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Title: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 12, 2013, 01:49:00 PM
Well i finally tracked down a ute i was happy with.

1 owner been in a shed for 45 years so im told.
was blue and was re painted red 47 years ago supposedlly.

No rust anywhere in the car he filled it with an oily waxy stuff around the tray and fuel tank. all inner outer sills are excellent, spare wheel door and hinge are excellent,
has a heap of parts he collected. he has pulled it from the shed in the last 3 months and had brakes re sleeved in S/S and has fitted new exhaust,
Car is ready for rego grille chrome is tatty.
Scratch plates are original in good nick and he chopped the rear venetian for unknown reasons.

A friend went and checked it out in Mackay for me as i couldnt get there

So she is all packed waiting for transport.
He removed hubcaps and anything that could be taken or fall off.
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/Photo0011_zps90628bc1.jpg)


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 12, 2013, 01:50:59 PM
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on February 12, 2013, 02:05:09 PM
Looks good mate


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Shain on February 12, 2013, 05:31:39 PM
Love the colour its the near the same as my FB ute :D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Stewy on February 12, 2013, 06:03:42 PM
Good score Pete,
 
It must not have gone fast enough when it was blue.

So red must have been the cheapest way to go.    :)

Cheers Stewy   8)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Not Happy Jan on February 12, 2013, 07:08:18 PM
That's a fine looking ute.
How did you find this one???


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 12, 2013, 07:54:21 PM
my Australia wide gumtree AD paid off..

got another one too look at as well sounds to good to be true.


pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fasteddyfc on February 12, 2013, 10:44:16 PM
Awesome score what's the plans for it?


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: zulu on February 13, 2013, 01:02:18 AM

Certainly looks the goods hoon, puts me in mind of the old PMG ute, all you need is tauno cover and away you go

(http://s12.postimage.org/ljodwoomh/PMG_Graeme_Thorne1960_Pic4.jpg) ($2)

verrrry nice
Gary


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 13, 2013, 05:55:56 AM
Plans are (as its a company vehicle ;D )

To make sure its roadworthy and my mate that does all the 50,s looking signage is going to do a cool looking logo for the doors ect.


Ill see what its like when it gets here i may lower it a bit but dont plan on cutting it up or anything drastic..


Pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on February 13, 2013, 08:01:27 AM
Put a V8 in it!!!!!!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Ed on February 13, 2013, 08:18:39 AM
Nice one Pete!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: CraigFC on February 13, 2013, 11:42:12 AM
Looks good mate, a nice ute to drive to Mt Thorley in each day ;D Maybe just keep it at work as the roads from your place through to work are the worst in the country at the moment.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fc4me on February 13, 2013, 09:54:10 PM
Dont know how that one got past me, in my own back yard so to speak. Haven''t even seen it on the road here the closest looking one was in a ford dealers here but it looked a little more orange than this one. Great find!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 14, 2013, 09:43:46 AM
FC4ME that makes me feel better that you havent seen it before his 45 year old claim it was in a shed seems legit..



Pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: CraigFC on February 18, 2013, 04:40:48 PM
A nice sign of:

Malleby Sheetmetal
Est 1957


in the traditional handwritting (Blue writing on the Red doors) would look great and some nice wheels.
That would keep it as your work truck.
 8)

Craig


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 18, 2013, 04:43:59 PM
Yeah my mate Andrews doing something in cream i think as i want cream stockies with whitewalls on it too and spats.


I must put some more stickers around the washery so you remebr how to spell it MALLABY LOL ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on February 18, 2013, 08:02:32 PM
I must put some more stickers around the washery so you remebr how to spell it MALLABY LOL ;D
AND someone should REMEMBER to use spell checker BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHh

Gold


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: CraigFC on February 19, 2013, 06:42:31 AM
I'm sorry for the spelling and now I look at it the number may need to be changed as well.. OW well the things we do when we are in a hurry whilst trying to look busy at work. HAHAHA.
We have plenty of stickers with Mallaby Sheetmetal on them around our two washery's and I'm sure there will be more in the future as well. ::)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 19, 2013, 07:17:55 AM
I was only stirring i hope theres more work its bloody slow at the moment..


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: CraigFC on February 19, 2013, 10:05:14 AM
Yes slow for all the contract and supply company's. Our blokes are busy though doing all the work we probably should have in the first place. I know just at our plant we have lost over $20million out of our maintenance budget and they have increased the production so in the end the machines wear out faster but we have less money to spend ont the repairs.
Hopefully within the next 6-8 months things will settle down.
 ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 19, 2013, 11:48:30 AM
Id say it quiet till the election...


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 20, 2013, 05:54:31 PM
Oooh someone is ready to travel. Loaded this afternoon(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/20/equ9e9e4.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Mc Bean on February 20, 2013, 09:23:39 PM

I hope things pick up soon to, building loco"s month by month at the moment.

By the way good looking Ute Pete, what's the plans - tubbed - chopped - ratted -stock ?????


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on February 20, 2013, 09:47:13 PM
V8 I said!!!

Does the wifey know this ones coming or is the tray your new bed?


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 21, 2013, 04:35:07 AM
Stock lowered cream wheels business logo.

No v8.
And after our last car fight she said buy whatever the f### you want real angry style.

So i did.
I slept in the pool house last night been crook.

Quite comfy tho i could get use to it. ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Stewy on February 24, 2013, 10:33:36 PM
Hey Pete,

What about a matching pair  ;)

Ebay Item #160979662458

Cheers Stewy   8)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 25, 2013, 02:03:24 AM
Thats the first one i looked at it aint the car in the pic  :-X

Looked at mine on the weekend isnt to bad isnt what was said either.
No rust needs a few things tidying up tho.
Ridiculous rainfall stopped me from bringing it home its in the truck drivers shed.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Rick 123 on February 25, 2013, 08:10:34 AM
Thats the first one i looked at it aint the car in the pic  :-X

Looked at mine on the weekend isnt to bad isnt what was said either.
No rust needs a few things tidying up tho.
Ridiculous rainfall stopped me from bringing it home its in the truck drivers shed.
What u mean it aint the car in pic


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on February 25, 2013, 08:27:54 AM
What u mean it aint the car in pic

Huh???

There are two different utes here Rick. He looked at the one in Sydney then bought the one up North.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 25, 2013, 08:35:03 AM
Sorry The fe ute on ebay doesnt look that good up close in my opinion very clean no rust but i didnt think it was worth the money. but thats my thoughts.

I bought the one from QLD Which after getting here is about the same if not a little better in my opinion.

Pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Rick 123 on February 25, 2013, 10:06:52 AM
Sorry The fe ute on ebay doesnt look that good up close in my opinion very clean no rust but i didnt think it was worth the money. but thats my thoughts.

I bought the one from QLD Which after getting here is about the same if not a little better in my opinion.

Pete
I though thats what u meant.It was not as good as the pics made it out to be
Another reason why you look before you buy hey


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 25, 2013, 04:40:24 PM
Well i picked up the ute and took it up to the smash shop to get polished i was hoping it came up as good as the  FE sedan i bought   :P

We pulled the floor up and took the rear timber floor cover out lots of parts lots of fish oil but no rust .
Some mint doors some not so mint
tons of starters
generators winders, oil filters for grey, and a few L series blocks and a lot of other parts most of the spare chrome is pitted and not very useable.

with the way work is i dont know weather to hang of till i get the sedan done or bite the bullet and do it to.
I was made an offer to full strip down and respray today for a heap of waterjet cutting.
I have a disc front end , hot 186 never started, Auto with stally, HR diff, simmons, all door rubbers, so undecided what to do????

Ill see what a polish does but id say ill do the whole rebuild i really like the new Astra dark green i really dont go much on red motors but i have one with new extractors, and holley, roller rockers knife edged crank,electronic ign,alloy rocker, new cain manifold all sitting in the loft never used....

decisions decisions...


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JB on February 25, 2013, 04:50:23 PM
Yeah our hearts bleed with all of those tough decisions  ;D ;D

How many cars is that now? Very jealous!!!

Does that mean I have to move it to project cars?

JB


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on February 25, 2013, 05:00:21 PM
I was made an offer to full strip down and respray today for a heap of waterjet cutting.

As Ben Stiller from Starsky and Hutch said " Do it, do it"




Does that mean I have to move it to project cars?

JB
Is there a 'haven't started yet' section created?


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 25, 2013, 05:02:45 PM
leave it here for the moment?
too many projects


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: CraigFC on February 26, 2013, 07:05:41 AM
Pete, your shed is beginning to look alot like some blokes heaven, you better be carefull you don't walk out there one night and find it full of guys just sitting druelling over your prized posessions and becoming squatters. ::)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on February 26, 2013, 08:02:36 AM
Pete, your shed is beginning to look alot like some blokes heaven, you better be carefull you don't walk out there one night and find it full of guys just sitting druelling over your prized posessions and becoming squatters. ::)

PARTY AT HOON'S PLACE IN MARCH EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 26, 2013, 11:17:56 AM
Ute got a polish today better than expected.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/26/yja9agyh.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/26/pyna8upy.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/26/da6ababu.jpg)

Going to bolt the Simmons on tommorow so the wife thinks it looks awesome.

The rims on it are absaloutley buggered .
I have a mint grille and blinkers on their way...

Pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on February 26, 2013, 02:10:29 PM
It does look nice after a bath. Are you saying little or no work and its on it's way?

Wayne b


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 26, 2013, 02:42:53 PM
once we go back to making money ill do something with the ute.. The Sedan is chewing a few funds up still and i dont want to stop on it until its done..


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 27, 2013, 07:09:39 PM
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/001-1_zpse52cd01d.jpg)
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/002-1_zpsabce851e.jpg)
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/004_zps2141681a.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JB on February 27, 2013, 08:53:00 PM
Looks cool!!!

Amazing how a set of mags changes things.

JB


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Not Happy Jan on February 27, 2013, 10:21:41 PM
Hoon...... Bring that one up for the weekend  ;)
I've said it once and I'll say it again
very jealous


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: CraigFC on February 28, 2013, 10:45:48 AM
Looking the goods now mate! my money is on you having it lowered within a weeks time at the most and she will be done. ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on February 28, 2013, 02:34:01 PM
Maybe some air bags as well. They won't take a minute.  ;D

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: MRJ68 on March 24, 2013, 08:47:58 AM
just shows there are good old utes still out there , good one FCHOON and thanks


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on March 28, 2013, 09:01:48 PM
Well getting the old girl ready for a car show and my old mate Andrew of smiths Kustoms drew this logo on his lunch bag.

He then drew it better on A3 paper we imported into the neighbours sticker machine and hey presto.
Couldnt be more happy.
we are sponsoring a pretty big rat rod /hot rod car show so im gunna flog the tired old grey in the mud events.

then she will get a birthday.

Whitewalls and stockies for the car show so i dont get bashed ;D

(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/20130328_200353_zps7993855a.jpg)
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/20130328_200428_zps82a62f1f.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: zulu on March 28, 2013, 10:34:00 PM

That logo is priceless hoon, looks great on the ute, looks like it's already had it's birthday

Gary


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on March 28, 2013, 10:42:26 PM
Thats Freakin awesome mate!!!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on March 29, 2013, 08:42:00 AM
Very period. Good stuff.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FC427 on March 29, 2013, 09:41:56 AM
Pete are they the snips for 2 mm s/s  ;D ;D ;D ;D.........FC427............


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on March 29, 2013, 03:01:30 PM
Wouldn't remember how to use snips waterjets make you lazy .




Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on April 17, 2013, 07:16:07 PM
Hmm well the bug has hit again the grey motor is shitting me smokey rattly old girl.s

Narrowed a diff last night B/W modified a RB25 head to re feed the  the Variable cam timing.
Its bolted to my RB30 ordered a  garrett gtx3071r turbo have a new intercooler in the roof.

plan is leave the body as is for a while and make a reliable sleeper.


start stripping saturday..

smokey grey for sale L series block.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JB on April 20, 2013, 06:27:34 AM
Well it's Saturday... Hope the photos continue...


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on April 20, 2013, 02:15:46 PM
You ask you shall recieve

3 hrs later i fitted my reco springs painted them fitted nolethanes
Diffs narrowed ground up.
New saddles welded on 4 degrees down on pinion.
 Narrowed axles but ill get new ones made later but i can move it and drive on them they just wont handle power.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/20/y4yqu5az.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/20/ehatu3e7.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/20/e6e7ugev.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/20/gu3esa2e.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/20/nu8y5ysa.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/20/7udu3upy.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/20/tuvuzy4e.jpg)

Pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JB on April 20, 2013, 04:04:44 PM
Looks really neat!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on April 20, 2013, 05:22:21 PM
Sure does

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on April 20, 2013, 05:45:43 PM
And for anyone wanting somwthing done melting moments go a long way. Lol

Thanks nes(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/20/nu4a2e5y.jpg)

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on April 21, 2013, 02:21:03 PM
Weren't there six?


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on April 21, 2013, 02:33:03 PM
Past tense "were" 6
Lol
Big day motors out in one hit box and suspension i love my hoist.
Front ends fitted .
Next weeks welding and smoothing all the holes and start doing a column.
Fatboy cant give me shit no more its lowered.
For sale B block not L front end box job lot.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/21/y9e9yjyr.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/21/2ajare9a.jpg)
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Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on April 21, 2013, 05:37:32 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/21/ha3equve.jpg)

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: GMB-58FC on April 21, 2013, 06:15:55 PM
WOW, you get more done in a weekend then I do in 3 months lol

Stance looks great.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FATBOY on April 21, 2013, 06:48:34 PM
Pete now you should seriously think about putting an eight into it..ps ride height is finally acceptable

regards FATBOY


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Chuck on April 21, 2013, 06:52:46 PM
Progress is slow...


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on April 21, 2013, 07:14:33 PM
All you 8 banger boys are living in the past try a turbo 6  ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DN2168 on April 21, 2013, 07:23:17 PM
Looking good Pete, you need to polish that grille  :P ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on April 21, 2013, 07:30:31 PM
It will get your one soon..


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DN2168 on April 21, 2013, 07:33:10 PM
Cool, hey do the rear wheels come with the deal on the motor, can't have odd wheels ya know...lol


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on April 21, 2013, 08:07:22 PM
mmm no :D


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on April 22, 2013, 05:00:59 PM
Big day at the office ;D
Got everything bead blasted etch primed painted black.
Callipers were taped up ear plug in the hole beadb blasted and some metal clear coat we use on brass plaques sprayed on them to keep em pretty.
Heatproof paint on calliper bracket.
Rotors all ordered just got to go pick up pipe and nipples to make all my own brake lines look pretty.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/22/6u6a7e5a.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/22/vudu7uny.jpg)

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: brett_f on April 22, 2013, 05:42:23 PM
Mate where do you find the time to do all this stuff. You are a real machine. If you have a wife/girlfriend where did you get her. I want one HA Ha.
Brett


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on April 22, 2013, 05:53:58 PM
its called smoko lunch and any 5 seconds i get.
i dont get out the shed till 8.30 pm. out the shed 4am leave for work at 5am.

still spend all arvo with the wife and kids..


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on April 24, 2013, 08:40:26 AM
Last nights job what a prick that was.
The mill was too loud to start  up at night as we have new neighbours  
 Need to machine the flats on the top shaft.
I drilled and tapped main shaft to use 2 m3 nylon bolts for the shear instead of alloy rivets.
Made the column a little taller than a ek one still seems to short with a bus wheel.

This is a job i wont be doing again for people.

Just to many liabilites if something stuffs up ill leave it to someone else.


(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/24/juzamary.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Ed on April 24, 2013, 09:02:19 AM
Pete,

You make all these mods look so simple.. a credit to your workmanship and skills.

Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on April 24, 2013, 09:16:18 AM
Pete,

You make all these mods look so simple.. a credit to your workmanship and skills.

Amen.

Looks great, Pete. I love the Walky wheels and the stance. If I could work as quickly as you, my car would've been completed several times over.

Cheers,

Josh


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on April 24, 2013, 09:56:15 AM
Thank for the kind words.

Got a sump and a dash to modify for a specific forum member slowing me down hey NES. ;D

Got to go to shit hole sydney friday to pick up a new plazman intake manifold and throttle body 76mm billet one will make intercooler piping a lot easier to do..

(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/241C2207-4E79-4553-9EA5-327E68BE2301-4908-0000025FE5A27AA7_zpsc195b237.jpg) ($2)
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/406A5C60-F6B0-451D-9C79-6BFF86577B69-4908-0000025FDBB290DD_zpsc7a91b43.jpg) ($2)

(sorry ED i friggin hate sydney)

Pete




Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JB on April 24, 2013, 09:59:18 AM
So its not just Victorians and Queenslanders LOL  ;D ;D

Work is always outstanding mate!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on April 24, 2013, 11:05:16 AM
So its not just Victorians and Queenslanders LOL  ;D ;D

Work is always outstanding mate!
I AM a Queenslander!!!!!!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: pedro on April 24, 2013, 02:09:35 PM
ME too, best place in the world to live you southeners are just jealous :P :P ;D, shit slow down Pete you're making the rest of us look bad ;), the usual high quality workmanship though mate good on ya, what "engine" are you planning on running in this one.
            Pedro


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on April 24, 2013, 02:17:35 PM


Got a sump and a dash to modify for a specific forum member slowing me down hey NES. ;D



 :P How about a whole pile of INF nuts welded to plates for seatbelts  as well then?  ;D
 


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on April 24, 2013, 02:18:54 PM
RB30 with a RB25 head and a big turbo..

Pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on May 02, 2013, 07:08:54 AM
UNF nut nou meayn

Bring em up have you got the plates or can i cut pretty ones with nice radiused corners.

far out the forums playing up either one of my computers is logged on somewhere and people are checking my posts possibly work ?

I was going to do a heap of plates with 7/16 nuts welded on if people want em..

Hopefully i get your sump done tonight so i can get my motor mounted on the weekend ..


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on May 02, 2013, 07:54:55 AM
Got all the autometer ultra lights out from the sedan for the ute.
Made a new under dash guage holster to suit the bigger guages looks a little stretched but its only 15mm taller than the stock style will look better than the cups bolted under the dash.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/02/ba7y8uza.jpg)

Big night tonight gotta weld it up and nes,
S sump.

Pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on May 02, 2013, 02:18:11 PM
UNF nut nou meayn

Bring em up have you got the plates or can i cut pretty ones with nice radiused corners.

far out the forums playing up either one of my computers is logged on somewhere and people are checking my posts possibly work ?

I was going to do a heap of plates with 7/16 nuts welded on if people want em..

Hopefully i get your sump done tonight so i can get my motor mounted on the weekend ..
HAHAH Yep that's what I meant. You are most welcome to put pretty plates with radiused corners too. Engineer requires at least 65mm x 45mm x 3mm thick.

Ps I have found that using google chrome that if I click on Show unread posts since last visit and shut it down, it show new posts when I open it again but if I then do it on another computer it shows I have looked at em all...


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on May 05, 2013, 06:07:43 PM
Got engine mocked up today
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/05/denuvysa.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/05/avare2e9.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on May 05, 2013, 08:43:25 PM
How do you steer with a rubber mallet?
 :-[


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on May 05, 2013, 08:58:01 PM
That mallets to bash  the frig out of your sump for  being a smart arse.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on May 13, 2013, 08:20:57 AM
Forgot to add smiley face to that last comment NES.. LOL

Well i installed the engine yesterday far out its tight forgot to take some pics but its ok needs a lot of massaging to get it right..



Pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on May 13, 2013, 08:41:08 AM
Forgot to add smiley face to that last comment NES.. LOL
Pete

All good mate I know its just banter. Now where's the smiley face with the big middle finger!!

MODERATOR.... More emoticons that say "up yours Pete" please  ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 02, 2013, 06:16:44 PM
Got the motor all mounted today.
Sat down down and thought id check the old sump and found some nice fragments so i stripped head and dropped pistons out found a broken ring scored bore and a heat spot in number 1 .

1 of my dumb arse burnouts id say when i was a young bloke i remeber getting it very very hot one time doing a burnout so i cant really complain. >:(


So im not spending any more cash on it at the moment so im just going to drop the HR front end in i have thats fully recod,my recod trimatic i was given, that big dollar 186  i have, stock steering with a set of drop spindles that im not using now.


Pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on June 02, 2013, 06:27:56 PM
ouch :(

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JB on June 02, 2013, 06:36:21 PM
But will you be happy, and will you have to pull it down again to put this engine back in?


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 02, 2013, 06:50:47 PM
Hell yeah it will be back  I hate red motors almost as much as v6 commodore engines. ;D
Sorry to any red motor/v6 owners ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fe350chev on June 02, 2013, 07:19:10 PM
Your not pissed again r u  :o ;)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 02, 2013, 07:33:29 PM
Last night yes not tonight..


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FATBOY on June 02, 2013, 08:03:08 PM
Its ok pete there is time for you to grow up and put a v8 in it lol

regards fatboy


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Ed on June 03, 2013, 10:06:30 AM
Its ok pete there is time for you to grow up and put a v8 in it lol

regards fatboy

yeah a 1uzfe  ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on June 03, 2013, 01:11:08 PM
yeah a 1uzfe  ;D
They go pretty hard for a 4L with slight mods too. Not very Holden but


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fe350chev on June 03, 2013, 02:47:57 PM
Big in NZ speedway, carbed though.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 24, 2013, 05:56:21 PM
I really really hate red 6,s so i slapped this dinosaur i had into it. It was either that or a new boat mooring

Fits easy as with the pat K front end
Ill add more picks of radiator support looks really clean and uses most stock components to get the VL 5 litre radiator in there.

Only problem was the gearbox was a VS computer thingo majigo model so i got a VN kick down model getting a shift kit and stally installed..


Have designed my own chassis kit so we will see how it pans out..



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More soon

Pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fe350chev on June 24, 2013, 06:24:45 PM
Where u putting the battery in all of these cars. I didn't think u liked v8's, why don't you grow up and get a 1 or 2j gte bahahahahha  :D :D :D. Last time someone said that a V8 magically appeared so just take my comment as inspiration  ::) ::) ::)

Probably will be an easier engine to get parts for and you could sell your nissan donk while people still want/need them. I only want you to do one so I can and you can fab up 2 of everything  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 24, 2013, 06:35:32 PM
Ill keep the RB ive gotta feeling this things gunna shit me. or the rods go out the sump with the little surprise i have for it.

Battery is under the rear floor.

will be running a haltech so i can change things and run a lumpy cam..


Pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: GM on June 24, 2013, 07:02:23 PM
Whatever keeps an old holden going is great


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fe350chev on June 24, 2013, 07:34:18 PM
Hey Pete, What thickness aluminum sheeting do u use for making a fuel tank and is it the same for making say a washer bottle.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 24, 2013, 08:04:59 PM
2.0mm with beading .


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCV08 on June 24, 2013, 10:55:30 PM
Go Pete

V8 sounds great  ;) ;)
NES should be able to give you some advice.  :D :D

Cheers

Craig D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 25, 2013, 07:46:56 AM
The race is on i reckon im not far off him.
I think in total i have spent under a  day on the whole conversion thats diff column radiator support the lot.
So hopefully next weekend i can have a whole day to get stuck into it.

Hope to have steering sorted this week was going to recces engine 30mm but may not need to now.
Ill fit a HQ water pump and pulleys i gain 20mm more for fan shroud that way.


Pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: pedro on June 26, 2013, 03:46:56 PM
Nice Pete, after seeing Craigs I have to admit these engines look really tidy in an FC and they seem easier to fit than an RB.
   Pedro


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 26, 2013, 04:13:31 PM
They do fit easier but frig their heavy.

Today i was off crook so gearbox went to the specialist up the road thats his thing and he owes me favours.
I ordered B&M alloy pan for the TH700 also ordered 2500 B&M stally, corvette servo, speedo cable allready made to suit TH700 to FC offa dude in melbourne, full transco shift kit, bracket for my new pro ratchet shifter,6an fitting for oil cooler, PWR external oil cooler, fuel pump.

Hopefully cut and install chassis kit on the weekend..

Pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: pedro on June 26, 2013, 05:01:13 PM
Not mucking about with this one are ya Pete, going to be the quickest build on here yet 8)
  Pedro


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 26, 2013, 05:03:00 PM
Thats the plan get it done and driving asap before the sedan comes home.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fe350chev on June 26, 2013, 06:00:05 PM
What sort of springs will you be running at the front Pete, sorry if I missed a previous post but you have too many cars to get my head around  :P.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 26, 2013, 06:05:22 PM
pat g front ens so i dunno whate rate the coils are ?


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fe350chev on June 26, 2013, 06:46:01 PM
Yeah I will be interested to see how mine goes with the added weight. It will be nice if you can get another one going. Why is the mig wire better than normal tig rod. What gas do you use when tigging steel, just same stuff as the mig, will that do. There is another pure argon for tig I think. What u think.


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 28, 2013, 08:45:48 AM
Ive certainlly got the custom bug.
Wasnt happy with putting a old hadfield kit in the FC so i sold it and the HR front end and made these us this morning just for something different.

Should piece together nicelly.
Dunno what the engineer will say but im happy so hopefully hes happy.
ill make a pretty looking gearbox crossmember and re bate it into the rails.
Trying to find motivation to smash the second one but they are time consuming and difficult to keep square.
real easy to draw a bitch to assemble. about an hour each.

Cant see me making these again.

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Ed on June 28, 2013, 09:04:23 AM
You amaze me Pete!

Great work, you don't sit still for long.

Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on June 28, 2013, 09:26:06 AM
Thanks CRAIG!!! How the bloody hell am I going to race Pete with that?  :'(


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 28, 2013, 11:34:57 AM
HMMMM the race is on. Dont you need a chassis kit to finish NES ? ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on June 28, 2013, 02:14:51 PM
HMMMM the race is on. Dont you need a chassis kit to finish NES ? ;D
You making two?


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: pedro on June 28, 2013, 02:25:32 PM
 
Quote
You making two?

