1932 Willys 6-90

Go here for info on chassis construction, body work and suspensions
Post Reply
User avatar
Gojeep
Old Hand
Posts: 7057
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:24 pm
Location: Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne
Contact:

1932 Willys 6-90

Post by Gojeep »

You didn't think I would let my custom W1LLYS plates go to waste did you!

Image
Well this will be wife's Lisa very first car! A 1932 Willys 6-90

Image
Looking exceptionally pleased with her purchase. :)

Image
Been in storage for 60 years! First 20 in a paddock in Koraleigh, then here for the last 40 in Heathcote.

Image
Getting ready to load her up.

Image
Ready to hit the road home.

Image
Quick stop in Heathcote for lunch first at the same exact spot I stopped bringing the first Willys Truck home too!
Marcus

To try where there is little hope, is to risk failure.
Not to try at all, is to guarantee it!


____| \______\
|/¯\ |¯ |----O||||O
()_)-o-)¯¯()_)-o-)_)
User avatar
Sly Fox
Senior Member
Posts: 1829
Joined: Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:10 pm
Location: Castle Hill, NSW

Re: 1932 Willys 6-90

Post by Sly Fox »

I knew you'd get bored, that will fix the problem. It looks like a great starting point.

What have you got planned for this one or is it still to be decided.
51 Dodge Custom - Dare to be different
User avatar
zuffen
Senior Member
Posts: 1697
Joined: Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:45 pm
Location: Sydney

Re: 1932 Willys 6-90

Post by zuffen »

How come you didn't tow it with you Hot Rod Truck?

Also will you be adding a second story to your workshop?

Seriously it looks to be quite tidy and should turn out well.

What drivetrain will it get?
Never argue with an idiot, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.
User avatar
chris spokes
Senior Member
Posts: 1957
Joined: Wed Jun 12, 2002 8:16 pm
Location: the Bellarine Peninsula vic

Re: 1932 Willys 6-90

Post by chris spokes »

here we go again COOL 8) 8) 8) 8) :mrgreen:
enjenjo
Senior Member
Posts: 1014
Joined: Sun Jun 23, 2002 10:45 am
Location: swanton ohio
Contact:

Re: 1932 Willys 6-90

Post by enjenjo »

I live in the home town of Willys and I have never seen a 1932 Willys before.
People who think they know it all, bother those of us that do.
User avatar
46OzHudson
Posts: 63
Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:41 am
Location: WA

Re: 1932 Willys 6-90

Post by 46OzHudson »

8) Cool looking project, can't wait to see what you do to it
User avatar
Gojeep
Old Hand
Posts: 7057
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:24 pm
Location: Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne
Contact:

Re: 1932 Willys 6-90

Post by Gojeep »

Sly Fox wrote: Tue Feb 28, 2023 8:36 pm I knew you'd get bored, that will fix the problem. It looks like a great starting point.

What have you got planned for this one or is it still to be decided.
Similar to the Truck with probably 300C as a donor. Wide body 3-4 inches but no chop. Convert to a coach model.
Marcus

To try where there is little hope, is to risk failure.
Not to try at all, is to guarantee it!


____| \______\
|/¯\ |¯ |----O||||O
()_)-o-)¯¯()_)-o-)_)
User avatar
Gojeep
Old Hand
Posts: 7057
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:24 pm
Location: Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne
Contact:

Re: 1932 Willys 6-90

Post by Gojeep »

zuffen wrote: Tue Feb 28, 2023 9:42 pm How come you didn't tow it with you Hot Rod Truck?

Also will you be adding a second story to your workshop?

Seriously it looks to be quite tidy and should turn out well.

What drivetrain will it get?
Because I was buying it off a restorer that even kept bits of termite infested timber that had mostly turned to dust! Turning up in a wide bodied hemi powered truck would of set off the alarm bells. ;)
Marcus

To try where there is little hope, is to risk failure.
Not to try at all, is to guarantee it!


____| \______\
|/¯\ |¯ |----O||||O
()_)-o-)¯¯()_)-o-)_)
User avatar
Gojeep
Old Hand
Posts: 7057
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:24 pm
Location: Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne
Contact:

Re: 1932 Willys 6-90

Post by Gojeep »

enjenjo wrote: Wed Mar 01, 2023 10:42 am I live in the home town of Willys and I have never seen a 1932 Willys before.
First one I have ever seen in the flesh too!
Marcus

To try where there is little hope, is to risk failure.
Not to try at all, is to guarantee it!


