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  3. deankdx

    The completely off topic thread

    ZJ fairlane ute https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ford-ute/183735965390?_trkparms=aid%3D777003%26algo%3DDISCL.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140117125611%26meid%3De989df1eb11348d7be376447239e0d45%26pid%3D100009%26rk%3D8%26rkt%3D10%26sd%3D183727938625%26itm%3D183735965390&_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982
  4. macman

    EL GHIA TICKFORD 12/97

    Before you remove the airbag, disconnect the battery completely for 24hrs beforehand. You will likely need a security bit to undo the two screws which hold the airbag in. If you don’t have a security bit, file a small notch out the centre of a flathead screwdriver or flathead bit, works too. A leather and woodgrain LTD steering wheel would be nice, much cheaper than a Momo generally and would suit your interior much better IMO. See my pic a bit earlier of my AU interior - that’s a woodgrain LTD wheel I had Re-trimmed to match my interior colour. Much nicer than the full leather wheel I reckon and still cost me less than a Momo. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. CHESTNUTXE

    EL GHIA TICKFORD 12/97

    yes i worked that out from looking at some EL engine bay pics,will any ef el belt cover fit it ? ever since getting my first e series the eb a few weeks ago i have not even started my crossy xf,so in the morning im taking it down to the local wrecking yard to fill the back with e series parts to fix ,i found another set of seats thisafo there,also cappa trim ,an air box,tail light and front right indicator,im hoping to find a steering wheel as this one is ripped but the centre is ok,what about the airbag when you take the wheel off ? what is the process of taking this steering wheel off ?
  6. I have heard excellent feedback about the Chinese dynamat “jingping” or something it was called. Yep third of the price and the guy I was talking to reckoned it was awesome to reduce road noise, made the doors feel much more solid and he reckoned there was noticeable thermal insulative improvement also. I’ve used the adhesive backed stuff made for A/C droppers myself (for my firewall, internally). Hoping it works well (sounds like it should). But as for oil canning panels, I got nothing... I’ll sit back and watch (read). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. cool, now i remember fixing hail dents on My XE ghia roof that someone else bogged, it was oil canning when sanded and left noticeable dips by the previous repair.. (i did a better job, couldn't notice it at all.)
  8. It's possible but it's also possible to make a visible distortion on the outside with heat differentials when you double layer things like the extra aluminium or steel. Might get away with a soft windscreen sealant to hold it in place but also move a bit with the panel. Depends why it's canning as to what will fix it. Deadener type materials will always help because they slow the panels ability to vibrate but if you're getting the bink-bonk when you press lightly on the panel then the panel probably needs fixing first.
  9. macman

    Project: Re-assembly!

    I’ll ask my Dad where he got those magnets from, they’re bloody awesome. There’ two small ones and two big ones and both have strong magnets on the front and back and they have positionable hinged “legs” so you can hold stuff at odd angles or on two different planes which has been super handy. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. BGDAV

    Project: Re-assembly!

    Magnets you say? I can always use more tools
  11. but would something like it stop oil canning? like sikaflex a strip of aluminium behind it for eg. or will that cause issues with heat expansion.. needs a strip of steel glued on?
  12. Yeah anything that adds mass to the panels usually helps cut the vibration. So things like raptor, stone guard, body deadener, even cavity wax to an extent can help. The Chinese dynamat was supposed to be better than the real thing and about a third the price. I have a big bag of self adhesive insulation offcuts that Barry gave me. It's the stuff he uses inside the aircon ducts he makes to cut noise and temperature change. Couldn't use it anywhere that would get wet because it would suck it up like carpet but inside doors, boot, firewall under carpet etc would help with noise suppression.
  13. deankdx

    Project: Re-assembly!

    Nailed it! tell us more about those magnets you are using, @BGDAV is on the car parts diet.. but the tools diet is probably due if he wants to lose weight faster.
  14. The XE panel van i had use to drum on some roads or speeds with the big panels vibrating.. always hated that, i bought a Transit van much later and the owner literally trowled with tile cement inside(poor mans dynamat? ) is there a goop you can use on the back of the panel that would "permanently fix properly " this issue? BGDAVs F100 bonnet probably could do with similar
  15. Aussiem8

    Original XD

    Thanks, know my old girl ain’t that special compared to most things on here but still good to find appreciation for her
  16. BGDAV

    1976 F100 tow pig aka MATER

    I'm thinking bolts and nylock, I kinda wanna sikaflex to make it indestructible but might want to remove one day..... Not sure Hopefully bolts arrived next week bought some from China but taking to long so bought more in aus who needs money newayz
  17. Thanks man, getting closer. Trying to button it up in the next couple days so we can swap it for the next one at the weekend. Which thinking about it... I need to seal it up probably tomorrow.. Hmm
  18. macman

    1976 F100 tow pig aka MATER

    Gloss black arches should look good against the matt black, agreed. Going to look tough. How will they be attached? Do they have studs or do you just put some nuts and bolts through the wheel arch area? Will sikaflex be required? Bet that’s what Ford Aus would have done haha. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. gerg

    NZXD's XD money pit

    Not hard to do with stock linkages anyway, just flip the reverse lever upside down and you'll have the gate up next to first, where it should be Sent from my CPH1903 using Tapatalk
  20. Inspiring work as always. I like the method used on that aerial patch piece. Wheel arch lip is a massive improvement. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Forgot, I also smacked the rear arch lip around a bit to neaten them up. They were already belted up, roughly though. Tried my fancy tool out, worked but the creased edges didn't like it so I hammered some spots.
  22. SPArKy_Dave

    EL GHIA TICKFORD 12/97

    Yeah, the Ghia's just got the red rocker cover, and gold 4.0 decals on the front door bumper strips. The drive belt cover is also missing.
  23. More and more Sorted that door mostly, am ok with it apart from one area that sort of oil cans if you push wrong. It should be fine with careful blocking when it gets to high fill stage. I hesitate to do anything because it's the right shape just lacking enough tension. Deleted the aerial hole (wish I'd asked the question earlier, doesn't matter but would have been easier off the car). When you need to do small fiddly patches, zap a bit of wire to it before trying to weld it in the panel. Rubbed almost the full side now. I'm still messing with the front corner, the fancy new surrounds have to fit better than they do at the moment but I'm not 100% sure what the right position is yet.
  24. macman

    Project: Re-assembly!

    Tonight I just finished off this top section. Reasonably good fit, should be able to finesse it as I weld it into place. Looks a bit like Swiss cheese at the moment with all the holes (most of which are for welds, three are to bolt in the actual wiper motor assembly). Pretty damn happy with it though, can’t wait to weld it in. Just sitting in place in the last pic. PROGRESS. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. 2redrovers

    1976 F100 tow pig aka MATER

    Well that's just nuts[emoji39]
  26. BGDAV

    1976 F100 tow pig aka MATER

    Waiting on bolts
  27. hendrixhc

    Original XD

    Welcome aboard Bud!
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