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Title: 365 weeks...
Post by: JB on May 04, 2009, 08:51:57 PM
  Was going to keep this quiet, but where is the fun in that. Started pulling it apart on March 2nd.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/BB.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/A321000111.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/A321000119.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P3140002.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P3140020.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P3140043.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on May 04, 2009, 08:58:25 PM
March 9th...

Took a week to pull apart, I hate rusted bolts!!! and to put on the rotisserie.

Let the fun begin  ;D

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P3140046.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P3140053.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P3140058.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P3140066.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P3210001.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P3210006.jpg)



Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on May 04, 2009, 09:04:20 PM
March 16th...

Having a ball now!

The floor pan has been welded in, and some of the structure done... Half chassis needs to be fabricated and welded in.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P3290004.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P3290006.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P3210033.jpg)

Seats fit!!

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P3210037.jpg)




Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on May 04, 2009, 09:09:57 PM
March 23rd

Floor nearly done, rails done. Firewall needs some... Massaging to get the donk to fit.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P3290007.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P3210048.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P3290016.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P3290014.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P3290025.jpg)

Front needs to be tied in.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on May 04, 2009, 09:19:22 PM
March 30th

Holidays nearly over.

Subframe mounts done, chassis for the floor complete.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P4050007.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P4050006.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P4100002.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P4100005-1.jpg)

365 days to go!!



Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: customFC on May 04, 2009, 09:51:45 PM
Damn, that is some interesting fabrication going on under there, not bad for the first months work.
Sure glad you chose not to keep it a secret. Looking forward to the next 365 days and watching the build.
Regards
Alex


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on May 04, 2009, 10:21:32 PM
360days to go...

Group support.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P4130001-1.jpg)

Steering column in as well as the pedal assembly. The clutch has been adjusted to fit, and now will be inside the car.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P4170004.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P4190010.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P4190007.jpg)



Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on May 04, 2009, 10:30:24 PM
350 days to go...

Some rust to be removed... will be a VN fuel tank, extended to 120litres.

Hoops chosen, tubs started... will be a few weeks until I get back to it unfortunately.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P4250012.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P4250013.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P4250014.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P4270021.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P4250020.jpg)

So 332 days to go, plenty of work to be done, lots of fun to be had.




Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: EffCee on May 04, 2009, 10:48:29 PM
Wow, you have done well to get that far in just over 30 days, well done. I can't wait to see the finished project.

It looks like you have a fair bit of room in that shed!

Keep us posted on the progress. I assume that you will be at Orange and that is why you are trying to have it finished in the 365 days. Is this correct?


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on May 04, 2009, 10:51:42 PM
Yep, you have it in one.

The shed is a mates that I taught to fly... Actually he has an affiliation with Bathurst. Graham Jonsson, raced with his brother for 3 years in a VL commodore 89' 90' and 91' I think. So may be appropriate to get this one to Orange.



Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: EffCee on May 04, 2009, 10:57:55 PM
Jason,

 I look forward to seeing your ute in Orange, should be awesome,

Keith


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: Rusty_T on May 05, 2009, 08:30:56 AM
 ???

Very good build Jason. Keep the photos and story coming. Will be very interesting when it's done.

See you in Orange
Rusty


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: oldgmh on May 05, 2009, 09:50:17 AM
Excellent job  :o :o - looks like you have some welding skills which are needed for this project.  :o

Will you be using the complete wiring loom from the donor? 

Where are you located in Queensland?   ???   I am doing a similar project at Nundah.

regards oldgmh. 


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: Omalley on May 05, 2009, 03:49:17 PM
My god you dont muck around :o


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on May 05, 2009, 04:20:12 PM
Thanks guys,

Yes I will be using the wiring harness and everything else that I can out of the VT.

I am in Cairns, the car is in Yungaburra up on the Tablelands.

Cheers
Jason.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: Maco on May 05, 2009, 07:57:10 PM


Nice work. Keep the photos coming.

Cheers
John ;D


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: NosFEratu on May 05, 2009, 09:27:33 PM
You have been a very busy boy in such a short space of time!

Keep posting updates and don't forget to include the odd shot of the support group!   

Kathi


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on May 06, 2009, 08:21:36 AM
Another couple of the support... He was with me the whole month.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P3140031.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P3210025.jpg)

 ;D


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: NosFEratu on May 06, 2009, 10:48:54 AM
He looks pretty tired there - he can hardly keep his little eyes open. ;) You're not the only one who obviously worked very hard in that month!  ;D 


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: Ed on May 06, 2009, 04:21:44 PM
Love your work Jason!

Cheers

Ed



Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: TTV6FC on May 06, 2009, 07:18:16 PM
Awesome work Jason,lot's of skills on show here. :o


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: ofc304 on May 08, 2009, 07:37:46 PM
great to see a big task  :o i've been panel beater painter for near 30 years thats a BIG job great to see it in the flesh keep it up good show :o :o


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on May 09, 2009, 04:06:38 PM
Now to make these fit where they should... 18x10's

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P4270021.jpg)

This is the plan...

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P4250019.jpg)




Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FATBOY on May 09, 2009, 05:31:45 PM
im getting excited all ready jason still got your tailgate but me mate isnt driving anymore
regards fatboy


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on May 10, 2009, 08:24:38 PM
Some toying around....

Just an 18' rim turned around for the effect. The rotisserie makes it real easy to adjust the ride height ;D

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P5100003.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P5100002.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P5100001.jpg)



Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: tuffute on May 10, 2009, 09:13:31 PM
Just as well Jason as u have put the wheel on backwards  :'(


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on May 10, 2009, 09:43:54 PM
Hey Brad,

Can you take a photo of the Colt hinges you used on the hard cover you made for me please.

When I get the others made I promise to put them on the correct way.  ;D

Cheers
Jason.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: Ed on May 11, 2009, 09:16:25 AM
Cool! Reversed rims making a comeback.

Had an old beddy van with a short diff and reversed rims on the rear.. looked fat.

Cheers

Ed






Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: GOA350 on May 11, 2009, 10:58:25 AM
At this rate Jase you won't be needing my ute for the Nationals ;D ;D


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: pedro on May 11, 2009, 12:48:58 PM
Great bit of engineering work there Jason, absolutely fascinating, keep the pics coming.
                                                                         Pedro


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on May 19, 2009, 06:21:25 PM
Sp apparently you start with a flat piece of 3mm sheet steel, and cut some patterns out... How it was done in the book.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P5180003.jpg)

The first one i tried to cut with an oxy template machine.. (not sure what it is called) but the steel was too thin and warped the end result.
So got a piece of 50 x 50 to help brace it while I welded the top and bottom on.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P5180004.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P5180005.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P5180006.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on May 19, 2009, 06:24:25 PM
With both sides done. time to make more holes in the car.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P5190009.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P5190011.jpg)

Then a trial fitment before welding in the new rail

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P5190013.jpg)




Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on May 19, 2009, 06:27:43 PM
After the completion of one side...

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P5190015.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P5190019.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P5190016.jpg)

Should be able to get some decent hoops in here.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on May 19, 2009, 06:31:31 PM
Then a present for me when I arrived home after 2 days on the car... I like presents!!

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P5190022.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P5190021.jpg)

Hopefully some more shots on Friday or Saturday night.

Jason.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on May 22, 2009, 06:45:54 PM
Bit more progress...

Both rails done.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P5210005.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P5210004.jpg)

Engine waiting patiently.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P5220001.jpg)

Tomorrow... fuel tank.



Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: EffCee on May 22, 2009, 07:32:08 PM
Then a present for me when I arrived home after 2 days on the car... I like presents!!

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P5190022.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P5190021.jpg)

Hopefully some more shots on Friday or Saturday night.

Jason.

That is an awesome looking front end. I noticed that there is a decal with V6 Conversions on it, who supplied the front end?

Keith


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on May 22, 2009, 07:57:51 PM
Hey Keith,

You noticed correctly... Its a V6conversions one. Not much change out of 5K but hopefully will be worth it. It uses all of the Vt commodore stuff that I have, so will save $1000 on a brake conversion, and will be able to put ABS on it. It is a rear mounted power rack and pinion, with coil overs that are fully adjustable.

Pat also stated that he has run 18x8's on the front, but I will be using 17x7's

Chers
Jason.




Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on May 23, 2009, 08:00:59 PM
341 Days...

The shed dog... One for Kathi.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P5230005.jpg)

Fuel tank today, 80 litre VN tank.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P5230010.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P5230009.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P5230007.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P5230008.jpg)

The tank has been cut open and 13cm added for 40 more litres, and the VT fuel pump and surge tank incorporated into the tank while open.

 



Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: TTV6FC on May 23, 2009, 10:49:11 PM
Top job Jason,that tank sure won't fall out in a hurry... :o


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on May 24, 2009, 11:51:58 AM
Thanks,

The main reason for the size of the steel was that I wanted to lower it by 40mm from the rails and this was the simplest way. And this was lying around the shed already bent up.  ;D

 


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: mackthegood on May 24, 2009, 10:27:34 PM
I don't believe it.  What do you do in your tea break? ... Build a couple of houses?  Damn good work.
Mack ;D


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: GOA350 on May 25, 2009, 01:15:59 PM
Jason,
        Are the new chassis rails at the rear going to run straight through to the back or are you going to radius it around back onto the original rail? I know you need to take into consideration the bumper bar mounting position and behind the back wheel but it would be stronger and neater if it was staight through or at least radiused into an S shaped, not just welded to the side of the rail.
   This is just a comment/ suggestion, not a critisism, i think you are doing a brilliant job and wish you all the best for the rest of the job and are really looking forward to seeing the finished product in the flesh. You have obviously put plenty of planning into this project, going by how much work you are getting done, or maybe you started this a while ago and have been holding out on us all. ;D ;D ;D
  Anyway good luck with the rest of it and look forward to seeing you and Sonja very soon,
                                                 Cheers Scott


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on May 25, 2009, 05:48:02 PM
Hey Scott,

I will take all sort of information on board as its the only way to learn how to do this sort of thing.

From the photos on there you cant really see what i have done with regard to the rear of the rails, as you have suggested with the S shape this is what I have tried to achieve. When i cut out the original rail I welded a piece of 50 x 3mm down the rail to give me a bit ore thikness to weld to and to make a staggered transition from 1.6 to 3mm. Then when i welded the new piece to it I made plug welds on the inside of the rail before completing the outside. All of these suggestions came from the engineer that I am using as it is him that has to approve it.
To give it a little more strength, only as a consequence... The fuel tank support that i have made is 40 x 40 x 3mm steel and this will be fully welded in and picks up the rear of the new chassis rails that are on there now.
What still needs to be done is another crossmember just in front of the fuel tank support to take the coil over shocks that will be incorporated onto the diff. 

Hopefully this reads as i have it in my head, and mate feel free to send any suggestions you like... your trophy winner sits in the shed proudly  ;D

And to answer your other question... the official start date on the blue ute was March 2nd... I did get the donor car before I had the ute.. probably by a couple of months. Just this time I have a little more of an idea on the bits that I need. They say the second one is easier...  8)

I really want to get to the Orange Nats to see everyone again... Will see what happens if i get a new job that I am after.

Cheers
Jason.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on May 29, 2009, 10:38:24 PM
I got a radiator core from a mate at a radiator shop, said that the tanks on commodores fail more than the cores leaving a perfectly good core for free for m to play with.
50 x 50 x 3 mm alloy tube cut up to make the tanks and some round for the piping.
Ready to send for welding when I can find the alloy cap attachment.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P5290004.jpg)

Stubs and bearings prepared for the front end.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P5290003.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FC427 on May 29, 2009, 11:06:30 PM
Have a look at A & K engineering I bought one for my aluminium radiator from them ebay number  170296352895 that will get you to one of there necks and then just take a look at there other items as they have a couple of different alloy necks hope this helps ......FC427.....


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on May 29, 2009, 11:27:16 PM
Thanks for that, bought one straight up.  ;D ;D



Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on May 31, 2009, 07:10:08 PM
286 days to go... Been at it most of the weekend.

Bought a VS wiper motor and made a bracket to suit.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P5300005.jpg)

Fitted the instrument cluster, and tidied up behind the steering column.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P5300002.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P5300004.jpg)

One for Kathi... Dead dog... got a bit much for him today.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P5310007.jpg)

Then today decided to fill a hole I had... This was left over 3mm sheet, a bit of an overkill but it is what I had laying around.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P5310011.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P5310009.jpg)

Tuesday hopefully the tubs back in.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: NosFEratu on May 31, 2009, 07:30:30 PM
You certainly don't muck around Jason!  It's great to see your progress.  Seems like there's no stopping you at the moment as you're obviously extremely fired up and motivated to get it done - maybe it's really all to do with your "supervisor".  ;) :D

Kathi   


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FC427 on May 31, 2009, 07:32:50 PM
Think we might change you name to Tank Man  with the 3mm plate  :o :o......Are you going to suicide the doors  ??? ??? ???......FC427.......


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on May 31, 2009, 08:21:22 PM
Have been having fun doing the build, I guess thats why the progress and with my job I get days off during the week so can get to it... It's a shame that the car is an hour away so on the trusty bike I go... 

No going to do suicide doors, not my thing I guess... The 3mm plate was because the steel mob would only sell me a 1200 x 2400 sheet for the rails, so was not going to waste it.  ;D




Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: EffCee on May 31, 2009, 10:18:26 PM
Jason,

You are coming ahead in leaps and bounds, seems like you are on a mission! I too have the same deadline but I am not progressing as well as you. Great to see it taking shape. Well done. :) :)

Keith



Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: stinky on May 31, 2009, 10:28:40 PM
Great work Jason, it looks like you have deleted the rear "parcel shelf" will your seat be going further back for taller drivers or are there other obstacles? Just asking because at 6'4" I find the utes a little squeezy.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on June 01, 2009, 08:16:25 AM
Spot on Stinky,

Parcel shelf is gone, and it was mainly to do with the seats not my height (5'8"). In the Van the seats foul on the bottom part of the rear wall not giving enough room. But now they have plenty of room and if you were ever going to fit into a ute this would be the one..  ;D

Keith,

Even though I have only just recently started, I have been planning it for a while and all of the lessons learnt on the van have help me enormously in the build of the ute. The best thing that I ever did was when Chuck recommended a build book from the States called "Sick Fish" and this has been an excellent tool for me in doing the job, its a great read. I just go one day at a time and try to achieve something by the end of the day.

Cheers
Jason.



Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: Ed on June 01, 2009, 10:17:10 AM
Nice Work Jas,

This ride needs bags!  ;D

Cheers

Ed



Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FX1975 on June 01, 2009, 01:22:08 PM
Hello Jason,
       Great biuld, could you please give me some info on the book you are referring to so as I can obtain a copy ie.author, publisher, supplier

                                    Any help appreciated
                                            Frank


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on June 01, 2009, 04:08:53 PM
G'day Frank,

try www.buildbookusa.com

They have all of them here, not cheap I think I got 2 for $25 US plus postage.

Cheers
Jason.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FX1975 on June 02, 2009, 01:41:09 AM
Thanks Jason, looks interesting


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FC0058 on June 02, 2009, 06:05:51 AM
Hi Jason

I knew it would not be long before you build another FE / FC, I am currently out of town with limited internet access so this has been my first chance for a while to feed my addiction to the forum. A big thanks to you for making my day and satisfying my addiction with on big FE/FC Fix.

Well done and keep up the great work.

Cheers Jim


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on June 13, 2009, 04:40:06 PM
Decided to have a look at a birds nest...

Now have to squeeze this into the rear of the ute as I am trying to keep the engine bay clean, well as clean as i can.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P6130001.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P6130002.jpg)

Going to have a go at shortening the diff on Monday, so more shots to come.




Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on June 16, 2009, 05:56:10 PM
Only got one day at the Diff. Graham Jonsson helped me with his Lathe and we cut down the tubes on this to make sure that the ends mated straight again.

The amazing thing was how far out the tubes were... Nearly 4mm of of alignment. Has anyone else come across this before??

Anyway the brackets were removed and the tubes cut by 120mm each side.

Axles will be taken to an engineer to do the same.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P6150001.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P6150002.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P6150003.jpg)

Cant get back there until Friday week now :( but hopefully will get it all welded up again ready to fir to the car.

Jason.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FC427 on June 16, 2009, 08:38:24 PM
I have not  seen them joined as you intend to do for a long time [butt joint on the axle tube ]the usual these day's is to cut the flange of the axle side clean it up in the lathe, put a tapper on it so it is ready weld it back on... a solid bar is then passed through the center that fits snugly in to the carrier bearings and has cones to slide on the bar at the ends in to the bearing cones  to align  it ...while it is tacked up then the alignment bar is removed before fully welding ... after welding it is reinserted to check it is still aligned  quiet often it is then put in a gig and pressed to correct any misalignment from welding [the gig used is often an old crankshaft straiting gig] I am not saying that your method will not be successful just have not seen it done that way for a Long time good luck with it ......FC427.......


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on June 17, 2009, 08:26:44 AM
The problem that I had for cutting it off at he flange was that I am planning on using that abs and this would have meant aligning the sensors again... Wasn't sure on how accurate i could do this and though that for the application would be easier to cut and join. I am planning to make a sleeve on the lathe to insert and help align the 2 back together again. Hope it all works... the worst that can happen is i have to get another one i guess.  ;D

I do appreciate the advise.

Cheers
Jason.



Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: bomer on June 21, 2009, 07:14:14 PM
hey i just wanted to congratulate you on your build so far
its like watching a episode of overhaul your moving so fast
cant wait to see move pics
keep up the good work

adam


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on June 24, 2009, 10:45:36 PM
Got another day at it today,

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P6240012.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P6240014.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P6240015.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P6240017.jpg)

So got one side of the tubs done, hopefully get the other done on Monday if work doesn't get in the way.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FATBOY on June 26, 2009, 07:24:03 PM
Geez that brings back memorys when i did the tub job on my van many moons ago looking godd
regards fatboy


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on June 29, 2009, 07:52:53 PM
Another day, another tub done...

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0201.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0204.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0205.jpg)

Next, weld the diff back together and put the brackets on for the 4 link suspension... this will be fun.  ;D


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: CraigA on June 29, 2009, 08:01:48 PM
Looking great Jason. (http://www.gmh-torana.com.au/forums/style_emoticons/default/rockernana.gif)

Can't wait to see the next update.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: NosFEratu on June 29, 2009, 10:15:00 PM
Progress is still going strong there Jason.  Good to see.  :)


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on July 05, 2009, 09:57:51 AM
Well it was time to make some brackets fro the 4 link suspension... after filling some holes in the floor.

Here goes..
This part of the car was now structurally very solid, so made a sort of Mudflap I guess you would call it.
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7020005.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7020004.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7030010.jpg)

These are the brackets for the links.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7020002.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7020006.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7020007.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7030012.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7040004.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7040003.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7040001.jpg)

Lots of snap from the last few days... Hopefully A diff hanging on these brackets by Tuesday.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: EffCee on July 06, 2009, 08:12:02 AM
Looking good Jason,

I can't wait for the next update, you are helping to keep me motivated and for that I thank you. ;)

Keith



Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: weddo on July 06, 2009, 12:12:47 PM
Great work Jason, very inspiring.
If you intend to register the ute, at what "hold points" do you have your engineer inspect the work?

regards
Weddo


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on July 06, 2009, 11:51:06 PM
Thanks guys,

Weddo, my engineers comes up every 5 weeks from Townsville, and ha seen  my car twice so far... nearly all of the fabrication is done now, so I will expect 1 more final inspection for certification.

Got some more done today...
Finished the welding the diff back together, and managed to get the mounting points welded in for the 4 link suspension.
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7060003.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7060002.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7060007.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7060008.jpg)

Tomorrow I hope to finish the top trailing arms...

Cheers
Jason.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: pedro on July 07, 2009, 07:37:07 PM
Jason you're a bloody legend, keep up the good work, I'd also like to say thanks for the inspiration if i hadn't seen what you'd done with your ute there's no way i would have attempted the floor swap on my wagon.
       Pedro


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: Ed on July 08, 2009, 10:57:18 AM
Lots of trick looking bracketry and lovely engineering going on Jas.


Cheers

Ed



Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on July 08, 2009, 07:22:53 PM
All of the ideas came from the book that I described earlier, but all of their brackets looks shiny... not a little rusty like mine.

A little more humid up here i guess.  ::)

But there is a sandblaster just outside for me to use and I think I am going to use POR15 on it. So should look a treat when I get to do it.
The fuel tank should also be ready at the end of next week and is looking great from what i saw yesterday.
The Radiator came back... total cost $252 so not bad for a custom radiator!

But there is a long way to go to Orange so i have to keep at it, and hope the funds keep up...

Jason.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: TTV6FC on July 08, 2009, 07:47:55 PM
Nice work Jason.Where are the rear coil springs going to sit as I'm guessing they are not in the original location on the trailing arm as they will foul on the chassis rail you have fabricated.Are they coil overs mounted on the the back of the diff?  ???.I might have missed this somewhere. 8)


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on July 08, 2009, 08:08:20 PM
I am going to fit coil overs from the lower trailing arms to close to where the original shockers were mounted on the angle.
I have to make up brackets to go from the arms yet to accept the coil overs... but not sure the width of the bracket to make yet, until I get them. I dont know if the eyelets are of different sizes yet or not so an at present researching it.

Where i plan to locate them may still yet foul on the upper trailing arm and I wont know until i see one.

The other option that I have is to mount them on the front or the back of the diff in a more upright position. as this is the first time i have done this i don't have the answers I need.. Yet! But thats half the fun, I have been getting very excited to get the diff done to this stage  ;D
To actually get it finished in the next couple of week for me will be a sense of accomplishment.

Cheers
Jason.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: DN2168 on July 08, 2009, 08:15:12 PM
Keep at it jason, you have done more in 2 weeks than I have in 2 months lol.

Dean.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: GMB-58FC on July 08, 2009, 09:38:39 PM
Inspiration thats all i can say :P

I look forward to the updates Jason and hopefully get a few more ideas with my car haha


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on July 08, 2009, 10:58:09 PM
Thanks for all of your kind and positive responses... they haven't gone unnoticed  ;D

Jason.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: stinky on July 08, 2009, 11:18:25 PM
I love the engineering going into this, completely over my head but I love it, how do you design then create this stuff?


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on July 09, 2009, 07:55:30 AM
Hey Stinky,

I got the tip from Chuck a little while ago to get a "Build Book" a couple of years ago on Joe Rogans 1970 CUDA called the Sick Fish.

I was an awesome read and i have got the ideas on the fabrication from there...

www.buildbooksusa.com

I dont have the machinary that they do in the book ie laser cutters, rollers and formers, tig welder... I have my Lincoln welder and an angle grinder, some G clamps and a vice that I use...
I draw templates out of old political posters, as they cut easily... Its great carving up a politicians head too!!!LOL

Then just have a go... If it doesn't fit or work, you can only have another go at it to make it fit or work.

I have no experience really as this is only the second car that I have modified... ever. But I have never taken kindly people telling me that I cant do something, and I guess thats the drive I use to get this thing done sometimes.

This rear end has been REALLY scary for me as I want to get it right... Its the first tim I have tried to shorten a diff, cut and replace rail, tubs etc, so am pretty excited at seeing it come together. I guess I have just tried to show everyone hear in a detailed way how I am doing this and if I can do it then anyone can.

Cheers
Jason.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: propig2003 on July 09, 2009, 06:32:10 PM
jason, youre being too modest there mate. have been keeping a daily intrest in the build up of your beast mate, very impressive, goes to show how important forward planning is. my recent rebuild was a 6 week engine replant that eventually took 2 years, ( to do this i had to modify/change this, and so on...) and no where to the standard that you have achieved. well done

cheers brett


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on July 15, 2009, 07:12:33 PM
Well had a bit more fun today...

Finished the diff off welding the Top trailing arms mounts on, sway bar mounts, and then the breather into it as well.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7150004.jpg)

Then it was time to make a bracket for the panhard rod. I got a bent one from the wreckers and cut out the bend. Am going to make an adjustable one instead... tomorrow hopefully.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7150007.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7150001.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7150003.jpg)

Just need to clean up the edges, make it a little more rounded and then weld it in tomorrow as well.  ;D



Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on July 17, 2009, 06:57:30 PM
Well the Panhard bracket was cleaned up and welded in...

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7160001.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7160003.jpg)

Then after turning up the adjustable training arm, welded them up and fitted.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7160005.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7160006.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7170010.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7170011.jpg)

Coil overs next... After I find some money.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FE350 on July 17, 2009, 08:43:59 PM
Impressive work my friend you have definatly got some skill..


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: brett_f on July 18, 2009, 12:56:51 PM
fevanv6,
Been following the build. Lots of thought into this. Is going to look great. Just letting you know that when i had the commodore rear end fitted to my vehicle, the engineer would not let me fit any trailing arms that were after market or made without having them strength tested. I know all engineers are different but just thought i would let you know just in case you need to do this. I ended up using original arms and therefore no engineering problems.
regards brett


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on July 18, 2009, 01:45:03 PM
Hey Brett,

Thanks for the heads up, but the engineer that I am using was the instigator in all of this... I am only following what he wants so that it is easy to get engineered. I have been enjoying doing this bit of the build as I haven't done any of this before and is coming together surprisingly well.
Like I said previously you can only have a go.

Cheers
JB.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on July 19, 2009, 09:18:06 AM
266 to go...   :o :o 8)


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: ratbox on July 19, 2009, 10:59:28 AM
i love whatching quik good builds, you keep saying first time but surely looking at yor work you must have some training or work in metal working industry, doubt yor a brickie and it's the first time you've picked up a welder ;)


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: pedro on July 19, 2009, 12:26:10 PM
G'day Jason, looking good, great job on the diff setup, i can't quite see in the pics and i know i'm using a different floor but did you have to rebate the floor slightly where the inner subframe rails sit, I'm going to have to either rebate the floor or shorten the rails and put the mounting spot higher by the look of it as they are stopping the floor going low enough.
                                Pedro


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on July 19, 2009, 02:33:40 PM
Hey Pedro,

If you have a look at page 4 you will see that after I had moved the rails in I then made the brackets for the upper and lower trailing arms. They go onto the new rails. The upper trailing arm does go into the floor and is the reason for the shape of the bracket. Grab the build book that I have spoken about, as this has been a bit of a bible for me. But if I can help in any way just let me know.

Cheers
Jason.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: pedro on July 19, 2009, 08:36:33 PM
Sorry Jason i meant on the front floor, the sub frame rails hit either side of the hump.
                                       Pedro


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on July 19, 2009, 09:17:46 PM
Ah, i remember that bit... LOL

I had to use a bit of creativity to get it to fit... It was called a mallet and a blow torch.

I had help getting the subframe on and then off numerous times and kept adjusting the clearance bit at a time until i could get the subframe on without any of the legs fouling on the body of the car.

Where the Y frames would normally join to the car I cut these brackets away from the pieces that I had cut off and bolted them onto the subframe. From here I bolted the subframe to the car using the upper mounts and the outside mounts on the Y frame.

I then fabricated, or replicated the underbody crossmember so that the inner mounts could be welded to the car.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P3290027.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P3290028.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P3290029.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P4100006.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P4100005.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P4100003.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: GOA350 on July 20, 2009, 05:26:49 PM
Hi Jase, i watch with great interest and congratulate you on your effort so far. I know from past experience that you must be going home covered in grinding dust, feeling itchy from grinding dust and welding burns. And you also must be snorting out some great black boogers ;D. Most people dont realise how much crap you get covered in when attempting such a major project. (not to mention how many grinding discs you must be going through).
Well done again and keep up the great work, you are deffinately teaching alot of us a thing or two on how much work goes into these things.
         Chears Scott


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on July 20, 2009, 05:41:32 PM
Thanks Scotty,

You are very correct with the black nuggets... And the dust and the burns and the itching, plus the 2 trips to the emergency department to remove a piece of crap from my eyes that got under the safety goggles.

I hadn't thought about how many wheels that I had gone through, but I have used 85 thin cut off wheels, about 9 grinding wheels and 3 of the sanding discs so far on a 4" grinder.

3 bottles of gas, 4 x 5kg welding rolls of .9mm wire.
I pair of overalls... they are stuffed from burns and dust...

1 tyre on the bike from all of the trips up the hill... Hated doing that... ;D ;D ;D The one hours ride up the Gillies highway is awesome this time of year!.

So thats a rough total so far.

Costs so far

$5500 Donor car
$6000 Ute
$4975 Front end
$260 Radiator
$450 Fuel tank
$250 Sand blasting and painting of the new sub frame
 
Plus all of the other drill bits, cutting wheels etc.

There would be more that I have forgotten about...
So wheels approx $3500
Diff Centre about $1000
Stereo $4000
Paint and panel ???? $8000 maybe
Chrome $3000

Gets a little expensive when you add it all up.

Maybe i will just say it all quick.. LOL

Cheers
Jason.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: RET on July 20, 2009, 05:48:02 PM
I think the secret is to keep the receipts, but not to tally them up ;D

Awesome job, Jase. Watching this with great interest.

cheers
RET


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: Chuck on July 20, 2009, 07:17:35 PM
Jason

You make me want to run out and by a bottle of the finest mig gas  :)

Sensational work, wish you lived a little closer as it would be great to dive in and lend a hand, will be following with keen interest…

Chuck


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on July 20, 2009, 07:47:31 PM
Hey Chuck,

What are you like at bogging and sanding??? LOL

Would fly you up myself!!!

The panels are not too straight, I need to replace the sills and have to learn a bit more on panel work... Or its going to cost me a fortune!!

Would love to get the car nearly as straight as your ute Chuck!

Cheers
JB.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: pedro on July 21, 2009, 10:55:57 AM
Thanks for the pics Jason, made things a lot clearer, unfortunately too clear, the VL floor isn't just narrower in overall width the tunnel is also narrower which puts the inner subframe rails under the floor not on the side of the tunnel, looks like it's a lump in the floor or shorten the rails and make a new mounting point, hopefully i'll get some more time soon and will be able to juggle things around and see which way to go, if anybody else out there is thinking of this swap you'd be better off with a later floor, from what i've been told the VN/VP floor is also the same as the VL and the body was just ballooned around it.
           Pedro


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: pedro on July 21, 2009, 11:01:48 AM
Quote
I know from past experience that you must be going home covered in grinding dust, feeling itchy from grinding dust and welding burns. And you also must be snorting out some great black boogers

 :D :D :D, now that definately sounds familiar :D :D
                                   Pedro


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on July 21, 2009, 11:17:49 AM
Pedro,

The other way you may be able to go is to cut the Y frame inner leg and make the mounting point under the floor. Re welding it to the way you need it to locate. Not sure if it will work without seeing it.

Cheers
Jason.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: pedro on July 21, 2009, 12:11:38 PM
Just went and had a quick grovel under the car, the floor still needs to come down about 50mm and can't be changed as the inner y frame leg(what i meant when i said sub frame) is hitting right where the gearbox support cross member is, at the moment i think the best way will be to cut a piece out of the leg, shorten it and make a new mounting point on the chassis rail, I'm itching to get out there and have a play but i've still got too much other crap i have to do first.
                                             Pedro


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: GOA350 on July 22, 2009, 02:06:37 PM
I'm in the same Boat Pedro. I wish i could get out to my FC more often but i have heaps of stuff to do to keep the Handbrake happy before i get a chance to work on the FC.
                                                     cheers Scott


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: stubbie65 on July 22, 2009, 08:40:29 PM
hi jas your build is a pleasure to watch. im doing a similar build myself but with an ek ute. ill be getting a commadore donar car soon and wish i had your idea of putting the floor in but ive already put pans in from rares . keep up the good work. stubbie


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on July 22, 2009, 09:00:42 PM
Hey Stubbie,

The benefits of the floor are a few...
 - No seat rails to make to fit the bucket seats
 - Handbrake mechanism already to fit... no mods
 - Airbag sensor in place
 - centre console started... Need to make up to the dash
 - Gear box mount done ready to bolt in.
 - Tailshaft safety loop... Where the old 2 piece shaft mounted to the floor I now will make a safety loop.

So maybe something else to think about. The VT floor fitted a treat.  ;D

Cheers
Jason.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: pedro on July 24, 2009, 09:46:07 AM
Quote
I'm in the same Boat Pedro. I wish i could get out to my FC more often but i have heaps of stuff to do to keep the Handbrake happy before i get a chance to work on the FC.
:D :D :D, I've heard rumour that there is a rare breed of women out there somewhere that don't mind their husbands going out to the shed and in fact actually encourage them to do so so they can have some free time :o :o :D :D.
                Pedro


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: NosFEratu on July 24, 2009, 10:20:16 AM
 
Quote
I've heard rumour that there is a rare breed of women out there somewhere that don't mind their husbands going out to the shed and in fact actually encourage them to do so so they can have some free time :o :o :D :D.
                Pedro

Geez I can top that!  ::) I know that there's an even rarer breed that actually get out in the shed too!  ;D


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FC427 on July 24, 2009, 10:38:29 AM
 Sounds like a great Model they produced :o I will take two or even three of this model please  ;D ;D.....I can't complain Jan let's me do pretty much what I like 99% of the time ........FC427......


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: GOA350 on July 24, 2009, 11:15:58 AM
Geez I can top that!   I know that there's an even rarer breed that actually get out in the shed too! 

Now we cant have that, then they will know what we get up to in the shed and all the secrets will be gone. ;D


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: pedro on July 24, 2009, 01:03:02 PM
Quote
Now we cant have that, then they will know what we get up to in the shed and all the secrets will be gone.

 :D :D :D, definately can't have that happening. ;)

Quote
Sounds like a great Model they produced  I will take two or even three of this model please
Don't you have to be a muslim to do that ;D ;D

 
Quote
Geez I can top that!   I know that there's an even rarer breed that actually get out in the shed too!
and Kathi we all know you are your fathers other son so that doesn't count :P :P :D :D

I can't complain myself really though, Mez has been pretty tolerant of my bike and car addictions over the years.
          Pedro




Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on July 25, 2009, 07:37:16 PM
After a week of having to work... How rude!!! Managed to get a day at it today.

Someone once told me that the fuel cap on the van was ugly so today the utes filler had to go.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7250005.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7250007.jpg)

Then managed to get the Panhard Rod done late in the afternoon... Will need to be tidied up on Tuesday

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7250010.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7250012.jpg)

Also during the day got to start on the crossmember that will hold the coil over shocks. Doesn't look like much at the moment.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7250013.jpg)



Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on July 25, 2009, 07:45:29 PM
 So with 260 days to go to the Nationals... I have 5 weeks left before I start a new job. Then I wont be able to get to the car until Christmas.  :'(

So my target date may be looking like a dead duck... will see how I go...

Jason.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: stinky on July 25, 2009, 11:08:11 PM
5 weeks, that's about the build time for a car on American Hot-Rod, you've had a head start so it should be a breeze to finish with time to spare  ::)  :P


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on July 26, 2009, 01:41:14 PM
Thats because they have 30 people on it and an unlimited budget  :P

i wish i could panel beat and be able to spray... I am crap at it!

Oh and Stinky apparently you know someone that does upholstery... LOL

May be able to get ideas other than grey!  ::)  ;D



Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: pedro on July 26, 2009, 06:26:43 PM
Quote
i wish i could panel beat and be able to spray... I am crap at it!

Jason I'm only an amatuer painter myself and I'm still learning, if you take your time and pick up a few tips there's no reason you can't do a good a job, check out Alfios black beauty on page five he gives some excellent advice, there are also other sites out there that provide help just type it into google, after seeing the quality of the work you've done so far i can't see you having too much trouble.
                                                                            Pedro


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: stinky on July 26, 2009, 10:07:42 PM
Oh and Stinky apparently you know someone that does upholstery... LOL
as a matter of fact ;) cripes that "grey" comment is going to haunt me to the grave  ::)


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FC427 on July 26, 2009, 10:37:37 PM
Aha But what a fine comment it was :o ;D .........FC427......


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: jack_fc on July 27, 2009, 06:16:55 PM
Aha But what a fine comment it was :o ;D .........FC427......

sure was!
and I'm not arguing with it either  ;)


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on July 28, 2009, 08:01:29 PM
257 days to go!!!

Bit more done today... Spring hangers done... Floor finished.
Dummied up some pipe to replicate the length of the springs and get the angles correct.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7280002.jpg)

Then used one of these to make this.
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7280004.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7280003.jpg)

To go in here...

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7280005.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7280007.jpg)

So thats nearly it for the floor pan...
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7280009.jpg)

Next finish rust spots, clearance for the coil over springs, finish subframe... so the photos wont be that interesting...



Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: Maco on July 28, 2009, 08:19:46 PM
Thats a nice press ;D

Is that yours ???

Cheers
John


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on July 28, 2009, 08:26:00 PM
Nope, not mine...

Can bend 20mm high tensile steel... its mainly used for making truck trailers.




Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: Ed on July 29, 2009, 07:40:01 AM
Jas,

Just curious.. If you're using coil overs, then why use the commo bottom trailing arms?  was this just to keep the engineer happy?

fantastic work, glad you got rid of the fuel filler.

Cheers

Ed



Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on July 29, 2009, 05:45:42 PM
Hey Ed,

No the bottom trailing arms evolved that way as I am going to use them as the base for the coil overs... As in make a bracket where the old spring was located.

The engineer was part of the process and was his idea... I just ran with the idea and am doing it the way he suggested to get it passed easier.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: GOA350 on July 31, 2009, 11:32:04 AM
Hey Jase, now that you have got rid of the fuel filler i have an idea that i have used on my ute. Why not put it in behind the tail light. I hinged the tail light and put the Gas filler in behind it. Now i know that it is easier to fit a gas filler but i am sure a man of your ability  could come up with something. If i get a chance i will take a photo and put it up.
                                                Cheers Scott


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on July 31, 2009, 06:27:44 PM
So got a few more days in yesterday and today...

First i had to give the coil over shocks some clearance so to stop fouling on the floor.
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7310012.jpg)

Then decided to have a look at the exhaust system... Needed a little clearance as well..
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7300006.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7300005.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7300003.jpg)

But wasn't satisfied there and decided to get a a little radical, as I have no where to exit the exhaust out of the back of the car... Did this
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7310001.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7310003.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7310004.jpg)

Needed a bit of room to make it work.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7310005.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7310006.jpg)

Then a present arrived... Pedro, this may help your problem... Its a modified VN tank.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7310007.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7310008.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7310010.jpg)

The fuel filler neck is in the wrong spot so had to take it back, oh and Scotty i love your idea, but I have done this instead...
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/A32100016.jpg)

It will be welded in instead of on a hinge and painted the same as the car so should not stand out too much...

