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Title: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 16, 2008, 11:13:43 AM
I have decided that to do my wagon to the standards i wanted is going to take years to afford ( as well as finishing renovations on the house), so rather than waste all that driving time, i'm going to do a Wayne Swan and take an axe to my budget, first to go is the sandblasting, at the moment i have a bit of spare time on my hands and my labour is free so i am going to do everything exept the hoodlining myself, there was a post a while back where someone was using paint stripper and clingwrap, i've had a look but haven't been able to remember which one it was, if anyone remembers could they please point me in the right direction.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/FC%20rebuild/FCrebuild007.jpg


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on May 16, 2008, 11:15:40 AM
Try this one
(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/FC%20rebuild/FCrebuild007.jpg)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FC427 on May 16, 2008, 11:28:39 AM
Pedro all the Cling wrap does is stop the paint stripper drying out so it works better and uses less ,and remember the clean and strip wheels are a great way to get rid of any rust staining or stubborn paint and very cost effective  .........FC427........


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: smithy on May 16, 2008, 11:29:44 AM
hey pedro good to see youve bitten the bullet and going it alone.
not only will you save precious dollars you will know the car more intimately and have the satisfaction of saying "i built this"
it may take a bit longer so as long as you are prepared for that all will be good.
may pay to get yourself some knock off discs aswell ( i think thats what there called ) they are plasticy grinding discs i used these on bubbles and they take the paint off pretty quick.

good luck with the task youve set and remember if you get stuck there is always the forum to help you out. ;)

cheers
dean


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on May 16, 2008, 11:32:22 AM
Ok got it now

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/FC%20rebuild/FCrebuild001.jpg)

Unusual, no rust in the front :D

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/FC%20rebuild/FCrebuild002.jpg)

A little bit here

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/FC%20rebuild/FCrebuild003.jpg)

The usual

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/FC%20rebuild/FCrebuild004.jpg)

Hardly any here either

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/FC%20rebuild/FCrebuild006.jpg)

Floors aren't too bad

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/FC%20rebuild/FCrebuild008.jpg)

My best guards, i have a fibreglass set but i'm saving them for my v6 project when our finances are better.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/FC%20rebuild/FCrebuild005.jpg)

my only real problem she's had a slight shunt in the rear, when i hammer it out does the dolly go on the inside or the outside, i was told you always do the opposite to what you would think ???


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on May 16, 2008, 11:54:39 AM
You can't really see it in the last shot, but the section under the taillight is pushed in and kinked a bit, in the post i think they said something about seaweed discs, i wasn't sure if the plastic ones would generate too much heat, on the last FC i restored i made the mistake of using an orbital sander, everything was fine until i put on a good wet coat for the last one and the paint sagged into all the sanding marks, i don't want to make any mistakes this time " it's better to ask a question and look stupid than to make a mistake and prove it beyond doubt", thanks for the support guys, i appreciate being able to just get on here anytime and talk with like minded people :) 8)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FC427 on May 16, 2008, 12:10:00 PM
Pedro Clean and strip are what you called the SEAWEED wheels [They are a nylon type wheel] any paint supply co should carry them . On your rear quarter panel it has two bumper holes ??? might be a good idea to strip that lower rear guard and see whats under the paint or is it just the photo ????? ........FC427.......


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on May 16, 2008, 12:18:10 PM
Hi Pedro

John will get on here later and give you some info about the clean and strip wheels he brought in from the states recently.  We found it a lot cheaper than purchasing locally especially if you need a few and with the way the AU$ is at the moment it was worth it - they were pretty good on quick delivery too.

Kathi  8)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on May 16, 2008, 12:37:58 PM
(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/FC%20rebuild/FCrebuild.jpg)

More than one hole :D, luckily i've got a donor car to cut a few bits and peices out of, will get some p.stripper,discs and wire brush attachments t'morrow, my first job is to remove front end, diff, etc. now why is my wife hiding the clingwrap ::) ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FC427 on May 16, 2008, 01:03:02 PM
Pedro Looks like it has had a sub standard repair and  was not pulled back in to the right place in it's younger days  .......FC427......


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on May 16, 2008, 02:05:03 PM
(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/FC%20rebuild/FCrebuild010.jpg)

diff and springs out, time for the front end :)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: TTV6FC on May 16, 2008, 06:33:16 PM
Great project Pedro and good to see you're going to give it a go yourself.The only thing I can say in my own opinion is that for the $500 it cost me to get the car sandblasted has possibly saved me hundreds of dollars down the track.I still intend to do everything else myself with the exception of a little bit of trim work.Good luck with your project.Cheers,Jamie.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on May 16, 2008, 08:46:14 PM
Hi Pedro

I recently bought in 50 clean and strip discs after doing my research and realising very quickly how much I would get ripped buying that quantity locally (especially in Adelaide).  Found a place called Lehigh Valley Abrasives - they have a normal internet store plus and an e-bay store.  Good prices and quick with shipping. 

http://www.lehighvalleyabrasives.com/servlet/StoreFront

http://stores.ebay.com/Lehigh-Valley-Abrasives

They do a variety of sizes 2" & 3" in roloc fittings for a die grinder and 4.5" for an angle grinder.  Also have a variety of other abrasive wheels you might be interested in. 

I have found that these clean and strip wheels do not clog and will actually remove sound deadeners including bitumen. Very handy little suckers!

If you don't need that many yourself then maybe a few of you could get together and do a bulk buy.  Hope this helps you or someone else out.

John (and Kathi  8)) 


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on May 17, 2008, 09:48:15 AM
(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/FC%20rebuild/FCrebuild011.jpg)

Just picked up a twin carb manifold for $50 from an add in the paper ;D, the guy has an opel four speed and adaptor for $100 don't think it will last long as he had heaps of calls. Thanks John, i hope i'm not going to need 50, might as well pay to get it sandblasted :-\


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on May 17, 2008, 10:24:48 AM
Hi Pedro

Big things we get sandblasted but for odd jobs they're fantastic  - certainly saves a lot of time and effort. And while it seems overkill to buy in bulk quantities they are always there when we need them and we don't have to take time out to go and get some more.  Just thought we'd post the info in case a couple of guys wanted to get together and some in due to abrasives in Aust being so expensive at times.

As Jamie eluded to - it's all a case of weighing up what your time and effort is  worth too - it doesn't take anything away from you being intimately involved in the build of the car if you decide to get it sandblasted.

Best of luck with it all and nice score on the manifold for $50.

Kathi and John  8)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FX1975 on May 17, 2008, 11:25:54 AM
Hello Pedro,

       I used wire wheels and stripper pads on mine-avoided sandblasting as This can make straight panels bent.  Only blasted nooks and crannies in the front subframe that were unaccessible by any other means. 
         
                        Hope this helps
                                  Frank


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on May 17, 2008, 02:15:37 PM
Hi Pedro,

I am going down the same route as you are where I will be doing all the work myself, I have done most things in the past, and I am sure that with the help that other people on the forum would be able to provide you should be able to do a first class job and have the satisfaction of being able to say: "I did it myself!"


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on May 17, 2008, 04:28:54 PM
(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/FC%20rebuild/FCrebuild012.jpg)

Dodgee bros. rotissaree ;)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/FC%20rebuild/FCrebuild013.jpg)

Disc one down, i was surprised at how well they work, no paintstripper or anything else used yet, I have done up quite a few cars before but i haven't taken one back to bare metal by hand before, they have either been sandblasted or just resprays.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/IMG-1-1.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/IMG_0005.jpg)

Did this one a few years ago, i won't post any of the other cars as they weren't FC's :)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: smithy on May 17, 2008, 08:11:41 PM
love the rotissaree, what ever works mate.
i put an eh wagon on its side many years ago using a shed wall and a queen size mattress.
worked pretty well just got to keep the moisture out!

those strip discs do the job nice and quick dont they.

keep it up
dean


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: RET on May 17, 2008, 11:50:59 PM
Hey pedro,

Nothing wrong with the rotisserie, but that's no way to treat the back seat. ;)

Best of luck with it.

cheers
RET


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NO NAME on May 18, 2008, 01:57:15 AM
I didn't use the back seat, i used the front seat.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on May 18, 2008, 09:43:53 AM
Well that idea just got shot down in flames, now i see why you were talking about buying discs in bulk John, ripper stripper discs are $18-$20 each :o, if i use 15 thats $300 + paint stripper, wire discs and sandpaper that would come to around $400, as Jamie said i mght as well pay $500 get it sandblasted and save myself a lot of work.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on May 18, 2008, 09:55:33 AM
Hi Pedro

We just saw your post about the discs - now you can understand why we bought a whole heap of the 3" ones for $2 bucks each from the states.  We use them for all sorts of things - removing gaskets, sound deadener off the bottom of Project 58 and just stripped the two pack off my engine stand to repaint it.  Also got a whole pile of flap wheels and surface conditioning discs at the same time to minimise postage costs.  We are totally ripped off here in Aust for anything abrasive wise.  >:(

Nothing wrong with bare basics rotisserie - it worked well for NosFEratu back in '89. Tyres underneath and padding against car port uprights and we stripped the paint off with paint remover and scrapers . The underside was sprayed in two pack in the car-port with drop sheets hanging down and it still looked good when I got under there a few years back and gave it a real good clean up.

Absolutely nothing wrong with budget build ups Pedro - NosFEratu was done on a very tight budget and it still looks quite respectable all these years later. 

Keep up the good work!

Kathi  8)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on May 20, 2008, 10:10:46 AM
Yes Kathi, I noticed i'd been put on the hit list, unfortunately i've come to a complete standstill on the body :(, she goes to the sandblaster in 4 weeks, but to avoid the mafia staff car i've decided to start painting and assembling other bits and pieces, also my mig welder is getting fixed so i will be able to start doing some rust repairs soon 8)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on May 20, 2008, 10:21:49 AM
Very happy smiley face  ;D  awarded for developing and actioning a contingency plan Pedro!  Remember, any progress is good progress.  Look forward to your update on Sunday night!

Kathi  8)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: smithy on May 20, 2008, 11:55:36 AM
well i'll give you a  ;D aswell mate.
one thing i had to do for the 16 months my car was being painted was find other things to keep me motivated.
in that time every time i opened the garage door all i had was a engine on a stand, very hard to keep motivated and see some sort of light at the end of the tunnel with
just that :'( :'(
try restoring your stainless mouldings it is quite easy but time consuming to knock out all the little dents etc from over the years. if you want to know a very cheap and kinda easy way drop me a line ;)
while engine is out degrease it maybe even de-burr it and repaint if ya wanna get fancy ( should have done that to mine :P )
clean all the crap and dust from you gauges, look at how the wiring is especially behind the dash
and if you really want something to take up some time try polishing all your alloy  :-\ :-\ :-\ i did all mine by habnd and at times i felt like my right arm was going to look like popeyes ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D :D

good luck
dean




Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on May 20, 2008, 12:37:47 PM
Yep, i'm right into that list Dean, just came in for some lunch, sorted out my best doors, guards,tailgate etc. ready for sandblasting, fortunately i have heaps of stainless bits so i can choose ones with no dents, i'd still like to hear your tip for getting out dents though, never know when it might come in handy, the engine was done up a little while ago just have to get the cam reground and a new oil pump, there are four wiring harnesses so in theory one of them should be good, being an old biker i'm used to polishing alloy, a bit of autosol, some elbow grease and the mafia staff car on our backs will ensure it gets done ;), 16 months to get painted :o no wonder you needed motivation, luckily i'm in the situation where my wife works and i renovate and do ALL the housework, which still leaves me time to work on my car some days, anyway better get off here and go and get something done 8)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: smithy on May 20, 2008, 01:04:32 PM
just a thought, maybe strip the doors by hand take away any chance of warping ??

you want polishing fun, try doing that manifold of mine by hand ::) ::)
they came from factory with a very average casting and coated in some sort of plastic like powder coat.
now that was fun :P :P
i read someone was quoted maybe $300  ???  to get theirs polished, given what i know now, i would pay that :D :D

dean


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FC427 on May 20, 2008, 01:15:21 PM
Dean I got my striped at REDI STRIP in the Aluminium Tank  for $25 come up like new some things just are not worth doing at home ....FC427.......


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: smithy on May 20, 2008, 01:44:18 PM
hindsight is a wonderful thing
thing was at that stage, my budget was next to noting and there wasnt a great deal i could do to the car so i thought id give it a go, and once i got started i kept thinking not much more now, surely cant be much more to do, damn my arms are hurting. and the biggy why the bloody hell did i even think of doing this ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
 i learnt a bit and if i was asked now to do it the answer would be *^%( off ya got to be kidding  :D :D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on May 20, 2008, 02:00:07 PM
Dean,

When I looked at that intake manifold, I thought WOW, that just sets the whole engine bay off. To have done it yourself and by hand is an absolute credit to you. It is an achievement that many would have thought "Bugger this for a joke" and put it in and have had it professionally done. your manifold would be as good as any other "professional" job, and full credit to you for sticking with it. ;)

Keith


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on May 20, 2008, 02:03:53 PM
Pedro,

Sorry for stealing your thread, I just feel that if someone takes the time to do it themselves then so much the better for them. At least when the car is finished the builder of the vehicle can say I did this or that, rather than I sent this of here and that off there.

Good on you for having a go at yours, I look forward to seeing the finished project.

Keith


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on May 20, 2008, 02:10:10 PM
You did a good job on your manifold and like you said to me it feels better when you know you did it yourself, when my brother got his EH sandblasted it came back really badly warped on almost every panel, so was thinking that i'd just get them to sandblast the outside edges no panels 8) Keith, feel free to join in anytime you like, we all enjoy a good chat :)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on May 20, 2008, 02:28:56 PM
Pedro,

I had a '36 Ford sedan that I had sandblasted and every panel was warped. I wouldn't get a whole car done again, just the sections that are required, like the door frames, roof gutters, floor etc.

The sandblasters wrecked the '36 and I have seen others that have had their cars severely damaged by the sandblasting process.

I have a small sandblasting gun just to do the edges and that at home. This way there is no possibility of a warped panel.

Keith


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FC427 on May 20, 2008, 02:42:04 PM
Keith There is always Redi Strip not cheap but I have been using them for the last 10 years and not one warped panel in all the jobs I have done I still get some stuff Blasted but the guy at IMPACT BLASTING is very good and has been doing cars for over 20 years he also does Glass and Plastic Medium Blasting .........FC427......


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: smithy on May 20, 2008, 05:36:23 PM
hi keith cheers heaps for the compliment on the manifold ;)
i can still picture your eyes the first time you say under the hood, it made me feel pretty damn good at the time ;D ;D ;D

pedro, i would definately just get the edges done, as you said you have the time, if the paint is still original then it wont be too bad to do with the paint stripper, then once the first lot of stripper has gone off you will then see exactly how much work you have. ;)

hey at least you could have some fun telling the wife that youve been in the shed all day playing with the stripper ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

keep us posted.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FC0058 on May 20, 2008, 09:11:00 PM
Ret
I think if you look a little harder Pedro is using both the front and back seats to rest the car on.

Pedro
Looking good, but would have to agree with Ret on the seats.

Cheers Jim


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on May 21, 2008, 06:34:04 AM
You can't see it in the pics but those seats( rear top and bottom) are all rotten and falling to pieces, I have four sets but only one i could use without re-upholstering, I can picture that one Dean " I'm just going out to the shed to strip the old girl and do some hand polishing on my gearshift" :o ;D ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: smithy on May 21, 2008, 08:51:45 AM
but nothing beats a bit of hand polishing to put a smile on your face ;D ;D

now thats just getting nasty :o :o :o :o :D :D :D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on May 21, 2008, 09:16:55 AM
Even better if you can get the missus to help with the polishing :D :D, the sandblaster i am going to use did an FE for a mate and also a rare sloper that there are only two of left in Aus. so i'm hoping everything will be alright and he'll do a good job :)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FC427 on May 21, 2008, 09:51:47 AM
Dean time to put a spanner in you hand and not a TOOL  ;D ;D ;D If you want to get that car finished. You can polish after rego ......FC427........


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on May 21, 2008, 10:54:28 AM
Forgot to say before, sandblasted and sprayed in two pack primer for $1000, is two pack primer the way to go or is it going to cause problems when i'm doing rust repairs and bodywork.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/FC%20rebuild/P1010274.jpg)

The old girls looking a bit sad now

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/FC%20rebuild/P1010277.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/FC%20rebuild/P1010278.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/FC%20rebuild/P1010276.jpg)

Hard to believe out of all these grill surrounds not one that doesn't need rechroming



Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on May 21, 2008, 11:19:28 AM
Pedro,

FWIW I have found myself in the same situation regarding grille surrounds, I have enough bits and pieces to put 5 grilles together and all the surrounds need to be rechromed.

Still it will look nice when it has a nice newly rechromed grille in it........ ;D ;D. Thats what I keep telling myself ;)

Keith



Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: smithy on May 21, 2008, 11:33:59 AM
Quote
Dean time to put a spanner in you hand and not a TOOL     If you want to get that car finished. You can polish after rego ......FC427........
;D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D
yeah i know mark, all my polishing i was refering to was done ages ago ;)

prioity at the moment is still writing selection documentation for govy jobs, they take bloody ages. car work takes second place.
whenever i need a break im down in the shed doing some trimming work, i have 1 seat 90% completed. and tackle little bits of jobs when i can. and money for parts at the moment is out of the question as my workers comp has reduced my wages to bgger all >:( >:(
way too cold to work in the shed at night.....
back to applications now :( :( :(


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on May 25, 2008, 10:10:01 AM
Not much progress to report this week, have just been sorting bits and reorganising the shed, some bad news and some good news, the bad news is when i sorted all the chrome very little of it is what i would call good enough for a rebuild, which means it won't be a quick elcheapo job, the good news is thanks to the generosity of my father on my birthday the old girl can go to the sandblasters sooner, the change in direction came because i discovered the engine i had half rebuilt came from an FJ, and then i ended up with this after doing an engine swap for a mate,

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010280.jpg)

A reasonably low k's ecotec v6, one of the big ends started knocking, a crank grind and a set of bearings and I'll have a good motor also Darren next door has a VS he only wants the engine out of and i can buy the rest, so now I'm thinking hmmm it would be nicer ( and faster ) cruising to orange with a V6, my quick rebuild has gone out the window anyway so i figure why not 8) 8) 8)

How are you going Dean, looking forward to those sexy pics :P :P


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on May 25, 2008, 11:03:48 AM
Pedro,

WOW what a turn around. It is funny how somethings just fall into place like they were meant to be. I am looking forward to seeing you complete the build with the V6.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on May 25, 2008, 01:44:57 PM
Hi Pedro

Big happy smiley face awarded for posting your update early  ;D

We're also in the middle of cleaning finding parts and the garage - unfortunately you can only work on a car when you can actually find it!  :(

And re the engine swap - just go with the flow! And yes, you will probably have a much easier drive to Orange with a V6!  :)

And another big happy smiley face for happy birthday congratulations!  ;D

Kathi  8)

 


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: smithy on May 25, 2008, 05:41:09 PM
its always the way. the rebuild starts out so simple, just do this, maybe a little bit of that, a bit here somethings there, then "BLAMMO" it all goes out the window and a whole new set of plans get drawn up.  ;D ;D ;D

congrats on ya birthday pressy and yep gho the V6.

good on ya pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: TTV6FC on May 25, 2008, 09:03:41 PM
I am really struggling at the moment to keep on the "stock rebuild" track as my black FC is just at the stage where I can make it go either way.I just keep telling myself that I already have another one to "Modify" as it has already been fitted with big trans tunnel.Luckily Ed hasn't been hassling me lately to drop the Black fc rebuild and pursue the TTV6FC rebuild!No ED,don't start.... ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: smithy on May 25, 2008, 10:31:26 PM
hey pedro, if you want to save a bit of cash on chroming have a think about just painting grill and bumpers satin, not sure on what you colour scheme is going to be but sometimes this works, and sometimes not :-\

just a thought.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: sexyfc on May 25, 2008, 10:33:46 PM
i was thinking of painting my chrome a nice silver but its always nice to have that mirror finish on ya bumpers and moulds..


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: smithy on May 25, 2008, 10:36:03 PM
yeah chromes nice, but not cheap these days, but it does look sweet......

what am i saying chromes nice
it gorgeous ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on May 26, 2008, 12:08:26 PM
MMMM CHROME, unfortunately i'm a chrome fanatic, everytime i've restored an old bike i've had heaps of bits chromed so i wouldn't dream of putting the old girl back together without lots of gleaming chrome( don't want the her to be mistaken for one of those prototype FE's ;) ) if i can't throw the car together with what i've got then i might as well continue taking my time, that way i can do it all properly and give her a new set of jewelry ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on May 26, 2008, 12:17:22 PM
Just goes to show I'm not the best , don't even have the energy to bite even just a little bit!  :(

Ran out energy earlier about the masochist with the white (ooops sorry, diet concious low fat (light) cream) interior !

Kathi  8)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on May 26, 2008, 12:30:17 PM
You must be sick, better look after yourself and get better so you can come out to play :)

Definitely a massochist, white upholstery wouldn't last the day out around here.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: smithy on May 26, 2008, 12:35:59 PM
it wont be too bad, ive got no kids, never will.
and any kid that does ride in the car will be bubble wrapped securely and have boxing gloves gaffa taped on ;D ;D ;D

and there is always the mexican blanky for every day driving ;)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: smithy on May 26, 2008, 12:37:07 PM
Oh and get better Kathi, its awfully quiet without your wit ;D ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on May 26, 2008, 12:45:26 PM
Not the kids me :D :D, I'm always tinkering with something or digging or building, my misses won't let me near anything white and my whole wardrobe consists of dark clothes


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on May 26, 2008, 01:06:46 PM
Dean - What?  Busta's not your kid?  You trying to tell me he's not gonna go out cruisin' with dad and hanging his head out the window and slobbering down the side of Bubbles?  You meanie!   :(

Well that was it - drained again - and I've gotta find energy for the bigwigs meeting this afternoon.  Always like to see their reaction to my hair - huge purple  streak at the front this time! But, it is pretty conservative in comparison to what they've seen in the past from me!  ;)

Kathi  8)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: smithy on May 26, 2008, 01:38:32 PM
well you saw the photo of busta, can you see the resemblance ;D ;D ;D
i do want my furry kid to come for a sunday drive, so what i have install for him are some terry toweling or similar booties :D :D
only he dosent know it yet. we'll see how we go....

PURPLES NICE  ;D ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on May 26, 2008, 01:44:27 PM
mmmmm booties - I'm sure he'll be impressed!   >:(


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on May 26, 2008, 06:35:07 PM
Thanks for the birthday wishes, still a few weeks till the actual day, to keep up the cryptic theme it's on the day NosFEratu would like best out of the year ??? ???


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on May 26, 2008, 09:39:18 PM
Few weeks ??? Pedro, what are you talking about? Boxing Day is over 6 months away - mmmmm cold home made Xmas Pudding for breakfast!  :D 


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on May 27, 2008, 10:32:48 AM
I mean nosFEratu creature of the night ??? ???


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on May 27, 2008, 10:42:18 AM
Oh, OK ;D  The "personalities" get a little mixed every now and then!  ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on May 27, 2008, 11:06:42 AM
Dean, thanks for the tip re the grille bottom plate i'll make a bid if it doesn't go too high 8)
 
Kathi, figured out that date yet ???, nosFEratu creature of the NIGHT (clue) ;)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: smithy on May 27, 2008, 12:21:23 PM
are we talking all hallows eve ;) ;)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on May 27, 2008, 12:31:07 PM
Sorry Dean, i haven't heard of that one ???


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on May 27, 2008, 12:40:53 PM
Hi Pedro

Dean is referring to Halloween.  I'm thinking more near the middle of July - as in the release of NosFEratu's kinfolk on the world!

Kathi  8)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on May 27, 2008, 01:53:57 PM
I was actually thinking it must be near the winter solstice.

NosFEratu being the creature of the night, hence the shortest day of the year, also the longest night is on the 21st June.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on May 27, 2008, 02:07:24 PM
Jackpot, give the man a cigar, spot on first time Keith :D :D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on May 27, 2008, 02:09:48 PM
Very good Keith  ;D

That did support my 2nd theory and it would tie in better with the comment that it's a few week's away!  ;)

Anyway, do we get cake Pedro?  Cos you know, if we don't get cake - we don't really care when your birthday is!  :D

Kathi  8)



Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on May 27, 2008, 04:29:52 PM
Pedro,

How good do you want the bottom grille plate?


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on May 27, 2008, 04:31:48 PM
And cake... Gotta have cake, i mean it's just not a birthday without cake ;) ;) ;)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on May 27, 2008, 04:34:08 PM
Yeah gotta have cake - and so are we now talking about a BBQ grill plate ready for his birthday celebrations too?   ???

See I must be feeling better!   :D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on May 27, 2008, 06:56:06 PM
What a pity you're all so far away, I,ll have to eat the cake all to myself( not much chance of that around here) :D :D

Keith, It doesn't matter if it needs re-chroming as long as it's straight and rust free, there's one thats been re-chromed  on e-bay at the moment i'm hoping doesn't get too dear.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on June 01, 2008, 04:39:22 PM
Hi Pedro

This is your gentle reminder that your progress report is due tonight!  :D

Kathi  8)
F4+  ;) =^^=


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on June 01, 2008, 07:26:00 PM
Pm sent ;D
          Pedro F4+


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on June 02, 2008, 10:45:47 AM
OK, due to harassment by a certain female who shall remain nameless, but likes to make threats against delicate male body parts :o :D, and has super memory powers to bring up previous promises ::), hey Kathi, I thought i'd better do an update, just got off the phone to the sandblasters and the old girl is going in tomorrow, YAHOO ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D, now i've just got to figure out a way to get her on the trailer ??? got a mate coming over to help in the morning, any suggestions :).
                     Pedro F4+


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: smithy on June 02, 2008, 10:47:08 AM
good on ya pedro.
she can be rather persuasive ;D ;D

dean ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on June 02, 2008, 11:08:32 AM
And my work for the week is done!   ;D  Claws safely retracted!  ;)

Kathi  8)
F4+ =^^=


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on June 03, 2008, 03:01:13 PM
WooHoo, the old girl has finally gone to the sandblasters, thanks to some motivational therapy from aunty Kathi ;) :D, will be done thursday and then the real fun and games start, the hardest part to decide so far is paint colour, there are heaps of pics of FC's on the site with some really flash paint jobs and good colour schemes, but so far i haven,t been able to decide what i want to do on mine. ???
                                            Pedro F4+


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on June 03, 2008, 03:37:25 PM
Hey Pedro - great to hear.  You're gonna have trouble sleeping the night before it comes home! 

Have fun thinking about colours - but if there was gonna be a vote, mine would be for a very clear and bright silver with a black flash!  What wheels are you thinking about?

Glad that I, along with the rest of the F4+ crew, could be of service in making sure you regained your motivation!

Kathi  8)
F4+ =^^=



Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on June 03, 2008, 06:31:26 PM
I'll probably lay awake all night thinking about colour schemes, one good thing about the silver is it doesn't show the dirt, but then again the black would, it'll be that combo or light and dark blue or then again maybe ??? :D
Wheels, thats another decision i've been putting off, it partly depends on whether i go with the v6 or not, I'm going to see Darren next door about that vs t'morrow. and thanks to the crew for the support.
                                    Pedro f4+


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: TTV6FC on June 03, 2008, 07:06:49 PM
Good work Pedro.Glad to see you are getting it blasted.Just be prepared for when the car comes back from the blasters that the rust holes will still be there,only bigger!At least you will see what you're dealing with....Can't wait for the pics,Cheers,Jamie.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on June 03, 2008, 08:20:24 PM
Geez i stuffed that up, somehow i managed to put my reply in Kathi's quote ::), can't wait to get the angle grinder and the mig into action jamie, I've helped other people do their cars and done cars to sell, but this is different this car is for me and it's going to be the car i drive until i'm too old to drive or they cart me off in a box, I get no pleasure out of driving modern cars they are just a means to get from a to b, i'm itchin to get started on those rust holes and playing with motors ;D.
                                   Pedro F4+


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Glenn 'Stinky' Stankevicius on June 03, 2008, 10:55:23 PM
You did what?  ;)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on June 04, 2008, 06:48:47 AM
I'm not touching that one glenn ;), hang on that didn't sound right either ;D ;D, I think i'll shut up before i dig myself in any deeper ::).
                               Pedro F4+


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on June 04, 2008, 08:51:03 AM
I'd just like to publicly thank Dean for volunteering to do some photoshop pics of different paint jobs to help me decide on a colour scheme :), I will post a pic of the one i decide on, Thanks again mate i really do appreciate it 8) 8) 8).
                                    Pedro F4+


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on June 04, 2008, 09:58:18 AM
Also thanks for e-mailing me the template Glenn, I've had a quick play but now i'm more confused because i've found even more combo's that i like :D, now i understand how you got you're nickname ;) ;D ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on June 05, 2008, 09:54:34 AM
Woohoo - exciting day today!  Pedro's wagon gets blasted!  ;D

Kathi  8)
F4+ =^^=


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on June 05, 2008, 02:26:30 PM
Tried to post some pic's but photobucket seems to be extremely slow at the moment, wife just had bad news from doc. so the car isn't important anymore until we know what's happening.
                                                                Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on June 05, 2008, 03:14:57 PM
Hey Pedro,

Loved ones are far more important than a piece of metal. 

Best wishes to Mez - I know you'll look after her the best you can!

Kathi  8)
F4+ =^^=


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on June 05, 2008, 03:50:31 PM
Thanks Kathi see pm.
                  Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on June 05, 2008, 03:54:17 PM
Pedro,

Sorry to hear that all is not well with your wife. I hope that all goes well and sorts itself out for the better soon.

Keith
F4+


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NO NAME on June 05, 2008, 11:14:58 PM
yeah i was going flat chat on the FC to get to wintersun, working till 2-3am every night and then one night I was spraying the insides of the doors and my missus cooked some chips, sat down for diner, left the stove on, set the kitchen on fire after dropping a suacepan full of burning oil on the kitchen floor, burnt her hand, we kind of both cought on fire trying to put it out but she got 3rd degree full thickness burns and i only got a few small 2nd.
 still it put me out of action for the next two nights and cuased a few other delays but we were still trying, decided yesterday to pull the pin on getting the FC there and drive up in the ford, no chance of finishing that in this weather, but then today the doc says that she definately needs surgery tomorow and wont be able to travel up to wintersun.
 


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: DN2168 on June 06, 2008, 12:13:16 AM
WOW Fccool, that is no good, hope your wife is ok after the surgery.

Pedro hope all is going well with your better half as well.

Dean


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on June 06, 2008, 07:42:12 AM
Hi FCCOOL

We were aware of you and your wife's misfortune through the ozrodders site.  (another, but definitely a more serious, feral chip incident as Pedro would say)

Best wishes to her for her surgery and hope she recovers quickly (you too). Look after her  :D

There's plenty more events to go to in your car when it's done.

Kathi  8)
F4+ =^^=


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FC427 on June 06, 2008, 09:32:47 AM
Leon sorry to hear about Michells accident burns are such a nasty thing look after her and hope all goes well with her treatment. I pulled the plug on Wintersun and the Willowbank Nationals this year as well if it makes you feel better I'm missing out as well, The All holden day is just around the corner may be you can  debut your wagon at the 50 Anniversary of the FC  I am trying to get [Joe's] MR FC finished and there as well for it's debut  ........FC427.......


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on June 06, 2008, 01:19:49 PM
Thanks for the kind words, when i recieved the news yesterday i immediatly thought the worst, but after talking with people that have been through the same thing, and if things haven't progressed too far she could come through it alright, but we won't know for sure till the next round of tests, we're trying to be positive anyway.
Here's the pics of the wagon.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010286.jpg)

They look great when they come back like this

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010288.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010289.jpg)

Until you kook closer.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010290.jpg)

This was worse than i thought.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010291.jpg)

So was this.

The old girls not too bad really, needs four floor pans and the usual sub frame repairs.
                                              Pedro F4+


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on June 06, 2008, 01:50:31 PM
Pedro,

At least you can now see what you have to do, rather than missing anything that may raise it's ugly head later. Keep us informed of the progress as you repace the rusty missing bits.



Keith
F4+
 ;)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on June 06, 2008, 02:34:57 PM
Hi Pedro

One day at a time - with everything !  Slowly but surely it will all come together just fine.

For want of a better analogy - i'ts just like your car, until you got it back from the sandblasters you didn't know what needed to be done and how to tackle it! 

Really good to see the photos!  :)

Kathi  8)
F4+ =^^=



Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Glenn 'Stinky' Stankevicius on June 06, 2008, 02:56:25 PM
Pedro, I hope it all works out well for your wife, it's not good have loved ones ill.

Now, stop gas-bagging and taking photos and get into the wagon!  ;D
Makes me want to get mine down to the stripper's, not sure about the Orange "debut" that I promised myself.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on June 06, 2008, 03:01:25 PM
Oi Stinky - that's my job - are you trying to make me redundant?  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on June 06, 2008, 04:57:36 PM
Now, stop gas-bagging and taking photos and get into the wagon!  ;D
Makes me want to get mine down to the stripper's, not sure about the Orange "debut" that I promised myself.

Is that the car to the strippers or you to the strippers?????????? And what are going to debut at Orange, Are you planning on doing the "full monty" :o :o :o

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Keith

F4+
 ;)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: smithy on June 06, 2008, 05:15:15 PM
Quote
Is that the car to the strippers or you to the strippers? And what are going to debut at Orange, Are you planning on doing the "full monty"   

oh please be debuting a car stinky. im sensitive to full frontal nudity ;D ;D ;D

hey pedro it doesn't look that bad mate, at least you have some metal to work with ;) ;)

now break out the grinder and mig and start working. you only have 22 months and counting.

dean
F4 ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on June 08, 2008, 04:07:11 PM
These are my ideas for colour schemes, thanks again Dean for doing the photoshop work and enabling me to see what they look like out of my head ;), it definately made it easier to choose after you gave me a few options to pick from 8)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/silversurfer.jpg)

I really like this one

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/silver-burple.jpg)

But I'm pretty sure I'm going to go with this one.




Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on June 08, 2008, 04:56:07 PM
Hi Pedro

As much as I like the black, I really do like the bluple (blue/purple). It'll be a knock out.   Great work Dean!   :D

Oh and A+ for getting your update in without needing a reminder - especially given the week you've had!  :)

Kathi  8)
F4+ =^^=


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: smithy on June 08, 2008, 05:15:34 PM
i reckon youve made the right choice to mate. the burple ( even the new commodore purple but deeper)  if picked right with a really 'pure' silver will work nicely.....

all in good time mate..

as a wise man posted on this site " slowly the bird builds its nest"  ;) ;) ;) ;)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Glenn 'Stinky' Stankevicius on June 08, 2008, 05:27:31 PM
Black and silver for sure, it also disguises the rear side glass rubbers that break up the look of the side of the car :o.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on June 08, 2008, 05:53:46 PM
Yeah i know what you mean about the window rubbers Glenn, how about blurple so dark it's nearly black, then i could have both and i wouldn't have to choose 8), Dean, i was planning on using the dunnydoor silver, the same as on Mez's VT, it's really good at not showing the dirt ;)
                                               Pedro F4+


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: smithy on June 08, 2008, 06:23:56 PM
actually i was thinking the late model purple over gold base but a lot deeper. i know PPG do some very nice deep purples.
but as you said pedro, you'd want something that will only show colour coming through in a highlight like off the tailight ridge line and subtle lines on the back doors..
but the crummydore silver is nice but check out the mercedes silvers, youd want to go with something really pure in my opinion ;)

but it was difficult to show that in a small file size and without knowing what your  computer screen looks like. and i wasnt sure what the rear rubber surrounds were like on the wagon..

stinky that is your wagon i used actually, as it was the cleanest and brightest pic i could find.....hope you dont mind mate :D :D :D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Glenn 'Stinky' Stankevicius on June 08, 2008, 07:37:14 PM
stinky that is your wagon i used actually, as it was the cleanest and brightest pic i could find.....hope you dont mind mate :D :D :D
That's torn it, now I know I am off to the lawyers Tuesday morning  :P  ;D
Never would have picked it, but now you say that I recognise it from the weird shape of the lower quarter panel under the bumper.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: smithy on June 08, 2008, 07:49:35 PM
hey i never saw any copyright on it it and it is the web.......
hey take it as a compliment that this was the best pic i could find of a wagon, i'll send you a green version i did for pedro first off if you call off the dogs ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: DN2168 on June 08, 2008, 07:54:36 PM
Either colour scheme will look great, being a fan of purple I would probably lean towards that one though :). What do you plan on doing for wheels?

Dean.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FC0058 on June 15, 2008, 12:23:23 AM
Hi Pedro
I hope all is going well with your wife, I find that the power of positive thinking is one of the best medicines.

As for your car you have the light at the end of the tunnel just work towards it and you will get there one day.

Cheers Jim


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on June 15, 2008, 09:26:23 AM
Thanks for the kind words Jim, she goes for more tests thursday so we should know what's happening after that, It's frustrating having my wagon finally sitting there sandblasted and ready to start, but family comes first.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/wheel-0044_lrgvista5.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/wheel-0038_medmatrix.jpg)

Dean, these are my choices for wheels so far, but that's still a long way off, I could still change my mind if i saw something i liked better.
                    Pedro F4+



Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: smithy on June 15, 2008, 10:50:02 AM
the first one i think is matrix and that is the one i used in the concept car ;) ;)

 i like the look of it but the artwork doesnt have the wheel at scale (17 inch) but it gives you some idea...

hope all is well with Mez ;)

dean


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on June 15, 2008, 12:18:01 PM
Hey Pedro

I like the first wheel the best, simpler style and easier to keep clean without having to get into all those little lines! 

I was wondering which day this week Mez was going for tests - best of luck with it all.  Jim's right - the power of positive thinking..... and don't forget laughter too!  :D

You have officially (and now publicly) been excused until further notice for your weekly updates.  ;)

Kathi  8)
F4+ =^^=
   


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on June 19, 2008, 02:07:46 PM
Whoo hooooooooo, Just got back from bundy hospital,the lump was benign and Mez is going to be alright ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D.
                                     Pedro F4+


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FC427 on June 19, 2008, 02:56:18 PM
Thats a bit of good news ......FC427......


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on June 19, 2008, 03:32:54 PM
Yay  ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Johns on June 19, 2008, 04:41:15 PM
Great news Pedro.

There's been too much bad stuff lately, my regards to your wife.

Cheers
John


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on June 19, 2008, 05:10:12 PM
Thanks FC427 and John, these things really make you think about about your mortality, and it makes other problems and disagreements seem trivial.

Kathi, thanks for your kind words and support throughout this whole experience even though you haven't been well yourself, It's times like this you discover who your real friends are, and what no threats of disembowelment or anything if i don't get back into my car now ;) :D :D :D :D
                           Pedro F4+   


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on June 19, 2008, 05:17:43 PM
My absolute pleasure Pedro!  John and I are just so very very happy that Mez is OK!  :D

And yes, while those thoughts had definitely crossed my mind. I was giving you a few days off to rest, recouperate and celebrate with Mez, your family and friends - unless of course you don't want to!  ;)

Kathi  8)
F4+ =^^


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on June 19, 2008, 05:25:55 PM
Celebrating right now with family, pizza and bundy, so i'll accept the few days grace ::) ;D ;D
                      Pedro F4+


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: DN2168 on June 19, 2008, 08:36:51 PM
Good to hear your wife is OK Pedro.

Dean.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: TTV6FC on June 19, 2008, 09:29:57 PM
Great news Pedro,hope all continues to go well for you both.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on June 19, 2008, 10:41:10 PM
Great News Pedro, My regards to Mez, what a relief for you both

Keith
F4+
 ;)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on June 20, 2008, 10:58:59 AM
Thanks guys, make sure you look after your girls, there's nothing like the thought of losing them and having to spend the rest of your life alone to make you appreciate how much they mean to you.
                                                Pedro F4+


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on June 22, 2008, 08:04:19 PM
Celebrating right now with family, pizza and bundy, so i'll accept the few days grace ::) ;D ;D
                      Pedro F4+

Hey Pedro - 4 words

"Update due next Sunday!"  :D

Kathi  8)
F4+ =^^


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on June 23, 2008, 09:53:12 AM
Hey Pedro - 4 words

"Update due next Sunday!"  :D

Kathi  8)
F4+ =^^
So is yours re project 58, you show me yours and i'll show you mine :P ;D ;D
                               Pedro F4+


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on June 23, 2008, 01:38:11 PM
Hey Pedro - don't you read your PM's?   ;)

Kathi  8)
F4= =^^=


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on June 23, 2008, 02:56:16 PM
I meant for next sunday, don't worry we'll keep you on your toes. ;) ;D ;D
                                 Pedro F4+


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on July 05, 2008, 11:57:36 AM
Just a quick update to keep the wolves from the door ;), Wagon is still on hold as i am finishing renovations on house so we can get it on the market, once sold we will be moving back to the gold coast, now the old girl has been sandblasted all i want to do is get stuck into her but i'll have to be patient for a while longer, I have three rusty wagon bodies and two VH dunnydoors going to the scrap metal dude, if anybody wants any free bits you're welcome to them.
                     Pedro F4+


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on July 05, 2008, 01:38:24 PM
Just a quick update to keep the wolves from the door ;)

Excuse me, but it's actually an American Black Fox tail on my arial!  :P

Kathi  8)
F4+ =^^=
 


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on July 05, 2008, 02:00:02 PM
Ok, but saying keeping the american black fox's from the door doesn't have the same impact, although i'm sure Paul could make it sound interesting in one of his stories ;) 8), something about the black beast with dead animal parts hanging from it sounds like a good start ;D ;D.
            Pedro F4+


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: smithy on July 05, 2008, 02:08:19 PM
Excuse me, but it's actually an American Black Fox tail on my arial!  :P

Kathi  8)
F4+ =^^=
 


and you abused the hippy over his shoe construction Kathi ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on July 05, 2008, 05:50:46 PM
He wasn't a hippy he was a hypocrite & I'm sorry but, recycled coke bottles hanging from an aerial is just not a good look!  :P  Sometimes you have to be cruel to be cool!  8)

Hope someone is able to take you up on your offer Pedro!  :D

Kathi  8)
F4+ =^^=





Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: customFC on July 05, 2008, 09:33:30 PM
 ;D ;D
My fox of choice is red.....but it hangs from the rearview.
Regards
Alex


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on July 05, 2008, 09:45:15 PM
;D ;D
My fox of choice is red.....but it hangs from the rearview.
Regards
Alex

At the risk of taking this too far, my fox of choice is blonde....hanging from my shoulder ;) :D :D :D
                               Pedro



Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NO NAME on July 05, 2008, 09:51:20 PM
i dont think i better say were my fox of choice hangs from.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on July 15, 2008, 02:13:50 PM
O.k, sills and door skin are ordered from,  www.retrorodsandrestorations.com.au he isn't doing floor pans at the moment because he wasn't happy with the finish but he still does other FC/FE stuff, got a sneak preview of the FC he's building, i'm not allowed to say anything about it yet, but it's the most radical modification wise that i.ve ever seen, didn't know Tailers press works burnt down so it looks like i'll have to get the pans from rare spares, hopefully within a few days i might finally be able to get started.
I know in an earlier post i said i didn't need to do sills, but when she came back from the sandblasters i discovered some butcher had already been at them, oh well at least i will be able to get at the rust behind them now.
                                                 Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on August 14, 2008, 12:53:48 PM
(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/IMG-1.jpg)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on August 14, 2008, 01:47:51 PM
 ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ;D

OK, I'll take it on face value and I'll accept it for this week!  ;)

But I'm warning you, your mum's handwriting had better start improving if I get handed another note next week! >:(

Mrs Evil One  8)




I hope you're pleased with yourself!  And get better!  ;D  ::)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: smithy on August 14, 2008, 01:54:06 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

LOMAO Pedro, nicely done.

your mums handwriting looks a lot like my mums ;D ;)

im not believing it totaly though, there are things to do besides welding ;)



Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on August 14, 2008, 03:05:20 PM
ROFLMAO Pedro, Bloody Beautiful and well done!


