TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build

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TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« on: April 12, 2016, 09:09:46 AM »
I've searched a long time for one. As the story goes I called a guy who knew a guy who might know a guy willing to sell one. Well a deal was struck, a U-shipper picked it up in PA. brought it up to ND. & I hauled it the rest of the way.
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Re: Low down WILLYS model 77 coupe build
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2016, 09:22:58 AM »
So the mock-up begins, it's all about the packaging in this one.
First off plans were for a dropped axle/4 bar configuration. I talked to Jerry Slover at Pete & Jakes about the front suspension and special ordered a narrowed 3" dropped "Gasser" axle, which is patterned after the old Bell Auto axles.
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Re: Low down WILLYS model 77 coupe build
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2016, 09:25:06 AM »
Next some Hoosier's from Summit.
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Re: Low down WILLYS model 77 coupe build
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2016, 09:38:23 AM »
Followed by a pallet of goodies from Chris Alston's..............
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Re: Low down WILLYS model 77 coupe build
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2016, 10:01:36 AM »
Let's see where all this fits!
Starting with a big block Chevy...............
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Re: Low down WILLYS model 77 coupe build
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2016, 10:03:51 AM »
A swap meet Ford 9"..............
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Re: Low down WILLYS model 77 coupe build
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2016, 10:05:51 AM »
Next up trimming up the Alston rear rails, a whole bunch to squeeze into the Lil coupe.
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2016, 10:10:22 AM »
Next the body had some bracing added & the cut down rails & crossmember installed.
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Re: Low down WILLYS model 77 coupe build
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2016, 10:12:11 AM »
Once those were squared away, leveled & tacked in I added the middle section. It follows & bolts to the stock sub-rails.
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Re: Low down WILLYS model 77 coupe build
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2016, 11:34:21 AM »
Rear coil-over mount and back support tube installed.
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Re: Low down WILLYS model 77 coupe build
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2016, 01:41:48 PM »
Willys are cool and the 77 is the best. Looks like a fun project and it's off to a great start.
I know the basement floor is down there because it's holding everything up. I just can't see it anymore.

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Re: Low down WILLYS model 77 coupe build
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2016, 02:30:25 PM »
Looks like you have a lot accomplished already!  nice design,  should be a great build project!! Looking forward to following along on this one......... ;D ;D
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Re: Low down WILLYS model 77 coupe build
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2016, 06:12:23 PM »
Thanks for posting this, we need more build threads. Looking great so far.
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Re: Low down WILLYS model 77 coupe build
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2016, 08:58:04 PM »
Thanks Duane.
Looking forword to you moving along.
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Re: Low down WILLYS model 77 coupe build
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2016, 01:41:16 AM »
This is going to be fun to follow along and see the progression develop . Thanks for taking the time to post the progress .
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Re: Low down WILLYS model 77 coupe build
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2016, 07:39:07 AM »
Phill got me hooked taking me for a tour of this Chrisman built beauty.
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Re: Low down WILLYS model 77 coupe build
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2016, 08:02:48 AM »
Wow !  What a great project.  I am looking forward to updates.

And yes - anyone else building a car ?  Post 'em up fellas !

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Re: Low down WILLYS model 77 coupe build
« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2016, 07:25:25 PM »
I used some 2 x 3 sectioned to 1 3/4 rectangular tubing to make a tapered front rail. Grafted onto the 2 x 3 main rails. It will all tie in with upper bars into the roll cage.
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Re: Low down WILLYS model 77 coupe build
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2016, 10:23:44 PM »
Oh boy, my favorite Willys and it's unchopped, I'll be watching this build.  You lucky dog you!!

