Any idea if this was the cause of the Willys wobble?
I don’t know the exact causes of the death wobble, just know most people change out the steering system. This truck had an added steering stabilizer but it’s max speed in high gear was 45mph. Lol
 
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