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on August 15, 2008, 10:10:59 AM
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

LOMAO Pedro, nicely done.

your mums handwriting looks a lot like my mums ;D ;)

im not believing it totaly though, there are things to do besides welding ;)



Yeah s'pose should get off my bum and stop lazing around the house ::) ;) :D :D

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010174.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010196.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010201.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010251.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010312.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010192.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010188.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010218.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010257.jpg)

The joys of renovation, at least it's warm enough to be out side up here :P :P :P :D :D
                                     Pedro



Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: smithy on August 15, 2008, 10:30:01 AM
 
:o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o


well i am impressed.
nice effort mate, going to love to see what you can do with a car  8) 8)


dean


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on August 15, 2008, 10:39:47 AM
Wow, you have been a busy boy.  And a side benefit of it all is that with all that timber work you've done you'll be able to help Stinky out with the panelling on the woodie!  :D

Kathi  8)
F4+ =^^=


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on August 15, 2008, 10:50:46 AM
GeeZ Louise,

And they wonder why you haven't been on the forum much lately....... Great effort there Pedro, As Dean said can't wait to see what you can do with your car.

Keith
F4+
 ;)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: jack_fc on August 15, 2008, 11:19:47 AM
bloody hell, Pedro!! Well done!
Makes my bathroom job look small and easy
cheers jack


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on August 15, 2008, 12:00:40 PM
Thanks for the compliments folks makes it seem worthwhile :), I've done everything except plumbing and electrics (only because it's not legal for me to), I can faintly see the light at the end of the tunnel now, just got to paint the veranda, fit a couple more of modern windows and a few miscellaneous bits and pieces and it'll be done.
I know there are some things i could do on my car but i really want to start at the beginning and cut the rust out of the shell and work my way from there, also ::) I still haven't decided fully on the choice of engine and drivetrain, I have two wrecked VH commodores sitting here doing nothing, if i came across a HR front end i might go that way and run a blue motor, I like the idea of keeping the grey but I'm a bit concerned about driving all the way to Orange with it. ???
                                                                 Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: weddo on August 15, 2008, 12:53:03 PM
Well done Pedro,
I've had 40 years in the building trade and I can tell you many wouldn't tackle what you have just done.

regards
Weddo


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Ed on August 15, 2008, 01:39:49 PM
wow.. you had to clean under the house did you?

nice work.

Cheers

Ed



Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on August 15, 2008, 02:15:19 PM
Thanks, this one was pretty easy after the last effort, just got it finished and most of the kids moved out so we had to downsize, I swear I'll never do another one though, I'll just stick to cars.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/IMG_0001-1.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/IMG_0003-1.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/IMG_0002-1.jpg)

                            Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on August 15, 2008, 03:12:15 PM
 :o :o :o Man of many talents!  If you're half as talented with a mig and a spray gun as you are with a mail gun and roller then your wagon is gonna be a very nice ride indeed!

Kathi  8)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: smithy on August 15, 2008, 03:35:44 PM
novel way to downsize!

just cut the house in half ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Ed on August 15, 2008, 05:25:30 PM
I lived in house with my folks and we gave it to the guy down the street and he trucked off with it just like that.  It was cheaper than demo'ing the house and it helped out the guy down the street.

So you should be a dab hand at slicing and dicing cars then pedro?

Cheers

Ed



Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on August 16, 2008, 11:01:33 AM
I like the idea of keeping the grey but I'm a bit concerned about driving all the way to Orange with it. ???

FE_UTE and I just completed the epic journey across the Nullarbor we both have 132.5 grey motor powered cars and neither of us had any problam overtaking road trains in excess of 50 metres in length and maintaining a cruise speed of between 100 and 110 Kph.

So, Pedro - getting back to you comment about being concerned about a grey making it from Hervey Bay to Orange!  You big wuss!

NosFeratu made it to Canberra and back purring like a little kitten all the way with it's original motor and, as you see above, FE_UTE and FC0058 drove from WA to Mt Gambier with greys!  And, I'm sure there are many others that, based on their experiences, will tell you unequivocally that a grey is more than capable of undertaking the trip to the Nationals!  :D

Kathi  8)
F4+ =^^=



Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: jack_fc on August 16, 2008, 11:59:42 AM
It took almost 24 hours, but I was waiting for that reply!  Geez, Pedro, I think you may be in fathomless excrement for suggesting that a grey wouldn't be up to the job...


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on August 16, 2008, 12:21:49 PM
So, Pedro - getting back to you comment about being concerned about a grey making it from Hervey Bay to Orange!  You big wuss!

 :P :P :P :P :P :P :D :D :D, My previous long distance trips with greys haven't exactly filled me with confidence, drove from geelong back to the gold coast in an FC sedan, car just got more and more gutless the further i went by the time i got there it would hardly even rev, didn't blow smoke or rattle it just wouldn't rev tried everything and couldn't figure out what it was so i sold it, drove an FC wagon from G/Coast to Murry bridge, gearbox started making a noise after a few hundred k's, by the time i got to the SA border I had to hold the gear lever(floor shift) in place with an ocky strap and could only get second and reverse, it was a long trip in second gear, I've also put a conrod through the block a couple of times not to mention plenty of breakdowns over the years so as i said I'm not exactly oozing with confidence in them.
And no it wasn't because they were FC's and not FE's ;D ;D ;D
                               Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on August 16, 2008, 12:24:00 PM
Geez I stuffed that up, somehow i managed to put the whole message in the quote bit ???
                                  Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on August 16, 2008, 12:44:31 PM
Hi Pedro

While I'm happy to defend grey motors I'm also the first to admit that the one in the van has been recycled by Sims! Maybe Ed can buy it back as a bike!  :D

After reading your past experiences I think you really have to go with your gut feel........ either that or change your mechanic!  :P 

And are you sure it wasn't to do with it them being FC's?  :P

Kathi  8)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FC0058 on August 16, 2008, 09:22:57 PM
Pedro
I think Kathi has cover what I was going to say.

I have had some minor issue with my grey but nothing that stopped me from making the trips to and from the nationals.

My suggestion is to know your motor (engine).
On my first big trip (Jindabyne I had only owned Ivy (my car) for about a month all seemed well, she drove OK and sounded good so I thought. On my way home I dropped a valve and lost a cylinder. Not much you can do about that so I drove home on five. Lucky for me I was going to convert the old girl to run on unleaded any way.
I moved to Perth shortly after getting the car back from the engine shop, found a local mechanic who loves the old cars, as soon as he heard my car he knew something was not quite right. Diagnosis distributor was worn and required reconditioning, Runs sweat as now.

I would advise any one rebuilding a car to rebuild the engine even if its just to strip it down and check and/or replace:
Gaskets
Seals
Welsh Plugs
Water pump
Harmonic balancer (Originals are two piece with rubber a gasket that goes tick, tick when perished)
Timing Gear, and so on.

Its the simple things that let you down, maybe if I had taken my car to a good mechanic he may have diagnosed the worn dizzy before I drove it all the way to Jindabyne.

Cheers Jim


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Papa Smurf on August 26, 2008, 11:37:51 PM
Jeez Jim they are a rare breed now days - he's not in Nth Fremantle is he


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on August 27, 2008, 07:03:38 PM
The only problem with that Jim is I'm my own mechanic, most of the cars i've had problems with have been in sound condition when i set out on my journeys, but have died on the way, maybe i should keep a lighter foot on the velocitater ;) :D :D
                 Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on August 27, 2008, 10:58:48 PM
After reading your past experiences I think you really have to go with your gut feel........ either that or change your mechanic!  :P 

The only problem with that Jim is I'm my own mechanic

Gettin' slow there Pedro! Obviously I didn't bait you well enough - I had to wait almost 2 weeks for that confession!   :P  ;)

Kathi  8)
F4+ =^^=


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on October 09, 2008, 06:34:43 PM
Finally getting some time for my wagon ;D ;D ;D, welder is fixed and i'm fired up, here's the first update.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010389.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010390.jpg)

My son doing darth vader impressions with my new mask

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010386.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010387.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010388.jpg)

The doner section still has a bit of rust to be cut out but is heaps better than the old one.
                                                 Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Glenn 'Stinky' Stankevicius on October 09, 2008, 10:51:47 PM
You've dobbed yourself in now Pedro  ;D
Keep the updates coming!


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: jack_fc on October 10, 2008, 08:38:13 AM
Pedro,if you asked "one of the moderators" REALLY nicely,you just might be able to get your last post and pics removed before she gets home...              ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on October 10, 2008, 09:35:52 AM
Uh-oh, didn't think of that :o, hopefully she is so busy harassing Dean and Keith she won't notice ::), yeah and pigs might fly, looks like i'm back on the list :P :P :D :D.
                                               Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Glenn 'Stinky' Stankevicius on October 10, 2008, 09:13:52 PM
Pedro,if you asked "one of the moderators" REALLY nicely,you just might be able to get your last post and pics removed before she gets home...              ;D ;D ;D

Sorry Pedro, can't help you there   :-[ ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on October 10, 2008, 10:01:54 PM
Quote
Sorry Pedro, can't help you there

must be getting close to time for an update on the woody Glenn ;), don't forget you live closest to her and the henchmen, you'll be laying awake at night listening for that scrunch of tyres on the driveway soon :D :D,
                                                   Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on October 11, 2008, 04:25:39 PM
(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/FCrebuild.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010291-1.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010396.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010395.jpg)

Had to give up on the fuel tank surround for now the doner peice had too much rust, am getting a new section pressed up, feeling quite pleased with this mornings effort though, thought i was going to have to cut this section out but managed to massage it back into shape.
                               Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: TTV6FC on October 11, 2008, 09:34:33 PM
That is brilliant work Pedro.Keep up the good work and progress shots.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on October 12, 2008, 05:12:25 PM
I'm back!

Update expected tonight or ........(http://img2.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/fighting/fighting0078.gif) ($2)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on October 12, 2008, 06:59:49 PM
Quote
Update expected tonight or ........

Or you're going to hit me with sausages :o ::) :P :P :D :D :D :D :D
                                          Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on October 12, 2008, 07:08:50 PM
Or you're going to hit me with sausages :o ::) :P :P :D :D :D :D :D

(http://img2.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/happy/happy0198.gif) ($2)
ROFLMAO


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: smithy on October 13, 2008, 11:57:14 AM
IT AINT SAUSAGES,


THATS, ECKY THUMP ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

looking good pedro ;)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on January 17, 2009, 11:30:31 AM
(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010443.jpg)

Having a bit of trouble fitting the exhaust, does this look right to you guys ???

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010444.jpg)

One way to get a car low fill it full of parts ::)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010440.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010441.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010442.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010445.jpg)

All loaded up ready to move, house is nearly finished and ready for the market, hopefully things are going to pick up soon.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010446.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010448.jpg)

                            Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on January 17, 2009, 12:07:36 PM
 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

mmm Pedro's Storage Solutions!  ;D

Is that Merv or a stray dingo in the last shot?  ;)

Kathi


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on January 17, 2009, 03:10:43 PM
Good thing it's a wagon, you might not have been able to fit everything in a sedan :D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on January 18, 2009, 12:00:38 PM
Quote
Is that Merv or a stray dingo in the last shot?

He does look a bit like a dingo in that pic, but it is him, no other dog(Except scruffy) would be tolerated in his territory ::), he is growing up to be a good dog except for his fondness for chewing hosepipes >:(, but how could you stay mad at this though

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010302.jpg)

Definately glad It's a wagon Keith, I'm starting to think i should have kept one more of them for the rest of the bits though, It's going to cost me heaps for a rent a shed when we finally get to move.
                                     Pedro







Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on January 18, 2009, 12:37:48 PM
Where will you be moving to? Any idea on how long before you can move, or have you got to wait for the sale of your house to go through?


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on January 18, 2009, 02:08:31 PM
Were moving back to the Gold coast, all our family are there, and all my mates who ride bikes, I will be also be able to join the brissy FE-FC club, unfortunately we have to sell here first, we're just hanging off at the moment to see what happens with the market.
                          Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on January 18, 2009, 05:01:39 PM
I travel to Brisbane several times a year, we normally try and get a couple of days to ourselves and leave the kids with their grandparents (Sandra's Mum and Dad). We normally head down to the Gold Coast during this time.

When you get moved down there we will have to catch up. If I am still under doctors orders I will have to play the "designated driver" but if not I am sure that we will be able to put a severe dent in a few bottles of Bundy or Bourbon


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: jack_fc on January 18, 2009, 06:03:37 PM

and I'd like to be in on that!    ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on January 18, 2009, 07:18:51 PM
Sounds good to me, You can always hold off on your holidays till then Jack, if you get holidays from fishing that is, and if you can escape the savage bird :D :D.    How is the health Keith, still getting fitter.
                                                             Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on January 18, 2009, 07:39:35 PM
Still on the mend, still getting fitter, have lost 25kgs so far, only 20 to go :-[


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on May 25, 2009, 02:46:14 PM
Well were back in Hervey Bay again for now, couldn't stand the rat race on the Gold Coast, will be starting back on the wagon as soon as we get organised, still hoping to make Orange

Just got the mail in and bugger me if there wasn't a parcel from Kathi, Here's what it contained,

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010460.jpg)

two small dog poncho's + hat

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010465.jpg)

two large dog poncho's + hat

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010467.jpg)

One Pedro poncho(me trying to look like Clint Eastwood but not succeeding)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010472-1.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010471.jpg)

And the "peice de resistance"(best bit) one extremely cool car cover 8) 8) 8) 8)

I thanked Kathi privately but I'd also like to publicly thank her, she is obviously a very caring and generous person, not to mention talented as some of you have already found out, thanks again Kathi from myself and Mez it's nice to know there are still people like you out there.
                                                       Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FC427 on May 25, 2009, 03:16:49 PM
Nice touch Kathi the wagon will thankyou on those cold nights  ........FC427.......


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: jack_fc on May 25, 2009, 03:53:57 PM
KOOOOL!!

Hey Pedro, welcome to the 'KCC Club"!  Or 'SCCC' or whatever

cheers jack


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on May 25, 2009, 05:37:39 PM
 :-[ :-[ :-[  oh oh, I only just spotted this - thanks Pedro. :-[ :-[ :-[

But how cute is Scruffy?  :D No wonder Merv's not impressed - he knew he couldn't compete!  :D

I'm glad you like the cover - now, pull your frickin finger out and get started on the wagon before the moths eat it - the cover that is!

BTW - A windscreen would make it fit so much better you know!  ;)

Kathi


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: JB on May 25, 2009, 05:49:48 PM
Careful Kathi...

Lots of members may get ideas on those covers... You could be very busy before the Nats...   ;D ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: jack_fc on May 25, 2009, 06:30:20 PM
:-[ :-[ :-[  oh oh, I only just spotted this - thanks Pedro. :-[ :-[ :-[


Kathi

is this the same Kathi that posted a pic of some recycled teenagers with a hunk of granite?  ::) ::) ::)

surely not! ;) ;)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on May 26, 2009, 09:56:21 AM
But that’s different Jack!   :P :D

BTW Pedro – it won’t magically transform under there, you've actually got to take the cover off and physically make it happen!  ::)  ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on May 26, 2009, 12:12:01 PM
Quote
BTW Pedro – it won’t magically transform under there, you've actually got to take the cover off and physically make it happen!

Whaaat :o, I thought it was a magical car cover that if you left it on overnight the pixies would come and rebuild the wagon for me, I was extremely dissapointed this morning when i lifted the cover and nothing was any different i assure you ::) :D :D

Quote
Careful Kathi...

Lots of members may get ideas on those covers... You could be very busy before the Nats...

There you go Kathi a good sideline there for you, I bet a lot of people would buy personalised covers for their cars, especially with the good quality and fit you do, try buying a one size fits all at the shops and you'll find one size doesn't fit all.

Quote
No wonder Merv's not impressed - he knew he couldn't compete!

Merv looks like he's saying get this thing off me or i'm going to kill something ;) :D :D
                                                     Pedro



Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on July 07, 2009, 07:53:26 PM
Finally managed to get a start again

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010486.jpg)

Old floor out, looks better than it was.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010487.jpg)

new floor

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010490.jpg)

Not bad for a first fit, just a bit more cutting, i was surprised to find the commodore floor was narrower but fits well otherwise.
               Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: JB on July 07, 2009, 10:35:40 PM
Thats the way Pedro...

You just have to have a crack at it sometimes..  ;D ;D

Jason.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on July 08, 2009, 07:17:34 AM
Pedro,

That nearly looks easier than cutting the tunnel out, replacing the tunnel with an EK auto unit, then doing the rust repair on the floor.

The bonus is that you will already have all your seat mounts installed and have relocated your hand brake too!

Good luck with it ;)

Keith


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Ed on July 08, 2009, 10:29:58 AM
Nice work Pedro,

between you and Jason, all this cutting and welding is getting me motivated to start something.

Cheers

Ed



Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on July 28, 2009, 09:53:21 AM
Ok, house is booked in for a final, final inspection on fri., if it passes it'll be full steam ahead on the wagon next week, can't wait to get back into it, just went and picked up a bottle of mig gas and some wire and I've finally settled on a colour scheme ;D ;D ;D ;D

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/redandblack.jpg)

                                   Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FC427 on July 28, 2009, 01:10:43 PM
Looks good Pedro but what about candy red paint  ;D ;D   mmmm Candy ......FC427....


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on July 28, 2009, 01:29:55 PM
Mmmm candy and chrome 8) 8), unfortunately i'm not that good a painter :(.
                                               Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Spinner on August 01, 2009, 12:00:27 PM
With metal flake black....


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FC427 on August 01, 2009, 01:44:17 PM
Or black with a red pearl .......Hmmmmm Pearl .......FC427......


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Spinner on August 01, 2009, 10:39:09 PM
Metal Flake black WITH the red pearl. 


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on August 07, 2009, 05:05:31 PM
(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010506.jpg)

Test fit to make sure everything lines up

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010507.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010508.jpg)

The usual rust, expected but still dissapointing

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010509.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010510.jpg)

The hardest part, making sure everything is straight, square and has equal measurements then tacking into place, all downhill from here ::) :) :)

                                    Pedro



Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FC427 on August 07, 2009, 06:20:39 PM
Good work pedro  one days welding and floor will be done .....Don't STOP ......FC427......


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: JB on August 07, 2009, 08:05:33 PM
Good stuff Pedro!!!... You have had your motor in before mine LOL..


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on August 10, 2009, 10:38:51 PM
Good to see you finally be in a position to get to work on it Pedro.  I like your chosen colour combination but please consider painting the roof black too!  Or do black cars scare you?  ;) :D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on August 11, 2009, 09:30:59 AM
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Or do black cars scare you?

No but getting the roof straight enough to paint it black does, and also I'm too lazy to wash it all the time ;), speaking of paint a mate of mine reckons he uses two pack with a normal gun and just puts it in the sun to dry, doesn't sound right to me, any opinions ???
                                  Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FC427 on August 11, 2009, 06:00:51 PM
 Pedro 2K will air dry..... if you put it in a shed close it up and crank up two of those gas patio heaters when the weather warms up a bit you should be able to get to around 45+ deg with out much trouble. that will cure OK  ......I painted my rod with one gas heater and a kero heater and was over 30 deg a few week back when it was 15 deg out side ........FC427........


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Ed on August 12, 2009, 09:00:16 AM
I just air dried the ute, but beware of solvent pop.  Took 30 mins to tack off between coats!

last weekend, I just sun dried a bicycle frame I painted.  works OK, but I would have used heaters like Mark suggested if I had some.

Keep up the good work Pedro!

Cheers

Ed




Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FC427 on August 12, 2009, 09:16:04 AM
Ed most 2K even hi fill need minim of 25deg temp  :-X and be very carefull of Temp if using spray polyester if sprayed when to cold can cause adhesion problems   .......FC427.......


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: utesrule66 on August 12, 2009, 12:50:48 PM
Hi, Smart move leaving the doors on I made the mistake of taking them off and now that the floor has been replaced in my ute I can't get the dam doors to line up again. any tips on how i might rectify this? cheers - utesrule66


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FC427 on August 12, 2009, 01:32:22 PM
How far out are they from fitting  ??? ??? the service manual should have door aperture measurements for you to check against ........FC427......


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on August 12, 2009, 07:34:23 PM
Thanks for the tips on two pack Mark & Ed, I've done a few laquer paint jobs and a couple in enamel but I've never tackled two pack before, I'm going to give it a go because i like the high gloss finish that is achievable compared to laquer, should i buy a proper gun or is my old gun good enough, if it's going to make a difference i'd rather go the extra $ and get the right one.

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Hi, Smart move leaving the doors on I made the mistake of taking them off and now that the floor has been replaced in my ute I can't get the dam doors to line up again. any tips on how i might rectify this? cheers

G'day utesrule66, are the doors not fitting horizontally or verticaly, or is it in or out, hinges can be bent, holes lenthend but if the opening is too small you have problems, I learned the hard way I bought a wagon project once that someone had already started, the doors wouldn't even fit the openings at all, it was easier just to sell it on than to try and fix it.
                   Pedro



Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on August 12, 2009, 07:52:12 PM
(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010511.jpg)

Hump done

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010512.jpg)

then rear floor

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010514.jpg)

Took me bloody ages and about five goes before i was happy with that fiddly bit with the hole in it

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010516.jpg)

All tacked in ready to weld.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010519.jpg)

All fully welded, time to start underneath.
                          Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: jack_fc on August 12, 2009, 08:17:11 PM


   go Pedro!   ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: JB on August 12, 2009, 09:00:00 PM
See its easy when you have a crack!!  ;D ;D

Looks good mate!

Jason


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Glenn 'Stinky' Stankevicius on August 12, 2009, 10:46:40 PM
See its easy when you have a crack!!  ;D ;D

Is there something you're not telling Pedro (or is that Pedrette?)  ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: JB on August 12, 2009, 10:48:58 PM
Is that the same as Jacks comment???  :o ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on August 12, 2009, 11:02:40 PM
 :o OMG - two photographic updates in less than one week! I am impressed! :D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: jack_fc on August 13, 2009, 08:57:36 AM
:o OMG - two photographic updates in less than one week! I am impressed! :D

   suppose that means Pedro's back on 'the list'...    :-\


        (now where'd I put that bloody camera?)      ???


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on August 13, 2009, 09:18:00 AM
Yep, working on cars isn't all it's cracked up to be ::), yeah i know a lousy pun but i don't have time for anything else got to get back to work while i can ;),

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OMG - two photographic updates in less than one week! I am impressed!

Don't be too shocked coz there's more to come ;D ;D, just went and scored some gal steel box for the chassis rails from the dump shop, not exactly the size i wanted but the price was right.
                               Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: utesrule66 on August 13, 2009, 12:37:53 PM
Thanks for the tips on two pack Mark & Ed, I've done a few laquer paint jobs and a couple in enamel but I've never tackled two pack before, I'm going to give it a go because i like the high gloss finish that is achievable compared to laquer, should i buy a proper gun or is my old gun good enough, if it's going to make a difference i'd rather go the extra $ and get the right one.

G'day utesrule66, are the doors not fitting horizontally or verticaly, or is it in or out, hinges can be bent, holes lenthend but if the opening is too small you have problems, I learned the hard way I bought a wagon project once that someone had already started, the doors wouldn't even fit the openings at all, it was easier just to sell it on than to try and fix it.
                   Pedro


Hi Pedro
I'll take some photos and post them for some advise on ways to fix the problem I have come this far now can't quit, I will have to fix it. thanks


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on August 13, 2009, 02:08:17 PM
G'day utesrule66, If you put your question in restoration help you'll get more feedback.
                                         Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: TTV6FC on August 13, 2009, 07:40:17 PM
Awesome work Pedro,you've been very busy! :o


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on August 15, 2009, 01:32:03 PM
(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010521.jpg)

Back on the dodgy bros. rotissaree

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010520.jpg)

This seat more acceptable Ret

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010524.jpg)

Finished welding the hump

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010523.jpg)

started on the subframe rails

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010522.jpg)

Didn't have to do this as the engine I'm running is basically only a 186 but it'll help stiffen the old girl up.
                                         Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: zulu on August 15, 2009, 02:19:31 PM
Been doin a bit of stitching there Pedro, you make it look easy, once it's tidied up & painted it will look like it's always been there, keep at it!


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: JB on August 15, 2009, 02:28:25 PM
Looking great Pedro, so the 4 link next??  ;D



Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FC427 on August 15, 2009, 03:58:42 PM
 Good work Pedro and after the 4 bar the Tubs.......FC427......


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on August 15, 2009, 04:09:48 PM
Ain't nothin' wrong with a dodgy bros rotisserie - worked just fine for the FE 20 years ago!  :)

But this is all getting a little too much though Pedro - 3 photographic updates in 8 days?  What's in the water up there?  :D  Whatever it is (and we're assuming it's Bundy) - keep drinking it!  ;)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: DN2168 on August 15, 2009, 05:12:19 PM
Pedro, YOU DA MAN!! ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on August 16, 2009, 08:53:56 AM
Thanks for the support folks, I'm just stoked to be able to finally be able to get stuck into the old girl, I'd be out in the shed all day everyday if i could, but there always seems to be something else that has to be done, I'd also like to say thanks to my wife Mezz for "tolerating" and supporting me while i do this, we have been together for thirty years so she has been tolerating me for a long time ;) :D :D
                                                      Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on August 16, 2009, 09:07:07 AM
Pedro,

AMAZING..... Take your eye off the ball and he gets stuck right into it.... Well done,

Keep up the great work

Keith


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on August 16, 2009, 09:14:37 AM
G'day Keith, long time no see, where have you been hiding, hopefully you've been secretly building your car to suprise us with a massive update ;)
                                   Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: jack_fc on August 16, 2009, 10:14:15 AM
G'day Keith, long time no see, where have you been hiding, hopefully you've been secretly building your car to suprise us with a massive update ;)
                                   Pedro

It'd have to be a bloody ripper to beat Pedro's latest efforts   ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: jack_fc on August 16, 2009, 10:33:20 AM


 there's a growing ground-swell of opinion that Pedro has already had 20 of his 15 minutes...    ;)

 Keith; must be your turn now!  (better get in quick - who knows what "The Camo Kid" has been up to??

 Out of sight but in the shed maybe?)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on August 16, 2009, 05:36:37 PM
Quote
there's a growing ground-swell of opinion that Pedro has already had 20 of his 15 minutes...

Too late, already had my 15 mins. of fame a few years ago when i got to play the part of yellowbeard in a show at a friends wedding, "you won't catch me dyin, you'd have to kill me before i die" ;D, anyway Mezz went to bingo today so i had another "crack at it".

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010525.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010528.jpg)

one more of these and a bit more welding and the front floor will be finished

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010529.jpg)

made another one of these

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010527.jpg)

All the rear floor is now cleaned up, welded and the welds primed.
                            Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: JB on August 16, 2009, 05:39:42 PM
Did you have to cut the grass first???

Thats called blackmail... but hey whatever works... you know what these women are like  :P  ;D ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: jack_fc on August 16, 2009, 07:12:26 PM

Thats a good-looking "crack", Pedro; well done  :D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: GOA350 on August 17, 2009, 10:25:50 AM
G'day Pedro, Love the way you are going about it. Just a question on your new chassis rail you put in. Why did you take it so far over towards the sill? Looking at the photos, it looks as if it would have been a great fit if you went directly from the original rear spring hanger to the new front rail from the commodore.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: hrpremier on August 17, 2009, 12:20:42 PM
Pedro,

Great work on the rebuild and keep the photos coming as slowly I ma trying to do a similar thing with a sedan.  Wanted a wagon, but could not find a good sample.  Anyways what is your method to rotisserise (Probably not even a word) the vehicle onto its side.  Is it sheer mexican muscle power, hoist and pully system, or jack?  Looking to flip mine over so start cleaning the undercarage.

Keep the pics coming.  They are a great help for a novice like me.

Thanks in advance.

Jase

http://gallery.oldholden.com/hrpremier/


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on August 17, 2009, 03:27:43 PM
Quote
Just a question on your new chassis rail you put in. Why did you take it so far over towards the sill?

It's hard to see it in the pics but the rear floor hangs down too far, I had to do a bit of gentle panel beating with a big hammer ;) to get it as far away from the sill as i did, I was also thinking of muffler clearance, I'll put in a clearer pic next time i post some.

Quote
Anyways what is your method to rotisserise (Probably not even a word) the vehicle onto its side.  Is it sheer mexican muscle power, hoist and pully system, or jack?

The first time i struggled with it on my own but the second time i got smarter and got a mate to help, It's not that heavy really, we both lifted it up then he balanced it while i went around and lowered it onto the old seat, just make sure you leave enough clearance on the other side, how are you planning on cleaning up the undercarriage.
                               Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FC427 on August 17, 2009, 04:22:57 PM
When I built MR FC 6 of us turned the car right over and then supported it with 4" x 4" hardwood on painters trestles running through the car  :o not that heavy as a shell ......FC427......


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on August 21, 2009, 06:19:33 PM
(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010531.jpg)

floor finished

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010532.jpg)

The spare wheel well was rusted out anyway so i thought i might as well use the commodore floor

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010533.jpg)

Didn't discover some butcher had already been at it till i removed the tar.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010535.jpg)

Fitted quite well really

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010538.jpg)

Just need to weld the interior

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010537.jpg)

Not a bad way to do it, even has the fuel pump mount

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010539.jpg)

Almost finished just have to fit the rear seat belt holders, anyone think of anything i've missed before i spray tar it.
         Pedro







Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Glenn 'Stinky' Stankevicius on August 21, 2009, 06:55:02 PM
Looking good Pedro, better stop there though otherwise the next post will have you grafting VL front guards to the FC  ::)  :P


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: JB on August 22, 2009, 10:31:25 AM
Pedro,

Have you thought about your exhaust hangars?? Handbrakes cable mounts... and or a safety loop for the tailshaft.

Just stuff i have to do.

Cheers
Jason.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on August 22, 2009, 12:00:21 PM
Quote
Looking good Pedro, better stop there though otherwise the next post will have you grafting VL front guards to the FC

Hmm, VL guards now there's an idea ::) ;), but seriously only dunnydore mechanicals, apart from the seats and console it will look all original. 8) 8)

Quote
Handbrakes cable mounts

Thanks, Something i hadn't thought of, I'd better check them, not sure if i need a tailshaft loop, unfortunately she's not going to have the power yours will, thought I'd use the original front mount but I'm not sure where the rear one will go as there's no room in the usual spot, might have to cross over next to the bump stop and through that way ??? .

Also when i said spray tar i meant spray underbody deadener.
                                         Pedro



Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FC427 on August 22, 2009, 08:19:35 PM
Pedro if you plan to paint the undercarage don't use [TAR] proof coat use stone guard as it can be painted over  ........FC427........


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on August 25, 2009, 07:35:09 PM
Quote
Insert Quote
Pedro if you plan to paint the undercariage don't use [TAR] proof coat

Thanks FC427 but I'm not planning on painting much underneath, I'll be driving this car every day on rural roads so I'm shutzing all the floor area.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010543.jpg)

Spare wheel well welded

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010540.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010542.jpg)

Under floor shutzed.
                      Pedro




Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on August 25, 2009, 08:02:24 PM
OMG is there anything that can stop him now he's finally been able to get it started?   ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on August 26, 2009, 07:24:57 AM
Quote
OMG is there anything that can stop him now he's finally been able to get it started?

Yes, money :( :D :D
           Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Ed on August 26, 2009, 08:11:06 AM
nice work Pedro, moving along nicely.

Cheers

Ed
 ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: slack one on August 26, 2009, 05:21:54 PM
hi what model commo floor pan did you use.thanks


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on August 26, 2009, 06:17:16 PM
VL, but the VT floor fevanv6 used seemed to fit a lot better, I am in the process of modifying the inner doglegs at the moment as they don't fit, will be putting up some more pics tomorrow so you will see what i mean.

Thanks ED. It's still one of those love hate things at the moment :) >:(, but i keep just taking one problem at a time, speaking of problems do i recall you saying you knew about doing the wiring with the computer setup, I'm planning on using the VL harness but stripping out all the unnecessary stuff like the air con, power steering etc., will that affect the computer.
                                          Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: JB on August 26, 2009, 10:49:14 PM
But that tank support fitted very neatly Pedro... Maybe thats the way to go to get a larger tank.

JB


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on August 27, 2009, 06:07:56 PM
(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010545.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010545.jpg)

thought I'd better get this job done while the old girl was still on the rotisserie

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010549.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010549.jpg)

Next problem

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010550.jpg)


No wonder these rust, all this came from one dogleg

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010552.jpg)

Fortunately the commodore chassis rail is in just the right spot.
                          Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on August 27, 2009, 06:13:07 PM
Don't know what happened to the last lot of pics, started glitching while i was loading them and then put up two the same ???, should have been these two.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010551.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010547.jpg)
 
          Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Paul In Ireland on August 27, 2009, 08:17:16 PM
Seems like you were standing still waiting for me to visit before you started. Now you have started you'll definitely be done before I get back!
 8)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on August 27, 2009, 09:49:48 PM
Don't know what happened to the last lot of pics, started glitching while i was loading them

It must have been the work of the devil calling you to the darker side!  ;) :D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: TTV6FC on August 27, 2009, 09:55:17 PM
Nice work Pedro.Really enjoy watching you tackle each new step of this rebuild.Cheers,Jamie.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on August 28, 2009, 06:28:21 PM
Quote
Seems like you were standing still waiting for me to visit before you started. Now you have started you'll definitely be done before I get back!

Maybe you left a little bit of that Irish luck behind when you dropped in ;)

Quote
It must have been the work of the devil calling you to the darker side!

weird how it happened once i reached post 666 and not on any others, must have been hanging with too many evil people, speaking of i haven't seen that 4wd with nosferatu on the windscreen again yet.

Quote
Nice work Pedro.Really enjoy watching you tackle each new step of this rebuild.Cheers,Jamie.

Thanks Jamie, how's the painting going.
                                     Pedro

 


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on August 29, 2009, 04:09:53 PM
(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010553.jpg)

Problem solved

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010554.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010555.jpg)

Just need to hit it with the sanding disc and some primer, then finish the bits they connect to and this job is done.
           Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: JB on August 29, 2009, 05:29:28 PM
Awesome work Pedro!!!

So just having a go is worth it isn't it mate.

Jason.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on August 29, 2009, 05:49:17 PM
Quote
So just having a go is worth it isn't it mate.

To be honest Jason i have actually worked as a welder(would you believe for the f*** motor co) and as a maintenance man/mechanic over the years, it was good to get back to welding some decent thickness metal on that last job, I still wouldn't have attempted this if i hadn't seen you do it first though.
                                          Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: JB on August 29, 2009, 08:48:41 PM
I think that another Jason is also about to enter the have a go mould... LOL

Cant wait to see some of his photos too.

Keep up the great work mate, mine has stopped for now so i will be watching yours go ahead.

JB


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on August 30, 2009, 04:54:13 PM
(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010556.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010557.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010558.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010559.jpg)

Another job bites the dust, sills next.
                   Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on August 30, 2009, 09:26:41 PM
And he's like a man possessed!  ;D

You must be absolutely rapt at finally being able to get stuck into it now Pedro!  Keep this pace up and you'll have worn out one set of tyres before Orange!  :D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on September 01, 2009, 08:11:07 AM
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I think that another Jason is also about to enter the have a go mould... LOL

 ???, which Jason

Quote
And he's like a man possessed!

Yeah I'm worried something is going to go wrong and I'll have to stop again so I'm trying to get as much done as i can while i have the time, oh well better go and face these sills.
                                          Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on September 01, 2009, 03:32:42 PM
(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010560.jpg)

Plenty of crap in here too

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010561.jpg)

One tacked into place, the sill around the bottom of the pillars was good so i took a bit of a shortcut and went around them, only had to patch a bit around the inner ends and coat everything with rust converter(with a built in primer).
                       Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FC427 on September 01, 2009, 04:55:58 PM
Pedro have you trial fitted the doors  ??? ??? ??? ??? good idea if you have not before you fully weld .......FC427......


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on September 01, 2009, 06:16:14 PM
Yeah had a quick trial fit when i got the first couple of tacks in place, It's a lot harder to stuff up this way as i just lined it up with the old sill which was in the right spot, I'm still going to give it one more trial fitting before i fully weld it though just to be sure.
                                     Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Taxi on September 01, 2009, 07:33:12 PM
 Paint stripper is slightly cheaper but a "Rip and Strip" disc is the way to go. Much less mess and safer than handling toxic chemicals, doesn't take any metal off. A 180mm disc for a 9" grinder is only about $20 each. 6 to 10 should do the whole car. A 100mm disc for a 4" grinder is about $14 but you would use 10 to 15 and a lot more time. Any Auto Paint supply shop would stock


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on September 01, 2009, 08:23:40 PM
G'day Taxi, welcome to the forum, I used paint stripper to take off all the thick paint then finished the job with a 180mm stripper disc on the buff/grinder, the roof on a wagon is such a big panel that it would be easy to get too much heat and distort it(thats why i didn't get it sandblasted with the rest), so i was taking my time and being very carefull not to try and tackle paint too thick with the disc.
                                            Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: TTV6FC on September 01, 2009, 09:55:13 PM
Was just about to point out what you just said Pedro,be very carefull with the strip discs.They work extremely well but never concentrate on one area as the heat build up is immense and will easily distort a panel.I used these also but only after using paint stripper to get the majority of the paint off first.Your latest work is looking fantastic mate.  :o Cheers,Jamie.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on September 03, 2009, 02:40:24 PM
(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010562.jpg)

Lucky i checked for fit this old repair is miles out, must have had it built up with bog

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010563.jpg)

Sills finished, WOOHOO for some reason i hated that job, would rather have welded in another floor, anyway thats all the big jobs finished, just need to make the radiator fit and do all the rust repairs now, then it's time for some paint :) :), can't wait to see that first bit of colour go on even if it's only in the engine bay.
                                       Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: mcl1959 on September 03, 2009, 06:22:11 PM
Pedro - did you try a guard fit up before final welding of the sill profile?

Ken


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on September 03, 2009, 06:55:38 PM
The guard matched the door and the sill apart from the profile/bulge in the guard being a little low where it lined up with the sill, the guard has had a new bottom fitted though so I'm putting it down to that, I might have to cut it off and re weld it, with the amount of dodgy work the previous owner has done nothing would surprise me at the moment, you can see in the first photo someone has made their own inner sill and outer dog leg mount that doesn't line up properely either, I'm glad i did the sills though, would you believe the drivers side had rags in it as well as dirt.
                              Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on September 12, 2009, 12:08:16 PM
Had a week off as i caught some bug that left me crook and totally unmotivated, back to it now though.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010568.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010570.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010562.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010571.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010569.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010573.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010572.jpg)

Haven't done any grinding yet as things rust overnight around here, will do it all when I've finished welding and I'm ready to start bogging which should only be a couple of days away now.
    Pedro



Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: jack_fc on September 12, 2009, 01:07:55 PM

Good to see you've beaten the bug, Pedro.
Clearly, you've also survived all attempts by those ebay idiots trying to 'do your head in'!!  ;)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on September 13, 2009, 03:32:07 PM
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Clearly, you've also survived all attempts by those ebay idiots trying to 'do your head in'!!

Yes I certainly recieved some rather strange queries this time, fortunately their e-bay names were rather obvious and i managed to weed out the ratbag element from the serious ones, made things more interesting though i was beginning to get sick of answering the same questions, you wouldn't have been involved in anything like that though would you Jack ??? ::) :D :D.
                                  Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: jack_fc on September 13, 2009, 05:54:35 PM

shit no, Pedro! For once, I can assure you I'm innocent...
(only because I didn't think of it first  ;D)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: TTV6FC on September 13, 2009, 08:25:01 PM
Nice work there Pedro.Repairing rust is not generally an enjoyable job but the end result is well worth it.Look forward to seeing more.Jamie.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on September 16, 2009, 02:55:11 PM
Managed to get a couple more days in,

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010580.jpg)

cut these out of the dunnydore

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010581.jpg)

glad i did this so i could get some rust converter in here

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010582.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010583.jpg)

apart from a couple of touch ups all the welding is now finished on the body


(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010584.jpg)


(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010585.jpg)

Great idea for the speakers Stinky, hope you don't mind me pinching it ;D ;D
                              Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Ed on September 16, 2009, 02:59:21 PM
they're beauties Pedro, enough to make Madonna blush!  :-*

Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on September 16, 2009, 05:50:34 PM
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they're beauties Pedro, enough to make Madonna blush!