;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
  Pedro


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fe350chev on June 28, 2013, 07:01:49 PM
Well I am getting like you, except I don't have the same time frames, BUT, I have decided to build the FE 'HOW I WANT IT' and I don't care about what the engineer will think either (sort of), I will worry about that when and if I have to. I am trying to get into the old spirit of the 70's rebel hot-rodder and just build the bloody thing. All of this crap and regulation really got to me. I feel liberated now, dunno why, but all the blokes at the hot rod club have done it this way and it all turns out in the end, as long as the quality is right.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 28, 2013, 08:49:01 PM
You
Well I am getting like you, except I don't have the same time frames, BUT, I have decided to build the FE 'HOW I WANT IT' and I don't care about what the engineer will think either (sort of), I will worry about that when and if I have to. I am trying to get into the old spirit of the 70's rebel hot-rodder and just build the bloody thing. All of this crap and regulation really got to me. I feel liberated now, dunno why, but all the blokes at the hot rod club have done it this way and it all turns out in the end, as long as the quality is right.
hmm you dont care but your measuring shackle plate with verniers for wear  ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Crumpsnr on June 28, 2013, 09:36:51 PM
 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fe350chev on June 28, 2013, 09:49:46 PM
Wrong car buddy  :D :D :D :P :P :P


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 30, 2013, 01:23:39 PM
Ok todays effort
My question is how many are running  thermos on the front ?
They are stepped off the core 15mm ?
I have ran a 16 inch single before without any dramas i know they are more effiecent on the rear but they will be mounted on the drawn bracket at the bottom that will be welded to the radiator frame.
Im getting the lower spout moved up like a VK core.
should have just used a VK radiator. But i had this VL 5 litre one in the shed.

Everything fit sweet as and i have hidden the radiator which is what i wanted to achieve.


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Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on June 30, 2013, 02:13:02 PM
My question is how many are running  thermos on the front ?

I'm running a 10" and a 12" on the back of the radiator so no gilmer drive for me :'(. Have to spread em wide too as the water pump would fowl on the fan. Only room I have in front of the radiator will be for the Air con condenser and the receiver drier.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 30, 2013, 02:57:38 PM
Ah the joys of not having luxurys.

The way i see it fan shrouds caust lack of natural flow when driving causing the fan to come on more than normal and the flow lost with a air con condensor i think i should be right.
I think if you run HQ water pump and pulleys you will gain nearlly 20mm.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 30, 2013, 03:12:09 PM
Bought this heater today

Check out the dimensions its tiny http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/261221075957?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on June 30, 2013, 07:52:56 PM
How the f&$k are you going to drive @ 40deg?
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 30, 2013, 09:06:43 PM
Get in  the 200 series .

Or just harden up.


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Ed on July 01, 2013, 08:47:51 AM
Ok todays effort
My question is how many are running  thermos on the front ?
They are stepped off the core 15mm ?


Pete, I tried a few configurations and in my case twin 10 inch thermos on the front were not sufficient.

In the end a shrouded engine fan was perfect, with twin thermos on the front that would kick in at certain temp.  I wired them in to the ECU to come on as if AC was on.. so there was a temp set point and at certain speeds.

with that set up it could idle through Sydney CBD during peak summer without the needle on the temp gauge moving... a hi flow Milodon thermostat was also installed.

the rad was a 4 row, cut down to fit under the bonnet latch panel with torana tanks.

see thread
http://fefcholden.org.au/forum/index.php/topic,12243.0.html

Cheers

Ed



Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: pedro on July 01, 2013, 03:35:31 PM
Thanks for putting all the research into the heater/demister mate, made my choice a lot easier i just bought one too ;D ;D
  Pedro


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on July 01, 2013, 05:09:10 PM
Made the shroud today

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Should look clean.

I love my waterjets.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on July 01, 2013, 05:23:49 PM
Nice. :)

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: jwm on July 01, 2013, 07:03:52 PM
I ran what I think is a 16 inch thermo fan on the front (covered all of the radiator), I didn't think it was enough because the car kept over heating in traffic. I finished up installing an engine fan which made a huge difference and it was running within the temperature range but would occasionally still spit out a bit of coolant. A bit of mucking around but I finally worked out that the thermo was cutting in very late in the heat range, so I just hard wired it and it runs all the time at the moment ( a bit noisy) but still on the hottest of days can loose a bit of coolant.
My next job is to pull the radiator out and convert it to a recovery system, install a new thermo fan and to put a shroud on the engine fan / radiator, hopefully this ticks all the boxes and there will be no more issues.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on July 01, 2013, 07:27:08 PM
I bought a Haltech 1000 series computer so it has all the out puts for fans ect so ill set it too cut in at a happy medium.

Was your fan hard on the radiator or stepped off ?


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on July 02, 2013, 10:47:33 AM
Finished modifying the original radiator support bracket.
Took the radiator in to get modified.
If I do something every day it will get done.
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Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on July 04, 2013, 06:14:48 PM
Merry Christmas to me or birthday whatever the occasion.
Computer arrived today
So did my heater pretty little thing 2 speed twin blower made in france for a change and a gates heater tap.
Im using a EH heater control

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Gearbox arrived back today heavy duty bands, alloy pan, corvette servo and pin, manulised, cant wait to get this thing running..


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: TTV6FC on July 04, 2013, 08:50:58 PM
Awesome Pete,and a heater that works off a standard Samsung remote control!Now that's cool.... :P hehehe


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Chuck on July 04, 2013, 09:00:30 PM
Kalori heater?


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCV08 on July 04, 2013, 09:15:44 PM
Peter

I fitted a similar heater unit. Works well.

Like the thermo fan mounting plate.  ;D

Cheers

Craig D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: pedro on July 04, 2013, 10:05:57 PM
Wow didn't realise the heater was so compact, that'll make it a lot easier to fit under the dash.
  Pedro


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on July 05, 2013, 05:49:34 AM
Thats why I sat the remote there.
They sent the wrong one they were out of stock of the compact model single blower 2sp its roughly 200x200x100 tiny


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on July 05, 2013, 04:48:02 PM
Got my gearbox back today  showed me it was pretty rooted basket was stuffed stripped drive gear for something.
Corvette servo and pin arrived.
Left old pan on till I get it running.
New pans in the pic.
Also machined the bit the column will locate in at the bottom.
Both rails tacked up, I need to modify them as im not happy with them hard against the floor it will be a moisture trap.
So ill notch them a bit to clear the rear pan.
All in all a productive day.

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on July 05, 2013, 08:55:30 PM
You have a nice box Pete  ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fe350chev on July 05, 2013, 09:52:44 PM
Yeah a nice black one


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on July 08, 2013, 06:49:56 AM
Earlly morning start drew up new brake line brackets and assembled.

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Ed on July 08, 2013, 08:52:43 AM
nice brackets  8)



Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on July 08, 2013, 10:43:03 AM
nice brackets  8)


Hell yeah they look the goods


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fe350chev on July 08, 2013, 07:41:52 PM
The heater looks like a smoke machine. Why do u need one of those, isn't that what tyres are for  :P ???


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: pedro on July 11, 2013, 02:23:37 PM
Opposite way around Deano you need that so you can breath while the tyres are smoking up ;) :D
  Pedro


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on July 11, 2013, 04:44:42 PM
Thinking about making a few engine bay blank kits theres a few more holes to add would be about 5bucks saves a lot of cutting
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I love my air hacksaw some are rubish this bahcho one smashed it in under 30sec welded plate and ground under 4min.
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I dont like overlapping hence why I cut it out.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fe350chev on July 13, 2013, 11:25:57 PM
Is it gunna be column shifter. I am gunna use a b and m shifter cable for the column to select on the t700.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on July 14, 2013, 07:08:01 AM
Ill use the little pro ratchet shifter I have paint it up old school.


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on August 19, 2013, 02:21:45 PM
Finally did some work on the UTE lifes bloody hectic so cars have been on the backburner. (and doing others bit and pieces)
Rolled a new tunnel and swaged it.
Modified the firewall a bit in the process.
Started manufacturing a new pedal box assembly.
heres pics of my colum mounting plate.
Still got a lot to do to get the firewall how i want it.

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Pete


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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Ole on August 19, 2013, 07:40:49 PM
Looking good as usual Pete, what type of column is your mounting plate designed to suit?
Regards Ole.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on August 19, 2013, 08:00:06 PM
I just made a lucky dip column vk lower fc upper pinned with m3 nylons.
Old mate round the corner does exhaust s let me loose flared a bit machined it worked good.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Ole on August 19, 2013, 09:28:55 PM
Thanks for that Pete, it looks very neat. You did a good job flaring the pipe, I had a local exhaust guy flare some pipe for me but he couldn't get it anywhere near as neat as yours.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on August 19, 2013, 10:34:01 PM
I had to machine it afterwards was a little on the piss.
I machined an inner and welded an end into it then i pressed it into the flared section. A little overboard but looks neat.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on August 20, 2013, 06:23:26 AM
Yeah those pink vodka cruisers can hamper any welding effort


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on August 20, 2013, 09:18:33 AM
Yeah those pink vodka cruisers can hamper any welding effort

 :D :D :D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fe350chev on August 20, 2013, 05:47:13 PM
 :D :D :D Especially after a HARD night googling.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on August 20, 2013, 06:23:57 PM
Hahahahahah  google brings it up


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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: brett_f on August 20, 2013, 09:53:16 PM
Hey Pete, Which car is going to be finished first. brett


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on August 21, 2013, 06:40:17 AM
Hopefully the ute.
But if sedan comes home soon it takes priority.


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on August 21, 2013, 05:04:13 PM
Got the new booster lines sorted
Drew up the new pedal assembly
made a new bracket to mount the B&M shifter on the tunnel
Made a new mount for the Computer

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on August 21, 2013, 05:17:06 PM
Looking pretty good mate.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on August 21, 2013, 06:02:54 PM
Definitely back into it looks good.


Regards Wayne b


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Ed on August 22, 2013, 09:09:42 AM

Great work Pete,

I like the column mount.

Looks like a datsun 1200 / Stanza booster?

Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on August 22, 2013, 01:27:31 PM
180B


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fe350chev on August 23, 2013, 03:29:35 PM
Starting to fill out all the holes now.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on August 23, 2013, 03:58:26 PM
Dont go welding when you pissed once filled the hinge holes on one side..


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on September 19, 2013, 08:01:55 PM
Little bit on the ute.
Finished fixing the radiator
Step that I made a bloody mess of the rails.
Must have been shitfaced when I cut that out.
So I cut sections from my bitsas and got the end of the rail swage shorter so they look like they end properly.
Also put a relief in for clerance of steering(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/19/y4amajaj.jpg)
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Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on September 20, 2013, 04:01:30 PM
Massive day all front sheet metal work finished

Clerance for steering done on rails
all main rails seam welded
notch out for engine mounts
new gearbox fitted
 front step for radiator done.
3 hrs cleaning shed
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Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on September 20, 2013, 07:16:46 PM
3 hrs cleaning shed

Ya wasted 3 hours you could have spent working on the car  ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: brett_f on September 20, 2013, 07:28:24 PM
Pete,
The way your going both will be ready for painting at the same time. Thats if your going to paint the ute. What does the engineer say about the 5 litre in the ute that you obviously started after the new laws came in. Brett


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on September 20, 2013, 07:57:18 PM
Uh um engineer ?  ;D

should be all good he just did a wagon last week and he knows about it and hasnt said nothing


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: brett_f on September 20, 2013, 09:13:55 PM
Reminds me when i put a 350 auto (two speed power glide fast and faster) in the 1984 Holden shuttle work van. Drove it on normal 4 cyl reg until it passed away. Looked like a sleeper and had a single exhaust. Quiet but you could still tell by the note it was a V8. Took it to police stations without an eye blinking. Even had an accident in it once (not my fault) and the assessor even didnt pick it up. Ah the good ol days.
Brett


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on October 21, 2013, 06:54:09 PM
Heres my nightmare im determined not to put the hadfield kit in it .
I wont be producing these their a bastard .
Wont be to bad when its all nutted out.
Next nightmare tying the front in.
So theres a 6mm doubler on the other side that picks up all 3 bolts will weld in heavy wall crush tubes .
That with the gearbox crossmember should be nice and stiff


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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JB on October 21, 2013, 07:22:54 PM
My question is, why not just weld them in?
Then have a hadfield type set up on the front to be able to get the front end off... I say only type as you have the skills and the tools to make it so much better.
I had an angle grinder and a welder when I did mine.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on October 21, 2013, 07:56:25 PM
ill make the front section removable.
I was originally intending to sell a few but what a head f#&@

I still think its more of a challenge to do it this way planning on blasting and painting under it now to tidy it up so being removable will help.


ill get there makes me think a bit for a change.

ive also moved the front section accros deliberatlly just to make room for the exhaust.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JB on October 21, 2013, 08:12:22 PM
Lol... Yet another quick job and back on the road...

I am sure this is how many have started.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on October 21, 2013, 08:13:35 PM
ill make the front section removable.
I was originally intending to sell a few but what a head f#&@
How many? ;D ;D ;)


Title: Re:
Post by: mickrat on October 21, 2013, 08:51:13 PM
Your skills with metal are outstanding. Makes my chasis look cheap and nasty. I chose to bolt mine in place and add internal box section to prevent crushing when bolted up tight.

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Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: mickrat on October 21, 2013, 08:54:58 PM
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on October 22, 2013, 06:00:26 AM
Mine shouldnt crush anyway with the full plate behind.

owning 2 waterjets helps make the job easier ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: hsv-001 on October 22, 2013, 10:41:08 AM
I spent 15 years doing many of these chassis kits . Most were only welded in at the front and rear and made from rhs or shs  . Those that were cut from  150x50 rhs and profiled to the floor pan[ note that no matter how original every pan is different] and welded the full length run the risk of the floors bending [provision must be made for fuel and brake lines at the drivers side rear because engineers usually don't allow them under chassis]. Front subframe 'y' sections usually stiffened with triangular plates this can interfere with the operation and installation of the original handbrake and speedo cables and full width gearbox mounting sections make exhaust shops pull their hair out . Its many years ago now but when I fitted the 5 speed in my van I welded rhs along both sides of the lifted gearbox hump from the subframe to and tapering off at the hat section at the high part of the floor under the seat[this point is where a cross brace might go between rails if placed high enough to go above or around looping the tailshaft] . This not only allows room for the exhaust but plenty of gearbox mount options. Just a thought mate . When I do this I usually get pages of arguments. Cheers


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on November 09, 2013, 02:52:51 PM
Starting to get somewhere now
Just got to tie the front in and do the gearbox member and im done.

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on November 09, 2013, 03:50:03 PM
How many beers did ya have after I left? Photos are all fuzzy  :P


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on November 09, 2013, 04:28:48 PM
Um a few  ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FireKraka on November 10, 2013, 11:10:02 AM
Love your work Pete still haven't picked up my ute yet I'm scared to see what is under it
Looking forward to seeing yours finished
Regards
Neil H


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: pedro on November 12, 2013, 06:13:24 PM
Top quality work as usual mate.  8) 8)
   Pedro


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on November 15, 2013, 03:19:01 PM
Todays 5min job turned into a bit longer whacked a gearbox crossmember togwther for something different (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/15/u9yqasys.jpg)
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Bolt in mounts for it next

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on November 15, 2013, 07:44:15 PM
That looks handy Pete. Doesn't look like it will break.

Looks like you are back into it.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on November 15, 2013, 10:52:56 PM
Its not too heavy 4mm sheet but if you look its curved both ways it also has a 120mm of flat in the middle for gearbox mount.
im contemplaiting doing a round thru section for the pipes too. buti need to get motoring.
 wasnt as easy as it looks so when you look under the car everything is parallel to the sills.

got a deadline to meet

what deadline i hear you ask?

Not telling ;D



Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on November 16, 2013, 10:45:49 AM
The Nats~!! of some sort ???


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on November 16, 2013, 02:56:44 PM
No nats allways said I would never go back after the crap that went on.

you allready know whatim doing maybe you were drunk that day


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on November 16, 2013, 04:22:32 PM
No nats allways said I would never go back after the crap that went on.

you allready know whatim doing maybe you were drunk that day

Probably  8)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on November 16, 2013, 06:49:34 PM
Everyone knows Santa's coming Pete  ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on November 16, 2013, 06:55:44 PM
ooh oooh 671 671 please santa


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on November 16, 2013, 10:51:37 PM
ooh oooh 671 671 please santa
Fark


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on November 17, 2013, 01:46:59 PM
Crossmember done and dusted held in with nutserts in the rail for the minute but will have welded in crush tubes and m10 high tensile bolts. (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/17/ajebybys.jpg)
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FATBOY on November 17, 2013, 03:22:21 PM
nice work pete hope you have made two off each as i need it for my moon ute
regards fatboy


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on November 17, 2013, 03:42:26 PM
You're not bad on the welder either. Skilled use of shop equipment by an experienced tradesman on display here.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on November 17, 2013, 04:46:49 PM
Thanks
0.6mm mig wire and a steady weave after about 20 schooners last night theres hardly any material to remove with the grinder.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fe350chev on November 17, 2013, 05:27:00 PM
Its nice to see some curves..... I like curves...... :-* :-* :-* and i am not kissing you, but your car!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on November 17, 2013, 05:47:44 PM
Thanks
0.6mm mig wire and a steady weave after about 20 schooners last night theres hardly any material to remove with the grinder.

And all the way into the corners with minimal undercut. Who wants to grinds those hard MIG deposits anyway.
Argon mix or gasless?


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on November 17, 2013, 06:02:08 PM
just supagas light mig gas.
I normally tig everything but too much heat with the tig bends stuff the wrong way.

those welds on the mount are tig with filler but inside welds are mig.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on November 17, 2013, 09:40:12 PM
I can see you prefer the TIG. Having the knowledge & skills to apply the ideal mix of applications only comes from experience gained over a half lifetime.
Something that I've wondered about - how did you calculate the leveraged downward forces on curve where the mount is?


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on November 18, 2013, 04:03:50 AM
Rang laurie at chop shop to see what maximum offset is their rule of thumb never over 8 inches even if curved mines 7 from gearbox bolts to back of member.



also half a lifetime im 33  ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on November 18, 2013, 10:14:18 AM
Thanks. It's a real art.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Ed on November 18, 2013, 12:12:34 PM

Very nice piece there Pete.



Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on November 19, 2013, 10:22:14 AM
Todays job
Making bannanas from steel.
Trying to finish this god dam chassis kit tonight making the bits to tie the front in.
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Also tailshaft ordered ready tommorow.
2 day turn around.
Cheap too.

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Title: Re:
Post by: mickrat on November 19, 2013, 12:56:33 PM
I reckon you could make a new Ute out flat sheet of steel. Your unreal !!!

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Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on November 19, 2013, 05:32:39 PM
Im addicted to different still not fussed on that puss bucket engine either :D
Rails flow good only tacked in .
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fe350chev on November 19, 2013, 08:57:37 PM
Hi Pete, great work as always. I have a serious question of sorts. I can see how the furthermost front section with the triangular plate (at front frame) should greatly increase the torsional strength under high torque loads, adjacent the bell housing area), similar to torsion rods at the top of engine bay etc for drift type setups (funny cos the load is less drifting cos ure not putting down power as efficiently to the ground  ???), anyway, This makes the rear mount way capable of its job of supporting the trans weight etc. I cant wait to see how you might tackle (if required and I am not sure if this was an engineered item that you are doing) tying the left and the right together adjacent and forward of the bell housing area. With a solid front end there is plenty of rigidity there to support the twist. But I am staying tuned to see whether you have considered a verical arrangement for the actual engine load transfer. I remember crudely years ago in Adelaide welding chain on the torque side to alleviate going through engine mounts  :D :D :D. How crude of me ey! But it worked on the 351 and a much heavier car. Should I just wait and see, or is it in your opinion dependent on the application the car is used for. I just want insight into how your brain works. I know NES has tried and failed for years to do that, but I have been watching this with interest as I am using a 700 trans too and have been thinking of different ways of tying in strength from the bell housing forward for the torsional twist. Im sober by the way.  :D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on November 20, 2013, 01:02:23 AM
But I am staying tuned to see whether you have considered a verical arrangement for the actual engine load transfer. I remember crudely years ago in Adelaide welding chain on the torque side to alleviate going through engine mounts  :D :D :D.  I know NES has tried and failed for years to do that,
HUH? Tried and failed on what exactly? My Verical arrangement - as in the vertical load transfer to the horizontal plane is through standard V8 engine mounts - the same as specified by Holden right through to the GTS Spec in 2000. The Fabricated steel mounts on the crossmember are the same as the ones I had when the V6 was sitting in it and thus have never changed.
Or
Are you referencing my Gearbox? I have only ever had one verical arrangement on that one too, the bloody big loop that goes over the top as engineered by Pat Gardiner which suited both 4L60E gearboxes behind both V6 and V8 engines AND uses a standard VN V8 rubber mount.

My smooth efi V8 wont twist like a 351 leaded carby mongrel either. I am NOT building a monster engine like Pete. My 220kw in 1100kg will do just fine thanks.
Further, my engineer is more than happy with what has been done as the Steel mounts on the Crossmember are thicker than the standard VT.

My torsional twist is within expect limits as per my engineer so I really don't know what I failed on  ???


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on November 20, 2013, 06:04:38 AM
You know I dont like too many words  ;D

should be all good im hoping no real method behind what im doing its all tried and tested by others just prettying it up.


pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JB on November 20, 2013, 06:04:57 AM
You missed his dig completely NES... He meant you have been trying to work out what was is Pete's brain for years!! Lol
Sensitive this morning.  :P ;D ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Chuck on November 20, 2013, 06:51:19 AM
Pete

What happened to this little statement back in February???  ;D

Plans are (as its a company vehicle ;D )

To make sure its roadworthy and my mate that does all the 50,s looking signage is going to do a cool looking logo for the doors ect.


Ill see what its like when it gets here i may lower it a bit but dont plan on cutting it up or anything drastic..


Pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on November 20, 2013, 07:43:31 AM
Well kinda sorta got carried away.
And my theory of having 2 grey motor powered old girls wasnt practical .
I wanted something to just get in and go anywhere.

It wasnt what it was meant to be fully recod brakes  were stuffed maybe fully recod 40yrs ago but were meant to be S/S sleeved they werent.
Motor was meant to be tight as and was smokey old low comp girl
Suspension needing everything doing.
Was happy with the body but by the time i do brakes engine box suspension there wouldnt be much change from 6 or 7K so i figure i had the VS 5.0l which owed me roughlly 1K and fully reco box owes me 1700 diff free so far but id say $500 for axles brakes all recod owe me $900 with all new DBA rotors recod callipers tailshaft $250 radiator $240 ect ect


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on November 20, 2013, 11:47:08 AM

And my theory of having 2 grey motor powered old girls wasnt practical .
I wanted something to just get in and go anywhere.
Was happy with the body but by the time i do brakes engine box suspension there wouldnt be much change from 6 or 7K so i figure i had the VS 5.0l which owed me roughlly 1K and fully reco box owes me 1700 diff free so far but id say $500 for axles brakes all recod owe me $900 with all new DBA rotors recod callipers tailshaft $250 radiator $240 ect ect

Exactly why there is a V8 sitting in mine  ;)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Chuck on November 21, 2013, 07:08:23 PM
Well kinda sorta got carried away.
And my theory of having 2 grey motor powered old girls wasnt practical .
I wanted something to just get in and go anywhere.

It wasnt what it was meant to be fully recod brakes  were stuffed maybe fully recod 40yrs ago but were meant to be S/S sleeved they werent.
Motor was meant to be tight as and was smokey old low comp girl
Suspension needing everything doing.
Was happy with the body but by the time i do brakes engine box suspension there wouldnt be much change from 6 or 7K so i figure i had the VS 5.0l which owed me roughlly 1K and fully reco box owes me 1700 diff free so far but id say $500 for axles brakes all recod owe me $900 with all new DBA rotors recod callipers tailshaft $250 radiator $240 ect ect


Thatís the worst attempt at justification Iíve seen in a while, is that how you sold it to the wife?  Just face it Pete, you love cutting up stuff and putting it back together in a much better, way cooler form  ;D ;D ;D

P.S. I think I have sold my projects to better halves (and myself) using the exact same logic and rationale as you many times before, must be some form of illness - better look into that...


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fe350chev on November 21, 2013, 07:57:23 PM
He is just making it up as he goes too  :o :o :o, cos he didn't answer my question lol. He will dream up the rest over a beer i suppose.... :-\ :D :D :D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCV08 on November 21, 2013, 10:47:25 PM
JB, Pete and NES,

sold my conversion along the lines of needing an unleaded motor.

My darling still frowns when someone says that the greys or reds can run on unleaded.  ;)  ;) ;D ;D

Cheers

Craig


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on November 22, 2013, 08:39:07 AM
Wait till my mrs finds out the 5.0l for her EH is in my ute she has no idea.
Just pissed off i had to modify the ute when i promised her it was a turn key get in and drive car.

Tailshaft came back yesty dearer than the last one that i picked up 2 months ago nearlly double so must of used gold filler wire or something? he didnt know why the other was so cheap?
Looks like a new billet yolk where as other one was second hand.

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on November 22, 2013, 09:02:45 AM
That photo is about as fuzzy as my head this morning good pub dinner tho.


Might get stuck into the rails weld them up and fit the crush tubes this weekend so its all done.
Came up with a solution to stop my hatred of the bannanas on the top of the engine so i ordered a harrop dual plane manifold with a aeroflow billet throttle body and machined injector ports into it so it will run a top mount air cleaner now but still retain the injection.

As dean said i just wing it as i go.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/99-MFD1991-00-HARROP-MANIFOLD-304-HOLDEN-DUAL-PLANE-/171145093436?clk_rvr_id=533906153450
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/AEROFLOW-BILLET-4-BARREL-1375CFM-THROTTLE-BODY-BLACK-AF64-2014BLK-/190917877500?pt=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2c73979efc


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Ed on November 22, 2013, 01:51:21 PM


the dual plane and 4bbl TB is a much better look  ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on November 22, 2013, 05:46:01 PM
 :'( But I like Bananas  :'(


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on November 22, 2013, 06:05:11 PM
bananas sux especially i hate that front cover and i really really hate that gaybo senator cover you wanted  :D sorry but its gay.


Im ordering a finned alloy oval air cleaner so its like a alloy grey one i can paint inside the fins.


Title: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on November 23, 2013, 03:50:06 PM
bananas sux especially i hate that front cover and i really really hate that gaybo HSVcover you wanted  :D sorry but its gay.
Not what you said when I got it
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/23/revebyru.jpg)

NOW GO BUILD ME A NEW INLET MANIFOLD WITH A 671 ON IT!!

Or at least this....
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/23/avetynus.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FATBOY on November 23, 2013, 04:43:41 PM
manifold looks gay


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on November 23, 2013, 07:57:35 PM
didnt want to hurt ur feelings.

but it was gay.
so is
 that manifold.


Title: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on November 23, 2013, 11:03:41 PM
didnt want to hurt ur feelings.

but it was gay.
so is
 that manifold.
Right. I need a gen IV 6L V8 then

Or I can keep my gay stuff.... Gay stuff is the new cool anyway >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
I'm keeping my bananas
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on November 24, 2013, 07:09:59 AM
settle petal
I had the picture of that white thing you had in my head it was horrible.

