T. J., Tim, or “Doodle,” as his father always called him, considers his Willys a “Rolling Canvas” of A. C. Reynolds Sr.’s salvage yard.
The Willys-Overland Automotive Division of Standard Wheel Company dates back to the early nineteen hundreds.
Willys is best known for the Jeep. Around 360,000 were produced between 1940 and 1945 for military use in World War II.
After the war Willys started production on more models for civilian use, including the pick-up truck that “Doodle” has.
His father, A. C., opened Reynolds Junk Yard in 1940 and they just closed it on June first of 2012.
The wood on the truck is from Doodle’s Father’s house and the reflectors are from the junk yard.
From the uniquely filled gas tank in the rear, to the peeing alligator on the hood, this truck is filled with memories,
most of which are from the junk yard.
Every detail shows a lot of thought and imagination. The gas tank is filled through the old five gallon gas can mounted
in the rear of the truck bed. Turn signal indicators are LED lights on the inside of the air intakes on the carburetors.
I see Doodle and Pam at different car shows almost every week and my challenge is to figure out what has been changed or added to the truck.
If you look at this piece of art quickly, you are missing out on the fun. You have to really go over every inch and enjoy all the creativity
that has gone into it and imagine the memories it holds.