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Friday, June 12, 2015

Fuel tank sender and flexible lines clamps
Magnetic fuel sender early model
Large font gauges
Finding time now to do a bit more
Going with cooling system and fuel system.
Date code plate LH side of the radiator.
At the rear side
Also tank top RH side.



This radiator was in the car when i purchased it.
How lucky can you be date code correct and in good order
Needs stripping down and clean and paint.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Fuel and brake line fit up.




















Friday, March 15, 2013

Time now to restart the SS project.
After almost 15 months and lots of part searching its time to finish this car.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Ready for colour

Finally we are ready for colour. What a challenge this has been. Being a person from the panel trade I have found this possibly more difficult then stretching cars. Which I have also done.
To attempt to match the paint peel, over spray, nuts, bolts, leave factory ripples, rough welds and poor gaps has been difficult and the exact opposite to what I know.
Anyway I have put a great effort into this car and hope this information is useful.
There is still heaps to go so keep watching.
For those that ask what products I use, here is why I don't show it. I will not advertise for big company's for nothing. END OF STORY!
And yes this car will be FOR SALE once complete.
And our photo shoots have been done for Concourse Parts. Dash Fascias, Sun Visors & Crash Pads. Phone Concourse Parts on 02 44231215.
Or email: sales@concourseparts.com.au

Ready for colour



Friday, September 23, 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Radiator support done.









Radiator support complete. Once the sand blasting was done slight rust pin holes appeared on the battery side.
Luckily very easy repair.
Also of interest to restorer's that want's there work to last is the axsess holes in the radiator support at the bottom.
This allows for end-rusting to ensure long life for the support.
I simply fit grommets once the end-rusting is done.
I always do these on the rotor you will get the best results.
Both with paint and end-rusting. I made special mounts that bolt to the radiator support, a bit of time but well worth it.
These where dipped at the factory not possible for us due to cost.









All the way back to the boot lid




All the way back to the boot lid.
As there are two types of boot for the HQ series, naturally the incorrect one was used.
The early model have no crash control. The early lid runs wright up until 1974.
I have a 4/74 6/74 and 8/74 all run the early lid.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Lets go the weather is wright

It's been a while now, and finally the SS has let it's carcoon.
You would not believe what is going on behind the scenes.
Bolts, bolts and more bolts.
Bolt correct rebuilds are beyond belief.
And by bolt correct I mean bolt correct! Correct colour and markings on heads & even year correct to the best of my ability .
Not a poetic licence on what others think they are, or are easy to purchase. All bolts on these cars are genuine GM and nothing else. Nothing else will do.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Progress


Friday, November 6, 2009

GTS RIMS COMPLETE

Tyre's fitted TOYO 205/70R14 95T 330


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

GTS WHEELS



The early Canadian rally wheels are quite different than the Aussie made ones.
The Canadian pressings are quite defined and sharp compered to the Aussie ones.
There construction technique is different.
The quickest way to pick them is with the tyre removed they have huge spot welds as aganst the Aussie ones that are stitched welded from the back.
Also an original Canadian rim is painted Grey on the inside and also on inner side of the rim.
Paint colour are silver 350 and grey 350.The colour numbers form an original dulux formula book will tell you the correct numbers. The grey 350 has a green paint splash on it so is not viable when scaned so here it is 577-13384. Also the tinter numbered 3038 is a flattening base so both grey 350 and silver 350 are not a gloss.
They are flat.
So to do a restoration on your rims you will need three colours. Paint inside first then the grey then lastley the silver.
These rims are also date coded see http://hqdatecodes.blogspot.com/


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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Rear Brakes

What a job these are with a combination of finisher including Black Zinc nature steel Rainbow zinc metal blackner and also the the under body black.


Friday, October 23, 2009

Scott Wilson www.concourseparts.com.au

Back to the SS diff fitted and ready for brakes and axles. Oil added 1425mls. Note correct rainbow zinc diff plug.
The OK Stickers for internal restoration use only not original on HQs.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Scott Wilson Special interest parts

Here are some photos of anti rattle rubbers for HQ holdens this paticular car is a 2/1972 hq holden wagon Melbourne built. Photo for reference on the location of this part.
Also to those who know it all the paint masking on the firewall is the same as a Sydney built car.
Also have checked the colour of the firewall with a colour card from the sydney car and they match as well.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Diff ready for installation

Diff complete new bearing preload done.
Axles bearings fitted.




Diff ready for installation.

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