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 on: Today at 01:42:22 PM 
Started by TroyH - Last post by ipg

 on: Today at 12:29:18 PM 
Started by TroyH - Last post by TroyH
Iam looking for someone in the Sydney area who can recondition king pins. Rare spares have the kits. Finding it hard to locate someone who can do it

 on: Today at 08:33:14 AM 
Started by Rod - Last post by mcl1959
I have seen the different door hinges Rod, and although there is no specific reference anywhere that Iíve found, I think the hinges changed over during the FC run somewhere. When I had boxes of spare hinges there was usually about half / half in my stash. I think FB EK hinges have a different part number because where they bolt on is different.
However, try to use your original hinges if possible. The door gaps are adjusted in the factory by bending them so you may get some unintended results by swapping them.


 on: Yesterday at 03:32:33 PM 
Started by camxsmith - Last post by Rod
Gee Cam, you are making good progress now. Those rust repairs must nearly be done.

Cheers Rod

 on: Yesterday at 03:31:23 PM 
Started by Rod - Last post by Rod
Thanks Cam. It sure is good to see the paint. Much better than what was there in the first place - leaking master cylinders damage etc... I am happy how it came out to be honest. I was going to cut and buff it but it there is a great shine as it is.

I have now turned my attention to the door hinges so I can get the doors back hanging. I have got the rares kit ready to go. I always like looking at anomolies like the current Maloo at auction. I also just watched a Shannon episode of a custom EH, one of a kind Caddy  Pink colour made for an American CEO. Anyway I have looked at my hinges and there is some wear on the arms of the top hinge where it engages with the springs. I had planned to weld / fill and grind back but thought I would go to a couple of spare hinges I have got and see how much wear they have (no noticable wear). When I picked them up I felt a difference in their weight and sure enough when I compared the cross sectional size of the arm there was a noticable difference as well.

I suspect that the larger ones are FB / EK as there are two entries in the Masters Parts Book. I then measured them and also took a measure on my FC ute as a comparison.

FE Sedan - 8.2 to 8.5mm.
Spare Hinges - (which I suspect were originally on the ute as I can remember the previous owner was going to change some out - colour also confirms) - Approximately 10mm
FC Utes - Approximately 10mm. (I measured all 4 hinges).

What I can ascertain is the following:
1. There is a difference in the size of the FE / FC hinges compared to the FB / EK. Maybe this was for greater strength for the later models (are their doors heavier?)
2. As my FC Ute is late in the production run possibly the factory had run out of FE / FC hinges and started using the FB / EK ones which by then would have been in production.

So where does this leave me. I think I am back to the original plan by is filling the wear section on the arms as I am am unsure in mixing different hinge types is goin to be a good ideal.

No doubt Ken may be able to shed some light on this.

Have a ripper weekend.

Cheers Rod

 on: January 21, 2021, 11:15:13 AM 
Started by Laszlo - Last post by Laszlo
Yes, they are still  (nice and shine Smiley

 on: January 21, 2021, 10:58:17 AM 
Started by Laszlo - Last post by GMB-58FC
Still available Laszlo?

 on: January 21, 2021, 08:43:16 AM 
Started by camxsmith - Last post by camxsmith
Now for the outer piece

Put in place after a lot of tapping with the hammer on the old anvil

welded in and polished up

Just need to clean up and reattach the door rubber channel you can see hanging off there

 on: January 21, 2021, 08:27:16 AM 
Started by Rod - Last post by camxsmith
Great work, that's looking so bloody good.  Paint does make a big differences

 on: January 20, 2021, 09:01:56 PM 
Started by Laszlo - Last post by Laszlo
I found one on gumtree

Cheers  : Laszlo

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