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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by drumyn29, May 10, 2018.
There should be a law! If you own a Willys and the nose is not "UP", then you should go to jail!! JMHO.
Maybe an olds would be cool?
Sedan tail pan ends go on tomorrow with a Lee Kay tail pan.
Door Hinge, Tail Pan, Roof.
Although Paul may not be short for K.S., there's a very high percentage chance that your Hilborn was on one of the wildest and weirdest Gassers of all time—Paul Pittman's "Sassy Gremlin." Whooo-weee wouldn't that be something?
I hope I don't break it!
Absolutely Olds power!
The J.P. (Keck) & Dee (Lloyd DeCell) car had railroad track for traction bars to make weight for class.
I suppose you don't have a picture of that.
No,sorry I don't. That car ran Island Dragway for quite a few years. Someone should have a picture of it.
There are more pictures of it here.
You could use a spare Gasser in case you break the 1st one
Very cool stuff right here...Keep it going as it is looking good.
Please, no offense but why didn't you build up the sedan? (here's where l get shot & kicked outta the HAMB) I love any Willys coupe but there are coupes (steel & plastic) all over the place. I obviously realize, your car, your choice. I (just me) would think a sedan gasser (or street rod) would be a cool throw-back, ala this site. Most guys back then could only build what they could find & have the money for. I also know good steel is hard to come by nowa days, Willys or otherwise, just my 2 cents......thanks
I'm just not a sedan kind of guy, I didn't want this car to rot away and be forgotten. The guy that owned it was a hard core hoarder with his property packed full of junk! Plus resurrecting is fun!
Slight change of plans, I decided to go all in 1941!! This poor gal has seen to many swaps, this will be her final.
u need a grill ! u have a grill ! all u have 2 do is pay 4 it !
Love this thread....you are the man!!!
Typical bonehead move on my part. I desperately wanted to be 100% period correct with building my 41, So without doing research, I thought that 41 sedan windshield was same as 41 coupe, NOPE!
After welding my coupe roof to my 41 sedan windshield, a good friend told me that 41 coupe has slight differences, so I spent some time today disassembling my creation and started splicing from my 40 windshield and adding to build a correct 41.
I cut out my 41 windshield, chopped 1" from my 41 sedan pillars, drilled out the spot welds and separated my pillars from my entire 40 AND 41 windshield sheetmetal, then added 98% of the 40 windshield to the 41 bottom section where it meets the cowl.
My backyard looks like a willys junk yard!
Today I got to hang out with Donnie Johansen(Howards son). He's going to help a bit on drilling holes in my chain drive housing, now I just need to find a few more chain drive parts to finish building this Hemi.
Geez' .... I'm not bitchin' .... but you certainly are. You and these damned Willys. Does life get any better than this ?? I love the sh#t out of your Willys junk yard. Hero, man !!! Indeed bitchin' !!!
I have been working on the drivers door and drivers quarter.
Looks like great progress, Rome wasn't built in a day either. Keep us posted, Thanks.
Nice build on your Willys Coupe. There is always something else to do or fix. Isn't that what a build is these days? That is very cool that Donnie Johansen was/is helping you with the chain cover. The Howard Cam Twin was one of our favorites at Lions Dragstrip. We were so impressed with those twin SBC motors that we set up our 671 292 SBC motor for our Willys in C/Gas.
My brother was a Howard Cam fanatic. We had a new Howard roller cam and kit, a flywheel, adapters and since we were able to get a new Isky Gilmer belt kit at the time, did not purchase a Howard Cam chain blower kit. He was influenced with all of the hot race cars that had Howard Cam stuff.
OUR 40 WILLYS B/GAS COUPE
Howard Cam Twin with single injector at Lions 1960
WHO IS THIS YOUNG KID HELPING ON THE TWIN BEAR?
I will build this car VERY simple and as true to that period as I can.
Tell me more about the 671 292 SBC.
Slowly picked away at it today.
I've always heard that not one Willys was built the same as another, now I know it's true. My original drivers door is 25-3/4" from belt line to bottom and my original passenger door is 26-1/4" from belt line to bottom.
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