The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by langy, Dec 8, 2013.
Carriage bolts on this side of the pond
Had a break from steeling out today and decided to mount the bed instead, the back of the bed needs lowering about another 1/2" but its same as a stock Willys and pretty much on the money
Your truck is coming along just right. Hope to hear that Y - Block rumble to life sometime soon. Bet you are having a ball with the fab work !
Really looking great with the box in place Steve! Nicely done!
Thanks Vall, I'm pretty happy how it's starting to look.
Looking Good Steve,nice to see Sues pick up sneaking into the photo
Well while the Hamb was down I managed to get a bit more done.
I got the door hinges tied into the frame now, its now extremely rigid.
Spent the last couple of evenings making up a pair of support tubes to tie the firewall to the chassis, Its really strong now with zero movement anywhere.
1.5" stainless tube & bends, not sure wether to polish or paint black yet, I will decide later.
Not much progress at the weekend due to very heavy showers every half an hourBut this evening there was a nice sunny break so I decided to get the template made for the roll bar hoop, Its very similar design to my coupe but its all at the front as obviously there isn't much space behind the seats in a truck. As they did back in the day i'm using 2" x 1/8" wall tube, its a 2 piece hoop as in 1 piece it wont fit in the chrome bath, It has a diagonal going from the middle of the hoop to the passengers footwell where it ties into the frame.
The outside of the template is the centreline of the tube.
Been trying different places for the rear lamps over the last couple of weeks but just couldn't decide, last night the decision was made !!!, so I drilled a few holes and bolted them on, I really like them !!!
Then Gary gave me a hand with the cage parts, pics later
Man is that thing going to stand out in London traffic! Looks good.
Are you going to be running rear fenders? If not...those taillights will be right in the line of fire of whatever comes off the tires, and that may cause electrical gremlins...just a practical thought. (If anything on this can be considered practical!)
Thanks Doc, hadn't thought of that !!!
Yes I have some rear fenders to fit when i get to that stage.
Popped over to my mate Garys with the cage template last night and bent up the main hoop and the diagonal and tonight I got it all tacked in place with the mig, I will take it out tomorrow night and tig weld it all in the workshop.
The main hoop is in 2 pieces as in one piece it won't fit in the chrome bath and I do like a chrome cage, the 2 pieces are joined with a slip joint, one side is plug welded in to the tube and the other slips into the other side, the diagonal bolts in through 2 sleeved holes and the 2 bolts hold it all together. The pics explain it,
hadn't seen this thread before. Nice work!
Great work. Your metal fabrication skills are top notch.Love drooling over the fit and finish.
Been a bit of a chippy today as I needed to set up a seat, So today I made up a framework and seat stands.
First I made a frame in 3/4" box, I have a bender for the square but it wouldn't do the tight radius I wanted so did it the old fashioned way of sliting and bending and ten welding.
The seat back is hinged, the bolts screw into rivnuts
The side brackets were bent up in 1/8" steel and shaped to make them a little more interesting.
Here it is in the cab, its the widest I could get it at 48" so it could seat 3 at a pinch but its nice and comfortable for 2 people.
I ran out of time to do the sides but this is the basic shape.
Dave. you should call it the "Emma PEEL"r….. ha ha and you can be John Steed… love it the work….
Very nice !!! I like the build so much I picked up a glass pickup body last week for myself.. Can't wait to see more pictures and updates!
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Ok Jeff you got me confused ???
Thanks bud, Will you start a build thread ? What body did you buy ?
Catching up Steve, looking good!
Wood, steel, aluminum, stainless, fiberglas, brass, it's sort of like watching a master chef in the kitchen creating a Willys stew. . . no recipe needed, it's all in your head!
Will the seat side pieces be stationary when the seat back folds forward?
Hahaha, i assume its on the wrong thread Jeff ?
Yes Vall, the seat back is fixed which will work just great but i'm currently thinking of a way of making it adjustable heightwise as although i'm 6ft Sue is vertically challenged at just 5ft
Cheers buddy, i'm definitly no chef !!!
Yes ...i am thinking about doing a thead once I get started on it. I am in the middle of a non-hamb friendly build right now. I did some trading and ended up with someone's unfinished project. The body is from Butch's kustoms ... its a chopped top glass body with doors, front fenders/hood and complete bed
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Gasser style ???
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