 ;D ;D, at least there's no doubting the sex of my car, do you think she may need a car bra ;) :D :D
                        Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Glenn 'Stinky' Stankevicius on September 16, 2009, 06:55:30 PM
Great idea for the speakers Stinky, hope you don't mind me pinching it ;D ;D
                              Pedro
Headlight bucket prices are going to start soaring, the idea originally came from a guy on the FB/EK Forum and this is about the third car I have seen with the mod  :o
BTW, did you check for guard clearance before final welding  ;)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Gary C on September 16, 2009, 09:08:35 PM
Geez, you are so lucky Pedro,using original fc parts for non original means. I live in the Kimberley W.A. and any fc part are a treasure here. (there are none here)Iam looking for a few parts for my fc and all my purchases ( even nuts and bolts ) have to travel a minimun of 2400km and that is from Perth. So if you have the scews or clips left over from those buckets or any other tiny pieces laying around I would be interested. Iam jealous of you guys I have been waiting  8 weeks for engine mounts, but hey I wont let get the better of me.Gary C


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Paul In Ireland on September 16, 2009, 09:21:28 PM
Gary C - you think you have distance problems?  ;)

I just pray to the Car Gods that nothing to big or expensive breaks....

And c'mon Pedro, you seem to be slowing down when you should be speeding up!!


 8)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Gary C on September 16, 2009, 10:47:50 PM
Sorry Paul, tjhe wet is near and depression setting in. Gary C


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on September 17, 2009, 08:27:25 AM
Quote
BTW, did you check for guard clearance before final welding

 :D :D, no i didn't actually ???, looks like there's plenty of clearance though. ;)

Quote
Gary C - you think you have distance problems? 

I just pray to the Car Gods that nothing to big or expensive breaks....

No problem Paul, you've got a doner FE for spares :P ;D ;D,

Don't take what Paul said too seriously Gary he was just joking around with you ;), 8 weeks for delivery, do they still send stuff by camel train out there :o, I'm trying to raise money to finish my wagon so i have to sell the more expensive stuff on e-bay but I might be able to help you out with the more common bits though, what are you chasing.
                Pedro



Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on September 18, 2009, 06:44:40 AM
So much for finished welding, had a couple more fiddly jobs,

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010586.jpg)

Velocitator pedal now fitted

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010588.jpg)

also cable and booster

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010576.jpg)

All work has been checked for quality by site supervisor and security expert Merv.
                            Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Paul In Ireland on September 18, 2009, 06:49:06 AM
So will it be automatic or is that rope a new style of clutch - a "rope shifter" what?

 ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on September 18, 2009, 07:00:20 AM
Definately going to be a sludgematic, that's my very expensive patented brake pedal locating tool ;) ;D ;D.
           Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: jack_fc on September 18, 2009, 08:50:44 AM


Good stuff, Pedro!
Merv seems pleased with your progress too  ;D He almost looks like he's daring me to put up a bottle of rum...  ;)
What's the accelerator pedal off? Mitsubishi?

cheers jack


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on September 18, 2009, 04:51:04 PM
Quote
What's the accelerator pedal off? Mitsubishi?

It's the one off the commodore Jack, I cut out the mount and the cable locater so it's all matching, at least one part should fit when it all goes back together ;),

Went psycho with the shutz gun today ;D, feels great to be able to say that part is over with :) :) :)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010589.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010590.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010591.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010592.jpg)


(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010593.jpg)


(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010594.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010595.jpg)

                             Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on September 18, 2009, 04:58:36 PM
That's looking good Pedro - one step closer!  ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FCV08 on September 18, 2009, 07:36:53 PM
Pedro

Great work. Handbrake arrangement looks a little more reliable than the original. I originally fitted a LJ Torana but will look to fit a VN Commodore one.

What is the brake booster off?

Keep up the good work.

Cheers

Craig



Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on September 18, 2009, 08:25:16 PM
Looking Good Pedro!

It is really starting to come together now, You have most of the hard work done.

Keep up the good work

Keith


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on September 20, 2009, 04:17:26 PM
Just a quick tip folks, If you've been shutzing and you get some on your face don't use kero to get it off ::), I was carefull not to put it near my eyes and washed my face straight away but it must have soaked into my skin as my eyes have been swollen almost shut and sore since fri. night, not a pleasant experience -----especially when the footy finals are on ;).
                           Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FC427 on September 20, 2009, 06:03:35 PM
 Dam Shultz  ::) ::) Pedro Pedro Pedro what were you thinking  ??? ??? ??? ....NO more incidents they slow down the progress ;D ;D ........FC427.......


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on September 20, 2009, 06:04:46 PM
That would have to be the most imaginative excuse I've ever heard for not posting an update!  ::)

You sirry iriot! :D   


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: JB on September 20, 2009, 06:51:45 PM
Aw c'mon where are the photo's... want to see the carnage!!! got to have some action shots in there too!!!


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Glenn 'Stinky' Stankevicius on September 20, 2009, 07:52:27 PM
Dam Shultz  ::) ::)

I know nothink! nothink!  ::) :P
(http://www.collegerecruiter.com/weblog/sgt-schultz-hogans-heroes.jpg)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on September 20, 2009, 08:19:15 PM
ROFLMFAO ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: JB on September 20, 2009, 10:11:07 PM
Thats one of your best yet Stinky!! LOL


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Glenn 'Stinky' Stankevicius on September 20, 2009, 10:21:01 PM
Thats one of your best yet Stinky!! LOL

Thank FC427, I had a flash-back to my youth, grew up on a steady diet of Hogan's Heroes  :'(


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on September 21, 2009, 09:43:20 AM
Quote
You sirry iriot!

Quote
Dam Shultz

Nice work guys you managed to get benny hill and hogans heros in there ;D ;D ;D ;D, both in my favorite shows list, my mate the wog(nickname) is a dead ringer for shultz, deadset put the helmet and uniform on him you would think he was shultzy ;), anyway nice to see you were all concerned about me and no one took advantage of the situation to bag me ::) ;D ;D

Craig the booster is also from the commodore, best $500 i ever spent it would have cost me that much to buy the floor pans and hump for my car, this way i get the engine, gearbox, diff, brakes, seats, and all the other parts for free.
                     Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FCV08 on September 21, 2009, 09:49:32 AM
Thanks Pedro

My VN Donor is a V8 version and cost me a little more. But still I have all I need to keep me going at this stage.

With all the info on the forum I am trying to use as much as possible from the donor car.

Cheers

Craig


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Paul In Ireland on September 21, 2009, 09:50:07 AM
Maybe it would have been quicker just to stick an FC grill onto the front of the Commodore?  ;D



Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on September 25, 2009, 05:16:29 PM
Quote
Maybe it would have been quicker just to stick an FC grill onto the front of the Commodore?

Then it would have been a  FCommodore ;) ;D

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010568.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010615.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010616.jpg)

managed to massage this corner back into shape too, now the part I've been dreading, doing the bogging and trying to get it straight, wish i had your skills in that department Jamie.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010610.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010617.jpg)


(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010611.jpg)

I won't bore you with too many pics of this part I'm sure you've seen it all before.
                                                        Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: TTV6FC on September 25, 2009, 05:37:52 PM
Bore.... ??? Nothing boring here Pedro.Top stuff. ;)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: zulu on September 25, 2009, 06:48:58 PM
Lookin great Pedro, keep the updates coming


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: TTV6FC on September 25, 2009, 07:22:10 PM
Quote
now the part I've been dreading, doing the bogging and trying to get it straight, wish i had your skills in that department Jamie.
He He..not too sure how many "skills" I have...lots of trial and error.It's a great learning experience though Pedro.Good to see you giving it a go.I'm not nearly as particular as a good panel beater but some shallow dents are just not worth trying to knock out (IMO) and considering the finish I am trying to achieve.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on September 25, 2009, 09:56:24 PM
Pedro,

looking great, nothing boring here, Inspiration for the rest of us

Keith


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Mrs EffCee on October 04, 2009, 10:52:23 AM
looking great. OMG I can't get over the garage in the back ground. How come ours can't be that clean!! Effcee says it's cause the wife's cars not in the garage, I say if I took mine out long term he would just over take my side of the garage with all his junk.  :-* (still love ya EffCee)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on October 05, 2009, 08:20:12 AM
Quote
I say if I took mine out long term he would just over take my side of the garage with all his junk.

It's not looking too clean out there at the moment :o, wait till Keith starts bogging and sanding then you won't want your car in there ;), and don't worry Mez is always on to me about why her car has to sit out in the weather while mine takes up the whole shed.
                                            Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on October 07, 2009, 11:57:41 AM
Haven't achieved too much lately this bog work seems to be taking forever and I've been doing some reno to get some dollars together for the old girl.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010625.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010620.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010621.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010622.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010623.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010624.jpg)

She's had a shunt in the rear at some point and it's been a drama trying to get it straight.
                                    Pedro



Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on October 07, 2009, 01:46:56 PM
Pedro,

Good to see that you are still making progress, well done, keep up the good work.

Keith


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Glenn 'Stinky' Stankevicius on October 07, 2009, 02:55:49 PM
Great work Pedro, try not to "ball up" too much though  ;)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: TTV6FC on October 07, 2009, 08:21:41 PM
Looks good Pedro,this part is not a lot of fun either but good to see you are still progressing.Jamie


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on October 07, 2009, 08:36:57 PM
Quote
Great work Pedro, try not to "ball up" too much though

I'm definitely not having a ball that's for sure ;), started seeing the light at the end of the tunnel though today, just hope it's not that train again ::) ;D, organised for Gavin at retro rods to knock me up a new subframe piece today (the section under the radiator), so I'll be able to finish the welding on the front end and get it on next.
             Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on October 16, 2009, 12:09:43 PM
WOOHOO ;D ;D ;D, back in primer at last ;D ;D


(http://www.postimage.org/Ts1QZWkS.jpg) ($2)

(http://www.postimage.org/Ts1Q_wL0.jpg) ($2)

(http://www.postimage.org/Ts1R0m80.jpg) ($2)

(http://www.postimage.org/Ts1R1i_r.jpg) ($2)

(http://www.postimage.org/Ts1R1RVr.jpg) ($2)

Now for the front end, had this made up by Gavin at Retro rods, top bloke, hadn't spoken to him for a year when i rang him, he knocked it the next day and only charged me $20

 
(http://www.postimage.org/Ts1R5RQS.jpg) ($2)

 He has now moved into a new workshop in town, these are the new numbers and e-mail address.
                    Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on October 16, 2009, 12:32:14 PM
That didn't work out too well the pics were too small and the reverse order, I gather i need to upsize them, what size should i use, I redid these through photobucket for now

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010636.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010637.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010638.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010639.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010640.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/IMG-4.jpg)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FC427 on October 16, 2009, 12:45:24 PM
GO PEDRO Just a little more and your ready for paint ....but please double check your repairs before you go to the next stage ...take a 1/4 sheet of news paper put it under your hand [makes feeling imperfections easy] and just feel all the panels again easy to fix now if you have overlooked and small marks before you move on to the painting  ::) ::).....FC427......


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on October 16, 2009, 01:55:31 PM
You do realise that's gonna stuff up your power to weight ratio!  ::) ;D

Looking good Pedro - keep it up!  :D

 




Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: jack_fc on October 16, 2009, 02:17:54 PM

Great stuff, Pedro!

The primer might be Grey, but it's looking more and more like Orange to me  ;)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on October 16, 2009, 03:22:29 PM
Quote
GO PEDRO Just a little more and your ready for paint ....but please double check your repairs before you go to the next stage ...take a 1/4 sheet of news paper put it under your hand [makes feeling imperfections easy] and just feel all the panels again easy to fix now if you have overlooked and small marks before you move on to the painting   .....FC427......

Thanks for the tip Mark, I'll do that, then if I'm correct i block sand it all, apply spray putty to the panels, block sand and reapply again over and over till I'm happy :(, then primer and block sand again, then  i can  put some paint on :)

Quote
You do realise that's gonna stuff up your power to weight ratio!

You mean all that bog is gonna weigh her down ;D ;D

Quote
The primer might be Grey, but it's looking more and more like Orange to me

Do you think Stinky might have some grey upholstery to go with it ;) ;D
                   Pedro

 


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on October 16, 2009, 03:50:16 PM

(http://www.postimage.org/Ts1SC4Ir.jpg) ($2)

 Found this article about the RB30 engine I'm running in an old holden mag. apparently 600hp. single turbo, 700hp twin turbo, from what I've been told even a mild turbo setup gives more power than a 5.0ltr. V8, Hmmmm veeery interesting ;D ;D ;D.
                             Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FC427 on October 16, 2009, 04:49:59 PM
Pedro 700 HP easy they have screwed over a 1000HP out of them ......700 HP in a car that will weigh in under 1250 Kg :o can you handle it will be the question on everyones mind  ??? ??? ??? better go with a 9" diff  :P.......FC427......


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on October 16, 2009, 05:11:00 PM
Quote
can you handle it will be the question on everyones mind

Let's just say I'm better at it than sanding back bog ;), spent most of my life on high powered bikes and cars, and I LOVE IT ;D ;D, seriously though i was only thinking of the standard RB30 turbo setup that would be enough in such a light car.
                 Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on October 16, 2009, 11:26:36 PM
You mean all that bog is gonna weigh her down ;D ;D

I was actually referring to the fact that the piece of metal you had bent up for the front end would ultimately decrease the power to weight ratio that had been gained as a result of the car's overall mass being decreased through the unique factory oxidisation process in the last 50 years! But yep, bog'll do the same thing too!  ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on October 17, 2009, 12:05:13 PM
Pedro,

Remember that bog is not as heavy as the lead that they used all those years ago.

After seeing some of the custom work that they used to to do years ago, I wonder if the term "lead sleds" came from the fact that they had quite a lot of lead in them.

With that in mind, good to see that you are using the lightweight alternative, so that the power to weight ratio isn't altered to much ;D

Keith


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: smithy on October 18, 2009, 07:41:03 AM
wooohoooo, go pedro go !

looking good there mate  ;)
those RB motors can punch out quite a bit boogie, and you can always look at fibreglass guards / bonnet if you need to redistribute some of that weight. and with the jap motor,
fibreglass has proved a big hit with the ricers  ;) ;D ;) ;D  ;D ;D  :-*


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: jack_fc on October 18, 2009, 03:13:12 PM

Pedro, back when VL turbos were first released, the local Holden dealer insisted I test-drive one (he thought I was a 'petrol-head'; the poor misguided man...)
It went like the proverbial just-neutered feline (for a 'standard' Commonbore; which it wasn't - someone at the dealership had had a little 'play' with it in an underhanded attempt to impress unsuspecting prospective customers)
And even if you do add a little weight to the FC, it still will be shitloads lighter than a VL!
I'll gladly drink rum with you at Orange, but you've got no hope of conning me into any bets involving bottles of rum and 1/4 mile times  ;) ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on October 19, 2009, 01:21:57 PM
Thanks guys, been busy wrestling with the radiator to make it fit and welding up the front end, the old 186 used to make the FC go pretty hard so i think I'd have to make the whole body out of lead before weight became a problem for this motorengine ;), as for the turbo version It's probably overboard but it's good for a bit of SCW posing when the bonnet get's lifted ::) ;D ;D
                                   Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: jack_fc on October 19, 2009, 02:48:05 PM

Go the turbo, Pedro. You'll almost certainly end up parked beside fellow SCWs at Orange; some with exotic foreign motors with ribbed polished and painted alloy 'rocket' covers, ceramic-coated works of art, pearled glove box lids; even 'helmut' air filter covers, and god knows what other surprises!  ;)
I've also heard that yet another possible entrant has some rather unique and very attractive art-work on the inside of their boot lid!!  :o :o
So if you want to keep up with the Jonas's Jones's, maybe the twin turbos would be the go...
On the other hand, if you wish to thumb your nose at these pretentious SCWs, go for a grey interior...
(I just happen to know where you can get one real cheap ;) ;) )

cheers, jack


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on October 19, 2009, 03:19:36 PM
Who's got a pearled glove box lid?  ???


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Ed on October 19, 2009, 04:08:44 PM
this thread is digressing...  ???


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: jack_fc on October 19, 2009, 04:48:08 PM
Who's got a pearled glove box lid?  ???

I'm just an old fisherman, but I can still get a bite  ;)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: GOA350 on October 19, 2009, 04:49:53 PM
G'day Pedro,
                 another idea to see how straight the car will look, and this is how i checked how straight my FE was when i was blocking it back, is to wipe some Prepsol/ Prep wash over the area you are working on and look at the reflection to see if there are any ripples or highs or lows.
                 Cheers Scott


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on October 20, 2009, 08:14:58 AM
Thanks Scott, every tip helps to make this jigsaw puzzle easier.

Here's a trap for anybody else doing this job to avoid.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010641.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010643.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010644.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010646.jpg)

Thought i was doing great until i tried to fit the bonnet plate catch plate :(.

                          Pedro



Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Ed on October 20, 2009, 08:22:25 AM
oops... can you sink it lower into the rail?


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on October 20, 2009, 08:33:08 AM
G'day Ed, unfortunately the outlet is right where the chassis rail sits and i can't go any lower unless i change to a VK radiator which has the outlet slightly higher but the inlet is on the wrong side, after measuring everything up I "think" i can put it where it is supposed to go as long as i don't run a fan.
                                       Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Ed on October 20, 2009, 09:07:21 AM
Or modify the top?  If you look at Fatboys thread you can see how he fit up a VN rad by modifying both the lower rail and upper rad support panel.

the build is looking good.. keep those pics coming.

Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FC427 on October 20, 2009, 09:18:26 AM
OR just get the radiator cut down and then move it towards the front to make  room for a fan ....FC427....


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: GOA350 on October 20, 2009, 09:24:43 AM
Or move the outlet to where you need it after sinking it into the rail.
Or a custom Alloy radiator made to the dimensions you need.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: JB on October 20, 2009, 01:59:49 PM
Hey Pedro,

Make one... The Vt commodores plastic tanks go on them apparently but the cores are sometimes still good. I got one from a radiator mob, and then cost me about $50 in aluminium for the tanks and the cap. Then $200 to get it welded up...

Have a look at some of my pics you will see what i have done...

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on October 20, 2009, 02:45:00 PM
Getting one made is starting to sound like the best option, being a stubborn ba***** though I'll have one more go, Kathi has sent me some pics of what John has done and I'll go and have a look at Jason and fatboys ideas, It's not the cutting and making it fit that's the problem it's re-routing the chassis rails without interfering with the sway bar, bumper bar front of the engine etc.


(http://s1.postimage.org/6zci9.jpg) ($2)

(http://s1.postimage.org/6Bf_A.jpg) ($2)

(http://s1.postimage.org/6Bsti.jpg) ($2)
 
Just doesn't fit either way.

               Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on October 20, 2009, 02:59:54 PM
Doesn't seem to matter what size choose it still comes out small here, think I'll stick with photobucket.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010647.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010648.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010649.jpg)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on October 20, 2009, 03:38:54 PM
oooo very squeezy Pedro!  :-\   But these things are sent to challenge us. :)  Makes ours look pretty easy ATM!  ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on October 21, 2009, 10:04:22 AM
                                             Lost

Lost, my motivation and enthusiasm, If found please return to Pedro as they are urgently needed :( :(
                                   Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Ed on October 21, 2009, 10:08:49 AM
Pedro,

Move on to a different job on the project, and then look at the prob with fresh eyes..

In the meantime knock over a simple job elsewhere.

the solution will then jump out at you!

Cheers

Ed
 ;)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on October 21, 2009, 10:37:16 AM
Great advice Ed!  :)  And you said it so much nice than I would have!  ;)

Oh, what the heck - here goes....

Stop ya sulking Pedro!  There's plenty of other things you can do, you wuss!  Now finish your peanut butter sandwhich, get off your backside and get back out there and do something productive! It's not the end of the world you know! And I thought you'd be the last person I'd have to smack around the head at the moment!  ::)  ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: ridgey_didge on October 21, 2009, 10:56:44 AM
When all else fails I polish chrome.  Go and find a nice chrome piece, give it a good polish and for motivation think about how much you want to get through to the stage of putting the chrome back on your car.

Cheer up.
You've come so far and done so well.
David


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: JB on October 21, 2009, 12:07:24 PM
Ok Pedro,

Lets do this the step by step way to get you through.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P5290004.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/story%20to%20tell/P8200005.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/jason010.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/jason018.jpg)

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y184/Fevanv6/jason020.jpg)

Ok mate these are all of the photos that I had with the radiators from both of my cars..

Post too big so will split it







Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: JB on October 21, 2009, 12:14:58 PM
Part 2,

Ok mate these are all of the photos that I had with the radiators from both of my cars...

Both were made so that they would fit underneath the bonnet catch shroud, and were done by getting a VT radiator from new and the cutting the tanks off... Thats when I spoke to a radiator guy who told me that the VT radiators flog out on the tanks leaving good cores to be used but are just thrown away, so i grabbed one.

You will need to get 1 metre fo 50 x50 x2mm tube and some 37mm round.

Cut one side of the tube this will alow you to flare it a little and will fit snugly into the core, this is done by finding something round and tapping the back of th tube with a hammer... Only need a few millimetres to fit into the core.

So when you have the radiator, cover it in cardboard to protect the vanes and then you carefully cut the aluminium at the edge of the tank so to leave as much aluminium to weld to, you will see if you get one. pull the plastic tanks off and throw them away.

The tube you need to work out where the hoses will mount... I had one down low of the passenger side that was the bottom hose and was the hardest to get the angle correct. The other 2 were quite simple .

You will need to get a filler neck and I think I got mine from ebay... was about $30 from memory.

Once you make the end caps take it all to someone who can tig weld and job is done...

Oh and be carefull putting the screws back in at the top... on my first effort I screwed it straight through the radiator... Very pissed off... drop all of the coolant and back to the welder..

It's not like replacing a floor!!!

Mate i hope this helps you get through the wall you have up at the moment.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on October 21, 2009, 12:27:29 PM
Hey Ed - I think a solution just jumped at him!  :D 

Thanks Jason - there ain't nothing worse than an unhappy Pedro!  ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on October 21, 2009, 12:37:01 PM
Quote
Oh, what the heck - here goes....

Stop ya sulking Pedro!  There's plenty of other things you can do, you wuss!  Now finish your peanut butter sandwhich, get off your backside and get back out there and do something productive! It's not the end of the world you know! And I thought you'd be the last person I'd have to smack around the head at the moment!

Amazing what a motivational pep talk can do to make a person feel better ;) ;D ;D,
thanks for the words of encouragement folk, just had one of those days yesterday when nothing seemed to go right, felt like I'd wasted the last few days on that radiator and then last night i got told because I'd used acrylic primer i couldn't paint the car in two pack, then i started thinking about all the other bits i still had to make fit :o :(, this morning i was thinking should i just forget about this engine and fit a red 186 and tri-matic it would be cheaper and a whole lot easier, but then i had a win, while i had the engine in i fitted up the front end and it looks like the sump will fit alright, also I'm going to leave the radiator for now and get one made to fit when the time comes.

Would anyone know if the RB30 engine came out with a fan with no clutch, apparently they were fitted to a wide range of vehicles.

                                    Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on October 21, 2009, 12:57:34 PM
Thanks Jason, very inspirational pics, the V6 engine looks great in the old girl, the radiator fits neatly and it looks like the best way for me to do it (more like the only way ;)), better get back to work before i get chastised again :D :D
                       Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: jack_fc on October 21, 2009, 02:14:06 PM
Would anyone know if the RB30 engine came out with a fan with no clutch, apparently they were fitted to a wide range of vehicles.

                                    Pedro

Pedro, if the answer to this is NO, how about getting an aftermarket fan (eg, 'flexifan' or similar, or a fixed fan off almost anything and turning up a hub to suit? (I'll admit I know bugger-all about the RB30 fan set-up, but is this a possibility?)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on October 21, 2009, 09:24:47 PM
Pedro, if the answer to this is NO, how about getting an aftermarket fan (eg, 'flexifan' or similar, or a fixed fan off almost anything and turning up a hub to suit? (I'll admit I know bugger-all about the RB30 fan set-up, but is this a possibility?)

The flexifans that Jack has described above will work quite well. There are generic spacers about that have slots where the bolts go through rather than holes. The flexifans have slotted holes to allow them to fit various setups. The best way to mount these is to have someone turn up a bush to sit inside the relief for the water pump so that the centre of the spacer is a snug fit in the water pump. Also have a boss turned up to locate the fan exactly on the spacer as well.

This will ensure that vibrations in the fan are kept to an absolute minimum, thus ensuring water pump longevity.

Keith


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on October 22, 2009, 07:48:23 AM
Thanks Keith, Jack, sounds like the way to go, just had a look at the pic customFC put up for me, no fan and a Vk radiator, I'm still going to do it the way Jason suggested though the modified VT radiator looks like it fits perfectly.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/07Berrima069.jpg)

                 Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Ed on October 22, 2009, 07:51:28 AM
You should be able to sneak twin 12inch thermos on the front side of all that Pedro.

If you get stuck I have 2 fans you can use to dummy up.

and those flexi fans are great if you have space.. they really move air.  shroud it!

Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: brads59 on October 22, 2009, 08:54:39 PM
I did FranCine with a similar rotissere only i used an old matress.
Nice work mate


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on October 24, 2009, 06:08:19 PM
Ok, fitted up everything around the engine and didn't find too many more unexpected probs apart from no room for the extractors, did some research on the net and it turns out the only problem with the RB30 engines is they crack heads in the Commodores because the radiators are too low and they develop air pockets, so lowering my radiator even more is out of the question, looks like it stays at the back with twin thermo fans.

I did FranCine with a similar rotissere only i used an old matress.

You sound like a fellow dodgy bro. there Brad ;)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010650.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010651.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010653.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010654.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010655.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010656.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010657.jpg)

Sump finished, I'm hoping the pick up from a GQ nissan will fit, if not I'll have to modify my one.

        Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on October 24, 2009, 08:05:38 PM
Well done Pedro,

Sump looks great. Looks like you had a more productive day in the garage than I did.

Keith


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: jack_fc on October 24, 2009, 08:51:41 PM


Pedro, are you going to get that sump ceramic coated?  ;)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Glenn 'Stinky' Stankevicius on October 24, 2009, 09:59:56 PM
Nup, Gold plated to match his front teeth  ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on October 24, 2009, 10:10:13 PM
Quote
Pedro, are you going to get that sump ceramic coated?

 :D :D :D :D, actually it's going to be done with a hydrocarbon based propellant, which leaves smooth ebony coloured reflective surface( gloss black spray can) ;) :D :D
                          Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on November 01, 2009, 05:56:43 PM
G'day all, been flat out trying to get the old girl back on four wheels and movable, only got one more week then i have to dress up the house and get it ready for the market as we plan to sell and move over christmas if we can, front end welded, painted, shutzed and re-fitted, the two pack was great, really easy to paint with.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010669.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010670.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010671.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010672.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010674.jpg)


(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010675.jpg)


                    Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on November 01, 2009, 06:01:41 PM
 :o :o :o :o WOW :o :o :o :o

Looking pretty specky there Pedro!  ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FC427 on November 01, 2009, 06:59:24 PM
Nice work Pedro.... The red looks great, Don't Stop you will make Orange easy at this pace  ;D ....FC427......


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: jack_fc on November 01, 2009, 08:14:24 PM
Go, Pedro!!

Lookin  8) 8) 8)

but just as well we got an update; after all, it's Sunday, and I strongly suspect "someone" (hint - they've got an affinity for dead vermin as decoration ;)) was about to give you shit...  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on November 02, 2009, 09:42:55 PM
Well done Pedro!!!

You have to be happy to see colour going back on!! The paint looks great. I can't wait to see the rest of it ;)

Keith


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Ed on November 03, 2009, 10:33:11 AM
Pedro,

that colour makes it really pop doesn't it!

nice work.

Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: TTV6FC on November 03, 2009, 07:32:56 PM
You have been flat out!Nice work Pedro,that looks fantastic. :o


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: smithy on November 05, 2009, 07:07:45 PM
looky very sweet there pedro 8) ;) ;) ;)
whats the final colour called.

top job mate well done. ;)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on November 06, 2009, 08:23:18 AM
It's a bit darker in real life my camera tends to make it look a bit light, went to the Holden mob and found out the colour of the new dunnydoors, It's called red hot but when i took the numbers back to the paint shop they said it's sting red, apparently they are using the same colour just re-naming it for different models.
               Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FC427 on November 06, 2009, 08:37:41 AM
Pedro Sting Red  looks  Red Hot now let's see some colour on the body shell in the next few weeks ........Nice work ...FC427.....


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on November 06, 2009, 09:43:19 AM
Quote
now let's see some colour on the body shell in the next few weeks

I think you may have missed my earlier comments re-moving Mark, unfortunately this will be my last progress update for a while  :(, I have to re-paint the interior of the house after our rental experience, do some touch ups on the outside and finish off a few little jobs so we can put this place on the market and move back to the Gold coast hinterland, today I'm packing boxes so I'm managing to sneak a bit of time on here ;).
             
(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010676.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010677.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010678.jpg)

the extractors almost fit they will just need bending slightly.

                                  Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on November 06, 2009, 09:47:49 AM
Pedro,

How good does that motor look in there!!!! Looks like it was made for it ;)

I bet you can't wait to get back into it

Keith


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FCV08 on November 06, 2009, 09:52:59 AM
Hey Pedro

Looks great. Great colour and it looks like all is coming together very nicely.

Keep up the posts as milestones such as this keep us all going.

All the best with the move.

Cheers

Craig


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on November 25, 2009, 11:22:32 AM
Nearly ready for the market then i can get back to work on the wagon, just spent the last couple of days shoveling and raking 60 tons of gravel, certainly puts things in perspective ::) I've got my motivation back and am now looking foreward to getting back to the FC.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010681.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010682.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010683.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010684.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010687.jpg)

I used the landing piece that i had to put on the bottom of the stairs to pass council for a verandah on the cubby.

                Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Glenn 'Stinky' Stankevicius on November 25, 2009, 01:27:49 PM
ever heard of a Bobcat?  :P


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on November 25, 2009, 02:24:44 PM
Bobcats take money from FC's ;), actually I'd better clarify what i said, I got the truck drivers to drive along and dump it as they went so i just had to spread it around evenly and level it, It's a good way to keep fit and burn off a few rum calories.
                             Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FC0058 on January 24, 2010, 08:08:06 PM
Roller & water truck is all you need now to finish the job.

I have not had a look at the El cheapo rebuild for awhile. lo and behold you have made great progress and it looks great.

Cheers Jim


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on January 26, 2010, 11:28:38 AM
Thanks Jim, although i think i should change the title to "not so el-cheapo rebuild" now,
Well we didn't sell the house, so we are staying another year or until the market picks up again, which  on the negative side means we've had to unpack again for the third time ::) :(, but on the positive side means i can get back to work on the wagon this week ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D.
                           Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on February 21, 2010, 09:58:32 AM
Finally met someone else in the bay who is into FC's and would you believe he only lives just down the road from us, Ray is almost finished doing his FC panelvan and was chasing a few bits to finish it, luckily we met up as he had a HD/HR front end he didn't want so I swapped him what he needed for his car for it, we both got what we wanted and now i can finally get back to working on the old girl, I'll get the outrigger from Rod's racks but am short all the steering linkages if anyone out there has some they don't need, I'll pay cash or exchange for parts if I've got anything someone needs.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010690.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010691.jpg)

                  Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on February 21, 2010, 10:12:04 AM
Pedro,

Great score on the front end, you did real well there.

Keith.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on February 21, 2010, 12:07:00 PM
Thanks Keith, I'm just stoked to have something to get stuck into, I can now do the engine mounts and once i get the brake adaptors i can work out the wheelbase so i can cut down the diff etc, the front end was the starting point for a lot of other jobs.
how's your project going, been able to sneak in any days lately.
                  Pedro 


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: jwk87 on February 21, 2010, 01:56:14 PM
Hi, Ray is a nice bloke.

I'm currently visiting my family in Maryborough and popped over and saw Ray the other week. Did Ray show you his other cars?

Since I own fxfjholden.com I was very interested in his 2 door FX Coupe.

Cheers

Jason


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on February 21, 2010, 06:50:10 PM
G'day Jason, I've only met Ray a couple of times so far but he strikes me as being a genuine up front sort of bloke, being the only FC owners in this area i think we'll be seeing a bit more of each other too, yes he showed me his collection, all classics but the hot rod and the 2 door FX were the stand outs.
                                                   Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: DN2168 on February 22, 2010, 08:16:03 AM
Good to hear the bug has bitten Pedro, still kicking myself I never got around when I was up there.

Dean.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: gwuthie on February 22, 2010, 01:27:34 PM
Hi Pedro.
I've got some steering linkages that I don't require.
I am in WA though so postage may cost a little?
PM me maybe if you're interested. :)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on February 22, 2010, 08:44:39 PM
pm sent
   Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on February 26, 2010, 03:59:25 PM
(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/FC%20rebuild/P1010698.jpg)

Front end stripped and degreased

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/FC%20rebuild/P1010699.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/FC%20rebuild/P1010701.jpg)

Engine mounts modified and strenthened

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/FC%20rebuild/P1010702.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/FC%20rebuild/P1010700.jpg)

Fuel tank fits really well, too well in fact, i still haven't solved the exhaust problem.
                      Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: JB on February 26, 2010, 04:38:30 PM
Ah yep the exhaust problem with the VN tank, hence my solution of pipes out in front of the diff... dont think you can do this as its a wagon and the exhaust has to be 150mm behind the last opening. there are some other cars that stinky has posted on the countdown to Orange that have the exhaust leaving the car under the bumperettes, maybe that will help you a little.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on February 26, 2010, 04:56:18 PM
Thanks Jason I'll check it out, had time to make any progress on your project.
                                    Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on February 26, 2010, 05:08:05 PM
Do you mean the pics by customFC Jason, the wagon has twin pipes out wide but it doesn't show where they come from ???, if it were legal to go through the springs it would be easy as there is plenty of room and the pipe would exit in the same position as that wagon, I might have to get the tank cut down or a custom one made yet, $$$ :-\
              Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on February 26, 2010, 06:00:36 PM
Good on you Pedro for getting back into it, those mounts look great. Good to see that you didn't waste anytime with starting to get the HR front end sorted.

Keith


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: JB on February 26, 2010, 07:26:10 PM
I thought that they were through the springs and wasn't aware that this is not legal... The only other way that I can think of is over the rear axle where the triangle section is out of the tank, and then change the shape of the pipe, to a letterbox mouth shape to keep the area the same for the exhaust and then back to a conventional round pipe to exit... Not sure how this would affect your flow though... is really the only other way to get it past the tank I am guessing.

These tanks have been put in before so there must be a way.

Jason.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on February 26, 2010, 07:38:16 PM
So far all the other tanks I've seen have been mounted higher, rebated into the boot area so there was room for an exhaust, but being a wagon I was determined to keep the spare wheel well as i didn't want the spare in the back, I don't know for sure that it's illegal to go through the springs that's just what I've been told.
        Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: JB on February 26, 2010, 07:46:37 PM
Sorry mate just read you first post, unfortunately no progress, however the house has been sold so will have to find  place to put the ute and to make it easier I am going to have to get the steering hooked up to move it... So may get back for a few days and have a look at that.
I am still trying to get a few days off to come and have a look at the Nats, but wont know until about a week before if I can go.. i need to bid for days of on the roster.

JB


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FC427 on February 26, 2010, 11:49:25 PM
So far all the other tanks I've seen have been mounted higher, rebated into the boot area so there was room for an exhaust, but being a wagon I was determined to keep the spare wheel well as i didn't want the spare in the back, I don't know for sure that it's illegal to go through the springs that's just what I've been told.
        Pedro
Pedro I got MR FC passed with the exhausts running through the springs the engineer said he wanted the S/S exhaust 100mm from the aluminium fuel tank which stopped me running them next to the tank where I had planned ......SO ASK your engineer .....FC427.....


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on February 27, 2010, 09:04:28 AM
Good to see your back into it Pedro. Is your target for completion now this year?

Regards

Wayne


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on February 27, 2010, 11:27:35 AM
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Pedro I got MR FC passed with the exhausts running through the springs

Thanks Mark it would save a lot of time and $ if i could go that way, I can't see why it wouldn't be allowed there is heaps of room , I'd better go and have a talk with the local inspector.

Quote
Is your target for completion now this year?

G'day Wayne, has to be done before october as my daughter wants to use the old girl for a wedding car.
             Pedro



Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on February 27, 2010, 03:38:52 PM
(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010704.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010703.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010706.jpg)

Engine mounts done.
              Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on February 27, 2010, 04:19:53 PM
good to see that the weldee and the welder are both obviously working again!  :D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on February 27, 2010, 04:24:09 PM
Good to see that you have been busy with it. All going well you should have an outrigger for the front end soon. Check your PM's

Keith


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Glenn 'Stinky' Stankevicius on February 27, 2010, 04:35:12 PM
That's some nice welding Pedro, I'll send my welding up there and you send your trim down here and we'll be set  ;)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: zulu on February 27, 2010, 06:48:17 PM
Nice goin Pedro, like the transformer engine mounts, the donk looks like a snug fit.
Good to see it all coming together, now just keep the momentum going


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on February 28, 2010, 02:17:13 PM
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All going well you should have an outrigger for the front end soon.

That's a very generous offer Keith, thanks i appreciate it :) :), are you sure you won't need the outrigger for your car?, are there any bits you need for your car i can help you out with in return.

Quote
good to see that the weldee and the welder are both obviously working again!   

The welder still pumps out too much wire even on a zero setting but i finally beat it by screwing the tensioner on the wire reel right down, the weldee is feeling pretty good at the moment as things are falling into place thanks to the help with parts I've had from mates :), thanks to you and John for the steering arms, Ray for the HR front end, Keith for the outrigger and Chook(son in law) just rocked up with a set of Dunnydore mags with good tyres still on them ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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That's some nice welding Pedro, I'll send my welding up there and you send your trim down here and we'll be set

Sounds great to me Stinky 8) 8), wish we were closer though I'd come around and do everybodys welding for free.

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now just keep the momentum going

Thanks Gary, the only thing likely to slow me now is the same as most other people $$$.
                Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: brads59 on February 28, 2010, 05:34:14 PM
Looks great Pedro well done mate


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: TTV6FC on February 28, 2010, 10:37:16 PM
Nice work Pedro.Good to see some more progress.Hopefully I will have mine painted in the next couple weeks but I still have a lot to do that you already have done.Aaaahh well.We'll get there eventually...


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on March 19, 2010, 12:24:49 PM
YAY ;D ;D, fuel tank and plumbing done with no explosions :) :), ended up filling it with water which was handy because I could top it up each time to find leaks, just have to fit the steering column and bend the pipes around it and I can start on the wiring.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010713.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010715.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010717.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010718.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010719.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010720.jpg)

                     Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on March 19, 2010, 12:28:05 PM
Pedro,

Well done, good to see you are making good progress, it is always a good feeling when you get a particular job done and are able to move onto the next.

Keep up the great work.

Keith


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: jack_fc on March 19, 2010, 12:32:25 PM

Good on ya, Pedro - one step closer  :) :) :)




Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: GOA350 on March 19, 2010, 01:02:29 PM
Nice work Pedro, good to see some more progres being made. Just another thing you can put a line through on the list of things to do.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on March 20, 2010, 08:12:11 AM
Nice job on the fuel tank Pedro. Looks like you sorted the clearance issues. Well done.

Regards Wayne


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on March 20, 2010, 09:37:47 AM
Thanks guys feels good to be finally getting somewhere, fitting the steering column was a different experience, finally getting to do something that is meant to fit together and just bolts up ;) :D :D

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010722.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010723.jpg)

Made a mount and fitted the charcoal cannister under the guard.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010724.jpg)

Just found this anyone got any idea what it is for.
        Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: steamman on March 20, 2010, 10:11:53 AM
Thats a vacum chamber used for opening and closing vents and the like,its something that would probably make vacum wipers work better as well.
Cheers
Deano


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: zulu on March 20, 2010, 10:53:18 AM
Excellent progress Pedro, good to see it all coming together!


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on March 20, 2010, 05:04:15 PM
Thanks guys, I don't think I'll be fitting vacuum wipers though Deano by the time they cross the windscreen once I'll be in the next suburb ;) ;D ;D
                  Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: DN2168 on March 20, 2010, 05:54:52 PM
That's a float out of a cattle trough. :P ;D

Dean.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: smithy on March 20, 2010, 07:49:32 PM
im missing one of those from my toilet ;D ;D ;D

tanks is looking great pedro and the cannister fits nice and snug there doesnt it ;) ;)
shame about the jap engine though, at least it will probably run :P :P

keep it up.

how you going with the weather up there?

dean


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: slack one on March 22, 2010, 07:54:42 AM
hi pedro nice work .how did you relocate the dipstick into the sump.thanks gary.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on March 22, 2010, 08:35:30 AM
I haven't done that bit yet Gary, I haven't mentioned it yet (coz I'll probably cop a bagging ;)) but when I made the sump I forgot to allow for the fact the engine sits on a slant so it was just a waste of time and effort ::), you can just see it in the pics, apparently the sump off a GQ patrol with the RB30 engine fits with only a small amount of modification so I'm going to get one this week and try it, I'll let you know how it goes.
                                       Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FCRB26 on March 22, 2010, 10:57:16 AM
Pedro if you need any help just e mail i can send you pictures as all mine is ripped out dipstick takes about 5 minutes to change there is a bung in the block just nock it out and swap it over put the bung back in the existing hole.

Cheers Pete


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: slack one on March 22, 2010, 06:13:52 PM
hi pedro no prob. im putting the same engine in my fj holden i am going to reverse the sump  patrol sump are very high priced.thanks gary.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FCRB26 on March 22, 2010, 06:37:37 PM
If you get stuck for a sump i modified standard VL and pickup in about 3hours can take some pics if you want i was going to sell off my whole conversion front end sump tank and wiring but i figured if i find a half decent FE to EK ill just drop the whole lot in and double my money.

Also PEDRO make sure you nock out the blank for the dipstick with the sump off or your gunna have trouble getting it out.



Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on March 22, 2010, 11:15:46 PM
Good to see that you are making progress still Pedro, at this rate you will have yours finished long before mine ;)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on March 23, 2010, 10:50:33 AM
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ripped out dipstick takes about 5 minutes to change there is a bung in the block just nock it out and swap it over put the bung back in the existing hole.

