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06-22-2010 06:19 PM Willys - Tilt Front
Here's the tilt shell mocked up on the body/frame. I put some white paper "targets" on the body and tilt and used a laser level to get a straight line down the beltline. This set the height of the tilt at the front. The rear portion of the front fender needed to be relieved to match the curvature of the body/saddle and give clearance for the tilt to open & close without hitting the body. Last picture shows the grille I'm using. I went with an Alumicraft grille instead of the reproduction chrome plated Willys grille. It's much better looking, and it will be a little different with the horizontal bars.


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06-22-2010 06:17 PM Willys - Tilt Front
I applied a few beads of the Panel Bond on the saddles and clamped them into place on the body. I also used screws through the saddles and into the wood body reinforcement to hold things together until the adhesive set. The saddles are now in place and work can start on fitting up the tilt shell.


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06-22-2010 05:59 PM Willys - Tilt Front
I'm starting work on the one-piece tilt front for the Willys. Outlaw supplies two "saddles" that mount to the body in front of the doors to support the rear fender portion of the tilt shell. These were sanded down with 80 grit paper, along with the corresponding areas on the body. To permanently attach the saddles to the body I used the 3M 8115 panel bond adhesive.


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01-13-2010 04:52 PM Willys - Finished Brake Plumbing
A few more photos of the completed brake lines with all clamps installed. I'll install a heat shield on the portion of the exhaust pipe where the rear brake line passes above it, and also some high temperature sleeving on the line itself to make sure the brake fluid doesn't get overheated.


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01-13-2010 04:43 PM Willys - Roll Control & Brake Plumbing
The first photo is another view of the front brake line. Still to be installed are the clamps that will secure the line to the frame.
The second photo shows the finished brake line layout at the firewall and roll control. I ended up using a straight bulkhead fitting for the rear brake line instead of the 90 degree fitting shown in an earlier photo, and running the line parallel to the front brake line. Also seen is the hydraulic brake light switch. I will also have a mechanical switch on the brake pedal. The two switches will be wired in parallel so that the brake lights will still stay on if I engage the roll control and let my foot off of the brake. The last port on the roll control is unused and plugged off.
The third photo shows the finished lines with hold down clamps installed.


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