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« Reply #120 on: November 21, 2014, 08:35:54 PM »

Looks awesome mate, they always do when the colour goes on. Love it. Jamie.
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« Reply #121 on: December 03, 2014, 06:11:52 PM »

Yep, Adobe Beige. Looking good.
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« Reply #122 on: December 04, 2014, 07:02:00 PM »

Colour looks great
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« Reply #123 on: December 05, 2014, 10:35:14 AM »

I really like the colour and I'm a bit envious.  I really hope to have a Ute one day of my own. I like them when they look a bit humble and in solid colours. Looks great.
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« Reply #124 on: December 05, 2014, 10:35:28 AM »

Thanks for the positive comments everyone.

Looking forward to getting stuck in this weekend and getting some shiny stuff on the car Smiley.
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« Reply #125 on: February 02, 2015, 06:00:22 PM »

Progress on the Ute has been a little slow over the Christmas break a three week break in Canada but the car is starting to come together again. Starting to look really good and getting very excited with the progress!

All the Chrome is on the car and the wiring has started. Couple of pics below.









Hoping to get the interior started soon so will post again when a little more has been completed.

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« Reply #126 on: February 02, 2015, 07:58:28 PM »

Mmmmm..., chrome  Cool

Looking good Mark, keep up the great work!
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« Reply #127 on: February 02, 2015, 09:47:22 PM »


It's looking terrific Mark

Not long to go now by the looks of things

Keep the pics coming
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« Reply #128 on: February 02, 2015, 10:51:35 PM »

The paint looked great before but it's even better with the chrome.

(just look at that tailgate now!)
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« Reply #129 on: February 03, 2015, 11:42:50 AM »

Looks great Mark you should be very proud of what you have achieved in a relatively short time frame.

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« Reply #130 on: February 03, 2015, 11:58:57 AM »

Damn Right.
It looks fantastic!
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« Reply #131 on: May 03, 2015, 10:39:09 PM »

Moving along nicely now!

Car has come back from its first trip to trimmers now has a snazzy new head liner and sun visors. The plan was to get this done first so the windscreen and rear screen could be installed to make it semi water tight in case it got caught outside the workshop in the rain.

Just this weekend me and the old man (100% the old man) started and almost finished the wiring. Took some pictures along the way to show everyone but was a little over my head (helps when your dad is a auto electrician). From what i took away we mounted 4 circuit breakers onto a sheet steel panel along with a fold down fuse box. By the end of the weekend we had all the lights on the vehicle as well as the switches and ignition all working on the dash. Just need to get a few more small globe holders to finish the back of the dash.

With the Wiper switch for the dash we decided to use a spare headlight switch so the knobs would look the same, worked really well and still fitted nicely.

The plan from there is back to the trimmer to get the seat/carpet/tonnaue cover completed and then off to rego.















Really getting to the end of the process now and cannot wait to finally get it on the road after a couple of years Smiley

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Mark Smitty
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« Reply #132 on: May 04, 2015, 12:51:16 PM »

Awesome Mark. Keep up the good work. Handy having the old man around. Would have made mine easiee
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« Reply #133 on: May 08, 2015, 12:43:08 PM »

Mark, looking at the high beam switch did you modify that as my connections on on the other side?
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« Reply #134 on: May 08, 2015, 06:03:34 PM »

Looking really good Mark, won't be long now  Smiley
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« Reply #135 on: May 08, 2015, 08:16:53 PM »

Very nice Mark, all round.
I've got one of those lights (and a magnifying lens!) but I haven't been able to get the wiring as tidy as that yet.
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« Reply #136 on: May 11, 2015, 02:07:15 PM »

Thanks for the comments guys!

Perth_ute, the high beam is just a foot button that we placed where ever. After screwing it into the floor we realised it probably should have gone in the hole with the two smaller holes above and below but didn't realise so will need to fill that section up later.
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« Reply #137 on: May 11, 2015, 02:12:04 PM »

Thanks for the comments guys!

Perth_ute, the high beam is just a foot button that we placed where ever. After screwing it into the floor we realised it probably should have gone in the hole with the two smaller holes above and below but didn't realise so will need to fill that section up later.

That dipper wouldnt fit in the hole anyway FE FC ones are a little different yours is like a HR one  made to mount from the top only.

Utes looking fantastic...
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« Reply #138 on: July 26, 2015, 09:07:28 PM »

Car is now complete  Smiley!

Interior was finished mid week and have been driving around most of the weekend (Except to and from Motorex). Feels amazing to finally drive the car I have been working on for so long. Photo's below of its first cruise and the finished interior.

Would like to thank everyone who has commented and contributed to this thread. All your answers to my questions and help sourcing parts has been a massive help!

Will be joining the NSW car club shortly so will try and make it out to a few events.














Thanks again for all the help and will update the thread if any other works occur.

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Mark
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« Reply #139 on: July 26, 2015, 10:47:56 PM »

Congratulations Mark.
It's a very neat unit that's sure to turn heads.
You must be very happy with the end result.
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