This about the nicest one ive seen
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=v8+eh+holden&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=6gmRUsrPA4iCiQfFsYCYCA&ved=0CDkQsAQ&biw=1600&bih=756#q=eh+holden+v8+extractors&tbm=isch&facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=mIf24Nnz6B9eiM%3A%3BT6Sx5x4vQp6j8M%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fforum.ejehclubqld.com%252Fehclub%252Fforum%252Fuploaded%252Fehsv6%252F20091020195216_P4070633Small.JPG%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.ejehclubqld.com%252Fehclub%252Fforum%252Ftopic.asp%253FTOPIC_ID%253D7480%3B640%3B480

each to their own just shit stirring as normal.

Your pal Pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on November 24, 2013, 09:23:24 AM
I know just playing victim. Maybe I had too many angry emoticons :P   I still want my gay bananas !! ;D        What bloody white thing?

Where's my supercharger mount?

Hey here is a show I have been watching on youtube. They bought a thousand dollar Jag and installed a 671 in a carpark to drive to a drag strip!
-gfQ4jzUEwU


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on November 24, 2013, 09:41:49 AM
Oh you mean this white thing? I didn't think it was gay either, infact JB has a black one....
 https://www.google.com.au/search?q=304+fibreglass+engine+cover&rlz=1C1CHMO_enAU524AU524&espv=210&es_sm=93&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=my6RUvzmH6uhiAfgpYHIBA&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=642#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=81xO-3ayz2sFfM%3A%3BHt1YR4KhvT94BM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fi.ebayimg.com%252F00%252Fs%252FODAwWDYwMA%253D%253D%252Fz%252FBioAAOxy2HFSX4Cr%252F%2524T2eC16V%252C!)8E9s4l7bbUBS(4Cp4Jcw~~48_20.JPG%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.gumtree.com.au%252Fs-ad%252Fhocking%252Fother-automotive%252Fvn-vt-hsv-5litre-engine-cover-new-%252F1029940515%3B450%3B600


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on November 24, 2013, 02:38:58 PM
Mmmmmm Bananas!!!
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/24/epu3e5y5.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JB on November 25, 2013, 06:14:31 AM
You had to bring me into it... It suits my needs, but feel free to design one that will fit and to be of suitable liking.  :P


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on November 25, 2013, 01:13:26 PM
Well said JB at least we know your not a snag. (sensetive new age guy)  :D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fe350chev on December 07, 2013, 01:23:35 PM
Its hard to get the right balance btw gaylordyness, style, function and something that doesn't resemble bananas ey........Gees, i think Ill stick to the coolness of the 60's era and be done with it with the stroked 327 block.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on December 07, 2013, 08:13:38 PM
Bananas are cool I tell ya !!!
At least he's not a caring understanding nineties type.....


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on December 12, 2013, 03:19:06 PM
No more bannanas
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on December 12, 2013, 04:07:44 PM
Too cool  8) 8) 8)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on December 13, 2013, 06:07:12 AM
Lucky a matching crank is coming  ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on December 13, 2013, 09:06:37 AM
RIP bananas. I still think they're cool


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on December 14, 2013, 03:31:47 PM
I got 3hrs solid in the shed this morning one rail finished quick primer job
Crush tubes fitted to car and rails.
1 more rail welded just needs clean up when I get 5.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/14/uqu4e7an.jpg)
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Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on December 15, 2013, 01:24:32 PM
machining crush tubes since 6am trying not to wake anyone.
welding since 7am

Grinding all done and some cheap primer to stop em rusting sprayed on.
Another job finished.
All crush tubes fitted and final niggly bits welded and cleaned up on the rails.
 
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/15/mu4eta7y.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/15/u7a8upa5.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/15/atyzu7a6.jpg)

Sorry for all the pics of the rails but it keeps me motivated started lising momentum doing them I wanted to bin them a few times :D

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on December 15, 2013, 02:13:12 PM
Looking pretty sweet to me


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on December 15, 2013, 02:26:42 PM
Exhaust next nice X just behind the crossmember then handbrake assembly.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on December 15, 2013, 02:57:18 PM
Neat work.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: hsv-001 on December 15, 2013, 04:03:22 PM
Mate , those rails are beautiful ,seriously .I spent 15 years putting many dozens of rails under mostly FX-HR .Some were cut to profile the floor and others went level through the way you have done but none I have seen are as neat or look as easy to fit as yours . I know that they were a lot of work to get to this ,but if I was looking for a set of chassis rails I'd be asking you to make them or at least stealing your design . Joking ? Cheers Haydn


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Crumpsnr on December 15, 2013, 06:21:26 PM
Don't apologise for putting up pics that show great ideas and workmanship. Glad you spend the time to share with everyone else. It's much appreciated. Regards, Martyn


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on December 15, 2013, 06:34:22 PM
Cheers guys.
That means a lot Haydn.
Really enjoying designing stuff atm.
I was tossing up weather to get someone to do the exhaust  but i might give it a go i allready cut all the flanges on the waterjet and i did part of the exhaust on the FB on the cover of street machine.
Maybe steel headers HPC coated so they dont crack and the rest in stainless dunno havent really thought about it.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: ACE on December 15, 2013, 06:56:44 PM
Nice work Pete ;)
Regards ACE  8)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on December 15, 2013, 07:06:55 PM
Iagree with Haydn, great stuff.

Regards Wayne b


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: hsv-001 on December 15, 2013, 11:23:44 PM
When we did extractors we got the engine plates CNC and just bought the bends at our local exhaust shop and made them on an old engine block on the engine stand with the heads bolted on , but we had spare subframes ,crossmembers and could dummy up all of the engine bay . With the Vauxhalls I just bought complete second hand sports exhaust systems off ebay and modified them myself. The first was V8 commodore and the second was Nissan skyline . I think you could handle something like an exhaust no probs. Cheers Haydn


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FireKraka on December 17, 2013, 05:46:49 PM
Hi Pete
Mate that chassis is the sexiest looking chassis I have seen for our old girls are you sure you dont want to give up the sheetmetal stuff and just go into business making cool FE FC bits for all of us  ::) ;D
Regards
Neil H


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on December 17, 2013, 05:59:46 PM
You pay as much as the coal industry and ill do it.



plan is to retire at 40 put a waterjet and router in my shed and cut from home .

Hopefully


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: brett_f on December 17, 2013, 09:53:41 PM
Great work as always Pete. So what is the plan. Are you going to detail underneath and repaint the ol girl when your finished.
Mate the young blokes in vic are going crazy at the moment putting twin turbos on gen 3's in small street reg cars. Most are minimum 1000hp.
Brett


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on December 17, 2013, 09:54:55 PM
You pay as much as the coal industry and ill do it.



plan is to retire at 40 put a waterjet and router in my shed and cut from home .

Hopefully
And you'll be working just as hard from home!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on December 17, 2013, 09:56:43 PM
And you'll be working just as hard from home!
FOR ALL OF US!!!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on December 18, 2013, 05:37:18 AM
I have a mate specalising in LS conversions hes just done a VX big 88mm single turbo it made 790rwhp on its first run and the timing wheel on the crank or something has moved .
But should be good for over 1000rwhp
another bloke is doing a 100mm turbo on a LS427 into a VH
and hes also got a Ls6 into a VK
and i cut my own style of tough mounts for LS into a LH they are doing.
I also have windage trays , header plates, intake manifolds for LS i have been doing for him.
this is the prototype we added the hinged doors later
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/474531_625564760804470_317791237_o_zps2c3d0914.jpg) ($2)
coil brackets for LS
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/1102545_684692684891677_866617022_o_zps931e9f7a.jpg) ($2)

(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/177328_406168096104469_2075972439_o_zps999f12a9.jpg) ($2)

turbo flanges
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/1052772_659266430767636_820643414_o_zps8a872346.jpg) ($2)

(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/1004667_10201889688343717_427466831_n_zps6f703ea4.jpg) ($2)


As for the ute yeah its got a little out of hand some big things yet to come.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: brett_f on December 18, 2013, 08:38:11 AM
Pete, strange you say that about the timing wheel moving. My son just built one of these motors for a friend and they dynoed it Monday. Their wheel also moved. Apparently anything pulling this sort of horsepower they are spot welding the wheel. He was working on it last night. Motor has to come back out and also crank.
Brett


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on December 18, 2013, 08:52:32 AM
Faaaaaaaaaark!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on December 18, 2013, 09:10:26 AM
Yep they forgot to tack it and it spun so they change for a new one from the states


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on December 28, 2013, 03:45:13 PM
Mocked up engine today should look good.
Made new extractor plates.
The stock headers are about 5 to 7mm offset and do not line up with the heads?
So I moved mine.(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/28/y6aquba8.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/28/2esugu6u.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/28/nygu5e7y.jpg)
Shell is completely stripped ready for blast and paint.
A week off the car tho for family time.

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: hsv-001 on December 28, 2013, 05:58:09 PM
Try and keep those pipes as close as possible to that engine block . From what your saying its going to be difficult to keep that ute straight ahead when you put the foot down .Cheers Haydn


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on December 28, 2013, 09:43:23 PM
Shit hot mate


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on January 02, 2014, 07:54:50 PM
Back from a quick holiday got stuck into it.
Tommorows job is write a big list of what has to be done and get a plan together.
All rear panels removed shell is mint.
I am going to nustert every side panel. then i am going to dream up a nice floor for the back of it .
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/02/jy9eqyru.jpg)
B and m shifter mount plug welded and fitted
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/02/enaputes.jpg)
All holes for tonneau welded up and cleaned up. A few big dints in the top rail knocked out and file finished
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/02/ajaqe2en.jpg)
Rear spare wheel door is very very clean 1 rust repair the size of a 20 cent piece.
Number plates holes were odd so I welded them up and centred a nsw black and white plate. I will nutsert tommorow.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/02/7ypumane.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/02/a4uduvu8.jpg)
Tailgate cleaned up 1 tiny repair near the lh hinge.
I really need a easybeat machine to pull dents.
So I welded a washer on and made a slide hammer to pull dints out.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/02/gepebeqe.jpg)
1 rear overider had a massive dint knocked it out into a shot bag 1 weld on the crack/crease.
I am going to recut the top and bottom radiuses of the bumperette on the waterjet as they are all over the shop.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/02/muhe3uge.jpg)
Pile of finished bits ready  for blast and panel beater.
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Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on January 03, 2014, 12:26:50 PM
4am start couldnt sleep
All morning straightening rear panels.
Re radiused corners
Straightened where screw heads were.
Ran a step drill threw them all to re round the holes.
Re gapped every edge
Also fitted knurled high quality nutserts with the hydraulic gun.
Could get them all bar 8 so I had to use a hand one to get them.
M5 s/s button heads fitted
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(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/03/degagy7a.jpg)
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fcwrangler on January 03, 2014, 12:36:33 PM
Looks great Pete for something that was supposed to be a quick tidy up. Maybe polished checker plate for the floor (if your into that sort of stuff).
Jim


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: hsv-001 on January 03, 2014, 02:06:48 PM
Now here is the dilemma , you have a perfect spare tyre door so you need a standard spare tyre 'cause nothing else will fit in there and then when you go to get it out you drag the smashed numberplate bulb out of the door every time . Just kidding, it looks great .Cheers Haydn


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on January 03, 2014, 02:59:07 PM
The fuel tank will go half and half so there wont be any room for a spare or anything.

Im a sheety i friggin hate checkerplate Jim  ;D
I am going to get drunk and think up a floor design. Probablly 2 sections front and rear hinged swaged.
Put a mullion thru the centre to divide it up.
Just need to make sure i can get that fold profile on the press at work.

Pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on January 03, 2014, 03:22:38 PM
I know you love Sheetmetal but how bout some stained n varnished timber?


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on January 03, 2014, 04:45:12 PM
not overly keep on timber its heavy and timber welding wire is hard to find.

Ive gotta an idea in my head

gotta make a hardlid yet as well.

Its snowballing a little from what it was meant to be..


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: hsv-001 on January 03, 2014, 04:58:01 PM
Toolbox against the cab wall with clear polycarbonate lid . I have seen them on the floor but that defeat the utes purpose .


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: brett_f on January 03, 2014, 06:13:02 PM
Hey Pete, Just a thought, why don't you run (make) a rear tank with a provision for a spare in the middle and have a hinged cover. Could be a space saver type wheel.
Brett


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on January 03, 2014, 06:39:19 PM
if you carry a spare you will get a flat.
if you dont carry a spare she will be all good ;D

Might look into it..


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FATBOY on January 03, 2014, 06:56:53 PM
pete just remember re floor x2 as ive got to do one for my ute . Looking good when are you starting on your extractors im keen to see what you do
regards fatboy


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on January 03, 2014, 07:10:27 PM
im thinking of  sending it out to do exhaust as the painter wants it now.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FATBOY on January 03, 2014, 07:36:50 PM
Not mucking around where did you get your merge collectors from
fatboy


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on January 03, 2014, 08:15:10 PM
Off ebay ill sell em if you want them as im going back to twin 2/1/2 system not 3 inch ...

there 1/7/8 which is 2mm under 1/3/4 so you can flare em 2 mm to slip over your extractor tubes.

Pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: CraigFC on January 09, 2014, 01:44:55 PM
You can send your floor pieces to the powder coaters to get the wood grain finish, just an option. Not one that I would do but if you like the look then why not!  ::)


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on January 15, 2014, 05:27:49 AM
For anyone after another handbrake option to the under dash type .
I ordered a lokar fully adjustable handbrake setup with adaptors for corvette /commodore brakes.
Cables come in 96in lengths just cut to the desired length.
A small slot is all thats needed next to the drivers seat.
All bought from summit they do under dash ones as well but not what im looking for in the ute.
http://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/lok-ec-81fc/overview/
http://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/lok-ec-81fu/overview/
http://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/lok-xehb7000f/overview/

Hopefully this will be here next week.
The commodore cables hard to tidy up so hopefully this sorts it.
Or if you want to run a commodore diff with stock handbrake cable you should be able to just use the adaptors just cut the long sprins off your cables at the drum end


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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on January 15, 2014, 10:59:20 AM
I've got this handbrake set up in my FC - albeit the chrome version. In hindsight I would have preferred the black version.

Cheers,

Josh.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on January 15, 2014, 12:17:51 PM
...and I'm going to Cable-Mate to sort out a handbrake cable. The handbrake was a bit of a headache to install - the previous floor mount had to be butchered for the Lokar setup to fit.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: hsv-001 on January 15, 2014, 06:25:30 PM
Doesn't look to be much difference between those and a corolla handbrake from your local wreckers . Someone might find this interesting. The ends on the commodore cables are identical to my 1960 VW beetle which has two separate cables ,left and right similar to LC-LJ torana with them being longer on the left hand side and the front being threaded rods .Obviously the VW is metric and the Torana is UNF. Just right if anyone is putting a commodore diff in a torana . Anyway, back on the subject .I would just fit a early jap centre handbrake lever by cutting a hole and welding a predrilled plate with captured nuts into the floor to strengthen it then take my commodore cable somewhere and get it shortened or remade . Haydn


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on January 16, 2014, 10:35:44 AM
Doesn't look to be much difference between those and a corolla handbrake from your local wreckers.

Although arguably, the Lokar one looks better. Sometimes I'm more a fan of style over substance, however, as my April deadline to finish the car looms and money is evaporating rapidly as a consequence, cheap solutions look more attractive.

The ends on the commodore cables are identical to my 1960 VW beetle which has two separate cables ,left and right similar to LC-LJ torana with them being longer on the left hand side and the front being threaded rods .Obviously the VW is metric and the Torana is UNF. Just right if anyone is putting a commodore diff in a torana .

Great tip - I will check out how such an idea works with my Centura diff - cheers Haydn.

Regards,

Josh.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FireKraka on January 16, 2014, 03:54:58 PM
Guys I am using the commodore centre handbrake as I used the whole commodore floor hump in my sedan.
I used the commodore cable, cut it so that I had the right length and then took it to a company called Flexible Drive Agencies the branch here in Perth sent it to their big workshop in Melbourne and they made me a complete new cable including outers cost about $260 I think, fits up great and works well.

Regards
Neil H


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: hsv-001 on January 16, 2014, 04:58:45 PM
Yeah, Flexible Drive are here in Brissy also . They were handy when they did work from there shop at Coopers Plains while you waited , but now they send all their work to Melbourne . Means two trips of over one hour each . But my only advice is to go to the wreckers and get a simple centre pull handbrake [most jap cars],mount it on the floor , go to your hardware store and get a turnbuckle and bolt it to a clevis for adjustment then hook your handbrake cable on one side and mark the length on the other side with some masking tape and take it to flexi drive and they can put an end at the correct length . As for that commodore floor and hump and handbrake ,last time I put a commodore floor in a FC I found it slightly narrow and had to leave some of the existing floor at the sills so when I welded the floor in the hump was too high at the dash and looked hideous . So I'm guessing that your floor is welded lower down your sills or as I did section the hump at the front . I would not use a commodore handbrake on a early floor pan , there are better ones out there. Haydn


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on January 29, 2014, 08:27:15 PM
Exhaust done.
Pete at newcastle muffelers at bennets green did a fantastic job so neat and clean headers are 13/4 into 2 2inch then into 3 inch
3 inch cats
Back to 23/4 nice little dumps (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/29/9epeqeju.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/29/qu7ebaze.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/29/gahu8ubu.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/29/y9aruqu8.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/29/ra7e5a5a.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/29/egevy9ys.jpg)

Because I got it put up so high im going to modify the gearbox crossmember so it goes thru it.

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCV08 on January 29, 2014, 09:04:52 PM
Great job Pete

When is it off to the paint shop?  ;)



Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on January 29, 2014, 09:22:34 PM
Soon.
Booked in to blast in a fortnight.
Tubbs this weekend
.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fcwrangler on January 29, 2014, 09:41:21 PM
That's a real tidy setup, I like the way they have taken the headers down between the engine and chassis rail. I think it looks a hell of a lot neater than going through the inner guards. The whole package looks like it was meant to be there.
Jim


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on January 29, 2014, 09:55:09 PM
That's a real tidy setup, I like the way they have taken the headers down between the engine and chassis rail. I think it looks a hell of a lot neater than going through the inner guards. The whole package looks like it was meant to be there.
Jim
tell him i'm coming!!!!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fcwrangler on January 29, 2014, 10:03:33 PM
Nes, do you mean you want to get your exhaust done as well?
Jim


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on January 29, 2014, 11:39:19 PM
Nes, do you mean you want to get your exhaust done as well?
Jim
Ahh yeah


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCV08 on January 30, 2014, 12:23:36 AM
NES

You might have found someone for those headers!!  :o :o


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FireKraka on January 30, 2014, 11:25:40 AM
Pete the exhaust looks great like the other guys I am not a fan of the headers going through the inner guards.

I just had a look at the Summit handbrake setup as well it looks really good and as you said simple to fit I think I will use it on my next project.

Regards
Neil H


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 01, 2014, 05:56:38 PM
Big day

Tubbs all welded up
Cut all the old stuff out .
welded edge of rail where I cut flange off.
Using existing outer guard and lip just cut 20mm off the lip joint.
Hopefully install both tommorow.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/01/a8u7yred.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/01/vema4equ.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/01/8yra6yqa.jpg)
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on February 01, 2014, 07:15:46 PM
Photo's tomorrow will be worth it. Great stuff.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 01, 2014, 09:38:38 PM
Hopefully if my helper turns up on time.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on February 01, 2014, 11:58:35 PM
Neat.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FATBOY on February 02, 2014, 07:59:08 AM
nice work pete
regards fatboy


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 02, 2014, 05:28:09 PM
My helper was late. So I only got 1 side almost finished.
Other side is cut out and prepped for tub.
Took 2 hrs of snipping and trimming to get it to fit spot on.
Rhs fully welded in.
Only have a half done photo its too hot and im to lazy to go back over to the shed.

The inner overlaps rail 20mm and is plug welded hence the grinding marks.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/02/ena4y7y3.jpg)
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FATBOY on February 02, 2014, 07:18:46 PM
Looks sweet hope you took a template
regards fatboy


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 02, 2014, 07:43:42 PM
A template

I made 500 measurements and cuts used clecos to hold them in.
What a shitty job especially since the cars loaded with fishoil shit was running everywhere.

So no template :D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FC427 on February 02, 2014, 09:47:11 PM
Very nice  ;D ;D ;D ;D will 265 fit under the back  ??? ???......FC427.........


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCV08 on February 02, 2014, 11:23:16 PM
Pete

Looks fantastic  ;D ;D

Good to see your progressing with your own project(s)  ;)

Cheers

Craig


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 03, 2014, 07:04:38 AM
ill stick to 245,s for the moment.


 I wish the wife was as enthusiastic about my projects.


Pete


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 03, 2014, 09:19:33 AM
Ah look what arrived today.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/03/nata2eqy.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/03/2y8ymu4y.jpg)
Subframe is mint front bar is mint
Grille is in good nick
Sills are good inners ok gearbox crossmember excellent.
Rear half is ordinary under the car like half been hanging out in the grass.
Some good parts anyway. Best 500 bucks I ever spent

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FC427 on February 03, 2014, 11:17:12 AM
Are you going to part out the ute  ??? ??? ??? ???.....FC427.......


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 03, 2014, 11:26:41 AM
Probablly what are you after


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on February 03, 2014, 06:44:06 PM
The body hahahahaha


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 03, 2014, 07:16:40 PM
1 tubb finished earlly mark from work.

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FATBOY on February 03, 2014, 08:21:25 PM
looks inspiring


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 03, 2014, 08:46:03 PM
Cheers :)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DN2168 on February 03, 2014, 08:48:49 PM
Awesome as per usual Pete.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: ACE on February 03, 2014, 09:50:23 PM
Wow :o Great work Pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on February 03, 2014, 09:55:37 PM
The hrs of snipping and trimming were worth it.
Very nice result.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: pedro on February 04, 2014, 08:43:53 PM
What happened to the quick clean up Pete, looks like things got a bit out of hand ;) , great workmanship as usual though the tubs came up a treat.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 04, 2014, 08:49:05 PM
Arrrgghhh usual problem just not happy so change something then it snowballed.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: pedro on February 04, 2014, 09:00:57 PM
Sounds familiar, I think quite a few of us on have gone down that path start doing a quick tidy up and end up doing a full rebuild, frustrating at times but all worth it in the end.  :) :)
   Pedro


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 05, 2014, 01:10:07 PM
Found these ultra rare fc 3 inch nasco muffler hanger bkts
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/05/jyhuga6e.jpg)

Should sell thwm to earlybitz;D

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FC427 on February 05, 2014, 02:44:16 PM
Pete you and that water jet make me sick  :o :o with envy  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D very cool ......FC427.......


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCV08 on February 05, 2014, 08:02:27 PM
FC427

I'm with you ??? ??? ??? ;D ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: jfk on February 05, 2014, 09:55:57 PM
Just read the whole thread....VERY nice work.

You've raised the bar.


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 08, 2014, 04:36:00 PM
Tubbs finished
We went into the fuel filler area a bit but im not too concerned as im making a solid pipe and will have a bolted flange thru the body to seal the back then flexible to the tank.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/08/ymyryza7.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/08/dazuruhe.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/08/e4egehen.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/08/uge9aruj.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/08/pamybe9y.jpg)
Quite clearly the drivers side welds are better than the passenger side   ;)

Big thanks to Aaron to get passenger side finished.

Photos are fuzzy as my camera on my ph is scratched and its a pain in the arse to load picks the old photo bucket way.

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on February 08, 2014, 05:00:59 PM
Big job, great result.


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on February 08, 2014, 08:00:39 PM
Found these ultra rare fc 3 inch nasco muffler hanger bkts
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/05/jyhuga6e.jpg)

Should sell thwm to earlybitz;D

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P155 off Pete!!  ;)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 08, 2014, 09:16:40 PM
Ha ha...


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JOX515 on February 08, 2014, 09:57:18 PM
Bloody hell Pete, slow down a bit  :) you are putting my feeble effort to shame


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 08, 2014, 10:18:39 PM
More tommorow

I have to cut up my nice gearbox crossmember so i can get the exhaust to clear so i cut some nice U shapes on the waterjet the will go over the top of the exhaust so i dont have any hanging bits.

Also cut some rings that are drilled and tapped and step 2 350W 2 way woofers into the doors 20mm step back so we can do a nice door trim to hide the speakers as i dont want any modern grills mounted on the front.
I will dyna mat all the insides of the doors so i get a good sound.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fe350chev on February 12, 2014, 11:27:50 AM
Nice work  ;)


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 12, 2014, 08:02:54 PM
Ordered my wheels today
My question is who is running 17 inch rims
What series tyres are people running with 17s
Fronts im thinking 225/40/17 7inch rim
Rears are 245/40/17 8inch rim
can now get 265 under but only just.

Hopefully John helps here need ratio selection for the diff
So I want a good highway runner but sprinty off the line
Engine stroked 355 heads done
Big exhaust
Cam unknown yet
Injection
Turbo 700 earlly box
Manual kickdown 2800 lock up convertor
So say im running 245 40 17s
Whats your gear selection?



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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JB on February 12, 2014, 09:12:16 PM
Hi Pete,

I am going with the 17's as well... But staying with the standard 3.08 ratio.
17x9/10's on the back prob 285/40. On the front 17x7 225x45 to keep the rolling diameter the same for the ABS.

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FC427 on February 12, 2014, 11:08:30 PM
Pete had 225 40 17 and 235 45  17 on rear no rubbing  lowered 2'' all round  no rubbing .....FC427.......


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 13, 2014, 05:06:21 AM
Thanks i ordered 17 inch steelies and bullet centre caps...
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/13/te6ygyba.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/13/ga2a6yqe.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/13/2u7a9ury.jpg)
There on the boat on the 22nd feb

will get onto the tyres next week.



Pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FC427 on February 13, 2014, 07:29:51 AM
Pete  Nice I was also going to get these from Summit for my FC buy after I bought the 15'' ones for the Inter the weight scared me a bit  and I went for an Alloy wheel  :-\ :( :(......Mark......


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 13, 2014, 08:52:46 AM
Pete  Nice I was also going to get these from Summit for my FC buy after I bought the 15'' ones for the Inter the weight scared me a bit  and I went for an Alloy wheel  :-\ :( :(......Mark......


Ouch and mine are 17,s  hope mine arent too heavy will soon find out or they will be on my dads hot rod if they are.


Pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 14, 2014, 08:18:26 PM
5 minutes on the ute
Im doing the tray i am going to divide it into 2 sections so i made a mullion thats switchboard talk for divider and i made a new front section so all 3 are the same width.
the front section im not going to cut off the ute but im going to have a fold meet a fold so its a nice rolled edge stich the seam together under it. this is how we join sheets doing switchboards.
And for anyone stuck i can get the exact same folds as a UTE tray which is very tight and not many press brakes can fold that tight its 24mm inside and 12.9mm inside for the height making it 14mm OA

Using photo bucket shits me since ive been using tapatalk but my phones playing up. (and lens is scratched on camera)
(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s33/Pete_Mallaby/008_zps87cd23a8.jpg) ($2)
(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s33/Pete_Mallaby/006_zpsa7140bc1.jpg) ($2)
(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s33/Pete_Mallaby/005_zps10c1df9b.jpg) ($2)

And i welded up stiffener under it so my fat arse doesnt bend it if i sleep in there.

Tommorows job weld them all in.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on February 15, 2014, 10:27:50 AM
Bahahahahahah


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 15, 2014, 06:55:03 PM
Another day
Just keep plugging away and ill get there.
Finished centre mullion done and dusted.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/15/qypy4enu.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/15/ezyjuned.jpg)

Next is the gearbox crossmember
I have been dreading this job .
So I cut radiused bits giving me 30mm of meat around the cutout and 25mm of clerance around the exhaust.
So I have radiused the hoops to follow the curve in the roller.
Also I cut and spliced them into the crossmember.
I will weld the top section and finish it off.
Then I will cut the lower section and weld a half round into the space.
Should not see any movement that way.
No hanging exhausts this way.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/15/yrajydeh.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/15/ja3uhy4u.jpg).
Tommorow is finish the crossmember then motor and box can come out.
Im not happy woth with the firewall so out it comes again..


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Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 15, 2014, 06:59:41 PM
Nasco mufflers done (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/15/umy7u8uh.jpg)

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Not Happy Jan on February 15, 2014, 09:17:52 PM
Your work amazes me Pete.
Looks great!
Nick


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: pedro on February 16, 2014, 01:10:37 PM
Love the Nasco muffler brackets Pete.  8) 8) 8) 8)
   Pedro


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 16, 2014, 03:46:27 PM
bit more today
Diff back in gearbox crossmember fits really well and clears exhaust.
will finish tommorow at work.
No guillo and no powered rolls make me lazy.

removed exhaust ready to be jet hot coated.

Rolling a U section is a lot harder than  it looks didnt enjoy that bit..

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s33/Pete_Mallaby/007_zps819501d4.jpg) ($2)
(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s33/Pete_Mallaby/008_zpsc9ae11fd.jpg) ($2)
(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s33/Pete_Mallaby/009_zps84ccf179.jpg) ($2)
cuts the centre out after the tops tacked into it..

Pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: sdc on February 16, 2014, 04:19:00 PM
Are u running commodore stud pattern


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 16, 2014, 04:29:16 PM
yeah i am running commodore

I know the whole hq pattern rim onto commodore is a no no but my rims are multi stud so im thinking p76 blank rotors and redrill HQ and new axles on rear will be HQ pattern and modify disc on rear to suit..

Dunno havent got that far yet i will sort it when rims arrive..


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on March 07, 2014, 07:52:22 PM
Some pretty billet cnc machined rocker covers arrived I really dont like the stock ones much .

Rear floor sections folded and has double return with radiused edge not an easy thing to do properly.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/07/musabena.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/07/y3a9yve2.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/07/mare3u6y.jpg)

Yes thats bacon egg rolls payment for my own employees helping me fold it..

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JB on March 07, 2014, 07:58:16 PM
Going to be pretty nice for a machine that was just going to be a quick tidy up and back on the road.

Looking really nice Pete.



Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on March 23, 2014, 08:12:16 AM
Last pics of crossmember I promise.
In between everyone elses jobs I started work at 3.30am friday to get it finished.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/23/yzy6enyt.jpg)

pete



Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on March 23, 2014, 10:18:25 AM
Nice Pete. An awful hour to be workin though. :-\

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JB on March 23, 2014, 01:04:08 PM
Can never have enough photos of your work mate! Keep them coming...

Cheers
JB


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: pedro on March 23, 2014, 01:54:02 PM
(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/Pedrosme/images2.jpg) ($2)
   Pedro


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on March 25, 2014, 06:23:10 PM
Rang to order a harrop crank only to be told 10 month wait there out of stock.
So I had a mate with a brand new scat crank and scat H beam rods chev  journals.
He had pistons but there 8.5 to 1 comp so if anyone is after a brand new set of JE pistons he had a set.
So I ordered chev 383 forged floating pin short skirt 12.5 to 1 JE pistons.
I also got a set of 8 bosch LS 6 litre injectors 28thou ks on them so im modifiying my injector rail height to run these as we are running the car on E85 now so i needed stainless tipped injectors.
Also im cutting booster plate out and have gone a wilwood set up.
so hopefully i can get back into it in the coming weeks.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/25/7aha7aja.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/25/yne2yzyn.jpg)
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on March 26, 2014, 09:31:01 AM
Hey Pete,

Have you got a photo of the 17" steelies mocked up on the ute?

I think it would look great :)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on March 26, 2014, 05:56:52 PM


Next fortnight they should arrive


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on April 05, 2014, 05:35:04 PM
Big day I now have a awesome working handbrake with all the cables hidden no big y section.
I cut a section out and installed a flat section I also swaged it so it follows the factory section on top of the sill.
I cut a alloy boot cover routered a radiused edge ready to chrome.
Also made 2 rings to reccess 350w alpine woofers into the door so their hidden no modern looking covers.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/05/jyjumysa.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/05/5agaza9u.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/05/ene5y9a7.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/05/py2y5ena.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/05/y6e6ujyh.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/05/5ynypyte.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/05/ze6umete.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/05/u7u4a7am.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/05/ymajy9a7.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/05/8ususary.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/05/mevydevy.jpg)

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Ole on April 05, 2014, 07:48:08 PM
You're an artist Pete! I love the detail that you put into everything that you modify.

Cheers Ole


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: ekute on April 05, 2014, 08:07:50 PM
Wow 8)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: ACE on April 05, 2014, 08:22:29 PM
Nice work Pete  ;)


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on April 05, 2014, 08:50:51 PM
Thanx guys
Been really busy with work and 15 other jobs for people.
Been working on a mates drag car doing the intake and dash should be roughlly 1200hp
The dash is running a haltech digital display has everything all in one oil,temp,rpm,data, speedo. ect i swaged it on my own at about 11pm was a really really hard job to do on my own.



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(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/05/syrezedy.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/05/u4ynu9aq.jpg)
They had a bring your baby to work day .
So zac bought his baby  and my mate mark bought his wife and newborn...
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/05/3ajeqe8u.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/05/gygu6y4y.jpg)

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FireKraka on April 06, 2014, 03:35:00 PM
Pete I agree with Ole you are a sheet metal artist I wish I had half of your skill (oh and machines  ;D) do you think you could make some brackets for me for my EK Ute if I sent you the drawings  ::)
Regards
Neil H


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on April 06, 2014, 06:20:16 PM
send me a pm what u need.


Title: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on April 06, 2014, 07:17:10 PM
That's a massive turbo!
Here's the piss ant one off my 3L diesel that just blew up
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/06/ujy9u7uz.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on April 08, 2014, 07:56:47 PM
Its a jeep thing lol


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fink on April 09, 2014, 08:47:08 AM
Nice work!
Gaz!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: hsv-001 on April 09, 2014, 11:04:23 AM
I also like to see what you are doing .The metalwork is awesome . Just thought you might be interested in this handbrake set-up as reference material. This is my Vauxhall [Bedford] chassis .The rear axle is lc lj torana ,therefore the cables are different lengths and the rest is standard Vauxhall [Bedford] under dash handbrake but could have been easily used to relocate a centre pull or beside the bench as you have done .Say for example you were running a set of chassis rails and a different gearbox crossmember and were struggling with adapting a hand brake cable for a commodore rearend to std. front cable. You could use VW beetle rear cables with this lever and a FE,FC front cable .Just thought you might be interested as you seem to be someone who can think on there feet.

 (http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a589/hsv-001/SAM_0206_zpsfb6212c7.jpg) ($2)

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a589/hsv-001/SAM_0201_zps930cd948.jpg) ($2)
Cheers Haydn


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on April 09, 2014, 12:49:50 PM
Thanks for the pic.

Its not that i was struggling its more i wanted to hide any ugly cables from around the chassis rails my sedan is the same im using lokar cables for it too so i can hide them in the chassis rails and i am using a toyota hiace handbrake top section to hide it.

im really impressed with the lokar set up it fits beutiful and is hidden would definetly go that way again.


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on April 25, 2014, 07:42:31 PM
Nice find
Appears to be a bullet hole.
Its affecting fitting the seat belt plates.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/25/ahe8abar.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/25/zege6ete.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/25/7emezy7e.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/25/sy7ehy6e.jpg)
Seat belt mounts done.
Hopefully engine blocks back next week.
all balancing is being done next week.
JE forged pistons arrived.
Yella terra platnium twin bolt down roller rockers arrived.
Sorta got carried away come racing alloy heads arrived.
Cam lifter pushrods
Oil pump
So it should make some good numbers.


(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/25/uva2yja5.jpg)
The above one a shady conversion shop hacked the black one together ruff as ruff.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/25/3yza2esa.jpg)

Bought 2 of these phanton aeromotive fuel system s they are awesome simple hole saw hole and fit the whole unit has fuel proof foam swirl pot set up .
Got a mates torana in my shed I had to rebate it in as its a xu1 deep tank.


Title: Re: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on April 25, 2014, 10:01:57 PM
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Title: Re: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on April 25, 2014, 10:02:56 PM
N

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Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on April 25, 2014, 10:03:54 PM
Good old tapatalk has had a freak out tonight.

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on April 26, 2014, 07:43:31 AM
Again Pete great stuff. Hopefully you get a chance to finish shortly.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on April 26, 2014, 09:52:13 AM
Very cool fuel pump indeed. Saw the video too.

Wish the ute could tell its story bout the bullet hole!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on April 26, 2014, 02:08:34 PM
Me too no obvious outside damage either.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: snuff69 on April 26, 2014, 08:54:36 PM
G'day Pete  more great work, can't wait to see the ute going. Thanks again for your help and hospitality on our way to Tassie.   Dave, Annette and Sam


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on April 27, 2014, 02:22:43 AM
Not a problem
You obviously made it home ok.
Hope all ran smoothly.
Craig (whitefc) is lucky he made it to the other side of canberra. ;D (that was my cut off point)
True to my word im off to bargo in a few hrs car trailers on full tank in the 200series
 his gearbox is shagged.
So I  rang a heap of mates got a box ready to do a swap tommorow night.

Pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on April 28, 2014, 08:50:27 PM
A big effort got the big girl up and running.
rear wheel bearing looked shagged and had taken out the oil seal so lucky i fitted a new bearing press in the shed a few months ago so new  wheel bearings and seal, we also put a new non greasy set of pads in her.
A huge thanks to my mates for finding a good box from a VQ statesman.
we fitted a kit thru it.
new ATF
swapped convertors
lowered the car onto the box with the hoist.
When those 2 dowels slide straight into the box you know your gunna have a good run bolted her all up ...
Adjusted shifter cable and he was good to go.
Learnt a few tricks off Craig.
for what started out a bad day for him ended really well..
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/28/nevare9u.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FATBOY on April 29, 2014, 06:35:40 AM
Gotta love this forum and the people associated with it.Well done pete
regards fatboy


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JB on April 29, 2014, 08:35:11 AM
Couldn't agree more Fat... Well done Pete and the guys!!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on April 29, 2014, 01:08:21 PM
Yep, winners.


Title: Re:
Post by: DN2168 on April 29, 2014, 02:24:03 PM
We were another rescue mission for Pete, with Pete fixing the dodgy seatbelt mounts with some new plates and bolts. Had a great night at the pub to follow.


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on May 02, 2014, 08:08:00 PM
I have for sale my original heater I was going to use $180
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/02/yvuby5ub.jpg)

My new one is tiny
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/02/a2u3yjeq.jpg)
My wheel 1 of 4 arrived and is the wrong stud pattern they stuffed up.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/02/bupa2eva.jpg)

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: TTV6FC on May 02, 2014, 10:04:45 PM
Nice rims Pete (albeit wrong stud pattern) what are the details size etc.Looks like your original caps will fit which I think you mentioned a while ago and you were making some clips.Were they expensive?Love to have another option for the Black Fc but love the original style with caps.Cheers Jamie.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on May 03, 2014, 06:39:08 AM
Nice rims Pete (albeit wrong stud pattern) what are the details size etc.Looks like your original caps will fit which I think you mentioned a while ago and you were making some clips.Were they expensive?Love to have another option for the Black Fc but love the original style with caps.Cheers Jamie.

For the ute im running these 17x7 and 17x8 with police centre caps there sorta a bullet shaped cap
 they are like a big flywheel FC427 told me they are heavy but dammm they are heavy.
In our order from the states we had 4 pro stars and 1 rim is equal to 4 pro stars  :o
Stud pattern is ford/HQ whatever that is in yanky land.

I would stick with your stockies they look fine as cost my price was 1K delivered 4 rims 2 sets on centre caps baby moon and  police caps and dress rims.
wheels are under $200 but freights a killer as they weigh so much..
Was hoping to get stuck into the ute this weekend but i had to cut strainers and wood all day for the inlaws.
And today im rebuilding dads 43 ford army jeep engine



Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: jfk on May 03, 2014, 09:55:40 PM
I'm up for the heater if you still have it..... my email is johnkennedy666@gmail.com Cheers  JFK


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on May 04, 2014, 07:13:43 AM
I fitted the new heater last night.
Fit perfect next to the glove box all i have to re make is the snout for 2 hose to come out.
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/007_zps54fd55e2.jpg) ($2)
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/008_zps2d15fc65.jpg) ($2)
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/011_zps54c9beee.jpg) ($2)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Rick 123 on May 04, 2014, 07:28:57 AM
Where did u get that heater Pete ?


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on May 04, 2014, 07:34:32 AM
Ebay

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/171307343467?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649


Pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: pedro on May 04, 2014, 10:04:03 AM
Good on ya for helping Craig out Pete, you're a top bloke, I've lost track of how many of us you have helped out over the years. :) :)
   Pedro


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on May 05, 2014, 07:34:00 PM
Santa came again today..

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Think i have pushrods to get for it and im done...
Hoping to get the block next week all bored and machined.
crank, rods,pistons,rings,flex plate, flex plate bolts,bearings,rings all going to get balanced next week..


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCV08 on May 05, 2014, 07:40:13 PM
Pete

That heater looks smick where you fitted it.

Santa is so good to you   :D :D

Cheers

Craig

P.S. PM with the info I need  ;) ;)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: TTV6FC on May 06, 2014, 06:27:55 PM
Nice little cam you have there Pete.Are the specs on the box for 1.6 rocker ratio or 1.65 that you have on your rollers?Puts you just under 500 thou at 1.65.I couldn't find the rev range specs but should be nice on the street.Cheers,Jamie.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on May 06, 2014, 06:40:26 PM
comes alive about 2500-3000 so may need a bigger convertor yet.
My mate owns a dyno so it all back on him  ;D

Will check the rockers when im out the shed i think their 1.65,s
should be streetable with the injection.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on May 06, 2014, 07:02:14 PM
Jamie this is from Mark my engine bloke
. The cam specs on the sticker of the cam boss are actually for 1.5 or 1.6 rocker ratio but the website has them for 1.65 On the box it's say .490 lift or something but its actually about .525 odd

Hes dynoing a LH torana tommorow with that cam harrop dual plane manifold stock heads with a 750 carb so will be intresting to see what numbers it makes..
Mine should make more with the come heads and injection...


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 14, 2014, 10:27:24 PM
Back on the ute today
the firewall has been pissing me off i hated it just didnt look right so called in the big guns to cut the firewall out.
 Aaron came and gave me a hand and did all the major cuts as he does em every day i was just the gopher today.
He absaloutley smashed it today we got the whole lot done in 8hrs using one of my booster recceses huge thanks to the boys for helping 4 blokes and a carton of largeys got it done

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Pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: snuff69 on June 14, 2014, 11:43:37 PM
Wow  ;D


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 15, 2014, 08:05:31 AM
5am start
Subframe has took me a week on and off to seam weld clean up all the holes re nutsert the rails on the y frames.
Trial fitted a mates engine as mine is just a block.
Probably overkill on the reccess but I want easy access to the dizzy and it looks cool.
Engine has been bored decked and honed ready to assemble.(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/15/7ujevedu.jpg)
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FATBOY on June 15, 2014, 09:12:33 AM
did you gain any more room for the exhaust.Wheel barrows come in handy pete lol

regards fatboy


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 15, 2014, 09:46:10 AM
Didnt need any more room for exhaust.

Dunno what your on about lol


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Ole on June 15, 2014, 11:30:42 AM
The firewall is a great improvement Pete, it's really looking good.

Cheers Ole.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FATBOY on June 15, 2014, 12:56:28 PM
recess in firewall equals wheelbarrow which was leaning up against your hoist nice trick
regards fatboy


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 15, 2014, 12:57:46 PM
Ha ha you must be smoking something I dont see no barrow.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on June 15, 2014, 01:35:46 PM
Bahahahahah


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on June 15, 2014, 06:55:02 PM
Amazing.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCV08 on June 15, 2014, 08:32:18 PM
As usual Pete looks very neat.

Good to see more progress on one of your own!   ;) :D :D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FireKraka on June 16, 2014, 09:12:23 PM
Geez Pete can you come to Perth and work some of your magic on my EK Ute shell it is amazing the work you and the sheet metal fairies are/have been able to do.
Keep posting picks Pete I am sure I am not the only one that you inspire.

Regards
Neil H


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on June 16, 2014, 09:20:51 PM
So much for a quick tidy up Pete  ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 17, 2014, 05:29:04 AM
Quick compared to the sedan  ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: brett_f on June 17, 2014, 05:55:53 PM
Speaking of the sedan? What is the latest. brett


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 17, 2014, 06:14:44 PM
Speaking of the sedan? What is the latest. brett

I pumped the air bags up and moved it about a metre.
Next year i will do the sedan.
 the mrs said if i finish one i cant buy a wagon woohoo..

Pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: brett_f on June 17, 2014, 06:43:45 PM
Hey Pete, are you still ok for reg. Vic laws (not sure about others) are about to change for club reg. Not sure of all the ramifications yet but obviously wont affect already engineered registered vehicles. Knew this would eventually happen that's why i went down the path of having it engineered.
Brett


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 17, 2014, 07:46:07 PM
the cert was supposedly started ill chase it up.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: GM on June 18, 2014, 07:47:00 PM
Checkout page 22 in this months Street Machine, gives some updates on what's going on


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 19, 2014, 06:23:22 PM
Nothing much this week.
I cut these sections and bent them up.
Spot welded thru 2 holes on every high spot something to tie the wiring too as studs are a pain in the backside.
I have a mates electrical company doing a full nylon covered harness so it all looks factory looking.
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Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 20, 2014, 07:03:09 PM
Got my wheels finally.
Only to discover the centre caps dont fit.
I cant bloody win
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Making a pedal box .
I cut a template for the brake pedal Im running commodore ratio for the pedal to booster.
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Proper one will be 6mm mild

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on June 20, 2014, 07:38:10 PM
Worth the wait on the wheels Pete, even with all the pissing around you're enduring.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 20, 2014, 07:46:24 PM
I think with a small centre cap in 17inch they will be real subtle should look nice. (hopefully)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on June 20, 2014, 09:09:47 PM
Along with every other aspect of your project; clean looks achieved through precision engineering.
Looking forward to the next update.


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 23, 2014, 07:17:21 PM
Todays project well it took me 5min to draw slight stuff up so I have to modify it a bit but I knocked up a pedal box.
I machined the bushes from brass and cut the pedal arm from 6mm mild
Hopefully I get it done tomorrow and I can sell it as a kit.(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/23/8agagaty.jpg)

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Ed on June 24, 2014, 10:12:38 AM
Nice work as usual Pete.

I like how you have the tabs that slot together to help retain the shape as you weld.

what length arm and pedal ratio did you end up with?



Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 24, 2014, 11:25:46 AM
Well that didnt work
So I re did another at 5am.
The tab with the m6 button head will be the 3/4 pin and the pedal will have tube welded into the end and ill run brass bushes.
I copied a vs commodore for ratio ed.
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(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/24/ahazu8aq.jpg)
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And I got lazy with the tabs on this one .
I put tabs on the firewall piece and plug welded thru them.

Pete


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Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 24, 2014, 11:49:06 AM
Well that didnt work
So I re did another at 5am.
The tab with the m6 button head will be the 3/4 pin and the pedal will have tube welded into the end and ill run brass bushes.
I copied a vs commodore for ratio ed.
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(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/24/qunybaby.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/24/ahazu8aq.jpg)
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And I got lazy with the tabs on this one .
I put tabs on the firewall piece and plug welded thru them.

Pete


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Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 25, 2014, 06:56:55 PM
Was in a hurry today so not many pics
I finished the pedal box
Machined a tube and welded to the top of the pedal arm
Machined brass bushes pressed them into the pedal arm .
Then machined a 3/4 pin and welded the lock tab on .
It fits perfect really happy with it feels really solid.
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: ekute on June 25, 2014, 08:12:40 PM
Wow nice work Pete!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on June 25, 2014, 10:04:36 PM
awesome stuff, I would love to learn AutoCAD

ps VT is a bolt straight unit as JB will also support (for others) unless you have a recessed booster like Pete (and you get the double diaphragm booster 4:1 and quick refill master for twin piston callipers).


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on July 06, 2014, 09:06:23 PM
Keep on chugging.
Got the pedal box finished.
I wasnt happy how the front cover  latch assembly finished with a raw edge so i shrunk everywhere where it was "puckered" and extended it 15mm the i cut it so it has a 15mm offset arc then welded a 5mm round bar to the edge and smoothed it in.
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So front end and all the grille shed ect are going to blaster tuesday then off to paint.

I have been putting off the tunnel stiffener as it was going to be a bastard of a job so i cut 15mm strips and used the shrinker and stretcher to get the arc perfect then i welded them in and welded a strip in the centre of it . took some marking out as its tapered 2 ways.
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on July 06, 2014, 10:26:47 PM
I'll bet that was the end of Sunday. Nice results.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on July 07, 2014, 05:34:28 PM
Finally found my chassis number its very very faint

Its saying my cars an FE ? Could it of had a different subframe fitted ?
But the grille assembly is really earlly FC it has chrome over steel slats ?

ID Plate
 
NO:    FE-2106-310-S
TRIM:    194-649
PAINT:    256-2051
     -
RPO:       
TOP

*** There could be inconsistencies in the identification data - please check you entered it correctly ***
Unable to calculate manufacture date without the engine number
That interior trim code is for an FC-2106!


Other Details
Chassis Number:    8-2627-S
Engine Number:    XXXXXX
Results and Explanation
FE-2106-310-S   Vehicle is an FE Utility, the 310th manufactured in Sydney, NSW.
194-649   The Exterior Trim Code (194) describes this car as Single-Tone: Skyline Blue.
The Interior Trim Code (649) refers to: Peasant Blue.
256-2051   The paint colour is Skyline Blue (in DUCO Lacquer)
8-2627-S   The vehicle was assembled during 1958, and was the 1,627th FE (in any bodystyle) assembled in Sydney, NSW.
XXXXXX   Manufacture date (based on engine number) is Unknown (Not a valid grey motor engine number)

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fe1957 on July 07, 2014, 06:45:15 PM

Hi Pete, you typed in fe instead of fc for your id plate  ;D

Finally found my chassis number its very very faint

Its saying my cars an FE ? Could it of had a different subframe fitted ?
But the grille assembly is really earlly FC it has chrome over steel slats ?

ID Plate
 
NO:    FE-2106-310-S
TRIM:    194-649
PAINT:    256-2051
     -
RPO:       
TOP

*** There could be inconsistencies in the identification data - please check you entered it correctly ***
Unable to calculate manufacture date without the engine number
That interior trim code is for an FC-2106!


Other Details
Chassis Number:    8-2627-S
Engine Number:    XXXXXX
Results and Explanation
FE-2106-310-S   Vehicle is an FE Utility, the 310th manufactured in Sydney, NSW.
194-649   The Exterior Trim Code (194) describes this car as Single-Tone: Skyline Blue.
The Interior Trim Code (649) refers to: Peasant Blue.
256-2051   The paint colour is Skyline Blue (in DUCO Lacquer)
8-2627-S   The vehicle was assembled during 1958, and was the 1,627th FE (in any bodystyle) assembled in Sydney, NSW.
XXXXXX   Manufacture date (based on engine number) is Unknown (Not a valid grey motor engine number)

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on July 07, 2014, 06:58:35 PM
Lucky im good at metal work im not real good on the computer  ;D

Phew would have felt dirty owning 2 FE,s :D


Shes an earlly one.

 NO:    FC-2106-310-S
TRIM:    194-649
PAINT:    256-2051
     -
RPO:       
TOP

*** There could be inconsistencies in the identification data - please check you entered it correctly ***
Unable to calculate manufacture date without the engine number


Other Details
Chassis Number:    8-2627-S
Engine Number:    XXXXXX
Results and Explanation
FC-2106-310-S   Vehicle is an FC Utility, the 310th manufactured in Sydney, NSW.
194-649   The Exterior Trim Code (194) describes this car as Single-Tone: Skyline Blue.
The Interior Trim Code (649) refers to: Peasant Blue.
256-2051   The paint colour is Skyline Blue (in DUCO Lacquer)
8-2627-S   The vehicle was assembled during 1958, and was the 1,627th FC (in any bodystyle) assembled in Sydney, NSW.
XXXXXX   Manufacture date (based on engine number) is Unknown (Not a valid grey motor engine number)




Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: mcl1959 on July 07, 2014, 09:12:54 PM
According to a bulletin dated 15 Dec 1958, the "FC" prefix started on vehicles after this date. So early FC's like this one had "8" prefix rather than "FC"
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ken


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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on July 07, 2014, 10:05:35 PM
Thats awesome documentation Ken.
Thanks.

Pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on July 08, 2014, 06:29:12 AM
Whoa your full of good info Ken!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: CraigFC on July 08, 2014, 08:55:57 AM
 Pete as usual, Great work, this is going to be one super neat FC ute. Are you sticking with the red or are you going back to original colours?


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on July 08, 2014, 09:22:39 AM
Unsure yet on colours.

What do people do with there chassis numbers being so faint ?

