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Projects Gene (Moonlighter) Cromer's A/G Willys Resurrection

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Quain Stott, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. Those American caps look great of the front wheels,,Thanks for the donation! HRP
     
  2. chevydeucewagon
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    If any HAMBrs are in Bristol this weekend be sure to stop by Quain's pit and introduce yourself! Ask for Quain, Mike, or Daron.
     
  3. OldColt
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    Gene, do you still need caps for the rear wheels? I can look through my pile of old wheel stuff and see if I have any that will work for ya'. What is the circle diameter for the screw holes you need on the American caps?

    ---- Steve ---
     
  4. OldColt
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    Sorry Gene, I had 2 Chrome American center caps, and they were both 4 lug.
    Rats, would of felt honored to have them on the Moonlighter.
     
  5. CGkidd
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    Any pics of how the front end hinges? I am looking for ideas on how to put the hinges in my front end for my 50 stude.
     
  6. Post #4 shows the hinge that is attached to the frame. HRP
     
  7. dirt42
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    I made it by Gene's and I got to see it live in person and boy does it look sharp. Gene's a heck of a nice guy and it was an honor to meet him one on one. I couldn't stay long as I was headed back to NJ. Gene was in the shop working the heads over trying to get her ready to race. I'll be back in early June for anohter visit to Gene to hear all about how things went at Greer. Can't wait to wear my Moonlighter T shirt once they hit the market.
     
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  8. Project Paladin
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    Any idea when the tee shirts will be available to support the cause?
     
  9. Brad54
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    That car looks soooooooo good! It's going to be a real treat to see it in person.

    -Brad
     
  10. OldColt
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    Headliner looks fantastic !! Great job Dennis. Wondering, was an aftermarket kit available, or did all the cutting for the rear windows, etc. have to be custom done ? ---Steve ---
     
  11. The car did have a headliner in it originally,,Dennis probably duplicated it. HRP
     
  12. AndersonAutoGlass
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    Thanks Steve, dad made the headliner from scratch using the same material that will be used for the seats. He made a pattern around the three existing bows (had to rework those first, had been welded in) then made the final blue vinyl headliner in four sections. The material was tough to stretch since it was made for seats with a thicker/tougher backing but we couldn't find thinner material that matched.
     
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  13. You still need a pair of caps? PM me. I think I've got a pair of NOS ones from way back in the day in my parts stash.
     
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  14. Frank Taylor
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    I took a few pictures today of the car and Gene working on the heads.
     

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  15. Frank Taylor
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    Here's a couple of pictures I meant to post earlier. #1 is a vintage stack with vintage circa 1970 duct tape. I want you guys to guess what the thing in the red circle is.
     

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  16. OldColt
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    Old school "canteen" overflow?

    --- Steve ---
     
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  17. Correct. HRP
     
  18. I love seeing the Ford FE engine for this gasser. Does my old heart good. :)
     
  19. tommyd
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    Are those factory high riser castings? Sheesh, looks like tennis balls would fit in the intake valve pocket!:eek: Nice!
     
  20. Frank Taylor
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    I'm pretty sure they are factory high riser castings.
     
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  22. OldColt
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    Thanks Patrick ... cool video, even though the Moonlighter is not in motion. Late next month when we get video of the Moonlighter in motion, we'll see if the You Tube server crashes, or not ... lol.
     
  23. chevydeucewagon
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  24. OldColt
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    Sorry to be backing up so far in this thread ... I am going through it from the start a little each day. If Gene does this radio show, is anybody planning on recording it? I bet myself and others would love to hear it !
    --- Steve ---
     
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  25. Quain Stott
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    We missed it my bad I had it lined up but didn't get Gene talked into it in time. I'm going to try and have another one lined up for him before the hall of fame induction if I can get him to do it.
     
  26. Lytles Garage
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    Quain; Did you guys get the Koni springs yet? Chris
     
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  27. Gene Cromer
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    We received them today, have not got my shocks so i can try them.
    Thanks and will let you know.
    Gene,
     
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  28. OldColt
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    Just curious, will the rebuilt Moonlighter be sporting a parachute ?
    --- Steve ---
     
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  29. Lytles Garage
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    Hi Gene; I also have a set of Koni's off my old Willys if yours don't work out. Chris
     
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  30. drumyn29
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    Did I hear a set ok Koni's for sale?
     

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