My long time V8 wagon project

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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by doc1965 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:19 pm

Very slow mate just spent 3 days getting the dents out of the bonnet, looks like it was sandblasted prior to me getting it,and had all the whoops in it the skin, so had to heat shrink all the low spot to straighten it back out
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:31 pm

sounds like fun, not
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by Spaghettijet » Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:06 pm

Looking good! I know what you mean when going slow. I’ve spent the last couple of days on my van with very little visual progress, lot of half finished jobs s I need this or that. More evil bay shopping and now the wait for the bits to turn up.
 
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:31 pm

Half finished jobs. I hear ya. Hope to get some of them completed this weekend
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:26 pm

More progress this weekend. Not as much as I would like but something.Firstly some carpet. What a pain in the butt that was, then the underdash A/C unit and gear shift. Still need to plumb the A/C. Waiting for some hose to finish it. Also got the loud pedal and pedal rubbers fitted up.
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The co-pilot seat and belt. Got to get bolts for the pilot seat so that will be next weekend.
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Havn't finished the edging of the carpet yet, I need a left hand rear scuff plate if anyone has a spare. Love it when I empty a box with something new in it, and I managed to empty a few this weekend :D Untill next weekend.
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:38 pm

Happy Monday everybody, hope you are all well. I have very little to show for all the dickin around I did this weekend. Screwed down all the cargo strips. These are made from 20mm x 3mm stainless (no pic). I am not going to polish them yet, I kinda like the look of the dull stainless. Then I managed to install my right hand rear window. Thought it was going to be a pain but it wasn't too bad.
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And the only other thing I managed was to fit the right rear seat belt.
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On another note I did pick up a side project from the Gold Coast.
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It is 158cm long, 63cm wide and 38cm high. Not sure what it will become but it looked so cool. Maybe a coffee table, maybe wall art.
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:25 pm

Another small update. Lots of work and little to show. Firstly wet rub the upper tail gate, buff & polish. Got the glass fitted and the handle.
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Also got the passenger side rear glass in. Then it was clean and paint all the trim for the rear seat and install.
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Until next time stay safe and at a safe distance.
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by claysummers » Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:32 am

Looking good 64V8wagon. I like your rear inertia belt setup. Tidy job on the carpet and interior. I’ve only got fb ek scuff plates I’m afraid.
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:35 pm

Thanks Clay, I am still looking for the scuff plate, anyone?. Yer I am happy with the way the seatbelts came out. Not a fan of them pulling down on your sholder coming up from the rear wheel arch. Think it would do damage to your shoulder in a front end collision hens the reason for the drop strap.
Well I did get more done this weekend. Pilot seat fitted.
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Then it was time for the driver side doors. As most of us do ,I work on my own and fitting doors solo can be a pain in the ar**. so I made this little helper. Stole the idea off another forum so I can't take credit for it.
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As you can see, mounts to a small floor jack and holds the door.
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And both doors fitted with no need to ask for a lift and less chance of scratching the paint.
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After they were fitted it was time for some wet sanding and polishing.
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Fit up some side trim and external door handles along with the door mirror base.
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Last shot is of the state of progress on the dash. Not sure what to do for a crash pad yet. Missing the main piece and not real keen on the prices some people are asking for them. I do have the glovebox bit and 1 end piece. Will think of something.
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Well that was my weekend, hope you all had a good one.

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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by Carpet56 » Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:02 pm

Well done Anthony.
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