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« on: March 09, 2017, 10:05:05 AM »
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Hey everyone 👋🏻
I thought I'd start a thread and introduce myself.
I have been a freestyle motocross rider my whole life and was riding at a professional level over the last 7 years.

 In July last year I crashed a backflip and had a near-life ending accident resulting in a traumatic brain injury. After months in hospital and rehab (and still attending outpatient rehab 3 days a week now) I have sold my bikes and given up riding. I'm extremely lucky and grateful to be alive and making a recovery, so the second chance at life is a blessing.

Attending a few car cruises has since inspired me to take up a new hobbie, and thankfully my Grandpa has been holding onto his car for many years with hopes that a grandson would become keen to restore it.

So enter his 1957 FE Holden.
I'm super excited about this and can't wait to tackle the new project.

I have been busy getting hold of parts to get the wheels back on




via eBay and from a Holden wrecking yard (thanks to a lady friend Wink and hope to get it on a trailer and take home soon. It is all a bit more time consuming ATM due to no drivers license thanks to the brain injury.

Anyway, here's a few photos. I'll keep updating this as I go and will certainly be in need of advice as I go too.
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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2017, 10:10:04 AM »
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Welcome Gropedawg57 .

Hopefully all goes well with your rebuild. Where are you?

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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2017, 02:45:11 PM »
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Thanks mate, I'm located in the Barossa Valley, SA


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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2017, 03:55:17 PM »
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 Since you are new to the scene you may want to check out the SA FE FC club annual show and shine on the 26th of March. Fixing these cars and obtaining parts is all about networking and shared knowledge. Come down for a look and a chat. It's never a better time to catch a bunch of these cars together in SA. Also the SA club Facebook page is worth a look for upcoming events. The forum is best for technical data though. Use the search function and you'll a treasure trove of info.
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2017, 03:58:54 PM »
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Thanks for the invite!  Myself & the lady friend already have it in the calendar and planned to come out Smiley
Looking forward to it, I shall see you there!
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2017, 04:26:56 PM »
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That looks like a good project! interior looked in good nick, that steering wheel was mint!

Lets hope all the dust protected it and is not hiding to many surprises!

Good luck mate!

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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2017, 08:18:25 PM »
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Elk Blue. Now there's a Grandpa with taste Grin

Best of luck with the project.
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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2017, 02:30:29 PM »
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With Teal on the roof. Perfect  Wink Wink Wink
Great find. Keep the pics coming as you progress.
Do you know if it still has the original engine?
Cheers, Ken
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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2017, 12:15:20 AM »
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Welcome mate. I only joined 5 months ago and have found the guys on here extremely helpful

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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2017, 11:39:45 PM »
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You gotta love an old girl with family history.
Looks like a good starting point.
Looking forward to the updates.
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« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2017, 11:44:37 PM »
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Looks like a very good starting point, how long has it been under cover?
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« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2017, 09:02:28 AM »
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Looks like a very good starting point, how long has it been under cover?
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Hey mate, it's been under cover for 50 years!


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« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2017, 09:09:34 AM »
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Hey everyone, I'm happy to say that I was able to take my baby home on the weekend!
Thursday meant my friend and I put some railway sleepers underneath and dragged it back a meter so I could reach the front left wheel and put on, then we were able to drag it outside.
It's first time seeing the sun after 50 years of barn life!












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« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2017, 09:14:39 AM »
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Excellent camouflage!
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« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2017, 09:18:43 AM »
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Sunday I hired a car trailer and my brother drove out to the farm to pick it up. We winched her up, took some photos then took her home for a bath, and then placed in my shed where I will spend many hours getting her back to her former glory!


























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« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2017, 09:45:50 AM »
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Great photos. How is the inside?
Look forward to watching things progress.
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« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2017, 09:57:11 AM »
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Nice pic's.
Now I understand why people watch clips of things being unboxed on youtube. The unearthing (literally) of you FE is very satisfying to watch.
Good luck with getting her back on the rd.
Please don't let her become a unfinished project statistic.
See you on Sunday at the show and shine.
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« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2017, 11:13:59 AM »
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Excellent car..  keep the pictures coming, as we all love the journey just as much as your self.  Grin

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« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2017, 11:28:04 AM »
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What a beautiful car! It looks like it would be just about perfect as is, definitely shows it's history.




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« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2017, 11:28:45 AM »
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great to see a another FE in SA.

will catch up Sunday if you make it , for a chat

cheers Phil.  ( aka grumpy )   Cheesy
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