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Re: Low down WILLYS model 77 coupe build
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2016, 08:22:20 AM »
Oh boy, my favorite Willys and it's unchopped, I'll be watching this build.  You lucky dog you!!
Thanks Roger. I guess that answers my next question about chopping it, huh?
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Re: Low down WILLYS model 77 coupe build
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2016, 09:18:01 AM »
Oh boy, my favorite Willys and it's unchopped, I'll be watching this build.  You lucky dog you!!
Thanks Roger. I guess that answers my next question about chopping it, huh?
That car is so stylish as it is I couldn't imagine chopping it.

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Re: Low down WILLYS model 77 coupe build
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2016, 12:41:17 PM »
Point taken, Lil John chose to not chop the one he built. Just have to settle on a color & wheels!
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Re: Low down WILLYS model 77 coupe build
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2016, 12:49:38 PM »
Looking good dude, look forward to seeing more

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Re: Low down WILLYS model 77 coupe build
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2016, 12:54:17 PM »
Looking good dude, look forward to seeing more
Thanks.
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Re: Low down WILLYS model 77 coupe build
« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2016, 01:48:41 AM »
Phill got me hooked taking me for a tour of this Chrisman built beauty.
   Don't  blame me , you've had the sickness for a long time ! 
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Re: Low down WILLYS model 77 coupe build
« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2016, 08:30:17 AM »
Roll bar fitting..............
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Re: Low down WILLYS model 77 coupe build
« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2016, 02:25:34 PM »
Wow Duane,
Going to keep watching this thread, always an education seeing your work. I’m sure it will turn out Fantastic !!
Blown BBC ? Sure would look good with a Scott Injection System on it  ;D



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Re: Low down WILLYS model 77 coupe build
« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2016, 02:27:40 PM »
Wow Duane,
Going to keep watching this thread, always an education seeing your work. I’m sure it will turn out Fantastic !!
Blown BBC ? Sure would look good with a Scott Injection System on it  ;D
I was planning on running an 8-stack injector. But a blower would be nice, do you have one laying around for me?
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Re: Low down WILLYS model 77 coupe build
« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2016, 03:09:12 PM »
Wow Duane,
Going to keep watching this thread, always an education seeing your work. I’m sure it will turn out Fantastic !!
Blown BBC ? Sure would look good with a Scott Injection System on it  ;D
I was planning on running an 8-stack injector. But a blower would be nice, do you have one laying around for me?

There re-poping new EFI units here http://www.scottinjection.com,
I do have an old mechanical one I may part with someday. We will have to talk about it sometime if your interested.

8-Stack will be a great choice as well, The roadster run's well with it's system.

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Re: Low down WILLYS model 77 coupe build
« Reply #29 on: June 21, 2016, 11:48:57 AM »
Cage time, main hoop, seat bar, & over door bars.
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Re: Low down WILLYS model 77 coupe build
« Reply #30 on: June 21, 2016, 11:49:57 AM »
Rear X always tricky to install............
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Re: Low down WILLYS model 77 coupe build
« Reply #31 on: June 21, 2016, 11:50:37 AM »
Headache bar..........
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Re: Low down WILLYS model 77 coupe build
« Reply #32 on: June 21, 2016, 11:51:54 AM »
Hidden dash bar to hang the steering column from.
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Re: Low down WILLYS model 77 coupe build
« Reply #33 on: June 26, 2016, 01:38:39 AM »
Thanks Duane for sharing your build.I guess I'll be adding a roll bar behind my seat soon.Some thing like this.
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Re: Low down WILLYS model 77 coupe build
« Reply #34 on: June 26, 2016, 10:37:11 AM »
Phill got me hooked taking me for a tour of this Chrisman built beauty.
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Re: Low down WILLYS model 77 coupe build
« Reply #35 on: June 26, 2016, 02:57:32 PM »
If you put in a roll bar, be sure to hide it in the upholstery.............around here Hagerty will no longer insure any vehicle with a roll bar :(
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Re: Low down WILLYS model 77 coupe build
« Reply #36 on: June 26, 2016, 04:01:26 PM »
If you put in a roll bar, be sure to hide it in the upholstery.............around here Hagerty will no longer insure any vehicle with a roll bar :(
I won't be hiding it.Using it to hold my seat belt eyelets.
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Re: Low down WILLYS model 77 coupe build
« Reply #37 on: June 26, 2016, 04:40:25 PM »
Grundy is ok w/ a bar- they insured my Willys w/ a 10 pt cage. Nothing to hide- I sent them photos.

