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Projects Willys PU build....from sedan panels.

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Kiwi Kev, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. I am so glad you are happy with it Ray! I'm sure some things will get changed over time and I can't wait to see how it looks when it's race ready. Here are a few more pics for the thread.....

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  2. paco
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    I'm still stunned that this wasn't actually a pick up right from the get go ...

    Good luck with it & have fun.
     
  3. 9sectruck
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    Safe and sound in it's new surroundings.
    Thanks to Rays Classics in San Francisco for getting it unscathed to me.
     

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  4. Nice to see it here in Blighty. I really like that tailgate logo.

    BTW - the bench in the garage door is a great space saving idea.
     
  5. COUPES
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    lol does the bench double up as a bar? Great to see your new ride Ray. Will look forward to seeing what you do with it.
     
  6. ME.GASSER
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    Ray,
    You sly devil you. Big congrats on your purchase.
    Wanda
     
  7. Gassy
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    Great truck. How did you ever keep that one a secret? Hope you have loads of fun with it.
     
  8. Now I want to build one......
     
  9. englishhemi32
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    awesome, another cool gasser in England, gonna race in the circus?
     
  10. 3day
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    Cool truck, looking forward to seeing it in the flesh
     
  11. zibo
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    Cool to see it will be raced.
    Make sure to update!
    TP
     
  12. Eastern raider
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    Checked her out today and got to sit in her. Wow!
     
  13. 9sectruck
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    Wanda,
    Couldn't let you and Larry have all the fun.:)
     
  14. ME.GASSER
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    Welcome to the Willys family Ray.
     
  15. oldnosname
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    hello ray , ray here in san fransisco glad to hear everything went according to plan at thamesport the breif period of time i had it here at my place it caused quite a sensation & could easily have been sold several times over , only to glad to help thought i,d show you a picture of my 41 coupe at famoso last year its all steel 440 mopar power & i,ve owned it 32 yrs this year , hope to be over in sept maybe i,ll see you & the truck at the hotrod drags at shaky cheers RAY in san fransisco
     

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  16. paco
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    A shame it left our country but ... it is what it is ...good luck with it.
     
  17. You would be truly shocked if you knew how much old iron leaves the USA every month. Sometimes the stuff gets more love overseas than it does at home.
     
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  18. paco
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    I don't doubt it ... just hate to see them go. I let a HD custom rigid go to Finland that I built a few years back cause the coin was right. Just hate to see them leave - ANYWAY.

    I can see why people want your finished products Kewi Kev ... super workmanship. If I had the cash I would have bought it myself!
     
  19. 9sectruck
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    Just think of it as pay back for all the Anglias,Thames and Austins that came the other way :)

    It'll be far better off away from all that California sunshine, just gotta keep it dry.
     
  20. Mart
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    Looking at that gives me the Willys.
     
  21. paco
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    OK ... no more sun shine on the truck! Good luck with it & enjoy!! Not hating - wish I had the coin to get it myself ... not just to keep it here but cause it's a kick ass ride. Don't blame you one I-otta.
     
  22. 40WILLYSCRAZY
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    I hope you enjoy the living hell out of the willys pickup. If it wasnt for kevin, those body panels would still be in my back yard doing absolutely nothing.. Bryan...
     
  23. The mystery is over, make sure and post some track footage when you get it there. I'm also glad to see that you will be racing it as it should be !
     
  24. 9sectruck
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    Thanks, will update on here once I get stuck into it.
    Glad to see your truck went to a good home.

    Am enjoying it already just sitting in the garage and can't wait to get out on the track, will be next year though as got some upgrades to do.
    Don't think many people would have the vision to do what Kevin did with that pile of parts.

    Hope to get some footage of the front wheels in the air sometime in the future.
    Love your build thread, I think we have a mutual friend from Canada :D
     
  25. Thought I would add a few pics since I've collected a few more parts for the orange/purple body.

    This is the frame I have, I also have rear frame rails to add and leaf springs.

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    We muscled the cab into my mini junkyard and sat the body on the frame where it will now sit for many years.

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    My friend Bryan from Fresno hooked me up with a Chevy PU cab that I could cut the back off of for the future conversion.

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    He also hooked me up with an N.O.S. pair of fiberglass Willys PU rear fenders.

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  26. 9sectruck
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    The magic begins again then Kev. :D
    I'll be progressing on the original one soon, would you prefer if it was on another thread?
    Can't wait to get started.
    Ray
     
  27. Ray, I hope you will keep it on this thread. Seems like a natural progression.
     
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  29. t_wood_08
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    Kev awesome work! I love following these kind of threads! I can't wait to see one eventually on the new sedan/pickup! Congrats 9sectruck!
     
  30. paco
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
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    I'll follow this one to the end too!

    Great re-gifts too - that's a friend.

    I dig the reporpose of parts to make these. I have now been more aware of these out my way ... just in case.
     

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