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Cool 1941 willys coupe project

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by drumyn29, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. drumyn29
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    See, It can be done on a budget!!!

    Not just for the yuppies!!

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  2. ss34coupe
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    always great to turn a sedan into a coupe!
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    WOW , that's a lot of work looking good..
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    A Willys coupe from a sedan. That's a worthy project. Nice...........
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    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....
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    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
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    UNREAL! Lookin grrreat!
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    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....
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    Well Lee does have the stampings for all of the Willys panels and he's been talking about selling complete bodies!
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    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
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    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....
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    That's cool does he sell it as a kit?
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    What he said!
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    That's the plan Stan....;)
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    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!
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    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!
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    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
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    That is awesome
  20. drumyn29
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    Pretty damn cool willys coupe!

    SEE, IT CAN BE DONE ON A BUDGET!

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    more!

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    Great work! Like to see this one come together, keep those pics coming!
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    Any more progress on the project and/or updates ?
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    I'm curious too.
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    What is the cost roughly for the conversion? I would love to do one of these..
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    very cool stuff!
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    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
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    I know of a rust free sedan for sale. Go ahead take the dive!
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    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 :)
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    Nice looking work. Look forward to seeing the finished car.

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