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Title: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on May 28, 2011, 05:24:35 PM
I have finally bought myself a FC holden, I was after a EK, but finding any old holden in tassie is getting hard. Buying from the big island was going to cost a fair chunk out of my budget.

A big thank you to Bill & Judi Wedd for selling me this car, Very nice, help full people.

My plan was to replace the floorpan, Interior, machanical with a VS commodore V6 ecotech,4 speed auto, IRS but not sure what i was going to do with the front end as yet.
I think my first step is to have it sand blasted see how bad the rust is and go from there.
There is a fair bit of rust, but not as much as i first though

So here are the pictures so far
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/IMG_3198_zpseae54e93.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/IMG_3199_zpsac2b246f.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/IMG_3200_zps8aaff73c.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/IMG_3201_zpsc5f9301c.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/IMG_3202_zps2e51881f.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/IMG_3203_zpsede9052a.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/IMG_3204_zpsce1f87f9.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/IMG_3205_zps58f7b867.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/IMG_3206_zps274e5a8f.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/IMG_3207_zpsd7bf0909.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/IMG_3208_zps8061091c.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/IMG_3209_zps6c9b8f63.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/IMG_3211_zps3b7518fe.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/IMG_3212_zps5fbd33e4.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/IMG_3213_zpse63d0ab1.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/IMG_3214_zps12cc3773.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/IMG_3215_zps670d6754.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: customFC on May 28, 2011, 10:38:00 PM
Congrats on picking up your FC.
Looks like a bit of work ahead, but it sounds like many of the problem areas would be cut away anyway.
Good luck and keep us updated.
Regards
Alex


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: weddo on May 28, 2011, 10:50:12 PM
Geez,don't hit it too hard with the sandblaster Nick, you might only come back with the steering wheel and stainless trims ;D ;D ;D


Regards


Weddo


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: TTV6FC on May 29, 2011, 07:35:19 PM
Just looking at it I think you will be shocked at how much rust it has but Sand Blasting is the only way to go.At least you'll know what you're up against and if you are dedicated and have some welding/fabricating skills you will get it done.One thing I've learned is never expect it to be done in a day,it will take much longer (unless you've got heaps of cash and pay someone else to do it ;) then it will take a little less time.....and don't plan on having any more kids during the build either or it will take even longer... ::)....


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on May 29, 2011, 10:26:48 PM
Ive got 3 years for the tassie nationals, thats my aim. Fabricating and welding isnt a problem for me either. Here is the last "thing" i built, It wont be to anyone taste here. ;D
Its commodore mechanical engine,5 speed,diff,Struts, Brakes and a bit of Toyota stuff in there as well Xmember, Rack and pinion, Steering column, Pedal box, 4 Link Rear. Most people dont believe its rear wheel drive, At car shows you usually see people lying under the rear  saying "yeah it has a diff under it"  
Took me a Year and a half to complete from start to finish, But i am still collecting parts to a bit more on it. Everything is fabricated by me, except the intercooling pipes and Aluminium boot floor.
will also be featured in Zoom magazine soon.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/Hyundai/h5_zps255bc756.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/Hyundai/DSCF2415_zps1e42bbff.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/Hyundai/h6_zps21d873fa.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/Hyundai/DSCF2884_zps61dfcca1.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/Hyundai/hartkids1_zpsce60bcf0.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/Hyundai/newdash_zpsef30eed2.jpg)
Yes its a Hyundai Excel :o
Ill keep the old holden all holden.
I know ill be getting less back after its been to the blasters.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: scarface on May 31, 2011, 12:30:24 AM
LOL!

love the fact you turned an excel into somethin with grunt...still could've made it look a bit better :P

anyways, good luck with the FC! should be a treat!

Lio


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: GMB-58FC on June 23, 2011, 06:56:31 PM
Good to see your going to be using your talents for a real car Nick.

Looking forward to seeing the progress updates.

Ben


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on July 02, 2011, 03:06:44 PM
Nothing happening yet, Just spending money on replacement parts
All 4 floor pans, Inner and outer sill panels and underfloor cross members.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSCF3659_zps94bbd899.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on July 10, 2011, 01:36:54 PM
cut open the drivers side sill to see how bad the rust is. I was surprised at how little crap was in there.
there is still some factory black paint on some of it.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/sillrust_zps2441b62a.jpg)
 


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on December 25, 2011, 08:35:12 PM
its been awhile and ive just been collecting parts and building a new shed. Plan was to have the shed finished in October, but with delays building started Monday December 12 and i pushed myself to have it finished by Christmas.
Well today is Christmas, only have the front cladding and roller doors to go. I wanted to have the car in by today, so here it is. Ill now start working on the car.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/fc1_zps7eecf6a1.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/fc2_zps615f3e5d.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/fc0_zps2322af30.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/fc3_zps96349dd3.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/fc4_zpsc1922531.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: customFC on December 25, 2011, 08:45:38 PM
That's a cool Christmas gift for yourself.
Looks like plenty of room in there.
Good luck with the build.
Regards
Alex


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: fe350chev on December 25, 2011, 09:13:28 PM
From one tasmanian from ulvy yo another. Good luck. Yours looks like my Fe. I'm also doing a fc taxi. You can see my Adelaide taxi and breton blue Fe in the build pages. Looks like you can get stuck into it now. Happy stripping. Make sure you get a wonder remover soon.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: GMB-58FC on December 25, 2011, 11:00:30 PM
Any progress is good progress I say Nick :D

New shed looks great and the FC looks right at home in there ready for its make over.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: fe350chev on December 26, 2011, 09:48:27 AM
I meant window winder remover


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: Penguin on December 26, 2011, 08:17:01 PM
From one tasmanian from ulvy yo another. Good luck. Yours looks like my Fe. I'm also doing a fc taxi. You can see my Adelaide taxi and breton blue Fe in the build pages. Looks like you can get stuck into it now. Happy stripping. Make sure you get a wonder remover soon.
Deano, I grew up in Ulverstone as well. Just up the road in Penguin now. Left high school in '83 - how about you?
Cheers, Ben
P.S. looking forward to seeing a start on this one Nick


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: weddo on December 26, 2011, 09:17:59 PM
Well done Nick, good to see it is in a nice dry place. Better hurry up now... only a bit over two years to go now you know

regards


Weddo


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: fe350chev on December 27, 2011, 12:20:00 PM
Yeah Ben moved back to tassie for few years about 6 years ago and was on castra road. Other family are west, richardsons and marshalls. Mum grew up in penguin. I grew up in Adelaide but was in tassie in early years. Do you know the furley boys. My family were pioneers if north Morton and waratah and deloraine back before Melbourne and Adelaide we invented


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: Penguin on December 27, 2011, 08:33:05 PM
No I don't know the Furleys Deano. I grew up in West Ulverstone. All the best with the restos. You'll have both of yours finished before I even get started.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on January 04, 2012, 09:19:43 AM
Started stripping.
Is the complete front crossmember and diff for these worth anything?

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/wheelless_zpsb2343551.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/wheelless1_zps6f94b824.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: fe350chev on January 04, 2012, 01:29:57 PM
Not really mate.  :D you may as well keep them if you go back to original later.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on January 05, 2012, 08:05:44 PM
Front subframe is off, Im amazed how good everything is, the subframe lower bolts are perfect, Subframe arms are also perfect and where the sides connect to the firewall its still shiny silver metal.
The only rust is the very front on the top side under the grill, i dont understand why the floors are so bad, the bonnets bad, and lower doors are all rusted but stuff you think would also be badly rusted are not.

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/fc_0061_zps0e7a9505.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/fc_0062_zps32ac21d7.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/fc_0063_zps4022fefe.jpg)

The diff is next, and if anyone wants to come and pick up the diff and front crossmember feel free, It will only end up at the tip.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: weddo on January 05, 2012, 10:05:04 PM
Hi Nick,

If you wan't to put them aside I will take them back some time in the near future


regards

Weddo


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on January 05, 2012, 10:39:41 PM
id be happy too. or if i head down to baski, ill bring them with me.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: Siggs on January 06, 2012, 11:10:28 PM
Look forward to seeing more of her Nick, from the looks of the Hundi you'll be sure to make an awesome FC.

