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Forum: Parts For Sale 07-01-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By DaveD
Done... The part is in Hoppers Crossing...

Done...

The part is in Hoppers Crossing where I live, but I work in the city & I can bring it in if that helps you for collection?

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Forum: Parts For Sale 07-01-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By DaveD
Mustang Rear Chassis Rails

I have 2 x complete 1964-1969 Mustang rear chassis rails (they’d be the big silver bits) & 2 x rear repair sections of 1964 -1970 Mustang Rear Chassis rails (them’s the short black bits)

The full...
Forum: Parts For Sale 06-01-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By DaveD
One sold, One left

One sold, One left
Forum: Parts For Sale 05-01-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By DaveD
Correct they bolt direct onto the lower rear...

Correct they bolt direct onto the lower rear arms, if your car never had a provision for a rear bar it may not have the crush mounts fitted to install one, I was fitting new lower arms anyway so I...
Forum: Parts For Sale 02-01-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By DaveD
Hotchkis 1" Rear Sway Bar to suit GM A Body for sale

Hi All,

I have two 1" Hotchkis Rear Sway bars to suit GM A bodies from 64-72, brand new in the Boxes never opened or used.

Cost was US$179 (ex-shipping) each. so about AU$220 I guess.. I'll let...
Forum: General Discussion 21-11-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By DaveD
I live out in the Western Burbs of Melbourne & I...

I live out in the Western Burbs of Melbourne & I picked an engineer based out this direction as I assumed closer than the eastern burbs would be handy, but I'm not impressed with him (won't put his...
Forum: General Discussion 19-11-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By DaveD
Sub-Frame Connectors

Hi All,

Bit of a silly question maybe but I'm struggling to find a simple yes or no answer.

Are Weld in Sub-Frame connectors legal or not in Victoria? I had been told that once an engineer...
Forum: General Discussion 23-05-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,767
Posted By DaveD
I’ve got a 1975 XB GS Coupe that I’ve had for...

I’ve got a 1975 XB GS Coupe that I’ve had for nearly 20 years now…

http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq330/Daved_XB/Engine%20rebuild/IMG_0434_zpsae396903.jpg
...
Forum: Build Ups 06-03-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,202
Posted By DaveD
I got the seat belts from Morris Classic Concepts...

I got the seat belts from Morris Classic Concepts in the US... I also just fitted a full set of new front & rear belts from Morris into my 69 GTO & I'm very happy with the quality & the fit of all of...
Forum: Build Ups 22-12-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,202
Posted By DaveD
Not really no, I've been focusing on another...

Not really no, I've been focusing on another Muscle car project (its an Australian Muscle car so that build thread is not on this site) has a deadline that I really don't want to miss, so the Dodge...
Forum: General Discussion 20-12-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,220
Posted By DaveD
Sounds like he's had that circuit board replaced...

Sounds like he's had that circuit board replaced already...

Do you still have the old one? you could try putting that back in to try & see if your new board is working or not
Forum: General Discussion 20-12-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,220
Posted By DaveD
To be honest Ryan, when I've had dodgy gauges in...

To be honest Ryan, when I've had dodgy gauges in my cars I've taken the approach of replacing them rather than pulling them apart & repairing them, 40+ year old wires & solder joints are not great to...
Forum: General Discussion 30-11-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,515
Posted By DaveD
All 3 of my cars run Powermasters, all shiny...

All 3 of my cars run Powermasters, all shiny chrome ones too... never had an issue with any of them & they where all cheaper than what you've paid

None of this is probably any help to you really...
Forum: General Discussion 25-11-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By DaveD
Hard vs Braided fuel lines?

Hi Guy's,

I'll be replacing the fuel lines on my Challenger & my XB Falcon projects & I'm looking for opinions on running braided lines from the tank forward instead of the traditional hard lines....
Forum: General Discussion 25-11-2016, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By DaveD
Thanks guys for the positive stories of glass...

Thanks guys for the positive stories of glass shippage, guess I'll take the plunge & order a set...
Forum: General Discussion 22-11-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,450
Posted By DaveD
If you got the 4 poster that I have then you...

If you got the 4 poster that I have then you could have the hoist facing the door opening to easily load up a car & then using the wheels it comes with you could very simply spin the hoist through 90...
Forum: General Discussion 22-11-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By DaveD
Ordering Glass from the US?

