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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by drumyn29, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. That's a hell of a long way to go and to come from in under 2 years.
    From river banks with Trees thru the roof to what you have now.
    I'm very impressed and happy for you.

    So what's going to get most of your attention now, finishing this one up or the 33?
  2. mutant55
    Joined: Mar 11, 2012
    Posts: 181


    Are you kidding! Fantastic ammount of work in 2 1/2 years. I have to admit the color is bitchen, and the "Jigsaw" name is a little edgy and works for me, have you decided on a color for the lettering yet? I cant believe you got it painted that quick......You gotta be happy now....Congratulations.
  3. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,578


    Whatever you choose for a name, Gold Leaf spells Gasser to me.
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2014
  4. booker512
    Joined: Aug 8, 2014
    Posts: 80


    "Stitches" or "patches" lol.
  5. 3day
    Joined: Apr 15, 2009
    Posts: 354

    from UK

    That looks great Jeff. Unbelievable transformation, very cool
  6. Weezy1930
    Joined: Nov 21, 2013
    Posts: 117

    from OHIO

    Wow. You saved that one from the grave. You deserve a medal. Nice. Very, very nice.
  7. drumyn29
    Joined: Feb 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,739


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    Took the front wheels off to get chromed and narrowed also fastened the firewall, now it's time to finish headers.
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2017
  8. glrbird
    Joined: Dec 20, 2010
    Posts: 506


    I like the idea of chrome fronts, but I can't believe you are not using those on the front! That car looks like my teenage dreams. 1967!!!!!!!
  9. WOW. You have so many cool "spare" parts in the wings. Those wheels look fabulous !! AND chrome ? ! Living the dream man.....
  10. afaulk
    Joined: Jul 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,189


    That my friend is BAD ASSED!
  11. brian55lvr
    Joined: Oct 24, 2010
    Posts: 603

    from ma

    i did not envy you when you started this project--- but i sure as heck envy you now--
    - great racecar--have fun with it- kudos to you

    ---cant wait to see the thread on the other one also
  12. "Riverbed Runner" "Rustsusitated"
  13. drumyn29
    Joined: Feb 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,739


    Why can't i come up with cool names like that! I like "Riverbed Runner".
  14. lol "A River Runs Thru It", Brad Pitt in a gasser mask.... just kidding Skeleton gasser Willys outrunning its waves, Riverbed Runner.

    You live in a great place to enjoy that car. I can't wait for others in your get tuned into what you accomplished. Also, I can't wait until you can have some real fun with it. Stellar results. Sure it never mattered....probably born with the smile anyway. Definitely a positive person.
  15. 37willysgasser
    Joined: Jul 24, 2007
    Posts: 769


    Looks like it's ready to run SWC Willys!!! Man that's Tuff!
  16. Enormous skill, hard work and dogged determination also must be sustained by vision. You excel at all four.
  17. Bugguts
    Joined: Aug 13, 2011
    Posts: 672


    Awesome job! Been following since the beginning. Have fun draggin it!
  18. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,578


    Here's some more"Puzzled","Humpty Dumpty" or "Split Decision".o_O
  19. mjlangley
    Joined: Dec 11, 2008
    Posts: 168

    from SE MI


    Amazing project, looks great!
  20. CGkidd
    Joined: Mar 2, 2002
    Posts: 2,844


    What are using for a grill?
  21. drumyn29
    Joined: Feb 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,739


    Last edited: May 8, 2017
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  22. CGkidd
    Joined: Mar 2, 2002
    Posts: 2,844


  23. -Brent-
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 5,736


    Awesome job, truly.

    Is that aluminum firewall going to get the polished treatment, too? I hope so.
  24. Suture Self - as in suture, stitches on a wound.
    A play on
    Suit yourself -
    I didn't build it hoping to get your approval , I built it because it meets mine

    Now play the track announcer in your head " here's the suture self willys. This car spent a good portion of its life stuck in a riverbed. "

    Now update the 33 thread :)
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2014
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  25. Fordgasser1
    Joined: Jan 20, 2009
    Posts: 1,225

    from Jersey

    Killer job! I've got a Willys that's waiting to be done next. Truly amazing what you accomplished here!
  26. "Riverbed Willy" "Riverbed Fred" "Rivers, Trees & Rebirth"(that one kind of sounds like a three guy racing team, using their last names.) "Rivers Trees & Resurrection" "Uneartherd" "
  27. I just worked my way through this entire thread...I'm speechless at the dedication you have shown to bring this poor old Willys back from the grave! Love the final colour, and glad you went with the Hemi instead of the SBC. ;)

    You get two huge thumbs up, and a "Atta Boy!!".
    loudbang likes this.
  28. Cool thread. I had a model of the Stone Woods Cook car in the late 60's that was molded in about that exact color. I believe the real one was metallic though.
  29. drumyn29
    Joined: Feb 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,739


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    I took my wheels to Oscar at Bolton Wheels 16516 S Western Ave, Gardena, CA 90247 (310) 538-5046

    He decided to make me a set from old ford centers he had lying around the shop, they look damn close to Rambler wheels.

    My new soon to be chromed 4" skinnies.
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2017
  30. bobwop
    Joined: Jan 13, 2008
    Posts: 6,091


    I like those wheels

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