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post #1 of 7 Old 04-16-2014, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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1948 Willys Wagon HELP

There wasn't a section for jeeps past the late 60's so I wasn't sure where to post this. BUT I am building a dragster out of a 1948 willys wagon that has been chopped and linked and all that. Anyways it has a chevy 350 small block that has been bored out to a 401. My question is if there are any members on here that are familiar with this set up that can direct me in the path of finding a radiator that will mount directly to the grill but still fit the 350. Yes I know that they make radiators that are for that specific jeep but none of them are 3 quart radiators and the outlets don't line up with the 350. I would love to keep it clean considering its a very pretty penny and the less hoses running all over the engine bay the better. The outlets on the block are on top of the block dead center but directed towards the driver side, and on the lower passenger side of the block if that helps. I believe the overall dimensions are 20x23. Any Help or suggestions would be appreciated.


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post #2 of 7 Old 04-16-2014, 11:45 PM
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Youre building a 1 off, the odds of someone here having done the same are slim. One of the bennies ofgoing custom is being able to spend all of your money.

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I agree that it is a unique build, just thought that if there was a forum to go to what better than jeep forum.

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True, but youre not really building a jeep anymore. Youre building a street rod with a willys body. Cool project imo and id like to see it but most folks here have experience in lifts, winches etc. some may call you names for chopping up a willlys in the first place youll probably have better luck asking in a custom car and street rod forum. Even if they dont have willys specific knowledge they probably know lots of places to get oddball parts.

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Why not just get ahold of one of the custom radiator makers and have it made? I would also like to see some pics!!

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Why not just get ahold of one of the custom radiator makers and have it made? I would also like to see some pics!!

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You may want to talk to your local radiator shop. Most can do in house custom coring and tank modifications.
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No custom radiator shop here in town. (Small town) I could have it custom fit yes but paying a grand for a radiator isn't very appealing. If I have to fork out the 600 bucks for a nice one and do some creative tubing I suppose I will. This is the jeep. The roof line on the body has had around 6 inches chopped and lowered, and the door handles shaved off and what not. It is my grandpas jeep and he has been working on it for a while now but unfortunately gave up about a year ago. He turned 70 years old this year and I'm doing what I can to make sure he gets a ride in it before it's too late.

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