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Forward as well.
But can it not sit lower on the panel or are the seems being 'filled' 'leaded' ?
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Looking great! Keep up the great work!
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Forward as well.
But can it not sit lower on the panel or are the seems being 'filled' 'leaded' ?
Seam will be welded and then the flange cut off the back and planished smooth like the other side. The height shown has the bottom of the louver lined up with the top of the guard/bottom of the hood.

Should be back on to this project in a week as have caught up on my house renovations for the time being, but am currently building a triple set of ladder racks for my nephews work Ute. He has just come out of a coma after getting tetanus of all things!
Then will be going away into a couple of our deserts with my XJ and offroad camper over the Easter break.
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That explains that then. Thanks
Have a great trip
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Just doing a few odd jobs before hopefully getting back into the build after our Easter desert trip.

Kept having trouble getting the right hammer out of my container under the welding table. Was shocked to find out I had around 50 hammers and mallets in the workshop, not including others I keep in the garage, shed and house!


Feel much better now after getting them sorted and most hung up instead.
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Re: Grand Willys project

I might not have time to work on the project at the moment, but doesn't stop me thinking about things I need to sort out.
I had wheels picked out but have since found out that I'm not allowed to run them for the tyre size I have chosen. So now deciding on which ones to choose. They have to be a 17" wheel to clear the brakes and have a 7 or 7.5" width to suit the 235/80R17 tyres I want to run. The offset also needs to be at least +25, or 5" of back spacing, and have a 5 on 5", or 127mm, stud pattern. Want a more traditional look too and not modern.


These are the front runners right now as remind me a bit of the Willys Combat rims with the bolts around the outside.


This is the Combat rim showing the bolts around the outside so the two halves of the rim could be easily separated for tyre changes in the field.


I wanted to run the Centerline Smoothies to start with but cannot not get enough backspacing in the 17x7" wheel. So maybe something like these with a Willys centre cap?


These come in a couple of different hole shapes too.


Not sure if I like the covered nuts as might look too modern?


This maybe too plain?
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Re: Grand Willys project

You've put SOOOOO much work into this thing... Have you considered a custom wheel? Get someone to make EXACTLY what you want. (Though it might cost a bit).

I've thoroughly enjoyed following your work.

If I had the time and energy, I'd consider putting an old town wagon on a modern Ram.
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This chopped Willys Truck like mine gives you an idea of what the first lot of wheels would look like. I will be running a higher profile tyre, slightly wider than the front. Normal centre caps too.
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I looked into some custom made wheels but was quoted $975 each! Just beyond my budget I'm afraid. Will continue to look around for ideas in the mean time.


Most likely use a Willys Jeepster hub cap on where ever wheel I choose.
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Your project is a very impressive one, and although I've read a lot of the thread I want to go back and do an infill. I've personally gotten myself involved in a lot of projects since I was a young man in my dad's service station/garage, but nothing quite like this one. Good luck, and I look forward to your completion. However, if your like me you will have to sell it for it ever be completed!
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