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Re: TUNACAN Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #38 on: August 17, 2016, 01:20:32 PM »
Back to our regular scheduled programming................

A little Rat Motor boogie.
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #39 on: August 19, 2016, 09:28:44 AM »
Headers being built , anyone.
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #40 on: August 19, 2016, 04:44:26 PM »
Looks great, Duane!  Man there's not a lot of room; pretty tight fit.

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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #41 on: August 19, 2016, 09:09:26 PM »
those cars are so small under the hood.................nice work
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« Reply #42 on: September 05, 2016, 07:31:39 PM »
Making coil over mounts & motor mounts.
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« Reply #43 on: September 05, 2016, 07:33:43 PM »
Passenger side header & mid plate mount.
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #44 on: September 05, 2016, 07:35:47 PM »
Steering column mock up...........
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #45 on: September 05, 2016, 08:34:44 PM »
Making coil over mounts & motor mounts.
Looks great.
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« Reply #46 on: September 05, 2016, 10:17:27 PM »
Thanks for the update.  This is a cool build.

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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #47 on: September 06, 2016, 08:03:26 AM »
Another classic build friom duane looks great

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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #48 on: September 07, 2016, 02:02:46 AM »
Enjoying the ride Duane, looking good buddy 👍

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« Reply #49 on: September 07, 2016, 05:42:15 PM »
Enjoying the ride Duane, looking good buddy 👍
Wish you were an ocean closer so I could learn some machining skills.
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #50 on: September 07, 2016, 10:27:10 PM »
Great work Duane,
I sure enjoy your seeing your fabrication skills !!
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #51 on: September 15, 2016, 01:31:43 PM »
I tacked the tubes in the 9" housing, then blasted it & shortened the ends up.
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #52 on: September 15, 2016, 07:50:52 PM »
I tacked the tubes in the 9" housing, then blasted it & shortened the ends up.
Thanks for the update.Really like how it turned out.
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #53 on: September 16, 2016, 10:32:15 AM »
I tacked the tubes in the 9" housing, then blasted it & shortened the ends up.
Thanks for the update.Really like how it turned out.
Sure glad you liked it, still not quite done yet though..................
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #54 on: September 17, 2016, 09:08:26 AM »
Here's a picture or two.........
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #55 on: September 17, 2016, 09:10:10 AM »
Modifying brackets to fit. Nothing is easy on this car.
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #56 on: September 18, 2016, 05:46:41 PM »
Chrome it.
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #57 on: September 18, 2016, 06:52:04 PM »
Still needs a back brace & shock brackets,  too many brackets to chrome.
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #58 on: September 22, 2016, 03:14:46 AM »
Great stuff Duane, I don't think I've ever seen a straight 9" axle ever, I've narrowed hundreds over the years and everyone has been out of bonk, I guess they weren't straight from the factory but due to being quite wide it didn't matter.

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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #59 on: September 27, 2016, 10:06:49 AM »
Rear brackets welded on back brace tacked in , just mounting the coil overs.
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« Reply #60 on: September 27, 2016, 10:11:16 AM »
Brackets welded on, back brace tacked in place, lining up the rear coil overs.
QA1's are super nice.Youll just moving along.Thanks
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« Reply #61 on: September 27, 2016, 10:32:36 AM »
Steering column mock up. I've added a sleeve on the column to pick up the attachment points.
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #62 on: September 27, 2016, 04:41:25 PM »
Front shock mounts boxed in............
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #63 on: September 28, 2016, 08:22:03 PM »
How about a 4 bar shot........
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #64 on: September 28, 2016, 08:23:26 PM »
Steering column drop made & tacked in place. It bolts through the dash bar.
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langy

