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1  Technical Board / Modification Help / Re: inner sills on: May 21, 2019, 12:32:45 PM
Stark automotive on Facebook, also sells on eBay.
2  Galleries / Members' FEs and FCs / Re: My new FC.... on: May 03, 2019, 07:49:37 PM
Awesome mate, looks like a way better start than mine!  Cheesy

Yean, it is the V6 one
3  Galleries / Members' FEs and FCs / Re: My new FC.... on: May 03, 2019, 09:45:02 AM
Nice. Is that the V6 one?
4  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Art's FC Sedan Build 2.0 on: April 26, 2019, 06:35:28 PM
Grabbed a few hours over Easter to get a couple small jobs done on the floor. The donor floor came with pre-installed shifter and handbrake holes that I don't need, so got in an welded them up. I'm no welder, but I am happy with the results and I improve with each weld. I had to use 1.6mm steel as that's all I had, was much harder to shape and bend but it did the job, the welds are solid and it will be covered by Dynamat/carpet on top and a dirty big auto gearbox on bottom.













5  For Sale and Wanted / Parts For Sale / Re: FC grille lower bar excellent condition on: April 25, 2019, 07:10:11 PM
Sold.
6  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Art's FC Sedan Build 2.0 on: April 12, 2019, 02:27:48 PM
I cant help noticing the steering arms on the rack ,are they original HR and if so have you noticed if the steering lock has been shortened [lack of turning circle . I understand that you are putting some weight over the front end and therefore need the leverage but have you considered shorter steering arms or maybe 2 extra teeth cut on your steering rack ,this may maintain the original steering lock . Just a thought . Haydn

Thanks Haydn. I've not done anything with the front end other than put it together. I will keep your tip in mind when I get to installation phase.
7  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Art's FC Sedan Build 2.0 on: April 10, 2019, 07:05:07 AM
Ps the computer update is only 195kw.

As long as one day it is enough to make the wheels go round, I will be happy.
8  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Art's FC Sedan Build 2.0 on: April 07, 2019, 08:23:49 PM
Awesome read. Great with what youíve achieved so far.
Canít wait for the updates.

Couldn't have done it without your help, you got me started.
9  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Art's FC Sedan Build 2.0 on: April 06, 2019, 07:23:19 AM


Good luck finding rust free ones. Mine were all tabbed by hand in 1.6mm steel. Take your time, piece by piece.
10  General / 2020 - Wangaratta - 18th FE-FC Holden Nationals / Re: started planning on: April 02, 2019, 08:33:46 AM
What's the rest?
11  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Art's FC Sedan Build 2.0 on: April 01, 2019, 03:47:16 PM
mate looks great am about to start the same job and have been looking at the best way to go about it.and came up with the same system as you.
cheers
Corey

Good luck Corey. Make sure you start a thread about your car
12  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Art's FC Sedan Build 2.0 on: April 01, 2019, 12:49:43 PM
Hey Art, I've just read right through your thread after being away for a few days - what a transformation!  Great work mate, not many would tackle something like this.

How did you manage to keep everything square with the complete floor ripped out and then rewelding?

Cheers,

John



Hi John. The car was on stands, not rotisserie. Sills were solid and left intact. Subframe remained bolted on. There was no movement of the shell at all. Had it been on a rotisserie, I would have braced the crap out of it.
13  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Art's FC Sedan Build 2.0 on: March 31, 2019, 08:07:04 PM
Looking good Art, you can be lucky, glad to see the body is in reasonable shape. Glad to see the floor worked out for you.
Jim

Yes mate, thanks for letting me have it!
14  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Art's FC Sedan Build 2.0 on: March 31, 2019, 08:05:27 PM
Art,

Looking at the trees, the flat nature of the countryside and the colour of the soil, I'd guess you picked up the FC in the Central West of NSW - Forbes/Parkes/Dubbo?

Rob

Close mate, near Tamworth.
15  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Art's FC Sedan Build 2.0 on: March 30, 2019, 05:32:51 PM
Thanks for the comments guys. Today I got in and finished stripping and coating the roof. Surprisingly for a paddock basher, the roof was not caved in like you normally see. In fact, it's very very straight, no dents and no rust whatsoever, even in the drip rails.  An hour with the poly disc, some rust converter, a clean up, then a coating of rust reformer.






16  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Art's FC Sedan Build 2.0 on: March 28, 2019, 09:55:00 PM
Looking good! What paint / rust product have you been using, I am looking at using kbs chassis paint on mine, just interested in what everyone else is using and their opinion on the product. Cheers Greg

Hi Greg, I'm using Dy-Mark rust reformer as a protectant. It has rust converter built in and acts as a grab coat. It can be bogged over and epoxied over without issue. I swear by it, I had a previous car coated in it for years. $12 a can at Bunnings
 Once done, I will put a quality epoxy primer on top.
17  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Art's FC Sedan Build 2.0 on: March 28, 2019, 09:21:45 PM
So, after 18 months, 13 of which have been spent just on the shell, this is the latest pic of where it is at. After this, move on to the subframe, which needs a fair bit of work, but that's for another time.  I am on the lookout for some decent B Pillar bottoms.


18  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Art's FC Sedan Build 2.0 on: March 28, 2019, 09:19:22 PM
Since that major work, all I've been doing is stripping and coating the shell, inside and out, patching up any small rust bits I find, which luckily hasn't been many. All that remains to be done is the rear beaver panel, and the rear quarter lowers (inside and out). Remarkably, all window and door channels are rust free. Even the cowl vent channel is rust free. Major bonus.












19  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Art's FC Sedan Build 2.0 on: March 28, 2019, 09:11:06 PM
I knew inevitably that I would have to tackle the front A pillar bottoms. They seemed OK originally, however once I put the wire brush to them, they fell apart.  Luckily, inside was in good condition, it was only the outside that needed fabricating. Like a jigsaw, old removed, new built up piece by piece, job done. Plenty of rust converter and rustproofing sprayed inside though!











20  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Art's FC Sedan Build 2.0 on: March 28, 2019, 09:03:32 PM
I had stripped back the outer sills and coated them some months before. The drivers side was solid with only 3 small pin holes of rust. I had thought about keeping them, however, as I had a set of replacement panels already, I decided to cut them off. Glad I did. As noted in the pics below, both sides were chocked full of flaky, dirty, rusty badness.  The inner sills were great, just some minor pitting, but nothing major. Both pillar supports at the front of the sill needed small patches, and one end needed patching. Aside from that, all went smoothly and as planned.























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