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My cars and whatever's in the shop now etc.

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I reckon this is much more common place than people would like to think. Pretty easily done on a lot of the 70's muscle cars. Lh/Lx were stamped on the front section of drivers side skirt. How many of those would have been smashed and replaced over the years. Xw falcon was stamped on the radiator support and i'd be asking lots of questions if I was paying money for any xw gt that had a radiator support changed for whatever reasons. Same as HQ to Wb stamped on the subframe and nowhere on the body........

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57 minutes ago, SPArKy_Dave said:

that's a bargain, lend Me $20,000 for 6 months interest free and i'll take you for a drive in it.(before i detailed and sold it for a profit?)

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8 hours ago, SPArKy_Dave said:

So how much is a rusty one worth... half that? :P

depends how rusty. let Rod the Rust assessor inspect it for an estimate.. pretty sure it will be the sum of its parts at best. 

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Getting around to updating things again. Been a while, too much thought involved upgraded phone just before Christmas and haven't put the version of tapatalk on here that let's me do what I want with uploads, but onwards anyway...

 

Edit: couldn't do it with the new crapatalk version so I HAD to go find the old one I like, for reference build 6.4.7

 

So let's try this again...

Torana rails cleaned and coated up, floor sections trimmed up ready for installation, plus the new corner pieces made..

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Plates just sitting in place at the moment.

 

 

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New inner corner made and last piece of inner beaver as well
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Things clamped in place to see how well the spare wheel tub fits... Not horrible, mostly tweaking the shape to match the curved wheel arch.
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Trimmed a bit more off the back panel to allow for fitting the new skin, second picture shows how much.
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Tacked up in position to give me some solid reference to line up the panels I've made. I did clamp up those sections and they looked well within range, just a bit of a bend here and there etc.

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In order to help bring things back to square, I made another pick hammer
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Top one I made ages back when I worked on the green panelvan, works well but gets a bit cumbersome sometimes. So there's mini me, need to make it a bit tighter in the hinge to improve accuracy, but it does what it's supposed to do. They are very easy to make if you are looking for a way to fix roof skins or larger panels etc.

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