Cheers
Jason.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on August 05, 2009, 08:11:11 PM
Well another couple of days at it and was pretty annoyed at what i found towards the en of yesterday...

Started by a couple of patches..
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P7300008.jpg)

Then started to find crap like this in the car, filled with fibreglass and bog!!! Very pissed as the guy who sold it to me has lied!

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0218.jpg)

So the sills have been welded over the old ones, creating 2 joins that were rusting... end result, sills gone

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0208.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0209.jpg)

Couple more Gems!
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0215.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0219.jpg)

I will step down from my box now vented..

JB.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: pedro on August 07, 2009, 05:35:56 PM
It's amazing what some butchers think is an acceptable technique for fixing rust, I picked my wagon over the other one i had because it seemed so straight and rust free whereas the other one had obvious rust, once i got it sandblasted it turned out to be the worst one of the two as the guy had done similar patches to yours >:(.
                   Pedro


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on August 07, 2009, 08:11:17 PM
Well back to the good stuff...

Make some brackets for the bump stops..

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0221.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0222.jpg)

Then needed some more clearance for the bottom trailing arm as they fouled the chassis rails.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0225.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0226.jpg)

Then for the 2 compartments in the back... 1 is for the sub woofer and the other is for the battery, and relay boxes.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0228.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0229.jpg)

Next getting it home, I have been evicted from the shed as the owner needs the room, so have to assemble it to bring it all home on a trailer. This will be fun.

Cheers
Jason.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: stubbie65 on August 08, 2009, 08:28:12 PM
yeah jas it piss,s you off with the rust and the fact it was hidden. like me its a good thing you come across it


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: NosFEratu on August 10, 2009, 10:22:41 PM
You've been a busy boy again Jason. 

Definitely not nice to find surprises like that.  I must admit, structurally our van is not too bad but we're not game to touch the panels yet - the panel and paint might not be the best to look at but we're certainly not ready to find a heap of underlying surprises yet. 

I'm sure you'll be able to continue the progress once it's home - especially if your supervisor is there!  ;) :D

Kathi


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: GOA350 on August 12, 2009, 10:22:03 AM
I don't understand why you need a subwoofer in the back, when you sit in the front separate to the subwoofer when you listen to the stereo.
 It still baffles me why big kickass stereos are essential in cars when they cant be used to there potential.(Totally Bemused) ??? ???


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: stinky on August 12, 2009, 11:51:15 AM
It still baffles me why big kickass stereos are essential in cars when they cant be used to there potential.(Totally Bemused) ??? ???
I agree, must be the same reason some people put methanol guzzling blown big blocks in "street registered" cars.
A normal subwoofer makes the music that much better though, I have a Jaycar 8' subwoofer tucked in behind the rear seat of my dual cab ute and the difference is incredible. Even the 10" sub in the boot of my FE makes a difference.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on August 12, 2009, 07:03:26 PM
Hey Scotty, it seem s my descriptions are coming across the wrong way LOL... What I am doing is putting the subwoofer in behind the passenger rear seat, its going to be a 10" woofer with the box hidden below the floor line in the back or the ute tray.

I am not about the competition noise that some go for but for clarity of sound, and yes i do like the bass component.

At this stage i am planning on using a rockford fosgate "punch" subwoofer, hooked up to a kenwood double din stereo with mp3 input and navigation system all in one that will also be able to accept the bluetooth for the phone. The head unit is just a flat panel and will be placed where the chrome speaker grill sits on a billet aluminium piece mad the same shape at the speaker grill.  For the mid range speakers I am planning on getting some Focal's 2 way or possibly 3 way system, but not sure where to place them in the cabin yet.

The ute is going to become my everyday driver as I am trying to sell the van, so i want it to be as good as I can make it to last for the next 10+ years.

So mate hopefully I have cleared up your bemusement...  ;D ;D and i hope you are not too disappointed in me.

Cheers
Jason.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: GOA350 on August 13, 2009, 11:42:55 AM
I'm never disappointed in you Jason  ;) ;). It all sounds just fine to me and sounds like you've done your research. When i've built my cars the stereo has never been planned, it's always been about the engineering and building it right once. A stereo could always be put in later. Oh how times have changed  ;D ;D


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: GOA350 on August 13, 2009, 12:04:04 PM
Let me just congratulate you in your efforts so far, you have taken building modified holdens to a new level and anyone considering doing something similar should look at this before spending any money and make a decision whether they have 1, got enough money and time and skill, and 2, whether they have the balls to have a go at building something correctly to todays standards.
  Your build makes my FE look obsolete and dated, which is fine because thats how we did it in those days (remember i started mine in 1989.).
  Let this build be a lesson to us all that the standards are high and the price is high but the satisfaction is immense. If you get the opportunity to buy a car like this in the future be prepared to have a substantial price tag attatched because, as Jason is showing us, these things aren't cheap to build.
  Good luck Jason and any comments i make will be purely constructive if possible, sometimes tongue in cheek  ;), but never to offend.
                                      Cheers Scott


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: Ed on August 13, 2009, 12:04:31 PM
Jas,

Use splits for your front so you can get your sound stage spot on.. you will also get much better clarity than 2 or 3 ways, your mids will also be able to drive much harder.

Mould the tweeters into your A pillars replacing the metal mould with a fibreglass one.. would be sweet and discreet.

keep your mids down low, and stealth them behind some sheer material matching your trim, or build them out on your kick panels... build outs don't need to be gaudy.

loving the build.

Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: TTV6FC on August 13, 2009, 07:22:45 PM
Lucky some of us know what you're talking about Ed  ;D...(I used to install car audio for about 10 years,shit of a job) Ed's advice should be followed word for word as he is spot on. ;) Jason,I feel your pain regards the rust.The difference for me was that it was obvious in ya face rust and was even more obvious when it came back from the sand blaster.I'm sure that although it's a set back you will have no trouble cleaning it up and then it will become just a memory.This ute is becoming a work of art,keep up the good work.Cheers Jamie.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: stinky on August 13, 2009, 11:37:51 PM
keep your mids down low

I nevered bothered to check it myself, but there is supposed to be plenty of room between the metal in the kick panel area and the front guard. A welded up headlight bucket might make for a good speaker enclosure/recess.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: freddyc on August 14, 2009, 03:53:44 PM
jason just finished my stereo in my sedan. Put 6 + 9 on rear shelf (soundstream) split type with cross overs. Also 6.5 (soundstream)  splits in front doors with cross overs. They are better than when I visited you. Will now have to see how many DB I produce. Keep up the great work.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on August 15, 2009, 12:13:10 AM
Thanks guys for your comments,

Ed,
I did mean to write 2 way or 3 way splits, and am planning using Focals... Only 3 ways if i am feeling rich, they are about $1800 so most likely the 2 way.

Stinky,
I love your idea about the headlight buckets, and looked at something in the van when I did it, but never thought of the buckets, will see if the dimensions are right and then have a go... Thanks

Scotty,
You still have a wicked beast in your shed, and bloody quick too!!! Has a tendency to go round in circles though ::) ::)  ;D ;D

Hows the V6 going Fred??   


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on August 15, 2009, 12:20:06 AM
Here are a few more snaps, I had to remove the car from the shed tha I was using as the owner required the space back so the last couple f days have been a tad hectic.
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P8130011.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P8130012.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P8130018.jpg)

This greeted me this morning... Only a couple of metres long.
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P8140019.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P8140024.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P8140026.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P8140020.jpg)

Its going to only get a little more work until after Christmas now as my new job starts in 3 weeks.
Work always gets in the way of fun.

Jason.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: zulu on August 15, 2009, 07:57:18 AM
Trailer trash ;D I'll give you $500 for the lot but you can keep the snake:D

I'll bet it's good to finally have it back rolling on it's wheels Jason, looks like you have just about completed all the hard work

That donk looks like a ball tearer, can you get away with that up there?

Cheers, Gary


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on August 15, 2009, 02:23:43 PM
Thanks for the offer Zulu  :P

The engine is a straight 5 litre out of the VT clubsport, about the 185kw range. All that I want to do is put a decent Cam in it to make it sound nice. You can go to about 306ci with the power to weight formula, but the engineer said that 308 will be acceptable.

Jason.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: DN2168 on August 15, 2009, 05:16:59 PM
Awesome job Jason, makes me feel like taking to the wifes Senator with the oxy  :D.

Dean.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: pedro on August 16, 2009, 08:39:33 AM
Quote
Its going to only get a little more work until after Christmas now as my new job starts in 3 weeks.
Work always gets in the way of fun.

It's a shame you are going to have to slow down Jason you have been an inspiration to us all, as I said earlier there's no way I would have tackled that floor unless i had seen what you have achieved first, you must be getting close to being finished with the fabrication side of things and on to the body anyway ???, did you check out Alfio's post, I know he had a few problems with some people here but his panel beating was impecable and he gave some damn good advice.

Quote
That donk looks like a ball tearer, can you get away with that up there?

I agre Zulu that engine looks huge(or it's a little trailer), doesn't look like it would even fit under the bonnet from that pic.
                   Pedro


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: EffCee on August 16, 2009, 09:08:33 AM
Jason,

Outstanding effort! you have achieved so much in such a short time. I hope that the relocation doesn't set you back too much

Keith


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on August 16, 2009, 02:26:32 PM
Now i have to make an engine hoist... the forklift wouldn't fit on a trailer, and i have to get it off the trailer as it is parked outside.

I think i have the steel for the frame... just need to locate a block and tackle.

Then I have to get the engine to fit. the engine mounts from V6 conversions are for a standard fit... I have moved the engine further back to keep the thermo fans as per the van. then there is the problem of the sump. I have to cut and weld it so that the largest part of the sump is located under the pulley. painful I am guessing, but can be done.

See how it goes.

Jason.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: hrpremier on August 18, 2009, 04:21:17 PM
Hi Jason,

Would be great to catch up and meet you and have a look at your ute before you put it on the back burner when you start the new job.    Especially as its now back down the hill.  If your keen give me a call on 0408 854 547 and we'll organise a time to meet.

Cheers

Jason
Edmonton


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on August 20, 2009, 09:28:47 AM
For all of those wiring experts out there...

After moving all of the relay and battery etc to here, I now have to extend about 200 wires to the front of the car... The cutting and splicing i have no problem with... The problems I have are whats the best way to go about it, do I get another harness and cut it up connecting the ends to where they are meant to be and then join them to the current harness?? Do I try and label every cable the cut it up and splice them all back together, keeping in mind that one wire crossed up will cause me nightmares. Do I have a bridging cables to the front so that all of the wiring can be removed for sandblasting at a later date?

I remember when i did the van it took me a week solid to shorten the long lot of relays... this could take awhile. LOL

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P8200001.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P8200002.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on August 20, 2009, 09:30:35 AM
Stinky,

Your headlight bucket idea is a gem!!!

The bucket allows for 6 inch speakers... maybe 6 1/2... thats what the focal speaker i want to use are.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P8200003.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P8200004.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on August 20, 2009, 09:33:46 AM
Next problem,

I need to move the sump forward by about 100mm to get it back in the middle of the front crossmember, as i have the engine rearward to use the thermofans that I have. Just like the van.

Question is do they make something like this before i cut up the sump and modify it?

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P8200005.jpg)

Basically I need the largest part of the sump under the pulley.

Cheers
Jason.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: stinky on August 20, 2009, 09:51:00 AM
Stinky,
Your headlight bucket idea is a gem!!!

 8) Cool, probably not my idea originally, but I'll lay claim to it if no-one else does  :P
The speaker should produce better sound too, being in it's own enclosure.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: Ed on August 20, 2009, 10:11:08 AM
Hey Jason,

While not an expert, from my last wiring experience, I found having 2 harnesses beneficial.  You can extend and make circuits using the correct coloured wiring.  Nothing worse than trying to trouble shoot and the wires change colour mid section.  Label, cut, re-join… you know you want to.

I think Falcons have good firewall plugs which you can clip in/out, handy for fast removal for sandblasting.

Does this harness have the BCM (Body Control Module)? Is that the black box pictured?

Cheers
Ed

PS don’t know of any factory sumps as you describe.




Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: CraigA on August 20, 2009, 10:28:43 AM
I'd vote for this plan

Quote
do I get another harness and cut it up connecting the ends to where they are meant to be and then join them to the current harness??

Doing it this way would mean colour coding is standard so into the future any wiring faults can be traced using the donor vehicles circuit diagram, plus as you say you'll be able to remove and install the harness if needed.

The other issue is what will be the best way to join them?

Ideally you would use quality multi-pin connectors, but this may prove a bit bulky. If you mechanically join, solder, then heatshrink you'll get less bulk but soldering wires in areas subject to vibration could lead to breakage where the solder ends and the wires starts unless they are supported very securely.

Separate crimp connectors are another choice but will add bulk anyway so I reckon the multi pin method would be better.

Maybe something like this is the answer:

(http://wolfems.cart.net.au/images/products/00000895_2256528.jpg)







Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on August 20, 2009, 10:46:36 AM
I was thinking of the multi pin idea, but as you said the bulk is the problem and all of the wires have to pass through the A pillar.

The way I joined them before was to finger join the two ends and then wrap copper around the 2 before soldering and then heat shrink... I have had no problems since with the van. I think I will get the second harness, but i still don't think that the length will be long enough... will have to see I guess.
 ;D Its all fun isn't it!

Thanks
JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: CraigA on August 20, 2009, 11:02:08 AM
This is how I was taught to mechanically join wires during my apprenticeship. Soldering in the centre section only is recommended.
(http://www.tpub.com/content/construction/14027/img/14027_122_2.jpg)

This means that there is still support for the join outside the soldered area, making it more resiliant against vibration.

Heatshrink over the top and you've got a strong, neat, and low profile join.

Here's an equation you can use.

200 wires + 200 mechanical joins + 200 solder joins + 200 bits of heatshrink <> fun  ;D



Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: brett_f on August 20, 2009, 11:46:35 AM
Jason,
Just a thought. Coudn't you use an early sump that has the hump at the rear? e.g most Holden red motors had these. That is what i am using in my vehicle.
If you can use this you need to get the pickup and dipstick also.
Regards Brett


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: GOA350 on August 20, 2009, 01:49:58 PM
Hi Jason, just my 2bobs worth, could you run the wiring harness under your console and cut a rectangle slot the size of the multi pin connector in the panel dividing the cabin from the ute space then mount it in this panel. Then connect the other half of the multi pin connector to the extension pieces and run to your relays.
  Cheers Scott


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on August 20, 2009, 05:13:15 PM
I like your 2 bob worth Scott. I can take a leaf out of my job and make a panel that goes behind the centre console that can also be covered by fabric when the car gets upholstered. The wires can easily be routed via the console and I don't have the problem of getting any connections through an A pillar. Then the loom can be removed when desired, and wont be seen in the car when complete. 

CraigA, the equation that ou gave me would be awesome, but don't forget the other end of the lengthened wires, equals 400 wires + 400 mechanical joins + 400 solder joins + 400 bits of heatshrink <> bucketloads of fun  ::) ;D ;D 

With this method I may be able to get away with the second harness for the length of wires, the only 200 joins!!!

I am enjoying the input guys thank you.

JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FC_fer_me on August 20, 2009, 05:49:10 PM
Hello Jason, what I'm thinking of doing is using multicored cable such as the cable used for PLC input/output connections. you get about 30 cores with an overall diameter of about 18mm and each core is rated at 7 amps. Although all the cores are black they are imprinted with core numbers every 200mm or so. You could then use a multi connector at the back and run a single cable to the front and use a firewall connector such as the f**d one. Just an idea I've come up with. Cheers Jack


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: ehsv6 on August 20, 2009, 09:06:51 PM
Having just put a complete VT loom into a EH (along with a supercharged V6), but leaving all the components in basically the original position I offer three thoughts.
1 Hope you have bought the Service & Maintenance CD from a Holden dealer - gives you all the wiring circuits & looms
2 Note that in the same loom there are the same colour coded wires for different circuits, they are usually different gauges but hard to pic
3 You can have the airbag circuit disabled by a Holden dealer (Tech 2 required to program option in speedo)


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on August 20, 2009, 09:50:16 PM
Ehsv6,

I got a cd from ebay for about $14 compared to the holden one for $400 I think it was... This is the second loom that I will have done, but the first time i was able to cut one and join one... quite simple. But was looking at cutting the whole lot to extend them. i may not have to now as am looking at using the centre console as the carrier for the cables.

Airbag is going to remain as well as the seat belt tensioners, with ABS etc.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: TTV6FC on August 20, 2009, 10:15:14 PM
Hey Jason,fantastic work by the way.With regards to joining the loom (not sure if it has been mentioned before) and following up on Craig's usefull advice, make sure you offset the cut on each wire so that when you join them all back together you don't have a huge bunch of joins all in the one spot.You probably already thought of that but just in case you didn't....Cheers,Jamie.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: stinky on August 22, 2009, 12:21:47 AM
8) Cool, probably not my idea originally, but I'll lay claim to it if no-one else does  :P
The speaker should produce better sound too, being in it's own enclosure.
Not my idea  :'( http://www.fbekholden.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3218&start=15


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on September 05, 2009, 09:03:24 PM
Just a little news... The Van has been sold... dropped it off to Glenn on Wednesday on the way to Melbourne to start the new course for Jetstar. This will help pay for some of the previous pictures LOL... well some anyway. i hope you get lots of happy miles as I did with the van Glenn.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: VAN059 on September 09, 2009, 11:04:00 PM
Jason,

Good news on the sale of your van, but I bet tinged with some sadness  :(. The ute looks like its progressing nicely, some nice pics showing your great work  :).

You'll be pleased to hear I have finely got around to registering the FC van ;D, without I word of a lie, since I got her way back in December last year, I have done nothing except replace the swaybar rubbers and strapped the battery in, took her down to the mechanic (drove her on dealer plates  ;D  ;D  ;D, how fun was that considering the extent of driving has been in & out of the driveway), thinking I'll get a list of things to fix, and drove her back on paid up CTP insurance and a RWC  ;D :D ;D :D ;D. I did get a small list of very minor infringements he wanted looked at, but I just can't believe how well she has kept after so many years of (basically) storage. Temp gauge didnt get over half and I havent changed oil, coolant or anything since getting her, but she'll be getting the works now I can drive her.

Taking her to Transport on Friday for rego (what a great birthday present hey) and then driving her around all day  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D. Thanks once again for putting me onto her (in a non sexual way, not that theres anything wrong with that  :D)

Cheers Marc


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on September 10, 2009, 10:01:51 PM
Its fantastic to see it finally back on the road, I am sure you will get lots of joy out of it... or even (Being in her!!!)

My van has gone to a good home and hopefully will see it at Orange back in original form...

Not sure if i will get the ute there though as my new job has taken priority.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: v8ek4us on October 04, 2009, 01:13:57 PM
Awesome build Jason 8) 8). Very impressive mods to say the least, be great to see the finished product....well done!!


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on October 04, 2009, 07:49:53 PM
Thanks... I cant wait to see it done also...

While i am down here in Melbourne, I think I will go and look for a sump to cut up...



Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: GM on October 05, 2009, 06:53:34 AM
How many weeks left now Jason? Must be itchimg to get back into it.
                    Cheers Glenn


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on October 05, 2009, 08:50:36 AM
Hey Glenn,

I have 2 weeks till endorsed, then a week off...

Then I actually start with the company, 2 weeks induction...

Then transition checks.. Then I get into the real thing...

I could be here till January.. Hmmm

So yes I am itching... and if it gets to orange it wont be in a completed form thats for sure...


So will see how I go.

Jason.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: Ed on October 06, 2009, 09:08:23 AM
Jason,

I think there's a wrecker close to the airport! CommWreck?

Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on October 06, 2009, 12:24:25 PM
Corio Auto wreckers is the go....

Hey Brad... ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: tuffute on October 06, 2009, 01:00:23 PM
Come on Jason theres nothing wrong with commwreck (when i was there)
But u are right about corio auto parts ;D


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on November 21, 2009, 08:02:43 PM
Well its been awhile since I have got to doing anything on the ute but have been home a week, so here are a few more snaps... Orange is not going to happen for the ute unfortunately... :(

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/PB180003.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/PB190008.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/PB190011.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/PB200016.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/PB210020.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/PB210024.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/PB210026.jpg)

What a couple of hectic days that have gone by trying to get this done. The engine has been in and out about 5 times while trying to get it to align up and for it to have the required clearance from the firewall. I had to chop the firewall again and will still need a little more massaging to get the engine to go in and out easily.

The engine mounts had to be moved on the crossmember and on the engine, and I need to re weld the sump again.

But am happy that it has the engine in and mounted properly... still heaps to do and i dont know when i will be able to get back to it..
I hope you enjoy the pics.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: hrpremier on November 21, 2009, 08:17:09 PM
Jase.  Great to see you back in town.  Must seem like an eternity since you last worked on the ute. Motor fittment is looking great and now you're home progress can at least be forward instead of stagnant.

Jase

http://gallery.oldholden.com/hrpremier/


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on November 21, 2009, 11:00:44 PM
Nope, thats it for I dont know how long, back to melbourne tomorrow and then darwin by the start of next year... So will just have to wait and see... sad really as i cant wait to fire it up and take it for a drive.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FC0058 on January 23, 2010, 11:51:12 AM
JB
I have spotted you in the forum, however no reports on progress ???

Cheers Jim


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on January 23, 2010, 01:21:03 PM
Hi Jim,

Yes mate I have been here on the forum, however my car is in Cairns and I am now in Darwin.

I started at Jetstar 4 months ago and that is where the progress has finished. I am really itching to get back into it, but won't be bringing the car across here as its a non goer at the moment so the car carriers wont touch it and i haven't room to store it.

With that also i cant get holidays to go to the Nationals... again... Not a happy camper!!!

But rest assured that the ute will be finished, hopefully within the next 12 months all going well.

I need a good 3 weeks at it to probably get it running, and some dollars to inject into some of the more expensive parts, lsd, coil overs for the rear, tailshaft, reconditioning the brakes, etc

Then its all about time on it.

I just want to hear it going, bring it on.

Cheers
Jason


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: allan myers on January 23, 2010, 11:30:50 PM
hi jb I'm loving this post the pictures are very inspiring but the i am intrigued with is the one of the front end  did you build it yourself  or purchase it if so where from
regards allan


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on January 24, 2010, 10:28:41 AM
Hi Allen,

The front end was purchased from V6 conversions in Moree.

Will set you back about $5K then need VT, VX brake components... they just bolt up, and a power steering rack.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: allan myers on January 24, 2010, 09:14:15 PM
cheers for that imfo JB but this point i`m trying to talk myself out of selling the ute to make more room in the shed the only way i can swing the neighbour`s cat at the moment is to hold it by the head and the little bastard keeps scratching me but i`m sure i`ll get over it especially after seeing your progress
allan


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: GOA350 on March 05, 2010, 10:08:54 AM
Hi Jase,
         how is it all coming along? I know you have been busy with the new job, so i wouldn't expect that alot of progress has been made. But you know the old saying "patients is a virtue" and "good things come to those who wait". It is hard to believe that it has been a year since you started this post. Anyway good luck with it and i hope to see you in Orange,
     Cheers Scotty


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on March 05, 2010, 04:18:16 PM
Hey mate,

No progress for a long time I am afraid, however in the next week i hope to get it steering so as to move it.. So if successful hopefully I will get some pictures on here.

Orange... MMMM  :-\ :-\ I hope so.

JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on March 12, 2010, 07:45:08 PM
Well it steers, no photos I am sorry as the camera I had died.

Bought a VS power steering rack, and some blank arms... Cut to length and then had a thread tapped to fit series 1 VT steering arms.

Bolted up and made a make shift connection to the steering wheel, very good lock to lock on this one so I am very happy with the result... Now I just have to raise the coil overs so that the wheel will steer under the guards.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on June 07, 2010, 04:57:14 PM
Throw a question out there...

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P8130015.jpg)

18's on the rear and 16's on the front???

Something like these in chrome... i have had polished alloy too much work to keep them clean when driving everyday.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/Rmonterey_enlarged.jpg)

I think someone was asking about wiper motors the other day...
This is a VS motor that I am using.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P5300006.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: Ed on June 08, 2010, 08:07:37 AM
18's all round with radiused front guards.  ;D

like those wheels too


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: steamman on June 08, 2010, 11:21:40 AM
I reckon the vl wheels that are on the front would look great all round.
Cheers
Deano


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: pedro on June 08, 2010, 12:03:57 PM
The Foose mags look good J.B., but I'm not so sure about the different sizes front to back they look a bit out of proportion to me.
            Pedro


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on June 08, 2010, 02:10:31 PM
The reason being that I will have 18x10's on the back with the rear lowered to about an inch over the rim.

Can't do this on the front as it wont turn. But I want the tyres to have the same profile, as I don't think the look is right having 30 profile tyres on the FE/FC's on big wheels, so will be aiming for 40 - 45 profile tyres. Hence the reason for the different rim size, the car will still ride level.

Ed, I have thought very seriously about radiusing the front guards just like Harko did to his FB coupe. This is still a possibility.

Just want to get the look right first time.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: GOA350 on June 17, 2010, 08:36:59 PM
Jase,
if you can get a look at or some photos of Frank McCallif's Pro FE, his front wheel arch's have been radiused and you wouldn't even know. He has done a fantastic job. Most people wouldn't look twice at it, it's just one of the many subtle changes that he has done to that beautiful car.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: GOA350 on June 17, 2010, 09:23:19 PM
Try these for a comparison



This is my car with standard radius on the guard,

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y241/goa350/08FEFCNats243.jpg) and this is Franks car,(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y241/goa350/thOrange-Sat-528.jpg)

 If you look at the difference in length from the top of the guard to the top of the radius you will see how much Frank has lifted the radius. It is a very neat job.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on June 18, 2010, 09:42:02 PM
I think the yay's have it... Radius the front guards it is!

What's a little more massaging to the car?


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on October 19, 2010, 08:36:19 PM
Well, its finally found its way to the new home. Now to get some of the finest Mig gas and an angle grinder to start it all again... Tomorrow it gets unloaded and work out where the hell I am going to start again.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03195.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03200.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: GOA350 on October 20, 2010, 07:14:13 PM
Good to see you made it one piece JB and the Ute as well.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on November 09, 2010, 07:39:12 PM
Some gas, a new grinder, a day off... About bloody time I did some work on the ute after about 12 months!!!

Decided to start form the back and work my way forward. See how it goes.

Took a bit to get started again after cleaning the back of the ute out and seeing all of the surface rust from being stored in a humid climate. Wire brushed all of it back to look like it was loved again and then filled some of the holes I found hidden by a tar type of sealant the previous owner gooped on.
Once the holes were full, cleaned behind the spare tyre door and made a strip fill the gap at the bottom of the door as it will be welded in... No room for the tyre anymore with the tank, and the filler cap.

Next day off will fill in the rest of the panel and smooth it all off.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03263.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03264.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03266.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03270.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03273.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FCRB26 on November 09, 2010, 07:50:07 PM
Looking good.

with the wheels i loved my walkinshaws but they are a bit outdated i think
I always see toy cars shopping the ones rolling  those massive rear wheels tubbed into the guards i like that look heres my car with the walkinshaws.


(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/petes%20photos/Picture009.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on November 15, 2010, 07:07:49 PM
I like Harkos 20 minute rule... Turned into 3 hours of getting some stuff done.

Finished off the spare tyre door today.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03279.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03276.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03278.jpg)

Need to seal the number plate light next and then look at the hump in the tray where the fuel pipe was.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: Ed on November 16, 2010, 08:29:03 AM
Good to see you're back in action JB.

Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on November 17, 2010, 12:39:10 PM
Thanks Ed, good to be back on it.. now I can bore you all again with little bits that I get to do on it as well.  ;D ;D


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: EffCee on November 17, 2010, 12:44:35 PM
Thanks Ed, good to be back on it.. now I can bore you all again with little bits that I get to do on it as well.  ;D ;D

And we are looking forward to it! ;D

Keith


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: propig2003 on November 17, 2010, 06:51:20 PM

Thanks Ed, good to be back on it.. now I can bore you all again with little bits that I get to do on it as well.  ;D ;D

No boredom here JB. Keep it coming... please

Cheers Brett


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on November 19, 2010, 04:15:03 PM
OK then, some more photos...

Now that I have filled in the spare tyre door I have to stop the water from entering into the back of the car. Had to cover the number plate light.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03336.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03337.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03351.jpg)

Then flattened out the hump for the fuel filler pipe.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03335.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03339.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03347.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03350.jpg)

Need to get some sheet folded next for the tray.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on November 26, 2010, 07:13:46 PM
Well at the start of today I didn't have much to screw the timber to...

After getting some steel folded in the old profile came up with this design.
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03354.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03358.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03359.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03360.jpg)

Ran out of time today, so have another 3 pieces to cut and weld before its all done.

The space front left is for the sub woofer, and the one on the right is for the battery, and all of the relays... the wiring is probably not too far away now.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: GM on November 26, 2010, 07:20:19 PM
Looking good Jason.
   Cheers Glenn


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on November 29, 2010, 06:32:22 PM
Don't you hate it when you are in the swing and you run out of welding wire!!!

Got some more and finished the bits for the timber. Just need to grind the welds and smooth over.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03386.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03387.jpg)



Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: EffCee on November 29, 2010, 07:17:49 PM
Jason,

I bet you are glad to be back inot it! Great work!

Keith


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: EffCee on November 29, 2010, 07:18:23 PM
That should be "into it"


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on November 29, 2010, 08:01:52 PM
Hardest part is stopping when it gets to about 6pm... can't make too much noise and annoy the neighbours.

But I am getting things done a little at a time. Its good to have it back at home thats for sure!



Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: Ed on November 30, 2010, 10:18:33 AM
good work Jas,

Is that Gal? 

Noise can be an issue at my place too, so I like rainy, windy days as it means everybody is inside with the doors and windows closed. Means scheduling the noisey jobs to certain times of the day.

Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FC_fer_me on November 30, 2010, 11:13:23 AM
Good stuff JB, I ran out of mig wire myself halfway thru a job on the w/end, luckily I had a bit of 0.6mm left on an old spool to finish the job. Annoying tho. Good to see you back into it, going to have to get a giddy up myself now ;D. Cheers Jack


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on November 30, 2010, 01:38:48 PM
Thanks guys...

Yes Ed its gal, I ordered zinc, but they bent the wrong stuff up and gave me gal...At a reduced price. I figured that when it gets sand blasted that the paint will stick to it.

Couple of bits of timber fitted today and 2 pieces of timber, but I have to go to work so more photos tomorrow.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on December 01, 2010, 09:50:07 AM
Its been a long time since I could call the back of this car a ute. When I first got it all that was there was a 3mm pice of chequered aluminium. These bits won't be the final finish, but a template, and to store stuff while I do the rest of the car.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03388.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03389.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03390.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: EffCee on December 01, 2010, 12:23:13 PM
Jason,

At least it is now starting to look the goods, well done, at least it will give you some more room to hide things.

Keith


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: Ed on December 01, 2010, 04:49:48 PM
great work as usual Jas,

luckily they're not the final finish... the grain on the wood panels dont line up front to back
 :P

Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: stinky on December 01, 2010, 07:40:49 PM
the grain on the wood panels dont line up front to back
I was tempted to say something myself  :-X


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on December 02, 2010, 08:49:47 AM
Don't be shy! As always any comments welcome...

The board that is in there is 9mm, I think 12mm will be better to give it more strength. My brother wants me to put polished timber in there, but and worried about cracking/splitting as its only thin and not laminated. Maybe a type of veneer on the top I dont know. The floor will mainly be covered.

But I will get them all running the one way just for you guys  :P ;D

Cheers
JB





Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: ridgey_didge on December 02, 2010, 10:18:13 AM
Make sure the grain runs front to rear and not across to reduce wind resistance.  ;)

David


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FCRB26 on December 02, 2010, 07:21:49 PM
I once made a alloy checkerplate tool box for a blokes caravan he said great job but was pissy i didnt line up the checkers on the checkerplate

I said your joking  right and he wasnt.

Theres no pleasing some people.


Pete


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on December 06, 2010, 01:12:21 PM
Another few moments on the ute. Made a couple of bracket for the fuel filter and the vapour seperator (well I think that's it).

Does anyone know where to get some of this fuel line in Melbourne as well. Need a little more length than what I have. (Lots of lines there!)

Some rear wiring harness next hopefully.

Thanks JB

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03395.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03394.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03392.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on December 06, 2010, 02:25:42 PM
Thinking about it I will use a rubber hose and some clamps on the old fittings.

Should make it a little easier to find and make the appropriate length.

JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: brett_f on December 06, 2010, 05:40:37 PM
JB.
Rubber fuel lines can normally be bought at the speed shops in length. Some of the connections on your tank may go to the carbon canister and throttle body. I ran metal pipes to the front of the vehicle for this only to be told by the engineer i did not need to run the canister due to the year of the vehicle and some other things. Check with your engineer first as you may not have to run additional lines/hoses.
regards Brett


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FCRB26 on December 06, 2010, 05:56:28 PM
use a stubby holder around your fuel pump or small resilant mounts tp keep the noise down them 044,s are noisy buggers.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on December 06, 2010, 06:16:27 PM
Thanks Brett, the lines I am running are directly from the commodore, 3 in total, feed return and vapour, plus  the brake line... All i did last time was carefully straighten the old ones out and rebend them. I have a flare kit to re do them when I cut the lines to go through the floor near where the tank is and the fuel filter.

Pete, thats a steel fuel filter, the fuel pump is the one from the VT which is contained in the surge pot inside the tank. I will show you a photo. So from memory I think I could just hear it in the van... sometimes not as the stereo was usually up a bit  ;D ;D

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FCRB26 on December 06, 2010, 07:31:44 PM
Should have looked a bit harder shouldnt i

Thats how big my day was at work was looking at the forum on my phone bit hard to see pics.


Looking good.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on December 06, 2010, 07:31:48 PM
The photo of the fuel pump and surge tank.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03396.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03397.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on December 09, 2010, 05:30:56 PM
Ever got to a stage when you look and think where do I go here  ??? ???

Some of the wires have to be lengthened, some shortened and some the same. Big time brain teaser!!

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03398.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03399.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03400.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: brett_f on December 09, 2010, 09:02:31 PM
JB,
I know what your going through. i did the same. Easiest way is to remove all the tape and run the wires to the areas you know. Shorten and lengthen and then work on the others last. its all worth it in the end mate
Brett


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on December 09, 2010, 09:15:38 PM
Thanks Brett,

I have 2 front wiring harnesses so am planning on joining the two to get he correct length and have the same colour codes with all of the relays etc behind the seats.

Trouble I am having at the moment is where to join the 2. Lots more thought to go into it before I get into it with the snips  ;D ;D

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on December 12, 2010, 08:35:25 PM
Couple more shots of some slow progress this week...

Fuel system hooked up to the tank, have to get some more fuel line to run to the front of the car as the donor stuff rusted. But happy with the result at the back.
Many hours spent on cleaning up the rear wiring harness from the VT donor, removed the back door looms, wired up the rear lights, and the ABS and the fuel pump. But still very messy in here.
Just sat in the lighting switches in the glove box... need to finish off the brackets to make it a little more permanent.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03401.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03404.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03406.jpg)

Hope you are enjoying the snaps.
Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on December 12, 2010, 09:14:00 PM
Great Snaps. Those wires do look like spaghetti. Some nice stuff with the fuel tank and tray.


Regards


Wayne


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: TTV6FC on December 14, 2010, 07:05:46 PM
Lovin it,lovin it.... 8)


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: fe350chev on December 14, 2010, 09:55:35 PM
Keep going, your entertaining me.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on December 16, 2010, 05:39:05 PM
Not much to show for a days work, couple of holes, a mess of wires on the floor of the garage... and a some neatened connectors waiting for the front wiring harness. At least the rear section of the wiring is nearly done.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03408.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03409.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03410.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: Ed on December 17, 2010, 08:15:13 AM
looks like fun JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on December 17, 2010, 09:24:45 AM
8 years since the last time I did this Ed, I had forgotten how much "fun" it was... 2 bruises on the rib cage and a sore neck from lying on the tray manipulating the soldering iron and hair dryer for the heat shrink, I am a bit sore this morning.  ;D


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: fe350chev on December 17, 2010, 01:31:47 PM
8 years older, 8 times sorer i bet  ha ha


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on January 08, 2011, 04:53:05 PM
Been sitting in cramped places for 10 hours now, more sore neck and lower back... stuff all to show for it really.

The rear harness has been completed. Started on the main harness last night and continued today.

Bloody hard to know where to start, walked away a couple of times before I cut too many wires in frustration. All the brackets have been made for the relays, and fuses and am hoping that when i get this bit tidied up that it will get a bit easier to extend the connectors to the correct places. Hopefully the next shot will be a tidy wiring set up in the back.  :-\ :-\ ;D

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03508.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03510.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03511.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: pedro on January 08, 2011, 05:20:43 PM
Looking good JB, you've certainly made some progress since i last checked, have fun with the spagetti ;)
              Pedro


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on January 08, 2011, 05:25:47 PM
Thanks mate, you have been missing for while... Good to see you back.

Just noticed my new status... only taken 10 years  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FC_fer_me on January 09, 2011, 07:58:30 PM
Hi JB, I know the feeling with the wiring, just spent 2 days shortening the wiring loom going to the computer. Once you start getting rid of all the excess wires it starts to come together. Stick at it, you'll get there. Cheers, Jack


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on January 12, 2011, 05:55:34 PM
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03513.jpg)

Looks a lot neater in here after a bit more head scratching. Pulled through the wires as much as I could and shortened what I had to.
Have a few more joins to make when the engine harness is inside the cab.

On the other side of the fence though... looks very messy indeed!!!!

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03514.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: DN2168 on January 12, 2011, 06:38:25 PM
Anyone for spaghetti??  ;) ;D

Keep at it JB you'll get there.

Dean.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FC0058 on February 14, 2011, 08:34:44 PM
Ok its time to put the clubs away and get back to the car building.

Cheers Jim  ;D


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on February 15, 2011, 12:08:23 PM
Mate, just got out of bed after sleeping in, now on the balcony at Lake Glenmaggie eating breakfast/lunch looking out over the water with blue skies all around, throwing the ball for the dog. may even go and play a lazy nine holes later on. the car won't get a look at until the end of the week. But then it's full steam ahead. from all of the scary post about V8 laws lately it looks like I have until the end of the year to get the car RWC and on the road... It won't be finished but will at least be registered and on the road. so depending on if I can get holidays over Easter, which is about a 50 to 1 as they only give a few slots out over Easter the Perth here I come...


