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Re: Grand Willys project


Not much to show this week as been stripping down the 48 cab. Was so much harder as had extra welds where the 58 didn't and far more spot welds too. Don't know if it had some thing to do with the change of ownership when Willys Overland merged with Kaiser-Frazer Corporation which then traded as Willys Motors in 1953?


Can see this cab has extensive rust in the lower quarter panels on both sides. Fortunately the upper half was much better. Even the 58 cab is rusted here but not as badly so will repair those.


I have been looking at where I will add extra width to the grille and bonnet. This example they have added 5" each side extra between the headlights and the grille. Makes the grille look a bit too tall and skinny in my eyes.


The other thing is if done this way as the grille stays stock width and will cover about 5" of the radiator core from the donor I will be using.


On this one they have added 10" only to the grille area which changes the grille slots from 8 to 12. I think it looks too wide now and is more than the radiator needs as well so a lot of airflow passes by the sides.


So I am thinking of going some where between the two examples. Adding 2" next to the grille and only 2 extra slots in the grille to make 10, which is actually the same number the 48 cab had stock, just narrower ones. The photochop I show has the 10 slots now but have not added the extra 2" each side next to the grille in it. I will also be adding a total of just under 9" to mine rather than 10".
The only problem this gives is that it is a lot harder to add the extra to the bonnet/hood which must be added in the same spot. So rather than just one weld seam each side, will have to add 2 for a total of 4 full length welds running down the bonnet. That is a lot of heat to control to stop the whole lot buckling.
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:35 AM
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The bottom picture looks the best to me for grille setup
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Re: Grand Willys project

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Bottom is best!! Dont worry i have faith tht you will choose the best looking/functioning way to do this and i have plenty of faith that you can handle the task!
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Re: Grand Willys project

Thanks for the input.
Thinking also with the 2" extra next to the grille that the headlight needs to be moved back into the middle so it is equal distant like stock between the outside edge and the grille. More work but it can be the little things that make a difference in the end.
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That last picture I also reduced the height of the roof above the gutter line. Some thing I am planning to do as well.
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Re: Grand Willys project

So I had the pleasure of going to Marcus's house last weekend and seeing the famous old "GOJEEP" and the now famous "Grand Willys Project"! .... It looked good in the pictures but OMG! ... To see it in the flesh is just awe inspiring! ... Marcus's attention to detail is phenomenal, but what rally gets me is the fact that when he builds or modify's something for the project, he is thinking 10 steps ahead and taking into account what he can do to tie things in together. I just do something and ten steps later go "bugger, I should have done this that way!" .... Marcus won't have that problem! ... Thank you for your time and the opportunity to see your work Marcus. ... I'm now already brewing up ideas for a project of my own!
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So I had the pleasure of going to Marcus's house last weekend and seeing the famous old "GOJEEP" and the now famous "Grand Willys Project"! .... It looked good in the pictures but OMG! ... To see it in the flesh is just awe inspiring! ... Marcus's attention to detail is phenomenal, but what rally gets me is the fact that when he builds or modify's something for the project, he is thinking 10 steps ahead and taking into account what he can do to tie things in together. I just do something and ten steps later go "bugger, I should have done this that way!" .... Marcus won't have that problem! ... Thank you for your time and the opportunity to see your work Marcus. ... I'm now already brewing up ideas for a project of my own!
Thanks for the kind words mate and great meeting you. Glad you feel like taking on another project too.
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