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#26 lxefi304

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 08:19 PM

Hi Jono, I'm not sure to be honest. The bushes were totally collapsed and I didn't pay any attention to them.

But now you have me thinking. I'm still a little way off of refitting mine but I will check on a few other cars.

If you could scan the measurements that would be great. I have heaps of torana workshop manuals but no h series.

 

 

Got a few more pics from my panel beater today. 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 12:20 AM

No problem Vinny, I found an old post by HQSS on another forum confirming the rears are installed as I described.

I've met Paul a couple of times & he knows his HQ's. I've got the 2 bushes that make the 1 mount here & there's 7mm

difference in the thickness so its important their in correctly or you'll end up with a drive line vibe like mine + I've a couple

that are split anyway.

 

See, Fat Al the spray painter pulled my rails when he wasn't supposed to & installed the rears like the fronts so now my

drive line has more of a downward angle than it should, bit more to the story but we'll leave it at that.

 

Got heaps of prob's with my PC & XP posting pic's, answering pm's & nearly everything else & I'm not sure on what the legals

are putting copyrighted GMH content on here, so PM me your email & I'll keep trying till it lets me in. Plus it'll save you getting

bombarded with dodgey emails from Nigerian prince's & the like putting those details up here for all to see. 

 

I'll send you scans of both the underbody layout & the bush installation.

 

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 08:14 PM

bit more progress on the old gal. Chassis and and all suspension parts are painted and new bushes and ball joints fitted. 

the floors trans tunnel dash and firewall are now done.

 

 

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 08:17 PM

I bought a new lock set from rares and it seems to fit quite poorly compared to the original barrel. not quite sure what I'm going to do there

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 08:41 PM

I got mine from Kingswood Country. Not sure if it’s the same manufacturer as RSP. But it seems to do the trick. I think the first one was faulty however which they replaced.

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 06:03 AM

Big job that, looks like it came up a treat.



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Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:34 PM

made some progress, i stripped the floor to bare metal as there was large amounts of surface rust under the old paint/tar. I never want to do that again.

 

i also picked up a dirty old thong slapper that had been sitting for 10 years and corroded out the timing cover and valley cover. so i decided to strip it to a short motor gave it a quick valve grind new set of gaskets and a coat of paint

 

started assembling the interior and got the diff, chassis, eng and gear box in

 

 

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:39 PM

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Thats about all i've done atm. Hopefully my cruiser sells and i will be able to go on a shopping spree to try and finish it up soon



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Posted 17 April 2018 - 07:57 AM

Making very good progress. Must be spending a lot of hours on it. I love how you are keeping it original, or very close to it.



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Posted 17 April 2018 - 10:08 AM

Good to see the use of rubber bushes. No Nolafail in sight.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 06:26 PM

Thanks. I'm trying to go for a semi stock look. It has had a very hard life at some stage and is far from numbers matching so i'm trying to go for a nice semi modded gts look.

 

it has dyed seats and roof lining atm until I can afford to do it correctly. I will be buying new door trims, kick panels etc as they are missing or damaged.

 

The 253 is a $500 temp motor so I can enjoy it for a few years. Also i don't think the banjo will enjoy life as it is. I will build a SBC TH350/400 in the years to come. 



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Posted 17 April 2018 - 06:29 PM

Haha yeah As a mechanic I hate nolathane. had it in my old torana and it all fell to bits. 



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Posted 26 April 2018 - 09:39 PM

Got a bit more done. got my bolts back from being replated. I also picked up some 17" gts sprints. 

 

 

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 12:12 AM

Starting to look the goods now Vinny big tick for the wheels

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 07:53 AM

Thanks, I never expected it to turn into a job of this size and cost but thats cars for you.



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Posted 27 April 2018 - 03:36 PM

I like those wheel better on a HQ than a Torana, suit it.






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