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  1. This will have to be the go. I suppose I'll just have to make a bracket to mount the cable to the firewall and get a bracket to suit the TH on the other end, thinking it won't be a hard task all going well. It's all metal and all basic so I should be sweet. I even have the gas pedal with the kickdown switch to suit so things are moving quickly.
  2. The Q has been treating me fairly well over the last month or so. In between leaking plenty of ATF, oil, having a "less than advertised" amount of cylinders, and overheating, it's been pretty reliable. I took it to Tauranga for a week and all went well, turned plenty of heads and always gets a thumbs up which is pretty neat! While the 202 has been chuffing away on daily duties I've been collecting bits to put my 350 in place. Bought a modified Ford 9" diff that has been made to fit underneath an HQ. Even came with a driveshaft to suit a TH400 which is perfect for my applica
  3. WOF acquired! we are legal! over the last month or so I've gone hard to get this thing legal to use over summer. Whilst I didn't make beach hop due to it being unreliable, I still managed a WOF and even attended drag day yesterday, although I didn't attempt a 2 second pass due to not having a coolant overflow tank properly setup as well as coolant leaks. but, regardless, it's going now and I've been idling around town trying to iron out problems as they come. the photos added are of how it sits now. the front end is super on the piss (panel wise) so my next step is to start stra
  4. Little something for next year. sbc 350. I'll grab a 4L60 trans I'm thinking, for overdriveness/keep revs down on the motorways etc? I'd like to keep the column change.
  5. It's less sad now Screen in today and did a nice coat on the floor to seal things up. Carpet acquired too. Full set of new seatbelts on the way Determined and doing what it takes to get to Beach Hop come Novembers' end! oh and see you at drag day (if I don't break it!) Overall stoked with the progress and proud of what I have managed to achieve. Dad spent his youth mucking around with this series of Holdens and as a nineteen year old, hearing the many tales of different shenanigans that happened back in the day involving these things only makes me more determined to ge
  6. Work around the top panel is nearing completion, having painted my dash today. I also cleaned up the floors, and fully coated them in an epoxy etch primer to save them for years to come. I've sorted a driveshaft to get me moving, so now I need some inner guards to complete the car. Hooked up the heater, transmission hoses and a few other little things, it starts and runs nicely now. After I run a tank through it, it should really sharpen up as it has the odd miss from bad fuel. Pushing hard for Beach Hop and Drag Day in the coming months. My goal has been to get a warran
  7. I've been working away at this determined to have it done before November. It'll be a stretch but to see that fresh wof sticker land on my windscreen will be a bloody good feeling. I repaired a small section of corrosion damage to my front nose panel (surprisingly good nic overall) and gave it a rough and ready base/clear paint-up, I'm not fussed getting an average finish because the whole thing will get a birthday next year anyway. I threw it back together and sat it on the car, now it awaits my inner guards to come back from blasting, and for me to finish working on the top panel, so it
  8. Cheers @Kiwibirdman for sorting me out with some wide steelies. These will be perfect for my wagon. Getting a balance tomorrow and that's the wheels sorted! Mint. He also sorted me out with a new 3 core V8 rad for next years motor swapping endeavor.
  9. Was assessing the job today and decided to leave it for another time. Seems to be a bit involved but I should really do it, the fuel pump bowl is some orange/yellow colour
  10. It'll be ready, this is just extra motivation!
  11. discuss large golden vehicle just keeping it pretty much stock, probably with more low maybe this look? although I love this, pic taken from os somewhere ^
  12. First things first, was to strip the horrid interior, and remove the front end to see what I was facing. It's been off the road since '03, where it appears someone had begun a teardown of the front suspension for a rebuild, but instead gave up, lost some important nuts, and roughly bolted it back together. Front steering joints had been unbolted, which made transporting it a mission. However this problem is fixed, and it only needs some new bushes/brake bleed to be operational. I sourced a brown ute bench seat (ute's have headrests and sedans/wags don't). Much harder to do than I had
  13. Sold my GX toyotas and acquired this gold HQ kingswood, tastefully equipped with a 202/traumatic. Reg on hold was the main selling point, plus I decided it looked reasonably solid during a hastily organised nighttime inspection. Got it home and dug straight into it! First to go were the VC commodore plush front seats, I've never sat in something so comfortable in my life but they're definitely not staying. After looking it over a while, I've found a few areas that need reconstruction but overall it's pretty solid for what these are. Standard bog spots around the place but overal
  14. Still have this, had just been sitting idle for the last 2 years whilst other projects got all of the attention. Recently put my ass into gear and made something happen. Yup! It's all painted up and has come out amazing. Decided to keep the roof body colored as the paint turned out so nice. The little 850 has been running nice and strong. Next I need to finish installing my new brakes and bleed them up so I can safely move the car around. Assembly time now and then hopefully within a month or two she'll be out on the roads. Been a long process and definit
  15. Like many I've taken some time during lockdown to sort out some work on the old girl. Got pretty tired of looking at the old rear bumper in its sad state, with holes dents etc all through it really ruined the car. Thankfully the sedan I parted out opened up the opportunity for me to modify a straight (sedan) rear bumper to suit my wagon bumper as they are NLA. So after some mixing and matching of bumper mounts and the careful hacking apart of the sedan bumper I ended up with a fairly reasonable looking bum. Tailgate is next on my list for a re-bog, just need it to last unti
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