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Re: Grand Willys project

In case anyone is interested, the little puppy is growing up.
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We got any updates or photos of the project?
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Re: Grand Willys project

This is now the second rail I have been working on and thought I would show a bit that I didn't with the first.


This was where the major rust repair was and also has a stiffener plate fully welded in behind. Was straight before I started and had let it cool between welds.


A bit of gentle work in the press using 2-4 ton pressure only, and back straight again.
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PHEW!!! 42 minutes catching up with your build!

You're a master metal worker (and measurererer! lol) mate, no doubt about it.
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Re: Grand Willys project

Noticed you had been quiet for a while. Thanks for the comment.
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Re: Grand Willys project

very nice...
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Re: Grand Willys project

Quiet/busy. Same thing huh

But seriously mate, I know all the fellas here appreciate you posting your progress. Most of us would never dare take on such a project, because we simply don't have the skills! Teach us... Grasshopper!
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Re: Grand Willys project

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Don't have a drawing but found this photo recently that gives you a bit of an idea.


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Re: Grand Willys project

I can picture ZZ Top in a Jeep like the one posted above!
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Re: Grand Willys project


This is the way I am plugging the old holes, mainly from the frame rivets. Eastwoods sell these welder helpers with the handle holding the copper it. Comes with a few different end pieces for curves etc. You just place it under the hole and weld straight on top of the copper and it wont stick to it. I have only recently got these but just used a piece of brass for the same job the previous 30 years, but gets hot pretty quick so you have to clamp it instead. Even this handle covering started to melt after about 5 holes straight, so have to run it under a tap to cool it after that many in a row,
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Re: Grand Willys project

when i started reading this thread almost 2 hours ago i went thru about almost the first page and i was thinking to myself man this sounds like some shit only gojeep would do, i had to laugh when i actually looked at your screenname and said well that figures! I am alittle familure with your work via the naxja site. and was always in awe of your abilities now im just totally blown away, to see you take that grand apart down to the last nut and bolt like that is something i cant even imagine. i know this sounds stupid but i feel honored to have the opportunity to chat with you and have you read my comments. You sir ARE the man! Ive known people that can do alot of things but noone with the knowledge you have. Hell if I ever took a serious vacation id make sure it was to au. just so i could shake youre hand. just what you needed huh a fat 53 yr old jeep groopie. Keep on amazing us.....ken
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