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    Well done mate, lots of work ahead

    Relatives mate bought this as a rolling shell, painted and 9inch already done for $55k.
    Motor (383), drive train, interior and engine accessories had to be done still. Cost him another $60k to finish. But its a beautiful car, it's quick and it's fully street legal here in SA. And realistically he could probably sell it for more than he's spent on it, given its a highly desirable model of car

    Good luck with it!

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    Thanks!

    Rxfc man that is a nice.

    I went to nambour swapmeet on the weekend, picked up a few good bits.

    A really tidy original hk boot garnish. $175
    A rear 1/4 glass $100
    A tidy front beaver panel $25
    A pair of front door 1/4 glass pillars with glass and trims. $200

    Anything monaro specific costs a heap, luckily a fair bit of the car is shared with the sedans and wagons.

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    Good shit, best Holden ever.
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    Awesome. Looking forward to progress.

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    Ah nice, you went back for the front qtr glass sets. Coming together already!

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    Yep i agree best holden ever.

    Yeah ash i went back and bargained hard for the glass, i won't need it for awhile but it was there in front of me and the price worked out good.

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    wow, if I ever sell mine, the price just went up!

    Looking forward to following this thread.

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    Last night i finally wired some lights in my shed, by torch light lol!

    So this arvo got into stripping this down for some rotisserie. Got a heap done in a short time, it's now just a bare shell with a fuel tank and a pair of stubborn leaf springs.
























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    Nicely done on stripping it down to its birthday suit! Looks like a decent starting point.

    Check out Deano's auto restoration for rust repair panels if that's the route you're going down - he specialises in Hk/t/g panels and while I haven't used his panels myself, everyone swears by his work for these cars. http://stores.ebay.com.au/Deanos-Auto-Restorations

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    I had a spare hour today, made a start on the rotisserie, the mounting points im using are unusual due to the condition of some of the more traditional mounting points.




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    Got the rotisserie finished this arvo, i even found a use for a slingshot stall converter!







    Now having had my first really good look underneath the floor is a heap worse than i thought, a lot of the stuff i thought was solid has pinholes here and there. This will change how i approach the situation, i have a donar hk wagon coming that may end up donating large sections rather than smaller cuts.

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    Your definitely balls deep into the rust repairs now!

    I have just finished the floors on my 68 impala, it was quite an achievement. Still got a bit more to do in other areas.

    You going to get it blasted and primed before cutting and welding?

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    Im not really sure at this stage, it will get blasted, i need to work out how much of the floor will even get used. The donar car has what looks to be a pretty good floor so a whole floor swap is being considered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SR20 KE30 View Post
    i need to work out how much of the floor will even get used. The donar car has what looks to be a pretty good floor so a whole floor swap is being considered.
    Probably the best way forwards.

    Did you ever see that Monaro build thread where some guy dropped the whole coupe upper body onto a HK sedan lower and grafted them together? His was proper fucked with rust though.

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    how come you cant get the rear springs out ?

    bolts rusted into the steel spacer tube in the bush?

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    You're a braver man than I, what a monumental project.

    Best of luck and never ending motivation to you mate, you'll need it!
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    Progress is looking good. Nice work.

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    What a car! It will be worth it when its done.
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    Holy fuck that's a lot of work right there
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    Thanks gents, it is a crazy amount of work, more than i thought tbh. I thought all of the structure under the car was in good nick, but with it flipped over i can now see pin holes in a lot of the structural parts. Rather than spend hours patching up what's there it's very likely the wagon floor will end up under this, i have taken a heap of measurements and there are no differences between the two in the floors.

    Im thinking i will cut the excess off the wagon, blast it and go from there. Meanwhile the coupe 1/4 panels need to come off so i can blast and clean up in behind them.

    Leaf springs will come off just didnt want to wack them too hard while the car was on jack stands.


    The donar wags.


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    Removed the quarter panels today.







    Removed the roof and doors and all that junk from the wags so mostly floor left now.


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    Good progress there mate! Does not look too bad under the rear quarters.

    Off to the blasters now?

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    Yep should be blasting soon i think, maybe a bit more disassembly of the wagon first to get it ready to donate.

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    Any reason why you didn't unpick the quarter panels from the factory welds? Wouldn't it be harder welding them back on now?


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    I did where i should have. The rear taillight area was already cut off like that with a bodgy rear just tacked on crooked i just cut their poo tack welds, i unpicked up beside the boot and up the rear window, i cut around the wheel as its too rusty to use, i didnt follow the seam on the door jamb though as the seam is too far in and would upset too much stuff to remove it there.

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    Sooooo much work at this stage but will be worth it in the end, will be interesting to see how the body comes out after blasting.

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    Is that the original 186s?

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    Would be cool to have a 186 in one of these. Can't be many 6 cylinder ones left these days.


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