I have a friend that owns a 1953 Willys pickup.
He wants to restore this truck and wants my help to do the work.
We are not even sure the engine runs or if it will need to be rebuilt.
He would like to be able to attach a plow for the winter, just to plow at the farm not
taking it onto the roads much in the winter because of the salt.
Most plow systems are 12 volt and he would like to change the entire truck to 12 volt.
He was told by someone that the 6 volt starter can stay and will work with the 12 volt system.
He was also told that the coil, points, & condenser will also work with the 12 volt system.
He was told that we would have to replace the generator with a 12 volt alternator
Change out all the light bulbs and the electric wiper motor.
And thats about all. Sounds too simple to me!!!
I’m trying to convince him to keep it original as a 6 volt system and add a 12 volt battery under the hood
(there’s plenty of room)
to opperate the 12 volt plow, with a converter to charge the 12 volt battery off the 6 volt system.
What are you pro’s thinking about this.