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Old 08-29-2020, 06:17 AM
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Marcus, I admire your attention to detail. It's perfect. I see a lot of work. But will you disassemble it all before painting? That's a terrible future plan for me. Those hours of work ahead of you.
Thanks mate.
Will drive it for maybe a year and then strip it completely for paint.
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Marcus, I haven't read all your posts about color. Do I understand that you are assembling the car and it has no paint? I assume it is treated against corrosion. But the future work ..... Disassemble it again, paint it and reassemble it after painting. My hands and head hurt.


In my youth, some boys painted windows with Vaseline, covered the wheels with newspapers, and sprayed or painted from paintbrushes, including handles and locks. Sometimes the color dried for a week. The shade of the color did not matter, they painted with the color they had obtained somewhere for free. But they were driving with car the next day. There were stones from the road in the paint ..... real art.

I guess that won't be the case.
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Paint has a coating of Ankor Wax from England to stop rusting until I strip it to be painted.
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The pinnacle of quality. Absolutely priceless when finished!
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Just wondering on choosing some rear lights for the Willys. I must have amber turn signals/indicators so rules out a lot of US based lights that I like. I can get the ones I have on the front from a Chevy in red also, so could make a pair that way. Another thought is to make all my lights from a Defender as I already have the LED headlights that were on some of them. They are the same size overall but the Land Rover ones would show more lens and are domed versus flat of the Chevy ones. I like the chrome on both of them as ties in with the headlights etc.





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I think the domed lights would look great on your Willis. They would match the shape and year of the truck. Course, that's just my opinion.
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I would vote for the same type as you have in the front.
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As I can't go out and buy any supplies during the COVID-19 lockdown, so good I can use more of 'might come in handy one day' things.

Making some door armrests from scratch. I first started by coming up with a top shape that I liked. Then cut a template from some sheet steel. Held it 90* to the bench while I laid over some card to get the side template. With the curved part hanging over the bench, the card could be rolled over the edge and the excess marked and cut off to be flat with the bench top.


They are tapered to better suit the wedge shape of the cab as the back of the doors are further away from the seats than the front.


Using steel that was once office shelves, I cut the top and back to be one piece after folding it. The sides were from another office shelf.


Rolled the ends over a pipe T dolly using a lead beating bat I bought while in England as a souvenir. I'm nothing but practical! No hammer marks this way and gives a nice even roll right across the piece.


Just sitting there but fits up very well without gaps. I left the base long so it stays flat and square. After it is tack welded together, I can just cut the rest off.


It will sit at the same height off the floor as the top of the console for good ergonomics. Making sure I have enough room for the speakers as well.


I didn't like the generic window switches that came with the electric window kit, so using the donor Jeep ones to keep it all plug and play as well. It also has the central and window lock controls.


I fitting some laminated ply to the top so the switch plates could be recessed.


I have the switch plates just shy of flush by the thickness of the leather that will be applied. More to come on these while I wait for the recessed pull handles to arrive and will make a leather padded piece that will cover the whole arm rest. It will have a cut out just for the front window and central locking switches, (hiding the rear pair), and another for the recessed handle.
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Old 09-07-2020, 02:17 AM
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Will you be providing any form of handhold/recess to let you pull the door shut?

They look good.
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