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Old 03-01-2004, 07:24 PM
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Here it is!

Here's that 37 Willys! Anyone remember this car?

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I remember the post.

It was a request for information or help........

I would put it on EBAY............start at $1000 and watch what happens.........

You may be very pleasantly surprised.




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Well I finally got some pics up of it. low def though.

I'm hoping than somebody that's been wrenching on these cars
will post and give me some info on it.


Also, if you want some better pics of it look here Willys car photos

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Old 03-03-2004, 08:00 PM
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I remember the post.

It was a request for information or help........

I would put it on EBAY............start at $1000 and watch what happens.........

You may be very pleasantly surprised.




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The thing is, even if I get $1000 for it, am I gonna kick myself later
for selling it?
I kick myself every day for selling the 73 Chevy truck my dad gave
me.

On the other hand there is a 52 Chevy 2 door, 231 6cyl, that runs
for $700. all it needs is brakes, trunk lid and some black primer.
and I can still find parts for the 52.

What do you guys think I should do?
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if that's yours...I'd build it. that's just me though.

I want to do a Willys next.
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Kick yourself? You will more likely commit suicide!! DO NOT sell that car. It is relatively low value today but I GUARANTEE within less than a decade it will be in the mid 5-figures. Plus, it has a ton more charm and future value than a belly-button Ford of the same era.
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How can you even really take value into account in hotrodding or whatever? I don't really think you can.

I remember watching an episode of Home Improvement, where Tim sold the hotrod he built to someone. I think he even made a profit on it, but then he later regretted it because of the hard work that him and his boys put into the car.

Truth is, I think the majority of us build the cars for our own enjoyment, not to turn a profit, not to break even. Most of the time I'd say it's difficult to make a profit or even break even when you build a custom car. Check ebay and you'll see what I mean...right now there is a 55 Chevy Truck that was featured in magazines, no reserve and it's only up to something like $8000.

$8000 isn't much when you think about how much money goes into a car or truck. Sure, $8000 all at once, kind of different, but you could easily spend $8000 on building a hot motor.


To bring this lecture to a close....If you want to build a Willys, BUILD IT! If you're like my Brother-in-Law who loves impalas...yet bought a mustang for some unknown reason...maybe you should sell the mustang/Willys and get yourself something you'd rather build.

If I were you, which I am not. I'd build that bad boy...Hemi and all.
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Thanks for the input guys.
I think I can bolt in a OHV Jeep engine in it, yea I know it needs a V8 but I don't think I'm up to that kinda swap.
The funny thing is that the only new part I found for it is a resesed firewall for a V8.

A guy said to put on a S-10 frame, I don't really want to do that.
I would like to keep the same frame and the solid front axal too.

The cable brakes still work but I don't know how safe they were
when they were new. it seems to be a lightweight car.

Oh, I looked on ebay at the Willys, and those things go for big $.
A rusty 37 pickup body was at $1500!

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Keep the stock frame by all means. Get rid of the cable brakes for sure! A Ford 8" rear end from a mid sized 80s car (Torino?) will drop right in. Go to the junk yard and measure. The one we got for my Buddy's '37 pickup fit so well all we needed to do was narrow the spring pads an inch or so to bolt it in. The pads were in the right spot, just too wide for the springs. You can still get Jeep spring shackles for the suspension that bolt right in. Keep the entire front suspension and rear springs. A Corvair steering gear is a good replacement for the tired stock one. A gas tank out of a Chevy II will fit betwen the frame rails. Fit the pickup perfectly but may be a little too long for the sedan. On second thought, the 4-dr sedan probably has a longer frame in back like the pickup so the tank will fit it too.

As I said above, prices are pretty good now for the cars but within a few years a 'project car' like yours will be topping the $20,000 range! The non-coupe Willys body styles are beginning to catch fire.
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So I gess with a 8" rear I might as well use a different drive train.

I like those Ford 2.3L Turbo 4cyls, but what would you use?

The guy next door works at a wrecking yard for late model trucks/vans, up to 10 years old, and he would hook me up with any drive train I wanted.


Oh and what would I do with the front brakes and keep the same axal?

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Some rear wheel drive, dual overhead cam, super tricked out 4-banger would be SUPER in that engine bay!! For brakes, you kinda need to check around. There are/were disk brake kits adapted to Willys spindles over the years. If you could track down a set, that would be the way to go.

I made my own adapter for some late 70s Torino brakes on my car. Look at the page and the following one shown in this link to see how I did mine,
How I made my Willys disk brakes.
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Thanks willys.

I was looking at that a week or so ago,(Nice car by the way) but wasn't sure you had the same axle.

The rear end and the 3spd trans is in good shape and should only
need the fluid changed.
I may try to adapt newer Jeep brakes to the old axles.

I've found 13 x 6 wheels with the same bolt pattern to replace the old rusted up ones.

The next thing I need to do is make a big enough place to take it
apart and room to work around it.
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