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Old 10-22-2011, 09:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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43 willys mb build

I am slowly working on a 43 willys mb, Here is the frame a 50's cj3b frame, fully boxed and already had a steering box update done

I quickly found out that the motor mounts on the frame already would not work with my 91 4.3

Here are some start mock ups for the front axle, its a 80 cj5 narrow track, the springs and shackles changed later on in the build.



Here is the rear axle in place it is a 72 through 75 centered dana 44. Tires are 32x11.5-15
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I redid the motor mounts and made a trans crosmember. I am going for a really flat belly.




I found out really quick that the tunnel was having fit problems with the big trans and the floor was crap so some checker plate and cut off wheel fixed that. I am going with new floor supports that are thicker for a kind of body lift.

Due to frame horn problems and the body lift I cut the rear frame off and made new with rectangular tube. The gas tank is for a cj5

Rear crossmember/bumper

With the new 2.5 yj springs we had a roller
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Changed to lift shackles and made new shackle mounts

Threw in the cage that came with the frame and mock up for the seats


Some where in there finished grill and fixed up fenders

Then i loaded it on a trailer and took it to a willys show. And that brings us up to date.
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Old 10-23-2011, 04:30 AM   #4 (permalink)
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This is a great flatty build. Looks stock, but is benefitted from newer technology. Are you done, is the injection hooked up, and what is planned for the future?
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Old 10-23-2011, 06:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I have all of the details to do yet like, wiring, brake lines, fuel lines, etc When I get it done I am going to wheel it and take it to classic car shows. And I am really looking forward to putting it in the veterians day parade.
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:16 AM   #6 (permalink)
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no matter how its done i love to see a flattie brought back to life. i love to drive my flatties, to the store, a hammer trail or neck deep in a overhaul.. its all good
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:48 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I have a few questions about this build.

1. What kind of steering box and column is fitted ?

2. What needs done to the fuel system, wiring, body and brakes ?

3. Are there seats and seat brackets already fitted ?

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Is it sold ?
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