Neil's FB Station Wagon

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Thanks Blacky, I'm away this weekend but will have a good look at them before I go ahead with putting the repair section in and decide if I think I'm up to it :crazy: :shifty:
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Taking Frank down to a mates place in Bunbury :roll:
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The metal work is very similar to van and ute. In fact the FE wgn was pretty much based on the van in typical Holden fashion.

The rear seat maybe a different matter, requiring some narrowing I would imagine. Pipe up Harv......

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I had to narrow the rear seat in my '57 when I tubbed it - not a big job.
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There is a bit more to the seat back on a wagon than there is on a sedan, that’s all.


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Took Frank to Carbies and Coffee in the car park behind the Bunbury car museum Sunday morning, great fun.

Clay I had a look back at what you did with the van tubs, I will look on the weekend and see how much extra work and if I want to take it on and there is the thing about the seat in the wagon folding down and latching back I will need to look at that also.

Has anybody else done the tub thing on a wagon?? Harv what did you do???
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I reckon the seat would be the least of your worries, if you copied what Clay did on the wheel tubs the seat base would just need a bit of a frame trim around the tub , and the back would need the same on the timber and the frame - all the latches etc would stay where they are on the car and you just trim the seat back to suit.

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Well worth the effort.

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Thanks for the encouragement, I think :shifty: :lol: :lol:
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Thanks for the encouragement Blacky :roll: :crazy: :crazy: I think.
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I realised that while we are discussing the wheel tubs to fit up the cradle for the independent rear end I have to cut more out of the floor pan behind where the rear shock mounts go so before I weld in the rear underseat floor repair I may as well cut out the rest of the floor where the suspension cradle has to go, this is going to reveal a whole lot more of the rear wheel arches and I can then get a better look at what I need to do to pump them a bit.

Still not sold on the idea but will be able to see a whole lot more soon.

I'll post some photos as I do the cradle fit up.
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I understand where you are coming from mate. It's a bit to get your head around. We're just egging you on to fuel our love for the widest possible rubber under the lowest tractable early Holden.

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I was looking at a ute today that has had the rear tubbed about 35mm, super neat job, will get some pics and post them up
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These are pics Shahni took today of Jeremy’s ute, will try and get better pics when it’s on the hoist tomorrow or Friday Image
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