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  1. Rhona and i did more smash. drain layer is coming Tuesday to repair sewer line which runs under the new house. he wanted the front of the house gone so it wouldn't fall on him. can do. tomorrow im having a day off to cook and eat pork belly but sunday should see the rest of the front of the house gone. 2017-04-14_03-38-57 by sheepers, on Flickr 2017-04-14_03-39-23 by sheepers, on Flickr 2017-04-14_03-39-34 by sheepers, on Flickr
    7 points
  2. Some parts arrived from America on Thursday. Floor patch panels, a few small bits and also 2 13x7 reverse 4 spoke Cragar's. I wasn't sure how good the rims would be but turns out they're nice! With these rims I can test fit them all round. I'm certain they'll fit on the back with the IRS but the front I'm not sure about. I'll sort that this weekend then know what I'll need to complete the set. Happy as! Discuss here, Cheers!
    6 points
  3. You can see in the pictures, the way I done it in separate pieces, then glued it all down. I didn't bother with underlay as I'm not to fussed with the softeness and noise. The few yellow bits in the photos are where the seat rails bolt On, il bolt in the seats then cover the rest with carpet.
    5 points
  4. So some have asked to see pics of some of my other cars. You've probably seen 1 or 2 of them around no doubt. I've had the 46 Chevy Fleetmaster for the last 14 years or so. Its an ever evolving project. Love this thing. Recently converted to 5 stud using 55 hubs for the front and changing out the dif to a Nova dif. Doing this I converted it to open drive using a converter on the end of the original gearbox. Now its geared up to cruise a lot nicer on the open road. It still runs the original 216 dipper, never misses a beat: Then my 78 Camaro. This build has been a real eye opener hah
    4 points
  5. Also If you remember seeing a while ago in this thread a sparkly Fa50 frame, I finally got around to bolting it back together just before dromeageddon. I decided to fit 14in dirtbike tyres to it after getting a sweet deal from a fellow oldschooler for maximum dirt tractions for backup at dromeageddon. As a note, they do fit but just. To get the rear wheel on involves fitting the wheel with the tyre deflated and then inflating once bolted in place. I also had to remove the stand as that rubbed hard on the tyre and the carb filter elbow misses by a whisker BONUS IMAGE. CHECK OUT
    4 points
  6. That's the finished product for one of the seats. Defanatly not as easy as I thought. I appreciate the work of pro upholsters. For a first attempt, I think it turned out alright, better then they were before, I think anyway. There's a few loose bits that need to be stretched out, but not sure how to do it without taking the cover back off and glueing it down.
    3 points
  7. Here's a Bit more pictures of the sewing. It's quite hard as the machine is super quick and i can't slow it done anymore. There's no room for mistakes haha. Un stitched the old covers and traced them onto the new vinyl. Got them sewn up along with some pleats and piping.
    3 points
  8. I've been floating around this site for a while, figured now's a good time to start a build thread since I picked up a new project. Its actually for the misses But I've fallin' for it too. We initially bought a Nash Metropolitan, we basically stored it for a few years doing a few minor things getting it running and driving but at the end of the day it was a can of worms I just wasn't motivated to get into. So we picked up a 63 Corvair Monza coupe off trade me and sold the Nash within an hour of each other... Perfect! The Corvair's a reasonably fresh import, its pretty tidy with a bit
    2 points
  9. Well car failed cert. Pretty small list in all honesty, but one of them is possibly a big job. No spring washers on engine mounts. (Easy fix) No rear bump stops. (I thought the were on the shaft of the shock) Rear suspension is too hard. Upper 4-links touching on chassis. So the last 3 are really all hand in hand with each other. The car still feels a little bit like you sitting on bump stops. I'm wondering if a lot of this is too do with the 4-link arms being rose-jointed as opposed to the factory arms having bushes. So my plan, too lift it a bit higher, find different shock
    2 points
  10. So this happened today... That's gonna slow progress a bit. A bit pissed off cos wife and kids away and thought I'd have a real good run in the shed. A few weeks in a cast unfortunately (again)... [edit for reason] Punched something I shouldn't have (not angry - clumsy)... ooh just noticed I can see the metal splinter in my index fingie I picked up the other day. Should have got them to dig it out...
    2 points
  11. Needs cert to be legit, even if it somehow sneaked thru entry cert it would more than likely be picked up at wof time, or insurance if in an accident. Looks like it has had brake mods as well. If it was, for example, a camaro that was a 6 cyl and came in with a 350 you might get away with something like that because it's a lot more tricky to figure out what the standard engine was, and it could have had it from factory. But a 54 truck with a v8 (which chev didnt start making till 55) , and from a different manufacturer, and more than likely some American "engineering" will be obvious to
    2 points
  12. ever seen an American modified car that wasn't held together with zip ties and wire?
