Grand Willys Project

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Wow that looks great
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Have you got the cab home yet, so you can start assembly?
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Not yet. I have to time it for when my wife has a RDO and the next one it not until Good Friday, when they wont be open!
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Well that wasn't very well planned.

Pity as I'm really looking forward to seeing it come together.

No doubt you are as well. Maybe just a little more than me!

No doubt you will wrap the bits that can be damaged and get all together without damage.
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I've just asked if we can pick it up on Tuesday after Easter, as Lisa gets that day too. Fingers crossed.
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outstanding. 280 pages that have a been a pure pleasure to follow and read.
Your work redefines 1st class without a doubt
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big woody wrote: Sun Mar 24, 2024 2:52 pm outstanding. 280 pages that have a been a pure pleasure to follow and read.
Your work redefines 1st class without a doubt
Wow, thank you mate. :)
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Well, did you get the cab home?
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zuffen wrote: Thu Mar 28, 2024 12:38 pm Well, did you get the cab home?
Not Tuesday after Easter yet! ;)
Of coarse rain is now forecast for that day. :(
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Doing anything I can think of to help speed up putting it back together and then getting it out of the workshop at the end!

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Of course.

I was a week early.

This will be long slow Easter. Sorry.
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Is it time now?
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zuffen wrote: Thu Apr 04, 2024 8:38 pm Is it time now?
We got 60mm of rain in 24 hours when we were supposed to pick it up!
Seeing I was taking bare metal parts up there on the roof and trailer as well, it didn't go ahead.
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Good to see your keeping busy Marcus, a place for everything and everything in its place.
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I wanted to replace the formply floor I had used with something longer lasting and harder wearing. After much research I came upon Compact Laminate board and the manufacturer said it would be perfect for what I going to use it for, even though I could be the first in this application! The core of a compact laminate is made up of several layers of Kraft paper that are saturated in phenolic resin. The top and bottom layer is a sheet of melamine impregnated with a patterned paper. Then pressed at 1000psi and 160*C/320*F in a large press to cure. Had it custom made to my measurements and had it freighted from interstate.

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Unfortunately they did not tell me that compared to the formply, which was 50% thicker than the laminate, it was double the weight! 17mm formply weighed in at 20kg/44lbs and the laminate at 44kg/97lbs! I know I'm not building a race car, but that is a lot of extra weight. So it wasn't a total lose, I came up with a different use for it.

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This stuff is super tough to cut and I went through a dozen quality metal jigsaw blades. Here I am using epoxy to double the edge and fit around a worn out desk top. Used up most the off cut to do this, so there was little wastage.

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Feel better now as desk was due for replacement and this worked out a bit cheaper in the end than doing that. Can't half tell this is my desk with every model, 43 in all, being either a Willys Truck or Panel of the same model as mine.

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So what to use now? I really wanted to avoid a seam but my floor is wider than the normal 2440x1220mm/8'x4' sheet. I found this black patterned non slip Baltic birch plywood with just a layer of phenolic resin each side. Was a third of the price and less than half the weight too! Where the ruler lays is where I need to cut lengthwise.

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I could also get it in a 3050x1524mm/10'x5' sheet. Was way more than I needed length wise and even a bit extra width wise as the photos show.

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The hexagon pattern is a lot like a bed liner and very hard and tough. Used for trailer, caravan, scaffolding platforms etc.

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It was cut down to 1860x1288mm/73"x51" to replace the formply.

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I laid down the stainless steel rub strips and used a transfer punch though the existing holes.

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All the holes, which were less than 0.5mm bigger than the stainless barrel, or furniture bolts, all fitted perfectly.

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The chassis and cross members were covered in automotive body mount double sided tape.

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Then covered with neoprene rubber strips to isolate the board from the chassis to stop any noise and make up the difference in thickness between it and the formply.

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74 holes later, which were all painted by hand as well as the cut edges to stop any moisture getting in over time, it was ready to mount.

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The fasteners were all recessed into the floor for a flat finish and placed onto the chassis ready for the tray.
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