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Old 05-14-2015, 07:18 AM
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hi all, ive been floating around for a while and pestering people and thought its about time to get my build on here for all to see.
heres where it started.
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Old 05-14-2015, 08:09 AM
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and then i decided to give it a tidy up and get it going again haha
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Old 05-14-2015, 08:12 AM
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and then one thing led to another and i had a crazy idea to put a 400hp 351 windson/c4 in, disc brakes and all of a sudden we have a full rebuild in the process
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Old 05-14-2015, 08:24 AM
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almost all repairs complete and slowly getting ready for primer. only have 3 rust repairs to do. pretty impressive for the age of car.
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Old 05-14-2015, 08:26 AM
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polished and hand painted painted tail lights and fully hand polished grill, crappy pic
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Old 05-14-2015, 08:26 AM
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and my little helper, the best part of all
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Old 05-14-2015, 10:18 AM
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Chris it looks like the resto is moving along nicely. It is always great to have a little " helper "
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Old 05-14-2015, 10:57 AM
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Lookin good!!!!

Keep training that helper - little hands and good eyes are invaluable for under dash work!!
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Old 05-14-2015, 05:44 PM
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Yeah the helper, more often than not gives me more wiring repairs than anything else haha.
I've got heaps more pics to upload which I'll get onto later.
Only had the car 12 months After purchasing off my terminally ill father in law, it was his pride and joy which he had big plans for. Unfortunately his health ended that and now I've got the car. We did a 3500km trip over 3 days from Melbourne to Queensland and back again.
Car probably looks a lot better in original pictures than it actually was.
All the chrome was stuffed, interior pretty average, engine no good and trans had no reverse, hence the conversion. Plus all the things like seals, bushes etc that I'm finding now.
Actually a pretty tricky car to rebuild in Australia, and expensive as I'm finding out.
Thoroughly enjoying it though and hopefully my father in law hangs in long enough to see the finished product.
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Coming along really good Chris. I know about the expense, as mine was totally restored when the AU$ was only 56c to the U.S.$. My restoration was done between '94-'97 & she still looks beautiful.

Chris....From OZ.
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