A very usefull peice of info Pete, I was wondering how i was going to solve that problem, fitted the wiring up to the engine yesterday, easy so far as there is a seperate harness for the engine, I'm just about to ring the wreckers and find out what a sump is worth I was told they were pretty cheap as most people rip out the RB30 and fit a bigger engine, I'll let you know Gary.

Quote
at this rate you will have yours finished long before mine
Depends on the finances Keith, so far I'm doing all the jobs that don't cost much, have you finished your rust work yet.
         Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on March 23, 2010, 12:01:18 PM
have you finished your rust work yet.
         Pedro


No, but I am working as fast as I can while I have a borrowed mig. I am still hoping to have all the rust repairs completed in the next few weeks

Keith


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on March 23, 2010, 04:46:04 PM
(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010727.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010726.jpg)

anyone for spaghetti
  Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: JB on March 23, 2010, 05:33:03 PM
Hey Pedro,

Thats only the entree size mate!!! Where the main?? lol


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: NosFEratu on March 23, 2010, 05:36:00 PM
Aaw, pretty colours Pedro!   :D

I know how disappointed you must be that you can't get to Orange - but it's good to see you're still hard at work on your car.

Kathi  


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: smithy on March 23, 2010, 06:54:13 PM
thats a snack, at least they are still the right colours ;D ;D ;D

keep going mate you doing real well.

given the good old power to weight ratio this should scream, cant wait till you scare
the crap out of a couple of ricers ;D ;D ;D ;D

sooner or later we will all have a get together ;D ;D ;)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on March 23, 2010, 07:00:07 PM
Pedro,

I hate sorting out wiring messes like that, good luck with it. I hope that you are able to sort it out without too much grief.

I like the colour of your bonnet hinge, what was the silver paint that you used for that

Keith


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FCRB26 on March 23, 2010, 07:10:07 PM
i put the rb30 in as a bloke from tafe blew me away with a stock eh
then i got beaten by a rotor non turbo 13B
so i dont know whats after the 26?

ill take some pics of my old wiring tommorow dont scare yourself with all that spagetti its very basic
you throw half that away;
you running manual or auto


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Gary C on March 23, 2010, 09:06:34 PM
Pedro, those hinges are beautifull mate , top job.
Gary C


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: smithy on March 23, 2010, 09:38:20 PM
 thats not chrome in a can like mine is it pedro ;D ;D ;D ;D

seriously looking great mate. ;)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FCRB26 on March 24, 2010, 08:01:18 AM
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/100_1867.jpg)


If you get stuck i could probably write the pins down or post it and lend it to you for a while?

If you are running an auto you either need a signal unit from ROD SHOP to get the signal for the overdrive in the jatco 4SP My gauge cluster is actually all VL behind it running the FC facia so im off the clock at 110KM
but i did not need the signal after all the headaches as i was running a manual?



Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on March 24, 2010, 01:48:42 PM
Thanks again guys, yeah it would have been good to catch up with you all in Orange, maybe by the next Nats I'll be on the road ;), the hinge paint is just a dulux full gloss enamel spray can(silver not chrome in a can :P :P :P), don't use the cheap spray cans they are crap you have to use three cans to get the same coverage and it will still look dodgy, thanks for the wiring pics Pete I'll blow it up a bit so I can see better, is that just the engine harness and is the battery and altenator wiring in there also I can't see any computer terminals ???, any chance of a shot from directly above so i can see it all.(please)
                                       Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: DN2168 on March 24, 2010, 03:29:58 PM
Powering along Pedro, you still have a week to go.

Dean.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FCRB26 on March 24, 2010, 04:24:46 PM
forgot to take computer to work ill try get a better pic tommorow
yep thats the whole lot computer harness computer  terminals are on the left hand side you can see the 3 plugs everything is there no terminals as my battery is in the boot so power went straight onto the starter from the boot.
the 2 relays with the orange wires below where i said the the computer terminals were are the standard ones that you have with the big plug and all the orange wires i just cut all mine down to tidy it up they are your computer power relay and your fuel pump relay.
I still ran the big black bung as i ran all my wiring under the intake pleuneum then up through the tunnel in spiral wrap and through the side of the tunnel and all my computer went under the front seat.
You cannot see but over to the right is  some wires alt signal for your light, water signal, main power for key barrel off the starter, starter solenoid power wire, and like i said before speedo signal.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: slack one on March 25, 2010, 04:55:22 PM
hi all in regards to what fchoon said about the signal unit for over drive or the power switch i rang castle auto elec if you have a auto gear box the wiring set up will cost around 850 dollars you need also a speed sensor which regulates the fuel or car will run rich which will cost 250 dollars. if you run a manual gear box the wiring loom will cost 550 dollars and you will need the speed sensor as well.cheers gary.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on March 25, 2010, 05:25:51 PM
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if you have a auto gear box the wiring set up will cost around 850 dollars

 :o :o :o :o :o, $850 for a bit of wiring, I've got most of mine sorted I used a different technique, I got the manule and just cut out all the wires that weren't necessary first, in theory what is left will be what I need, it was all going well until I found some wires that are different colours to what is in the book ???, I'm planning on running the engine and auto circuit from the c'dore and using the FC harness for everything else, I'ts just one of those jobs you have to keep plodding at until it falls into place though.
                             Pedro 


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FCRB26 on March 25, 2010, 06:52:46 PM
I thought i did not need the sensor it but it was always in there.
Ill Post pics of my Hybrid speedo when i rip it out.
Mine was Running stage 3 GTS cam so was fairly lumpy (For a nissan not red motor lumpy)
Also Pedro i have a stage 3 Chip for the computer never fitted you can have it if you want im guessing it will just richen it up the GTS cam and extractors make a huge difference on their own.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on March 26, 2010, 07:45:51 AM
(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010728.jpg)

Getting it thinned down now

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010730.jpg)

at least I won't need to buy any wire for a while ;), I'm pretty sure mine had a cable operated speedo Pete because I remember it was just too big for the FC speedo and I was hoping I could find one with the right size end, I'll check a bit later, thanks for the offer of the chip, very decent of you but I think I'll leave it how it is supposed to be for now, less likely to get more problems that way and I think the old girl is going to go well enough as she is ;D ;D
                         Pedro 


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on March 26, 2010, 12:22:47 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D Finding it hard to wipe the smile off my face today ;D ;D ;D ;D, finally had two wins

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010731.jpg)

Not only is it cable drive "IT FITS" :o :o, just need to make some sort of retainer, and the second win was scoring an EJ outrigger off e-bay for $19.99  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D.
                           Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FC427 on March 26, 2010, 12:53:27 PM
Your on a roll Pedro ,how about jumping in the car next week and doing an overnighter to Orange ??? ??? ???.. Just to wet your appetite  ;D ;D....FC427....


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FCRB26 on March 26, 2010, 04:46:47 PM
I hate to crash your party pedro but your speedo is cable driven but needs these signal wires have a look at the VL cluster there are 5 wires coming of the top of the VL speedo these are the signal wires we are all going on about ill rip mine out tommorow and take some pics.


pete


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: TTV6FC on March 28, 2010, 08:22:38 PM
Nice work Pedro.Regarding the retainer for the cable drive,see if you can find on old VB-VH cluster as I'm pretty sure they have a steel clip which clicks over the steel boss on the end of the cable.Might work. ;)


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on March 29, 2010, 08:01:42 AM
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Your on a roll Pedro ,how about jumping in the car next week and doing an overnighter to Orange   .. Just to wet your appetite   ....FC427....

Love to Mark but we didn't win gold lotto saturday night ;) :D

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I hate to crash your party pedro

You certainly know how to wipe the smile off a guys face Pete :(, that would explain the wires I had left over that didn't go anywhere ???, I mounted the engine computer under the seat and the auto one up behind the glove box and have most of the wiring in place but the wiring diagrams have too many bits where it just says "joins main harness" ??? and doesn't show the other end or joins up to totally different colours, I spoke to the local auto sparky a while ago and he said he could wire one of these in a couple of hours so I'm going to get him to do the rest when I'm ready, shouldn't cost too much nowhere near $850 anyway.

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see if you can find on old VB-VH cluster as I'm pretty sure they have a steel clip which clicks over the steel boss on the end of the cable.Might work.

Sounds like a good idea, wish i hadn't gotten rid of those two VH's now there are a few bits I could have done with.
          Pedro



Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FCRB26 on March 29, 2010, 06:35:56 PM
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/29032010189.jpg)
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/29032010188.jpg)
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/29032010187.jpg)

here we go pedro got 5 minutes to rip old one out this is what i did and the VL Facia holes line up with the original FC Facia ones (kinda)


Pete


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FCRB26 on March 29, 2010, 06:38:00 PM
Sorry looks Bodgy but i was 16 and my old man helped me he wanted out of his shed worked well but.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on March 30, 2010, 08:35:48 AM
If it works that's the main part Pete ;), are there any other options, I don't recall anybody else doing this stuff with the v6 conversions, I'm really starting to wish I'd just dropped a 186 and trimatic in, I reckon I'd be nearly finished by now.
                           Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FCRB26 on March 30, 2010, 01:38:57 PM
You send me a original speedo and you can have mine ill post it up?
The last week i was driving the needle floats a bit does not sit write down on the zero but you can have it in exchange as my spare went in a mates T model pickup.
I am running powerglide behind my RB engine now with a dellow bell housing $330 bucks


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: JB on March 30, 2010, 02:20:16 PM
Pedro,

Mate these are the little things that try us... whether its bell housing's, electrics, lining panels up, rust etc there is always something that gives us the shits...

On the van it was the extractors for me, can't remember how many goes I had at getting the drivers side done, but remember it took about 3 months to finish, was very painful!! So this is yours. But in the end you will nut it out and it wont beat you and you will have the car the way you want it...

Chin up...

JB


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FCRB26 on March 30, 2010, 06:27:15 PM
Thats right keep going my biggest problem was getting steering past engine mount with the vl conversion.
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/30032010190.jpg)

And now the Damm second turbo hits the bloody Y frame on the 26 so lucky i have a water jet to cut new exhaust flanges.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on March 31, 2010, 05:57:31 PM
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Pedro,

Mate these are the little things that try us... whether its bell housing's, electrics, lining panels up, rust etc there is always something that gives us the shits...

Yeah I know thanks Jason, I'll get there, once I get the mechanicals sorted the rest is meant to bolt together so it should go a bit quicker (hopefully ;)).

I only have two spare speedos Pete one is EK and the other is the same as an FC one but goes up to 120mph. It's got a sticker of some sort on the glass though, you're welcome to them if you want.
Did you attach the c'dore speedo to your old one because of the cable or the wiring?, from what I can see on the wiring diagram in the manual only the cruise control wire goes to the speedo, nice neat looking engine mount the cutout looks like it was meant to be there, they are a bit higher than mine though when you v'd them did you take a peice out rather than add one like I did.
   Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FCRB26 on March 31, 2010, 08:29:30 PM
I attached speedo for the wiring thing
We have an instrumentation mob down here that can crimp a new end or re make speedo cables but i initally did it cos the wiring i was told engine would not rev if it was not attached?

Ill see if old mate down here at singletons got a speedo if not ill take you up on that offer.

I have been inspired  by everyones projects so i came home earlly from work today and gutted the FC out
drew up all my new 4 link brackets MK3 this time ordered new coil overs.
Am locking myself in the shed all weekend.
Will start a thread soon.

Pete


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on April 16, 2010, 01:34:58 PM
(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010735.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010736.jpg)

Front end stripped back to bare metal outrigger welded on and painted.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010737.jpg)

I ended up extending the two big positive wires with fuses up to the dash for the main power supply to the ignition and light switches for the FC part wiring harness as well as the solenoid wire for the starter so the underbonnet part of the wiring is finished, also had a win with the bottom radiator hose, it fits :o :o.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010731-1.jpg)

Check this one out for luck, the commodore cable not only fits the FC speedo but the clip that holds it on to the commodore speedo fits into the thread and holds it on ;D ;D
              Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Ed on April 16, 2010, 02:29:20 PM
looks neat Pedro,

got to love the little wins with the rad hose and speedo cable.

Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: 58mintwag on April 16, 2010, 04:56:23 PM
wow that looks really neat, have had a good look at this build. coming together really nicely man. i will have to find a sway bar that fits a bit better and try something similar. thanks

regards tom


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: TTV6FC on April 16, 2010, 10:53:13 PM
Nice work Pedro.The paint on the front end looks excellent.I'm putting the final top coats on the Black FC tomorrow.May be my last chance for a while as the weather is getting cold here now.Cheers,Jamie.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on April 19, 2010, 06:46:36 AM
Thanks guys, nice to have a win for a change :) :)
                          Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on April 24, 2010, 01:48:53 PM
Sump done, pickup done, front end bolted in permanantly ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010741.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010742.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010744.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010747.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010743.jpg)

Dodgee Bros. pickup

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010749.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010750.jpg)

                Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on April 24, 2010, 02:05:06 PM
This is a great build Pedro. You must be on the downhill run now?

Regards

Wayne


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: zulu on April 24, 2010, 03:30:32 PM
Great to see it all coming together Pedro, good work!

Gary


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: FC_fer_me on April 24, 2010, 07:29:13 PM
Good stuff Pedro,
 your steaming ahead of me now, going to have to pull my finger out!  ;D
Cheers, Jack


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Paul In Ireland on April 24, 2010, 07:38:31 PM
Is the sump lopsided for a reason  ;D


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: Glenn 'Stinky' Stankevicius on April 24, 2010, 11:05:33 PM
Is the sump lopsided for a reason  ;D
To allow for clearance when the torque is leaning the motor over from Pedro's "wheels up" launches  :P


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on April 25, 2010, 08:13:30 AM
Thanks again guys, a bit of feedback always helps with the motivation, after watching American Graffiti last night I'm feeling really keen today, first time my son has seen it, only trouble is now he's caught the bug and is asking how old he has to be before I hand the car over to him ::).

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Is the sump lopsided for a reason 

Makes it go faster Paul, I'm going to put in some of Homers speed holes next ;) ;D ;D

                  Pedro

 


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on May 14, 2010, 11:41:34 AM
Silly mistake no. ??? actually I've lost count ::), when you modify a sump and baffle plate make sure you put in a hole in it for the dipstick, just finished putting it back together again after rectifying the problem.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010758.jpg)

Had a bit of time off the wagon as I gave up smoking and have been feeling shitty and unmotivated, starting to feel better than I have in a long time now though so expect major progress in the next couple of months.
        Pedro


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: TTV6FC on May 14, 2010, 10:08:56 PM
No greater achievement than quiting mate...(smoking that is) and your body will love you for it.Great progress on the wagon.Keep up the pics.Cheers,Jamie.


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: pedro on May 18, 2010, 08:57:18 AM
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Insert Quote
No greater achievement than quiting mate...(smoking that is) and your body will love you for it

Thanks Jamie, still haven't given in and I don't intend to as It's getting easier every day and I know if I give in I'll be right back to the start.

Stinky I've been thinking(dangerous I know ::)) but my title "El cheapo rebuild" was from a time when I was going to run a grey and do everything as cheap as possible, it really doesn't reflect the amount of time and money I am now putting into the old girl or the fact that the mechanicals are not standard anymore, if it's alright with you moderators could you please change it to "FCRB30 Wagon",
                        Pedro

 


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FC0058 on May 18, 2010, 11:28:19 AM
Pedro
I was was thinking the other day that your thread needs a name change, the only thing cheap left in your rebuild are the shots fired back and forth. You had better get back into it before Kathi catches you with the tools down.

Keep up the good work your car is looking great.

Cheers Jim


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NosFEratu on May 18, 2010, 11:56:19 AM
You must be reading my mind Jim - I'd been thinking he'd been a bit slack lately! ;) 

Pedro's El Cheapo Rebuild - it used to sound so right!  :-\  Your new thread name sounds like something out of Star Wars and you've recently quit smoking - are you going to change your forum name to "ChewBacca"  ;D ;D (well I thought it was funny!)



Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: EffCee on May 18, 2010, 12:24:39 PM
Good on you Pedro, the name is better suited to the build now any how, after all, when it is finished there must about half commodore and half FC.

I hope that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and it isn't the train coming the other way.

Keith


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 18, 2010, 12:34:12 PM
Thanks Jim, I love the cheap shots though it makes life interesting, some people take life too seriously and as they say laughter is the best medicine.

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better get back into it before Kathi catches you with the tools down.

Better than being caught with one in my hand ;) :D :D

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Your new thread name sounds like something out of Star Wars and you've recently quit smoking - are you going to change your forum name to "ChewBacca"

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D Should have known you'd come up with something to bag me about Kathi ::), keep up the good work I love it :P :P

Thanks for changing the title Stinky 8) 8)
                    Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 18, 2010, 01:02:12 PM
G'day Keith, yeah been thinking about it for a while and FCRB30 sounded better than FCommodore, how's your build going haven't seen any updates for a while, better watch out you'll be next on Kathi's hit list ;)

Check out this RB30 setup a mate just sent me, Drool, plenty of ideas and inspiration there, I haven't done too much dressing up of my engine though as I plan on getting it registered first and then dropping in a fully recoed turbo engine a bit further down the track.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/180556156aXViaG_ph.jpg)

                 Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: EffCee on May 18, 2010, 08:03:58 PM
G'day Keith, yeah been thinking about it for a while and FCRB30 sounded better than FCommodore, how's your build going haven't seen any updates for a while, better watch out you'll be next on Kathi's hit list ;)



Yeah good on you Pedro, dobbed me right in. ;) Here's me trying to fly under the radar and almost succeeding.... As soon as I saw your post I put a post up, just to avoid the Evil One's wrath. :o


Keith


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 19, 2010, 02:36:48 PM
OK, booster problem solved, used a 41mm hole saw to cut a hole in the firewall and bracket so the plastic sleeve could fit through far enough, shortened the bracket and angled it enough so the master cylinder sits level, also had to shorten the push rod by 20mm, just need to tidy up the bracket and do some painting now and then I can mount it and finish the brake lines.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010762-1.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010763-1.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010765-1.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010766-1.jpg)

                  Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: TTV6FC on May 19, 2010, 10:50:06 PM
Nice work Pedro.By the way,what is the name of the silver you have used on your bonnet hinges?


Title: Re: El cheapo rebuild
Post by: EffCee on May 20, 2010, 01:20:02 AM
Thanks again guys, yeah it would have been good to catch up with you all in Orange, maybe by the next Nats I'll be on the road ;), the hinge paint is just a dulux full gloss enamel spray can(silver not chrome in a can :P :P :P), don't use the cheap spray cans they are crap you have to use three cans to get the same coverage and it will still look dodgy, thanks for the wiring pics Pete I'll blow it up a bit so I can see better, is that just the engine harness and is the battery and altenator wiring in there also I can't see any computer terminals ???, any chance of a shot from directly above so i can see it all.(please)
                                       Pedro

Jamie,

I too asked that question, the answer is above.

Keith


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 20, 2010, 07:08:43 AM
Yeah it's a nice silver it looks good against the red and gives good coverage, looks like I'm going to have stretch out the spring on an old hinge to get the inside properely, I'm dissapointed with the two pack though I thought it was supposed to be tough as old boots but it seems to chip at the slightest touch/bump(and I mean slight not a whack), I'm going to take the hinges back off mask everything else up and give it another coat to see if that helps.
                      Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCV08 on May 25, 2010, 08:28:53 PM
Hey Pedro

What brake pedal setup have you used? I notice the acc. pedal setup is different to tn VN.

If it is no trouble could you take some photos of the setup under the dash?

Cheers

Craig


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 26, 2010, 10:49:53 AM
Too easy Craig, always happy to help make it easier for others, I just used the standard setup with the larger Commodore pedal welded to it, luckily the pin is the same size on both, the only reason I had to shorten the booster bracket so much is to clear the intake manifold on the RB30 engine, with you running a V6 you should only have to tilt the bracket a bit to get the master cylinder level, maybe extend the push rod and drill a hole in the right spot on the pedal.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010772-1.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010774.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010775.jpg)
            Pedro



Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: DN2168 on May 26, 2010, 12:20:32 PM
ARRGG :o, MY PEDAL ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 26, 2010, 12:53:57 PM
Oops sorry about that Dean my finger slipped on the angle grinder, Honest ::) ;D ;D, I forgot to mention thanks to Dean for the brake pedal too :) :), somehow my one must have gotten included in the grey motor parts I sold on e-bay because I couldn't find it anywhere, booster now on and it even fits 8).

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010776.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010777.jpg)

       Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCV08 on May 26, 2010, 06:29:34 PM
Thanks Pedro

Photos certainly give me a better idea.

I have a V8 to fit in so I might leave the booster until I fit the engine just to make sure that the booster will even fit.

Regards

Craig


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: TTV6FC on May 26, 2010, 06:33:42 PM
Nice work Pedro.Things are coming along nicely.Some neat fabrication work going on there. 8)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on June 11, 2010, 10:57:21 AM
Not too much to report in this update, cleaned and painted a few bits ready for assembly

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010783.jpg)

I was planning on getting back into the bogging this week but it's been freezing cold and miserable so I've been woking on door and guard alignment, It's amazing how much difference there is between doors, one door will fit the opening perfectly but is too rusty, the best rust free door I have stuck out so much at the top I had to weld a 5mm spacer plate to the bottom hinge to make it fit ???

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010789.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010788.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010786.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010784.jpg)

I know it's not FC related but I also started customising the frame on my bros. XS650 project

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010792.jpg)

                 Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Gary C on June 11, 2010, 01:11:33 PM
wont be long now Pedro and you will be firing it up,
there is an engine in my105 I think the same as yours check it out $16000  BIG HP
Gary C


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on June 11, 2010, 01:30:19 PM
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am I the only one that noticed he referred to having two couples in the car ? That's not how I remember what used to go on at the drive-in!  Maybe I am conservative!

This being a family friendly site I'll keep my answer as sanitised as possible, what can I say Kathi, we were young it was dark and I was too busy concentrating on what i was doing to worry about what they were doing ::), besides we all rode bikes together, surfed together and lived in the same flat on the Gold coast so it's not like we hadn't seen each other umm, unclothed before ;)
                        Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on June 11, 2010, 01:43:48 PM
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wont be long now Pedro and you will be firing it up,
there is an engine in my105 I think the same as yours check it out $16000  BIG HP
Gary C

G'day Gary, I'd be very interested to see an RB30 in another build, could you point out to me which post it's on, I just went back and looked through a heap of pages and couldn't find anything ???
                   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Gary C on June 11, 2010, 05:47:52 PM
Pedro, I stumbled across it last night.
I was checking out the wa sports car club and there was a link in the for sale that took me to my105.
I just had a look again and couldnt find it either, I will dig a bit deeper later.
It wasn't in a car, just engine and transmission for sale, it said rb26/30 engine $16000 980 hp spent big dollars.
Gary C


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FE_UTE on June 11, 2010, 09:58:59 PM

G,day Gary

Would this be the one....that'd be a whole lot of fun in an FC

http://www.stoneskartsport.com.au/classified.asp?id=15727 ($2)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Gary C on June 12, 2010, 11:24:50 AM
Yeah thats it Gary, there you go Pedro.
That would be a bit hairy in the wagon eh.
Gary C


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on June 15, 2010, 04:54:30 PM
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That would be a bit hairy in the wagon eh.

Definately would, only problem is it's worth more than my whole rebuild ;), It looks like the same type of engine Pete(fchoon) is putting in his FC.
      Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on June 15, 2010, 06:52:55 PM
Almost this ones a hybrid rb25 top end rb30 bottom end (i have one with a a monster TO4 turbo on it i was going to use)

But iwent for the RB26 as it has 6 throttle body,s twin turbo,s and i think is a cleaner smoother looking engine bay as im going for the whole sleeper look i want it to look like its meant to be their instead of a monster top mount turbo...

at the end of the day you have to get that power to the ground thats why im going down the whole mini tubbing scene at the moment to try get bigger rubber under there.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: DN2168 on June 21, 2010, 07:11:25 PM
Go on Pedro, you know you want to  ;D.

Dean.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on June 22, 2010, 08:03:47 PM
Here are the pics of my ones

they were cut with a oxy profile cutter water jet is heaps better i will add more meat around the callipers ect also i wll tack on the spacers for the callipers
they are about 4mm


(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/22062010253.jpg)

(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/22062010251.jpg)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: mcl1959 on June 22, 2010, 09:07:27 PM
How did you machine down the stub axle?

Ken


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on June 22, 2010, 09:18:21 PM
pm sent.
      Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on June 23, 2010, 05:50:40 AM
Hi Ken i Did mine beetween centres on the lathe But i have also done some with a 1mm cut off wheel 41/2 inch grinder and a 60 grit soft pad to clean them up.

Have a set of HT drum stubs here i will do them this afternoon.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on June 23, 2010, 10:46:08 AM
Just ordering all the parts for my front end and I thought I'd pass this on, I found a mob who sells a HR front end kit containing 2 upper ball joints
                                2 lower ball joints
                                2 inner tie rod ends
                                2 outer tie rod ends
for $110 plus postage, e-bay item Ebay Item #280522548530 a lot cheaper than anybody else I looked at.
                 Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on June 23, 2010, 02:09:46 PM
Bought all my nolethanes ball joints the whole lot off a mob in sydney CV joints something like that is the business trades on e bay as suzuki super.

Bought every bush for the wifes HT half the price of the local bloke.


Pedro just waiting on bolts i used Bis 80 its a lot harder than mild steel for that other job will send you a PM when im close.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on June 23, 2010, 03:16:52 PM
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Bought all my nolethanes ball joints the whole lot off a mob in sydney CV joints something like that is the business trades on e bay as suzuki super.

That's the same bloke I got mine off, bloody good deal compared to the others.
                Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 02, 2010, 02:04:31 PM
Adaptor plates painted and fitted, thanks to Pete(fchoon) for making them, the Lovells springs look flash and ended up being only $160 for 2" lowered, The ball joints tie rod ends and the radiator just arrived so i'll be assembling the front end this weekend ;D ;D

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010797.jpg)

I had a drivers door and a set of guards sandblasted this week and was completely dissapointed, the door was stuffed so I had to take another one over, luckily that one was reasonable, the guards were crap but I'll just have to repair them as I don't have any better ones (wish I hadn't sold you those fiberglass ones now Fatboy), rang Gavin at retro rods and restorations and he knocked me up a guard rear and eybrow for $50 and gave me a heap of scrap plate for free, top bloke if you need any bits.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010805.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010806.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010799.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010801.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010803.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010803.jpg)
         Pedro



Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 02, 2010, 02:07:22 PM
Somehow I managed to put the same pic in twice, it was meant to be this one

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010804.jpg)
           Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FC_fer_me on July 02, 2010, 05:49:49 PM
Your guard dog is sleeping on the job again Pedro  ;D ;D Cheers Jack


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 03, 2010, 10:16:19 AM
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Your guard dog is sleeping on the job again Pedro

Yeah he sleeps a lot, it's definately "a dogs life" as the old saying goes, I'm quite happy he does though really i've always had cattle dogs before and you have to keep an eye on them all the time you never know what they'll get up to next, Merv's great though wherever I am he just comes and lays down near me and goes to sleep, different story if someone comes up the drive though, people who don't know him don't get out of their cars unless i'm there.
           Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 06, 2010, 03:07:41 PM
Finally got to have a play with the front end, couldn't fit the springs yet as I'm waiting on the bump stop rubbers but at least I can now get a measurement and cut down the diff.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010814.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010815.jpg)

Nice shiny new radiator ;D ;D

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010809.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010812.jpg)

One of the pursuit/interceptor rims I got with the VL has a different offset to the others and fits the front end a lot better, I'll just have to find another one to go with it, I'm still going to have the same problem with it scraping on full lock as you though Jase, time to get out the hammer and dolly and fold the lip up I'd say ;).
                    Pedro





Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: DN2168 on July 06, 2010, 03:12:53 PM
Lookin' shmick there Pedro, a real credit to you!!

Dean.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on July 06, 2010, 03:32:01 PM
I run 215-50-16,s and mine rub a little.

Do you have plans for the diff?
I run VN and just had the long axle resplined for the short side and had a billet one made for the other side 340 from memory for a billet axle as they have a failry lengthy step in the axle so they can only re spline the long side i took out 80mm on both sides 160mm all up.
Just for your info i have a chrysler centura diff here they are exact offset you need.
i welded up and re drilled the axles out on the lathe but width is perfect i originally ran one with 13x7 earlly holden rims it was 2.92(auto) ratio and ran leaf springs  also my other one fits great its 3.23 (man) with 4 link and walkinshaw rims.
Just had a brain wave get yourself a skyline or pintara diff cheap as shit and just re drill studs from memory they fit great
 just the ratios are really tall 3.8 up to 4.11 but commodore crown and pinion fit into them.
Also they have a silly handbrake assembly like vlovos where the handbrake is built into the disc calliper shithouse handbrake maybe you could run commodore backing plates and discs.

I would personally run centura with VL drums.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 06, 2010, 05:47:02 PM
Thanks Dean, I'm finally starting to feel like i'm getting somewhere, good to hear you've scoring all those bit's lately.

Plenty of good info there Pete, I was under the impression all I had to do was get a short axle from the wreckers, cut down the long side of the diff to suit and then weld the FC brackets on it though ???.
        Pedro 


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on July 06, 2010, 07:40:26 PM
I Thought that too but the only way to get it right that way is to use a VL axle but they are all 25 spline except VL Turbo which are dear as poison and like rocking horse poo.

But i just read a article of someone selling a shortened borg warner on e bay they use a salisbury axle and had it re splined.

Or as you are probably a cruiser not a racer get a engineering shop to cut it machine a dowel in it and weld it cheap and works unless you start pushing it.

heres my saddles i make better than lowering blocks i make a fair few .
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/06072010277.jpg)
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/06072010276.jpg)

These dont have stiffening gusset welded in yet to stop sideways movement also i use HK,T,G lower spring plate with wagon ute leaves or flat FC plate with sedan springs.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCOV6 on July 06, 2010, 07:45:43 PM
I Thought that too but the only way to get it right that way is to use a VL axle but they are all 25 spline except VL Turbo which are dear as poison and like rocking horse poo.

But i just read a article of someone selling a shortened borg warner on e bay they use a salisbury axle and had it re splined.

Or as you are probably a cruiser not a racer get a engineering shop to cut it machine a dowel in it and weld it cheap and works unless you start pushing it.

heres my saddles i make better than lowering blocks i make a fair few .
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/06072010277.jpg)
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/06072010276.jpg)

These dont have stiffening gusset welded in yet to stop sideways movement also i use HK,T,G lower spring plate with wagon ute leaves or flat FC plate with sedan springs.

 Hi mate, do make the saddle brackets to order at all ?


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Damo58 on July 06, 2010, 07:49:20 PM
Pedro the rim looks like a Ute rim have a look at the outside it should have Ute written on it ;) Holden in there intimate wisdom thought the Ute needed different rims speedway guys use them because the offset is right

                                      Cheers Damo58


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 06, 2010, 07:55:31 PM
Quote
I Thought that too but the only way to get it right that way is to use a VL axle but they are all 25 spline except VL Turbo which are dear as poison and like rocking horse poo.

Sorry Pete but you've lost me there ???, wouldn't I be able to just buy a short VL axle or are they a different spline on each side, I'd be interested in a set of saddles too mate, saves cutting up a diff, are they legal.
       Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 06, 2010, 07:58:34 PM
Thanks Damo, I suppose if the speedway guys use them they'll be hard to come by.
            Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: jack_fc on July 06, 2010, 08:32:34 PM
Pedro, the commonbore ute rims definitely have 'ute' stamped on them as Damo said; they are still relatively easy to get around here. I think the 'ute' wheel centres are made of slightly thicker steel than the sedan/wagon centres, and they have about 6 mm more offset out than car rims, but all of them (stock) are 6 x 15.
So if you are looking for guard clearance, the car rims would be better provided they clear your calipers etc.
I used stock ute rims on the front of my HK ute; painted up and with chrome nuts and bullet centres they dont look too bad...
(if you search back in your pm's you'll find a pic)

cheers, jack

 


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on July 07, 2010, 05:08:15 AM
Vl NON Turbo are 25 spline on both sides. you may even get a vl diff in with ute rims.

Saddles weather they are legal or not well probably not but if you do not go to overboard they look more legal than lowering blocks and if your car has to be engineered he will soon pass them or not.

I have 3 mates running these and we have never been questioned.
Done the wifes HT as well.

Made to order you tell me the height from the bottom of the diff to the top of the leaf spring.


Pete


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 07, 2010, 07:32:02 AM
Thanks Jack, Just went and checked those rims, none of them have "ute" on them, the one that's offset further in is stamped LW8JISOX 15   22 1 95  43P on the rim and GM HS 72 on the centre, the others are marked 7.00J x 15  22 4 30  43P  and in the centre GM HS 46, they both have the same size tyres on them so I presume they are the same width.
               Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 07, 2010, 08:05:16 AM
Couldn't find that pic Jack, unfortunately I have 174 pages of pm's which makes it a bit hard, I went back to page 100 before I gave up though ::), could you pm it to me again please or just stick it up on here, thanks.
       Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: DN2168 on July 07, 2010, 08:16:41 AM
174 pages......someone loves ya :P.

Dean.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 07, 2010, 01:40:58 PM
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174 pages......someone loves ya

And that was just last weeks ::) ;D ;D, when we first came onto the site we got into trouble for yakking too much so we went underground and do most of our chatting by pm. ;)

Pete can you make one for wagon springs that uses the standard bottom plate and rubbers as I've already ordered them, I am getting my rear springs reset anyway so I could just get them 1' lower and get the brackets off you 1" lower that way I'd get my 2" without losing too much travel/having the springs too straightened out, and it wouldn't be so noticeable on the diff brackets.
                  Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on July 07, 2010, 04:22:18 PM
No worries water jet died today they are flying up from melbourne tommorow so when im back in business i will cut them.

So i was meant to cut seat spacers and a lot of jobs today but it didnt happen.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: jack_fc on July 07, 2010, 06:32:29 PM
Pedro, if all the rims you are using are 7 x 15 and you are having clearance probs with the front tyres hitting the guards, maybe stock 'ute' rims (6 x 15) would easily solve the problem; you could still run the 7 x 15s on the back if clearance OK...
195 or 205, even 215 tyres will suit the 6 inch rims (on the front, 205 would probably be the best; 215s would be fine on 6 inch rims on the back though)
On 7 inch rims, 215 or 225 or even 235 (if on the back) would be OK...
What size tyres are currently on your rims??
Some shitty pics of commonbore rims on my ute attached (fronts are 6 x 15 "ute" rims, rears are 8 x 15 that I got made up)

(http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x198/jack_fc/wheelsnheadlights001.jpg)

(http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x198/jack_fc/ute004.jpg)

I think I've got some better close up pics somewhere; I'll have a look and pm them to you if I can find them...
I just sprayed these wheels satin black and hand-painted the actual rims with 'aluminium' silver frost paint, fitted chrome nuts and some old left-over chrome centre caps (stuck on with 'liquid nails'  ::); definitely your 'el cheapo' effort... but they looked alright on the old daily driver bait-wagon; don't know if the same treatment would be appropriate on your delicious FC wagon...

cheers, jack 


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fc2360 on July 07, 2010, 07:18:44 PM
hi pedro great work I have found a company called Driveline Services that do axles that suit vn diffs at different lenghts arround $300 I am using a short axle in long side buying one for the short side but for the time being cutting and weld the short side to make sure my track and wheels fit before I spend any money
reguards Geoff


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 07, 2010, 07:33:37 PM
Thanks for the pics Jack, I hadn't thought of painting the centres black but I quite like the look, they would look good with my red and black theme, did the centre caps fall off in the second pic ;), while I was getting the ball joints pressed in at the local tyre shop I noticed they had heaps of second hand rims stacked all over the place so i'll have to go and see if they have any of the ones I need.

Let me know how much Pete and i'll send you the dough.
    Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 07, 2010, 07:38:01 PM
G'day Geoff, yeah I'm going to get my diff into place and have a look before spending any money too, just waiting on my bump stop rubbers so I can get the front wheels on the ground first.
           Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCOV6 on July 07, 2010, 07:46:37 PM
No worries water jet died today they are flying up from melbourne tommorow so when im back in business i will cut them.

So i was meant to cut seat spacers and a lot of jobs today but it didnt happen.

 Hi Pete, how much for a pair of saddle's ? might save me bodging up a pair, i dont need any extra lowering so only require about 1/2" between axle tube and top side of saddle - FC sedan with original but reset springs and VB/VH salisbury diff .

regards,
Nick.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: jack_fc on July 07, 2010, 08:18:50 PM
Pedro, the second pic was taken minutes before I sold the old girl; the new owner wanted the wheels but not the centre caps so I kept them...
Given your chosen colour scheme, I reckon those wheels might look OK on your wagon if painted all satin black with chrome nuts, bullet centre caps and narrow white band tyres??
(overall tyre diameter might cause a problem though; the white band tyres might only be available in 70 section - could cause probs with clearance on lock with front wheels; also overall gearing; also body height/stance given that you would be going from 13s to 70 section 15s  ??? By way of comparison for you, my FC is running 14 inch rims with 70 section white bands; 215/70 14 rear, 185/70 front; 7 and 5 inch rims; lowered 2.5 inches back; 3 inches front - pics available if you want)

cheers,jack



Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 08, 2010, 04:48:18 PM
Anyone got a can of petrol and a match >:(, this is getting really ******* monotonous, I assembled and fitted the HR steering linkages today and the drag link curves backward and hits the sump, the FC one had heaps of clearance so I thought it would be alright, looks like the sump and pickup are coming back off again tomorrow and being remade into the markIII version.
             Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NosFEratu on July 08, 2010, 04:56:24 PM
It's called building a modified car Pedro!  ;)  Keep going, you'll get there.  :)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on July 08, 2010, 06:05:19 PM
Why not run FC then??/


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Glenn 'Stinky' Stankevicius on July 08, 2010, 11:59:08 PM
It's called building a modified car Pedro!  ;)  Keep going, you'll get there.  :)
Nah, give up now! Paint it Beige and refit all the original gear  :P I'll even do a interior for you if you like grey  :-X


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: DN2168 on July 09, 2010, 08:30:06 AM
Stinky, you funny  ;D ;D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 09, 2010, 04:41:21 PM
OK had my dummy spit ::), I'm over it now, it wouldn't be so bad except it seems like "everything" on this build has been a major drama, I've already bought all the new bits for the HR linkages Pete and i'm just about out of dough again so it is cheaper for me to fix the sump, I hope that hoodlining you're doing for me isn't going to be done in grey Stinky ??? although i suppose I could always sell it on to Jack he likes grey doesn't he ;)

Sump version III, wasn't that hard really just a pain to have to do it again, all I did was spin the bottom around

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010816.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010817.jpg)
                  Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on July 09, 2010, 05:46:20 PM
Well done Pedro. Took your concrete medicine. We must be due for some more general arrangement shots?

Not far now.

Regards

Wayne


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on July 09, 2010, 06:40:39 PM
At least if your sump plug comes out while your driving the wind will blow the oil back in.

 ;D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 09, 2010, 06:51:27 PM
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At least if your sump plug comes out while your driving the wind will blow the oil back in.

 ;D ;D, so the faster I go the less oil i'll lose ::)  :D :D

Thanks Wayne, just waiting on the rubber kit now and things will start to come together a bit quicker.
             Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: EffCee on July 09, 2010, 11:50:41 PM
Good progress Pedro,

Sometimes it's two steps forward on back to keep going forward, keep at it

Keith


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 11, 2010, 04:32:01 PM
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Sometimes it's two steps forward on back to keep going forward, keep at it

Better make that three steps back before i go foreward Keith, ended up having to drop the front end again as well to get the sump on, all done now though and plenty of clearance

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010822.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010823.jpg)

Hey Dean(JOD34N) you're into photography, Is there a way I can stop getting the reflections that look like scratches in the pics ???
           Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: DN2168 on July 11, 2010, 06:46:20 PM
Yeah there is.

Dean.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 12, 2010, 10:10:55 AM
Thanks for the info Dean 8).
       Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: DN2168 on July 12, 2010, 05:35:42 PM
Sorry mate, did you want to know how to do it?, I thought you were only asking if it could be done :P :P.
 
OK, the easiest way to do it is get enough light under the car that the camera doesn't set off the flash. The flash is reflecting off the shiny paint......other choice paint it flat black  ;D.

Dean. 8)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: EffCee on July 14, 2010, 06:31:52 PM
Better make that three steps back before i go foreward Keith, ended up having to drop the front end again as well to get the sump on, all done now though and plenty of clearance



Pedro,

At least you have plenty of clearance now ;)

Keith


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 14, 2010, 07:37:12 PM
Feels like Christmas today ;D ;D

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010824.jpg)

I can finish putting the front end together now I've got the bump stop rubbers, also picked up a couple of those 6" pursuit/intercepter rims from the local tyre guy so that's another problem solved :)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010825.jpg)

     Pedro 


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 14, 2010, 07:41:23 PM
That's not rust on the front end that's the light from a torch, I guess I need something more powerfull hey Dean ;)
       Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on July 14, 2010, 07:48:49 PM
Wow!! Great day then  ???. Gee I hope your having a beer or 2 now. Hope the next few weeks go well.


Regards

Wayne


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCV08 on July 14, 2010, 10:18:25 PM
Pedro

Cant wait to see it all rolling along? How long has it been? ;D ;D ;D

Craig


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: EffCee on July 15, 2010, 02:29:48 AM
Feels like Christmas today ;D ;D

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010824.jpg)

I can finish putting the front end together now I've got the bump stop rubbers, also picked up a couple of those 6" pursuit/intercepter rims from the local tyre guy so that's another problem solved :)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010825.jpg)

     Pedro 

Looks like some one has been nice, and not naughty Looks like when he made the list he checked it twice and threw in a whole heap of extras to make up for the not so good years ;)

Have fun with it

Keith


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NosFEratu on July 15, 2010, 07:52:19 AM
woo hoo  presents are fun!  ;D  but even better when you start using them!  ;)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: DN2168 on July 15, 2010, 09:04:33 AM
Christmas in July  ;D ;D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: jack_fc on July 15, 2010, 12:50:09 PM



Merry Christmas Pedro!! You'll have plenty of fun with that lot  8)



Pedro

Cant wait to see it all rolling along? How long has it been? ;D ;D ;D

Craig

Probably would have been about 14' 8" until he took the bumpers off it...   

