Neil's FB Station Wagon

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Thanks for the comments guys.

Greg you don't know how close I have come to gutting the whole floor, if I had the tools and the skill it would have already been gone mate but I suppose it is a matter of perseverance and patients :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:
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I've had a couple of reasonable weekends in the shed lately and got a bit more done but I think I have a mental health problem I seem to make holes, fill holes and then just make more to fill, anybody know a good physiatrist :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:
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got to this stage good Friday and ran out of gas :wtf:
Got gas on Saturday and finished welding the tunnel in
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Then just for giggles and shit I thought I would make another hole
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For those interested, to be able to fit the rear independent suspension cradle I have to cut a section out behind the original diff hump, V6 Conversions supplies a plate you have to bend up and weld in, this means I will have to have a custom fuel tank made.
The plate is roughly bent and sitting approx. position in the back
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I will have to drill out the spot welds on the old top shock mounts and then cut that area away, looks like I would lose about a quarter of the original tank area.
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Might have to relocate the spare if you want to have any sort of range. Can o' whoosh? Continental kit maybe....

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A little bit more done on the weekend.
EK mart kindly donated, in exchange for Bourbon of course :thumbsup:, now my least favorite job of unpicking multiple spot welds to get the pieces that I want to use.
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Have to agree, it is very time consuming Neil.

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Got stuck into the donor section (thanks again EK Mart) and starting to get the piece ready to fit and weld, there is a bit of structure underneath that needs work as well.
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Also part of the wheel well on the passenger side
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Serious patch panel Neil. The old patch on a patch is a familiar scenario. I just noticed a bit of bracing added in the torque box area which no doubt was made a bit easier by absence of the floor. Are you going to give the inner wheel tubs a massage? Having the floor out would make things easier in that area too.


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Errol62 wrote: Tue May 23, 2023 4:49 pm Are you going to give the inner wheel tubs a massage? Having the floor out would make things easier in that area too.
Be mad not to :ebiggrin: :ebiggrin: :ebiggrin:
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Blacky wrote: Tue May 23, 2023 6:59 pm
Errol62 wrote: Tue May 23, 2023 4:49 pm Are you going to give the inner wheel tubs a massage? Having the floor out would make things easier in that area too.
Be mad not to :ebiggrin: :ebiggrin: :ebiggrin:
Agreed - make sure you post plenty of pics when you do it! Still undecided if I will do mine. Seems like a lot of work for an extra 10-15mm.
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Gee guys don't I have enough on my plate :wtf: :roll: :roll: :crazy: :crazy:
Mmmmm maybe I better think about it a bit more :lol: :lol: :lol:
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I had the same attitude Scott. Everyone told me it would be an easy job but I didn't find it so. May not seem much of a gain but it is the difference between running a 225 and a 245.

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I did the tub relief along the rail and to be honest Im glad I did, there is no chance of tyre rub with 225 x 60 x 15 and I have plenty of room to fit 235 or 245 later if i choose.

Funny I have brand new kuhmos on and they have so much grip I wonder if bigger is even necessary, maybe for the eyeball factor or availability for different rim sizes.

Anyway Neil if you are thinking about it then this is definitely the time to do it.

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So Brains Trust, is it much harder to do the mini tub with a station wagon or am I just over thinking it :ughh:
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Same floorpan as a ute mate , a bit easier if anything because you can cover the wheel arches when you trim the car - no need to metal finish it :thumbsup:
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