My new ’56 Willy’s Starter Kit! Came fully assembled (with a few minor alterations) April 6th, 2013. Got it running smooth in two days, but still have much work to do. Lots of frame rust, body bondo and rust, after market adjustments, but it’s mine all mine! Runs, tranny takes me forward and reverse, brake pedal goes to the floor and stays there…so I guess that’s the first project. I haven’t had this much fun since I was a kid and bought a go-kart from a guy down the street for $20. That was in 1970. It was love at first sight. We were meant to be together. Got her for running around in the mountains spring, summer and fall, and then in the garage for winter work, fix-ups etc. Am totally excited….can you tell?
Update – Worst rust. May have to get bar welded for new “procured” tailgate attachment. Took off all bondo and paint and this is what was left after tailgate removal. At least I have a bumper on the way!
RR axle and diff. Am replacing all 4 suspension w/ kit from Kaiser.
LR under view. All in all frame looks good, power wash, rust killer, undercoat?
My favorite view…… testing color scheme…. anybody like the pink? Suggestions and ideas welcome!