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Offline Mudhawg

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My 1955 Willys project
« on: January 03, 2010, 05:41:33 PM »
buddy dropped this off as he moved onto a fullsize chevy and no longer had room for it, setup for a chevy 350 already narrowed 60 rear narrowed 44 front currently on 36 iroks but he wants them back, i have all the windowframe/doors was just too lazy to put them on for now



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Re: My 1955 Willys project
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2010, 06:03:06 PM »
Now that's a cool project!
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Re: My 1955 Willys project
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2010, 06:03:49 PM »
Hoping its finally something me and the old man can work on together instead of arguing about garage space
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Re: My 1955 Willys project
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2010, 08:43:01 AM »
Clean up the garage , gain back some space instead of arguing about it.  It looks very messy  , items that are laying around and have been for a long period  should be discarded . I purge ocassionally , if I didn't the junk would accumulate and overwhelm what little space I have.   The first time , it was hard parting with treasures that had been stacked in boxes , I needed room more than I needed to archive un needed items , now it's easy to sort through  and toss  old useless crap  and has become an anual event .      Ever watched that television program called      Horders  ?     

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Re: My 1955 Willys project
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2010, 09:40:21 AM »
Sweet project if you need a 350 pm me

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Re: My 1955 Willys project
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2010, 09:52:27 AM »
to bad you passed on the 'burb dude, that driveline would have been stellar in that thing.
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Re: My 1955 Willys project
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2010, 01:26:14 PM »
i have to run a standard an auto is way to long for this thing, plus i really didnt pass on it considering i had cash in my pocket and you sold it  ;)
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Re: My 1955 Willys project
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2010, 01:42:07 PM »
snooze you loose ;)  besides, i fetched a fair deal more than i would have let you have it for. can't blame a guy for not holding it.

probalby gonna have to stretch that wheelbase neways.  unless you want to hook up the tcase to the diff ;)  dem CJ5 have a pretty short wheelbase!

finish this one doug; its even better than you XJ
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Re: My 1955 Willys project
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2010, 03:44:59 PM »
ya the rear drive shaft is a whopping 9" long hahaha it had a 350 with a ford toploader out of a mustang and a tcase but id rather just run all chevy thats why im planning 350/Sm465/NP205 instead of the hacked together setup before
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Re: My 1955 Willys project
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2010, 07:37:30 PM »
an np205 in that! ouch! unless you allready got them maybe try a 231or a 300. 205 are strong, but heavy, hang low, and dont have much for a low range. just a thought dude. im sure the 465 can make up for the lack of low range but i dont know about the other 2.
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Re: My 1955 Willys project
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2010, 07:48:05 PM »
was even thinkin of a 208 to shed some weight id like to keep the driveline all chevy so when something goes wrong parts are easy to find
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Re: My 1955 Willys project
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2010, 02:39:11 PM »
got bored last night so stayed up till 4am sanding/painting to give myself an idea how its gunna look used krylon Italian Olive satin spray can for now


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Re: My 1955 Willys project
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2010, 06:34:34 PM »
Looks like a sweet project - will be awesome when it's done.
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Re: My 1955 Willys project
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2010, 03:18:09 PM »
dropped the covers on the diffs today out of sheer boredom, turns out theres a pair of detroit lockers sitting there haha  ;D not bad for a free truck
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Re: My 1955 Willys project
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2010, 01:21:12 PM »
so dumb question but where did you get that flag on your roof?  :D
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