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Projects 51 Henry J gasser build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hemipwd41willys, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. Baron
    Joined: Aug 13, 2004
    Posts: 3,400


    This one may be a little easier to see.
  2. henry's57bbwagon
    Joined: Sep 12, 2008
    Posts: 675


    bumping up for updates?
  3. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 24,787

    Jalopy Joker

    for anyone that has the fever for one after following this thread I saw this one at the Turlock, CA Swap Meet yesterday

    Attached Files:

  4. Retro Jim
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 3,860

    Retro Jim

    I have loved gassers since the first one I saw back in the 60's . I have a 50 Ford that I will be building into a gasser when I finish up my 55 Ford I am building now . Hope to start that build sometime next summer I hope .

    Now as for what color , I would paint it any way you want it since it's yours . As for making it look just like an original one , that's up to you but doesn't make any difference to me !
    It's yours so whatever you paint it to look like is up to you but just enjoy it and have a great time racing it !

    Retro Jim
  5. alumslot
    Joined: Mar 5, 2008
    Posts: 465


    What a GREAT build. I've started mine but not going gasser style. I'm using a O/T frame but this is so cool to see builds like this your J is going to be so very nice. My vote is to paint it like your dad's also.

  6. ModelAPunk
    Joined: Aug 4, 2009
    Posts: 1,820

    from Buffalo NY

    Way Cool man! Car looks great! I say paint it like your dad's as a tribute car. Who cares if it's not the same car. His Henry J looked really badass, the lettering looks cool on it and the color is a good one for the car. Not a huge fan of the Later Altered wheel base in the pics though. Keep up the good work!
  7. straightaxlej
    Joined: Sep 9, 2012
    Posts: 33


    wow that chassis is going to be awfully tall.. that shackle set up on the front of the ladder bars is a sweet set up i use it a lot when i have high horse diesel trucks that have axle wrap issues in my shop
  8. longrooff
    Joined: Oct 13, 2008
    Posts: 30

    from s city


    How wide is your rear end?
    What steering box is it?
  9. blubiu65
    Joined: Sep 18, 2012
    Posts: 12

    from Colorado

    Is the 41 Willys that you refer to the one in your avatar?? If so what is the scoop with this?? Looks like it was very rough.
  10. steamer
    Joined: Aug 17, 2008
    Posts: 199


    Yes, are you crazy, I'd do the same thing, paint it to look like Pops. I'm not diggin' the rear wheel re-location though. Looks a little radical for me. Keep us posted.
  11. hemipwd41willys
    Joined: Mar 18, 2010
    Posts: 166

    from Wyoming

    The rear end is a 58 pontiac posi that is 60" drum to drum.
    The steering box is out of a late 60's mustang
  12. ohiohenryj
    Joined: Mar 16, 2013
    Posts: 3


    bringing one back up... what's going on with this build? car is looking awesome! My dad and I are building a 51 J right now, but it won't be near as nice as this one lol
  13. madjack
    Joined: May 27, 2008
    Posts: 202


    I've been wondering the same.
  14. flynA
    Joined: Nov 23, 2013
    Posts: 3


    Well hemipwd41willys, what happened to the henry j build?
    I myself am building a henry j it won't be the caliber of your build but it should be fun all the same.
    Keep us posted. Thanks Andy
  15. magooz
    Joined: Jul 25, 2011
    Posts: 100


    Hemipwd41willys... We're really enjoying your build so far. Very nice work... We love it!
    Ours is just about done now. Just a few little items to deal with.

    Thanks MAGOOZ Seattle

    Have a look =
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2014
  16. Clik
    Joined: Jul 1, 2009
    Posts: 1,841


    Interesting sub floor. Is the square tubing welded to the v-shaped rocker sub rocker or through it and then welded? Any close ups?

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