Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    casual poster
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Victoria
    Posts
    88

    Default HQ to HZ Firewall transplant?

    Hi
    My HZ (pano) has a firewall too far gone. I have a HQ (sedan) donor car with clean firewall. I'm looking at unpicking the spotwelds in the floor just in front of the rear console bracket which looks easy enough but I'm a bit more scared about where to cut the sills and A pillars. I need the A pillars as the HZ is knackered so I'll need to cut that almost at the top. Anyone out there have tips for me or pics of doing it? I've unpicked cowl and plenum from a WB so have done that before and have them saved as good replacements.
    So far I am aware;
    1. Holes in firewall differ a little which we can cut/drill/weld no problems
    2. Cowl and plenum differ
    3. Dash support panel I think differs too which I will have to cut out of the HZ and weld into HQ

    I'm OK with welding and happy to spend the time but I am still quite scared I might stuff up getting it to fit back together Looking for advice (no - not the buy another van type LOL).
    Thanks
    Poyda

  2. #2
    casual poster
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Sri Lanka
    Posts
    34

    Default

    Hi,

    I have a HQ sedan that had terrible A pillars, ruined windscreen top frame and the firewall only had holes for heater. I found a HX wagon that had all those in good nick and factory A/C as a bonus.
    What we did (I mean the local tinker guy, I am a complete noob when it comes to bodywork) was cutting HX wagon few inches above the top windscreen (that is, the top cut went across the roof).
    The bottom cut went at the weld seam at the lower firewall. Then he made the same cut in the HQ, threw it away and welded the HX piece to it.
    My HQ had no dash frame whatsoever (cut and thrown away by PO), so the HX dash had to go on the HQ along with the air ducts under the wiper. (that was all good for me).

    Hope this was useful to you.

    Untitled.png

    Since you are familiar in welding, you would do OK with the rest. Good luck.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. hk transplant
    By laza030 in forum Conversions, Rebuilds & Project Cars
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-06-2013, 10:14 PM
  2. v8 transplant into vr
    By enhancedvp in forum Holden V8's
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11-08-2009, 06:53 PM
  3. How to Transplant a 253 on gas into a non gas car
    By Lucifers_PanelVan in forum Holden V8's
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-06-2006, 09:58 AM
  4. HT ute transplant , My ute needs a V8
    By deejay79 in forum Holden V8's
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 29-11-2005, 08:49 PM
  5. brain transplant.
    By kiwi in forum Comedy Central
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 19-06-2005, 02:07 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •