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Re: Grand Willys project


Well after 8.5 hours of driving we got to the place to pickup the new Willys.
Unfortunately water had got into the front drums and locked both wheels and there was not enough traction to drag at back far enough. So muscled the winch hard to drag it up onto the trailer.


Our stop last night on the way home from picking up the new Willys pickup. Slept in the back or the XJ and got a good 8 hours sleep and not cold at all given it is the middle of winter right now. Jeep pulled like a train and never missed a beat. Could just leave the cruise control on a 100 and never slowed. Used way less fuel than I was expecting to which saved another $150 odd dollars off the expected cost.


Thought this was the best way getting it off due to the locked front drums. Just lifted it up with the crane until just clear of the deck. Then rolled it off the end, using the winch to control the speed, and onto a pair of wheel skates.


Just left it in the drive though area into the workshop overnight until the car trailer was returned in the morning. New sign looks good above it.
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:18 PM
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:12 AM
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Re: Grand Willys project

cannot wait to see whats next!!
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Re: Grand Willys project

Just finishing off a part that I was working on before picking up the new Willys. Hate to leave bits half done if I can avoid it.


This is the mount for the upper wishbone as well as the coil over. It went from the Grand Cherokee uni-body frame to the inner guard. The right side of it was where the front guard bolted on.


As I cannot attach to the inner guard of the Willys due to having a separate frame, the two mounts will be braced across the engine bay to each other instead. So I cut off what was not needed but left an extra inch out from the coil over bolt area. This did make it look rather bad though with the pressed up part sticking out and open. Also the flared edge just terminates halfway along.


To improve the look of the pressed part that goes over the top of the shock pin, I decided the bring it down the same as the first half to close it up.


Flipped the pattern over making sure it was centred between the coil over bolt holes and at the same angle.


Using my new airsaw, cut the piece out


Continuing the flare along the edge was rather difficult as the HSLC steel has a 50% greater yield strength and requires 40% more force to form it. Even harder on the sections that were double thickness.
So I clamped it in my vice and then pushed the hole mount to flare it bit by bit. Did this over the whole edge around three times to get it where it matched the factory flare. When going back over, made sure it was always between where I clamped it last to make it smoother. Had to use a 18" shifter in some places too.


A small amount of hammer work was needed for the final finishing. Then arc welded the edge where it was double layered.


The top piece was pulled down and the end of it bent up a bit just using vice grips and hammering in the curve.


Welded the join closed except for the last bit which I could get the shape I was after yet as quite hard to move it cold. Hard to weld as the steel is galvanized and a bit thin for my arc welder, but very solid all the same.
While it was still hot from the welding, I was able to get the bend I was after using a cold chisel and hammering across where I wanted the bend and then peening over the edge just using a rod.


Can see here how it looks much better with the flare continued all round and the open end closed up.


The flaring of the edge also stiffens up the whole mount considerably which is why the factory did the first part which was not part of the inner guard.


Another small piece done ready to be attached to the new 1948 Willys frame I just got on the weekend. Just needs to be stripped and cleaned yet though and meet my engineers approval!
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Re: Grand Willys project


First thing to go was the aluminium tray which I sold off on eBay and brought the cost down on the Willys.


Unique body mounting system where all 4 corners are mounted with a coil above and below the chassis mount. Didn't stop this one from cracking anyway as these frames are so flexible. The other 58 model had the chassis mounts riveted on but ended up cracking the frame rail!


Rear wall is in rust free condition. This will be cut from this cab 7" wider than the section removed from the other cab to give me the wider cab and the small rear window I prefer.


The middle section from this cowl will also be cut 7" wider than the section removed from the other cab.
The doors will also be cut and added to the other cabs doors to make them 5.5" longer, (same percentage the cab is wider), for a stretch in over all cab length.
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looking great! you are moving at a fast pace than i expected!
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:11 PM
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Goin great..... bit on!
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Old 07-28-2011, 12:41 AM
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Nice work man! Keep it coming. The fabrication looks top notch! I have no doubts this will be a well oiled machine when its all said and done
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Re: Grand Willys project

HOLY MOLY are you ever one helluva fabricator! I love this project and look forward to seeing the final results!
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Thanks for the comments guys. Can't wait to show more construction pics rather than decontruction. Will be a bit of a delay though as leaving on Friday to go to Eastern Europe until mid September. A 12 country trip!
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Tiny update.
Managed a little time to clean out the cab and see what the condition of things were like.


Was surprised how well the seat cleaned up in the new Willys. Might be worth listing on eBay?
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still a great project! thanks for all the updates!
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