I'm also from the North of the Little island, Burnie, what are the Nationals  you guys are talking about ?

Siggs


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: fe350chev on January 07, 2012, 11:18:22 AM
There are special links on the home page if the forum and the club site about the fc/Fe nationals. The next one is in Perth.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: weddo on January 07, 2012, 11:22:13 PM
PM sent Siggs



Regards


Weddo


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on February 04, 2012, 07:27:46 PM
cleaned out all the crap, and vacuumed out all the rust. there is a lot less car now.  :P
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0226_zps4fe4e324.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0227_zpsa2927059.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0228_zps548b4fc7.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0229_zpsbb7ed72b.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0230_zpsd20317b6.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0232_zps476c592c.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0233_zps30b88945.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0235_zps9298e984.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0236_zps2501633f.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on February 05, 2012, 05:59:28 PM
did some more today, braced the centre pillar.
cutting off the outer sills.
inch and half of dirt right there, packed full.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0237_zps3baba72f.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0238_zps4c95294a.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on February 11, 2012, 06:43:52 PM
been doing some cutting, Im very scared cutting into it this much, but i think ill be able to fix it.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0242_zpscc9da8c5.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0244_zps768b1c37.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0245_zps5144976d.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: Not Happy Jan on February 12, 2012, 04:39:38 PM
Hey Nick,
Looks good. 8) 8) Nearly finished :D
That's my next task... fitting new sills. Only the outers thank goodness.
Are you going to put the doors back on when fitting the outer sill???
Nick


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: fcwrangler on February 12, 2012, 11:45:01 PM
Nick, have a look on my build site(my fc rebuild) Glenn(fcv8 shed find ute) gave me some great shots of the inner mounting plates for the front end. They gave me a lot of help in setting it all up, just be mindfull of the need to have the mudguard mounting holes level with the inner sill panel not the step out for the mounting plate. If you take a close look at the photos, it shows a step of about 15mm from the bottom of the mounting plate before the guard holes. I used the old slip nuts from later model guards for the guard bolts to screw into a whole lot easyer than trying to weld nuts in place,also makes it easier to do the bolts up later on.
Regards Jim


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on March 03, 2012, 05:36:16 PM
thanks guys, i looked it up and it helped.

Im slowly moving through it.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0251_zpsde12b47c.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0263_zpsd3350e6c.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0264_zps7469a796.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0265_zpsd895fba2.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: weddo on March 03, 2012, 07:53:55 PM
Keep it up Nick. Only about 760 days till the TASSIE Nats

How is your young fella after his mishap last week, hope every thing was ok.


regards


Weddo








Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on March 03, 2012, 09:00:11 PM
he broke his arm just above the elbow. Had surgery to wire it back together. didn't sleep friday night spent the night in the hospital and most of saturday, had ex rays yesturday and its healing well. so its all ok now.
im sorry i couldn't stay longer and had to rush off.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: fcwrangler on March 04, 2012, 09:06:08 AM
Nick, you have fallen into the same trap as me. The mounting plate is a pressed section that sit away from the by about 15mm. The bottom edge of the inner sill needs to be in line with the sill not kicked out as you have done as you will not be able to bolt the guards on. I'ts hard to explain in words but if you look at the photos of other cars you will see that the plate is pressed out where the support block is mounted. Have a look on Why don't you take the FC on, Rob has a good shot of the section he made which shows the shape it should be.
All the best with the rest, Jim


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on March 04, 2012, 03:05:53 PM
Mine does have the "pressed in part" for the lower subframe bolt, its hard to see, but the end if the sill should line up with the floor to pilar joint. Thats how the other side is. with the rare spares sills there isnt much of a bottom lip so something needs to be welded on for the guards, the end of the sill does curve at the end standard a bit.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on March 10, 2012, 06:22:57 PM
Slow progress, the rear floor pan done.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0270_zpsff6af441.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on March 13, 2012, 08:25:06 PM
Another missing bit found (Not the cat, The Grill),  But missing the the centre bar and a little dented, Better than having none. Thanks ebay $55 to my door.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0276_zps44e9c4a2.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: Rusty EK on March 15, 2012, 05:25:19 PM
Looking good Nick , I reckon you will be hunting the swap meet in Launceston this weekend looking for bits ;D


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on March 15, 2012, 08:26:34 PM
Yes i will and the following week at the longford revival.
Im hoping the front discs and bearings turn up tomorrow so i can finish the front end for mocking up the brake calipers


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: mcl1959 on March 15, 2012, 09:35:51 PM
Nice grill emblem ::)

Ken


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: FCRB26 on March 16, 2012, 07:56:01 AM
i thought it was paper at first glance only just spotted it. :D


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on March 16, 2012, 09:23:26 PM
Disc's turned up today VP 290mm, over the weekend ill make the caliper templates to fit the vs calipers.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0284_zps6bbc6531.jpg)

20" wheel fitted
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0287_zps4c084804.jpg)

17" wheel fitted
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0293_zpsa7fda823.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: fe350chev on March 19, 2012, 09:35:40 PM
I am really enjoying watching someone at the same stage as me. And a fellow islanders gunning for the same nats as me  ;)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on April 03, 2012, 08:30:27 AM
Not too much progress.
This weekend i hope to get the tunnel welded in.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0304_zpsa7b4540f.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0307_zps06df4ecb.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: collecta on April 03, 2012, 11:15:15 PM
 Hi Nick,
 any progress is good progress. lookin good a few less holes ;D.

cheers
Scott


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: weddo on April 04, 2012, 10:39:30 AM
Good progress Nick, looking a bit different since we last saw it.


regards

Weddo


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on April 21, 2012, 05:53:38 PM
i am starting to get sick of rust patching, But all the floors are now done, Just have to fit the tunnel.
I've started on the under rear seat and rear dog legs and inner wheel arches.

heres pictures of a couple of weeks work.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0011_zps4cebf4a8.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0012_zpsa3c34957.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0013_zps118c02e7.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0014_zpsd3cd5def.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0015_zps7e4eae38.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: TTV6FC on April 21, 2012, 09:21:26 PM
Good work Nick,your dedication will pay off.Rust repairs are no fun but it feels good once they're done. ;)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: fe350chev on April 21, 2012, 10:41:01 PM
It will be stronger than original once u finish with it.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on April 22, 2012, 07:32:00 AM
Very impressive Nick. Your getting through the pain barrier. Before you know it the rust will just be a memory.

Rgds

Wayne b


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on April 28, 2012, 05:48:09 PM
A full days work rebuilding this rear bit, Have the other side to do.
Lower dogleg and sill to finish up this side of the car.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0016_zps3de5cab4.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0017_zpsf2e6442a.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0018_zps65a2a8cb.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0019_zps2ee7ef28.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: fcwrangler on April 28, 2012, 05:55:14 PM
Looking good, you should be back on the road quick smart at this rate.
Regards Jim


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: Stash on April 28, 2012, 06:39:45 PM
floor transformation is great!
what are you finishing it with ? POR15/KBS?


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: DN2168 on April 28, 2012, 08:04:27 PM
Looking good Nick, well done.

Dean.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on June 11, 2012, 05:24:55 PM
I dont know if this will be a problem, there is no weight on the wheels so im hoping there will be a little more clearance with the brake caliper and the crossmember, Ive trimmed a little off.
Also i dont have the steering rack yet so maybe i wont have that much lock.
290x22 VP disks and VS Calipers on HR drum stubs and Adapters. everything bolted up perfect.

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0026_zpsc5afdb7c.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0027_zps003dac13.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0028_zpsd702ab21.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0029_zps30d3abb0.jpg)

Very close, but it clears.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0030_zps0b53305a.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: FCRB26 on June 11, 2012, 06:33:11 PM
Shame they don't make upper joints like they use to mine were very close too.
can you run callipers on the rear


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on June 11, 2012, 06:46:18 PM
i cant run the calipers on the rear as im going to have rear steering rack, well thats the plan.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: FCV08 on June 11, 2012, 08:37:52 PM
Nick

If you run into trouble on the upper ball joint you can also try WB ute ones.

