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post #631 of 671 Old 05-31-2020, 03:11 AM Thread Starter
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This is my actual license plate that I will be running on the Willys. I ordered these 2 days after I won the auction to buy the first Willys Truck back in 2007! Was a couple of months before I even got to see the Truck in the flesh for the first time, and 12 months before I brought it home. I wanted WILLYS but that was already taken, so we decided on WLLYS as was the closest. WILYS was also available, but thought people might think it was someone's name. I'd rather run no front plate but unfortunately have to. Which position do people prefer as we cannot decide?


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post #632 of 671 Old 05-31-2020, 07:41 AM
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Donít mount it underneath - it will get ripped off when you rock crawl the beast...

I agree with you on the need to have it there - seems like an afterthought in any of those places. Any way to recess it into the bumper? For me, the best place would be dead center, but then you would loose the Willyís logo there.
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I may be a bit biased, but even though a front plate is required here too as well, I don't run one on any of my vehicles (I hate how it detracts.

That said, I choose option 4.

(4 is where you Fab a mount for under the front bumper w/ a hinge set-up, where it can be down/ visible if you need it, but a quick push and it folds back and under/ out of the way, held up by a simple magnet or such, or even a small motorized unit!)

That way, when showing it or driving in a parade, it doesn't show. And if you ever do get pulled over for having no plate, you can claim the bracket 'brok/ bent' and tell the officer the story of how you built it all by hand, including the plate bracket, as you 'bend' it back into place (no way they write you a citation after that!)

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I agree I like options 4 something like the old school spring loaded ones they hid the gas cap behind I'm sure you can fab something up
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Of those options, I like 3 the best personally. Having the plate hanging as the lowest point on the front end always make it look like a weird afterthought to me, though I may be alone in that seeing as some vehicles come from the factory like that.
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Factory is above on the drivers side.
If going underneath, it would be a hinged mount for sure. Was thinking of a spring too, but then again, if it blows back under speed and the speed camera can't see it, doesn't sound too bad.
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It has to be this option 4 that everyone is talking about so it can be hidden when it isn't necessary. Can't you just set it on the dash when you are driving?

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I just made a bracket for the offset front. I'm not concerned about taking it off for shows. People here pinch plates so they can do drive offs without paying for their gas!

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Well you can see the Ankor wax is doing a great job! As winter has started here, the cold nights with no wind causes condensation to drip off where the clear roofing is.


Going to tackle fixing the rust pitting. The rust has already been treated but has turned black from the lanolin oil mixed with dust over the years. I can't just grind this down as the pitting is deeper than it looks and has it on the top side near the same spot too!


Being a Wagon bumper, this has rusted where the corner piece bolts on over the top of this.


I will fix every gouge and stone chip on the whole bar.


I'm using my TIG for all this as I want to keep it soft so it doesn't stay proud from being hard when I get down to fine sanding and polishing. Just using some 1.2mm mig wire as the TIG filler, or even a coat hanger for the bigger deeper pits!


After filling every rust pit I carefully ground and sanded the welds smooth keeping the original bumper thickness. Looks fine but can see the profile has flattened from the welding heat. The old DD hammer on the bench will be used to stretch the area back out again.


Used a profile gauge to make sure the shape was back again and then carefully filed just enough to show the low spots that you can see. These were then hammered up until all gone rather than just keep filing.


Where I had filled the rust pitting on the flanges, I used the long board sander to show any low spots. Can see one of the dull spots above the marker. I mark the spot so when I flip it over I know exactly where to hit the dent up.


Using a 7" disc sander and going through the grades I have removed most of the chrome but there is still a lot of nickel left. Even though it was OEM, there was no copper under that.


Can see the profile is much rounder in the welded area now, like the rest of the bar, than before the stretching was done. This is far enough now to show me I have hammered out all the dents and filled the chips and scratch damage gathered in the last 70 years! The big dents I hammered out already a number of years ago.


I drilled out the original mounting holes to take the front parking sensors. I removed the holders from the trashed donor bumper 10 years ago. This one was is damaged though so wouldn't mind some more if anyone has a 2005-2010 Grand Cherokee with a damaged bumper. I can not find anywhere that sell the holders separately for the front of the Jeep. To the left of the sensor is where I repaired the rust damage and has come up fairly well.


The rear sensors are chrome so will use those on the front bumper so it blends in better. Just need to get a couple more as there are only 4 sensors on the back and 6 on the front.


Has always annoyed me that the 'I' wasn't dotted!


So I put some conveyor rubber over the top of a matching crown stake and hammered the punch into the surface. I then hammered around the dot using the drilled rod from the back so only the dot was sunk in. Hammering the punch directly over the drilled rod from the start would have been better, but keeping it balanced in the right spot was too hard to do on my own.


Whipped up a licence plate holder out of some 3mm-1/8" plate and bent the tab in my press.


The thickness allowed me to drill and tap the holes for the button head retaining screws which were sanded flush at the back. The rear plate I had ordered full size.


I decided on fitting it in the factory drivers side position. Held in place with some Holden HQ bumper bar bolts.


I'm wondering if to buy some stainless plate and remake it. Worried stones coming off the tyres will chip it badly.


Bumper now finished and have just dropped it off at the chromers. They said all my repairs and preparation means no extra cost to get the chroming redone.

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Bumper now finished and have just dropped it off at the chromers. They said all my repairs and preparation means no extra cost to get the chroming redone.
I am sure the chromers loved getting something from you. You have already done all the work for them. Fantastic work as always.
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The dot on the i brings it all together. The total front end package really looks good, Marcus.
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The dot on the i brings it all together. The total front end package really looks good, Marcus.
I missed that... lol
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I get so caught up in the metalwork artistry that I forget how technologically advanced this build will be.

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Thank you for all the comments guys. Brings a smile to my face reading them.

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Wont be too many 1948 pickups trucks with front and rear parking sensors!

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Wont be too many 1948 pickups trucks with front and rear parking sensors!
I think my grandfather used to say he had a set in his '48, back in '48.

(pretty sure he was referring to my grandmother!)

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