Restoring a classic

Discussion in 'NC- Olde North State Cruisers' started by shinton, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. shinton

    shinton

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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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    krzyabncanuck USFS HOTSHOT GOLD Star

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    Cool build.

    Was hoping for more pics though.
     
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    awesome!
     
  4. jfz80

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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?
     
  5. shinton

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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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    That looks awesome! Great job! There's just something very cool about the old Willys flatties.
     
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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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