They are sealed and a very low profile.

Cheers

Craig D


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on August 15, 2012, 08:19:29 AM
as im not having any luck finding these parts : bonnet, front guards, bumpers front and rear, left hand front door glass and window regulator.
and not having alot of time to fix the ones i have, ive lost some motivation.

The shell is almost complete, but i don't think ill make it for the nats here in tassie.

If anyone has any of these part they want to sell, please let me know.






Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: GMB-58FC on August 18, 2012, 01:24:48 PM
as im not having any luck finding these parts : bonnet, front guards, bumpers front and rear, left hand front door glass and window regulator.
and not having alot of time to fix the ones i have, ive lost some motivation.

The shell is almost complete, but i don't think ill make it for the nats here in tassie.

If anyone has any of these part they want to sell, please let me know.

Nick,

I'm in the process of hunting down parts for both my cars so I'll keep you posted if I come across anything your searching for ;)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on October 17, 2012, 09:01:45 PM
I have finally finished the floors YAY  :o :o :o
spent 2 days on it, 80% of the outer sills are also done. i was also lucky to sandblast and reuse the rear lower dogleg sill corner.
Ive used reproduction sills, there is no bend in the middle or ends.
Next problem with the left side rear dogleg is rusted all the way around the arch inside and out and i really dont know how to attack it. Im not a panel man.
I got myself a perfect bonnet, its like new on the underside just rough paint on the top.
i also got 2 front bumpers, both are bad chrome but better then nothing and right and left front doors complete so i have my passenger window, but i think they may have less rust than the ones i have.
Ive started to get stuck into it again, tomorrow ill get the tunnel welded in.
im also thinking of running a straight 6 instead of the commodore v6, i thinking for ease of engineering. get it on the road.
and the good old red motor are cheap as chips these days.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0001_zps940a025d.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0002_zpsb46d041d.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0003_zps298fa6d0.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0004_zpsab2cfd8b.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0005_zps29d75e40.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: GMB-58FC on November 26, 2012, 09:48:25 AM
Good to see progress Nick, hopefully get sometime over the xmas/NYE break to work your magic.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on June 24, 2013, 08:36:43 PM
been working slowly, trying to get through all the rust. Only the left rear guard to go.
finally got seats, Thanks to Josh (Ol_Girl_58) for the front and rear seats and 3/4 of a rear bumper
I hope to get all the underside repairs finished this weekend, then ill just have the passenger side rear quater to do. Then start to reassemble the rear of the car while i start fixing the front subframe RUST.

Some pictures of stuff done.
started on a Chassis kit not finished yet
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/20130623_184248_zpsc9b898d2.jpg)
Drivers rear quater finished.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/DSC_0102_zps70c06b23.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/20130623_184313_zps1600c515.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/20130623_184320_zpsd3915a5c.jpg)
Underside of the boot edge, was rusted out bad top and bottom.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/20130623_184303_zpsfdf63a0d.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0233_zpsf6f1f73f.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0235_zps44a37fce.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0237_zpsf5be08e9.jpg)
top edge.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/20130623_184333_zpsf1a5f9db.jpg)
My new toy a TIG Welder, I need alot of practice still.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/20130623_184400_zps889bb3d2.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on June 24, 2013, 09:34:44 PM
Hell of a project. Glad to see your still at it.

Looks like a lot of learning happening. Well done.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: FCRB26 on June 25, 2013, 07:43:31 AM
Its a credit to you all the rust repairs not a easy thing to fix.

Tig takes a while but you will find how neat you can go on car panels.
Really sharp tip and use mig wire for filler.
Is it high frequency start or scratch start ?


pete


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on June 25, 2013, 09:16:44 AM
high frequency DC only, as you said good for car panels. I made the tunnel strengthener with the TIG not real pretty welds but good penetration.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: customFC on June 26, 2013, 12:11:35 AM
Nice progress.
Nice to have a TIG...jealous!!
Regards
Alex


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on June 30, 2013, 05:33:39 PM
I thought id get all the welding done this weekend, i had two days, but as usual saturday was used up picking up a EH 149 engine for the sump and pickup. The motor "was turning over with the starter motor" I got it home not checking before hand, Its sized, i couldn't get it to turn over and i havent had time to pull it down yet.

My mate also came around and wanted me to help lower his commodore. I handed him a bunch of tools and said call me when you get stuck, well every 5 minutes he was stuck.

I got my chassis strengthening done, cleaned the shed a bit and put the car on its other side.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0271_zps25dd141a.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0280_zps2cbac437.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0277_zpscf6ca507.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0275_zps7c9eaf8d.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0274_zpsfec5766e.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0273_zps34ddbb31.jpg)

And this is the las bit of rust in the shell, i hope to get that done next weekend. The wheel arch needs replacing too, the rare spares lower rear replacement part will get rid of most of it.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0281_zps38f57939.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on June 30, 2013, 06:14:26 PM
Nice work Nick. Have you thought about gear box mounts while it is on its side?

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on June 30, 2013, 06:30:27 PM
yes I've thought about them, i just dont know where they will go.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: Spinner on July 01, 2013, 02:00:35 AM
On the gearbox, I'd guess.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: pedro on July 01, 2013, 03:00:23 PM
Big job Nick, doesn't look like there's much of the original floor left.
   Pedro


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on July 09, 2013, 07:24:02 PM
only original part left is the shock mount/boot section.
I've started on the left wheel arch, this is a real test for me, i hope it will look like it should when I've finished.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/DSC_0293_zps54abe71b.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/DSC_0292_zps8fb3d923.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/DSC_0294_zps55c5e667.jpg)

And if i didn't have enough to do, I got 2 of these to build another race car for my daughter and myself to race, the other car is not complete but has a full log booked welded in roll cage, so everything from this one will go into that one.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/DSC_0283_zpscfc6760f.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: fe350chev on July 09, 2013, 08:15:06 PM
Hey, if it doesnt look right, make it look fairly right, add something interesting and change your build name to "Another Tassie Custom". I often think with the FE that the guards are so crap that I amy as well have some fun and use a pair of flutes from an air cond and call them custom guards  :D


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: TTV6FC on July 09, 2013, 09:13:54 PM
This thread is a perfect example of how almost anything can be achieved with the right outlook from the beginning and an awesome amount of dedication.I am so pleased to see you persisting as this car was VERY rusty and it is obvious that you think like me as I rarely see anything that looks "too far gone" to be repaired.Well done and keep up the great work.Watching the progress with particular interest.Cheers,Jamie. 8)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on July 13, 2013, 06:25:21 PM
Rebuilt inner and outer wheel arch today, This had me worried, I didn't know if I could make it look right. it will need some filler but i think its not too bad.
They use a lot of lead in the joint here.
All thats left is fix the rear corner under the bumper area.

This took me all day, have to wait till next weekend to finish up.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0296_zps5f289870.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0298_zpsb5939bb2.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0301_zps1bfc3d09.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0302_zps382d66db.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0304_zps6c36de7f.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: FCV08 on July 13, 2013, 06:39:25 PM
Nick

Great job.!!!!

Cheers

Craig D



Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: fe350chev on July 13, 2013, 11:32:19 PM
Thats very cool mate, keep up the good work.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: pedro on July 14, 2013, 12:20:15 PM
Great repair job Nick most people wouldn't even touch something that bad  8)
  Pedro


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: ekute on July 14, 2013, 07:40:19 PM
Nick,

Have done the same repairs but not as extensive, great job, keep it up!


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on July 20, 2013, 05:59:29 PM
not much done today.
ill have a month of grinding.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0305_zps37409a7b.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0306_zpsa719359a.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0307_zps0fadd0d5.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: Maco on July 20, 2013, 08:59:18 PM
Nick,

Nice work, I have the Rubbers that fit between the body & the bumper available, if you require them.

