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Old 12-11-2012, 09:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking Super Willys... Buggy,Lq9,Tons,Doubler,44"tars

This build is for my buddy Brad's willys

60 front, High steer, full hydro, Artec truss, 5:13's and a Detroit.
14 rear, Artec truss, 5:13's and welded because the Baxters get it done like that.
6.0L out of an 05 Escalade converted to DBW, with a tune and possibly a cam.
th350 with a fresh build, RMVB, Winters shifter.
203/205 cases - tripple sticked.
16" FOA coilovers
4x4 Unlimited 4 link front and rear.
Original 2x4 ladder frame with a 4x4 Unlimited craddle and Tube Chassis grafted on.
44" TSL's on beadlocks (Now 43" SXII Stickies on Racelines)

All Welding porn and Fab done by Brad of Baxter Metalworks, 4 link, Chassis Design, and Tube work by MNtal of 4x4 Unlimited.

The first part is cut and Pasted from a couple different local Boards but his brother and I will update the thread and keep it current from here on out.

Everybody likes a story,

It all starts out when He bought it from a guy in North Branch I think a couple years ago. It had some unique suspension that clanked and banged like two hookers with metal vagina's and wooden hips, It was pretty much the best evah.

Specs of the new build are as follows:

On to the pics.
Started as this.


Then a few little things were done and it was wheeled like this for the past 4 years and did pretty damn good too for what it was.



It had some funky air bag setup going on in the rear that still confuses myself and many of the MN Locals to this day.



You have to give it credit though for what it was, it worked way to well, and was way to capable. Oh not to mention not very safe...

So, we got to fixing that, the build started out in brads shop by stripping off a couple hundred pounds of crap. Plasma, grinder, plasma, grinder... you get the Idea...





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Old 12-11-2012, 09:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Next up Brad whipped out this little Beauty...







Then a couple Cage flanges fresh of the Laser table...

Got some cage flanges whipped up this past week in the laser, and tag teamed the power plant.





And the old tired 305 met the Cherry-Picker.



Next up was mounting the Drivetrain, everything has been moved up 4'' and to the drivers side to allow the willys to have a flat belly and 4 more inches of ground clearance.



Brad and I banged are heads together and came up with a new sub frame and skidplate design. I did the machining in the machine shop at 4x4 Unlimited and it was sent home with Brad to join the rest of his chassis at Baxter Metalworks...



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Old 12-11-2012, 09:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Once the the sub frame was is in its permanent home, Brad hooked up with one of his Rock Bottom 4x4 club members Randy and together they rebuilt the axles with fresh 5.13 gears new seals and Bearings. A Pair of Artec trusses found there way to Baxter Metalworks and they where quickly welded up...





Once that was completed it became a roller again! Well Sort of...









Then it was time for brad to bite the bullet and order 4 of these little 16" beauty's from FOA.



Next up was getting the shocks on the front of the chassis and with the help of one of Brads Rock Bottom 4x4 Club Member Mike, and the use of his bender, we where able to bend up Brads shock hoops and get his new Coil overs nested. Standard janky setup I know...





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Old 12-11-2012, 09:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Shortly there after Brad decided to stab in a lt1 350, that meant some new exhaust was in order.

So Brad got to doing what he does best... I love 304 Stainless...















Shortly there after we put the willys on another diet plan, out with the plasma and off with another 100+ lbs of bumpers/pull points!

Here is the start of the new front, credit also due to Mike S. from Rock Bottom 4x4 for the Use of his Bender, and thanks for the beer....





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Old 12-11-2012, 09:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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like any good plan there's always room for improvement,,,

Out with the LT1.. In with the LQ9!





Garage wheelin'



And a little motivation from the Misses...

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An LS1 intake was swapped out for the truck one.



And some tube was run through the bender at 4x4 Unlimited and sent home to find its way onto the Willys.





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Old 12-11-2012, 09:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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brad and I got to discussing what he wanted and adjustable seats so the the little lady could drive where one the Bill so a little CAD work later on my part and some laser table later on his, and a set of 1 off adjustable seat brackets found their way into the build.





Then with the Willys as far as it could go, Brad's drug the Willy's onto the Trailer and made the hour long drive down to 4x4 Unlimited ...



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Old 12-11-2012, 09:45 PM   #8 (permalink)
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FIRST THINGS FIRST!!! Here's what went to the scrap pile!!!



Then the fun began.

MOvember!!!













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16 hours of work later...



Test fitting for Future revisions...

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Old 12-11-2012, 10:08 PM   #10 (permalink)
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A Couple Spec's on the 4x4 Unlimited Chassis

A pillar is 52" or 54", I cant remember which what ever a stock Willys Cowl is.
The B pillar and center section of the chassis 58"
the Rockers are 60" wide.

The rig will stand 6'3" at ride height with 4" up in the front and 6" up in the Rear.

Belly height is going to be 22.5-23"

The A-C Pillars are all .188 wall DOM as well as the rockers. Bumpers are 1.75" .120 wall 4340 Chromo, sub frame is 2"x4 .188 wall ", frame plates are 10 gauge, original Frame is... well Heavy, and the rest is .120 wall 1.75" and 1.5" DOM. We will probably use some 1.25" .093 wall tubing in other places to save weight. Lots of Alunium and other secret things…

This brings us up to last weekend...

Brad and I got back on his willy's last weekend, Wheelstand dave from Rock Bottom 4x4 Club came down to lend a hand and we had some cute new talent show up to help aswell.

Rear wheel wells got reworked, (they didn't look right attached to the rock rails.)
A pillar got tied to the Frame,
Added two Braces into the "X" brace from the Frame to the belline tube
Door Bars were added,
Finished the Roof bars & Windshield spreaders,
Started the Engine Cage.
Started the bracing for the Rock Rails and mini Boatsides,
Started Planning for the rear shock mounts, Storage, Exhaust, & Fuel cell layout.
And we tacked together a Front fender,

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Last Sunday afternoon.













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Old 12-11-2012, 10:24 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Stay tuned its only going to get better...
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:12 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Great work, looks bitchin!!! Can't wait to see more. Keep it comin.
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cool build...
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:34 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Awesome build guys, that thing is sick.
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Great build. Love it.
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They're back at it this weekend. These are the pics I got from work they got done last night. Orbital mounted and steering column.

Looks pretty good!



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Couple Crappy Pics from the Weekend...



















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Once the Dash was done I had to call it quits for the weekend and try to cure my Pneumonia the only way I know how...





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Old 01-02-2013, 05:35 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Got back on the Grind this weekend...

checked off the list.
Mounted the Cowl
Engine Cage
Front Fenders
Rear shock Mounts Upper & Lower
Notched the Frame for Exhaust & Speed
Get the Corner Weights to order springs


















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Old 01-02-2013, 11:04 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Damn! This thing is badass! Keep the updates coming. You're not working fast enough.
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