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    '56 willys truck

    jumping ship from what used to be pirate...

    this thread is a bit jumbled--from post #1 to #28(page 2) is current works going on and then I throw in a some posts and pics from when I started back in 2017, but page 3 has a couple of posts and pics about current status and then it's back to old build posts and pics and then on page 6 it will go back to current hacking....hope that makes sense

    56 willys truck that is under grinder and welder remodel with the following stuff going in:

    1992 5.7 with FAST fuel injection
    4L80E with Jake's Performance manual shift thingy
    NWF eco box with 2.72 reduction
    NP205 twin sticked
    1979 Ford dana 60 with 5.38 & grizzly locker
    GM 14 bolt with 5.38 & grizzly locker
    14" coilovers
    3 link front
    4 link rear
    Last edited by csutton7; 08-11-2020, 10:09 AM.

    #2
    roof body armor under way--roof has holes, dents and an old sun roof hole

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      #3
      how thick is that steel on the roof? looks thick!
      - Buck

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        #4
        rear roof corner armor welded and close to being ready for paint, but paint is a long ways off, as i still need to finish weld & grind this side and then attack the other side, front, rear and top
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          #5
          3/16" plate

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            #6
            roof prep--paint is a bit weathered....Click image for larger version
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              #7
              Keep the updates coming. What other body protection are you planning

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                #8
                front and rear cab corners---front cab corner hasn't been worked out totally yet. I have a pre-lim idea, but I need to make a corner piece to see what I think may look good or makes sense at the A pillar as it transitions at the bottom of the windshield. Do I stop it at the bottom of the windshield or continue down to the bottom of the cab. Transitioning to the bottom of the cab is winning in my head right now. I may do something on the doors too, but I've not given it a ton of thought, but the drivers side is crunched at the top and bottom is pretty rusty, so something has to happen at these areas anyway. Right now I need to get the roof done, so that I can move on to more important things, like wiring, fuel system, brake lines, driveshafts, etc.....

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                          #13
                          Upper door jamb was crunched by a previous owner, so I welded in a patch.. Still need to work on the gutter, but that will happen when the roof armor is all complete.
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                            #14
                            I finally got the pieces I need and got the outside of the cab wrapped with the 3/16" plate and the hole fixed in the center, now it's just to patch in the pieces between the center patch and outside wrap. I'm a bit hung up what to do about the drip rail, but I'll either just weld it all up solid or maybe wrap a 3/8" round bar around it, we shall see. Next up either cab corners or attack the back of the cab and back frame rail paint, so that I can finally mount the bed. We shall see, it's getting to hot to do much in the sun, so progress is going to slow down I fear.

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                              #15
                              roof is all patched in with the armor plate and I'm now working on the drip rail and the seams to pretty them up a bit---I decided to just weld up the drip rail and grind it into shape instead of adding some metal to re-shape it--progress is slow due to the weather being blistering hot or it rains when it's cooler.....

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