View Full Version : Cool 1941 willys coupe project


drumyn29
03-09-2013, 07:18 PM
See, It can be done on a budget!!!

Not just for the yuppies!!

ss34coupe
03-09-2013, 07:24 PM
always great to turn a sedan into a coupe!

zjerry
03-09-2013, 07:52 PM
WOW , that's a lot of work looking good..

ford495051
03-09-2013, 07:57 PM
A Willys coupe from a sedan. That's a worthy project. Nice...........

Weasel
03-09-2013, 08:05 PM
Been talking to Lee about doing this to my gasser sedan since nobody seems to want to pay anything much for a sedan even though it costs the same to build as a coupe....

kays kustom
03-09-2013, 11:16 PM
the build is by Steve Roberts from England
he is a quality builder i have seen some of his other projects
Steve is doing a great job of converting this sedan to a coupe

redlineracer42
03-09-2013, 11:22 PM
See, It can be done on a budget!!!

Not just for the yuppies!!
UNREAL! Lookin grrreat!

plumbid
03-09-2013, 11:41 PM
With the price of coupes un-touchable for so many and the re-pop business only getting bigger........Are they soon to be stamping these out as complete steel bodies like they do with so many other classic's?????? Just wondering....

drumyn29
03-09-2013, 11:59 PM
Well Lee does have the stampings for all of the Willys panels and he's been talking about selling complete bodies!

39WILLZ
03-10-2013, 05:47 AM
Doing a great job Steve with the help of Lees great panels, i imported that 40 from South Africa with a few others and is now gona be a killer coupe well done guys.Got a few more sedans in stock if anyone wants one.cheers Wayne

Weasel
03-10-2013, 09:22 AM
I think some of you need to understand the difference between stamping a body panel and forming one. Stamped body panels are stamped in a press - for example, Brookville panels are stamped in a 750 ton press in a preformed die. Lee's panels are hand formed and shaped over a buck - wood or fiberglass. So whereas Brookville's panels are mass produced, Lee's are hand made using his considerable expertise and skills as a metal shaper....

willysguy
03-10-2013, 09:28 AM
That's cool does he sell it as a kit?

drumyn29
03-10-2013, 09:58 AM
I think some of you need to understand the difference between stamping a body panel and forming one. Stamped body panels are stamped in a press - for example, Brookville panels are stamped in a 750 ton press in a preformed die. Lee's panels are hand formed and shaped over a buck - wood or fiberglass. So whereas Brookville's panels are mass produced, Lee's are hand made using his considerable expertise and skills as a metal shaper....

What he said!

Weasel
03-10-2013, 09:59 AM
That's cool does he sell it as a kit?
That's the plan Stan....;)

37willysgasser
03-10-2013, 10:03 AM
nice!

russthetinman
03-10-2013, 10:05 AM
Is there a way to blow the article up so we can read the captions? My son and I are well on our way with a 40 sedan and any new info will help!

spraybombbob
03-10-2013, 12:25 PM
Is there a way to blow the article up so we can read the captions? My son and I are well on our way with a 40 sedan and any new info will help!
I orderd the magazine just for this article , this thread with the new pictures has more info than the mag , the article has no info in it. Would love to see some pictures of russthetinman's project!

kays kustom
03-10-2013, 01:23 PM
Steve is going to send me pictures of his build as he progresses when he does i will get them posted for you all to see
if you click on the article picture it should show a bigger picture so you can read it

shooter54
03-10-2013, 02:00 PM
That is awesome

drumyn29
04-19-2013, 10:59 PM
Pretty damn cool willys coupe!

SEE, IT CAN BE DONE ON A BUDGET!

drumyn29
04-19-2013, 11:00 PM
more!

ss34coupe
04-19-2013, 11:37 PM
Great work! Like to see this one come together, keep those pics coming!

gearheadsgarage
07-15-2013, 12:11 PM
Any more progress on the project and/or updates ?

farmer12
07-15-2013, 12:37 PM
Any more progress on the project and/or updates ?

I'm curious too.

hallrods
07-15-2013, 12:42 PM
What is the cost roughly for the conversion? I would love to do one of these..

marknkimberlys29
07-15-2013, 12:51 PM
very cool stuff!

willyscoupe
07-22-2013, 06:05 PM
Just wundern if things are any closer on the Coop ? I may be fitting stock steel coupe doors into my 37 Sedan so these roofs and alterations intrest me ! Anything custom interests me !
Great job ! Lee and Troy both have parts into my cars and those guys ROCK ! Couldn't do it without them !

Rob

drumyn29
07-23-2013, 12:35 AM
I know of a rust free sedan for sale. Go ahead take the dive!

willyscoupe
07-23-2013, 12:54 AM
Actually Jeff , I will be down that direction in a couple weeks ! I just picked up a real decent 37 sedan I am doing a quick build on and if I like driving it I may stick Coupe sheet metal on it . I have enough to either build a good 37 coupe or a good 40 coupe ! Might need some more small things from Lee though :-)

41GASSER
07-23-2013, 01:01 AM
Nice looking work. Look forward to seeing the finished car.

milwscruffy
07-23-2013, 01:32 AM
I must be the only one who likes the sedans !

n.z.rodder
07-23-2013, 02:29 AM
Hand-formed and budget are not normally used in the same sentence, unless it's Kiwikev's old Willys pickem up.
I also like the Sedans a little more than the coupes, but not as much as the pick ups.

Scotty

willyscoupe
07-25-2013, 04:42 PM
I must be the only one who likes the sedans !
Nope I like em to ! Guido has a killer Gasser Sedan that I've always loved . I was once called the Sedan King by a fellow Hamber lol
This guys Sedan to Coupe project is still pretty Hot though ! Can't wait to see more ! The door openings look good !

37willysgasser
07-28-2013, 04:18 PM
I must be the only one who likes the sedans !

me to:D

Weasel
11-04-2013, 07:20 PM
I have always loved the Spiegel Bros Gasser sedan - one back for the sedan guys. I have the Gasser sedan that willyscoupe mentions up for sale but it would make a great candidate for a coupe conversion.

Any updates on Steve's conversion? I met him with Lee Kay back in August and he was due to return to the U.K. shortly after that having been suitably inspired by checking out the Lorenzen Willys collection....

http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr68/lyinweasel/file_zps7d2bc4c6.jpg?t=1383614377

drumyn29
11-04-2013, 08:06 PM
He dropped by my house a few months back and picked up a set of coupe rain gutters.

33HEMI
04-06-2014, 07:13 AM
Update from 3 days ago.
Paul.

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3day
04-07-2014, 05:15 AM
Update from 3 days ago.
Paul.

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looking great

kays kustom
04-08-2014, 11:33 PM
the conversion is looking real good i not seen it for a bit
thanks for the update paul

paco
04-08-2014, 11:38 PM
WOW .... wow & more wow ..... great work.