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« on: May 28, 2011, 05:24:35 PM »

I have finally bought myself a FC holden, I was after a EK, but finding any old holden in tassie is getting hard. Buying from the big island was going to cost a fair chunk out of my budget.

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

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

So here are the pictures so far
















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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2011, 10:38:00 PM »

Congrats on picking up your FC.
Looks like a bit of work ahead, but it sounds like many of the problem areas would be cut away anyway.
Good luck and keep us updated.
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2011, 10:50:12 PM »

Geez,don't hit it too hard with the sandblaster Nick, you might only come back with the steering wheel and stainless trims Grin Grin Grin


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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2011, 07:35:19 PM »

Just looking at it I think you will be shocked at how much rust it has but Sand Blasting is the only way to go.At least you'll know what you're up against and if you are dedicated and have some welding/fabricating skills you will get it done.One thing I've learned is never expect it to be done in a day,it will take much longer (unless you've got heaps of cash and pay someone else to do it Wink then it will take a little less time.....and don't plan on having any more kids during the build either or it will take even longer... Roll Eyes....
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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2011, 10:26:48 PM »

Ive got 3 years for the tassie nationals, thats my aim. Fabricating and welding isnt a problem for me either. Here is the last "thing" i built, It wont be to anyone taste here. Grin
Its commodore mechanical engine,5 speed,diff,Struts, Brakes and a bit of Toyota stuff in there as well Xmember, Rack and pinion, Steering column, Pedal box, 4 Link Rear. Most people dont believe its rear wheel drive, At car shows you usually see people lying under the rear  saying "yeah it has a diff under it"  
Took me a Year and a half to complete from start to finish, But i am still collecting parts to a bit more on it. Everything is fabricated by me, except the intercooling pipes and Aluminium boot floor.
will also be featured in Zoom magazine soon.






Yes its a Hyundai Excel Shocked
Ill keep the old holden all holden.
I know ill be getting less back after its been to the blasters.
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2011, 12:30:24 AM »

LOL!

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

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

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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2011, 06:56:31 PM »

Good to see your going to be using your talents for a real car Nick.

Looking forward to seeing the progress updates.

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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2011, 03:06:44 PM »

Nothing happening yet, Just spending money on replacement parts
All 4 floor pans, Inner and outer sill panels and underfloor cross members.
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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2011, 01:36:54 PM »

cut open the drivers side sill to see how bad the rust is. I was surprised at how little crap was in there.
there is still some factory black paint on some of it.

 
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« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2011, 08:35:12 PM »

its been awhile and ive just been collecting parts and building a new shed. Plan was to have the shed finished in October, but with delays building started Monday December 12 and i pushed myself to have it finished by Christmas.
Well today is Christmas, only have the front cladding and roller doors to go. I wanted to have the car in by today, so here it is. Ill now start working on the car.




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« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2011, 08:45:38 PM »

That's a cool Christmas gift for yourself.
Looks like plenty of room in there.
Good luck with the build.
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« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2011, 09:13:28 PM »

From one tasmanian from ulvy yo another. Good luck. Yours looks like my Fe. I'm also doing a fc taxi. You can see my Adelaide taxi and breton blue Fe in the build pages. Looks like you can get stuck into it now. Happy stripping. Make sure you get a wonder remover soon.
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« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2011, 11:00:30 PM »

Any progress is good progress I say Nick Cheesy

New shed looks great and the FC looks right at home in there ready for its make over.
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« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2011, 09:48:27 AM »

I meant window winder remover
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« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2011, 08:17:01 PM »

From one tasmanian from ulvy yo another. Good luck. Yours looks like my Fe. I'm also doing a fc taxi. You can see my Adelaide taxi and breton blue Fe in the build pages. Looks like you can get stuck into it now. Happy stripping. Make sure you get a wonder remover soon.
Deano, I grew up in Ulverstone as well. Just up the road in Penguin now. Left high school in '83 - how about you?
Cheers, Ben
P.S. looking forward to seeing a start on this one Nick
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« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2011, 09:17:59 PM »

Well done Nick, good to see it is in a nice dry place. Better hurry up now... only a bit over two years to go now you know

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« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2011, 12:20:00 PM »

Yeah Ben moved back to tassie for few years about 6 years ago and was on castra road. Other family are west, richardsons and marshalls. Mum grew up in penguin. I grew up in Adelaide but was in tassie in early years. Do you know the furley boys. My family were pioneers if north Morton and waratah and deloraine back before Melbourne and Adelaide we invented
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« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2011, 08:33:05 PM »

No I don't know the Furleys Deano. I grew up in West Ulverstone. All the best with the restos. You'll have both of yours finished before I even get started.
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« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2012, 09:19:43 AM »

Started stripping.
Is the complete front crossmember and diff for these worth anything?


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« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2012, 01:29:57 PM »

Not really mate.  Cheesy you may as well keep them if you go back to original later.
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