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post #166 of 188 Old 12-14-2018, 04:48 PM
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My nephew said he would bring his "$10,000 color match camera" from work and mix me some pumpkin up, but for now the black is fine.
You just never know when the "mood" is going to hit! But decided to have a little fun today since I might be away until after the new year. I might try logging in from my FIL's machine while I'm there though.

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You just never know when the "mood" is going to hit! But decided to have a little fun today since I might be away until after the new year. I might try logging in from my FIL's machine while I'm there though.
I'm glad you got in trouble for what I was thinking!

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Boy--you'll might just kick a guy when he is a little down (or slow on project) ,as the case might be...


Oh--what is that shadow up above--is that a couple of vultures waiting on the tree limb? Just observing from the sideline--ya know?



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Tim, just curious, where are you in the pic?
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Looks like a few folks I know around here got their brains together for a photo shoot...........I doubt it necessary to name them.



Anyhoo, I little update on "Li'l Will". There was a nearby car show yesterday sponsored by an area Olds club. It was at a local watering hole that has a big spread of outdoor space. I'm also friends with the owner, so Mike and I figured why not drive the Willys and Uncle Henry down there and show our support. Mike took charge of readying up Uncle Henry.........and I got the Willys. He waxed Uncle Henry and was all set. I on the other hand had a bit larger punch list with about two days to get it done.

First thing was pulling the mismatched bucket seats out and putting a pair of new ones in.

This is after the old ones were pulled and I installed the two pairs of stainless steel mounts I welded up.

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I scored the new seats from a Jeep supplier. They're Smitty Builts. They have a good rep, but are known to need some drilling/adapting. I knew I was in for that with my fresh built mounts so that didn't dissuade me. Plus, while normally being $149 each, I scored them on sale for $109. Turned out to be a good move. They are comfy, look good and provided more room.

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Next up was the western mirrors the truck came with. I did like the look, but the frames were poorly(real poorly) painted in flat white and the mirrors were different sizes. I stripped down the frames and painted them a gloss white. The two "new" matched mirrors are 60's vintage that I scored off eBay for 13 bucks. Here they are installed...........I dig those horizontal ribs.

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On to the front bumper. Basically the same story as the mirror frames........flat white and ugly. Removed it and touched up the mounting brackets and frame ends with flat black.

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Used a semi-gloss on the bumper to kinda match the grill and mounted her back up.

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This was loooong overdue. As some might remember I scored a cool pair of Model A taillights with "STOP" in the glass, and built some custom mounts. Only thing missing was taking off the old hideous looking trailer lights than were on there and actually installing them Mission accomplished......so much better.

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There's Uncle Henry in the background giving the project a discerning eye.

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The show was really packed with beautiful rides, and had a big turnout. We didn't place(Uncle Henry was real close), but it was just a very nice day spent with Mike. My family also showed up for support and I talked with a lot of folks I hadn't seen in a bit. Good motivation for more improvements for the next show.

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post #171 of 188 Old 08-19-2019, 11:01 AM
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Nice improvementrs to the Willys Ellis.

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Lilí Will is looking real good, Ellis, and those seats look very comfy.

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Nice way to spend a Sunday, Ellis, very cool!

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What a great project and a great thread. Brings back lots of memories. My first car was a 1947 CJ2A, the first civilian model jeep after world war II. It was 4 years older than me. I learned a ton about car mechanics from keeping it running, including replacing the frame when I hit a tree with the corner of the "super bumper" at 5 mph and bent the arch over one front spring. I replaced the worn-out flathead 4-cyl with an OHV four from a 2-wheel drive Willys wagon that also had an overdrive. At that time Rancho made an adapter plate for that overdrive. It attached to the rear output shaft of the transfer case and would only work in two-wheel-drive high range. It had a lock-out for all the other gears. You could drive down the highway at 60 on level ground if you were brave. And regarding all those shift levers, they were really a good design, worked easily and you never really got in trouble shifting the wrong one.

My two high-school buddies each had Jeep wagons, one with a four-cyl and the other with the overhead cam six. As I remember that OHC six was kind of a short lived dog, compared to your Continental. We hunted and camped all over Montana with those jeeps. I liked to take friends out to the South Hills near Billings and go hill climbing, usually after a few beers! That CJ2 would drive up hills you couldn't walk up, and it easily outdid the hotrod 4x4 pickup trucks with 350's that just threw gravel everywhere and never made it up the hill. One trip we went up a true jeep trail near Yellowstone park, a completely washed out boulder field requiring 4-wheel low range (2 mph in low gear). after several miles we got to the top of a hill where someone had posted a sign "SPEED LIMIT 60 MPH". That was when if you had four wheel drive you could go places others couldn't.

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Nice improvements, Ellis! I've always like the "STOP" taillights, that was a nice touch.

The show sounded fun! Neat you guys could have both trucks there.

Thanks for sharing and posting the pictures! It's always fun to make these types of improvements and watch our vehicles take shape the way we envision.

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Nice you got out to a show.. Sometimes it takes a push like that to get working on something again. Two real cool trucks there also. Id be hard pressed to pick one Id rather drive.

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I just saw this thread :thumbsup: I never really cared for the pickup but the station wagon on the other hand is one of my all time favs. I probably missed my ideal SW back in the 90s. A local hotrod shop guy built one for his son who didn't appreciate it so it came up for sale for quite awhile. I really didn't have room or money.

When it was first finished the builder drove it over to my fab shop to check on some items I carried in stock and I got to check it out. SBC, T350, 8.5 GM rearend, Mustang II front suspension, hot rod AC, etc. Bright red paint, nice interior, nice wheels, etc.
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Here is my Jeep PU memory. One day I was driving down a suburban road and a lifted Jeep PU drove by the other way. As it went by I noticed that it was a 2wd with the front axle flipped over. Instead of a drop axle it was a lift axle. Pretty stupid......
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Thanks for the kind words and sharing stories, folks. It was a real nice day. Anytime I'm around things with wheels or mechanical stuff, it's always fun.

Even though the two pickups are more than thirty years apart and of pretty different looks and capabilities, they do have one thing in common.........the amount of fond memories they elicit. Many a person shared stories of their younger days and those older than them that are no longer here. Fathers, granddads, first dates, learning to drive, accidents, raisin' cane, lamenting ones they sold. I got to swap a few tales. Good stuff.

Gonna head to the scrapyard and see if I can get an older steel bumper to modify for the back of Li'l Will.........they're asking too much for a real one, and I'd just be modding it anyway.

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My Jeep SW memory - Sometime in 71 through May 72 I was at a car lot [ on a Sunday,they were closed ] looking at a SW they had. Light blue or maybe light blue and white 2 tone. I was sitting in the drivers seat checking things and why not ?? I took the key from my 64 Malibu and stuck it in the sw and voila, engine running .
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