Thread: EFN 202; path to glory!
01-05-2010, 11:59 PM #1
EFN 202; path to glory!
This is the last time she'll look like this. Taken at the most recent WSID Nostalgia round.
It now sits in my neighbour's double garage (they're not using it for the rest of the year, score!). I'll strip it during the week, and next sat, trailer it down to Pro Street Restorations, where Beach will fix the rust and mini tub it.
I've got a new subframe on the way up from a mate's property that i'll rebuild in my garage, along with prepping the 4 superb door shells i've got, the equally solid bonnet and nosecone. Time to get the sandpaper out. Couple of mates from the panel shop will be helping me do all hanging panels and i'll rub the body back at Pro Street, Beach is happy to let me work on it while there.
These fellas are about ready for paint.
I head to Newcastle tomorrow to pickup the rebuilt LSD Salisbury with commodore dics that i just bought. That and returing my cam timing to stock will be the only mechanical changes. This little puppy pulls fine..for now, while it's a cruiser...
Pics will be updated as i go.EFN 202 : knowledge is (horse)power!
16-05-2010, 10:04 PM #2
Here she is in the garage. This thing is SO CLEAN! Everything i thought was rust turned out to be dirt and at worst, tiny bit of surface corrosion.
LSD, Commodore discs, HQ axles, ready to bolt in.
All straight and rust free.
When was the last time a an HQ looked like this with no repairs?
Yep, she was a country car.
It'll be at Pro Street next weekend, and then prep on the hanging panels begins in earnest!EFN 202 : knowledge is (horse)power!
16-05-2010, 10:09 PM #3
Many thanks to Beeb for these. I was set on white, but now that my mate's selling his red HZ, and i no longer have to hold my promise not to go red... what do you think? I'm leaning to red in a slightly darker shade and either colour will go with dark tint.
EFN 202 : knowledge is (horse)power!
16-05-2010, 10:15 PM #4
Sting red/red hot.. not that i'm bias muchWhatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good.
Luckily, this is not difficult.
17-05-2010, 12:02 AM #5
Haha, yep. That's what i asked for, and it's a sweet colour, but i'll darken it a tad to be different and go for that classy look.EFN 202 : knowledge is (horse)power!
17-05-2010, 12:30 AM #6
Powder coat the hub caps Red same as the car, powder coat the rims Black, and get the nylon white wall tyre liners in 1.5 inch and whack them on for a full 50's / 70's look. oh and side pipes....
whats that called reverse retro ? is there such a word.....
Last edited by BossHoggett; 17-05-2010 at 12:36 AM.To remove D@#kheads from Chryslers, God made everything else.
17-05-2010, 12:47 AM #7
The rims are powdercoated black! And i've just finished a set of 7's for the front. They're 6's in the pic.
I love the old look, hence the gentle rake(disguised by the pic, but it's raked), wide steelies, rebuilt 4speed and twin strombergs, but i like old and tough, not old and cruisy.
I do have a set of 14x8 hotwires that i might polish up and paint the centres the same colour as the car, just to give myself more tough choices.
Last edited by HQforme; 17-05-2010 at 12:50 AM.EFN 202 : knowledge is (horse)power!
17-05-2010, 11:24 AM #8
17-05-2010, 06:38 PM #9
I think white with a slight pearl through it - maybe blue or purple.
But looks good anyway mate. and good score on the double garage!
17-05-2010, 07:39 PM #10
im a fan of the original light blue.
im not a fan or pearls in whites but each to their own.
end of the day its your car so paint it whatever colour you want.
Nice clean base you got there mate, got to be happy with that.
GL with the build, im keen to watch the progress
01-06-2010, 01:16 AM #11
This is how she looked as i drove her out the driveway and up the street onto the truck. You get a few odd looks living next to a six lane road, haha, but it had to be done cause the truck wouldn't fit and our car trailer was busy.
It's now at Pro Street so Beach can begin working his magic on it. Ah, when he gets back, haha.EFN 202 : knowledge is (horse)power!
01-06-2010, 01:40 AM #12
01-06-2010, 01:42 AM #13
01-06-2010, 01:49 PM #14
Wow that thing is great condition.
If you do it up right that thing will last for years... you couldn't have asked for a better starting point.
01-06-2010, 05:02 PM #15
you better not go white
mine's white ahahha
with a rose red pearl.
bloody hell those rear quarters look sweet.. i had to cut a good KG of rust and bog out -_-
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