I re engraved mine and did a rebirth today :D i will tack the old tag under the dash or something just didnt want to have to re stamp it.
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: TTV6FC on July 08, 2014, 07:44:05 PM
I didn't realise you were allowed to make up new body tags?I found my body number actually became more pronounced after I painted it although it was sand blasted first.Jamie.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on July 08, 2014, 07:49:56 PM
I didnt know you were allowed either ;)

Its not like I have re birthed it mine was extremelly faint hence why I have done it.
I tigged it in today so you wouldnt even know.
but I will tack the old one under the dash for reasurance.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: hsv-001 on July 09, 2014, 09:05:43 AM
A few years ago at Toowoomba swap there was a guy selling ID tags by the hundreds . I asked him if it was legal to sell them and if he had any blank ones as the Vauxhall one is identical to the early Holden and mine has been mongrelled . I normally leave them soak in thinners for a few days and they come up like new .Haydn


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JB on July 09, 2014, 09:23:35 AM
No different to swapping a rusted out old front end really.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: mcl1959 on July 09, 2014, 11:44:43 AM
Exactly my thoughts JB. I did this with one of my cars. The front subframe had been smashed and was pretty much beyond repair when rust issues were added to the calculation.  So to keep the car numbers original I cut the original subframe number out and welded it back into the replacement subframe.
I can't see any issue with this at all.

Also I can't see a problem selling old ID tags either, these are not even used for vehicle identification, more for in-house factory coding purposes.
Selling a subframe could be construed as more of an issue than selling a tag as the subframe contains a vehicle identity. No one that I've ever heard of has had a problem selling a subframe.

Buying and Selling number plates could be an issue. Not much of a problem if its just to hang on the wall. But if I was buying a set of number plates to actually use on a car (ie an old pair of black and whites) so that I could then buy that number plate as a personalised plate, and then be able to use the original old steel plates rather than the new aluminium ones then you would need to make sure they weren't stolen for instance.

Ken


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: REDMR2RED on July 09, 2014, 03:09:26 PM
An x-ray will show the chassis number has been welded in.

Another scenario .......... Someone steels your $30,000 fully restored FC, obtains an old rusted out paddock find, the type you see in pics here all the time, and swaps over the tags and welds in the chassis number into your stolen car, and re-registers it as a newly restored car. 

Vic Roads (and other authorities) have to have some way of knowing what is stolen and what is not.

When I registered my Ute, I had no way of proving it was not stolen so Vic Roads simply accepted a signed Stat Declaration from me ...... too easy!!!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: collecta on July 09, 2014, 05:28:16 PM
Last week i put my FE ute through an identity check as i purchased it from Vic, at our inspection station at regency park and the only numbers that were relevant to them was the engine number and chassis number (near the battery) not the ID plate on the fire wall.

But unfortunately they are to easy to rebirth.

Scott


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: hsv-001 on July 09, 2014, 05:48:06 PM
Wasn't having a go .Chassis or body numbers are easy to change ,the x-ray wont work if you heat it up enough first ,then stamp your new numbers on before it cools . Be sure to destroy the donor set . My panel van has a sedan front clip [so sedan chassis no.] .Asked about old number plates as I have a few sets in my shed . When I put my van on club rego here in Qld ,rather than going special interest plates which have a s- prefix I opted for buying my old plates [much cheaper than P.P.]. The next question was if I could get the old plates off my shelf reprinted and use them and yes you can . You know that they are not already in circulation so you just ask for them as P.P Down the track I will do this as I still have the one surviving plate from the van that wasn't destroyed in the accident . 


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FireKraka on July 10, 2014, 02:55:52 PM
Unfortunately Guys this seems to be the only way we can sometimes bring our cars back to life the only issue is what has already been said about rebirthing.

I am not sure that my FC Sedans subchassis is original and the EK Ute project that I picked up recently did not come with a plate or a subchassis so I have had to obtain both which will make the ute whatever I decide I currently have an EK plate and subchassis and an FB of both it will probably depend on which is the better and then again the subchassis and plates are also from different cars.

As I said sometimes it is the only way.

Regards
Neil H


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Glenn 'Stinky' Stankevicius on July 10, 2014, 03:07:03 PM
Back on topic guys, more fabrication pics Pete!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on July 10, 2014, 04:52:53 PM
The wifes going to QLD all next week with the kids and im not invited so wooohooo pub dinners and shed time all week should have it ready for blasting next weekend.
I have to get the EK van ready for the mud run so fuel cell lock the diff and front brakes that will take 1 day.

All the front subframe and grille shell and other bits were blasted and went to the painter yesterday and were undercoated.

Im also doing up full grille bolt kits in stainless steel for my car if anyone is after a set let me know they are socket head cap screws in stainless.

I doubt any bolt mob would beat my prices.


Pete


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on July 11, 2014, 09:34:36 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/11/8equbazy.jpg):D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on July 11, 2014, 10:45:59 PM
Nice touch Pete.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCV08 on July 13, 2014, 08:36:34 PM
Look after yourself Pete. You need to be in one piece when they return


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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on July 14, 2014, 04:44:27 AM
Im off the grog so I should be fine. ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on July 14, 2014, 07:27:05 AM
Im off the grog so I should be fine. ;D
I call bullshit!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on July 14, 2014, 09:30:17 AM
Nah i went 7 months last time.

Need motivation so im off the grog try and lose weight and get a bit healthier.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on July 14, 2014, 11:12:44 AM
Challenge NOT accepted!


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on July 21, 2014, 08:28:05 PM
Weekend off the ute for the Best weekend I have had in yrs at webbys mud run
The old farm fresh EK that sat for 30yrs covered in crap moss rust ran like a swiss watch no smoke just revved like you would not believe cant believe how good it was.
Locked banjo
Floor shift
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/21/eruvasaz.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/21/yqy6avas.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/21/jedaby9u.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/21/unuty3ep.jpg)
My mate won it with his supercharged grey in his ej wagon.
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: zulu on July 21, 2014, 09:17:37 PM

love that EK........ now that's patina! ++++

EJ sounds interesting, what type of supercharger is it running? any pics

Gary



Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on July 22, 2014, 06:20:37 AM
Its running a toyota one with a SU on it ended up running very well towards the end but damm its not a very pretty thing.
Also the bonnet clerance was non existant as it was mounted on the passenger side hence the oky straps.

Ill try dig up some pics.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: CraigFC on July 22, 2014, 07:42:44 AM
Looks like heaps of fun, my mate John owned the rusty Chev, saw some photos on FB with your beast in it. ::)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on July 22, 2014, 08:20:27 AM
Took 30 years to grow that moss and you took the opportunity to cover it with a Mallaby sign. I like it!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: BETTY on July 23, 2014, 07:50:55 PM
That ek is a natural,haha. EJ wagon sits tough too,nice pics

Dane


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on August 08, 2014, 08:59:54 PM
5 minutes on my own project tonight  got the bottom end finished thanks to my mate mark and corey .
I just bolted the heads on.
Cam and finish it off tomorrow(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/08/utagatyt.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on August 09, 2014, 05:58:27 AM
Good stuff Pete. Nice to get some time on your car.

Keep going mate, we all want to see you get this one finished.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on August 09, 2014, 09:17:55 AM

Keep going mate, we all want to see you get this one finished.

At least one of em!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCV08 on August 09, 2014, 10:30:46 AM
Pete, any updates on the body of the ute?

I'm with Wayne, about time you go to have a crack at some of your own stuff


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on August 10, 2014, 07:46:15 AM
I am trying to tee up with the blaster a day where its warm enough to do the body all the panels are ready to go the front clips all in under coat .

Really need to get the engine done so it can be primed and painted as well, still having a bastard of a time matching the paint colour i want but hopefully garry at autolac has it sorted now.
I am going to write a plan of attack.
all the stainless trims are at shine bright trims in qld so will be intresting to see what they come back like .
All chrome is ready to be shipped to VIC to A.A vinneys ?  a mate just got some back from VIC and it was rubish had to be re done so i will make sure its not the same mob first (which im sure its not )

Next is to strip everything and take to the powder coater.

I have 3 super charger manifolds to finish for people and a few other jobs then ill shut my foreign order books for a while. just cant seem to say no to people.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on August 10, 2014, 08:09:12 AM
Make a manifold for the V8 (supercharger)!!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JB on August 10, 2014, 10:43:56 AM
NES's comment on the supercharger got me thinking... The yella terra fits the bill just nicely... May suit your build as well Pete.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on August 10, 2014, 03:45:18 PM
mine should be about 420 rwhp so it would be pretty pointless i reckon.. ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: snuff69 on August 10, 2014, 05:47:27 PM
I'm pretty sure you'll be happy with the chrome from Vinney's Pete, the bumpers on my HK wagon were done there.  Very nice job.   Dave


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on August 10, 2014, 06:24:54 PM
Ok cool thanks dave.

Not overlly concerned on the price just want quality.
steven with the blown orange wagon swears by him so I shouldnt of even asked.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on August 10, 2014, 08:51:55 PM
NES's comment on the supercharger got me thinking... The yella terra fits the bill just nicely... May suit your build as well Pete.

Yeah I was looking at them http://www.vpw.com.au/Category/Index/6857 but out of my (wifes) budget :'(


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fe350chev on August 19, 2014, 01:40:33 PM
Looking good Pete.  ;)


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on September 09, 2014, 09:19:37 PM
Finally finished the engine off .
Measured and wrote down missing bolt sizes.
Arp intake bolts are to long for a harrop manifold.
ready to send the engine to get painted.
All panels get blasted next thursday.
Finally some progress again.
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/09/3f8728486224784c85da4d3154b77e75.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/09/20b912d18186cc1de3b392b0d8c0685a.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on September 09, 2014, 09:57:14 PM
Mind blowing project, far beyond my capabilities, looking forward to the next update.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on September 10, 2014, 06:42:11 AM
Thanks DJ
I just have to finish it no more mods.
Someone has put the idea in my head to 4 link it which i really didnt want to do thanks JB :D
But i think i will run with the leafs for the time being otherwise it will just snowball for another 12 months..


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JB on September 10, 2014, 10:05:52 AM
Yeah, just think of all of that horsepower lost through the leafs... Lucky you have loads to spare hey lol!!

The engine does look pretty neat.

As for another 12 months, we know what you are capable of when you want to do something  ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FireKraka on September 10, 2014, 10:24:38 AM
Hi Pete;
I've said it before but I wish I had half of your talent; between you and JB you are both going to have 2 of the neatest looking Utes in the country (no disrespect to any other ute owners meant) I only hope that I can get my new project (FB/EK Ute) to half the standard that you two have.

More photos please from both of you.

Regards
Neil H


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCV08 on September 10, 2014, 10:23:31 PM
Pete

Plenty of time. ;D ;D

Aren't you driving it to Toowoomba for the 2016 Nats ;)

Cheers

Craig D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on September 10, 2014, 11:00:06 PM
What dates are the 2016 nats then Craig?


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCV08 on September 11, 2014, 11:13:41 PM
I assume Easter weekend


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on September 21, 2014, 07:12:04 PM
1hr on the ute today
Took the diff out made up a frame and set the rims up under the rear on the frame.
Cut another diff down 116mm each side so its going to need reliefs for the callipers into the rails.
Machined the outer bit for weld prep
Trued them up they were pretty straight anyway.
Will assemble it all tomorrow at work as I need to cut and fit saddles first.
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/21/12ad71e70ac626e02d291c6233be0a38.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/21/d812f011b757fcb5a267895c354a7ce0.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/21/38257c9dd7947c703843064daf3faf33.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on September 21, 2014, 07:26:52 PM

Cut another diff down 116mm each side

Bugger me


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on September 21, 2014, 08:37:21 PM
I would not have got the tools out in an hour let alone "whip" up a 116mm shorter axle.

Glad you got some time. We are all hoping this year maybe.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on September 22, 2014, 06:06:27 AM
I may be quick but lets hope its right  :D
I had to dummy assemble the standard width diff with axles and discs and measure that width.
then measure face to face of the wheels under the car so lets hope my edumecation paid off..


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FireKraka on September 22, 2014, 02:55:22 PM
Hey Pete;
The way I'm thinking of of doing it for my ute is to tack the saddles on (when I get them  ;D) using the measurements from my sedan and then putting the wheels on sliding it under the back onto the springs and then measuring what I need to take off to make sure I am completely under.
What do you think?
I think this is the easiest way for me as I dont have a jig etc.
Already got the old saddles etc off of the donor diff.

Regards
Neil H


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on September 22, 2014, 05:30:29 PM
My jigs only 2 parralel lengths of rhs to hold the rims square

yours should be 88mm each side from memory you need to cut out of your tubes and put the join in the middle of the saddle.
peg to peg is 1mtr exactly for the saddles.

Got and hr this arvy and finished my diff off.

Excitment all panels are off to the blaster tommorow
We are loading all edges up with lead tommorow before putting into a sealer. i want perfect gaps so my mate dave reckons he will get it smick.

Camera is cracked on my phone so blurry photos
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/22/3f06414b5056e5542b4d8e6d67788517.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JB on September 22, 2014, 07:44:04 PM
Doesn't look like a 4 link lol 😀


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on September 23, 2014, 06:46:38 AM
Dont you start  :D

I nearlly started cutting last night but uif i dont get it finished it will hold up progress on the sedan next yr so the leafs stay for now.

It affect everything if i change to a 4 link exhaust, diff, chassis kit, ect ect so ill stay with leafs.

I want to take both cars to the nationals not very likely but thats my goal..


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JB on September 23, 2014, 06:54:59 AM
LOL, I have just been trying to get 1 car to a Nats for the last 5 years... Its amazing how circumstances change.

But it would be good to have them all there together... Even if the ute is down on horsepower.  :P



Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fcwrangler on September 23, 2014, 03:20:18 PM
Neat job Pete, how much extra length does the backing plate and brakes add? as there doesn't look like there is much room between the diff flange and the spring hanger or is it just the angle of the photo.
Jim


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on September 23, 2014, 06:41:11 PM
Neat job Pete, how much extra length does the backing plate and brakes add? as there doesn't look like there is much room between the diff flange and the spring hanger or is it just the angle of the photo.
Jim

The backing plate heavy pressed steel one fits the backing plates will fit also but will need the brake line clip removed as its umm close ..

cant remeber but the disc centre is around 10mm thick and the backing is 6mm and the axle is around 80mm  theres going to be a fair relief section for the callipers i was going to rotate the disc down a bit but havent looked that far.


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on September 24, 2014, 03:58:23 PM
Came home crook with the flu
So hid in the shed and notched the rails for the callipers.
Everything is so bloody tight .
I can fit the factory backing plate if I cut the brake line clip off and fit to the diff.
Handbrake cable is very close to the diff saddle so I will put a small notch into the saddle.
Went and got a Tyre fitted fits very well.
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/23/d1859396fa6d04a16aa02963e00efcce.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/23/0af005e51f8f0c16f630264aa613865f.jpg)
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(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/23/3e8900df1880ca85ff9ac7be123957f1.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: hsv-001 on September 24, 2014, 06:36:15 PM
Not going to weld the saddles for a sway bar while your there ? I just find its a little neater not to use "U" bolts .Cheers Haydn P.S. Love the attitude with the callipers and the subframe [ if its in the way cut it out ]


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on September 24, 2014, 07:54:47 PM
No room for a sway bar with a twin 3 inch system.
I prefer u bolt over bolting it in I reckon that looks neater looking.
Maybe its the age gap you have undone too many you bolts over the yrs  :D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fcwrangler on September 24, 2014, 08:42:54 PM
How about a pan hard bar? Read one of Alex's posts about hotting up early Holdens and the guy used a pan hard bar with great results.
Jim


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fe350chev on October 16, 2014, 07:45:53 PM
Good to see it progressing Pete well done.


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on October 17, 2014, 06:37:33 PM
Starting to see some parts come back.
All my powder coating is done.
Got some rubber grease ready to rebuild the callipers and front end.(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/17/7cce44db6f2db36071745692c7f88699.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on October 17, 2014, 10:57:21 PM
muck me that's stunning


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCV08 on October 18, 2014, 11:57:30 AM
Pete

The powder coating looks great.

Will be good to see it all together.

R
Craig


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on October 19, 2014, 07:49:29 AM
Dean have a look at scottys colour selection.

http://www.oxytech.com.au/index.php?route=product/category&path=59

I asked for a cream sample chip 15 chips turned up you would not believe the colour range as well as heat proof powders.
My whole exhaust except headers is done in oxytech satin black high temp powder looks fantastic.
They also have candy powders they are stunning in the light purples and greens.
Mine is Berry Grey sorry not notre dam the wheels are going toyota hilux white.

Scotty can send you colour chips for samples or sell the powder direct to your powdercoater. powders are like paint theres cheap and theres quality his are quality.
we started using his powders on our servce ute bodys we have been making. They have been in the coal mine 12months now and they have zero stone chips and looks fantastic everyone comments on the lustre and shine of the bodys.
(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/zzzzzzzzzz_zps61fbfd6a.jpg) ($2)



Pete



Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on October 19, 2014, 09:20:42 AM
That's a great product Pete & a good range of powder types too.


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on October 19, 2014, 06:39:41 PM
Got my front end finished twice.
Forgot to fit the radius rods during assembly.
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/19/e35842be7b5b3427a978f6ec74ff5e70.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/19/f643aa867ab7dfda29d2783e8e9de8be.jpg)
And the torana is all but done too ready for its final with the engineer
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/19/2c5a33fd41d4d366a0acaf210c0ceccc.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on October 19, 2014, 07:23:27 PM
Love the Torana. Certainly envious of that front end.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on October 22, 2014, 01:19:43 PM
Cut some extractor gaskets today on the waterjet.
Mr gasket exhaust material.
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/21/488bea74738dbe0c4010f353c6b85215.jpg)


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on October 22, 2014, 08:07:15 PM
Wheels came back from powder coater today.
Tyres fitted.

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/22/33ff2c0a8076a9228b24e4d3b37aaf37.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on October 22, 2014, 08:25:25 PM
Absolutely beautiful.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JB on October 22, 2014, 08:26:06 PM
They look pretty cool! Will be great to see them on the car!!!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCV08 on October 22, 2014, 10:32:23 PM
Pete

That powder coating certainly brings it to life.

R

Craig


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fe350chev on October 23, 2014, 06:52:28 PM
Wow man how good does the wheel look. Can you choose a profile etc?


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on October 25, 2014, 05:17:48 AM
Google vintique wheels Dean.
Lots of styles


Lots of centre caps ect
Be warned tho they are bloody heavy


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on October 25, 2014, 05:32:38 PM
They may be heavy Pete, but geeze they look good. You've got a fleet of sleeper looking cars.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FATBOY on November 02, 2014, 07:57:10 AM
Hey pete u got any pics of your handbrake line set up how it crosses over to the passenger side
regards fatboy


Title: Re:
Post by: FCRB26 on November 02, 2014, 08:24:53 PM
I dont when I set it up ill send u pics.

For anyone interested I ordered a full set of glass from the mob in qld all glass for fc ute ready next week 1200 for a set polished for show or saturn like original I thought glass was glass myself.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on November 02, 2014, 09:17:04 PM
Can you buy tinted?


Title: Re:
Post by: FCRB26 on November 02, 2014, 10:34:55 PM
Yes apparently you can


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FATBOY on November 03, 2014, 06:55:21 AM
tanks pete.with glas \s you can order tinted in a few colours grey bronze tint etc not a lot of choice
regards fatboy


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on November 14, 2014, 05:47:28 PM
Today my glass turned up
Extremely happy looks mint.
Very well packaged
And the finish looks fantastic.
Also the big girl got blasted and his compressor blew up on the last quarter panel in the 40deg heat.
So im guessing monday.
No nasty finds everything we allready knew about.
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/13/9e3d46716dad901b3bc619ed1e343fc6.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/13/e951ff613a71999849b594f1110c44ca.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/13/ec1d87feb99ee115aae212d73885b4ca.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on November 14, 2014, 06:30:22 PM
Getting closer. Maybe paint before the end of the year.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on November 14, 2014, 06:41:00 PM
Fingers crossed


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FATBOY on November 14, 2014, 06:43:48 PM
looking mint


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on November 14, 2014, 08:01:28 PM
his compressor blew up on the last quarter panel in the 40deg heat.

I'd expire too doing this in 40 deg.

Looks terrific. Shaping up in time for the Christmas break.


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on November 15, 2014, 03:52:49 PM
If anyone want my seat trim its free if you pay postage .
Got carried away as it had broken springs and I want it really deep boulstered sides so we are sheeting in the top and bottom for the foam to mount too.
Then my mate Todd will shape the foam.
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/14/8f33e40f97dcbf9dbf5fd878652683b8.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/14/bc246a7301ea37268bbbc8e10aecde23.jpg)


Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on November 17, 2014, 09:56:53 AM
I thought of digging a big hole with the excavator and lining it with plastic and chucking the frames in with some volts l. That would get the rust off everything best. But not sure what I should do if anything. What's your opinion.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on November 17, 2014, 10:03:26 AM
Blast it takes 10 min and its done.

No witchcraft power in the ground here if its slow i dont want to know about it time is money...


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: CraigFC on November 17, 2014, 10:49:46 AM
Was this the ute that just needed a little tidy up???? ::)

Good to see the quality is still there on these little jobs Pete.

Craig


Title: Re:
Post by: FCRB26 on November 17, 2014, 11:52:59 AM
Just a quick pretty up


Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on November 17, 2014, 01:52:19 PM
Then I can throw a heap of other  stuff in the hole. We're a bit slow out west. That's ok.


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on November 17, 2014, 04:56:27 PM
In the booth to be sealed this afternoon.
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/16/0a2390f3c83577968d8e8150a3e50835.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/16/f11fe4c8260906f226cfcb468c7ccfb0.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/16/32168ff2e4a76b24e9e5a7efbd7c7dba.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/16/4d49b77cb4f3f8c3273616c33bd178e6.jpg)


Title: Re:
Post by: Not Happy Jan on November 18, 2014, 06:19:45 AM
I thought of digging a big hole with the excavator and lining it with plastic and chucking the frames in with some volts l. That would get the rust off everything best. But not sure what I should do if anything. What's your opinion.
Deano
Look up citric acid baths
Looks great Pete
Nick


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on November 18, 2014, 09:45:38 AM
Just send it to the blasters


Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on November 18, 2014, 01:36:18 PM
What's it getting sealed with.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on November 18, 2014, 02:20:04 PM
Not sure he uses de beers products so he said a certain sealer on the big panels and another type around the areas to be repaired welded ect


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on November 18, 2014, 08:46:27 PM
All epoxy etch primed
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/18/086d0db1b62f77aa110e52b54c60891d.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/18/66a71f1e9d5bd161f412ea7ddf46bebf.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/18/86d61e12b8894474482a5e4a47880e49.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/18/4a1551d243166f1c41fe47179109f3ce.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fe350chev on November 30, 2014, 10:05:59 AM
I'm a bit jealous that you have a Ute. My plan originally was to do an fc Ute and an fe modified sedan like my blue one. But when I saw the rare original taxi  with licences I had to have it. So I'm enjoying watching this one come together and the other fc utes.


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on December 09, 2014, 07:46:29 PM
Decided to cut the sills off go the whole hog
So we are guarenteed no rust can come back at us.
We found dirt build up but no rust it was holding moisture in the dirt.
Cut 2 inspections holes either side of the spare wheel door 1 piece of rare nasco flyscreen found.
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/09/c9adb7b83c0a8a44c236bc298ab8798b.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/09/ec77fb92df48e0b48955545393e17b96.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/09/4dd79767f3be6c88043af0677bc6d339.jpg)
Back to the blaster monday.


Title: Re: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fe350chev on December 09, 2014, 08:26:43 PM
When you said this:

"Ill see what its like when it gets here i may lower it a bit but dont plan on cutting it up or anything drastic.."

I suppose you didn't say that someone else won't cut it 😮

Looks great. Have you seen many in your travels with permanent grommets for regular spraying in the sills?


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on December 09, 2014, 08:53:02 PM
All mine will have grommets in them under the kick plates to fish oil it.
The only place they missed on this car was the sills.

Bought a  EH yesterday been in a shed for 30yrs  been thru 2 people since original owner
A bloke bought it from the old fella stored it and didnt touch it then the bloke i bought it off got it off him
 was stripped and painted underneath no rust 24 thousand genuine miles the cleanest body i have ever seen rear beaver sills rear 1/4s like brand new
interior very clean
Still has original paint just underneath re done.
Auto body 179hp hydromatic special grey and cream roof.
Will need painting he threw in disc front end and HR diff.
So god knows when it will get done couldnt leave it there tho.


Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on December 09, 2014, 10:17:08 PM
That's cool. I like the 179 motor out of the reds if I had to choose one. Sometimes a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do and grab it while he can.


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on December 09, 2014, 10:31:53 PM
We found dirt build up .......

Ditto, found bucket loads of the same stuff, nearly choked me under the car when I found it & started digging around.

The EH sounds like a great find.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: zulu on December 09, 2014, 11:51:32 PM

I spotted a lovely original Special grey Hydra-matic EH with white roof this arvo, on the Campbelltown turn off

there must be 2 of them running around, couldn't get the camera to work in time

The utes looking good


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on December 11, 2014, 11:08:11 AM
Ho ho ho merry christmas to me ..

got a phone call my chrome is done then 5 min later i get a call my diff is ready for pickup.. So all i need is a call to say my stainless is finished (7 months later)

(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/10850792_688639204582435_124532196_n_zps90082ebc.jpg) ($2)

(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/10863576_688639187915770_285260588_n_zpsa8988925.jpg) ($2)

(http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad278/fchoon/10850733_688639171249105_1269571396_n_zps8f07060e.jpg) ($2)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on December 11, 2014, 11:23:16 AM
Big Christmas for you!

I got a call from Rares to say my new bonnet catch spring was in.




Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on December 12, 2014, 10:32:14 AM
I'm feeling a bit left out with no calls 😖. But I've been getting a lot done and am cleaning up the 327 and all the oily bits from the 2 cars. It's progress but not of the blingy type. Opening newly chromed stuff could become an addiction.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on December 17, 2014, 09:13:56 PM
Well it got the better of us the last of the cutting I dont want any surprises coming out from under the paint.
Blast at 9am tomorrow then seal it and start repairs.
Sand and fish oil yum what a mess the shit is everywhere gladly its the last of it.
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/17/7dfa7eae607fc65ea63a0c08435ed69d.jpg)
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(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/17/ef28c808c907c889140266b36e09aa45.jpg)
I wish that was cocaine in the sills might of helped pay for the chrome , windows, diff.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on December 18, 2014, 06:16:04 PM
Didnt make it to the blaster due to the rain.
So I spent an hr trying to nock the seat over.
Finished the top hat to clear the adjustment rod from side to side and the front section.
Cleaned up and weld thru primer under where I welded.
Hope to get last bit done tonight.
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/17/3af6b6a4e8fa2307a71e76a13d3f828b.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/17/74820d2a271cc38ae95fa9e916a3721e.jpg)
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(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/17/a803ab4597c25bef815b2df72462dc5c.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: CraigFC on December 19, 2014, 01:52:47 PM
hmmm, photos of the EH Pete, now you heve us curious........


