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#1 jnrGTR

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 05:27 PM

Well it has finally made it into the old man shed.....After been under the tarp for the last two years.....

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Front Guards are to be replaced...

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With this

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Rear Quarters will also be replaced..

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Engine Bay
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Original Color - Pantina Gold...

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#2 GMH355

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 05:44 PM

Good to see some movement jnr. Seems like you have most of the panels, now the fun starts. I will be checking back regularly for updates, :D. Good luck, get that little beast back on the road where it belongs.

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 06:20 PM

it's really frustrating sometimes seeing what people have done to good cars in the past when modding them
still you will have great little car after the work is done
good luck with it

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 06:25 PM

god dam the people who mess with flares on a torana, makes some more work to fix them up. But will be worth it, look heaps better. keep the pics comming
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Posted 15 March 2009 - 07:51 PM

Yeah flares suck ... goodluck with your project.

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 09:53 PM

Front Guards are to be replaced...

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With this

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It's sad to see my old car chopped up like that but atleast it is going to be used for some good use. Are you using the whole guards or just the guard lips.

#7 gen3torrie

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 10:05 PM

what was wrong with your old j smokn ???
for it to be chopped like that?
cheers josh

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 10:14 PM

what was wrong with your old j smokn ???
for it to be chopped like that?
cheers josh


Rust in the rear of the car, I didn't see the use in getting it all fixed. I sold the car as a rolling shell with interior, i kept the running gear for my other car if i ever finish it. I think the best part of the car was the front end.

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 11:49 AM

hey SMOKN LJ most of your interior has found a new home in my LJ 4dr. Still looks ok, if a lil faded - warmer than the vinyl too lol

Good to see some progress there jnrGTR, keep it coming mate.

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 08:56 PM

Good to see it moving along Dan! Everyone at THAC in my year loved my Torana and were jealous of it, so im sure its the same for yours!

P.S. What year are you in this year?

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 07:40 AM

Thanks guys, as I said its made it to the shed, :spoton: but I am unsure on when work will start as dad is still not well enough to work on cars. :cry:

and Mitch I am in yr 9 this year. THAC will have a mechanical and panel shop built when I start yr 11.. so hoping i am able to take car to school as well... :clap:

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 10:24 AM

Those front guards still might be useful for someone building a flared circuit car kinda LC/LJ

Nice project, lucky boy hehe I'm sure it will come up nicely; got a fair bit of time to make it good.

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 08:58 AM

good to see its gonna get a new lease on life. should be pretty sweet once its finished, are you keeping it the original colour?
bet theres not too many 14 yr olds out there with a gtr torana! you'll be the king of school once its finished :spoton:

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 03:19 PM

Well after being in hiding for the last couple years , we again have some movement on the GTR..

Dan has left school and is working so he can finally afford to do some things to the car. He has purchased a set of new guards from John Gong, they will arrive next week . He has also purchased (last night) two rear quarters. Over the last couple years we have collected most the parts to put the car back together and the plans for completion are for Toranafest 2013

So we are on the look out for a reasonable price panel beater who can fit guards and rear quarters.. So if anyone knows someone please PM me or Dan

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 03:32 PM

Great to see Wayne,I'm glad the young fella didn't get rid of it. :spoton:

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 08:28 AM

added this to his collection of parts this week
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Posted 29 May 2015 - 10:58 PM

Wow it's been a few years between posts.. Well car is finally stripped and ready for rebuild . I will post some photos over the weekend

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 11:24 PM

Are you still planning on using these guards?

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 11:42 PM

Are you still planning on using these guards?
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No they have long gone , he has brought a brand new set

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 11:45 PM

He is also into his second year of his apprenticeship doing vehicle manufacturing so the plan is to do it all himself..

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 11:50 PM

No they have long gone , he has brought a brand new set

Good, those guards were not worthy of a genuine GTR.

 

His apprenticeship is Motor Body Building?

So much more satisfaction doing it yourself if you can.


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Posted 30 May 2015 - 05:39 PM

good to see that your going to have a go at this car. it's worth it.

 

i changed the rear quarters  on my GTR and if you need a " how to guide " or advice then give me a pm about the best way to go 

 

with the rear outer skin like this the wheel arch  inners will have to be replaced as well in order to re from the lip - pretty sure it's would have been bashed out.

 

there's an easier way than taking the whole quarter off BUT you a good panel beater who can join metal.

 

IF the inners  wheel arches were not touched then you could probably do this. 

 

Anyway good luck with this it can be done.

 

G

 

 

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Posted 31 May 2015 - 01:38 PM

Good, those guards were not worthy of a genuine GTR.

 

His apprenticeship is Motor Body Building?

So much more satisfaction doing it yourself if you can.

 yes heavy vehicle manufacturing, ie buses, tippers, trailers etc 



good to see that your going to have a go at this car. it's worth it.

 

i changed the rear quarters  on my GTR and if you need a " how to guide " or advice then give me a pm about the best way to go 

 

with the rear outer skin like this the wheel arch  inners will have to be replaced as well in order to re from the lip - pretty sure it's would have been bashed out.

 

there's an easier way than taking the whole quarter off BUT you a good panel beater who can join metal.

 

IF the inners  wheel arches were not touched then you could probably do this. 

 

Anyway good luck with this it can be done.

 

G

I have shown Dan you post I am sure that he will my contact as some stage thanks 


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Posted 31 May 2015 - 01:42 PM

here are the upto date photos of where the car sits now and the rust that has been found 

 

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Posted 07 July 2016 - 10:46 PM

Well it's been over 12 months and nothing much has happened to this car. So we have decided it's time for it go to a panel shop and be done.

It's booked in and will be heading down to shop in a couple weeks, I think I am more excited than Dan to see this car actually getting finished

I will post some photos of progress as it happens




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