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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #65 on: September 29, 2016, 01:25:51 PM »
Your flying along now Duane 👍

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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #66 on: October 29, 2016, 07:47:55 PM »
Lot's of welding on the R.E, housing.
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« Reply #67 on: October 29, 2016, 07:58:24 PM »
Mike came by & mounted the Flys for me. Now I can get a final R.E. width measurement.
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« Reply #68 on: October 29, 2016, 11:46:50 PM »
I have a big jump on you to have mine in the GNRS in 2018.I'am thinking I'll see the Tuna Can there.Wish ya all the best my friend in making the big show.
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« Reply #69 on: October 30, 2016, 12:31:58 AM »
 I'm looking forward to seeing them both there in 2018 !!
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« Reply #70 on: January 04, 2017, 03:08:58 PM »
New Year, new updates. Finished off the front end mock-up & headers.
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #71 on: January 04, 2017, 08:56:42 PM »
Nice work Duane!  The chassis looks stout.

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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #72 on: January 05, 2017, 01:28:24 AM »
You've been busy , thanks for the update .
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #73 on: January 31, 2017, 08:02:07 PM »
Well, take that blank piece, a few rolls, a few cuts, some holes & clecos.
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #74 on: January 31, 2017, 08:06:10 PM »
Starting the tin work in the back as well. 3" exhaust roughed in.
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #75 on: January 31, 2017, 08:20:11 PM »
Starting the tin work in the back as well. 3" exhaust roughed in.
Hay you,
There's no rust where your welding.I see on other sites that they weld on it.Looking great.
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #76 on: February 02, 2017, 01:25:12 PM »
Some exhaust........
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #77 on: February 26, 2017, 04:25:05 PM »
Fitting almost 80 year old fenders to some cut down 36 Ford re-pop running boards............
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #78 on: February 26, 2017, 05:31:03 PM »
Fitting almost 80 year old fenders to some cut down 36 Ford re-pop running boards............
Looking good Duane.Like the lowess of it.
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« Reply #79 on: February 26, 2017, 09:41:19 PM »
Looking REAL good, Duane !

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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #80 on: March 19, 2017, 10:28:49 AM »
Keep on keepin' on! A little further to the mockup. Glass front fenders mounted, extension pieces mocked in place. Running boards cut-down & mounted, also I switched back to the glass rears to speed thing up a bit.
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #81 on: May 22, 2017, 07:06:57 AM »
Mark the polisher did a bang up job on the 45 year old Motor Wheel Flys. Thanks Mark!
My good friend Mike came over & mounted the front tires, now off for a nitrogen fill.
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #82 on: May 27, 2017, 06:47:44 PM »
It's a full roller now.
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #83 on: May 27, 2017, 08:41:52 PM »
Finished off the main hoop supports, exhaust and wheel tubs.
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« Reply #84 on: May 27, 2017, 08:44:58 PM »
Looking good Duane.Keep the hammer down.
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« Reply #85 on: June 10, 2017, 09:34:01 PM »
Started fitting the hood, it will end up being a 3 pce and hinged at the firewall.
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #86 on: June 11, 2017, 07:39:42 AM »
Mike stopped by with an Edelbrock street tunnel ram for a test fit. Too high for my liking, as the front carb would be through the hood.
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #87 on: June 11, 2017, 08:15:15 AM »
How about a hood scoop for clearance?