Title: Re:
Post by: FCRB26 on December 19, 2014, 04:15:16 PM
You will have to wait..


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on December 19, 2014, 06:28:13 PM
You will have to wait..
Hey Craig- Pete is busy on his new project. He has the die for the whole floor with auto tunnel and is busy pressing them out.
Hahahahaha


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: GM on December 19, 2014, 07:01:25 PM
Hope to have an EH ute very soon............. pics will come
p.s. merry christmas


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on December 19, 2014, 09:44:44 PM
Hope to have an EH ute very soon............. pics will come
p.s. merry christmas
I am chasing an elusive EH ute in a shed near home original owner im going round in circles keep hearing about it just trying to track down the son..
Also theres a shed choka block full of FC bits 2 minutes from home i have been putting in the ground work for 3yrs.
Stopped in yesterday to see him it all went last week so after fifteen phone calls im going to meet with the young fella that bought it all...
also got a HR sedan to pickup tommorow and a land rover with a 179HP they were both freebies disc front and all.


Got my new diff hat today to suit commodore very happy looks so much better than whats avalaible..
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/19/b76ff452d33cd29054d242f18273169c.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/19/1c1ee56b167e89247d7f802d01380f72.jpg)


Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on December 20, 2014, 09:44:24 PM
That is pretty flash. Is it a one off ? Has the restraining order turned up in the mail yet 😂

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/20/1b03dafda5e66773be0d14499725875a.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on December 22, 2014, 09:24:30 PM
Chrome arrived
Few little bubbles or blisters in a couple of pieces very small but to scared to un wrapp the rest.
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/22/4b8d4da54495f8096ddb054225f3b476.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/22/8b2634a1974d3b753c1852ea22c3fd28.jpg)
Blaster re did inners few little holes.
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/22/10ad7b098c0c75f4fe7997d2efe40fb2.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/22/1d5759ce8e5b0d255d385c4e7f7e19fb.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/22/43bd63f096e1b5a5b692ae5dfd4081d5.jpg)


Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on December 22, 2014, 09:43:08 PM
Hey Pete. When it's like that with only small holes, would you drill them till thick then weld the holes or plate it behind and then fill. Sorta sucks when it's a catch 22. What's your advice in that situation.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on December 23, 2014, 06:13:37 AM
Dunno

work out a plan today...




Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on December 23, 2014, 10:55:27 AM
The reason I ask is I'm in this predicament with the taxi but I wanna retain it the way it is, so let me know what you decide to do on the small holes. Thanks.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on December 23, 2014, 12:08:49 PM
I did a lot a small holes with a mig down low & 0.6 wire. It was a smaller area in the floor & the stop/start to control the heat was quite tedious, but it cleaned up very well. If you need to pump a lot of heat into areas that are very thin, a piece of 10mm brass plate pushed flat behind the weld side helps. It acts as heat sink & forms a solid backing that weld doesn't fuse to.


Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on December 23, 2014, 01:09:16 PM
Yeah. I think I will get away with that apart from a small section in the inner guard. I want the inner looking as original as possible. But I wanted flush clean lines under the fe.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on December 24, 2014, 10:24:24 PM
Ute is going on the chassis table friday and inners are coming out. :(

On a happier note all the extra effort re radiusing bumperettes and repairs paid off they are smick.
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/24/99be280813087874f89105d5c633e318.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/24/c3d56eb256bd5e1c9ddb4d38ddf5a279.jpg)

And on another subject I found a torana hatchback hatch on the side of the freeway yesterday ?
No rust clean as couple of dints was a weird find.
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/24/8365f4a7d17b72970e84863861627c1a.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/24/19177ce9c5edd51d88ac8ed58f297e2b.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Stewy on December 24, 2014, 10:46:50 PM
Great work as always Pete.
Does this mean that you will be making inner sills with the circle pressings?  (Hope So)

Cheers Stewy   8)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on December 24, 2014, 10:53:46 PM
We have weighed up our options and am going to a thicker inner sill to stiffen her up.
I also reckon as soon as I finish the tooling rares will bring them out so havent done anymore with it.

Pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FATBOY on December 25, 2014, 06:26:32 AM
Or you just put a set of nos ones in
regards fatboy


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on December 25, 2014, 07:00:38 AM
I was going to ask but thought you might want them for your wagon.

The bloke down the road has 3 he ended up finding he needs 2 for his FE..


Ill give you a hollar boxing day..

Pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FATBOY on December 25, 2014, 08:50:52 AM
give us a ring today when your not busy
regards fatboy


Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on December 25, 2014, 09:15:08 AM
I saw a fat boy dressed in red this morning.


Title: Re:
Post by: FCRB26 on December 25, 2014, 10:48:07 AM
He now owns my soul I think.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on December 25, 2014, 07:44:58 PM
Ho ho ho merry Christmas.
Afternoon assembling the grille badge.
Had to make more brackets as I sold all my ones...
 We have a new electro polisher leaves a mirror finish look.
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/25/a1dafd3a51ea5fd832d7d2d1603df9ff.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/25/8cbcab1c913f34715193a892ddf4b0da.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on December 25, 2014, 08:19:22 PM
Where's ours?


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on December 25, 2014, 08:23:15 PM
i Have 3 in the shed  for all my cars..


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on December 25, 2014, 10:00:27 PM
Where's ours?
And where's ours hahahahhaah 😘


Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on December 25, 2014, 10:18:31 PM
Yeah, we will Start a petition.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on January 25, 2015, 09:17:44 PM
Got too much happening of late.
Havent even seen the ute got sent some pics.
I helped weld it to the table 3 weeks ago.
Havent measured inners.
Lots on at work and employees off.
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/25/182020f412f6326824ed63a307e6f3b6.jpg)
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(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/25/7dadb6f6c41f2b7cb68187f36f79390b.jpg)
Old inners and outers are gone.
I got hold of a big hand held spot welder and dave re spot welded inners in with added welding looks factory.
Also new outers fitted.
Everything has been done twice really starting to get annoyed at the lack of care off some suppliers.
 some of my chrome was sent back big bubbles in a few pieces.
Stainless trim 9 months later it supposedly done so pissed off the lies and bullshit I was fed about where they are up too.
Wants more money and im still not sure im even getting them. If they dont come back i shall be going for a flight to QLD.
Steering boss from classic industries was an ididit one ordered it off hulio.
No dramas it arrives no horn assembly I thought oh they stuffed up no I didnt order one with horn kit apparently even tho i asked for his recomendation.
Ok so i email classic industries how much for the horn kit?
Oh we dont do it seperate FFS
So i email IDIDT no we cannot sell it seperate.
So i re order a new one with horn kit $64 dollars US so the dollars down and freight was more expensive $219aus landed so nearlly $440 bucks to get my boss kit.
happy days...
so any schedule i had has blown out again..


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on January 26, 2015, 06:05:16 AM
Whoa!!! Where's the anger button to press??


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Gman on January 26, 2015, 09:13:54 AM
I feel your pain, it sucks having to rely on other people to get things done sometimes.... Try explaining that to customers all the time >:(


Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on January 26, 2015, 11:47:00 AM
Hope it all goes well from here on Pete.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on January 26, 2015, 09:31:44 PM
Whoa!!! Where's the anger button to press??

It's inspiring to see you don't take short cuts or settle for second best Pete, regardless of the speed humps.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on February 08, 2015, 08:42:10 PM
Got too much happening of late.

How are you battling Pete. Any new photos?


Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on February 27, 2015, 06:54:16 PM
Pete, how are you going mate.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on March 22, 2015, 07:28:28 PM
Utes off the table ready to get rolling tomorrow.
Really battling to find motivation.

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/22/7b7bed06e287d5fffc22466d1958e457.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/22/c05516a1a71424822116b528bbf80c0d.jpg)
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(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/22/fb2cf996727f0f4a378155da1cace952.jpg)
Sent some of the chrome back so hopefully it comes back looking a bit better.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on March 22, 2015, 08:41:20 PM
Motivation is easy Pete, you have 61292 views from like minded fans who are willing you to complete the ute and I'm sure a similar number for the sedan. I'm sure I speak on behalf of us all  when I say it is OK not to be "into it" sometimes, but don't let it get the better of you. And might I add we don't want the car finished for us , we want you to finish the car for you. We will cheer loudly from the side line. By the way it's looking good as usual.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on March 22, 2015, 08:58:08 PM
Motivation is easy Pete, you have 61292 views from like minded fans who are willing you to complete the ute and I'm sure a similar number for the sedan. I'm sure I speak on behalf of us all  when I say it is OK not to be "into it" sometimes, but don't let it get the better of you. And might I add we don't want the car finished for us , we want you to finish the car for you. We will cheer loudly from the side line. By the way it's looking good as usual.

Regards

Wayne b

Well said Wayne. I haven't been near my car for roughly 6 months or so.

I always look forward to your progress pictures, Pete.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fcwrangler on March 22, 2015, 09:54:02 PM
Keep your chin up Pete, it would be a shame not to complete them after all the hard work you have put into them. I know how the pressures of work and family can effect the way things go from time to time, but just keep plugging away and you will get it done in the end.
Regards, Jim


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on March 22, 2015, 11:37:17 PM
Pete, some of us really wish we had as much motivation and can only ever aspire to achieving half as much to the same standard (pick me!).
I reckon setbacks typically hit when all other demands peak. Progress on the ute is a great read, look forward further updates whenever you can.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on March 22, 2015, 11:57:34 PM
Well I think I've looked about ten thousand times!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: perth_ute on April 02, 2015, 02:37:20 PM
love the build it keeps me going


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on April 03, 2015, 07:46:48 PM
Dave wasnt happy with the gaps its all over the shop so hes chopping and cutting and bashing to get them right.
He cut 8mm off the door re did the lower skin and cleaned up the inner.
Neat as now perfect even gaps.
We have to  cut the hoop off and move down 3mm tho.
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/04/03/a4696a649344d8514b054d09bf5c8eb7.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/04/03/40449daa7363528a0188148146dd6b20.jpg)
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/04/03/22aaad8fa75f15d5af0a6d4cf8cf2015.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on April 03, 2015, 10:58:26 PM
Funny how it was acceptable 58 years ago and todays standards are so much different.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on April 03, 2015, 11:36:05 PM
If it fitted in the hole it wad good to go I guess.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: GMB-58FC on April 04, 2015, 08:39:42 AM
If it fitted in the hole it wad good to go I guess.

Are you still talking about cars Pete???

Gaps looks great now, I hope mine come up half as good as that when I'm finished.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on April 04, 2015, 01:46:07 PM
The gap on my last one was way too big. So she's gone now 😳


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on April 06, 2015, 05:06:27 PM
The gap on my last one was way too big. So she's gone now 😳

or perhaps what you were using to fill the gap with was too small, NES?


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on April 06, 2015, 05:46:40 PM
It was a special 2" gap filler that I was issued with many years ago and I was told it would do the job every time to my satisfaction. ....

A good tradesman doesn't blame his tools Old girl 58!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on April 06, 2015, 06:07:05 PM
A good tradesman doesn't blame his tools Old girl 58!

Wise words, NES!

The 12" gap filler I use hasn't let me down yet.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Crumpsnr on April 06, 2015, 06:31:56 PM
I'm envious that Pete had to reduce his by 8mm to do the job...
No way I'm taking half of mine off. :D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on April 06, 2015, 07:09:17 PM
I find Pete has a lot of tools appropriate to certain jobs where as I'm just a mouthy bloke and gift of the gab has gotten the same reault


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on May 12, 2015, 09:22:25 PM
Getting closer
Thats a new sealer not the paint colour last 2 pics.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/12/33065ca0fc383e7c7c6ab1084ab97e5a.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/12/5346ee0d0d4fd8758abde4ada895ca77.jpg)
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(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/12/3ca428d7e0e68201e745e58a30fddd79.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: VAN059 on May 13, 2015, 12:36:53 AM
Lookin good Pete!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on May 13, 2015, 09:18:02 AM
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y472/davidbolton1/Like_zps00308cb4.jpeg) ($2)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: CraigFC on May 13, 2015, 10:02:04 AM
Nice smooth look Pete  ;)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on May 14, 2015, 06:24:34 PM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/14/b14f00e912cd0b2094f076144d0e0fed.jpg)

Drivers side all but done Undercoat it all tomorrow.
Engine bay is pretty smooth as well..


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JB on May 14, 2015, 07:17:48 PM
Is that on top of the primer coat you were telling me about the other day?

So next will be top coat?

Looks pretty sweet!!!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on May 14, 2015, 07:22:37 PM
So epoxy etch white
light skim bog so long boards sand it dead straight.
Then that new whizz bang sealer
Then 2k undercoat
Then topcoat.
the above pic is the bog stage.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: KFV888 on May 14, 2015, 07:52:16 PM
So epoxy etch white
light skim bog so long boards sand it dead straight.
Then that new whizz bang sealer
Then 2k undercoat
Then topcoat.
the above pic is the bog stage.


thats bought it in a nutshell, block, feel, block, feel, block, feel, change to 240 grit... feel feel, rub through, swear, prime again, block block block, feel, block lighter, rub through again prime again with more primer to pick up some spots that feel ugly cos if it feels crap, it will look twice as crap.... start over till flat again...2 weeks later, maybe happy to final prime and final rub.... that bought the way it goes... and thats why it costs, but try educating someone that doesnt get it??? they ask "it cost how much??? all you did was sand it down and you took 2 weeks and changed me $2000??????"  AHHHHHHHHHHH

the new sealer is now called "corrosion barrier" which is just a fancy name for epoxy again.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on May 14, 2015, 07:59:38 PM
You summed it up well


The new sealer is called alluneed....


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: CraigFC on May 15, 2015, 08:09:27 AM
Alluneed = Cars and a shed like yours + a understanding wife.
 ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: CraigFC on May 15, 2015, 08:10:10 AM
Well that is what I need!


Title: Re:
Post by: FCRB26 on May 15, 2015, 08:16:52 AM
She has no idea what i have between here and work so im pretty right


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on May 15, 2015, 04:01:45 PM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/14/b7732fb9ad2883826e01b7a99600e73f.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/14/4af38859cf120c1680527a147be631f1.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/14/656a09a11eb0ce16cf47d412ade29026.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/14/dd049bc452ca70dab11508fb8cc276c8.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fcwrangler on May 15, 2015, 04:51:18 PM
Hey Pete, the sedan is almost at that stage, now you have a good idea on how it's done I'll let you know and you can do mine.
Seriously, the ute is looking great have you decided on a colour?.
Jim


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on May 15, 2015, 05:01:21 PM
Hey Pete, the sedan is almost at that stage, now you have a good idea on how it's done I'll let you know and you can do mine.
Seriously, the ute is looking great have you decided on a colour?.
Jim

I scanned this one looked lighter on our sample board so i think this with all grey underneath and grey engine chassis ect white wheels should look clean and sorta original looking no bling here... :D



(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/14/6d5acd8c81213a3575f06ee53ac289e7.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/15/d8dc618ef91f89c523d3bfbdfe4907e3.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on May 15, 2015, 05:54:35 PM
Great colour for a pristine ute Pete.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on May 15, 2015, 09:21:59 PM
Looks like a Boat


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on May 16, 2015, 08:08:15 AM
Looks like a Boat
Funny that ...
I had autolac go scan it with there paint tool and mix it in debeers 2k.

Hes got the gaps nice.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/15/e5f04e7f98fbb6f3f08e8db8ad54a701.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/15/b600690d42ce3db571600a184fb4b73e.jpg)

Pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on May 16, 2015, 10:23:07 AM
Looks great Pete. The gaps are fantastic.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on May 16, 2015, 02:29:12 PM
I love a good size straight gap. Makes it look heaps cleaner and nicer


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: brett_f on May 16, 2015, 03:47:01 PM
Haven't been on for awhile Pete but is looking good mate. Brett


Title: Re: Re: FC Ute
Post by: KFV888 on May 16, 2015, 07:09:44 PM
Funny that ...
I had autolac go scan it with there paint tool and mix it in debeers 2k.

Hes got the gaps nice.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/15/e5f04e7f98fbb6f3f08e8db8ad54a701.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/15/b600690d42ce3db571600a184fb4b73e.jpg)

Pete
please no DeBeers don't use it...


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on May 16, 2015, 07:15:58 PM
Whats  your thoughts on debeers kfv


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: KFV888 on May 16, 2015, 08:21:57 PM
Whats  your thoughts on debeers kfv

look, its ok, some guys swear by it, I swear at it. its transparent, doesn't go on nice, its finish can look plastic like...some guys will say "paint is paint" and its the way you put it on, but really for the amount of time and effort you are going to, I believe you would be better using  a glasurit product in the 22 line, or a spies hecker product as I feel their technology is far superior than most others. spies has mastered the new "water" system, as has PPG, glaz is getting there but DeBeers has even go a water system yet(well not that I know of)so you have to keep up with it in todays world, and I just don't think that they cut it, but your painters choice and DeBeers is a lot cheaper than most, so if on a budget its ok


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on May 16, 2015, 09:11:16 PM
no budget
The painters been in the game a lot of years he swears by it.
He did Aaron from the chop shops 54 in it thats got 2nd best car at 2013 motorex best paint and panel 6 week build.
and a lot of other cars so ill run with his judgement.
This car is the guinea pig for the sedan so far i have to find another stainless polisher also my chrome im not happy with so im up for another chrome shop so im hoping the paint comes out nice.
 


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on May 16, 2015, 09:30:17 PM
Electroplating Technology has a good name.

(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y472/davidbolton1/Screen%20Shot%202015-04-14%20at%205.56.19%20pm_zpslnyzw7q6.png) ($2)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on May 16, 2015, 09:38:11 PM
Wish I had no budget 😢😢😢😢 stupid chief financial officer got me by the balls


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: KFV888 on May 17, 2015, 08:54:17 AM
no budget
The painters been in the game a lot of years he swears by it.
He did Aaron from the chop shops 54 in it thats got 2nd best car at 2013 motorex best paint and panel 6 week build.
and a lot of other cars so ill run with his judgement.
This car is the guinea pig for the sedan so far i have to find another stainless polisher also my chrome im not happy with so im up for another chrome shop so im hoping the paint comes out nice.
 

fair enough then. like I said, some swear by it, others don't, his call and as long as you happy, that all that matters. I'd like to spectro it once finished, and then in 12 mths time. if I could put pics up, I'd show you what I am doing with a $12k paint alone(no bodywork, just paint)job from a well respected painter in debeers on a car in our shop that the customer wanted only DeBeers used 

chrome is hard, don't use vinnies in melb as a lot of guys do from all over the country, rubbish, once again, looks good now, 6 mths later its rubbish, and it hasn't even been fitted to the car


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on May 17, 2015, 11:47:43 AM
fair enough then. like I said, some swear by it, others don't, his call and as long as you happy, that all that matters. I'd like to spectro it once finished, and then in 12 mths time. if I could put pics up, I'd show you what I am doing with a $12k paint alone(no bodywork, just paint)job from a well respected painter in debeers on a car in our shop that the customer wanted only DeBeers used 

chrome is hard, don't use vinnies in melb as a lot of guys do from all over the country, rubbish, once again, looks good now, 6 mths later its rubbish, and it hasn't even been fitted to the car

Yeah was recomended him by a few its pretty poor i thought for what i paid for. little blisters everywhere and it was very clean un pitted chrome i sent to them.

but then others said fern tree gulley wasnt any good either.

I will try the one DJ said or i will get tony from webbys speed shop to take it to his mate at hamilton chrome.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: KFV888 on May 17, 2015, 02:48:44 PM
best i add that if there is no budget, then that is even more reason not to use debeers, as i said, its awesom if on a budget and you want that 70's factory look after a few months, but why when its not necessary.
too add to the chrome, FTG are probably still the best out of a shocking lot, they do chrome for rare spares in QLD and a fair few other shops, but the wait time is terrible. a few guys i know have been sending chrome to USA and it comes back quicker, nicer and cheaper than aussie platers. another well known car builder(no names mentioned)has been shipping parts to Taiwan, with excellent results, we have just "ticketed" and regulated ourselves to chrome death here in australia unfortunately   


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on May 17, 2015, 03:10:39 PM
.... have been sending chrome to USA and it comes back quicker, nicer and cheaper than aussie platers....

That's very disappointing to hear.
The turnaround time is probably quicker due to volume & maybe they don't have the same 'green' chemical rules imposed on our metro electroplaters, but what about added the shipping costs?.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: snuff69 on May 17, 2015, 04:30:07 PM
That's a shame about the chrome Pete, as I said Vinnies did the bumpers on my HK wagon and they did a good job, I just got some stainless done for my EK by Carl Mills in Lismore, and he did a great job. He put some pictures on his facebook site of them.  Dave


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on May 17, 2015, 05:26:13 PM
Hey Dave long time no chat.

After i spoke with you i went to pick up my van off brett and his chrome was very good as well so i thought no dramas.
The cad plating on the tailight backing and hinges is flaking all were bead blasted and prepped.
I sent the tailgate badge back it had a big bubble 1 end
And the headlight surrounds had bubbles and the underside had big blisters that were wafer thin not that the back mattered much also the lower bar had a few bubbles.


Been talking to Carl hes a very nice bloke indeed he will egt my sedan chrome to do.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on May 20, 2015, 07:51:53 PM
Getting closer

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FireKraka on May 21, 2015, 10:40:28 AM
Looking great Pete I can't wait to see it finished.

Regards
Neil H


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on May 21, 2015, 10:52:23 AM
Super straight!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on May 21, 2015, 10:56:59 AM
This was the last showstopper dave at speedies auto refinishing did.
6 weeks he had to complete this of a night time after his other day job.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/20/37f79058907697632afef56828219dee.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on May 21, 2015, 12:16:37 PM
That's a truly superior result. What an eye for precision.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on May 21, 2015, 04:03:57 PM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/20/4662efbd16f785cb564d24945c501f03.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/20/8f9866c7aa1494d8afd86f4594d179fe.jpg)
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: ekute on May 21, 2015, 05:39:56 PM
Not bad for a quick fix Pete. This will look great.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on May 21, 2015, 06:43:16 PM
I recognise those sanding discs, most of the dust misses the holes & the bag doesn't need emptying very often.
They do a good job though.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on May 23, 2015, 03:59:48 PM
Some bits into primer today.
It was tinned to a blue colour ..

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on May 23, 2015, 04:05:56 PM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/22/2ea13efd6e29a31dfc5224c35796b790.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/22/6c2276cea7a29c87c872b4856ff12bf7.jpg)
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JB on May 23, 2015, 04:12:33 PM
Very nice!!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on May 25, 2015, 04:04:28 PM
my tailgate badge came back and the bubble on the end is gone but you can see thru the chrome where they have repaired it and i got given 6 extra little bubbles for my troubles....    :-X
So i rang em up and she rattled of something about chrome being like cancer sometimes its got stuff hiding under the surface .

Yeah bravo nice comparison ...

hopefully some paint on it this week.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JB on May 25, 2015, 05:06:24 PM
And they say tailgates are hard to find!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: KFV888 on May 26, 2015, 05:50:43 PM
my tailgate badge came back and the bubble on the end is gone but you can see thru the chrome where they have repaired it and i got given 6 extra little bubbles for my troubles....    :-X
So i rang em up and she rattled of something about chrome being like cancer sometimes its got stuff hiding under the surface .

Yeah bravo nice comparison ...

hopefully some paint on it this week.

and I bet I know who it was, if its who I think it is, I am scared of her and I run when I see her


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on May 26, 2015, 05:58:10 PM
Ha ha


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 09, 2015, 06:59:16 PM
Car is up on some new stands i made to get blocked back.
Also had to remake the inner tailgate skin and stiffener as it seems to be the easiest option.
Made some dies for my pullmax
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on June 09, 2015, 10:18:19 PM
Looks like four bar stools!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NickZ on June 10, 2015, 08:31:01 AM
How did you get the car up that high to put the stands under the wheels?


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 10, 2015, 08:51:41 AM
I wasnt there to witness how they did it and dont really want to know either.. :D

Im assuming forklift with long tynes and the big thick rubber pads i supplied


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on June 14, 2015, 09:59:11 AM
I wasnt there to witness how they did it and dont really want to know either.. :D

Im assuming forklift with long tynes and the big thick rubber pads i supplied
easier than a bottle jack and blocks building it up!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 14, 2015, 05:35:37 PM
Shes ones straight ute
Primer tomorrow


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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on June 14, 2015, 08:42:17 PM
Looks terrific Pete.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: VAN059 on June 14, 2015, 09:43:31 PM
Nice work Pete.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JOX515 on June 14, 2015, 09:46:06 PM
Shit hot Pete, looking forward to seeing this finished  :)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on June 20, 2015, 10:55:22 AM
Shit hot Pete, looking forward to seeing this finished  :)

You ain't Robinson Crusoe

Not long now.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 24, 2015, 11:44:00 AM
Havent seen it first hand but it looks straight..

Thats only blue tinted primer.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/23/3e679e6147266e6d7cafbe85b75a4cd2.jpg)
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(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/23/66e145f341e6608e0dc6b9823b6122d9.jpg)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: CraigFC on June 24, 2015, 11:54:24 AM
 ;D ;D ;D

Super smooth as was expected from you Pete.

Keep the pic's coming.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on June 24, 2015, 12:13:39 PM
first class job Pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JB on June 24, 2015, 12:17:19 PM
Awesome!!!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 24, 2015, 04:14:27 PM
gaps are perfect

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/23/94de6eb37a33cb9212f63990e095b9cb.jpg)
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on June 24, 2015, 07:18:42 PM
Looks like they are perfectly drawn on!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Longman on June 24, 2015, 07:21:02 PM
Nice work mate. I can only dream.....


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on June 24, 2015, 07:26:27 PM
wish the gaps in my old teeth were that neat


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fcvan on June 24, 2015, 10:37:32 PM
Sweet!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Ed on June 26, 2015, 02:23:27 PM

Looks great Pete,

and you also have a pullmax!  cool toys.

