My long time V8 wagon project

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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:04 pm

Thanks Clay. I am real happy with how they look. Not yet completed but hopefully in a week or two.
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:03 pm

Seats are ready :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:03 pm

Hi all, hope you all had a good weekend. Not much to report this week. I went and picked up my seats on Sunday and they look just as good in real life as they do in the pics. I did manage to finish the engine wiring on Saturday and 98% of the rest of the wiring. Only have the headlights and front parkers to wire but I will finish that when I fit the front guards. I made a new rear cargo floor after work today. Started with a piece of 12mm ply copied from the original.
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Layed down a thin foam layer.
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Some black paint on the back.
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Then black vinyl and a pull handle.
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This is the pull handle I used.
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I still need to fit some floor strips. A small update but at least I managed to do something. Have a good week and thanks for looking in.
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:40 pm

Update time. Hi all hope you had a good weekend.
Made more progress this weekend. Firstly buttoned up the front of the motor with the alternator and A/C comp.
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Fan, pully and a couple of belts
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Dropped in the rad to make my overflow pipe. It runs from the passenger side to the drivers side via an alloy tube in front of the rad.
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Next thing was the radiator top cover. Still needs to be painted.
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I fitted a new oil filter, oil and also filled the gearbox. I was in Supercheap and came across this gear oil in a squeezi bladder. Where was this when I was younger. Do you remember trying to fill a gearbox with garden hose and a small funnel? Not fun but this was simples.
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The last thing I did was make some templates for my rear wheel arches. Took them to work today to get our upholstery guy to make me a pair.
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After work I covered my new kick panels in some black vinyl.
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And that was the weekend. More next week I hope.
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by Carpet56 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:15 pm

Jebus Anthony, your doing a fine job there old mate. I found something similar to replace the oil in my diff as well. I remember using a pump to do the gearbox and diff a hundred years ago too, technology is great. I think i will probably make up some templates to do the boot in some marine ply and carpet like i have seen on some other posts which will be cheaper than getting replacement boot rubber. Keep up the good work,
regards Glenn.
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:02 pm

Thanks Glenn, pluggin away. A closed in boot would look good and save on cost if you can do it yourself. Not having cash to splash has made me do as much for myself as possible and learn a few things along the way. The few things I have sent out has been the engine machining, exhaust & headers (that I had to modify to clear the steering shaft along with the exhaust) and the seats. Everything else I can say I have done pretty much myself.
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:25 pm

Been playing around with this.
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Anyone know what it is.What do you all think, good or waste of time?
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:55 pm

Looks like nobody wants to play
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by NSWEH225M » Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:33 pm

Hi tech wiper actuators?
 
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:45 pm

spot on, made from 8mm stainless rod a few rod ends and a bit of time. Need a right hand pivot to finish it off.
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