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    Quote Originally Posted by hq2door View Post
    you cheating bastard how can you knock half ya teeth out when you do it the propper way
    LOL... I know, 30mins to remove the front suspension. Just to scared to do with a jack...LOL

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    i removed them a different way for my monaro its in my build thread

    http://www.aussiev8.com.au/images-vi...-monaro-4.html
    and i survived
    Last edited by hq2door; 05-01-2014 at 10:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy2560 View Post
    Thanks, they worked out well, I have the same for the fuel, fuel return & brake lines as well. ( Other side of the chassis) Still not sure if I should polish, clear power coat or anodise them.

    I know, I was a little nervous when I ordered it....lol
    Polish and then clear coat
    Haha! I take my chances with a jack and lots of cable ties :P my old mans spring compressors are buggered and no longer work.

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    Hi Andy. It's been a pleasure watching you build this beast. Outstanding workmanship as usual. Love that spring compressor. I went to Supercheap and bought one of theirs, and it was bloody useless. Stripped the threads the first time I used it. Ended up dynabolting 2 plates to the floor of the shed and chaining the chassis down so I could Jack the control arms up.LOL!!

    Just a quick one Andy. Do you think those rear tail lights will pass rego? My engineer told me that they had to be ADR approved along with the side and front indicators and head lights. You may have to rig up some temporary approved lights to get you through the process and put them back on every year for your slips. Sorry to ask the question but I had to change out a few of my lights to satisfy my guy. I changed out my halo style head lights to ADR approved units that will get changed after rego. We are lucky here because once the car is registered we don't have yearly inspections. You have done such a wonderful job on those tail lights and mounts. It may pay to throw a couple of nutserts in the cover plate and fold a bracket around the tube that you can throw a set of adr approved lights on for rego. Then you could mount a female wiring plug in the cover plate and cover that with a nice stainless plate for times that you don't need the approved lights. The cover plate for the electrical connector could pick up the nutserts for the bracket when the temporary lights aren't fitted. Just trying to make the rego process that little bit easier for you Andy and save any dramas so I will shut the hell up now mate.LOL!!

    Cheers Jack

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    Hi Jack,

    Thanks mate, I appricate the comments. Hows your beast coming along?

    I asked my engineer before & he said OK. They have also been used on a f100 at MotoEX, I spoke with he guy hows owns it & rego was not a problem.

    They are DOT approved & run a correct light diffuser, so with my engineer approving I'm hoping everything will go well.

    I might change the number plate holder & put angled side on it to allow more vision from the sides, they might pick me up on this one...LOL

    But thanks for the heads up, it would be a pain if I didn't think of it & had to cut it up...

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    Today I started welding & cleaning up the chassis.

    Half the welding is done on the new additions & half the chassis is stripped.

    I wont bore you with pictures of my welds, but as other have mentioned I will spend more time cleaning up the factiry crap.













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    Hi Andy. That's awesome that your tail lights are approved and you can run with them. Yea the trucks all but done but have a few things to get sorted before fronting up for rego. Have been focusing on my spare 308 that I have been tripping over for the last 2 years. I have all the parts laying around and I haven't had the time to glue them all together until now. Saving bucks for rego and insurance so hopefully I will finally get it on the road soon
    Look forward to the next chapter in your build
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    are those gussets on the top control arm mount the factory ones?? i heard they put them on the late models to help with the cracking
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    Quote Originally Posted by hz_350 View Post
    are those gussets on the top control arm mount the factory ones?? i heard they put them on the late models to help with the cracking
    Yes, factory gussets. The back ones are bigger than the front one's, the chassis is an 81 model.

    I stripped by hand so I could get a close look at everything, I haven't found an cracks as yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy2560 View Post
    Yes, factory gussets. The back ones are bigger than the front one's, the chassis is an 81 model.

    I stripped by hand so I could get a close look at everything, I haven't found an cracks as yet.
    If you really want to find a crack just bend over and look in the mirror.

    Check your lower control arm mounts. My HQ chassis had hairline cracks each side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy2560 View Post
    Yes, factory gussets. The back ones are bigger than the front one's, the chassis is an 81 model.

    I stripped by hand so I could get a close look at everything, I haven't found an cracks as yet.
    I think Holden brought the gussets out on the WB and it looks to have solved the problem of the top control arm mount cracking.

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    Did not find any cracks in mine when i replaced all my bushes & ball joints a few months ago. Did get told i would need to get my shock towers pressed out straight again next time my motor was out. May be worth looking into while you have it all stripped.

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    shit! hope mines not cracked! :/

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    After 4 solid days work I have two thirds for the chassis in KBS, the front took the longest due to all the crap welding from the factory.

    Every weld & seam was redone, treated with rust blast & then costed with KBS. (This is the first step of 4 to 5 to get it ready for paint)

    Once the chassis is done (coated in KBS), it will go back together for final assembly. (after floor mods to cab)

    I'll try to limit the pictures & posts to some before & after shots with some general ones.

    Just some weld shots.








    Treated with rust blast ready to go.


    Before


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    Just some finished shots






    Following Shane's great idea, I welded in a nut on the bottom of the crossmember (thanks for the idea)

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