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Everything worked very well during the competition and we had a good pace but not pushing anything. During the year we have learned that we preform the best result when we try to have fun and not try to win.

The only things that happened with the car in terms of brake downs was a broken fuel pump and that we lost 2 out of three nuts on the joint in between exhaus manifold and exhaust system when we drove out of pit area, but we drove back and tighten the last nut and drove on the rest of the day.

This competition where a lot harder then the other this year and a lot more fun to drive. Everything were more or less a challenge.

So how did it end?

We finished in second place, again:)
and that gave us the second place in the champion ship.

The results from this year are we very pleased with.
Our goal when the season started were to finish on the podium at one competition. So we have exceeded that by far.


The trophy's from this season

Link to some more pics from the comp:
http://www.dalaoffroad.se/bilder15/151023/bilder.htm
 

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Great stuff!

Anything you would want to....or need to.....change on the flatty?
I need to do something about my frame, it will not last and the tub is cracking from all the tvisting in the frame.
There is a plan for the frame

I would like have a better front suspension + like hundred small things
 

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I need to do something about my frame, it will not last and the tub is cracking from all the tvisting in the frame.
There is a plan for the frame

I would like have a better front suspension + like hundred small things
I'd love to hear more of your ideas.

Can you build a new frame?

Edit: not can you like can you....but legally can you?
 

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Mieser--since it doesn't need to be inspected I think he could build a new frame or at least cut sections out and replace them with new tube steel.

Pigge--thanks for the info and mega congrats on the year...
Cars pre 1950 are only road legal in the same spec as it passed Smog and safety checks when it was taken in to the system. The good thing with these old vehicles are that the police don't know what should be on them or not.

I'm going to rebuild parts of the frame so i can registry it as changed vehicle and keeps the year of build in the title.

If I build a new frame it will be registered as a new built vehicle and need M.O.T every year and have tax.
 

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We just had a wonderful spring Saturday here.

So I took the Willys for a couple of hours of wheeling.

Just a little snow left


My happy co-driver for the day
 

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Love the video!

Your 8274 looks FAST. Any modifications?
It's a standard winch.

I only upgrade the top housing with bushes instead of the needle bearing.

My set up is:
Alternator 140 A
70 Ah AGM batteri
All wiring to the winch is 95 mm2
 

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It's a standard winch.

I only upgrade the top housing with bushes instead of the needle bearing.

My set up is:
Alternator 140 A
70 Ah AGM batteri
All wiring to the winch is 95 mm2
Neat. It looks like that winch gets a good workout pretty often!

What size and length of line are you running?
 

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Yes the winch will not seize up because it's not used:D

I have a 10mm dynema winch rope and its about 132 feet long.

It's not a shame to use the winch, it's a tool that helps you get were you can't drive.
 

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At the end of the day we tested where the tipping point is on my Willys.





I will never drive the car to that angle. Around halfway I started to say that we are tipping over, but we weren't.

It was a bit more lift before we reached the tipping point but we couldn't do it because of the rigging.

 

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I want to try this. I know I'm wider but that doesn't look that bad in the picks. I would think it would go further.


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Long time since last update

During the winter and spring nothing has really been done on the Willys, more than driving and the necessary maintenance.

But now some things have happened.


I received a package.


allot of goodies for the winch and some wear parts.


First I replaced the winch motor.
The old original motor is 4,2 hp
The new Bow2 motor is 6,8 hp and 1000 rpm faster.

It made a very big difference.


We visited a 4x4 meeting not far away for a weekend.


So alike but very different.


And here we go again... Washing the car is so boring and it feels like it takes forever.
 

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I have also upgrade my winch with an air-freespole drumand a new uprated main shaft.


The new drum is beefed up with thicker materials in the sides to reduce flex, smaller inner diameter to increase pulling power and allow to have more rope on the drum.
On the free end of the drum the nylon bush is replaced with a bearing.


The new and old main shafts, the new one on the right.


The winch is put back togheter.
 
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