____| \______\
|/¯\ |¯ |----O||||O
()_)-o-)¯¯()_)-o-)_)
User avatar
Gojeep
Old Hand
Posts: 7057
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:24 pm
Location: Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne
Contact:

Re: 1932 Willys 6-90

Post by Gojeep »

chris spokes wrote: Wed Mar 01, 2023 5:18 am here we go again COOL 8) 8) 8) 8) :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Marcus

To try where there is little hope, is to risk failure.
Not to try at all, is to guarantee it!


____| \______\
|/¯\ |¯ |----O||||O
()_)-o-)¯¯()_)-o-)_)
hudson nut
Posts: 393
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:50 am
Location: Riverside Calif.

Re: 1932 Willys 6-90

Post by hudson nut »

Congratulations. Very cool.
25 Hudson speedster project
29 Hudson coupe
36 Hudson 4dr sedan
36 Hudson LWB 4dr sedan
40 Hudson 2dr sedan
41 Hudson coupe
54 Hudson coupe
User avatar
Gojeep
Old Hand
Posts: 7057
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:24 pm
Location: Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne
Contact:

Re: 1932 Willys 6-90

Post by Gojeep »

Image
Lisa trying out the driving position. :)

Image
Not a bad size at all inside. If it wasn't for the big taper in the body width towards the front, 340mm or 13.5" of taper, it would be the same as our Cherokee.

Image
Came with the original wire wheels but missing 3 caps.

Image
Termites really got to the front doors and ate all the frame away!

Image
6 cylinder engine, L-head, 192.9 cu.in., 65 h.p

Image
Even got a crank handle which still turns over the engine!

Image
Tiny distributor!

Image
Oils clean.

Image
Door skins are good.

Image
What they looked like when restored.

Image
This is a 2 door coach version that I'm going to turn ours into. :)

Image
US advertising for it. Willys Overland 1932

Image
Australian advertising for it.

More advertising for the Willys Overland and Willys Knight.
https://classiccarcatalogue.com/WILLYS_1932.html
I had the wrong engine listed first not realising the Overland and Knight versions were different.
Marcus

To try where there is little hope, is to risk failure.
Not to try at all, is to guarantee it!


____| \______\
|/¯\ |¯ |----O||||O
()_)-o-)¯¯()_)-o-)_)
User avatar
zuffen
Senior Member
Posts: 1697
Joined: Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:45 pm
Location: Sydney

Re: 1932 Willys 6-90

Post by zuffen »

Apart from the termite damage the car looks to be in really good condition with very straight panels. The grille especially as it would be a proper bastard to repair.

Would you try and remove some of the body taper?

Will you try and start the engine. if it turns over freely it would be too tempting for me to not try.
Never argue with an idiot, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.
User avatar
turns
Old Hand
Posts: 2914
Joined: Mon Dec 17, 2007 8:23 pm
Location: Sydney NSW

Re: 1932 Willys 6-90

Post by turns »

Congratulations to Lisa on her first car purchase and it will be awesome to see what you two do with the Willys. It's actually a refreshingly different starting point to a hot rod build 8)
Gojeep wrote: Wed Mar 01, 2023 8:02 pm
zuffen wrote: Tue Feb 28, 2023 9:42 pm How come you didn't tow it with you Hot Rod Truck?

Also will you be adding a second story to your workshop?

Seriously it looks to be quite tidy and should turn out well.

What drivetrain will it get?
Because I was buying it off a restorer that even kept bits of termite infested timber that had mostly turned to dust! Turning up in a wide bodied hemi powered truck would of set off the alarm bells. ;)
That's funny as :mrgreen:
"Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly"...............Morticia Addams
User avatar
Meeksie
Member
Posts: 565
Joined: Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:38 am
Location: Perth Western Australia

Re: 1932 Willys 6-90

Post by Meeksie »

Congratulations that's a very nice find. I like the grille and the horizontal louvers on the hood sides look very elegant.
Post Reply