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

  1. koolkemp
    Joined: May 7, 2004
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    Man hes doin some great work ! The ol girl will be looking proud very soon!!
     
  2. rustednutz
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    from tulsa, ok

    Wow, I can't believe I missed that one so close to home. It's really coming together. Subscribed.
     
  3. 3day
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    from UK

    Definitely worth saving... As you are proving. Nice one.
     
  4. SuddenDeath
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    from Florida

    That is just plain amazing work.
     
  5. indianhead74
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    My buddy Jay coined a phrase "I've seen sick'er dogs get well" Hope you can save her.
     
  6. grazy
    Joined: Jun 21, 2008
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    We all dream of owning a real Willys but only a few lucky souls can afford a steel Willys coupe but this build gives hope to those with skill but short on funds. Thanks for giving us hope now all I need is luck !
     
  7. drumyn29
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    Dude you're awesome!
     
  8. drumyn29
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    When I picked up willys parts the other day some of it blew off my truck on the 10 freeway. I heard a clunk in the back and knew i lost it but wasn't sure if it hit anything as i couldn't see because the truck was loaded. So I decided to step up to the plate and called the Highway patrol to see if there were any reports. Most people wouldn't have done that and I guess I'm not sure if I should have. Thankfully no one was hurt but it did land on a new mini cooper and crack the windshield and scratch the hood. I'm sure it'll cost me but I won't have to look over my shoulder constantly.

    All for the Willys
     
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  9. drumyn29
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    I guess I'll be selling this ex-drag project!
     

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  10. carcrazyjohn
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    from trevose pa

    Most definately worth doing....If the inner structures are good.You'll be home free......
     
  11. Cooder2
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    from up yours

    Keep up the great work. You do have a current tetanus shot?
     
  12. camshaw
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    sweet car, worth the hassle being so rare and steel to boot!.....
     
  13. drumyn29
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    a few progress pics of the willys
     

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  14. jack orchard
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    Are you going to put a Hemi in it? Please consider it. A Willys ain't a Willys w/o a Hemi. Keep up the good work. You give people like me hope. Best of luck...jack
     
  15. abone1930
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    Damn cool project. Glad you saving it, you just gotta work with what ya got or have a HUGE wallet, Willys stuff doesn't grow on trees :)


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  16. abone1930
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    Damn cool project. Glad you saving it, you just gotta work with what ya got or have a HUGE wallet, Willys stuff doesn't grow on trees :)


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  17. abone1930
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    Damn cool project. Glad you saving it, you just gotta work with what ya got or have a HUGE wallet, Willys stuff doesn't grow on trees :)


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  18. 39WILLZ
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    Love this build you and lee are doing a great job be good to see this Willys cruising once again well done
     
  19. koolkemp
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    Wow thats looking great!!
     
  20. Cortney
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    WOW!! Subscribed!
     
  21. VonKool13
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    Thats looking great. Consider doing an early custom. Not many custom Willys around. And like you said everyone does a "gasser" out of Willys.
     
  22. drumyn29
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    I would love to do a custom and i'm sure there is one in my future but I'm a drag racer at heart so this will be a FAST car. Plus willys just don't look good any other way, they're kinda ugly to be honest.
     
  23. VonKool13
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    I hear you, but they're only kinda ugly in the front. Yours has the "Dick" nose which is kinda cool I guess. It could be a FAST early custom....
     
  24. drumyn29
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    Nope!

    Hilborn injected sbc!
     
  25. drumyn29
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    I have to say Lee is an AMAZING metal man! This car wouldn't have been built without him.
     
  26. drumyn29
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    A willys coupe is born!!!!
     

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  27. wingedexpress
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    Damn nice save on a car most would not even try to fix.
     
  28. 3day
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    from UK

    Nice one! What a difference and 100% worth saving
     
  29. brian55lvr
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    from ma

    u are getting there----subscribed
     
  30. drumyn29
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    Now if I could just find a pair of skinny halibrands life would feel complete, for now.
     

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