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    Early headed 308, T400 and a 3.36 ten bolt diff.












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    Very very nice mate
    Love the orange it really pops in the sun.

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    nice

    ... luv that bench seat!
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    Very nice car Dave!!!

    p.s I want your interior

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    That is mint!
    Green........Green is nice!!!!

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    Bloody nice car. Love the colour scheme.
    I can see I will need to apply some time and elbow grease to get my car worthy of some similar pics for posting here.
    Like the bench seat too. A mate used to have an HQ ute doing 8's that still had the bench seat!

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    Thanks for all the comments.

    Justin you might want my trim but I want your running gear lol.

    The paint colour is the original colour Saffron Metallic and the trim is as close as I could get to the original Chestnut Brown.

    As suggested by someone in the "quiet" thread, here is a pic of what I started with (after I had pulled it apart and started stripping the old paint).

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    I like seeing the before pics too, gives you an appreciation of all the work that has gone into the car. You've done a great job on it.
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    You've done a good job on her.

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    awesome car. Looks tough as nails
    I love how you've restored the interior to pristine original. It's something different to the typical sort of interior you'd expect in a car like this. As already mentioned including the bench seat and column shift
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    Thought I'd through up some pics of a couple of things I've custom made for it. I'm a bit of an amateur machinist and over the last couple of weeks I made myself a billet horn button to replace the original plastic one that came with my SAAS steering wheel.

    Finished button next to the original plastic one


    Fitted.


    Not really sure if it (or the steering wheel) goes with the grandpa interior though so I'm undecided if it's going to stay yet.

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    One of the things that gets the most comments when I take the car out is my throttle linkage set up. I'm not one to take the easy way out so when it came time to replace the factory linkage set up instead of just doing a cable conversion I decided to make billet bell cranks and my own linkage rods with sphereical rod ends.

    Here's the one that goes through the firewall.


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    And the firewall mounted bell crank.

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    Nice work on the horn button and linkages!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HJPrem75 View Post
    Nice work on the horn button and linkages!
    Thanks HJ

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    Those linkages look unreal, nice work!!

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