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My Torana Rebuild

Discussion in 'Projects' started by 383 hatch, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. 383 hatch

    383 hatch Well-Known Member

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    Got the floor all done today. Took a lot longer than I anticpated cleaning bits and pieces up, but the result was worth it.

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    So, with that all done, tomorrows job is to get the motor in and back on wheels.
     
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    Haha, yeh not quiet. Once the motor is all in, although it's pretty much all complete, there is still a lot of little things to do. Things like wiring in the MSD 6AL, plumbing up the fuel system etc. ect. etc. Having said that, I'd really like to give the motor a fire up by the end of the week. Then all going well, the whole car will get painted the following weekend.
     
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    Drawnnite Obviously Unsensible

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    looks tops.

    the first pic really makes the green look great.
    perfect colour choice :thumbsup:
     
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    383 hatch Well-Known Member

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    So, this happened today. It's now officially powered by Chev.

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    383 hatch Well-Known Member

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    From this....

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    To this....

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    I'm fairly certain that not one single part has been reused in the engine bay.
     
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    panels? engine bay metal? steering rack? k-frame?
     
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    Panels are now LX, steering rack and K frame are all new (to this car). The only parts of the original engine bay metal left is 1/2 of the firewall and the chassis rails.
     
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    Not really much to update at the moment. Painted a few bits and pieces satin black yesterday, including the top of the dash. Started rubbing down the outside today, hopefully get most of that finished tomorrow. It's getting painted next Saturday.

    3 weeks until deadline.
     
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    Calaber Nil Bastardo Carborundum

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    Interesting to see that you sprayed the underside in what appears to be sound deadener rather than gloss black?
     
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    Jecs PAVTEK Race Engines Staff Member

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    from this been throw at you:

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    haha i kid i kid, the ol' super 6 was a loyal strong girl
     
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    i'd say it would be stone guard.
     
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    You have to bear in mind that this is being built to be a street car, not a show pony. I'm really not interested in detailing the underside or the upkeep that's required to keep a detailed undercarriage looking its best. It's actually a ute tub liner, which should be very hard wearing and easy to look after with the odd wash every now and then. Also, I'll admit that the floor pan isn't perfect on this car as it's seen it's fair share of knocking about over the years, so the thick textured finish helps hide a bit of that. At the end of the day, it's neat and tidy underneath and that's all I was after.

    Haha, yes the L67 did the job it needed to do, but the time came to step it up a few notches. The engine bay last time, while it was neat, was pretty busy. This time I'm definately going for the less is more approach.

    As above, it's a ute liner.
     
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    Well, it's all rubbed down ready to paint. It goes in the spray booth tomorrow morning. Stay tuned....
     
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    Just a couple of teaser pics, it's been a long day.

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    what a bucket of crap, who would build such a thing.............
     
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