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Update on "saved" willys coupe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JimSibley, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. JimSibley
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
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    I have been beatin on this thing for what seems like forever. It is made from the remains of an old racecar and 3 sedans. A lot of people asked for update pics so heres the latest.This car is all steel, and lining up the sheetmetal was not easy. Now starts the LONG process of blocking primer. please view my other posts for more info.
     

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  2. 36C8
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    Nice work, Jim! Did you replace those rear fenders, or hammer em?
     
  3. rustyparts
    Joined: Jan 3, 2005
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    from Clinton,Mt

    Holy cow man, are your bones sticking out of your fingers.
     
  4. JimSibley
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
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    We used just the first 3 inches from the body, from there out we made them and rolled a lip to make the bobbed fenders it has now.. the fronts were worse.They were narrowed way to much back in the day, and we added 4 inches from a set of model A fenders to them to get them back in shape.
     

  5. Excellent job.love it already!What motor you got in mind?You staying with the gasser look?
     
  6. Jim you truly are a man with awesome talent.
     
  7. Dirty2
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    Nice ! Very nice.
     
  8. deuceguy
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    Nice job saving what likely would have rusted into oblivion.
     
  9. SaltCityCustoms
    Joined: Jun 27, 2007
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    Good job on saving what others would have scrapped instead of passing on to somebody more talented/dedicated than them.
     
  10. Countn'Carbs
    Joined: Nov 8, 2006
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    from CO

    Incredible. Great Work!!

    -CC-
     
  11. Firecracker
    Joined: Aug 6, 2007
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    Nice job dude! Man, I would have never had the skills to bring something like that back. Maybe one day, but i'm only building my first rod right now, so I won't be pulling anything like that off for a while. Can't wait to see it when you finish. I would also like to know what motor you're droping in it
    Cheers,
     
  12. Evel
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    1. 60s Show Rods

  13. JimSibley
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
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    The motor is a 354 hemi. i have a 671 blower and dual quads for it as well.
     
  14. Malcolm
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    from Nebraska

    WOW!! Mr. Sibley does it again!!

    Great work, man.

    Malcolm
     
  15. racer756
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    I don't think awesome is a stong enough word.
    Great job.
     
  16. GassersGarage
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    How about "MIRACLE WORKER", you are definitely the man.......:D
     
  17. turdytoo
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    It tells me to quit complaining,shut up,keep head down, and get back to work. You set a high standard, Thumbs up.
     
  18. Ken Carvalho
    Joined: Dec 22, 2004
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    Jim hard to describe how bad that car ACTUALLY was, isn't it? Guys you have NO idea, How far this car has come!! Wish I had more free time to go watch,I have so much crap going on and my measley internet escapades are all I get, to watch Jim in action and I am only 45 minutes away...Ken
     
  19. Tony
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    The work you have done look's GREAT, and that's a major understatement..
    It already look's badass, and with a blown HEMI.......can't wait til it's finished..
    NICE JOB!

    Tony
     
  20. squigy
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
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    Wow,damn that is some nice work! Good save!
     
  21. 18n57
    Joined: Jun 29, 2007
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    Great job!! You are, obviously, one of a small group of people who has the skill, the ambition, and the determination to pull off a rescue like this!! There are sooo many people out there who think they would like to be "hot hodders", but they have no damn clue how much hard work it takes. I love to see the results of someone's hard work and I don't mean opening the boxes the UPS man delivers!! If it was easy everybody would do it!!
     
  22. crapshoot
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    wow nice work keep it up
     
  23. el Scotto
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    from Tracy, CA

    That is sooooo cool!!! Congrats, that is one bad mamma jamma!!!
     
  24. ShakeyPuddin55
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    This is what that Willys needs!

    [​IMG]
     
  25. JimSibley
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    Is it for sale, or are you just teasin me?
     
  26. ShakeyPuddin55
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  27. I could use a before and an after photo to email to every ass that writes whining about why this car or that car can't be restored. Good work!
     
  28. Old Roadster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2006
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    Great work,and It's got to have that Hemi. Willys and a Hemi mean machine. Keep us posted.
     
  29. noboD
    Joined: Jan 29, 2004
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    Jim, the top left pic doesn't look too good. This would be the poster car for anyone that says a hotrodder ruined another good car. Excellant work!!
     
  30. Sinister
    Joined: Jan 19, 2004
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    from Oregon

    That thing looks great Jim. After helping you and Ken weld up his car body from a pile of rusted, folded, left-overs I have no doubt in my mind that for you anything is possible. The impossible just takes a little longer.

    Do you have any plans on another HAMB get-together at your place before we get burried in snow? I promise to stay off your english wheel.

    C H I P
     

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