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pull the front end off? how to?

Discussion in 'VB - VK Holden Commodore (1978 - 1985)' started by phat_com, Jul 31, 2006.

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    phat_com VR IS A BEAST WITH NEW V6

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    hello,
    Vk_fish and i want to know how to pull the front end off a vk?
    Because i saw a Hq ute down the road from me that had the front end removed and the only bit it had left from the shell onwards was was the chassis rails
     
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    phat_com VR IS A BEAST WITH NEW V6

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    i want to do it to mine...get a smashed v8 vk and put the front shell bit on my vk so i can use the v8, would it work?
    thankyou
     
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    why not just by a V8 vk thats not smashed
     
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    yeah you cant because we dont live in a 70s any more.they changed to monocok (think thats the spelling)with the VBs
     
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    phat_com VR IS A BEAST WITH NEW V6

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    well i wanted to do this because i have just bought a vk berlina that has no motor and it has had a 6 grand paint job and my mate i bought it off told me that if i bought it i couldn't sell it and buy another vk (he sold it to me for $10)

    And i know how much the car ment to him so i am not going to sell it.

    thankyou for the reply, and are you sure it is spelt like that? sound a bit rude;)
     
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    your story sounds very convincing
     
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    If the car meant so much to him, why did he let it go for $10?
     
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    Goon Scientific Tuning

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    If you wanted to take the front bumper off mate u can do that, but to remove the whole front end i'm guessing you would need someone qualified to do so for safety reasons + that's if u wantyour ride on the road. .
     
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    If you have steady hands you can drill all the spot welds out but why would you?.
    As said by 3800VH they use a monoque chassis(Not Monocok), not like the older Holdens.
     
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    the old hq etc had a different designed front end and under body which meant you could take off all the outside hanging panels and front inner guards, basically able to remove everything back to the firewall leaving just the two chassis rails. with the newer cars from the vb onwards you can not do that. the front end ( actually the whole body ) like people have said is a monocoque design which means the body is one peice ( apart from of course the hanging panels, doors front, guards etc ). unfortunately you cannot do what you want to do. :thumsup:
     

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