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« Reply #40 on: March 08, 2019, 07:56:28 AM »
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I believe GMH outsourced the wheels to Rubery Owens Holdings from HT on. This is when the taper changed. I ran in to this issue many years ago with HT rims on HR disc hubs. The wheel centre actually cracked between the stud holes and you could hear a creaking noise in the car when parking.
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« Reply #41 on: March 11, 2019, 03:19:17 PM »
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I had a HD with ht wheels as my first car. I got the offset changed to clear caliper. My rims cracked between the studs as well. Always thought  it was the offset.
Was probably the wheelnuts.....
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« Reply #42 on: March 12, 2019, 06:49:58 AM »
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OK ..thanks gents ..there is an obvious need for me to exercise caution and get it right ..
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« Reply #43 on: May 04, 2019, 07:46:33 AM »
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Time for an update ,have completed the rust repairs on body,one door to go ,Steve my panel beater mate has torn muscle in his shoulder so its bit slow at moment in his shop ..have done rear blinker /brake wiring  . a decision based on safety ,I don't believe the average motorist out there is looking for a red blinking brake light ,a separate amber light is what is the norm ,and its legal..electric wiper motor fitted ,heater fitted,have 5 Correct early 13'' Holden rims now,thanks again to Mark/Jacinta..dismantled grille for chroming and repainting frame ..dash board painted ..looks and feels good ..couple of hub caps on way from Daniel ACT club..got a lucky 1958 penny to put in the car ..radiator cleaned and painted ,new hoses.Vern . 
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« Reply #44 on: August 24, 2019, 01:16:39 PM »
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Update from Vern .....

Well she made it to paint shop shed in one piece yesterday ...


... and to front of the queue ready for Monday morning.


3 of us will get into it on Monday and restrip all that temporary primer,
then some final bits of panel work, then Besa high build 2 pack etch primer.
I will send more as she progresses.
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« Reply #45 on: August 24, 2019, 08:03:22 PM »
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Looking good Vern, dont forget to paint that wheel I gave you!


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« Reply #46 on: August 24, 2019, 11:11:19 PM »
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Good stuff Vern


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« Reply #47 on: August 25, 2019, 07:30:14 AM »
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Mark ..Look on table in background above RH tail light ,there is 5 rims there ,yours is pride of place ,all been sand blasted ,zinc phosphate coated and primed ,will be done in India Ivory .and thanks again ..Vern ..
Also of interest to some guys , we had lot of discussion on this forum about tyre size ,in my pics the two front tyres are 175 x 70 R13 radial ..the 2 rear are 6.40 X 13 Bias ..the RHR is re tread ..I am happy with appearance ..
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« Reply #48 on: August 28, 2019, 11:06:02 AM »
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28 Aug Update from Vern .....

Mondays work, back to bare metal, she is happy being naked ..also test fitted LHF guard, we are happy ..



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« Reply #49 on: August 28, 2019, 12:54:43 PM »
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Hell thats getting serious Vern.


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« Reply #50 on: August 28, 2019, 01:49:57 PM »
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« Reply #51 on: August 28, 2019, 08:23:45 PM »
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Rubery Owens Holdings are still located around the corner from the old Woodville GMH plant Vern. They commenced supply ing OEM steel rims for HT and LC, prior to which the general made their own. This is when the taper changed on the wheel nuts.
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« Reply #52 on: August 29, 2019, 07:21:43 AM »
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Clay ,Ok thanks ..we have discussed these rims before ,you can see them in these images ,I assume you have ,so you think they are most likely LC Torana then ? ..The Torana hub caps must fit differently than FC ..that's one of my dislikes of these rims the hub caps wont stay on,the hub caps I have fit nicely on 1950's rims ,so that's the way I am going ..cheers Vern ..   
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« Reply #53 on: August 29, 2019, 07:48:43 AM »
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They could be after market rims Vern. You can still buy them new with the main market being trailers I reckon.


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« Reply #54 on: August 31, 2019, 11:07:16 AM »
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Vern's FC progress 31 Aug 2019.

Panel beaters code to refit headlight rim .... I got caught out, I gave Steve an old headlight rim to use as template to fit when he originally started on the guards, then we decided to make sure all is good. I took in the two good ones I bought to be used on finished car. One was the same as old ones and one was different, different ribs in the underside and slightly different shape right at the peak, my fault, any way as you can see he has written notes to himself on the job and its all going to be ok .... I cant show on here what he wrote to me !!!!!


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« Reply #55 on: August 31, 2019, 12:00:26 PM »
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The rim with the flat leading edge is to suit Bosch headlight usually found on commercial and standards

The rounded leading edge is Lucas is mostly found on Specials, although not uncommon to see either used

Looking good, you're lucky to have found a panelbeater that cares
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« Reply #56 on: September 04, 2019, 07:23:21 AM »
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Morning gents ..Interesting Gary how Holden used Bosch and Lucas head lights ,thanks for the heads up,we compared the 2 surrounds and see what you outlined ,the depth from the front of the rim to the mounting screw hole is the same on both ,but the overall width at same point the Bosch type is about 2mm shorter ..We don't see that as a problem ..I may fit 2 gaskets where the light bucket fits into the guard on that side ..NOW THE GOOD NEWS ..!!!! Steve has painted the inside of the B columns the final Dominion Maroon ,he gave the paint and the finish the thumbs up ,that's all I need ,I wasn't there ,going today ..cheers Vern
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« Reply #57 on: September 15, 2019, 09:48:21 AM »
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Vern's FC progress 7 Sep 2019.

4 steps this week ,bare metal, filler,etch, and primer ..top coat next ..
   
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« Reply #58 on: September 15, 2019, 09:55:53 AM »
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Vern's FC progress 15 Sep 2019.

Ready to do top coat Dominion Maroon ..


 
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« Reply #59 on: September 15, 2019, 10:20:19 AM »
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Looking great Vern
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