Cheers
John


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: fe350chev on July 20, 2013, 09:43:52 PM
Well done NIck. Were u born in Tassie.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on September 01, 2013, 06:19:18 PM
Yes i was born in tassie.

I finished all the underneath but forgot to take a picture of it painted in sound deadener but im sure we have all seen one before.

got the rear springs, diff and brakes all done.
measured my track with some mag wheels i had lying around and the track it 1390mm, 6mm over, but ill try some other wheels later. Will 6mm even matter?

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0324_zps386959c1.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0326_zps20da810b.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0325_zpsb0581be3.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/DSC_0327_zpse3e66178.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: hsv-001 on September 02, 2013, 08:09:06 AM
Great work mate. How much clearance is there between the bracket on the backing plate where the flexible line meets the steel line and the subframe and  the inner guard up near the bump stop. I'm just wondering because I've had to relocate that bracket onto the housing on a few conversions where the rear end has been over shortened. Anyway keep up the good work . 


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: FC427 on September 02, 2013, 09:40:17 AM
Great work mate. How much clearance is there between the bracket on the backing plate where the flexible line meets the steel line and the subframe and  the inner guard up near the bump stop. I'm just wondering because I've had to relocate that bracket onto the housing on a few conversions where the rear end has been over shortened. Anyway keep up the good work . 

I have also had to move the flexible  brake line bracket to a lower position on all of the conversions I have done .with the Commodore rear end .....FC427.......


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NES304 on September 02, 2013, 09:52:04 AM
Great work mate. How much clearance is there between the bracket on the backing plate where the flexible line meets the steel line and the subframe and  the inner guard up near the bump stop. I'm just wondering because I've had to relocate that bracket onto the housing on a few conversions where the rear end has been over shortened. Anyway keep up the good work . 

@hsv-001 You seem to have done that a few times now (asked that is). Don't recall FCRB26 having a problem and I sure didn't


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: FCRB26 on September 02, 2013, 11:46:08 AM
My Ute doesnt hit.

My sedan which is heavilly moded needed the rear calliper mount rotated down 20 degrees


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: hsv-001 on September 02, 2013, 03:31:01 PM
Mate could you explain it to NES304 as I'm not enjoying it anymore. Wayne's rear axle was too short[Old Mt Isa boy] From memory I think he told me he got the measurement off this forum [maybe it was the measurement for a drum brake rear end]. When I installed it there was no handbrake brackets on it. Whoever shortened it removed them, also  being that short the distance between the brake line mounting brackets was less than between the inner wheel arches [tubs] and I have seen so many of these axle conversions over the past 20 years and its not a problem till you are carrying a load and don't see the speed bump. So I'm sorry its getting repetitive but if you are not experienced at these mods find someone with a car or cars that have these mods and have been driven[for decades if possible] then copy theirs. Incidental this is probably why the crewman mounts the handbrake cable on the leaf spring[to allow for a maximum size wheel by keeping the axle short] they might have used a different offset or provided for a larger than  standard rim. Anyway I'll leave it alone from now on. 


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on September 02, 2013, 08:20:16 PM
I shortened my diff 50mm each side, i went for standard track with standard commodore 15'' wheels 1384mm (currently at 1390 with mag wheels).
I have 15mm clearance for both flexible hose and bracket , its something i didn't think of untill now, but there is no issue, it clears.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NES304 on September 02, 2013, 09:43:01 PM
Mate could you explain it to NES304 as I'm not enjoying it anymore.

HSV001 - Hey mate I wasn't having a go just wondered why you asked on two different threads?

I shortened my diff 50mm each side,
Did mine 67mm both sides

they might have used a different offset or provided for a larger than  standard rim. Anyway I'll leave it alone from now on. 
As far as I am aware my crewman has the same offset as a sedan



Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on September 02, 2013, 10:55:53 PM
well that would be the reason yours is fouling, my 50mm + the 15mm gap = 65mm so your 67mm would hit. So what is your total track measured to the centre of both tires, it should be 1384mm
You must have wanted to run some large offset wheels?


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: fink on September 02, 2013, 11:37:23 PM
If you get desperate,iv'e got a few HP mtrs here,i can drop one off at the SAT,it's just down the road from me,Gaz! 8)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NES304 on September 03, 2013, 12:37:52 AM
well that would be the reason yours is fouling, my 50mm + the 15mm gap = 65mm so your 67mm would hit. So what is your total track measured to the centre of both tires, it should be 1384mm
You must have wanted to run some large offset wheels?
Hey Nick what I have been trying to say is ... It's NOT fowling. Yeah I have different offset rims so track width is completely different and would be for other sets of rims not standard commodore


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on October 10, 2013, 06:33:59 PM
Got some primer on the front end and firewall today, i hope to get colour on by saturday.
then i can start to put all the mechanicals in.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20131010_163520_zps64fbcb2b.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20131010_163538_zps435687f9.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20131010_163533_zps811d605a.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: hsv-001 on October 10, 2013, 07:32:31 PM
Great progress but still concerned about your rear axle. If those are the original bump stops and they are in the original positions then they will serve no purpose as the fc fe axle has brackets in front of the housing that they bottom on. If you cant get a set that mount under the 'u' bolts [hr or torana] have a look at what Wayne [old mt Isa boy ] did with hq bump stops. Keep up the good work , I'm watching with interest. Cheers. 


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on October 10, 2013, 07:40:20 PM
i didn't know about the bump stops, ill look into it.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on October 11, 2013, 05:59:03 PM
I got some colour on today, Im very happy how it went on. Now just have to block back a couple of runs and put a few coats of clear.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20131011_162537_zpsf63e0ee9.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20131011_174747_zps1ba1e263.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20131011_162547_zps863551ca.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on October 12, 2013, 07:19:58 PM
finished painting for now.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20131012_190604_zpscecd10f1.jpg)
ill put the engine in this week.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on October 13, 2013, 07:07:52 PM
back on all fours.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20131013_183344_zps6a8f4c62.jpg)
Ive still got a week of holidays to go, so ill get the motor in, but i also picked up one of these
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20131013_183420_zpsdb1da44b.jpg)
but its coming out of this one
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20131013_183434_zps93d22eb3.jpg)
and going into this one by the end of the week
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20131013_183449_zpsa3d8e380.jpg)
so its going to be a busy week.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NES304 on October 13, 2013, 09:03:51 PM
So your going efi 5L now? :P


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on October 15, 2013, 02:35:56 PM
No 5L in the fc, But here is the engine going into it
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20131015_141954_zpsa919834e.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20131015_142004_zpsd81984f0.jpg)
A fake Gray motor, its a 149 with a m20. Now ill i have to do it make the new mounting brackets for the shifter to move it forward so i can use the bench seat.
Being on holidays im getting alot done.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: ACE on October 15, 2013, 02:45:45 PM
G'day Nick,
You'll have to get a EH sump for the fake grey ;)
ACE  8)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NES304 on October 15, 2013, 04:01:06 PM
Doesn't look like a 5L  :'(


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: hsv-001 on October 15, 2013, 04:10:26 PM
You could try a LC LJ torana sump I have used plenty with rear steering rack.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on October 15, 2013, 06:51:18 PM
oh i thought that was the right sump?
I am using the original HR drag link steering


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: FCRB26 on October 15, 2013, 07:44:48 PM
will need EH rear bump one .
or mod it like this
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=eh+sump&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=OgBdUpX5BOK3iQeVy4Fo&ved=0CFMQsAQ&biw=1600&bih=756#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=CLA9Nyn7y5DW7M%3A%3BMUynkdZqY7giDM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.ejehclubqld.com%252Fehclub%252Fforum%252Fuploaded%252Fpeter_smol%252F2009106202913_sump2.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.ejehclubqld.com%252Fehclub%252Fforum%252Ftopic.asp%253FTOPIC_ID%253D7449%3B800%3B600


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: ACE on October 15, 2013, 08:09:32 PM
Nick,Do you know you have to cut the engine mounts off the HR crossmember and move them to
the back of the crossmember?
ACE  8)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on October 15, 2013, 08:13:26 PM
The engine mounts are already at the back of the crossmember.
I hate buying stuff second hand, when i bought the motor i was told he took it out of a eh ute. well thats going to slow me up.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: ACE on October 15, 2013, 08:47:59 PM
The engine mounts should be moved further back for FE-EKs if you plan to run an engine fan.
The rear of the mount should hanging of the back of the crossmember ;)
ACE  8)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on October 17, 2013, 06:46:14 PM
Ok i have fixed the sump, fitted the engine and started the engine.
The engine mounts on the crossmember are not far enough back.
Ill drop out the crossmember and fix that soon.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20131017_105729_zps23577abf.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20131017_120043_zps2439ec31.jpg)
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Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: pedro on October 18, 2013, 01:44:27 PM
Nice looking grey there Nick.  ;) :)
  Pedro


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: fe350chev on November 17, 2013, 05:09:56 PM
Its coming together, great job.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on November 30, 2013, 07:28:14 PM
Been a bit slack lately, got the roof and dash stripped back to metal. Im worried about the pitting rust under the old paint, I've used a rust converter and i hope that fixes it.

