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Old 14-08-2010, 08:23 PM
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Nice tow car! Heres a pix of my 70 Elky 4 or 5 years ago. I painted it Hugger orange. HQ lowered coils do the trick too

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Old 14-08-2010, 08:27 PM
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Thats very nice Dave! Cool car.
Someone else told me about HQ springs, my ute will get a set to lower the car, this will be one of the last jobs done after i get rego.
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Old 14-08-2010, 10:46 PM
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It looked heaps better with wheel-arch moulds and SS fender badges.

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Old 21-08-2010, 08:33 PM
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I got some more done this week.
The photo with the bumper on the pallet is the (how to fit bumper by yourself)! oh and a forkift
It makes it very easy to fit using the fork without worrying about dropping it and raising a bit at a time.
Painted the dash pad.
I welded up a few holes in the floor that were done for the old buckets which i got rid of and then rust sealed the floor.
I wanted to put retractable seat belts in the car but not sure if i will get picked up at the rego process. Maybe its best to fit lap/sash belts then change over later. So i'm considering welding in some brackets for the retractor and fitting this sytem after rego is done with lap/sash belts.
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Old 23-08-2010, 02:54 PM
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Bloody hell Rowan..... Do you actually get any work done at this factory of yours? Seems like all your time has been spent on the Elky

Moving along very nicely indeed!
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Old 23-08-2010, 03:20 PM
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Mitch I was thinking the same thing!

Every time I check this thread out its moved along so far.

Bloody hell at this rate Rowan you will have it on the road in a couple of weeks.
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Old 24-08-2010, 11:07 PM
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Thanks for your feedback Nate and Mitch, just like you Mitch i have a new member of the family due in November so i have set myself a goal of trying to finish before the little one arrives. Trying to get stuff done during week and weekends. Have set aside a big weekend this week to get heaps more done! And yes i do actually do some work during normal work hours.

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Old 25-08-2010, 09:29 AM
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Thanks for your feedback Nate and Mitch, just like you Mitch i have a new member of the family due in November so i have set myself a goal of trying to finish before the little one arrives. Trying to get stuff done during week and weekends. Have set aside a big weekend this week to get heaps more done! And yes i do actually do some work during normal work hours.Rowan
Yeah in normal hours he works on the vette, looking good bud.
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Old 29-08-2010, 06:00 PM
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Had a big weekend on the Elko with some help from a friend.
Fitted up the front headlights.
Fitted floor out with body deadner, that took heaps more time than expected. It looks simple to fit up but to avoid overlaps and lumps i made templates in paper then cut the deadner to fit.
Fully fitted out the doors with mirrors, handles, new locks, new rubbers and new door trims. Only need to upholster arm rests to complete.
Fitted drip rails to cabin and rear window trim.
Next jobs on the list is to fit front components and fit engine.
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Old 12-09-2010, 10:09 PM
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Fitted the engine this weekend and things went well got the extractors fitted as well. Started fitting up the accessories on the engine and was going great got power steering done and alternator and fan. Started fitting the radiator and the new shroud i brought from the US as the car never had one when i bought it. As per usual i brought an after market fan shroud and it did not fit, the fan was about the same size as the diameter in the shroud and there were no holes to bolt it up. Typical of after market (so called original items) i am going to have to cut and shut the shroud to make it fit the diameter of the fan and mount it correctly. Maybe i have a fan that is too big but it looks factory and we are only talking millimeters to make it fit but it takes many hours to get the millimetres off the entire diameter of the inner of the shroud.
Hope to be at a point to start engine in about 2 weeks.
This was the first time i have ever used an engine leveler and its a great tool to have. Made it very easy to fit engine and trans together, and my trusty forklift the best tool ever!
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Old 13-09-2010, 07:14 AM
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You sure dont muck around. Looks a treat. Did get the extractors locally? Look like Hookers ?
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Old 13-09-2010, 09:33 AM
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Hi Pete

They came with the car, (Headman Headers) i just cleaned and painted them.
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Old 13-09-2010, 10:31 AM
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love it! good progress mate! ... These elkys look the toughest IMO!
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Old 13-09-2010, 11:10 AM
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Thanks! i have a set of auto drags to go on last after rego to get the tuff look.
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Old 13-09-2010, 11:45 AM
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Very very nice, you will be on the road in no time. looks the good
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