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Old 08-15-2009, 05:29 AM   #126 (permalink)
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Here is my willys buildup in support of a willys forum...
Started here:


Overall as it sits now:




Front end:


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Buildup
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...ighlight=sarge

Basic rundown:
47 2A cowl and hood, 3A windshield, MB grill
'01 TJ frame cut and boxed rear
4.3 vortec/ TH350/ 3.8 atlas
Ford front HP 44 narrowed, chromo shafts, longfield joints, ARB 5.13s, hydro assist
Dodge rear 60 narrowed 35 spline mosers detroit, 5.13s
38.5 SXs on recentered H1 rims
Radflo coilovers- poly perf 4 link rear 3 link front
PRP seats
Various silly use of military surplus parts

Bummer I'm not allowed to come to Moab to meet other willys people next summer. Gave me something to build towards- now I have nothing... I'll probably never finish now.
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Old 08-15-2009, 07:32 AM   #127 (permalink)
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Bummer I'm not allowed to come to Moab to meet other willys people next summer. Gave me something to build towards- now I have nothing... I'll probably never finish now.
As far as I can tell, nobody has ever said that the owners of CJs (or their military brethren) couldn't come or that they wouldn't be welcome. What was said was that everyone needed to be aware that this gathering was being specifically geared twords the owners of FS Willys (Wagons, Pickups, Jeepsters?) because these icons of American automotive history haven't typically been represented in other Jeep events and their owners want to show off their rigs to other FS Willys owners.

As I write this, I'm in the process of building a '50 Willys Pickup, which I hope to have complete enough to bring to MOAB next May. But regardless of if its ready or not, I still plan to come... even if that means I will only be able show off pictures of my truck and swap tall tales about the horror stories I've encountered during its buildup. One thing I know for certain, I'd never stop building my truck simply because I wasn't allowed to attend an event. I didn't buy my truck to attend this (or any) event, or to please anyone else. I bought it because it fits who I am and what I want to build... and it pleases ME. And, like others in the "Unofficial Willys Forum", when I'm done building the pickup, I'll move onto my next project (a mid-50's CJ-5 rock buggy).

So who knows... maybe someday you'll be in your crawler at MOAB and see a Kaiser being pulled behind a Willys... making all the Rubi owners DROOOOOL! And if you do, you're more than welcome to pull up a stump and share your latest tall tale. And dimmwatt... leave the Escort home. We don't take kindly to folks trashin up the runs with hunks of shi... err... Fords. LOL

See ya all in MOAB next May.
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Old 08-15-2009, 09:28 AM   #128 (permalink)
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I was kidding.
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Old 08-15-2009, 10:43 AM   #129 (permalink)
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I dig how you integrated the stock tailgate. Sweet!
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Old 08-15-2009, 11:37 AM   #130 (permalink)
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I dig how you integrated the stock tailgate. Sweet!
Thanks. I also integrated the stock filler location and put my air hose immediately beneath it so its functional...


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Old 08-15-2009, 12:50 PM   #131 (permalink)
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HAHAHA

So I was drunk and felt like being a smart ass. Yep, I'll be leaving the escort home DONT DRINK AND POST

Yes this event is designed for the Willys Truck and Wagon OWNER. You will be welcomed to shoot the shit with us regardless, but we wanted anybody interested in coming to realize our goal. That is to gather as many Trucks and Wagons in the same spot as possible and have fun doing it.

We were getting a few responses from people that didnt understand the intent of the gathering which is why we felt clarification was needed.

BTW, My escort may be a POS, but at least its fast.
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Old 08-15-2009, 01:56 PM   #132 (permalink)
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hey guys i dont if any one can make it to this but i am thinking about making the trip down so I thought i would post it up for you guys.


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Old 08-15-2009, 09:20 PM   #133 (permalink)
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Back to the pics.

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Old 08-15-2009, 10:12 PM   #134 (permalink)
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That's a different look you've got there rednorsemen. Granted It looks a little funny with the front axle as far forward as it is but hey what ever makes it work to your advantage. In any case a unique rig for sure.

