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Old 01-26-2009, 03:22 AM
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Building a Willys pick up chassis

It is time for me to start my willys pick up chassis, I was advised to post progress on my project. but first let me give you some background on myself. I was fully involved building hot rods for many years T's, ford popular, and many others. But as the family came along I had to give up the fun side and knuckle down. But they are all grown up and I have the time again to build one for m! I decided on a 41Willys pick up and have been accumulating parts for 2 years now, I have designed the chassis and had the steel 2x4 bent up at auto weld chassis in Pennsylvania who I must say are the most helpful people I have dealt with I have been watching the "making a willys frame" by new Interiors great! but Speedydeedy recons I should start my own so here goes.
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:55 AM
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Looks like your off to a good start.
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Looks great,Keep the pics coming. How expensive is it to have the tubing custom bent? Do they charge so much per bend?
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Old 01-27-2009, 02:46 AM
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Mate they are very reasonable,and like I said helpful it is cost per bend check out there web www.autoweldchassis.com it cost me double because of our dollar is at 50c plus freight but I beleve it was worth it
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:48 AM
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I'm sure this will be a very nice build, Can't wait to see it done..I'm trying to keep the cost down on my frame build,As much as I can anyway, They do some great looking work.And I would of maybe gone that way too.But my pocket's aren't that deep,Plus I enjoy building the frame myself.Every piece..That's just me.But I'm sure looking forward to your build here.Good to see other people willing to show there build's here.
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:21 AM
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Mate they are very reasonable,and like I said helpful it is cost per bend check out there web www.autoweldchassis.com it cost me double because of our dollar is at 50c plus freight but I believe it was worth it
Definitely worth it but I bet because of where you live you will spend as much on freight as the parts.Hope you start soon so we can see your pics.
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willys frame

It's very handy to have a chassis dolly to do all the layout for the chassis... google chris davenport willys he built his willys at the college auto shop. and the aluminum body. he shows a lot of pictures of his build. the dolly gives a good reference for layout and measuring.
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Old 01-30-2009, 02:11 AM
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thankyou I will have a look
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Definitely worth it but I bet because of where you live you will spend as much on freight as the parts.Hope you start soon so we can see your pics.
It cost double and then some but I really think it was worthwhile
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stout looking parts ..
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First day of layout

Feb 1st I at last was able to set you and start serious work on the Willys. This is the basic layout getting the mesurements right for cutting and electric gluing Thought i would download some shots of how I am going day 1
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Looking very good. Glad to see you in that shop..
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Looking good.I have a question. I see the wood blocks between the front cross member and the frame. Is that how high you are going to mount it or is that just a starting point?Are you going for a Gasser look?
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Looking good.I have a question. I see the wood blocks between the front cross member and the frame. Is that how high you are going to mount it or is that just a starting point?Are you going for a Gasser look?
No, not a gasser love them but not the look I want on this pick up . The wood you refer to is 2 blocks cut to length and then clamped to hold the rails while I marked them for cutting to fit into the rails below.
The bench is great legs of 4 X 8 RHS with 1" plate on top which I machined, then machined some 2X4 and ran them across off the angle which runs the length and bolted them to brackets to hold it all, works well then I will build the whole car on that. This weekend I will cut and tack it together I will take some shots and post them Would love to start a journal but just can't work out how, is there anyone that can help me get started I'm a bit thick when it comes to this computer stuff
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How is it going? Waiting for new pics.
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