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: Ed on February 15, 2011, 02:59:40 PM
tough life JB!

looking fwd to progress shots.

Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: EffCee on February 15, 2011, 03:01:27 PM
tough life JB!


X2 !!!!

Good luck with rego when you get there, have you engaged an engineer yet?

Keith


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on February 15, 2011, 04:19:51 PM
No engineer yet, I will call Lindsay Stone when I get home (my Queensland engineer) to ask him to varify my previous work, and then pass it on to the new engineer... Anyone know of good ones in Victoria?
That's the plan at the moment anyway... Will get cracking on to it next week.
Before I left I had about 3-4 days left on the wiring harness... Then engine sump, fuel lines, brake lines, and rear shocks to do. Hopefully get an engine start in the next few months maybe in may we will see.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on February 16, 2011, 12:53:52 PM
Just spoke to my engineer in QLD and also an engineer in Vic.

To get my car done here, I have to get a torsional rigidity test done... $1500, to get the rest of the car done will set me back around $1500, so a total of $3000 just for the engineering side here.
His advice... Take the car back to QLD get it registered there in my name, drive it back to Vic and transfer the rego back to my name here. Don't know the cost involved in doing this way but will look at it a little more.
Benefit of the QLD way is no time limit at this stage.
The guy in Vic has said that he is going to Vic roads to clarify the rulings on time frames for people that have started cars already, but I won't know the result of his question.

JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: EffCee on February 16, 2011, 01:06:25 PM
Good luck with it JB

I hope that it all works out for you and that you are able to get it registered. Torsional rigidity tests are, I believe very hard on cars, however it is my opinion that once you get outside of a certain parameter than this should be mandatory on all vehicles and not rely solely on weight.

This way people would be able to talk to an engineer, understand what the engineer requires to have the car deemed to be safe, be able to build the car and at the completion, have it tested to the engineers standards and then be able to have it legally registered.

Isn't that what everyone wants??? Or am I being too cynical???

Keith



Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on February 16, 2011, 08:10:40 PM
I think that you are correct in saying that people want to know that the engineering that they have put in to their car is safe and up to an engineering standard. But I am sure that not everyone, including myself have the sort of coin needed to carry out the required tests. $3000 is around 6% of my build, but would be well and truly more than 10% of many peoples modification and rebuild.
In saying all of that I have taken as much as possible all of the required steps to make the ute correctly, and feel that it would pass any test.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FCRB26 on February 16, 2011, 08:30:03 PM
we spoke to the local engineer about putting a five litre into the idiot bloke at works L200 ute today and he said the new laws came in in NSW so we have to go book a test track and do all the break test bullshit

really pissy that this is going to affect getting my cars regod even tried bribing local bloke to rego it with what was in it didnt want a bar of it understandably.


so what the hell is going on no one really knows its all up in the air at the moment ..
bit concerning tho..



Pete


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: fe350chev on February 16, 2011, 09:46:49 PM
sorry to hear that FChoon as your work looks quality. perhaps they are worried about being sued if someone got killed or some crap. was even hard to get my old truck back on the road even not modified.

I am thinking of doing a really well balanced grey and good rack steering and brake setup now. keep it all original and tasteful. might buy a car thats already rego's and engineered for fun but needs work, would be much easier. i dont really see the point spending a billion as its not gunna handle as well as me new sv6 anyway (getting that in 3 weeks). Might do a souped up small car for fun and have both. but nothing is as cool as an fe/fc.


Title: fe
Post by: puckeye on February 19, 2011, 09:46:03 AM
Hi jason, new to the forum and just found your site. Congratulations on your commitment to the job, I did similar to an EK van 20 odd years ago, got the stitch many times and took years to finish.... I put a 304 VL calais floor with front rail connected into it, the rear tin was kept standard with engineered workings to hold the diff. For interested partys my fuel tank is v6 Pajero very easy to fit and holds 95 litres. would love to send photos but being a silly old bugger can't do so. because of that experience my 2 Fj vans and fe van are stock standard...... Again well done . Cheers, Peter.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on February 19, 2011, 01:01:12 PM
I was lucky enough to have 1 Fe van, but to have 2 FJ's as well must be pretty nice!!!

If you like, send me some photos, jhblanchard@live.com and I will post them in the members cars section for you. I am sure we all would love to see them.

The wiring sometimes makes me want to throw in the towel... I think by the time its done there will have been over 700 connections cut and spliced... Very scared that I have not misplaced 1 or 2, and I am having trouble getting a wiring diagram for the HSV immobiliser so its only guesswork on that one at the moment.
The smoke test will definitely be interesting!!!

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: brett_f on February 19, 2011, 05:10:11 PM
JB,
I have had a bit to do with HSV vehicles and it is difficult to get this information for obvious reasons. I will let you know that there are about ten different wiring harness configurations all color coded black so that a thief will not know which harness has been fitted. Only HSV has a record of what harness is in each vehicle.If all harnesses were the same then it would not take a thief long to work out. What year vehicle wiring and computer are you fitting. Dont know if i can help you too much though. For the obvious reasons contact me through the personal messages as i wouldn't want people to know what is being fitted.
Regards Brett


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on February 20, 2011, 12:10:53 PM
Well, holidays over, golf clubs now packed away... More bloody wiring  ::) ::)

Hadn't thought I had done much until I looked at the last photo... Over a hundred wires there now.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03724.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03725.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: EffCee on February 20, 2011, 05:27:39 PM
JB,

I am pleased thatb you have the patience to sit there and sort that out! I would be so frustrated in no time flat.

Good luck with it, sincerely hope that no smoke leaks out when you try it the first time.

Keith


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FCRB26 on February 20, 2011, 05:29:45 PM
Is it worth all the hassle

are you doing it for the ABS ect

is a standard VS ss any different i started to pull the wiring out of my vs for the wifes HT prem but gave up a mate gave me a motec computer only has about 12 wires.







I know it feels good to make that huge achivement but if its doing your head in is it really worth it?


Pete


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on February 21, 2011, 12:31:38 AM
Thanks for the encouragement guys, I am just being a sook. When I did the van it took me about 60 hours work on the wiring... I knew before I started that it would take me about a 100 hours to do this time. Just been 2 months when I can get to it and I am looking forward to getting onto something else.

Wiring harness for me is for a number of reasons, and initially started with the van when I did it so I didn't have to stuff with the speedo conversion. Also when I did the van I was told that air cond and ABS was impossible to do, so not knowing any different I believed them. This time I know better and am doing it my way, and when finished I don't think that there will be many like it... ie, ABS, Air bag, seat pre tensioners, and climate control when I finish it. The rest has been done, central lock, power windows, thermos etc.

I am not sure about the VS harness as i have only ever used the Vt's in both of my conversions... the ute is the second car I have ever done.

I think I have only about 20 hours to go and it should be close to being finished, then back on the welder  ;D ;D

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on February 21, 2011, 06:50:39 AM
Good luck mate. Not long now then when you say it like that. :D


Truly amazing if you ask me.


Regards


Wayne


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: EffCee on February 21, 2011, 10:09:50 AM
Good luck with it JB

If it ever leaks smoke, (and I sincerely hope that it doesn't) here is a replacement jar of smoke ;D ;D

(http://inlinethumb41.webshots.com/14952/2454401820060682858S600x600Q85.jpg) ($2)


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on February 21, 2011, 02:22:47 PM
NOS that stuff is hard to get, but as our cars get older the replicated stuff gets more common  :P ;D ;D



Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FCRB26 on February 21, 2011, 06:22:44 PM
I smoked my harness as the .22 shells didnt cut it as fuses that is the worst smell i have ever smelt bloody horrid.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: GOA350 on February 21, 2011, 06:50:46 PM
Its more fun smoking tyres than harnesses, Hey JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FC_fer_me on February 21, 2011, 08:20:02 PM
Keep at it JB. I'm finding that every time I think the wiring is finished I discover something else that needs to be wired up ???  I THINK I only have the fuel pump and sender to go but I guess time will tell. Cheers, Jack


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: steamman on February 22, 2011, 12:22:30 PM
AHHHH MR LUCAS the prince of darkness and the bottle of not so rare lucas smoke :D


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on March 05, 2011, 05:17:31 PM
Took the idea from the 5th wheel video to turn the ute around. Need to get better access to this side of the car and the front to get some more things done.

Hopefully get some progress on the sump next week... Wiring not finished but I have had enough of it for the moment.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03727.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03728.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on March 22, 2011, 04:50:02 PM
Finally managed to do something today on the ute... Work keeps getting in the way of progress  :(

Need to put the power steer pump, air conditioning compressor and the alternator on and then can make the sump clear whatever is in the way.

Not going to be an easy job, but nothing is at this stage. The alternator hits just about everything, not sure what to do yet. I need to get a smaller A/C unit to fit in the space . But did manage to get the power steering pump in place. Just some tidying up to make it look like it belongs.

Cheers
JB

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03730.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03733.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03734.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: fe350chev on March 22, 2011, 05:25:43 PM
Wow your a real inspiration and the ute looks so cool from the side, particularly due to the colour, it suits the ute so well.

Just wondering if you have spoken to your engineer lately about the engine you have chosen and whether it is still ok with him to go up to that capacity as I am seeking various opinions on the new rules etc. Some say this and some say that it seems. If you know the engineer well, can you ple revisit it if its not already engineered and let me know what yours says. Thanks and well done. It does suck how life gets in the way of having time for our builds  :(


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on March 22, 2011, 06:00:46 PM
Deano,

I spoke to the Victorian engineer and also to my engineer in QLD. Basically because I had started the project with an engineer engaged the Victorian one would allow me about 12 months to finish. That said, he would have had to do a torsion test which was $1500 plus the engineering side for another $1500. He suggested I stay with my previous engineer, which will be down here for the Targa Tasmania and will look at the car when he returns. When the car is completed I will truck it to QLD, roadworthy and register, then drive it home... Can't wait!!!!

JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: Ed on March 23, 2011, 09:26:46 AM
Hey JB,

Nice to see progress... I noticed I have the same toolbox as you.

what runs off the ribbed belt, and what runs off the V belt?

Have you thought about solid mounting your alternator and using an idler pulley for belt tension? 

I also found a smaller JE Camira alternator was easier to fit up, and still provides 60A.

should be nice with PS and AC.

Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: fe350chev on March 23, 2011, 09:53:57 AM
Thanks mate for the info. Yeah I spoke to a third engineer in Victoria and he said that I am limited to the new capacity, so there goes any hope of turboing an rb30 which i already have. Just misses out by 100cc or so and he said there is no leeway at all.  So now I have settled for something which is slightly cooler, a lexus quad cam v8. Should be cool.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on March 23, 2011, 02:21:06 PM
Hey Ed,

The V belt is for the power steering, and the 2 serpentine belts are for the alternator and A/C.

Just been down to see Brad from Corio Auto Parts and he runs a VN/VP alternator that fits underneath the throttle body, just have to take a little out of the head to make it fit, so that sounds like the go, and then I get to keep the 80amp alternator as well.

With the Air cond, looks like I will just have to make a bracket to mount it where I want it to go and make the adjustable idler above its current position.

Dean,

If you are serious about your rb30 then go the Queensland way... once you have it regoed in QLD then you just have to transfer paperwork over.

Not sure how long this loop hole will last though.

Cheers
JB.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on March 24, 2011, 01:46:40 PM
Another part another job done...  Thanks Brad, I have to find out what you drink!

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03739.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03740.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03742.jpg)

Am pretty happy with the result, will look better when its all the same colour. Now I have a place to take the wiring to.

Managed to turn the piece I cut out around and fill a hole as well. Just ran out of time to weld it back in.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03745.jpg)

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: TTV6FC on March 24, 2011, 03:34:31 PM
Nice work JB.It is all coming together. ;)


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: fe350chev on March 24, 2011, 04:57:47 PM
I have just had a bit of a change of mind and this is cos of a local opportunity that came up. I know of a dune buggy with Hilux LSD, v6 buick with its 5 speed box close by. The Hilux LSD diff has same size track at an fe and if I got the good running buick v6 with it, there is plenty u can do to them after rego. id just get it engineered with the v6 and hopefully nobody will notice a supercharger later on  ::)

that way I get a dune buggy for the kids (not me or my mates of course) and get all the running gear, including high pressure external fuel pump etc at the same price as they would normally cost if i got it all together. Then I can put the rb30 in the buggy with its 5 speed box, so not wasting anything. The guy is going to give me some vn gear like coolings systems etc if i go ahead.

Cool thing is that we can fang around in the buggy until i am ready for the transplant which wont be for a while anywho.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on March 24, 2011, 06:09:18 PM
Sounds like a plan Deano.

I wish mine was as close as yours though Jamie, I keep thinking as I am putting stuff together that I have to pull all of this apart again..  :-\ :-\

But in saying that there is still lots more fun to be had... Can't wait to hear it fire up in the ute for the first time, it will be a very sweet moment indeed.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: tuffute on March 24, 2011, 07:13:17 PM
ahh purple udl (vodka & passionfruit) real ladies drink
thanks jas


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: tuffute on March 24, 2011, 07:42:25 PM
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg4/tuffute/059.jpg)
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg4/tuffute/061.jpg)
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg4/tuffute/060.jpg)
hope theses help jason if they upload
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg4/tuffute/IMG_0433.jpg)
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg4/tuffute/IMG_0438.jpg)
and the last two are for inspiration
sorry couldn't help my self
thanks brad


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on March 24, 2011, 09:10:11 PM
One day mate they will sit side by side!

The alternator does sit in there neatly, now I have to find one.

Purple UDL noted...



Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on March 28, 2011, 03:24:13 PM
Engineer came over yesterday, down from Townsville to do the Targa Tasnmania. Fixed a seal on his 4wd, then looked at the ute. He had not seen it for about a year and liked what he saw, nothing to redo or re engineer.  ;D Gave me a few more ideas too, but the next time he needs to see it will be when being driven for the final inspection so a very happy camper I am. Continue on I will.  ;D 8) 8)


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: fe350chev on March 28, 2011, 04:06:28 PM
That is great! I love the wheels on the "inspiration" ute.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: Ed on March 28, 2011, 04:08:11 PM
good stuff JB.



Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on March 29, 2011, 07:21:01 PM
Here are some shots of the seat belt brackets for Blok.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03747.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03748.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03749.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03750.jpg)

Spoke to the engineer about the bracket when he was here, they measure 3750mm sq to be legal.
Welded in behind the pillar to look neat, and then under the floor.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: GOA350 on March 29, 2011, 07:35:17 PM
That sounds right, i had to do the same for mine.
 Great to hear about the engineer, it makes doing modifications more promising if you want to register it.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: BLOK on March 29, 2011, 08:19:42 PM
Thats great JB just what I wanted your build looks great by the way


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FE 4 ME on March 29, 2011, 08:31:18 PM
what is the thickness of the plates used for the seat belt mounts JB ?

great work by the way

FE 4 ME


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on March 29, 2011, 08:58:56 PM
The plates are 7mm x 50mm x 80mm, so the area I had was 4000sq mm.

I have seen some plates that are long and skinny to get the 3750sq mm.

Thanks for the appreciation, but I wish it was further along and at least getting some colour done... One day soon.  ;D ;D

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FE 4 ME on March 29, 2011, 09:17:17 PM
Thankx JB,
     i was hunting around my shed today and i pulled out some pre-drilled plates with rounded edges that do qualify for area coverage being 50mm x 95mm but the thickness is only 3mm...im thinking that maybe the thickness will let me down...im hoping not cause they would do just nice, i have a few of them, but not enough to double the plates up to increase the thickness...

3mm to thin ??

cheers JB

FE 4 ME


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on March 29, 2011, 09:19:09 PM
I would say its too thin because you need to be able to get enough depth of thread for the bolt., would you use a 3mm nut to stop you in an accident?

JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: fe350chev on March 29, 2011, 09:33:37 PM
thicker the better and it has to be 1 piece.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FE 4 ME on March 29, 2011, 09:49:31 PM
i forgot to mention these are for the floor and pracel shelf mountings, not the pillars, i was going to use HT nuts and bolts to go through the plates...that's the info i got off a installer who does rear seat n belt installs in vans and baby seats... they have the standard plates pretty cheap, but i cant remember how thick they are..i do recall he said the total area of the plate has to equal 3" x 3" in total

does this sound similar to your advise ???

FE 4 ME


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on March 29, 2011, 09:57:42 PM
I am not sure of the thickness you will require for your application, you may need to talk to your engineer about it as any seat modifications require engineering.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FE 4 ME on March 29, 2011, 10:08:13 PM
Yeah i will he was a nice guy and happy to help

cheers...enjoying watchn ur work...very handy

FE 4 ME


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on March 30, 2011, 06:14:45 PM
Its amazing how much fine dust is made from cast steel, I made the mistake a few days ago of not closing a couple of doors to the house and then began work on the air cond bracket. To say I made a mess is an understatement, not to mention the trouble I got into with Nicki.

I bought a second air cond bracket and cut it up to fit the original one that I had, then took 5 hours to cut, grind, weld, and then do it all again to make it fit into the only spot that the compressor will fit. A tight  spot it was too.
Bought a small gas bottle to heat up the cast steel before welding the 2 pieces together, and here is the result.

I just have to weld on the idler to tension the belt and strengthen the bracket some more to stop fatigue cracking at a later stage.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03751.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03752.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03753.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03756.jpg)



Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: RET on March 30, 2011, 07:12:59 PM
Hey JB,

The number of posts in this thread is bearing down on the number in the title.

It's bloody inspirational stuff, and a great service you're providing for those who come after you wanting to take on this sort of project on their own.

Keep up the good work.

cheers
RET


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on March 30, 2011, 08:31:08 PM
Thanks RET, the line of thinking is that there are not too many projects that get shown from start to finish in detail. I guess after reading the build books that showed the progress stage by stage and how helpful they were I thought some guys and girls may like it. Some stuff may not be perfect, but I am just having a crack.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FE 4 ME on March 31, 2011, 11:17:02 AM
Hey JB what build books are you talking about that you have ? be good to have something in book for to gain further skills and knownldge

thankx for taking the time to share and show this to the rest of us...it's been very helpful

kepp up the high quality work

"Have a Great Holden ( FE ) Day !!! "  :D :D :D

FE 4 ME


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on March 31, 2011, 01:18:04 PM
Put these up really early on the thread.

try http://www.buildbookusa.com

I think I got 2 for $25 US plus postage.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FE 4 ME on March 31, 2011, 03:31:36 PM
JB thankx,
   must of read past that post, as i do remember the electrics all over your floor...

cheers

"Have a Great Holden ( FE ) Day !!! "  :D :D :D

FE 4 ME


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on April 04, 2011, 07:05:15 PM
Needed 4 trips to Bursons to get 2 bloody belts that fit... Finally got the lengths correct and then got to weld the idler onto the cast steel.

This is the end result. Now I need to get hold of the alternator that will fit, make the brackets to suit, and get the belt size correct  ::)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03760.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03761.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03762.jpg)

Can also see in this pic that I have to get a length of cable to go to the battery in the back.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FC427 on April 04, 2011, 08:09:28 PM
When I need belts I have a long belt that I have cut to give me a long length that I put in place then measure it ,  all belts have the measurement on them so you can go to parts store and ask for the right length .....FC427.....


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: jack_fc on April 04, 2011, 08:18:46 PM

that's a good idea!

do you measure the inside or the outside of the cut belt?



Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on April 04, 2011, 08:41:44 PM
My problem was that I had pulled the engine out of the Commodore nearly 2 years ago now, all of the old belts went. So it was hit and miss for me.  :(





Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FC427 on April 04, 2011, 08:46:46 PM
that's a good idea!

do you measure the inside or the outside of the cut belt?


Inside Jack  ....FC427......


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FE 4 ME on April 04, 2011, 10:39:53 PM
This might be a very novice response or advise,
 But would a piece of strong string or nylon rope work if you ran it around the pully and around the route you need for the belt, pull it tight, than mark where it joins.. Having made sure all your adjustments to tighten the belt where at their lowest to enable the belt to be tightened when fitted

wouldnt that give you the right measurement ?

Just a thought that would make it easier for you

hope the idea will work for you JB  ?? ???

good to see you have the heart installed

"Have a Great Holden ( FE...ute  ;) ) day !!!"  :D :D :D

FE 4 ME


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FCRB26 on April 05, 2011, 05:19:35 AM
FE  4 Me its because they sit up on the step that i think you would be out a bit on the length using string?


JB Do you have a folder or a tool box to write numbers on ?


I blew a slave cylinder on the clutch in my fc one day do you think i could remember what the hell i had used turned out to be a 80,s toyota corona slave....


I always write belts and numbers in a book now.


Pete


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on April 05, 2011, 09:56:53 AM
Thanks Pete, I do. I put all of the belt and hose jackets away for when I need them again... Made that mistake before  ;D ;D

FE 4 ME, I tried that method, failed dismally, FC 427 was right the bit of wire I had went into the grooves and gave me the wrong measurement.

Part of the fun I guess.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FE 4 ME on April 05, 2011, 12:11:45 PM
Hehehehe i guess it was too easy to be true...
    was trying to think of something easy that might have worked for you...but i guess you've been there tried that

which isnt a surprise when i think look at the quality and skill of your work

keep it up, you're doing great ( hehehe without my help   :)  )

NOTE : Have fun while your doing it, cause it looks like at the rate you're going you will be finished sooner than you think  !!!

"Have a Great Holden ( FE ) Day !!! "  :D :D :D

FE 4 ME


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on April 06, 2011, 07:01:03 PM
After some staring, a little bit of thinking.... Then some more staring I came up with a plan.

Took the original bracket off the engine for the alternator. This created enough space to make another bracket to accommodate the original alternator and not get another one, as I have a spare.

Started with some steel and the bracket containing the idler pulley.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03763.jpg)

Rotated the alternator a little, drilled a hole and extended the bracket, drilled another hole and now its sits in place nicely missing everything.  ;D ;D

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03764.jpg)

Now I have to make a backing plate in here that can then bolt to the front plate to make it rigid... Can't weld the 2 together or I won't be able to remove the alternator.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03765.jpg)


Work getting in the way again... see what I can do tomorrow arvo when finished.

JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on April 08, 2011, 05:33:11 PM
Measured and cut the rear bracket out this afternoon for the alternator, after a little trial and error got it in. Just need to get some spacers machined somewhere to make it even more rigid and then get another belt...  ::) The bracket for the cruise will also mount onto the rear bracket.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03766.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03767.jpg)





Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: EffCee on April 08, 2011, 07:34:55 PM
Hey JB,

Little by little it's all coming together. Keep up the great work!

Keith


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on April 09, 2011, 06:10:51 PM
You are correct Keith.... Little by little, and I got a little more done today.

Put the cruise control cable bracket on, and the a spacer to seperate the main battery cables going to the alternator and starter.

Question for anyone... There are 2 cables running back to the battery, one from the starter and one from the alternator - Has anyone relocated the battery to the boot before? And do you need to run 2 cables or can I just run a larger one back to do the same job??

Cheers
JB

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03768.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03769.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03770.jpg)



Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FC_fer_me on April 09, 2011, 07:10:50 PM
Just run a larger cable back to the boot. I used 25 sq mm welding cable for mine as it's plenty large enough and also very flexible. I have used the chassis as the negative path by welding nuts to the chassis and bolting the earth cables to them. Hope this helps, cheers, Jack


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on April 09, 2011, 07:56:31 PM
Thanks Jack, I really like the idea of the welding wire... Will have to go and find a supplier close by and get a length plus some crimps for the ends.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: EffCee on April 09, 2011, 10:36:53 PM
JB,

I too have done what Jack is doing, running welding wire through to the boot and using the body for the earth, just make sure that wherever you have an earth, scrape the paint off to ensure that you get a really good contact. Alternatively use a star washer, the type that when they bite in, they will break through the paint.

Keith


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: GMB-58FC on April 10, 2011, 11:07:54 AM
Progress is looking good JB, Im enjoying the updates.

Are you going to be using a circuit breaker with the battery relocation and what size cable did you have in mind?


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on April 10, 2011, 03:15:52 PM
I like the idea of the 25mm cable, and probably protect it with an 80A inline fuse, not sure yet. The other idea is for an external point in the engine bay for a battery charger/jumper leads that I have seen for other cars, which saves trying to get to the battery if it goes flat.

Again have to do a little more research.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FCGos on April 10, 2011, 07:02:39 PM
JB
If you want a heavy duty and safe connection for jump starting you can't go past an Anderson Plug, they are safe and neat, handle high amps and you can get them with an incorporated safety cover.  You will need 2 one for the car and one for your jumper leads which you can make out of the same wire you use for the car.
Hope this helps, Cheers Wayne


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on April 10, 2011, 07:40:23 PM
Just run a larger cable back to the boot. I used 25 sq mm welding cable for mine as it's plenty large enough and also very flexible.

I'll second that, JB. Does the job well.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: TTV6FC on April 10, 2011, 11:13:30 PM
Quote
Just run a larger cable back to the boot. I used 25 sq mm welding cable
Hmmm,interesting.....You don't need to run an extra cable to the boot.If you use a large (00 size,approximately 75mm2 cable) to your starter motor from the battery in the boot then you only have to run a 16mm2 (overkill) cable to that same terminal from your alternator  ??? .I have done this on my Commodore which has battery in the boot,body as the earth and agree to make sure you clean the area of steel to bare where the earth attaches.No point in having two cables doing the same job....Also no need for fuses/circuit beakers as the cable will only be about three feet long.There were no fuses on the charge cables on original later model cars so why complicate it.Different story if the cable goes to the back.Start cables can't be protected unless you can find a 600amp fuse somewhere.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on April 12, 2011, 03:17:55 PM
Couple of little things tidied up today. The belt for the alternator fitted first time, I had plenty of play in this one though to get it right, could have gone down to the next belt which was 25mm shorter but thought that a better wrap around the pulley was better.

Tried to get the sump off today but it fouls on the front end, so the engine will have to come out to do the sump and the oil pick up... Bugger.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03771.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03772.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: EffCee on April 12, 2011, 03:21:56 PM
JB,

That is a tight fit, you did well to get all that in there.
What power steer setup are you going to use?

Keith


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on April 12, 2011, 04:49:12 PM
It was a bit more luck than good management Keith to get all of it in there. I put the motor so far back because I wanted to use the thermo fans out of the Commodore like i did in the van. Because of that decision and only because of that I was able to fit the air cond in the spot that it is in. Otherwise I don't know where it was going to go.

The power steer set up is a VS power steering rack on the V6 conversions front end and obviously the VT steering column, I just have to get an engineer to make the piece that connects the 2 now, and then get the hoses made, but not sure where to get them done yet, I haven't even thought about it.

I think the cruise control unit will need to get mounted next so that I can then start the wiring process again... YUK. But it has to be done.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: EffCee on April 12, 2011, 05:18:46 PM

I think the cruise control unit will need to get mounted next so that I can then start the wiring process again... YUK. But it has to be done.

Cheers
JB

I so hate wiring... Good luck with it

Keith


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on April 18, 2011, 06:50:58 PM
Little bit more done today, looks neat on one side but on the other... well.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03775.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03774.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03776.jpg)

Starting to fill up in here...

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03779.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03782.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03781.jpg)

Time to pose a few more questions...

Are pod filters illegal in QLD for rego?

Is the original air sensor contained in the air box essential when now I am looking at a pod filter?

I also have to work out the best way to get the piping for the aircond and the battery cables through the firewall...

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FCRB26 on April 18, 2011, 07:33:51 PM
If its like NSW you only need a cover over the pod filter sold at supercheap ect.
In saying that i have never been pinged for not having one at all.


You will need the map sensor  unless you get a mapless tune done.


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on April 18, 2011, 08:22:56 PM
Just having a look at the manuals, I am planning on keeping the Mass Air flow sensor, and the other sensor that I was trying to find out about ended up being a Intake Air Temperature sensor. I think that I will be able to incorporate this in the system somewhere.

Hopefully a cover is all that I will need. When the van was registered nothing was said about the bare pod under the bonnet.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: GM on April 18, 2011, 08:30:33 PM
Hey Jason, the van was knocked for the filter for a blue slip, but o.k. for a pink slip. How does that work?


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: JB on April 18, 2011, 08:34:44 PM
What's the difference between the blue and a pink slip? I have never registered a car in NSW. In Vic and QLD once registered then that was it for Road Worthy unless pulled over by the police for an inspection, or defect..


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FC427 on April 18, 2011, 08:40:05 PM
What's the difference between the blue and a pink slip? I have never registered a car in NSW. In Vic and QLD once registered then that was it for Road Worthy unless pulled over by the police for an inspection, or defect..

I was told to remove a pod filter by an engineer and fit the factory air box ??? ??? ...Blue slip is for an unregistered car cost $56....pink slip $32 ....FC427....


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: stinky on April 18, 2011, 11:15:02 PM
Why are pod filters so evil  ???


Title: Re: 365 days
Post by: FC427 on April 18, 2011, 11:25:29 PM
Why are pod filters so evil  ???
I reckon it just some thing that easy for them to notice that has been modified ??? ??? ??? bit like the cops can defect a modern car that has the exhaust changed from standard if they care to obey every letter of the law  ::) ::) ::) ....FC427.....


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on April 21, 2011, 07:11:33 PM
Cleaned up the wires behind the firewall for the engine management.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03785.jpg)

Jaycar had the cable 0 Guage, which after looking at it would be approx 45mm sq, and still flexible. The only thing that they didn't have was the correct crimp ends that I needed for the starter... Maybe Bursons for these.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03784.jpg)



Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Maco on April 21, 2011, 07:36:24 PM
Try an Electrical Wholesaler for the lugs.

John


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FC427 on April 21, 2011, 07:39:30 PM
If the cable is running through the cabin  it's suppose to be double insulated .....easy enough to do with convoluted tubing .......FC427.....


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Rusty_T on April 21, 2011, 09:33:39 PM
 ;)

Jason,

Try Battery World for the crimp ends. They will have them and will most likely crimp them for you. They did a couple of ends for my dual battery set up in the Hilux.

Cheers Rusty.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on April 25, 2011, 03:46:48 PM
Another small step over the last few days, tidied up a bit of wiring harness to look at the pod filter. Made a small bracket for the map sensor and welded it to the alternator bracket. Managed to get the map sensor and the temperature sensor fitted inline also.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03786.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03787.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03788.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03789.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03790.jpg)



Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on April 26, 2011, 10:26:26 AM
Bags not changing the alternator ;D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on April 26, 2011, 10:53:28 AM
LOL, actually its not that bad... while the thermo fans are out!!! After that then I am not too sure.  ;D ;D



Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on April 30, 2011, 09:01:00 PM
Ok, after I tried to fit the cable and found that it was too short I lucked in and they took it back as it was the end of the roll.

Then after some sound advice I took it and the earth cable to Battery World to get the lugs done. They looked after me very well and were very well priced. Got it all home and installed, and did the cruise control loom. Doesn't look the neatest yet but will tidy up when the car gets painted. Managed to fix some cut cables on the thermo fans and also mount the fuses for them. Time consuming stuff all of these electrics but I can see the light... hmmm.... at the end of the tunnel.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03792.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03793.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03795.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on April 30, 2011, 10:43:07 PM
Dummy fitted the cover as well..

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03796.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03797.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on May 07, 2011, 08:11:43 PM
Question,

The headlight buckets that have been used previously as speaker boxes are 6" in Diametre, but he speakers that I am looking at(Focal KRX3 ) are 6 1/2" diametre. Is the there a difference between the model for the headlight bucket, or are they all 6" Diametre?? If so what would be the best way to extend to the 6 1/2" that I am looking for... hmmm open for lots of lines here...

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P8200004.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/Focalspeakers2.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FATBOY on May 07, 2011, 08:23:08 PM
Split the headlight 4 ways and put a strip in there.Lot of work was a quick suggestion
regards fatboy


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on May 07, 2011, 08:30:15 PM
As I was looking at your suggestion Fatboy, it dawned on me that looking at the woofer, it may not fit due to the size of the magnet hanging off the back... The headlight bucket may no be the option required here now...   :(

May have to find something else out of metal that will replicate the shape that I am after to weld in there.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: DN2168 on May 07, 2011, 08:53:44 PM
Someone had to say it, I could go for one of those 6 1/2" extensions as well JB ;D

Dean.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on May 07, 2011, 09:03:03 PM
Well it was out there!!  ;D ;D

Just looking at the Focal website the magnet is 120mm and has a mounting depth of 89 mm, speaker width is 165mm.

I think the FC headlight buckets were not as pointed as the ones that i have... does anyone have 2 to compare and or want to part with?


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on May 08, 2011, 09:06:24 AM
Just make one with a square back i can cut the rings and send them for you.




PETE


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on May 08, 2011, 10:01:27 AM
Thanks Pete PM sent

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Chuck on May 08, 2011, 05:22:52 PM
Commercial cake tin???


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on May 08, 2011, 10:04:38 PM
Who would have thought that I would have been learning about cake tins on a car site... There is a cake tin called a dolly vardon, shaped similar to the fe headlight bucket. It is 195mm diameter at the top which will fit the speaker and the the ring required to mount it. The only problem is that they don't say of they are made from alloy or steel.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ed on May 09, 2011, 11:13:04 AM
the choice is clear JB..

it's either the Dolly Parton style headlight buckets or the Dolly Vardon style Cake tins.

so what's it gonna be?

I would just fab up a round cylinder... easy as for you.

Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: EffCee on May 09, 2011, 12:49:04 PM
the choice is clear JB..

it's either the Dolly Parton style headlight buckets or the Dolly Vardon style Cake tins.

Ed


LMAO @ Ed's comment

Keith


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on May 09, 2011, 07:35:23 PM
I reckon ginger bread man twin  headlights would look the part.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: 57effie on May 09, 2011, 09:30:17 PM
Cut the back off the head light bucket, weld in a ring and weld the back on again.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on May 10, 2011, 09:39:30 AM
You are right, I need to start with the new speaker rings first, and probably buy the speakers, but at $1100 for the 6 of them the funds are better spent at the moment, as I need the diff done and shocks, brakes etc for the rear... Bloody money always gets in the way of fun sometimes LOL.

Have been trying to get all of the jobs done that don't require spend at the moment, but they are starting to run out.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: julius on May 12, 2011, 08:55:26 AM
Jason

Been watching you're project for some time now and you should be proud of yourself.

Anyway who needs music... the sound of a V8...the wind in your hair and communication with whoever is in the passanger seat is more than enough.

I don't even turn the wireless on in my V8 EH as I love the note.

regards

Julius


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on May 12, 2011, 09:38:00 AM
Hi Julius,

I am sure that when I get it on the road the radio won't be on much as well  ;D ;D ;D

But if the Nationals gods line up for me and I am able to drive it to Perth my co driver usually sleeps for most of the journeys that we do, so some tunes will be in order. I think I have it skun now anyway with the help of all of the guys here.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on May 12, 2011, 02:41:04 PM


What to do when is cold and raining outside??? Scissors, cardboard and tape of course... Will take this in to get made and consists of both my overflow bottle and the wiper washer fluid separated by a void to stop one from heating up the other.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03837.jpg)


(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03838.jpg)

And an update from the dog.  ;D

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03840.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Damo58 on May 12, 2011, 07:13:29 PM
Jase i dont think the radiator is going to work real well ;D ;D ;D
great work mate keep him up

                          Cheers Damo58


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on May 12, 2011, 08:46:50 PM
How did you know it wasn't full of water yet..  :P


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on May 14, 2011, 09:20:21 PM
Have you got all the bits to make  it?

 i getalloy  radiator snouts from the local bloke and just weld them in.
I did a XT falcon washer bottle and radiator overflow last month came up awesome 2mm alloy mirror finish.

He sold the car a week later wish i had not helped him now.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on May 14, 2011, 09:43:01 PM
Hey Pete,

Haven't got any of the bits to do it or the Tig welder either. Was going to take the cardboard box to a fabricator that I know here and get a quote to do it... Could be expensive but I don't really have much of a choice. Only so much I can do with an angle grinder and a mig I guess.  ;D

Apparently this guy does stuff in stainless also, so will have to find out probably in a couple of weeks.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on May 15, 2011, 07:04:33 PM
Send me the templates PO Box 1 Broke 2330 NSW


Ill do em in alloy if you want ..

I have 9 workers now so have a bit of time up my sleeve. well this week anyway.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on May 15, 2011, 08:49:34 PM
Pete, thats awesome!!! I will get onto it.

Will flat pack it, and put in the washer motor as well.

Cheers
JB  ;D ;D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: hrpremier on May 17, 2011, 11:18:42 PM
Jase.  Hows life in wet Melbourne treating you.  Been to many Hawks games since making the move?

Enough small chat. 

When you made the adjustable trailing arms, where did you source the bushes and red housings from.  I read the remark from Brett_F regarding engineers and preferences to self made options so will look into that before committing.  Looks like your build is going great guns.  Mine on the other hand is going nowhere at the moment.  I thought moving back to SA where family was would allow me more time to work on the car but with the bride working most nights and weekends (Chefing) Im no closer to commiting time than when I was in Cairns.  Oh how I appreicate how the HR came together before kids came on the scene.  Anyways would not be without them.  Stay safe and chat soon.  All the best

Jason


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on May 20, 2011, 10:20:12 AM
Hey Jase,

Been away to Singapore with work. Have seen a couple of Hawks games and yes its gets cold and wet down here... hate the cold!!!

The upper and lower trailing arms were from a VS commodore, and after working out that the upper ones weren't long enough I made the inner part on a lathe with High Tensile steel thread on the inner to make it adjustable. I cut the original upper trailing arms in half and then welded in all of the pieces together. This gave me the original bushes which can now be replaced easily if needed.
Hope this answers your question.
It was a long 12 months when I couldn't work on the ute... So happy to be back at it again, so I know what you are going through.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on May 24, 2011, 02:06:35 PM
Pete,

I have sent the box away to you today. You should have it in the next 3 days or so. I think the bolts will need to be a little larger than I described in the note... Let me know what you think.

Question for anyone...

I need to mount the clutch master cylinder inside the firewall, and  the first attempt that i had was very crude to say the least. Is there anyone that specialises in this sort of application that I can look at and get a set up working behind the instrument cluster?

