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

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

  1. landseaandair
    Joined: Feb 23, 2009
    Posts: 4,385

    from phoenix

    Gotcha, and one more "hope you get well soon!" from me as well.
  2. willysgasser40
    Joined: Jan 5, 2008
    Posts: 153

    from Illinois

    Its no fun to be hurting , I know a few people who had the surgery to fix CTS & they were happy with the outcome !
    Kind regards .
  3. koolkemp
    Joined: May 7, 2004
    Posts: 6,008


    I had this done about 6-7 yrs ago Kev, on both hands as well...its been back for a few yrs now same ol' numbness and pain, alot of pain for no gain, and my hands have never gotten to the strength I had before the surgury...I certainly hope you have better success than I did ......
  4. Old Roadster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2006
    Posts: 612

    Old Roadster

    Hey Kev, My wife had both hands done about 20 years and she is a Baker and she never has had a problem since. Also had a trigger finger fixed and again no problems.
    You will be fine.
  5. Hey Kev, good luck with the surgery. When will you be back to work? I need to get some longer Ladder bars made for my '55.
  6. ffr1222k
    Joined: Nov 5, 2009
    Posts: 1,061


    Good luck with your surgery Kev

    Your garage looks awesome!

    I am really enjoying this build.
  7. Crease
    Joined: May 7, 2002
    Posts: 2,879


    Impressive work, sir!
  8. Xdrag48
    Joined: Mar 1, 2009
    Posts: 465


    I wish you well with the surgery.I have been putting it off about a year now.I know it works,my neighbor had both of his done, one then the other after the first one healed.He is a welder by trade and is doing great now...

  9. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,345

    from California

    Building all this cool stuff with an injured hand.....100% respect. Good luck with the surgery my friend.
  10. drumyn29
    Joined: Feb 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,603


    GO TO A CHIROPRACTOR BEFORE SURGERY!! Our spine is like a frame of a car and if one bracket(vertebrae) or wire(nerve) is offset it screws the whole system up. Surgery rarely works, it's just a way for doctors too keep makin the mercedes payment.
  11. drumyn29
    Joined: Feb 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,603


    Of course i could be wrong, good luck with the surgery.
    Joined: Mar 26, 2009
    Posts: 249

    from fresno

    Wow kev! !!! Talk about turning water into wine! !!!
  13. 29ToyA
    Joined: Oct 29, 2010
    Posts: 413


    Looking great!

    Good luck with your hands.
  14. Von Hartmann
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 971

    Von Hartmann
    from Byron, IL

    Good luck one the surgery Kev. The truck looks awesome. I have wondered what it would take to do this with sedan parts, so it's cool to see this come together step by step.

    World's Fastest Kev!
  15. Spent a day doing yard work at my mother in law's house, she gave this statue to my wife. After sitting it in the back yard I was walking into the house when I turned and looked and she seemed to be saying "Have faith, you will get there".

  16. Thanks for all the hand comments guys, surgery is not until June..

    I have spent a lot of time on this cab so far and there is still a hell of a lot of work to do. It would be far better to start with a good sedan body. I am going to have a lot of hours in the floor, firewall and cowl. Not to mention the back of the cab and doors. I feel a little frustrated with the slowing progress but I just have to keep chugging along and one day I will be looking at a solid cab.

    I got the back all welded up. Gas welded and hammered flat as I went.




    I got the brake pedal/MC mount figured out.....


    Last edited: May 8, 2012
  17. Kramer
    Joined: Mar 19, 2007
    Posts: 908


  18. " keep the faith brutha "
  19. Hey Kevin, when do you think that you can make me some longer Ladder Bars for my '55?
    I asked you a few days ago but I guess that you didn't see it. I don't need them right away so it can be way after the surgey.
  20. Robert....PM'd ya.
  21. koolkemp
    Joined: May 7, 2004
    Posts: 6,008


    My chiroprator where I used to live told me not to have the surgury, that he could do a better fix...I should have listened to him lol!
  22. woodbox
    Joined: Jul 11, 2005
    Posts: 1,111


    Hey Kev, Good luck with the op's. I had both mine done a couple of years thing ever! Now I can sleep right through the night, eat a meal without stopping for an interval, drive more than 20 minutes! You won't regret it.
    Nice work on the truck too.
  23. zibo
    Joined: Mar 17, 2002
    Posts: 2,346

    from dago ca

    Good to see you're back at making gold out of all your scraps!

    A couple months ago I met the owner of this willy's pickup.
    A guy named Mike.

    Anyway I think it'll be a hit.
    Remember that you're building it to sell!

    Good luck with the hand too.

    exterminator likes this.
  24. Old Roadster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2006
    Posts: 612

    Old Roadster

    That's always been my favorite Willy's Just mean the way it sits. West Coast Willys club
  25. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,022


    More Koolness from Kev-land, your stuff is always so tough I think they named Kevlar after you! One of my pals had a pickup he ran in stock 4-banger class at the drags in 57-58, he won sometimes because he was the only one in his class untill that fateful day the model A showed up sporting that 2-barrel carb, no trophy that day! Just amazing work buddy, thanx for sharing this insighful build. In awe again. ~sololobo~
  26. kingpins
    Joined: Apr 27, 2009
    Posts: 623


    awesome work!
  27. sanfordsotherson
    Joined: Mar 21, 2005
    Posts: 950

    from So. Cal.

    Must be somethin' in the air in Ventura.....Incredible work!
  28. Ok this is just plain cool.
  29. 41 Dave
    Joined: May 23, 2005
    Posts: 2,594

    41 Dave

    Kev, You are sure the King Of Creativity ! That pickup is going to be one mean Hot Rod. Wish you all the best when you put it up for sale.

    Keep the updates a coming.

  30. drumyn29
    Joined: Feb 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,603


    Kevin you are a man of your word!

    Now I can say that Kevin Perry helped my willys coupe build, much appreciated.

    I would love to side by side race you someday, to bad there aren't any california race tracks left.

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