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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by langy, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. SteadyT
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    Who sold you the body?

    This thread is really inspiring.
     
  2. langy
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    I didn't buy the body, Its from our own moulds. glad you like it.


     
  3. langy
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    Thanks for the positives Stan.


     
  4. Another great build Langy!

    Subscribed.:)
     
  5. langy
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    Well it stopped raining for a while so i cracked on with the rest of the engine mounts, I didn't want the motor high in the rame so used alternative mounting positions.



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  6. cakes
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    looks great man, I love reading through your builds
     
  7. xracer40
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    "I did have some people here in England that questioned the use of the frame."

    At the risk of being sent to some kind of HAMB purgatory,I think your frame has a cleaner look than an original willys frame. Although I do find it amusing that your low dollar build is being done in a high dollar driveway.
    Brick work like yours for a driveway does not come cheap over here.
     
  8. langy
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    Thanks for the good vibes mate


     
  9. kingfishhotrods
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    great job. i really like what you are doing so far.
     
  10. langy
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    Run of the mill driveway here mate, a lot of people have block paving.


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  11. 41 Dave
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    langy, Was wondering what the mounts you used were ? Kind of look like hockey pucks . . . . .

    Dave
     
  12. langy
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    They are Speedway early ford mounts Dave, i kinda like them as they can be adjusted and if too soft i put hockey puks in to replace the rubber.


     
  13. langy
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    Did the mod on the centre section last night, raised it slightly for tailshaft clearance, Couldn't make the mount though as couldn't find the TH400 mount i bought.



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    I did the panhard bar the other evening in square to match the ladder bars but forgot to post the pics.



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    I had a few hours spare this afternoon and my mate turned up today with a van so i got him to use it to pick up the body from my lockup, once we got back with it we played arund and mocked it up.
    The firewall was removed as it won't be needed.



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    I bolted in some temperary wood spars to hold the body at the right height.



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    This will have to be removed soon.



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    Drilled & bolted a fender on, and drilled and bolted the frontend together.



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    Next we mocked up to get an idea how it will look.



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  14. langy
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    Thanks cakes


     
  15. langy
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    Glad your enjoying it mate, thanks



     
  16. looks good mate. its funny seeing those "glass" bodies in the raw, they look like giant model kits. keep up the good work
     
  17. glenn33
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    Steve...You've got mad skills man. I'll be watching this one.


     
  18. 41 Dave
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    Langy, Car is really starting to show it's shape and stance. Will you be running slicks on sunny days ?

    Dave
     
  19. Triggerman
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    Langy, I just read the six pages. It is very entertaining watching you make progress and seeing things from your point of view across the pond. Do the English still use Whitworth fasteners and tools?
    The quality of your fiberglas looks excellent. I can't see any roughness on the underside. You didn't press mold it did you?
     
  20. GaryB
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    lookin good
     
  21. langy
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    I know what you mean mate.


     
  22. langy
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    hi Glenn, thanks mate


     
  23. langy
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    Cheers Dave, No slicks for us in England i'm afraid as its illegal here, but I'm hoping to have a pair of cheaters with a pattern soon.


     
  24. langy
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    No mate Whitworth went out years ago, Its virtually all Metric these days but i use UNF & UNC as much as i can but some fateners are tricky to get here.

    Yes the glasswork is good, my laminator likes to get them as smooth as possible, He is a good guy.


     
  25. Neat build, I like it. Always liked Willys since the movie Hot Rod came out in '79.
     
  26. Noland
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    another awesome build
     
  27. langy
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    Not much work yesterday as it was my birthday and Sue insisted on taking me for a meal and beer :D

    But i did sneak a bit of time in the morning, I picked up a pair of 9" shafts that had been drilled Chevy pattern so popped them in and bolted on my rear wheels, It looks completely different now, The tyres i will be running are gonna be 30" tall which is 2" bigger than the radials on the wheels a the moment.

    I also taped a door into position and laid the hood in place to give a better idea of look.



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  28. Crease
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    lookin good!!!
     
  29. Your Willys mockup has the Stone, Woods & Cook look!
    Attitude with altitude!:cool:
     
  30. langy
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    Thanks Mo, kind of you to say [​IMG]


     

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