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

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

  1. 9sectruck
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    Strange times everywhere at the moment, our racing season hasn't started yet and I'm beginning to wonder if we will turn a wheel in anger at all this year .
    On a brighter note I managed to get a sweaty old pair of 15" x 10" magnesium Halibrands, been dry stored for the last 25 years but in need of a bit of tlc.
    They'd been double drilled 5" & 4.75",
    only problem was the holes were a mess.
    I put them up on the milling machine and bored them oversize and counterbored into the face. 100" deep, then made some stainless steel top hat sleeves and pressed and loctited them into place. I've had them aqua blasted and given them a good coating with Gibbs, now just waiting for them to darken down. They're not pristine but the gnarly look will suit the truck perfectly.

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  2. 9sectruck
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    Trying to upload some pics but cant seem to atm.

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  4. Gassy
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    Those will look nice old friend. I have a pair in about the same condition. The stainless inserts really did the job on yours. Can't wait to see them on the truck.
     
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  5. Those look really nice. Good idea on sleeving the holes.
     
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  6. Congrats on the 9sec pass. That's a hard get... I'm sure KiwiKev approves.
     
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  7. 9sectruck
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    Thanks, we managed a couple of meetings towards the second half of last year and I lowered the et a bit more, its gone 9.93 now. Really pleased with that.
    The motors in pieces now for a check out and I've got a Dart block on its way over to England to make it a bit more bulletproof if I decide to run a bit more boost.


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  8. I love watching all the Gasser videos on Youtube. You guys have some great cars....
     
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  9. Xdrag48
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    They look good,nice job.
     
  10. Super Duty
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    Pretty badass like always Kevin
     

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