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on May 24, 2011, 05:56:54 PM
I ran a toyota corona one very tiny or what about a cable from a falcon manual??


I have a few ideas for one should be pretty easy just make a 90 degree pivot on a plate with cylinder bolted onto bracket ill draw a mud map tommorow PM me your email and home and ill send a pic i can cut your pivot arm and bracket no charge just to try it out...




Pete


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FC427 on May 24, 2011, 06:23:50 PM
JB take a look under the dash of a 1980 something BMW at the wreckers when these cars were made in the factory from  left to right hand drive they had cross over mechanical linkages to operate the brakes they would be easy to adapt to your pedal to give you a side ways mount for a  under dash master cylinder  they contain  hyme joints and clevis yolks and direction change linkages all the things you need .....FC427......

(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii234/FC427/IMG_1619.jpg)[/img]

Not the best picture  but .....This is my set up I made for the Rod you could also do some thing similar hope it helps


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on May 24, 2011, 06:38:43 PM
What about toyota hiace van what clutch set up do they run i know they run a side ways mount set up for the brake?


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on May 24, 2011, 06:56:47 PM
Thanks guys, all of the ideas are well worth looking into.

Pete, my email address is jhblanchard@live.com

My address will get to you in about 3 days  ;D ;D

Just let me know what I owe you and will transfer it into your account.

Cheers,
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: weddo on May 25, 2011, 01:13:09 PM
JB

I don't know if these pics help at all. They are from my son's 180sx drift car build, reverse clutch mechanism and he installed a remote resevoir.

(http://s1.postimage.org/1jxn2p7r8/15052010302.jpg) ($2)

(http://s1.postimage.org/1jxs1b98k/23052010309.jpg) ($2)

(http://s1.postimage.org/1jxtoulqc/23052010310.jpg) ($2)

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(http://s1.postimage.org/1jxyngn7o/23052010312.jpg) ($2)

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(http://s1.postimage.org/1jy3m2op0/23052010316.jpg) ($2)


regards

Weddo


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: GOA350 on May 25, 2011, 08:38:23 PM
Have you thought of mounting them under the car and have the pedal arms going through the floor?


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on May 25, 2011, 09:23:10 PM
Thanks Scotty,

Have thought of it but only briefly as I had a little trouble with water into the cab of the van that I couldn't find, and it really pissed me off. So this time I definitely want it water proof and should be able to sort the problem out behind the dash.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on June 05, 2011, 04:50:41 PM
Haven't had a chance to get to BMW for the clutch bits but it's high on the list!!

Hard to get motivated in the cold but decided that I needed a stool for the shed to sit on and would help with the handbrake stuff I want to do next.
Which leads to a question for the pro's
Handbrake cable and the best way to run one.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03897.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03901.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03903.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03841.jpg)


The original handbrake mount fits fine, and I have to thread the cable through the upper and lower trailing arms as shown.

What is the tightest bend in the cable that can be made with it still being effective?

I am looking at making a mount on the lower trailing arm to locate this end and then either having a floating mount maybe on the body for the support of the rest of the cable. You can see the floating plastic mount in the second photo.

Maybe when I get the cable shortened then it wont need mounting on the body, just have the forward and rear mount to make it work.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FC_fer_me on June 10, 2011, 10:08:31 PM
Gidday Jase, I used a standard VS Commodore hand brake cable matched up to a Hyundai Excel hand brake mechanism, works well. Have a look at my build under My New Project. That,s a mighty fine birds nest of wiring under your ute, are you sure ther's not a couple of plovers under there ,I hear they are nesting this time of the year! ;D ;D ;D
Cheers , Jack


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on June 11, 2011, 10:04:11 AM
I am glad to say that the birds nest is now safely tucked away... In an Esky at the moment as I had no other space to put the left over cables.

I have both ends of the brake cable sorted, original VT to VS diff end, but I only have a small connection between the 2 for the cable, so was after the best way to do it without pinching the cable now or further down the track.

At the moment I am thinking about a bracket on the lower trailing arm for the spring end and then having a look at if the cable needs supporting in the middle somewhere.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FE 4 ME on June 20, 2011, 12:21:07 PM
WOW !! Jase you have been busy.
    i just went for a quick flick through your thread from where i last left it... i havent been on for awhile, had a few family issues interstate to tend to and have been kinda in a spin since..i've only just sort of been back on here and checked your thread out like i mentioned, i will need to go back and read and look at all the new pics and info...it looks great, plenty of skill and learning im sure  ( for all of us really )

thankx for taking the time to post so many pics and sharing your journey with us all, im sure we all enjoy such a big project look skilled and easy, along with its dramas here and there to bring out the best in you

keep it up, thankx once again

" Have a Great ( FE ) Holden Day !!! " :):):)

FE 4 ME

P.S. If you need a full Complete Parts catalogue ( 1948 to 1967 ) im selling them DIRT CHEAP to raise money for the local FE/FC Club QLD
Refer to my thread in Reproduction Parts for more info..which goes for everyone i guess


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on June 20, 2011, 08:55:59 PM
FE 4 ME,

Started wondering what parts I could actually use out of the catalog now... All I have left really is the shell, doors, bonnet, grill, lights and indicators. Internally I have the air vent and the wiper arms, the sun visors and door handles. Thats about it really. But the most important part I guess is the chassis number and ID Tag, the heart of the car!  ;D ;D ;D

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FE 4 ME on June 20, 2011, 09:09:54 PM
No probs at all Jase, .............if you need the rare part number give me a yell or im sure Ken "The Guru " will always give us all a helping hand

as long as the heart is in the right place !!!   ;)

"Have A Great ( FE ) Holden Day !!!" :):):)

FE 4 ME


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on June 24, 2011, 08:12:43 PM
Had a small play with the handbrake set up tonight, had some cables made and the ends were smaller than the originals so had to modify the mounts above the tailshaft, also made the mount for the lower trailing arm on one side. This all went well until I got underneath and worked out that I was out by a mere 200mm on the cables... ouch! Well words to that effect. Here are some shots.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03904.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03906.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03907.jpg)


Will do the other side tomorrow and then weld the bracket back on that is above the tailshaft. Next will be the coil over shocks to finish the rear end and get rid of the solid mounts that I have in place now.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on July 01, 2011, 01:54:48 PM
It's funny how even something small can give you some satisfaction...

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03910.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03911.jpg)

I have a handbrake.  ;D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: VAN059 on July 01, 2011, 02:18:04 PM
Nice work JB. Better hurry up and finish it, i know of a van screamin out for modification when you're done  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on July 02, 2011, 12:38:30 PM
Gonna sell it to me then??  :P :P :P ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NICK304 on July 11, 2011, 10:39:08 PM
Hey JB
met you today at breakfast with Lowey.
just had to join up to say you've done brilliant work with this thing. I cant wait to see it finished.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NICK304 on July 11, 2011, 11:07:24 PM
I was also thinking about your idea for the housing for the front speakers. As I was a stereo installer previously I think if you were to put the mid bass speakers in a small housing such as a headlamp or similiar you will lose lower end frequency response from the speaker. The speakers were designed to play in a door cavity or something of similar size just like a sub is designed to play in a certain sized box.
A sealed enclosure for them is however a great idea. The size of such could be determined by using a computer program with the speaker parameters. Or you could ask the Focal distributer in Australia. he's a great bloke and i'm sure would be more than happy to help if you were using one of his speakers. I guess the appropriate size would be somewhat like 3 to 6 litres, probably the larger the better.
If you were to use the three way system the mid range speakers would not need to be housed in such a large enclosure at all as the frequency range they play is much higher.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on July 14, 2011, 03:39:55 PM
Thanks Nick,

The mounting of the mid range has been a problem, for me the specifics of the brochure that I have says that for an enclosed box the mid range woofer needs to have a 30litre box... not exactly sure how this is going to fit on the inside of the FE guards though.. so have shelved it for the moment and let it fester in the back of the brain box for a little while. May have to make something out of metal that will fit and give something close to the size required.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fe350chev on July 16, 2011, 06:34:31 PM
It's funny how even something small can give you some satisfaction...

Someone once said this to me  :P

Hey, you are doing well. Ive been stripping the boot and doing some more on the taxi. The cold weather makes it hard to start any painting though.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on July 28, 2011, 06:33:32 PM
Managed to get a couple of days off to get some work done on the ute today and tomorrow.

Pulled the engine out with the help of my brother, then got into the sump.

2 sumps into 1...
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Have to twist the dipstick hole a little, then can weld it all together, so hopefully done tomorrow.

Any ideas on the best way to modify the oil pick up, I have to basically take the pipe directly above where it picks up from the sump.

It looks like they have used brass to join the ends and the clip that ties it to the end caps.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03921.jpg)



Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on July 29, 2011, 03:36:44 PM
More of the sump, now completed... Have solved the oil pick up problem as well. "T" section to go to new position. Old mount still remains and block off the end after cutting in front of the mount. Just need a plumber with an oxy now who can brass it up for me.

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(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03924.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03925.jpg)


Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Not Happy Jan on July 29, 2011, 07:43:29 PM
Great skills ..... as usual


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: simins on August 01, 2011, 10:01:35 PM
great work


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FE 4 ME on August 02, 2011, 11:42:48 AM
Jason have you done this before ? you sure have put some work into it ( and hours ) the engineering and welding is impressive, as much as makes me feel how limited i am in my welding skills...but most of all inspirational to see and understand that it can be done

this is one of the well informative and detailed build by post on here

doin n keep up the great work, anytime you're in QLD and want some work to do, i'll supply the beer   ;) ;D ;D ;) ::) ???

just let me know in advance and i will search for a V8 Donor car   :P :P :P

good onya mate !!!


"Have A Great Holden ( FE-V8 ) Day !!!" :):):)


FE 4 ME


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCV08 on August 02, 2011, 10:01:29 PM
JB

Thanks for the update.

I am still amazed at how you have shoe horned everything in.

Your welding skills are extraordinary.

Keep the updates coming.

I must throw a few more photos of my progress as well. Got a alloy tank manufactured from scratch off my own drawings.

Just trying to fit it into the boot. I have made it so that I can run the exhaust either side if the fuel tank.

Cheers
Craig D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on August 03, 2011, 07:10:50 PM
Shoe horn is correct, but the method is if it doesn't fit, modify something to make it fit!

More mods done today... Oil pick up cut to length.

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(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03927.jpg)

Then I managed to lower the radiator a little, and put some caps in for it to sit on. Cleaned up some welds that I couldn't get to because of the engine and accessories.

I now have to work our a way of making a style of access for the back of the engine to be able to adjust the timing, and re work the firewall as I am not happy with it at all.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03929.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03931.jpg)

My brother leak tested the sump for me today and found about 12 pinholes so more welding on that tomorrow, and hopefully get the oil pick up brassed.

Bit by bit.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FC_fer_me on August 05, 2011, 03:48:14 PM
Good stuff JB, it's all the little mods that take the time but the end result makes it all worthwhile. Keep up the good work. Cheers Jack.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on August 05, 2011, 04:57:32 PM
Thanks Jack.... Where are your photo's????

Re welded the sump... No leaks  :o :o Happy days!!

 


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on August 05, 2011, 08:27:21 PM
The way your going ill have to finish your overflow/washer bottle soon.
 ;D

Pete


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fe350chev on August 06, 2011, 02:09:59 PM
Great work. Yes, Pete, we are all starting to come outa winter hybernation, even a lazy prick like me, after slopping around in mud putting a new excavator track on, I started stripping crapo down. The Fev is really making me feel that I gotta get going again!


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on August 06, 2011, 06:44:53 PM
Thanks guys, I still have a little way to go before I will need the washer/overflow in anger Pete. i have a basic idea now on what I want to do with the firewall, just have to see if I can do it with the limited tools and skills of bodyworking. Then some fuel lines and some brake lines after that.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on August 07, 2011, 02:50:30 PM
Got a little done before I have to go to work today...

Removed the industrial bits, and made a new piece to fit. Still have to massage a few areas but looks a little different than before.


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Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: propig2003 on August 07, 2011, 07:37:16 PM
Jase, what's your concern? I have no doubt that what you visualize you can turn into anything, rebuild is going along nicely,

Cheers Brett


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on August 10, 2011, 06:44:13 PM
Started to put the firewall back together, but ran out of time to finish... Hopefully in the next few days.

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Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on August 11, 2011, 02:35:38 PM
Finished... Am happy with the way it turned out.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03940.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03939.jpg)

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Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCV08 on August 11, 2011, 03:12:45 PM
JB

Nice result. You would have to be happy with the outcome.

Cheers

Craig


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ed on August 12, 2011, 10:34:54 AM
looking good JB.

I remember when I did my recess I got a rear cut of a wagon roof then used the back section inside out.


Cheers

Ed
 


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FC427 on August 12, 2011, 08:04:02 PM
looking good JB.

I remember when I did my recess I got a rear cut of a wagon roof then used the back section inside out.


Cheers

Ed
 
An old Hot Rod trick was to cut back a wheel barrow to use for a firewall section 1" , 2" , 3" , 4" firewall recess just trim and fit ......FC427.....


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on August 13, 2011, 09:18:27 AM
I think that I would have looked at the wheelbarrow trick if I knew LOL, may have made it a little easier.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: simins on August 13, 2011, 05:49:45 PM
great idea but i would have to repair the rust in the wheel barrow first  ;D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FE 4 ME on August 13, 2011, 07:27:14 PM
hehehe and the typical dents   ;D

you're doin a great job JB

you're well and truly over the hump.....  I'm sure we're all enjoying reading this journey


FE 4 ME


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on August 18, 2011, 04:43:05 PM
Just been collecting ideas... thought I would visit Hawaii...Interesting vehicles here.

A couple for 4Hammers as well!

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/IMG_0511.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/IMG_0512.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/IMG_0535.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/IMG_0520.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/IMG_0521.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/IMG_0536.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/IMG_0518.jpg)

Had to include the hire car. See what else i can dig up over here.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: GM on August 18, 2011, 07:45:11 PM
Working holiday Jason?


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on August 19, 2011, 05:46:52 AM
No mate, just a well deserved break... Going to be a bit more movement on the car when I get home though. Have some extra play money allocated...  ;D ;D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: 4hammers on August 19, 2011, 04:16:14 PM
Maaaaaaaate!
Love your work :) Cheers for the Splitty pics...I dig that ute, but LOVE that camper....very rare bus...I love the campers :)

Keep those pics coming mate...always regret not buying your pano :(

Robbie J

p.s. BTW, what is the "Respect" thing under our avatars? Should not the mighty 4hammers be redlining in the Rescpect meter?? lol


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on August 19, 2011, 04:23:35 PM
There you go respect plus 1...  ;D ;D I did see another tonight but it was too dark for photos mate!


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: GM on August 20, 2011, 07:56:32 AM
I'm glad you didn't buy the pano.....................


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on August 20, 2011, 03:03:20 PM
I'm glad with either one of you owning it... It went to a good home!!


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: freddyc on August 20, 2011, 06:20:08 PM
I am glead I didn't buy I would have sexed myself crosseyed. Not as much privacy in a wagon.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on August 22, 2011, 12:07:30 PM
Just need more curtains Freddy!!  ;D ;D ;D

Hope all is well in the Ville!

Cheers JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on August 25, 2011, 06:30:25 PM
Some more interesting stuff... Got some wood here as well!

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/IMG_1198.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/IMG_1200.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/IMG_1587.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/IMG_0959.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/IMG_0766.jpg)


Hope you like something different.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: exhausted on September 01, 2011, 09:50:39 PM
can you post photos off engine in place and off steering rake and motor so i now what im looking at when extractors are ready to make thanks you can call me 0418319593


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on September 05, 2011, 04:24:45 PM
Managed to get the steering done the other day, Cory did a fantastic job!!!

New fuel lines run today on the donk! Hopefully engine in tomorrow or thursday to get the extractors done..

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0540.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0538.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0539.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FE 4 ME on September 05, 2011, 07:02:58 PM
JB yet again thankx for taking the time to post these pics and info

great work

FE 4 ME


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: brett_f on September 06, 2011, 03:22:48 PM
G'Day JB. Doing a good job mate. Don't want to put a damper on your work but my engineer wants at least 15 to 20 mm clearance on steering and extractor components. I told him he is dreaming as some of the production vehicles have far less. Will see how it goes when i get there. In the day 10 mm was all that was required. Just looking at your steering and it looks like you will be pushing even that clearance. May pay to check with your engineer before you go any further.
Keep up the good work.
Brett


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on September 06, 2011, 07:12:55 PM
Thanks Brett,

My engineer is a 10mm bloke... Today I have had the front end out to modify it a little, and while it was out smoothed the gap between the steering arm and the sub frame.

The engine is now in and will go to get the extractors made hopefully Thursday.

Haven't seen any snaps of yours lately.. Where you up to with it?

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: brett_f on September 06, 2011, 07:26:26 PM
JB,
Got the car back from the trimmers last week. Had to wait for some black windlace from the states so he could put the roof lining in. Also had the front and rear screens put in at the same time. Starting to look completed. Have to do a little bit of internal wiring and then it goes back to the trimmers as he wants to install the front and rear seats and carpet. I think he wants to be a part of the completed project. Can't complain as he is going the extra mile for me. Will get some photo's up shortly but as you know shortly could be longer. Not sure where you are located but i have an unbelievable exhaust bloke that did two lots of extractors for me both within two days and very reasonably priced. (I wasn't happy where the motor was positioned the first time). He is located in geelong..
Let me know if you want his number. Regards brett


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on September 07, 2011, 06:27:02 AM
I have a guy in Coburg that is doing them for me, but thanks for the offer... Said that it will take about a week to do, but thats ok with me. So hopefully some finished photos up in about a week.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on September 15, 2011, 04:02:29 PM
Some more progress...

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03945.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03948.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03946.jpg)

As of this morning they have just been tacked up but most likely done by now. Should have the car back next Thursday after the Jet Hot Coating has been applied.

Can wait to hear this thing run!  ;D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ed on September 15, 2011, 05:15:19 PM
Looking good JB!

I dont suppose they come out unless the engine is pulled?

get rid of the std rocker gear.. I kept breaking bridges, they are extremely weak.

Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on September 15, 2011, 05:34:42 PM
Thanks Ed,

They are being designed to come out, the drivers will come out after the steering has been removed.

Rockers are being looked at when the engine gets the new cam in it as well as a new set of seals.

Cheers,
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCV08 on September 15, 2011, 07:13:29 PM
JB

Nice work. I'm with you regarding heering the sound.

Make sure you upload from UTube so we can all hear it.

Cheers

Craig D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FC_fer_me on September 15, 2011, 07:47:00 PM
Gidday JB,
               Managed to get my motor running last week, there's nothing like a running motor to get you motivated again!. I'm glad I've finally got past the wiring stage. I hope you get a kick out of seeing your motor running like I did. Keep up the good work. Cheers, Jack


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FE 4 ME on September 15, 2011, 10:31:42 PM
all your hard work is coming close to hearing that sweet noise...enjoy the pay off JB..... good work

enjoy


FE 4 ME


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on September 16, 2011, 04:45:45 PM
Good stuff JB. I agree post the "noise" on you tube so we can all hear it.

Regards

Wayne B


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on September 22, 2011, 08:23:29 PM
Gotta love it when new stuff starts arriving!!

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03953.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03954.jpg)

Thanks to Paul from Ireland for selling me his plates, I think that they will look great on the ute!!!

Pick it back up on Tuesday from the exhaust place... and in the mean time had a win with HSV who sent me a copy of the wiring diagrams for the ISS (HSV security) to hopefully be able to start the engine. Youtube to follow for that day!

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FE 4 ME on September 22, 2011, 09:28:06 PM
sounds like the 365 day countdown is coming close to an end... always good when you getting ready to put the cream  on top....

good to see all that hard work is paying off and close to the glory


good stuff JB


FE 4 ME


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fe350chev on September 23, 2011, 01:10:51 PM
yes when you start buying amps and stuff like that, it must mean that your nearly "on the edge of glory".  ;D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on September 27, 2011, 05:12:11 PM
Finally got he ute back after the extractors were done.. in between showers...

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03955.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03956.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03958.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03959.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03962.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03963.jpg)

Have the spare set of pipes for after rego to go out of the side as well... Time to start putting it together to make some noise.  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fe350chev on September 27, 2011, 07:05:52 PM
Don't start it  :o you will take all that bling off the pipes. :D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: zulu on September 27, 2011, 08:31:55 PM

Wow, those pipes are nicely sculptured JB, good to see it coming together after all the hard work

Gary


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ed on September 28, 2011, 09:35:28 AM
Nice work JB, will be a great foot warmer in winter too!

Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: propig2003 on September 28, 2011, 08:15:36 PM
Your work keeps raising the bar mate, congrats on the build, hanging to see and hear this beast

Cheers Brett


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 08, 2011, 07:48:25 AM
Well, the wiring contains no smoke...

Fuel pump works...

instrument cluster has power and telling me there isn't much fuel so the body control module is working...

Key to open doors is contacting relays so thats good...

Fuel injection on engine showing signs of life...

So what wire have I left out to not make the engine turn over when I hit the key??? That was midnight last night... Bugger

Try again today... Hopefully with some noise!


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: GM on October 08, 2011, 08:37:16 AM
Inhibitor switch? just a thought Jason


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 08, 2011, 05:34:30 PM
Thought it had been 3 years, but looking back at the original post its been 2 1/2 instead. Actual time on the build has been 18 months so far.... Hope you like it, just click on the picture for the video.
Many thanks to my brother Dino who has helped me greatly along the way.
Just tap on the picture for the video...
Cheers
JB
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/th_MOV03971.jpg) ($2)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 08, 2011, 05:57:06 PM
Forgot to add that after all of the months of wiring there only seems to be a short somewhere in the park lamps, as the fuse blew twice, and the alternator isn't charging. Need to get it checked. Even the ABS unit is making some noises! So all in all happy days so far.

Cheers


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: snuff69 on October 08, 2011, 06:10:10 PM
Well done  ;D you must be pleased it's a goer! Sounds great.    Dave


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fcwrangler on October 08, 2011, 06:16:32 PM
Just watched the video, fantastic work looks good sounds great. Will you be pulling it all down for the respray.
regards Jim


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on October 08, 2011, 06:27:45 PM
Outstanding achievement, you might be able to shout yourself a couple of drinks tonight, truly mind blowing. Congratulations.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: GM on October 08, 2011, 07:38:15 PM
Wow, just watched the video, sounds great Jason. Well done!


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: TTV6FC on October 08, 2011, 11:04:38 PM
Well done Jason,huge achievement to get it to this stage. ;)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ed on October 10, 2011, 09:53:06 AM
Congrats JB on reaching that milestone... project is looking very impressive.

Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: steamman on October 10, 2011, 12:37:38 PM
It's always most satisfying to get them running, great work.
Cheers
Deano


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FE 4 ME on October 10, 2011, 02:58:50 PM
JB you must be cheering... and had a few beers the night you 1st heard that sweet sensation come alive

kickn' it !!!

thankx for updating us all JB... it's become a log in inspiration each time i check out your thread


" Have A Great Holden ( FE V8 ) Day !!!" :):):)


FE 4 ME


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on October 11, 2011, 06:36:57 AM
Well nearlly done JB
If bloody workers would stop taking sickies i would get yours and my bits done quicker.
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/2011-10-11052133.jpg)
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/2011-10-11052119.jpg)

Will come up a treat once done i cant take credit for this one i palmed it off to one of my boys.
Too much paperwork to do i wish i was back on the tools permanent.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 11, 2011, 09:39:10 AM
They look very flash Pete!! Can't wait to fit them.

Jim, yes it all comes apart again after this to get the engine done, sandblast and then sprayed before final fit up. Hopefully not scratching any new paint along the way!

Thanks for all of the words of support along the way, it doesn't go unnoticed, and helps keep me motivated, and shows I am not boring you all with inane pictures... well maybe a little.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: brett_f on October 11, 2011, 11:41:23 AM
Yes JB keep up the good work. Mine is going back to the exhaust place this week to take the bark out of it and to quieten it up a little.
Regards brett


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 11, 2011, 06:45:59 PM
Another eventful day... Someone backed into the ML500, he is uninsured.

But got a little further along.. The alternator is stuffed and need a new one.

But on the positive side I got one shocker fitted today, after drilling the correct size hole and making a plate for the lower trailing arm to fit the coil over.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03972.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03976.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03975.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on October 11, 2011, 07:48:06 PM
Are they AVO shocks  to match the front if so where did you get them from ..

Also i was hoping to get your tank sent but i had the wrong bloody soap at home so ill get little champ to polish it tommorow..

Fits nice just gotta tap the mounting holes i left the nipple in the filler neck on the coolant tank use that as your overflow instead of dribbling it into the engine bay.

(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/2011-10-11184707.jpg)
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/2011-10-11184638.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 11, 2011, 08:40:11 PM
That looks the goods Pete!!!! Did the washer pump fit ok?

The shocks are QA1 with 18 pre load settings. I bought them from McDonald Bros in Thomastown, Vic. With 250lb/inch springs, however he said if they needed changing they will exchange for free (springs that is) $770 for the pair.

Thanks for the awesome job!

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: GOA350 on October 11, 2011, 08:42:14 PM
This build is boring me to tears, don't you have something better to do with your time. Just finish the thing and stop wasting our time with your inane updates, and rubbing our noses in our own inabilities and lack of enthusiasm to complete our own projects, not to mention lack of funds.











Cheers Scotty  ;) ;) ;D ;D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on October 12, 2011, 05:02:13 AM
Cheers i will give them a call ..

Have been trying to get the same as the front but they are hard to find.


Pete


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 14, 2011, 08:50:06 PM
Got the second shock done today, the alternator was dead, got it tested to prove it was stuffed so got a new one. Hooked the new one\ up and the battery is still not charging... looking at the wiring diagram the wires are hooked up correctly.

Any suggestions where to look from here??? Someone suggested that the new one needs exciting, not really sure what that means.

If not, time for an auto elec

Thanks
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FC427 on October 14, 2011, 11:12:32 PM
Some Alternators need to be excited  before they will charge [ not sure if this is the case in your instance] They are hooked up  with a positive wire from the ignition circuit to a terminal on the alternator  not the power out terminal ......FC427......


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCV08 on October 14, 2011, 11:21:44 PM
JB

Doesn't that sound great. ;D ;D ;D

Thanks for the updates. Keeps me going as well. I am at the paint stage so looking to put it all back togtehr befroe Christmas.

The long road seems to be winding to an end for you.

Keep the updates coming.

Cheers

Craig D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ed on October 14, 2011, 11:51:54 PM
JB,

this may help with the exciter.
http://fefcholden.org.au/forum/index.php/topic,11884.0.html
http://www.ozrodders.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=16980&hilit=alternator+exciter
Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NickZ on October 15, 2011, 12:54:09 PM
if your alternator is a standard commodore one, youll find a 2 pin plug on it, one wire will go to the battery terminal and is for reading the battery voltage, it should be connected to the BATTERY, if you put it on the terminal on the alternator from the Battery it wont pick up the voltage drop in the cables and battery voltage will be down under the 13.8-14.2 range.

the other terminal is for ignition to turn on the alternator, it usually runs through a light globe, positive fron the ignition goes to one side of the bulb and the other side of the bulb goes to the alternator, when the alternator isnt spinning the terminal goes to ground so the light turns on showing that the alternator isnt charging, once you start the car and the alternator is in working condition that terminal goes to a positive output so there is positive on both sides of the bulb so it goes out. when you turn on the ignition the bulb lights putting a positive on the pin and that excites the alt to start charging when it spins.

Both of these wires must be connected for the alternator to work, if you dont want to run the globe you can just use a ignition on positive. if you also want to test it on the car its ok to connect positives to the pins and you wont harm anything, youll also here the alternator whistle faintly when the motor isnt running and you have powered up the alternator correctly.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 15, 2011, 02:19:07 PM
Thanks for the replies guys, and Nick for the details specific to the commodore, I have the 2 pins on the alternator, and when the ignition is on I can get the battery voltage registering on one side but nothing registers on the other side... Will have to chase down that wire to see if its also on the battery. Let you know how I go.

Thanks
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NickZ on October 15, 2011, 04:14:12 PM
if your using commodore wiring i think it should be the same for most models, the white wire on the plug is to the battery and the brown should be light/ignition on.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 15, 2011, 05:14:18 PM
Yep, found the problem... White was to earth, not to battery. Will sort it tomorrow and let you know how I go.
Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 16, 2011, 09:07:35 AM
Bingo!! Thanks boys... Have 14.20v at the battery now.

Now to tidy up some stuff before pulling it all down for a sandblast.

JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ed on October 17, 2011, 09:04:12 AM
you must be happy now JB!, thanks Nick for de-mystifying the exciter circuit! it all makes sense now.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 18, 2011, 01:57:05 PM
Very happy Ed, but can't rest... All apart now 4 months to put in the wiring harness and 30 minutes to take out! Most of the engine apart already but work has got in the way again, hopefully sandblasted in a couple of weeks, then to the fabricator for metal work.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: freddyc on October 19, 2011, 08:28:15 AM
Jason join in the strikes and you will have lots of time


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 19, 2011, 11:16:31 AM
Not with the RAT... I have a star on the tail, we are not in negotiations at the moment... Give it 18 months though we will see LOL


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on October 20, 2011, 09:00:04 AM
Tanks will leave today.

Just trim tabs back to suit also pilot hole drilled thru doubler block on the side of tank so you can drill and tap your preffered thread.
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/2011-10-20085003.jpg)

(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/2011-10-20084954.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 24, 2011, 06:12:57 PM
How good is this!! Thanks Pete-(fchoon)

Love the work and it fits perfectly! Will hide the cables and fill a little gap.

Cheers
JB

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_2195.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_2196.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_2198.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on October 24, 2011, 07:57:14 PM
Snug as a bug in a rug. Very cool. 8)

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on October 24, 2011, 08:12:38 PM
Looks good


Dunno if i have enough motivation to make myself one.

LOL


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 29, 2011, 08:49:26 PM
Had a look at the ride height after placing it back on the ground.

Now it all comes apart..

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03978.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03980.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03985.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03986.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03988.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03993.jpg)

Sandblasting next!!  ;D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on October 29, 2011, 09:07:11 PM
If I get mine together once I will be happy, youre going to do it twice. It does look the part. Whats the colour scheme again?

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 29, 2011, 09:17:35 PM
Think I am going to keep the scheme under wraps for the moment... but will be a single colour.

Can't get the engine in without scratching the paint so will put it in the clip first and then install.

Thats the plan anyway.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCV08 on October 29, 2011, 10:37:42 PM
JB

Exciting times. Everything is looking great.

Can't wait for the paint.

Regards

Craig D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FE 4 ME on October 31, 2011, 09:10:20 PM
 ;D

 :D

 :o

thankx for posting your journey JB i often come here with hope you have new updates

its looking great JB

" Have A Great Holden ( FE V8 Nearly Finished Ute ) Day !!!" :):):)



FE 4 ME


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FC_fer_me on November 01, 2011, 05:48:40 PM
You are a braver man than me JB. I don't think I could bear to pull my car apart again after all that work!. Hope you marked all the wiring after all the hours connecting it up ;D ;D. Keep up the good work, hope it all goes back together again ok. Cheers, Jack.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FE 4 ME on November 03, 2011, 03:07:47 PM
So JB when's your next project starting.... I'll source the V8 and FE if you're looking for something to do   ;)

mind you i can wait a week or 2 to let you enjoy and saviour   your FE Ute first   ;D

great work

"Have A Great Holden ( FE ) Day !!!" :):):)

FE 4 ME


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: GOA350 on November 04, 2011, 09:48:04 PM
One thing is for sure that it wont go back together the same way it came apart.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on November 05, 2011, 06:00:54 PM
We are hoping that it does go back the same as it came out, as we couldn't get the engine in with the subframe mounted and not touch the paint work. So even if it takes us hours to line up it will be better than scratching fresh paintwork.

Guess we will wait and see.  :o

Cheers
Jb


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on November 29, 2011, 08:56:37 PM
Slowly does it now... all comes down to $$$$

Off to the blasters, engine went in yesterday to get a cam and some roller rockers, double valve springs etc...

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03994.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03995.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03996.jpg)

Dog still enthusiastic.  ;D

Different car in about a weeks time...


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: propig2003 on November 30, 2011, 07:35:35 PM
Hanging to see it in paint, JB

Cheers Brett


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: GOA350 on January 09, 2012, 10:30:42 PM
Haven't heard much from you lately Jase, must be working hard on your FE and have no time for updates.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on January 10, 2012, 10:00:37 AM
I wish I was working on it mate! Haven't seen or heard about it since I took the car to be sandblasted. Said they were closing up for Xmas and New Years. So nothing to show you in a month... Big time withdrawal symptoms! I did get 2 polished aluminum caps for the overflow/washer bottle and that's it.
Same with the engine, still no news since before Chrissy.
Hoping to have it all back by the end of the month.
Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on January 10, 2012, 02:56:07 PM
News from the blaster... Early next week.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on January 19, 2012, 04:37:22 PM
No longer have a blue car.. Few surprises but not as many as I thought may turn up.

Pick the car up on Saturday, but here are a few action snaps.

Cheers
JB

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0137.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0138.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0139.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0140.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCV08 on January 19, 2012, 04:39:04 PM
JB

At least you know how it all goes back together.   ;) ;)
Cheers

Craig D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ed on January 20, 2012, 10:28:16 AM
looks great JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: GOA350 on January 21, 2012, 04:04:41 PM
Now let the fun begin.
JB if you keep the updates coming all the way up to the completion you will be looking at in excess of 50 pages of this rebuild.
   
  I hope you keep all the fully in depth rebuild updates coming so that the potential modifiers and restorers out there can appreciate how much work goes into building one of these cars. And if you decide to sell the ute one day and you put a 75k price tag on it people can appreciate why such a high price.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on January 21, 2012, 05:07:36 PM
Thanks guys,

Can't say that I have any plans to sell it!! Miss the Van...

The mongrel that sold me this did some real shoddy work, now I have to fix it!!!

The real truth below...

Got to love all of the brass that they have put into it, Even cover the hole for the upper screw in the guards with dollops of brass bothe sides..


(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC04002.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC04005.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC04007.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03999.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03998.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC03997.jpg)




Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: GM on January 21, 2012, 09:36:25 PM
That isn't too scarry Jason, bit of time (and money)  Will be the ducks guts when its finished . Any news with the motor?


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on January 22, 2012, 08:47:01 AM
Stopped the motor for now to get the panel work happening... Will hit the go button when I obtain more money.
Want to buy a motorbike?
Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: VAN059 on January 22, 2012, 11:54:25 AM
Looking good JB, keep up the good work  ;) and the updates


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ed on January 23, 2012, 09:54:08 AM
ute is looking good JB.

That previous work is ordinary but at least its all there. that sill repair is just lazy!

you should be done in no time.

Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: DN2168 on January 25, 2012, 05:47:18 PM
Hi JB,

The ute is looking good, how long till we can see it in colour not black & white  ;)

Dean.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on January 25, 2012, 08:07:23 PM
Realistically it probably won't be painted till after mid year. Panels and gaps get done in March, then am going to get inside and engine bay painted. Engine after that as I put it on hold to get the fabrication done. Then put it all back together getting it all running again before the panels get painted... Well that's the plan I have in my head at the moment.
Have to choose a colour as well... Been through about 4 so far, and still undecided. Want something I haven't seen on an Fe/Fc ute before... Any suggestions??  ;D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fe350chev on January 25, 2012, 09:56:19 PM
I still like the bluey colours.  There is a subaru forester and Vr commodore colour that is blue but is deep purply blue that i think would suite but I've hardly seen it. Only 1 Fe or fc comes close but I'd need to find it. It's hard isn't it but I'm thinking about in 20 years time people will want originals more and more so if the original colour is close then go that way but you need to half like it first. The problem is that each persons taste changes over the years. I'm starting to respect the cars more for their age and significance.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: GM on January 26, 2012, 06:48:08 AM
Chrysler Wildberry :D :D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fcwrangler on January 26, 2012, 08:57:00 AM
if you want a really dark blue, Mazda storm blue is a good one, it looks almost black at some angles, it's off the later model 3&6 ranges. Or you could be daring and just use the original colours.
Regards Jim


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FireKraka on January 26, 2012, 07:43:57 PM
I know it is a F@%D colour but I really like their new orange. If my car hadn't been painted when I bought it all those years ago I would be tempted to go orange.
Cheers
Neil


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: customFC on January 26, 2012, 11:34:28 PM
Nice progress.
How about candy coke.
Regards
Alex


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ed on January 27, 2012, 09:30:55 AM
satin gold / champagne with a 2 shade darker alternate colour in gloss with a light flake.





Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on January 27, 2012, 07:47:35 PM
All good ideas... I started out with a 2 tone idea, and hence the early photos with a black spray paint down the side of the car, then went from that to a burnt orange like on the BMW 1 M series, I saw some champagne colours at the International car show at Melbourne with a Land Rover sporting a Nara Bronze colour that I liked as well... There was also the beige coloured ute that was on here a few months ago at the speed shop which looked the goods... But after the states titles where adobe biege is fairly common it was not for me.
I also saw a new VW R32 with a really nice blue that was not light, but not super dark that I liked... May still be in the mix.
And yes Glenn I had thought of the Wildberry again to make a pidgeon pair as I haven't seen a ute in this colour either, but maybe a different shade.

The van was easy I walked into the car lot saw the colour and said yep thats it... didn't waver once. I have swapped and changed that many times now I really don't know which way I will go.

Nearly driving me as crazy as when i did the wiring!!!


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FC0058 on January 27, 2012, 09:55:39 PM
JB
Are you sure you will be ready for the 2014 Nat's ?? You need to change the thread name to 365 days...... and some. The ute is looking the business and I would expect any colour you finally choose will look great, after all the Van looked and still looks great. I like a nice dark but not to dark metalic green.

Cheers Jim



Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fe350chev on January 27, 2012, 10:10:35 PM
Now we are getting there. Look up the vw scirocco r latest sports car model. It is similar to that other blue and like the substitute liberty blue. Funny cos I'd only do a one tone Fe in that but not s fc. Also if you Google "Fe holden" and click images you will see that purply blue Fe. Those colours are way different to your old ute blue. The shade of blue makes a huge difference hey. Similar to when you get greens wrong.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: snuff69 on January 27, 2012, 10:25:06 PM
What about "perfect blue".   New Holden colour it's nice  ;D ;D Dave


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on January 28, 2012, 09:24:59 AM
I did actually try to change the name to 3 years and 65 days... But it wouldn't change for all of the posts, so I left it as it stood. 😊


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: DN2168 on January 28, 2012, 09:28:31 AM
JB,

When I had my FJ ute it was painted a really clean white :o. The chrome stood out & it was different.

