The build starts on 57 Willys/48Ford/unknown Chevrolet bed

rtessier

Bigger Hammer
Dec 29, 2014
51
Gatineau, Québec
First Name
René
Willys Model
  1. Pickup
Willys Year:
  1. 1956
As you can see from the title, i have a mutt... but i love it.
I am starting to work on drivability and security and wiill maintain it during the summer with plans to do major work in the winter.
So to start, the Flathead V8 works great, might go to electronic ignition to make it more dependable, i have no experience with points.
will do the brake maintenance (they seem to work great so far, other than the missing return spring) new tires have arrived and will be put on rims this weekend.
Electrical will be cleaned up and fixed where required.
wipers, i am looking at ordering the New Port Engineering, new wiper arms and blades. (love the gull wing) can someone tell me the size of the post sticking out of the truck and are both wipers the same? I think i need the 1300 series and 10 inch blades, am i right?

https://www.newportwipers.com/optacc.php

"The New Port wiper arm has a stamped stainless steel construction and is offered in 2 different types.
The 13000 series fits a ½" knurl drive and is adjustable in length and blade angle.
Adapters are available for tapered attachment posts on earlier vehicles.
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Variable arm length is 6-11". Adjustments are made easily with an allen wrench.[/FONT]
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The 13500 series fits the larger 5/8" knurl and fits most of the 1960’s and 1970's model cars and trucks and has a fixed angle and length.
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[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Both models of wiper arms utilize a heavy tension spring which will prevent the blades from lifting off the windshield at high speeds."

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