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Losh's VR Ute build thread

losh1971

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It's just a screw mate, go chuck any old one in there.
I could but that will be a last resort. I'm trying to keep what I can VR/VS specific. Unfortunately what you have suggested is what most people think of these old ute's. But when you spend a lot of hours and a lot of money on paint and other repairs it comes down to the little things that IMHO makes the difference.
 

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I even go as far as to etch the rust off some of my bolts and screws when I refit them and then repaint them like they would have been originally. I might be being anal, but it's just the way I am........
 

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got a photo of it? i may have some in my bucket of bolts
I will see if I can get the drivers one out without pulling the wheel off.
 

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As you can see it has a slight dome on top and a taper underneath.
 

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Talking to a mate and turns out the VRs and VS don't come with the screws I posted, apparently they all come with the flat black screws that are also used on the rest of the inner guards. I had two new ones from Rare Spares. I popped those in just now, and all good. Turns out just another incorrect part fitted by a PO that I assumed was original, simply because it looked right.
 

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Scoures the world for a screw... finds one... looks good... fits good... :D
But it's not a good screw, so finds another... looks better, fits better, is standard... :oops:

Yep, you've got restorers disease... really bad :p:p
 

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So talking to our WHS manager at work today and we got chatting about the PDR bloke in Launceston. I think I might go back and see what he has to say. The ute has come a long way since I went to him a few years ago. I might just ask him again and see if he will work on it. Apparently he is good at what he does. If he gives me the cold shoulder again, then I need to consider a day off work and make a trip to Hobart, maybe show day later this year as that's only a PH in the north of the State.
 
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