(sorry; couldn't help it...  :P ::))



Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: EffCee on July 15, 2010, 01:42:19 PM


Probably would have been about 14' 8" until he took the bumpers off it...   

(sorry; couldn't help it...  :P ::))



Good onya Jack, Always gotta be one in the crowd ;) ;)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 15, 2010, 03:30:34 PM
Quote
Cant wait to see it all rolling along? How long has it been?

Too bloody long ;) ;D ;D

Quote
Probably would have been about 14' 8" until he took the bumpers off it...

 ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ;D ;D

Feels more like christmas than it did in december, at least I got all the pressies I wanted this time instead of socks and jocks, front end is now finished, took the rear springs in to be reset this arvo.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010829.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010827.jpg)

                Pedro



Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: TTV6FC on July 15, 2010, 09:28:12 PM
Looking awesome Pedro.Can't wait to see it with some paint on. ;)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: EffCee on July 15, 2010, 10:16:29 PM

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010827.jpg)

               

Pedro, that Radiator looks huge! That is one hell of a radiator, what is it out of?

Keith


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: jack_fc on July 16, 2010, 09:42:25 AM

Mack truck  ???

(I'm thinking that Pedro has had overheating problems in the past, and he obviously didn't like that in the slightest...)  ;)

Looking great, Pedro!  8) 8) 8)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on July 16, 2010, 11:46:29 AM
Mine is the same it just looks bigger being alloy with square tanks
 they are a aftermarket VL one off e bay im guessing.



Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NosFEratu on July 16, 2010, 11:57:23 AM
Trust Keith to notice Pedro's radiator! Typical FC owners - always on the look out for, or impressed by, blingy thingys! ::) :D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 16, 2010, 12:32:17 PM
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that Radiator looks huge! That is one hell of a radiator, what is it out of?

Some silly bugger made the mistake of parking his Mack truck out the front one night, wonder how far he got before he discovered it was missing ;D, Nah nothing that exciting as Pete said it's one of those aluminium VL ones off e-bay, only $240

Quote
Typical FC owners - always on the look out for, or impressed by, blingy thingys!

MMMM Hot shiny and impressive, just like FC's ;) ;D ;D
                  Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NosFEratu on July 16, 2010, 12:38:42 PM
yeah yeah you wish about FC's  ::)

oh yeah forgot to ask.......

are you going to cut a hole in the bonnet for the radiator to protrude through for added bling and to provide that yummy custom touch?  :P :P :D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NosFEratu on July 16, 2010, 02:16:48 PM
come to think of it......... and this would help with a few issues

why don't you cut out the centre section of the grille, move the entire radiator forwards in line with it and then pop a silver lady on top! super duper double bling!  :o :o  ;D

luv ya Pedro - didya miss me?  ;) :D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NosFEratu on July 16, 2010, 02:19:47 PM
if you're having trouble imagining it Pedro, maybe Mike (mc54) can do a photoshop version for you!  :D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 16, 2010, 04:37:51 PM
Quote
why don't you cut out the centre section of the grille, move the entire radiator forwards in line with it and then pop a silver lady on top! super duper double bling!

You must have read my mind, I was just thinking about Cheech and Chongs VW today where he pinched the grill/radiator from his fathers rolls and stuck it on the front, I could call it the Rolls FCanardly(rolls downhill and can hardly get back up) ::)

Quote
luv ya Pedro - didya miss me?

Yeah, I'll take better aim next time :P ;D ;D, to be honest I have missed the banter between us all, everybody's been pretty quiet since the Nats.
          Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on July 16, 2010, 05:07:06 PM
yeah it looks like one of dem fully sik intarcoolers hey bro.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: mc54 on July 16, 2010, 06:09:22 PM
(http://fcholden59.bigblog.com.au/data/5/28811/image/pedromack432592351598547248420100716180556.jpg)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 16, 2010, 07:07:45 PM
ROFLMAO ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D, now that's funny I love it, can't stop grinning ;D ;D ;D


Quote
yeah it looks like one of dem fully sik intarcoolers hey bro.

Definately fully sik man, maybe I should pimp it out like Paulies van mate ::) ;D ;D
                 Pedro



Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: JB on July 16, 2010, 07:48:44 PM
Hey Pedro, how have you planned to put the old radiator support panel back on and the cover plate? Or do you have to make a new version of the old?
Just wondering in some of the honeycomb will be showing or not.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: KFH on July 16, 2010, 08:29:04 PM
You could make a hole in the bonnet and put one of those old style motmeters on top of the radiator.  An instant temperature gauge.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NosFEratu on July 16, 2010, 10:11:49 PM
(http://fcholden59.bigblog.com.au/data/5/28811/image/pedromack432592351598547248420100716180556.jpg)

best laugh I've had for ages - thanks Mike!  And yes, very tasteful addition of the foxtail!  ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 17, 2010, 03:01:58 PM
Quote
Hey Pedro, how have you planned to put the old radiator support panel back on and the cover plate? Or do you have to make a new version of the old?
Just wondering in some of the honeycomb will be showing or not.

I cut up the other support that I stuffed up on my last attempt turned it around and welded it in for strenth and a mounting point for the thermo fans, I'm got to cut it back a little more to remove the old screw holes yet, too close to beer o'clock now though ;), easier to take a pic than explain, like this.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010832.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010831.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010830.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010833.jpg)

Measured how long the diff would be once cut down and came up with 1472, put the wheels where I wanted them to be and measured in between, couldn't believe my eyes 1472, hopefully this will be a straightforward job for once(not counting on it though).
               Pedro





Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: EffCee on July 17, 2010, 03:31:21 PM
Pedro,

Do you have sufficient clearance between your bonnet and radiator cap? If you dont you could have the cap removed, relace the neck with a hose fitting, run a header tank to the hose fitting and have the radiator cap on the header tank. This will also increase the volume of coolant that you will have

Keith


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 17, 2010, 04:00:17 PM
No worries Keith, after the last effort I made sure everything fitted before I started and there is plenty of clearance, part of the reason i'm happy to have the radiator that high is because when I researched these engines they said there was a problem with the radiators in the commodores being so low that the engines developed air pockets which caused the heads to crack.
              Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: DN2168 on July 18, 2010, 12:51:20 AM
Nice Grille  ;)

Dean.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on July 20, 2010, 06:51:33 AM
Heres the diff saddles
because they are only short they will not need gussets also i make them now so they have to be welded all around as their is less chance of axle tube distortion.
So if you have not cut your axle tubes you will have to cut them so the go over the axle tube then just re weld them back together on there.



(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/20072010288.jpg)


(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/20072010288.jpg)


Pete


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: EffCee on July 20, 2010, 09:37:45 AM
Excellent looking saddles, Pete.

I assume that they were cut on the water cutting machine?

Keith


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 20, 2010, 11:41:48 AM
Thanks Mate, great craftmanship as usual 8) 8), I reckon you'll get a few orders for them as they would have to be a lot safer than lowering blocks, just finished the radiator mounts and it even fits ;D ;D, the rear springs are in with new spring eye bolts, shackles and rubbers so i'll be starting on the diff tomorrow.
           Pedro
           


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on July 20, 2010, 12:01:29 PM
Yep good old water jet i love it makes life very easy.



Pete


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 21, 2010, 07:09:49 AM
Radiator mounts made, cleaned up and painted

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010834.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010835.jpg)

Starting on the diff today.
        Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 21, 2010, 03:18:09 PM
Dodgee bros diff shortening jig

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010837.jpg)


(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010839.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010840.jpg)

Diff shortened, easier job than I expected, axle even fits :o
          Pedro



Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on July 21, 2010, 04:17:12 PM
So what axles did you end up using?

Saddles have left this morning in a bag so you should see them friday morning.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: EffCee on July 21, 2010, 05:37:50 PM

Diff shortened, easier job than I expected, axle even fits :o
          Pedro



You almost seem surprised that it fits, Its really not that hard, just ensure measurements are spot on, and flanges are exactly square.... ;)

Keith


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: slack one on July 21, 2010, 05:47:08 PM
hi pete can you make me a set of saddle plates 60mm from diff to spring. and bottom plate 57mm wide flat piece to sit on spring. set up is for a vl commo diff for my fj holden diff  does not  have to be shorten . i dont need  the ones that fit over the tube. i will be using the u bolts from the 2 inch lowering blocks. i was going to use  2 inch lowering blocks but your way is better. also can you please pm me with a price. or do you have a number i can ring.cheers gary.    


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 21, 2010, 07:24:46 PM
Quote
So what axles did you end up using?

I bought a short axle from the wreckers and cut down the long side to the same size as the short side, I won't know for sure until tomorrow when I get some new wheel bearings but according to my calculations I should end up with a total (axle face to axle face) width of 1.472 which should put the tyres just inside the guards with the 7" rims, thanks for making the saddles and sending them off so promtly 8) 8), in theory I should be pretty well finished the mechanicals and starting on panels by Monday.

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You almost seem surprised that it fits,

With the way this build has gone so far Keith, I'm surprised that you're surprised that I'm surprised ::) that something went right for a change(so far) ??? ;D ;D
                        Pedro 


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on July 22, 2010, 08:12:37 AM
Doesnt that mean that your pinion is going to be offset so the diff wont be in the centre???


I suppose unis go on an angle up so they should go sideways.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 22, 2010, 09:26:55 AM
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Doesnt that mean that your pinion is going to be offset so the diff wont be in the centre???

It was offset before Pete with one side being longer than the other, now it's in the middle and I welded the floor in centrally so it "should" all line up, I just got back from town with the wheel bearings so once i've cleaned up the backing plates i'll fit them and give it all a trial assembly.
              Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 22, 2010, 01:00:07 PM
Fits inside the wheel arches nicely 8) 8), the tailshaft looks to be only slightly out of alignment although it's hard to tell until I get it shortened, there is some adjustment in the bracket on the centre bearing of the two piece tailshaft so I reckon I can even it out a bit more there.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010842.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010845.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010846.jpg)
           Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on July 22, 2010, 01:50:57 PM
it will be about 30mm offset cos of the pinion being offset in the pumpkin thats why you have 2 different axle lengths normally.


Unis run on an angle up down so im sure a little bit sideways aint gunna hurt.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: JB on July 22, 2010, 07:12:43 PM
Pedro,

I ran the 2 piece initially in the van and got severe vibration from it. Changed to a 1 piece and never looked back from there.

Will be running a 1 piece in the ute as well.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 22, 2010, 07:41:43 PM
Thanks for the tip JB, what tailshaft did you use.
            Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 23, 2010, 06:35:36 AM
After I took that pic of the tailshaft I noticed the drivers side wheel had moved back about 50mm which makes things look worse, you can see it's not straight in the pic.
            Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Ed on July 23, 2010, 09:13:17 AM
If you get all your angles the same relative to each other, you shouldn't get vibration.

A 1 piece tailshaft means less angles to deal with!

Using shims in the right places will usually correct any vibrations.

project is looking good Pedro.

Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 23, 2010, 11:22:36 AM
Thanks ED, feels good getting the old girl back on wheels again.

Saddles just arrived thanks Pete, the photo's didn't do them justice, the steel is thicker than it looks in the pics and they look even better in real life 8) 8)
       Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on July 23, 2010, 05:02:25 PM
6mm mild

good to hear.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 25, 2010, 02:15:40 PM
Here's a pic of the old saddle so you can compare how much stronger Pete's are, diff done :) :)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010847.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010848.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010850.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010851.jpg)

              Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on July 26, 2010, 04:55:36 PM
They even look like they are meant to be there.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 31, 2010, 12:14:21 PM
Brakes done, handbrake done, radiator hoses done, extractors modified, only the tailshaft left to do underneath now, time for some paint.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010856.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010854.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010855.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010857.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010858.jpg)

                        Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on July 31, 2010, 01:25:38 PM
Looks great Pedro.  That rear end does look the part. Like a bought one!

Regards


Wayne


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: EffCee on July 31, 2010, 02:03:37 PM
Well done Pedro, Going great guns! Great to see it back on all four wheels, the rear looks great.

As you say, time for some paint! ;)

Keith



Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FC427 on July 31, 2010, 02:37:41 PM
Great work Pedro is all the niki work done  ???...FC427.....


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 31, 2010, 03:37:23 PM
Thanks guys it's finally starting to feel like I'm getting somewhere :) :), as much as I hate to sound like a dumbass Mark, what's niki ???, sounds like some trendy type of shoe to me ;)
              Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: zulu on July 31, 2010, 03:53:04 PM
Lookin great Pedro, I'll race you with the Ambo when your done

Cheers, Gary

Niki is what bog or body filler is to us older blokes, I think it was one of the first brand names of the stuff, like Hoover is to vacuum cleaners


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FC427 on July 31, 2010, 04:19:38 PM
Lookin great Pedro, I'll race you with the Ambo when your done

Cheers, Gary

Niki is what bog or body filler is to us older blokes, I think it was one of the first brand names of the stuff, like Hoover is to vacuum cleaners
and Victor is to  lawn mowers ;D ;D ;D Bog just sounds so bad  Cold filler sounds good and I know we all prefer to use  Hot Filler [lead] ....FC427......


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: TTV6FC on July 31, 2010, 11:02:54 PM
Nice work Pedro,did you do the brake lines/brakes yourself or out sourced?


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: DN2168 on August 01, 2010, 07:17:38 AM
Hey Mark, he's had the "Niki" work done, he's just waiting to get the "Tucki" parts finished  :o ;D ;D

Luvs ya Pedro,
                    Dean.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on August 01, 2010, 12:18:21 PM
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Lookin great Pedro, I'll race you with the Ambo when your done

You'll have to give me a head start Gary, don't know if I'll be able to keep up with the big block 138 ;)

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Niki is what bog or body filler is to us older blokes

Quote
Bog just sounds so bad


The body reshaping material (that sound better) is nearly finished on the shell, just a couple of fiddly bits to go then I'll do the GMH black and block it down before doing the spray putty as you advised Mark, I'm doing the shell first so I can fit the wiring and get the auto sparky out to join the FC harness and the RB30 engine harness together, it'll be easier for him without all the doors and panels on plus less chance of anything getting scratched.

Quote
did you do the brake lines/brakes yourself or out sourced?

I bent up all the pipes but I had to get a brake shop to do the reflaring on the ones that needed it as they are double flares and ball flares.
                Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: DN2168 on August 01, 2010, 02:15:54 PM
ball flares.
                Pedro
Sounds painful......hope they went gently on you ;D.

Dean.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FC_fer_me on August 01, 2010, 07:47:18 PM
Good stuff Pedro, looking good. I'm going to have to pull my finger out and get moving on my project now but will have to thaw everything out it's been so cold down here. Might be time to get a heater in the shed! ;D ;D Cheers, Jack.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on August 02, 2010, 01:36:07 PM
Quote
Sounds painful......hope they went gently on you

No probs. they use a special tool to do it :-X :-X :-X

Quote
but will have to thaw everything out it's been so cold down here.

Better not mention the fact we've been having 25 deg. days up here then hey Jack ;)
               Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: EffCee on August 02, 2010, 10:44:52 PM
Better not mention the fact we've been having 25 deg. days up here then hey Jack ;)
               Pedro


Pedro,

You need to spend some time in the southern states to see just how bloody cold it is down here,
Nothing worse than working on your car at night with two jumpers on and overalls too, looking up and realising that the frost is settling on the wife's car, and it's only 9.30pm :P

We have a spare room....

Keith



Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NosFEratu on August 03, 2010, 07:58:15 AM
You need to spend some time in the southern states to see just how bloody cold it is down here,
Nothing worse than working on your car at night with two jumpers on and overalls too, looking up and realising that the frost is settling on the wife's car, and it's only 9.30pm :P

well........ get her car out of there so you don't have to look at it!  ::) ;D  And....... then you'll have more room for your project(s)!  ;)

yeah, I know, welders can't re-attach fleshy bits!  :D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on August 03, 2010, 08:00:35 AM
Thanks for the offer Keith but I think I'll pass on that one, I've never forgotten the time I spent in sth. Australia where everybody sits around the heater all day because it's too cold to go outside, rode my Norton to a mates house came out to go home at 7.30 and there was ice on the seat and that was i February :o.
      Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on August 03, 2010, 10:39:32 AM
I remeber going to fraser island and we had a cyclone warning so we came back to the caravan park and got hit by a cyclone lifted vans uprooted trees trashed the joint have not been back since


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCV08 on August 03, 2010, 07:25:43 PM
Hey Pedro

Great work.

BTW you don't need to go south to experience the cold just come to Toowoomba it was 11 degrees today :o :o :o ;D ;D.

Keep up the good work

Craig


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCOV6 on August 04, 2010, 02:09:26 PM
Thanks for the offer Keith but I think I'll pass on that one, I've never forgotten the time I spent in sth. Australia where everybody sits around the heater all day because it's too cold to go outside, rode my Norton to a mates house came out to go home at 7.30 and there was ice on the seat and that was i February :o.
      Pedro

 SA too cold ? not while i lived there, i used to ride my VFR everyday.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on August 05, 2010, 06:58:32 AM
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SA too cold ? not while i lived there, i used to ride my VFR everyday.

I only had a bike all the time I was in Murry bridge, riding to work in the middle of winter certainly was a new experience for a queenslander ;).

Quote
BTW you don't need to go south to experience the cold just come to Toowoomba it was 11 degrees today

I'm going to have to get used to that soon as we are moving to Boonah, as anyone who has been following my rebuild knows we have been wanting to move home to the Gold coast area for the last few years, the main reason we have been staying here in the bay is because our daughters and grandkids were here, now they have told us they are racking off up to the mines for five years so it looks like it's time to put this place up for sale and go, I've got a couple of weeks left to get at least the first coat of paint on the old girl so she doesn't rust then I'll have to put her on hold while we sell and move, at least once we move i'll be able to go to all the swap meets and shows etc. down there.
              Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: 57effie on August 05, 2010, 05:03:37 PM
Hey Craig,
 Toowoomba is almost tropical compared to Kingaroy. Although this year has been a little warm. We havnt had the usual 30 days in a row of frost. And there hasnt been any snow on the Bunya's.
Ya dont need to go south to get cold.
Is there a local club on the Downs ?
Mark


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCV08 on August 05, 2010, 05:05:59 PM
Mark

Not that I am aware of but there are a few of us around the area.

I know of three other within the Toowoomba area.

Cheers

Craig


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: TTV6FC on August 05, 2010, 09:19:58 PM
Quote
You need to spend some time in the southern states to see just how bloody cold it is down here
Thank God for patio heaters in sheds!Mine has had a thrashing over the last few weeks.No updates though,not until the weekend at least just so it looks like I've done something....


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on August 07, 2010, 02:40:10 PM
Finished doing the rust repairs on the doors, and one of the most unpleasant jobs so far, painting the insides of them with rust killer and then body deadener, half way through applying bodyfiller(that sound better ;)), what a difference this bog is compared to the last one I had, just like spreading butter and no lumps in it :), this was the worst door, the others don't have as much rust but lots of dents.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010859.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010860.jpg)

        Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: DN2168 on August 08, 2010, 07:43:13 AM
Pedro,

Great work, she's all coming ahead now, looking good.

Oh & don't worry most of us feel better after a good "lump free bog" ;D

Dean.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on August 08, 2010, 06:01:16 PM
(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/images-2.jpg)


AH HATES BOGGING

        Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: EffCee on August 09, 2010, 08:30:56 AM
(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/images-2.jpg)


AH HATES BOGGING

        Pedro

I can realate, Pedro, but I am not good enough at it too use the hot filler (lead). The cold filler is sooo much easier to use. I have seen (many years ago) an oxy acet gun that was used to heat a panel and when the panel got warm enough you simply fed the lead into the top and used it like a spray putty gun. I would love to find one and have a go with it.

It (Bogging) is a messy tiresome job, so good luck with it

Keith


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Ed on August 09, 2010, 10:40:41 AM

I just bought a straight line, dual piston sander to help me knock down bog quickly.

Now i will apply bog, file, air sand then hand finish... should make it a little quicker and less tiring.

Haven't tried out the sander yet.

Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FC427 on August 09, 2010, 01:04:40 PM
I just bought a straight line, dual piston sander to help me knock down bog quickly.

Now i will apply bog, file, air sand then hand finish... should make it a little quicker and less tiring.

Haven't tried out the sander yet.

Cheers

Ed

Ed Rupes make an electric straight line sander about 5 times quicker than the air type but also about 5 times the $$$$$$ ......FC427......


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: GMB-58FC on August 09, 2010, 01:23:34 PM
I just bought a straight line, dual piston sander to help me knock down bog quickly.

Now i will apply bog, file, air sand then hand finish... should make it a little quicker and less tiring.

Haven't tried out the sander yet.

Cheers

Ed


The amount of time you save using a sander you will NEVER go back to doing anything by hand again ;)



Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: TTV6FC on August 09, 2010, 07:16:50 PM
AAAhhhh c'mon guys!Board filing bog is great fun,especially in the middle of summer and after you've let it set for too long and it's hard as concrete!!!!  >:( It builds your arms up and your beer appetite and apart from all that it SUCKS!!!!  >:( I can't believe I didn't do my guards when I was doing the body.  >:( I'm back doing the dirty annoying body work again just when it felt like I was getting some where.  >:( How's that Pedro,did I help your motivation or what?  :P


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on August 14, 2010, 03:13:50 PM
Just a quick update, haven't had much time or inclination to do much lately as my wife Maryanne has been diagnosed with breast cancer and we have been busy with doctors and hospitals, luckily it's the non aggresive type but she still has to go in for a mastectomy shortly to make sure it doesn't spread, it's hard to believe it's happening she has always been so strong and healthy.

Got a bit more done on the bogging today as I had to do something to keep my mind busy, nearly finished the doors.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010867.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010868.jpg)

         Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Revhead_Fc on August 14, 2010, 03:18:02 PM
Sorry to hear about Maryanne hope everything goes well

Doors are looking good


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FC427 on August 14, 2010, 04:19:36 PM
 Hi Pedro Hope every thing goes OK with Maryanne :( :( if we can help in any way ......I think I can see a little high spot on the rear door  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D......FC427.....


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: jack_fc on August 14, 2010, 05:06:25 PM

Pedro, we're thinking of Mez and you - all the best; hope things work out well  :)  please keep us informed...

(wagon's looking great - keep up the excellent work!)

cheers, Jack n Rita



Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Spinner on August 14, 2010, 05:19:07 PM
Pedro,

Not good for Maryanne.  My mother was diagnosed with it, when it was in its early stages.  She's still with us 35 years later.  Maryanne'll pull through, she'll need a fair bit lot of support.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NosFEratu on August 14, 2010, 06:07:00 PM
Hi Pedro

Thought you'd been a little quiet lately.  We just figured you'd been working hard on the house and the wagon - not going through the emotional roller coaster I'm sure you guys are well and truly on.

John and I send our best wishes to Mez and hope everything goes well for her and she has a successful recovery so you can both grow very, very old together!  :)  And you make sure you look after yourself so you can look after her.  :-* 

Kathi


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: DN2168 on August 15, 2010, 09:20:50 AM
Hey Mate,

Our thoughts are with you & Mez, give her our love.

I don't think you have much to worry about though, Mez has put up with you ya big lump so a little one will be a breeze ;).

As Kathi said, make sure you look after yourself as you look after mum.

God Bless,
              Dean & Family.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: EffCee on August 15, 2010, 03:39:45 PM
Pedro,

I just caught up on the thread, sorry to hear about Mez, Please, know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and Mez.

Keith and Sandy


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on August 17, 2010, 02:36:56 PM
Thanks for the kind words folks I'll pass them on to Maryanne, she's not handling it very well but all we can do at the moment is take things one day at a time and hope for the best.
                     Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: TTV6FC on August 18, 2010, 07:11:41 PM
Very sorry to hear Pedro,all our thoughts and prayers are with you guys.Jamie.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on September 12, 2010, 05:14:04 PM
Thanks Jamie, sorry I didn't reply earlier but I have been a bit busy lately, inbetween looking after Maryanne, doing all the housework and getting the place ready for the market I haven't had time to scratch myself lately let alone get on here, Maryanne is doing fine she had the op. two weeks ago and had the drains removed on thursday so she's up and about again now, she must be doing alright as she went to bingo with our daughter today, she still has to go through chemo in a few weeks but is feeling positive about it all, haven't had time to do any work on the wagon lately but I have reassembled most of it ready for the move.
             Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on September 12, 2010, 06:32:42 PM
Good to hear from you. The site has been a bit quiet witout you. Good to hear things are on the mend.

Regards


Wayne


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: TTV6FC on September 12, 2010, 08:20:22 PM
Quote
getting the place ready for the market I haven't had time to scratch myself lately let alone get on here
Good to hear from you Pedro and glad things are going "ok".I haven't been on here much lately for exactly the same reason.We were hoping to build then sell but due to the "GFC" we can't get bridging finance so sell we will.Jamie.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on September 13, 2010, 12:03:42 PM
Quote
due to the "GFC" we can't get bridging finance

Could be worse Jamie, if you had got bridging finance just before things went bung you might have been in too deep now, the people who bought our last house took out a bridging loan as they hadn't sold their previous house and then couldn't sell it, last I heard they were going to lose both houses and the husband had just had a heart attack from the stress.
                          Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on October 31, 2010, 03:48:14 PM
G'day all, I haven't been able to get on here lately as we had a virus in our computer that we just couldn't shift, even the guy who built our computer couldn't get rid of it so he came over today and wiped our hard-drive and restarted everthing again.

Mez is doing fine, she is going through chemo at the moment which isn't quite as bad as we expected so she is feeling pretty positive at the moment.

I haven't done anything on the wagon lately as we could have to move anytime if we sell and I've been busy looking after Mez, got the grill back from the chromers last week so I'm started to feel motivated to do get back to work on the old girl though.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010027.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010028.jpg)

My bro got the rest of the bits together for his XS650 project and brought it back up for me build a battery box, mount the tank and mudguard and to finish the modifications.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010024.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010023.jpg)

                   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: EffCee on October 31, 2010, 05:22:04 PM
Pedro,

Good to hear that Mez is doing OK, Bummer about the virus, I hope that you had everything backed up. I din't when we got a virus a few years ago and lost nearly everything.

I bet with a  shiney new grille that you can't wait to put it in!

Keith


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on October 31, 2010, 05:41:38 PM
Pedro, we've all missed you. Good to see things returning to more "normal".

That shiny grill would look good fitted. :)

Regards


Wayne


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on January 08, 2011, 04:55:26 PM
Things are finally falling into place around here, we just signed a contract on our place and Mez only has one chemo to go so in a few weeks we'll be on the move and I'll finally be able to get back to work on the wagon, the old girl is all packed up ready to go and I'm itching to get started, dean you can see what I was talking about the other day and how much the cold pressing stuffed the springs, they just have no temper in them any more and can't support much weight, you are much better off getting yours done properely at a reputable co. like king springs where they recondition and reset them to the height you want.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010066.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010065.jpg)

                  Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: JB on January 08, 2011, 04:58:47 PM
Good to see mate, I am glad things are on the up and up...

Whats next on the agenda for the wagon?

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on January 08, 2011, 05:13:27 PM
First thing will be to take it to the bloke who has done the inspections on the other cars I've built in the past to make sure it will pass, then I''ll be finishing the paint, I've already aquired a rubber kit, a Stinky hoodlining and had some chrome done so once the paint is finished I can start assembling ;D ;D ;D.
                       Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: JB on January 08, 2011, 05:24:48 PM
Good onya, I am very jealous. Wish I was that close to getting the car on the road!

JB



Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on January 12, 2011, 09:52:37 PM
GO PEDRO GO PEDRO!!!  ;D

I wanna see some close up pics of your engine bay mate.........pretty pls.........after all it's sort of your fault remember that inspired me to go away from a warm red and retrotek it.

I can't wait to see it finished so get it sprayed during the good weather  :P

Good luck fella.

Cheers

Deano.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on January 15, 2011, 04:02:14 PM
I'm not sure what you specifically wanted to see Deano so I took a few shots from different angles, hope these help, I haven't bothered painting the extractors or dressing up the engine too much as I'm going to fit a recoed engine and turbo setup once i'm through rego.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010074.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010075-1.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010076.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010077.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010078.jpg)

                  Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: JB on January 16, 2011, 01:36:43 AM
Pedro, you will need to add a brace onto the  booster to stop firewall flex when you stomp on the anchors. I needed this in the van.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Paul In Ireland on January 16, 2011, 02:23:07 AM
I dunno JB - reckon Pedro would never be going that fast....  :D



Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on January 17, 2011, 12:19:23 AM
Thanks heaps. Our town is about to go under water tonight  :o, lucky im out of town on a rise (near Horsham).

Thanks heaps for pics. I was more worried about the gaps at the front of engine. What would have you done different if u did it again in terms of engine fitment. Is that an xb falcon booster or holden and gemini booster? where did u put clutch master again? is the floor pedals from VL recommended or do u think just as easy to fabricate the whole thing yourself?

Cheers

Dean.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on January 17, 2011, 01:41:16 PM
Quote
What would have you done different if u did it again in terms of engine fitment

Put in a V6 ;) ;D, seriously though there's not much I could have done differently, the engine can only go in one spot as it fills the whole engine bay,
with the way the intake manifold sits I don't see how you could  fit a clutch master cylinder setup unless you fit it under the dash somehow, the booster is a Commodore one with an altered bracket, I used the FC brake pedal with a Commodore footpad welded to it, the rod will even fit if you make the bracket the right size, the accelerater was easy just drill out the spot welds and use C'dore bits.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010774.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010765-1.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010770-1.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010775.jpg)
                   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on January 17, 2011, 01:50:12 PM
Quote
Pedro, you will need to add a brace onto the  booster to stop firewall flex when you stomp on the anchors. I needed this in the van.

I was hoping I wouldn't need it as the bracket is so short and the booster is pretty solid, I hadn't thought of the firewall flexing though.

Quote
I dunno JB - reckon Pedro would never be going that fast....

Nah not me I'm a respectable driver, just like Jack ::) ::)
             Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: jack_fc on January 17, 2011, 02:17:57 PM
Nah not me I'm a respectable driver, just like Jack ::) ::)
             Pedro

I'm pleased to hear that, Pedro  :)



Now, about that brace for the booster...   ;D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: EffCee on January 17, 2011, 08:47:12 PM
I wouldn't have thought that the firewall would flex that much. Is it common to have to fit a brace for the booster?

Keith


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: JB on January 17, 2011, 09:44:58 PM
I learnt about the firewall flex when I did the van from a very early post on here.  When tested it moved about an inch under pedal load. To fix this I made the battery box that screwed onto the booster, out of the commodore there is also a bracket for the flex. Just food for thought.
Cheers
JB


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on February 19, 2011, 11:40:04 AM
G'day all, well we have finally moved, the contract on the old house has gone unconditional and we have signed a contract on a place here in Boonah, the FC is being stored in a mates shed for a few weeks until we move in then I can get back to work on her, picked up my Triumph the other day and I have been riding every opportunity I get ;D ;D ;D

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010096.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010094.jpg)
                    Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: smithy on February 19, 2011, 11:55:55 AM
Hey Pedro, congrats on the house mate bout time things went your way :D

And maaaate what a bike, very very sweet little trumpy, and nicely colour coordinated too. ;D ;)



Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCV08 on February 19, 2011, 12:25:16 PM
Pedro

Good to see all falling back into place.

The Trumpy looks great not sure of the model standing with it though ;) ;) ;D :D

Can't wait to see your wagon up and running and on the road.

Boonah isn't too far from where I live. I sometimes head to Beaudesert to see Rod from Rod's Racks.

Might catch up at some stage.

Cheers

Craig D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NosFEratu on February 19, 2011, 01:32:19 PM
Fantastic to know you guys are finally where you want to be! And with a sweet little bike to boot!  ;D ;D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: zulu on February 19, 2011, 03:23:45 PM
Nice looking bike Pedro,

was the red a coincident as I recall your wagon sporting red as well

You have landed in Boonah where our FC Ambulance was stationed, good choice

the wagon is looking great, I just skimmed back a few photos, very neat,

do you know if you will you be going to the 2012 nationals, I'd like to see it

Cheers, Gary


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: EffCee on February 19, 2011, 06:37:12 PM
Pedro,

Congrats on the sale of the house and on the purchase of the new one! Next time i am up visiting the Outlaws I will have to drop over for a visit.

That is a very nice looking bike!!, Enjoy!!

Keith


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Paul In Ireland on February 19, 2011, 07:45:01 PM
Hope it all goes well, and congrats on the sale.

Nice shirt by the way!!  ;D I'd vote for ya!!


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on February 19, 2011, 07:51:03 PM
My inlaws live at logan village next time we are up (hopefully i dont have to see them to soon they shit me)

will give you a yell..

Love the trumpy my mates are currently raping 2 BSA motorcycles into cafe racers whatever the hell they are restorers would not be happy.


good to see your getting stuff sorted.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: TTV6FC on February 20, 2011, 11:31:13 AM
Nice work all round Pedro. 8)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: jack_fc on February 20, 2011, 07:01:49 PM
Gday Pedro...
good to hear that you've successfully moved  :) :) :)

bloody nice Trump mate!  8)

hope you can get back into the wagon soon  :)

cheers, jack


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on February 20, 2011, 07:13:41 PM
Looking forward to you getting back into it. Hope the move is as stress free as possible and that all goes well.

Regards


Wayne


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on February 23, 2011, 01:43:53 PM
Quote
The Trumpy looks great not sure of the model standing with it though

Do you think I should have worn some budgie smugglers instead :P :P ;D ;D

Thanks for your thoughts folks, I've been thinking of buying a Trumpy for a while now but couldn't make up my mind as to which one, I didn't even know they came in this colour scheme until a few weeks ago but as soon as I saw it I fell in love with it and had to have it, especially as it's the same colours as my wagon is going to be, if any of you are passing through this way I'll be happy to meet you, just send me a pm and I will give you my ph no., I don't get as much time on here at the moment as we are staying with our daughter and between 4 adults and 2 kids it's a battle to get on the computer, lucky I didn't move to Boonah a few years ago Zulu I might have beaten you to the ambulance ;), I've asked around about any other FE/FC's but it looks like the area has been pretty well picked clean already.
                         Pedro 


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on June 14, 2011, 09:49:19 AM
G'day all, just a quick post for now, it's taken a dose of the flu to slow me down on the reno long enough to get on the computer, the place is coming together nicely now I've finished the bedroom end of the house and almost done the lounge, dining and entrance, just the bathrooms and kitchen to go, the wagon is here now my mate Johhny and I did a round trip and picked her up a couple of weeks ago, I'm going to send her in shortly to get the paint finished as I've come to the conclusion I'm never going to get the panels straight enough to satisfy me, I don't want to be looking at it forever more wishing I'd done a better job.
                   Pedro

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010171.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010172.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010173.jpg)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on June 14, 2011, 10:21:53 AM
Looking good at least its a roller.


Mine is still waiting for the new shed to get finished.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FC427 on June 14, 2011, 10:58:27 AM
Looks fat Pedro  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D......FC427......


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NosFEratu on June 14, 2011, 02:08:08 PM
yay - he is alive and (sota) well!  ;D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: jack_fc on June 14, 2011, 03:36:30 PM

Kathi, are you sure it's really Pedro? (it's no good asking for photographic evidence - I've forgotten what he looks like...  ;))


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: smithy on June 14, 2011, 03:45:17 PM
Quote
Kathi, are you sure it's really Pedro? (it's no good asking for photographic evidence - I've forgotten what he looks like...  )


 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
YAY
good to hear he's alive and kicking.
wagons got a lovely stance on it mate, nice n fat.

know all about the man flu, just getting over a doase of it myself. dont know how you do it up there with all those freezing temperatures mate ::) ;)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on June 14, 2011, 04:29:38 PM
Quote
are you sure it's really Pedro?

G'day Pete, Mark, Kathi, Jack & Dean, of course it's me, who else would be mad enough to be trying to restore a car while, moving house, renovating, going to work and looking after a sick wife ;), actually we just got back from Mezzas radiation treatment in Brissie and everything is going fine except that she now has the flu too, i'll whack up a couple of pics of the reno later if anyone is interested, right now I have 254 pm's to read through
                  Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on June 14, 2011, 06:35:53 PM
Good to hear all is well..


254 PM,S good luck with that.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on June 14, 2011, 06:42:08 PM
Well your back!!! It was getting a bit quiet.

Regards

Wayne B


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Ed on June 15, 2011, 11:26:36 AM
looks really good Pedro, love that stance.... what diff are you using?

Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on June 16, 2011, 09:23:53 PM
Great to see you back on here Pedro. Perhaps you could join a "reno" forum as well  :D.......Or have you? ??? ::)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on June 20, 2011, 11:24:58 AM
Quote
what diff are you using?

It's the Commodore one that I cut down ED, with Petes extra heavy duty 1" lowered saddles and the springs lowered by 1", It's probably a little lower than it will eventually be as it was loaded with parts for the move but that is the look I'm aiming for.

How's the ute coming along Wayne, it must be nice being up in the Isa at this time of year, It's bloody freezing down here in Boonah, -1 last night.

Quote
Perhaps you could join a "reno" forum as well

No, this is my third and final reno(famous last words ::)),after the last move we are planning on staying put here now.
                     Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on September 20, 2011, 11:47:34 AM
Hope all is well Pedro. We have not heard for a while and your page had almost dropped to Page 3. My ute is a bit slow at the moment but thats alright. Tax man came recently so we will see how much comes the FC way.

Regards

Wayne B


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: JB on January 21, 2012, 05:09:54 PM
Been more than 6 months Pedro... Where are you???


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on January 21, 2012, 08:51:56 PM
Oh I got all excited think he was ready for Perth  :'(


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on April 09, 2012, 08:55:57 PM
Quote
Been more than 6 months Pedro... Where are you???

Still here working on the house ::), I'm half way through the kitchen now and only the bathrooms to go, they won't take as long as I'm only changing one of them structurally to make it bigger, then it's only a matter of gyprocking, tiles, painting and fitting showers toilets etc.
Mez is doing well she has finished her treatment and has been given the all clear, hopefully she will be right from now on as it wasn't hereditary.

I know it's not FC related but here's a few pics of some of what I've done so far

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/1-1.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/5.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/9-1.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/8-1.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/7.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/3.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/8.jpg)

                              Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on April 09, 2012, 09:09:51 PM
Hey pedster, I'm glad mez is feeling better. The reno is looking good. I'll post up some pics of the chook house me and my boys made shortly. It's good to see that you are back on here. We got one of those goanna things for the wall. They look shit hot.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on April 09, 2012, 09:12:48 PM
What did it taste like afterall you "love animals - they taste great"  ;D. Good to see you do a post, bucket loads of work going on in the house.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: customFC on April 09, 2012, 09:53:32 PM
Hey Pedro.
You have a talent for many things.
Good to hear Mez is doing well.
Regards
Alex


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: DN2168 on April 09, 2012, 10:24:35 PM
Brother Pedro...Welcome back. House is looking great, awesome news about Mez.

Catch up soon,
                     Dean.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on April 15, 2012, 07:44:50 PM
G'day Deano, Wayne, Alex, Dean thanks for the welcome back, It's good to be starting to think about the wagon and getting involved with the old Holden scene again, speaking of I decided today that I'm going to take all the panels off the old girl and arange for an engineers inspection then the old girl is going to the paint shop ;D ;D ( providing she passes of course),  as soon as I made the decision I felt better than I have for ages :) :).

Quote
What did it taste like afterall you "love animals - they taste great"
That saying comes off one of my favorite shirts that my daughter bought me it usually gets a reaction from people ;)

Definately good to have Mez sfarting to get back to her old self she had me worried for a while there she's not just my wife but my best mate/life partner/drinking buddy ;) too nowadays.

How did you go in the floods Dean, I gather you didn't get washed away.
                  Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on April 15, 2012, 08:06:17 PM
Good call. Spend a bit of money for some certainty. Not putting any pressure but maybe this year the car might be finished. Anyway good to hear Mez is well. I hope she isn't "sfarting" but is starting to get back to her old self.

Rgds

Wayne b


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 28, 2012, 03:47:37 PM
Quote
I hope she isn't "sfarting" but is starting to get back to her old self

 ;D Missed that one somehow Wayne

Well the dodgee bros. extension on the shed is done so I could get all the spares and crap out of the way and start on the wagon, the old girl is stripped back ready to go and I'm all fired up, just have to paint the kitchen ceiling first ::)
 
(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010409.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010407.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010406.jpg)
          Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: DN2168 on May 28, 2012, 04:51:13 PM
Good to hear the house is almost finished (I think jodie's given up on getting ours finished :-[).

Looking forward to some updates & seeing the wagon with a bit of BLING!!!!

Dean.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on May 28, 2012, 10:02:37 PM
Dear uncle Pedro.

Could you please stop moving house and renovating etc etc.... And finish renovating your house on wheels. Please uncle Pedro... :'(


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 30, 2012, 12:12:02 PM
Quote
Good to hear the house is almost finished

Yeah, "almost" only half the kitchen, two bathrooms and the outside to go ::), doesn't matter though the place is now livable and I've promised myself at least one day a week on the FNC from now on, surprisingly even Mez has been encouraging me to get stuck into the wagon lately.

Ok Deano, seeing as you asked so nicely I promise never to move again and to start making some progress on the old girl ;), hope Kathi doesn't notice this or she'll be onto us for regular updates again :-X :-X
             Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FE 4 ME on May 30, 2012, 12:24:28 PM
G'Day Pedro,
  Good to see you here and hear Mez has the all clear...what great news... im so happy for you both.... enjoy every minute without that stress im sure must be so sweet now....

good to see you're getn back into plans for your wagon..... i wish you, your wife and your wagon the very best

look forward to updates

FE 4 ME


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NosFEratu on May 30, 2012, 12:53:33 PM
I promise never to move again and to start making some progress on the old girl ;), hope Kathi doesn't notice this or she'll be onto us for regular updates again :-X :-X
             Pedro

Too late  ;D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: jack_fc on May 30, 2012, 01:49:20 PM
Too late  ;D

foot in mouth, Pedro!

(for your sake, I hope that 'one day a week' has 24 hours of wagon time in it  :D And in the VERY remote chance that she doesn't harrass you sufficiently, I know of a few others who definitely WILL...  ;))



Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 31, 2012, 03:02:01 PM
Quote
foot in mouth, Pedro!

