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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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    Appreciate the positives mike, thank you


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  2. langy
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    I got the new legs folded up but the only had black steel so had to sand them clean before doing anything !!!
    One done.



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    for some reason I didn't get the rear shocks fitted so I got that done too, they are MGA levers off a friends race car that went telescopic, they are re valved so much stiffer.


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    Also enlarged some of the existing chassis holes and cleaned them up



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  3. greaser
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    Looking good Steve. You're gonna beat me thru the paint booth with this one.
     
  4. langy
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    I'm trying buddy


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  5. langy
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    Had a couple of hours at the bench tonight and the seat vapour blasting came back so put my seat together, it can now go off to my mate Tom for trimming, diamond tufted is the order of the day



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    i Ali made up some shock mounts studs



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  6. japchris
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    I always enjoy looking at the details on your rods - they're so 'anti-belly-button'!
    Great work as usual.
     
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  7. langy
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    Glad you find them interesting bud, I try not be boring with my builds but most things have been done these days. Thanks


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  8. langy
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    Progress not so good Saturday but I got the valve cover nuts polished



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  9. DDDenny
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    It's the little things!
    Always a pleasure Steve to open your postings.
     
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  10. langy
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    Made up shock axle brackets, just need to clean case and tig them in place.


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    Been thinking about axle location, a pan hard won't work correctly with a transverse spring in my opinion so been looking at alternatives, thought about a Mumford set up but it's a bit to complicated for the space I have so decided on a Watts linkage.
    First job was to make the centre pivot out of a lump of aluminium bar.



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    Next some tube was found and threaded inserts made up



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    A simple bracket was made to start with and then added to as I went



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  11. GearheadsQCE
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    Wow! What a nice Watts link bracket. These usually wind up looking like an afterthought This appears to have been planned and made from a blueprint with an eye to style.
     
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  12. Don's Hot Rods
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    Oh yeah, just "whip up a little center pivot out of a lump of aluminum bar ". Easy for you to say, Steve ! :D

    Glad to see you back on it, mate. We're stocking up on Cider for your next visit.


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  13. langy
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    Thanks buddy


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  14. langy
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    Hi Don, I was hoping to get over in September but my chemotherapy goes right through to february I'm afraid but as soon as it's done we will be on a plane to diminish your cider stocks

    Hope you are all well and dandy


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  15. Nice work! Glad to see the progress, happy that you're up to it.
     
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  16. langy
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    Thanks bud, me too


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  17. Don's Hot Rods
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    Can't wait to see you and Sue again, Steve. Just take it easy and let the Dr's do their thing.

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  18. loudbang
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    wow real nice work as usual your medical problems have not affected your skills at all.
     
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  19. langy
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    I'm ok buddy, just a lot slower


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  20. langy
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    Got the chassis brackets made up and welded on



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    Welded some some nuts onto the bars to help with any adjustments



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    All done



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  21. Legendlives
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    Very, very cool. Love the axle bracket, that is pure class.
    Keep it coming mate!
     
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  22. loudbang
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    Looks so much better than "store bought"
     
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  23. langy
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    There's no 0800 on my phone


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  24. Glad to see you are getting back in the groove, Steve - your work, if anything, has gotten even better if that is possible! You are amazing - yeah, I know - you are in the amazing business!
     
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  25. langy
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    Thanks Tom although I'm not sure your praise is so warranted on this build, I'm not being so precious with this build


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  26. langy
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    Got the other leg cleaned off and welded in at last, also made up the shock link sleeves, after that popped over to see how brad was getting on with the cab and it's nearly ready for primer.



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  27. RockinRivi
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    Insanely talented…
    awesome work…
    Subscribed…thx for sharing


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  28. langy
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    Not much to post as got chassis in epoxy primer and it's taking a while to flat back ready for paint but I've done a few bits
    first made up a brass adjuster for generator/alternator



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    Got my column back from powder coater, it's all stainless with Torrington races, originally had polished it but decided satin black was more suited and classy



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  29. loudbang
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    Everything you touch has a touch of class.
     
  30. langy
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    Chassis now covered in epoxy primer, had to roller it on as got told by specialist no spraying 2K at the moment, next hi build primer and smooth out a few bits and then some satin black 2K



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