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« on: July 03, 2015, 11:24:34 PM »
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Just wondering wpt people think about a rebody . Im looking at putting my fe onto a hq chassis ive asked an engineer and its all good to go ahead jyst wondering if anyone has done it and if so would u recommend  doing it . Thanx
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2015, 05:26:53 AM »
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Hq would be too wide.
Try rodeo or hilux are a better starting point.
I havent seen anyone doing this recently.
There were a few years ago doing different conversions.
But never to be seen again.
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2015, 08:02:25 AM »
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Have a look at Harko's old thread... The nomad was on a Toyota crown frame.
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2015, 09:39:07 AM »
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I've wondered about narrowing and shortening a HQ chassis so that wheelbase and track are right. Joint would be done something similar to the way a HQ graft is put on a 57 Chev for example, but narrowed as well. You would need a narrowed diff, but that's nothing special. Narrowed Commodore rack for the front.

I've never seen or heard of this being attempted.  Maybe for good reason........

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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2015, 11:21:28 AM »
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This has been discussed before using a 4x4 chassis, some of the results are not pretty, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder, just watch that first step getting out

There is an FJ 1 Toner running around, I spoke to the owner who told me if you have vehicle with no floor its a good stating point, this bloke had a CD on how to do it, so it might be out there on the web somewhere








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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2015, 12:37:26 PM »
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Andrew McBean is doing a HQ under an EJ ute..... But he has not been on the forum in quite some time

Ps NoT a fan of the 4x4 ones!
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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2015, 09:08:45 AM »
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I'm curious as to what the benefits of rebodying an FE or FC over an existing chassis are?

If you are looking for rigidity, then a 3/4 chassis is very effective.

If you are trying to incorporate new suspension, then I think it would be "easier".. (sorry the same amount of work) and more elegant to fabricate new rails and floor to suit your suspension and drive line.


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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2015, 11:04:57 AM »
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If my memory serves me well, I remember reading a Street Machine article about Peter Fitzpatrick's first build was on a HQ Chassis to get around ACT rego laws.
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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2015, 12:01:16 PM »
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Hey Ed
The reason is the engine capacity is based on the chassis and not the car - read HQ = big block
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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2015, 01:57:59 PM »
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Oh ...the Canadian big block
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« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2015, 09:15:36 PM »
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From what I remember Peter Fitzpatricks stunning FC only had a HQ front sub chassis may be wrong

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