The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BobG, Jun 10, 2009.
I love this car. It looks dirt simple and fast as hell.
this is a sad fuckin' post man. so much history, so much waste.
Great thread.Thanks to all for the great and sometimes very rare photos.And as for the way some of these great cars have been treated,WELL,some people just have a major W.G.A.S.attitude about GREAT machines.
Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
Finding these Willys would the pot at the end the Rainbow. Kev your killing me with these cool pics!! How long ago were these pics & the pickup taken??
Ron looked very well at Gainesville last month. Chase
Chase, any connection to the "Golden Gator"?
That is correct. But I don't want to get in trouble for posting about anything post-68. Thanks for remembering. Chase
Gasser Willys found in a bone yard. The owner would not sell it.
This thread depresses me.
a willys coupe still sitting in a barn somewhere in st. joseph missouri .
I don't know much about these cars at all, but doesn't this seem to be a really good deal?
This FC was a barn find saved by a friend of mine. He has never been able to trace it's history.
Did your friend pick that up in Rhode Island ?
it makes me sick seeing all the dead drag car
the "Lemon Lime" was cool as hell almost made me cry seeing what happened to it, sinking in mud.
here is my find
No history on either the '40 Willys Coupe or the '50 Studebaker Gasser ,I found in Illinois rotting away .
Where in Illinois did you find these?
I just checked back,
The car is inside now and other than the snow it is the same way as in the pics I posted.
I hope to get inside and get some more pics so I can do my '38 Olds close to the same way, I love that car, very cool! Mike
The Stude I found in Grant Park Il & The Willys Coupe & Willys truck were hidden out in Beecher Il on the state line !
I was curious. I grew up in Canton ILL., (down near Peoria), in the 1970's and there were rumors of a 40 - 41 Willys coupe sitting in a barn a few miles outside of town. Never found it, but back in the 1960's there was a fairly well know Willys gasser, (Selkirk & Bork), that was from the area. Thought that this could be that Willys.
I have been contacted from an other site where I have the Willys Coupe posted that it was the work of the Selkirks but not the '40 Coupe they raced .
Hmmm.....That's interesting. Maybe that is the same car that I had heard about back then. Have you tried to contact anyone of the Selkirk family to find out it's history? Last that I knew some of their family were still in Canton ILL.
What are your plans for the Willys? Looks like an Olds/Pontiac rear axel was swapped in at one time???
The Willys is in storage , I hope to find time to dig her out this summer , I have a bunch of early 60's speed stuff & a 345 Hemi to put it back to be period correct .
this thread amazes me with the speed at which vehicles can turn to hell. From strip to ruin in a matter of a few years. Hope to hear of em cacklin again. What a thread.
That will be a cool build. When you get it done, you'll have to bring it out to the Byron Meltdown Drags.
This is begging for a blown Hemi !!
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