Excessive
That's what Bill and Sue Keck from Dubuque, Iowa, call their '41 Willys truck, and even though there's a ton of work in this puppy, it doesn't appear to be over the top. The pre-war pick 'em up is based on a custom 2x4-inch steel tube chassis that sits on Alden coilovers and Wilwood discs at each corner. The low-down hauler has a rack-and-pinion setup in front, and out back a four-link holds the Currie 9-inch while the 502 Street and Performance Ram Jet boils the rear tires. Merle Berg from St. Donatus, Iowa, took care of all the bodywork, both custom and just getting the Willys straight, and Dale Wilgenbush sprayed the PPG Pearl Orange that demands to be given a closer look. McFall's Auto Trim out of Iowa City, Iowa, custom-made the interior, then covered it all in leather. In '04, the Kecks took home a Great 8 in their attempt to win the Ridler Award, which is no small feat, and the truck even has its own Web site if you want to see more. Hope you're still enjoying it, guys!

If you have a Classic Cruiser and want to see it here, e-mail at least six high-resolution photos and background info to the e-mail address above, or mail prints to: Classic Trucks, Attn: Grant Peterson, 774 S. Placentia Ave., Placentia, CA 92870.