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Re: The big strip has begun!

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imho, 5.5 looks good, 8 is starting to look a little long.... but i'm 6-2 so i would go for the long myself
8" not shown, last picture is of the 5.5" stretch.
Know where you are coming from as 6'3" myself.
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Timmy has one if you need Panels to helP with widening etc
Will using another complete Willys to help with the widening and stretching. Will make it a lot easier that way.
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Re: The big strip has begun!

Had a go with Photoshop for the first time to see how the things I have planned for the body will look on an image I found on the net.

Here is the original photo untouched of a stock Willys apart from the wider tyres.


Here I have widened the cab 6" and added an extra pair of lights in the grille.
One set will be for parkers and the other indicators.
I already have the lights to fit and are LED and look clear until powered up.


Here I have pancaked the roof or flattened it. The stock roof height looks a little bulbous to me.


Checking out what it looks like with a roof chop and the roof pancaked.
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this thread is friggin amazing...thanks for keeping us posted on this, so much fun to see this progress!!!!
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thanks go out to you bro! I am totally envious of your knowledge, approach, idea etc...this is a beautiful thing you are unfolding for us...so cool!!!
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Re: The big strip has begun!

Be more on it soon. Just putting together a rotisserie for it so I can flip it and start unpicking the door sill and frame from the floor. Going to be a LOT of spot welds to drill out!
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Not much progress to show worth posting about but still forging ahead between other things that get in the way of the project like normal. I made a quick rotisserie out of two Aldi engine stands that cost me less than $100 for both of them. Can't buy the casters for that let alone the thick plate the pivot is on and other steel used in the stands etc.


Lifting up whats left so I can attached it to some raised engine stands I made up to make this next job easier and safer.


Stands are higher than needed for this part of the job but I will use them also for rotating the Willys cab as well.
Had to use the old Pythagoras rule for working out length of the hypotenuse, so I can know how high the pivot point needs to be. Squared the height of the cab, then added the squared width and then square rooted the result. A2+B2=C2 Halved the answer to get where the pivot point should sit and still be able to do a full rotation without hitting the floor. Just as well I paid some attention at school as never know when you may need that knowledge.
Decent sized rails underneath with over 300 spot welds holding just the forward section of the floor I need on. Door sills were very robust as well and a double section. Much drilling to go and then can start drilling out all the suspension brackets and coil and panhard mounts etc too!
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Re: The big strip has begun!

Keep up the great work! Cant wait to see some fabbing action!
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Can't wait either. Should be able to get back into it next week again. First thing is the straighten the buckled firewall before I pull it off the frame rails. Bought a big slide hammer to help so hope it does the job.
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As I will be using the firewall and floor, I had to repair the damage from the Harley that hit the side at 100 mph according to police estimates.
Thought it would be easier while still up on the rotisserie for a good working height. Also much easier to flip it up either way depending on which side I am working on.
The ruler gives you an idea how much it needs to be straightened.


This crease is pretty sharp. This photo shows how much the force moved it. You are looking at the firewall upside down and this is where it goes from vertical to curving into the floor section.


Looking a lot straighter now. Need to work the upper section some more but will do that later once off the frame as some buckling still under that section.
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