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Author Topic: Mickrat. FE Holden rusty one.  (Read 58509 times)
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« Reply #40 on: January 18, 2014, 10:07:02 PM »

Not much progress over Xmas. Built up door edges to get gaps right. And this is how I tackled top half to make it fit. Talk about square pegs in round holes !!!

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« Reply #41 on: January 20, 2014, 08:20:27 AM »

You will obviously take a look at that step out where the lower back corner of the window frame  meets the door skin after you push it back square .I've had badly fitting doors before but never that bad . Keep up the great work .Haydn
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« Reply #42 on: January 31, 2014, 05:14:20 PM »

Some more pics on the door mod.

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« Reply #43 on: January 31, 2014, 06:12:07 PM »

Big job. Looking good.
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« Reply #44 on: February 01, 2014, 09:30:40 AM »

The owner of a shop where I worked quite a few years ago was building a 39 Dodge pick up [ hotrod ] and wanted us to disassemble every panel so we could sandblast them individually and reassemble it . We had the same door and bonnet fitting problems and we used heavy welding wire tacked onto the edges and back filled with brass . In hind sight it was probably the chassis that had been distorted during boxing and not the body . Cheers Haydn
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« Reply #45 on: February 01, 2014, 10:22:32 AM »

That's a pain, having to modify to get it to fit is a real downer, having said that, now you will be able to get the gaps just right. I also noticed the rear brake drums are flat(no dimples), what are they off?(EJ-EH?). The reason I ask is there has been a lot of talk about different rim fittment on early drums.
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« Reply #46 on: February 01, 2014, 11:39:55 AM »

I'm guessing HD-HR drum brake [discs use smaller wheel cylinders and EJ-EH use U-bolts]. Haydn
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« Reply #47 on: February 01, 2014, 11:59:29 AM »

Haydn, I brought a couple of boxes of misc. parts last weekend and there are a pair of HR front drums (so I was told) and stubs with them. The drums have a recessed face not flat so this is why I asked the question.
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« Reply #48 on: February 01, 2014, 01:40:26 PM »

The rear brake drums are finned PBR teplacements for heavy towing application with Hr commercial backing plates and shoes. They are wider.

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« Reply #49 on: February 01, 2014, 06:04:39 PM »

I thought as much as I just recently recoed a mates HD wagon drum brakes and its a real pain to try and get the rear wheel cylinders out of the of the backing plates without taking all that auto adjusting gear out of the way first. Haydn
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« Reply #50 on: February 01, 2014, 06:09:45 PM »

Just had another thought . What are you running for a booster because those rear cylinders are for drum brakes or are you only boosting the front ? Haydn
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« Reply #51 on: February 01, 2014, 07:26:45 PM »

The wheel cylinders are 7eights of an inch diameter. Got a set of 1 inch as well was told to use the smaller ones with discs, vh 40 boosting all 4 wheels. Pickup up a brand new unit at a swap meet for $ 40

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« Reply #52 on: February 03, 2014, 12:33:54 PM »

More door pics

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« Reply #53 on: February 03, 2014, 01:22:27 PM »

The original wheel cylinder for HR rear with discs up front was 5/8" so it could be a problem with the disc upgrade on the front as a friend of mine found a few years ago. He pulled his rear brake drums off and found the brake shoes had not moved enough to touch the drums ,still like new all the braking was at the front . Haydn
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« Reply #54 on: February 03, 2014, 09:47:22 PM »

I use 9/16'' rear wheel cylinders with HR disc front end Wink
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« Reply #55 on: February 04, 2014, 08:47:32 PM »

Geez i thought my doors were a bad fit, that's unreal, good job on the repairs.
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« Reply #56 on: March 24, 2014, 07:30:27 PM »

Often wondered what those small round flat circles on the rear lamp lenses were for. Now i know !!  Blue dots !!

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« Reply #57 on: March 24, 2014, 09:24:25 PM »

Yeah,they look great.Pitty they don't work on Fc/Fe.Although I overcame that problem... Wink
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« Reply #58 on: March 24, 2014, 10:05:00 PM »

I'm going to fit a small globe holder directly behind them after rego

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Made up a tool to make the window gaps wider worked fine
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« Reply #59 on: March 25, 2014, 08:34:09 AM »

Reflector section of the tail light lens . If you cover or remove this reflector you could be in breach of RWC. Haydn
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