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Discussion in 'VB - VC - VH - VK' started by Crash, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. Crash

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    Thanks mate.
     
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    So I've been a bit pre-occupied with my new house lately and haven't made any time for the wagon.
    On a plus it's at my place now after being tubbed etc.

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    So one of the reasons I've been pre-occupied is coz I've been building a new home for it. I can't wait til it's finished so I can get started on stripping the wagon down fully to get it ready for paint.
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    So she's all done, just gotta move in now. :)

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    Young gun Dream BIG!!!

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    Nice, you must be very very excited. Bet you can't wait to get stuck into it.
     
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    its in its new home. :)

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    Plenty of room for activities.

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    Gee, haven't been on here in a while. Might have to post some progress pics
     
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    Is this Benny as in AVH355?
     
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    Haha, Nah, my names Brent.

    I know Benny tho. I live in Geelong as well and have known him for years.
     
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    So i lost interest in the car for a bit with working FIFO and everything, that's probably why i hadn't posted anything for a while. I got back into it mid to late 2015 after getting a job back home.
    So i started getting into the bay again.

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    The engine bay after a few holes were welded up.

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    I took the dash out and welded up the holes where the A/C pipping came through and then sanded off all the etch primer.

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    Then it was off the panel shop. (The start of 2016). It was there for the first half of the year and now I've got back into it again.

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    Bay all filled and in primer.
     
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    Got the car back from paint and panel around Aug16.

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    All painted now.
     
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    The K frame was next to get some attention.

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    I haven't put a photo up of it but I'm running a VS brake booster with VT master cylinder.
     
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    Next job was to tackle the rear shock mounts after the diff was shortened.
    They were cut off because they were going to hit the back of the drums. I simply cut some off a spare diff i had and cut them up to fit. I test fitted the diff and then took it out again and welded the mounts in place.

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    Next thing i did was give the old 355 a degrease and tidy up
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    Got it in the hole without any dramas.
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    New manifold and the carbs on.
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    I still have fabricated rocker covers to go on yet but i need to weld some fittings in the front for some catch cans.
     
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    I also decided to run a VS wagon tank because it has a in tank pump. Hopefully its enough to feed the carby.
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    The top tank is the VS one and the bottom one is the original VH.

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    Im now in the middle of modifying the back seat to fit between the tubs. I bought a complete rear seat for $20 so i thought id cut that one up incase i stuffed it up. Seems to b going good so far.

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