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07-22-2009 09:29 AM Willys - Trans Tunnel Rework
The ribs were then stacked up in the shape of the tunnel. I made sure that there were no real tight curves that would be tough to mold and also included enough taper to the plug so that the fiberglass would pop off easily.
The spaces between the ribs were filled in with pink foam insulation, and a toe board and remaining insulation was added. The entire plug was then shaped and sanded to it's final form.


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07-22-2009 09:16 AM Willys - Trans Tunnel Rework
I decided to make a male plug of the actual shape of the tunnel I wanted by making cardboard cut-outs spaced every 2". I used 2" because that was the thickness of the foam I had on hand to fill in the spaces.
Once I got the shape of the tunnel roughed out, with about 3/4" clearance around the bell housing and transmission, I transferred the shape over to 1/8" plywood ribs.



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07-22-2009 09:04 AM Willys - Trans Tunnel Rework
The stock trans tunnel/floorboard/toe board that Outlaw provides with the Willys body is more or less a universal style, with a very big hump for an auto transmission, which most everyone uses. Since I have a Tremec 5-speed manual trans, I don't need that big of a hump.
So, I decided to cut out the existing hump and fabricate a new fiberglass hump that closely fit the transmission I was using.
The first pic shows the stock tunnel. The second pic shows how much of the tunnel I cut out, and the third shows how much space I could save by making a smaller tunnel.


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07-14-2009 04:04 PM Willys Bodywork - Tail Lights
Cool, huh?
The first pic is just the parking lights, and the second shows the brake lights. Along with the third brake light, I believe I'll be seen a lot better than with those stock tail lights.


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07-14-2009 04:00 PM Willys Bodywork - Tail Lights
Here's the finished tail light installation, and a coat of primer applied. I plan on painting the Willys a very dark burgundy color, so these lights will almost disappear into the bodywork, blending in and not seen until the lights are turned on.
Also seen in the third picture is an LED third brake light I had installed directly under the rear windows.


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