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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hot Rod Willys, Jan 15, 2011.
he has all the parts. all the good stuff!!!
its a 39 real 2dr sorry i cant get the pics up right now. all original and solid!!! got to love those willys.
Hay Kev Looking at those wheel stand pic's, one question How many licence plate brackets do you go thru?? or is it one of those swing aways???
Does anyone have pictures of Dean Minks 41 Hemi powered Willys He campaigned the car out of Broadhead, Ky and Reading, Oh before going to SSAA 68 race Hemi Cudas He ran at Somerset dragstrip in Somerset, Ky and BLUEGRASS dragstrip in Nicholasville, Ky
It is a miracle we have the amount of pictures that we do. Especially from the early days.
Today we are so used to having cell phone cameras with us and have the ability to take a picture of anything anytime.
When I first went to drag races as a teenager I can honestly say I wasn't ever thinking about taking pictures. It wasn't until I was much older that I took a camera..... a " Kodak Instamatic"
Hey pa- theres a 67 opel coupe body on the bay for sale not many around if you need stuff. Also said something about a 40 willys chassis too !
Yes I am! haha It's a fun little car. And now he seems to trust me enough to take it out. I went a few rounds last time we had it out, taking it out again on Saturday for oen of our lcoal Gasser Races, had to get some new slicks for it, burned the old ones up! haha He said you're busy working on the Opel? And Yes his Willys was called "The Godfather" I'll scan some pics and post them.
Has anyone heard of a steel 41 Willys called "HOMBRE" or "L HOMBRE" that was raced or getting built to race well over 20 years ago???
It might of been painted green or just the front was painted green.
It may have been from CA.
I am still trying to find out more details about the car as the bloke that owns it now said that the faded poloriod picture is hard to see.
It might be mine soooon.
It is a 40 or 41 Coupe and it was built or getting built as a Gasser.
It has a 41 front and a 40 dash.
A few more from 99.
HEY STU IN THAT FIRST PIC THE FAR WILLYS WITH THE STRIPES WAS A FREIND OF MINE MR JIMMY...FROM NEW ORLEANS.... THE TAZMANIAN DEVIL WILLYS.. HE PASSED RECENTLY , TALKED TO HIS SON WAS PUTTING A NEW AXEL UNDER FRONT. THINKTHAT WAS THE GATEWAY GATHERING IN 99 WENT TO IT ,WAS A NICE MEET. I HAVE TONS OF PICS I MISPLACED FROM THAT SHOW BEEN TRYING TO LOCATED THEM ,WILL POST WHEN I DO .I PUT ALL MY WILLYS BUILD PICS AND THOSE TOGHETHER AND LOST THEM. THATS WHAT I GET FOR CLEANING UP !
This one Rocky?
oh yeah thats the one ! it was one of the first around here in the 90,s .my other bud sold him a large coke machine he turned into a trailer . use to pull it around, drove that thing a lot ! old mister jimmy !thanks for showing < think i sold him the rear slots 15 x12? been a while though >
stu... who was the guy with the primered 40 i believe went up on a wheelie and came down bent the chassis at the firewall ... that was a wild shot happened right in front of me and my son ! got some footage on old tape need to convert it some how.
got the program around here some where with ohio george and big john signing it and pics of my truck ! ....this is the entry tag came across from 99
I think your talking about Dave Hale's old willys. It was before he purchased it back.
oh thats right man that was a wild ride ... thanks for refreshing me mind !
that was the money shot came down hard ! thanks 33-seems like yesterday... ps its was blazin hot temp that day !
I have now paid a deposit on the Willys
"Hombre" was painted on the drivers door
The Willys was from Valmeyer Illinois 62295 and was owned by Paul Burnett .
nice one kyle ----does it have a name yet ?
No idea who owns this car rocky. a friend of mine sent me these photos. it was at an A&W cruise night in Ingersoll in 2011 and the London Speed and Custom show earlier this year.
Anyone remember this car?
Al Zerbarinni from Stamford, Ct. Al passed away a few months ago. More on this car at doverdragstrip.com
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Heres JUST two Topics on it.
Cool stuff Dino! We just got the car and are going to be hooking up fuel lines, water pump and a little wiring to have it ready to go to Indy at the end of the month. Ron is a good customer of ours, we built the engine in his Arioso Brothers Coupe and are currently building an engine for the Jack Merkel's 39 B/GS black Willys Coupe. Ron is a cool guy and for me it's an honor to be working on pieces of drag racing history like these cars. So cool we have the front clip and the deck lid from the Bee Line sitting in the office!
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