The following shows the chassis and axle with a fresh coat of filler primer, so this weekends task is to flat the whole lot down and blow over a coat of colour and hopefully lacquer. Stay tuned to see how I get on
Front wishbones, rear four link, rod ends, trans cross member, engine mounts, battery strap and petrol [sorry, gas] tank straps have been shipped out for powder coating.
Headlight inners and outer trims, bonnet and boot latches, body line side trims and numerous nuts and bolts are off to the chromers. The grill will be away to join them shortly.
To tidy up the underside of the axle I fabricated covers for the airbag supports. These will be powder coated.
Steve Blackett of Darlington [American auto specialists] rebuilt the C6 trans with B&M street and strips finest parts before I blew over a coat of colour ;-) Lacquer to follow.
Lexas Tungsten Mist 8R8 is the chosen colour
This will cover the body inside, underside, outside and all running gear.
As the Willys is now at that "paint, powder coat, chrome" stage it's time to strip the car down. Sorry for the poor quality pics but my old camera isn't what it used to be [try cleaning the lens DOH!]
Lifting the body off the chassis is accomplished with the use of two winches and the wooden frame seen in the pics