Re-loaded "Our 4x4s" from the old website: Cousin WIllard
Below is the build thread on Cousin Willard from our old website!
Cousin Willard started life at ORD as a battered old parts-getter. But what seemed at first like maybe a downright silly idea - to build the long-bed crew cab into a capable trail rig - has turned Willard into livin' proof that, with the right buildup stuff, even Gigantosaurs can 'wheel right along with the best of 'em.
Cousin Willard wore a bright orange coat of paint for Petersen's 4Wheel & Off-Road's 2008 Ultimate Adventure.
ABOVE: Here's Willard sporting the new ARB tent near Moab at the 2010 Easter J**P Safari.
BELOW: Cousin Willard in action during the 2007 Ultimate Adventure.
TECH BONUS: Many of you have asked how we decided where to slice and dice for Cousin Willard's boatsides. They make a huge difference on gnarly trails. Look below to see how the cuttin' was done
Cousin Willard's Boatsides
Above: Before (left) and After (right)