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hendrixhc last won the day on January 26

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About hendrixhc

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    Building an XE is a life long commitment.
  • Birthday 01/07/1971

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    Inbred Hick from the Adelaide Hills.
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    I like Aussie Fords. Just a little bit!

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  1. hendrixhc

    Engine bay rust

    TBH i wouldnt strip it completely unless it is really bad. you can just clean up the rust affected areas and key all the other paint if it is sound. Really depends what you want to acheive. certainly stripping to bare metal etch prime, prime, body work, base and clear is the way to go for a restoration but if you are just doing a tidy up theres no need to bare metal the bay. Ive done both ways and each looks equally as good, one just take 100s of hours more than the other.
  2. hendrixhc

    Engine bay rust

    Go for it. rub the rust back and prime it and then spray out the whole bay. Dont waste time filling holes or smoothing unless you are going for a show car. Its amazing how much different a clean bay looks. Id just use some 80 grit on an orby or a 120 grit flappy disk on a grinder to clean up that rust and spray it out.
  3. hendrixhc

    Engine bay rust

    Engine in or out?
  4. hendrixhc

    Door Glass Scratches.

    I looked into this years ago and found out there are some kits you can get to remove scratches. Never got one though. Ended just getting different glass from a wrecker.
  5. hendrixhc

    Surface rust - What should I do?

    Id be pulling any filler out to make sure the rust isnt in behind it.
  6. hendrixhc

    Surface rust - What should I do?

    I use brass wire wheels on the angle grinder and also 120 grit flappy disks. these are faily fine and dont bite in too much. etch prime the bare metal, prime and seal it.
  7. hendrixhc

    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    Cool Story. I found the original purchase documents for my grandmothers house a while back, all 2000 pounds or something like that.
  8. hendrixhc

    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    Shame how they build such crass apartments around lovelly old homes. Has it got a good shed?
  9. hendrixhc

    Colour Code, Olympic Gold

    any good auto paint shop will be able to mix you up some paint with a good match. Acrylic is the safest option more home. You can get it made in aerosol if you dont have the equipment to spray.
  10. hendrixhc

    Colour Code, Olympic Gold

    How much do you need to touch up?
  11. hendrixhc

    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    Ahh Aaron thats cars for you Mate. I bought a lovelly 345 diff for the falcon only to realise the fantastically polished PROstars i love so dearly dont clear the calipers. Nek Minit had to drop $1800 on new 15" wheels to clear the calipers. Then i decided they dont suit the car as much as i hoped and colour coding the bumpers was important, however, i didnt want to paint the originals so i sourced more. And so on and so on. Dont lose heart bud its how our cars evolve!
  12. HAve you got any photos of the car itself?
  13. hendrixhc

    creek in front suspension on ba

    I think when i did mine you got the ball joints and control arms with bushes. So did the lot. Sway bar links just caused rattles from memory.
  14. hendrixhc

    XE seat rail spacer

    Yes scheel seats have the spacer