Dean.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on January 30, 2012, 05:48:39 PM
Preparing to take the car to the fabricator...

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC04009.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC04010.jpg)

The brake pedal is lower than the clutch pedal... is this normal or are they meant to be at the same level. I am thinking the same and i need to change the position of the brake.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC04008.jpg)

Bring on the noise!!!  ;D ;D ;D




Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on January 30, 2012, 05:57:27 PM
So the guards needed to be fitted next, I had drilled out the original fastening position as the either had rusted or been butchered and decided to fit rivnuts.

At $121 for the tool I decided to make one myself from one on the internet.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC04011.jpg)

Rivnut

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC04013.jpg)

Need to make some sort of bracket to clamp the rivnut down, just need a piece of steel that has the same diametre as the bolt you are going to use. Mine was 8mm and the tool for the grinder had a nice little hole that i made a little bit bigger.

From there I drilled and inserted the rivnut into the subframe, and with another bolt, nut and washer it looks like this.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC04014.jpg)

May be hard to see but the nut has a corner marked to count the rotations for fitment.

With the clamp fastened down... just for ease, you can hold it if need be. Hold t he bolt steady with a rachet or spanner and turned the bolt 3 complete turns to pinch the rivnut into place.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC04015.jpg)

Back off the nut and take out the bolt and here is the finished product... a little blurry sorry.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC04016.jpg)



Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on January 30, 2012, 06:01:31 PM
Then the guard went on, and because the engine wasn't in I could see full lock.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC04017.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC04018.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC04020.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC04022.jpg)

You can see with the v6conversions front end and the vs rack that the inner wheel turns further than the outer (as it should)
So I am expecting to be able to make it round a court in one go and not scrub the tyres!  ;D

Thats it for now...

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: DN2168 on January 30, 2012, 07:47:40 PM
Looking good JB, you must be happy with the progress.

Dean.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fe350chev on January 30, 2012, 08:36:02 PM
Thanks for the update and ideas etc...

Cheers

Deano.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on January 31, 2012, 05:19:58 AM
Next time send me a msg and ill send you my old one for a rental just pay the postage.


On another note for all you other nutsert lovers try to buy the Knurled ones as the plain ones tend to spin we probablly use 5000 a month in the shop all S/S our ones and we have none come back for replacement where as our oppsition use plain and we replace them all the time.

(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/prod_4641_thm_SS_Image.jpg)


Pete


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: TTV6FC on January 31, 2012, 11:51:51 PM
Looking good JB,have you considered rolling the inside lip of your guards (even just a bit)?Hate for them to catch as you are turning into a driveway or similar.Makes a mess when they do. :-\


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: jack_fc on February 01, 2012, 09:04:46 AM
Looking good JB,have you considered rolling the inside lip of your guards (even just a bit)?Hate for them to catch as you are turning into a driveway or similar.Makes a mess when they do. :-\

very good advice. I found out the hard way what happens when a front tyre catches a guard lip... just after a new paint job   :-[ :-[ :-[ ::)





Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on February 01, 2012, 12:57:55 PM
Thanks for the advice guys, the wheels that are on the are 18", and I believe are a little tall for the look I am after... I am going 17x7's on the front and 17x10's on the rear, but with the engine in place the guards will still be in danger, I am looking at radiusing the guards probably by about an inch, and also either removing the lip and reinforcing or just a roll. Will let you know how I get on with the fabricator when I see him.
Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on March 14, 2012, 09:41:37 PM
Finally moved again today, off to see Cory who is going to straighten it all out for me.
Hopefully have plenty of progress photos as he goes about his work.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC04024.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC04027.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC04028.jpg)
Dog still nosing about :)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on April 18, 2012, 03:06:38 PM
No shots of the car yet, but have been tidying the engine up ready for fitting into the car when its painted.

Glad I did as I had forgotten to do something that would have really ruined my day if i had fitted the engine to the car...

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC04031.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC04032.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC04036.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC04037.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC04039.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC04040.jpg)

Redo the wiring next and fit to the gearbox... Will try and get some shots of the car soon.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ed on April 18, 2012, 03:54:47 PM
You've done a great job getting all that to fit JB.

Cheers

Ed




Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: pedro on April 18, 2012, 04:06:50 PM
Awesome looking engine JB, you'll give a few modern cars a surprise when you leave em for dead 8), those rivnuts look like a great idea do all nut and bolt mobs sell them.
                          Pedro


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on April 18, 2012, 08:49:55 PM
Thanks guys, yes Pedro I believe that they do.

Cheers


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on May 01, 2012, 12:06:27 PM
Engine finished, needs this done to fit it into...

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0209-1.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC04045.jpg)
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC04046.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCV08 on May 01, 2012, 12:09:50 PM
JB

Getting closer every photo.

Thanks for the update.

Cheers

Craig D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on May 03, 2012, 04:36:01 PM
One of the problems with moving the engine so far back into the car is that the gearshift lever also moves back with it... This left the changes a little awkward.

Until just the other day I didn't think that I could change this until I got the shifter down to have a look at it on the gearbox, something I hadn't seen since I pulled the car apart a number of years ago. To my surprise I had about 5 inches that i could cut out.

Here is todays end result, you can see what is was like on the previous shots. Another problem overcome. Where can I get some nylon washers and a retaining clip that I can find from the selector connection?

Next little project is to get all of the door stuff sorted..

Does anyone have a left and right quarter vents that they want to sell in excellent condition? Other option is to get a set that is not rusted to get re chromed... Mine were rotten with rust.

Cheers JB

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC04047.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC04048.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on May 15, 2012, 04:50:01 PM
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0215-1.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0214-1.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0213-1.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0216-1.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0217-1.jpg)


Cory has been busy fabricating  the drivers side panel today. I am glad it has come off looking at the holes that are behind the panel.

The diff comes out tomorrow to get a new centre and bearings put in.

I tried the molasses method for rust removal... awesome stuff!! bought a 5kg punnet from the live stock warehouse put half into a 20litre container and filled with water. Placed the handbrake lever into it... Has been 2 weeks now and I pulled it out today to find shiny metal! ;D ;D
Washed the dregs off and painted straight away. Didn't take any before and after photos though.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fe350chev on May 15, 2012, 09:33:39 PM
Great!


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ed on May 16, 2012, 08:40:07 AM
great progress JB...Nice little win with the shifter position. that panel work is fantastic.

yes please take some shots of the molasses.  Wouldn't mind a vat to dip my doors in!

Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on May 16, 2012, 05:07:04 PM
Hey Ed,

Only got the shot of the molasses bucket with some growth on the top now LOL

From what I have read you need 7:1 water:molasses so build you dip tank big enough for the parts and then fill with stuff and dip away. From what i have read on the internet the solution lasts for about 6 months. It took 2 weeks to take off surface rust, so for larger rusted areas it may take longer.



Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on May 16, 2012, 08:36:23 PM
Dads mate has a bathtub next his shed he uses on rod bits also excellent for old motorbike tanks.

Pete


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on May 17, 2012, 10:22:57 AM
Hey JB, What's the best way to get a hold of molasses in bulk?

Does it come up better than sand blasting?
Cheers


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on May 17, 2012, 12:24:34 PM
Go to farmers warehouse  they feed it to horses any farm joint.


Blasting is a lot quicker but its good on delicate bits


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on May 17, 2012, 02:25:59 PM
You can get it in 20litre tubs, I only did the hand brake handle so needed only a little.

It came up a treat, apparently the molasses and water creates acid that attacks the rust, so more rusty pieces need longer.

All I can really tell you, just wanted to have a go and see what everyone had been talking about really.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: sgo on May 17, 2012, 05:43:44 PM
Just be aware that the mix will eat away any alloy parts, and will not remove or get under any painted or greasy sections. Otherwise works great.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: GOA350 on May 17, 2012, 06:12:02 PM
I have had Molasses for years to dip my parts in and it still works fine. I bought a 44 gallon drum and mixed it 50/50 with the drums i have and it worked fine, i think it works better if it is heated up. I found it didn't take as long to strip rust in summer as it does in winter. I really don't think there is a use by date. It's only sugar after all.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on May 19, 2012, 06:55:36 PM
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/f17f075e.jpg)


(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/ae97220e.jpg)


One side nearly done...


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on June 04, 2012, 11:32:17 AM
What to do when its cold an wet outside...

Sanded bottom of the tank and painted with POR15

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/photo-2.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/photo-3.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/photo-4.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on June 04, 2012, 11:34:55 AM
Got this the other day off ebay...

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/photo.png)

Gave it to Cory and he started today, should have some finished ones this arvo.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/photo-1.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/photo-6.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/photo-7.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/photo-8.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: pedro on June 04, 2012, 01:20:34 PM
Very neat bit of welding work JB, what did you weld the panels with there doesn't seem to be any distortion at all, I don't know between you and Kathi and Jamie I'm starting to feel a bit dodgy ;) :D.
               Pedro


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on June 04, 2012, 01:47:37 PM
The panel welding isn't mine Pedro... I make straight panels warped so Cory from CJ's fabrications is doing all of the rust and gap work for me. He uses a TIG and does great work!
Should come up a treat!
 ;D  ;D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: pedro on June 06, 2012, 04:42:13 PM
Quote
I make straight panels warped

Yeah, unfortunately so do I, might have to upgrade to a TIG when I do my next project.
             Pedro


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fe350chev on June 08, 2012, 08:10:43 PM
I used my cousins tig who is a fabricator and it was quiet easy, more easy I found when i got the flow going that the MIG.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on June 14, 2012, 06:06:21 PM
Bit of an update...
Better follow up from the quarter panel first...

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0268.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0270.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0271.jpg)

All lined up ready for the final weld. NOS stuff is the goods!

This is the difference between a NOS sill and a repo

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/photo-5.jpg)

You can see the curve in the NOS, which Cory grizzled about but has sorted it I believe.

The he sends me these...

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0272.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0275.jpg)

I told him that he could make a little money if he wanted to make a batch of these, but I can't quite print what he said... I will work on him.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on June 14, 2012, 06:10:27 PM
Some more of the sill work and door gaps etc...

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0269.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0263.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0267.jpg)

Now onto the rotisserie to finish welding the sills

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0277.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0279.jpg)

Starting to take shape.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Stash on June 14, 2012, 08:43:35 PM
JB

Corey has done bloody well.

John


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: brett_f on June 15, 2012, 08:06:41 AM
JB, Looking good mate. Wont be long before some paint goes onto it. Look forward to seeing it on the road.
Brett


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ed on June 15, 2012, 11:28:32 AM
Im inspired  :)

Hey JB, on the old quarter NS, can you send me the a cut.. lower quarter, bumper mount area?

Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on June 15, 2012, 11:27:15 PM
Hopefully Ed he hasn't thrown them away... I will ask Cory tomorrow for you if he has his phone on.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on June 15, 2012, 11:30:33 PM
Some more sill shots, I like the way the exhaust turned out...

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0280.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0281.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0283.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: customFC on June 16, 2012, 12:37:22 AM
That looks hot!!!
Regards
Alex


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FE 4 ME on June 16, 2012, 09:04:10 AM
This Build is coming along so nice, neat and very tidy mods.... love that exhaust mod... nice and neat

looks great

this ute is going to win many awards ... is a must to put it in Car Mags


"Have A Great Holden ( FE ) Day !!!" :):):)

FE 4 ME


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on June 16, 2012, 09:33:38 AM
Thanks for the comments guys,

As for shows and mags the ute wont see many its not what I am about. When i did the panelvan it went to the Jindabyne nationals and that was it, no local shows or a photo for a mag, but always happy to show someone who asks and lift the bonnet. The ute will be no different. In saying that I just want to be able to get to another nationals as by the time Tassie comes about it will have been 10 years... Something always stops me from getting to them.

What I have said before all of the photos on here are to show what goes into a modified car, and when its finished a rough bill on what its cost for others to consider when/if they decide to do what I have done. Hope they are still entertaining some.

Can't wait to drive the wheels off it!!!  ;D ;D

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on June 16, 2012, 10:24:23 AM
Don't you dare tell people how much it cost.
(In case my wife looks ;D)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on June 16, 2012, 05:27:41 PM
It is a fantastic build. There is some serious work going into those panels. Keep those photo's coming.

Regards

Wayne


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FE 4 ME on June 17, 2012, 09:39:42 PM
I understand your motives, but Shows and Mags get what serious work and mods can look and inspire the younger generations ( and all of us ) on ol skool- new skool can include 50/60's classic curves and chrome... not plastic

just a thought... but i understand it's not a show pony, it's your classic Australian Ute with Modern technology...either way great work

FE 4 ME


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on June 18, 2012, 05:34:13 PM
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0298.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0299.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0297.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ed on June 19, 2012, 09:03:35 AM
Looks fantastic JB. amazing panel work.

Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fe350chev on June 19, 2012, 09:31:27 PM
Thats greatly appreciated  ;)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on June 20, 2012, 12:18:13 PM
Right, one for the Guru's

When the panels were fitted at the factory the seems looked a little like this yes?

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC04049.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC04051.jpg)

So my question is did they lead all of these gaps up or did some get left and painted like in the photos?

Current thinking is just to seem seal and look like out of the factory... If that is how they came.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ed on June 20, 2012, 01:55:30 PM
The van I'm currently working on has the horizontal seam that ends just before the dogleg, which leaves the horizontal seam abruptly . 

Meaning your stepped seam would be leaded.

Doglegs I've worked on before are usually a leaded lapped joint which is comparably very crude to what you have achieved.

Im open to correction, as I know there are other variations between early FE's and later FE's and FCs with double wall dog legs etc.

Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: mcl1959 on June 20, 2012, 04:39:24 PM
Yes I think the dog leg was leaded and the horizontal seam was left as is. You often see vans and utes with the horizontal seam disappearing into nothing.

Ken


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: collecta on June 20, 2012, 09:02:01 PM
  JB heres a pic of an original untouched dog leg on a ute i finished recently, only pic i have of this area.

cheers
Scott
(http://s18.postimage.org/62n5qchk5/100_1874.jpg) ($2)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on July 10, 2012, 02:16:47 PM
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0310.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0311.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0318.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0320.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0322.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0325.jpg)

Still moving along nicely, just dropped the aircond unit off both sills done now, and the vent replaced with a non holey one. Door gaps getting done then a full alignment of panels to happen as it gets back on its wheel. Then to measure the offsets to order new rims.

Cheers


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ole on July 10, 2012, 02:35:36 PM
Awesome looking work JB, its very inspiring. Some other interesting cars in the background too, a Chevy Nomad and HK/T/G Monaro. Are they yours as well?
Regards Ole.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on July 10, 2012, 03:22:43 PM
No mate, I can't take credit for this work. They are cars in the workshop waiting to be done.

JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Stash on July 10, 2012, 03:24:15 PM
looking great..
what did you do the plenum panel? replace?


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on July 10, 2012, 05:20:34 PM
The old one looked like this

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC04000.jpg)

I was lucky enough to grab one from Fatboy when I visited.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Stash on July 10, 2012, 05:22:06 PM
if you know of another, let me know.. mine is looking like swiss cheese.  :-\


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: hrpremier on July 11, 2012, 08:14:39 PM
Hi Jase

What's the name of the build magazines you were buying from the states.  Been trying to find somewhere to purchase them from but a bit hard when I don't know what they're called.

I've looked them up before, and remember the covers of the 1st four volumes, but can't pin point them again.

The utes coming along great.  AYou're thread's always a great read. 

Keep up the fantastic work.

Jason Fewins
Ex Cairns


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: hrpremier on July 11, 2012, 08:56:06 PM
Don't Worry

Found it.

http://www.buildbookusa.com/

Cheers anyways.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on July 28, 2012, 05:28:21 PM
There have been numerous questions about reproduced sill and panels over the years and I haven't really been able to answer any of the questions simply because i had not used any.

A couple of weeks ago I ordered a tailskin for the ute from Maryborough QLD, and perviously ordered 2 sills to hopefully match one another. The service, phone manner and packaging were outstanding! Items were exactly as described over the phone. Sill being $80 each and the tailskin $100

Results of the reproductions however caused Corey a few dramas. The way the sills are formed is through press brake, and the tailskin has a slight roll in it from top to bottom. See below 

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/photo-5.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0355.jpg)

However the original panels are concave, so the repo's result in poor fitment as we now have a straight edge not a curved edge, and the sills are not exactly the same profile as the original either and will have to be massaged to match the front guards or vice versa.
In saying this I knew what I was buying as it was described over the phone, but these panel do require work to match the originality of the car. Skills that I don't have hence passing on the headaches to Corey  ;D ;D

Lucky Corey had a mate with a machine that could stretch the sheet to finish the curve off on the tailskin  ;D

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0357.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0358.jpg)

Getting closer slowly... Hoping for colour in September!!

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on July 28, 2012, 06:50:33 PM
They might get themselves some work out of it then hey.
You must be excited about getting all those panels one colour ;D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: GM on July 29, 2012, 08:19:28 AM
What colour?????????


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on July 29, 2012, 08:41:36 AM
Still lookin'  :P  8) 8) ;D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fink fc on July 29, 2012, 11:10:50 AM
Still lookin'  :P  8) 8) ;D
Matt blake Jase,and pinstripes,lots of stickers on the tailgate to hide the ripples and to top it off ,RM Williams mudflaps ,yeah !i like it,lol, Gaz1


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on July 29, 2012, 11:52:29 AM
Matt blake Jase,and pinstripes,lots of stickers on the tailgate to hide the ripples and to top it off ,RM Williams mudflaps ,yeah !i like it,lol, Gaz1
Oh the Horror


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on July 29, 2012, 01:07:58 PM
 ;D ;D Goose! Lol


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FATBOY on August 03, 2012, 07:01:35 PM
Hi Jase inner tailgate looks like its going to be used
regards fatboy


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on August 03, 2012, 07:05:44 PM
Did you doubt me? It has been taken apart straightened, re welded and put back together.

Hopefully will have some photos soon for you.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on August 15, 2012, 10:39:51 AM
Few more of the tailgate being done...

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0379.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0381.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0382.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0383.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0384.jpg)

Thanks again to Fatboy for the tailgate inner... Came up a treat!!

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FantaC on August 15, 2012, 11:59:08 AM
Looking Good


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: TTV6FC on August 15, 2012, 08:50:12 PM
Nice work JB.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on August 15, 2012, 08:56:16 PM
It is a site to see

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: TTV6FC on August 15, 2012, 09:40:10 PM
I love going back to the start of this thread and look at how much work has gone into this ute.Even though there is still a bit to go you should be very proud JB.The hardest part of any rebuild (for me anyway) is staying focused,motivated and dedicated.Raising the funds is also a problem but all the money in the world is useless without the other three.Keep it up mate.Jamie.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on August 19, 2012, 01:51:09 PM
Thanks Jamie, the funding is definitely the biggest hurdle at the moment!!

Speaking of which, here is what some more funds did.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/photo-1-2.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/photo-2-1.jpg)

Door gaps on the passenger side.

Getting closer now, should be into the painter by the start of next month.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on August 20, 2012, 10:22:06 AM
Drivers door and bonnet gaps

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0393.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0391.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0392.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: weddo on August 20, 2012, 12:59:25 PM
Hey thats pretty cool ... Lost your keys.. no problem with ACME security !.. we just weld your doors shut.. could be a problem if you are inside though.




lookin great fevan6 better than new gaps, I like that.



regards


Weddo


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Revhead_Fc on August 20, 2012, 01:35:30 PM
Thats unreal having gaps like that on one a FE FC you must have a really talented panel beater


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on August 20, 2012, 01:47:16 PM
He told me I need to weld the doors up... I said um... ok...

He then showed me that after they are welded up then he can get his foot into the corner to lean the whole window frame across to get the gap correct. There is always a way to get things done I guess.

He is one talented dude alright!!

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Stewy on August 20, 2012, 06:02:47 PM
I thought it was going to be Dukes of Hazzard style  ;D (bit high off the ground to slide over the bonnet)

Looking good JB

Cheers Stewy   8)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: GMB-58FC on August 21, 2012, 10:05:48 PM
He told me I need to weld the doors up... I said um... ok...

He then showed me that after they are welded up then he can get his foot into the corner to lean the whole window frame across to get the gap correct. There is always a way to get things done I guess.

He is one talented dude alright!!

Cheers
JB

He's been taught by an old school beater as that's how my grand father (who's father showed him) showed my old man who showed me.

Ute is coming along nicely JB, looking forward to seeing it with some colour.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on August 22, 2012, 03:50:51 PM
So when I make straight panels warped... Corey fixes them..

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/photo.jpg)


(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/photo-2.jpg)


(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/photo-1.jpg)




Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fcwrangler on August 22, 2012, 10:04:54 PM
JB, they are some serious mods around the rear end, buy the look of the fill in section are you going to be having a crank down spare ?
keep the pics flowing, I like it when a plan comes together.
Regards Jim


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on August 23, 2012, 05:13:25 AM
Or filler neck for fuel im guessing?


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on August 23, 2012, 08:59:28 AM
I love coming back to this thread....

Love the work mate


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on August 23, 2012, 09:24:34 AM
Yep, it's a flush fit fuel cap. No room for spare wheels.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: TTV6FC on August 23, 2012, 08:40:27 PM
Love the Fab work.I enjoyed making some of these bits and pieces but I enjoy it more that they're done... :P


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on September 10, 2012, 02:23:12 PM
After some more tidying up its off to the painter... Sills finished, gaps, gearshift position to name a few.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/photo-8-1.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/photo-4-1.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/photo-10.jpg)

So here it is at the painters, ready to be pulled apart again. Doing the underside and firewall first as well as the subframe to fit the engine back in again before the outside to be done.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/photo-9-1.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/photo-3-2.jpg)

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCV08 on September 10, 2012, 02:38:37 PM
JB

JB

Bet your chomping at the bit. ;D ;D ;D

Got all my doors on and drove mine out of the shed last night.

It was a bit late to send through any updates but proud as punch.


Cheers mate keep us posted.

Regards

Craig D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: brett_f on September 10, 2012, 04:27:19 PM
JB, looking good. I know it looks close to having paint on it but as always when you are relying on other people it seems to take forever. Hope it all goes smoothly. Regards Brett


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: pedro on September 10, 2012, 07:44:29 PM
Looking cool JB 8), what colour did you decide on.
            Pedro


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: VAN059 on September 12, 2012, 12:42:45 PM
JB,

Great work as usual. I'm excited to see the results once back from the painters, so I could only imagine how you're feeling  ;D

Lookin forward to seeing her in clothes.

Cheers
Marc


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FantaC on September 12, 2012, 04:38:12 PM
Very nice work


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on September 17, 2012, 05:57:33 PM
quick trip back to the blasters for a tidy up then primer...

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0484.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0485.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0486.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0487.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on September 17, 2012, 08:52:43 PM
I like the Nasco boot spring replacement system and how it has been adapted for use on a Rotissery. Good work on the accessory   :D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 09, 2012, 08:49:18 PM
Anyone interested in a photo of a little bit of colour?

About 3 people know what colour it is... so for everyone else, whats your best guess?

Subframe as of today..

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/photo3.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fcwrangler on October 09, 2012, 10:09:06 PM
JB, the ute looks great, not to many nasties by the look of it. I am thinking the colour is VE C/dore light green.
Regards Jim


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: zulu on October 10, 2012, 01:35:40 AM
Anyone interested in a photo of a little bit of colour?

About 3 people know what colour it is... so for everyone else, whats your best guess?

Subframe as of today..

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/photo3.jpg)

Levant Green  ???

Gary


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fink fc on October 10, 2012, 05:15:28 AM
I won't tell Jase,im no Fink
ps,i can be bribed with alcohol !

BigGaz! ;D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on October 10, 2012, 06:01:32 AM
Well if your using a green primer im guessing something near that shade so its a good base coat so greens or yellow.

At a guess tho the green on the commodore wagons
http://www.caradvice.com.au/141470/holden-commodore-sportwagon-review/


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on October 10, 2012, 07:02:31 AM
Mate of mine had a whoops in an LC GTR. Took it to a panel shop for repair and was eating a violet crumble. That's the colour the car ended up being. Looked great too


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 10, 2012, 08:17:49 AM
Like I said only a little colour... Painted yesterday.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/firewall2.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/firewall.jpg)

Subframe probably have some colour on it today.

I had seen this colour a couple of years ago and I liked it straight away, but went through about 10 different choices since the start of the build and came back to this one the most. Then all of the show cars started coming out with Orange and I nearly changed again, but there are not too many orange FE Utes getting around.  It's Valencia Orange off a BMW series 1 M, the photos don't quite do it justice. The subframe needs to be painted white before the base colour goes on.

The engine will be fitted on the weekend so any scratches get a chance to be touched up... Hopefully no touch ups!!


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Not Happy Jan on October 10, 2012, 10:21:07 AM
Hey JB
Looking very nice ;) ;)
Could you please give me a close up shot of the work you have done for the external subframe bolt area.
Thanks
Nick


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on October 10, 2012, 11:21:47 AM
Like a sunkist orange, I like it.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on October 10, 2012, 12:14:06 PM
Look good with chrome


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: hrpremier on October 10, 2012, 01:15:41 PM
My sedan was going to ba an orange and black, or orange and peraled white at some point, but like you said a $hit load of cars appeared in orange over about 30 months so that idea has been dismissed.

I was going to guess the colours of Hawthorn Brown and Gold..........
 
Looks a treat Jase.  Just need to paint your BMW bike the same colour now.



Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ed on October 10, 2012, 02:39:03 PM
Things are taking shape JB  :D

Looking good!

Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on October 10, 2012, 05:03:35 PM
Things are taking shape JB  :D

Looking good!

Cheers

Ed

Yeah... Hurry up


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: TTV6FC on October 10, 2012, 05:34:02 PM
Looks great JB. 8)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: propig2003 on October 10, 2012, 06:49:21 PM
Great to see some colour on this beast JB, hanging to see the old girl completed

Cheers Brett


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 10, 2012, 07:09:45 PM
The car that started the colour choice... I want one of these as well!

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/2011-BMW-1-Series-M-Coupe-14.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: jack_fc on October 10, 2012, 08:29:14 PM

hey JB, never liked 'orange' much until I saw that...   8)

should look stunning in sunlight - looking forward to pics of the finished article  :)



Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCV08 on October 11, 2012, 04:42:11 PM
Will look fantastic JB.

Cheers

Craig D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 11, 2012, 06:25:00 PM
Couple more after today... Engine going in on Saturday is still on track!

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/photo4-1.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/photo5.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on October 11, 2012, 06:47:17 PM
Make sure you get the sealer for the subframe i wanna see it with an engine back in her.

Love it.
 ;D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 11, 2012, 07:23:20 PM
When you say sealer for the subframe, do you mean at the top where the subframe meets the body, like a polyurethane sealer?


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: freddyc on October 11, 2012, 07:50:25 PM
I used windsreen sealer between subframe and fire wall, this way you can seperate later if you get the urge to rebuild it again.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on October 11, 2012, 08:10:48 PM
Yep up the top

I use Wurth urethane (windscreen sealer) works awesome wont crack or anything.
I once used sikaflex it cracked and i didnt like it.


Pete


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 11, 2012, 08:42:49 PM
Thanks for the tip!! Will get some.  ;D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fcwrangler on October 11, 2012, 10:54:22 PM
looking real good, the green undercoat threw me though!. My son-in-law has a c6 Corvette in Canada with similar paint, should look real trick when it,s all done.
Regards Jim


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: VAN059 on October 12, 2012, 07:01:37 AM
Nice colour JB, was going to paint the van orange & white when I originally got it, but decided a while ago to paint it a different colour scheme, but I do have a liking for orange.

Gettin closer now!!


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 13, 2012, 06:23:06 PM
Busy day today, mainly because the car has been at the metal doctors for so long. So the bits that started with the car are now not with the car, leading to chasing ones tails for bolts and nuts all day!

But we did manage to get some progress done!

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC04058.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC04059.jpg)

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Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on October 13, 2012, 07:03:50 PM
Awesome stuff cant wait till this stage.

(whats the guard and bonnet off looks like merc gullwing ?)

Pete


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on October 13, 2012, 07:19:45 PM
That colour is fantastic. This is a special build.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 13, 2012, 07:22:33 PM
Thanks guys,

He does Austin Healy's.  ;D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on October 13, 2012, 07:55:18 PM
Thanks guys,


Just creamed my jeans............







Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on November 08, 2012, 08:44:37 PM
Been a month since I have been able to go and do something on the ute, and it has sat there the whole time... Was hoping that it would have progressed a little further but the shop is a little busy.

So got to de clutter the garage a little today, putting in the cruise control box, ignition module, wiper motor, and tidying up the engine bay a little by running the wires through the firewall.
Also got to set up the handbrake and mount the rear calipers and pads, and mount the gear shift which I had to modify as I stuffed up the measurements somewhere along the way last time I tried to fit it. But now have all five and a reverse!

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0582.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0583.jpg)

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And one for hoon to show his handy work on colour!!

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0586.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on November 08, 2012, 08:50:05 PM
Looks awesome...

Progressing.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ed on November 09, 2012, 12:05:22 PM
Looking great JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Rick 123 on November 09, 2012, 12:41:54 PM
Hi mate, I see on the bottom of your steering column in previous pics you have a piece bolted at the bottom on the firewall, What is this piece off. I've put a commodore steering column in my HR and i need a piece like this to finish it off.
Thanks
Rick


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on November 09, 2012, 02:35:16 PM
Thanks guys,

Rick,
It was cutout from the VT donor Car and welded in to take the end of the steering column.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on November 09, 2012, 10:16:09 PM
Simply beautiful


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCV08 on November 09, 2012, 10:44:44 PM
Great Work JB

Love the colour

Cheers

Craig D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on November 10, 2012, 08:48:07 AM
It does look great JB. Looks like we've all had a bit of a slowdown.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Rick 123 on November 10, 2012, 09:09:49 AM
Thanks guys,

Rick,
It was cutout from the VT donor Car and welded in to take the end of the steering column.

Cheers
JB
Thanks i will go looking for one


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: pedro on November 14, 2012, 11:43:02 AM
Great work JB, Looks like it was factory fitted as nothing looks out of place.
          Pedro


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on November 14, 2012, 09:34:53 PM
It's taken me a very long time, but I think i have finally caught up to you again Pedro!  ;D ;D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on November 15, 2012, 05:24:52 PM
Had the engineer there for a few hours today... He liked what he saw.... No changes to be made.  ;D ;D

Added the cover today.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/IMG_0607.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on December 11, 2012, 08:53:33 PM
Back on the car for a day today, managed to get the fuel lines on, rubber under the fuel tank to be buttoned up and the exhausts on... radiator in and thermofans done and then put some wires together... Turned the key.... Nothing!

No test kit... wired a lead light up and found the missing wire.

Turned the key... lights on the dash, fuel pump pressurising... we have noise again after about 10 months.

Had the side pipe on and the sound was great... no backfire when coming down off the revs either.. maybe the computer was doing it thing and tuning itself for the set up , I don't really know. Sorry no vid today, but have a couple of grainy shots from an old phone.


(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/IMG_0660.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/IMG_0659.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/IMG_0638.jpg)

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Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FC0058 on December 12, 2012, 10:00:45 AM
Looking good JB, its looks like your on the home stretch now.

Cheers Jim


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on December 12, 2012, 10:30:27 AM
Thanks Jim,

It looks that way but will be at least another 12 months as I leave for NZ on the 6th of Jan. I will be there for work for 3 years.

The plans are for the fabricator to still finish it, he has some guards, bonnet and some dash work for me to do, then Jarred the painter will do his bit.

My brother will then take the car back to his place and store it for me. Store/finish it that is, so will get the chrome done and then the interior, put the glass and rubbers in, and any line that needs fluid will have to be made as well. Also a tailshaft made, then he most likely gets to drive it first too.

I am hoping everyone will see it in Tassie... but I have said this before about other nationals and didn't get even close with some sort of problem or another.

Will see what happens, but the progress photos will still happen when I get them.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on December 12, 2012, 11:53:47 AM
Thanks Jim,

It looks that way but will be at least another 12 months as I leave for NZ on the 6th of Jan. I will be there for work for 3 years.

The plans are for the fabricator to still finish it, he has some guards, bonnet and some dash work for me to do, then Jarred the painter will do his bit.

My brother will then take the car back to his place and store it for me. Store/finish it that is, so will get the chrome done and then the interior, put the glass and rubbers in, and any line that needs fluid will have to be made as well. Also a tailshaft made, then he most likely gets to drive it first too.

I am hoping everyone will see it in Tassie... but I have said this before about other nationals and didn't get even close with some sort of problem or another.

Will see what happens, but the progress photos will still happen when I get them.

Cheers
JB
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on January 31, 2013, 06:15:40 AM
Still moving along... Slowly

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0770_zps42158690.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_0771_zps7d9f38b7.jpg)

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Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: DN2168 on January 31, 2013, 08:45:28 AM
Wow Jamie,
You really are looking after the old girl, did she feel better after the accupuncture treatment :D :P.
It is coming along quite nicely.

Dean.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on February 01, 2013, 09:08:13 PM
Wow Jamie,
You really are looking after the old girl, did she feel better after the accupuncture treatment :D :P.
It is coming along quite nicely.

Dean.
You mean Jason?


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on February 01, 2013, 09:36:21 PM
close started with J ;D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: TTV6FC on February 01, 2013, 10:37:09 PM
Not all great car builders are called Jamie......Cheers,.....Jamie. :P :D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on February 07, 2013, 04:22:08 PM
Just came over for a quick visit so took a good range of shots to show where the car is at.

Will probably get some questions from the last shots  ;D

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/091_zps438ae1bd.jpg)

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Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: VAN059 on February 07, 2013, 06:12:53 PM
Good work JB, I like the dash extension, gives you more room to fit stuff. Will it flow onto the doors?

One question that's been on my mind though, is there any drama with the exhaust location? I'm aware it can exit after the last door, as I'm existing mine before the rear wheel as well, but I thought it could only be on the drivers side?

Anyway, keep the updates coming. I'll be starting a full rebuild on the van soon, can't wait to progress it on this insightful forum.

Cheers


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on February 07, 2013, 06:23:15 PM
The extension to the dash does give plenty more room, and will flow into the lines of the doors, I will be able to place the light switches, hazard and the mode switch easily in the glovebox and have some room for a small glove box as well.

The exhaust on the passenger side is up for debate but I won't be taken chances with rego with it there... I have dump pipes that exit in front of the diff and the tip will sit there as a dummy. After rego it will then go back to working as I like the sound better out the side... And for some strange reason it ran better... No backfire when backing off the throttle. Maybe the computer has caught up a little, I don't know.

Was happy with the guards, there is no fill at all on them yet and are straight.

Cheers
JB



Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: customFC on February 08, 2013, 12:28:42 AM
Looking great.
I'm loving the dash mod.
You sure think outside the box.
Regards
Alex


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on February 08, 2013, 08:49:46 PM
So the dash is out, air cond mounted, switches mounted in the old ash tray, commuter mounted on the firewall.

Should have an instrument cluster surround done on Monday

Going to be a busy couple of weeks apparently so hopefully some more photos to come.


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Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fink on February 08, 2013, 09:33:06 PM
Hey Jase,you remind me of Mad Mike[Pimp My Ride]heez a Wizard,just like you,all you need now is the Laptop and a DVD,look'n good! 8)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on February 08, 2013, 10:01:06 PM
Sorry mate, just re read what I wrote... Reads like I am doing the work... Not true... I am back to the land of the long white cloud tomorrow again.
Cory from CJ Fabrications is toiling while I am OS.
My idea to move the dash... His magic to make it look right!


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ed on February 11, 2013, 08:44:15 AM
Looking great JB.

great to see your ideas transforming into metal.

Cheers

Ed



Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on February 23, 2013, 12:25:23 AM
Hard cover being made, will be covered with a weatherproof fabric.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/A6B54401-F672-48CB-91D7-3B2186CCBE01-1182-000001301F85ED19_zps6855df1d.jpg)

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Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: DN2168 on February 23, 2013, 12:48:44 PM
Oops, Sorry Jason :-[, thanks for the pick-up on that NES :P ;D.

The ute is looking good, hopefully when it is ready for it's first drive you can get back over to Aus & go for a squirt.

Dean.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on February 23, 2013, 04:19:23 PM
Oops, Sorry Jason :-[, thanks for the pick-up on that NES :P ;D.

The ute is looking good, hopefully when it is ready for it's first drive you can get back over to Aus & go for a squirt.

Dean.
No worries Dan  ;D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: jack_fc on February 23, 2013, 06:45:08 PM

JB, what hinge setup will you use for the leading edge of the hard cover?

(I've seen a very neat and successful setup on an FJ ute using bonnet hinges (from an HQ, I think...)

cheers, jack


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on February 23, 2013, 07:11:08 PM
It's safe, my brother doesn't know how I have wired it!!  ;D

Am missing working on it though... But it's in great hands.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: GOA350 on February 27, 2013, 09:08:41 PM
Is that an extension of the Nasco boot stay? ;)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on February 27, 2013, 10:29:29 PM
Simple things are often the best Scotty.  ;D ;D

Hey Jack, sorry just saw you comment at the bottom about the hinges, short answer is I don't know but I will find out for you and hopefully get some more pics of the set up for you.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ed on February 28, 2013, 08:37:00 AM
more great progress JB

those seats look really far out the back window though??

like that hard cover.

Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on February 28, 2013, 09:14:57 AM
Thanks mate, they are at their furthest setting to allow access to the dash. Can get a 6"6' person in there with the little parcel shelf out.
My short legs need the seat at its most forward setting.  ;D

The hard cover timber is being recessed further so that it sits flush with the metal. Should look really neat when done!

Cheers
JB

 


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on March 08, 2013, 06:34:22 AM
Having a look at the bonnet Nes sold me a few years ago... A dodgy one!  :P :P Needed some love as it was flexing.

Couple of spot welds had cracked, and after 50 odd years the rubber sealant had gone... Lucky we did as there was hidden rust underneath that need looking at as well.

Wipers installed to see if they will snag on the A/C and the computer.

