52 P/U repowered & restored

BioTex

Sharpest Tool
Nov 15, 2009
224
Alpine, TX
Willys Model
Willys Year:
I started with these two trucks:
 

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BioTex

Sharpest Tool
Nov 15, 2009
224
Alpine, TX
Willys Model
Willys Year:
The upcoming challenge is to take the 52 frame, and build up to a complete truck.
At this time I estimated $3,000 to $4000 should see me through.
 

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BioTex

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Nov 15, 2009
224
Alpine, TX
Willys Model
Willys Year:
Ok, so let's get started on the dissasembly.

Good news is I don't need to purchase adaptors.
 

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BioTex

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Nov 15, 2009
224
Alpine, TX
Willys Model
Willys Year:
I will use the front and rear axles from the 1950 truck. They came out of an old Gladiator when the PO installed the SBC.
 

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BioTex

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Nov 15, 2009
224
Alpine, TX
Willys Model
Willys Year:
Sandblasting the frame.
 

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62 OlllO

Well Oiled
Oct 19, 2009
1,821
Georgia
First Name
Kevin
Willys Model
  1. Wagon
Willys Year:
  1. 1962
Look at all that space available in your shop, can I bring my '62 Wagon over? Keep taking pic's and posting, we all can learn and get ideas...thanks!
 

BioTex

Sharpest Tool
Nov 15, 2009
224
Alpine, TX
Willys Model
Willys Year:
By sandblasting the metal, it is considered properly prepared. The next step is to seal it with an Epoxy Primer/sealer.
 

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BioTex

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Nov 15, 2009
224
Alpine, TX
Willys Model
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I built a frame rotating machine so I could paint it without having to spray upside down.

The green primer is a self etching primer from Dupont.
 

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BioTex

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Nov 15, 2009
224
Alpine, TX
Willys Model
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After etching the frame, I sprayed Rustbullet on it. It is similar to POR-15, except it can handle the UV rays better. It can be topcoated also, and it is cheaper. I'm sold on it.
 

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62 OlllO

Well Oiled
Oct 19, 2009
1,821
Georgia
First Name
Kevin
Willys Model
  1. Wagon
Willys Year:
  1. 1962
Your cheating, I see an assistant caveman...I will have to google Rustbullet and find out more about it...POR15 is good stuff - but pricey...However, slow down, I can't keep up to you. I found some IH Scout II front disc and rear drum axles for $350.00 I bought today...3.08 ratio....getting rid of my Dana 27 - 4.28...with overdrive...to many levers.
 

BioTex

Sharpest Tool
Nov 15, 2009
224
Alpine, TX
Willys Model
Willys Year:
62 OlllO said:
Your cheating, I see an assistant caveman...I will have to google Rustbullet and find out more about it...POR15 is good stuff - but pricey...However, slow down, I can't keep up to you. I found some IH Scout II front disc and rear drum axles for $350.00 I bought today...3.08 ratio....getting rid of my Dana 27 - 4.28...with overdrive...to many levers.

I want an overdrive... Just can't afford one.
 

BioTex

Sharpest Tool
Nov 15, 2009
224
Alpine, TX
Willys Model
Willys Year:
I inspected the rear end, and found the spyder gears had some teeth broken off. It was fun trying to find a set of gears.
I replaced the bearings and seals while I had it apart. I installed the new pinion seal backwards, so I had to order a new one and replace it again.
 

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BioTex

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Nov 15, 2009
224
Alpine, TX
Willys Model
Willys Year:
I installed the axles onto the frame for a rolling chasis.
Next, I added the 21 gal. fuel tank. It is also painted with Rustbullet. I have the original tank, but it is just too small.
 

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BioTex

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Nov 15, 2009
224
Alpine, TX
Willys Model
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Beefed up the frame where the new motor mounts will go.
 

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BioTex

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Nov 15, 2009
224
Alpine, TX
Willys Model
Willys Year:
Rustbullet on the underside of the cab, and on the firewall.
 

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BioTex

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Nov 15, 2009
224
Alpine, TX
Willys Model
Willys Year:
Sprayed primer on the firewall after welding up all the extra holes.
 

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