Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Photo/Video > Members Rides

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #721  
Old 05-18-2014, 09:55 PM
New Member
My Jeep: 1963 CJ
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Austin & Corpus Christi, Texas
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Willys63 is on a distinguished road
Thumbs up Re: Grand Willys project

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!
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #722  
Old 05-19-2014, 06:12 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 838
Thanks: 1
Thanked 29 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 1658984
Gojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Grand Willys project

Quote:
Originally Posted by Willys63 View Post
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!
Thanks for the kind words. Fortunately I have never sold an uncompleted project, and don't intend to start any time soon!
__________________

__________________

My web site below:
www.go.jeep-xj.info

Invention is a combination of brains and materials.
The more brains you use, the less materials you need!
Reply With Quote
  #723  
Old 05-24-2014, 05:35 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 838
Thanks: 1
Thanked 29 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 1658984
Gojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Grand Willys project

In between doing jobs on the house and for family and neighbours etc, did find some time to spruce up the workshop a bit.



Some close up of the embossed signs.










Managed to collect the whole series and was surprised that a less common vehicle such as these even got to feature on some signs.
__________________

My web site below:
www.go.jeep-xj.info

Invention is a combination of brains and materials.
The more brains you use, the less materials you need!
Reply With Quote
  #724  
Old 05-26-2014, 07:53 AM
lll2for3lll's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2005 3.7L WK
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North Myrtle Beach, SC
Posts: 6,370
Thanks: 487
Thanked 71 Times in 68 Posts
Rep Power: 469816
lll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Grand Willys project

I say do black wheels and you can do a custom wheel and stay somewhat traditional. I honestly think a custom modern wheel will get more attention at car shows.
__________________
Jeep: 2005 WK | OME Lift Kit & 1.5 Rear Coil Spacers (3" of lift front & rear) | 255/75/17 BF Goodrich Mud Terrain KM1 on stock wheels (no spacers) | SCT Tuner with 93 Octane Tune | Fastman TB | K&N 77 Series | Pioneer 7" Double Din | Pioneer D-Series 6 Speaker Upgrade | Custom Rear Peek-A-Boo Camera | 5K TRS XB35 HID Bulbs & Mini Morimoto Retrofitted Projectors | Parking Lights Deleted | PIAA 510 in OEM foglight location modded for OEM foglight harness | 6K V-LEDS Reverse | 5K V-LEDS License Plate | 6K V-LEDS Interior | Custom Overhead Console Blue Ambient Light | LXHarness Complete Blue Interior Upgrade | 5% on top of 20% Tint & 50% on the whole windshield | Debadged
Bike: 2009 Yamaha Raven R1 | CrossPlane | Far from stock | Quicker/Faster than your SRT
Reply With Quote
  #725  
Old 05-26-2014, 10:29 AM
DerekH's Avatar
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 51
Thanks: 9
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 432
DerekH is on a distinguished road
Re: Grand Willys project

I'm thinking there's got to be a wheel manufacturer that will do a custom offset, without breaking the bank.

Heck, you can get a Foose wheel for $685:
Foose Wheels Imperial 2-Piece 17X7 Polished High Offset
__________________
2014 DURANGO R/T
Maximum Steel Metallic| AWD | Premium Nappa leather group | Captains Chairs | Uconnect 8.4 AN | Trailer Tow Group
Built 4/30/14 - 1C4SDJCT0EC501###
Reply With Quote
  #726  
Old 05-27-2014, 06:13 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 838
Thanks: 1
Thanked 29 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 1658984
Gojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Grand Willys project

Don't want a modern looking wheel as think it would look out of place. One made to look traditional with a modern twist however is what I think would suit. If I can get ones to run the Willys hub cap I think it would do well like I linked too from Wheelsmith.

Also just came across this and found it quite interesting how the truck was promoted in its day along with the other Willys models too.

