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A '55 Willys from 55Willys

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bigbluesuburban, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. bigbluesuburban

    bigbluesuburban 1/2 ton status

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    He sold it to me... and now I am gonna do this to it.

    Chop the top 8"
    Build a frame
    Bag it
    V8 it

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    Just thought I would share...
     
  2. desertrat67

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    You should be shot for thinking of doing that. Oops, did I say that out loud...
     
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    make a build thread, this is gonna be sick. that looks sweeeeet.
     
  4. justiz00

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    Is that a carryall?
     
  5. Chevy305

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    I think it should turn out kick ass!!

    But watch out you will get a lot of crap from people because you aren't lifting it and chopping the fenders to clear 35"s on a 4" lift... :D
     
  6. dhcomp

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    I say it all looks sweet, just please don't chop the top! Its too awesome of a truck.

    Do the bags, v8, rims, etc first. If you really want to chop if after all that, go for it....but i think it will look sick w/o messing with teh body.
     
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    Are you going to bag it just for the ride or to make it lay too?
     
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    thats gonna be pretty cool, go ahead and chop it there are plenty of those around. Theres a guy that goes to local shows that has one of these, v8, mustang 2 ifs.

    And is that a poor mans riding lawnmower under the grill :haha:
     
  9. bigbluesuburban

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    mudder... You are the first one to spot it... That's my mower chair. I swear, of all the stuff I have built around the shop... that stupid a$$ chair gets the most attention. :haha::haha::haha:

    Someone asked if I am baggin' it for the ride or run it low... I am going to make it lay FLAT on the ground. There will be about 1/2" of clearance between the ground and body because the frame will just that much lower.

    As for choppin the top... I'm choppin it, EIGHT INCHES!!! I will have 3 1/4' windows all around.

    As for lifting it, I got plenty of 4x4's, And I love each and every one of them. But this little baby is the pavement skinner.

    Thanks for all the comments. I am actually going to be working on this project quite a bit and will try to post pics as often as possible.

    And for those that know about the '69. I have some updates coming for it too.
     
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    fixed it for ya. :thumb:

    btw, bbs, you local? hard to tell when the "location" field is so general.... :)

    j
     
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    Corvallis Oregon (actually Philomath but no one can ever find it on a map)
     
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    ahhhh ok, cool. Hopefully I'll see ya on the trail sometime. :thumb:

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    very cool - make Jeremy regret selling that! LOL
     
  14. Scrt_Agent_Man

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    If you're going through all the trouble with building a frame and so on why not stockfloor bodydrop it that extra 1/2" so it lays body? Would look alot better IMO.
     
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    I want that 1/2" so that when I flood the underside with LED's it glows. And I want to keep the body just off the ground. There is no pinch weld on this old baby. The body is the side of the vehicle.
     
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    those pic kinda do... but I had way too much other stuff to work on so it got cut from the list. I was so close to just junking it. I'm glad someone is building it.

    Looks sweet Lee.

    I just picked up my buggy and will be starting back on the burb soon. plus one more project I got up my sleeve honoring my dad.
     

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