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Old 03-26-2007, 08:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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1959 Willys Sedan Delivery Rebuild

Not sure I am ready to start this thread as I work pretty slow. But here it goes anyway. Lets start with the history. This project started as a 1975 chevy suburban frame which was shortened 24" in the center and 12" off of the rear so it would fit the willys body. Here is what I have for a drivetrain. Mild 350sbc, turbo 400 with sumner machine 203/205doubler. Single wheel dana 60 front that will be changed out for a dually version so I can run hummer wheels, and will have 5.13 gears and welded carrier. Out back will be a 4 linked rear steer 14 bolt with detroit locker, dana 60 dually outers, Yukon 35 spline inners and outers, CTM ujoints, and Poly Performance drive flanges that John Sumner at Sumner Machine is working on now. My Hummer wheels have been widened 3.75" by USA6X6 so they are now 12" wide with Copperhead Fab rock rings. For tires I am running 44" Super Swamper TSL's. Everything except for the engine will be Marine Corps Green which is a slightly different shade of olive drab.Here are a couple of pics, the first two are what it did look like and the last one is a vision of what I want it to look like.
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Here is what has been done to the body so far:
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I am going to cut 12" out between the two rear windows so I wont have any overhang in the rear. Here is a pic of how its going to go. Everything with an X is getting cut out, along with the roof, and a 12" section of the floor.
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Here are some pics of other goodies:

USA 6x6 Widened Hummer rims W/Copperhead Fab Rock Rings, Dually dana 60 with high steer and 1410 yoke and 5.13 Gears, Edelbrock Proflow Fuel Injection System, and the last one is of my welder and plasma cutter setup.
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Sumner Machine doubler with my custom made triple stick shifter:
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Nice red X's
From the few pics I can see (post 2,3,and 5), looks like a project, I've always liked the classic Willys Wagon.

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Nice red X's
From the few pics I can see (post 2,3,and 5), looks like a project, I've always liked the classic Willys Wagon.

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The pics have been fixed. Thanks
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We cut the body in half on Friday. It was a lot easier than I thought, All the body lines lined up great. But I still have alot of welding and grinding to do. Here are some pics:
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nice job, keep up the good work!
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Thats cool man, my dad and I have been playing with his 55 for years now.. he just put some 38.5 SX's on it this weekend Its linked front and rear with a chromo CTM D44 and a rear 60



Keep the pics coming !! How you doing the rear steer ? whats the plans there ?
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Ahh....pics are working much mo' better. Nice work on the chop and section, it makes you do a double take. Reducing the rear overhang will help with departure angle, any plans to streatch the wheelbase when you link the rear? How about some details on the REAR STEER 14B??????

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Ahh....pics are working much mo' better. Nice work on the chop and section, it makes you do a double take. Reducing the rear overhang will help with departure angle, any plans to streatch the wheelbase when you link the rear? How about some details on the REAR STEER 14B??????

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The wheel base was originally 105" it is now 112". I am going to keep it this length until I link the front sometime down the road and then I will probably add 3" for a total of 115" wheel base. As for details on the 14 bolt, the housing will be machined for seals, it will have dana 60 inner c's and dually outers, yukon inner and outer axles, ctm ujoints, poly performance drive flanges. For steering, I am going to use an electric over hydraulic pump with a remote control, and a 8" single ended ram from tractor supply, so if the one on the front goes bad, I can pin the rear axle and use the ram off it to temporarilly fix the front and get me home.

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that's going to be an awful $$$ rear end. I'm not pushing here, but why not rock shafts in the rears. its easy, cheaper and strong as fawk if you buy randy's shafts and still 8 lug. that's a joint you won't break.
Other than that, wow, awesome. I doubt I would have the patience to fawk with the body like that. props.
We may have found someone with as many 205's as me!!
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that's going to be an awful $$$ rear end. I'm not pushing here, but why not rock shafts in the rears. its easy, cheaper and strong as fawk if you buy randy's shafts and still 8 lug. that's a joint you won't break.
Other than that, wow, awesome. I doubt I would have the patience to fawk with the body like that. props.
We may have found someone with as many 205's as me!!
Its not that bad when you all ready have the 14bolt w/5.13's and a detroit, a spare dana 60 front to use as the outers, the 35 spline drive flanges, and the yukon axles. If I break the ctm's, I was probably doing something I shouldn't have been doing anyways. I do have a few 205's, just been parting them out. Thanks for the props!
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Right on man that looks Killer
I love it
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Right on man that looks Killer
I love it
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My build is peanuts compared to yours, but thanks for the comments.

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That body chop is the nicest posted on PBB in a long time....
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Built my steering column last weekend. I used a section of 1 3/4" 120 wall HREW for the column, and a piece of 3/4" solid for the shaft, a BA175 bushing kit from Offroad Design. I have to give credit to X-Rated for the bushing idea. Two 3/4" split lock clamps, a short section of 2" 120 wall HREW, a 3" x 3" piece of 1/2" strap, a piece of 1/8" strap for the steering wheel mount, and a Poly Performance 15" steering wheel. Here are the pics:
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Wow! I love custom stuff like this. I look forward to following-
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can't believe you cut the body up man...got bigger balls than me. it's a classic.
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wow that is exactly what I did with my column. and hapy to report it works weel but you have to sprey lithiam on it every month or so or it squicks.
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You gotten any where on this in a while. I really want to see the 14 bolt build.
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