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1  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: ready to paint on: Today at 07:07:21 PM
Sounds nice can not wait to see the pictures...
2  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Speedo bezel glass/plastic on: August 19, 2019, 07:37:15 PM
Hi all   Has any one replaced or altered the speedo glass/plastic which has the numbers engraved on it. I am asking because I'm think of the KM conversion and to convert a speedo to a tacho which both need the numbers in different locations.

And as the numbers are etch/engraved into the plastic bezel, has any one found a blank replacement which is the same size?.

And has anyone found good replacement number stickers which represent the current white ones.?


3  General / General Board / Re: Last FC and Bonnet mascot on: August 19, 2019, 07:12:55 PM
I could write pages on that topic!  "Official" FC production stopped well before the end of the year so that the lines could be converted to FB production so they would be ready in the dealerships at the start of 1960. However there are always defect cars which need to be rectified in some way or another, so they sit in the yard waiting till an opportunity opens for them to be fixed. This could very well have been early in 1960.

I have evidence of an FE with a higher chassis number than the earliest FC's making it an example of a defect car.

I think any claim to an exact date of the last finished FC off the line is tenuous at best.

Bonnet emblems are a factory option. NASCO was owned by GMH and all accessories that were factory options were distributed through NASCO.

Ken


Ken you are such a wealth of knowledge, and are extremely valuable ..   Where did you get you start learning and getting your information from..Huh
4  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Cams FC Resto on: August 18, 2019, 08:09:07 PM
Cut and welded in the filler panel piece I had



Cleaned up the tank ready for KBS treatment
 

Also brought a Tacho to pull apart and incorporate into a FC Speedo



Has any one done a speedo conversion into KM and how did you get around the etch numbers in the bezel plastic Huh


5  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Art's FC Sedan Build 2.0 on: August 18, 2019, 08:01:53 PM
Looking good..  you are moving along at a nice pace
6  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Fc ute on: August 18, 2019, 07:59:54 PM
Hi Greg you will not know your self now you have a rotisserie, Im not sure how I would be doing any of my work with out one.  Keep up the great work.
7  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: test trying to post a photo on: August 12, 2019, 01:50:53 PM
Hi Corey
    Mate you can not add a picture by just putting in <img src="http//:dash.jpg" alt="" boarder="0">  You need you image to be first hosted on a hosting site like IMGUR etc... then add the image address from the hosting site. Also you need opening and closing img tags [ img][ /img]""    example [ img]https://i.imgur.com/tutPzDv.gif[ /img ]  (<--I added a couple of blanks in the tags, so code could be seen)

If you need any more help just ask happy to help
8  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Rear spring hangers on: July 30, 2019, 03:55:22 PM
What has people done with their rear spring hangers... have you fixed them your selves or is it just one of those things that your better of to buy them new..??   The bolts are a bit worn and rusty on mine was thinking cutting the bolts out and replacing with some grade 8 bolts.
9  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Art's FC Sedan Build 2.0 on: July 30, 2019, 08:39:44 AM
Great work looking super clean now
10  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Cams FC Resto on: July 25, 2019, 09:31:32 AM
Well tanks back,, Reg did a good job.  $160 to weld in new location. This should now be closer to the back of the passenger side inner mud guard. Hope to have the filler in the same location as a wagon or ute. 

Looks patchy from the bath it took, Will use my KBS tank kit to wash and paint the inside. Will then get it in the car and think about the filler pipe.
 


On another matter has anyone fixed up there rear spring hangers them selves or is it just one things better to just buy them new..??   The Bolts are a bit worn on mine was thinking cutting the bolts out and replacing with some grade 8 bolts.
11  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Cams FC Resto on: July 23, 2019, 07:53:44 PM
Removed the ridge on the roof

Can see the long speed bump in the roof


Using a slap file and metal file knocked the bump down, then sanded to a nice metal finish


Came out better then I thought it would


Now to inside roof, one half cleaned up, removal of old sound deadner with low setting heat run and scrapper


then flapper disc and a coat of rust converter


12  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Cams FC Resto on: July 22, 2019, 05:55:47 PM

 What sort of insulation are you looking at for the inside roof ,
     
    fcwagoon

Good question seen the old Dynamat has roof lining... Iím sure there is a cheaper version...   have you used any.. ?
13  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Cams FC Resto on: July 22, 2019, 03:50:32 PM
Bit of rust removal and clean up on the roof..  Couple of dents to be removed and when will work on the inside of the roof.

 

Still waiting for the fuel tank to come back to finish the boot space.
14  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Art's FC Sedan Build 2.0 on: July 20, 2019, 06:48:41 PM
Great work looks awesome .. loving the pictuers
15  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Cams FC Resto on: July 17, 2019, 03:08:35 PM
Remove my rusty rear speaker surround and will add a couple of 6x9 holes for speakers



Also have sent the fuel tank into get its inlet moved. Thought I might play it safe and let someone else weld it up... Have done enough work on the car to see it to the end now Tongue

The tank work is being done by Regs Radiators, not sure if anyone else has used him. When I get the tank back I will give some feedback on his work.
16  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Cams FC Resto on: July 17, 2019, 02:48:09 PM
I thought the idea of weld through primer was to capture some zinc in the weld pool. I suppose copper does the same job. Sorry bit off topic.


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Errol I tried the zinc based weld thur primer, but I switched to cooper as I think the Mig welder worked better as it arked better and had less splatter. 
17  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Cams FC Resto on: July 17, 2019, 02:45:19 PM
looks good mate but why are you wasting your weld through primer.?
that stuffs expensive and paint doesnt like to stick to it
its not an etch primer.
dont get me wrong im not being a nitpicker.
just heard lots of bad reports about paint falling off that stuff


Your right Wayno I was being lazy and wasteful with the weld thur primer. It will be replaced with etch primer on the outside.
18  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Cams FC Resto on: July 17, 2019, 02:43:24 PM
Hi Cam did you make the panel or purchase from somewhere?
Regards
Neil

Hi Neil Purchased from rare spares on one of there sale days.
19  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Cams FC Resto on: July 12, 2019, 12:28:52 AM
Did some work on the left rear. 


20  General / General Board / Re: Spotted at Caliope, Qld: FC sedan on: July 08, 2019, 10:52:33 PM
I second that..   great looking fc..
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