Restoring a classic

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I wanted to post this up here / saw a few posts about doing bodywork and restoring some older FJ40s, etc. This is my dads 1946 Willys, not a cruiser/yota I know, but I think it will give you some ideas on what is involved in a frame off restoration.

Home ?(1946 Willys Rebuild)?

I have mentioned a few of these techniques including "brazing" in other threads, just thought I would share this. Dad is getting pretty close/excited!! Almost 2 years in the restoration.

If you have questions I will do my best to answer them or get my dad to!

Sam
 

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Hey sam,,,, just saw a convoy of CJ-2s on battleground this am. Might have been your pops w/ the only red one there but it had beige/tan wheels. I met another gentleman who just finished his up too over in Irving Park.

Hows the truck coming?
 
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Home ?(1946 Willys Rebuild)?

The Willys is finished!!! (Well as much as any of them ever are...)

For those restoring the older 40s / 55s, lots of content in there that would be very applicable to your rigs!

I drove it around the block last weekend, was a blast, sure does clank and make lots of noises, but they were still inventing this stuff 63 years ago...(wow...)

Sam (Will start another thread for my truck)
 
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Great Job sam and those involved, looks really good.

It's amazing to think about the things that were engineered in those times. Has a real neat factory military look much like I am sure it did the day it left the production line.
 
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