Doh, both feet I think, better make sure I get something done soon or I'll never hear the end of it :D

Thanks FE 4 ME, It's good to have Mez back to her old cheerfull self and for life to be coming back to normal.
                    Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FE 4 ME on May 31, 2012, 04:13:53 PM
 ;D  there will be pictures needed to prove that Pedro....they will be required i would imagine to keep Kathi's enthusiasm at bay !! ... but will never be able to quell her support   :D   ;)

A labour of love and to keep the peace   :D  a win, win

FE 4 ME


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: jack_fc on May 31, 2012, 08:56:05 PM


Pedro might be able to delay the inevitable by playing the "you show me yours and I'll show you mine" card...  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on June 04, 2012, 01:55:31 PM
Quote
Pedro might be able to delay the inevitable by playing the "you show me yours and I'll show you mine" card...

Well that backfired on me now I'll definitely have to come up with an update soon, does getting my number plates count, Mez bought them for me for my birthday coming up

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010426.jpg)

And before anyone asks It's because a mate and I had a business mucking about with early Holdens years ago and we always jokingly talked about working on the FnC or the HnR, FnJ etc and any combination with FC in it was already gone

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010428.jpg)

  Speed sensor.

            Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on June 04, 2012, 02:41:11 PM
Better than whats FCHOON stand for  is it something to do with you being overweight ?


Love the plates and the sensor looks stupendously easier than my set up i had.

Pete


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on June 05, 2012, 07:29:03 PM
Quote
Better than whats FCHOON stand for  is it something to do with you being overweight

How could anyone get being overweight out of FCHOON  ???, I've always taken it to mean you drive an FC and you're still a bit of a HOON.
                  Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NosFEratu on June 05, 2012, 09:35:28 PM
it's great to hear all has settled with Mez, it's been a very long and hard battle for her and your whole family.  I like Yosemite Sam!  :D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on June 06, 2012, 05:51:38 AM
just a few smart arses

fat
c--t
hoon


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FC427 on June 06, 2012, 07:49:17 AM
it's great to hear all has settled with Mez, it's been a very long and hard battle for her and your whole family.  I like Yosemite Sam!  :D
Pedro I'm so glad  Mez is on the mend and your thinking FC again ......FC427........


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FC427 on June 06, 2012, 07:51:39 AM
just a few smart arsesc--t
hoon

And hear I was thinking
FAT
CAT
HOON
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D....FC427........


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on June 06, 2012, 04:30:01 PM
Managed to get a day in today, so I fixed the compressor, bolted down the vice I've had for 25 yrs and never bothered to fit properely because we were always on the move(see I told you I was serious about staying Jack), finished organising the shed then did some work on the inertia seat belt mounts, glad I did after what I found in the pillar

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P10104442.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P10104472.jpg)

           Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FC427 on June 06, 2012, 07:30:42 PM
Pedro  have you checked with your engineer for the anchor points  ??? ??? ??? I have done this before and he required more than just a plate I made "C" section from 5mm plate fabricated to the profile that matched the upper and lower  sections of the B pillar cut 4mm groves in the door jams and back welded them before he was satisfied ......FC427.......


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on June 06, 2012, 08:46:07 PM
Thanks Mark I'll check, in Qld if I'd mounted it to the floor I only needed a 50mm x 75mm x 3mm plate, you can't see it in the pic but that is 5mm plate, I just replaced the seat belt on Mezza's VY and I couldn't believe how weak the mount was compared to what they make us do.
                Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 18, 2012, 10:28:48 AM
G'day all, finally managed to get a few moments on here, unfortunately my mates have discovered that I'm handy around the house and keep coming up with "small" projects they need help with, with my own reno still ongoing and working carpet laying when I'm needed even my weekends are taken up now, anyway enough whinging the engineer has been away for a couple of weeks so I hadn't been able to check with him till this morning re the seat belt mounts, he was happy with the way I've done them and gave me the go ahead to continue so I can get back to work on the old girl now, Phil at Carpliance has been really helpfull and said to send him some pics of the rear seat and pillar setup and he will throw a few ideas around re the best way to mount the rear seat belts in a wagon.
                   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on September 02, 2012, 04:02:03 PM
bet you can't top my fathers day, a card from my wife with a wad of cash in it and a message telling me to take some time for myself and work on my car, got a grin from ear to ear today ;D ;D ;D,
      Pedro



Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: snuff69 on September 02, 2012, 04:58:59 PM
Gotta be happy with that Pedro. Now make sure you do as your told  Dave


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: DN2168 on September 02, 2012, 05:45:52 PM
Good on ya Mez, you're a legend :-*

Dean.

PS. Hi Pedro  :P.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on September 02, 2012, 06:33:50 PM
Quote
Now make sure you do as your told

First time in my life I'm happy to do what I'm told ;) ;D ;D

G'day Dean, how's your eye.

Jack i know i promised you a few weeks back that i was going to get back to work on the wagon but i really do have a good excuse this time, not long after i made that comment i had a P-plater pull out from a give way sign right in front of my work van, I T-boned him and smashed up the front of the van and it's been a pain in the rectum lately    trying to dodgy up the van so i can work and dealing with insurance companies, anyway there "WILL" be a progress report before the end of this week.
               Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on September 02, 2012, 06:35:37 PM
Will be great to see a progress report Pedro.

PS Nice fathers day gift.

Regards

Wayne b



Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on September 03, 2012, 05:10:20 PM
Quote
Will be great to see a progress report Pedro.

Thanks Wayne it's great to be able to make some progress, my timing is right for once anyway work has died off at the moment so I'll be able to get stuck in this week, and yes Dean i think Mez is a legend too, just shows even after 32 years together they can still surprise you.

installed the flouro's i took out of the house into the shed over the weekend

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010016.jpg)

made a decent size bog board this morning

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010017.jpg)

then back to my favourite job ::)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010019.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010021-1.jpg)

Roof wasn't as straight as i thought

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010023-1.jpg)

                  Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: DN2168 on September 03, 2012, 05:36:49 PM
Just remember pedro.....you always feel better after a good bog ::)
Dean.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on September 03, 2012, 06:43:24 PM
Quote
Just remember pedro.....you always feel better after a good bog

 ;D ;D Yeah but it's a crap job ;)
           Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on September 03, 2012, 07:19:02 PM
Good luck rubbing looking good.

keep on rubbing.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: JB on September 03, 2012, 07:23:04 PM
So the race starts again... Lol!


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on September 05, 2012, 05:23:22 PM
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keep on rubbing

Rub rub sand sand rub rub sand sand rub rub sand sand rub rub, I still hate bogging  :( :( :D

Quote
Insert Quote
So the race starts again... Lol!

Not much of a race at the moment JB, three days on one panel that means I'll probably be finished around christmas-----2014  ::) ;D ;D

I went and saw the local painter yesterday to get a quote on him doing the bogging but he was booked up months ahead, lucky i did though because he told me what i was doing wrong, I was filling a low spot then sanding which created another low spot so i was going around and around in circles as each layer of bog can be harder or softer than those around it, he said to get it as straight as i could then skim coat the whole area, two coats and it was done ;D, I will put up pics later to show what i did, unfortunately photobucket is down at the moment.
          Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: weddo on September 05, 2012, 07:48:57 PM
"I'll probably be finished around christmas-----2014 "...........just in time for Tassie!!! ;D ;D ;D


regards

Weddo


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pbh0069 on September 06, 2012, 07:08:57 AM
hi Pedro
looking good, i am just starting to bog as well ( yeah i know HA HA ) and having the same problems
would like to see photos as soon as you can load them

cheers Phil.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Ed on September 06, 2012, 08:41:12 AM
Ive started using one of these piston sanders before finishing up by hand.

http://www.diytools.com.au/Straight-Line-Dual-Piston-Sander.html


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FC427 on September 06, 2012, 09:00:14 AM
Ive started using one of these piston sanders before finishing up by hand.
 ;D ;D ;D ;Dhttp://www.diytools.com.au/Straight-Line-Dual-Piston-Sander.html
Ed they are OK but slower than doing it manually if you get a chance try a Rupes electric stroke sander  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D.....FC427......


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Ed on September 06, 2012, 09:08:14 AM
Thanks for the tip Mark  :D


Also depends on what weight bog used, as to how well it sands.

The better stuff, just powders off and final finish using a skim coat of light weight filler.

just before it kicks I cheat and knock off any highs with a cheese grater file being careful not to pull holes in it if it's too soft.

and sand it just after it kicks and try not to let it set for long periods..
 
Apologies if you're already doing this, but I find these little things
all makes sanding less painful.

Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on September 06, 2012, 02:12:17 PM
Quote
"I'll probably be finished around christmas-----2014 "...........just in time for Tassie!!!

At least you won't have far to travel Weddo is it going to be near your place.

Here you go Phil, they finally fixed photobucket

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010025-2.jpg)

get the panel as straight as you can

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010026-1.jpg)

Skim coat the whole panel

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010029.jpg)

then sand it, had to do it twice to get all the hollows but it is so much easier this way

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010030.jpg)

Roof is harder to sand than i expected as it has no support behind

Funny you should mention "keep on rubbing" Pete, I didn't even give it a thought at the time but i grabbed an old t-shirt as a prepsol rag the other day

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010024-2.jpg)

Quote
Rupes electric stroke sander
sounds like fun to use Mark ;), unfortunately there's no money in the budget for new tools though, I'm feeling a lot more confident now i know where i was going wrong, had to go and do a small concrete slab first thing today but have gotten heaps of fiddly stuff done since, would you believe i'm actually looking foreward to doing the doors now :o

Thanks for the tips ED every little bit helps, better finish lunch and get back to it.
                  Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pbh0069 on September 06, 2012, 02:29:33 PM
Cheers Pedro

My budget is the same as yours

seeing how its done makes sense now

Thanks Phil. ;D ;D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on September 07, 2012, 04:40:14 PM
No worries Phil, what i did was type "how to apply bodyfiller" then "how to sand bodyfiller" into google, then spent ages watching videos and reading articles etc, made the job a lot easier.

Well the body would have been back in primer and guide coat this arvo but my tin of primer had gone off, will have to wait for morning now, the local auto shop didn't have metal spreaders so i checked out the local hardware and discovered these, they work really well and it was only just over $10 for a set of four, also the bog etc. was cheaper there so it definitely pays to shop around first.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010031.jpg)

             Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on September 08, 2012, 01:15:41 PM
Back in etch primer, didn't turn out too bad for a dodgee brother, still a few fiddly bits to finish off before i'm happy though.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010035.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/P1010036.jpg)
                          Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: jack_fc on September 08, 2012, 08:30:49 PM

Hey Pedro; great Fathers Day present!  8) (best you do what you're told, eh?  ;))

Good to see 'the show on the road again'  :)



Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on September 09, 2012, 01:12:52 PM
Quote
best you do what you're told, eh?

Yes uncle Jack :-X, good to see you back it's been too quiet without you.
                Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on September 09, 2012, 07:44:45 PM
I agree Jack. Hopefully by Christmas?

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pbh0069 on September 10, 2012, 06:25:43 AM
Hi Pedro

Went to hardware shop and got a s/steel one and done a back door

worked out HEAPS beater

Cheers Phil  :D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on September 20, 2012, 12:58:19 PM
So much for have some me time and work on the car ::), got offered the job of rebuilding the deck on the Boonah Motel, they were happy with my work and offered me the job of doing all their maintenance and i had to take it as work is hard to come by at the moment,  I'm just quickly typing this while i eat lunch but will be back to work on the car by the end of next week as by the look of it I've been put on a Christmas deadline ;).
                Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: zulu on September 20, 2012, 02:59:40 PM

mmmmmmmmmm, so, sounds like a tough contract there Pedro, nice cold refreshments while re building the deck ay
not to mention the counter lunch  ;D

good 1

Gary


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: hrpremier on October 11, 2012, 11:48:05 AM
Remember its not the size of your deck,  its what you do with it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQ7Ue5emo6I


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on November 14, 2012, 12:15:33 PM
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mmmmmmmmmm, so, sounds like a tough contract there Pedro, nice cold refreshments while re building the deck ay
not to mention the counter lunch

That sounds great to me too Gary, unfortunately it's the Boonah motel not hotel though, we've got three pubs in town so maybe i should go and put my name down for some handyman work there too, probably not a good idea really though as I'd never get anything done ;)

Quote
Remember its not the size of your deck,  its what you do with it.

I can think of half a dozen replies to that but none of them suitable for this site, so i'll just say yes it was good working on my deck outside in the fresh air for a change ::)

Managed to fit in doing all the door alignments and welded plates in the rear upper guard sections the other day, just had some new eyebrows delivered from rares so as soon as i can i'll weld them in and all the welding will be finished :)
                     Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on November 16, 2012, 07:24:26 PM
Well at least we have an update. Are you still sending it off for painting?

Rgds

Wayne b


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: JB on February 01, 2013, 06:31:22 AM
Where you at Pedro?

Any news on the rig?


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NosFEratu on February 01, 2013, 01:48:45 PM
I'm pretty sure Pedro's focus is on something other than cars at the moment.  I'm sure he'll pop on here when he feels he is able to.  :)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on February 11, 2013, 04:08:03 PM
Thanks Kathi and thanks for the support you and the other F4 crew have been giving us, Well here goes, I didn't want to say anything before Christmas as i didn't want to spoil Chrissy and lately i just haven't been motivated and didn't know what to say, Mez was given the all clear in October then in late November she started getting pains in her gut, so she had tests done and two days before Christmas they gave us the news, her cancer is back and it has spread to her liver, lungs, ribs and spine, the doctors said they can prolong her life through chemo but there is no cure, we had a couple of weeks sitting around crying and feeling sorry for ourselves but i have discovered through research the docs don't know everything and there are hundreds of cases where people have been cured using other methods so now we are feeling a lot more positive, we have changed to an alkaline diet as cancer thrives in an acidic environment and nearly everything we eat nowadays is acidic, we also started taking Percy Weston's powder a few weeks ago as well as Graviola/soursop powder and today Sir Jason Winters tea arrived so we will be starting on that too, something must be working as Mezza's blood count has gone from 1900 down to 500 in just a few weeks, she is eating more and has been able to cut out nearly all her pain medication also my skin cancers are starting to clear up, the wagon and the reno are on the backburner for now as i have had to take over the housework and look after Mez, well not much else to say at the moment hope everyone is well and your projects are coming together the way you want.
          Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: brett_f on February 11, 2013, 05:07:46 PM
Thats sad Pedro. I dont know you or Mez personally but i hope all goes well. It seems we all know someone that has or is going through the same situation. My wifes sister had an anurism on the brain. Got to hospital on time and had an op to fix it. Went to see her after op and all of a sudden she was swearing at everyone (didnt swear before). Wife left crying but doctors said this can happen. Next day all was well and talking normally. Everything looking good again. Go home and come back later and she was pronounced brain dead. What a kick in the guts that was. Where there is life there is always hope mate.
Regards Brett


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on February 15, 2013, 02:54:28 PM
Thanks Brett, sorry to hear about your sister in law, life can suck sometimes, you're right about there always being hope though and having a positive attitude is half the battle, thanks for the words of support so many people are afraid to say the wrong thing or don't know what to say so they say nothing and that is worse because it makes us feel like they don't care,  anyway Mez had her treatment again Wednesday and her blood/liver count is now down again that's a really good sign, the doc said down from just under a 1000 to 465 in 5 weeks and she has also cut out all painkillers so something she is doing is working, she has also added creamed cheese and flaxseed to her regimen now, you can look up any of these protocols on google.
                  Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on February 15, 2013, 04:00:53 PM
Good luck  Pedro and Mez

 its a very touchy subject with most people as most people know someone first hand that has gone thru it and know how painful the whole ordeal is.



Get well Mez

Pete


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: JB on February 15, 2013, 04:18:46 PM
You are correct Pedro... I have read and re read you post numerous times and haven't known even where to begin to say something.

We are all thinking of yourself and Mez and wish you all the best!

JB


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FE 4 ME on February 15, 2013, 10:55:09 PM
Wishing and thinking of you and Mez, Predo

we're all in your corner Mate


FE 4 ME


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on March 03, 2013, 04:35:44 PM
Thanks guys the fact you thought enough of us to say something says enough to me,  :) :) :)

Mez and i renewed our vows yesterday, we had a pretty dodgy wedding the first time 32 years ago so i thought i'd better do a better job of it this time, we had so much support from the town even though we've only lived here for two years, I'd like to thank our friends Peter and Chris Casey for the use of their wedding gardens and FC as well as every one else who donated their time and effort to make sure we had a great day, our daughters were the bridesmaids, Mezzas best friend was matron of honour and our son Levi was best man.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/DSC_0194.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/DSC_0099.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/DSC_0122.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/DSC_0127.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/DSC_0184.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/DSC_0268.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/DSC_0271.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/DSC_0274.jpg)

                      Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on March 03, 2013, 05:20:17 PM
Wow thats cool. Looks like a great day and to have your children all a part of it makes it even more special. May there be many more special days.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: zulu on March 03, 2013, 06:09:43 PM

Pedro,

What a lovely spot to redo the vows, congratulations to you both on such a long union and a tribe of great kids to boot

Regards and best wishes, Gary


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NosFEratu on March 03, 2013, 06:34:13 PM
So pleased for you, Mez and your family for how everything turned out yesterday - despite a few dark clouds, your love for each other shone through as bright as the sparkly bits on her dress!  :)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FC427 on March 03, 2013, 11:06:00 PM
Awesome Pedro just Awesome  ;D ;D ;D ;D......FC427........


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: customFC on March 04, 2013, 12:00:14 AM
Nicely done Pedro
Looks like a fantastic day.
The wife and kids looked beautiful, and I guess you didn't scrub up half bad either.
Nice to have the FC wagon as a backdrop for the photos.
Congratulations!!
Regards
Alex


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on March 15, 2013, 08:47:58 AM
Thanks it was a wonderful day, unfortunately Maryanne passed away at 11 pm last night, goodbye my beautiful girl you're in my heart forever :'( :'(
       Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: DN2168 on March 15, 2013, 08:56:16 AM
Oh shit Pedro, so sorry to hear that, thinking of you & your family.

Dean.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: KFH on March 15, 2013, 09:34:37 AM
Pedro I am very sorry for you and your family to hear your sad loss.  Take care.

Keith


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on March 15, 2013, 11:52:55 AM
So sorry for your loss mate...

Pete


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NosFEratu on March 15, 2013, 12:27:10 PM
Words cannot express tears Pedro. So very sorry for the loss of your soul mate.

John & Kathi


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: jack_fc on March 15, 2013, 01:24:55 PM


Pedro, devastating news; our thoughts are with you, mate...

We sincerely hope better times are ahead for you and your family.

Jack and Rita


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: brett_f on March 15, 2013, 01:47:55 PM
So sorry pedro. brett


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on March 15, 2013, 02:28:47 PM
Pedro, so sorry for your loss.

Josh.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: JOX515 on March 15, 2013, 02:53:49 PM
 :'(

Thinking of you Pedro.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fcwrangler on March 15, 2013, 04:26:55 PM
Pedro, reflect on all the good times you have shared, be comforted in the knowledge that she is in a better place and remember that you will always have your other forum family in times of need.
All the best for the future, Jim


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: JB on March 15, 2013, 04:57:51 PM
Thoughts are with you and yours mate.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: mcl1959 on March 15, 2013, 05:00:56 PM
Pedro, I don't know you in any other way than on this forum, but I feel as if I have followed your life story through your car and through your wife's illness. I am deeply saddened by your loss and hope that the sorrows of today will eventually be replaced by the great memories of the days gone by. My best wishes for you and your family through the funeral and after.

Ken


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on March 15, 2013, 05:51:54 PM
Well that is sad news. Like Ken and many others we only know you through the forum and for that we are all grateful that you have made your life a part of this forum. I wish you and your family well and I can only see better times ahead.

Take it easy.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: TTV6FC on March 15, 2013, 08:32:16 PM
Nothing I write here can possibly make you feel better at this very sad time mate but hopefully you can find some comfort in the fact that you have so many friends,family and forum members that genuinely care and are here for you.Jamie & Cheryl.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: slim on March 15, 2013, 09:36:31 PM
Pedro , i like Ken only know of you threw our interest in fc Holdens on this forum. Im deeply saddened for you mate.  SLIM


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: customFC on March 15, 2013, 09:42:16 PM
Hey Pedro
We are very sorry to hear of Maryanne's passing.
From what we read here over the years, it is obvious that you 2 had a very special bond that will never go away. Our thoughts are with you through this difficult time.
Regards
Alex


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCV08 on March 15, 2013, 10:20:52 PM
Pedro

Out thoughts are with you at this time.

I like many other only know you though the forum but feel your deep loss.

Regards

Craig D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Ole on March 15, 2013, 11:16:23 PM
Pedro, my deepest sympathy on the sad passing of your wife. Hopefully in the months to come you will find the strength and motivation to continue with the project that was obviously a big part of both of your lives. Make her proud. Best wishes Ole.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FE 4 ME on March 15, 2013, 11:45:37 PM
We're all sad by your news mate..... words mean nothing right now

try to find comfort with your love that will last forever... stick close to your family mate

 :'(


FE 4 ME


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: spybo on March 16, 2013, 01:50:09 AM
Thoughts are with you and your family.
Spyro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Not Happy Jan on March 16, 2013, 06:42:01 AM
Pedro
Maryanne looked beautiful in the wedding shots.
I hope she didn't suffer.
So sorry for you and your kids loss.
Nick


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on March 17, 2013, 11:43:18 PM
Pedro
I really don't know what to say. You know you can PM any of us for a sounding board in future or if you need anything.
Deano, Sally and family.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on March 26, 2013, 11:30:00 AM
Thanks for all the kind words and support folks, we had the funeral friday and it was a beautiful day, everyone wore something pink for her she would have laughed at me in a pink shirt, over a hundred people came that was how popular and well loved she was, she had such a good heart and loving nature she left an impression on everyone she met, It all feels like a bad dream and I miss her so much.
             Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NosFEratu on March 26, 2013, 02:17:36 PM
Remember that you have a lot of family, friends and forum members who care for you Pedro and will be there for support in the tough times ahead that you are still yet to face.   :-* :-*


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: jack_fc on March 26, 2013, 04:22:13 PM

Pedro

X 2 what Kathi just said...  Hang in there, mate

(and I hope 'the tough times ahead' don't include being pestered yet again on the phone by some old fart...  ;) :))



Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: DN2168 on March 26, 2013, 05:56:08 PM
Add another one to that list Pedro  ;D.

Dean.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: RichFC on March 27, 2013, 12:14:47 PM
Pedro,
        I've only just read your thread today along with all the replies and responses from forum members.
        I am so sorry to hear the sad news brother ! No words or sentiment will ever fill the void or the feeling of loss you are experiencing
        right now, but as alot of us dont know each other personally except through the forum words are all we have.
        That being said, I wish you and your family all the very best and hope that you find some comfort in knowing that we have all
        been moved by your story and your openess in sharing it with us. God bless ! Rich.           


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: steamman on March 27, 2013, 09:44:46 PM
Very sorry to here of your loss Pedro,our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Deano.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: VAN059 on March 28, 2013, 06:46:26 AM
Pedro,

Sorry to hear of your, and your family's loss. Your in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Marc


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FE 4 ME on March 30, 2013, 12:17:14 PM
Hey Pedro,

  Thankx for the update, it must be hard to be motivated at this time.... be strong mate, be strong in reaching out to your family, friends and all those on here who are your Holden family, even if it's just to talk, vent out, cry if need be.

I've only met you once on our QLD FE/FC Holden drive day out, a brief converstion over the table while we had lunch, but never-the-less we are all mates on here and support you in our concerns and thoughts.....

I'm sure i speak on behalf of most of us on here, feel free to contact us via PM or phone numbers to talk, get a group together or just to get out of the house.....  whatever helps you through this "Bad Dream" Mate, we're all here to help you.....

God Bless your path in this dark hour 


FE 4 ME 


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on April 08, 2013, 11:44:28 AM
Thanks again for the kind words and support, It's been 3 1/2 weeks already but it isn't getting any easier, I've had heaps of support from friends and family but at this point in time i just want to be on my own to think things through, I'm still having trouble believing it's happened it's hard to accept after being together for 33 yrs, Sorry FE 4 ME but i think you must have met the other Pedro, I met him at a swap meet about a year ago he drives an FC wagon rides a Triumph and his nickname is Pedro, talk about a small world.
              Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on April 18, 2013, 12:42:23 PM
Just got a call from the panel beater/painter,  the old girl goes in for a paint job in two weeks  8), I'd better get my arse into gear and finish welding the guards.
         Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on April 18, 2013, 12:44:42 PM
Oh and by the way JB, looks like the race is back on ;)
       Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: JB on April 18, 2013, 03:00:45 PM
 ;D Done!!! I am going as hard as I can from 2500km away.

The painter is hoping for it next week.

Don't like his chances.

Looking at your last shots we are at the same spot, although I cant remember if you had the donk running yet?

Good to have you back mate, you have been missed!



Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NosFEratu on April 18, 2013, 03:53:07 PM
so glad to hear you are getting back into the wagon Pedro - now, on what day can we expect our weekly updates?  ;)  ;D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: jack_fc on April 18, 2013, 06:42:48 PM
now, on what day can we expect our weekly updates?  ;)  ;D

Great news, Pedro!  :) :)   (but see what you've let yourself in for... again! ;D)





Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FC427 on April 18, 2013, 10:22:57 PM
Great to hear you back on the wagon Pedro  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D .......FC427........


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: DN2168 on April 18, 2013, 10:54:53 PM
Welcome back Kotter  :P


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on April 21, 2013, 01:07:43 PM
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although I cant remember if you had the donk running yet?

No you're ahead of me on the engine and wiring, looks like i have a slight advantage though as mines only about 30 meters away ;)

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now, on what day can we expect our weekly updates?

Yeah Jack, me and my big mouth, although i do have a certain photo of someone when they were younger that could be used to persuade(blackmail) a certain person into going easy on me ;D ;D

Good to be back and it's good to be back working on the wagon i need something else to think about at the moment, I'm getting stuck in first thing tomorrow as i'm hoping to get the wiring sorted too before she goes in for paint and before i have to go back to work.
                  Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on April 21, 2013, 02:10:47 PM
Good to see you back old mate.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NosFEratu on April 21, 2013, 03:56:51 PM
Yeah Jack, me and my big mouth, although i do have a certain photo of someone when they were younger that could be used to persuade(blackmail) a certain person into going easy on me ;D ;D

Shame on you Pedro - you really think that would stop me?  ;D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: jack_fc on April 21, 2013, 04:36:35 PM
although i do have a certain photo of someone when they were younger that could be used to persuade(blackmail) a certain person into going easy on me ;D ;D
                  Pedro

Forget about it, Pedro...  she wouldn't have sent us that photo without assessing its blackmail capacity first!

(and I figure its blackmail capacity is around about -5 on a scale of zero to +10...  ;))

cheers, jack


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FC427 on April 21, 2013, 10:10:54 PM
Forget about it, Pedro...  she wouldn't have sent us that photo without assessing its blackmail capacity first!

(and I figure its blackmail capacity is around about -5 on a scale of zero to +10...  ;))

cheers, jack
Jack watch out the TRAIN is coming  :o :o :o :o :o.......FC427.........


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on April 22, 2013, 04:49:17 PM
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Shame on you Pedro - you really think that would stop me?

Doh, and here was me thinking i finally had the advantage, should have known better after six years of trying ::) ;D ;D

Well didn't end up getting as early a start as i planned but got one side done

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0258.jpg) ($2)

The shape of these rare spares eyebrows is a bit out

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0261.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0262.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0266.jpg) ($2)

Merv and had a new addition to the family a few months ago, Tank (AKA mini Merv)
          Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 03, 2013, 04:35:40 PM
Well the old girl is out of my hands now for the first time in a long while and the shed looks bare, spent this week doing all the fiddly bits and re doing all the FC wiring and as much commodore as i could, took her to the auto sparky this morning then she goes straight in for paint ;D ;D ;D ;D
            Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCV08 on May 03, 2013, 04:36:48 PM
Well done Pedro.

Looking forward to seeing it in colour.

Cheers

Craig


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on May 04, 2013, 07:36:21 AM
Good stuff Pedro. We all want to see it in paint.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: JB on May 04, 2013, 07:58:49 AM
Yes we do Pedro, but not before mine!  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 04, 2013, 08:25:17 AM
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but not before mine!

I'm trying hard to  ;), I want to see the old girl in paint too it's getting exciting alright thinking about how she will look all shiny ;D ;D, Pete are there any other air intakes for the rb30, i'm looking for something a little shorter rather than trying to squeeze it all in, the skyline ones are slightly different but no shorter, i'm going to check out a performance shop today and see what is available.
      Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on May 04, 2013, 10:45:59 AM
You need the air flow meter just run the stock parts with a pod filter  ill find a photo


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 04, 2013, 02:08:01 PM
The queenslander Pedro
went to his shed bro,
to work on his FnC
but when he got there
the shed it was bare,
so he went and had a beer instead ::) :D :D

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0268.jpg) ($2)

Just got back from the nut and bolt shop, they have these door hinge bolts with an allen key head now, should make them easier to get out in the future

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0269.jpg) ($2)

I know what you mean Pete but i was thinking of something that came straight across the top of the engine with the air flow sensor and pod on the end, my thoughts were to get a piece of exhaust pipe the right size and weld on fittings for the breathers then it would sit at 90 deg. to the engine and would be a lot neater, would the heat from the engine affect the sensor though?
            Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 04, 2013, 02:18:50 PM
Doesn't show the whole thing but you mean like this Pete

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/07Berrima069-1.jpg) ($2)

    Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on May 04, 2013, 04:33:19 PM
Yeah like that ..

I have a real stumpy set up somewhere i used in my car the first time it was straight and very short.

Leave it with me i have a heap of alloy bends ill nock something up thru the week for ya..

Just gotta get NES,S stuff out the road first..
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/Picture008_zps264ae773.jpg) ($2)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 06, 2013, 11:31:37 AM
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Leave it with me i have a heap of alloy bends ill nock something up thru the week for ya..

Thanks Pete that would be great 8), an alloy one sounds better than me making one out of steel and painting it, that way i'll be able to polish it up and make it all shiny ;D ;D, just got back from the sparky she's all finished but she wouldn't start, we didn't have the airflow meter in place just hooked up but the sparky said it should still run like that, there's a bit of a fuel leak on the hose from the pump so we are hoping there's just not enough pressure, the sparky thinks the injectors could have rusted shut because she has sat for three years, I'm not sure on that one as i've always had carbs. before, going to pick her up shortly so i'll find out once i can get her home and work through my way through the system to find the problem, then do the nutserts and take her to the paint shop tomorrow arvo.
     Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on May 06, 2013, 12:18:21 PM
It should cough but hook airflow meter up and block off fuel return hose with vice grips as the fuel return valve may be open .
Make sure fuel going into the right hose hole may be arse about .
See if it has spark.

Pete


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 06, 2013, 12:55:49 PM
Thanks Pete i'll check those things out, I can't fit the air flow meter up without extending the wiring and there's not much point doing that if i'm going to run a shorter air intake, just waiting on my son in law to come round with his 4wd to tow the trailer, I don't think the old work van would pull it up our hill.
        Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on May 06, 2013, 01:18:51 PM
you can put the airflow meter straight into the intake at the throttle body and block that bigger air hose off.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 06, 2013, 05:31:23 PM
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Make sure fuel going into the right hose hole may be arse about .

Correct Pete you win the prize ;D, I had the hoses on the wrong way around ???, had the old girl fired up this arvo, unfortunately i also discovered when i put water in the radiator nearly all the hoses to the manifold had perished from sitting for three years so i whipped the manifold off, it will give me a chance to do a bit of painting and polishing anyway while it's sitting in the paint shop, also the oil pressure light only dims when she's running so i checked and there was fresh oil in the tappet cover but it looked a bit milky, so i did an oil and filter change and when i checked the new filter had filled with oil so she's definitely pumping, the idiot light might work on a different amps or something but i'll get an oil pressure gauge before i run the engine again.
          Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on May 06, 2013, 05:54:29 PM
Yeah the oil light wont work mine didnt and id say the vl motor would be stuffed if you used a grey motor sender and the light actually came on.

put a guage in your under dash holster you got .


Do you want a short straight intake or one with a bend like stock ?

pete


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 06, 2013, 08:56:11 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/th_SAM_0273.jpg) ($2)

I was thinking short and straight Pete, my only concern is the heat from the extractors affecting the airflow sensor and it sucking in hot air.
          Pedro



Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 06, 2013, 08:59:31 PM
That pic is actually a video but it doesn't show it, just click on the pic to make it work
         Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on May 07, 2013, 06:01:03 AM
Cool always makes you more enthusiastic when they run..

Ill had a look last night i used a bit of 3inch alloy and stepped it down in the bead roller as they are an odd size pipe. It will have a notch underneath to clear the rocker cover otherwise it will rubb on the rocker cover. so the airflow meter will start at the edge of the rocker cover out.
The only thing is i used a pod filter. looks a bit long maybe you need to run a mushroom type filter they are a lot stumpier.

will take a pic tonight.


Pete


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 07, 2013, 02:47:51 PM
Thought i had this pic on here but i can't seem to find it, this is the colour scheme i'm going with, if i remember correctly i think Alex photoshopped this for me.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/image002-1.jpg) ($2)

And one i coloured myself

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/redandblack.jpg) ($2)

         Pedro



Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NosFEratu on May 07, 2013, 04:56:53 PM
I'm very impressed with how you managed to keep within the lines Pedro!  :P   ;D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCV08 on May 07, 2013, 08:35:03 PM
Pedro

The scheme looks very smart.

Cheers


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: jack_fc on May 08, 2013, 08:57:03 AM

Looks dangerously cool, Pedro!

(in a marine context, red and black combined indicate an 'isolated danger'...  ;))

Waiting for pics of the real deal   :)

cheers, jack


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 08, 2013, 06:16:25 PM
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I'm very impressed with how you managed to keep within the lines Pedro!

Thanks it was hard work getting the mouse pointer in the right spot on the paint thingamajig  ::) :D

Thanks guys i like it too (obviously) ::) might be a bit dangerous Jack the red makes them go faster remember ;), and don't worry the pics will be up here about 5 minutes after i take them ;D ;D
         Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 09, 2013, 02:23:39 PM
Well the wagon has gone to the paint shop at last, he reckons about three or four weeks.
             Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on May 09, 2013, 04:12:41 PM
Great Pedro!


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FC253 on May 10, 2013, 10:29:25 AM
Hi Pedro the colour looks great ,What wheels and size tyres are you using ?
Gordon


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 10, 2013, 03:46:39 PM
Yeah can't wait to see it in real life, it's going to be a two pack job so she'll be nice and shiny, I'm just running the pursuit rims for now Gordon, i'm trying to cut costs as much as i can at the moment plus i don't mind the look of them myself, a bit old school, some chrome dress rims and centres should fancy them up a bit, 7's on the rear and six's on the front to clear the HR steering arms, I've got 205's on them at the moment but i reckon i could get away with 225's on the rear, not sure about the front yet if they scrape i might have to go back to 195's.
   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: jack_fc on May 10, 2013, 06:34:36 PM
i don't mind the look of them myself, a bit old school, some chrome dress rims and centres should fancy them up a bit,    Pedro

me too, Pedro... I had 6 and 8" on my HK ute; the rims and stock plastic centre caps painted with 'aluminium' paint, chrome bullet nuts, wheel centres in satin black - cheap and looked real cool (to me anyhow  ::))...

Spun ally bullet centres (instead of the stock centre caps) and chrome bullet nuts might suit the wagon?

or go completely left of centre and paint the rims/centres in matching red and black??

whichever way you go, it's gunna look the goods  8) 8) 8)



Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on May 10, 2013, 07:27:00 PM
The red and black looks great mate.

Its only about 28 sleeps  ;D

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on May 13, 2013, 10:40:16 AM
Pedro
Heres the new nutserts into 4mm the grip range is 4 to 7mm notice they are knurled.
Will shoot em off.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/13/8abe5uba.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/13/ype3ebar.jpg)

Pete


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 13, 2013, 01:03:09 PM
Thanks Pete they look great, heaps better than my effort with the shorter ones,

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0286.jpg) ($2)

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Spun ally bullet centres (instead of the stock centre caps) and chrome bullet nuts might suit the wagon?
Sounds interesting Jack i'll have to look into it when i get to that stage I'd rather have some wheels like Pete's but somehow i don't think they would fit (the wagon or my finances), I'm still having enough trouble deciding on the dash colour scheme at the moment, black dash with red glove box and instrument panel, red dash with black glove box and instrument panel, red dash with chrome glove box and instrument panel, top of the dashboard same as the bottom or satin black, I'm a bit concerned about glare off the top has anyone who has painted their top section in colour and shiny had much trouble with it,

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Its only about 28 sleeps

Only 28 :o, it's probably a bit silly really because I've waited all this time but now i'm getting excited and can't wait ::) :D :D

          Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCV08 on May 13, 2013, 07:27:54 PM
Pedro

Mine is coloured and shiny. Yes there is glare but nothing too bad

Cheers Craig


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: JB on May 13, 2013, 08:17:00 PM
Painted the van the same colour... Looked great... Going the same with the ute.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: jack_fc on May 13, 2013, 08:20:07 PM
Pedro, maybe it depends on what colour(s) you've got planned for above the door trims?

And the rest of the interior?

I've got shiny mid/dark blue on the top of my dash - the reflections are only a minor annoyance on the odd occasion. Go shiny I reckon...

And no doubt you've considered all shiny black? (if not, you better have a good reason why not - I can think of someone else who may be keen on that option  ;))

cheers, jack
 


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 14, 2013, 10:06:01 AM
Thanks for the input guys looks like it's going to be shiny, still might do it black on top though for a bit of contrast or there will be too much red.

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And the rest of the interior?

Any colour but grey hey Jack ;)

Quote
And no doubt you've considered all shiny black? (if not, you better have a good reason why not - I can think of someone else who may be keen on that option

Ummm, Ahhh, THANKS MATE :o, breaks into cold sweat, how can i put this without offending anyone, while i do like all black cars it's not what i'm aiming for with my build after all haven't we all said on here many times that we all have different tastes and it would be a boring old world if we all did the same thing, whether it be standard or custom or black or white, how's that do you think that will get me out of trouble with all the black car owners out there (and a certain one in particular) ;) ;D ;D
              Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: jack_fc on May 14, 2013, 10:33:48 AM

Yep, Pedro; that should keep you out of trouble  ;) :)

but I was only referring to an all-black dash, and even then it would depend on the rest of the interior paint and seat/doortrim/carpet colours...

Red dash with black dashtop sounds though  8)

And you're still not telling us what your thoughts are for the rest of the interior - I'm thinking that this might have a big impact on the dash colour selection...

cheers, jack

ps   if there's any GREY inside at all, Stinky will shoot you; and if his aim is poor, I'll finish the job!  ;) ;D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 14, 2013, 10:56:22 AM
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ps   if there's any GREY inside at all, Stinky will shoot you; and if his aim is poor, I'll finish the job!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D How about an all grey interior, do you think that would push him over the edge ;)

The plan for the interior is to reupholster everything in the original black and red theme, my aim is to have the old girl looking as original as possible the only things that will give it away will be the buckets, console and wheels, I'm going to have to just run seat covers and do the door cards myself for now though, by the time i pay for paint, chrome and all the other bits and pieces that still need to sorted i'll be spending around $10.000 in the next few weeks anyway so upholstery will have to wait.
            Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NES304 on May 14, 2013, 01:30:40 PM
my aim is to have the old girl looking as original as possible the only things that will give it away will be the wheels,

Thats my plan...


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NosFEratu on May 14, 2013, 10:33:00 PM
Ummm, Ahhh, THANKS MATE :o, breaks into cold sweat, how can i put this without offending anyone, while i do like all black cars it's not what i'm aiming for with my build after all haven't we all said on here many times that we all have different tastes and it would be a boring old world if we all did the same thing, whether it be standard or custom or black or white, how's that do you think that will get me out of trouble with all the black car owners out there (and a certain one in particular) ;) ;D ;D
              Pedro

Reasonably well said Pedro - I would have been inclined to say "it gets a little boring and, unfortunately, sometimes embarrassing when one attempts to replicate the ultimate in good taste only to fail".

I think it's extremely admirable of you to recognise and admit your shortcomings so as not to embarrass yourself further.  :-* :-* :-*


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 15, 2013, 09:46:12 AM
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Thats my plan...

Sounds like a good plan to me NES, personally i like FE/FC's as they were built I'm just not too fond of the old mechanicals, pity GMH didn't do a V8 option like they did with other models.
   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 15, 2013, 09:55:52 AM
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Reasonably well said Pedro - I would have been inclined to say "it gets a little boring and, unfortunately, sometimes embarrassing when one attempts to replicate the ultimate in good taste only to fail".

I think it's extremely admirable of you to recognise and admit your shortcomings so as not to embarrass yourself further.

Remind me not to get into a debate with you Kathi you have a certain way with words :o :o, all i can say is are you talking from experience :P :P ;D ;D
           Pedro

P.S. It's going to be partly black don't i get any pudding points for that ;)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NES304 on May 15, 2013, 01:15:12 PM
Sounds like a good plan to me NES, personally i like FE/FC's as they were built I'm just not too fond of the old mechanicals, pity GMH didn't do a V8 option like they did with other models.
   Pedro

Wouldn't it have been nice


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on May 15, 2013, 04:34:34 PM
Pedro, don't say the word "spend", say "money i will be investing". Sort of sounds less heartbreaking for everyone reading  :'( :'( :'(


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCV08 on May 15, 2013, 10:11:13 PM
Pedro

Would have been easier to fit a more model V8 later in their life if they came out with one as original  ::) ::) ::)

Upholstery colours sound great. I'm with Jack, Red Dash Facsia and Black Top, shold look fantastic.

Can you PM you mobile number as I want to head down your way in a couple of weeks and would like to ctah up for a coffee or beer (your choice).