Cheers
Ed



Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on June 27, 2015, 07:49:27 AM
A joy to see.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on July 02, 2015, 04:21:07 AM
Havent seen the ute lately  but he has stripped down the car and priming the tray and engine bay also the cab today.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/01/22b99fedac7f3fbc2664c0f8ac5c80be.jpg)
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Of a night i have been rubbing back my caravan as blue and green shouldnt be seen (ffs if i hear that one more time i will snap ) massive effort to try straighten 60yr old plywood a bit.
Not much you can do unless i add a heap of bog =weight.
Me and a mate designed a flash kit.
So the edge is 316 grained stainless (protective coating in photo on stainless)
And behind we have stucco alloy sheeting.
I have one side finished but the cold weathers not giving me a good run.
So  im at the paint shop today to use his booth.
Water based matte paint sprayed on with the gun.
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pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on July 02, 2015, 06:51:06 AM
Looks awesome!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fcwrangler on July 02, 2015, 07:02:36 AM
Fantastic job, this is going to look real neat behind the ute, matching colours always stand out.
Jim


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on July 02, 2015, 08:31:15 AM
Utes a bit lighter but will fit in between the FE sedan and the ute


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on July 02, 2015, 12:15:55 PM
Very good looking units Pete.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: 59wagon on July 02, 2015, 12:16:41 PM
Hey Pete, that flash kit's real clever and looks great. Just showed my wife, who said "Wow, that's a winner, you should do that!" (We don't even have a van!).  Ute's looking good too. Do you have a towbar already, or are you making your own?  
Cheers, John


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on July 02, 2015, 12:18:28 PM
I have a towbar but will modify it to suit like my fe sedan one i did
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/01/797d5a930658f50cd53d66c56e3e7f41.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/01/4992176d99337cfdf007b3bd4c8e152e.jpg)
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: SC00P on July 02, 2015, 07:47:43 PM
Awesome progress!!  :)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: brett_f on July 04, 2015, 01:40:34 PM
looking Great Pete. Brett


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: HAD 708 on July 06, 2015, 06:37:31 PM
Looks good Pete !!! I bought another van !!! Maybe I will let you do that one as well !!!
Brett


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: waynos on July 06, 2015, 07:24:04 PM
Nice.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on July 07, 2015, 06:47:00 PM
Todays job speedies auto refinishing were spraying seam sealer with some new wizz bang gun i bought (but havent seen)
Looks like he has thrown marshmallows at it. Lol
Its a product sold by autolac its meant to look like a factory finish.
Door jams and dash also tray get paint on saturday.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/07/4ecbc012fcdeaac396be4aa6b7727b3c.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/07/74553de2847aea19c471861e8e499a9e.jpg)
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Also they got stuck into my caravan due to the weather we did a deal and he sprayed that too.
I found an original brochure for phoenix caravans.
So i scanned the logo had ryan at united speed shop convert it then i cut it from stainless.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/07/693dbec27c9f9121fc606a8355061332.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/07/a31dbc341fa089668f50b432e2ef339f.jpg)
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(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/07/baa04d7d6a96ef87cd17c81911940594.jpg)
We are re fitting all the strips tomorrow.
New wizz bang annexe is next.

Sent from my SM-G920I using Tapatalk


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on July 07, 2015, 09:32:45 PM
Terrific Pete. Looking forward to seeing the logo & flash mounted.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: HAD 708 on July 07, 2015, 09:57:26 PM
Pete
Keep in mind that the logo you are looking at is the Tassie script and the script they used on the show vans for the Melbourne market where this van was made was different !! PM me if you want,  otherwise have fun!
Brett


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on July 08, 2015, 07:32:27 PM
All the floors copped top coat today.
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(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/08/159ab16f8778790065bb37f39b89c775.jpg)

Oh and for you NES i put all the strips on the van extremely happy she looks beautiful.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/08/1a6bac489ecb82d33bbe026ea234ed8c.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/08/aa5ac94c59f51480565d5b4acbdedd3b.jpg)
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(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/08/e3b0112fca0d9f3e32606bdebabdfe26.jpg)
Just need to fit door and front mud deflectors and rub back and re paint inside.


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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: waynos on July 08, 2015, 08:28:19 PM
that van is awesome and will be so good behind the ute.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on July 08, 2015, 10:50:01 PM
Love it!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on July 08, 2015, 11:06:24 PM
Looks like my post was deleted...


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: CraigFC on July 09, 2015, 08:11:42 AM
Super work Pete, your vision of keeping thigs OLD SCHOOL is inspiring to all. Keep the posts coming.
Craig


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Crumpsnr on July 09, 2015, 05:55:34 PM
I noticed that NES. Might have been a bit too tongue in cheek for some. I read it a few times before realising you weren't having a serious dig! Hard to get context in writing.  :)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on July 09, 2015, 08:36:01 PM
I noticed that NES. Might have been a bit too tongue in cheek for some. I read it a few times before realising you weren't having a serious dig! Hard to get context in writing.  :)

we have our little digs all good fun..


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: 59wagon on July 09, 2015, 10:03:08 PM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/07/4ecbc012fcdeaac396be4aa6b7727b3c.jpg)
Hi Pete, just wondering why you had the tranny tunnel seam sealed. Is it because it's a lap weld that's not fully welded top and bottom rather than a butt weld? I'll be installing my tunnel soon and checking out different ways of doing it. Really enjoying your build, thanks for posting.
Cheers, John


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Crumpsnr on July 09, 2015, 10:31:31 PM
we have our little digs all good fun..

That's why I enjoy this forum. All given and taken in the right spirit.

To get back on topic, fantastic build Pete. Your quality, speed and number of updates puts me to shame!


Title: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on July 09, 2015, 11:20:09 PM
Mouth shut in case of offence. Jokes no further allowed.
Out.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on July 10, 2015, 08:37:18 AM
Hi John its fully welded. I think the painter has a new toy so he went crazy  ;D i have no idea why..


Pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: 59wagon on July 10, 2015, 09:01:40 AM
Hi John its fully welded. I think the painter has a new toy so he went crazy  ;D i have no idea why..


Pete
Makes sense. I'm  like that when a I get a new toy for the shed.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on July 10, 2015, 06:31:57 PM
Makes sense. I'm  like that when a I get a new toy for the shed.

I paid for it and he gets to play with it.. :D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on July 14, 2015, 06:41:06 AM
For the dash top colour we tinted the blue 3 shades darker and added flattening agent.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/13/7a42c29fb69141f37536ba742f68d52c.jpg)



Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: CraigFC on July 14, 2015, 07:36:10 AM
Hey Pete,

Did you get your aluminium sheet you were chasing???? The wife will ask a few customers if they have any left over sheets this week for you. Let us know if you need id mate.

Craig
 0439144433


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on July 14, 2015, 08:39:10 AM
I really like that result on the dash Pete & wish I had done similar.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on July 15, 2015, 05:17:38 PM
Some more today
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(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/15/afc1330d41415809e16492fb989afaa5.jpg)
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on July 24, 2015, 07:56:03 PM
Keep on chipping away
All under the car is sprayed in raptor coating which was tinted to our colour.

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(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/24/c2ffdf266c7a408a28296da310007e52.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/24/de386b6bc927e801924bb0f7bc541dff.jpg)
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: SC00P on July 29, 2015, 08:48:26 PM
Looking great Pete!!! You and Nes have been making great progress :)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on July 31, 2015, 06:54:41 PM
Love the colour Pete. The caravan is coming along as well.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on August 01, 2015, 07:29:29 AM
Caravan is done on the outside.
Got some new cross ply tyres
Now to give the inside a quick spruce up.
Havent seen or heard about the ute .
Fresh powder coated rims on the van as well.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/31/8d3396090b4dfc7e0524e32f79951b93.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/31/6b2436fc7044f5f2f531044a59f4cd05.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/31/083c65aff6f703736b284d37ec4282e0.jpg)
New flyscreen retainer i made
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(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/31/c3a345249853eabac2d1877fccb831e3.jpg)
Still have to make the peaks over the windows and a folded profile between the tailights
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Maco on August 01, 2015, 08:55:23 AM
Nice work Pete.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on August 01, 2015, 10:09:03 AM
It's a great looking unit Pete.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: HAD 708 on August 01, 2015, 11:09:32 AM
Nice pete !!! Well done its certainly had a makeover!! PM as well.
Brett


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on August 01, 2015, 12:51:32 PM
Very cool. Hopefully the ute will catch up.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on August 07, 2015, 06:24:09 PM
Not much progress on the ute.
I have designed a logo i like and this will be engraved into the rocker covers just for that special touch.
Resembles the 149 179 186 logo
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/07/3816390cf9b895a1f45f7c682c3fc50b.jpg)

Also this next to oil filler
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/07/046fc3ece410e90bdcd736400edfaa9e.jpg)

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on August 07, 2015, 08:08:18 PM
nice touch Pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on August 15, 2015, 07:44:42 AM
As usual a nice touch indeed.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JB on August 30, 2015, 07:29:55 AM
Hey Pete, where is the ute at?


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on August 30, 2015, 05:00:19 PM
The painters been busy on other things
The apprentice rubbed thru in a spot getting a bit anxious to getthe bloody thing done
Supposedly outside this week trays done (http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/29/0b07661d2dbe4c39a2f476e16a7d9be1.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/29/c9bc1f341fb9c61adee8f4e02ee7996b.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/29/d74134be5b4dddd860164c64492b0237.jpg)
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JB on August 31, 2015, 12:34:56 PM
Looks like they are doing a great job Pete!! Very smooth.  ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: SC00P on September 02, 2015, 05:53:10 PM
Looking great!!! Hope they get to the outside soon Im dying for you to get it home so I can have a look.. I Need a little motivation.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on September 03, 2015, 05:07:51 AM
I shall have to find some motivation to put it together starting to get sick of bloody cars. :D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: zulu on September 03, 2015, 09:31:47 AM

Ok, I'll take them off your hands Pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on September 03, 2015, 10:30:54 AM
It's a great project to follow Pete.
Warmer weather and longer days are just around the corner.
I find motivation increases & these things become more of a relaxing pastime again over summer.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on September 04, 2015, 06:15:10 PM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/04/675f8e05ada0362021c3083ecc064cc0.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/04/0dc9e54cb451b8810eb0e7d005e624f5.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/04/ac71ede270ce5b2a8dd27f8a04c0c406.jpg)
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on September 04, 2015, 08:48:24 PM
3, 2, 1, blast-off


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JOX515 on September 04, 2015, 09:05:47 PM
Looking really good Pete, on the home stretch at last.  Cheers, Graeme


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: VAN059 on September 05, 2015, 08:05:43 AM
Nice job, sure to be a sweat ride  8)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on September 05, 2015, 08:17:37 AM
Great stuff. Maybe before Christmas?

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on September 08, 2015, 07:12:14 PM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/08/fb451f0c60b2cce7f9558e4a131a051b.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/08/656b47a3790756ebc9c2e7d76fbf9112.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/08/9aed44973079746821fa911b440be7bf.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/08/675b01297e8f59676f21ade272901bf6.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/08/8dcb07dc0e4ca7bbd7ce63c1b3f0a96a.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/08/d6a56419e9ab30c0123aa3464755845a.jpg)
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FireKraka on September 09, 2015, 12:31:22 PM
Nice progress Pete keep the photos coming and good to see you are back into it I was getting a bit worried there about you losing some drive, this ute is going to look great when you finish it.

Regards
Neil H


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on September 10, 2015, 05:48:36 PM
Rub rub rub

Getting closer

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(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/10/1af49791003757185a73f67fbe0abe90.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/10/1fcefaf579a5a041024215b4f846d6aa.jpg)
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fcwrangler on September 10, 2015, 06:22:38 PM
Looking real good Pete, hope you get her back on the road real soon.
Jim


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on September 10, 2015, 10:12:57 PM
It's already an eye catcher Pete.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JOX515 on September 11, 2015, 08:16:48 AM
I bet you are happy to see it at this stage Pete, am really looking forward to see the ute back on the road. 


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on September 12, 2015, 04:32:49 PM
Well i have dreaded that job what a bastard.
Tailgate was pretty dinted so the piece i profiled in the pullmax i welded in today
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/11/30cfc69bebda8db4c426b433a342438a.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/11/55756912416138710f092e5592965918.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/11/1908c807f699b90a5ee0b734b60b6ea8.jpg)
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Maco on September 12, 2015, 05:24:33 PM
Nice work Pete.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on September 12, 2015, 07:26:46 PM
Cheers John

Theres a bit thats a little low in the middle but i cant get behind it and didnt want it sucking back anymore so i left it a little bit of bog will fix that


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on September 12, 2015, 07:32:57 PM
..... what a bastard.

Big job Pete, but well worth the effort to get that result.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on September 13, 2015, 09:58:09 AM
Nice job Pete

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: camxsmith on September 13, 2015, 07:49:30 PM
Great metal work Pete, really impressive.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: CraigFC on September 14, 2015, 07:16:58 AM
Super ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: VAN059 on September 14, 2015, 11:33:08 AM
Great work Pete!!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on September 17, 2015, 06:46:56 PM
Tailgate came up smick very happy.
Dave worked his magic on it.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/17/9b7b6028da06b3d74b3499988264160a.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/17/196ed65d38633330f7cc784d00ae01f0.jpg)
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on September 17, 2015, 08:40:09 PM
(http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y472/davidbolton1/Like_zps2520991a.png) ($2)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JB on September 18, 2015, 05:52:52 AM
Expect nothing less from this fella now, it all looks fantastic!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on September 18, 2015, 07:25:55 PM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/18/fd86e3b1bd3b12eaac9eae363ead1d18.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/18/48cd6df774e6a55279404ea2e97baa8c.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/18/2f64d657dd75d07f0333954037294575.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/18/48b2ac8a27a710a8bc4d38dafaeee5d4.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/18/2ea43af8848de7de17774e2ba17cf481.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/18/8282742bbe3e84a4e89d2478ad8391f4.jpg)


The silly bugger rubbed thru
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: zulu on September 18, 2015, 08:22:38 PM

Talk about "work your fingers to the bone" a lot of rubbing back has been happening

panels look great, I'm liking the colour too



Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on September 18, 2015, 09:18:10 PM
He goes allright thats straight off the gun.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on September 21, 2015, 04:28:15 PM
Came out smick

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/20/9ebcb03997d2d740c01264e90a67afb5.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/20/c863f38c0b510ae6d66eb97aad9cda72.jpg)
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(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/20/3ba29a4b19178f6d65024112f314b8dd.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/20/309bf6c464a10fa2ea18f0a9278c1e5f.jpg)
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fcwrangler on September 21, 2015, 04:41:37 PM
Gotta be really happy with the finish, that is going to be one sweet looking ute when it's all finished.
Jim


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on September 21, 2015, 04:52:46 PM
Estatic
Thats straight off the gun no cutting no polishing like a sheet of glass.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on September 21, 2015, 05:34:10 PM
What a finish!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JOX515 on September 21, 2015, 06:36:15 PM
Magnificent Pete - this is going to be hell of a ute when finished.  Love the color too.  Cheers, Graeme


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: wutevr on September 21, 2015, 09:16:16 PM
nice colour and I wouldn't be unhappy with that paint job awesome


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on September 27, 2015, 06:18:57 PM
The clear on the ute was blocked back and the whole car re cleared to flow coat it .
So paints all but done.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/27/19ae8b2ef74514282b006de7594e95a2.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/27/1673392d55221af1e5e1a1fc5d96ed33.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/27/19465fc0517365a122781ffece594060.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/27/032052d054a7e09cdc4b69401d4a0d83.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/27/83fa7ae79acfafdb6d652bfcde2a54a9.jpg)
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on September 27, 2015, 07:12:07 PM
looks immaculate Pete. Brilliant shine.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: snuff69 on September 27, 2015, 09:02:08 PM
Magic Pete  8)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on September 28, 2015, 07:03:08 AM
We keep saying it. Great stuff.

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on October 01, 2015, 06:10:22 PM
The boys tried the wheels on today.
Note it has the wrong diff in it and the rear shackles are the wrong way around so it will go a lot lower.
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on October 01, 2015, 09:03:24 PM
Love it. Definitely needs to go lower, as you say  8) 8) 8)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on October 24, 2015, 05:14:34 PM
21bhp grey motor ;)
Ready to bolt in.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/23/746c93e14aaa885d99262ae652ef6616.jpg)
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: CraigFC on October 26, 2015, 07:52:38 AM
Grey it is horsepower has many questions????????? :P


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on October 26, 2015, 09:25:30 AM
Grey it is horsepower has many questions????????? :P

Hoping over 400 at the wheels.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on December 12, 2015, 06:44:17 AM
Well the FE has been taking all my time
But we got the springs and diff and steering rack painted.
Had to change the pinion angle so there went half a day so i added a nice little gusset .
I wasnt happy with the wheel colour so we stripped them and re powder coated a creamy cream as they had stuffed up and done them a toyota white.
Also the door rubbers are being  a pain in the arse so we are persevering with a nice soft profile i found at the local rubber shop.
Should have it home the week after Christmas.


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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on December 12, 2015, 12:02:40 PM
Hope that pinion angle is now correct or your going to be in the hurt locker!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on December 12, 2015, 10:30:29 PM
I hope its correct as well  :D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on December 15, 2015, 03:32:13 PM
Diff in
Steering in
All brakes fitted.
Rims re fitted now cream.
Motor is being fitted today.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/14/7163601c4b4bf519782de516e08e131b.jpg)
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FATBOY on December 15, 2015, 05:41:10 PM
looking good pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on December 15, 2015, 10:30:56 PM
x2. Hope all goes to expectation with the motor fitting.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FC427 on December 16, 2015, 10:45:22 AM
Very nice a credit to you Pete .....FC427...


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on December 16, 2015, 11:33:16 AM
Motor all fitted up great .
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/15/43026a3ece53d5730add0181db6d24f1.jpg)
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Longman on December 16, 2015, 01:04:08 PM
Beautiful.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JOX515 on December 16, 2015, 03:02:31 PM
Strangest looking grey motor I have ever seen  :) :) :)

Ute looks fantastic Pete, really well done and credit to you for the time, effort and patience required.

Cheers, Graeme


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on December 19, 2015, 07:35:53 AM
Steering all fitted very straight forward.
Column appears a little long but will not know until seat is fitted.
Im having the same issues as JBs v6 conversions front end coils are bound bad the springs are way too soft.
I thought being so much lighter they would be fine but they aren't.
So ryan at united speed shop got me a set of 350lb ones.
As jb stated they were marked as 250 but when tested they were 200lb.
Love the stance.
And even with it real low the tyres still clear the guard.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/18/5cf07af0b1db9c4cd13feba00a9897e3.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/18/92944542ff1c41d04b15b7d6aa70e352.jpg)
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on December 19, 2015, 09:56:42 AM
Great stance I agree.  :P

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 05, 2016, 06:58:15 PM
Well it's been ages covered up so time to start tinkering on the ute.
The FE is nearlly wired so hopefully some dyno time next week to run the engine in and get some figures then back full steam into the ute.
How things snowball.
Fitted injector rails and throttle body.
Also distributor ect.
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Longman on June 05, 2016, 08:01:46 PM
Lovin the batwing mate!


Title: Re:
Post by: Revhead_Fc on June 06, 2016, 08:41:19 PM
Looken good pete👍

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: camxsmith on June 26, 2016, 08:39:51 PM
HI Pete   Hows things..?  I have seen a little less posts since you have your wagon and van mobile. Which I hope you enjoying. I love the ute that old grey motor looks pretty as a picture. Can not wait for this one to complete..  Hope you well and hope to hear from ya soon.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on June 27, 2016, 07:32:16 AM
Between Family life and work and winter i barely get out of to the shed of late.


We tried firing the FE last weekend everything worked great except the coils were wired arse about  ::) wasnt me but a valuable lesson 6 new plugs needed hopefully it is all back together in a few weeks.

I have  been fiddling on little bits of the ute.

I drive the wagon most weekends re wired the heater so it actually blows air now a lot better. the previous owner must of froze ..



Title: Re:
Post by: fe350chev on July 07, 2016, 10:10:03 PM
It's been a while since I logged on so it looks like a lot of progress to me. The colour is very cool and the wheels too.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on July 15, 2016, 09:23:12 AM
Working on carpet makes winter time more bearable
Got a few hours to myself
Fitted new diff cover and started making brake lines as the ones i had made were the wrong thread 😞
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: TAZ64 on July 15, 2016, 12:43:49 PM
nice score  ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JOX515 on July 15, 2016, 01:02:02 PM
Can't beat carpet on the concrete floor for winter time under car work Pete  ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: freddyc on July 15, 2016, 02:58:28 PM
winter what is this language you speak.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on July 15, 2016, 09:58:17 PM
Nice morning playing brake lines


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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: VAN059 on July 16, 2016, 06:58:18 AM
Nice work, as usual Pete...


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on July 16, 2016, 09:53:45 AM
Nice work, as usual Pete...

absolutely


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on July 22, 2016, 09:14:50 AM
Finally sorted the coil overs as the v6 conversions ones are spewing out oil and his 350lb springs are less than 200lb

So i got some new ones off ryan at united speed shop.
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on July 23, 2016, 02:13:15 PM
Standard V6conversions


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JB on July 24, 2016, 06:42:11 AM
Did you front end come with a sway bar Pete? If it didn't, I would get one.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on July 24, 2016, 07:16:29 AM
No it didnt but i left the mounting points in the subframe for that reason.

I have a plan to fit a sway bar.


Im very tempted to rip the front end out and change it tho making me cranky i would never buy another one thats for sure.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JB on July 24, 2016, 10:43:43 AM
I knew about the one you had for the rear but not for the front.  ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FC_fer_me on July 25, 2016, 04:04:01 PM
Had the same problem with the AVO shocks, kept chewing up bushes. I also changed to QA1 shocks and springs and haven't had a problem since. No wonder no-one wants to stock AVO's in Australia!
Jack


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on September 10, 2016, 07:29:27 AM
Same old story here not enough hrs in the day im struggling to find time to re assemble ute.
Cut up a 900 dollar radiator to make it fit properlly.
The inlet and outlet were on weird angles so chopped them off and fitted new ones with a doughnut on the lower to make it look pretty.
I have the tool to swage the necks to make them look factory.
I used a copper vk radiator to set up the car so i bought a pwr direct replacement and it was no where near direct replacement.
Lower pins were different and the necks also its slightlly taller
Should of stuck with copper but i wanted the alloy look.
Also Qa1 coilovers didnt come with spanners so i cut my own out.

Attached is a pic of the v6 conversion coil check out the bushes brand new never driven on completely collapsed.
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on September 20, 2016, 05:55:14 PM
Well i got the radiator support and cover panel all fitted beutiful very very happy.
Booster will be painted body colour.
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: snuff69 on September 20, 2016, 06:50:46 PM
Gee that looks NICE


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Longman on September 20, 2016, 07:14:55 PM
Thats beautiful Pete.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Errol62 on September 20, 2016, 08:44:21 PM
Work of art


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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on September 20, 2016, 08:50:28 PM
Yes indeed

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Stewy on September 20, 2016, 10:21:53 PM
Not bad for a work ute that was only going in for a tidy up.  :D :D :D
Looking fantastic as always Pete, your attention to detail is great to see.

Cheers Stewy   8)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FireKraka on September 21, 2016, 01:22:32 PM
As always Pete what can you say "amazing"

Regards
Neil H


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on September 21, 2016, 01:28:05 PM
Very nice work Pete.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on September 21, 2016, 01:57:47 PM
That's it I'm coming for a look!!


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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Longman on September 21, 2016, 08:22:02 PM
That's it I'm coming for a look!!


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Me too! Meet you there.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: camxsmith on September 21, 2016, 10:41:46 PM
Peter again the same response ..  just brilliant ..  I'm actual get sick of saying it or trying to come up with another way of saying it...   ;)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on September 22, 2016, 01:28:50 PM
Thanks for the kind words.

Drew up a alternator bracket today did a little bit of engraving on it.

Might have to fatten it up around where the bolt goes but its only a small alternator with a V belt
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Errol62 on September 22, 2016, 05:59:28 PM
Now you're showing off!


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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on September 22, 2016, 08:30:23 PM
Now you're showing off!


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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Longman on September 23, 2016, 08:06:28 AM
Looks like you modelled that off a pair of handcuffs? Lol. I told you before, seeing your work makes me feel inadequate, and that's my wifes job!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FireKraka on September 23, 2016, 10:11:37 AM
I'm with Errol, Pete you are just showing off now mate, you must get sick of being so good  ;D

Regards
Neil H


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on September 23, 2016, 11:12:41 AM
I'm with Errol, Pete you are just showing off now mate, you must get sick of being so good  ;D

Regards
Neil H

We are all good at something i just happen to be able to weld and draw
Anything else im bloody hopeless.
I have a memory like a sieve i have to set reminders in my phone for everything..


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: VAN059 on September 23, 2016, 11:25:35 AM
as usual, sublime work Pete...


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Glenn 'Stinky' Stankevicius on September 24, 2016, 08:46:28 PM
We are all good at something i just happen to be able to weld and draw
Anything else im bloody hopeless.
I have a memory like a sieve i have to set reminders in my phone for everything..

You're a God in my books, love all the pics and tech posts!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on September 28, 2016, 05:48:44 AM
A few nights in the shed
Finally sorted the fuel rails and mounting bkts as im running l98 injectors.
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on October 01, 2016, 09:16:58 PM
Big day
Brake lines all done
Throttle done
Glove box ready to swage and weld.
I got a cad plating kit off caswell industries i will go thru the bolts and washers in the car to get them all silver as some are gold.
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And the new helper .
Finally got another dog still not over the old fella but she was on death row at the pound.
Great dog wont leave my side.
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on October 01, 2016, 11:05:42 PM
Amazing Pete. Far superior to what I could achieve. Good looking dog too.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: collecta on October 02, 2016, 01:05:00 AM
Some neat work there Pete. The caswell cad kit worth getting you happy with the results?
cheers
Scott


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on October 02, 2016, 07:08:49 AM
Some neat work there Pete. The caswell cad kit worth getting you happy with the results?
cheers
Scott

Well so far i have took the lid off the container
Need to read the book today and get some distilled water.

Let u know how i go


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: ehsv6 on October 02, 2016, 11:34:58 AM
Pete, love the pipe bending, what are the tools your using for the flaring and bending (pics) and where are you getting the tube. Thanks Keith


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Longman on October 02, 2016, 12:02:56 PM
OK Pete, I'm getting sick of replying after seeing your beautiful work, so I will simply reply with "Magic", from here on in! LOL.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: camxsmith on October 02, 2016, 04:23:01 PM
Hey Pete the ute is coming along nicely, I too are interested in the Caswell Plating kit, So I will be waiting to hear on your reviews of the kit..


