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03-11-2014 12:59 PM Willys - Body and Paint
With the body now off of the frame, the remaining bodywork was done. Some more photos of the tilt shell all sanded and ready for primer. The underside of the body was sanded down in preparation for the stone and chip guard. I decided to use this instead of painting the underside. The body was then masked off and a coat of primer/filler was applied to all of the body parts.


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03-11-2014 12:56 PM Willys - Rear Painted
Since the rear was already assembled, I wasn't able to be have it powder coated so I ended up priming/painting it the same matching color as the engine. The paint is PPG single stage Concept urethane, with a little clear mixed in for the final coat.


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03-11-2014 12:54 PM Willys - Frame Powder Coated
The chassis was stripped down to the bare frame and cleaned up prior to bringing it to the powder coater. It fit in the back of my pickup, along with all of the other parts that were to be coated. The powder coater did a real nice job, and I got my frame back a few weeks later. Last two photos show the coated frame. It's a very close match to the charcoal gray metallic that is used on the engine and rear.


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03-11-2014 12:50 PM Willys - Body and Paint
After all of the fit up was done and body gaps established, it was time for the body to come off of the chassis. The body was lifted up off the frame and placed on a dolly and the chassis was brought back home for dis-assembly.


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03-11-2014 12:38 PM Willys - Gas Filler
I originally had intentions of directly filling the fuel tank which is mounted in the trunk between the wheel tubs. That meant opening up the trunk and potentially spilling fuel on everything if I wasn't careful. Besides, I happen to live in one of the only two states in the country where we can't pump our own gas. So, I decided to go with an external tank filler. I got one of the Hagan fuel door assemblies which was installed high up on the rear fender. The gas cap doesn't need to be removed either, as the gas nozzle just gets inserted into the fill-through cap. The installation came out real well and doesn't detract from the smooth body lines.


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