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Projects Oh no not another Willys Gasser build, this time a Willys shop truck

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by langy, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. langy
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    Traced around the template last night onto a bit of 16swg sheet steel welded some mounting studs in place. plug welded them and sanded smooth.



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    To keep to the rivet theme i filed out the mounting holes in the hood hooks.



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    I decided rather than just have an edge on the filler piece I would add a return, tacked it up and then welded and smoothed off and a squirt of primer.



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    Here its back in place, still needs a bit of sanding to even up the gaps but its looking much better.



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  2. langy
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    Well now I had the rear fender mounts sorted it was time for the front mounts, wanted to keep it simple so first a piece of 3/4" x 1/16" wall box was cut to fit between the front fender/front panel joint,next a pair of curved 1/8" plates were cut out to follow the curve of the joint, these are held in place by the lower 2 fender bolts each side. 2 mounting plates were welded on to align with the frame horns, this was tacked on the car with a mig and then tigged in the workshop, a couple of gussets were added to make it all light but strong, I sat on the fender and jumped around a bit and they never moved so happy with that.



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    The above took up most of the day to complete but I also got time to make a stainless hood prop, The bit of wood I had been using was starting to be annoying so had to go. again nice and simple, a piece of 3/8" stainless box was fitted with tabs and bolted through the hood stiffeners, then a hole was drilled in the front panel, the hole also acts as a drain as the water collects there.
    Prop is a piece of 3/8" thinwall stainless with bungs welded in the ends.



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  3. Inland empire hot rods
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    Awesome work pal! Great ideas for anyone doing a glass car! Which I hope to be doing soon...
     
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  4. langy
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    Thanks mark, still plodding on with it.
     
  5. Looking good (as always)......Craftsmanship at a very high level. No need to tell you to get back out to the garage, you're pobably already there!
     
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  6. langy
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    Just come in mate hahaha 2030
     
  7. langy
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    First job today was to make a holder for the hood stay, it was annoying me swinging everywhere, so a bit of aluminium was shaped up and bent and stuck in place with a few blobs of body filler, I will blend & fettle it when I next remove the hood.



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    While I was there I added a pin to guide the hood into the same place each time its shut.



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    While I was on the hood I decided to fit the hood scoop, It had a flat returned flange as per the original but the willys hood isnt plus I preferred the flange to return outwards so it was cut off and the hood taped up, then 2 layers of mat & resin was laid down and the scoop pressed into it, a bit of weight on top to stop it moving and then 2 further layers applied, once hard it was lifted off and trimmed.



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    Once trimmed the edges were ground down to the thickness of a steel panel and holes drilled for the rivet bolts i've used elsewhere to keep to the theme, these ones are polished but i think on this car I prefer the unpolished ones. I gave it a squirt of primer to see what it looked like in colour.
    Not sure why the last pic is so crap.


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    My dashlights turned up so installed them and my push pull switches arrived so they went in too, I got an extra switch just for the knob which just happened to screw straight on to the headlight switch luckily enough, the knobs are growing on so might stay, save me a job making new ones.



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  8. langy
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    Done very little this week, as its the annual swapmeet week its been real busy but I got this offered me the other day and it was really hard to say no [​IMG]

    Its a 4/71 in nice condition, its pretty grubby but will media blast up nice, its a stock GMC but I can pin the rotors myself and do the required mods and new bearings & seals etc so no problems there, need to make a blower intake and rear cover and drive and buy a front cover, If anyone has a front cover let me know.
    I intend to run old style twin V belts so need to buy some aluminium billets to make the pulleys, might have a look in the bin.



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  9. rottenleonard
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    I have never messed with blowers at all, what does "pin the rotors" mean?
     
  10. langy
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    The Rotors are hollow mate and the shafts are just stubs, they are pressed into the ends of the rotor and can spin so they get pinned in place, originally they only revolved at about 2000rpm
     
  11. langy
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    Not a great deal of progress today as been loading up for the swapmeet tomorrow but I did get the mount made for the Tach, The pictures tell the story



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  12. Stuwillys
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    Always enjoy the detail in your build threads. Thanks!
     
  13. langy
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    Thanks Stu
     
  14. farmer12
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    Wow Steve, you keep amazing me the details and skills. Nice one mate!
     
  15. loudbang
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    All that and now a blower .....awesome.
     
  16. langy
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    Had an excellent day at the swapmeet, also yesterday my pal Merv Barnett rang and said he had some spare blower parts (thanks Merv) met up with him today and picked up a Magnesium front cover, a rear cover assembly, old school style snout mounted idler arm & a snout cover and shaft, this will save me a lot of time, the snout might be a little short but its a great starting point, gonna get them media blasted tomorrow.



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  17. langy
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    Your too kind Eric, thanks
     
  18. 40two
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    ...just a shoptruck.... man, Steve, you're sick. so cool!
     
  19. langy
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    Thanks dude
     
  20. langy
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    Cleared my car out today and nearly forgot about this little gem I picked up yesterday, I like alternators but not on vintage engines so I picked this up off my friend Ian, (thanks Ian) Its an alternator in a Generator casing, So you get a good reliable output with old looks.:cool:

    I looked through my scrap aluminium bin but nothing the right size for the double vee belt pulleys so popped into the metal stockists today and picked up some bar offcuts for beer money What you see here will become the 2 x 6" main pulleys, a 4" idler pulley and a 4" steel crank hub, Looks like I will be making a lot of swarf tonight !!! :(



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  21. UK Slingshot
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    I like the alt. Who makes them?
     
  22. langy
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    They are called Dynamator Ponti, quite a few places sell them including ebay which is the cheapest
     
  23. rottenleonard
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    Hey Lang, have you gotten a link? I cut and pasted that to both the U.S. eBay and also the U.K. eBay with nothing. You have our ears perked hoping for a cheaper alternative to powergen's

    Never mind you just have to delete the Ponti part.

    http://m.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_nkw...m2428.l1313.TR0.TRC0.Xdynamator&sqp=dynamator

    Works out to $159.77 USD that's a sweet deal. Thanks for the heads up! Have you had decent luck with them?
     
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  24. langy
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    http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/45-Amp-Dyna...onversion-Lucas-C39-C40-Fitting-/200898484354

    A friend of mine has been running one for a couple of years now, no problems
     
  25. DDDenny
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    Hey Steve--
    You may be aware of the 2009 thread by Rob Kozak on blower rebuild/mods,etc.
    I didn't read all of it, but there is mention of reinforcing rings for those early bearing casings, you may be hip to all this, but I'm sure you can use a chunk of offcut to whittle out these rings as they are prone to cracking around the threaded bolt lugs and bearing bores.
    So--if you call this your shop truck; will that keep the "taxman" at bay.
    Killer truck btw.
     
  26. langy
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    Thanks mate, I havnt seen that thread yet, will try and find it. Yeah know about the support rings and will pin some up on the lathe, Yeah as its a truck it can be tax deductible :cool:
     
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  29. langy
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    Spent the last couple of evenings leaning over the lathe, got backache now !!! Anyway underneath the huge clumps of swarf these appeared [​IMG]

    These are the idler components, I took a pic of the bearing number which might be handy for someone ding similar, dims are 52mmOD. 25mmID, 15mm wide



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    Here's the complete set, they are to work with 1/2" wide belts



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  30. DDDenny
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    AL--U--MINIUM PORN
     
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