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on October 02, 2016, 08:40:24 PM
Pete, love the pipe bending, what are the tools your using for the flaring and bending (pics) and where are you getting the tube. Thanks Keith

Just using cad plated aeroflow tube   https://www.aeroflowperformance.com/af66-4316

this is the best thing since sliced bread so easy and perfect every go and does stainless perfect too https://www.aeroflowperformance.com/af98-2048

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftYuP-5jj4o

For bigger radiuses i use https://www.kincrome.com.au/tube-bender-heavy-duty

FOr tight radiuses i have this one its smick highlly rate it http://www.vpw.com.au/Category/Index/164894


Thanks for your kind words starting to actually enjoy working on it ..


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on October 03, 2016, 03:14:42 PM
I had all intentions of running my new lenses in the guages .
U water jet cut the glass
Then laser etched it.
Broke 1 assembling it so lucky i had a spare and fitted that.
Woke up this morning and it was broken.
So i had a mint screen printed one so i fitted that.
I will have a new pair screen printed in the original pale green onto the glass.
Re oiled and got the speedo running sweet.
I really like the colours in ghe guages.


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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: ehsv6 on October 03, 2016, 03:17:58 PM
Thanks for the info.   Cheers Keith


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Errol62 on October 03, 2016, 07:16:29 PM
Subtle but stunning detail on the gauges Peter as always.


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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: collecta on October 04, 2016, 02:10:11 AM
Please do Pete...


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FireKraka on October 05, 2016, 01:02:18 PM
Hey Pete I see you are using the Haltech Sport 1000 is that a direct plug and play with the engine wiring harness or are you rewiring the harness I look on the website and I thought the GM one was direct plug in.

I've just finished freshening up a V6 that I got from Ebay that is pumping 227rwhp for my FB/EK ute project and missed out on getting the Haltech with it so if you or anybody has one just laying around I would be interested.

Regards
Neil H


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on October 05, 2016, 06:20:42 PM
Hi Neil

Its a full loom not a gm haltech as we only end up using 1/4 of the loom to keep it neat.

Same features i think tho.

Im running ice igniton with twin sensors ao i can run semi sequential injection.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on October 09, 2016, 07:05:14 PM
Productive weekend
New alternator fitted
Bonnet hinges fitted
Some of the exhaust fitted.
I need to get it on the hoist to get the rear section on.
All rear panels fitted with a little cursing.
I fitted a new tv and big surround sound system as payback for the new neighbours 3 day party last weekend.
The v8s were on full song for 6hrs.
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fcwrangler on October 09, 2016, 07:39:01 PM
WOW Pete, the ute is looking fantastic, another top job coming together. Have you worked out what you are doing with the bed as yet?
Jim


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on October 09, 2016, 08:36:26 PM
WOW Pete, the ute is looking fantastic, another top job coming together. Have you worked out what you are doing with the bed as yet?
Jim

I have changed my mind 4 times so not real sure as yet..


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on October 10, 2016, 06:43:32 PM
Made These fiddly little buggers this arvy.
2 cut finger tips make them hard to hold to tap .
2 more to fit yet.


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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Longman on October 10, 2016, 07:36:57 PM
Nice Pete. I think you should make/sell those! I'd buy a set.  ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on October 10, 2016, 07:44:55 PM
Nice Pete. I think you should make/sell those! I'd buy a set.  ;D

Yeah not gunna happen  :D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on October 20, 2016, 07:40:22 PM
Works crazy so have only had real limited time on the ute.
Ordered a oil cooler for under the ute.
Their mounting  kits horrible if you have ocd the fan sits on the piss 20 degrees and only uses 2 screws.
Bugger that
I made a bracket that will be powdercoated and goes between the inner sill and chassis rail.
I need to put a stone deflector over the core.
I ordered the pwr core with davies craig fan and temp switch that will utilise a output and relay from the haltech.
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Heres one that pissed me off nearlly 28 bucks  for wiper gaskets bugger that 26 seconds to cut on the waterjet.
So if anyone want some 10 bucks a pair free delivery.
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Also bumper bar bolts i opted not to fit bumperette rubbers.
These are stainless mirror cupheads
And i found door stop rubbers the perfect size between bar and body 3.30 each and bolts under 3 bucks
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Next i want to hide my guages as haltech will have engine protection so is only so i can see whatshappening on hot days.
So cut a spacer and guage mount to fit in speaker grille.
16mm ally cuts like butter.
Will powdercoat black.
If people want a speaker blank its on file now.
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Well that was a post and a half.


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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on October 20, 2016, 08:14:59 PM
Well that was a post and a half.

Love the practicality & detail in your refinements Pete.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Errol62 on October 20, 2016, 08:33:52 PM
Would like a pair of those wiper rubbers Pete. Will pm my address. Reply with EFT details if you're willing.
Cheers
Clay


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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on October 20, 2016, 10:36:25 PM
Brilliant work as always, Pete.

What's under the tarp?


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on October 21, 2016, 07:31:11 AM
Brilliant work as always, Pete.

What's under the tarp?

The wagon
As when i mow shit goes under the eaves and dirties it.
I have a show next weekend and no time to clean it or the van so leave it covered.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FireKraka on October 21, 2016, 11:30:05 AM
I'll have a pair of the rubbers too Pete I will pm when I get a chance mate.
Regards
Neil H


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Longman on October 21, 2016, 05:17:15 PM
Put me down for a set of rubbers thanks Pete.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on October 21, 2016, 05:51:22 PM
I will reply to everyone tonight.

I cut a heap today.

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: camxsmith on October 21, 2016, 08:01:26 PM
Hi Pete   Would like to grab a pair of the rubbers of you mate .. hope you been well


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on October 22, 2016, 04:13:42 PM
Hi Pete   Would like to grab a pair of the rubbers of you mate .. hope you been well

Hi Mate

Very well yourself ?


Pm me your details


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: CraigFC on October 26, 2016, 01:48:22 PM
To good Pete, once again blowing our mind with the level of detail you bring to the party.....


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: pbh0069 on October 26, 2016, 02:31:35 PM
Hi pete

put me down for a pair of rubber please and also still waiting for a bill from the last thing you sent

cheers  ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on October 26, 2016, 08:37:07 PM
Hi pete

put me down for a pair of rubber please and also still waiting for a bill from the last thing you sent

cheers  ;D

Might have to remind me i have a memory like a sieve lucky your a honest bunch .. ha ha

PM me ur address again .

pete


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on November 12, 2016, 04:39:07 PM
A little more on the ute.
Speedo done.
Shifter cable done.
Exhaust fitted.
Oil cooler mounted.
Having dramas with the shifter bracket its ran out of thread so ill cuta new one 15mm different.
Also had a stuff up i ran the shifter cable out the side of the tunnel but the angle at the shifter stopped this working .
Turned out allright as it was in a  perfect place for the speedo cable.
Just need to make the stone deflector for the oil cooler.
And rear exhaust tip hangers.


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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Longman on November 12, 2016, 05:56:52 PM
Thats just pure car porn right there Pete.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on November 12, 2016, 06:17:03 PM
Unreal work Pete. Great photos.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: VAN059 on November 13, 2016, 07:07:21 AM
Nice work as usual Pete...

Shall I send my van down with a bucket full of money?  :D :D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on November 13, 2016, 07:42:13 AM
Nice work as usual Pete...

Shall I send my van down with a bucket full of money?  :D :D

My mate told me something the other day thats stuck with me "i can make money i can't make time"

that and the fact the wifes at me about her EH and the RB26 sedans waiting patientally for its turn..

If i didnt have to go to work i might get it done :D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: CraigFC on November 14, 2016, 11:56:56 AM
so glad it was only going to be a quick touch up on this one Pete,  ;)

This is friggin awesome, but what we all have come to expect from you nowdays.

Hope it is finished for Santa to have a ride in mate.

Craig


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Crumpsnr on November 15, 2016, 05:09:42 PM
Brilliant!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on November 16, 2016, 06:44:25 AM
1 quick job at work for the morning new shifter bracket to sort out the adjustment issue.
I spoke to the dyno shop about the travel on a B&M pro ratchet and he tells me they have always been out of alingment if you do it as per the instructions.
So put it in low and adjust the pin on the box.
When you put it into park theoretically it should be loose and perfect but in fact its 3mm out so it therefore  doesnt go into park properly so he sets them all up in the neutral position so its a happy medium.
I think i will re cut the bracket on the box with the shifter hole 2mm up that will make the radius smaller therefore giving me that 3mm im looking for. (I worked it out on solidworks)
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Title: Re:
Post by: camxsmith on November 16, 2016, 03:23:04 PM
Always love you post Pete.. Love the new parts you make or the new ideas.  You always seem to make me want to hit the shed and tinker with some thing.. keep up the great post Pete

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on December 22, 2016, 10:06:13 PM
Holidays are finally here.
Hopefully a bit of time on the ute.
Brake assembly all powdercoated and installed.
Vaccum line installed.
Booster all painted.
Another drama i have been dreading.
The column is too long so after 4 hrs i worked out how to disassemble a ididit column and shorted it.
All shear pins re installed the same .
I chopped 60mm out of it.
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: VAN059 on December 23, 2016, 07:02:56 AM
Worth the effort, looks much better.

Cheers


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: camxsmith on December 23, 2016, 08:01:24 AM
I agree the column looks better after the shortening. I love how the brake booster sits in its own little dimple. Looks impressive. Great work Pete.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JOX515 on December 23, 2016, 08:10:16 AM
Great work as always Pete  :)

Hope you and yours and have a great Xmas mate

Cheers, Graeme


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on December 26, 2016, 12:12:50 PM
Magic

Regards

Wayne b


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on December 27, 2016, 07:36:22 PM
Bit of time to myself today.
Bled the brakes  , will need a hand to give them a final bleed tho feels good.
I have been umming and arghing what to do with demister vents .
I dont like how original ones sit with where  i have my heater core so i made this up today.
Finally got to use my shrinker and stretcher then ran the curves thru the english wheel to straighten out.
Fits perfect very very happy.
I will urethane it under the dash
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: camxsmith on December 27, 2016, 09:33:11 PM
Great ideas Pete..  Where will you mount the heater switch or control ..  in one of the original spots on the dash near the speedo or new location along the dash..?


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on December 27, 2016, 10:31:27 PM
Im thinking ashtray make a insert for 2 switches . Keep lighter socket.
 i have some slim switches from jaycar.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on January 02, 2017, 07:27:11 PM
Heater duct modified ready to powdercoat
Amazed how much air it blows for a computer fan 0.6 amps current draw.


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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Errol62 on January 03, 2017, 01:16:12 AM
Looks too pretty to paint Pete


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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: graham_fuller on January 03, 2017, 02:14:09 PM
Hi Pete another product you could sell with fan included.
Cheers,
Graham


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on January 03, 2017, 05:02:01 PM
Hi Pete another product you could sell with fan included.
Cheers,
Graham

Absolutely - I'd buy one (and my fuel injectors!)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on January 03, 2017, 11:24:14 PM
Absolutely - I'd buy one (and my fuel injectors!)
I gutted the shed today i cannot fond them any where got me stumped.
Will look again tomorrow


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on January 04, 2017, 10:12:59 AM
Thanks heaps, Pete.

I'm sure a few of us hope that you decide to add the fan setup to your selection of parts for sale!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on January 04, 2017, 05:21:06 PM
Another day another job
Finished the oil cooler lines today.
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on January 04, 2017, 07:52:05 PM
Magic

Regards


Wayne b


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: camxsmith on January 04, 2017, 08:18:51 PM
The lines look great Pete.    The cooler it self Pete are they ok under the car like that. I dont think I have seen them under like that.  I relate them to the front of the car. does it require some sort of protection.???


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on January 04, 2017, 09:55:30 PM
The lines look great Pete.    The cooler it self Pete are they ok under the car like that. I dont think I have seen them under like that.  I relate them to the front of the car. does it require some sort of protection.???

Yep i will cut a guard with a louvres so stones deflect off it also it has a 10 inch thermo on top pushing air down if the oil gets hot the sensor in the cooler triggers the haltech to turn it on.
Fingers crossed


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: camxsmith on January 04, 2017, 11:19:35 PM
Sounds like a great plan to me and I'm sure it will work Pete... But I do work in IT and that computer may have a mind of its own and decide to do other things :o  :-\


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: hsv-001 on January 05, 2017, 10:15:51 AM
Pete , first thing , love your work . Yeah , I am just saying that because I am about to make a suggestion . I have a similar set-up under both my Vauxhalls for the trannies . You posted that you are making a stone shield and you have a cooling fan . Could cool air be deflected over the top and blocked at the rear so as to force air down through the fins with the right shaped deflector . Just something to think about for future projects . Cheers Haydn


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on January 06, 2017, 08:32:01 AM
Pete , first thing , love your work . Yeah , I am just saying that because I am about to make a suggestion . I have a similar set-up under both my Vauxhalls for the trannies . You posted that you are making a stone shield and you have a cooling fan . Could cool air be deflected over the top and blocked at the rear so as to force air down through the fins with the right shaped deflector . Just something to think about for future projects . Cheers Haydn

Makes sense to dam it time will tell if it gets hot i wouldnt imagine so .


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on January 07, 2017, 06:04:53 PM
Bolted a holley on
 put some zinc additive in it
 fitted a points dizzy
 we ran the cam in fired first turn of the key .

Very happy sounds fat.


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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: camxsmith on January 07, 2017, 09:38:49 PM
Holly shit Pete that sounds awesome well done on today's work. ;D  You must be happy ?


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on January 07, 2017, 09:57:30 PM
Holly shit Pete that sounds awesome well done on today's work. ;D  You must be happy ?

Very happy its loud dont think it would pass a noise test but i will just fit restrictor plates in the exhaust for engineering.
I will take a better video tommorow that was my mates i phone.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JB on January 08, 2017, 05:07:52 PM
Awesome day mate!! Nothing better than the first fire up.  Well done!!


Title: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on January 08, 2017, 06:40:16 PM
My loins tingled. Need to hear it from the exhaust tips


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Longman on January 08, 2017, 07:30:36 PM
'Tis a great day for sure!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on January 08, 2017, 08:48:40 PM
All the videos i have wont upload as they are too large..


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Errol62 on January 08, 2017, 11:25:35 PM
Sounds solid Pete.


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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Longman on January 09, 2017, 06:40:54 AM
All the videos i have wont upload as they are too large..

Youtube?


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on January 09, 2017, 07:43:48 AM
Youtube?
That would be too easy ..

Thanks forgot about youtube..


Title: Re:
Post by: FCRB26 on January 09, 2017, 09:28:43 AM
https://youtu.be/BQoEhFL4hbA
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Longman on January 09, 2017, 10:53:58 AM
Hmm, I'm getting "video unavailabe" messag.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Longman on January 09, 2017, 11:52:57 AM
I think you have made the vids private, Pete. You need to make them public so we can see them.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on January 09, 2017, 03:03:01 PM
I think you have made the vids private, Pete. You need to make them public so we can see them.

Should be right now had not published them


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Longman on January 09, 2017, 03:12:52 PM
Yes, working now. Very nice Pete, I want one, can I have yours?


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JOX515 on January 09, 2017, 09:14:07 PM
Bugger off Longman, I want it....  ;D ;D ;D

Great stuff Pete  ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: camxsmith on January 09, 2017, 11:05:18 PM
Thanks for the vids Pete made be shed a tear  ;D..  wish I was there would of been great fun


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on January 10, 2017, 06:28:16 AM
Thanks for the vids Pete made be shed a tear  ;D..  wish I was there would of been great fun
I was expecting a fight with it but that didnt eventuate.
We drove it thru the gears on the hoist  all seems ok.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on January 16, 2017, 03:26:20 PM
First day back at work i snuck a oil cooler cover in.
Looks dull as its bead blasted so the powdercoat has a profile to stickto.


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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: camxsmith on January 16, 2017, 08:48:48 PM
Pete
   Did you plan that the new chassis rail to be the correct distance away from the original side rails of the car for the oil cooler.???  It just seems to fit in there so sweet.. I'm not doubting your skills but love your ability to plan ahead.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on January 16, 2017, 08:55:22 PM
Pete
   Did you plan that the new chassis rail to be the correct distance away from the original side rails of the car for the oil cooler.???  It just seems to fit in there so sweet.. I'm not doubting your skills but love your ability to plan ahead.

Fully winged it  ;D
ordered one later on but they had 1 that was within 5mm ..


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Maco on January 16, 2017, 09:00:11 PM
Just MAGIC Pete. ;)
 


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on January 16, 2017, 09:17:39 PM
Looks like it grew there!  ;)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on January 17, 2017, 05:05:31 PM
New billet  breather showedup and fits perfect.
Made up lead spacers to tidy things up.

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Longman on January 17, 2017, 07:17:12 PM
Now come on Pete, you gotta sell those!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on January 17, 2017, 07:46:36 PM
New billet  breather showedup and fits perfect.
Made up lead spacers to tidy things up.

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on January 17, 2017, 08:31:22 PM
Now come on Pete, you gotta sell those!

1 off makes my car "special"  :D

Ill think about it.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: NES304 on January 17, 2017, 11:09:55 PM
Just think about how many times to press play on the machine👍🏻


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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: JB on January 18, 2017, 01:23:10 PM
I would ask for a set as well if you were granting Nes a set. 😃


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: CraigFC on January 19, 2017, 02:57:08 PM
The things you have done BLOW my MIND!

Just saying.......


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on January 24, 2017, 05:51:46 PM
Hi everybody
Just a few small things.

Powdercoating came back .
I fitted a high flow K&N element to the air cleaner .
Made a bracket to hold the coil which now hides under the air cleaner.
Lead brackets blend into the extractors making the leads dissapear very happy with them.
I had to drill the rocker cover thread out to fit the breather. That was daunting. Hope it works as it looks smick very happy with it.



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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Longman on January 28, 2017, 08:36:28 AM
Top notch mate! When this thing is on the road, I'm coming over!


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on January 28, 2017, 05:09:42 PM
2 hours masking
2 minutes painting
Just the little touches that make all the difference
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Title: Re:
Post by: Luke Healey on January 28, 2017, 06:53:42 PM
Cool idea!

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 04, 2017, 12:56:56 PM
Steering is all finished and installed
Now for the dreaded wiring.

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 26, 2017, 07:54:36 PM
A little more done
Filler neck was a bit of work .
Just need to fit the vent tube.
First one i fitted vent in the wrong spot after all that work.
Bin job.

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: camxsmith on February 26, 2017, 09:01:36 PM
Very nice Pete ..  Hows that wiring coming along looks like a bit of a headache...   Have you been able to get out a bit in the wagon and van .??.. Today would of been a ripper day down here for a cruise..  When its a nice day it alway makes me think of every one and their completed cars..  hopefully enjoying the shit out of them..  ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 27, 2017, 05:35:33 AM
Very nice Pete ..  Hows that wiring coming along looks like a bit of a headache...   Have you been able to get out a bit in the wagon and van .??.. Today would of been a ripper day down here for a cruise..  When its a nice day it alway makes me think of every one and their completed cars..  hopefully enjoying the shit out of them..  ;D
I havent started the wiring .
I have changed my mind 10 times how im going to do it..
Today was rainy and overcast so cleaned the shed and played with the kids.
I havent been out much at all works busy so thats where my time goes.
Took a friends car to the drags ran a 9.2 then a 8.8 over the quarter back to the drags saturday .
Shes a little datto 1600 running a turbo LS
850rwhp on a mild tune.

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Also helped a stranded fc ute fitted a new diff centre for him
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Also we dynoed a mates eh i did a bit of work on.
It has a  rb20det which i paid 100 dollars for 7 yrs ago . Absolute lucky dip engine unknown condition rolled out 193rwhp drives fantastic.


So i do keep busy just not on my own toys.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: camxsmith on February 27, 2017, 07:28:59 AM
Even thou its not your toys Pete ..  it all sounds like fun.  ;)  Thats one quick datto.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: zulu on February 27, 2017, 11:38:50 AM
love the datsun 1600 Pete
I bought one new 1970?
what a cracker, 105 mph no probs I also looked at a new base model Monaro 6cyl for similar cost but radio and heater was extra as I recall so went for the dato



Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 28, 2017, 01:23:53 PM
Finally got around to making the wiper motor bracket and gasket.
Im using a BA falcon one now.
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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Maco on February 28, 2017, 08:56:29 PM
Nice work Pete.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 28, 2017, 09:25:24 PM
Nice work Pete.


Cheers


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: freddyc on February 28, 2017, 09:35:45 PM
pete I had to use a XD falcon motor as vr commodore didn't come through the fire wall enough. It looks in the pictures that you may strike the same problem.
fred


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on March 01, 2017, 05:30:54 AM
pete I had to use a XD falcon motor as vr commodore didn't come through the fire wall enough. It looks in the pictures that you may strike the same problem.
fred
Thanks fred
Yes vs was short but this seems a lot better i hqve a plan (sorta 😉)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: hsv-001 on March 01, 2017, 08:06:13 AM
You could also put the mounting plate [or another] on the inside . Haydn


Title: Re:
Post by: Luke Healey on March 02, 2017, 11:41:38 AM
I have modified the original vr arm to fit the fc parts. Should work.

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Luke Healey on March 02, 2017, 11:52:04 AM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170302/9b13be3f2e8af5778efd4bfb4fe87ffc.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170302/d73157f0ada2fd993ea1b8ed43d0427f.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170302/815d877e7ea4410edd3e98358e93f646.jpg)
Just need a spot face drill bit so i can get the nut on
Using this arm makes up for the short shaft on the vr wiper motor

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FireKraka on March 02, 2017, 12:00:47 PM
That's very similar to what I did Pete I think I used two nuts to gain more distance into the cab and it works fine.

Regards
Neil H


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on March 02, 2017, 12:18:16 PM
Thanks for the pic

I have one drawn up i will post a pic tommorow when i assemble it.



Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 07, 2019, 05:11:29 AM
Works and lifes been hectic
The utes slowlly progressing leccos had it 13 months so im starting to push to get it returned.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190206/ae0e60b4675288cc4e92367bf3096b49.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190206/dd07afad20bb74d6274c973d877978d4.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190206/5b404f177769728bdb316e8d5d4bda2d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190206/a0f53f60ca6399d72cf43759d428e744.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190206/1ff6ea5f2808728c78f4262f23fa0b88.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190206/41207f6bfc226413e4d5367b014c81b4.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190206/917c6b613e475a73dc73774ed23653d1.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190206/f54a80974630e268ce88c4b2bf8ffbfe.jpg)

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: waynos on February 07, 2019, 02:21:19 PM
awesome


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: camxsmith on February 07, 2019, 02:34:39 PM
Great to see you have some time on the ute again Pete..  Hope it continues as I love this ute  ;D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Errol62 on February 07, 2019, 06:13:24 PM
Great work as always Pete. Good to see youíre finding the time again. Youíll need to make up a spare wheel clamp for it before you know it (hint). Canít believe you sold the FE.


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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on February 07, 2019, 07:50:04 PM
I bought myself a factory vl turbo anf i bought my wife the brown vk then found silver one so have a shed full of shitbox commodores lol
Brownys for sale.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190207/1348efa76cca71afbe2e685e0b35e5d2.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190207/632e7cc5b9ad2ad7dc9385657acba813.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190207/83bf0f98a291b45b23e1a5905e5ec1e9.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190207/e1ff86fde3b781c6843168a9fe40f64a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190207/61c60788ddb6691cb5048f4a54b6ac02.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190207/550a25c342f0328d884b15a3a6117691.jpg)

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fe350chev on May 04, 2019, 06:38:33 PM
Good to see some new pics of the ute. Well done Pete.

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: VAN059 on May 07, 2019, 08:58:28 AM
I bought myself a factory vl turbo anf i bought my wife the brown vk then found silver one so have a shed full of shitbox commodores lol
Brownys for sale.

Better than having F#&Ds !!

Brilliant work as usual  8)


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on May 08, 2019, 05:53:13 AM
Well the utes home
Everything works i just need to make the fuel tank for it and battery box.
I need to sort the base timing in the haltech as its too far advanced.
Gave her a quick bath and cleaned the chrome.
Really really dissapointed in the chrome its all turning to shit so may have it all redone for the 3rd time on some pieces.
Motivation is at a all time low doing big days at work takes it out of you.
Im on the hunt for seatbelts as autolux seems to of disappeared?
Must be old school looking.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190507/d0866deff1a49e2d61acc46a54a7f980.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190507/e7f0fa03ddf4e7825b91e4656603373a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190507/bf1f546dc6a34d0aa73ab8ce66b24aeb.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190507/85fa8ba93b115986d1530dd1d734e44f.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190507/9108cb5525bbd62fccfd465bc5db15f8.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190507/9ddae4f0e43d26750ef7dd4803157327.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190507/60b5275b9affa0b9f805f9d3f8396554.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190507/761668cb2141b28367c5bf373c404088.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190507/46d0c4d5a638330e276e9a544773191c.jpg)

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Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: hsv-001 on May 08, 2019, 07:45:43 AM
Still loving your builds mate . Gotta say life is too short to worry about work . Get back to what you love ,oh I have to ask , is the old AC Delco wiper motor some sort of statement ? I'm not saying [it looks great and clean and all] just with all the upgrades ? Cheers Haydn 


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: fcwrangler on May 08, 2019, 08:34:09 AM
Looking real good mate, you canít rush excellence. I brought my seatbelts from Repco, they are Klipan belts, may be able to buy them direct.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on May 08, 2019, 09:17:46 AM
Still loving your builds mate . Gotta say life is too short to worry about work . Get back to what you love ,oh I have to ask , is the old AC Delco wiper motor some sort of statement ? I'm not saying [it looks great and clean and all] just with all the upgrades ? Cheers Haydn 

I had a commodore one in there then a xcell and it looked to modern so recod the delco one. my sedan one is cable drive and hidden. remeber this was a quick tidy up and drive car  :D


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FireKraka on May 08, 2019, 01:43:37 PM
Hi pete great to see you back at it and we all know about those quick clean up and drive builds don't we  ;D ::)

I have used HEMCO belts in Ballarat before mate good product and not a bad price.

Regards
Neil


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: FCRB26 on May 08, 2019, 06:18:56 PM
Awesome thx neil


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: DJ on May 08, 2019, 07:12:03 PM
Good to see you back into it Pete. I bought APV general purpose belts through Repco on a '30% off everything' weekend.
The APV site provides a product matrix & contact numbers to confirm the correct selection.
http://www.apvsafetyproducts.com/index.htm


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Ol_Girl_58 on May 08, 2019, 09:28:41 PM
Seatbelt Solutions in WA too Pete.


Title: Re: FC Ute
Post by: Old_Mt_Isa_Boy on May 09, 2019, 06:20:52 PM
Outstanding

Regards

Wayne b