Cheers

Craig D

 


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 16, 2013, 08:45:48 AM
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Pedro, don't say the word "spend", say "money i will be investing". Sort of sounds less heartbreaking for everyone reading

Actually with the way prices have gone lately old Holdens have become a good investment (if you can do most of the work yourself, still feels like throwing money into a bottomless pit though ;) ;D ;D

Yeah it would have made life a lot easier for us if they had been fitted with a V8 as a standard option because they would have had to fit a stronger front end, chassis, brakes etc., oh well can't have everything easy i suppose, i'll pm my ph. no. as for the beer or coffee i'm quite partial to both but it will depend on the time of day you get here, my day starts with tea/coffee and ends with beer or wine or rum ;).
    Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 16, 2013, 01:21:48 PM
Rivnuts arrived today thanks Pete 8), i'll go over the panelbeaters first thing in the morning and give them a go.
              Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 17, 2013, 10:05:37 AM
Doh, just realised i called them rivnuts again, Nutserts are done, borrowed a tool to do them with and it was so easy, once i had the holes drilled it only took about ten minutes to fit them, thanks again for sending them up Pete and thanks for the advice, nothing i can do on the body now it's all up to the painter, time to start painting all the bits i haven't done yet, assembling the grill and polishing trim etc.
      Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on May 17, 2013, 07:14:22 PM
So where is the best place on a body to use your nuts? Any links would be appreciated. I can't remember the threads but remember i needed to get them for a reason  :-[


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NES304 on May 17, 2013, 07:19:43 PM
So where is the best place on a body to use your nuts?
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAH

I wet myself


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 17, 2013, 07:30:13 PM
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So where is the best place on a body to use your nuts?

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D Deano so many smart arse comments come to mind at the moment but i don't think i'd better say them on here, (especially after a few rumbos) ::) ;D ;D ;D ;D

You know how the top of the guards and grill have those coarse thread crappy bolts that always strip, you drill them out and fit the nutserts and then they take a normal thread bolt.
   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on May 17, 2013, 07:37:59 PM
Have u eva heard of them falling out. I worry my nuts will come loose and I will loose them on our dodgy dirt tracks here. Have u ever known of people loosing their nutserts? Sometimes I put nuts that occasionally fall off, in the missus's handbag, so I can find them later. She isn't interested in my nuts at all anymore now that I am onto my fifth projects (all on the go at once). I bought a 1956 vintage truck today Pedro. Might have to get my nutserts in quick smart! What thickness bolt do u use, or does that depend on the size of ya nuts? The missus doesn't like thick..............


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 17, 2013, 08:10:28 PM
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Have u eva heard of them falling out

Nah mate, it'll tighten your nuts right up and you'll never lose them again ;) and just be careful your wife's handbag doesn't have a zipper when you're putting your nutserts in there ::) ;D, too technical to find the sizes and stuff at the moment i'll find it for you in the morning, unless Pete beats me to it ;), good luck with your latest project, you must like living on the edge or you've got a tolerant missus ;)
       Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on May 17, 2013, 08:25:07 PM
been together 18 years so deserves a tolerance award.  :D :D :D im mainly asking thickness cos want to know if there is a minimum for engineers


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on May 17, 2013, 08:26:05 PM
oh and Pete has no time for chit chat  :)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on May 17, 2013, 08:29:02 PM
Im here

http://www.ovesco.com.au/products.php?catname=Threaded%20Inserts%20and%20Tooling&cat=8&sub=31&subname=Threaded%20Inserts


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 21, 2013, 07:03:17 PM
Did you get the info you wanted from Pete's post Deano, I can give you the size of the ones i used if you want.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0309.jpg) ($2)

Got all the parts ready to take to get rechromed apart from the headlight surrounds which are at the painters, can anyone think of anything i've missed.
   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCV08 on May 21, 2013, 07:07:37 PM
Pedro

What about the steering column bracket?

Cheers

Craig D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on May 21, 2013, 07:18:49 PM
Bonnet hinges ?

The 2 little tail light ones are stainless as well they buff up..

Getting closer..


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: zulu on May 21, 2013, 08:28:16 PM

Pedro

Not sure if it would be less expensive, but Rares now have repro exterior door handles that I have heard are very good, but have not tried myself

Also, be careful where you send the die cast items, as these can easily be stuffed up
Electroplating Technologies in Queanbeyan are a bit exy but specialise in die cast stuff

Regards, Gary


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on May 21, 2013, 08:36:11 PM
I have a full set of repro handles here .

quality looks excellent for the price..


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: KFH on May 21, 2013, 08:37:56 PM
Internal door handles?  May be just as easier/cheaper to get replacement ones.  Gold Coast Electroplating at Biggera Waters, Gold Coast did mine.  Ask for Kevin.  He did mine.  Very pleased with the results.  PM me if you want further details and I'll give you the information you need and who to see.

Keith


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NES304 on May 21, 2013, 08:40:15 PM
Grill surrounds.... the centre bits can be buffed


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 22, 2013, 10:33:38 AM
Thanks everybody lots of good ideas there so i'll do one at a time, I thought about the steering column bracket but i bought one of those gauge mounts so you won't see it, I'm pretty happy with the silver on the bonnet hinges so i'll cut costs there ;), i missed the tail light separator bits thanks Pete so i'll grab them back out, I haven't used this chromer before so i'll have to have a chat with him and make sure he grinds out all the corrosion on the die cast stuff properly, not sure on the exterior door handles the new ones are $70 each so i'm waiting to ask how much to rechrome them, I have a huge box of internal door handles i've collected over the years so they aren't a problem and unfortunately Biggera is an hour and a half's drive away whereas  the one at Yamanto is 20 minutes away and they do all types of chroming, I forgot to mention the grill when i asked the question, i had that rechromed about 2 1/2 years ago and at that time i also got a Stinky hoodlining, a full rubber kit and a trim clip kit so that will cut out a big chunk of the costs now, the one we all missed was the interior light holder but i can't run that as when i welded the rust in the pillars i blocked them up  ::) and now i can't get the wires up there , I'm going to fit four interior lights instead two in the kick panels and two in the rear cargo area where the cardboard covers go, i'm planning on taking it all up tomorrow morning so i'll let you know what the bloke says, thanks again for all your suggestions.
          Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NES304 on May 22, 2013, 11:24:38 AM
Hijacking the thread here.... What's the best way to care for stuff that's been rechromed then? I noticed my front bar (was done 6 years ago and never seen water) is coming up with rust spots... >:(


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 22, 2013, 11:54:05 AM
Some people use WD spray but i've always used polish, they achieve the same result though it's like the paint on your car the polish doesn't allow the water/moisture to penetrate, but if you don't apply any polish for a long time the paint gets chalky the water gets through and bingo you've got rust.
        Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 22, 2013, 01:51:08 PM
Pete do you think i should replace the injectors while i've got the intake manifold apart and if yes can i upgrade them for a bit more performance.
    Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on May 22, 2013, 02:08:27 PM
I would bother upgrading computer is stock so they only get what the computer tells them.
Wouldnt hurt to get them ultrasonic cleaned and new o ring seals but.

Pete


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on May 22, 2013, 02:39:05 PM
Well that writing looks like i was pissed.

Dont text in traffic..
What i meant was i would not upgrade injectors leave them stock as fuel econmy is excellent and their is no real gain unless you put a GTS can or something into the engine..

Same as what i said change the seals in the head and check injector fuel tubes for cracks.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Paul In Ireland on May 22, 2013, 11:01:15 PM
purple polish for chrome is the dogs nuts I reckon


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: DN2168 on May 23, 2013, 08:51:18 AM
So Paul...do you have to wait till the Dog's nuts go really dark purple before using them to polish your chrome?  ??? ::) :o :P ;D

Dean.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Paul In Ireland on May 23, 2013, 09:59:06 AM
 ;D - yeah....

http://www.calcustom.com.au/california-custom-catalogue/purple-metal-polish


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: jack_fc on May 23, 2013, 10:23:04 AM

I use this stuff on chrome and stainless trim - it's good...


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 23, 2013, 01:30:28 PM
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So Paul...do you have to wait till the Dog's nuts go really dark purple before using them to polish your chrome?

 :-X :-X :-X :-X :D :D
  Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on May 23, 2013, 10:46:08 PM
I have a suggestion, u could try one of those solar powered garden lights. Just make sure your little solar collector is on the parcel shelf   ???


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 24, 2013, 02:54:21 PM
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Insert Quote
I have a suggestion, u could try one of those solar powered garden lights. Just make sure your little solar collector is on the parcel shelf

Yeah i could put it on the shelf next to the little dog with the nodding head ::), if i had a shelf that is you may have failed to notice but it's a wagon Deano :P :P ;D ;D, when i was rewiring the old girl i ran extra wires to the back for rear interior lights, reversing lights and separate indicators.

When i went up to Ipswich yesterday the chrome plating place had shut down ages ago so ended up going to the Gold coast today, went to the place you recommended at Biggera Keith, met Kev and he came across as a decent sort of bloke who knows what he is talking about, he is going to grind all the corrosion out of the die cast bits and straighten out any little dents in the rest, for those contemplating getting chrome work done the exterior door handles are roughly $45 bucks each for rechroming compared to $70 bucks for the cheap imports and he said the old ones are a lot better quality, bumpers are $450 each, and the whole cars worth is about $2000, not too bad really for every bit of chrome on the old girl.

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What i meant was i would not upgrade injectors leave them stock as fuel economy is excellent and their is no real gain unless you put a GTS can or something into the engine
No worries thanks Pete, most of my driving will be on the open road anyway so i guess there's no point in me turning it into a petrol sucking monster, i'll just get the injectors cleaned, got the intake manifold in getting powder coated gloss black, I'm doing the tappet cover in sting red and the extractors silver, so that should dress things up a bit.
    Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCV08 on May 24, 2013, 02:58:55 PM
Pedro

I got my extractors ceramic coated and they look heaps better than being painted. Ceramic coating also eliminates a lot of radiant heat under the bonnet from the exhaust system.

Reasonably priced as well and looks very neat.

The place I got them done was at Archerfield in Brissie.

Cheers

Craig


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 24, 2013, 03:08:26 PM
Sounds good Craig, it would have to last a lot longer than heat proof paint too, would you have the name of the place where you went.
    Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCV08 on May 24, 2013, 03:11:09 PM
Pedro

Competition Coatings
U1/14 Rodwell St Archerfield Brisbane, QLD 4108 Australia
Phone:(07) 3277 9123

Cheers

Craig D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 24, 2013, 03:28:24 PM
I don't know if this will be approved of by the moderators or not so i won't put any rants on here about why this isn't common knowledge, but there are a lot of blokes on here my age who would probably have skin cancers and after what i've been through if i can save one life it will be worth it, I got sick and tired of going to the docs and getting my skin cancers cut out, burnt off and dry iced and then a few months later they come back anyway, while i was doing research trying to find something to help with Mezza's cancer i found this stuff called black salve, if you google it you can find plenty of testimonials, photo's and videos of people who have used it plus after i started using it i found plenty of people around here that have been using it too, they have been using it on horses for years and it has been around for hundreds of years.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/1-2.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/2-2.jpg) ($2)

Day 1

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/3-2.jpg) ($2)

Day2

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0316.jpg) ($2)

Day3, the cancers are dead and you can see the eschars starting to form after about a week or so they fall out roots and all and you are left with a clean hole which heals over with no scarring.
  Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 24, 2013, 03:34:31 PM
Thanks Craig i'll give them a ring.

With the post above i forgot to say you can see all the small cancers around the main one where it was spreading if i'd let the doc. cut it out like he wanted to he would have missed the small ones and that's why they keep coming back.
    Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on May 24, 2013, 06:24:09 PM
Hey Pedro

I got me nuts all sorted. Won't be long and I will need to squish them into the hole , 'I've  been thinking of where else you could put the solar panel. You could make up a big ass solar panel and use it for solar collection and one of those wagon spoilers. Then if u ever go camping, there will be plenty of power.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 24, 2013, 06:36:21 PM
Do you know how to squish your nuts into the hole mate ::), i think JB described it on his post using a flat plate a bolt and a nut, it's heaps easier if you can get your hands on the proper tool for the job though, as far as the solar panel goes  :P :P :P :P :P ;D, it's amazing how well some of those solar lights with the led bulbs work though a mate has one set up in his 10 x 12 tin shed and it lights it up like daylight.
        Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NosFEratu on May 24, 2013, 07:05:36 PM
Yeah i could put it on the shelf next to the little dog with the nodding head ::),
    Pedro

And....... anything you'd like to say in your defence before the list is considered in a couple of months?  ???  >:(



 :D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCV08 on May 24, 2013, 09:53:58 PM
I purchased a nutsert kit off Evilbay for around $100. Worked well


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Chuck on May 24, 2013, 11:02:49 PM
Pedro

A workmate has used the black salve with amazing success.  His day 1 experience was even more extensive than your photo (and I was a bit concerned at that point) but the end result was extraordinary, you could really see it work and no reoccurrence.  So far I have had nothing (38years old) but if I do it will be the treatment I seek.

Charlie


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on May 25, 2013, 07:08:26 AM
Pedro I've got the tool for the nutserts  if you want to borrow it. Give me a PM.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on May 25, 2013, 08:09:24 AM
Wayne i sent one of my big hydraulic ones up.. does M3 to M12

Think hes done now..

Also Pedro never really seen a skin cancer but i think ill go to the docs i have the exact same thing on my bottom lip that wont go away so i assume that is what it might be now..

pete


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on May 25, 2013, 10:34:53 AM
That will do it.

Get your lip checked out sooner rather than latter.

I'm paying the price now for now for not getting stuff checked.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on May 25, 2013, 06:31:34 PM
Some of us need resto's on our bodies cos we have worn them out working on projects.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on June 01, 2013, 10:45:04 PM
The panel beater finally got started on my wagon this week, he ended up having to rebuild the guards as he wasn't happy with the fit, I didn't realise it at the start but he has been showing me some magazines with the trucks and bikes he has painted that have won best paint in shows so i know the old girl is in good hands, he makes it look so easy what took me days and i still wasn't happy with he does in a few hours and it looks great ;D ;D

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0368.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0367.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0366.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0363.jpg) ($2)

    Pedro

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0360.jpg) ($2)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on June 01, 2013, 11:08:42 PM
I have a panelbeater mate that sounds similar in that he will say "I don't like that door fit" or panel fit etc and I'm.like, it looks good to me and he points out half a mm difference in some alignment and he won't quit til its made better.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on June 02, 2013, 09:21:24 AM
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I have a panelbeater mate that sounds similar in that he will say "I don't like that door fit" or panel fit etc and I'm.like, it looks good to me and he points out half a mm difference in some alignment and he won't quit til its made better.

That's what you want to hear from your panelbeater Deano, I've seen some really nice cars on display but when you have a closer look you find panels that are out of alignment and ripples in the paint, that's why i gave up on doing it myself, i'm planning on driving my wagon till they pry my license out of my hands for being too old and i don't want to be looking at the old girl for the rest of my life thinking i wish i'd done a better job of it, I was really lucky being introduced to West he's a top bloke but he's only just moved to Boonah and he's trying to get a reputation for doing good work, my wagon will be a good advertisement for his talents so he's happy to paint it 8) 8)
  Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on June 02, 2013, 11:50:30 AM
Thought i'd better put up a pic of what i look like so the people i'm meeting up with at Coolie rocks will recognise me, Dean's the only one i've met in person so far.


(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/ripped-muscle-guy.jpg) ($2)

"YEAH RIGHT" in my dreams ::) ::) ;D ;D ;D ;D


Here's what i really look like, there's a slight resemblance (were both human ;)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0371.jpg) ($2)
  Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NES304 on June 02, 2013, 12:18:12 PM
Bahahahahaahahahah


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NES304 on June 02, 2013, 12:18:43 PM
Hope he's not in your dreams


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on June 02, 2013, 02:38:08 PM
Umm, :o :o let me rephrase that, In my mind i'd like to imagine that i look like that but to other people i probably look more like this :D :D :D

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/skip-larue-dirty-old-man-2.jpg) ($2)

  Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NosFEratu on June 02, 2013, 04:42:23 PM
Nice to see the FE FC Regional Internats shirt again! I believe that was limited edition No.1 of 2! Or was that one number 2 of 2?  ;D ;D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on June 02, 2013, 05:48:22 PM
You never struck me to be the type of dude that would have such a pic in your "favourite" bookmarks..maybe if you invited him over he could help u finish the car  :D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FC427 on June 02, 2013, 10:53:04 PM
Umm, :o :o let me rephrase that, In my mind i'd like to imagine that i look like that but to other people i probably look more like this :D :D :D

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/skip-larue-dirty-old-man-2.jpg) ($2)

  Pedro
Is that you Jack  on the bubble machine  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D....FC427.....


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on June 03, 2013, 09:29:31 AM
Clearing up nicely now the black salve obviously works, it annoys the shit out of me that people are out there dying of skin cancer but this stuff is banned here, I've told so many people about this but a lot just won't believe anything unless it comes from a doctor, oh well all we can do is spread the word and help who we can. Pedro

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/day15.jpg) ($2)

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Nice to see the FE FC Regional Internats shirt again! I believe that was limited edition No.1 of 2! Or was that one number 2 of 2?

One of my favorite shirts 8) 8)

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You never struck me to be the type of dude that would have such a pic in your "favourite" bookmarks..maybe if you invited him over he could help u finish the car

 :o :o Geez i'm going to have to be a bit more careful what i put on here this could have everyone getting the wrong idea, just to get things straight i'd rather have what's in the reflection in the glasses doing some hand polishing for me ;D ;D ;D
   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: jack_fc on June 03, 2013, 04:37:27 PM
Is that you Jack  on the bubble machine  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D....FC427.....

Looks nothing like me, Mark....  (my headband is a different colour  ;))


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on June 03, 2013, 04:59:18 PM
I thought pedro would have had dark hair and looked european....ish  :P


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FC427 on June 03, 2013, 07:56:53 PM
I thought pedro would have had dark hair and looked european....ish  :P
Once long ago I thought Pedro was a Mexican  ??? ??? :o :o :o ;D ;D ;D........FC427.........


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on June 05, 2013, 09:26:38 AM
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Once long ago I thought Pedro was a Mexican

When i was about 19 a mate gave me the nickname Pedro because i love mexican food and also there were a lot of Pete's in our circle of friends, at first i hated it but now it's become who i am even my Dad calls me Pedro.

I'd like to thank all the people on here who have talked with me, joked around and supported me through the tough times i have been going through lately, you may not think it makes a difference but i assure you it does, when i'm feeling really low it's good to know i can come on her and talk about cars and things and distract my mind and sometimes even get a smile out of some of the things that are said, sometimes though i just get so depressed and i can't face talking to anyone so if i don't answer for a few days  you know why, the world is a dreary place without her in it.
  Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: JB on June 05, 2013, 02:38:29 PM
 :'( Stlll hard to fathom what you are going through mate. Most of us are just a user name with some pictures attached, but given enough time we will all catch up with our cars completed. This is something that I look forward to!

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Crumpsnr on June 05, 2013, 03:37:34 PM
Second that JB. It cut me up the night I read Pedro's full post. Haven't had a lot of interaction with you all yet but I'm really looking forward to being able to cruise around to visit other members for a beer or 3 once my FC's done. I find working on the car's very therapeutic when your head's too full.  Even just sitting there looking at it planning things helps. Martyn


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on June 05, 2013, 04:51:55 PM
Thanks JB, Martyn, It's something you can't comprehend unless you go through it and i hope you never have to, i think that's why i'm struggling at the moment the past few weeks i've been totally focussed on getting the wagon ready for the painter and all the bits sent off, now i'm sitting around thinking too much, I have so many things in bits i'm not game to start on anything else and work has gone really quiet at the moment, the boss has had to go back on the tools himself because he's not making enough from sales to keep the shop open, I'm looking forward to meeting up with Jack, Dean and Craig on Saturday it should be a good day wandering around looking at cars and then having a beer and chat, we might have to wait till the next AGM is on to have our catchup though i can't see any of us being finished for this one, anyone know where the next one is going to be.
   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on June 05, 2013, 05:27:33 PM
Yeah, I cant wait to see the solar lights!  :D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on June 06, 2013, 10:27:43 AM
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Yeah, I cant wait to see the solar lights!

 ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) How about a bonnet emblem with a light in it powered by solar. ;) :D :D
   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on June 06, 2013, 02:21:47 PM
I can get solar LED's  ???


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on June 07, 2013, 02:12:07 PM
Went to Ipswich today and picked up my goodies, the ceramic coating on the extractors looks great so glad i didn't just paint them now, I was looking forward to putting the manifold together but  nobody stocks injector seal kits so i'm going to have to be patient and wait.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0377.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0381.jpg) ($2)

  Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on June 07, 2013, 03:10:05 PM
wow mate, such a change in your attitude from being "satisfied" to being "totally satisfied" and doing things how you really like. They look awesome. So much so that I am going to look into who does this stuff in the area. The forum always throws up things and helps people go in the right direction, which hopefully is better quality and safety.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCV08 on June 07, 2013, 03:52:49 PM
Pedro

That looks fantastic.  8) 8)
It is amazing how much heat they keep in. :o :o

Cheers

Craig D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on June 07, 2013, 04:41:12 PM
I might try insulative paint on the roof of my shed, except in reverse before the sheets go on.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on June 07, 2013, 06:20:51 PM
Pedro any mechanic shop that cycles injectors will have them they are a standard thing.

Looks fantastic..


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on June 07, 2013, 06:42:22 PM
The ceramic does do a great job. Now your talking with some bling ;D

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on June 12, 2013, 09:55:20 AM
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Pedro any mechanic shop that cycles injectors will have them they are a standard thing

Unfortunately i bought some off e-bay before i read this, highly unlikely the local blokes would have any anyway really that's the only disadvantage to living in a one horse town.

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Now your talking with some bling

I love bling ;D i've always chromed lots of stuff on the bikes i've built over the years, the old girls going to look as flash as a rat with a gold tooth ;) ;D ;D
    Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on June 12, 2013, 10:43:22 AM
Where did u see that.... ??? the rat that is :D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on June 12, 2013, 06:49:20 PM
Hi, I was thinking of your dilemma with the injectors and now you will be kicking yourself regarding your setup choice (especially after u hear my budget idea). :o  :P :'( I was doing some research and came up with a very good idea if you still have your grey laying around. I thought if you use these turbo's all you will need to do is run blow through adapter on the 3 strommy manifold and there you have. You could run a big alternator and twin dry batteries, with the solar  ??? ::) ;) ;D and it should work perfectly! It will also run the bling lights in the back.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ELECTRIC-TURBO-SUPERCHARGER-KIT-UNIVERSAL-FIT-RIDE-ON-MOWER-/121093053348?pt=AU_Lawnmowers&hash=item1c31b55ba4

What do you think? Bloody ingenious. I am looking into an engineers cert for the ride on..... ???.... ::)...... :D :D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on June 26, 2013, 04:05:50 PM
Went over the paint shop today and fitted the extractors and manifold, thought i'd better do it before the guards go on so i don't scratch them, the crap everywhere is just bog dust.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0402.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0400.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0401.jpg) ($2)

He now has nearly everything straightened and in two pack primer so it should only be a week or so till she's done ;D ;D ;D

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0397.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0399.jpg) ($2)

It's a bit hard to see but i also got him to roll the lip on the guard so it won't catch on the tyre.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0394.jpg) ($2)

  Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on June 26, 2013, 04:08:31 PM
Very pretty..


close now..


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on June 26, 2013, 04:19:05 PM
Been thinking about one of these aftermarket throttle bodies as they are a lot better looking than the original, they come in 65, 70 and 80 mm. sizes, they don't have the bit on the bottom for water flow but that could be bypassed, i gather it isn't necessary or it would have it, what's you opinion Pete being the resident RB expert.
  Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on June 26, 2013, 04:20:45 PM
Forgot the pic.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/throttlebody.jpg) ($2)
  Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on June 26, 2013, 04:41:45 PM
Xf falcon was  always a good one to use ill see if I threw the modified maninold I had for a xf one.

Too late anyway allready made your intake pipe  ;D
Gts cam is a better bang for buck .
They are sold as a series 2  or skyline silhouette cam


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on June 26, 2013, 04:58:23 PM
I was thinking of it more for looks than power Pete the original one is hard to polish up as it has lots of ribs and nooks and crannies, the intake pipe would still fit up to the rubber adaptor wouldn't it, I suppose the $170 would be better spent on something more important at the moment anyway though.
Thanks for making the intake pipe for me mate let me know how much and i'll do a direct deposit with the dough for the other bits you've sent too.
   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on June 26, 2013, 05:02:06 PM
All good pedro i just have to weld on the flange for the plug lead holster.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 01, 2013, 02:50:30 PM
Got most of my chrome back today the steel stuff is great but they have been having a lot of trouble with the die cast stuff, I get the feeling they haven't done a lot of it as there are still some sections that look a little lumpy like they haven't been grinding the old stuff out properly.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0412.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0406.jpg) ($2)

Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fasteddyfc on July 01, 2013, 03:24:50 PM
Hey pedro, looking good mate you are getting close.

If you don't mind me asking, how much did all the chrome work cost(looks like just about everything except grill)?? I would like to get all my chrome done but have heard I won't get any change from 6-7 g from our local guy, would love to know if I can get a quality job done a lot cheaper.

Cheers
Ed


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 01, 2013, 03:55:58 PM
$6-$7000  :o :o :o, There's a few bits short that they haven't finished yet but that is basically every bit of chrome on the car and it will be just over $2000, the grill i had done a few years ago and that cost me $800 so all up around $3000, try shopping around some businesses just charge whatever they think you will pay, i just quoted on a replacement ceiling for a customer for around $2500 and they said they had a builder quote them $8,500, so you never know, guess i'll get the job though.
   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on July 02, 2013, 06:34:33 AM
Wow man how fricken cool is that  8)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fcwrangler on July 02, 2013, 07:53:42 AM
Ed, try Electroplating Technology in the ACT he quoted me $180 a section for the bars and around $80-$110 for the other bits. He specialises in doing cast alloy and have been told by others on the forum that he does a great job, would be worth a call.
Regards Jim


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Chuck on July 02, 2013, 08:22:54 AM
I'd also try Glen Gleeson in Bundarra NSW (http://www.bundarra.com/html/triple_plate_chrome.html). He did all the chrome for my ute 5 years ago for a touch under $2,000 and every piece is still perfect.  He specialises in die cast and the parts I gave home were far from good (i.e. badly pitted) and yet came back flawless.

Charlie


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 03, 2013, 07:14:51 PM
We have colour. ;D ;D ;D ;D

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0419.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0418.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0413.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0420.jpg) ($2)
   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on July 03, 2013, 07:26:17 PM
That's the go.  :)

Looks good.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on July 03, 2013, 07:59:50 PM
No peel looks great.

And like i said on F/B love the billet steering wheel.. ;D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NES304 on July 03, 2013, 08:18:33 PM
No peel looks great.

And like i said on F/B love the billet steering wheel.. ;D
GODDAMMIT that was my first thought too`


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Not Happy Jan on July 03, 2013, 09:59:57 PM
Looks great Pedro
Not long now ;)
Nick


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on July 03, 2013, 10:04:57 PM
The solar lights will light up the billet steering wheel really well I reckon. You should put one on the new project too. You need a new challenge. It's not like it took you 3000 days to complete this one, the other one would be easy for a seasoned performer. Look at Pete, he only needs a few weeks to build a standard car  :D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NES304 on July 03, 2013, 10:07:36 PM
The solar lights will light up the billet steering wheel really well I reckon. You should put one on the new project too. You need a new challenge. It's not like it took you 3000 days to complete this one, the other one would be easy for a seasoned performer. Look at Pete, he only needs a few weeks to build a standard car  :D

You on the right car Deano???


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: JB on July 03, 2013, 10:39:37 PM
Looking very neat!!! Finished this week?


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on July 03, 2013, 11:13:30 PM
I dunno whose cars are who's anymore, especially now that they have paint. It was easier to tell when they all were in pieces.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fasteddyfc on July 04, 2013, 06:23:42 AM
Looks good pedro and cheers guys for the feedback on the chrome work.
Ed


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: TTV6FC on July 04, 2013, 08:40:03 PM
Looks fantastic Pedro,can't wait to see it all painted and out in the sun.Cheers,Jamie.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCV08 on July 04, 2013, 09:17:17 PM
Pedro

I agree with Jamie.

Can't wait to see it in the flesh.

Cheers

Craig D


Title: Re: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: DN2168 on July 04, 2013, 09:56:31 PM
Looking good brother Pedro ;D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 04, 2013, 10:04:30 PM
I can't wait to see it done either, only a few days to go 8) 8)
   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 05, 2013, 04:45:34 PM
WARNING:  Paint porn ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
   




(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0429.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0430.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0431.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0435.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0440.jpg) ($2)

How's that for straight, I'm feeling rather stoked right now, West is not only a great bloke but a top notch painter /panel beater too 8) 8) 8)
   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on July 05, 2013, 05:13:14 PM
Looks great  8)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: mcl1959 on July 05, 2013, 05:15:56 PM
Very nice finish, isn't the black too low or does the red go over the black up to the stripe level.

Ken


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: jack_fc on July 05, 2013, 05:31:25 PM

Looks  8) 8) 8) 8), Pedro!

Have you got the rum out already to celebrate or will you wait til the paint is finished?


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 05, 2013, 06:13:01 PM
That was one of the first things i asked too Ken, he said it's better not to have the two paints meet under the strip because when you take the tape off it can peel the first coat back, with the quality of the job he's doing i'll take his advice and listen to whatever he says, just about to grab a rumbo Jack and drool over the pics a bit more, the way the colours go together on the dash i can't wait to see the red on the body too. ;D ;D
  Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Ole on July 05, 2013, 06:46:19 PM
It's really looking good Pedro, I am impressed. Good luck with the rest of the build!
Regards Ole.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: KFH on July 05, 2013, 07:14:49 PM
Looking sweet Pedro.  Now comes the worrying time of trying to get it all back together without scratching any paint.  Keith


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: JB on July 05, 2013, 07:32:30 PM
Straight an sweet!!! Looks awesome mate!!!!!

JB


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: sexyfc on July 09, 2013, 08:42:00 PM
Looking really nice. Love the paint work!!


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: brett_f on July 09, 2013, 10:10:50 PM
looking the goods pedro. Must be happy so far. Regards brett


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FC0058 on July 10, 2013, 05:26:01 AM
Looking good Pedro, all those years of hard work do pay off.

Jim


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fcwrangler on July 10, 2013, 07:40:32 AM
Thats one sweet paint & panel job, is it my eyesor has he not drilled the holes for the moulds??.
Jim


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCV08 on July 10, 2013, 11:04:43 PM
Very nice Pedro !!!  :o :o :o


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Ed on July 11, 2013, 09:28:22 AM
Looking sweet!!

great progress Pedro.  8)

Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 11, 2013, 01:58:29 PM
AAAAARGH, bloody weather, the wagon is all masked up ready to paint but we keep getting cold, cloudy miserable days at the moment so it can't be painted, thanks for all the comments on the paint I can't believe how straight he got it, the reason the holes for the trim haven't been done is because there's a new problem, the original clips were screwed to the side and the trim clipped on to them as you can't get to the backs of them because of the petrol tank filler, the new Rares clips all have nuts on the back and so far as i can find out no one sells the old type, so i don't know what size holes to drill yet?, Yeah Keith i'm a bit worried about getting it all together without scratching anything too.
  Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 11, 2013, 02:17:44 PM
Had a few more bit's turn up today

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0452.jpg) ($2)
  Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on July 11, 2013, 09:29:27 PM
Yeah I'm not gunna blast mine til the weather warms up. Unless I borrow mates booth.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 12, 2013, 12:46:24 PM
Finally got some paint on,  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D, the pics don't do it justice it looks so deep and shiny.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/10-2.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/9-2.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/8-2.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/7-1.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/6-2.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/5-1.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/4-2.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/1-3.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/3-3.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/2-3.jpg) ($2)

  Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCV08 on July 12, 2013, 01:03:28 PM
Pedro

What a Gem  :o :o :o

Looks absolutely fantastic.

Bet your pumped to get it back together  ;D ;D ;D

Cheers

Craig D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FC427 on July 12, 2013, 01:29:38 PM
Pedro looks amazing  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D how could you not love it ........FC427.......


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: zulu on July 12, 2013, 03:31:14 PM

What they said Pedro

nice to see it all coming together

Gary


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: jack_fc on July 12, 2013, 04:01:28 PM


Bloody bewdiful, mate!!  8) 8) 8)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on July 12, 2013, 04:18:23 PM
Love the power outlet coming from the engine good for charging a prius up if you own one  ;D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: customFC on July 12, 2013, 04:28:24 PM
Looks sweet as!!
Are you sure a bonnet is going to cover that radiator?
Regards
Alex


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NES304 on July 12, 2013, 07:11:09 PM
Wholly shit that's straight. Really good job mate


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on July 12, 2013, 07:26:46 PM
Looks grand. Beautiful.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 12, 2013, 07:34:25 PM
Thanks guy's yeah i can't stop thinking about it at the moment and i'm itching to start putting the old girl together,  i keep coming back to have a look at the pics all the time, West is doing an awesome job on the paint that's not him in the pics by the way that's his mate Pete, I'm so stoked in how straight and shiny it is the colour still looks light in the pics though, it's a lot redder in real life, Yeah the radiator looks really high but i've had the bonnet on lucky the FC bonnet has a bulge/hump in it or it wouldn't have fitted, power cord  ???, managed to bring one part home to play with  ;D ;D

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0488.jpg) ($2)

  Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NES304 on July 12, 2013, 07:59:59 PM
NIIIIIICE


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Stewy on July 12, 2013, 08:52:56 PM
Being a West Adelaide supporter (SANFL) the mighty Blood and Tars, I have a Red and Black passion.
So seeing red and black together is great. on a FC even better. And a Wagon  ;D Who could ask for more.
Looks Fantastic, cant wait to see it back together and one day in the flesh. A future family heirloom that you can enjoy everyday.

Keep up the great work.

Cheers Stewy   8)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Tufffc on July 12, 2013, 09:46:45 PM
Wow looks awesome


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: JB on July 13, 2013, 06:30:24 AM
Like NES said Pedro... Straight and shiny!!! Lucky I didn't have money on our race... Think mine has sat idle for a couple of weeks.
Wait till all of the bright work goes on. Fantastic!!

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NosFEratu on July 13, 2013, 09:12:46 AM
So good to see it at this stage Pedro - it looks fantastic.  And so good to know that it helps brings joy into your life.  :) 


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on July 13, 2013, 11:09:00 AM
Hey Pedster, gee the ass end look better than it did a few years ago. Even your handbrake looks a bit over excited.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FC_fer_me on July 13, 2013, 12:51:54 PM
Looks great Pedro, won't be long now. Your putting paint on while I'm taking paint off. I know which I'd rather be doing!. Keep the pcs coming, Jack


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: ekute on July 13, 2013, 08:15:59 PM
Are you really tall Pedro? I can't get good overhead shots like that!

BTW looks great!


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 14, 2013, 12:29:01 PM
Quote
Hey Pedster, gee the ass end look better than it did a few years ago

You talking about the car or me Deano   :P ;D

Quote
Are you really tall Pedro? I can't get good overhead shots like that!

Nah just long arms, (and a ladder helps too)  ;) ;D
  Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 15, 2013, 04:55:52 PM
Well finally got the old girl home, then i couldn't help myself and did exactly what i promised myself i wouldn't do and added some bling ::), my daughter took these pics with her good camera and you can see the red a lot better.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/0.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/1-4.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/2-4.jpg) ($2)

First time behind the wheel in a long long time  ;D ;D

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/3-4.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/4-3.jpg) ($2)

  Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Stewy on July 15, 2013, 05:07:34 PM
I wouldn't be able to stop myself putting on bling at that stage either  :)
Looking Fantastic, now slow and steady. don't rush to much and scratch the paint

Cheers Stewy   8)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on July 15, 2013, 05:10:46 PM
Looks pink in the other pics looks really red today looks great.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: JB on July 15, 2013, 05:16:09 PM
Jealous much!  ;D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on July 15, 2013, 05:36:45 PM
Looks great. Now the bling can be added. MAybe it will be done shortly.

Regards

WAyne b


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Crumpsnr on July 15, 2013, 05:55:33 PM
Hi Pedro, those are some straight panels. You must be stoked with the outcome. Your mate certainly looked after you. Regards, Martyn


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: brett_f on July 15, 2013, 06:03:12 PM
Now that all the hard work is done enjoy putting her back together mate. brett


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 17, 2013, 01:00:20 PM
No worries guy's, slow and steady from now on i'm not game to even walk too close in case i get clumsy, yeah i thought it looked a bit pink in the other shots too but i wasn't game to say anything coz i knew i'd get bagged about it ;), spent the morning sorting out the wiper problem had me frustrated for a while as the manifold pipes are right where it needed to sit but i managed to get it by spacing it out and grinding off the lip on the motor where it touched so i could rotate it to the right spot, off to paint it up now.
    Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FC Dave on July 20, 2013, 07:04:38 PM
That wagon is looking the goods. Just need the patience now to go steady. When building models, I was the kid who put it all together slowly, then rushed the paint & decals. Always a disaster :'( Watching with envy & interest. Dave


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on July 20, 2013, 07:11:51 PM
Yeah hurry up would ya  :-X


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 25, 2013, 02:10:31 PM
Quote
Yeah hurry up would ya

I'm trying, as usual i had bugger all to do while i was waiting for the old girl to be painted now all of a sudden i seem to have something else i have to do everyday ::), got the wiper motor sorted just need the linkage grommets now, went to Ipswich today trying to find a right angle bayonet fitting to solve the problem of the ATF outlet being too close to the battery and nobody had anything to suit as it a metric thread so i ended up going to the local engineer to try and get something made.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0525.jpg) ($2)

   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on July 25, 2013, 03:23:00 PM
Very good, that is all.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on July 27, 2013, 08:33:59 AM
A big thanks to Pedro and his skin cancer pics if I hadnt seen what they look like I probably would have not thought twice to get my lip checked out.
Turned out I had 2 cancers
at 33 I wouldn't of expected to have them.
Bloody sore today big v out my lip and a whole in my ear.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 27, 2013, 11:34:30 AM
Too easy mate glad i could be useful to you for a change you help so many people out on here but so far there has been nothing we can do to return the favour, they certainly made you look like you'd done a few rounds with Mohammed Ali though. :D :D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on July 27, 2013, 01:22:02 PM
Im feeling bloody sore


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on July 27, 2013, 05:01:22 PM
Yeah anything can strike anyone, which sucks, but I learned that early in life. I agree with Pedro, it doesn't make sense why good people get issues.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NES304 on July 27, 2013, 10:18:55 PM
been fiddling with the light switch (and stupid axles - story for another time) and come back to this...
Better you get em now than later. Good ambassador ing  Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on July 28, 2013, 01:17:10 AM
Pedro, may I ask if this thread ever ends, what will you do. How boring to have a completed car


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FC427 on July 28, 2013, 10:07:51 AM
Im feeling bloody sore
Pete I should think so ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D after the effort you have put in to help others out ......FC427.......


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on July 29, 2013, 12:38:52 PM
Quote
may I ask if this thread ever ends, what will you do. How boring to have a completed car

I'll just have to start another one won't i,  ;) only the next one will be standard just slightly warmed up so everything bolts together how it is meant to, I'm stoked with the wagon but geez it's been a pain in the arse trying to make it all fit together.
  Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on July 29, 2013, 06:02:42 PM
Thanks for the encouraging words  :P


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on August 01, 2013, 07:29:55 PM
No worries Deano glad to be of help,  ;) ;D ;D seriously though it was mainly because of the RB30 a V6 would have been easier but as Pete said it'll all be worth it in the end as they go so well plus there's also the bragging rights especially if i fit a turbo down the track, ;) feeling better about it all today though i'm starting to get through all the complicated bits and once i start on the stuff that's meant to bolt together it'll go a lot quicker.
   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on August 01, 2013, 08:02:23 PM
I am doing everything more ass about than I have before, but it will ensure it all comes together quicker towards the end having all the running rear and parts and sundries restored rather than having a beautiful body with no blingy bits to put on straight away. From that stand point, I quite like the way it is turning out.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on September 17, 2013, 04:24:13 PM
Not a lot done lately spent too much on the paint and chrome, plus i've been busy and still stuck on the same problems, the F**d door hinge bushes didn't fit and the bloke at Vintage auto repros never answers his phone or rings back, the HR wiper switch worked perfectly and even parked the wipers but shorted out on the dash as it is a negative setup, the one i got from the local auto sparky won't park so i ordered a Cole Hersee switch from the local britax dealer, 5 weeks later still no switch so i told them to shove it and found one on the net, should be here tomorrow so i'll see how that goes.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0632.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0628.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0627.jpg) ($2)
   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCV08 on September 17, 2013, 04:27:41 PM
Pedro

All fitting nice and neat I see.    ;D ;D

Waiting is the frustrating part. Can't stand the comment ' I can order it in and it will be here in a couple of days'  >:( >:(

Keep the updates coming ;)

Cheers

Craig D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: brett_f on September 17, 2013, 08:27:47 PM
Pedro, Just left you a message on ness's build. You wont have a problem with the coles switch. I spent many nights trying to come up with a switch until i came across this switch. easy to use and install. Any problems look up my build or call me. regards Brett


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Glenn 'Stinky' Stankevicius on September 17, 2013, 11:28:31 PM
the F**d door hinge bushes didn't fit

Did you get the right model Ford? If you are desperate I have a set of the repros somewhere (I think?).


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on September 18, 2013, 03:15:11 PM
Yes i got the ones you said Stinky the outsides could have been made to fit with a bit of sanding but the insides were too loose, it's alright Pete is going to knock me some up, 8)  the Col Hersee switch arrived today and worked perfectly  :) :) finally got the wiring almost complete now, just a bit of taping and interior lights to do, the old girl even has reversing lights lol.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0674.jpg) ($2)
   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on September 18, 2013, 03:17:53 PM
The switch where the choke should be is for the heater fan, I'm looking for another chrome knob if anyone has a spare, I have plenty of plain ones but only the one chrome one unfortunately.
   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fink on September 18, 2013, 04:20:20 PM
Nice Pedro,you have done well! 8)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fcwrangler on September 18, 2013, 05:16:09 PM
Pedro, I might have one in the shed, I'll have a look tomight and let you know.
Jim. p.s. looking good so far eta for on the road?????


