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Old 01-18-2016, 07:53 PM   #21
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I forgot to ask a few posts ago, but did you custom make that hinge for the hood?
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Old 01-18-2016, 08:29 PM   #22
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Check post #4 Steve, looks like he cut a slot for the hinge, attached it, and then cut the hood so he got a tight fit
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Old 01-18-2016, 09:59 PM   #23
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I forgot to ask a few posts ago, but did you custom make that hinge for the hood?
The hinge is from McMaster Carr, aluminum. I get my links from there as well. I'll work on getting a post together with links no pun intended.

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Old 01-22-2016, 10:50 PM   #24
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I finally had a short while to work on the new build this week. Got the servo fitted and screwed down. Very tight tolerances but everything should clear.



I also milled the slot the bumper slides into to raise the bumper for better approach angle and tire clearance.





I will fab up an aluminum brace to secure the bumper to the body. Similar to this one.



And the last thing for tonight, installed the fairlead and got the winch tucked deep into the bumper. I really like the this look.



That's it for now, I hoping I can find sometime to work on it this weekend.

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Old 01-23-2016, 11:07 AM   #25
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Looking good!
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Old 01-23-2016, 11:32 PM   #26
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Made sometime and cut the body and mounted the trans.







In an attempt to be efficient I painted all the hood latches, black out light, fuel tank holder ect...... And laid down the first of the color while working on the trans.



The color was my buddies choice. He wanted to keep close to the original color.

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Old 01-23-2016, 11:47 PM   #27
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The wheels will be




Mounted on them, of course Rok Lox with CI foams.

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Old 01-24-2016, 12:21 AM   #28
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someone likes their little mill too much?!@
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Old 01-24-2016, 09:32 AM   #29
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someone likes their little mill too much?!@
That little thing is great....

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Old 01-26-2016, 08:11 PM   #30
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Chassis done and ready for links




Also got the hood and dash painted and assembled.







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Old 01-27-2016, 07:36 AM   #31
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I really like the direction your taking the Willy's in. I'm especially interested in the cms, i mite try it on my builds. Keep it up.
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Old 01-27-2016, 08:45 AM   #32
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I really like the direction your taking the Willy's in. I'm especially interested in the cms, i mite try it on my builds. Keep it up.
Thanks mud bogger, I'm happy with the positioning, I believe it will workout great. Although on the Orange Willys steering works perfect, the added length to the panhard will keep the axle centered longer through its cycle. I didn't want it in the engine bay taking up precious space, not that I had a choice because of the axles/trans combo I'm using.

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Old 01-27-2016, 06:05 PM   #33
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I really like the direction your taking the Willy's in. I'm especially interested in the cms, i mite try it on my builds. Keep it up.
That's not really a cms, more of a ubms (under body mounted servo)
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Old 01-28-2016, 08:28 AM   #34
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That's not really a cms, more of a ubms (under body mounted servo)
Now we are getting way too technical lol you just created another abbreviation

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Old 01-31-2016, 09:01 PM   #35
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Started the cage last night and about 1/2 a day today, here's what I got so far.


My jig to hold everything square and straight.



And the cage....





This part was more difficult to braze then I anticipated because of two different thicknesses of metal.



And just for fun




I have the back parts ready to go, then some cross bracing, mounting tabs and paint to go.



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Old 02-02-2016, 12:22 AM   #36
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Mostly done just need to braze washers at each leg, a oh sh!t handle and paint.







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Old 02-02-2016, 07:06 PM   #37
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Real nice, Rob
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Old 02-02-2016, 09:20 PM   #38
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Real nice, Rob
Thanks, the second time was a bit easier and I got more creative. I have a third Willys on the shelf waiting to get built. All this is practice....

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Old 02-03-2016, 06:34 AM   #39
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third Willys on the shelf waiting
Sweet!
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Old 02-14-2016, 05:21 PM   #40
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The GF had to work today so I had the day to work on the Willy's. I just have to take her to the movies when she gets off. Getting off cheap for V-Day I'd say.


Pain staking masking is probably my least favorite part of this






But it's worth it to get that clean brake in colors.



The cage also got the



Treatment, it's kinda like powder coating. Beed blast the metal heat the metal at 250 degrees for a half hour spray the material and bake at 300 degrees for an hour. Very nice finish and more durable then paint. The only thing is it doesn't hide my rookie brazing

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