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Re: Grand Willys project

Good to hear I am not just taking up space on this forum. Cheers guys.

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Good to hear I am not just taking up space on this forum. Cheers guys.
Taking up space?!? Your build is probably my favorite thread on this forum. I check it every day for updates even though I have it set up so that as soon as there is a post I am notified, lol. Your craftsmanship is unparalleled! I can only hope that one day I will have 1/10th of the skill you possess. Thank you for sharing your journey with us!
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Exactly what he said! ^^ amazing build, unbelievable craftsmanship.


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Taking up space?!? Your build is probably my favorite thread on this forum. I check it every day for updates even though I have it set up so that as soon as there is a post I am notified, lol. Your craftsmanship is unparalleled! I can only hope that one day I will have 1/10th of the skill you possess. Thank you for sharing your journey with us!
Without a doubt. I get email notifications but I learned to only check it when gojeeps responds. To many times have my hopes been crushed when someone else responds and I check. Lol
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Re: Grand Willys project

I'm exactly the same way. I don't bother with email notifications. It is just part of my day to check for a new posting on the build. It's like baseball season each day... full of anticipation at the beginning and (usually) disappointment at the end (when there's not an update).
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Thanks for the responses.
I'd have another update for you now but the server is down where my site is hosted, so can't upload. Hopefully something that can be fixed soon.
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Without a doubt. I get email notifications but I learned to only check it when gojeeps responds. To many times have my hopes been crushed when someone else responds and I check. Lol
Nice to hear from others though what they think and is the reason for putting it on a forum rather than just leave it on my web site where no one can comment.
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With the cab wider than the donor Grand Cherokee floor, I thought it was necessary to extend the front seat mount support across to the sill support like it used to on the donor.


But rather than do it on top of the floor, I thought it would look and function better under the floor instead. So I made this short centre support to go from the sill and then over lap the end of the seat support on top. The thinner part of the support is what is over lapping the one above it.


Now on to the end of the cab. The donor floor had this arrangement to strengthen the rear of the front seat mount. It used to tie in with the sill support on the end which is what the tags did. There was also the floor rail that went over that hump in the middle.


Rather than just extend from the end of the reinforcement to the sill, thought it would be stronger to cut it away and make a new one from scratch. I cut it away until the vertical part of the floor where it is the strongest. Was as far as I could go without interfering with the fuel tank which rests against the floor in the raised section.


Used the same technique as before, but just with wider flanges. I made the whole piece wider than the one I removed so it would meet where the donor floor had an overlap joint.


Can see the seat mount right next to the raised section of the support giving it greater strength. I left as much as I could of the original reinforcement it was welded too, so it now has three layers of steel above it.


The pocket you see at the end of the sill support is the bottom of the B pillar and what I made into the rear body mount. This new support should help with that as well.


So this I think should be adequate for supporting the longer and wider floor. At the top left of the photo, where the rear support is in the middle of the transmission tunnel, you can see what was the outer mount for the fuel tank. That is now mounted off a chassis cross member and I will use this mount now as an additional body mount in the middle of the rear part of the cab.
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Just thought I would show this simple mod that worked so well. Rather than fill the void above support flange where the rib in the floor is with sealant, thought I would try bend the flange instead. Started with a rounded end on a cold chisel.


Lined it up directly in the middle of the gap with the chisel on the edge of the flange and angled back.


One hit with a mallet and done!


Not sure what to do with the bottom of the floor support where it meets the sill support. I have left the sealant out until I know what is best to do. The rest of the floor support, not the sill support, is fully sealed so sealing this joint as well would stop any water entering. It is fully painted inside with zinc. Just don't know if better left like it is though, or even a inch hole drilled, to let any possible condensation out? Or is that not a problem here?
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Re: Grand Willys project

What about an oval hole to match the others but smaller. You can always get a plastic cap and put in for that factory look but still be able to access to clean out or wax oil.



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Think I will put in holes but a bit late for oval ones and would have to drill two holes and cut between them. All the metal in the grinding sparks going all the way up inside would be too hard to get back out again.
I'll drill one the same size and place that the originals had using a step drill. Should leave a clean hole.
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