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    project Willys

    out to move house






    scottie
    Last edited by scottie; 05-01-08 at 05:38 PM.

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    after what seems like years im finally (nearly) ready to put the outer skins on the doors




    scottie

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    Your perseverance with fibreglass is outstanding Scottie. Not a clue as to how anyone does it.......

    Keep going, looks killer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottie View Post
    after what seems like years im finally (nearly) ready to put the outer skins on the doors
    scottie
    scottie this brings back nightmares for me... those doors are a ****ing nightmare - good luck!!

    Your emotions will always interfere with your sense of truth

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    hip hip...........hooooray, a 2 door willys

    still a lot of fettling but there in and closing



    scottie
    Last edited by scottie; 08-01-08 at 08:55 PM.

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    I wish i had patience to do this, oh yes and the know how. Well done

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    cool

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    body

    hi ,i am going to built a car next year so i,m doing some research early ,have a good idea of what i want,i have a few of questions if you dont mind
    1 is the body you are using fibre glass and where did you obtain it from?
    2 did you build your own chassis?
    3 what sort of finish or how good are the panels etc?
    many thanks in advance
    best regards john
    Last edited by welshman; 14-01-08 at 09:20 PM. Reason: mistake

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    John, could you post an intro before continuing please ? The forum is set to lock you out after 3 posts with no intro,
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottie View Post
    hip hip...........hooooray, a 2 door willys

    still a lot of fettling but there in and closing



    scottie
    Although my Willys is down in the weeds it DID have the same door problem take a look through my journal it may give you one or two ideas

    The best advise I can give you is make sure a good soak in a HOT bath after a long days scratchin is planned.
    Keep up the great work

    http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...71&action=view
    “Life is not a journey to the grave with intentions of arriving safely in a pretty well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming ... WOW! What a ride!”

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    my apologies

    have posted ,very sorry
    best regards john

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    Quote Originally Posted by welshman View Post
    hi ,i am going to built a car next year so i,m doing some research early ,have a good idea of what i want,i have a few of questions if you dont mind
    1 is the body you are using fibre glass and where did you obtain it from?
    2 did you build your own chassis?
    3 what sort of finish or how good are the panels etc?
    many thanks in advance
    best regards john

    yeah its a glass body i got it from a guy called nick from kedderminster but the last time i mailed him he was still working out of the country but i believe you can get the same body from www.karmakustoms.co.uk

    yeah i built the chassis

    the doors were a night mare to fit, im just about to start on the front panels

    scottie
    Last edited by scottie; 18-01-08 at 11:47 AM.

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    thanks

    many thanks for the reply,have seen another one on here and it looks quite alot of work for a first project,still got plenty of time to decide though and will follow the builds closely to see how everyone gets on
    best regards john

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    sorry that should have been

    www.karmakustoms.co.uk

    scottie

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottie View Post
    yeah its a glass body i got it from a guy called nick from kedderminster but the last time i mailed him he was still working out of the country but i believe you can get the same body from www.karmakustoms.co.uk

    yeah i built the chassis

    the doors were a night mare to fit, im just about to start on the front panels

    scottie
    It seems we are related scottie, well our Willys are anyway
    Manx Willys born Easter 2004 shortly before the father Nic went out to China I think to do abit o graft.
    A difficult birth especially around the door areas eh
    merryknees
    “Life is not a journey to the grave with intentions of arriving safely in a pretty well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming ... WOW! What a ride!”

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    Yeah had the same problem with ours, came out of the same mould, Nick Coughlan's via Karma Kustoms, but alsorted now. Got nice opening and closing doors, albiet alot of work. Hopefully out this year.

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    merryknees

    will need to dig out my bank statement to see when i bought mine but it must have been around that year

    crusty

    you got any new pics? have you fitted the boot lid yet? or the front end?

    scottie

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottie View Post
    merryknees

    will need to dig out my bank statement to see when i bought mine but it must have been around that year

    crusty

    you got any new pics? have you fitted the boot lid yet? or the front end?

    scottie
    Sorry to butt in on your quote to crusty but the following pics of my Boot lid may give you a couple of ideas for your set up
    3/4" box frame
    Attachment 1703
    spaced together with the lid using thin ply or thick card glued in using quick grip [no nails] glue
    Attachment 1704
    Then just cover between the rails with upholstered ply or thin polished Ally
    Last edited by merryknees; 22-01-08 at 01:04 PM.
    “Life is not a journey to the grave with intentions of arriving safely in a pretty well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming ... WOW! What a ride!”

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    did you glue the ply in place then glass over the lot?

    seems like an easier way than using the inner skin will give that a go

    scottie

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottie View Post
    did you glue the ply in place then glass over the lot?

    seems like an easier way than using the inner skin will give that a go

    scottie
    Firstly just make the frame and hinge it then put the lid in place and if you can get in the boot from underneath. Lift up the frame and make blocks to the correct spacing. Glue them in and leave overnight.
    I actually started to make card templates [thick backing card] intending to then use thin hardboard to fill in the sides before glassing over. But when I glued them in to see how the lot fit it was firm enough to simply glass straight over. The inner boot skin I got was a joke besides you still have to glass in some strength to hang the hinges to.
    So basically make the frame first then fit to lid to it.

    This link might help
    http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...age=5&reverse=
    Off for some bait now. Oh Scotrodder [i am sure you will know him] on here is coming over to the island on work duties Tell him to bring some sugar for that cuppa I promised him if he gets chance to pop round.
    “Life is not a journey to the grave with intentions of arriving safely in a pretty well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming ... WOW! What a ride!”

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