Then the clutch set up.  ;D

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Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FATBOY on March 08, 2013, 06:56:51 PM
looking good jase ill have to up load some pis of my moon ute
regards fat


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fe350chev on March 17, 2013, 11:47:29 PM
I love the "red outs" lol. Mine are coming along slowly due to establishing new shed/house etc.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on April 15, 2013, 06:36:52 PM
Been a little while since I got some photos, the clutch set up has been done and the wipers have been redone as the original set up fouled where the A/C needed to be.
The timber on the hard top was lowered and now just needs to get covered with fabric.
Brake lines done this week and the A/C done next Monday.
Hopefully back to the paint shop not long after that to look a bit more special!

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Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on April 22, 2013, 01:11:51 PM
Came to Aus to look at the state titles on the weekend! Some very nice cars there! Well done to Jack, Brett, and new member Glen on getting their cars on the road... They all look fantastic!

While here I got some more updated shots of the ute.

Hard top just needs to be covered now with Fabric, brake lines, clutch line, power steering hoses and Air cond getting hooked up today.

A/C is behind the glovebox, have used a wiper motor from a mini and is working well.

Love the work Cory has done for me, and it goes to paint tomorrow.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/F07BF62D-6CB9-4E8B-84DE-ACDEF61FFA24-299-00000012BE2FBF9C_zps88afa4c8.jpg) ($2)

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(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/10DA857C-C451-43CA-9E8F-5539C1900948-299-00000012EBA54B85_zpse57303ca.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/3A0ACEB9-1C12-4201-A3E6-74F66A88C054-299-00000012FDDB06DA_zps3651abc8-1.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/F12A8A1D-E33C-4254-A970-C6F29146803D-299-00000012D5B2D39D_zps3a490bd5.jpg) ($2)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: brett_f on April 22, 2013, 02:09:51 PM
JB, getting there now mate. Wont be the same car when painted. Was good to put a face to the name yesterday. Sorry i couldnt stay and talk longer. If you need anything let me know. Brett


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fink on April 22, 2013, 02:33:20 PM
Heez not as pretty as me,hey Brett,lol ? ;D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: brett_f on April 22, 2013, 02:36:26 PM
Dont make me go there HA HA
Brett


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FC_fer_me on April 22, 2013, 07:47:13 PM
Good to catch up yesterday JB, Just thinking more about the front end and realised your putting an 8 in yours. Mate of mine has the same front end in a HR with a injected 5L and he is running 7 inch shocks with 8 inch springs and gives it a good ride height. Might be something worth considering. Cheers, Jack


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: sexyfc on April 22, 2013, 08:50:31 PM
Lot of thought gone into your beast!! Good work bud..


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on April 24, 2013, 10:04:24 AM
Just been sent some more today...

Hey Pedro... It's off to the painters!  ;D

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/IMG_0124_zpsd2b1eea9.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/IMG_0127_zpsf219ff13.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/IMG_0129_zps1269e15b.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/IMG_0128_zps353cb9a8.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/IMG_0134_zps06a27ef3.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/IMG_0130_zpsb878809b.jpg) ($2)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on April 24, 2013, 10:17:27 AM
I like the modern take on the instrument surround, JB  8)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: zulu on April 24, 2013, 10:40:40 AM

What a great idea to increase the under dash area, lookin good


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: pedro on April 24, 2013, 02:13:16 PM
Quote
Hey Pedro... It's off to the painters!

B******, ahead of me again, you'd better stay away a bit longer and give me time to catch up ;) ;D
                 Pedro


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on April 24, 2013, 05:16:41 PM
It will slow down a bit after the painters mate... Have to pay off the bills first!  :-\


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: GM on April 24, 2013, 07:57:04 PM
I've got a lazy $50 Jason, any help?.............................................................. :D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on April 24, 2013, 08:26:58 PM
Every little bit helps!  ;D ;D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on May 10, 2013, 06:30:27 AM
Nice gap between the dash and door.

Had to change the springs on the back... They had sagged over 12 months even though the car hadn't been used!
This will be the approximate ride height. Am putting on 17's and there is another 110 liters to go into the fuel tank.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zps2a36c4ee.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zpsae96b473.jpg) ($2)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on May 10, 2013, 08:41:44 AM
Hey JB you may have to change your name from fevanv6 like the rest of us cool kids...


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on May 10, 2013, 10:34:00 AM
Just for you NES


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on May 10, 2013, 12:32:01 PM
Just for you NES

Was kinda hoping for "DashStretcher" or at least "FeUteV8"


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: brett_f on May 10, 2013, 01:05:17 PM
you guys crack me up. Brett


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: pedro on May 10, 2013, 03:37:48 PM
Quote
"DashStretcher"

 ;D ;D ;D
      Pedro


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on May 11, 2013, 02:57:30 PM
ABS lines run today, just 2 more long lines to run and it will stop!  ;D
Clutch line will get done as well.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zps842e3d42.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zpsfcbad46c.jpg) ($2)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on May 11, 2013, 03:14:16 PM
Where is the Cruise control module going to go? Your ABS unit is where mine is going and my row of fuses is squeezed in after that with barely enough room for the air con compressor.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on May 11, 2013, 06:47:35 PM
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DSC04065.jpg) ($2)

I haven't got a photo of it in position mate, but it fits under the air cleaner and next to the alternator. Tight fit, but works.
Cheers.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on May 21, 2013, 07:51:45 PM
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zps95170838.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zps960ebf4e.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zps9564838d.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zpsc374ec4e.jpg) ($2)


(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zps036bb04b.jpg) ($2)

Cowl vent area smoothed, tailgate and instrument surround in primer, and the glovebox painted.
Getting closer every day!


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: GOA350 on May 22, 2013, 09:14:06 PM
This workshop is not your typical Panel beating workshop, most workshops get you to have your car delivered then strip it, then in 12 months time decide to start to do some work on it. At least with yours there is always something getting done to it, and slowly you are getting closer to the end.
Well done and keep up the good work Deano.
 Cheers Scotty


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on June 02, 2013, 06:07:27 PM
Some more snap shots from the last 3 weeks...

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/null_zps2bc74b94.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/null_zps5d656e0c.jpg)[/URL

[URL=http://s5.photobucket.com/user/Fevanv6/media/null_zps08a7e0ac.jpg.html](http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/null_zps08a7e0ac.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/null_zpse1c0a00e.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/null_zps0a9ef333.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/null_zps9ba6f6a9.jpg) ($2)





Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on June 02, 2013, 06:22:51 PM
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/null_zps58583f3e.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/null_zps53629bb2.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/null_zps1fbdcd61.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/image_zpse482eace.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/image_zps743abfb1.jpg) ($2)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on June 02, 2013, 06:25:27 PM
Rub rub rub rub rub rub rub better your panel beater rubbing than you..


Looks fantastic..


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on June 02, 2013, 06:30:56 PM
Thanks, he was trying to get sympathy and sent me a photo of his bleeding fingers... Then he sent me the bill!

Some colour shots of the interior next week.  ;D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fe350chev on June 02, 2013, 06:47:34 PM
Looks so cool that colour. What colour is it again? Hey, look at the fifth pic. U didn't happen to be laying in the back of the Ute by any chance  :D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on June 02, 2013, 06:52:08 PM
Wish I was there to see it in person... My brother says its better and smoother in the flesh!

Colour is Valencia Orange from BMW

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCV08 on June 02, 2013, 06:53:29 PM
That is looking good JB.

Keep them photos coming.

Cheers

Craig


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FATBOY on June 02, 2013, 08:08:09 PM
JB looking sweet better get into my ute this week

regards fatboy


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: pedro on June 03, 2013, 09:36:51 AM
Quote
Thanks, he was trying to get sympathy and sent me a photo of his bleeding fingers... Then he sent me the bill!

And now you're bleeding from the wallet ;D ;D, looking flash JB they look so much better once they are in primer and all the same colour, looks like you're still ahead of me too :P
  Pedro     


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ed on June 03, 2013, 10:07:30 AM
looks great JB.. looks nicely tied together in one colour.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fe350chev on June 03, 2013, 03:19:22 PM
You inspired me to choose my colour today  ;).  Tossing up 1st preference, "Azure Grey" (Suzuki but similar to a VS acclaim colour) or Barbados Blue (Vz). No two tone.

https://www.google.com.au/#biw=1920&bih=908&sclient=psy-ab&q=azure+grey+colour+paint&oq=azure+grey+colour+paint&gs_l=hp.3...104984.111803.0.112011.23.20.0.3.3.0.819.5320.2-9j2j3j0j1.15.0...0.0...1c.1.15.psy-ab.JDxCgdiVgMQ&pbx=1&fp=1&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&cad=b


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FC_fer_me on June 03, 2013, 05:19:03 PM
Looking good JB, once you get the paint on it really starts to come together. Hope you get it all up and running for Tassie. Cheers, Jack


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: brett_f on June 03, 2013, 06:20:52 PM
JB, Cant wait to see it finished. Doing a great job mate.
Brett


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fe350chev on June 03, 2013, 07:04:50 PM
I am now thinking of doing some of my drivetrain in that orange.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on June 03, 2013, 07:39:13 PM
Thanks guys, although not really my doing, just my funding!

Can't wait to see it in all it's glory either!

Cheers
JB

Oh, Pedro... Don't worry I think you have me... No chrome done yet, and I have let the money tree recover.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fe350chev on June 03, 2013, 10:23:42 PM
I suppose if everyone posts something every day, it will make it go slower for you  :'( so I will refrain until i see something spectacular, which I am sure it will be  :o


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: pedro on June 05, 2013, 09:08:12 AM
Yeah unfortunately the finances part is what slows us all down, Pete's catching up fast too JB, looks like it might be a three car race now ;)
    Pedro


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: sexyfc on June 05, 2013, 08:09:29 PM
Looking really good mate!!! I like the vents in the dash idea.

Cheers
John


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on June 05, 2013, 08:19:22 PM
Ill be slowing up soon.  cash flow too...


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fe350chev on June 05, 2013, 09:12:08 PM
JB can you comment on my question on my Breton Blue thread. Does the Chardy or the gold go with the Azure colour do you think. I think the Gold goes with Azure but you may know of others I could try.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on June 06, 2013, 08:40:26 PM
Tomorrow colour....

Here

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zpsbc06cfc3.jpg) ($2)

Here

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zpse9b148a4.jpg) ($2)

And here!

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zpsaba66d1d.jpg) ($2)

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: brett_f on June 06, 2013, 08:48:36 PM
Little bit at a time mate. The puzzle is becoming clearer. brett


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fe350chev on June 06, 2013, 08:48:48 PM
BIT EXCITED THERE BOY  ;D, couldn't even hold the camera steady.

Ooooh, i can't wait, but make sure you let the paint dry a bit to get the final colour before posting. If ya can, assuming it's 2 pak, can ya show us the base coat stage then final stage. :-*


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on June 07, 2013, 07:08:20 AM
I am 2500km's away, can only show you what I get unfortunately.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: pedro on June 07, 2013, 02:28:43 PM
Looking forward to seeing that colour go on JB, but not as much as you i bet 8) 8)
   Pedro


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on June 08, 2013, 08:08:47 PM
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zps150873a5.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zpsf56cbb6d.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zps962c6952.jpg) ($2)



Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on June 08, 2013, 08:27:08 PM
Shiny  ;D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on June 08, 2013, 08:35:13 PM
It's definitely orange.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Crumpsnr on June 08, 2013, 08:42:12 PM
How many beers did you have before masking the tray area? ;D
Nice finish on the paint BTW. Can't wait to see the full effect. Martyn


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fe350chev on June 09, 2013, 12:01:58 AM
Wow, too good to put stuff in the back. Soooo shiny...mmmmm


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: customFC on June 09, 2013, 12:51:07 AM
Looking good.
Can't wait to see what that colour looks like on the outside.
Regards
Alex


Title: Re: Re: 365 days...
Post by: DN2168 on June 09, 2013, 11:44:36 AM
Saweeet.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on June 11, 2013, 09:32:09 PM
Dino went a had a look today... Took some more photos

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zps6bdda7c3.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zpsa599578b.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zps6519da12.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zps6631ec07.jpg) ($2)

Slowing down on it for a few weeks so more photos when I have them


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Crumpsnr on June 11, 2013, 09:45:53 PM
That's gonna look magic in the sunlight. Very nice!


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fe350chev on June 11, 2013, 10:09:30 PM
 8)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fcwrangler on June 11, 2013, 11:08:09 PM
Awsome paint, that  is really gunna stand out. This will be one sweet ute when finished, bet you can't wait.
Jim


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: pedro on June 12, 2013, 09:40:22 AM
MMMMMM shiny, that colour is going to look shit hot when it's all done and back together JB.
    Pedro


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on June 12, 2013, 09:41:27 AM
The chrome will make it POP





Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fe350chev on June 12, 2013, 10:41:54 AM
There will be a fair bit of Popping going on i'd say cos we have been anticipating and hangin' out so long for the final body reveal


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: brett_f on June 30, 2013, 11:54:07 AM
Come on JB, Where is an update. Starting to get withdrawal symptons. You and pete are teasing us all haha. regards Brett


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on June 30, 2013, 12:22:46 PM
JB and Pete are reloading there bank accounts, ;D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on June 30, 2013, 09:04:23 PM
Not much to show really... They were having trouble with the gaps on the bonnet but have it all sorted now... Am expecting it to be done within the next couple of weeks.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zps553653a4.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zps256c4e08.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zps89eca247.jpg) ($2)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: VAN059 on June 30, 2013, 10:09:35 PM
Lookin good mate, inspiration to all!


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: pedro on July 01, 2013, 03:02:00 PM
Getting close now JB.
  Pedro


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ed on July 01, 2013, 03:28:53 PM
looking good JB



Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: GOA350 on July 02, 2013, 10:56:52 AM
I Have a Speed Boat this colour


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: pedro on July 02, 2013, 12:08:33 PM
Speaking of post name changes i think you must be overdue JB, you're a little past 365 days i just calculated you're up to approx. 1607 days now ;)
  Pedro


Title: Re: 3650 days...
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on July 02, 2013, 01:09:43 PM
Maybe 365 Days ++++++++      ;D


Don't want to be to negative and say 2000 Days


Regards

Wayne b



Title: Re: 3650 days...
Post by: JB on July 02, 2013, 01:21:32 PM
Does that for you all? 😘


Title: Re: 3650 days...
Post by: NES304 on July 02, 2013, 02:33:21 PM
Does that for you all?
Bahahahahahahaah


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on July 02, 2013, 02:36:34 PM
Yep that's fixed it and some wriggle room, just in case.

Regards

Wayne b



Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fe350chev on July 03, 2013, 06:01:38 PM
Better get a wriggle on then  :-X


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on August 10, 2013, 08:52:38 AM
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zpsc0ae1d03.jpg) ($2)

Hey Brett, it's all I have to show mate.... Painter was having trouble aligning gaps in the front, so sent back to the metal doctor to make right before finishing the paint.

But the air cond has been fitted and piped up while back there so hopefully the dash will be back together soon.

I am back in Melbourne next weekend to do my tax and was hoping to get a look at finished colour myself.. But not to be.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: brett_f on August 10, 2013, 10:22:01 AM
JB, Cant remember how many times my car was on a tilt trailer. Back and forth here and there. I think it has done more mileage on the back of a tow truck than actual driving. strange how all tow truck operators look the same from behind. Haha. Dont worry mate it wil get there and it will all be worth it. Brett


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: brett_f on September 17, 2013, 08:06:00 AM
Any progress JB. Summer is coming.
Brett


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on September 18, 2013, 06:37:15 PM
Hi Brett,

There has been progress, albeit slow... but you don't really need to see a couple of photos of door with a little bog on them... so here is a bonnet with some bog on it lol.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zps160c4998.jpg) ($2)

Should be all in primer next week... Colour shots hopefully in 3 weeks... Home Mid october... well at my brothers anyway...

Driving test at the start of November so engineer can do final... then it can sit for a bit... probably do the chrome after that.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: brett_f on September 18, 2013, 09:02:10 PM
Every little bit is a step closer mate.
brett


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on September 26, 2013, 05:56:51 PM
Latest news
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_1312_zpsadcaf376.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_1313_zps64b65b81.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_1308_zps4e5f2ef0.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_1309_zpsbbfff17c.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_1314_zps5142f101.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_1316_zps4c8af005.jpg) ($2)

Bit more rubbing, then colour on the edges then hopefully...


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: brett_f on September 26, 2013, 07:31:26 PM
Alright. Now some progress. Keep your chin up mate. brett


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on September 27, 2013, 12:17:41 AM
At least it's one colour now!!!


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on September 27, 2013, 07:17:57 AM
Looks ok in cream... Maybe just tell them to put some clear on and it's done.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on September 27, 2013, 08:01:20 AM
Getting exciting


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ed on September 27, 2013, 09:07:29 AM
 
:o  nice progress!  8)



Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FC_fer_me on September 28, 2013, 11:56:40 AM
Looking good JB. Always find when the paint goes on it starts to get exciting, you can see the end drawing closer. Keep up the good work, Cheers, Jack


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: DN2168 on September 28, 2013, 01:33:49 PM
Not long now  ;D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: pedro on October 01, 2013, 02:28:19 PM
Looks so much better in the one colour JB, better get my arse into gear you're catching up again.  ;)
   Pedro


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 01, 2013, 09:06:35 PM
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zps12709a77.jpg) ($2)




Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCV08 on October 01, 2013, 10:38:07 PM
Looking good JB.

How long before the colour goes on.

Regards

Craig D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 02, 2013, 05:16:35 AM
Hopefully next week... Getting closer by the day I guess.

I am further away from it in NZ than most of the forum, so just have to rely on the pics that I get.

My brother is doing quality control though, which means a lot to me.

Cheers


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCV08 on October 02, 2013, 10:08:52 PM
Mate it is such a great build and it is exciting waiting to see the final colour on.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 14, 2013, 08:04:48 PM
Little bit more colour...


(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zps833a8fd0.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zpsd75e40e0.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zps7517a2e1.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zpsc93643e5.jpg) ($2)




Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ed on October 15, 2013, 08:51:34 AM
getting closer!


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: pedro on October 15, 2013, 02:46:13 PM
Mmmmm shiny.
   Pedro


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 17, 2013, 06:23:25 PM
Squirters...


(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zpsa472b30e.jpg) ($2)




Title: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on October 17, 2013, 08:28:29 PM
I saw a movie with that title once ....

Good work, engineer require the water?


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: brett_f on October 17, 2013, 08:43:41 PM
Ha ha, good one ness
Brett


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 18, 2013, 06:47:12 AM
No mate it's a JB requirement.

Door jams and underside of bonnet painted today... Fit up on Monday... Final rub and paint!!

Can't wait!


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: pedro on October 18, 2013, 01:41:32 PM
Getting exciting.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
   Pedro


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: ridgey_didge on October 18, 2013, 04:47:12 PM
Its Spring, and all the projects are coming out from their Winter hibernation with fresh colour and looking very special.

I could have posted that on several different project threads - there is certainly plenty to keep us all interested and excited about at the moment.

I hope to see this and many other of the projects in the flesh (metal?) some day.

Cheers
David


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 19, 2013, 07:17:35 PM
Glass bonnet...


(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zpsf94c8a4b.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zps7db256b0.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zps2dbb4974.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zps8232d5d5.jpg) ($2)

Very happy with the results so far... Fit up, rub back on Monday...
Hopefully have some nice shots by Wednesday.




Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on October 19, 2013, 07:57:37 PM
JB the colour is starting to look very cool. Cannot wait to see it complete.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 21, 2013, 01:38:50 PM
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zpsbd6553ed.jpg) ($2)


(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zps2a0721e6.jpg) ($2)


(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zps5aeb9c2e.jpg) ($2)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCV08 on October 21, 2013, 01:58:22 PM
Stop teasing JB  ;) ;)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCV08 on October 21, 2013, 02:25:13 PM
JB Can you ask him how much for the bonnet in the background. I am chasing a straight one and it looks perfect. ;D ;D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 21, 2013, 02:55:20 PM
No other FE FC's at that shop... And you can't have my orange one lol


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCV08 on October 21, 2013, 02:56:33 PM
JB

I have an FJ ute as well. ;D

BTW cant wait to see the final colour :o :o


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: brett_f on October 21, 2013, 05:16:02 PM
JB,
You must be so excited. It looks like its nearly ready for the outside paint to be applied. Still wont look the part until the wheels trims and windows are in but hey, that is only a formality. You don't have to rely on anyone but yourself for that. I can see plenty of beer o'clock times coming up.
Regards Brett


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on November 01, 2013, 06:47:16 PM
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zps59ab55a7.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zps6dac052d.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zpsbe28d24f.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zpsa6be0aba.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zps3e7b7883.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zps116ab56c.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zpsb4ea9a3a.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zpsf9c4c9e0.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zps76fd6108.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zpsb24027aa.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zpsb3f90b58.jpg) ($2)




Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on November 01, 2013, 07:48:13 PM
Shiny

Looks super straight.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on November 01, 2013, 08:07:40 PM
Haven't seen it yet, but does look straight and I know that he has put a lot of work into it.

I get to see it next week, and maybe get to put some of it back together for the last time.

Will get some more after the paint hardens, and maybe in the sunlight.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on November 01, 2013, 09:27:44 PM
2pac?


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCV08 on November 01, 2013, 09:45:31 PM
JB

That looks magic.

Regards

Craig D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: customFC on November 01, 2013, 10:01:01 PM
Looks killer!!
Regards
Alex


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on November 01, 2013, 10:48:31 PM
Fantastic.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on November 02, 2013, 06:11:40 AM
Nice colour - looks great!  8) 8) 8)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FC_fer_me on November 02, 2013, 11:44:13 AM
Looking great JB, nice colour, reminds me of the old Dominator metal flake paint from the late 70's. Hope you make it to Tassie, Cheers, Jack


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on November 02, 2013, 01:16:26 PM
One side buffed up...

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zps29f694f0.jpg) ($2)

Will look great with a little bling back on it!


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on November 02, 2013, 03:03:13 PM
Niiiiiiiiiiiiiice!!!


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: BETTY on November 03, 2013, 12:50:30 PM
Looks great!!... I love this stage


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: brett_f on November 03, 2013, 01:44:56 PM
JB,
Looking great mate.What a xmas present putting it all back together.
Brett


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on November 03, 2013, 02:52:10 PM
Christmas at your shed would be good a nice big piece of carpet fully stocked beer fridge and assemble away.


Pete


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on November 03, 2013, 03:37:22 PM
I wish!!! My Xmas I will be back at home in New Zealand.

But my brother has the beer fridge and it will be on carpet.

I get 4 days on it from this Wednesday... And that's the last time I will be back in Aus this year.



Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCV08 on November 03, 2013, 09:41:15 PM
JB

You gotta be apply with that finish ;) ;) ;D

Can't wait for it to be back together.

BTW give yourself the time to read back through your thread.
I read it a couple of months back and it was very interesting to say the least  :D :D

Cheers
Craig D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on November 04, 2013, 10:08:48 AM
Thanks Craig,

I did that a few months ago as well... Takes a few hours to get through it all...

Fair bit to go yet!!

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on November 05, 2013, 07:30:50 AM
Although by the look of the negative feed back Craig, someone doesn't find it interesting at all.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCV08 on November 05, 2013, 09:31:02 AM
JB

Must be a very boring or self centred forum member :D :D.

Anyway mate I did enjoy the read and would be good to meet up some day.  ;)

IMHO the ability to tag something as a negative or positive based on the individual reader's opinion is just that.

Any comment made can be read in many different contexts depending on the mood or personality of the individual making the view.

I believe it should be removed and I do know this has been discussed before somewhere on the forum.

Cheers

Craig D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ed on November 05, 2013, 09:38:35 AM

Stunning JB  :) :)


Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on November 05, 2013, 02:35:02 PM
Hi JB
Are you running stock commodore front brake lines ?
I cut these for mine today if you need some send me a msg
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/05/3utavebu.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/05/gyduhuzu.jpg)

Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on November 05, 2013, 08:31:54 PM
The bracket looks awesome... I will have a look tomorrow and see what the brake guy has done and let you know.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fink on November 05, 2013, 08:34:29 PM
Too good Jase!can't wait for the chrome and trim to go in,a cream leather maybe? well done,Gaz!   8)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: brett_f on November 05, 2013, 08:39:13 PM
Negative feed back? That is s**t. Let me say if someone has gone down the path that you have JB and they don't like it because it is not the "norm", bad luck i say. Yes they may only like "restored" unmodified cars and that's fine. Everyone has an opinion. Your workmanship is second to none (well close to FCRB26). That doesn't give them the right to supply negative feedback. Yes by all means don't like it, but don't leave negative feedback because your a d**kh**d. Look at all the posts. That shows all of us us (99%) love the work you and others are doing. My two bobs worth.
Brett


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on November 05, 2013, 08:41:04 PM
Thanks Gaz,

Was looking at a leather called Tabacco for the colour... It's more tan than cream as I will use the car most days it will hide the wear better I think.

Can't go grey cause Stinky doesn't like it  :P

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on November 05, 2013, 08:50:21 PM
No Brett, it's all good... Can't get fired up if someone doesn't like what I am doing.
Yeah negative feedback on a comment isn't so nice, but hey I have been on the forum for over 10 years now and everyone that I have had contact with has been excellent to me.
Proud to be part of such a forum and a collective group from all over the country that put their time into their card and this forum to make it what it is.
With my build I have just tried to show what exactly is involved every step of the way... It just may a little too detailed, I don't know. But I'm going to keep it up until it's done and I can change it over to the finished cars
section.
Hopefully the majority will like it.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: stinky on November 05, 2013, 09:01:36 PM
Can't go grey cause Stinky doesn't like it  :P

Bloody Hell! Who made me the fashion police!  :P






............ Grey interiors do suck balls though  ;D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on November 05, 2013, 09:11:54 PM
Hahahaha... You did!  ;D ;D ;D



Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on November 05, 2013, 09:46:43 PM
Negative feed back? That is s**t. Let me say if someone has gone down the path that you have JB and they don't like it because it is not the "norm", bad luck i say. Yes they may only like "restored" unmodified cars and that's fine. Everyone has an opinion. Your workmanship is second to none (well close to FCRB26). That doesn't give them the right to supply negative feedback. Yes by all means don't like it, but don't leave negative feedback because your a d**kh**d. Look at all the posts. That shows all of us us (99%) love the work you and others are doing. My two bobs worth.
Brett
I must be living under a rock. What the hell happened? How do you leave negative feedback?


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCV08 on November 05, 2013, 10:34:01 PM
JB

I noticed the negative has been removed from my comment.

Keep dem posts coming.

Cheers

Craig D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on November 06, 2013, 10:31:46 AM
I must not have a setting right i have never seen feedback listed anywhere  ???

lucky i dont give 2 shits what people think about me or my comments :D

The best interior i have seen in my opinion is

 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=555530477834896&set=pb.242945185760095.-2207520000.1383694041.&type=3&theater
theres another one i cant find Alex green ek ute the one with VK injection ?



Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCV08 on November 06, 2013, 11:31:33 AM
Pete

You can see I just voted your post up  ;) ;)

Regards

Craig


Title: Re: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on November 06, 2013, 12:12:30 PM
Sorry I meant charles alexanders ek ute nicest interior I have seen (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/06/abatu4ab.jpg)

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Title: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on November 06, 2013, 08:37:18 PM
I know it is possible in tapatalk but not tapatalk pro on this forum (feedback that is)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on November 06, 2013, 08:53:32 PM
im using boring old net and cant see it ?

tapatalk is shitting me but keeps shutting down "force close "


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Chuck on November 09, 2013, 09:20:51 AM
That’s one hell of a compliment especially coming from Pete M!  Thanks mate  ;D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on November 09, 2013, 09:35:04 AM
That’s one hell of a compliment especially coming from Pete M!  Thanks mate  ;D
VT HSV seats?


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Chuck on November 09, 2013, 09:52:17 AM
Near enough, they are VX seats.  I removed the runners and made rigid frames to sit then right down in the cabin with the top of the seat back roughly level with the parcel shelf.  I don’t like it when the head rests end up filling the rear window.  It means they are fixed in position but for my height and being a ute it’s perfect for me.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: sexyfc on November 09, 2013, 03:15:49 PM
Looking great! love seeing freshly painted old girls!!


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on November 09, 2013, 03:48:11 PM
See JB this is what happens when you don't keep photos coming. The thread gets hijacked!!
Better pull my head out and do some of my own  :-*


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: hsv-001 on November 09, 2013, 05:08:06 PM
Can someone direct me to this person who is complaining about these cars under construction posts being too detailed . I'm on here for the detail . That's what its about . My old car suits me and if I want to go to a show I will .I don't get any trophies but lots of people still look at it . I can tow a load of rubbish to the local tip or drag a car trailer around, or I can park it at woollies and not stress over door dents . Everyone builds their car the way they want to and over time the way its used reflects in or on the car and that's interesting .Cheers


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on November 10, 2013, 07:45:30 PM
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zpse157cd97.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zps86a7f760.jpg) ($2)

So after having a look at the ute... I come away after 4 days a lot frustrated.

Paint job was fantastic, but not all was completed by the fabricator before it was handed over, so now have a list of jobs to do for the painter to repair/finish and then paint again.
After being away for 12 months and not able to project manage, leaving it all up to others to do things has its downfall. Being nuts and bolts purchased new either missing or damaged. Nicks or scratches in new paint when others come to fit things like brake lines and air cond. so not picked up and no one I to blame... I hate no pride or respect for other trades.
So all that was achieved in 4 days was to shorten the steering column, get the engine going again, clean the inside of the car from wet rubbing of the paint, and fit the wipers... Plus notes.
Still can't wait to get into my brothers to stop the boats bills and take back control of the work that gets done!

The photos of the hinges above... They were flogged out, Dino has started the quality control, taking the rusty pins out and will weld in new ones for me and then they can get painted.
He will also get the new front springs to set the ride height and the guards can be put back on and gapped.

Rant over...
Cheers


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on November 10, 2013, 07:52:43 PM
 >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

Here's my angry faces for you. Must be a pain in the backside to find all that.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCV08 on November 10, 2013, 08:14:12 PM
JB

I to ran into this and still have some things to sort.

My problem is the guy who did the work has now moved back to Sydney so I am sorting through the issues with another painter.

Keep up the momentum.  ;)

Regards

Craig D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on November 12, 2013, 12:03:21 PM
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zpse505999c.jpg) ($2)

Hinges fixed...


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: pedro on November 12, 2013, 06:11:42 PM
Looking good JB, don't worry about what the loser who gave you the minus you can't please everyone and there are plenty of people on here who love your build and the amount of time and effort you have put into getting it right.
   Pedro


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FC_fer_me on November 12, 2013, 07:44:00 PM
Starting to come together JB, how did you go with the front end?, were the springs you got off me any good? Keep the updates coming , love em!. Cheers, Jack


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on November 12, 2013, 10:41:54 PM
Hey Jack,

Still sorting the springs out, but the shockies that I got off you seem to be the correct length.
I had 250lb springs on them but were coil bound, so have sent them away to confirm the setting then most likely go to 340lb springs.
Hopefully that will sort it.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FC_fer_me on November 13, 2013, 09:22:58 PM
My mistake JB, yes it was shocks you got off me not springs. I am running 500lb springs on mine so I reckon you might need about 550lb springs. It is a bit of trial and error to get the right height. Best of luck, Jack.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fe350chev on November 17, 2013, 04:53:01 PM
My son Corey (11) loves the paint colour JB. He wanted me to do mine that colour now, but I have already just picked the colour!


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on December 07, 2013, 09:41:27 AM
So its been nearly a month already since I have been to the car and we... I should say Dino has ben running around trying to get the front shocks sorted to have the front wheels able to clear the guard.
Started out with the front springs which were coil bound as they were not strong enough to hold the weight of the new engine, and the shocks supplied with the front end not having enough travel to wind the car up far enough for the wheels to clear the guards.
The springs had 250lb written on them, but after getting them tested they came in at under 200lb.
The next lot of springs we got were 340lb but still not enough travel to raise the car enough, and in the process found that 1 of the Avo Pro shocks was leaking.
next step was to see if they could get reconditioned, and promptly found that no one was willing to touch the English brand. Except McDonald Bros. But the cost of reconditioning to a new pair was weighed up and decided to go with the QA1 shocks and set up with 400lb springs each side.
Credit goes to Dino here as he must have spent over 16 hours on the road running back and fourth between Bacchus Marsh, Hillside and Thomastown after each time he found that the set up was again wrong... All of this for what should have been a simple process!!
So end result is this... plus another month of dust on the car at the panel beaters.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zps27d36e9b.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zpsd0eba757.jpg) ($2)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fe350chev on December 07, 2013, 12:55:25 PM
Great that you got that sorted. All the head f#$ks won't matter one day when your cruising in the warm wind of a summer night inj your cool 50's machine.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: brett_f on December 07, 2013, 05:10:05 PM
JB, You all know what i think about McDonald bros from earlier posts.i tell you i went back to them recently as the back seemed to bottom out on moderate bumps. They got me to check heights and where the shocks were positioned. Everything was ok. They told me to take out the shocks (qa1) and let them have a look at them. Well when i pulled them out the springs had i think 180 lbs written on them and i pulled out my receipt which said i paid for 25o lbs springs. They didnt know what to say. They told me they would have them reset to 250 lbs. Well they are better but still bottom out. Wouldnt be surprised if they are still softer than what they should be.
Brett


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on December 07, 2013, 09:13:44 PM
Just ended up with the shocks from McDonald's, the springs I had already started with before we found out about the leaking Avo pro.

Cheers


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on February 28, 2014, 07:31:30 PM
So after many delays the car is finally painted, and I have been told... Finished.
Looks like it will be finally at my brothers house after early 2 years in the panel and paint shop... Excited? Not really, relieved yes! Now we can find out what pieces are missing, which bolts have been misplaced.
Here are a few photos my brother took today, will put some more up when it arrives at his house.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/c9c5e4de29bbe193e33787d26fba152e_zps6b917300.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/92c4adf1353386f4c15083bcad421dbe_zps2f983139.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/04110bc0e66dc108d763efc0d833e6b6_zpsb03418a4.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/fe72bd512d3ee2e06d7033db053be2be_zps74351ca4.jpg)

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ole on February 28, 2014, 07:49:01 PM
Looking good JB. Funny how the enthusiasm ebbs and flows. I'm  at a similar place at the moment. Hopefully when you are reunited it will reignite the passion.
Regards Ole


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Crumpsnr on February 28, 2014, 09:06:37 PM
Having just gone through some of the earlier posts in this thread, I'll throw my 2 bobs in and say I appreciate the level of detail that's recorded by others doing builds. The more info the better! I might not always see something done the way I'd do it to my own car but I can certainly appreciate the effort and skill that goes into the work people show on here.  I wouldn't want everyone to do a car the way I'm doing mine. Who would I get ideas from then?!! This is a great build and I'm enjoying it come together. All the best for finding those missing bits! Martyn  :)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on February 28, 2014, 11:34:16 PM
Bout time!


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: customFC on February 28, 2014, 11:46:10 PM
Amazing ute.
I hope to get the chance to see your creation when complete.
Regards
Alex


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: DJ on March 01, 2014, 12:34:06 AM
Looks great. I can relate to finding the missing parts next. I discovered that after a few years, bits & piece seemed to go missing no matter how well I labelled & stored everything. They were normally the rarest small items that drive you nuts & cost heaps. Hope you do OK gathering it all together. Look forward to seeing further progress.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: brett_f on March 02, 2014, 08:11:06 AM
JB, Hope your feeling excited now. Like we all know it is going to be worth the wait. Regards Brett


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCV08 on March 03, 2014, 08:42:38 PM
JB

That colour looks fantastic.
Thanks for the update.

Cheers

Craig D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on March 04, 2014, 03:27:26 PM
First time I have seen the tailgate on and done... Looks ok frm NZ

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/c8a953798bedd5a896e9c84ca61a2eb6_zps8821bc53.jpg)

Air con piped up

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/166003755f27ceca3cf6dfeffe6fd8b0_zps5db8767c.jpg)



Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Stewy on March 04, 2014, 04:16:37 PM
Looking Fantastic JB. Such a nice looking rear end.
Must be no fun being so far away. Bet you can't wait.

Cheers Stewy   8)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on March 04, 2014, 04:44:23 PM
Tailgate looks awesome!
How the hell does the pipes work there?
Where's the under dash unit?


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on March 04, 2014, 04:58:46 PM
Am happy with the way the tailgate came out and the look of the hinges without bolts.

Air con unit is behind the glove box so pipes go behind everything to it that way.

Haven't got a photo of it...

Cheers


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: GM on March 04, 2014, 05:11:12 PM
Looking real nice


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on March 07, 2014, 07:08:48 PM
Well today has been a long time coming...

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/daffa9c906dd276c5d12979d534d7b80_zpsb0123391.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/f052a04a8eed34c33bbeeaa04273b34f_zps93d6f8aa.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/863e1516addd8ba5c91155fbc13323fa_zps4634c5f8.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/4df43742d15e5568b72d2e1eb18e8fea_zpsfdc0a159.jpg)

Didn't take long for a joker to threaten to key it! My brothers boss!

From all reports, it's straight and a good paint job so will be good to see it in the flesh!! Yes the excitement has returned somewhat.

Cheers


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: GM on March 07, 2014, 07:17:14 PM
Looks very very nice,  will look even better with the chrome back on


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on March 08, 2014, 07:39:04 AM
Beautiful colour!


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: DJ on March 08, 2014, 12:06:13 PM
It is a beautiful colour. I had a HQ SS repainted a similar shade. It picked up all the changes in the light throughout the day & glowed as the sun set.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: GOA350 on March 08, 2014, 02:20:03 PM
One word, DELICIOUS


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fcwrangler on March 08, 2014, 02:52:01 PM
You have to be happy with the way the ute has finished up, if it looks half as good in real life as it dose in the photo's then it will be spectacular. The colour really suits the ute and shows off the shape just right, I bet you can't wait to get back into it and finish it off.
Jim


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ed on March 10, 2014, 10:52:08 AM
Looking great JB!  nice


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on March 11, 2014, 02:39:36 PM
Thanks for the nice comments, next I have to find some time to go over and see it in the flesh and work out what is what.
I need to move the diff back by 25mm so that will be first priority so that we can get the tail shaft made and the peer steering lines done so that we can bleed all of the systems and get it mobile under its own steam.
Then bits and  pieces like wiring the lights and wipers so that he A/C unit can be fitted under the dash.
Still a fair while away and there isn't really any hurry as I will be in NZ for another couple of years yet.
Worked out what 365 days meant too... Every time is goes somewhere to get something done, that how long until I get it back again. Paint and panel... 2 years.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: pedro on March 12, 2014, 07:06:30 PM
The paint looks awesome JB, they did a great job on getting it straight  8) 8), unfortunately unless you start working 24 hrs. a day on the old girl the race is all but over lol, mine should be pretty well complete in another week and a half,  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D i've been working flat out to get her finished as a mate is having a car show which gave me a deadline as he wants the old girl in it.
   Pedro


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on March 12, 2014, 10:05:42 PM
 ;D that's awesome mate... Happy that it will be on the road with you in it mate. Can't wait tosee more of your completed photos!
Hope it all comes together smoothly.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on March 14, 2014, 12:23:52 PM
Question... Quarter vent windows... Is it better to pull everything apart and get the chrome done, new glass then put it all back together, or just go for the Rare Spares replacement option that has it all done?
Thoughts?

