The time since February I have spent working with the trunk .The plywood pieces has been glued together. All the wood has become a layer of varnish. The outside has fabric been fastned. The most of the aluminium trim are nailed in place .The small hatch has a little “wood fantasy” being made. Some work is still needed before it is finished.
The rear leafs is back from the shop that helped me hardened them. After that I was forced to make new clamps and bushings. The springs have I attached to the frame and rear axel.
I have made some work even if I not written since last year.The radiator mascot is grinded and polished so it would be ready for the chroming shop.
The interior in the rear is new material bought and fastened in place. The cushion is to bee more hard it is now to soft. The backrest would also be adjusted against the side panels.
The rear springs are dismounted and the blacksmith shop helped me to bend them into the right shape again. I have sent leafs to the shop that helps me with the hardened process of the leafs.
The rear trunk work has started. The trunk is glued together.
It is already November when I am writing this.
Under October I began within making new outside handles. I made a tool to press the handle skin, but after making some (many) testing I decided to take the old ones and make only one new. That was after many ,many hours of testing.
Made new glass settingchannels for all windows. Fitted the front window with all mechanisms. That one is ready for paint, rubber and glass.
Delivered the front axel to Sören so he could help with the the spindles, bolts and bushings. The bearings has arrived.
Mounted the front springs with there shackles in the frame.
Thefloor in the rear under the seat has been mounted and welded in place and finally got an layer of paint over it.
The wooden floor in the rear and thetoe boards is just what I being working with now.When getting it fit proper I also fitted the steering column and the flywheel house with pedals to see how it would work with the toe board.In the same time I also working with thefront seat and the mechanisms that moves the seat .Sandblasting, painting fitting and threading the holes.
I shall say -Thank You to Mike Barbour who is helping me with measures for the front seat and the rear bumper. The last one is handed over to on helping hand who would bend and curve the irons.
The radiator shell and the head lamps is shipped from US to Sweden and would perhaps arrive November or December.
This month I have cut the the leafs to the rear springs. The leaf package I left to a person that can help me to get the right curve and the eyes for the spring bolts on the main leaf.
The front fenders mountings in the spare wheels trunk where new plates made and even machined the rivets.
I have a helping hand to make a new gasoline tank.
A visit to Värnamo by Mats was ending with that I got the headlight bar with some rusty headlight and a couple of restorable rear fenders.
The rear axel is in progress. The pinion and Crown wheel was getting ahead by Greg at WOKR. He sent me some drawings for that purpose. John Stokes wrote from New Zeeland an e-mail. He wrote that International Trucks from 1936-41 has the same or interchangeable parts for the Willys8. Even the Borg-Wagner with no. WX2068-2069 was also a possibility.
The radiator shell was also taking a step forwards by some drawings and an ads in WOKR Newsletter .Which I am hopeful looking forward to get some answers from members.
The Engine restoration was in some progress also .I made new nuts in right size and hardened them also. All together 29 pieces I made two more then required
I have made completly new rest back and the seat frame in wood for the front seat.With the old hing and reinforcemnets plates.All that job was taken me nearly all the time in april!
I have welded the wheel trunk in the right front fender.See picture.
In the left front fender i have repaired and welded some big pieces in the trunk.
I have also mailed again to Greg and asked for drawings of radiator shell and pinion and king gear for the rear axel
I hope I have an contact that can make new ones for me after the drawings.
The rear spring is also in progress I have make an contact that would help me to make spring leafs.
I have sandblasted the frame and painted with primer.
Posted mails to lost of people in Sweden and Danmark and Norway and did´t recieve any answers from anyone yet.
Began to losen and dismounting the engine. Four pistons of eight is probebly stuck.
I have visited Mats in Värnamo and got much good advice and good look at his Willys six 2-door 1931. Perhaps does he have an frontaxel for my model some small things also but no radiatorshell.
Mounted all the things so complete that is possibly.