Hi Guy’s,

I need to order some glass for my Challenger & whilst I’ve ordered lots of parts from the US before my concern is that the boxes always have marks on them from transit knocks. Now the...
Forum: General Discussion 21-11-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,450
Posted By DaveD
The key thing about any hoist is the obvious...

The key thing about any hoist is the obvious thing I guess, your roof height is really going to be the killer…. My lowest point now in my garage now is 4M’s at the door opening & over 6 in the middle...
Forum: General Discussion 21-11-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 34,724
Posted By DaveD
I went with the AL 10000T, I bought it from AAQ...

I went with the AL 10000T, I bought it from AAQ over in WA… from memory it was $3500 delivered to my house in Vic

I have it bolted down now as it’s in my garage at my house, however when I bought...
Forum: General Discussion 21-11-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,450
Posted By DaveD
I went with the AL 10000T, I bought it from AAQ...

I went with the AL 10000T, I bought it from AAQ over in WA

I made the choice to go with this one for a few reasons, firstly a mate had just ordered one so I was able to see it working in the...
Forum: Build Ups 17-11-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,530
Posted By DaveD
This is looking amazing, I can only imagine your...

This is looking amazing, I can only imagine your frustration on how long this is taking & the fact that you can’t easily go visit to do inspections or hold a torch to the guys to speed up the...
Forum: General Discussion 17-11-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,646
Posted By DaveD
That 13 digit number on the dash is considered...

That 13 digit number on the dash is considered the body/chassis number by VicRoads is my understanding... according to them US cars don't have a VIN, they have a Body number & then an Engine number
Forum: General Discussion 17-11-2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,450
Posted By DaveD
I have a 4 post today & it was one of the best...

I have a 4 post today & it was one of the best garage buys I ever made, IMHO it’s so much easier & quicker to load a car onto a 4 poster than it is a 2, just drive on & job done… like all of you I’ve...
Forum: General Discussion 17-11-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 34,724
Posted By DaveD
I have a 4 post today & it was one of the best...

I have a 4 post today & it was one of the best garage buys I ever made, IMHO it’s so much easier & quicker to load a car onto a 4 poster than it is a 2, just drive on & job done… like all of you I’ve...
Forum: Build Ups 10-10-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,202
Posted By DaveD
Right, so this is an uber quick update on this,...

Right, so this is an uber quick update on this, just so that you all know I haven’t doused it in petrol & burnt it or sold all the parts on eBay.. I’ve simply been waiting on a part that had been on...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,307
Posted By DaveD
I keep forgetting about them, must take a drive...

I keep forgetting about them, must take a drive out one lunchtime & do some Window shopping
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2016, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,307
Posted By DaveD
Yeah I got a 69 GTO, I wasn't searching for...

Yeah I got a 69 GTO, I wasn't searching for anything big specific (yet)... I was just looking for some bits that I needed to get a roadworthy as she's fresh from the US... needed some brake bits,...
Forum: Build Ups 08-10-2016, 10:14 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,202
Posted By DaveD
Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve updated this...

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve updated this thread.. I ended up spending a little over two months out of the country there in April & May & then when I got back there was a lot to catch up on…...
Forum: Build Ups 08-10-2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,202
Posted By DaveD
It seems that someone had installed… well that’s...

It seems that someone had installed… well that’s a strong word to use, someone had inserted an additional set of inner boot sides between the rear Qtr & the existing boot floor sides… looks like they...
Forum: Build Ups 08-10-2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,202
Posted By DaveD
Hi Sorry.... I have this thread running on...

Hi Sorry.... I have this thread running on several forums & to be honest I simply forgot to update this one, so there has been progress since this last post... maybe not as much as I'd like but it's...
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2016, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5,859
Views: 838,388
Posted By DaveD
Started a new to-do list to get passed a...

Started a new to-do list to get passed a roadworthy
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2016, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,307
Posted By DaveD
Nope, but I'll give them a go... thanks

Nope, but I'll give them a go... thanks
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,307
Posted By DaveD
Where to get Pontiac bits in Melbourne

Hi Guy's,

I have a few great places for getting Dodge bits here in Aus, but I'm wondering if anyone can recommend me somewhere to get Pontiac bits here in Aus, bonus points for Melbourne based?
...
Forum: Build Ups 10-12-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,202
Posted By DaveD
So this will be the last update for the year I...