    2 points
  13. Corvairs had handling issues during development, mainly due to the swing axle rear suspension among other things. GM's partial solution for this was to specify that the cars ran approximately a ten psi pressure differential front to rear. This alleviated the problem to some extent but often the owners would forget or ignore these instructions (because who puts 20psi in the front and 34psi in the back right?) and it directly led to quite a few crashes. The fallout of which was highlighted in Ralph Nader's 'Unsafe at any speed', especially once GM started really pushing the tyre pressure differe
    2 points
  14. Been crazy busy at work so not a great deal of progress being made, but been hitting the chrome and stainless with metal polish and jamming it back on the car bit by bit. Also got my grill back from Bumper Replacements in Auckland. Really nice job and had a fair bit of rust on it before so the difference is just massive.
    2 points
  15. Oh right, so you wanted the rest of the story too? Sorry, here goes.. Repower, pt.3 So I took a Friday off work, parked the car in the garage and started stripping stuff out of the engine bay. A surprisingly short amount of time later, all the mechanical bits started falling out. Oily, broken 1100 begone! Sorry, I didn't get any air guitar shots, it was too hard to take selfies while lifting the motor out... And it's in! After fitting the ancillaries, filling it with fluids, fitting the manifolds, timing it and winding it over to get oil pressure, the moment of truth arrived.
    2 points
  16. Here's my beast I picked up for $50. It's not a walking foot machine, if been told it's quite hard doing upholstery work without the walking foot, especially sewing vinyl. But I purchased a roller wheel attachment which is meant to help a little.
    2 points
  17. new house time. our house is small, leaky, cold and old and we've wanted to do something about it for quite a while now. thanks to a long journey which included astronomical increases in building costs, council changing their mind on things multiple times and heaps of other fun things it has taken 3 years to get to this point. but here we are, about to build a new house which was supposed to start last November. the plan? well, we're extending the front a bit and joining onto the garage. to get there we have to remove the current house and start pretty much fro
    1 point
  18. Project discussion: //oldschool.co.nz/index.php?/topic/55789-corona_man-1979-toyota-ke30/ I thought I'd start a build thread on the recently purchased Ke30 Corolla I have just purchased. I'm off work at the moment so am going to try and restore it back to original condition within a month. The car is in pretty.good condition, has minimal rust in it , but the 4k motor is stuffed. I will just be putting back in a 3k or 4k motor. Interior is a bit old, no carpet and seats are ripped up. I will be doing all the work myself, panel and paint, engine work, re upolstry,
    1 point
  19. Yes definitely! I'll PM you. Thanks!
    1 point
  20. I have a pair off those cragers 13x7 if your interested in buying them
    1 point
  21. These are a couple cars I've had in the past. There have been others but these are the ones that meant the most... 1982 EX Lancer GSR. This thing was awesome. Factory injected turbo, 4 wheel disc, LSD blah blah blah... Loved this car, still kick myself for selling it. I still seeing it kicking around Hamilton. After it went through a few hands it looks like its found a good owner: And my 85 Cressida. Manual and had a 1g-gte coversion done when I got it but nothing else. I chucked an LSD in it, repainted it, wheels, lowered and gave it a good tidy up. Was a tidy car, I used it as a dai
    1 point
  22. So the neighbors house is staying as is then? I'm interested to see how you are going to join on to that. she'd staying the same?
    1 point
  23. ^ ideal! i roll centre bench and drill more holes as needed. best thing has been using bolts that are easy to pull out, for swinging the vice in over the bench for added garage squeeze-room
    1 point
  24. I have a problem. I keep managing to acquire double ups of scooters . The one at the back Is a FR80 I purchased off Denham to use to donate the 80cc engine to my FR50. It also supplied the top half of a chain guard which Ive fitted to the 50. The 80 after twiddling with the carb seems to go hard for what it is and with the front forks welded solid gives a weird feeling like it wants to pop the front wheel off the ground on 1-2 gear change. probably not but more so just a sweet jolt on shifting. Looking forward to yanking the 50 and putting the 80 in its place! al
    1 point
  25. 100% keen for the Hamilton mission. Swap meet will be worth a look and I am sure the open day at Midnight Upholstery will be a good time. Snags can only make a good thing even better.
