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Knardly Rolls is Close to Road Ready

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Paul’s getting close. Over the last six years we’ve watched him build this stainless monument to jeeps. Just some little things to be completed. Maybe 2020????

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9 Comments on “Knardly Rolls is Close to Road Ready

  1. Chris

    Is that some sort of heater that sits on top of the cowl? Maybe propane with the exhaust stack that rises above windshield frame? Given all that, how does the hood open?

  2. craig/vermont

    Might be a gasoline fired heater similar to the one i had in a VW Thing….it worked really well.

  3. David Eilers Post author

    Paul converted this heater to 12 volts. According to him, “With two settings (low and high) the heater output is either 10,000 or 20,000 btu’s. Low heat requires one gallon of gasoline for eight hours of operation and high heat uses one gallon of gas every four hours of use. The perfect heater for Jeeps used during our long and cold Alaska winters.”

    You can see how the hood opens here:

    Or look through all the posts here:

  4. Joe in Mesa

    THANKS for the update, Paul! But 2020? This looks ready to roll now 🙂
    Love the highly polished spare fuel can.
    It’s always a good day on eWillys when we get an update from Alaska Paul or on Lost Biscuit (hint, hint).

  5. Alaska Paul

    After viewing the latest work on my never ending Willys rebuild my buddy Crazy Ralphie pointed out I was 85% done with only 40% left to finish before my Jeep would be ready for the road. While the Willys is looking much better than it did 20 years ago I still have lots of little unfinished items that manage to suck up more time and money than I ever thought possible. However, after lots of thought and a few wild guesses, I’m going to predict the date this poor little Willys will be back cruising the Alaska roads………
    …….Someday at 3:30. Thanks to everyone for the comments, questions and interest expressed over the past 6 years about my stainless adventure.

  6. David Eilers Post author

    Joe … trust me, I hear ya! I’m resigned to the reality that no work will get done this winter until I finish the rewrites of the book.

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