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    Cool Lou's Willys Build Thread

    Ive made a start on lou's new car, very early days so not much to show yet.
    It won't be anything flash, just a basic car designed to go fast.
    After alot of measuring and trimming away glass that's not needed this is where i'm at.



    Last edited by mike noble; 16-11-13 at 03:03 PM. Reason: spelling
    i live by the unwritten code between men, especially hot rodders

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    Good start son !!!
    Any advice or help given is actually based on having done the job, not read about doing it or Googling it.

    www.langysrodshop.co.uk Our parts are air freighted so 5-7 day delivery, The best GRP Willys body available/Rebel Wirings only UK dealer/Speedway Motors authorised dealer/Summit racing/Jegs/Hotrod parts supplied, MAC Autos, We deal with all the US hotrod suppliers even non car related stuff.
    Brake,Oil & Fuel etc plumbing stockist/Totally Stainless fastener dealer/Dolphin Instrument dealer, LMC & Brothers Trucks,
    Stainless Exhaust tube & mandrel bends stockist

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Lang View Post
    Good start son !!!
    cheers dad......
    i live by the unwritten code between men, especially hot rodders

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    Like the chassis works,thats a good fit around the door opening

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    Quote Originally Posted by yjohnb View Post
    Like the chassis works,thats a good fit around the door opening
    it's really hard to think ahead doing this stuff,
    The outriggers are designed to support the cage at the A and B posts and the plan is to support the hinges and catches off the cage.
    The floor will be flat ally, hence making the frame and sill sit level.
    i live by the unwritten code between men, especially hot rodders

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    Is that 80mm x 40mm x 3mm ???
    Any advice or help given is actually based on having done the job, not read about doing it or Googling it.

    www.langysrodshop.co.uk Our parts are air freighted so 5-7 day delivery, The best GRP Willys body available/Rebel Wirings only UK dealer/Speedway Motors authorised dealer/Summit racing/Jegs/Hotrod parts supplied, MAC Autos, We deal with all the US hotrod suppliers even non car related stuff.
    Brake,Oil & Fuel etc plumbing stockist/Totally Stainless fastener dealer/Dolphin Instrument dealer, LMC & Brothers Trucks,
    Stainless Exhaust tube & mandrel bends stockist

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    Looking foward to watching how this build thread progresses.is this gonna be gasser style?

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    Nice 1 Mike , onwards n upwards ....
    If a Scaremonger makes say 50 statements about a certain subject and some but not all eventually come true does that mean they have the power to predict ?? or just Scaremonger ??

    "Buffet Slayer"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Lang View Post
    Is that 80mm x 40mm x 3mm ???
    yeh, trouble is it wont tag on 40mm box as cage has to sit on 50mm box to tag, i was going to make this chassis a template for a 50mm box chassis but i'll probably stick with it, i'm not overly concerned about the tag as long as the cage itself is good.
    Last edited by mike noble; 19-11-13 at 01:18 PM. Reason: grrrr spelling
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwgunn159 View Post
    Looking foward to watching how this build thread progresses.is this gonna be gasser style?
    yeh, i dont want it overly high, big block ford, manual shift c6, trans brake, 9inch with spool, 10.5 slicks.
    i live by the unwritten code between men, especially hot rodders

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skimmer View Post
    Nice 1 Mike , onwards n upwards ....
    cheers dude, cant beleive i'm doing it all again so soon after the Cannon !!
    i live by the unwritten code between men, especially hot rodders

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    Nice one mike
    Just love the effort and commitment your putting into the Build already. Keep the updates coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newboldspeed View Post
    Nice one mike
    Just love the effort and commitment your putting into the Build already. Keep the updates coming.
    cheers dude, its kinda weird building another car i'll never drive, but it does mean i dont get any moaning or nagging like most husbands do.
    I told lou before i started that she gets NO imput into how this car looks and that she only has to drive it !! , well that didnt last long as she's already steering it her way lol.
    i live by the unwritten code between men, especially hot rodders

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    lookin good mike, keep it coming
    be quiet when you leave.... mr munn lives right around the corner

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    bit of an update,
    had to work a bit today so didn't get down the shed till about 3pm, got this bit done by 5.30 and called in for tea.......
    I was gonna go to B&Q and get some 3x2 timber for mock up but i couldn't face the place on a saturday, so i cut some 80mm strips out of a bit of ply.
    I find it quite hard to visualize what i want sometimes and this helps, especially on working out the angles.




    first blood today too............

    going back down the shed now.........
    i live by the unwritten code between men, especially hot rodders

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    liking the use of the wood jig, what did yo use to cut the steel angles look spot on

    I stand corrected (Templates it is)
    Last edited by yjohnb; 16-11-13 at 07:59 PM. Reason: Jig instead of Templates

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    I find this method a good way too mate and its quicker, easier and cheaper than using steel ........I call them ''Templates''......
    Quote Originally Posted by mike noble View Post
    I find it quite hard to visualize what i want sometimes and this helps, especially on working out the angles.





    If a Scaremonger makes say 50 statements about a certain subject and some but not all eventually come true does that mean they have the power to predict ?? or just Scaremonger ??

    "Buffet Slayer"

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    What's that kickup Mike about 10" ?
    Any advice or help given is actually based on having done the job, not read about doing it or Googling it.

    www.langysrodshop.co.uk Our parts are air freighted so 5-7 day delivery, The best GRP Willys body available/Rebel Wirings only UK dealer/Speedway Motors authorised dealer/Summit racing/Jegs/Hotrod parts supplied, MAC Autos, We deal with all the US hotrod suppliers even non car related stuff.
    Brake,Oil & Fuel etc plumbing stockist/Totally Stainless fastener dealer/Dolphin Instrument dealer, LMC & Brothers Trucks,
    Stainless Exhaust tube & mandrel bends stockist

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Lang View Post
    What's that kickup Mike about 10" ?
    10/12 ish forgotten already! ha old age.......
    Kick ups all made now, work out exact placement width wise tomorrow, drag it all out again, square it up and hopefully be finished on that bit tomorrow.
    i live by the unwritten code between men, especially hot rodders

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    Quote Originally Posted by yjohnb View Post
    liking the use of the wood jig, what did yo use to cut the steel angles look spot on

    I stand corrected (Templates it is)
    missed this pic earlier, i guesstimated the height first, then held my coilover in place to finalise the height i wanted.
    I took the angle off the timberplates ( ha new word! ) using an adjustable protractor, was 60 degrees, then transferred to steel, all cuts done with a 1mm disc in an angle grinder.
    i live by the unwritten code between men, especially hot rodders

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