My long time V8 wagon project

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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:21 pm

Time for some bare metal. Off came all the dirt and grease to seal up the floor.This shot you can see the right rear floor pan was replaced. All I did to get to this stage was a pressure wash which took off a lot of old paint.
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Here you can see where I have moved the battery to under the back seat an the left side (funny looking box next to the left front spring mount).
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I used the KBS system on the underfloor. First step is the aqua wash, then the rust blast and lastly the application of the rust seal. I chose this system for 3 reasons, 1 Aussie made, 2 cheaper than POR 15 and 3 it had good independent reviews. I was very happy with the results. It just brushed on and flattened out with minimum brush marks. You can also spray it on.
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Here is a picture of the completed underside with the Castlemain Rod Shop Chassis Kit rails installed.
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Might be a bit hard to see but the engineer suggested stitch welding all the floor members while I could get to them. Not something I had to do for engineering but he was into rally driving and said it would greatly stiffen up the car. Well that's it for this post ,thanks to those who are looking in.
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by claysummers » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:02 pm

Great story and job you’re doing mr v8 wagon.

Following with interest.
Cheers
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:17 pm

Hi Clay, thanks for looking in and the encouragement. Thought I was here all alone. OK a little bit more about the set up of this car. The engine came from a HQ that has been rebuilt with new internals. Nothing fancy, very mild cam, Edelbrock duel plane manifold, Holley 590 street avenger and basic MSD dissy. This was built about 10 years ago and has been run a total of about 3 hours. As mentioned earlier an Aussie 4 speed from a WB has been used and a 4.2 ltr 3.08 ratio VB Commodore disc brake diff round out the drive train. The diff is standard width at this stage but I plan on shortening it to fit deeper wheels. Interior wise I have HK non recline buckets for the front and an original EH Prem back seat. Both are currently at the trimmers being re covered in black vinyl in the original Premier style. Steering wheel is from a HG Monaro with a modified boss. Black carpet and door trims will finish off the interior along with a new headlining and sunvisor covers.
Now for more pics. After the under side was done it was time to strip the body. I used a combination or paint stripper, strip disc's and sanding disc's on the 4" grinder. Many hours later I was left with this.
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Then it was etch primer time.
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All this was done when we lived just outside of Albury in a small town call Howlong. The car was reassembled into a roller and we made the shift to Brisbane. Thanks again to all that are taking the time to look in. More to come.
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:06 pm

Just found some more repair pics. This damage was on both sides. Hand formed 2 new pieces and fitted..
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I also did a rust repair to the R/H dog leg but have no photo's of that. Once we got settled in Brisbane I got to work on making the wagon a driver. There is a short vid on Facebook (wife's account not mine, no really my thing) of it moving from our back yard to the front garage after it got some paint. Made a make shift booth in the back yard that did the job over a couple of weekends. First the hi build primer.
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Then some colour
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That should be enough for this post.Thanks for looking.
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:04 pm

Short post today as we are up to speed with the build. So from here on the posting will slow down. Ok working on the front panels at the moment. Bonnet has had 3 rounds of filler and ready for another rub. No rust just a few dents
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The front guards are fiberglass at $450 the pair compared to $1600 for a pair of new steel repros, I just couldn't afford them. The quality is OK. Like everything we fit to our cars these needed a bit of a tweak. Here they are after rubbing down the first round of Hi fill primer ready for another coat.
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I pulled the front grill assembly completely apart. It took about 4 assemblies to make just one.
The lower section in hi fill primer.
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The slat support, this was stripped and painted in Holden chassis black gloss
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The upper panel is already painted and sitting in the spare bedroom(no pics of that, will get some when I assemble the grill). And I still need to clean and polish all the slats. Well that's it for this week. If I get anything done over the weekend I will post an update next week.
Thanks and have a good weekend.
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by Carpet56 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:09 pm

Looking good. With your polishing what did you use? I was looking at youtube one day and came across a product called Quik-Glo on Jay Lenos garage. I got some from sth australia and have just about used the whole lot on my chrome and stainless and i must admit they came up a treat. Well worth a look. Keep up the good work,
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by Ray » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:06 pm

wow... making some good progress there...
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:49 pm

Hi Glenn, when you say polishing, do you mean the bare metal. This was all done with a plastic type strip disc on a 4" grinder. The only polishing I have done so far is the side trim for the doors and rear quarter. I just used a metal polish from Supercheap. Thanks Ray all this is work over 12 + years. The last post is where I am at now. Still a bit to go. I am doing all the front panels and re painting the engine bay at the moment. I have most of the parts to finish including a full rubber kit, new bumpers and a bunch of new odds and ends. The panel work holds me up the most. Not my strongest point.
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by Carpet56 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:29 pm

Yes i meant polishing the chrome and stainless side trim and grill bars. The qwik-glo i used worked really well. I even used it to take the bits of yellow surface rust starting to appear on my spotlights on the goldwing and they came up a treat. You see so much on youtube that is absolute rubbish but this stuff really works. Maybe i should get onto the maker and get commission for spruiking the product haha.
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:10 pm

or try and become a distributor.
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