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#176 gpaking1975

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 02:29 PM

And here's the basic start to finish by pictures as you can see in the first couple where i had to cut and join mine to get it right...once finished you would never know..Attached File  stripe 01.JPG   79.78K   2 downloadsAttached File  stripe 02.JPG   95.53K   2 downloadsAttached File  stripe 04.JPG   75.23K   2 downloadsAttached File  stripe 05.JPG   87.14K   1 downloadsAttached File  stripe 07.JPG   69.96K   1 downloadsAttached File  stripe 12 (3) - Copy.JPG   88.72K   1 downloadsAttached File  stripe 17 (2).JPG   50.73K   1 downloadsAttached File  stripe 021.JPG   77.86K   3 downloadsAttached File  stripe 26.JPG   70.63K   3 downloadsAttached File  stripe 29.JPG   90.54K   2 downloadsAttached File  stripe 30.JPG   80.51K   2 downloads

 

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 03:15 PM

Cool. How long do you wait before removing the stencils?

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 03:35 PM

Thanks Brad,

Using this system ( base coat ) it was dry as quick as 15mins after painting ( touch ) and the masks could be removed safely.

How ever you can't wipe any of those two colours with any solvents such as prepsol or it will simply melt the colours and irreversably damage it so you would have to start from scratch.

 

If you did the same process in acrylic its fine for this also and a little more forgiving if mistakes are made or bleed through happens

 

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 02:56 PM

LH TORANA GPAK AIR CLEANER BEFOR AND AFTER RESTO.

 

Contrary to Norm Darwins Torana Tough book the LH GPAK does have a sticker / print on the air cleaner assy as seen here in this post.

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Pic No 2 This is the same air cleaner paint stripped and primedAttached File  gpak air cleaner primer.JPG   82.33K   1 downloads Pic No 3 Next is the finished restored version .Attached File  gpak air cleaner restored.jpg   58.15K   1 downloads Next Pic No 4 as fitted fully restored.Attached File  IMG_1275.JPG   117.01K   1 downloads



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Posted 02 May 2014 - 03:34 PM

LH GPAK 2/75 Aussie 4 speed manual gearbox painted markings found on casing and cover assy.

Used as a visual aid at the factory for identity / similar to broadcast codes.

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 04:04 PM

LH TORANA GPAK   2/75 Build identification hand written manufacture date and last six of the VIN number

L/H Headlamp panel / radiator support.

 

Check out your vehicle you maybe able to still see it intact.

This one was discovered after paint stripper was cleaned away.Attached File  e bay steel 9 - Copy.JPG   123.08K   3 downloads

 

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 06:57 PM

@gpaking1975 - I take it this is the car currently for sale? Nice job on the rebuild.

 

We've started our rebuild - we were hoping to do the Repco Reliability Retrial (last month) but other events got in the way so we put of some of the build process. It is still progressing though with the engine almost finished.



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Posted 27 September 2019 - 08:43 PM

Old post but interesting that no-one even mentioned what the Gpack really is. It is the LH version of a HQ SS, exact same marketing at the exact same time. It is the base spec sedan (S and Belmont) optioned with the second biggest engine optional in the model with a 4spd manual, performance rear axle, bucket seats, console shift, sports dash and sports wheels/trims in 3 only unique colour and “black”out treatments. Plus the single trim colour available. If there was a performance exhaust optional on 6cyl LH it probably would have got that too. G pack (XV1) was put into the SVO listing prior to or at the same time as HQ SS (XV2).
I know Dr Terry didn’t miss the comparison though, he talks about it in his book!

The best way to pick one is by the GV4 rear axle. An LH S 3.3 4spd with 3.36 rear axle would be virtually non existant outside Gpack just like a HQ Belmont sedan with 253, M20 with 3.36 would be virtually zero outside of SS (but these have actual unique colour and trim so that makes them a snack to identify, whereas Gpack used production colours but with unique graphics).

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Posted 27 September 2019 - 08:59 PM

I also forgot about the sports steering wheel on both (not available outside GTS and SL/R afaik), plus the SS getting the GTS’s signature identifier (the guards) whereas the Gpack got the SL/R’s bobtail.

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 07:07 AM

Just realised the Gpack didn’t get the bobtail. I reckon there must have been a dealer near me fitting them new as I remember a lot of them in the 70’s looking dead stock but with the bobtail.

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 07:21 AM

Byron, Gpak and Plus 4 both got the rear spoiler and SL/R wheel trims. Plus 4 wheel trims were body colour coded.

 

Torana Tough must be incorrect. Just watched the Gpak ad, no rear spoiler on that Gpak so I suppose it was a dealer fitted accessory.


Edited by S pack, 28 September 2019 - 07:27 AM.


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Posted 28 September 2019 - 07:59 AM

I always thought they had the bobtail too as I had seen plenty with it when they were new or near new, but I can't find mention of it in literature including the Press Release, sales brochure or POA documents for Gpack, and it isn't there in the Plus4 Press release either.



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Posted 28 September 2019 - 08:18 AM

You are correct as usual. I had a look at the Plus 4 list of std inclusions and the rear spoiler isn't listed.

For whatever reason Norm has stated in Torana Tough for Gpak and Plus 4 that the rear face of the spoiler is black.


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Posted 28 September 2019 - 02:43 PM

Hope this works

 

 

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 04:15 PM

^^funnily enough a Plus4 is one of the few sets of ID plates I need to collect to finish my full set for an under glass “sports Holden” display. Still missing Brabham, Plus4, LJ GTR or XU1, HJ coupe and HZ Sandman. I do have LJ S coupe and a HZ L31 M21 Kingswood Van filling gaps but the other 3 are proving very hard to obtain. HJ coupe will be impossible I think.

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 07:34 PM

Thanks for putting that up Rob.  Including the clock would have been a big dollar addition at nearly 50 bucks in April 1975.

 

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 08:34 PM

@fb delivery

 

H Rob, do you have the page(s) for the Gpak as well?

 

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 08:40 PM

I have the Press Release pages, will put them up when I get a chance.

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 08:33 PM

@fb delivery

 

H Rob, do you have the page(s) for the Gpak as well?

 

Cheers

Hi

 i missed this post

not shore. will have to look

Butt i have lists for

LH options

LX options

HJ passenger  options

HJ commercial options

plus others

 

cheers Rob



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Posted 14 October 2019 - 06:04 AM

Here is the Gpack press release. You can see GMH using the corrected gross hp here that they used internally from the start of HJ production. It doesn't appear much in sales literature from memory but in stuff like this it does.

 

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 02:48 PM

Thank you yel327






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