What's new

Tomato CAN: 33 Willys coupe project.

#6
Things got a little trickier up front as I wanted to use an axle, 4-bar and coil overs just like Fat Jack's 46! So with a few phone calls back and forth with Jerry Slover at Pete & Jakes we figured out the parts needed to make it all work. Jerry custom made a narrowed version of his gasser axle, which based off an old Bell Auto axle. I thinned out some .125 wall 2x3 rect. tubing. IMG_3289.JPG
 
#7
MY favorite year for Willys. Happy to follow this build. I was always surprised when 18 wheeler cabs took on the shape of the early Willys. The shape of the front end must be aerodynamically efficient.
 
#11
The orange Willys that Beppie posted belonged to Dale Smith, a very good friend of mine who sadly was crushed to death while working under the orange and black striped Camaro pictured next to the Willys in the last photo.
A real tragedy, Dale was a super good guy.

Mick
 
#12
The orange Willys that Beppie posted belonged to Dale Smith, a very good friend of mine who sadly was crushed to death while working under the orange and black striped Camaro pictured next to the Willys in the last photo.
A real tragedy, Dale was a super good guy.

Mick
Sorry to hear that Mick.That's just plain sad.Well You,his friends & family stay strong.
 
#13
Things got a little trickier up front as I wanted to use an axle, 4-bar and coil overs just like Fat Jack's 46! So with a few phone calls back and forth with Jerry Slover at Pete & Jakes we figured out the parts needed to make it all work. Jerry custom made a narrowed version of his gasser axle, which based off an old Bell Auto axle. I thinned out some .125 wall 2x3 rect. tubing. View attachment 7924
This is how I want to do the front end under the Falcon I am piecing the blown 406 for, but I was going to build (watch Doug build would be closer to the truth!) the front axle. It’s backhalved with 2x3, I plan to pick it up at the rear crossmember, and do 2x3 all the way through with an aluminum floor and most of the firewall, corvair aluminum steering box, ‘32 spindles, and Volvo front discs, some engine set back. Pretty much like a late sixties Chuck Finders car.
Great to have this thread back, thanks for re-posting it all, Duane.
 
#17
The door hinges were taken off the doors laid down & blocked then everything received a coat of highbuild primer.
Next up, I get to tidy up my shop today and mop the floor and get ready to assemble the car again and start on making the trunk lid, hood fitment, latches, top wood, floor, etc. etc.....Looks like I won't be bored this winter!
Primer 1.jpeg
 
Last edited:
Top