    1 point
  26. Mine is on the right-hand end of my bench which is also next to a roller door, good for sending grinder sparks onto car windscreens
    1 point
  27. Hey man, thanks for the info. Will definitely be taking that on board. Haha yeah the fan belts pretty wild haha. I'll keep a spare at all times I'll be keeping the the build thread up to date as things happen. Just waiting for parts then it's all on. Watch this space. Cheers!
    1 point
  28. So ordered some bkack carpet and binding. Striped out the old worn carpet. I done the carpet in a few different pieces, not just one big piece. I also made up a shift boot and handbrake boot , out of vinyl, and sewed it to the carpet. Then got some binding and sewed it around the edges to make it look tidier.
    1 point
  29. So I started pulling the dash out, I want the interior to be all black, so am going to paint all the plastic bits. I also removed the heater box. The previous owner had disconnected it, I presume because it leaked. I pulled the heater apart, and got to the heater core, and.no surprise it had a small pin hole in it. I soldered it up and tested it, it's good now, so can put it back in and a warm working heater. Next on the list is new carpet
    1 point
  30. So finally got the body painted. Now the fun part of putting it all back together. Also picked up some factory 13" rims , that I'm painting black, and putting on that white walls. Found the fastest way to Mask up wheels for paint is using cards.
    1 point
  31. There ya go. Knew i read something about different tyre pressures. Old fuzzy memory still kinda workin lol
    1 point
  32. How close to the weight of the old pistons are the new ones? If there's too much difference it's best practise to have your rotating assembly re balanced.
    1 point
  33. Looking good Kenny. Can't wait to see this thing hit the level of awesome like your other rides, You should put up some pictures/info of the rest of your collection!
    1 point
  34. What every one said. Rad car. Would love me a wagon. Can't wait to see how things turn out. Hope your wheel hunt comes together nicely.
    1 point
  35. Super rad. If you slam it on Supremes you will be my new hero.
    1 point
  36. This route takes you through the least amount of roadworks. Another option is to stay on the western side of the river as far as Whatawhata.
    1 point
  37. Had a bit of spare time so had a play with the beat. I wired up a relay for the 12V feed for the DC CDI and cut the holes for the heat vents
    1 point
  38. This is my life nowsanding sanding and more sanding.had to buy some more Autothane primer filler, 4lts used up already, all the small removable parts are primed, working on the doors, then the front fenders, going to take the shell off the spit this weekend so I can finish up the front and back ends, aiming to have it all done by the end of the month, BUT, my work is relocating at the end of the month and have just started paying us Monthly(broke ass) the Mrs is filling in for her charge nurse who has just resigned and is working full time for the next month and a half not to mention the boys
    1 point
  39. wheels from Japan ssr super stars 14x6.5
    1 point
  40. Mine at a slightly higher speed, driveshaft was a pretzel. Very glad for loop...
    1 point
  41. I'm going to suggest you divert this to Hamilton and come to the swap meet here in Hamilton and also come to my annual open day haha. Will not be able to attend now sorry. Edit. Will have free snags.
    1 point
  42. I may join in, will discuss with the boss. When we did our run around to Maraetai a while back I noticed that we were short on aging bogans in old Commodores so I might look to remedy that situation this time round.
    1 point
  43. Not sure why I didn't do it earlier, pretty happy with it tbh
    1 point
  44. Right, finally interesting stuff to report. Car went into the booth today. Really happy with the colour but damn, is it impossible to photograph! Looks dark grey, light grey, brown and green from different angles. Something I've heard from other people with this colour. It's definitely not going to be a popular choice with everyone and a few will probably think I missed a sweet opportunity to go some new metallic but I really wanted to do something a bit different while staying very 50s and understated. Anyway here's some pics...
    1 point
  45. Oh yeah, so this happened. In truth it happened back in August, but we'll overlook that. A broken Telstar and other stuff got in the way, so the promised rebuild kept getting put off. But eventually it happened, so sit down and i'll tell y'all a tale In the last update there was a melted Kent that looked like not a lot more than some gunk-encrusted, blue-painted scrap. I didn't have high hopes for it initially, but upon further investigation, some not-so-bad bits started to appear. Once I pressure washed all the oily crap out of it, it was actually beginning to look useable. The thing t
    1 point
  46. Did a few wee jobbies on the bike today; Modified a sx85 expansion chamber to fit. Will probab.ly do nothing for performance because it's not the right type of pipe for the engine but it looks rad. It'll be the job until my PE175 pipe turns up (then I'll mod that to fit). A GC from work bent some stainless tube for my rear hoop so I welded that on too. Now I can get onto making a proper seat. Managed to strip a thread for the exhaust too. And painted a couple wee things. Rad
    1 point
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