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« on: July 11, 2017, 04:35:02 PM »
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G'day guys, I've been hanging around on the forum for a while now so I thought I'd post my FC.

My FC has been in the family since new - belonging to my great great grandmother, who passed it on to my grandmother who passed it on to me. This is how it had been sitting in the shed for the last 32yrs when I got it. It'd done an original 52k miles.



Took me a year or so to get the engine, brakes and clutch running, and generally tidy things up a bit to put it on a club rego. Found plenty of good info on this forum so thanks everyone for that!





Then a few months ago I posted on the forum looking for someone to panel beat and paint the left hand doors and the right front quarter panel. Haydn (HSV-001) got in contact and did an awesome job for me, tidying up the original paint and matching in the new. My FC came back running and driving good as new - Haydn had fixed up things I didn't even know were wrong. Can't thank him enough. Here's my FC as she sits now.









Not much to do now, just replacing the door seals and bailey channels and a few other little things...

Cheers
Henry


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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2017, 07:34:13 PM »
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Not much to do now ......

Every time I say that, I think of something else.

It looks a million Henry. Great family history too.
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2017, 09:44:17 PM »
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Thanks for sharing Henry. What a beauty.
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2017, 10:39:00 PM »
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Great stuff Henry, and well done hayden on your work to keep these cars on the road.  Wink

Cheers Stewy   Cool
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2017, 06:51:07 PM »
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She's beautiful Henry. What a lovely car. You're very lucky. Especially with all that history. Just out of interest how old are you. It's great to see the younger generation loving these cars like we do. Nick
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2017, 09:54:29 AM »
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Thanks for the nice comments everyone! It's a great hobby and I'm very lucky to have fell into it with such a nice car in the family.

Hi Nick, I'm 21 so the old girl is nearly 3 times my age!

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Henry
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2017, 09:16:46 PM »
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Hi Henry,
What a great car you should be very proud. A part of your family's history is also very special. My FE was my dads first car which I came home from hospital as a baby in.
Have lots of fun with it I have and made lots of my own family memories to add to my childhood memories.
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