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Old 05-03-2012, 05:39 PM
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Well Russ you had to go out and put me to shame with my youtube vid lol.

Looks sweet dude not long till now at all!!
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Old 19-03-2012, 12:12 PM
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New door panels done and in!








Got new glove-box liner from Scott (71RS - thanks again mate). Fits, though I had to cut one corner out to accommodate glove-box light switch, and the attachment holes don't line up - no surprise.




Just waiting on the window washer pump form Heartbeat to arrive, then it's rego time!

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Old 19-03-2012, 01:04 PM
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Looks great Russ ... but are you going to keep the door panels black and the rest brown or match 'em ?

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Old 19-03-2012, 01:36 PM
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Looks great Russ ... but are you going to keep the door panels black and the rest brown or match 'em ?

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Eventually I'll probably match them, but for now I'll leave it as is.

The original door panels had to be replaced. They were pretty-well rooted. Unfortunately this trim colour is a Holden colour, not a Chev colour, so there was no way I was going to get a proper match unless I was able to source some original material and have them custom made - which would have cost a small fortune.

I actually don't mind the two-tone look, considering the wheel & dash pad are already black - it kinda fits. The carpet, seats and headliner are all in good nick, so it's a waste of money to change them now just for aesthetics. When they need replacing, then I'll change them to black.
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Old 19-03-2012, 04:31 PM
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They look pretty plush as well Russ!! Looking good mate!
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Old 19-03-2012, 05:01 PM
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Cool Russ.

But you could VHT vinyl spray them I suppose.

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Old 24-03-2012, 08:30 AM
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Old 26-03-2012, 05:19 PM
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Does anybody kow if windscreen washers are a requirement for NSW Blue Slip?

New washer motor arrived from Heartbeat. Same basic setup as my original - however the mounting points are slightly different. Will try and hook it up during the week and see what's what.

If it's a no go, I'll just grab an aftermarket jobby from Supercheap for the time being until I can figure out what the original came from.

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Old 26-03-2012, 08:26 PM
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Hey Russ, The new one looks wider aswell, does it fit under the cover? The pump nozzles can also be taken off and flipped upright if desired.

Tried getting the glovebox in today with little joy. Looks like I too will be cutting it up to make work.
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Old 27-03-2012, 06:46 PM
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Tried getting the glovebox in today with little joy. Looks like I too will be cutting it up to make work.
How bad is the liner? Does it require only a slight trim like mine, or is it just wrong? If it's wrong, let me know and I'll get a correct '68 item for you. My parts interchange manual says it should work, but if not, give the word and I'll get a new one on the way for you.


The washer pump is a cheeky bastard. Tried to fit it today and see what's what. As I thought, when using the mounting hole on the right, the lobe cam lines up, but the hole on the left is about half an inch too far out. I then swore several times.

Once I got home I started doing some Googling of part numbers and what not, then came across a post with a picture of the same pump as mine on a Chevy truck forum. He mentioned he bought the same repro pump I did and it worked - then I realised there's a secret hole on the repro pump!



What a sly bugger. OK, maybe not a secret, but not something you'd initially think was relevant. It doesn't sit flush against the base like the original (and like the hole that doesn't line up), so I never took notice of it. Only after seeing him mention that his repro pump worked, and me sitting here trying to figure out "how the f*ck" with the two together did I notice it. It then became clear as to why they include a long screw with a spacer - to accommodate to distance between the repro's hole and original thread.

I'll head back tomorrow and hopefully it'll work.
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:19 AM
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Got the washer motor sorted and installed.







What a waste of time. Having never had the old version working, I never new exactly how it operated. What a piece of crap. Absolutely switching to an aftermarket electric pump.

The entire box moves under the pressure of the lobe cam movement. Absolutely no power to it at all. Piece of junk.

Will be going down to book it in for Blue Slip this arvo.
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Blue Slipped with flying colours!

Green-slip and rego tomorrow ...
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:53 AM
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First day out and in desperate need of a vacuum. $6 later and it's kinda half clean.




Can't do too much driving yet. Looking over the car, the tyres have a lot cracks in the sidewalls, plus I have no spare. I just know if I go too far from home, one'll blow. haha

New wheels & tyres next on the list.

Then a head unit and some speakers.
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:52 PM
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how the hell did you get it registered with tyres with cracks in them?

other than that, well done.
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