The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by WillysRule, Dec 5, 2010.
My god, i'm in love
Wow! That is all, just WOW!
thanks for the insiration pics! just as i like them! the 2 cars i buy for spare parts are going to be a delivery (look a like) just hoping to be 100 years old now.
That is BEAUTIFUL....!
Fabulous car...what do you have for the drive train? Any shots of the interior?
Weasel, That's sweet!!!!! I just really dig the sedans.
That 33 sedan Gasser is awesome. Maybe someday I'll be able to build one. Until then I'm plenty happy with my 41 sedan.
Here is a picture of the rear of my 36 sedan for the taillights, The tail light on the right has a heavy coat of dust on it.Hope that this helps.
Let's see some more pictures of this '36...the body looks very straight!
thanks for the pics. more pictures will come on my sedan. i will guess it is about 95-97% free from rust. the only rust there is, is in the running boards (spelling?) and about 1-2 hour welding in the inner fenders (note the bad english, hope you understand?)
if you mean my car its a 36 sedan i think they are nicer than the earlier but thats my opinion.
a couple of days ago some friends of me and i decided to do a usa-trip. we are going on spring 2012. i realy want to have some willys-projects to look at when we are there. we are starting at the east coast (new york) for some shopping and just having fun in about a week. then our plan is to buy or hire a car and go across usa to the west coast for some hotrod events and shops. if any one want some visitors from sweden for a day or a couple of days just email me. we are realy good people and dont mess around =) haha.
i realy want to go to a salt lake and look at some serious racing.
The sedan is all stock. I have not driven it in a while.
How about some more vintage 33's...
This car is currently owned by HAMBer ltownrodder. Beautiful car.
I remember the summer of 1975 at Plesanton swap meet. The Blood Sweat & Tears Willys was for sale less motor for $2500.00. We ended up buying the Buswacker 68 Dart AA/GS car turn key at the same swap meet for $2500.00!!! I love the old days when stuff was cheap!!!
Ain't that the truth. I'll go back through some of my old magainzes from the 80's, and stuff was still pretty reasonable then. Even up to the mid 90's, but then, everything started skyrocketing. I wish I could go back to the 80's and buy a few of these things and store them. (lol) Maybe one day I'll scratch enough together to finish mine.
I seen the Blood,Sweat and Tears coupe setting at Lopers sp. In Phoenix Az.around 1968 [When he was on 3rd street], That was when I wanted a Willys coupe. The car came up for sale in the Phoenix Paper. He was asking $3000 for the complete car.Only if I had the money back then.
In 1975 $2500 was the price of a new car.
"I wish I could go back to the 80's and buy a few of these things and store them. (lol)"
You realize in 20 years rodders are probably going to be saying the same thing about the 2010s. Prices were cheap
Frenchtown Flyer...tell us about the drive train in this car!
A wheelie poppin' Willys
Another wheelie!!!! Riding the bumper!
Boy i love that Coonrod car. Looks great going down the track.
Thanks a million for those Coonrod pics Kev. Those really made my day!
Hevi Hemi !
Beep Beep !!!
Nice pic of the Hevi Hemi car, and Dave's (willysfan) Little Road Runner is a way cool survivor.
I have been a fan of the Ford big six since I started racing one in a '65 Falcon Sprint in 1973. So when it came time for me to build my dream Willys in 1980 I chose to use one of my 300 inline sixes. Curiously enough when I acquired the steel body with a one-piece Kelison front end it had three circular holes in the drivers side of the hood which indicated that the car had at one time been raced with an inline six - probably a GM engine. I built a rectangular tube frame - 2x4 in the drivers area with 2x3 stub ends on each end for impact crush zones. The short block was a used bracket engine I had built with 12:1 Chevy V8 pistons and a steel crank. The head was ported and uses Crane roller rocker arms. I use Ford EFI cast iron dual exhaust manifolds teed together downstream with a cutout under the passenger seat. Two Autolite carbs on an Offy 2 x 4 intake feed the motor. I set the engine back 10% per period NHRA rules which meant moving the firewall back th the A-pillars. Since I have owned it I have had the engine apart to mill some off the domes so I could drive it on the street. The CR is probably around 10.5:1 now. Still too high for optimum street performance.
The rest of the drive train train consists of a 2500 stall 351 CJ converter (bolts right up), a C6 trans with a shift kit and a 9" rear end I narrowed. It houses a 3.50 gear around a 4-pinion Traction Loc unit. Shortened and re-splined axles are used. The tubbed body is capable of holding 11 x 31.5 drag slicks. The vehicle weighs around 2350 lbs.
My wife and I enjoy taking the car to the Woodward cruise and other events. We attend the Thompson race every year and run it at a couple of other nostalgia events from time to time. If I drive it in off the street and on to the track it will run mid-13s, withe a best of 13.44.
Thanks for asking,
I knew you had an unusual drive train...thanks a ton for showing it. I saw you one of those years at Thompson, but you always had the hood closed. I knew when I heard it run that the drive train was not the traditional set up in a Willys. Very neat car. After many, many years with 37-41 cars, I am building a '36 sedan. It's a fun challenge.
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