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Willys Gasser build pics....from the 60's

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kiwi Kev, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. ro51_hemi
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
    Posts: 263

    from York,Pa

  2. scrape
    Joined: Sep 22, 2003
    Posts: 1,131


    dang thats cool....
    is it tha pics or is the color a little more red????
  3. 64Cyclone
    Joined: Aug 30, 2009
    Posts: 1,496


    Wow. In some groups you get slammed for reviving old threads....thanks for keeping this one going.
  4. plodge55aqua
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
    Posts: 1,710

    from Alberta

    Outstanding Pictures.. :eek:
  5. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,929

    from DFW USA


    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.
  6. 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!
  7. nutajunka
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
    Posts: 1,466


    Awsome! What more can a person say?
  8. Clutched
    Joined: Oct 14, 2008
    Posts: 230


    Wow that is so rad! cant wait to see what Kevin has to say about the car.
  9. That would be like finding a Willy's like that for about 11 grand these days. :eek: Don't you just want to kick yourself?
  10. 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.






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  11. Byron Crump
    Joined: Jun 13, 2001
    Posts: 1,855

    Byron Crump

    I don't think eleven grand would touch that in today's world.

    I would have one by now if it did.
  12. c57heaven
    Joined: Feb 22, 2008
    Posts: 538


    Thanks for the story with pics. Feeling ill here today and this sure made me feel a bit more energized.
  13. Solospeedshop
    Joined: Jan 27, 2009
    Posts: 519


    Hey Kev!
    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
  14. Slim Pickens
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
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    Slim Pickens

    You guys are NUTS! So cool. Old threads never die. Thanks.
  15. 55xgasr
    Joined: Aug 2, 2007
    Posts: 175


    Seen recently at the SOLO Speed Shop hangout - think he goes by the name "HAPPY".........Vic that's one CQQL dude.

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  16. the shadow
    Joined: Mar 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,104

    the shadow

    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!
  17. Solospeedshop
    Joined: Jan 27, 2009
    Posts: 519


    Hey Shadow!
    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!
  18. swilly572
    Joined: Feb 3, 2007
    Posts: 100


    Great thread!!! I can't wait to build one myself. Almost finished with a 55' post gasser, Willys someday...
  19. CalGasser
    Joined: Apr 11, 2005
    Posts: 793


    Hey Shadow,

    We have four seasons here too - fire season, flood season, earthquake season and of course, the riot season...:eek: Like Bill said, load up a U-haul and come help us pay the high taxes!

  20. must85
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 45


    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
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  21. Cshabang
    Joined: Mar 30, 2004
    Posts: 2,458


    yeah...thats Kevs old 56...i dont have info but im sure he'll chime in...bad ass car indeed
  22. must85
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 45


    that pic made me sell my malibu to build a 56 2dr sedan that pulls the tires on the street .
  23. From May 1986 New Zealand Hot Rod magazine...........23 years ago:eek:. DAMN time flies when you're getting old!


  24. Rocket88NZ
    Joined: May 7, 2007
    Posts: 161


    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.
  25. wlspdshop
    Joined: Jun 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,585

    from Missouri

    Kev...Why do all your cars yank the front wheels....:D
  26. must85
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 45


    that is one bad ride
  27. I'll have one of these ...poster size please...
    Joined: Oct 23, 2004
    Posts: 165


    Hey Kev,

    Great photos!

    GASSER Magazine
  29. 333 Half Evil
    Joined: Oct 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,440

    333 Half Evil

    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!!!!
  30. 55xgasr
    Joined: Aug 2, 2007
    Posts: 175


    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.

    Thanks buddy!

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