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Hot Rods PORKSHOP'S WILLYS PU.. build thread.. (x sedan)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kiwi Kev, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. Made a little more progress....
    Braces for the front end hinge/mount. This took most of the flex out.
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    Expanded metal will get 'glassed in.

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    Welded up the old fender holes and made some lower bed panels .

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    Drilled grill holes in the fiberglass front end. Copied my coupe opening in cardboard then laid it out and taped the card board in place and drilled pilot holes, then hole saws. There are 3 different size holes. Painted silver will look good, like on the Gas Junkie truck.

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  2. So neat!
     
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  3. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
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    Perfect !
     
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  4. Wow! I had driven past that orange and purple car numerous times and thought to myself that it needed to be rescued or transformed and you have done it! Excellent work!
     
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  5. porkshop
    Joined: Jan 22, 2004
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    porkshop
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    from Clovis Ca

    As always I'm speechless... I can't wait to get it home, so I can sit In it and make noises.....lol
     
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  6. Bashnscratch
    Joined: Feb 1, 2009
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    Very cool project.. love what you do.. can I ask what you are using for a steering box?


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  7. porkshop
    Joined: Jan 22, 2004
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    porkshop
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    from Clovis Ca

     
  8. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
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    Great thread.
     
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  9. hasty
    Joined: Jul 5, 2009
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    hasty
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    Fantastic skills, made to look so easy!
     
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  10. irisrust65
    Joined: Jun 26, 2012
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    irisrust65
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    from OK

    Fantastic build. Master Craftsman at work!
     
  11. Made some more progress, here is what I did to finish the drip rail at the door corner. 37's don't really have a normal drip rail.
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  12. I did some other work on the back of the cab that doesn't really show, I also put an inner brace across the inner cab behind the seats.

    John wanted a Lakewood style roll bar so I built this, not an exact copy but similar. Should be good for a blast down the Eagle Field 1/8 mile and the front bar can be removed for street driving with passengers.

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    It bolts in with 14 7/16 grade 8 bolts. I made a cardboard pattern and bent the tube (1 3/4 x .120 wall) to match.

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  13. bustedwrench
    Joined: Dec 22, 2009
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    You do some outstanding work!
     
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  14. That lil red truck is badass cool Kevin.
    I want to see it and your coupe do some bitchin wheelies on the drag strip. When the next time your dragging your car?
     
  15. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
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    That roll bar is killer !!!!!!!!
     
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  16. porkshop
    Joined: Jan 22, 2004
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    from Clovis Ca

    Kev does some amazing work!!!! Can't wait to get it picked up and start on my part to get it up and terrorizing the streets and Eagle field....
     
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  17. Bruce, probably won't be racing my coupe again. I plan to put it up for sale in a couple of months so I can do some work on my house and pay off a few bills.

    I am almost done with my part of the PU build, just need to put the stake pockets back on the bed and build a simple tailgate.
     
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  18. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
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    from California

    Outstanding as always Kev
     
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  19. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
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    glad to see your still at it kevin. haven't been on the hamb much lately, nice to see an old familiar name/ thread and great work as always..
     
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  20. DERPR30
    Joined: Jun 3, 2010
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    from HARVEY LA

    WHAT A GREAT PROJECT GOOD LUCK
     
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  21. CalGasser
    Joined: Apr 11, 2005
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    That's great you posted this build Kev, miss you guys! Vic
     
  22. chevydave1965
    Joined: May 2, 2010
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    from Iowa

    Very cool ! Thanks for posting !
     
  23. malibumonte78
    Joined: Nov 17, 2011
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    Just finished rereading all of the threads on the Nasty Habit Willys the other day, and then I see that you are wanting to sell it. It led me to have a dream that I bought it, but alas I am sure that will always be only a dream.
     
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  24. 9sectruck
    Joined: Dec 2, 2012
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    Just found this thread, great that you're saving another pile of parts. Awesome work as usual Kev.
     
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  25. Trans mount, angles will weld to the bottom of the frame and center can unbolt and drop out to remove gear box.

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    Had a lot of fun drilling out spot welds and getting bed posts ready to weld back on to the shortened bed sides. Next job is to build a simple tailgate to fill the hole.

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  26. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
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    from east , tn.

  27. porkshop
    Joined: Jan 22, 2004
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    porkshop
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    from Clovis Ca

    At Turlock swap looking for more parts to complete this with.......
     
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  28. Retrorod
    Joined: Jan 25, 2006
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    As always...'da man has skill!!
     
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  29. Made a simple tailgate that bolts in place.

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