Facts & Figures
Ron & Connie Francis
Chester, Pennsylvania
1959 Willys
CHASSIS
Frame: stock, shortened 11"
Rearend / Ratio: 9" Ford / 3:36 Posi
Rear suspension: new leaf springs, modified shackles, HD sway bar
Rear brakes: 11" drum
Front suspension: Progressive Auto IFS, HD sway bar
Front brakes: ECI 11" disc, dual master
Front wheels: American Racing Torq-Thrust
Rear wheels: American Racing Torq-Thrust
Front tires: Michelin
Rear tires: Michelin
Gas tank: Rock Valley 25-gal.
DRIVETRAIN
Engine: '77 Chevy 4-bolt main 350
Induction: Street & Performance TPI
Ignition: HEI
Exhaust / Mufflers: Jet Hot-coated ram's horns / Stainless
Radiator: custom-built Walker Radiator
Transmission: GM 700-R4 by Del Trans, Newark, DE; Ron Francis stand-alone controller
Shifter: Lokar
BODY
Style: Willys Wagon
Modifications: custom firewall Chevy truck, all body seams filled
Hood: stock, louvered
Paint type / Color: DuPont Chroma One Yellow w/white pearl flames
Headlights / Taillights: sealed-beam / Ron Francis LED
INTERIOR
Dashboard: stock, smoothed by Rhodes Custom Auto
Gauges: Classic Instruments custom
Air conditioning: Hot Rod Air
Wiring: Ron Francis Wire Works
Steering wheel: Lecarra
Steering column: ididit w/Ron Francis cruise control
Seats: '89 Caravan power buckets
Upholstery Material / color: tweed/charcoal
Accessories: Ron Francis billet knobs & accent rings, overhead console (with three dome lights), airbrushed wood trim
Seatbelts: Juliano's three-point