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Help me I.D. this chassis I recently purchased...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Patdoody, May 4, 2009.

  1. Patdoody
    Joined: Feb 9, 2007
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    So I bought this roller at a local swap meet, its got some neat parts on it, was probably once part of a really nice car. Was told it had a willys body on it.

    Chrome straight axle, chrome leaf springs, chrome drums on all 4 corners, stainless steel braided brakes... 10bold chevy rear...
    I think the front suspension is late 30's stuff?
    I was thinking it would be great under a 40's pickup...

    Any way anyone know exactly what it all is or is from, and how much it might be worth?

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  2. landseaandair
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    from phoenix

    I'd say Willys car by looking at the axle.
     
  3. sawbuck
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    from 06492 ct

    prolly worth about what you paid for it...maybe a little less
     
  4. Patdoody
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    who said anything about paying money for it? I was hoping to maybe resell it all to buy the front suspension parts I need for my 31 build.. Just want to know what I gots before I list it anywhere...
     
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  5. boogeracng
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    from Eureka,MO

    Looks like a much modified '41/'42 Willys chassis, with an earlier Willys front axle. Where the axle necks down from the main beam to the spindle bosses looks like the early axle shape. The rearmost crossmember and body mounts make it look like a '41/42. This thing has been much modified to accept the wider springs, had the x-member removed, and the front spring perches jacked around. I'd be REALLY cautious and careful, with all the changes that have been made and most of the original strengthening removed or tampered with.
     
  6. Patdoody
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    Yeah I wouldn't run it with out putting an x brace back into it..
     
  7. cheap-thrills
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    41-42 willys for sure, not as popular as the 37-40 frames
     
  8. Patdoody
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    Thanks for the info guys!
     
  9. montclaire
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    Front axle looks a lot like what's under my 31 - they switched to an I-beam style in 33, I think.
     
  10. Patdoody
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    good info... thanks guys.
     

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