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Old 17-08-2008, 01:22 PM
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Awesome work. you must be really Happy with the speed of progress.
Thanks tonner.
Yes, we are quite happy so far.
Only trouble is that it costs a bit to go at this pace.
I am desperate to get this thing on the road this year.
We haven't had a cool car for some years now (last car was a 350 HQ coupe), so it will be good to cruise around again in something that has a cool factor and (hopefuly) won't get me embarrassed in the acceleration by a family car.

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Old 18-08-2008, 03:13 PM
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nice read, car is coming along very quickly
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Old 19-08-2008, 07:26 PM
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nice read, car is coming along very quickly
Thanks J.J.
I am trying to keep the progress moving but I still want to get the best result possible (within a budget which is dangerously close to blowing out).
I just bought a ton of parts from Classic Industries when the $ was around 0.95. Aussie $ being relatively high helps a bit.
So once painted it is full steam ahead.

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Old 19-08-2008, 08:23 PM
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Thanks J.J.
I am trying to keep the progress moving but I still want to get the best result possible (within a budget which is dangerously close to blowing out).
I just bought a ton of parts from Classic Industries when the $ was around 0.95. Aussie $ being relatively high helps a bit.
So once painted it is full steam ahead.

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Car is looking great and well done with the dollar. I think i got it at its peak at 97.3 when i paid for my camaro a few weeks ago. It is hard to believe that it is at 86 now
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Old 20-08-2008, 08:05 PM
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Car is looking great and well done with the dollar. I think i got it at its peak at 97.3 when i paid for my camaro a few weeks ago. It is hard to believe that it is at 86 now
Yep, pretty happy with the car so far.
I'll get some more progress photos up soon.

I am not sure if we will see the $Oz back at $US0.97 for a while.
It's still not bad at $US0.87, I remember when it got down to $0.49.
I hope we don't see that again.

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Old 23-08-2008, 05:33 PM
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Upper and lower control arms have been blasted.

I'll paint these and replace all the bushes etc

Now the chassis , radiator support panel etc are off for powder coating.



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Old 23-08-2008, 05:41 PM
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hay nev do u know what front end part's are the same as HQ holden
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Old 24-08-2008, 02:19 PM
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hay nev do u know what front end part's are the same as HQ holden
Sorry, I don't know, but I did the same with my HQ coupe and the parts on the upper and lower control arms look very familiar. (as do the upper and lower control arms themselves, very close to HQ)
I probably should have doen some research to see if any local stuff fitted, but I just bought a heap of gear from Classic Industries and got a kit form Energy Suspension that includes all the suspension bushes etc for front and rear.
I thought this was the easiest way to go.

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I also used the same Energy Suspension kit and when the suspension shop pressed in the bushes for me they said they were same bushes as HQ
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:43 PM
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Car painted

Car is back home from the painter.
Time to get back into it and see if I can get this thing going this year.
What can possibly go wrong? (famous last words)



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look's the good's nev now up to the best part wish it was me
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look's the good's nev now up to the best part wish it was me
Putting them back together is the most rewarding part IMHO it looks great
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Old 06-09-2008, 02:09 PM
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look's the good's nev now up to the best part wish it was me
Thanks NUTTR.
I've already started putting parts on.
Not sure if I'm doing it in the right order but you're right, this is the best part.

I've put some more photos showing before and after and some of adding trims.

Engine bay before


Engine bay after paint / powder coat


Rear end while stripping old paint (this has to be one of the worst jobs going, not sure if I'll strip a car by hand again!)


Rear end just after paint


Front wheel arch trim (Photo is a bit blurry, must be getting excited)


Rear wheel arch and side marker (Too much flash on the camera so colour is not right)


Weather is really tidied up over the last few days which makes me want to go for a cruise. I hope I can get this done this year but I don't want to rush and stuff anything up.

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Old 06-09-2008, 02:11 PM
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Putting them back together is the most rewarding part IMHO it looks great
You're right. Rearding and good fun (so far)

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Old 10-09-2008, 08:39 PM
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Hi All,
Still not sure if I'm doing this in the right order but it's fun so far.


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