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20131130_162415_zps4371be36.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20131130_162501_zpse345e1f2.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: fe350chev on December 07, 2013, 01:07:40 PM
Is that last bit a statement or a apprehensive question  :P


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on December 08, 2013, 07:22:53 AM
Its a statment now as its in primer.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: fe350chev on December 09, 2013, 12:27:51 PM
Im at the same stage thats all and mine is pitted to buggery. Did the primer come up on and fill the pin sized holes. I think the metal is fairly thick so I was gunna keep going until I get it smoother.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on December 09, 2013, 06:05:16 PM
ok, i used a rust converter that turned it all black, gave that a very light sand and then about 3 coats of primer/filler rubbed it back with 240 dry paper, took a fair bit off, then 360 dry paper and its nice and smooth and has a slight shine to it.
I had to fill a few very light dents that i had taken out with spot filler and now i just have to give it a another thick coat and another light sand to put the colour on. But i won't be doing that until i get the door jams and rear guards prepped for primer.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on December 27, 2013, 07:37:42 PM
Ive worked out i have 18 full days i can work on my FC before the Nationals. What are the chances its going to be finished?

But im still doing what i can when i can.

im happy with this guard and how its come up, shouldnt need too much filler, the other guard is also good to go.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20131227_191022_zps4bc1e7fb.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20131227_191055_zpsa6fb9af5.jpg)

I had to rebuild the lower door section and had nothing to go by as they where rusted away, but got lots of pictures from this forum to go by.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20131227_191114_zps08915fb4.jpg)

seat belt mount
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20131227_151451_zps6c847fcb.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20131227_142511_zpsb52acd79.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20131227_144533_zps95a8674f.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on December 27, 2013, 08:28:58 PM
Good stuff Nick. 18 Days does not seem long. You might have to do some all nighters  ;D

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on January 04, 2014, 08:33:03 PM
Got all the bodywork done on the shell and got it all in primer, Lots of rubbing back to do.
Got the front cowl/scuttle panel and dash painted in white also.

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20140104_152332_zpse94e1c70.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20140104_195408_zps840870a2.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20140104_200246_zps8b24a8e0.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: Not Happy Jan on January 05, 2014, 09:05:56 AM
Coming along nicely !
Keep the photos coming
Nick


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on January 07, 2014, 09:08:58 PM
I bought another set of seats from a EK, I thought fe through to ek where the same, but it seems the rear seat top is different. the ek is flat and fc would be more rounded to follow the back shelf.

oh and i need a script for the glove box door.

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20140107_174233_zpscbf022bf.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20140107_174325_zps3d02eb35.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: Glenn 'Stinky' Stankevicius on January 08, 2014, 12:55:18 PM
FE/FC Front Seats are also taller than FB/EK, from memory about 5cms.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: fcwrangler on January 08, 2014, 03:32:33 PM
The reason for the back seat being smaller & flatter is the rear screens sit lower in the body so the parcel shelf is lower.
Jim


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: hsv-001 on January 08, 2014, 03:52:51 PM
I would put FB_EK front seats in FE_FC and get them upholstered to suit to avoid the plastic seat trims of the FE_FC cracking down to the seat slide knob and pinching my crotch getting in and out . Keep posting pics I'm really enjoying watching the progress . Haydn


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NES304 on January 08, 2014, 04:26:27 PM
slide knob and pinching my crotch getting in and out .
Bahahahahahahahahaha


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: fcwrangler on January 09, 2014, 02:36:14 PM
Don't know how you feel about it, but you could cut the centre support down and put a few cuts in the edge of the parcel shelf and push it down so it sits below the seat.
Jim


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on January 09, 2014, 02:44:03 PM
I was thinking when i get the new seat covering from Street Trim, maybe he will be able to make some padding to go there?


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: Glenn 'Stinky' Stankevicius on January 09, 2014, 03:05:15 PM
I was thinking when i get the new seat covering from Street Trim, maybe he will be able to make some padding to go there?
Padding in that area wouldn't hold, it is only a thick wire frame, you could bend the frame but that will likely pull the sides in. You'd be better off with the right seat frame in the first place, I am sure I have one around here it wouldn't add much more to the cost of freight.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NES304 on January 10, 2014, 12:55:08 PM
I'll take that speaker grill for $20 :o
 ;)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on January 10, 2014, 01:25:46 PM
that's what i said when i saw it.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on January 13, 2014, 07:01:56 PM
Well got some painting done over the weekend.
Im not sure on the colours, the grey looks too dark.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20140113_184813_zpsc97e8a02.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20140113_184602_zpse330ce44.jpg)



Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: DJ on January 13, 2014, 07:05:22 PM
Could be just the right contrast with the trim.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: FCRB26 on January 13, 2014, 07:11:30 PM
grey looks great.

well done


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: FCV08 on January 13, 2014, 07:52:56 PM
NickZ

Grey looks good

Cheers
Craig D


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: fcwrangler on January 13, 2014, 08:09:42 PM
Nick, granite grey/India ivory? same colours as mine although mine is the second generation paint(splitter on rear quarter) looks great. You'll be surprised how the chrome will change the look of the paint, once the car is back together it will bring it all together. By the way, I'll get the roof bows and mould priced tomorrow.
Jim


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: FCRB26 on January 13, 2014, 08:28:39 PM
Looks same as mine Volcanic grey/ indian ivory ?


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on January 13, 2014, 10:02:54 PM
its granite grey/India ivory, but the paint shop didn't have the mix codes so took a sample of one of the old doors.
i did try the stainless side strip on it and it did look better.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on January 19, 2014, 05:50:07 PM
Starting to put things back in.

steering column in these are bloody long, Ive never driven a FC only EK, i guess i wont have my arms stretched out.
Pedal assembly,Hand brake, Brake booster and master and bonnet hinges.
Ill start on the wiring through the week.

Oh and the bloody drag link is still hitting on the sump at full lock.

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20140119_172526_zpsb2fa6ff3.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20140119_172601_zps20db004f.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on January 19, 2014, 07:52:53 PM
What are people using for the honey pot on the column when going to  floor shift.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: FCRB26 on January 20, 2014, 06:51:30 AM
I cut it off and welded it up.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: hsv-001 on January 20, 2014, 08:08:00 AM
Just a couple of ideas ,EK-FB steering columns are a good fit and a few inches shorter and if your not going original with gear lever, a better option [middle age spread gets us all] .If your not polishing the coffee pot then you could just cut the lumps off and use body filler then paint it black { sorry a rolling stones moment } .Haydn


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: fcwrangler on January 20, 2014, 08:33:46 AM
A mate of mine did this a couple of years ago on an FB cut it off and smoothed it then filled the hole with fibrenicky which is much stronger than the normal. If you do it this way, remove the steering wheel and push an oily rag down to cover the inside to stop excess oozing through.
Jim


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on January 26, 2014, 09:46:36 AM
Had to make a decision on entering the Nat's, I don't think I'm far enough along to enter. I'm going to keep at it and if I get it finished I'll drive it to Hobart and check you all out.

