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"Beside the Barn" willys find

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ME.GASSER, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. ME.GASSER
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    I'm going to try to keep most of the firewall. I will probably have to modify it a little. Plan is run an injected small block with a 4 speed. I also have an olds rear with 5' ladder bars that Jim Tinsmith built for the car that Paul Balash has now. Paul gave me these when he put a 9" ford rear in his car. I have axles and a dana 31 spline posi unit for it as well.
     
  2. Weasel
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    We were just discussing your build yesterday as I hauled an old 1960s gasser Willys chassis out of the barn.

    I have just restored the original firewall on my '40 coupe and it too is receiving a very rare and wild SBC. I'm having to run a cross flow radiator, but it allows me to have full legroom and gives enough space to fit everything under the hood. I do not have to modify the firewall at all.

    Great to see this rescue progressing so well....
     
  3. ME.GASSER
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    Thanks weasel. How about some pictures of your project??
     
  4. langy
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    This is a great thread, enjoying it coming together.
     
  5. Weasel
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    Here ya go - photos never published before: Weasel's 'Anti Gasser' - built for touring and comfort but will look so close to stock from the outside when finished, bringing out all the deco glory of the original 440 De Luxe....


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  6. langy
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    Oooh, i want this !!!

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  7. Weasel
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    Send $$$$$$$$$:D

    Here's the engine going together with the Weber style throttle bodies mocked up - send more $$$$$$$$$ or even £££££££££....;)

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  8. Weasel
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    I really don't want to derail ME.gasser's thread even if they did ask for photos, so I am going to refer future updates to the 1937-1942 Willys photo thread.
     
  9. ME.GASSER
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    Weasel,
    That looks awesome. Can't wait to see this one done. We should all get together when they are all done. What a gathering that would be. Thanks for posting the pics.
     
  10. fitzee
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    been awhile sence I seen this.. man this is coming along nice..
     
  11. Fringe
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    Sometimes these cars find their owners. I think this is the case here. Great job.
     
  12. ME.GASSER
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    Thank you. When they come to our house they get very well taken care of.
     
  13. Old Roadster
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    Great thread, There is nothing like a Willys in motion....
     
  14. el caballo loco
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    Yeah,... It's official, You're my hero! Way cool find way cool that you're keepin it. And NICE metalwork!
     
  15. Weasel
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    There's a lot of Willys Love on this thread....;)
     
  16. ME.GASSER
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    Willys love is a good thing. We will be posting more pictures soon.
    Thanks for the compliments
     
  17. ME.GASSER
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    A few progress pictures. I needed a break from the welding as i was having an eye issue so i did some bodywork. I finished the repair around the wiper holes and reshaped the windshield post. These were originally leaded in but i used all metal filler. [​IMG]
     
  18. ME.GASSER
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    This shows the firewall finished.[​IMG]
     
  19. ME.GASSER
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    I spent quite a bit of time with a shrinking disc and a slapping file to get the quarters in shape. [​IMG]
     
  20. ME.GASSER
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    This quarter panel need quite a bit of work from the belt line down. The old repair was done by beating the quarter in and covering it with a heavy coat of bondo. It would have made a good picture for the bondo abuse thread. The roof was in really good shape. It only took me a couple of hours with a hammar and dolly to repair it. Then covered everything with etch primer. Next i will be tackling package tray and the front floor boards. Once completed i will epoxy prime the inside. Stay tuned.[​IMG]
     
  21. brian55lvr
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  22. Wow it's looking great! Good work takes time but in the end it's worth it. Hope to see it sometime soon!
     
  23. tudormike
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    Awesome fab work!! Love bead roller, it is a must have!!
     
  24. afaulk
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    Don't know what color the car will be, but i'm positively green......with envy. Nice work!
     
  25. paco
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    Impressive work so far ...

    PACO
     
  26. Baron
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    First I have seen of this thread. What a great find! Looks like this is going to be one very nice Willys. Keep up the great work.
     
  27. Very kewl find, glad to see your keeping it as it was back in the day. What a wonderful find. Good Luck Ted
     
  28. ME.GASSER
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    Thanks for the compliments everyone. These cars are a labor of love to us. Barron you have some sweet cars there.
     
  29. enloe
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  30. ME.GASSER
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    A few people have been asking about more picture of the shop. Here you go. This is where i do all my work.[​IMG]
     

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