The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kiwi Kev, Dec 14, 2006.
dang thats cool....
is it tha pics or is the color a little more red????
Wow. In some groups you get slammed for reviving old threads....thanks for keeping this one going.
I bet Kiwi was a little emotional seeing the old car after all these years, I know I would be. That is awesome. Always loved seeing the writeup on this car and all his other SoCal drag car builds/stories.
it really tripped me out seeing it driving at famosa! i havent seen this car since i was a kid, and it was around my area!
Awsome! What more can a person say?
Wow that is so rad! cant wait to see what Kevin has to say about the car.
That would be like finding a Willy's like that for about 11 grand these days. Don't you just want to kick yourself?
It was great seeing my old friend again after 19 years. Kinda strange really. I was a little nervous thinking I was gonna be embarrassed but it looked pretty good. It looked basically the same but a darker color. Different wheels, engine, trans', some roll cage mods, fuel cell, new dash and some little stuff but the basic roller is still the same. I was glad that the guy I sold it to raced it quite a bit at Goodguys meets in Nor Cal. I had a few flashbacks when I sat inside, alot of good memories! I'm glad it's in good hands.
I don't think eleven grand would touch that in today's world.
I would have one by now if it did.
Thanks for the story with pics. Feeling ill here today and this sure made me feel a bit more energized.
Thanks so much for coming to the Solo Speed Shop hang out. You & Vic made it a hit! Also tks for posting the cool pics, You gotta come back & hang out when you get the time. It's so cool to hear about the Orange Plus Willys first hand! Take Care! Bill
You guys are NUTS! So cool. Old threads never die. Thanks.
Seen recently at the SOLO Speed Shop hangout - think he goes by the name "HAPPY".........Vic that's one CQQL dude.
the car looks great the only problem is his wheels don't match....don't you have a set of slots you could sell him to complete the package!LOL
...ya know after reading this thread I have to say, every time I think I see something cool or attend a new nostalgia event or car show out here on the right coast I end up reading a post like this that reminds me that "we aint got sh*t" out here in the east!
were just a bunch of west coast wannabe's all we have is:
rain/snow/slush/short race & show seasons/ & RUST!
Grab A U-Haul Truck Load It Up & Move To The West! If You Get Lucky Enough To Move To CA You May Have A Earth Quake! Get In A Nasty Fire! & Possibly Get Involved In A Drive by Shooting All In One Day! LOL We Are Spoiled Out Here With Cool Cars! I Have Seen Some Very Cool Stuff From The East Also! Plans Are Orig Kidney Beans Frt Runners For Front & Leaving The Mag Americans On Back Of Orange Plus! Tks For The Interest!
Great thread!!! I can't wait to build one myself. Almost finished with a 55' post gasser, Willys someday...
We have four seasons here too - fire season, flood season, earthquake season and of course, the riot season... Like Bill said, load up a U-haul and come help us pay the high taxes!
i have this pic of a 56 that looks very similar to the one posted next to the willys is it the same car if so got any more info on it
yeah...thats Kevs old 56...i dont have info but im sure he'll chime in...bad ass car indeed
that pic made me sell my malibu to build a 56 2dr sedan that pulls the tires on the street .
From May 1986 New Zealand Hot Rod magazine...........23 years ago. DAMN time flies when you're getting old!
Must have been a tough call when you sold that one Kev. I love the pics of it in black primer on the trailer in the 60's build up pics.
Kev...Why do all your cars yank the front wheels....
that is one bad ride
I'll have one of these ...poster size please...
Damn man, this thread never gets old... Willys coupe is also my dream car...but the cost to buy one is way way beyond my reach. Kev, you are AWESOME man. I sure wish I would have been smart enough to take pictures of the stuff I have built/owned over the years as well as buddies rides. I think it was cool as hell to read that your willys was found, brought back out, and you got to see it again. GOOD STUFF!!!!
Thanks KIWI Kev......I got a nice surprise in the mail the other day: The original Kellison scoop that he removed when he went to the Garlits faux Injection setup. Also got the original KIWI Kev drilled clutch pedal to match the brake pedal. CQQL. The scoop will be some work to get grafted back on the hood/front but hope to have it done sometime in the future.
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