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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Tomastudor, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. Tomastudor
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    Except for the transmission I have done it just like you, A small dent in the firewall to clear the right valvecover and I had to modify the X member so I can pull trans without removing the engine. More pics will come
     
  2. Tomastudor
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    I have made a shelf behind the seat and taken out the car for some paint removing, much nicer to do this messy business outside.
     

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  3. Tomastudor
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    Have started working on the chassis but I have forgotten to take pics of it, but here are a few. Thew chassis when I started , boxed the front of x-member,made cutuots for exhaust pipes, installed the rear suspension and the Mustang II front suspension.
     

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    I have mounted the body back on the Willys chassis for a check of the rideheight, I think it looks a lot better now.
     

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  5. Tomastudor
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    Thew old bodymounts at the firewall looked very weak so I made new ones
     

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  6. Tomastudor
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    The old bodymounts
     

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  7. Tomastudor
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    Next to do was to modify the centersection to fit with the Mustang II suspension. I also wanted some louvers to aid cooling, many Thanks hotrod--willys for showing how to do them. I am pretty satisfied with the look.
     

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  8. Tomastudor
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    Next thing to do was the hood, installing gas struts and hood latch,the gas struts are VW and the latch is from a Volvo.
     

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  9. I had a latch identical to that on my '41 pickup, and it came from a VW Rabbit...coincidence?
    g-willys
     
  10. Tomastudor
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    I have made the motor mounts and transmission mount. And it looks like the steering shaft will pass the engine without problems.
     

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  11. jesse1980
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    Very cool car


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  12. Tomastudor
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    Thanks:)
     
  13. Sjoestroem
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    from Sweden

    Very nicely built.

    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  14. Tomastudor
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    After mounting the engine and transmission I could do the floor over the transmission and the small modification of the firewall for the right valvecover.
     

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  15. Tomastudor
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    Nice that HAMB is back, Thanks
     
  16. Tomastudor
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    Hi I have been working out of town for a while but here are some new pics.
    I bought a cheapo tilt steeringcolumn not so wise, the tilt mechanism is sloppy and the u joint has lot of play I really dont recomend this steering column.
    I have also installed the master cylinder and brake pedal
    American Rebel 011.JPG American Rebel 010.JPG American Rebel 012.JPG American Rebel 014.JPG
     
  17. Tomastudor
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    After the steering column I made a new column drop from an old aluminium rod
    And a parking brake handle from a Willys jeep, I think they are the same as my 40 coupe should have.
     

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  18. Weasel
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    Get rid of that steering column - there is a thread here on the Hamb which will tell you how dangerous they are.
     
  19. Tomastudor
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    I have made the gear shift linkage I did before I realised that the steering column was crap. I have also made the parts for the parking brake under the floor. And some pics of transmission and the rear suspension. American Rebel 023.JPG American Rebel 024.JPG American Rebel 022.JPG American Rebel 020.JPG American Rebel 025.JPG
     
  20. Tomastudor
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    Here are the wheels I hace decided to use on my Willys, American Rebel 15x8 in the rear and 15x4.5 in the front. I can really recomend buying from these guys very nice people.
     

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  22. Tomastudor
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    Yes, thats why I bought them:)
     
  23. Tomastudor
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    Next thing I made was the bracket for the radiator, condenser and transmission cooler.
    I wanted everything removable without removing the centersection, now if I raise the car I can drop the whole thing down. The radiator holder is made for a Griffin 26"x16" radiator
     

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  24. Tomastudor
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    As I wanted my Willys to handle well I have installed a swaybar.
    After moving it back, forward and down I realised thet the only way I could make it fit was running it through the chassis.
     

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  25. Tomastudor
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    My Willys came with a very small homemade gas tank, but I wanted a pretty big one for better cruising range.
    I have bought a 42-48 Ford gas tank and mounted it backwards so the filler neck would come in the right place.
    I have also modified the trunk floor because I dont want the tank to be seen from the back.
     

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  26. Very slick on that sway bar through the frame. I always have them under the frame, but that idea is one to keep for future use.
     
  27. Tomastudor
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    Thanks, Its nice when someone can use my ideas.
     
  28. Tomastudor
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    I have tackwelded the exhaust system, a 2.5" stainless system with Magnaflow mufflers.
    Then a friend at work do the final tigwelding.
    I have also removed the flange on the headers and installed v-band clamps, I like them, they are easy to connect and dont leak.
     

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  29. Tomastudor
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    And now I have relocated the battery in my Willys from under the the hood to behind the passenger seat.
     

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  30. Tomastudor
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    I have made a fuel filler neck from a Hooker 2 1/4" header tube for my Ford gas tank.And for gas cap I have bought one for a Volvo PV 444 .
    And made a cover for it.
     

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