Clay’s Wedgewood Blue FB Ute

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Clay’s Wedgewood Blue FB Ute

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The new ute is safely under cover at home as of this evening.


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First thing was to get the steel plate out of the back and see what’s underneath. Image
A lot of sawdust and bull dust. The only real rust in the body seems to be around the fuel tank. Image
Which is supported by angle iron cross members front and rear.

The tailgate looks to be off an FC or FE. Image
The seat vinyl is very brittle but the padding and springs aren’t too bad. Image
FBs are a whole new world to meImage
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I’m going to rinse out the tank, blow through the fuel lines. There is fuel in the pump bowl. I’ll pull the plugs and get some oil in her. Off to Kmart for a battery. Whack a spare dizzy in the 186, put the manifolds back on and see if she’ll go. I have to wait until the weekend as I’m off to Pt agutta for work again.


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Very nice 8) .

Custom spare wheel door?

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The spare door has been replaced with a piece of sheet screwed on. I have a passable but bogged one which I think may already be wedgewood blue I’ll wack in for time being. May have to tAke off the tow bar tongue to use it though lol.


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Clay overall looks like a great pick up mate
It is an FC tailgate by the look of the 3 holes on the back, does the latch mechanism have 4 screws where the rod comes out the side or 2, FC has 4 FB EK have 2, only way to really tell because the tailgates were identical in all other ways if it has 2 screw then somebody could have put an FC badge on the back.

But as I said great pick up will look forward to seeing where this goes mate everybody says "I'm just going to give it a quick clean up" :ebiggrin: :roll:

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Clay,

I got the Bosch headlamps last night. They even come with bulbs and the mounting ring.
The headlamps are held into the mounting ring with three clamping tabs and screws, secured from behind. The reflectors are OK, but not in tip-top condition.
What's the arrangement for mounting the headlamp into the buckets in your ute?

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I’ll have a look on the weekend rob


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Nice - luv the utes - we will have to make a club of our won with the panno's
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Good stuff Clay,
Go the utes :thumbsup: Are you going to focus on this or multi task and do both together?

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Poor old van is pining in the corner while I get the ute on the road for some fun motoring Stephen. Looking at club rego.


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Heh Clay, more than happy for you to join the SA club.
No additional cost for club rego as I have heard other clubs adding $ if you want club rego.
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Yes thanks Roger
I got the forms at the all Holden day last year but never got to a meeting. When is the next one?
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We meet at the Southwark Hotel on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.00 pm.
The Hotel is on the corner of Port rd and Philips st, Thebarton.
Next meeting will be 6th March.
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In my calendar


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Hurry up and licence it and you can mosey over to Mandurah in June with the rest of the croweaters :lol: :lol:
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