__________________

My web site below:
www.go.jeep-xj.info

Invention is a combination of brains and materials.
The more brains you use, the less materials you need!
Reply With Quote
  #727  
Old 05-27-2014, 06:29 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 838
Thanks: 1
Thanked 29 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 1658984
Gojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Grand Willys project

Quote:
Originally Posted by DerekH View Post
I'm thinking there's got to be a wheel manufacturer that will do a custom offset, without breaking the bank.

Heck, you can get a Foose wheel for $685:
Foose Wheels Imperial 2-Piece 17X7 Polished High Offset
Don't mind these though from him.


Might look alright with a tall skinny tyre on them?
__________________

My web site below:
www.go.jeep-xj.info

Invention is a combination of brains and materials.
The more brains you use, the less materials you need!
Reply With Quote
  #728  
Old 05-27-2014, 06:46 AM
lll2for3lll's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2005 3.7L WK
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North Myrtle Beach, SC
Posts: 6,370
Thanks: 487
Thanked 71 Times in 68 Posts
Rep Power: 469816
lll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Grand Willys project

Why not keep everything traditional except the wheels?

I'd have to see those wheels on the truck to give a better opinion.
__________________
Jeep: 2005 WK | OME Lift Kit & 1.5 Rear Coil Spacers (3" of lift front & rear) | 255/75/17 BF Goodrich Mud Terrain KM1 on stock wheels (no spacers) | SCT Tuner with 93 Octane Tune | Fastman TB | K&N 77 Series | Pioneer 7" Double Din | Pioneer D-Series 6 Speaker Upgrade | Custom Rear Peek-A-Boo Camera | 5K TRS XB35 HID Bulbs & Mini Morimoto Retrofitted Projectors | Parking Lights Deleted | PIAA 510 in OEM foglight location modded for OEM foglight harness | 6K V-LEDS Reverse | 5K V-LEDS License Plate | 6K V-LEDS Interior | Custom Overhead Console Blue Ambient Light | LXHarness Complete Blue Interior Upgrade | 5% on top of 20% Tint & 50% on the whole windshield | Debadged
Bike: 2009 Yamaha Raven R1 | CrossPlane | Far from stock | Quicker/Faster than your SRT
Reply With Quote
  #729  
Old 05-27-2014, 06:49 AM
lll2for3lll's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2005 3.7L WK
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North Myrtle Beach, SC
Posts: 6,370
Thanks: 487
Thanked 71 Times in 68 Posts
Rep Power: 469816
lll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Grand Willys project

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gojeep View Post
Don't want a modern looking wheel as think it would look out of place. One made to look traditional with a modern twist however is what I think would suit. If I can get ones to run the Willys hub cap I think it would do well like I linked too from Wheelsmith.

Also just came across this and found it quite interesting how the truck was promoted in its day along with the other Willys models too.

Ok. I see what you mean.

If you think about it. The twist is under the hood. Lol.

Are you going to be chopping the truck? I think that discussion is far back in the thread.
__________________
Jeep: 2005 WK | OME Lift Kit & 1.5 Rear Coil Spacers (3" of lift front & rear) | 255/75/17 BF Goodrich Mud Terrain KM1 on stock wheels (no spacers) | SCT Tuner with 93 Octane Tune | Fastman TB | K&N 77 Series | Pioneer 7" Double Din | Pioneer D-Series 6 Speaker Upgrade | Custom Rear Peek-A-Boo Camera | 5K TRS XB35 HID Bulbs & Mini Morimoto Retrofitted Projectors | Parking Lights Deleted | PIAA 510 in OEM foglight location modded for OEM foglight harness | 6K V-LEDS Reverse | 5K V-LEDS License Plate | 6K V-LEDS Interior | Custom Overhead Console Blue Ambient Light | LXHarness Complete Blue Interior Upgrade | 5% on top of 20% Tint & 50% on the whole windshield | Debadged
Bike: 2009 Yamaha Raven R1 | CrossPlane | Far from stock | Quicker/Faster than your SRT
Reply With Quote
  #730  
Old 05-28-2014, 04:14 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 838
Thanks: 1
Thanked 29 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 1658984
Gojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Grand Willys project

Quote:
Originally Posted by lll2for3lll View Post
Ok. I see what you mean.

