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Hot Rods Another Money Pit, but... Oh Well.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by SOHC427, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. SOHC427
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    Might not seem like a Big Deal, but I was able to set the Body, on the Chassis. I now can measure, how far down, and back, I need to move the Drive Line. I have all of Rolands sheet metal, and Willys replacement trim, and small hard parts... Just need more time, to work on things... Still not hitting on all 8, in my Head...
     

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  2. ROADSTER1927
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    You are making progress and it is all Good! Gary:)
     
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  3. The37Kid
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    Did you get hurt with a cut off wheel at some time?:rolleyes: Body looks good on the chassis. Bob
     
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  4. SOHC427
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    Thank you, and no, not a Cut Off Wheel, I was gifted a Brain Anursiam. Happened while I was working on this. Now my Wife hates it.... Hhahh
     
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  5. bchctybob
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    I've been following along and boy, you're checking all the "perfect Willys" boxes so far. Sorry to hear about your health set back but so glad you're still here and getting better! Believe me, those big health issues can take some time to recover from. I had open heart surgery a year ago and I'm still not 100% but I'm out here in my shop mort everyday trying to accomplish something.
    Didn't Brown & Butkovich run an altered roadster with Ford FE power at one time? or am I misremembering.
     
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  6. 4 pedals
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    Just found this. What an awesome build! I'm watching.

    Devin
     
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  7. Deuces
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    I love the Cammer..... :):D:)
     
  8. loudbang
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    Good to see you a healthy enough to get back at this one. :)
     
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  9. earlymopar
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    Gorgeous car and build! Sorry if I missed it but are you going to change to a rear sump pan?
     
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  10. Lookin' good!
     
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  11. SOHC427
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    Yes, they are a Major set back... Glad you're on the mend, as well. Thanks, on my build, and yes, B&B, did have a few different cars, over the years. Still trying to have a Burger, with Tom Brown, as he is a few hours, South of me..
     

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  12. SOHC427
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    Slow, but sure... Thank you.
     
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  13. SOHC427
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    It all depends on the distance back, and lower, that I can mount the engine. This was a Mock Up, for the clearance issues. It's similar, to putting 10 lbs of Crap, in a 5lb bag.....
     
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  14. SOHC427
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    They did. I follow the Denver Hot Rod page, from the 60's on FB, and their name pops up, now and then. Tom, lives in Pueblo, still.
     
  15. Rickybop
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    Hey, @SOHC427
    I like it when someone presses the like button about some dumb stuff I've said some time ago, and it brings me back to a great thread.
    Back to hang out with the cool kids some more LOL.
    But came to find that you had a sich-ee-ay-shun recently. I probably don't have to say... we're lucky to be talking with you right now. I'm happy for that. All the best!
    The car is so cool LOL.
    Talk about weight transfer! :)
     
  16. SOHC427
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    Hello, and Thank you... Yes, that was a Bad Dance, I don't care to try again. Still have a few Negative problems, but back to Full Time work, and some time with the Car. As winter hits, that means more Shop Time, so Hopefully I can make some good Progress!
     
  17. Rickybop
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    My wife's sister's brain aneurysm burst. She almost died. Did the doctors detect yours before you had an emergency?
    Give yourself time. Don't let frustration bug you too much. Enjoy yourself. Looking forward to the rest of your build.
     
  18. SOHC427
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    Mine burst, on my 2nd visit to the ER... Looks like your Sister in Law, and I dodged a Bullet! Yeah, I do get frustrated, mostly Short term memory, a Stutter, once and a while, and a slow left side... It is all improving, though! Thanks Rickybop!
     
  19. Rickybop
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    Wow.
    Keep getting better...
    ... you and the Willys. :)
     
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  20. Lucky you are Sir. I had a friend whose ruptured in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. He just made it in time and the right doctors were there to perform immediate emergency surgery. Took them twice to shock him back but he is still kicking. Sounds about the same as you with the short term memory occasional stutter and a definite limp but he is still here. Just take it slow and continue healing as he did and got back to work and retire.
     
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  21. SOHC427
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    Yes, I am.... Got a lot of stuff, I need to do, before I go Home!!!
     
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  22. SOHC427
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    1. In one of the old hamb posts in this thread, there is lots of good info on the Willys from '33-'42. One of the posters in that thread was Weasel...he does know his Willys. I hope he is still around, as I have not seen a post from him in a few years. I too, have been around Willys since 1960, and taken over 20 apart, along with building 5 in my lifetime
      33-36 are very similar, and most parts will interchange...wheel bases were 100". (The widths were 6" narrower than the 37-42 models. The frames on the 37- 40's were essentially the same...the wheel base change during those years was mostly the placement of the axle on the rear springs...you could change by drilling new hole for the center spring bolt. I have a factory sheet that shows up thru1939 (I know 40 is the same, not sure on 41-42) that the spring length for ALL rear springs was 46" eye to eye. The 41-42 frames were wider in the back, (And stronger in the x-member area) and you have to modify either the frame or the rear inside fender panel. 37-40 coupe bodies can be made to fit the '41 frame. 41-42 coupe bodies will fit the earlier frames (minimal modification.) I have a factory parts book up thru 1942. They do not differenciate between coupes, sedans, or pickups, only in the number of spring leaf for the heavy duty vehicles Pickups, Panel deliverys, etc. . Front springs were between 33", and 36" from '37-441-42.
      If you look at the side view of the 37-38 years the rear wheel is farther forward in the wheel well...you can center the wheel in the opening by re-drilling the spring center bolt and move the axle. The wheel is centered more in-the wheel well in the '39-'40 '41-'42. '37-40 wipers above window..'41-'42 below the window. All the front clips will interchange. The '37 however will need modification due to hood hinge placement (that year only). '37s have no drip rail over the doors, all other years do. Pickups were put on the same frames as coupes and sedans...there was a special bracket on the rear of the pickup frame to hold the spare under the bed. Coupe doors are bigger, all other front and rear doors are mostly the same untill the later years when the sedan rear doors had a different cut near the rear fender.
      All door hinges interchange front to front...rear to rear...they are stamped, and rear has 3 holes ...front 4 holes.
      I tried to cram a lot into this large paragraph...if I missed something you wanted to know, I can do that too, as there are lots of minor, suttle differences. G-Willys P.S. all rear fenders interchange except the 41-42 sedan rears...they only fit those sedan years.

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  23. elgringo71
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    I am looking forward to seeing this Coupe come together. It’s going to be epic with the SOHC 427
     
  24. loudbang
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    If he is just weasel for a usernmae without any other letters or numbers (there are a bunch) he was last on the HAMB in Jan 2020
     
  25. SOHC427
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    Who is Just a Weasel???
     
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  26. 20201216_213702.jpg Weasel was last seen Jan 22 2020 so he hasn't been on the hamb in almost a year.
     
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  27. loudbang
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    LOL that indicates a user name weasel with no other letters or numbers.
     
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