as previously mentioned the front was goin to be custom,so here is the first few ideas..
black one has each headlight with its own frenched opening,the red one is of the open type full frenching.ala 60`s style as seen on many fj holdens back then.i have decided that straight up and down is hte way to go.with h a 54 desoto grill the preffered option.
what do you think
HI 2 All again,
well i have rambled on about this vauxhall ute in other parts of my topics. and just to shock every one and show that it really does look like a $61.00 car, i have put a few pics up.
yes its one hell of job in front of me,but hey its a 50 year old car this year. it was originally rescued from a creek by one of the son`s of the people i got it from out on a farm in the darling downs of queensland, he started on it and then it sat in the paddock for the last 10 years.just going out there and getting it on the trailer was a big job.
3 out of 4 wheels locked up had to snatch strap drag it onto the trailer (did`nt want my head taken off if the wire cable from the winch let go),and then the said strap around a huge tree and reefed the trailer after several attempts out from under the ute ( its a heavy old pommie vehicle).
oh by the way the wheels freed up after that kind of abuse..lol,had a smoking and slipping clutch on my toyota foruner 4x4 tho..
and now hard work and fun begins for like...the next 10 years of rebuild..
mmm i feel a 265 hemi 6cylinder engine, auto or manual and may be a centura disc brake diff.with the car drenched in bmw burgunday metallic paint..sorry dreaming at the moment.
HI 2All again,well yes the crazy and brave one has just returned from a couple of days (not full days) working on the ute.
so here`s the low down,started to strip the rust more than paint off the bonnet.found the rust gremlin had been feeding on the underside of the bonnet frame and got a bit disheartend with it,so did a little bit and thought leave it for now.
so turned my attention to the guards with more success (although there is more work to do on them) they now look fairly decent.late tuesday afternoon i was taking the left door off and had a bit of a struggle,end result the door is off but i now have a purple and black little toe on my right foot (ummm broken would describe it better,man it hurt big time).
would post a pic but it may scare people...lol
check out the other pics
Edited by teza40, 19 March 2008 - 01:11 PM.