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#1 Gatti

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 01:35 PM

Hi guys,

 

So after many years of thinking about it I finally bit the bullet and picked up my first project car.

 

It needs a lot of work but it's a start.

 

I'm undecided on the flared guards at the moment I might keep them or cut them out of the rear and fit new front guards.

 

It's just an 'S' Torana so I will have a bit more flexibility when restoring it as I don't need to worry about keeping it genuine.

 

My first jobs going to be stripping that primer off and seeing what's under there and how screwed I am....

 

It looks pretty straight though.

 

Anyway here's some pics

 

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 02:21 PM

Always interesting to find what is under the primer. I don't mind the look of the flares a bit different. Good luck with the project.



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 02:41 PM

Always interesting to find what is under the primer. I don't mind the look of the flares a bit different. Good luck with the project.



Thanks mate

The guy I bought it off is sending me some 13 x7 and 13 x 8 inch rims next week so I’ll see how the flares look with bigger rubber


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 03:07 PM

Best of luck Matt,
I’m chomping at the bit to start a project and it’s great to follow everyone’s trials and tribulations.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 04:24 PM

closing my yes pretending not to see that way that is tied onto that trailer



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 06:02 PM

Congrats Matt.

 

If it isn't a GTR it certainly has had all the LC GTR interior trim fitted at some point in it's life. Looks like the stainless trim is still attached to the top of the passenger door.

 

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 06:13 PM

closing my yes pretending not to see that way that is tied onto that trailer


It was also tied down front and rear under the car as well as using both front tyres.

The strap over the bonnet was to keep the bonnet down as it had no hinges

Trust me I drove nearly 500k’s to bring it home so it was overly strapped


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Congrats Matt.

If it isn't a GTR it certainly has had all the LC GTR interior trim fitted at some point in it's life. Looks like the stainless trim is still attached to the top of the passenger door.

Cheers
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Well spotted

It came with a GTR Dash and a bunch of chrome trim pieces


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 06:50 PM

Just my opinion mate, but going back to standard wheel arches it will look 2000 % better, if it has some gtr bits, you could make it up like a modified gtr, or a V8 optioned gtr or something a little different in that matter. Fingers crossed for the primer coming off mate, hopefully the bodies really good. Gary.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 07:17 PM



Trust me I drove nearly 500k’s to bring it home so it was overly strapped

 

 

Dosent mean it was tied tied correctly....


 



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 07:19 PM

Trust me I drove nearly 500k’s to bring it home so it was overly strapped


Dosent mean it was tied tied correctly....



Clearly you didn’t read the rest of that post....


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 07:23 PM

It came with a GTR Dash and a bunch of chrome trim pieces
 

What's the dates on the GTR instruments? 10 or 11 or 12/1969?


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 07:51 PM

Just my opinion mate, but going back to standard wheel arches it will look 2000 % better, if it has some gtr bits, you could make it up like a modified gtr, or a V8 optioned gtr or something a little different in that matter. Fingers crossed for the primer coming off mate, hopefully the bodies really good. Gary.


Yeah I’m not a fan of the big flares at the moment either.

I had the car below in the 90’s and it had smaller flares that looked good.

I’m undecided on the motor but I do love a cranky 6

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 07:53 PM

This is the car in its former glory.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 07:57 PM

What's the dates on the GTR instruments? 10 or 11 or 12/1969?


I’ll have a look tomorrow when I go through the boot full of spares


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 08:27 PM

Clearly you didn’t read the rest of that post....


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i did actually, i only quoted the bit i was commenting on,  

my point was just that it travelled 500km doesn't mean it was strapped on properly. 

 

the straps across the bonnet and through the window would have loosened and tightened with every movement of the suspension, putting stress on the panels,  regardless of it being strapped front and rear.

if it was strapped to the body with suspension loaded then it was strapped incorrectly, if it was strapped to the unsprung parts of the drive train then refer my comment above about the straps across the body.

either way its not well strapped on  hence my original comment.   

 

nothing you can say will change the fact that its not well strapped down


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 08:57 AM

What's the dates on the GTR instruments? 10 or 11 or 12/1969?


Hi mate. Where abouts should the date stamp be on the dash?


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 09:13 AM

On the back of the instruments

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 10:26 AM

On the back of the instruments
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There’s no stamp on the cluster.

I think it’s probably buggered anyway

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Here’s a photo of the holes near the drivers side firewall. Are any of these for a GTR throttle linkage setup? 940d925e94d2d3a4b7903dd9056a905b.jpg


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 10:29 AM

Matt, unfortunately she was originally an 82311 with front drum brakes.

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 11:24 AM

Matt, unfortunately she was originally an 82311 with front drum brakes.
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All good.

Glad I didn’t pay a GTR price for it


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 06:49 PM

Uno i never realised till i got told today
that early 69 gtrs never had a hole on
inner rail to affix the brake block too...

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 06:51 PM

Gave the old girl a good clean out today and removed all the Rat Poo out of it

 

I don't think it's too bad and hopefully it's a sign that there's not too much of a mess under the primer.

 

The body lines look pretty straight when looking down the side of the car and the panel gaps look pretty good, but it's my first rebuild so I don't really know.

 

What do you guys think?

 

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 06:53 PM

Can't say the same about the floorpan, but the drivers side is the worst, however I think I'll replace both front sides while the car is apart.

 

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 06:55 PM

The boot is pretty good.

 

This is the first place I think I'll start as it will bee a good place for me to practice my paint stripping, priming and repainting skills.

 

 

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 07:49 PM

Thats not that bad Matt.

Is that black paint or an bituminous product
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