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« Reply #120 on: August 20, 2020, 05:23:19 PM »
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beautiful job on pipes... awesome build, the only thing i would change in this build is i would have fitted a 350 alloy headed TPI out of a corvette.. but nevertheless, magnificent
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« Reply #121 on: August 20, 2020, 07:08:38 PM »
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What a test of patience! Good on you for sticking with it & producing such a result.
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« Reply #122 on: August 20, 2020, 07:11:20 PM »
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Great work, that does look like one prick of a job to do..
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« Reply #123 on: August 20, 2020, 07:55:50 PM »
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Yep. Very clever work. I detest the guard dump headers. Bloody tight where the steering goes through. One guy on the fb ek site managed to mix and match cast headers and get them to fit but this was a 253 and a real factory look. Your ute will be very different. Thanks for posting and keep the updates coming Malcolm. Very inspiring.


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« Reply #124 on: August 21, 2020, 05:19:05 PM »
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Thanks guys, there was no way I was going to put the pipes through the inner guards as Iím no a fan of that either.


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« Reply #125 on: August 21, 2020, 05:27:08 PM »
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Picked up the new wheels today. Couldnít be happier with the choice and fit







If the frond discs were 3 mm bigger they wouldnít have fitted.









15 x 6 on front and 15 x 10 on the back


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« Reply #126 on: August 22, 2020, 09:29:19 AM »
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Cool as Mal, please keep the photos coming as I'm really enjoying this build of yours.
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« Reply #127 on: August 22, 2020, 05:33:50 PM »
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Smokin  Love the look the rims, especially the rear with the deep dish, Nice work.
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« Reply #128 on: September 03, 2020, 06:05:55 PM »
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Next I started on the fitting of the radiator. Was planning on using the original VT Commodore radiator but it just turned out to be to tall for where I wanted to fi it. So Iíve ordered one from the USA that will fit with a little less cutting up.
Same as this but complete with fans and shroud



So while Iím waiting on the radiator to turn up I started on putting some of the floor back in



Started with boxing in the front main cross member.




Then I fitted the front section of both floor pans





Next I got the transmission tunnel cut ready to fit







Currently getting the Tailshafts tunnel rolled up.


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« Reply #129 on: September 03, 2020, 11:28:48 PM »
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I like your methodology malcolm👍


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« Reply #130 on: September 04, 2020, 09:48:51 AM »
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wish I had those skills to custom fabricate stuff ...Vern ...
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« Reply #131 on: September 13, 2020, 07:05:11 PM »
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Still jumping from job to job.
Started on the sills, cut off both sills and cleaned up the inner sills




Had to do a repair on the back of the drivers sill





With the sills Iím doing the same as the FB EK utes with putting an intermediate support panel in between the inner and outer sill for extra strength
















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« Reply #132 on: September 13, 2020, 07:38:40 PM »
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Mal,

Not bloody bad at all.  Tell me - when putting the outer sill on, did you overhead-weld all the plug welds?  Because it looks like you can't tip the body shell over.

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« Reply #133 on: September 13, 2020, 10:46:07 PM »
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Hey Rob, yes and I really hate welding upside down....

Don't know how many times I've set myself on fire.
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« Reply #134 on: September 14, 2020, 10:02:46 AM »
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Hey Mal
Fantastic work as always mate, looks like the Ute was in pretty good shape even though you had to take the whole floor out; the bottom of the 'A' pillars and the inner sills all look really good.
I like the fact that you kept the seam between the 'B' pillar and the wheel arch and the outer sill, you can always tell when this area has been repaired as most just weld up and lose the seam.
I did the same with my EK Ute and made sure the seam stayed.
The 'D' bar for your steering seems pretty close to the head mate are you going to have enough clearnace for engine rock under acceleration I wonder??
As I said before great work and this is going to be a great looking Ute Mal.
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