What is your power plant?
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Old 08-15-2009, 10:21 PM   #135 (permalink)
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Hey HULK, I read your build, nice job so for, what radiator are you running ?
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Hey HULK, I read your build, nice job so for, what radiator are you running ?
Just an aluminum one from summit. The $159 variety.
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I just want to make sure everyone understands that this Moab Rally is for Willys wagons and pickup trucks ONLY. It's a special event to celebrate these American icons. It's not for the small Willys Jeeps or any other Willys make/model.

I have received some emails from people who have CJ2A's, 3B's, and even JK's and Rubicons. That's not what this gathering is for.

I hope this helps clarify the intent, so people don't start assuming things only to find out something different.

Any questions - feel free to give me a call anytime 208 863-1718
Darn shame to drive my tow rig all the way to Moab and not bring Red Dog.

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Darn shame to drive my tow rig all the way to Moab and not bring Red Dog.

Willys worker. Ive been trying to track you down on the JP forums and ask about the steering conversion on the flatty. How did you do it exactly ? Also what axles/drive train are you running ?
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:07 AM   #140 (permalink)
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The idea wasnt to stop someone from bring an extra rig it was to discourage rigs other than Willys Wagons and Trucks because thats the majority of responses that we were getting.

Personally though, I would rather you to leave it home only because I want tons of trail photo's with wagons and trucks. A parking lot photo of a bunch of wagons just doesnt seem fitting. I would really love a shot of my wagon in between yours and Midnights up on a distant rocky mesa.

If thats a deal breaker for you?>>>> Bring red dog! You gotta be there! I would LOVE to see your wagon in person. Its been a huge insperation for me over the last 2 years.


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Great! I'll bring it and put a tarp over it during day light and wheel it in the wee hours of darkness.
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Emailed you willys worker. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:12 PM   #143 (permalink)
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that rig is SICK. Kinda makes me want to ditch the Wagon and work out something like that. I really like it alot.

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HAHAHA Perfect! All kidding aside, are you thinking your going to make it? I would love to meet the guy that built the rig that has given me so much inspiration.
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Old 08-18-2009, 12:40 AM   #145 (permalink)
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Greetings from Afghanistan

Hey Guys, nice thread. Keep it up. I'm stationed over here in Afghanistan currently and looking forward to getting home next spring. Just bought a 1951 CJ3A that I'm going to upgrade as soon as I get back.

A quick question for you guys: What are y'all's opinions on boxing the frame on a Willys?

I'm not looking at Rock Crawling yet, but, I do plan on 4 wheeling with it a good bit when I get home. Powerline trails and swampy woods. Gonna put a Buick 231 evenfire V6 in her and either a SM420/465 or NP435 tranny in her as well.

Am I better off boxing this frame, or, utilizing a frame from another donor, CJ5, etc???

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I wouldn't waste time boxing it if you plan on wheeling. It's as easy to build a frame as it is to modify one from another rig, in my opinion. Check some build threads on here, plenty of custom frame info.
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Hey majbb77

I personally thinks its a good idea just in case later you decide to up your wheeling to rock crawling. Do while your working on it the first time, and if you don't ever go rock crawling you can at least be sure that frame wont brake on you as easily.
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Old 08-18-2009, 03:19 PM   #148 (permalink)
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hey, thought id jump in and get this back to the top. Im in aust and willys of any description are rare over here. i did however manage to score a 42 tub, its in poor condition but its a willys. next time i get defected ill bolt the tub on to my nissan and just trailer it. would post a pic but its stashed in a shed at mum and dads.(1000 k) away. any one want to send me a grill? any way TTT
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:57 PM   #149 (permalink)
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I checked back on my original post and the pic didn't show up



I've made more progress just haven't uploaded the picures.

I've got a thread in the non-hardcore forum

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Old 08-20-2009, 09:34 AM   #150 (permalink)
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This thread made me delete my for sale post on Craigslist. pretty much stock cj3a here. I'm just fed up with the lack of power.





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