We will make plans for the next one. Does any body know where it will be?


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: fcwrangler on January 26, 2014, 10:29:16 AM
I believe it will be Toowoomba Queensland.
Jim


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on February 02, 2014, 08:37:55 PM
Are there any different front door hinges or is there a difference from top and bottom?
My passenger door doesn't fit, Bottom is fine but the top sits out a lot.
Ive already had to redrill the top hing holes to be able to move it forward enough too.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20140202_202638_zps782647c2.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20140202_202706_zps00b7320d.jpg)

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(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20140202_202720_zps0dab6305.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: FCRB26 on February 02, 2014, 08:49:06 PM
Have you seen how the adjusted them back in the day ?

Not pretty mallets bars anything to man handle into place.

Id say you had a bit of movement with all the repairs.

Pete


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: mcl1959 on February 02, 2014, 09:22:41 PM
Basically you have to bend the hinge to move the door out. The trick is to remove the hinge and dismantle it before bending. Draw a template so you can make a judgement of how far you are bending it.
You can do it cold if you have a press, or heat it up if not.
You're first move is that the curve in the hinge needs to be increased. Do one bend compare it to your template of how it was before bending then reassemble it into the car to check your progress.

Ken


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: hsv-001 on February 02, 2014, 10:12:15 PM
Before getting too drastic , make sure that the front Phillips head bolt [the one that you can see the end of with the guard off] is all the way home . If its not the hinge will twist in and out and can look a lot like what you have there. If all else fails then the block of wood or the rubber hammer . Cheers Haydn


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: TTV6FC on February 03, 2014, 08:31:14 PM
It helps to be using all the original panels too but often due to condition of originals, panels get swapped out (this all goes without saying I guess).After I had a few fitment problems I realised that not having ALL the screws and bolts in the front hinges did make a difference.I only had minor trouble with the top frame of the rear passenger side door and by putting a piece of 18mm MDF at the top of the front of the frame and closing the door onto it (in the door jamb) fixed it easily.I accidently mixed up the hinges from one door to a changeover door on the drivers side rear door which threw it way out.After inspectiong both hinges they were very different in offset and obviously adjusted differently at production.Cheers,Jamie.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on February 03, 2014, 08:41:39 PM
well im using different hinges and a different door, i didnt think there would be that much difference, but i know how to fix it now.
all i need now is to stop scratching the bloody new paint.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on March 02, 2014, 08:43:51 PM
I haven't been resting, still at it.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20140302_202252_zpsec5d52cc.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20140302_202233_zps1f1b3aa4.jpg)

this gap between the grill and the bonnet is large, Is this how it should be?
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20140302_202212_zps29cf9534.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: customFC on March 02, 2014, 11:33:27 PM
Looking good.
Adjust the bonnet by moving it forward on the hinges.
Regards
Alex


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on March 03, 2014, 07:53:37 AM
i could but the gap at the rear is just as big.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: hsv-001 on March 03, 2014, 09:40:40 AM
Alex is correct , looking at the photo the bonnet needs to come forward to match the guards . Its always interesting to see how people line up panels on their old girls . My first thought would be to get some masking tape to protect your paintwork . Mask heavy down the front of your doors then remove or loosen your guard bolts including the ones on the pillar then start at the front bolts and work back towards the door . If you get the ones close to the grille pulled up the guard will be pushed back[sometimes too far] so be careful .One more tip when aligning doors I use a milk crate [depends on ride height] with a folded towel on it to take the weight and a piece of old carpet to gap the door off the scuffplate then close the door and climb inside and tighten the hinges and finally adjust the catch .Cheers Haydn


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on March 10, 2014, 06:57:05 PM
I fixed the bonnet gap, was the grill shell i had, it was bent, i had two others to try and found the best fitting one.
I just have the drivers rear door to do, my buy another one yet.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20140310_180056_zpsd6b35920.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on March 10, 2014, 09:15:55 PM
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20140310_211045_zps234ae3b7.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20140310_211101_zpsde264d7a.jpg)

went to put on the indicators and the other body is totally stuffed big chunk of chrome missing on the top.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on March 23, 2014, 08:07:04 PM
As im totally broke and need to cut costs, i bought some Metalcast paint today, its a clear red to use on my tail lights as they where in ok condition but very faded.
worked well.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20140323_121557_zps4ff13f99.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20140323_121633_zps5a3c7c8a.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20140323_121839_zps580e4823.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20140323_124318_zps49a4e3ea.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20140323_130908_zps57b99708.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: TTV6FC on March 23, 2014, 08:55:38 PM
Great idea mate,I am still running a lot of pitted original chrome as it is very expensive to get it re-done.If and when I get the cash together I will get it rechromed but it will do for now.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: FireKraka on March 24, 2014, 01:53:56 PM
Hi NickZ;
I am the same as TTV6FC and still using some pitted chrome work after a long build I couldn't justify the huge chroming cost just picked the best stuff I could find.
Red paint looks like it works well.
One of the guys over here in the west had 2 bumpers done and it cost him $1500.

Regards
Neil H


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on March 24, 2014, 02:33:31 PM
I am still running a lot of pitted original chrome as it is very expensive to get it re-done.If and when I get the cash together I will get it rechromed but it will do for now.

I'm the same. What works, works.  ;)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: JOX515 on March 24, 2014, 03:04:55 PM
Add me to the list on using pitted chrome - the cost of re-chroming can't be justified at this stage.  It still looks ok with a polish and it will do for now.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on March 24, 2014, 08:35:22 PM
most of my chrome is badly pitted. im going to be painting my bumpers silver, but the rest of the chrome ill have to live with untill i find better or get it rechromed.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on April 01, 2014, 09:09:40 PM
Jobs finished this week.
Clutch, Used a Trailer brake master cylinder, fits perfect with the VH booster, there is only millimeters between them.

Gear shifter, Moved it forward, had to make some custom bracket/linkages. Rear gearbox mount finished and tail shaft in.

its all ready to drive and will drive with a fuel tank and radiator.

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20140401_201201_zpsc6138302.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20140401_201209_zps833f34fb.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20140401_201234_zps13247606.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20140401_201243_zps5a72fe98.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20140401_201312_zps145d02ef.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on April 05, 2014, 07:45:57 PM
Oh no what have i done, I havent even finished the FC.

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FJ%20Holden/20140405_181730_zpseb711ef3.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FJ%20Holden/20140405_182833_zps436dbbd0.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on April 12, 2014, 12:31:57 PM
I've been messing with hubcaps, I like the look of the FC hubcap and have been able to adapt them to the commodore rim, i also have another set with more offset but ill use them after rego.
Im not sure if i like the look with the rim. Does it look out of place on there?
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/20140412_121302_zps39cdf46a.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/20140412_121317_zpsf6133bf3.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/FC%20Holden/20140412_121340_zps958af561.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: JB on April 12, 2014, 12:40:24 PM
Yeah... Nah
Doesn't quite look right despite a great effort!


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NES304 on April 12, 2014, 01:27:12 PM
Looks odd. Will 15"FJ rims look better?


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on December 01, 2014, 11:33:18 PM
New motor.
New suspension.

Fresh rebuilt 138, 30thou over pistons and a mild cam.
3 speed crash box.
back to 4 wheel drum brakes.
and back to being drivable again, only a few things left to do like Gear shift, tie rod ends, front springs, handbrake, front bumper, door/boot rubbers, windlacing and a buff then put the stainless on.