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: brett_f on September 18, 2013, 05:46:55 PM
Glad the switch worked Pedro. Also looks like its built to last not like some of the switches out there.
Brett


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: jack_fc on September 18, 2013, 06:12:05 PM

Hey Pedro - the red and black ('isolated danger' ;)) dash is coming up real  8) 8) 8) looks great!

(and a shift knob with the imbedded redback spider might be appropriate??)

cheers, jack



Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on September 18, 2013, 06:15:00 PM
Hey pedro so the bush just needs to have the centre hole the same as the crank and a single step the depth of the thickness of the material so it inserts into the wiper arm.

been a while thats all.


Title: Re: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on September 18, 2013, 07:17:05 PM
Da da
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/18/yhe6y7eb.jpg)

So they are gunna need pressing in using a vice and a light file to make run smoothly
Sent from my GT-I9305T using Tapatalk 2


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on September 18, 2013, 08:41:56 PM
Thanks Pete they look great, that was quick, I should have just asked you in the first place instead of stuffing around for weeks, you better add them to your catalogue i think you might get a few more orders  ;), Thanks for the tip re the switch Brett i would have been stuffed otherwise, the Auto sparky was trying to tell me that VL wiper motors were different and i was going to have to try and modify it but it parked on the HR switch so i figured it wasn't the motor, I like the idea of the redback spider shifter Jack wonder if there is an auto shifter with one, thanks re the chrome knob Jim, not sure how much longer it's going to take really, once i get past this bit and get onto the part where things are meant to fit together it should go a lot quicker, but as Craig said there is always a lot of waiting for stuff involved too.
   Pedro 


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fcwrangler on September 18, 2013, 09:26:56 PM
Pedro, I could only find an old light switch and choke knob, they both have good chrome. You should be able to remove the chrome section and refit it to your switch.
Jim


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on September 20, 2013, 09:57:00 AM
Thanks Jim i appreciate the offer but i have a couple of the chrome parts what i really need is the base part with the screw in it, found a mob in pommyland that sells the flexible heater ducting if anybody need some.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on September 20, 2013, 04:05:46 PM
Ive got some ducting here if you need some got it at repco from memory the alloy type.

Also PM me your address ill send bushes speaker adaptors that wayne organised you probablly dont know about intake pipe.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on September 21, 2013, 03:59:01 PM
Thanks Pete that will be great, speaker adaptors?? let me know how much and i'll send the dough down.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on October 01, 2013, 02:18:56 PM
Couldn't get an ice thermo fan so i bought a tornado brand one, supposed to be the most powerful with 3,300 cfm, only problem is the temperature switch is too big it's a 3/8 BSP thread and the old one is a lot smaller, tried to find a smaller one on e-bay and through google but no luck, I don't even know what size the old one is, any suggestions.
   Pedro

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0751.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0752.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0756.jpg) ($2)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on October 01, 2013, 02:27:24 PM
I had to drill and tap the manifold which is wafer thin .

Make a new top thermostat housing longer pipe and weld a boss onto it so it screws into that?

Or make an adaptor off the aeroflow threaded RB necks
http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR11.TRC1.A0.Xaeroflow+rb+neck&_nkw=aeroflow+rb+neck&_sacat=0&_from=R40


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on October 01, 2013, 02:34:11 PM
I was looking at the type that fits in between the radiator fins, can't see why they shouldn't work with any type of fan it's only got two wires positive and negative that you reverse to change fan rotation.
  Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on October 11, 2013, 02:00:42 PM
Got a nice parcel from Pete this morning, speaker surrounds, intake pipe and wiper bushes, Pete to the rescue again, thanks mate greatly appreciated.  :)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0818.jpg) ($2)

Haven't spent much time on the wagon this week i've been playing with my new bike  ;), traded the Triumph in, spent all my money on a Fatboy and i've hardly been out of the saddle since, fuel injected, 1584 cc's, six speed, love it.  ;D ;D ;D

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0797.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0796.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0801.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0804.jpg) ($2)

Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: collecta on October 11, 2013, 02:27:32 PM
Good on ya Pedro enjoy  8)

cheers
Scott


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pbh0069 on October 11, 2013, 02:34:16 PM
Hi PEDRO

Nice ride enjoy

Cheers Phil



Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: jack_fc on October 11, 2013, 03:03:27 PM


    ::)   bloody rum-guzzling bikie.....     ;)


      (cool bike, Pedro!)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on October 11, 2013, 07:23:28 PM
Nice speaker covers.  ;)

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on October 11, 2013, 09:31:22 PM
Yours are coming wayne will send monday i have been slack.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on October 15, 2013, 02:38:35 PM
Got off the bike long enough to get a bit done ;), even harder to get stuff done now i'm back at work though, Dash is together, wipers are working (thanks for the bushes Pete), heater demister is working and the vents are pumping air, just the gauges to hook up now, the temp sender is the wrong size of course  ::), hey Pete do you know where the oil gallery plug is, where the gauge hooks up to ???,  the painter got two doors back to me, he should have the rest of the bits finished in the next two weeks.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0822.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0820.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0827.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0826.jpg) ($2)

   Pedro



Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on October 15, 2013, 02:43:53 PM
Not so much of the rum guzzling going on nowadays Jack  ;) had to cut out all the sugar in my diet, been guzzling the crap/coke too long and it started to affect my health,  :( yeah great looking speaker covers Wayne thanks to you for the idea and Pete for making them. :)
   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on October 15, 2013, 04:00:42 PM
Just remove the original sender and put the oil line into that (silver can on the drivers side lower part of the block) think its 1/8 gas thread same as your guage should be.

Looks great.
Did the bushes take much fiddling ? they were oversized slightlly.

Did you sort the temp sender issue ? if not leave it with me.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: JB on October 15, 2013, 06:55:17 PM
Looking pretty fine Pedro!!


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Crumpsnr on October 15, 2013, 07:08:36 PM
Hi Pedro, that's looking the goods for sure. Nice job! Martyn


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on October 16, 2013, 09:34:00 AM
Good stuff Pedro. Maybe by Christmas.

Regards Wayne b


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on October 18, 2013, 01:58:41 PM
Thanks guys and thanks for the tip on the oil sender location Pete, I haven't done anything about the temp sender yet it's only just too small for the hole so i'll have to get an adaptor and drill and tap the housing, I should go and talk to the auto sparky first i suppose and see if there is one slightly bigger that will do the same job, yeah the bushes were too big so i started filing them but the material they are made from is really hard, so in the end it was easier just to drill the wiper arms to suit, had a bit of trouble with getting them both to travel the same distance but i just had to adjust the crank a bit to get it more central, I thought i had it pretty close when i modified it but obviously not, with the hole i have to drill in the intake pipe for the rubber is a normal metal hole saw going to cut through the stainless alright or do i need a special one.
   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on October 18, 2013, 11:15:10 PM
Its alloy normal ones fine.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on October 30, 2013, 05:55:06 PM
Woohoo that's a weight off my mind, we have oil pressure  ;D ;D, the temp. gauge and thermo fan are also working now so in theory all the wiring is done apart from the interior lights which can't be done yet, tomorrow i have to modify the bar that goes across the top of the radiator as it hits on the thermo fan and make a bracket to support the intake pipe but then i can do the hoodlining and start on assembling some panels at last.  ;D ;D


(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0857.jpg) ($2)


(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0860.jpg) ($2)

    Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: snuff69 on October 30, 2013, 06:04:45 PM
She's looking good Pedro,  can't be long now  ;D    Dave


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: jack_fc on October 30, 2013, 06:31:16 PM

That should be enough to keep 'the henchmen' at bay....  :)

(for a little while at least... ;))

Looking the goods, Pedro  8) 8)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FC Dave on October 30, 2013, 06:40:35 PM
Great looking job, the dash is very neat.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on October 30, 2013, 07:03:24 PM
Great stuff Pedro. As expected very neat


Regards Wayne b


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCV08 on October 30, 2013, 08:42:42 PM
Pedro

Keep the posts coming.
Looking very neat.

Cheers
Craig D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Crumpsnr on October 30, 2013, 08:49:44 PM
Looking very sweet Pedro. Couple of questions, sorry if you've answered them earlier in your thread. What is the dash knob on the gauge holder connected to? And, what booster have you used? Martyn


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NosFEratu on October 31, 2013, 04:42:31 PM
That should be enough to keep 'the henchmen' at bay....  :)

(for a little while at least... ;))

Looking the goods, Pedro  8) 8)

Still keeping any eye on things......  ;)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on October 31, 2013, 06:03:17 PM
Quote
What is the dash knob on the gauge holder connected to? And, what booster have you used?

That's for the ejector seat for when a certain person hassles me too much about my updates LOL ;D ;D
If you look closely you can just see the heater water control valve/switch just below it, I cut down an old choke knob and cable, works perfectly and where the choke used to be is now the heater/demister fan switch, also the reason the oil pressure light is on is because that is now the handbrake light, the brake booster is the VL Commodore one i just cut down the bracket to suit.

Quote
That should be enough to keep 'the henchmen' at bay....  Smiley

(for a little while at least... Wink)

Looking the goods, Pedro
Yeah after your pm the other day about someone sending round "the henchmen" to confiscate my bike if i didn't get my arse off the seat and into gear i thought i'd better make some progress  ;)  ;D ;D hey it's funny how this only seems to work one way i haven't seen any updates on nosFEratu lately.  ??? ???
   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on November 01, 2013, 06:02:16 PM
Had a productive couple of days, Dynamat fitted to roof, radiator support modified (again), intake pipe bracket made and Rocker cover cleaned up and first coated, if you are doing Dynamat don't pay $35 for a roller off e-bay i picked up a fiberglass roller for  $9.95 and put a bit of plastic hose over the top to cover the sharp bits, worked perfectly, hood lining can go in now.  ;D ;D
   Pedro

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0866.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0870.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0872.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0877.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0861.jpg) ($2)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on November 01, 2013, 06:07:52 PM
Ha Ha guess whats sitting on my bench i forgot to send the adaptor for the airflow meter... ;D

Sorry


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on November 01, 2013, 06:12:00 PM
 ??? ???, What adaptor do you mean Pete i've had it all hooked up and running, you can see it in yesterdays pics, I drilled the hole for the idle speed sensor pipe and had that all hooked up too.
   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on November 01, 2013, 07:50:12 PM
I had a stainless steel adaptor to mount the air flow meter straight onto the air flow meter but you made one allready.


Pete


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on November 12, 2013, 05:58:38 PM
Pretty well finished under the bonnet just waiting on a new set of plug leads, I've been looking for red ones but had to settle for black in the end, thanks to Pete for the intake pipe, you're a legend mate it looks shit hot.


(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/th_SAM_0893.jpg) ($2)

   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: JB on November 12, 2013, 06:45:04 PM
Engine bay looks awesome mate!!
I like the black leads better.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCV08 on November 12, 2013, 06:49:57 PM
Pedro

Would agree with JB. Black leads look good.

Cheers

Craig


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FC Dave on November 12, 2013, 08:18:30 PM
Looking great under there. Black= good.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Glenn 'Stinky' Stankevicius on November 13, 2013, 08:06:22 AM
You should've put a 90 degree bend in the air intake and stuck an oil-bath filter on top  ;D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: jack_fc on November 13, 2013, 10:42:49 AM

Great stuff, Pedro!   8)  getting close now...  :)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on November 13, 2013, 12:07:18 PM
Quote
You should've put a 90 degree bend in the air intake and stuck an oil-bath filter on top

LOL  ;D ;D

going by public opinion it's lucky i got the black leads then , ;) :) I was thinking red as there is nothing red on the engine to tie it in with the rest.
   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: hsv-001 on November 13, 2013, 05:24:32 PM
Paint around the holden logo with red then .Looks great .


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on November 13, 2013, 05:32:33 PM
Red wrinkle finish turbo style rocker cover and sand the holden back to alloy or just leave it and drive it..

Looks great


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: draggin on November 13, 2013, 07:45:55 PM
Looks just fine to me.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: jack_fc on November 13, 2013, 08:21:48 PM

well, Pedro, a certain FE driver who we both know got right up me for having a 'flamey thing' (radiator cap) under the bonnet which she took exception to, and considered in very poor taste, so you had better get things just right under there if you're still planning on having yummy pudding this Christmas.....    ;)

cheers, jack


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Ed on November 14, 2013, 08:44:26 AM
looks great Pedro,

like the black dynamat... makes a huge improvement to cabin comfort.

PS with the roller I use a wall paper roller,it has a dense rubbber wheel

I think it needs bright purple leads.

Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on November 14, 2013, 03:20:59 PM
Quote
Paint around the holden logo with red

That was the original plan as it was red before i re-painted it but i'm a bit worried about mucking it up, anyone got any techniques for painting raised letters neatly.

Quote
a 'flamey thing' (radiator cap)

At the risk of no pud for Chrissy a flame radiator cap sounds good to me Jack it would go with the red, black and silver theme well, I'll have to go and have a look at your post/page, where did you get yours from.

Purple plug leads ED?? didn't know you were Italian ;) LOL

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_0894.jpg) ($2)

Wheels painted and front tyres changed for 195's as i was a bit concerned the 205's would scrape, I reckon i could squeeze 225's under the back when these need replacing, not sure whether to run dress rims or not any opinions on the subject.
   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: hsv-001 on November 14, 2013, 04:10:27 PM
Then they will be like Waynes , so look at his page 12 photos [old mt isa boy]


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: jack_fc on November 14, 2013, 09:13:34 PM
At the risk of no pud for Chrissy a flame radiator cap sounds good to me Jack it would go with the red, black and silver theme well, I'll have to go and have a look at your post/page, where did you get yours from.

Wheels painted and front tyres changed for 195's as i was a bit concerned the 205's would scrape, I reckon i could squeeze 225's under the back when these need replacing, not sure whether to run dress rims or not any opinions on the subject.
   Pedro

Pedro, I think there's a sorta pic of it on my car thread somewhere- it's polished alloy, circular, with 'flames' cut into it.. check the pic; if you want it, it's yours - will cost ya one beer or rum next time we meet, plus another for the postage...  ;) :)
(where the flames are cut in would be real easy to fill with red paint too...  8) but fitting this might compromise your pudding... then again; maybe not - you haven't got ghost flames under your bonnet; I think these were the reason for a certain persons strong objection to the flamey radiator cap... and as much as I'm loathe to admit it publicly, she's right - as usual  :-[ ::))

re the wheels; suggestion - keep the current centre caps or replace with polished alloy spun bullets  8) 8) 8), paint the centre of the wheel satin black and the actual rim with 'aluminium' paint, no chrome trims necessary, or paint the whole wheel satin black and fit chrome trims, either normal or 'hotrod' style...  8) 8) 8)  (but then again, my tastes might be a bit off/out there...  ;D)

cheers, jack


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: 87 velo on November 14, 2013, 10:41:34 PM
Nice work Pedro, your not too far away from finished by the looks of it.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on November 17, 2013, 04:42:10 PM
Naked ladies on the roof would look good i reckon.  ::) ::) ::)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on November 20, 2013, 01:11:34 PM
I'll take up your offer on the radiator cap if you're not going to use it Jack i'm not planning on ghost flames under the bonnet so i should be safe  ;) :D, I'll be driving the wagon down to Cooly rocks next time so i'll chuck a mattress in and stay the night that way we can have a few more drinks together, hopefully it won't be pissing down with rain next time so we can get around and look at some cars too.

Quote
Naked ladies on the roof would look good i reckon.

Then where would i put the solar panel you've been telling me to fit for the interior light  ;D ;D
   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: jack_fc on November 20, 2013, 07:00:04 PM
I'll take up your offer on the radiator cap if you're not going to use it Jack i'm not planning on ghost flames under the bonnet so i should be safe  ;) :D,   Pedro

no worries, Pedro. (having made the offer, now I've got to find the bloody thing! ::) ::))

will pm you when I've found it (I'm working away from home for the next fortnight; will get back to you when I'm home)

cheers, jack


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on November 21, 2013, 08:09:49 PM
The naked ladies could flash.............you decide where to put the LED's! :o :o :o


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on December 07, 2013, 01:37:11 PM
What's happening ole chap!  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on February 03, 2014, 06:37:52 PM
Finally got the old girl back from the upholsterers getting the hoodlining done, over 2 months and $600 later  :o , apparently they had trouble making it fit so they had to change a couple of panels, I'm just happy it's done and i can get back to work on it now, fitted the floor soundproofing today and after work tomorrow the carpet goes in, a tip on the soundproofing the cheap stuff doesn't stick very well at all whereas the dynamat sticks like shit to a blanket, once it's stuck it's really hard to get back off, you can get away with the cheap stuff on the floor but it would be impossible to do a roof.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1085.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1083.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1082.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1092.jpg) ($2)
   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: DN2168 on February 03, 2014, 08:52:46 PM
Sticks like shit to a blanket hey.........sounds like someone has been eating too many curries  :P.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FC427 on February 03, 2014, 09:51:48 PM
Hi Pedro looking real sweet  ;D ;D ;D ;D .....FC427.......


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: zulu on February 03, 2014, 11:24:31 PM
Looking very smart there Pedro

not long to go now!

Gary


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on February 04, 2014, 06:11:17 AM
Looking great.



Pete


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: JB on February 04, 2014, 07:01:36 AM
Looks like you will be driving it in a few weeks Pedro!!!

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: graham_fuller on February 04, 2014, 08:20:16 AM
Great job Pedro.
Cheers,
Graham


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: DJ on February 04, 2014, 11:28:29 AM
The hood lining looks good even if it did take time.
The soundproofing sheet look ideal too, is it OK to use under rubber?


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on February 04, 2014, 02:11:21 PM
Sticks like shit to a blanket hey.........sounds like someone has been eating too many curries  :P.

And eating them in bed, by the sounds of it??

All jokes aside, your wagon's looking sweet, Pedro  8)

Cheers,

Josh.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Crumpsnr on February 04, 2014, 06:36:39 PM
Good to see you back in the saddle Pedro. That hoodlining really sets it off. Martyn


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on February 04, 2014, 08:27:45 PM
G'day guys, yeah back again, been really busy and with the car away i haven't been thinking about FCee's lately, Love the new bike i've put over 5000 k's on it since i got it, visiting old mates and going riding with the guys i hang out with, went on the last two protest rides which was a buzz riding with a few hundred other bikes into Brissy, stoked to have the wagon back though it's starting to get exciting now knowing i'm on the home stretch and pretty well everything else is just assembly, (and finally stuff that's meant to bolt together lol)
 
Quote
sounds like someone has been eating too many curries
Mmmmmmmmmmmm curry, nearly as good as taco's.  ;)

As far as i know you can use it under anything DJ, I used it on the roof to stop drumming, before i put it on the roof sounded really tinny when i knocked on it, with the dynamat it's a solid thud, my floor is soundproofing, rubber underlay and carpet.

Put some new bars on the bike.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1045.jpg) ($2)

   Pedro



Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCV08 on February 04, 2014, 09:04:37 PM
Ehhhh Pedro good to see you back.

Wondering where you were up to.

Looking pretty good. Dynamat make a huge difference.
I installed mine throughout the floor and fire wall. Pretty quiet now.

Catchup soon

Craig D



Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Not Happy Jan on February 04, 2014, 11:06:29 PM
Looks great Pedro can't wait to see it finished.
It's going to be a dilemma now as to what's gonna be your ride!
Nice problem to have.
Nick


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: DJ on February 05, 2014, 09:31:35 AM
Thanks Pedro, should work to insulate the roof a bit too.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on February 06, 2014, 06:14:06 PM
Carpets, seats, front seat belts, and console done, painted the console with some upholstery paint and it came up great, just have to get the centre pieces of carpet that cover the hump heddled.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1099.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1096.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1099.jpg) ($2)

   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on February 06, 2014, 06:19:07 PM
That last pic should have been this one.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1102.jpg) ($2)

   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Crumpsnr on February 06, 2014, 06:31:41 PM
That's very neat Pedro.  It certainly looks the goods.  ;D Martyn


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: JOX515 on February 06, 2014, 06:34:27 PM
Looking really good Pedro, well done.

Have you got door rubbers, etc and where did you get them from?  My RB30 wagon is being painted now so will need to get rubbers, etc very soon.

Cheers, Graeme


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: DJ on February 06, 2014, 10:25:57 PM
A very good looking job on the console & carpet


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on February 12, 2014, 11:24:37 AM
Very neat maaaaan!


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on February 16, 2014, 01:06:51 PM
Managed to get a couple more days in this week, scored some matching seat covers off ebay, work looks quiet next week so i'm hoping to get a few big days in and really make some progress, thanks for all the positive comments guys it always helps with the motivation, not that i need too much motivation at this point it's getting pretty exciting seeing the old girl finally coming together ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D, I got my rubbers through rares about 4 years ago Graeme, so far most of them have been alright, i'm a bit concerned about the windscreen one though i've read on another post on here that they don't fit very well, another RB30 wagon hey how have you been going with that i don't recall seeing anything about it on here, i'd be interested in seeing some pics, hey Craig (White FC) where did you get your tailshaft done, up in Toowoomba or down this way??

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1119.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1121.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1126.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1124.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1125.jpg) ($2)

   Pedro



Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon,
Post by: mcl1959 on February 16, 2014, 02:53:39 PM
Pedro, if you have any issues with the screen rubber, contact Rare Spares and you should get a replacement straight away. If no joy with your local supplier, get straight onto head office since this is a known problem.


Ken


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on February 16, 2014, 06:46:55 PM
Thanks Ken, handy to know that.
   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCV08 on February 16, 2014, 06:51:23 PM
Pedro,

Truckline in Toowoomba did the Tailshaft.

BTW the old girl is looking pretty flash.  ;)

Cheers

Craig


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: TTV6FC on February 16, 2014, 10:51:48 PM
Coming together very nicely Pedro,well done mate.Cheers,Jamie.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on February 27, 2014, 06:19:03 PM
Thanks guys, been flat out on the old girl every chance i've had, all the door bits painted, door catches and locks working, rear door windows in and working, chrome trim polished and fitted etc, couldn't do the front doors yet as the painter did the wind deflectors the wrong colour and had to re do them, all good though, he will have the upper and lower tailgate ready by the end of next week and the guards and bonnet the week after so she should be finished in about three weeks.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1207.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1204.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1203.jpg) ($2)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: GOA350 on February 27, 2014, 08:02:49 PM
Hey Pedro,
 
At this rate it looks like you will have her done in time for the Nats, is that your goal? If so, on your way down you better call into Essendon and get the Bombers to get a photo with the car  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on February 27, 2014, 08:54:22 PM
Looking great Pedro. So close you cansmell it. Regards


Wayne b


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on March 12, 2014, 07:27:09 PM
No unfortunately i won't be going to the Nats this time GOA350 i've spent a hell of a lot of dough on the old girl in the last few months and it's stretched my finances a bit too much, sounds like the next one is going to be closer to home though so i'll definitely make that one  ;), yeah getting close Wayne, you must be just about finished yours too ??, got the windscreen fitted the other day and apart from having to cut the rubber a bit so the chrome trim would fit in it all went pretty easy, had a tailshaft made and fitted it yesterday and today i took her over to get an exhaust fitted, so far it looks like i'm going to meet my deadline with no problems (see under shows etc.)
   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FC Dave on March 12, 2014, 09:15:25 PM
Thats looking great.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: TTV6FC on March 15, 2014, 07:22:35 PM
That just looks awesome Pedro.Your perseverance has been very inspirational to all the folks on the forum.Hopefully soon you can sit back and relax with a coldy in your hand and finally realise how strong you have really been.Cheers,Jamie.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on March 16, 2014, 06:23:26 PM
Thanks Dave, Jaime, couldn't wait that long for a coldy though mate in fact i'm sitting here sipping on one right now  lol, I think i deserve one now though after spending the last 2 1/2 days crawling under the old girl trying to figure out the fuel problem, what started it was the in tank fuel hose turning into a blob of goop and then one at a time both the inner and outer pumps shit themselves ( with lots of stuffing around in between  ;)), anyway two new pumps later it's all running good now, a question for you Pete, she revs fine in neutral but in gear as soon as i get to about 2 1/2 - 3 thousand rpm she just dies, gave her a wash and went for a strap down the rd. today, on a deadline to get her finished at the moment a mate of mine is having a car show and 50's rock and roll night next Friday and he wants the FnC in it, if everything comes together as planned i will make it.  ;D ;D

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1247.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1240.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1237.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1234.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1229.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/1779681_10151955539460811_1975008926_n.jpg) ($2)
   Pedro




Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on March 16, 2014, 07:23:14 PM
Looks fantastic Pedro. I'm sure you will make it.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on March 16, 2014, 07:50:44 PM
A trick with the fuel pumps get rid of the 2 and just run a V6 commodore one $36 bucks in the tank does a great job.
Sounds like the computer is not getting the signal from the auto gearbox make sure thats plugged in and is getting the signal.
Also they are prone to shagging coils so could be that
Also crack the fuel cap just to make sure shes not starving that way..

let me know how you go.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: JOX515 on March 16, 2014, 07:57:59 PM
That is one very very sweet looking ride Pedro, congratulations on a first class job.   :)

I get mine back from the painter on Tuesday, so that gives me 29 days to put it all together for the boat trip..... 

Cheers, Graeme


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: DJ on March 16, 2014, 08:18:35 PM
Monster effort Pedro, what a prize to behold.
Dave.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: JB on March 16, 2014, 09:12:13 PM
Looking fantastic Pedro!! Any video of the first drive?

Good luck for getting it done by the deadline!

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on March 23, 2014, 02:07:05 PM
Thanks for the advice Pete i'll have a look first chance i get, pm sent on fb, well i made the show, just, worked on the old girl till half an hour before the show and didn't get everything done but enough to get there, great night and it's going to be on again in a month or two, might even be finished by then ;).

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/10003314_10151977530705811_1274438547_n.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/1609946_10151977531130811_1676101322_n.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/1511243_10151977530885811_1744975891_n.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/10001483_10151977530720811_1034786485_n.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/10151280_10151977532850811_1622033869_n.jpg) ($2)
   Pedro



Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: JB on March 23, 2014, 02:25:08 PM
Like I said on FB mate, it looks fantastic and that I hope you get years of pleasure out of it.

I am sure that you will say that it is never finished as the tinkering starts.

Enjoy mate and well done.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on March 23, 2014, 05:32:37 PM
Good news Pedro. It has come up a treat. Enjoy.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FE_UTE on March 23, 2014, 06:10:30 PM
Top effort there Pedro

It really looks the goods

Cheers Gary


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FC Dave on March 23, 2014, 07:25:24 PM
Good work Pedro. It looks the goods.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on March 23, 2014, 07:31:58 PM
Well done, Pedro. Wagon looks great!  8)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: KFH on March 23, 2014, 08:11:00 PM
Pedro you have a nice looking wagon there.  Congratulations on the hard work you  have put into it.  You should be proud of Your work.  The first drive after restoration is always exciting.

Keith


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: JOX515 on March 23, 2014, 08:35:02 PM
Very very well done Pedro, that is one super neat looking ride you have.  Congratulations, mate hope you enjoy cruizin.

Cheers, Graeme


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: TTV6FC on March 23, 2014, 08:49:29 PM
Awesome work Pedro.You must have really busted your nuts to get the wagon finished so quickly.Well done mate and there you are with that coldy in your hand enjoying your hard work.Now get it out and drive the wheels off it!! Cheers,Jamie  8)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: ekute on March 23, 2014, 09:21:41 PM
Congrats Pedro-hard work is paying off now.

Do your headlights have a blue dot built into them?


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NES304 on March 23, 2014, 10:56:29 PM
F&$k me that's quick. Come finish mine!!!


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Crumpsnr on March 23, 2014, 11:13:50 PM
Sensational Pedro, well done mate. Regards, Martyn


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: VAN059 on March 24, 2014, 08:49:20 AM
Top effort Pedro!

Always nice to see another quality FC (or FE) completed and on the road.  :)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: JB on March 25, 2014, 10:44:51 AM
Hey Pedro,

Yours is inline to be the next across to the completed board!  :)

Let us know when it's finally registered, and of course some more photos!

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: smitty on March 25, 2014, 04:43:28 PM
Great job Pedro, looks amazing  8)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FC_fer_me on March 28, 2014, 09:13:59 PM
Top job Pedro . You deserve a beer or two or three ;D ;D ;D
Well done! Cheers, Jack


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on March 29, 2014, 10:17:54 PM
Hey Pedro,

How did you go with track width requirements for engineering? I'd imagine that the brakes and rim offset push the track out a fair bit?

Regards,

Josh. 


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: jack_fc on March 30, 2014, 07:24:51 PM

Looking grouse, Pedro! You must be stoked  :)

(but the wheels, mate...  love interceptor/commodore rims, but how about painting them anything but GREY? - I'm surprised that Stinky hasn't had a crack at you over this! Satin black with chrome trims, bullet centres and bullet chrome nuts???)

Keep the pics coming, that's one cool wagon  8) 8) 8)

Cheers, jack


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on April 02, 2014, 05:41:01 PM
Woohoo, door cards arrived today thanks Stinky they look great, can't wait to fit the bling  ;D ;D, for those that asked me questions sorry i haven't gotten back to you yet i've just worked eight days straight helping a friend finish her house so she can sell and move, as well as whacking down a few carpet jobs to keep the finances coming in, no i didn't get the blue dot ones ekute, I was tempted to get the red led ones but i was worried some idiot would think it was the back of the car and run into me lol, so i just got the white ones, Josh the track width would still be pretty close to original as it's a HR front end with adaptors for the calipers and i narrowed the diff to match, if you check out the pic looking front end on you can see that the wheels sit pretty well where the originals were, Jack i've been tossing around the idea of doing the rims black but i've never been fond of them, I have an old wheel that i'm going to paint and give it a try though as i think they would suit the old girl, and by the way they are silver not grey  :P :P, unfortunately the flamey radiator cap you sent up for me doesn't fit this radiator, bummer i was extremely disappointed i was looking forward to annoying a certain person that didn't like it when you had it on your car  ;D ;D.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1257.jpg) ($2)
   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCV08 on April 02, 2014, 08:23:23 PM
Looks good Pedro.

Keep sending in the photos.

Might see you at cooly rock if they ever pull ther fingers out and start the bookings.
I registered as advised and still nothing >:( >:(

Hope it is all ready to roll by then

Cheers

Craig


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on April 02, 2014, 08:44:37 PM
i thought it was almost booked out ?

http://coolyrockson.mybigcommerce.com/content/pdf/Car%20Map%2018mar%20Low.pdf


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on April 02, 2014, 09:13:10 PM
Thanks for your response, Pedro.

Door cards look trick  ;)

Cheers,

Josh.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 04, 2014, 10:43:07 AM
No worries Josh, always happy to help out where i can, I didn't know you had to book to put your car in the show Pete, probably way too late now.

Well i've been plodding away finishing bits and pieces off when i can, getting close now though, it makes it harder when i always seem to be waiting for stuff to arrive.

Scored these seat belt plates from the engineer, he said it's what they use, had to get them in place so i could work out the angle and then order inertia reels that work at 75 degrees.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1307.jpg) ($2)

NASCO spark arresting tool  ;)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1310.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1314.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1317.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1311.jpg) ($2)

Ended up having to get an extra leaf thrown in the springs, every time i added another part the old girl got lower and lower in the rear, the guy at King springs said they don't recommend re tempering old springs because they can come out too brittle and likely to snap, only $171 thought that was bloody cheap myself, sits a lot better now.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1300.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1305.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1301.jpg) ($2)
   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: TTV6FC on May 04, 2014, 05:52:51 PM
Love it Pedro,looks great! 8)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: CoolFCWgn on May 13, 2014, 12:19:52 PM

Pedro, any chance of a photo of the belts installed ? I would be interested in how you have worked the lower mount.

Great looking car, it's a credit to you.

Ian.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: JOX515 on May 13, 2014, 08:01:40 PM
G'day Pedro,

When you put the short stainless strip on the passenger rear qtr (between the back door and filler cap) what clips did you use to hold them in? The rares package says it is the white plastic ones but it would need a bloody big hole to fit them firmly in place.....

Cheers, Graeme



Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 17, 2014, 08:57:13 AM
No worries Ian, haven't had time lately the boss is away so i'm doing his job and mine at the moment.

Graeme i bought some universal Chevy clips off ebay( universal type moulding fasteners part no. G.M.3944866), the plastic ones were useless i chucked them in the bin, you'll find there aren't enough of the other clips either but ( MOULDING CLIPS AND NUTS! 1930's thru 1950's CHEVY FORD CHRYSLER ETC 52-27A) are exactly the same.

I didn't want to mount the reel on the wheel arch as i've seen others do so i tried to hide them as much as i could, if i'd done this before the car was painted i would have modified it so it sat on the inside and was completely hidden, I used a Pete's seat belt plates as they fitted almost perfectly in the pillar, only problem is it just catches on the seat so i will have to raise the arch in it a bit luckily i haven't had them reupholstered yet.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/1779681_10151955539460811_1975008926_n-1.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1336.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1335.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1331.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1329.jpg) ($2)
   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: JOX515 on May 17, 2014, 06:50:20 PM
G'day Pedro,

Thanks for the info on the clips - ebay here I come....

Love the way yours has come together, it is one really nice wagon.  Hope you don't mind, but am going to ask Pete if he can knock me up an intake system similar to yours. It looks great and is nice and clean and simple.

Cheers, Graeme


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: CoolFCWgn on May 19, 2014, 10:16:11 PM

Thanks for posting the pics of the belts Pedro.

I was thinking of mounting mine further back on the wheel arch using 60 or 75 degree belts,  possibly behind the panel.

Ian.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 20, 2014, 06:42:52 PM
Too easy guys i've had heaps of help from people on this site too  :), the ones i used are 75 deg. ones Ian so if you put them further back you'll need a different angle, I just taped a piece of paper on the side where i wanted it to fit drew the horizontal line with a level, drew a line between the top and bottom mounting points and then used a protractor to get the angle, too easy  ;) , fine with me if you use the same intake Graeme i'm just grateful to Pete for making it for me, Pete wasn't that keen on it but i reckon it looks shit hot myself, love that bling lol.
   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: CoolFCWgn on May 25, 2014, 08:36:05 PM

Pedro, Did some work on mounting the rear belts in my wagon today , out of interest, referring to your post again I noticed the pillar on mine looks to be fairly different in construction to yours, I will be lucky to get a 22 or 23mm wide plate in mine, I presume made at a different factory to yours.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 26, 2014, 03:55:10 PM
I can't understand why that would be Ian they should all be identical no matter where they were built, I did have to cut my plates down a bit but not that much and I cut the pillars open and slipped them inside is that what you have done?, hard to see in the pic and i can't take another or check the measurement at the moment as the old girl is down at my mates business getting hooked up to a diagnostic computer to find why it won't rev in gear.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1334.jpg) ($2)

   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 26, 2014, 04:07:58 PM
So close to being finished now, so stoked in how she's turned out, just the kickboards and rear cargo panels to go, have to get some speakers first so i know how big the holes have to be, engineers next, thought i'd take some pics while i had the wagon and scoot cleaned up ready for the local car show.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1374.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1379.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1382.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1385.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1388.jpg) ($2)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/SAM_1389.jpg) ($2)
   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: zulu on May 26, 2014, 10:28:56 PM

Looking great Pedro.

Nice to see the all the work finally coming together

Gary

 


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on May 27, 2014, 12:42:43 PM
Your wagon is looking fantastic, Pedro!

I love the Harley's matching chaser rims  :D

Regards,

Josh.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on May 29, 2014, 02:34:06 PM
Thanks guys it's been a long haul but all worth it in the end, never even noticed the wheels till i saw these pics Josh, they do match well don't they ;D
   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: SC00P on May 29, 2014, 08:24:40 PM
Awesome thread!! Great work Mate!!!


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCV08 on May 29, 2014, 08:28:20 PM
Fantastic job Pedro

Are you heading over to Cooly Rocks on the long weekend?

Cheers

Craig D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: VAN059 on May 30, 2014, 07:16:01 AM
Great job Pedro

Super cool  8)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on June 07, 2014, 09:58:23 AM
No going to give it a miss this year Craig, I've just been too busy lately and the wagon isn't quite finished, it's in at a mates workshop getting the tuning issue sorted then i can book in for the engineer, I heard that you have to book a site almost a year in advance to get in nowadays and that accommodation is even worse?
   Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: JB on June 23, 2014, 11:53:19 PM
Hey Pedro,

2 cars in 2 days moved to the complete section... You must be close now as well??


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on June 27, 2014, 01:24:12 PM
Better switch me across J.B. got her registered Mon., goes really well  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D, met a really nice lady a few weeks ago who has brought the sunshine back into my life and made life feel like it's worth living again  :) :) feeling over the moon happy at the moment  ;D ;D ,  so in between work, driving the wagon and taking her out in the wagon i haven't had much time spare to get on here, the engineer said he was pleased to inspect a car built to such a high quality so i'm feeling pretty good about that too, good luck with all your builds and keep going there is a light at the end of the tunnel. :) :)
    Pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: NES304 on June 27, 2014, 01:59:02 PM
Good stuff pedro


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: DJ on June 27, 2014, 02:23:30 PM
Good for you Pedro. Congratulations on the achievement.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: ridgey_didge on June 27, 2014, 03:54:38 PM
What an inspiration.  You deserve all the sunshine that can come your way.

Cheers
David


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on June 27, 2014, 04:37:43 PM
Fantastic Pedro. Your build is the reason I have kept going on mine. Over 107571 views is testament to the popularity of your car.

Hope all goes well in the other area as well.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Not Happy Jan on June 27, 2014, 04:57:36 PM
well done Pedro on ALL fronts.
Nick


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Crumpsnr on June 27, 2014, 06:15:11 PM
Giddy up, well done mate! Regards, Martyn


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: JOX515 on June 27, 2014, 07:02:18 PM
Congratulations Pedro both with the car and the new lady in your life.  I hope both bring many years of happiness to you cos mate, you deserve it.  Well done.

Cheers, Graeme and JOX515


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Stewy on June 27, 2014, 07:17:05 PM
Well Done Pedro, great to see that you have found some happiness.
Enjoy the wagon, a credit to your persistence and dedication.
Hope to see it in the flesh one day. :)

Cheers Stewy   8)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: collecta on June 27, 2014, 07:20:24 PM
Well done Pedro  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Ole on June 27, 2014, 07:46:09 PM
Well done Pedro, you're an inspiration over adversity.
Cheers Ole.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCV08 on June 27, 2014, 08:15:56 PM
Pedro

Well done with your car.
Now enjoy  :o :o ;D ;D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: ACE on June 27, 2014, 08:18:32 PM
Good on ya Pedro :)
Regards ACE  8)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: jack_fc on June 27, 2014, 10:11:00 PM

Well I'm sorta ambivalent re this story - sorry to see the build thread locked and over (bloody inspirational!), but really happy to see a so-cool car on the road after a long and challenged build...

Pedro; I'm going out to the shed to toast you, your wagon (and your new love!!) with a captain morgan and coke...

Shit-hot, mate; here's to you!

cheers, jack


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: FCRB26 on June 28, 2014, 06:31:05 AM
Ha ha finished on page 59


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: SC00P on June 28, 2014, 06:20:12 PM
Big congrats Pedro. You are an inspiration, all the best to You mate!!!
 


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: TTV6FC on June 29, 2014, 07:01:26 PM
Awesome Pedro and as I have said before,in my opinion the hardest part of any rebuild is not necessarily money or ability or a million other things.The hardest part is staying motivated through all the things that happen in our lives while we are undertaking these rebuilds.I moved house 3 times,had two kids,had a flood go through my shed,lost my mate Bruno (my 8 year old brown Labrador) and my 13 year old nephew to cancer.It takes a hell of a lot to pick yourself up from all that and keep going mate and from this I congratulate you on an incredible effort.Hope you now enjoy many happy years of cruising in the old girl.Well done.Jamie.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Paul In Ireland on June 30, 2014, 05:01:26 AM
Like everyone says Pedro, well done. I saw the shell in the early stages, would love to go for a ride in the final result. Congrats on everything mate!! ;D ;D


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fe350chev on August 19, 2014, 01:43:42 PM
Congrats Pedro. It's great!


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on March 02, 2015, 01:10:32 PM
G'day all, thanks for all the kind words re the car and Sara, I definitely agree with you Jamie re staying motivated through all the things that life throws at us during the build being the hardest part, things were hard for a long time but you can't change what has happened so sooner or later you just have to pick yourself up and keep moving forward, thankfully life has been good to me in the last year, the car is still running great and Sara and i have created a new future together with a trip to Britain coming up in april and a Wedding in sept  ;D ;D, no prizes for guessing which will be the wedding car lol, great pickup on the car being finished on page 59 there Pete.
     Regards Pedro


Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on March 02, 2015, 07:25:29 PM
That's great news mate. Yes life does throw all sorts of things at us. I am glad to hear that you are happy. Its like a new chapter in every sense. So, let us know if you start a new resto chapter. I'm sure it's not only me that misses the Pedster posts. Make sure you keep an eye on our builds from time to time.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: pedro on January 12, 2017, 09:04:28 PM
Just a quick hello to those who remember me and my story, well life certainly has ways of changing just when you think it is over, since my last post on here i've married a great girl and we've travelled to Britain and France plus flew around a fair bit of Oz plus I've changed careers, the FnC is still running well and is just about to get a new set or retro style rims, life is good again. :)

                 Pedro


(https://s24.postimg.org/s2w59gb9t/car_edit.jpg) ($2)

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Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: JOX515 on January 12, 2017, 09:42:42 PM
Fantastic news for you Pedro, all the best for a long and happy future with your new bride and, of course, FnC.  Cheers, Graeme (JOX515)


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: fcwrangler on January 12, 2017, 09:53:50 PM
Great news Pedro, it is great that you finally can report some good luck. Hope you, your wife and the wagon have many a good year together.
Regards,
Jim


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: DJ on January 12, 2017, 10:21:34 PM
Great to read your update Pedro. All the very best for the future.
Looking forward to seeing the new rims on the wagon.


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Not Happy Jan on January 13, 2017, 07:07:20 AM
great News Pedro :)
Nick


Title: Re: FCRB30 Wagon
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on January 13, 2017, 10:06:22 AM
Great news Pedro.

Regards

Wayne b