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Old 05-05-2016, 04:05 PM   #41
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Excellent cage design, gives me lots of ideas. Great work. Love the hip bars and the rear spreaders.
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Old 05-05-2016, 09:49 PM   #42
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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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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...

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

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Excellent cage design, gives me lots of ideas. Great work. Love the hip bars and the rear spreaders.


Hip bars? Rear spreaders? Engrish please!

Cage finish welded and hastily grinded on. Sanding and paint on it next.
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Old 05-07-2016, 03:57 PM   #43
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Very nice. Very much like how I'm planning mine. Highly debating gutting my Wraith drivetrain for the build as funds have become tight.
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Old 05-08-2016, 05:20 PM   #44
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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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Old 05-08-2016, 08:18 PM   #45
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That's neat, Can you show a pic of the hinge?
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That's neat, Can you show a pic of the hinge?


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

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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Check's in the mail, , thanks, simple enough
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Check's in the mail, , thanks, simple enough


Took me three tries to bend the main one piece hoop though.
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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.
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Old 05-10-2016, 02:27 PM   #50
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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.
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Old 06-15-2016, 09:55 PM   #51
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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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Old 06-18-2016, 12:22 AM   #52
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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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Old 06-21-2016, 08:26 PM   #53
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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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Old 06-29-2016, 11:23 AM   #54
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Painted and baking some parts
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^ That's a good idea!
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^ That's a good idea!


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

Cut and rewelded MIP for the rear


Pretty much done. Will need some shock tuning.









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nice work Shane .....one of these days I may have to get one of those big jeeps
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nice work Shane .....one of these days I may have to get one of those big jeeps
Thanks

they are good size, as these tires are 5.75" tall
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Old 07-03-2016, 04:41 PM   #59
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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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July 3rd, 2016 was the last post to this thread.

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


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:








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