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Old 07-24-2014, 05:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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DieselDoris 1947 CJ2a from Sweden

Hi, since you asked for more info here it is.

I can say that this is not the typical us Willys build, mostly parts from european cars and some parts from asian cars

My Willys when I bought it in May 2012.


It's a Willys CJ2a from 1947.
The car were 99% rustfree when i bought it, the previous owner had replaced the whole floor and the rear wheelwells.
Standard CJ2a frame with standard leafsprings front and rear.
Engine, gearbox, transfercase and axles are from a Volvo Laplander
The axles are Dana 44 with 5,38 gears, rear diff welded and front ARB locker.
Power steering from Volvo 164
Steel wheels 10*15 with almost new Super Swamper TSL-sx 31*13,5-15
Seats from Volvo C303
Warn M8000 winsch.



My first mod was to replace the seats with some highback black leader seats.



A built a 6 point cage. The Willys looks so cute and tiny with the windshield folded

Then i wheeled it alot


Old meets new


Upgraded the winch to a Warn 8274






More info and pics will come.
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice! I can't wait to see the more recent modifications!
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Love this thing. Love the stance. Looking forward to seeing more.
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Love the size of it
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Old 07-25-2014, 04:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Next issue were the old drumbrakes.

I have converted to discbrakes all around, here are the specs/parts

There were already a mastercylinder and vaccumservo from SAAB 9-3 ver2 installed when i bought it.

Front brakes:
Disc: Suzuki Samurai 1,9TD
Calliper: Nissan Micra K11 front callipers.

Rear brakes:
Disc: Suzuki Samurai 1,9TD
Calliper: BMW 530 (E39) rear callipers

This combo workes great it looks up the rear wheels just before the front wheels.
I have parkingbrake on the propshaft so no cables to the rearwheels


My oldest son drives the Willys.

After the brakes were done it was time for beadlocks.


Hade a friend to cut the rings.


New rims


Welded the parts togheter


Ready welded and waiting to get painted


Painted and tire mounted


Just love wheeling it
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Man, that looks REALLY good, especially being that it's on "only" 31 inch tires. Shoot, I really like that look
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Man, that looks REALLY good, especially being that it's on "only" 31 inch tires. Shoot, I really like that look
Just wait, it grows up a little bit more
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Old 07-26-2014, 05:53 AM   #8 (permalink)
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awesome build, looks the perfect little rig for our European off roading, great to see a bit more info on it, and looking forward to more updates! Great work
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Old 07-26-2014, 07:06 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Awesome jeep. Love to see the shots with the kids either riding or driving!
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Old 07-27-2014, 03:05 PM   #10 (permalink)
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It's very fun to hear that you all like the look of my "small" Willys.

We have hade very few LCG builds here in Sweden but now people starts to build low vehicles.
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It's very fun to hear that you all like the look of my "small" Willys.

We have hade very few LCG builds here in Sweden but now people starts to build low vehicles.
Do you have more of the build to share? I remember seeing some sweet pictures in one of the other threads....and we haven't got there yet...
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Patience.... We will get there, can't shear all the goodies at ones

No seriusly, I have been away so I haven't hade the opportunity to post pics etc.
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In october 2013 I made my first competition as driver with my own car in Swedish Offroad Challenge.

Hade to put an aluminium or steel top on the cage according to the rules to have the car to pass raceinspection.
The rules say 3mm aluminium, 2mm steel if bolted or 1 mm steel if welded.
I chosed 1 mm steel because thats the lightest.


I started with a sheet with the front folded double.


Since my cage are curved in two directions i hade to cut out some pieces and weld it together again.


The finished top. I left the double folded edge form a lipp that covers the gap between the cage and the windshield so all the water will not flow down in to the seats etc.


Race ready

Some pics from the race.





We finished in 3 place in our class out of 7 that started in the class.
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cool, I wish we had comps similar to that in the USA!
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Your roof came out great, I really like the lip you left to keep the rain out. You said that was your first competition, coming out third your first time out must have made you feel wonderful. So do you plan on competing a lot more or just occasionally?

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You said that was your first competition, coming out third your first time out must have made you feel wonderful. So do you plan on competing a lot more or just occasionally?

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I were very happy with the third place.
It was my first competition as driver of my own car but I have competed with a friend for three years as his co-driver. It definitely adds alot more to the competion when you drive your own car instead of just beeing a co-driver.

The comps are a marked trail/circuit that have to be driven, along the trail there is different checkpoints for extra points, all checkpoints are voluntary, depending on the difficulty of the checkpoint they will bee scored accordingly.
To have the scores of the checkpoints we usually have to take a photo/photos with a part of the car visibly on the photo.
The trail/circuit is between 2 and 13 km long normally there is 10-50 checkpoints on one lap. Racetime between 8 and 24 hours.

The team that collects most points under the racetime is the winner.


At this comp the driver or co-driver had to touch the car and the sign on the picture. The car belongs to a friend of mine.
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HAH, that's great That's a neat way to do the competition.
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That's funny, I wounder what he was trying to do.

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That's funny, I wounder what he was trying to do.
looks like he's trying to push the jeep of the cliff, sometimes I feel like that's a good idea

I just noticed the driver's hand with the camera sticking out from the driver's seat, awesome

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I had ordered new tires in September but of course they where the out of stock so I had to wait for them.

I started my the biggest project on a car I ever have tried any way.
I have no real experience in sheet metalwork but I though why not learn something new.


Started with a good over all clean up


Started to take it appart piece by piece. labeled all wiring and put all the bolts in labeled ziplock bags. It saved me alot of time in the end.


Here have I made the raise of the first fender. I have raised it 50mm. The grill moved approximately 30mm forward


Both fenders raised.



Here are pics of how I sorted the cut out for the grill. I had no problems clearing the headlights.

Miesers thread have been very helpful,thanks for the step by step instructions.
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No problem.

The big headlight grills should be a lot easier to raise the fenders with since you don't have to worry about the headlights maybe having to flip backwards like the early military versions.
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I have had christmas two times this winter
My new tires arrived to my dealer in Sweden in mid Januari, I were like a child on christmas morning before I had a chance to pick them up. When I got them they were only five weeks old from the production date.




Not that big differens


Here is the axle in stock location, I need to move the axle approximatly 2 inches to the rear and cut a little bigger arch.


This how much I will raise and widening the arch. On this picture the front axle is moved 1,5 inch forward to it's final position
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Nice!

Is the rear of the body all hand made? Do you have any more pictures of how it was constructed? It looks like it might be a small tube frame that was skinned with sheetmetal....
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As far as I know the sides are original, the top of the sides are bent as a U. There are some tubing around were the tailgate have been. Big parts of the floor is replaced but have hatchannel reinforcements.
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I cut the wheel arc with a jigsaw with a metal blade it was very easy but the rest of the cutting and measuring wasn't that easy.

Ops it became a big hole....


I ordered new inner fenders from a local metalshop.


I welded the pieces together al the way around, so there are no sharp edge that can cut my tires.
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