Chev EK

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thebrotherj
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Re: Chev EK

Post by thebrotherj » Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:49 pm

Just catching up on this build now, it's looking great Greg! Kudos for having a go at lead wiping too. Looking froward to more updates :thumbsup:

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Re: Chev EK

Post by EK283 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:55 pm

How good are long weekends ! got heaps done but have slowed up because of rust.

The last pieces of the dreaded rubbish, very time consuming.

Rebuilt the bracing on the passengers and have finished it off.
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Cut the top off the drivers guard because of bubbles and so began a full rebuild, rust cut out and a second hand donor piece pulled apart sand blasted and rewelded back into place. checked the gaps and then ran out of time. Ive just got a small filler part to weld in then that is done.
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I will finish this off this week, progress progress !!

I hope everyone had a good time in Tassie, its a pretty place that's for sure. WA that's exciting !!
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Re: Chev EK

Post by EK283 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:14 pm

Well another cold day and I didn't start till about 11am (soft).

Got a bit done
Finished the top of the drivers guard today
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Tacked in then ground back
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Fully welded then ground back, turned out really good !!
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Bottom still to do and the brace needs rebuilding, always tomorrow !!!!

Greg
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Re: Chev EK

Post by BILLY BLACKARROW » Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:16 am

When you are retired you never do today what you can put off till tomorrow :dohh: .
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Re: Chev EK

Post by FireKraka » Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:20 am

Great work Greg wish my welding was as good as that, I'll just keep grinding :vecctor:
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Re: Chev EK

Post by Devilrod » Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:29 pm

Nice work Greg, looking good.
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Re: Chev EK

Post by EK283 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:43 pm

Thanks guys,

I appreciate the encouragement.

Chipping away, all the rust is gone and I've lined up all the panels, next is to tidy the engine bay and then the real fun begins !

I have maroon,green,blue and coral panels and still have no idea what colour to paint !! Oh well need to make up my mind soon.

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Re: Chev EK

Post by EK283 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:41 pm

Well,

Photobucket has dumped all my photos as well so I will just paste some teasers here for now and maybe go back and edit all the thread. Big job I know if it works.

Testing the paste
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Re: Chev EK

Post by EK283 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:30 pm

Bloody door gaps !!!!!

I'm just over it at this stage, they are the worst car for alignment of the doors, some fit and some don't !!!

Anyway the last of the body work, one more fit up and then start thinking of getting the spray gun out.
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Re: Chev EK

Post by EK283 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:21 pm

So what seems to be way to much time spent on door gaps, I'm almost finished the damn things !

My wife goes what have you done all day ? I look at her with disbelief !! Look at the doors and the alignment, she goes look where !!!! :roll: :roll: :roll:

Anyway hours of fun to be had fixing door gaps on an EK holden what can I say.

I had to cut the rear window frame down and extend the front frame, 1mm makes all the difference.
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I also started the front guard, originally I thought it may have been damaged in a prang and the sub frame was out but after looking at the pressing on this particular guard it is easy to see where its just not quite right, anyway chop chop weld weld grind grind !!
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Re: Chev EK

Post by EK283 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:25 pm

Not sure what happened with the photo's but they are the wrong way around in the order, what did I do wrong ?

Greg
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Re: Chev EK

Post by Errol62 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:00 pm

God work Greg. You're a perfectionist mate. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Chev EK

Post by Rusty EK » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:32 pm

Gee Greg that back door gap still looks a bit crook , you're not going to leave it like that are you , just kidding , paint it already :)

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Re: Chev EK

Post by Blacky » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:36 pm

Rusty EK wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:32 pm
Gee Greg that back door gap still looks a bit crook , you're not going to leave it like that are you , just kidding , paint it already :)
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Re: Chev EK

Post by EK283 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:56 pm

I know I know !!!

There's this thing called obsessive compulsive disorder, unfortunately I have been blessed with it !!!

Paint soon I promise.
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