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Old 05-21-2016, 12:12 AM
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Sir, I remembered that you were searching for old school wheels and I ran across these:Omix Replacement Civilian Style Steel Wheel - 16x5.75 (Sold Individually) - 640800
They are 16 x 5.75. Problem is they are 5 on 5.5 bolt pattern. However, the company that makes the wheel spacers everyone is running on the forum also makes wheel adapters. They can make up some to change your 5 on 5.5 bolt pattern to the Grand Cherokee 5 on 5. Wheel Adapters, Wheel Spacers, Hub Centric Rings | Motorsport Tech

You should be able to run your hub caps on these wheels also.

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Old 05-21-2016, 12:16 AM
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Ooops. A few more options: U.S. Wheel Jeep Wheels|Morris 4x4 Center
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Sir, I remembered that you were searching for old school wheels and I ran across these:Omix Replacement Civilian Style Steel Wheel - 16x5.75 (Sold Individually) - 640800
They are 16 x 5.75. Problem is they are 5 on 5.5 bolt pattern. However, the company that makes the wheel spacers everyone is running on the forum also makes wheel adapters. They can make up some to change your 5 on 5.5 bolt pattern to the Grand Cherokee 5 on 5. Wheel Adapters, Wheel Spacers, Hub Centric Rings | Motorsport Tech

You should be able to run your hub caps on these wheels also.

Hope this helps.
Thanks mate for thinking of me. Unfortunately our whole country doesn't allow wheel adaptor or spacers of any kind and would void all insurance and not even be allowed to be registered with them!
I'm checking through all the wheels listed under WK on that site though to see what would suit.
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Re: Grand Willys project

Here's some different steel wheels. Some have two bolt patterns if you can run those, 5 on 5 plus 5 on 5.5. I saw at least one that had the 5 on 5 only pattern.
http://www.summitracing.com/search/P...tern/5-x-5-in/
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A little update this week. Just small stuff that needs to be done.

Because I am shortening the door opening by 60mm-2.5", I also have to move the scallop in the door sill the same amount. This scallop lines up with the door drain so water inside the door can exit.


Better man than me would have beaten the scallop out and hammered in a new one in the new position. Access to the back was limited so decided to cut it out. Left 60mm in front of it, original is the top one, and did the same on the other side. Then just swapped them left to right.


So the right side one is now welded in on this side moving the scallop forward. Thought this was quicker and less welding than cutting just the scallop out and then welding in an angle piece to fill the spot, and then cut a new hole to weld a new scallop in place!


New B piller clamped in place to show distance is the same in front of it as before.


The end of the panel where it dog legged onto the B pillar has been cut off.


New piece to extend the body work forward onto the new B pillar tacked in.


Tig welded it together. First time welding vertical with a tig over such a long distance. Much easier than I would have thought.


Made a dolly up from a old tow hook from my Jeep to fit between the B pillar and the body so I could planish it to stretch the weld shrink out.


Getting there slowly with just some more detail work left to do.
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I just went thru the whole thread!!!


I wish I just had half you skills and tools! your garage is amazing by the looks of it! Wouldn't mind having a looksee one day if your not to busy!
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I just went thru the whole thread!!!

I wish I just had half you skills and tools! your garage is amazing by the looks of it! Wouldn't mind having a looksee one day if your not to busy!
I know right? I've been following this since the beginning. It's amazing
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Thanks for the continued interest in it.

Not sure if to show bits like this, but here it goes.


I was unhappy how the bottom of the cowl blended into the rest of the door sill. Every day when sitting down to take my boots off. I would see it!


It is perfectly flat and think it would look better with some curve to it. Will make it the same as higher up in the cowl.


After cutting the underside of the cowl free, I tack welded the slide hammer to the straight flange. Only took a few hits for it to pull outwards along with the bottom of the cowl around the WILLYS pressing as well.


Tacked the slide hammer in about 6 different places to create the curve.


Think it blends better now. Then welded the underside of the cowl back again keeping the curve.


Had to then do the other side as well. For a few hours work, it was worth it to stop it annoying me!
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That's precisely the bits we would want to see. It explains your thought process when we see the finished article.
Thanks for doing what you do and sharing it.


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Thanks for doing what you do and sharing it.


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Thanks for letting me know. I'll add this then.

Wont go into too much detail on the other side, but will show what I was up against and anything that I did differently

Repairs starting on the opposite side door now. The whole bottom of the door below the ridges will be cut off and replaced.


The front part of the door looks better on the outside, but way worse on the inside.


The return back to the door skin is completely gone. Front and rear of this door will be cut off and made new.


Outside skin tacked up ready for welding.


Welded and hand planished.


Was fortunate to be invited to the workshop of Peter Tommasini and he showed me a few tricks on how he bends the piece I folded up for the bottom of the door frame. Placed it in the English Wheel with little pressure and pulled down on it while pulling it through.


He is checking the outcome.


A little adjustment over a tyre and done.


I used the same technique for the inside frame part as it is curved, so had to make sure it matched the profile of the door sill. Can see the new drain I put in as well.


Inner frame work welded in and outer skin flange folded over by hammering and backed up with a dolly.


Back part of the door all repaired and added. Made the door to match the other side exactly and will make the door opening to suit it.


Inside I have all the beads etc lining up as well


It pulled a bit straighter than I wanted after welding and folding the skin over. So just supported the door on the outside edges and hammered down along the end to get the curve back. Worked fine.
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Not much to add this time as no different to the other side. I was left wondering though why the B pillar to door gap was different one side to the other at the top, but not at the bottom? Checked the rear wall for level and both sides were still spot on. It was only when I measured the width of the B pillars that one of the 4 had been pressed 3mm-1/8" narrower at the top only by the factory! So hammered the fold back across to where it should be to match the others and everything then fitted perfectly.


Working on extending the body work up to the wider door on the other side now. I tucked the panel in behind the the original B pillar with a line drawn with a marker where the cut will be. Then run my scriber down it to get an accurate easy to see line. With the darker winter days it is needed at the moment!


The extension piece was cut and tig welded into place. Having already made the custom dollies/spoons to go between the pillar and the body work, this side went a lot quicker.

Good news is that next update should be on the upper cab for the first time.
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