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« Reply #940 on: November 08, 2014, 07:47:23 PM »



Still not there to open them... Tailgate now finished though.
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« Reply #941 on: November 13, 2014, 08:02:27 AM »

Got to put a little more mig has through the welder... At about $20 per month it's hardly worth having the bottle when it's not getting used!
Needed to make some radiator and condenser brackets so combined them.
Will just need to adjust and weld the final tabs on when back in OZ.
Dino has been busy polishing the stainless too... Any tips for getting a mirror finish?Huh








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« Reply #942 on: November 13, 2014, 08:41:44 AM »

If you want an ultra shine then finish with motorbike visor polish. But test an area first. This also works on CD scratches.
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« Reply #943 on: November 14, 2014, 08:06:38 AM »

You need to get some polishing soap say brown or if theres no heavy scratches start with white.
we use the new Pferd kits for variable speed grinder awesome cannot recomend them enough

http://www.maxprod.com/products/PFD-48194.asp

If i had seen these before i sent mine away (6 friggin months ago) i would not of sent them away

The old way was a coarse stitched mop with brown or grey soap then go a soft flannel mop with white fine soap. then a polish like autosol or purple.

Let up know if you cant find a kit i will get one off my supplier.

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« Reply #944 on: November 14, 2014, 11:36:41 AM »

I used a cloth buff on a bench grinder and the green coloured stick cutting compound.  I think the brand of the cutting compound was Josco but I am not at home at present to check.

According to the bloke who did my plating the secret is too put a lot of pressure on the work and get it as hot as possible and wear gloves.  I only had a 6inch grinder for my buff and was limited a bit to the pressure I could apply but it still got quite warm.  The end result was very acceptable.  Tried Autosol first but not very effective on the stainless.

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« Reply #945 on: November 14, 2014, 12:31:21 PM »

Josco would be the brand keith.
I struggle holding in the buff
Thats why I like these new polishing kits you can put more pressure on it with the grinder .
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« Reply #946 on: November 17, 2014, 06:16:30 PM »

Sent Dino out and he got the suggested gear. Then he polished 2 sets and chose the best from each to put in the grill. Still waiting on the C sections to come back from the Electroplater.
Did get some NOS headlight retainers though so happy at the moment.







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« Reply #947 on: November 17, 2014, 06:28:32 PM »

Coming together nicely JB, cant wait to see it on the road.
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« Reply #948 on: December 03, 2014, 07:36:48 PM »

Back to using Harko's 20min rule... managed to get a couple of hours on it over 2 days while visiting again.

Got to fit the blinkers, replaced the sealer in the bonnet an then sealed up the quarter panels where the sandblasting had left gaps, and the subwoofer box.

Then today after I got back to NZ the bonnet emblem came back from the electroplater. NOS centre looks pretty good in there too.

Just have to wait for the rest of the bits to come back to complete the outside and start on the inside.

More fuel in it and another spin down the street was a must!  Grin





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« Reply #949 on: December 03, 2014, 07:43:53 PM »

Maybe some windows and hubcaps might not draw attention ... Cheesy

Highly recomend the glass mob I got my ute full set from.

Awesome quality
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« Reply #950 on: December 03, 2014, 07:47:27 PM »

I have decided to read your thread from the start. I have a few builds that my brain has cross threaded and I find it hard to keep track of what relates to what 😜. When you come home, what do you do first, have a sneaky peeky at the car or see the family 😆. It must be difficult looking from afar! My 12 year old reckons that colour is shit hot.
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« Reply #951 on: December 03, 2014, 08:04:53 PM »

Was going to use the same window mob when you found them... $1200 for the whole ute was a pretty good price I thought too.

Thats one for next year though... trying to get the chrome all done by Feb, and then the wheels will be next on the menu!

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« Reply #952 on: December 03, 2014, 08:38:50 PM »

My 12 year old reckons that colour is shit hot.

I agree with your 12 year old.

It's a great looking ute JB.
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« Reply #953 on: December 03, 2014, 10:12:29 PM »

I'm up to only page 6! But I don't want to rush it. But I'm counting how many times the car has been pulled apart and put back together!
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« Reply #954 on: December 05, 2014, 07:44:37 PM »

Question... Internal wiring for FE blinkers with the wire, spring and base to connect to the globe.
Can they be bought new? As I have looked on the rarespares website and can not see them.
If not does anyone have a pair that they don't need.

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« Reply #955 on: December 05, 2014, 08:07:03 PM »

There's a few here.
http://www.rarespares.net.au/rarespares/SearchPage.aspx?type=partsfinder&brand=HOLDEN&model=FC+HOLDEN&car=11C&productgroup=LAMPS+%26+LENSES&pno=1
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« Reply #956 on: December 05, 2014, 08:27:09 PM »

 JB, i know this mob http://www.classicandvintagebulbs.com/index.html here in Adelaide used to do complete Lucas  lense and globe holder new as they were on many English cars worth a call or an email, as i cant find them on their web page, Rogers Motors is also another source i found by Google.
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« Reply #957 on: December 05, 2014, 09:27:25 PM »

Question... Internal wiring for FE blinkers with the wire, spring and base to connect to the globe.
Can they be bought new? As I have looked on the rarespares website and can not see them.
If not does anyone have a pair that they don't need.

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« Reply #958 on: December 05, 2014, 10:29:08 PM »

Not sure if this would help but I fixed my headlight plugs with a section of the lid from a jar of peaches. But I'm a tightarse!
 
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« Reply #959 on: December 05, 2014, 11:12:57 PM »

Haha, engineering at it's best...love it!!!
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