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Old 03-26-2012, 01:07 AM
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Started working on the rocker gaurds, cut them down to legnth and then sliced the backside to allow it to curve to the body.



Now to find the drive to crawl under the wagon and weld up the slices.

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Old 03-26-2012, 01:11 AM
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Bent up some more tubes and started cutting and fitting.



I realy like the way they look, I think that I have the radius that I want.



Now I need to decide how wide to make them.



So what do you think.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:53 AM
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Front fenders will really change the look. I like 'em!
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:21 AM
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Front fenders will really change the look. I like 'em!
Thanks Bonehead, that means a lot coming from you.
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:00 AM
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I think for aesthetic purposes, I would tend to think that roughly 2/3 coverage of the tire width would look just right on your build. Great work! These last couple pics have put a ton of design ideas in my head to build a fully hydraulic (except for the pressure of the center roller) rollbender. Now to just find the time!

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Old 05-25-2012, 11:15 PM
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I think the front looks a little "wide"......what if you kept them either the same width as the rear...or maybe just pull the front in a little so it follows the taper of the sids of the hood.
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:21 AM
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I agree with Ian...

Unless you have some sort of fender law you are trying to abide by, I think It would look Killer if they angled in towards the grill some.
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:22 AM
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I think the front looks a little "wide"......what if you kept them either the same width as the rear...or maybe just pull the front in a little so it follows the taper of the sids of the hood.
On the rear Im welding the tube to the inside of the body, no flare in the rear, I never realy thought about tapering them in, do you have any pics available ?

I have been working 6 days a week so there has been no time for the wagon, but that has not stoped the ideas, my plans are to narrow the front fenders to fit some euro jerry cans that I found and I want to try to mount them behind the fender. since my axle is pushed forward I can mount them lower than most, not sure that I will like it but its an idea.

As always please post your thoughts and ideas.







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Old 05-29-2012, 11:23 AM
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Jerry Cans

Do it. I like it, it will add a cool old school resto-mod look.
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:42 PM
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I really do not know how to explain my idea asside from this......take the distance the tube is coming out from the frame in front of the door, and match that distance at the front from the hood.

E.G., 4" from body to bend at the rear of the fender, make it 4" from the edge of the hood to the bend at the front of the hood. That way the fender will taper along with the hood.

I LOVE the jerry can idea....I did something similar with my latest Jeep...but to make it even cooler, I added "bungs" to the bottom of the can and added -16 hose to it. The Jerry can is the actual fuel filler for the tank in the back of the Jeep.

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Old 05-30-2012, 02:40 AM
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I really do not know how to explain my idea asside from this......take the distance the tube is coming out from the frame in front of the door, and match that distance at the front from the hood.
I get the idea, what Im thinking is that the grill to cowl on the willys taper so much more than a standard jeep, I love the idea of using the jerry can to fill the main tank.
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:36 AM
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Why not kick it out, then pull it back in. Look at the tube fenders from Metal Cloak....I think their designs are perfect.
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:53 PM
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The Jerry can is a trick idea.
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Old 06-08-2012, 05:33 PM
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I agree on the fenders (that a taper would look good), but it looks like you will have trouble modifying them at this point without scrapping some tube.
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Old 06-09-2012, 02:54 AM
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I also agree on the tapper, I was out looking at it today and will be able to make some changes without scrapping any of the tubes since I have not welded any thing as of yet, also picked up one of the jerry cans.

Ps. Ian, did you get my PM ?
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Old 06-18-2012, 12:29 AM
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Sweet build, love the wheels!!!

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Old 09-03-2012, 01:59 AM
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On page 74 in the november 2012 4-WHEEL & OFF ROAD you can read all about this wheel, and as soon as my kitchen remodel is done I will get back to work on the Willys.

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Old 11-29-2013, 11:59 PM
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I have some bad news, I SOLD the Willys, but It is in very good hands .













You might know the guy, he has Xtream talents and has what it takes to build it like it should be built.
















You can follow it at Big Tire Garage and if he starts a tread Ill post it here.











This is my new build.





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Old 12-01-2013, 02:04 PM
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It was great finally meeting you Chuck and picking up the Willys....2056.8 miles, three Border Patrol checkpoints, and 36 hours of driving. The Willys is at the shop and ready to build.....

I will be posting on www.facebook.com/iansbigtiregarage and also posting to a blog about the build regularly on the same page.

I will post a few updates on here as well.....It will be a pretty cool build for sure.
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