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#101 308mate

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 10:59 AM

Na Aaron, its neither, it a fibreglass reproduction, quite good. I waited so long for the rare spares one it drove me nuts...have they actually released it now?



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Posted 27 July 2018 - 08:02 PM

Na Aaron, its neither, it a fibreglass reproduction, quite good. I waited so long for the rare spares one it drove me nuts...have they actually released it now?


Yeah Rares released it not long back .....$400

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 07:18 PM

We have some colour and more to come. Its been a while since this car was that shiney, if ever!

 

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 05:20 AM

great thread, love the colour keep up the posts... will be following



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Posted 27 August 2018 - 05:59 PM

Thanks Jonesy. I love the colour too. Royal Plum Metallic. Didn't like it when I was young...wanted midnight blue, hand flared guards and a mid mounted big block alloy Hemi!

 

How thing change.



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Posted 13 September 2018 - 08:01 PM

Some more colour. Unbeleivabubble!

 

 

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Blackouts are being added, we're just making sure were getting them correct.

 

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Rails and firewall need some purple still...

 

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The Kframe etc in the pics is a spare with the chosen one being blasted, painted and filled with new stuff.

 

updates to come



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Posted 13 September 2018 - 10:36 PM

Looking great mate! It’s an awesome feeling seeing that colour on for the first time. Best of luck with the rest of the build, look forward to future progress shots.

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 12:31 PM

Thanks Mark. Its come out just right. A few paint details to correct then home. I should pick up a box of stuff from the electroplaters in the next couple of days. 

 

Then the long process of putting it back together... i had all the bolts and screws identified in bags but of course they have to be removed to plate. I'm using all original bolts and screws etc. I remember where most of them go, off-by-heart these days, but i'm sure i'll struggle with a few.



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Posted 14 September 2018 - 05:02 PM

looking really good!..



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Posted 14 September 2018 - 10:23 PM

awesome stuff 



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Posted 16 September 2018 - 11:01 PM

Damn! Great photos of an awesome colour. Super jealous of the way that looks!!!

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 05:42 PM

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Gettin there...



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Posted 10 October 2018 - 08:15 PM

Damn that colours nice.
Makes me want to put mine back to its original royal plum.

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 11:30 AM

Thanks for all the positive comments.

 

Should be home in a couple of weeks for a new round of fun.

 

Cheers



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Posted 29 October 2018 - 07:37 AM

Heres some photos of an original torana fuel tank from an ADR27A car. It was from a hatch that had the tank removed and replaced with a droptank....maybe 30 years ago. Shows what I think are original factory spray patterns of black on the tank edges. I've used KBS products to clean and line the tank...the internal photo is from my panelvan tank that i cut and installed an internal electric fuel pump, it gives an indication of some of the corrosion that begins to develop. I cleaned and lined that tank also.

 

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On a different note, I contacted Holden Historical Services to get some info on my cars history. Seems that it was not sold new through a Holden dealer but used as a

NSW Public Relations Vehicle and sold off later as an ex-company car. 

 

Would be interesting to know exactly what that means. I suppose it's an eye catching car with the Royal Plum Metallic paint and the Chamois Chevron interior, Air-con and Automatic, SS badges etc..not a bad car to show-uff in a mall or for a rep to visit dealerships....

 

Anybody familiar with the way these cars would have been used?



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Posted 30 October 2018 - 06:47 AM

Possibly car shows?

Test mule for journalists?



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Posted 30 October 2018 - 06:17 PM

Hmm possibly.... Holden Historical Services May have a little more info for me in a few days, see what dealer numbers and registration information they come up with.




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