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Unread 07-07-2011, 10:21 PM   #16
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Oh my lord that is the greatest thing i've ever seen. very jealous.

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Unread 07-08-2011, 11:59 AM   #17
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Beastly willys, I like it!
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Unread 07-08-2011, 04:39 PM   #18
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Awesome looking Willys man. You should check out http://www.kaiserwillys.com/ I've gotten parts from them for the 51 Willys project I'm working on. They are always really helpful. There is a link to my project in my sig.
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Unread 07-08-2011, 05:17 PM   #19
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Awesome looking Willys man. You should check out http://www.kaiserwillys.com/ I've gotten parts from them for the 51 Willys project I'm working on. They are always really helpful. There is a link to my project in my sig.

Lol. As a matter of fact I just called them around 2:00 pm today. They have been very helpful, as a matter of fact, I found them about a month ago. I've ordered chome emblems, rear leaf springs, glove box liner, door bottoms, ect. If it wasn't for them I wouldn't be a enthusiastic about doing this rebuild, I hate searching for parts, they made it much easier.
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Unread 07-08-2011, 05:21 PM   #20
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Best thread ever. This is the exact reason that a Forum like this NEEDS to exist. Seeing this makes me wish I had a Willys of my own. Can't wait to see what you do to bring this thing back to glory, my friend!

Best wishes from Boston! I'm crawled!

Thanks for the compliment. I'm trying to work this thread so anyone who follows it can feel the change from bad to good through the pictures. Hopefully the pictures will be detailed enough to feel the process.
Also to help build someones confidence if they also come up against the same issues. Perhaps enlighten them on choices of how to correct a mess like mine.
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Unread 07-08-2011, 05:55 PM   #21
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Back to the drivers side just behind the cab, no better that the passenger side. This is gonna suck trying to repair the main frame with the crossframe riveted in place, do I hear a drill and grinder in the near future??



Eearlier I mentioned the gas tank, this ones out a 72 Monte Carlo and you'll notice the neck shortened. I know anyone redoing a Willys truck probably has a gas tank issue, here's one possible way to solve your problem. It took alittle bending and shaping of 1/8 steel. Once the bottom straps were holding the tank right where I wanted, the tops were easier to shape. Remember, I'm flashing back 26 years here......
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Unread 07-08-2011, 06:17 PM   #22
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that ****'s sick!
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Unread 07-09-2011, 07:13 PM   #23
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im in and very excited to watch this one!!!

thanks for sharing
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Unread 07-09-2011, 09:37 PM   #24
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I certainly appreciate the enthusiasm, I'll keep posting as the project moves forward.

Question...What does it mean to crawl a thread? I'm good at metal fabrication, but this computer stuff, I'm lacking at times.

I've got one more in the gas tank area. This one is showing the hand fabricated straps. For most viewing this, it doesn't mean much. For those looking for an alternative to the original... here we go.
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Unread 07-09-2011, 10:08 PM   #25
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Please let me know if you are in need of a 32 year old son. You would have no financial responsibility , but I would require a truck like yours... Dad


Awesome truck keep the pics coming!
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Unread 07-09-2011, 10:18 PM   #26
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Question...What does it mean to crawl a thread? I'm good at metal fabrication, but this computer stuff, I'm lacking at times.
It's like giving the thread a thumbs up. When it gets enough, it will show up on the home page of JF. Looks like you already made it there.
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Unread 07-10-2011, 06:30 PM   #27
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Thank you jeepinvader, I made it...I how cool is that.

Looking through some past photos I saw this one. reminds me of the times my dog killed something and was so proud that it posed by it to show it's accomplishment. Same here, this is the life of the ole' truck, "that's a good girl, hauling all that firewood". I just want to walk up and rub the top of it's fender.


Ok, let's get back to the build. Looking at this pic tells a couple stories. 1) The problem with this area on the lower part of the frame where the original rubber axle stopper was bolted to the frame. Once again, it captured and held all the corrosive crud. 2) Notice a piece of flat welded to the bottom of this area, years ago someone saw the weak area and welded that flat there to at least add some strength. (raising my hand). 3) look at the vertical frame, the rust has eaten it's way into the frame and some pinholes are starting to come through the other side. Very thin in this area. 4) Look to the left of the pic. Rust plays no favorites, it even ate it's way into the shock mounting bracket.
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Unread 07-10-2011, 06:40 PM   #28
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Great pic up there of the Willys in the back yard. I just got finished stacking 3 cords of wood this weekend for my woodstove. And congrats on making the front page of JF!
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Cleaning this thing up is similar to a slightly abused pornstar throwing on a bunch of makeup to try to hide her eternal scars, but I think she doesn't look too bad
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Unread 07-10-2011, 07:42 PM   #29
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Awesome truck, very jealous!

Just wondering, do you live in Salem? I try to make 1 or 2 trips a summer to Montauk State park near Licking. I know the park's address is actually Salem, Mo. My Grandpa has a house near the park so I'm kinda familiar with the area.
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Unread 07-10-2011, 08:21 PM   #30
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There is a 48 Willys Truck for sale near me and this thread has me thinking about buying it... I have no idea what one of these this is worth... but the looks of one lifted and aggresive tires is priceless... keep the updates coming
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