If you think about it. The twist is under the hood. Lol.

Are you going to be chopping the truck? I think that discussion is far back in the thread.
Chopped 2" and the cab extended by 7" and wider by 9".
Want it to look 1948 Willys on the outside but 2008 WK underneath and inside.
__________________

My web site below:
www.go.jeep-xj.info

Invention is a combination of brains and materials.
The more brains you use, the less materials you need!
Reply With Quote
  #731  
Old 05-30-2014, 07:26 PM
lll2for3lll's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2005 3.7L WK
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North Myrtle Beach, SC
Posts: 6,370
Thanks: 487
Thanked 71 Times in 68 Posts
Rep Power: 469816
lll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond reputelll2for3lll has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Grand Willys project

Anybody not subscribed to this thread is a loser.
__________________
Jeep: 2005 WK | OME Lift Kit & 1.5 Rear Coil Spacers (3" of lift front & rear) | 255/75/17 BF Goodrich Mud Terrain KM1 on stock wheels (no spacers) | SCT Tuner with 93 Octane Tune | Fastman TB | K&N 77 Series | Pioneer 7" Double Din | Pioneer D-Series 6 Speaker Upgrade | Custom Rear Peek-A-Boo Camera | 5K TRS XB35 HID Bulbs & Mini Morimoto Retrofitted Projectors | Parking Lights Deleted | PIAA 510 in OEM foglight location modded for OEM foglight harness | 6K V-LEDS Reverse | 5K V-LEDS License Plate | 6K V-LEDS Interior | Custom Overhead Console Blue Ambient Light | LXHarness Complete Blue Interior Upgrade | 5% on top of 20% Tint & 50% on the whole windshield | Debadged
Bike: 2009 Yamaha Raven R1 | CrossPlane | Far from stock | Quicker/Faster than your SRT
Reply With Quote
  #732  
Old 05-31-2014, 06:47 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 838
Thanks: 1
Thanked 29 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 1658984
Gojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond reputeGojeep has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Grand Willys project

Caught up on the house renovations for the moment and most other things as well so can't wait to get back into the build. Have been working on a few tools when I had a bit of spare time now and again and thought I would show some finished so far.


Nearly 20 years ago I was noodling for opals in a very remote field in the Outback, and came across this, then new, bulldozer ripping tooth buried in a mullock heap. It is a big heavy thing and thought it would come in handy one day. Cleaned it up and have welded a stem on to it to use as a stake dolly.


The underside has some useful shapes to it as well as the sides. Just the head is 250mm/10" long and weighs 16kg/35lbs. Going to make a bracket so it can be fasten to the side of my welding table, or be used in one of my bench vices or the portable one shown here.


Been looking for a few years for a high crown hammer to use inthe back of curved metal as well. Couldn't find one so made this one up from an old English forged head I picked up at a swap meet in Ballarat this year. It had flat round heads and added to it until they were square and shaped the high crown on.


This end is shaped perpendicular to the other as often can't hit in the same direction.
__________________

__________________

My web site below:
www.go.jeep-xj.info

Invention is a combination of brains and materials.
The more brains you use, the less materials you need!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Project: Sir Sam Grand Cherokee - WJ 66 06-30-2011 08:15 PM
Next project!!! Black Ops Auto Works Interior/Exterior Visual 57 03-22-2010 10:57 PM
1965 Willys CJ-5A Joe in PA Wrangler-YJ, TJ & JK 9 01-05-2010 04:08 PM
my new project jeeppro Other Rides 7 11-25-2009 04:55 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community