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: mcl1959 on March 14, 2014, 04:49:37 PM
There's no one answer to that question. It's probably cheaper and more satisfying to do it yourself. But it is a time consuming and fiddly task to do as well.
I would do my own but time may be more valuable for you.
I don't think there is a problem with quality for this item.

Ken


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on March 14, 2014, 08:59:42 PM
Thanks for your reply Ken. Time I have, it's making sure that I don't bend things getting the glass out etc and being able to put rivet back in place with the desired tension etc.
I guess I will have a look when I get over to Aus and maybe bring them back to NZ to play with for a bit.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: mcl1959 on March 15, 2014, 09:53:10 AM
I always found that the best piece of glass and the best frame were on to different quarter windows. This sounds bad when I think about it now, but i just broke the glass in the good frame and cut the frame up on the good glass!!!!!!!
If you are using new glass then there is no problem, just smash the old glass and nothing will get bent.
The replacement rivets are hollow which is not like the originals, solid rivets need a lot of pressure to deform and were done in a press.
The easiest way to deform the replacement rivet is with a ball bearing and a good quality G clamp.  (and a helper)
The pressure can be increased gently and nothing should get damaged.

Ken


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on March 15, 2014, 08:46:46 PM
Thanks Ken, is there somewhere that we can get replacement glass? Or is it just a matter of getting some cut?

Cheers


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on March 16, 2014, 07:27:41 AM
Contact mark fc427 he was getting some cut for people i think ?



Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: pedro on March 16, 2014, 06:38:03 PM
This is how i did mine JB, the rivets for the pivots i got off e-bay and thanks to a mate down the hardware we discovered bifurcated rivets fit just fine if you cut the split pin part off them and hammer them flat using  a punch, as for the glass and the frame i filled it full of black silastic clamped it together and then cleaned up with turps, they came up great.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1186.jpg) ($2)
   Pedro


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: mcl1959 on March 16, 2014, 07:49:29 PM
That clamp setup is really good Pedro - great idea

Ken


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: DJ on March 16, 2014, 08:11:06 PM
That clamp setup is really good Pedro

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y472/davidbolton1/Unknown_zpsed252521.jpeg) ($2)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on March 16, 2014, 09:09:10 PM
That is a great set up Pedro!! Hopefully when I get back home next month I will be able to get them out and see if they are good enough to fix. These tips will be invaluable.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: TTV6FC on March 16, 2014, 09:11:13 PM
Looks awesome JB,can hardly wait to see it finished.Cheers,Jamie.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ed on March 17, 2014, 09:28:54 AM
Thanks Ken, is there somewhere that we can get replacement glass? Or is it just a matter of getting some cut?

Cheers

Ralph Moore should have templates, he did a complete set of flat glass (excluding rear wagon section) for my wagon.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCV08 on March 17, 2014, 02:07:39 PM
JB

Classic Glass on the Gold Coast

http://www.glass4classics.com.au/

Cheers

Craig D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on March 17, 2014, 02:41:16 PM
Just looked at the website, glass all round for just under $1200. Then freight.
Didn't know you could get the rear screens new!

Thanks guys
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on April 03, 2014, 09:40:34 AM
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/EDEA2537-E7D3-4306-B4CB-669B29CB2EE5_zpsfs8cie7u.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/28E09655-B4C7-47E7-AFC0-5BC9DE6F3E8F_zpsztgemfzu.jpg) ($2)

Finally saw it yesterday, looks nice and clean. Sides are straight, tubs came up nice, but the whole lot has to be gapped yet after rubbers etc eventually get done.
I get 1 single day to play on it on Monday so am going to move the diff back by 25mm. Should sit the wheels back into the wheel well nicer and then can get the tailshaft done. Will have a look at the quarter vent windows and take them back to NZ to play with.



Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on April 07, 2014, 11:20:57 PM
First day in about 6 months I have had a chance to do some work on the ute.

Needed to move the diff rearwards...

Not much change after a days work, but happy with the results.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/92FB4D27-EDBF-4C68-9D6F-172E3F05789F_zpspym4kgdj.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/3C1B4394-A495-4B9F-87C4-67D1D32E7C7B_zpsbbwrroka.jpg) ($2)

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(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/image_zpsc0ae1d03.jpg) ($2)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCV08 on April 07, 2014, 11:48:03 PM
That looks better ;) ;) ;D

Cheers

Craig D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on April 10, 2014, 06:59:21 PM
Pedro, do you still have the sellers name for the rivets you got off eBay? Couldn't see any when I looked through the other night.
Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fink on April 11, 2014, 06:11:22 AM
All the ups and downs Jase,in the looooong run was definately worth it!
Gaz! 8)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: pedro on April 11, 2014, 06:21:15 PM
Definitely looks better, I ended up with two sets of the quarter window pivot rivets by mistake as i bought some and then discovered i got a set with my rubber kit, pm me your address and i'll send you a set down, the bifurcated rivets for the rest of the assembly you can get from most hardware stores, they worked well on mine and even have a shiny rounded head like the originals.
   Pedro


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on May 19, 2014, 07:42:14 PM
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/BAF6E320-1002-4B97-9099-13872A5E6589_zpslt33jh22.jpg)

This might help get things moving a little.
Bleed the clutch and brakes... Bit more wiring and it may go down the street soon. But Dino is going to wait until I am there first... Maybe


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on May 24, 2014, 01:53:42 PM
Brake and clutch issues...

So I get a message from my brother today saying that he can't get pressure to the rear calipers and the clutch also won't bleed properly.

The master cylinders have been on and off the car getting trial fitted etc and then off again over the last 5 years, so wondering if the seal could have dried out... Not really sure. When we did the van they came up straight away.

Any thoughts from the brake guys out there?

Cheers


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on May 24, 2014, 06:21:20 PM
Try using a vac bleed or a air one that fills from the brake up.


Make sure nipples are clear I guess


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on May 24, 2014, 10:13:12 PM
He can get fluid through the front and pedal goes down when it's meant to, but on the rears with the nipple open, it's a hard pedal no fluid... We think a blockage in the abs unit.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: mcl1959 on May 25, 2014, 11:12:54 AM
I would agree by the sound of what you are getting. Modern brake systems don't like being left apart for long periods of time, lots of tiny valves and seals inside.
Try doing a temporary bypass of the abs unit to confirm the master cylinder pressure will activate the rear calipers.

Ken


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on May 25, 2014, 03:40:07 PM
He hasn't done homework of 45 years, but my brother has been looking through Google about the ABS system, and seems that depending on how the vehicle stopped in the accident then a valve that modulates the brakes maybe closed, so before we pull it all apart and bypass as you say Ken, we are ging to try and wire the system up and seeing if this does anything.
This won't happen until I get over there in a month... So will let you know the result.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on May 25, 2014, 06:04:22 PM
Or a new abs unit?


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on June 28, 2014, 02:35:41 PM
Got to go and play on the ute for 4 days... Clutch gave us plenty of trouble. Got a replacement one off ebay but I got a later 99 model instead of a 98, after emailing the seller no reply so replaced the plunger in the old master cylinder. After bleeding and bleeding the clutch still couldn't get a pedal so went to the wreckers to see if they had another unit to try for us. Found one that was new but missing a circlip. Put it in and bled with a good result.
Brakes were another time consuming effort with the master giving very good pedal but no fluid through to the rear. Initially thought it was a blockage in the ABS unit so replaced it but presented the same problem... Not the ABS unit! Took that back and replaced the master cylinder, problem solved we now have brakes and clutch... So sick of brake fluid!!! Wired up the ABS sensors and decided to go for a spin. Sorry for the quality of the vid, just click on the photo.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/th_UteFirstrun_zps9d8690c2.jpg) ($2)


It was awesome to finally get to drive it down the road!! The clutch problem referenced to in the vid was we had it failing again after the first lap back. The bracket cracked and we lost pedal again... Welded it up and got it all back again.

Ran out of time to look for the gremlins in the ABS and have a battery light on again... which is a little strange as i replaced the alternator a while ago and had it all running ok.

Hey Pete... Good luck keeping yours straight mate... didn't take much effort at all to have a little fun sideways!!!

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on June 28, 2014, 03:30:55 PM
Outstanding JB. Nice sound.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: DJ on June 28, 2014, 04:03:24 PM
Great choice on paint too. Looks a million on the street.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ole on June 28, 2014, 04:06:32 PM
That's great JB, now you can start to get excited!
Cheers Ole.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on June 28, 2014, 06:28:57 PM
awesome

gives me motivation.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCV08 on June 28, 2014, 11:05:19 PM
JB

Great to see progress.

Keep the posts coming.

Love the colour


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: hsv-001 on June 29, 2014, 08:50:27 AM
Do you still have an alternator light on . Had a similar problem with commodore set up in my Vauxhall . Turns out the dash light draws a certain amount of current which excites a diode in the alternator and switches the light . There may be a resistor in the instrument cluster as well [ not shown in the workshop manual] anyway try a larger wattage bulb or as I did a 24v and it works . I discovered this by wiring a FC front indicator through the charge wire circuit . Haydn   


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on June 29, 2014, 09:17:54 AM
Thanks Haydn, yes there is a zener diode in the alternator that requires a small current to flow to excite it and then the alternator to charge.

I have had it going before, and now it doesn't... even though nothing has been changed in-between. so was a little stumped. But ran out of time to have a decent look through, so hopefully when I get back I will be able to sort it.

I think the problems with the ABS after reading a bit more last night is that I didn't have all of the brake light switches hooked up which the ABS unit tests prior to operation. If it finds any fault it isolates itself giving normal braking instead.

Always a learning process.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: TTV6FC on June 29, 2014, 07:11:21 PM
Too cool JB,had a good chuckle when she stepped out across the road!Jamie.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: SC00P on June 29, 2014, 07:11:45 PM
This is epic!!! Great read.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ed on June 30, 2014, 10:19:38 AM

It's alive!

very inspiring JB.. Congrats on the milestone.
 :)

Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: GM on June 30, 2014, 07:56:15 PM
Wow, I've watched it a number of times now Jason, looks great. And yeah, needs the wheel alignment huh?


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FC_fer_me on July 01, 2014, 04:04:46 PM
Good stuff JB, sounds great. Looks like you got the right ride height on the front at last. Look forward to seeing it in the flesh. Cheers, Jack


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FC0058 on July 05, 2014, 11:54:51 PM
Hi JB

Looks and sounds great, your on the home straight now........I expect that we will see you and your car at the QLD 2016 Nationals.

Cheers Jim


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on August 21, 2014, 08:22:09 AM
Just got over for another couple of days on the ute, always frustrating when you have only a limited amount of time to work on it and then you have to run around and get bits and pieces chewing into that time... Rant over...
Managed to hook the power steering up and get it working for those who have the V6 conversions front end running power steering it works great! Nice and light and I think will have a decent turning circle when everything is aligned, and I get the ride height correct.
Got the vapour return line done, and secured all of the fuel lines underneath, so only have the Air Cond hoses to place under the drivers side guard before all of the panels can be gapped for the last time.
Also hooked up the dump pipes back up to make it legal, but will need another muffler each side as I think it is a little too loud for the authorities at the moment... Love the noise though.
Next will be to get some bits and pieces chromed to get the doors and tailgate closing on latches as well as the bonnet catches.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FC_fer_me on August 25, 2014, 07:52:26 PM
Hi JB, glad to see you're making some progress. I think you will be pleasantly surprised by the turning circle, I know I was! Mine turned out better than an early commodore. Keep the good work up, Cheers, Jack.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 22, 2014, 07:52:30 AM
How good is this Mallaby fella!!!

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/E1C1E31A-417F-4FFB-A231-C9EBF4873CF5_zpssw9hjbwj.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/75CFD3F9-0C56-4F52-9F0A-E3F789E3F3FA_zpsb2pzmz3r.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DA55A4EF-EA73-476D-A892-229103C78C18_zpsaby8xxbb.jpg) ($2)

Thanks Pete for the reducer allowing me to hook the tank up to the filler... It fitted perfectly!!

Other main achievement.... First chrome added back into car

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/82EC4863-E57A-4855-96B6-56C4FBB69F35_zpstarbbtha.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/46F2D9B0-3999-41D4-8ECB-FD3E415B286F_zpsp7qhfolg.jpg) ($2)


Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on October 22, 2014, 08:25:11 AM
That looks good well done.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCV08 on October 22, 2014, 10:31:16 PM
JB

Mr Mallaby is pretty clever ;)

Looking great

R

Craig


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 24, 2014, 08:58:47 AM
So now that I am back in NZ, my brother starts sending me pics of stuff as it arrives.

To quote him "Just like Christmas except I get to open your presents!"

So here was my first present.. I think more bits arriving tonight.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/3AEAEA39-BA9B-42FB-83EB-C5BF719BD3C2_zpsvq5fvhe9.jpg) ($2)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: freddyc on October 24, 2014, 05:07:43 PM
Jason you forgot to fit the scratch plates


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 24, 2014, 06:45:51 PM
I have the original scratch plates, and am not sure if it will look better or not...

So while contemplating this I have left them off for the moment, figuring it's only 2 screws.

What's the general consensus guys?


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: GM on October 24, 2014, 07:18:06 PM
Na


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on October 24, 2014, 08:54:40 PM
I have the original scratch plates, and am not sure if it will look better or not...

So while contemplating this I have left them off for the moment, figuring it's only 2 screws.

What's the general consensus guys?

I got mine rechromed and unsure weather to fit or not will leave off i think for the moment i brought a new rear venetian tho awesome quality very happy.

Who did your chrome JB ?


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 25, 2014, 05:33:43 AM
I got the chrome done by Carroll Electroplating in Tullamarine Vic,

They have been around a long time and have heard good things...

I get to see the end result am there on the 2nd so will be able to see what it is like, but will put up more shots as I get them from my brother.



Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on November 06, 2014, 07:54:01 PM
So got to Melbourne again for 3 days and tried to get as much time on the ute as possible... Near on 38 hours in 3 days was good fun.

Started by putting a little bling on and then getting the gaps right. Can't remember having so much trouble in the van 13 years ago. But in the end after a day and a half we had it gapped up and even the door rubbers put on. Have to say that the new Loctite glue in amazing, but have to get it right the first time or you are screwed.

Then got some bling on the back, changed it heaps! I lucked in with the tailgate emblem, and looked better with the paint on.

Some of the chrome came back with bubbles in it so. It's going back to get redone! Was pretty shattered that it didn't come up well, and the bumperettes were not viable to have to find another one.

Just before I left, threw in the engine cover... It got repainted today but shouldn't look too much different than the photo.

Can't wait to get back and do some more, but don't know when that will be yet.

Cheers
JB

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(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/B61E9D25-52C3-4F73-B66A-A127379014B3_zpsjscvgs0x.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/6BBFE2E5-09C4-4BF5-9BC5-6F744FA00202_zpsmwibcgzd.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/EA57DCC8-64C4-4667-ABBE-BA46B583C569_zpsc5uzy8s8.jpg) ($2)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: DJ on November 06, 2014, 08:04:22 PM
Nice job JB,love that red.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Stewy on November 06, 2014, 08:49:38 PM
Great job JB, tailgate badge looks fantastic.  :)

Cheers Stewy   8)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on November 06, 2014, 10:54:05 PM
what are the TV's in the headrests going to be for?


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCV08 on November 07, 2014, 12:04:41 AM
JB

Great colour.

I'm with NES on your headrests?? :o :o

Keep the updates coming JB.



Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on November 07, 2014, 07:25:01 AM
Hi guys,

The TV's could be for anything I guess but not the intention. I got the leather seats out of a Caprice and didn't know about the TV's until Dino picked them up.

They will most likely be removed when they get re covered.

Going to try and finish the outside first with the rest of the chrome and getting the lights and blinkers to work, and the tailgate latches on, also need to find some sedan rear door latches to get re chromed, as the door latches I have are no good. So if anyone has some they don't need then please PM me.

Then back to the inside which is looking pretty ugly at the moment.

Cheers
JB


Title: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on November 07, 2014, 07:56:25 AM
With the TVs it Looks like it's in 'Pimp my ride'!!!
You need another 12 screens and 64 speakers!


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on November 07, 2014, 06:34:56 PM
Dino keeps reminding me that he's is still opening up my presents before Christmas...

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/E149A411-80A6-4872-9A23-C0188C3865A4_zpsmhxhueel.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/1A050A9D-6A0C-49D5-A796-E3910721AE6B_zpshqdqmmmd.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/9A95D851-D3E6-477B-A24D-D7BDD1C1DA11_zpsqfqsbfn6.jpg) ($2)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on November 07, 2014, 08:53:17 PM
Daaaaaam right
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uP_nTCluxRw


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on November 08, 2014, 09:37:55 AM

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/A92A04B6-722E-447D-B01A-D7CE2B1B75C4_zpsc9sn9goy.jpg) ($2)


A quick shot from the inside, showing there is still a lot of work to go in here.
After the outside is done, there is going to be a lot of time spent in here to get the bugs out of the wiring, and fitting the A/C etc... One day  ::)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: VAN059 on November 08, 2014, 05:50:11 PM
Like the extended dash JB, came up a treat & will help with hiding all the goodies.

Cheers
Marc


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on November 08, 2014, 07:47:23 PM
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/5EB03DD5-7D17-4A2C-845C-7AA9ABC2753B_zpsoaweb3zf.jpg) ($2)

Still not there to open them... Tailgate now finished though.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on November 13, 2014, 08:02:27 AM
Got to put a little more mig has through the welder... At about $20 per month it's hardly worth having the bottle when it's not getting used!
Needed to make some radiator and condenser brackets so combined them.
Will just need to adjust and weld the final tabs on when back in OZ.
Dino has been busy polishing the stainless too... Any tips for getting a mirror finish????

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/A8C4BAE1-F74A-4F36-8D6C-A97F3E2629E7_zpszbfhkhf8.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/A463E39E-2C50-4B29-9440-99555A0566C5_zps2quushwd.jpg) ($2)

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(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/4E9E3BBB-9B7F-498B-9F98-D47035F18260_zpsf4zchblf.jpg) ($2)


Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on November 13, 2014, 08:41:44 AM
If you want an ultra shine then finish with motorbike visor polish. But test an area first. This also works on CD scratches.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on November 14, 2014, 08:06:38 AM
You need to get some polishing soap say brown or if theres no heavy scratches start with white.
we use the new Pferd kits for variable speed grinder awesome cannot recomend them enough

http://www.maxprod.com/products/PFD-48194.asp

If i had seen these before i sent mine away (6 friggin months ago) i would not of sent them away

The old way was a coarse stitched mop with brown or grey soap then go a soft flannel mop with white fine soap. then a polish like autosol or purple.

Let up know if you cant find a kit i will get one off my supplier.



Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: KFH on November 14, 2014, 11:36:41 AM
I used a cloth buff on a bench grinder and the green coloured stick cutting compound.  I think the brand of the cutting compound was Josco but I am not at home at present to check.

According to the bloke who did my plating the secret is too put a lot of pressure on the work and get it as hot as possible and wear gloves.  I only had a 6inch grinder for my buff and was limited a bit to the pressure I could apply but it still got quite warm.  The end result was very acceptable.  Tried Autosol first but not very effective on the stainless.

Keith


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on November 14, 2014, 12:31:21 PM
Josco would be the brand keith.
I struggle holding in the buff
Thats why I like these new polishing kits you can put more pressure on it with the grinder .


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on November 17, 2014, 06:16:30 PM
Sent Dino out and he got the suggested gear. Then he polished 2 sets and chose the best from each to put in the grill. Still waiting on the C sections to come back from the Electroplater.
Did get some NOS headlight retainers though so happy at the moment.

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Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JOX515 on November 17, 2014, 06:28:32 PM
Coming together nicely JB, cant wait to see it on the road.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on December 03, 2014, 07:36:48 PM
Back to using Harko's 20min rule... managed to get a couple of hours on it over 2 days while visiting again.

Got to fit the blinkers, replaced the sealer in the bonnet an then sealed up the quarter panels where the sandblasting had left gaps, and the subwoofer box.

Then today after I got back to NZ the bonnet emblem came back from the electroplater. NOS centre looks pretty good in there too.

Just have to wait for the rest of the bits to come back to complete the outside and start on the inside.

More fuel in it and another spin down the street was a must!  ;D

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/c98df9a55544766f08d23005ec0402b9_zpse774c002.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/cc3c3c41953e6c028c4990ad5085cbdf_zpsbe97335b.jpg) ($2)



Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on December 03, 2014, 07:43:53 PM
Maybe some windows and hubcaps might not draw attention ... :D

Highly recomend the glass mob I got my ute full set from.

Awesome quality


Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on December 03, 2014, 07:47:27 PM
I have decided to read your thread from the start. I have a few builds that my brain has cross threaded and I find it hard to keep track of what relates to what 😜. When you come home, what do you do first, have a sneaky peeky at the car or see the family 😆. It must be difficult looking from afar! My 12 year old reckons that colour is shit hot.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on December 03, 2014, 08:04:53 PM
Was going to use the same window mob when you found them... $1200 for the whole ute was a pretty good price I thought too.

Thats one for next year though... trying to get the chrome all done by Feb, and then the wheels will be next on the menu!



Title: Re:
Post by: DJ on December 03, 2014, 08:38:50 PM
My 12 year old reckons that colour is shit hot.

I agree with your 12 year old.

It's a great looking ute JB.


Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on December 03, 2014, 10:12:29 PM
I'm up to only page 6! But I don't want to rush it. But I'm counting how many times the car has been pulled apart and put back together!


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on December 05, 2014, 07:44:37 PM
Question... Internal wiring for FE blinkers with the wire, spring and base to connect to the globe.
Can they be bought new? As I have looked on the rarespares website and can not see them.
If not does anyone have a pair that they don't need.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: DJ on December 05, 2014, 08:07:03 PM
There's a few here.
http://www.rarespares.net.au/rarespares/SearchPage.aspx?type=partsfinder&brand=HOLDEN&model=FC+HOLDEN&car=11C&productgroup=LAMPS+%26+LENSES&pno=1


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: collecta on December 05, 2014, 08:27:09 PM
 JB, i know this mob http://www.classicandvintagebulbs.com/index.html here in Adelaide used to do complete Lucas  lense and globe holder new as they were on many English cars worth a call or an email, as i cant find them on their web page, Rogers Motors is also another source i found by Google.
cheers
Scott


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on December 05, 2014, 09:27:25 PM
Question... Internal wiring for FE blinkers with the wire, spring and base to connect to the globe.
Can they be bought new? As I have looked on the rarespares website and can not see them.
If not does anyone have a pair that they don't need.

Cheers
JB
jam the VT plug in the back!


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Crumpsnr on December 05, 2014, 10:29:08 PM
Not sure if this would help but I fixed my headlight plugs with a section of the lid from a jar of peaches. But I'm a tightarse!
 
(http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a628/Crumpsnr/R0021878_zps53181589.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: TTV6FC on December 05, 2014, 11:12:57 PM
Haha, engineering at it's best...love it!!!


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on December 05, 2014, 11:17:07 PM
Should have said front blinkers, I have the back ones sorted.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on December 05, 2014, 11:32:16 PM
Should have said front blinkers, I have the back ones sorted.
i meant front. That's what I'm doing with the FC version...


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: mcl1959 on December 06, 2014, 11:19:17 AM
You could also try Vintage Wiring Harness, they're very good as well.
I've looked at their FE FC wiring harness and it is really nice.
The hardest bit to get is the rubber sleeve which slides on the back of the globe holder to keep water out.
Ken


Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on December 06, 2014, 12:23:25 PM
JB would you have done anything different in hindsight with your electricals or is that setup working well for you.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on December 06, 2014, 12:39:00 PM
Thanks Ken, I will have a look that way.

Can't say Deano, the car isn't finished yet so it has bugs from joining two harnesses together, lots of headaches to come... But that's half the fun. This car has fought every step of the way, but bit by bit we are getting there.



Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on December 12, 2014, 07:14:41 PM
Sneaky preview...

Not my rims, these are 20x10's... Mine will be 17's

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Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on December 12, 2014, 09:51:39 PM
Thanks. It is pretty much up to personal taste but for me they look too big but it's good to experiment so you can satisfy any niggling voices in your head. I'm more confused as every as to what I will do but I'm thinking I will go older style which may limit me to hq brakes. Love the paint. 😻


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on December 15, 2014, 01:36:22 PM
Not Happy!

Phone call today from a second electroplater stating that the perfect painted headlight surrounds should have been just sanded and then chromed we put in the acid bath for too long and have stuffed them... along with the surround sections on the grill and a tail light surround.
So 5 pieces of good stuff that i had I now need to find again.
The only good news was that the set of bumperettes the first guy said were stuffed have come back finished for $100 each.
Rant over for now... grrr


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: DJ on December 15, 2014, 01:52:41 PM
I think you took that very well. Hope they help out with the cost of replacement parts.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on December 15, 2014, 06:35:14 PM
No, just toned the mood down for the net... Still stewing, but there as some great people out there offering to help! Can't wait to catch up with them and shout some ales... Or some melting moments... Apparently  ;D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FATBOY on December 15, 2014, 09:43:00 PM
ive got some painted surrounds if you need them
regards fatboy


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on December 15, 2014, 09:56:40 PM
Dangle some melting moments in front of the fat fella he will cave in  :D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FATBOY on December 15, 2014, 10:46:00 PM
haha PETE


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on December 16, 2014, 08:00:51 AM
Hey Fat, you have a PM.


Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on December 16, 2014, 11:49:27 AM
Hmmm. Sounds like they were stripping them as if they had chrome. A paint stripper would have been the go. If you need anything in more of a hurry, I could sent you the bits and that way if u get stuck you can get it together and you can then find parts at your leisure and give back to me later of similar condition. See how u go.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: TTV6FC on December 16, 2014, 09:38:25 PM
Wheels look great JB but how are you going to find tyres for 20 x 17 inch rims?.... hahaha Sorry to hear about your chrome mate.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on December 18, 2014, 07:37:19 AM
Looking more alive...

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DCCF3038-6BEC-47A9-9A61-1AB1FE533958_zpspsbasjf9.jpg) ($2)

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Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on December 22, 2014, 05:37:13 PM
Engine cover back... Great price too!

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/9D5A15A9-EE1F-4BD8-877C-B55C7FB76450_zpsorrc4huw.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/93286CB4-C46C-4498-AD6E-F17D3649BA0E_zps0tt65xn2.jpg) ($2)

Just a couple of things to do under here and it's done!  :)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JOX515 on December 22, 2014, 05:39:24 PM
Well done JB, that is looking awesome.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on December 22, 2014, 06:16:59 PM
Looks fantastic JB.

Its getting closer.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FATBOY on December 22, 2014, 06:49:18 PM
i have the headlight surrounds out just need to wrap andsend
regards fatboy


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on December 22, 2014, 07:02:44 PM
Thanks mate, PM some details to send some coin to you.

Cheers


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on December 22, 2014, 09:18:42 PM
Shit
I need reminding about your bits.


Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on December 22, 2014, 09:55:02 PM
That looks nice.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FATBOY on December 22, 2014, 10:02:28 PM
ho ho jase


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: brett_f on December 30, 2014, 05:57:43 PM
Hi JD,
Haven't been on the forum for awhile mainly due to work. Sorry to hear about your chrome. I have two painted rear taillight rims if you need them. Dug them out today and both look pretty good condition just need some bolts. No charge if it helps you get this closer to being finished. regards Brett


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on December 31, 2014, 07:37:49 AM
The generosity of the people on this is forum is truly amazing!!  :o

Thank you for all of your kind offers!

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: VAN059 on December 31, 2014, 09:15:14 AM
Pay it forward, karma, scratch your back...., whatever you want to call it

Pays not to be a complete dick  ;) , most of the time  ;D

Cheers for your help, JB. I'm always mindful to return kind where I can.

Cheers


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on January 06, 2015, 06:49:00 AM
Glovebox lid ready to go after polishing parts.
The thinners trick worked a treat for the ID tag and cleaning the gas struts for the tonneau as well!

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/CD7E91A8-629F-4626-B5AA-ECFD9489750A_zpsnlubkitf.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/43E97085-476F-4965-B8F4-6F6E92B022FD_zpslaenojyi.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/C931522A-C8FA-4C7D-BF71-8C328A833A31_zpsozmwenmq.jpg) ($2)


Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on January 09, 2015, 12:49:04 AM
Sorry for a seemingly silly question but say if a 2k part already clear coated is to be stored did anyone say the best way to store it. Looks great.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on January 09, 2015, 07:40:51 AM
Most of my stuff was just wrapped in a soft cloth. Seemed to store ok.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on January 10, 2015, 10:43:06 PM
Big day on the ute today!  ;D Happy days!!!

One bumperette on, ground slots in tail lights to fit VT wiring and plugs, fitted radiator brackets, overflow pipe and horns... Rest of the day wiring up headlights, blinkers and the horns. Thankfully all worked first go.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/B1396650-33FA-427D-B31F-F7E250705212_zpsa3dvpnit.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/87B582D8-D0D0-4EAF-A2B0-3F7883B19618_zps57wo36sn.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/7AE38178-B52A-4F52-A2CE-C49F53F773DF_zpstidzlqnh.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/B2B84F4E-6B38-4802-B70B-844277422869_zpsbygbfzhc.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/E40B3F5A-919F-499D-B3F4-509613A2BB6E_zpsqym3wivu.jpg) ($2)

Thought I would show the radiator set up again for those who have been asking questions.
More wiring tomorrow.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: DJ on January 11, 2015, 12:23:11 AM
Nice work!


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: brett_f on January 11, 2015, 06:44:02 PM
hey JD, Were the tail light surrounds ok. Brett


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on January 11, 2015, 11:06:34 PM
Hey Brett,

Just sent you a message. They will do just nicely!  ;D

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: brett_f on January 12, 2015, 05:37:51 PM
JB, I think you would know this already but just in case. Make sure you put some old screws in the the threaded areas before chroming or the threads will be cactus afterwards. Regards Brett


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on January 12, 2015, 09:09:16 PM
Had a good few days on the ute.

All finished in here, except for a plate to cover where the wiper motor would have gone.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/D73E7D78-44A2-4145-93AD-13C34A2941AA_zps8khxba4t.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/81BBE435-9460-4F60-B59B-39E560D9044E_zpsaeiigtsl.jpg) ($2)

Number plate on with the LED lights. They are different but look good for $19 off eBay.

Put the cowl vent rubber and the cowl vent on, got the washer bottle working and run the hoses. Just have to find the clips to secure it to the bonnet.
Wired the door switches for the interior lights and fitted the overhead light in the car.
Hopefully the new windows arrive this week and we will get started on them next.

Good fun but back to NZ tomorrow.  :(


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FireKraka on January 12, 2015, 11:38:47 PM
JB that is a really nice clean engine mate it's a credit to you can't wait to see it really finished not long now.
Regards
Neil H


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ed on January 13, 2015, 03:47:59 PM
Gday JB,

Haven't checked in for a while. The ute is looking spectacular.. the thought put into it and the execution is awesome.

Cheers
Ed


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Frankiej on January 13, 2015, 09:00:32 PM
Hey JB what wiper motor have you used.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on January 13, 2015, 09:26:37 PM
The wiper pivot hole was moved and a mini wiper motor was installed.

Takes up a lot less space behind the dash.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Frankiej on January 14, 2015, 12:44:38 PM
I am doing the same, I have one in the post as we speak as it was a popular conversion back in the 90's in fj holdens and that's the reason I'm doing it in my fe, thanks again.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FireKraka on January 14, 2015, 03:15:18 PM
Enlighten me Frankie what brand, where did you get it and how much did it cost, come on mate no secrets nobody else will know  ;D

Regards
Neil H


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Frankiej on January 14, 2015, 09:23:43 PM
Haha Neil it's a Morris marina motor because it is two speed, with the bevels and cables included for $140 delivered, and the only thing you need to do is turn one of the bevels around to make it sweep from centre to outside if that makes sense, they also have a type of steel line like a fuel line covering the cables, so all you need to do is make your own lines up to suit the length of cable under the dash.
I also found years ago that the body was live so you need to mount it fully on rubber, it also has a cancel switch built in to stop after you turn the switch of, so it will return to the centre. We used to mount them above the glovebox in the fj's so it hid very well, oh and just remembered the cables from the mini were the better ones because they were the right length. The beauty of this is you can smooth of the holes on your firewall as well, and bugger I have a vs commodore wiper motor sitting here now.
Not sure if I have made much sense at all but I get it baha and I'm not even on the rums tonight.
Cheers Frankie.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FireKraka on January 15, 2015, 11:32:53 AM
Thanks Frankie
It does make sense sounds like a good mod being able to hide the motor my sedan has the commodore motor so will probably leave it but it may be good for my ute.
Thanks Mate and dont worry the rums probably wouldn't have helped  ;D
Regards
Neil H


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Post by: fe350chev on January 15, 2015, 12:17:40 PM
Looks great. Can't wait to see it in the flesh some day.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on January 17, 2015, 08:59:55 PM
Divider painted and put in. 1 Bailey channel trial fitted.

Glass should be there by Wednesday, so hopefully more pics by Thursday night.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/017E2867-D12F-4E13-A258-CE10E6CE3FF8_zpsqklqgtal.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/FC64F7F2-4631-47B4-8649-A95566DB5F9D_zpsvi0g3dfk.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/17AF4A8E-CDCD-4A20-A6BB-48B6E17EBCB1_zpsusko9qx6.jpg) ($2)



Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on January 17, 2015, 10:51:08 PM
Are you changing the seats or putting same back. I am thinking about using vb buckets with head rests removed. You have probably seen more than me, do you think I should use older h model ones or would vb be ok. Are aftermarket channels and window bits fairly good fit or am I best to try fix where I can. I'm not looking forward to that stage, all the fiddly bits.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on January 18, 2015, 12:12:52 AM
Early Commodore are a bit square and sit up high in an FC in my opinion.

Again, in my opinion, seat shoulders that sit at the belt line/window line look the neatest - seats from 60's British sports cars. Even check out 67-69 Camaros, early Mustangs and Beetles. I've got 66 Corvette buckets in mine. A bugger to fit, but they look cool.

Given the mods you are doing to yours, your engineer may require you to have headrests. This may limit the style of seat you can fit.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on January 18, 2015, 12:13:49 AM
...Sorry to hijack your post, JB.

Awesome, inspiring build  8) 8) 8)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on January 18, 2015, 09:32:27 AM
I agree with the seat height thing. I was onto model 4 before I liked what I saw. I really liked the early Landrover seats but they were going to cost over $1000 each to fix. I'm also not sure about leaving off head rests. Certainly worth a check with the engineer.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on January 18, 2015, 09:48:38 AM
The seats I have in there are from a late model Caprice... They even have screens in the headrest!
I have used as much of the safety features that I could out of the commodore so the headrests will stay.  My brother said to get rid of them and the first word that I used was Whiplash. To me it's like saying the seat belts don't look any good so get rid of them. They will be recovered in leather and the screens taken out.
As for earlier seats etc it is purely your own choice of what you like best in your car. I may have said something along the lines before, it's your car you do it the way you like and if someone doesn't like it, so what... they can build theirs the way they want to.
Ideas from others are great, but you can soon see that there are so many options to skin the at that it can get confusing.
After doing my 2 builds now, I am still learning, but best advice I could offer is make a plan for what you want, how you are going to achieve it and keep going until it's done.

Hope this helps a little.

Cheers


Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on January 18, 2015, 11:28:24 AM
Yeah all opinions can help.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on January 18, 2015, 01:23:56 PM
Leave the screens in for the people following you!


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JOX515 on January 18, 2015, 02:36:23 PM
I agree with NES, le3ave the screens in and have the Blues Brothers playing for the people behind....   ;D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on January 22, 2015, 11:35:43 PM
12 hours today getting power windows set up on one door... 45 minutes on the other.
put the other screens in last night... All for photo's for a wedding. Will have to take them out again for upholstery.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/4450B015-E210-4EF5-ADB0-82196394DF63_zpsyozj6uzb.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/88A7A164-4801-46D4-BC26-4D88E56C7CAC_zpskvoo5zoa.jpg) ($2)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ed on January 23, 2015, 08:51:24 AM

Looking good JB.. will chat to you about this mini wiper motor… I need to do the same.

that dash mod is barely noticeable now.. turned out really well.

Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on January 23, 2015, 10:01:04 AM
Looking excellent, JB.

What was your rationale for mounting the horns down low? Not a criticism, just curious.

Regards,

Josh.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Frankiej on January 23, 2015, 07:52:08 PM
Hey JB I will be fitting my mini wiper motor on the weekend and i am expecting it to fit very nicely.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on January 24, 2015, 04:54:07 AM
Thanks guys,

I have seen the mini motor working but have not had it working in the car yet. The connections in the motor are 4 pronged, where all of the wiring diagrams are 5. The commodore has 5, so still trying to figure out the best way to hook it up yet.

With the horns, there is no room left behind the grill so was the best place for them. They will be hidden by the front bumper when I get it back from electroplating.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on January 24, 2015, 10:43:40 PM
Are they positive to ground being morris ?


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Frankiej on January 24, 2015, 10:54:03 PM
Yes the wiper motors need to be isolated from the body.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCV08 on January 24, 2015, 11:28:52 PM
JB

You have to be stoked with the way it is all coning together.

Fantastic job!!!  :D :D

Cheers

Craig D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on January 25, 2015, 08:31:39 AM
Hmmm... Think I have another problem to solve.


