The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Kiwi Kev, Apr 22, 2012.
Nice work, someone will be very happy to own this.
Great job on the Willys! Sure ought to get decent money for it!
Another great build Kevin,you say your not into perfection but you have perfected what a hot rod Willys truck looked like in the 60's.None of them were perfect then but they played a big part of what drag racing is today.It was a era that brought a lot of people together,old and young alike loved to see those Willys,Austins and Anglias battle it out every weekend at the local track.Thanks for taking the time to post all your great pictures of your build start to finish.Again a Great job,you should not have a problem selling this one...
Kev, the last pic of the truck in the garage is a great looking pic. I know I have probably have asked this before but what are the dimensions of the inside of your garage.
Thanks for the kind words guys and thanks to the people who PM'd me with Ebay info.
enloe.... My garage is 38x 17 including the bathroom. The enclosed carport on the side is 38x 11.
Here is an engine shot. Just running a stock distributor and funky quadrajet to fire it up. We rigged up the electric gas pump to a gas can and ran it a little longer. Sounds pretty awesome and when you give it a big rev it really rocks the truck.
Here are a couple of trucks I really like that provided a little inspiration....
And here is one that ran a Big Block Chevy just to show my engine choice is not out of line. Of course they never ran them in the early 60's.
Lookin' good KK!
Do you know if that BB Ford powered Willys PU with the deep blue paint,goldleafed striping and Cragars still around out there?
It is still around and I believe still owned by Bill Burch. I saw it at Bakersfield a few years back and it was looking as mean as ever. Bill and his truck would make an excellent story for Rodders Journal. Same owner for so many years and an awesome machine.
Thank you,Kev! That was one hot rod that inspired me-Your truck looks awesome and sits right!
Damn, the one with the Cragars is sooooo right! I've never been a gasser guy or even a Willys guy, but your makin' me think bad thoughts Kev.
Kev, I've often wondered why these guys seem to idolize you on this site.. Well after reading this thread, I know why... you do awesome work man... awesome work... your eyecrometer is perfectly calibrated... and your skill is top notch... Keep it up pal...
Oh, I know it's been a little while, but I hope your hands are good as new after the surgeries.... I've got a touch of Carpal Tunnel in either hand and it sucks !!
Thanks for that. I have a mate who is trying to fab up a pair of sides for a '40 Ford pickup, and he looking for ideas on how to achieve a good look. Thanks again
To find out how much it will cost to list it, do exactly that, but dont finalize the listing, you get a price before it goes live.
Michael037....I forgot to mention, you have to roll the panels before putting any bends in them or they won't go through the bead roller.
Took it to the scales today to have it weighed. 2180 pounds but it will weigh more when complete. Still needs brakes, converter, windows, battery, driveshaft, alternator etc. I suspect it will still come in well under 3000 pounds.
awesome, looks like it's ready for action, Kev!
It Looks great and sits perfect...
Outstanding! A silk purse from a soys ear ...
The Willys PU looks menacing! You have quite a way with Willys..
2180 ? Dude that is freaking light, my truck feels like 4000 when pushing it by hand...lol
Man I wish I could afford that thing. I guess I will buy another Lottery ticket today and keep on hoping
Man,the truck has turned out nice. HRP
The picture of the el camino and willys looks like a picture taken in the late 60's. You have done a super job. Truck sits perfect. The bed is awesome
Could you please not post pictures with Palm trees in them? The damn Willy's make us jealous enough!
I would love to have that Willys!!! Great job,Kev.
Super nice Willys,looks mean and fast just as it sits.
I just found an original '33'-34 Willys pickup bed. I haven't comapred photos yet to see if it is the same as the later models.
Wow !!! What a great pic. Its like turning water into wine. Kevin, this truck is so bad ass that you just raised the price of sedan bodies. !!!!!!!!
If I were to keep the truck I would run some other wheels I have so I thought I would try them on for size just to see how it looks. 15x4 Crestlines and 15x10 Halibrands.
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