'37 Willy's Nostalgia Drag Car
Here is a 1937 Willy's, which was made into a gasser style drag car in the sixties. It has a '41 fiberglass front clip and fenders. The customer wanted us to install a steel front clip and steel rear fenders. He also needed some rear frame repair and a new rear suspension. This is the second Willys that we have done for this customer (see in our Past Projects folder the '41 Willys). This is one of many times that we have built more than one car for a customer.
Body off to make the frame repairs.
After trying to adjust the shim for door alignment we discovered a bent frame. So the body had to come off for frame repairs.
This is the car that donated its front clip. It's a '42 willys. We put the fiberglass front on it from the '37. It runs and drives and is a real solid car. Any one interested in buying it can contact us. The owner lives in Iowa.
Here the new metal is in place as well as the rocker panels from the '42.
The customer installed the straight axle and Wilwood disc brakes.
The steering geometry was wrong so we needed to make some adjustments. You can see the new front body mounts for the '41 front sheet metal at the front of the frame rail.