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History 1933 - 1936 Willys, picture thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by WillysRule, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. Boss Hydro
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    Definitely a bad ass looking hot rod! I hope your positive of that ET, I'd hate to see you called a "Internet History Revisionist" lol...
     
  2. Boss Hydro
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    OK, a couple more 33's...

    Early Jack Coonrod....

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    Another Jack....Jack Merkel


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  3. Boss Hydro
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    Cool looking flip top 33 Willys....

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  4. Boss Hydro
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    The baddest 33 of all time???

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  5. Boss Hydro
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    Some more K.S. Later years...

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    Early years...


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  6. Boss Hydro
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    Ambition Willys... Very pretty car...


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  7. Boss Hydro
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    Bones against Doug Cook...

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  8. Boss Hydro
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    Pretty yellow 33....


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  9. Boss Hydro
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    Wild Willie B/Gas


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  10. Boss Hydro
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    Very nice panel truck...

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  11. Boss Hydro
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    Nice pick up truck...


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  12. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    I own a '33 Willys w/ a steel body and Kelison one-piece front end. I would like to find more history about this old racecar-turned-street hot rod. Here is what I know about its history:<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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  13. Gasser Madness
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    And here you are at Thompson in 2002.
     

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  14. WillysRule
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    The Zeller Bros Ambition car was always one of my favorites. Absolutely beautiful car.

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  15. WillysRule
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    A little match race action at Aquasco, 68.

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    How do you like when Jack leaned his front window back, but not the window pillers.
     
  18. WillysRule
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    I guess it was a pretty neat idea to cheat the wind a little bit, but I really don't know how much of a difference it made. At least the car still looked good from the side (lol). It's a little better than when Twig Zeigler got the car, and finished laying back to posts to match the windshield. Overall, I wish he had left it alone, but at least when Jack restored the car in the mid 80's, he fixed that and put the posts back right.
     
  19. WillysRule
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    Here's a couple of Frost's wicked low 33 from the same event.

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  20. hotrod mike
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    ^^^^ Sure makes me miss the great times at Aquasco.
     
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    Here's some
     

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  23. Boss Hydro
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    Here's a couple of photos after Twig did the modifications...


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  24. Boss Hydro
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    A cool shot of me racing John Foust at a Beaver Springs match race...

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  25. Boss Hydro
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    Mike,

    I never got the chance to run Aquasco, what year did it close?

    Rocky

    p.s. Any new projects you working on? Hows your old 33 doing?
     
  26. Boss Hydro
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    GREAT PHOTOS .... ! Thank you! I didn't realize the Brockman 33 was so low! How fast did they go?

    Rocky
     
  27. hotrod mike
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    Hey Rocky, I think Aquasco closed about 1978. It was a really a great place. Saw my very first race there about 1967.
    As far as my '33, Dave Cornell still has it but I haven't talked to him in a while. I've been trying to trade him my '39 for it but, no luck so far. :D
    Only real projects I'm working on is jukeboxes. You know, the stuff that helps pay the bills. ha ha The '39 is pretty much done as far as I'm concerned. Mike
     
  28. WillysRule
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    From what I've read the car would either fly or it was plagued with handling problems. Normally it was probably an 8.80 car, but I spoke to Frost once about 5 years ago. He said it ran a best of 8.3 something, back in early 69, and that was on gasoline!!! He sold it some time in 69, because by the Nats at Indy, it was owned by someone else. Then it went to the 4-Horsemen team.

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  29. krassandbernie
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    How fast did you guys run? What were your times that day?
     
  30. Boss Hydro
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