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deankdx last won the day on March 9

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About deankdx

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    photographic memory of every x series problem i had

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    .Driving a diesel Gemini East Melbourne
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    x series falcons (Gemini owner currently)

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  1. 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
  2. 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.)
  3. 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?
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. deankdx

    1976 F100 tow pig aka MATER

    surprised you didn't fit them while the paint was still wet
  7. deankdx

    Defective's xf pano...

    yeah, Ants has been bitten by a redback, said it was the worst pain he's ever had. under a bumper bar.. i've seen them often on my cars.. definitely needs checking before hand
  8. deankdx

    Defective's xf pano...

    go out there about 2hrs after dark with a good torch and shine it under the car.. don't go too close, because they'll be redbacks to the sill line if anything like here.. that reminds me, i need to do that before i work on my gemini wagon soon
  9. i'd expect if you can do it yourself .. $25k worth of repairs, you either have a lot of spare time or going to sacrifice working for $$$ to get it done.. so that's what i think is Rod's perspective on differing value for "doing it yourself" issue i have with these things, is when you take it for a quote for rust.. it's rust you cant see that's the issue. chop out an a pillar to fix a spot then find there's issues inside there/torque box etc that needs additional work.. that will double the quote on that "section" then what do you do? double your budget or try compromise on the work done? other issue is paying by the "hour" is paying for time spent making templates, cardboard design, cutting out rust, wire brush/sand blast etc.. things that an unskilled person (aka yourself) be doing for $25hr ish.. rather than paying $100hr for the pro to do. i'd be trying to do some of the work myself if i had one, buying a finished one could be a epic piece of shit, so i'd want proof it was done right.. these cars were rust buckets 30yrs ago
  10. deankdx

    XF Wagon Number plate housing

    most of My XFs were S pack also. only the utes i had were GL i'd say they must have been optional, because i don't recall the switches being there in the ones that didn't have them(and i didn't retro fit them as they don't work very well anyway)
  11. deankdx

    XF Dud battery no start speedo question

    or buy brass hose clamps with decent wire.. My spotlights had almost as good wire as the factory engine earth lead.
  12. deankdx

    XF Wagon Number plate housing

    are they standard on XF? the few XEs i had all had them, but only one of a few XF s packs had fog lights.. they didn't work very well anyway.. low beams were better in fog i encountered.
  13. deankdx

    Who sells modified sumps for au motor into xh

    I ground the fins off my sump, but I also modified the k frame in my xh (I never advertised that fact at the time because to legally modify the k frame you need an engineers report) ah, yes, i'd seen that done a few times now also.
  14. deankdx

    Who sells modified sumps for au motor into xh

    i didn't know there was an "off the shelf" one. ever.. most people have removed the sump, taken to someone that can weld alloy and cut and plate for clearance.. i saw one for sale once for $70, used.. someone had done it for XF or XG, i didn't think @Thom cut his one, just ground the ribs back..
  15. i was "watching" that just to see if it sold,, thought there was an auction for it?