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Gojeep 03-01-2011 07:15 PM

Grand Willys project
 
This project has been brewing in my head for many years and been slowing gather parts and building a workshop and sheds to be able to do it.

The plan is to build a bit of a hotrod from using all the running gear, wiring, instruments, seats etc for one donor vehicle as much as possible.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/image...8622_large.jpg
Back in December 2007 I bought a Willys Pickup off eBay but it was a year before I got it home as had no where to store it. After much jumping through hoops with the council I built my workshop to house it.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/image...8626_large.jpg
http://carphotos4.cardomain.com/imag...8628_large.jpg
After much looking and watching insurance auctions I was finally able to get a donor for the project. Ended up with a 2008 WH/WK Grand Cherokee with a 5.7 Hemi. It was first registered in 2009 and 12 months later T boned by a Harley rider doing a 100 mph! Hit it so hard that the foot well locked the throttle and he steered off the road into a paddock until he hit a tree.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/image...8631_large.jpg
One day these two will become one.

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Finally I can start on my project and strip the 2008 Grand for parts.

http://carphotos4.cardomain.com/imag...8633_large.jpg
The Grand is in place ready for lots of measurements and then the strip down can begin!

http://carphotos4.cardomain.com/imag...8633_large.jpg
Got a start on the project this week. Started by taking every measurement I could think of so I can setup all the suspension under the Willys when it gets transferred across. Also been labelling every wiring plug that I have found so far. Done the whole engine bay and have it all disconnected ready for removing once I can get to the others ends of the harness under the dash. Also unbolted every panel that can come off and removed the seats.

http://carphotos4.cardomain.com/imag...8634_large.jpg
Being careful not to damage any of the trim when taking it apart in case I can sell any that I don't use.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/image...8636_large.jpg
Still go a few more things like the chrome roof bars, rear bumper and tail-lights to go outside.

http://carphotos3.cardomain.com/imag...8637_large.jpg
Airbag under the dash cover was quite fiddly to get out.

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/image...8639_large.jpg
What it looks like under the dash with the top cover off. Going to be fun getting all that into my Willys Pickup later.

1BAMFR 03-01-2011 07:18 PM

Re: The big strip has begun!
 
What are you trying to build?

Why are you stripping it?

SvenskaJeepGuy 03-01-2011 07:23 PM

Re: The big strip has begun!
 
looks like fun! sent you a pm

lll2for3lll 03-01-2011 07:35 PM

Re: The big strip has begun!
 
Looks like a lot of fun. Reminds me of building Rock Crawler Buggies with my friends from scratch. Haven't done it in a while.

soontobesrt 03-01-2011 07:39 PM

Re: The big strip has begun!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 1BAMFR (Post 367160)
What are you trying to build?

Why are you stripping it?

Curious myself, haven't seen/heard anything so Id love to know what your plan for all of this is :) Cheers!

downstate 03-01-2011 07:53 PM

Re: The big strip has begun!
 
Curious too! Sent you a PM about some parts - not sure what you are up to but figured I'd ask anyways! :)

SvenskaJeepGuy 03-01-2011 09:01 PM

Re: The big strip has begun!
 
good luck!

Scottina06 03-01-2011 09:21 PM

Re: The big strip has begun!
 
this is gonna be an epic thread

KITSOS 03-01-2011 09:26 PM

Re: The big strip has begun!
 
Wow so far!

Marlin 03-01-2011 09:27 PM

Re: The big strip has begun!
 
Indeed it will be! :)

06RC22 03-01-2011 09:45 PM

Re: The big strip has begun!
 
Looks like this is gonna be amazing!!! I sent a pm about some parts

JeepKid 03-01-2011 09:51 PM

Re: The big strip has begun!
 
This looks like a helluva project! Cant wait to see the end results!


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