Thread: Grovers HT....
10-08-2012, 05:41 PM #181
No wont fit under the bonnet, I was gunna struggle getting it and a Harrop high rise and decent aircleaner under a 4" reverse cowl so got rid of it, they recommend a 2" spacer under them as well for best results.
18-08-2012, 10:57 PM #182
Ok a bit of progress. Found some more rust in the panel behind the beaver and made and fitted new sections. Made up and fitted a new section for the lower rear inner guard area. A bit next to the chassis rail on the passenger side, sorted that out as well. Hit the remaining stuff with rust converter and rust prevention paint.
Last edited by Grover; 18-08-2012 at 11:18 PM.
18-08-2012, 11:15 PM #183
Next came the trimming up and fitting of the beaver panel. These are only made for HK's so to fit HTG's the tail light section needs to be trimmed off to fit. They are very well made and I got it fitting pretty well, and after a lot of on and off I finally got it tacked in, ready for welding a bit later. This meant I could get the car back on the spinner to finish off the beaver and start fitting the new bottom sections to the rear 1/4's and beaver panel. Bit of mucking about to make them fit, especially the passenger side which is around 10mm too short, seems to be a common theme with people who have used them, so had to cut and shut a bit. Next on the agenda will be the rear infills for the tubs and fabricate a new section to fit in where the spare wheel well used to live. Then roll up some round bar to reinforce the wheel arches........stay tuned.
18-08-2012, 11:52 PM #184
Looks great man!! You make it look easy!! Kinda looking forward to getting stuck into mine now.. You've gotten me inspired!! :P
18-08-2012, 11:59 PM #185
Looking good. You've got to love rust. It's good that rust repair parts are available even if they don't always fit properly.
Keep at it.
19-08-2012, 12:39 AM #186
That's some fine work. I agree you make it look easy and it really is just logical steps but there's things in there you only know from experience.EFN 202 : knowledge is (horse)power!
26-10-2012, 06:13 PM #187
Ok I'm back, been a while. Just took some pics off the camera so thought I would bang some up on here. I've still been plodding away with the rebuilding of the back end of the car. Its now all welded up, smoothed off, nearly ready for etch primer. I have removed the spare wheel well, finished the infills at the rear of the tubs, and reinforced the cut guards with roundbar. I've had a couple of other distractions as well so haven't had a lot of time spent on my car, hopefully will get some time to finish rust repairs around the back window this weekend.
26-10-2012, 06:17 PM #188
26-10-2012, 06:23 PM #189
As I said, I've had a few other distractions........went to buy a sunvisor for my old mans HK Kingswood, and we did buy one, but I also bought a LX Hatchback, wasn't in the market but it was one of those right place, right time situations so home it came. Will be a project down the track.
Bit of a side project, the sunvisor wasn't as good as it looked, ground it back and lots of bog and rust, so I had to fix it up for the old boy. It came up pretty good but my bog sanding skills are a little average....
Last edited by Grover; 26-10-2012 at 06:26 PM.
26-10-2012, 06:28 PM #190
And the finished product......now its time to get back into the HT....
27-10-2012, 12:20 AM #191
As always awesome work man! That T is going to be so tuff!! Mega jealous of the hatch looking forward to the thread on that too when it comes time!! The sun visor came up a treat too, makes your oldman's K look even sweeter!!
27-10-2012, 09:15 AM #192
Thanks mate. The K is a sweet thing....
27-10-2012, 02:04 PM #193
The LX Hatchback looks to be a good find. I guess it has rust in the usual places but it does look nice.
Your father's HK is great and the sunvisor repair is a good result. My first car in 1978 was a tidy HK and my second car was my HT Monaro in 1979 and I still have it.
Love the HT you are building. It will be a cool thing.
Keep up the good work.
27-10-2012, 03:10 PM #194
Cheers Warren. The hatchback has all the usual rust/bog issues but not too bad, I've seen a lot worse. Nice and solid in the floors etc, pretty good for a few grand. My second car was also a HT Monaro, in 1988, sadly....I dont reckon I'll ever own another one. Thanks for the comments.
29-10-2012, 11:27 PM #195
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