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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by SOHC427, Oct 24, 2018.
I got hung up, on a few other projects, but this is my number 1 focus, now..
It’s definitely a great project and is worth your time. Plus I have only seen one other one with a Cammer 427. It’s definitely going to be a monster. There is no way to get all of that power to the ground, especially in such a light car but that’s not really the point. I’m looking forward to seeing it move under its own power. Do you have any pictures of it from back in the day and do you know what motor it used to have?
...and no more cutting sheet metal without tape or chalk lines. LOL
Hahhahaaaa, It was hitting the Cammer, and had to go... I have a Nice recessed wall, for her!
Sadly, for a Colorado car, I don't. No one local seems to either. From what I understand, it had many different combos, but they were after Kenz and Leslie for a SOHC, and never got one. So, that is the basis of my build. What it should have been, in the day.
A step in the right direction! Keep it up.
I always wonder about the history of these Coupes. If you can’t find any significant history then you can make it your own. I love the direction that you are going with it.
I have located Tom Brown, in Pueblo, but he seems to be at a stage, where he was excited I had the car, and my plans, but not enough so let me buy him Lunch, and pic his Brain...
Wow that is very strange. I don’t know what to think about it. Maybe ask him if he has any pictures of the car from back in the day and see if he can tell you about the cars history? Also did you tell him about the motor that you put in it and the parts that you have for it?
I have tried, but next time I am down that way, I will reach out to him again. He was excited about the Cammer, though
Tom had a great career as a partner in several cars. I'm not positive about his age because it was in the late 70's the last time I talked to him. He could be at the stage where everything takes a lot of effort.
My thoughts, exactly..
Through a Complete Stroke of Luck, surfing the Denver 60s and 70s Drag Race page on Facebook, a nice man, responded to a quest for info on my car. It was called Fools Gold, and here it is.
I posted that photo way back in here: https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum...-picture-thread.550556/page-188#post-12370921
post 5640 Now we know where it is.
congratulations, that’s a great find, now you know the name of it and have some pictures of it. This website has a lot of vintage Colorado Drag Racing Photographs
I never knew a lot of the cars History.... Do you have any other info on it?
No sorry, try posting that you are looking for info in that thread that is where our Willys experts hang out.
Stumbled on to a 62 or 63 picture of my Coupe, at CDR In Castle Rock, CO.
Looks like a great project. Steel Willys Coupe with SHOC, pretty special.
Hard time loading pics, from my phone, but her are a few more of the body rebuild. Had to order Custom Springs, for the front, as well.
A few more, from back in the day.
Nice progress. How many blown SOHC motors do you have laying around?
@SOHC427, Your Coupe is looking great and I’m glad to see you making progress on it. Congratulations on finding the pictures of it. It’s always nice to find more history and documentation. If these cars could talk I would love to here the stories that would tell.
New metal. That's going in the right direction.
Don't know how I've missed this but just have to say WOW! A dream come true that inspires perseverance through the struggle. Quite the story. Hats off to you, Sir. Keep on keeping on!
This is cool. Glad to see the history surface, hope you find more. Gotta keep that paint scheme and name I think.
Wow, still watching the progress.
These old coupes give me the Willys :rimshot:
Thanks, I'll be here all week. Don't forget to tip your waitress.
Seriously though, that car is badass and getting better with every post.
'Living vicariously over here, and jealous as hell.
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