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Author Topic: It has begun,but will it continue...?  (Read 355440 times)
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« Reply #40 on: January 23, 2008, 07:56:23 PM »

Hi Jamie
I have been watching and waiting for progress updates. I will try and remember to give you some encouraging comments in the future.

Cheers Jim

PS. Keep up the good work, on the car that is.
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« Reply #41 on: January 23, 2008, 08:31:37 PM »

Hey guys,no stress.It was actually a bit of joke ( hence the smily)Does anyone have any answers to the earlier questions about the heater box?Cheers,Jamie.
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« Reply #42 on: January 23, 2008, 11:36:50 PM »

I've been looking for some info I think I have somewhere on that heater. I think it is a Smiths heater and I would say if it is working OK, then keep it

Ken
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« Reply #43 on: January 26, 2008, 11:38:44 PM »

Hi all when i got my fe ute home the only thing holding the tank in was the fuel line! i have changed the entire floor end to end as well as replaced chassis sections sills and spring hangers but 28 years under a gum tree will do that everyone said why bother? but i just ploughed on  knowing it could be done  looking at starting it up in couple of weeks (cant wait!) 30 years between starts is a long time Cheesy
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« Reply #44 on: February 25, 2008, 08:44:58 PM »

Hi guys,been a few weeks since the last post as I have still been flat out at work.Black FC was delivered to the sand blaster a couple of weeks ago and I get her back this weekend (YeeHaa!).While it's been away,I have taken the opportunity to get on with the hanging panels.The drivers door was absolutely spotless and came up a treat.The passenger side had a couple of small spots which I am repairing at the moment.The back door has a fairly big ding in it and a big spot of rust in one corner.


Paint stripped,

Fibre disk and deoxidine,

Etch primed.

Passenger front door,

Rust cut out,and patch fitted,

Stay tuned,pick up the shell on Saturday then more photo's.Cheers,Jamie.
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« Reply #45 on: March 01, 2008, 10:53:27 PM »

Well, she's back.Picked the car up today and was very impressed with the job.I have had a good look over the body and there is nothing unexpected,just more obvious.At least now I can tackle cutting out all the bits that were rusty and get some fresh metal in there.Started repairing some of the small bits today.The sandblaster also commented that this was the most balanced rotisserie he has ever seen.I was pretty happy with that seeing as how I only built it from photo's I've seen on this forum!Will be flat out posting over the next few weeks so stay tuned....
 
Back in Black!Do you like the rare Nasco aerials on the roof.....


Lots of daylight coming through that floor!


More soon.Cheers,Jamie.
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« Reply #46 on: March 02, 2008, 05:29:22 AM »

Nice start Jamie, thanks for keeping us, er, posted Grin

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« Reply #47 on: March 02, 2008, 11:25:56 AM »

Great start Jamie,
I will be watching your project with great interest as I am just about to embark on a project myself. At least you know what you have to deal with now. I am not at that stage yet. Good luck and keep at it Wink
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« Reply #48 on: March 05, 2008, 10:24:20 AM »

Looking forward to the next installment Jamie,Great stuff!
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« Reply #49 on: March 06, 2008, 09:08:34 AM »

Hi Jamie,

It looks like you have a fair bit of rebuilding work to do. But you have definitely started about things in the right way. Blasting back to nothing and starting from scratch is the only way to go to do the job properly.

Look forward to seeing more updates & keep up the good work.

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« Reply #50 on: March 06, 2008, 10:17:26 PM »

G'day Jamie,

Just about at the same stage you are so I am watching your progress with lots of interest.  Just a question, when the shell came back from the blaster the pick on the trailer seemed to have her covered in black primer?  Was this a finish the blaster put on it?  Did you do the light panels like the rear quarters or did they blast the whole lot because it looks great.

Cheers mate and keep the pics coming you are helping me out heaps.

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« Reply #51 on: March 08, 2008, 10:35:56 PM »

Hi guys,great to get your responses.Nige,the sandblaster did the whole car and primed it also so that I didn't have to worry about it.I know it's not hard,but time consuming and I didn't want to run the risk of the shell getting wet in bare metal.He was very particular with regards to the right amount of air pressure to use as to not distort the the panels.He won't do hanging panels though as he does not want the risk of damaging big flat panels.I have been away all this week with work but have posted some pics of the rust I have cut out so far.Starting on the small stuff and working my way down.We have a week of over 35 coming up so possibly not too much happening this week.See how we go....

Drivers door jamb




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More soon.Cheers,Jamie.
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« Reply #52 on: April 05, 2008, 10:36:08 AM »

Nice work mate..............

I have to get my pergola finished before I can start mine............. Sound familiar??? Grin
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« Reply #53 on: April 05, 2008, 11:07:07 AM »

Looking good jamie, glad to see did it properly and didn't just cover the rust with bog Cool.
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« Reply #54 on: April 27, 2008, 09:54:03 PM »

I'm Back!Although I didn't actually go anywhere.A virus killed my computer (Pandex Trojan) and it just goes to show that even if you think you are protected by your antivirus software (Norton 360),you're not.Well,if you think I've been slack you'd be dead wrong.Has taken me three weeks to get my computer up and functional again and in that time I have made a fair progression with the Black FC,although it doesn't look like I've done much.Here's a few more...

I fabricated a new centre crossmember as mentioned in another thread

The boss bought a new sheet metal brake for work so I used it to make up new outer sills and front crossmember extensions..

Rebuilt both left and right subframe bulkheads (what a pain in the a** this was)...







Old inner sill is out...

New inner sill in...

Rear floor section out...

New floor section in...

Front floor section out...

New floor section in...
More photo's real soon.Sorry for the wait...Cheers,Jamie
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« Reply #55 on: April 27, 2008, 10:19:41 PM »

Jamie
Looking great, keep up the good work and the occasional update.

Cheers Jim
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« Reply #56 on: April 27, 2008, 10:40:47 PM »

Hi Jamie,
You should be proud - excellent job that most people would have given up on after stripping. It will be a credit to your dedication and craftmanship when finished.
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« Reply #57 on: April 27, 2008, 10:52:47 PM »

Comments like yours Tony and Jim (and everyone else that has replied or viewed this post) is the reason I don't give up.....Cheers,Jamie...
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« Reply #58 on: April 28, 2008, 06:34:36 AM »

Absolutely love the work that you are doing, good to see you are doing it properly and not a half hearted attempt, great work keep the photo's coming
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« Reply #59 on: May 01, 2008, 10:58:09 AM »

hey Jamie,

top quality work.

keep those pics rollin'

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