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20141130_161418_zps7638fc12.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20141130_161443_zps7aaf7fe2.jpg)
watch?v=jsBnuQeShPY&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on December 02, 2014, 12:01:55 PM
You have been a busy boy. So what's the plan for the next few years with the car. Will it be a daily or weekend car.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on December 21, 2014, 12:00:39 PM
it will be si rego, so only taken out a few times a year.

put in new springs in the front, look like a old drag car sitting up at the front.
also the seat cover from pete is now in, i changed it a bit and it looks fantastic as i have no real budget left for a new interior yet.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20141221_114828_zps1c2006f4.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20141221_114910_zps803e7911.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20141221_114919_zps5e6e2de2.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20141221_115007_zpsc34bdc1c.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: FCRB26 on December 21, 2014, 12:58:35 PM
Cool

You didnt muck around with getting the interior done.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: DJ on December 21, 2014, 01:19:39 PM
Great progress. Are those plastic seat trims interchangeable with FC? I may have better luck finding EK if they can be made to fit.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: mcl1959 on December 21, 2014, 02:36:19 PM
The EK trims fit OK but are not as tall up the back as FC. this is a small issue for original seats, but no problem if you are getting a retrim.

Ken


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: DJ on December 21, 2014, 02:42:08 PM
Thanks Ken,
That's good news. Getting new trim is from Glenn.
Dave.


Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on December 21, 2014, 06:27:47 PM
It's really coming along now. Won't be long.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on December 21, 2014, 08:27:01 PM
the EK metal seat sides are much better than the plastic and fitted without ant modifications.

I still have to block it back and buff it before i can put all the stainless and door handles, Im not looking forward to that.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: DJ on December 21, 2014, 08:48:45 PM
I has an EK 40 years ago & hadn't remembered they were metal. Lucky they fit.
The old plastic in the FCs lasted so many years in service that I don't think anyone could complain.


Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on December 23, 2014, 01:51:10 PM
Sorry if I missed it but what sort of paint ya gunna use.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on December 24, 2014, 08:12:38 AM
I used acrylic paint. this was my first car that I've fully painted, I made a lot of mistakes along the way but acrylic is easy to fix.


Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on December 24, 2014, 09:44:18 AM
Ok. I think it's cheaper but not necessarily easier anymore. If you rub 2k down to good paint with 1200, then you just go over it with colour then clear straight away and it's finished! Much easier than acrylic, but I never believed it either. Is def more expensive. But I think they have removed vital ingredients from the newer acrylics to a point that I don't trust them anymore. Dad's a French polisher and he knows a fair bit about it all. I'm not a painter though, it's just what I've been finding more recently with paints.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on December 24, 2014, 09:20:49 PM
I have found that it does seem to chip easier, I have a lot of chips where ive only just bumped it.
when i paint my FJ I will use 2k and see how I go. then I may repaint the fc.


Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on December 25, 2014, 09:18:48 AM
Its so easy. Once you try it u will never go back. But I'm sure the acrylics are being made different. There's less steps, epoxy, topcoat then clear, no rubbing of base coat.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: TTV6FC on December 26, 2014, 09:53:31 PM
Yeah Acrylic is real easy to fix and if you get it right it will look great for a long time but most of all it won't kill you nearly as quick as 2 pack will and not as illegal to paint at home....Couple of bonuses just there...


Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on December 26, 2014, 11:08:04 PM
If you can ask around it's best to try and hire a booth if possible. But makes sure you use a good mask with ANY paint. No paint is safe to breathe in. People don't think about their eyes too. Make sure you get a good mask when spraying acrylic, like a sundstrom with multiple filters. People seem to be experimenting with success using iso free hi fill primer fillers, then sealing that side of it and then using a base coat without the nastier hardners til they get it in a booth. Then they hang doors and everything and do a 1200 final rub and it's just a matter of doing the base coats with no rubbing and then applying the clear. I think it's a matter of how much budget you have vs the use of the car. I'm going to start using a few different methods on some interior parts and inners etc. The only problem hiring a booth is it can feel a bit rushed.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on January 11, 2015, 12:28:42 PM
Been buffing and putting on stainless.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20150111_122058_zps5ced6ffb.jpg)
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20150111_122119_zpsffa04d3e.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: FireKraka on January 11, 2015, 02:21:23 PM
Love your paint work Nick it looks great I am going to try to paint my ute project I might have to lean on you for some info.
Good to see another one almost finished.
Regards
Neil H


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on January 11, 2015, 02:36:30 PM
its ok paint, but i need to block it back and buff again, but im happy to leave it for the moment as over the years it will get better as it gets buffed.
it acrylic as said before, but as it was my first paint job so i put 3 thick coats of  clear so i had plenty of paint to block back if it was to orange peel and i wanted plenty of shine.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: DJ on January 11, 2015, 02:42:34 PM
The paint & trim look great. That colour combination is one of the best I reckon, looks fresh & clean.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: fcwrangler on January 11, 2015, 06:13:14 PM
Hope mine turns out half as good, although mine is the reverse of yours ( grey body with white inserts) and is the second gen. paint scheme (chrome mould at the rear pillar).
Jim


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: Frankiej on January 12, 2015, 07:42:53 PM
Sorry nickz to jump in on your thread but I am a spray painter by trade with about 35 years in the industry and maybe I can help with some of the nitty grittys about paints and painting if that's cool.....
I done my apprenticeship with duco paint which was a form of acrylic loaded with lead properties for there build and there consistencies, but because of the lead issues they had to remove all lead which created a lot of dramas along the way to get it back to how it used to be, but I believe they have failed. And in order to get a good build with enough to buff then you really need around 6 coats of clear, I don't think you have enough on there...just my opinion....and its a good idea to let the paint dry completely meaning it needs to evaporate all its thinners before you should buff and generally that's around 4 to 6 weeks, then don't polish for at least the same amount of time because this will seal the paint and won't help with the curing.
2K is a chemical reaction so once it's dry that's it all over and usually after baking allow about 4 hours and it's done, air dry is 2 days as it won't dry any more.
I am totally 2pak these days and find it much easier to rework than acrylic, you don't get the clogging in your sandpaper and like I said the chemical reaction is where it works to an advantage, you can buff 2k the same as acrylic but you can polish and seal straight away no need to wait.
If anyone wants to know anymore on this stuff feel free to ask and I will be happy to answer any questions, or look me up on Frankies restorations on FB.....and sorry nickz again.
Cheers Frankie.


Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on January 15, 2015, 10:03:51 PM
Looks great. Are you planning on keeping the car very long. You have done a good job for your first job. At least you got something fairly complete now in fairly good time too. My dad has been giving me tips on clear coats etc. It's good to read up about the 2k process but there's a fair bit of weird info out there. Like blokes talking about what shine they get off the gun etc. But it's a bit different with 2k base coat. I'm going to be much more focussed than ever on the pre base coat preparation because once you get to that stage the rest happens a lot quicker than the old acrylic days.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on January 16, 2015, 07:56:09 AM
im planning to keep the car, the kids will get the cars when im gone.
My FJ will be 2pac


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: TTV6FC on January 18, 2015, 11:40:09 PM
I love this car, mainly because if you go back to the start of this thread and have a look how it began many people would have said "that is too rusty"! I looked at it and said "I hope he persists with it because it can be fixed" and that is exactly what you have done. You're perseverance is admirable. Keep up the great work, can't wait to see it finished and see another old Holden saved... Cheers, Jamie.
 


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NES304 on January 19, 2015, 07:54:32 AM
im planning to keep the car, the kids will get the cars when im gone.
My FJ will be 2pac
Me too although my kids won't wait till I'm dead


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on February 14, 2016, 10:30:55 PM
wow another year has gone, not much has changed.
Did a little bit of work today, Got about 2 hours of work left and will be ready for rego.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20160214_181057_zpsnvxkeasg.jpg) ($2)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20160214_181115_zpsv4uj36jf.jpg) ($2)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: TTV6FC on February 18, 2016, 08:48:48 PM
Beautiful....that is all... 8)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NES304 on February 19, 2016, 10:39:09 PM
Berry nice


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: weddo on February 21, 2016, 10:41:34 PM
I love this car, mainly because if you go back to the start of this thread and have a look how it began many people would have said "that is too rusty"! I looked at it and said "I hope he persists with it because it can be fixed" and that is exactly what you have done. You're perseverance is admirable. Keep up the great work, can't wait to see it finished and see another old Holden saved... Cheers, Jamie.
 
