Grand Willys Project

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It looks BEAUTIFUL !!! Pity to camouflage all your hard work, but it is the right colour for cammo...
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Beautiful color. Just the right amount of blue in it.

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Many thanks guys for all the comments. :)
Very pleased with the colour choice so glad I didn't change it. Got the right amount of mid tone not to loose colour in the shade and leave you wondering with it is.
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Before putting it back on the chassis, I can finally run the donor Grand Cherokee under floor heat and isolation moulded mat.

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There is also a firewall section and can see that I have to cut off the top section that used to go under the area of the donor cowl where the wipers and HVAC sat.

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Only problem was that being right on the fold, it left an ugly edge along the top of the mat.

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Used some pinch weld trim along the edge and that cleaned it up nicely. I had left all the mounting studs in place from the donor firewall and floor and placed the retainers back over them to hold it all in place.

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There was also a factory pressed heat shield that sat above the exhaust system.

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The pressed shield goes over the tunnel mat and fits perfectly.

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We also put in the cab windows while it was easy to work around the cab. I put some rubber grease in the groove with along the cord as well as on the face of the lip that gets pulled over the window flange. Helps it pull over the flange when installing it.

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Now it was time to roll the cab very carefully between the 32 Willys and the house to get it into the workshop.

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Once along side the chassis, we attached the engine crane to the lifting rig I made that bolts to all the front seat mounts. It is angled back to be in the centre of balance of the cab.

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Using plates between the crane and the rig with a single bolt allows me to tension the joint and stop it swinging around.

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Can set it on an angle for instance and it stays there. Lisa is just keeping it steady and not holding any weight. We angled it up over the transmission as didn't have much head room under the panel door guide.

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Not a lot of room between the back of the bell housing and the front of the bed floor, so had to go in straight.

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It dropped straight over the mounts so the hard part is all done without damage. :)
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Very impressive.
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Video of the event.

Might be able to tell the stress level! :D
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The stress level sounded through the roof Marcus.
Lots of relief once the cab was landed, its looking better with every update.
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Hopefully that is the last of it, but I doubt it! :D
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Nicely Done Marcus

I like how your using the heat guard, hopefully it makes it even more comfortable to drive
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Well done Marcus, your wife and you make a good team. I can understand how you must have felt when it hit the carport, I have been there done that unfortunately. Cheers Pat
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The cab looks amazing in the sun, such a great colour choice. And glad to see you get mounted up with no damage, well apart from some nerves! Nice work.
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Many thanks guys and it means more from other guys as they understand. :)
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Close shave with the beam and cab Marcus, looks great in the final colour, outstanding as usual.

Have fun putting it back together.

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Newbee wrote: Tue Apr 30, 2024 9:23 pm Close shave with the beam and cab Marcus, looks great in the final colour, outstanding as usual.

Have fun putting it back together.

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Many thanks mate. Taking it easy and enjoying putting it together for the last time, in my ownership at least. :)
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Keeping the rebuild brief as you have all seen it go together before over the coarse of the build.

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Something that is being added for the first time is the heat, sound and vibration layer. The floor is all done in Resomat which was even used in our Australian army vehicles and was locally made near me. A layer of loaded vinyl and aluminium and can even be pulled back and stuck back down if needed. Pity it is no longer made! Top of the tunnel is done in the more common butyl and aluminium layer and can be bought by the roll in different widths from the hardware store as I had run out of the Resomat.

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The whole rear wall and ceiling is layered in Formshield, https://www.clarkrubber.com.au/products ... formshield, which is a sound and heat control substance which is also a moisture and fungi protection layer and is fire rated.

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These little scraps are all I had left of the three products used!

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Now the last of the wiring harness can go back in as the upper cab and whole chassis is already fitted. This is just for the floor and behind the dash.

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With wiring in place the rear wall can go back in and fortunately the holes I made for the rear vents while the cab was away being painted, fitted perfectly. Nice when the measurements taken months earlier work out. The one piece ceiling is also back place.

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Dash is back in after the A/C and all the ducting etc was added.

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Console, carpet and subwoofer grilles to cover the vents in place. I fitted a filter layer behind the grilles to reduce sound and stop any stay dust coming through the control flaps.

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Got a really nice brass etched body tag that I stamped with the chassis number out the the UK too! Think the brass suits the gold pearl in the paint better than the standard aluminium one.
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