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Trip to MN Begins Sunday Morning

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Map of our drive west this week. We plan to return that same route, unless a weather change directs us differently.

Early Sunday morning we head for Minnesota on our quest to retrieve the Parkette bodied racer from Dave. If all goes as planned, we’ll be in Mora on Tuesday late morning.

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Unfortunately, it is pouring rain this morning here in Prosser, so trip-prep on the trailer will have to wait until the expected sunnier weather this afternoon.

Given we’ll be pulling our trailer there and back, we won’t be doing much sight-seeing. We do plan on meeting with a reader in Montana on our return trip. It turns out that one conversation between him and I radically changed his family’s life and I couldn’t be more happy for them. More on that later.

 

 

 

4 Comments on “Trip to MN Begins Sunday Morning

  1. po boy

    reading e-willys has radically changed my familys life — i spend all my money on willys parts and vehicles — can you loan me a dime ? — no ? well how bout a gasket set for a f-161 hurricane ??..

  2. David Eilers Post author

    Vernon, I am pretty sure you were a radical before ever reading eWillys … what do I look like, a bank?!?!! Sorry, I don’t have any F-161 stuff.

    – Dave

  3. David Mikkelson

    Hey – Joe DeYoung has a NOS fiberglass one piece flip front like that
    Dave

  4. David Eilers Post author

    Thanks David. Maybe I’ll need that some day 🙂 … The jeep came with two front clips (the yellow one and one in better shape). I am sure I can repair the yellow broken one, but I plan to alter the grill’s look to something slightly different given the grille is destroyed, which is why the yellow front clip works well for me. I think I can refiberglass it into something different looking like this: http://www.ewillys.com/2021/09/25/1948-cj-2a-fort-mohave-az-16500/ or like this: http://www.ewillys.com/wp-content/uploads2/2007/10/nuffield_repo3.jpg (Nuffield airborne prototype grill)

    – Dave

    – Dave

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