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1  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Art's FC Sedan Build 2.0 on: August 05, 2019, 09:17:21 AM
Looks amazing

Thanks Marc, I'm starting to feel like I might just get there after all.
2  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Art's FC Sedan Build 2.0 on: August 05, 2019, 09:16:04 AM
The really neat clean bits ,the missus hey ??
My daughter in law cleaned and tidied up my shed ,looks great ,but I can't find stuff ,have to ring her all time ,women like it all clean and in order ,I can spot the vice grips under a pile of g cramps,in half light.

Yep, she did a great job and admitted to enjoying it, so wants to keep going. I told her about 4 doors, guards and bonnet. She don't touch my tools though.
3  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Art's FC Sedan Build 2.0 on: August 04, 2019, 07:34:56 PM
The tedious work of stripping the underside has been completed. I've commenced the task of using some fibral filler to blend in the welds and joins in the new boot floor and a few spots around the main floor.  I'll finish off with another coat of fibral for final sanding then will be ready for a coat of KBS gloss black.  I've also commenced stripping the engine bay/sub-frame in preparation for mounting to allow for rust repairs around the legs, I was lucky to score a free set of rust free legs some time back.  Getting closer.









4  General / General Board / Re: where is eveyone on: August 01, 2019, 11:30:12 AM
I use a free Imgur account, drag photos in and it gives me a compatible link to copy into my post.
5  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Art's FC Sedan Build 2.0 on: July 31, 2019, 09:08:48 AM
Haha, that's hilarious! Happy to help.


Hey Longman..Thanks for the marriage counciling , I showed image of your wife getting into it ,to my wife ..First time ever ,I mean ever !!! ,she said ," I am happy cooking and washing "
6  General / General Board / Re: where is eveyone on: July 30, 2019, 08:05:41 PM
I'm still updating my build thread, and still find heaps of good info.
7  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Art's FC Sedan Build 2.0 on: July 28, 2019, 05:40:10 PM
Back to the tedium now, with the under body stripping, ready for some filler, sanding and paint. Gotta love the wife jumping in to help as well, this being the dirtiest of the jobs!  I hope to have the stripping finished tomorrow and some fibral filler applied to the welds around the fuel tank and trans tunnel.  Fun times, getting close now to being able to start building a car.





8  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Art's FC Sedan Build 2.0 on: July 20, 2019, 04:30:47 PM
the passenger side quarter needed similar work to the drivers, but only on the outside, the inner boot well was solid and rust free, thankful for small mercies.  We used the top part of the driver's side Rare Spares skin to fill in this side, curved in a vice to fit. Bumper bulge again was replaced as was the curve below the tail light.








9  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Art's FC Sedan Build 2.0 on: July 20, 2019, 04:25:54 PM
Next job was rear driver's lower quarter. We cut away the bad stuff and found it was really bad, the entire lower needed replacing, including the bumper mounting bulge, and the inner boot well.  Thanks again to Greg, I had a rust free boot well ready to go (see earlier post). I bought a replacement outer skin from Rare Spares and I have to say, the fit was dreadful, the angle of the curve was completely wrong and required a lot of remedial work to get it right.  In the end, the outer was finished in 3 parts, I scored a decent set of bumper bulges a while ago, they certainly came in handy. Again a skim of fibral to seal it all and a coat of protectant until the bodywork starts.  A shout out to my mate Micka, I've never seen someone fabricate complex curves out of 1.6mm steel so fast and precise with no special tools. Dude got skillz.



















10  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Art's FC Sedan Build 2.0 on: July 20, 2019, 04:12:33 PM
Speaking of parts.  Had a couple of good days in the shed and am happy to say that the last of the rust in the shell is gonski! It's only taken just over a year.  Yesterday saw the rear valance panel replaced. I was lucky to get a rust free cut (thanks Greg!) which made the job so much easier. With the help of a good mate, we bolted on the bootlid and got to work cutting out the old and welding in the new(er). A coat of Fibral fiberglass filler to seal the welds ready for bodywork and the job was done, for now.
















11  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Cams FC Resto on: July 16, 2019, 08:05:57 AM
Good pics, am about to do the exact same repair on mine, using a Rare Spares panel.
12  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Cams FC Resto on: July 08, 2019, 03:41:24 PM
 Pretty sure they all use early commodore racks. I know both V6 conv and Rodtech require exchange racks, so no surprise that they can have TRW on them. I bought a Rodtech and grabbed a rack from a VH wreck as my exchange. I now have a V6 conversions one.


Hey mate looks like a V6 conversions one to me I have fitted 2 of theirs one to my FC and one to the ek ute I'm finishing they use a VH manual rack that is shortened and Im pretty sure both of my raks had TRW on them.

I have other photos of the fitup if you like Cam
regards
Neil
13  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Cams FC Resto on: July 08, 2019, 08:01:24 AM
Hard to tell in those pics, but looks like a Rodtech kit. Workmanship looks too good to be a V6 conversions one.


Hi All
       I picked up a rack and pinion off a HR front end. Just hoping some one could Identify which company kit it came from.  Im think its a commodore shortened. I could be wrong. And looks to be an after market TWR branded rack. But thats about all the info I have. lots of different numbers stamped into it.



the housing looks to be 355mm long

14  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Art's FC Sedan Build 2.0 on: July 02, 2019, 05:59:32 PM
I've been lucky enough to pick up some nice cuts to repair certain areas, these will cut down the working time, which I'm grateful for.






15  Galleries / Project Cars - FEs and FCs Under Construction / Re: Art's FC Sedan Build 2.0 on: June 30, 2019, 07:59:58 AM
Hey Jason,

Been doing a lot of the boring stuff, stripping and coating, welding little patches and holes if I find anything. I've also collected the remaining patches and panels I need. The floor is fully stripped and coated, ready for some seam sealer. The boot area has been fully stripped and coated ready for some sealer and some tidying/finishing around the welds.  The rear valance and bottom of quarters are the last pieces of the shell to be done, just waiting on the time and a mate to help.

I did also manage to get the missus on the tools! She did a great job on the boot lid.
















Where you up to Art?
16  Technical Board / Restoration Help / Re: reproduction outer sills on: June 14, 2019, 11:03:30 AM
Apparently Rare Spares sills are good.
17  Technical Board / Modification Help / Re: inner sills on: May 21, 2019, 12:32:45 PM
Stark automotive on Facebook, also sells on eBay.
18  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
19  Galleries / Members' FEs and FCs / Re: My new FC.... on: May 03, 2019, 09:45:02 AM
Nice. Is that the V6 one?
20  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.













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