Title: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on January 25, 2015, 09:00:31 AM
I hate continuous challenges


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCV08 on January 25, 2015, 10:35:09 AM
Please share JB


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Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on January 25, 2015, 10:48:35 AM
Did you create it or is it someone else's fault 😄.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on January 25, 2015, 02:45:36 PM
Nothing extra, just the wiper motor, as I have seen it working on the car via a video. But have no idea how he had it wired. So first I need to find out which type it is and then if I need to isolate it from the vehicle if it's a positive earth or not.
I have to do this before I can look at putting in the A/C unit.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fcwrangler on January 25, 2015, 04:21:45 PM
JB, what type of switches are you using for the power windows? I noticed in the photos you left the original hole in the door frame. I used winder switches for mine as is Nes, on mine I used the offcut from a 2" hole saw which fitted the winder hole perfectly, welded it in and resized the centre hole for the switch arm to fit through.
Jim


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on January 25, 2015, 05:00:53 PM
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/3D620DD9-BC61-42B3-94B6-3F473DF08D73_zps7twfcpx9.jpg) ($2)

Just have to make a spacer to set it back into the door a bit more.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on January 27, 2015, 10:03:56 PM
Got these the other day from VPW... Thanks for the tip Pete!

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DF829130-4B14-47C6-A1FD-CC137A34D3A7_zpspslattdx.jpg) ($2)

The put the idea for a bracket in my brothers head and presto!! Nearly finished. Just have to weld a bracket into the tonneau and it will clamp shut.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/1BA52DD9-727D-4B61-BE91-F29A01AA711A_zpsh3qypax6.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/6A52823E-C94D-4A5C-A592-5D0C05EB5C61_zpse7usxrb7.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/59E921A6-89B7-42A6-861B-19628A2EBF44_zpsyvlfepsx.jpg) ($2)


Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on January 27, 2015, 10:31:21 PM
Neat idea.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: BETTY on February 18, 2015, 08:59:45 PM
wow this ute is coming together very nice!! great work


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on February 19, 2015, 11:05:43 AM
Little bit more progress, windows now in and complete, door electrics including the power windows and central locking work.

Wheel from the States were meant to be here... Said they were made on the 13th Jan... Not true.

Got the bumper back, but too late to get it on.. Saturday for that job.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/C2F030A3-0B33-47E5-9ED8-2CE612A1B3B8_zpscb3zdzzc.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/7692520D-04DA-4086-B206-00481EB7B7D1_zpsfqvbf4tl.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/C2B4F32B-6DF8-4C79-8BA3-1B0AF8A14B49_zpsf7qyuyqy.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/th_B4254632-4C1B-4645-8327-1E68FE9A527F_zpsir8sa3y6.jpg) ($2)
Video...


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on February 19, 2015, 12:00:36 PM
Wish I thought of that


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on February 25, 2015, 07:38:22 PM
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/97FABD5D-A94D-4B93-906C-D62750C1A5FB_zpsywgnyshh.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/0432081C-5F0A-4438-A457-F45BF3072846_zpswrkx1nxq.jpg) ($2)

Don't look too closely at the c sections and the headlight rims... They have to be done again...
Not the final rims either, hopefully soon!


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: DJ on February 25, 2015, 08:45:30 PM
Whatawinna! That is really something to admire.


Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on February 25, 2015, 09:12:48 PM
Looks good to me! What an inspiration to the rest of us.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: TTV6FC on February 25, 2015, 09:49:20 PM
Awesome! ....That is all....


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCV08 on February 25, 2015, 10:15:04 PM
JB

Yep you got it right.

 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: VAN059 on February 25, 2015, 10:22:28 PM
Great work JB, but next time you may want to wear undies......  :o   :D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FE 4 ME on March 30, 2015, 02:36:08 PM
Hi JB,
  It's been like forever since I was last on here.... if you have children you know young babies, toddlers and school kids all take the most part of life at the moment. But it's great to see how much work you have done.... excellent !!! ;D

It makes me want to get my FE sorted... I sure need the motivation, help and focus to get mine on the road... ironically there's not a huge amount of work left to do.... maybe get back to going to my QLD FE/FC Club meetings and re-spark the passion... I seen a pink and white FC driving around again, pulled up next to it and really felt both hubby and wife were living their FC dream... it did start a spark in me... than to see how far you have come JB is just fantastic.... you must be smiling from ear to ear...

good no excellent work JB

FE 4 ME


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on March 31, 2015, 11:19:50 PM
Waited for the wheels to turn up, wrong offsets...
Rears need to come out by 25 on rear and in by 20 on the front.
 ::)
Lucky not my fault so new ones have to be ordered.


(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/fc80e9833b9ce0f87a7a98a53718a72e_zpsrkpwr2oa.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/d2e6076973dd094ca775cc40b715ce68_zpsy6kip9p0.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/7017e3e24a4a49aab389de71bf02481a_zpsssbcg0dt.jpg)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on March 31, 2015, 11:28:29 PM
JB, Nope, your mistake alright. You've got the front on the back and vice versa hahahaha  :-*


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on April 02, 2015, 05:44:17 PM
Lol, don't think 17x10's will go on the front.
Changed the front tyre to a 205/50/17... Looks like it will work. But gives a 23mm difference to the rear wheel... Hoping it won't trigger the ABS with the mismatch.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fcwrangler on April 03, 2015, 08:41:43 AM
Looking real good JB, the rims set the ute off just right. I bet you are looking forward to getting it on the road and having some fun.
Jim


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on April 03, 2015, 01:09:16 PM
Thanks Jim,

Really happy with the look of the rims... They just don't fit correctly.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/a0a2511523ed218f884d7dda71fd5c40_zpsbjcdep6h.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/3d580b767abd7e96155bd9397a0daa85_zpsnpmrbuei.jpg)

As you can see in these pics, the front wheels need to sit inside the guard more, and the rear have 25mm spacers on them to sit nearly correctly.
The pictures are as close as I have been to them as well so am relying on my brother for the correct advice... He better be right lol!!
We are thinking moving the fronts by 12mm in, and changing the rear by 21mm to give adequate clearance all round.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: TTV6FC on April 03, 2015, 11:05:22 PM
Well that looks friggin awesome mate. What a great job! And all done in under 365 days! How life always gets in the way....Great job mate. 8)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on April 04, 2015, 05:52:39 AM
Lol, going to borrow another 365 to get it finished!!


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on April 04, 2015, 01:49:16 PM
Grand or days?
You need an auto clock counter in your signature that counts the days for you!!


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on April 14, 2015, 02:11:13 PM
Hmmm... 345days to go!! Lol


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: GOA350 on April 15, 2015, 10:00:00 PM
looks fantastic mate,


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FC0058 on April 18, 2015, 04:42:24 PM
Looking great JB, by the looks of it you may even make it to the 2016 QLD Nationals with a car.

Cheers Jim


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on April 18, 2015, 10:04:40 PM
Looking great JB, by the looks of it you may even make it to the 2016 QLD Nationals with a car.

Cheers Jim
Yeah his hire car from the airport. Make sure it's a Prius so you look top notch green thumb!!!


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on April 20, 2015, 08:28:29 AM
Thanks Jim, it's what I am working hard to get to, however it will all boil down to roster gods as we are not allowed leave over the busy school holidays. But even if I'm not there I am hoping the car and my brother will be. So it may yet be a Prius from the airport!


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on April 25, 2015, 01:48:46 PM
Got some wedding photos back... was worth the effort to get it ready for photos.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/Niki%20amp%20Jason348_zps0dcbaka9.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/Niki%20amp%20Jason306_zpslwzk3qrl.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/Niki%20amp%20Jason354_zpso22bjgz5.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/Niki%20amp%20Jason313_zps06pqw3lz.jpg) ($2)


Title: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on April 25, 2015, 10:21:32 PM
Well he is batting well above his average. Love the cobblestones and 50's length dress. Pitty bout the air conditioner. ... Have to blot that out
What alley way is that? Beautiful photos JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FireKraka on April 26, 2015, 11:43:29 AM
Hey JB who's the women with you and your wife and tell her to stop leaning on her  ;D ::)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on April 26, 2015, 07:04:28 PM
Nice shots, JB!!


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Ed on April 27, 2015, 04:01:49 PM
Hey JB,

great pics. 

Cheers
Ed


Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on April 27, 2015, 06:20:08 PM
Wow that's cool JB. Thanks for sharing.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: VAN059 on April 28, 2015, 06:04:42 AM
Great pics!


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fink on April 29, 2015, 07:36:58 AM
Well done Jase,your a class act,Gaz!


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on May 13, 2015, 09:45:29 PM
Just got back from 4 days on the car... Time flies when you get busy.

Cruise control now works, as well as the instrument mode selector... Amazing what one missing wire does.
Replaced a faulty ABS unit and bled brakes once again... Only to find another fault which I couldn't figure out yet.
Moved the seats forward by 75mm to offset moving the floor pan back by 100mm all those years ago, by cutting another floor out of a VT and using the rails of that to extend the bolts positions. Didn't get photos though.
Fixed a shocker that was hitting on the chassis by cutting and adjusting then welding it back up. Repainting the bit of floor that were affected by weld along the way. Then spent a day and a bit on the tonneau that was fabricated for me but didn't fit properly. The edges hit the body as well as the sides being way too high. 16 hours later and am happy with the results.
Next will be the wiper motor again after we found the park position blown in the motor, heater-A/C, cowl vent and stereo.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/1DFFD6B1-05AC-434D-A44B-0EE2FD6CC1A7_zpsaurogus2.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/37A71F45-B2A8-4E87-B512-8B341CA1F312_zpsfxhv6wfz.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/07AA1603-FA83-4F32-8D97-0917B287271C_zpshsg1byf6.jpg) ($2)


(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/DCAD0982-BFE6-484E-89C9-70C74D824AD2_zps1nqycvx0.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/339F4B2B-E1A4-4608-B10F-AA044C770991_zpsgf5o2xow.jpg) ($2)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/7E212E57-9BB3-4E59-8326-E1FD424EAB84_zpsqvrzdaq0.jpg) ($2)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: DJ on May 13, 2015, 10:12:08 PM
Very nice JB. 16 hours well spent on the tonneau. Locking mechanism looks like the goods; do you have any more shots/links showing latch details?


Title: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on May 13, 2015, 11:19:27 PM
Things I like best are Peter Fitzpatrick 3 versions of his FC and the screens still In the headrests!!!

Oh and cover...


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: DJ on May 13, 2015, 11:56:48 PM
...... the screens still In the headrests!!!

For the dog NES


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on May 14, 2015, 10:03:19 AM
I got the idea for the quick release fasteners from Pete.

They are from VPW if you are looking for more info. Hold up to 90kg apparently.

NES is just hiding the fact that he has bought them from me for his sedan. They won't be in the car when the interior gets done at the end of the year.

Just ordered a new wiper motor from England negative earth Lucas with 2 speed and intermittant. So hopefully that has solved another problem.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: DJ on May 14, 2015, 10:34:19 AM
Coming together very nicely.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on May 14, 2015, 12:45:58 PM

NES is just hiding the fact that he has bought them from me for his sedan. They won't be in the car when the interior gets done at the end of the year.


Yep. They'll be hidden like the rest of my gear to look like it's not there. My hidden stereo is full Bluetooth control by phone, my Virgin parcel shelf has sound but no evidence of speakers. Hidden tweeters as well. I'll mount the screens under the car so I can watch em while Woking on it


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: VAN059 on May 14, 2015, 01:15:44 PM
Nice work on the tonneau JB, getting closer!


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: wutevr on May 14, 2015, 10:50:19 PM
nice ute buddy like the colour


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: utey on May 15, 2015, 10:51:55 PM
Wonderful job
Could you post some pictures of the hinge set up.
I've made a frame but haven't managed to get correct articulation, tried various bonnet/boot hinges
but just not working.
Any advice  pictures greatly appreciated

Nick


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FireKraka on May 16, 2015, 12:53:58 PM
Hi JB did you make the tonneu frame or did you get it made I would be interested in one for my EK ute down the track anny details would be greatly appreciated.

Regards
Neil H


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on May 16, 2015, 01:29:01 PM
Hi guys,

I don't have any shots of the hinges at the moment, but will be able to get some next time I am there. The whole lot was made nearly 2 years ago now when the car was fabricated but I was over in New Zealand so could not look at the quality of the build as it didn't fit correctly and had to be altered a fair bit. I think that anyone could make one, you just need a few bits rolled to the contours of the ute behind the back window etc. The rest is just straight steel.

If making it from scratch I would get the 2 bits rolled first for the rear of the window and then make a frame around the inside of the tray that leaves a 10mm gap all of the way around. I am not sure of the 90 deg metal sizing, guessing 1mm steel 15 x 40-45mm.
I would then weld the 3 pieces from the rolled bar to the rear of the ute to give the shape of the hard cover.

Then if you look at the photos I guess you will be able to make it up from there.
Quick release latches from VPW, and then am getting a convertible cloth trim put over the whole lot.

I always had in mind that I wanted a hard cover but the thinnest I could possibly make it, as I don't prefer anything hanging over the edge or making the tray taller.

Hope this helps a little.

Cheers
JB.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: brett_f on May 16, 2015, 03:53:18 PM
Looking good JB. Keep up the good work. Brett


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on May 23, 2015, 03:24:00 PM
Hey Dave, my brother took some photos for you today...

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/20563BEE-F998-47B4-82CB-661D8BC6B2E8_zpssqc8csyr.jpg) ($2)


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Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: DJ on May 23, 2015, 05:37:08 PM
They're the goods. Great shots, thanks.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on May 31, 2015, 10:24:28 AM
Pete has come through once again. Thank you mate!!
Will be a bit stronger than the velcro holding it in there for the wedding photos.

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The wheels also came back the other day from being altered. Fit some tyres and put on the car next week.

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Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on June 06, 2015, 12:21:21 PM
A little bit of progress made last week, I was asked to make some speaker rings out of plastic for the stereo install. Had to make a jig first and have a crack at it.

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Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: DJ on June 06, 2015, 12:48:54 PM
neat job


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fcwrangler on June 06, 2015, 05:23:04 PM
Looks fantastic JB, hoping to get some time in the shed this weekend to finish the doors and fit the rolling stock.
Jim


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: GOA350 on June 11, 2015, 09:09:07 PM
Looks awsome mate


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Rick 123 on June 12, 2015, 05:06:00 PM
So its been nearly a month already since I have been to the car and we... I should say Dino has ben running around trying to get the front shocks sorted to have the front wheels able to clear the guard.
Started out with the front springs which were coil bound as they were not strong enough to hold the weight of the new engine, and the shocks supplied with the front end not having enough travel to wind the car up far enough for the wheels to clear the guards.
The springs had 250lb written on them, but after getting them tested they came in at under 200lb.
The next lot of springs we got were 340lb but still not enough travel to raise the car enough, and in the process found that 1 of the Avo Pro shocks was leaking.
next step was to see if they could get reconditioned, and promptly found that no one was willing to touch the English brand. Except McDonald Bros. But the cost of reconditioning to a new pair was weighed up and decided to go with the QA1 shocks and set up with 400lb springs each side.
Credit goes to Dino here as he must have spent over 16 hours on the road running back and fourth between Bacchus Marsh, Hillside and Thomastown after each time he found that the set up was again wrong... All of this for what should have been a simple process!!
So end result is this... plus another month of dust on the car at the panel beaters.


So are these the shocks from Mcdonald bros,Im having the same problems with this same front end on my HR.

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Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on June 14, 2015, 11:46:14 AM
No the front shocks came from a suspension guy... Can't remember the final strength of them. Is trial and error unfortunately.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on June 20, 2015, 07:24:51 PM
Started looking at the inside last week, made some brackets for the crossovers, put some Dynamat in, tidied up the wiring a little, removed the tv's from the seats, trimmed the guards to stop the tyres rubbing, and looked at starting the centre console.

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So the speaker grill followed me back to Auckland to kick some ideas around.

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More adjustments tomorrow


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on June 20, 2015, 08:30:18 PM
Skewz me sir, that's some mighty odd luggage there. Is it native Australian merchandise?
Good work JB.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: GM on June 21, 2015, 06:31:02 AM
Instrument cluster looks very familiar...........................


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on June 21, 2015, 07:03:36 AM
May have pinched the idea from somewhere..   ;D


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on June 21, 2015, 09:03:56 PM
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/8B8FA095-9897-451A-8273-AF438D389521_zpsccqrjwdu.jpg) ($2)

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Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: NES304 on June 22, 2015, 12:21:46 PM
Looks good! Anything going in the radio blank?


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on June 22, 2015, 03:07:08 PM
No mate, just to make it look pretty.  ;D

Just the bottom to go, I hate filing!!

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Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: fcwrangler on June 22, 2015, 05:42:04 PM
I know, I know


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on July 21, 2015, 09:18:37 PM
Next was the air cond/heater unit, after just having finished fitting the wipers.

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So after lots of swearing, pushing and prodding we managed to get all of this behind the glove box and tucked up under the dash... Gas pipes fitted, and the heater hoses on. Feeling pretty happy I went to get the wiring diagram and see if it worked. The wiring diagram also showed me that I needed to put in the thermostat wire... Crap! So after trying to find where it was meant to go I managed to tear a hole in a duct.
Out went the dummy and the toys out of the cot as about 5 hours work was wasted. Then I tore another duct removing the unit. Great day all up.
Sourced another duct and then took a day off to watchHawthorn beat Collingwood at the G.  ;D

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So this is what was missing for anyone fitting vintage air to their car. I think there was a sticker here which had come off between the fabricator and the painter fiddling with it over the years.
Refitted it, which thankfully was a lot quicker than the first time.

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All fitted up again with not much room left. Looking at the centre console, and finishing off the stereo next.

Cheers


Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on July 24, 2015, 09:03:04 PM
I am really enjoying watching it go back together and the insights/reflection you give (and others) about what has previously been done and what's happening now.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: SC00P on July 29, 2015, 08:50:45 PM
Wow!! Your giving Me some great things to copy  :) :) :) ;)


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on August 15, 2015, 02:31:24 PM
Final lot of chrome back from Modern Plating and is faultless according to my brother... Finally got someone reliable.
So the doors can finally close properly.


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Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: DJ on August 15, 2015, 03:07:41 PM
They look very good. How does chrome plating work out on springs? Something I hadn't considered, assuming the flex would make it peal off.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on August 15, 2015, 04:06:28 PM
It's the first time that I have chromed springs before... So have 5 done now. The bonnet hinges and catch spring have been good so far, we will see over time


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on August 21, 2015, 09:24:59 PM
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Just got this back today, but after looking at the photos more closely I think the speaker grill needs more time in the nickel bath. Very happy with the look, just have to join the aluminum frame to the grill. Most likely with sikaflex.
So after this process, I can confirm that the cast alloy can not be welded or even braised, as the braising alloy I used on the aluminum gets treated like aluminium in the chroming process with regards to the acid they use on the preparation. The cast gets cleaned with another acid. I will find out which if people are interested when I take it back.
Cheers


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: camxsmith on August 21, 2015, 09:54:12 PM
The is going to look great JB, can not wait to see it in with the unit running...


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: FCRB26 on August 22, 2015, 05:14:23 AM
You should be able to silver solder it before chrome ?

Looks good ..


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: mcl1959 on August 22, 2015, 08:42:28 AM
That looks amazing. With the unit in place it will look like it was made to go there.
I would expect that bronzing should work as well.
I had an overrider bronzed where it had a small dent right in front of the mounting bolt. Chrome went straight over the top.

Ken


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: DJ on August 22, 2015, 10:04:12 AM
I had an overrider bronzed where it had a small dent right in front of the mounting bolt. Chrome went straight over the top.
Ken

The retired panel beater who worked on my FC described the same method for repairs to damaged chrome bumpers 'back in the day'.
Applied using the oxy, it files back easily being softer than the parent metal.

Nice job JB, these finishing touches are worth that extra time & effort.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on August 28, 2015, 05:29:03 PM
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/D0B93C66-2C62-4B21-AFDF-CF7C3C5A8A62_zpstc53ww6r.png) ($2)

Happy Days!! ;D

Cost of Engineer around the $3000 mark for people interested.



Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: DJ on August 28, 2015, 06:10:07 PM
Congratulations.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: Maco on August 28, 2015, 07:22:20 PM


Congratulations well done enjoy your new ride.
John


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: 59wagon on August 28, 2015, 09:09:35 PM
Congratulations JB. This car is a credit to you (and your Brother?). Lots of innovation, pre-planning, attention to detail and patience. 

Now get out and drive the thing!

Cheers,

John


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on August 28, 2015, 10:43:02 PM
Not registered for a few months yet... Centre console and upholstery to go.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on September 08, 2015, 10:04:13 PM
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Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: camxsmith on September 08, 2015, 10:17:00 PM
Hi JB thats looking impressive, you have done such a great job and your posts are inspiring..  You must be getting excited so close to the end. 


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 06, 2015, 09:46:10 PM
So it was center console time. I started with the storage and arm rest, slowly working forward.
The upholsterer suggested that it be made in 2 pieces to get in and out easy.
The first half I had an idea of what it would look like but the second half, or front half I really had no idea how it would finish until I did some. Cup holders will go in the middle.
I even managed to keep the cowl vent handle in the same spot so pretty happy all up.

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Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: DJ on October 06, 2015, 10:25:55 PM
Very artistic JB. What will go over the frame?


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: VAN059 on October 06, 2015, 10:54:45 PM
Nice innovative work JB.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 07, 2015, 06:00:23 AM
Am going to use thin steel to fill in the frame, and the it will all be covered in leather.

2 air vents to sit underneath the speaker grill, and the drink holders will sit front to back in the centre.

Trying to get my side of things done by the end of the year so that the car can be at the upholsterers at the start of the new year. Will see how that goes.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: DJ on October 07, 2015, 09:47:49 AM
A project in itself. Great job.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: stinky on October 07, 2015, 01:38:20 PM
Am going to use thin steel to fill in the frame, and the it will all be covered in leather.

JB, have you considered covering it in t-shirt material and then fibreglass resin, maybe adding some sheeting for strength?
It might save some weight and possibly easier/smoother than steel.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: JB on October 07, 2015, 07:41:46 PM
No I hadn't. It definitely would make it easier!
I have not had anything to do with fiberglass so I guess it's about time I had a go!

The upholster was meant to have a look today to tell me how he wanted the area for the gearshift boot done, but haven't heard yet.


Title: Re: 365 days...
Post by: stinky on October 07, 2015, 11:44:50 PM
No I hadn't. It definitely would make it easier!
I have not had anything to do with fiberglass so I guess it's about time I had a go!
It's worth a go, maybe needle Ed for some tips?


The upholster was meant to have a look today to tell me how he wanted the area for the gearshift boot done, but haven't heard yet.
IMHO any square/rectangular flat opening will be good, make the opening then make a flange to fit it. Attach via internal clips or Christmas tree clips. The trimmer would just need the flange and the height of the boot.


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: Ed on October 08, 2015, 08:36:42 AM
I thought we had already talked about the poly resin impreganted cloth JB?.. it's certainly the best way to make complex shapes.. typically for speaker build outs and consoles etc, however your frame is well built and would be easy to sheet up to the frame.

If you do go with poly, just stretch the material over your frame and stick it down to the steel frame or wrap it around and cable tie it.  Paint on the resin and I normally allow it to set at this point to make a shell.

Lay up some light weight mat over the top, you only need 2 or 3 layers..then smooth up with body filler…

it can end up quite heavy so avoid trying to apply the cloth and matting in one go as it will sag , making your filler job bigger, and the end product even heavier.

Cheers
Ed
PS.. looks great!



Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: JB on January 09, 2016, 07:23:06 PM
So no-one noticed the subtle name change then lol...

Couple of days work just before the weekend, with some rubbers fro the tailgate installed and the floor for the tray finally done.

Got a sheet of 19mm marine ply with a AA finish and cut to shape then using a router to adjust for depth. Pretty happy with the result.

Fixed some wiring issues with the Air Cond, blower fan and the stereo, and nearly got the ABS working. Replaced the ABS module again after the previous 3 from the wreckers were faulty and got the code that I had been waiting for.

Code 28- Wheel Speed Sensor Frequency Error.

Initially I thought it was going to be there from the larger rear tyres giving me 23mm difference in height, but then started looking at it a bit deeper realised that I need to make a sensor ring that will send the correct information as the VT independent rear end had large sensor rings and the VS diff that I am using the rings are contained in the diff so are a lot smaller.

So here is the problem for anyone to have a crack at...

1. I need to work out the amount of pulses sent per km for the VT sensor ring with wheels measuring 235/45/17 (the largest standard commodore wheel size)
2. The amount of teeth on the VT sensor ring
3. Convert this to what I know with the VS diff which is my tyre size 285/40/17 (32 teeth x 482.43 rotations per km =15437 pulses sent/km) Front tyres are 205/50/17
4. Get 2 new sensor rings made and pressed onto the axles.
5. Hope that this is my final problem and the ABS self test positively and I have ABS.

Thats my current thinking,so maybe someone else has another way of solving the issue  ;D

Cheers
JB

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Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: FCRB26 on January 10, 2016, 10:11:28 AM
I would be fitting vs front sealed hubs so its reading the same trigger points front and rear .
As it is it will be getting mixed signals thinking the ABS needs to active.
Im sure the amount of teeth wont matter just as long as its even front and rear?


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: DJ on January 10, 2016, 10:43:56 AM
So no-one noticed the subtle name change then lol...

I think it was just accepted as the norm.


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: JB on January 10, 2016, 11:29:07 AM
Front wheel hubs could work, will get Dino to get a pair tomorrow as like you said will match the rear.

It just leaves the different tyre sizes and the pulse ring off the tailshaft.





Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: fe350chev on January 12, 2016, 05:13:28 PM
I am still trying to work out how many weeks would be appropriate if I were to calculate an appropriate change of name for my builds  :-\

I am enjoying watching the progress.


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: JB on January 12, 2016, 10:59:08 PM
We have an active ABS!!!

Thanks Pete for the hub suggestion.

A bit of research while at work tonight and the pulse ring on the tailshaft is actually the speed sensor.

Happy days, it has been a bit of a process to sort the bugs with the ABS,

Cheers,
JB


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: NES304 on January 13, 2016, 12:24:55 PM
It's now that I realise I have three abs units I could have sent for nothing. At least you found it. Congrats


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: GOA350 on February 03, 2016, 08:20:10 PM
Now for the trip to Toowoomba  ;)


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: JB on February 05, 2016, 10:18:44 AM
So here is that last photo while it is in the project car section.

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The upholstery has been in full swing and will be finished by the 12th of March.

After discussions with the head of Vic Roads who deals with modifications, Victoria does not recognise the Queensland engiineering blue plate. So I have to finish the car, the put it on a truck to Brisbane. Then fly to Brissy on the 22nd, get the roadworthy and registration in Brisbane, then drive to Toowoomba from there.
After the Nationals I will then drive it home where the registration can simply be changed over to a Victorian plate as it has now been registered before. So even though everything has been done in accordance with the new Australian standards that came in recently the states are still in the dark ages. It is very frustrating, but nothing I can do.

Safe driving everyone.
Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: freddyc on February 05, 2016, 07:22:05 PM
Jason was up in Yungaburra week and was reminising about meeting you in the big shed there. it is still there by the way. So long ago.
fred


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: JB on February 07, 2016, 07:03:52 AM
Was only when all this was just starting Fred!


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: JB on March 07, 2016, 06:42:39 PM
It is finished!! ;D
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/Niki%20amp%20Jason346_zpsr8q6p8qa.jpg) ($2)

More pictures to come after the Nationals.

So looking at the original title I only missed it by 2135 days, as by tomorrow it will have been exactly 2500 days since I first started on the car.

It is amazing to reflect back and think of how many people have been involved in this build from advice and ideas, to that of help with parts old and new.

Too many to list here but to all of you that have helped me along the way big and small I thank you, every bit of help has been appreciated.

Hopefully see a lot of you at the Nationals...

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: FCV08 on March 07, 2016, 06:59:10 PM
Congratulations JB well done

Looks fantastic.

Looking forward to seeing it in a few weeks.

Now you have to move your post to that other one (Completed Projects)  ;D ;D ;D

Cheers

Craig D


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: JOX515 on March 07, 2016, 07:07:16 PM
Woohoo JB, very well done and hope you get many many miles of enjoyment from it.  Graeme


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: DJ on March 07, 2016, 07:08:26 PM
Congratulations JB, it looks terrific.
Unable to make the Nats so looking forward to more photos.


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: snuff69 on March 07, 2016, 07:10:50 PM
YEEEEEEEHAAAAAA   can't wait to see it in Toowoomba JB. The ute looks amazing.    Dave


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: camxsmith on March 07, 2016, 09:11:11 PM
Awesome JB great picture, can not wait to see the other pics, congrats


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: KFH on March 07, 2016, 09:46:28 PM
Looks awesome JB. Well done.  Looking forward to seeing it in Toowoomba

Keith


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: NES304 on March 08, 2016, 07:55:44 AM
Awesome work mate. Can't wait to see it in the fleah


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: VAN059 on March 08, 2016, 08:30:19 AM
Great job JB, I won't be in Toowoomba unfortunately, but can't wait for the pics.

Cheers Marc


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on March 08, 2016, 10:40:23 AM
Well done JB,

What an awesome achievement; what a well executed, great looking car!

Regards,

Josh.


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: Maco on March 08, 2016, 11:06:11 AM
Look forward to looking in Toowoomba.

Great build.
Cheers
John


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: RET on March 08, 2016, 02:28:11 PM
Well, you might have missed the original deadline "by that much" (to quote Maxwell Smart), but the car is an amazing credit to you and your perseverance.

Page 57 of the thread seems like an appropriate point to declare it "done". Congrats, mate.

See you in a couple of weeks.

cheers
RET


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: DJ on March 08, 2016, 02:39:18 PM
And what of the support (dogs) that started out with you in the early days?
Hope they are still around to see the end result.


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: JB on March 08, 2016, 03:18:34 PM
Thank you for all of your support, I hope the 57 pages have been a good read.
Sadly there is only one of the dogs still around. The Blue Healer cross was a shop dog who got off the lead never to be seen again, and Deefa who was with me everywhere the Jack Russell in some of the snaps came with me to New Zealand passed away in 2014 from liver cancer. I believe Buster the Jack Russell sleeping next to Deefa on the front seat is still going strong and still lives in Cairns.
Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: mcl1959 on March 08, 2016, 04:32:13 PM
Well it's been worth the wait. 365 weeks seems like it was only 365 days ago ::)
Look forward to catching up in Toowwoommbbaa.

Ken


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: GM on March 08, 2016, 05:08:54 PM
Congratulations mate, well done. Hope to see you next nationals!


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: fcwrangler on March 14, 2016, 09:16:46 PM
Well done JB, haven't been on the forum much lately. The ute looks absolutely fantastic, unfortunately I can't make the Nationals this time but should make Canberra for the next one.
Regards, Jim


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: JB on March 14, 2016, 09:32:05 PM
But I owe you beers Jim!!


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: GOA350 on March 17, 2016, 08:01:00 PM
Not on here very often anymore mate.
What can I say that everyone else hasn't already said, mate I'm with them. The part that I won't like at the Nats is that I won't be able to see it and you.
Because there will be people 10 deep all around the ute so I won't be able to get near it.ha ha
Can't wait to catch up again mate, I hope Niki is coming as well.
Cheers Scotty
 ;)


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: TTV6FC on March 21, 2016, 07:52:03 PM
Congratulations JB, awesome looking ute with so much innovation. Most importantly, well done on actually getting the ute finished as we all know it is extremely hard to stay focused and enthusiastic at times. Cheers, Jamie.


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: JB on March 29, 2016, 07:56:42 PM
Hi all,

The Nationals has come and gone. What a great weekend it was catching up with a lot of great people who I had met in Jindabyne and also some friends from Cairns and Townsville. Plus all of the new ones.
For those who have been waiting, here are some of the completed build photos.

Cheers,
JB


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: JB on March 29, 2016, 08:20:02 PM
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/IMG_1081_zpspzda49sb.jpg) ($2)

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Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: DJ on March 29, 2016, 08:33:05 PM
Terrific job! It's a real head turner.
(tricky number plate swaps)


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: Billy Blackarrow on March 29, 2016, 08:34:00 PM
GEEEEEEES  I like what is done with the speaker grill is it reversing camera  or GPS or both or maybe a VCR.
BILLY B


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: JB on March 29, 2016, 08:35:14 PM
All of the above. Lol


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: GM on March 29, 2016, 09:53:55 PM
Fantastic mate, any teething problems?


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: JB on March 30, 2016, 07:50:44 AM
Yes...

It needs sway bars, as it gets a little rolly when upset on the road.
Front screen leaks.
Condensation from air cond entering cabin... Could be a leak in the drain.
Transport company tried to wind down the passenger window, even though there was a note stating they were electric and not to touch them... Stuffed the switch and the window didn't work for the whole weekend.
Need to change the rear shocks to lift it an inch, the springs are close to binding at the moment with the added weight of the tonneau, tools that I had in the back and a full fuel tank.
The fuel cap is venting fuel... Lots of fuel out. I am going to revise the filling point.
Then the stuff I couldn't get finished before the Nats, like a final touch up of the paint and getting the runs out etc and a buff.
Straightening the side pipe, and changing the pipes over to the side now it is registered.
Need to fix the door rubbers as well, they are letting in too much noise and have little tears in them from when I tried to fix this problem the first time.
A lead that is on an extractor so I need to get a 45 deg angle one to clear.
A pulley that is noisey... Could be bearings or a belt... Suspecting bearings.

It all will be sorted in time. But the car ran very well and is making the right noises. Happy days to have it on the road.

Cheers
JB



Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: Billy Blackarrow on March 30, 2016, 08:31:01 AM
It is finished!! ;D
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/Niki%20amp%20Jason346_zpsr8q6p8qa.jpg) ($2)

it's ironic that you finished on the 57th page of your build
BILL B



Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: camxsmith on April 06, 2016, 07:47:15 AM
Awesome JB. Pictures are amazing and you have created a  one hell of a great ute, well done.


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on April 06, 2016, 08:07:03 AM
Indeed an incredible job. Well done.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: brett_f on April 09, 2016, 12:23:00 PM
Well done JB. I haven't been on the forum for some time so am pleased it is on the road. We all have things that need to be sorted after being able to drive on the road. These will get done one thing at a time. Enjoy mate Brett


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: Mack Gridley on May 04, 2016, 10:15:42 PM
Well done JB.  RIP Deefa. :'(


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: JB on May 05, 2016, 05:40:20 PM
Starting some tweaks.

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Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on July 08, 2016, 10:59:50 AM
Awesome JB.


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: Errol62 on July 09, 2016, 03:47:28 PM
Looks like you're setting up to mount something like an XU1 air dam?


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Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: JB on July 09, 2016, 06:09:14 PM
Nah, it's a front sway bar from V6 conversions.


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: JB on August 03, 2016, 05:53:45 AM
After eventually fixing my spring issues we finally got to go on a run after Easter, with a trip to GMH head office, RACV and the old GMH factory in Dandenong for the FE's 60th anniversary.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/IMG_1183_zpsromchz0v.jpg) ($2)

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Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: Errol62 on August 03, 2016, 08:00:14 AM
Now that is low. Would tyres contact front guard lip on full lock with suspension bottomed?

Beautiful looking car.

Cheers
Clay


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Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: JB on August 03, 2016, 09:25:54 AM
The guards have been rolled, and the ride height adjusted so that they will not touch on full lock going down a decent driveway... Misses by about a centimetre.


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: DJ on August 03, 2016, 09:26:36 AM
Great photos JB.


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: Errol62 on August 03, 2016, 09:48:33 AM
Great work. Thanks JB


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Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: NES304 on August 03, 2016, 11:22:36 AM
Noice!!!


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: Frankiej on August 14, 2016, 09:29:30 AM
Hey there JB I'm about to do a similar floor conversion in an FJ Holden ute and I noticed yours already had good inner sills, mine needs the inners and outers replaced and I can't work out wether or not I should do that first before attempting the floor fitment, what are your thoughts cheers Frankie.


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: JB on August 14, 2016, 01:30:25 PM
Hi Frankie,

I fixed the inners first which then gave me something to weld the floor to.

The outer sills were done with the door fitment.

Hope this helps a little

Cheers


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: VAN059 on August 14, 2016, 06:09:47 PM
Quote
Noice!!!

Yes, it's one nice looking Holden ute, across all the models.


Marc


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: Frankiej on August 14, 2016, 08:58:57 PM
Thanks JB that helps a lot cheers.


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: JB on February 18, 2017, 10:21:42 PM
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/IMG_0674_zpsf5yoqtys.jpg) ($2)

It made an outside appearance today. Started well (CTEK charger works a treat!) and drove well after many months in the shed... just not me driving it.
My brother has sold his house , so am in a spot where to put it until after the next Nats in Canberra then I will bring it over to NZ.
Any suggestions or ideas most welcome.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: JOX515 on February 19, 2017, 10:06:53 AM
G'day JB,

Ballarat may be a bit out of your way, but I have a spare bay in my locked and secure garage now that the wagon has gone..... If needed, your car can stay there as long as you need it to.

Cheers, Graeme


Title: 365 weeks...
Post by: NES304 on February 19, 2017, 10:58:36 AM
Leave it at my place!
I'll come out with a trailer next weekend.

It's about time I cleaned out my garage


I'll keep it charged, clean, dry and meet you in Canberra

What suburb is it currently in?


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: JB on February 19, 2017, 09:52:00 PM
Lol, NES it is about to be in Ballarat thanks to a very kind offer.
About time you finished yours isn't it?


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: NES304 on February 19, 2017, 10:29:41 PM
Lol, NES it is about to be in Ballarat thanks to a very kind offer.
About time you finished yours isn't it?
Well that's a long way for me to pick it then isn't it.

Yes I should have finished mine a long time ago. Massive exams this week then should be good to get back into it


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Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: JB on April 03, 2018, 09:44:28 PM
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Unveiled at the weekend


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: JB on April 03, 2018, 09:46:08 PM
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Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: FireKraka on April 04, 2018, 09:45:01 AM
Hi JB
Nice blower mate like it really needed the boost hey ;D

Shame all your build photos are compromised I was looking back at them while building my EK Ute but now cannot see anything.

Regards
Neil


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: VAN059 on April 04, 2018, 01:07:26 PM
Always nice to be blown  :o


Title: Re: 365 weeks...
Post by: JB on June 10, 2018, 05:22:10 AM
Looks like the photos are back.. but for how long?