So this will be the last update for the year I think, due to travel, work & the holiday season I don’t think I’ll see the inside of the garage properly until 2016 now…

The small details/finishing...
Forum: Build Ups 26-11-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,202
Posted By DaveD
Not much of an update, but a little I guess… this...

Not much of an update, but a little I guess… this is a busy time for me with work & I’ve been away travelling so I’ve not had a weekend home to be in the shed for a while now & I think I’ll have all...
Forum: Build Ups 27-10-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,202
Posted By DaveD
Another quick update… good progress was made on...

Another quick update… good progress was made on the weekend here, it was time to mock up the front chassis rails for fitment to the car.

The process I used was to bolt back on the K-Frame to the...
Forum: Build Ups 20-10-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,202
Posted By DaveD
Then the day came to offer up the firewall, this...

Then the day came to offer up the firewall, this would be a two stage process… step one was to bond the panel to the car using a Sikaflex bonding agent, so we put a layer of Sikaflex around the panel...
Forum: Build Ups 20-10-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,202
Posted By DaveD
It’s been a while since I’ve updated this… things...

It’s been a while since I’ve updated this… things are happening, just not as quickly as I would have liked.. but it’s my own fault, I’m travelling a lot for work & I refuse to let my panel beater...
Forum: Build Ups 27-08-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,202
Posted By DaveD
Got a call when I was away for work last week to...

Got a call when I was away for work last week to tell me that my parts had arrived & where ready to be collected… happy days… so I headed out this week with the trailer & got my boxes of happiness…
...
Forum: General Multimedia - Pics/Vids 26-08-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,822
Views: 353,360
Posted By DaveD
Hmmm…. I’m assuming that that video was filmed on...

Hmmm…. I’m assuming that that video was filmed on this…

http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq330/Daved_XB/IMG_3486_zpsb4ibguib.png
Forum: Build Ups 11-08-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,521
Posted By DaveD
Yeah, same here.. They won't open for me

Yeah, same here.. They won't open for me
Forum: Build Ups 11-08-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,202
Posted By DaveD
To be honest, if I had been smart enough to see...

To be honest, if I had been smart enough to see how big a job this was going to be before I started ... Then I probably would have been to scared to take it on.

But now that I've started I have to...
Forum: Build Ups 10-08-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,202
Posted By DaveD
It’s been a while since I updated this… got a lot...

It’s been a while since I updated this… got a lot non car related going on at the moment, so only getting around to this update now….

As suspected I am unable to remove the passenger side wiper...
Forum: Build Ups 26-06-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,202
Posted By DaveD
So I went & bought another tool… ...

So I went & bought another tool…

http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/qq330/Daved_XB/Chally/IMG_2885_zps5kj3yyhg.jpg

This one is used to bend back the little clips that hold the chrome trip on...
Forum: Build Ups 26-06-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,202
Posted By DaveD
It’s been a while since I’ve updated this…...

It’s been a while since I’ve updated this… combination of me being traveling for work & not being near the car, added to the fact I’m still awaiting some major parts that I’ve ordered & finally I’ve...
Forum: Build Ups 26-05-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,202
Posted By DaveD
well once the rest of my new panels turn up & I...

well once the rest of my new panels turn up & I fit them & spray the car... then that pretty much is a full rebuild...
Forum: Build Ups 26-05-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,202
Posted By DaveD
Now I’m up to the pulling the dash out of the car...

Now I’m up to the pulling the dash out of the car part of this… this is my pet hate when it comes to working on old cars, I love & look forward to doing all the mechanical bits, but playing with 40...
Forum: Build Ups 20-05-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,202
Posted By DaveD
Got to spend a bit more time in the skunk works...

Got to spend a bit more time in the skunk works over the weekend, first up was a bit more parts removal, because I have to unpick the front chassis rails & weld on the new ones & that means a lot of...
Forum: Build Ups 06-05-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,202
Posted By DaveD
I managed to get an hour in the shed the other...

I managed to get an hour in the shed the other night to pull the guards (fenders, wings depends where you’re from I guess) not really a hard job as such, but in hindsight probably better done as a...
Forum: Build Ups 28-04-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,202
Posted By DaveD
I got a few hours on the weekend to spend some...

I got a few hours on the weekend to spend some time in the garage pulling the front end off…. All things being equal this actually went quiet well, there was only 1 bolt that snapped off, only 1 that...
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