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Don Waldron and his friend and employee, Marty, polished the body and quickly threw together a rolling chassis and 409 from parts of another Willys. The car was a hit. Friday March 24th, the guys bench raced a plan to rebuild the car together and race it at the March Meet in 2014. The vibe about the project was good and the creative juices were flowin'. Fellow gasser fiend, Rick Panneton, owner of the Yesterday's Child Tri-Five, even offered up a pair of period-correct carbs he had in his garage. On Saturday, a business card was placed on the car with information leading to the whereabouts of the original front sheet metal for the Silly Willy, which is actually the old Culver Sandblasting Co. Willys, a popular '60s match race car that ran at Lions and Riverside. The parts supposedly even have the old orange paint still intact.