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« Reply #60 on: August 18, 2012, 01:24:48 PM »

as im not having any luck finding these parts : bonnet, front guards, bumpers front and rear, left hand front door glass and window regulator.
and not having alot of time to fix the ones i have, ive lost some motivation.

The shell is almost complete, but i don't think ill make it for the nats here in tassie.

If anyone has any of these part they want to sell, please let me know.

Nick,

I'm in the process of hunting down parts for both my cars so I'll keep you posted if I come across anything your searching for Wink
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« Reply #61 on: October 17, 2012, 09:01:45 PM »

I have finally finished the floors YAY  Shocked Shocked Shocked
spent 2 days on it, 80% of the outer sills are also done. i was also lucky to sandblast and reuse the rear lower dogleg sill corner.
Ive used reproduction sills, there is no bend in the middle or ends.
Next problem with the left side rear dogleg is rusted all the way around the arch inside and out and i really dont know how to attack it. Im not a panel man.
I got myself a perfect bonnet, its like new on the underside just rough paint on the top.
i also got 2 front bumpers, both are bad chrome but better then nothing and right and left front doors complete so i have my passenger window, but i think they may have less rust than the ones i have.
Ive started to get stuck into it again, tomorrow ill get the tunnel welded in.
im also thinking of running a straight 6 instead of the commodore v6, i thinking for ease of engineering. get it on the road.
and the good old red motor are cheap as chips these days.




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« Reply #62 on: November 26, 2012, 09:48:25 AM »

Good to see progress Nick, hopefully get sometime over the xmas/NYE break to work your magic.
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« Reply #63 on: June 24, 2013, 08:36:43 PM »

been working slowly, trying to get through all the rust. Only the left rear guard to go.
finally got seats, Thanks to Josh (Ol_Girl_58) for the front and rear seats and 3/4 of a rear bumper
I hope to get all the underside repairs finished this weekend, then ill just have the passenger side rear quater to do. Then start to reassemble the rear of the car while i start fixing the front subframe RUST.

Some pictures of stuff done.
started on a Chassis kit not finished yet

Drivers rear quater finished.



Underside of the boot edge, was rusted out bad top and bottom.




top edge.

My new toy a TIG Welder, I need alot of practice still.
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« Reply #64 on: June 24, 2013, 09:34:44 PM »

Hell of a project. Glad to see your still at it.

Looks like a lot of learning happening. Well done.

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« Reply #65 on: June 25, 2013, 07:43:31 AM »

Its a credit to you all the rust repairs not a easy thing to fix.

Tig takes a while but you will find how neat you can go on car panels.
Really sharp tip and use mig wire for filler.
Is it high frequency start or scratch start ?


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« Reply #66 on: June 25, 2013, 09:16:44 AM »

high frequency DC only, as you said good for car panels. I made the tunnel strengthener with the TIG not real pretty welds but good penetration.
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« Reply #67 on: June 26, 2013, 12:11:35 AM »

Nice progress.
Nice to have a TIG...jealous!!
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« Reply #68 on: June 30, 2013, 05:33:39 PM »

I thought id get all the welding done this weekend, i had two days, but as usual saturday was used up picking up a EH 149 engine for the sump and pickup. The motor "was turning over with the starter motor" I got it home not checking before hand, Its sized, i couldn't get it to turn over and i havent had time to pull it down yet.

My mate also came around and wanted me to help lower his commodore. I handed him a bunch of tools and said call me when you get stuck, well every 5 minutes he was stuck.

I got my chassis strengthening done, cleaned the shed a bit and put the car on its other side.












And this is the las bit of rust in the shell, i hope to get that done next weekend. The wheel arch needs replacing too, the rare spares lower rear replacement part will get rid of most of it.
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« Reply #69 on: June 30, 2013, 06:14:26 PM »

Nice work Nick. Have you thought about gear box mounts while it is on its side?

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« Reply #70 on: June 30, 2013, 06:30:27 PM »

yes I've thought about them, i just dont know where they will go.
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« Reply #71 on: July 01, 2013, 02:00:35 AM »

On the gearbox, I'd guess.
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« Reply #72 on: July 01, 2013, 03:00:23 PM »

Big job Nick, doesn't look like there's much of the original floor left.
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« Reply #73 on: July 09, 2013, 07:24:02 PM »

only original part left is the shock mount/boot section.
I've started on the left wheel arch, this is a real test for me, i hope it will look like it should when I've finished.






And if i didn't have enough to do, I got 2 of these to build another race car for my daughter and myself to race, the other car is not complete but has a full log booked welded in roll cage, so everything from this one will go into that one.
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« Reply #74 on: July 09, 2013, 08:15:06 PM »

Hey, if it doesnt look right, make it look fairly right, add something interesting and change your build name to "Another Tassie Custom". I often think with the FE that the guards are so crap that I amy as well have some fun and use a pair of flutes from an air cond and call them custom guards  Cheesy
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« Reply #75 on: July 09, 2013, 09:13:54 PM »

This thread is a perfect example of how almost anything can be achieved with the right outlook from the beginning and an awesome amount of dedication.I am so pleased to see you persisting as this car was VERY rusty and it is obvious that you think like me as I rarely see anything that looks "too far gone" to be repaired.Well done and keep up the great work.Watching the progress with particular interest.Cheers,Jamie. Cool
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« Reply #76 on: July 13, 2013, 06:25:21 PM »

Rebuilt inner and outer wheel arch today, This had me worried, I didn't know if I could make it look right. it will need some filler but i think its not too bad.
They use a lot of lead in the joint here.
All thats left is fix the rear corner under the bumper area.

This took me all day, have to wait till next weekend to finish up.








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« Reply #77 on: July 13, 2013, 06:39:25 PM »

Nick

Great job.!!!!

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« Reply #78 on: July 13, 2013, 11:32:19 PM »

Thats very cool mate, keep up the good work.
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« Reply #79 on: July 14, 2013, 12:20:15 PM »

Great repair job Nick most people wouldn't even touch something that bad  Cool
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