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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #88 on: June 11, 2017, 09:48:54 AM »
Mike stopped by with an Edelbrock street tunnel ram for a test fit. Too high for my liking, as the front carb would be through the hood.
Stop playing around with that setup & throw this Crower on it.
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #89 on: June 11, 2017, 10:51:49 AM »
Mike stopped by with an Edelbrock street tunnel ram for a test fit. Too high for my liking, as the front carb would be through the hood.
Stop playing around with that setup & throw this Crower on it.
Does that mean the car has to be purple? Where's that one located?
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #90 on: June 11, 2017, 02:37:59 PM »
Duane, I am doing hilborns for my t-Bucket, one thing to be aware of if you start down this road, it gets pretty expensive, it can nickel and dime you a lot. I think I could probably have pieced together a blown carburated set-up for the money I will have into my port injectors when its done. Not saying don't, just want you to be aware. Getting the intake is just the beginning, and most of the used set-ups out there are calibrated for alcohol, so you end up needing a lot of stuff. Nozzles are pricey, and you will at least need a new spool in the barrel valve, pump drive parts, an alcohol pump will be too big, and on and on. Nothing looks cooler though!

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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #91 on: June 11, 2017, 04:18:09 PM »
I may just end up with an efi conversion, I've heard of mechanical working on the street. Just don't know of anyone personally that's made it work.
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #92 on: June 11, 2017, 05:38:02 PM »
I may just end up with an efi conversion, I've heard of mechanical working on the street. Just don't know of anyone personally that's made it work.
I have thought of an EFI/mechanical conversion in a blown application, this is where this could REALLY shine. Run a mega-squirt controller, and use the MAP sensor provision to inject progressively more alcohol at the hat as the boost level increases. Not only would it act as a detonation suppressant in its own right, but it would also act as a liquid "intercooler" if you injected it up top.

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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #93 on: June 11, 2017, 06:15:36 PM »
Interesting idea, I just want a plan old gas stack injection.
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #94 on: June 11, 2017, 07:48:03 PM »
Interesting idea, I just want a plan old gas stack injection.
You said that once before with your 41.You just wanted a old 4 port. ;D
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #95 on: June 12, 2017, 12:45:02 PM »
I may just end up with an efi conversion, I've heard of mechanical working on the street. Just don't know of anyone personally that's made it work.
Have you talked to Mike Chilandro at alkydigger? That's a good place to start. I could give you my baseline set-up, but its a small block and mechanical injection isn't like a carb, it doesn't work off vacuum, so it wont self-compensate to the degree that a carb will, the calibrations for a 500hp small block are going to be completely different for a BB, unless it makes around the same power. Plus, I haven't even actually RUN it yet, so its only a baseline. It should start run and idle, but there will be considerable tweaking beyond that. One thing you will probably want to look at is using a wide-band with a dash mounted gauge full-time, so you can tweak the part-throttle a/f ratio on the move by pulling the fuel shutoff in or out, or using some sort of dial-a-jet, or a combination of both. From everything I have heard, direct port injection on the street is touchier than mechanical FI on a blower, which it looks like you have some experience with.

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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #96 on: July 05, 2017, 01:26:29 PM »
Movin' along.................
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #97 on: July 05, 2017, 01:38:50 PM »
Looking good Duane 8)

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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #98 on: July 05, 2017, 03:32:57 PM »
nailed the stance....as usual!   ;D
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #99 on: July 05, 2017, 05:08:35 PM »
nailed the stance....as usual!   ;D
Ya He did.
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #100 on: July 05, 2017, 06:01:09 PM »
nailed the stance....as usual!   ;D
Ya He did.
Just need to lose the glass back fenders, fix & fit the steel rears, make a rolled rear pan, trunklid, fit the doors, brace the hood, hinge the hood etc. etc. etc. Wait I'm getting a headache.
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #101 on: August 14, 2017, 07:00:19 PM »
Making a 3 piece hood, by welding up two halves.
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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #102 on: August 15, 2017, 08:33:33 AM »
Making a 3 piece hood, by welding up two halves.
So, are you gonna cut a hole in it now? ;) :)

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Re: TUNA*CAN ................. Willys 77 coupe build
« Reply #103 on: August 15, 2017, 05:41:06 PM »
No, I don't think so we'll see how the project evolves.....
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