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    Default my hj 350 full build

    hi guys this is my new project a 1975 hj sedan, i was goin to fully redo my ute but my wife wants kids in the next few years so i didnt want to spend alot of money on my ute if i may be put in some kind of position to sell it, my parents are trying to get me to keep the ute as ive had it since i was 16 and was my first car im now 22,

    anyway i plan to bare metal this sedan and fix all the rust and do a few other things to it so far ive pretty much stripped out all the interior and will soon be taking out the chassis, the sedan will take the seats and dash and console, the front clip, front suspension, motor and gearbox out of my ute as i only did that nearly 2 years ago

    i have alot of work to do and im hoping for help and advice from the people on AV8, this build is either going to destroy my love of cars or make it burn stronger






    Last edited by hz_350; 27-06-2011 at 10:27 PM.
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    Cool.
    Keep the pics coming and good luck.

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    i would leave the ute alone and do the panels for the sedan the effort in prepping the front end and then what are you going to put on the ute?

    still watching this and waiting for you to go overboard

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    probly nothing, or id put the not so great clip off the sedan that i havnt picked up yet on it and sell it as a roller or mabe keep it for years to come but living in town i just dont really have the room and if it was to be left at my parents it would be destroyed by rats,
    ohh and i will be goin over board lol, i plan for this 2 take a while hopefully even no ive striped the inside in 2 days since i got it, the main things i want is a cowl scoop fiberglass bonnet im goin to weld vz ss flutes into the guards and probly dynamat the whole thing even no that stuff is as expensive as gold, ive got a decent peice of plenum rust so thats the major rust issue
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    just a few more pics will hopefully be taking out the subframe on the weekend and have it fully stripped but im goin to look at a few doors and things whats a decent price to pay for good door just a ball park figure so im not getting ripped off




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    good project mate, looks like mine!

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    First cars always hold the nostalgia keep goin mate you will never get rid of it going by the photos looks in great shape for nearly forty im drivin an old HJ ute to work and back every day love it its only blokes like us that keep old holdens alive rebuid it youll treasure it

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    dont pull apart ya ute man. youll get unrestored panels for the sedan pretty cheap if ya look around. my first car was a 75 escort coupe and i wish i still had it now.

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    yea but i cant afford another motor and 4 regos 3 cars and a bike, i may keep the ute body and do it up again but for now the sedan will do there will be alot more of me in the sedan so we'll see im only 22 so if i keep the sedan it will have nostalgia aswell lol
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    just finished pulling the subframe out at 930 tonight, car is kinda pissin me off i get home at 5 and dont really feel like workin on it so i go out at about 730 and do a bit but u dont seem to get much done, i work half day saturday atm so there goes half a day and sunday is grocery day, so finding time is hard atm, but i just wanna get into some body work so i can see what im capable of, i have made my mind up that im making a rotisserie so that will happen shortly, im just trying to focus of complete dissasembly so i dont get side tracked



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    would 50 x 50 x 3 be ok to make the rotisserie out of or would it need something bigger im just doin all my drawings now and may do some tomorrow at work
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    50x50x3 is good i just built one for my monaro used mainly 40x40x3 and its plenty strong enough but dont forget to gusset the corners but my one is a little different to the norm as i dont like the pivot point being so crude as 2 bits of pipe

    just remember bigger is better and if skills are a little under par overcompensate

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    the skills are good im a sheet metal worker the welding is fine thanks, ive used part of 80gus's idea so the thing can go up and down i like that idea
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    i took the hole cowl off today, sort of crying on the inside now, but if i was gunna do another hq-wb i would definitely cut off both corners of the cowl and check for crap, even the side that wasnt rusted was so full of crap it was only a matter of time before it rusted out, i have a few idea's about how im goin to rebuild it, i still have the issue of no welder will have to sort that out soon but here are the horror pics









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    Hey mate good to see your getting right into it and pulling off the scuttle, I thought the plenum on my wagon was good but when I went to repair some rust in the scuttle I to found the corners of the plenum had rusted out and needed to be replaced. Just wondering how your going to go about repairing yours? Looks like a lot more work than mine

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