Undead Sleds / Rat Rods Rule - Hot Rods, Rat Rods, Sleepers, Beaters & Bikes... since 2007!

Go Back   Undead Sleds / Rat Rods Rule - Hot Rods, Rat Rods, Sleepers, Beaters & Bikes... since 2007! > Builds!

Builds! Post your project here... show us what you're up to! Please Note: This section is for "Builds" ONLY!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #51  
Old 08-13-2013, 12:35 AM
Strange willy Strange willy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Kearney, Nebraska
Posts: 64
Default




Gonna have a friend make a removable vinyl tonneau for the roof so we can go semi topless if we want to!


My brother from another mother works in a glass shop so he is doing all the glass, it's laminated so I went get stabbed in the face in case it breaks!


Got the crank all mounted solid and moving freely

__________________
AB-ie the 31' Willys build
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 08-13-2013, 01:00 AM
Strange willy Strange willy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Kearney, Nebraska
Posts: 64
Default


When I was talking with Heidts about the front suspension and certain dimensions were given my track width would have been too narrow. I wanted the frame to taper from behind the grille to the cab and mostly be hidden be the tin, so using the 11" upper and 14" lower A-arms along with a dodge omni rear steer R&P I extended the mounting points for the A-arms out 4" farther than the Heidts design achieving the wide stance that would match with the Jag IRS.


I had to use an inner rack extension kit to extend the width of the rack center to center so I don't have any bump steer issues.


It's kind of hard to see here but the rack is mounted form the top side. There are 2 pieces of 1" pipe sleeved thru a 2x2x1/4 wall square tube.
__________________
AB-ie the 31' Willys build
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 08-13-2013, 04:04 PM
MercuryMac's Avatar
MercuryMac MercuryMac is offline
Builder Junky!
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Northern Alberta, Canada.
Posts: 4,087
Default

Hi Strange willy, keep up the good work. I'm glad that you kept the curve in the roof edges, as that always looks a way better. It is a bad feeling when you build and build and then find out the last piece doesn't fit,----- but you cheated the devil and made it work. Very good.
Keep on tinkering.
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 08-13-2013, 06:52 PM
Strange willy Strange willy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Kearney, Nebraska
Posts: 64
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MercuryMac View Post
Hi Strange willy, keep up the good work. I'm glad that you kept the curve in the roof edges, as that always looks a way better. It is a bad feeling when you build and build and then find out the last piece doesn't fit,----- but you cheated the devil and made it work. Very good.
Keep on tinkering.
Thank you MercuryMac. I think it turned out for the better I really like the look.
__________________
AB-ie the 31' Willys build
Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old 08-13-2013, 07:04 PM
Strange willy Strange willy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Kearney, Nebraska
Posts: 64
Default


So I'm 6'2" with knees that don't work like they should and this thing is fairly tight and could use some leg room at least for my right leg and go-fast pedal.


Flipping the hump will gain me 6" in the center if the cab, I'm glad this thing doesn't have a tranny hump as well.




__________________
AB-ie the 31' Willys build
Reply With Quote
  #56  
Old 08-13-2013, 07:29 PM
Strange willy Strange willy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Kearney, Nebraska
Posts: 64
Default


I have had these sitting in the garage since I started the frame, this thing needs some tire. Mickey Thompson sportsman S/R 26x10x15 for the front and 31x18x15 for the rears. Searched and searched for rims that would fit the look I was after, what do you put on a 31' Willys? I didn't really want any chrome or aluminum since nothing else is schiney. So I found a company to custom build my wheels 15x14 rears and 15x8 fronts I waited not so patiently for them to show up and I believe it makes the truck!


52 spoke wire wheels powder coated black





I think the truck needed this much tire and wheel to fit the proportions of this beast


Oooooohhhhh dat ass!


My brother helping me move the truck from my work to home gonna have to finish it at the house.
__________________
AB-ie the 31' Willys build
Reply With Quote
  #57  
Old 08-13-2013, 07:59 PM
skull's Avatar
skull skull is offline
''SARCASM: just one of his many talents.''
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: wet side, washington state
Posts: 5,903
Post

every thing looks great, right tires, right stance, motor is spot on and the build concept and workmanship are great

but those wheels just don't look right and take away from the awesomeness of this truck

just my opinion.


Later
__________________
my opinion only, valid where prohibited, for official abuse only.

1928 maxwell hybrid build/drag car
http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/showthread.php?t=37455

1948 dodge truck in deceased son's memory.
http://www.ratrodsrule.com/forum/sho...odge+truck+son

1930 2dr mopar.
http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/showthr...ht=30+mopar+dr

Last edited by skull; 08-13-2013 at 08:37 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #58  
Old 08-13-2013, 08:16 PM
maverickmk's Avatar
maverickmk maverickmk is offline
Rebel Rodder
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Cocoa FL
Posts: 9,127
Default

I really like them. But then again, anything with really fat rear tires I find totally awesome This thing is simply awesome. Keep up the excellent work, loving all the pictures.
__________________
Die with memories, not dreams.
Reply With Quote
  #59  
Old 08-13-2013, 08:23 PM
Country Misfit Country Misfit is offline
I tell you... I get no respect!
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Augusta Ga
Posts: 1,221
Default

Love your truck,keep up the great work.
Reply With Quote
  #60  
Old 08-13-2013, 08:24 PM
Snake Farm's Avatar
Snake Farm Snake Farm is offline
Ol school snake charmer!
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Paradise Road.....last house
Posts: 4,256
Default

Definitely diggin' those wheels!

__________________
My '53 Willys Build thread

My Current Off Topic Build Paradise Road First House on The Right

"Sometimes a right proper choking is "just what the Doctor ordered". " -- Dr. Crankenstein

"......... Ratrodsrule.com. A hot rod refuge from the vulgar, the crass and the profane." -- bob w

"I need to get my front bumper calibrated. It makes more of a BANG!!! type noise." -- Flipper
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Rat Rods Rule Inc.