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Projects A 28 Willys, a blower and a V12

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by vtwinpartss, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. hemifarris
    Joined: Sep 30, 2005
    Posts: 2,322

    hemifarris
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    Nice project......Outstanding motor! My friend, Scotty Bowman, owned a 12 cylinder 745. Excellent mechanics.
     
  2. Shizzelbamsnapper
    Joined: May 13, 2010
    Posts: 317

    Shizzelbamsnapper
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    from Ohio

    Sweet build can't wait to see more.
     
  3. doctorZ
    Joined: Apr 10, 2006
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  4. now this is diffrent. i like it.
     
  5. Church
    Joined: Nov 15, 2002
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    from South Bay

    I'm way too lazy right now to do a proper photoshop rendering....but have you considered NOT making it a truck and moving the ass end up a bunch?
     

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  6. vtwinpartss
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
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    from NOR CAL

    Yes I did consider making it a 5window coupe, but my son said no. He told me we had to keep it a truck. Im a single dad and he is the boss....
     
  7. Lucky77
    Joined: Mar 27, 2006
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    Holy crap:eek:! That's going to sound incredible.
     
  8. freebird101
    Joined: Feb 13, 2009
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    hahah thats hilarious, great build
     
  9. ratrodjason
    Joined: Dec 9, 2009
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    I just have one question..... CAN I DRIVE IT?!
     
  10. vtwinpartss
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 335

    vtwinpartss
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    from NOR CAL

    Made a little progress on the front of the roof section this weekend.

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    My son grabbed a fender trim I had in the shop and put it on the top of the truck, he told me since I was using a hood for the roof section I had to use a hood ornament too...
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  11. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 9,851

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    I was a BMW senior master tech for more years than I like to admit...Got my Schullung pass in 1967, liked the product.
    When the new Coupe came in, (1987) I PDI'd one, then road tested it that evening. The 5-speed Coupe charged out of the hole very reminiscent of my '63 409, in earlier days.
    I lit the tires in 1st and 2nd, man what a powerhouse. (for a 'foreign car')
    I applaud you for your insight, and clever application of 8-71 pump and MSDs. Now, show these guys.
     
  12. falconsprint63
    Joined: May 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,348

    falconsprint63
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    from Mayberry

    nice. and I love the fact you just had a BMW v-12 lying around-but then we all got some stuff in the shop don't we.
     
  13. bitchen project...keep it comin'
     
  14. Cool to see and different power plant being used. please keep this build thread going.
     
  15. vtwinpartss
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
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    vtwinpartss
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    from NOR CAL

    Finally a little bit of progress, I have been so busy with work I havent had any time to work on her. This weekend got some more work done on the roof and the visor found its home again.

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  16. vtwinpartss
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    vtwinpartss
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  17. vtwinpartss
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
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    vtwinpartss
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    from NOR CAL

    made some progress this weekend, We started the cab corners and back wall. Next week we will finish the back wall and start on the rockers.


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  18. 38FLATTIE
    Joined: Oct 26, 2008
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    38FLATTIE
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    from Colorado

    I love that mill setup!Pretty cool build!
     
  19. Moonglow
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 426

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    Sweet mother of pearl. This is going to be one hairy beast. Please, please, please, give us more!
     
  20. Interesting build! I was afraid to open the thread, expecting a bunch of non-traditional drama. That engine looks great with all the crap removed.:D
     
  21. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    I dig the roof with the ornament!! Good call from your son!!!
     
  22. mart3406
    Joined: May 31, 2009
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    mart3406
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    from Canada

    Out-'Effing-Ragous! I love it! 'Three thumbs up'
    on this build, for sure. Great work! Please keep
    the updates coming!

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  23. synthsis
    Joined: Mar 29, 2006
    Posts: 1,899

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    now that's a single dad and son project if I ever saw one. I'm glad you're using a late model off the wall motor, I love seeing people get creative.
     
  24. vtwinpartss
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 335

    vtwinpartss
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    from NOR CAL

    Ok now for a little suspension, The rear suspemsion I picked up for it came out of a 97ish Lincoln Mark VIII with 55,000 miles. fully independant with disc brakes and air bags. The center is a 8.8 like the Mustangs, so gearing will be faily cheap and easy to find. I went to pick and pull on a discount day and the whole setup was under 200.

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  25. vtwinpartss
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
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    vtwinpartss
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    from NOR CAL

    The plan was to use the stock sub frame from the Lincoln and have it bolt to my Willys frame. I built it and stood back and looked at it and thought,,,,damn that looks like shit.

    This is before I cut it back apart
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    The big tires are gone now as well
    This weekend I will finish the rear suspension and post more photos
     
  26. vtwinpartss
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 335

    vtwinpartss
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    from NOR CAL

    In the front I have a dropped tube axle(which I hate the look of anybody want to trade axles)

    I decided to run a suicide setup I want to be low and dont want to Z the front of the frame

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  27. mike1951
    Joined: Jul 15, 2007
    Posts: 706

    mike1951
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    from Colorado

    Great build thread....like several others on here....I just wanna hear it run!
     
  28. Keepem coming !
     
  29. modelacitizen
    Joined: Jun 24, 2006
    Posts: 877

    modelacitizen
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    Really cool. can't wait to hear it
     
  30. vtwinpartss
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 335

    vtwinpartss
    Member
    from NOR CAL

    I have been working on the front suspension, here is a photo of it kinda mocked up. I just ordered a dropped I beam axle. Finally I can get rid of the tube axle.

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    This weekend we are trying to finish the back wall and start on the rockers, more to come on sunday
     

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