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« Reply #340 on: October 19, 2009, 02:48:05 PM »


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

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« Reply #341 on: October 19, 2009, 03:19:36 PM »

Who's got a pearled glove box lid?  Huh
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« Reply #342 on: October 19, 2009, 04:08:44 PM »

this thread is digressing...  Huh
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« Reply #343 on: October 19, 2009, 04:48:08 PM »

Who's got a pearled glove box lid?  Huh

I'm just an old fisherman, but I can still get a bite  Wink
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« Reply #344 on: October 19, 2009, 04:49:53 PM »

G'day Pedro,
                 another idea to see how straight the car will look, and this is how i checked how straight my FE was when i was blocking it back, is to wipe some Prepsol/ Prep wash over the area you are working on and look at the reflection to see if there are any ripples or highs or lows.
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« Reply #345 on: October 20, 2009, 08:14:58 AM »

Thanks Scott, every tip helps to make this jigsaw puzzle easier.

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









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

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« Reply #346 on: October 20, 2009, 08:22:25 AM »

oops... can you sink it lower into the rail?
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« Reply #347 on: October 20, 2009, 08:33:08 AM »

G'day Ed, unfortunately the outlet is right where the chassis rail sits and i can't go any lower unless i change to a VK radiator which has the outlet slightly higher but the inlet is on the wrong side, after measuring everything up I "think" i can put it where it is supposed to go as long as i don't run a fan.
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« Reply #348 on: October 20, 2009, 09:07:21 AM »

Or modify the top?  If you look at Fatboys thread you can see how he fit up a VN rad by modifying both the lower rail and upper rad support panel.

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

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« Reply #349 on: October 20, 2009, 09:18:26 AM »

OR just get the radiator cut down and then move it towards the front to make  room for a fan ....FC427....
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« Reply #350 on: October 20, 2009, 09:24:43 AM »

Or move the outlet to where you need it after sinking it into the rail.
Or a custom Alloy radiator made to the dimensions you need.
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« Reply #351 on: October 20, 2009, 01:59:49 PM »

Hey Pedro,

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

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

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« Reply #352 on: October 20, 2009, 02:45:00 PM »

Getting one made is starting to sound like the best option, being a stubborn ba***** though I'll have one more go, Kathi has sent me some pics of what John has done and I'll go and have a look at Jason and fatboys ideas, It's not the cutting and making it fit that's the problem it's re-routing the chassis rails without interfering with the sway bar, bumper bar front of the engine etc.







 
Just doesn't fit either way.

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« Reply #353 on: October 20, 2009, 02:59:54 PM »

Doesn't seem to matter what size choose it still comes out small here, think I'll stick with photobucket.





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« Reply #354 on: October 20, 2009, 03:38:54 PM »

oooo very squeezy Pedro!  Undecided   But these things are sent to challenge us. Smiley  Makes ours look pretty easy ATM!  Grin
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« Reply #355 on: October 21, 2009, 10:04:22 AM »

                                             Lost

Lost, my motivation and enthusiasm, If found please return to Pedro as they are urgently needed Sad Sad
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« Reply #356 on: October 21, 2009, 10:08:49 AM »

Pedro,

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

In the meantime knock over a simple job elsewhere.

the solution will then jump out at you!

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« Reply #357 on: October 21, 2009, 10:37:16 AM »

Great advice Ed!  Smiley  And you said it so much nice than I would have!  Wink

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

Stop ya sulking Pedro!  There's plenty of other things you can do, you wuss!  Now finish your peanut butter sandwhich, get off your backside and get back out there and do something productive! It's not the end of the world you know! And I thought you'd be the last person I'd have to smack around the head at the moment!  Roll Eyes  Grin
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« Reply #358 on: October 21, 2009, 10:56:44 AM »

When all else fails I polish chrome.  Go and find a nice chrome piece, give it a good polish and for motivation think about how much you want to get through to the stage of putting the chrome back on your car.

Cheer up.
You've come so far and done so well.
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« Reply #359 on: October 21, 2009, 12:07:24 PM »

Ok Pedro,

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











Ok mate these are all of the photos that I had with the radiators from both of my cars..

Post too big so will split it





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