Kiwibirdman

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  1. Kiwibirdman

    KiwiBirdmans 1962 EJ Holden Wagon

    Thanks Mate. It is a great leap forward. I'm pretty slack about updating the build thread. Lots of half finished bits that only need a small push to get finished. I promise to do some more regular updates, it is pretty close. Put it together, get @cletus to certify and get it registered. Easy, should be done in no time!
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    Kiwibirdmans 1962 EJ Holden Wagon

    The satin black is a bastard to keep clean so its kept under the plastic sheet. I hit the car with a McGuires product that is for satin finishes. It took a whole day to fit the grill to the front panel, each slat had to be individually made straight then bent to line up. I got pretty good at it by the last one. The front panel got bolted on. Even though it had been together this is the first time all the bolts had been put in. I ran a tap through the threads which made life a lot easier, all the captured nuts were full of paint. The passengers side wasn't too bad, it was the original guard going back on, drivers side was a guard of another car so needed a bit of persuasion. Need the stick to hold up the bonnet. The extra weight of the die cast badge and bits of trim was enough for the bonnet to not stay up. I assembled the hatch and tail gate locks first after it was painted. The tail lights were some I bought about 6 months ago and are really good.
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    Kiwibirdmans 1962 EJ Holden Wagon

    Since my last update there has been a bit of progress. The car went to the paint shop in July for a 3 -4 week turn around. It sat.......and sat....... and then one day out of the blue I got the call, come and get it, its painted. That was December. Out in the sun it just blew me away.
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    Chrome bumper bolts

    If you want nice new ones people like classic industries in the US have them for all sorts of cars. The prices are usually pretty good as well.
  5. Looking forward to a Burger tonight. Trust there will be some others to eat with and talk shit about old cars.
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    Muffler Tech

    Yes
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    Trailer brakes

    Yes they are the single piece ones. The don't look to different to some old LH torana ones I have lying around.
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    Trailer brakes

    Sorry to Hi Jack this, I have the MK 2 calipers on my caravan, are new discs available, the VTNZ WOF guy got excited about the minor pitting on the disc face.
  9. Sick kids, not going to make it. Bugger
  10. Wife is out of the country, might be able to duck down for a quick bite between being a taxi for the kids.
  11. Kiwibirdman

    Avenga's 1UZ V8 powered 1980 Avenger Wagon

    I saw the car at the Painters when I was down there a couple of weeks ago. Looks really good. Are you local to Birkdale?
  12. Stress, when the mind over rides the bodies desire to stay next to the fire and go out into the fucking cold and look at old cars and talk shit. I will be there.
  13. I may be in the Ellerslie area and need a Burger.
  14. Kiwibirdman

    piazzanoob's 1964 ford Galaxie 500 seeedaan

    It's coming along nicely. Keep up the good work!!
  15. Kiwibirdman

    Kiwibirdmans 1962 EJ Holden Wagon

    Well overdue for an update. Been side tracked with giving the 2 bedroom flat in our basement a full birthday, repainted everything, new carpet and lino, new toilet, vanity etc etc. All finished now and new tenants moving in next week end. Work has been mad busy as well and to be honest going down into the garage when its cold and the fire is on has lost its appeal. Anyway enough there has been progress. I pulled the new alloy Gemini radiator I bought a while ago out of its box and sat it in place. should be all good once the hole in the support panel is trimmed back 10mm on each side. I had the top panel blasted and painted, it just needs a quick blast of rattle can black to match the rest of the engine bay. I went to bolt it in place and found that all the captured nuts are full of paint and crap. I went to the local bolt shop and bought replacement bolts for the guards and front panels. About 45 1/4 UNF bolts with flat washers and spring washers and a tap to clean up the threads. There are a few 5/16 bolts as well. Even though each item is cheap all together it starts to add up. I have had the modified wring loom from @vk327 in the garage for a while. Still in the box that he sent it back to me in, I haven't even opened it up to have a look. I'm heading off for a week tomorrow, family holiday for the school holidays. The following week the wife and kids are away skiing (I wonder why I have no money) so should be able to get some serious garage time in. Promise photos in the next update.