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Old 12-28-2009, 08:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy 53 willys wagon body

what is the best way of removeing a wagon body from frame for a rebiuld in my garage?
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Unbolt it.

It's Tuesday on some ship in the middle of the Atlantic.
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Unbolt it.

It's Tuesday on some ship in the middle of the Atlantic.
Some people just don't think outside the box

I'd say chain from each corner up front, and the same on the back. Use your cherry picker and borrow or rent another one, two cherry pickers total.
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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you may want to post your question in the newbie section, not hardcore.
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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OK. Unbolt and take it off the frame.
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
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OK. Unbolt and take it off the frame.
It's a willys wagon, the body mounts should be rusted off the frame anyway. Why unbolt it? Just take it off the frame.
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I built two frames and used chainfalls, then I put it on the rotisserie I built.
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Pirate, please make a Willys section....... c'mon I said please. YAY!

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Willys wagon build thread
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:11 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I wonder what the old timers and highly experienced guys thought about the questions we all asked when we first started working on our first 4x4's.

Fortunately, for most of us, they didn't hammer us into the ground and make us feel stupid. Instead, they were patient and considered it an opportunity to teach us how to do things right so we didn't injure or kill ourselves. And because of their willingness to help, we learned to love it and make it a permanent part of our lives.
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I wonder what the old timers and highly experienced guys thought about the questions we all asked when we first started working on our first 4x4's.

Fortunately, for most of us, they didn't hammer us into the ground and make us feel stupid. Instead, they were patient and considered it an opportunity to teach us how to do things right so we didn't injure or kill ourselves. And because of their willingness to help, we learned to love it and make it a permanent part of our lives.
There you go, well put.
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:37 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I jacked mine up, set the body on jack stands then rolled the frame out from under it, the hard part is getting out all the bolts, I think only two of them came out without use of the torch.
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I wonder what the old timers and highly experienced guys thought about the questions we all asked when we first started working on our first 4x4's.

Fortunately, for most of us, they didn't hammer us into the ground and make us feel stupid. Instead, they were patient and considered it an opportunity to teach us how to do things right so we didn't injure or kill ourselves. And because of their willingness to help, we learned to love it and make it a permanent part of our lives.
They told me to ask on the internet.
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:22 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I wonder what the old timers and highly experienced guys thought about the questions we all asked when we first started working on our first 4x4's.

Fortunately, for most of us, they didn't hammer us into the ground and make us feel stupid. Instead, they were patient and considered it an opportunity to teach us how to do things right so we didn't injure or kill ourselves. And because of their willingness to help, we learned to love it and make it a permanent part of our lives.
It's not that it was a really dumb question.Just asked in the wrong forum.
Fab and building goes in HARDCORE,How to unbolt and lift stuff goes in NON-HARDCORE or NEWBIE GENERAL.
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Old 12-30-2009, 06:02 PM   #15 (permalink)
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It's not that it was a really dumb question.Just asked in the wrong forum.
Fab and building goes in HARDCORE,How to unbolt and lift stuff goes in NON-HARDCORE or NEWBIE GENERAL.
Its a easy mistake.

non hardcore doesnt have TECH in the title......

I know thats to complicated for all you guys with 1000s of flaming posts to figure out and bring to a moderators attention....... after all why solve a simple problem when you can just be assholes!
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Old 12-30-2009, 10:28 PM   #16 (permalink)
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It's not that it was a really dumb question.Just asked in the wrong forum.
Fab and building goes in HARDCORE,How to unbolt and lift stuff goes in NON-HARDCORE or NEWBIE GENERAL.
Yes this has been posted in the wrong forum, it should have been posted in the Willys Forum but since we don't have one I would have to say that this is the right forum to post this in since four out of about ten members of the PBB that have Willy Wagon builds here in Hardcore have posted on this topic.
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I thought I answered the exceptionally vague question right away. I have not taken a wagon body off but I have restored a Willys pickup. I had to unbolt the cab to get it off the frame. This section isn't a Chilton's manual unless a specific question is asked.
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Old 12-31-2009, 09:20 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I thought I answered the exceptionally vague question right away. I have not taken a wagon body off but I have restored a Willys pickup. I had to unbolt the cab to get it off the frame. This section isn't a Chilton's manual unless a specific question is asked.
You did a good job.
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I wonder what the old timers and highly experienced guys thought about the questions we all asked when we first started working on our first 4x4's.

Fortunately, for most of us, they didn't hammer us into the ground and make us feel stupid. Instead, they were patient and considered it an opportunity to teach us how to do things right so we didn't injure or kill ourselves. And because of their willingness to help, we learned to love it and make it a permanent part of our lives.
I thought everyone was actually pretty nice to this guy. Everytime I posted in the wrong section I got my ass lit up. Even though there is no Willys section this question is far from hardcore. Probably a cool project but not a hardcore question.
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Old 12-31-2009, 02:17 PM   #20 (permalink)
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For a guy that is possibly new to the process and apparently the forum, it really could quickly become a fairly involved process. I kind of took it as a question about the best method to remove the body; not really about the obvious task of unbolting it. It could be done about 50 different ways, some good, some bad, some dangerous as hell. More along the lines of tips or tricks to get it done in a garage with everday tools. We've all been there. Hokey stacks of 2x4's or combinations of anything in sight. Stupid and dangerous for sure. So some friendly guidance to help a fellow wheeler avoid making the same mistakes and losing some digits or destroying his project would be very cool.

You have to admitt it's tough to tell sometimes where the line is between hardcore and non-hardcore. Taking a body off a frame is definitely a few notches above changing a cap and rotor. I don't consider it as a hardcore task, but somebody new could really get themselves into trouble very quickly without some guidance form the veterans.

It would be such a great testament to what 4 wheeling and working on our rigs is all about if we would stop hammering people because they are new and start passing along all of our experience in a friendly way. That's all. I know I am probably dreaming, because it's easy for guys to be brave behind their keyboards. They type things that they would never say in person. And somehow it has become the norm.
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