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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-27-2002, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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May have found a cheap Willys...(UPDATE)

A colleague told me today that there is an old boy living two streets away from where I live who has got an old Willys Jeep under a tarpaulin in his front garden and is trying to get rid of it for £400 ($600). Hope to go and knock on his door over the weekend and have a look at it. If possible I'll try and take some pics with the digicam.

I must say that I am sure I have seen him driving it around occasionally, but never knew he lived right under my nose....

As I said, I am not sure what it is exactly as there are quite a few Hotchkiss Jeeps about which were built in France for the French Army in the 60's. He should have the documents so I suppose I'll find out soon enough.
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There is no such thing as a "Cheap Willys". That thing is only going to cost you a bunch of dough. Now that you mention it, sounds like my kids. They seemed cheap enough when I first got them too!

Don't let it get away from you. It needs a good home and TLC.

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Re: May have found a cheap Willys...

Well, I meant cheap to pick up. Never said cheap to keep and maintain..... I know better than that, especially in Great Britain [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img] Still, it would look cool on my drive though [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] although my girlfriend prolly doesn't share this opinion [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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Go get it. I want pics. And $600??????? Man you make me <font color="green">SICK</font color>. [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Re: May have found a cheap Willys...

A buddy of mine got his '48 CJ2A for $500 [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]. I ran a few times, but is now waiting for a Chevy 4.3.
Way cool on the find, I'm looking for pix.... [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Hooch-

I just wanted to let you know that my hat is off to you for jeep'n in Britain. I know the cost of parts is high (they are high in the states so yours have to be real high) and the price of petrol is higher. Good luck on your project if it all works out. Post some pictures.

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Re: May have found a cheap Willys...

I know where a really nice flat fender body is, sitting on blocks. No frame or motor. The guy don't want to sell it because he is gonna "fix it up someday"...yeah, right! Its been sitting in the same spot for at least 5 years. Its behind a building and it is so grown up around it you can only see one front fender now. Maybe its about time to hit him up again. [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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Re: May have found a cheap Willys...

Well, it is not a Willys but a 1945 Ford GPW. Just a little teaser as I haven't got much time at the moment. Will post some more later.....

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Re: May have found a cheap Willys...

I'm sure I'll start a debate here, but isn't a Ford GPW still considered a Jeep? They look almost exactly alike from the outside, they use all of the same parts, and Ford produced them for Willys during WW2. I also learned that during wartime when the mechanical work was done that Willys parts may have been put into a Ford and vice versa. So maybe you've got a Willys engine on a Ford frame and body? Since it will need a lot of repair work you can end up making it into a Willys and very few people would know the difference. If I had the money and time, I would be buying that thing.
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