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2JSC 05-05-2016 03:05 PM

Re: Crawler Innovations, Szczerba Built, & JWalker Designs Willys Build
 
Excellent cage design, gives me lots of ideas. Great work. Love the hip bars and the rear spreaders.

Szczerba 05-05-2016 08:49 PM

Re: Crawler Innovations, Szczerba Built, & JWalker Designs Willys Build
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ZoSo (Post 5497665)
Great job guys

looks awesome

we need a Willy's GTG!

we have a few more being built in SoCal


Thanks. Still some work to do on this. Ran out of tubing. Stay tuned.

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Originally Posted by Big Mike (Post 5498562)
This is looking excellent.

I've been away for a while, it's good to see some work still being done on some 1/6th Jeeps..."thumbsup"


Yes sir, right now, it sits at 11.07 lbs.

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2JSC (Post 5498568)
Excellent cage design, gives me lots of ideas. Great work. Love the hip bars and the rear spreaders.



Hip bars? Rear spreaders? Engrish please! [emoji51]

Cage finish welded and hastily grinded on. Sanding and paint on it next.
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HahnsB2 05-07-2016 02:57 PM

Re: Crawler Innovations, Szczerba Built, & JWalker Designs Willys Build
 
Very nice. Very much like how I'm planning mine. Highly debating gutting my Wraith drivetrain for the build as funds have become tight.

Szczerba 05-08-2016 04:20 PM

Re: Crawler Innovations, Szczerba Built, & JWalker Designs Willys Build
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HahnsB2 (Post 5499656)
Very nice. Very much like how I'm planning mine. Highly debating gutting my Wraith drivetrain for the build as funds have become tight.



Thanks.

Removable and laydown rear tire carrier. Still need to do some stuff to it.
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Mike Flea 05-08-2016 07:18 PM

Re: Crawler Innovations, Szczerba Built, & JWalker Designs Willys Build
 
That's neat, Can you show a pic of the hinge?

Szczerba 05-08-2016 07:38 PM

Re: Crawler Innovations, Szczerba Built, & JWalker Designs Willys Build
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike Flea (Post 5500123)
That's neat, Can you show a pic of the hinge?



Sure, that'll be $14.99 to my paypal. [emoji12]

Just a single Carter Fab tab with two on either side on the bumper.
Just two on the top.
Also, this is all just tacked together.
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Mike Flea 05-08-2016 07:46 PM

Re: Crawler Innovations, Szczerba Built, & JWalker Designs Willys Build
 
Check's in the mail, :lmao:, thanks, simple enough "thumbsup"

Szczerba 05-08-2016 08:41 PM

Re: Crawler Innovations, Szczerba Built, & JWalker Designs Willys Build
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike Flea (Post 5500140)
Check's in the mail, :lmao:, thanks, simple enough "thumbsup"



Took me three tries to bend the main one piece hoop though. [emoji35]

twissted 05-09-2016 09:40 AM

Re: Crawler Innovations, Szczerba Built, & JWalker Designs Willys Build
 
Looking good. I like the tire hagging out on the Jeeps it works like a cushion when they hit something. Wrapping the tire just gives you more weight and something to hang up on. It is pretty though.

Szczerba 05-10-2016 01:27 PM

Re: Crawler Innovations, Szczerba Built, & JWalker Designs Willys Build
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by twissted (Post 5500364)
Looking good. I like the tire hagging out on the Jeeps it works like a cushion when they hit something. Wrapping the tire just gives you more weight and something to hang up on. It is pretty though.

Thanks. That is the reason why I made the rear tire carrier removable. If the driver doesn't want the weight, just take it off with 4 screws, problem solved.

Szczerba 06-15-2016 08:55 PM

Re: Crawler Innovations, Szczerba Built, & JWalker Designs Willys Build
 
Got some parts in that have been backordered.

Zeon 1/8 winch and 3" VP LED bar. 6" bar will be installed on cowl bar later
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twissted 06-17-2016 11:22 PM

Re: Crawler Innovations, Szczerba Built, & JWalker Designs Willys Build
 
I broke the winch line on mine the first time I tested it. I bought some 100 pound Kevlar line to use. You may want to look into that.

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Szczerba 06-21-2016 07:26 PM

Re: Crawler Innovations, Szczerba Built, & JWalker Designs Willys Build
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by twissted (Post 5520898)
I broke the wimch line on mine the first time I tested it. I bought some 100 pound Kevlar line to use. You may want to look into that.

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Noted. It's mostly going to be for looks.

All the hard work done and ready for paint, baking and reassembly.

Cage sitting on top of chassis.

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Szczerba 06-29-2016 10:23 AM

Re: Crawler Innovations, Szczerba Built, & JWalker Designs Willys Build
 
Painted and baking some parts
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Mike Flea 06-29-2016 06:58 PM

Re: Crawler Innovations, Szczerba Built, & JWalker Designs Willys Build
 
^ That's a good idea! "thumbsup"

Szczerba 07-02-2016 04:04 PM

Re: Crawler Innovations, Szczerba Built, & JWalker Designs Willys Build
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike Flea (Post 5526973)
^ That's a good idea! "thumbsup"



Probably the 8th or 9th chassis painted/baked using the VHT engine enamel.

Cut and rewelded MIP for the rear
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Pretty much done. Will need some shock tuning.
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viper6171 07-02-2016 05:03 PM

Re: Crawler Innovations, Szczerba Built, & JWalker Designs Willys Build
 
nice work Shane .....one of these days I may have to get one of those big jeeps

Szczerba 07-02-2016 05:06 PM

Re: Crawler Innovations, Szczerba Built, & JWalker Designs Willys Build
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by viper6171 (Post 5528386)
nice work Shane .....one of these days I may have to get one of those big jeeps

Thanks "thumbsup"

they are good size, as these tires are 5.75" tall

Szczerba 07-03-2016 03:41 PM

Re: Crawler Innovations, Szczerba Built, & JWalker Designs Willys Build
 
Transmission mount I made with some 3/16 tube and Carter Fab captured tabs.
Really makes me feel better about this trans mounting location

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Nova's Ark 03-11-2019 09:30 AM

Re: Crawler Innovations, Szczerba Built, & JWalker Designs Willys Build
 
July 3rd, 2016 was the last post to this thread. :shock:

I knew it had been some time, but nearly three years. :shock:


When Shane, Jesse, Gavin and I met to discuss this project many years ago, these large Willys were not that popular. Seemingly, once the project got started, many other companies were doing the same thing. I didn't care for it, especially when I knew the effort going into this Willys was going to be of a higher degree than others. I was not about to display a new vehicle that multiple people had put work into, for it to be glossed over by content saturation by others. That is reason #1 this project has taken so long.


With that out of the way, lets pick up the story. Once Shane had finished the chassis work, I brought the Willys to Jesse of JWalker Design. I do not recall how long it stayed with Jesse, but it was a while since there was not a projected finish date. I do not recall the timing of when I got it back from Jesse. The body work, custom paint and detailing Jesse did look great. So great, that I displayed the Willys on a rack in my office for so long now that it has accumulated these on it:


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The time and desire came this weekend to dust off the cobwebs, and get to work. More to come...


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