I remember when Nick picked up the car when we sold it because I thought "that is too rusty"!
He has shown what I should have done !!

Well done Nick

regards
Weddo


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on March 14, 2016, 07:25:03 PM
Today the FC has left the shed and hit the road. Rego inspection tomorrow hopefully.
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20160314_120938_zpsgky5yo1g.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: FCRB26 on March 14, 2016, 08:15:27 PM
Looks fantastic.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: JOX515 on March 14, 2016, 08:20:36 PM
Good luck with the inspection Nick, car looks great, well done.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on March 14, 2016, 09:17:31 PM
Car looks great. Hope the inspection goes well.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: fcwrangler on March 14, 2016, 09:24:17 PM
Great result Nick, hope you get plenty of time driving around and enjoying the ride. Best of luck with the rego tomorrow.
Jim


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on March 15, 2016, 08:17:34 AM
Drives horrible. Front springs too stiff and high, brakes shudder bad, second gear very noisy.
so i have a few things to fix. 


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on March 15, 2016, 07:32:28 PM
It passed.
now i just have to fix stuff.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: weddo on March 15, 2016, 09:06:39 PM
When we first found it as a parts car, so glad Nick took it on as a project

regards

Weddo
(http://s11.postimg.org/c4lgf61pb/FC_002.jpg) ($2)

(http://s7.postimg.org/xkv6m5dqf/FC_001.jpg) ($2)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on March 17, 2016, 05:13:11 PM
Registered  :)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on March 17, 2016, 06:41:08 PM
Registered, parked under a tree again.

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20160317_181724_zpsjmgk6ygd.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/missbridgethay/20160317_181734_zpsfblwjs3v.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: FCRB26 on March 17, 2016, 07:00:18 PM
Now wheres that angle grinder  :D


Chop chop them springs..


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NES304 on March 18, 2016, 12:14:02 PM
There's no engine in it Pete it's under the tree again remember

Good looking rig mate. Love the before and after shots!


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: graham_fuller on March 18, 2016, 12:28:49 PM
Well done. The car looks great. Congrats on the Rego.
Cheers,
Graham


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: JB on March 18, 2016, 07:56:28 PM
Another fine addition to the completed section! Well done, your car looks fantastic, and am sure you will fx the little issues in no time. Happy motoring and congratulations.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: camxsmith on March 18, 2016, 08:05:09 PM
Well done Nick, Im guessing you did not let the grass grow, as much as last time it was under a tree..   ;D  Enjoy the car looks great


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on April 12, 2016, 07:45:33 AM
Took the car for its first real drive, broke a new speedo cable, think the speedo locked up some how and the gearbox has a hole in the side of it, Just a little hole enough for the oil to leak out when it warms up.
Carby need work as at cruise is surges badly.
Put in one of those ebay electronic ignitions to replace the points, made a big difference.
Also cut 1 1/4 coils off the front springs.

Took the wife with me on the drive, She hates it, to noisy and jerky and said she's not coming with me if i have to take it on a long drive   :'(


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: FCRB26 on April 12, 2016, 08:14:31 AM
Took the wife with me on the drive, She hates it, to noisy and jerky and said she's not coming with me if i have to take it on a long drive   :'(

Welcome to my world  oh well at least it quietens down when she stays home. ;D


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: Harv on April 12, 2016, 10:50:39 AM
Carby need work as at cruise is surges badly.

Any idea what main metering jet is in it Nick? The 138 originally had a 0.051" main metering jet. Modern fuels (with oxygenates), the 0.030" overbore and the (lower vacuum) cam probably all add up to a higher fuel demand, and a slight lean-out (surge) at cruise. I was in a similar place with my FB, where swapping out to a 0.053 main metering jet solved the issue.

Cheers,
Harv


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: graham_fuller on April 12, 2016, 11:01:04 AM
Hi Nick,
The Speedo problem is not uncommon. You will need to Lubricate the Speedo Head they tend to Cease up.
Cheers,
Graham


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on April 12, 2016, 06:58:58 PM
I did have a 058 in it and changed it to a 051 but didn't change the surging, but ran much better in other areas and the long jet in the middle. the carb was of a 202 and i changed the base.
Ive just bought a remanufactured one, see if that fixes it.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: Harv on April 13, 2016, 06:45:22 AM
The 202's had a lot bigger venturi - typically 1 7/32" compared to the grey motor 1 1/32". The 3/16" difference in venturi diameter means the 202 carb develops less vacuum signal on the grey, and needs bigger jets to cope with the lower "suck". Changing from a 0.058" to a 0.051" will make it run leaner at low revs (where vacuum is higher), but probably make the cruise surge worse if anything.

Interesting to see of the new carb fixes the issue.

Cheers,
Harv


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on April 13, 2016, 07:43:17 PM
ok, yes it did make it worse, i never thought of it that way.
I do have a external adjustable jet here that i was going to fit, maybe i will and try it out.

Thank you.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: Harv on April 14, 2016, 06:37:02 AM
ok, yes it did make it worse, i never thought of it that way.
I do have a external adjustable jet here that i was going to fit, maybe i will and try it out.

Thank you.

Could also be some crap sitting in the main metering jet circuit. Put your hand over the carb while it is running until the engine nearly stalls. Repeat a few times. This gives extra "suck" to the jets, and can suck through the crap.

I'm not a fan of adjustable jets, but it will be a good tool to help identify your issue. As a starting point, gently seat the needle, then open it 3 turns. This will get you a jet close to 0.061". If that doesn't cure the surge, open one full turn more (total of 4 turns) to give a 0.067" jet. If it is still surging, then the issue is not jetting... 0.067" is a damn big jet.

Cheers,
Harv


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: ardiesse on April 14, 2016, 10:03:30 AM
Nick,

Surging at cruise is also a symptom of over-advanced ignition timing.  You can check for this by disconnecting the vacuum advance pipe from the distributor and going for a drive, or just running the engine at 1500 - 2000 rpm and seeing whether it still stumbles with the vacuum advance disconnected.

I have a similar light-throttle lean-out condition in my FC.  My first cure was a 52 main jet; but now I've gone back to a 51 main jet with a no. 68 idle tube from a red motor carburettor (the greys run a no. 70 idle tube).

Rob


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on May 07, 2016, 09:38:18 PM
I found another grey motor carb today, stripped it down , cleaned it up and fitted it to the car. Same problem still, i can't work it out.
also checked the advance, all with in spec.

when reving its fine, but pull on some throttle, you can see the fuel coming out down the throat of the carb, but as you hold it the throttle the revs slowly die down the fuel just stops flowing out and it stalls.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: FCRB26 on May 08, 2016, 06:28:29 AM
I would be investigating the fuel pickup in the tank and fuel lines rule out a part blockage also has the fuel pump had a kit thru it ?

Just start at the back and work ur way forward also put the points back in while doing so i have had 2 set of petronix electronic ign fail now.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on May 08, 2016, 06:28:08 PM
it will drive ok if i keep modulating the throttle. Trying to make/fine a throttle body with injector that i can adapt, I hate carbs and as i make my own EFI computers i think its going to be the best way.
I was going to try boring out the centre of a standard carb body and mount injector/s inside the oil bath air cleaner spraying down the throat so it still looks standard, still working on that idea.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: FCRB26 on May 08, 2016, 08:34:05 PM
you could do it so clean and on a budget as well. use your electronic ignition for your trigger and a coolant temp sensor run something like this
http://jeremylawsonblog.com/post/28635142410/rodandcustomshow-autotrend-efi-has-captured-the#.Vy8VDiFv4uc

Or rochester make one as well.






Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: NickZ on May 15, 2016, 02:04:04 PM
Fix my carb problem, fitted the external adjustable jet i bought some time ago. runs fantastic.
Ill hold off on the efi.


Title: Re: FC Another Tassie car
Post by: Harv on June 11, 2016, 06:36:35 AM
Cool  :). Glad it was the main metering jet as suspected.

Cheers,
Harv


Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on July 08, 2016, 11:02:21 AM
Congratulations on finishing your build mate.