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Old 06-16-2013, 11:03 AM
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Re: Grand Willys project

DROOL. wow I love your work!!!!! fantastic!!!!
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Thanks for taking the time to comment guys.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:03 AM
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Awesome progress. I get so excited every time I see an update!
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Most. Amazing. Build. Ever! I cannot get enough of watching this! You are a skilled craftsman.

Are you using a TIG welder on this or MIG or both?
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I was worried you guys would loose interest once the WK stuff was finished. Be a while before any more is used which will be the interior I guess.

Only used an arc and mig so far Ben. Don't own a tig but might buy one if the results of the panel welding are not good enough. Been 30 years since I used a tig though and that was on aluminium where I was just melting some mitred corners closed.
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Re: Grand Willys project

There is NO getting tired of this... It's just the opposite. You have a huge group of followers who are constantly checking in to see if anything new has been posted. It's an incredible project and you are a master craftsman. Please keep the updates coming!
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Got the front body mounts off as well and the floor stiffeners for under the doors. The other short ones go near the front of the cab from the sill stiffeners to the transmission tunnel. Thinking of adding another set from the other cab at the rear of the cab and use them for the body mounts.


Put a wire wheel in my grinder to clean away the paint to show up the spot welds in the roof gutter. Also showed up some rust as well. The other side had been repaired with a arc welder so will make removing the roof skin harder.


Roof all unpicked. So far the other roof skin looks better so hopefully be able to use more of that. I want to pancake the roof an inch or so anyway but also need to make it nearly 9" wider and 7-8" longer.


Looks like it has had a roof chop already. My plan is to lower the whole front and rear windows 2" not changing their height. Not sure if that is sectioning or a roof chop? The side window frames will end up 2" shorter as well which will make them the same height as the front windscreen. Was going to go 3" originally but worried it would look too low as widening the cab already lowers it visually.


First floor out. This one has a better floor but the firewall had been butchered for a V8 conversion. The other floor is rusted out but has most of the original firewall intact. Wont be needing them anyway.


To make the cab 9" wider, I will probably cut each side of the cowl vent on this 58 cab and use the outer corners. On the 48 cab I will cut 4.5" past each side of the vent and use the centre section. Then join them back together.


Not a lot left. Did find some rust that will have to be cut out above the door openings. It is 3 layers thick there for some reason and water has gotten in between when the gutter rusted out.
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Re: Grand Willys project

I thank you sir for the weekly update.

Outstanding.
Love it.
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Re: Grand Willys project

Good to hear you are still liking it.

Also just want to show the reason I am lowering the front windscreen verses chopping its height as well. There is such a big difference in the size of the front and rear windows compared to the ones in the doors, these cabs looks rather silly when you do a roof chop by cutting only in the window openings themselves. So by lowering the front and rear windows you bring the roof down without reducing their size. Works out well as my seats will be sitting lower as well.
Best way to show it with photos I think.


Above is what it looks like when you take a section out making all the windows smaller. To my eyes it makes the difference between the front and side windows even more obvious.


This one here the front window has been lowered and only the side windows shortened in height with the roof chop. Look at the difference in height between the top of the cowl vent and the bottom of the front window between the two to see where the section was taken out.
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I see where you're coming from on this,Marcus. I would definitely keep the center bar also. To me its an integral part of the "look" of the Willys.
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