Neil's FB Station Wagon

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Didn't know he was still doing them, he has been real quiet on the forum here ??
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Busy on his LC GTR….


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Just had a look , his last login was only a week ago so still lurking - he is a very clever bloke with a TON of experience with early Holdens :thumbsup:
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I didn't know he was on the forum.
He was very helpful and said because he had the jigs he would do mine for me, he told me which rack to get and said he would put the rack mounts on for me, I have to do engine mounts and outrigger which I'm happy about.
Happy to help with the aircon imparting some of his knowledge will really help me a lot, being the amateur that I am I need all the help I can get :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Spot on. He is very helpful, and knowledgeable about conversions.


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Re: Neil's FB Station Wagon

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Neil,

I fitted the V6 Conversions front end into my FB.
A Couple of points to consider.

The front track is not the same as the shortened diff.
It does take all the Commodore hubs and power steering.
It is a pain in the arse for getting a wheel alignment.

If I done one again I would go with the HR.
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Hey Cliff mate not going with a V6 Conversions front end I’m sort of over Pats stuff I’m using a HR front end modified by a gentleman over here called Albert he has done quite a few, his conversion allows me to use the standard front sump and commodore power steering rack and I’ve been thinking of fitting the CRS coil over upgrade but don’t know if anybody has done this.
I am using Pats (V6 Conversions) rear suspension cradle and VE independent rear suspension.
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This is where I ended up on the weekend
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The mastic that they squeezed into all these gaps was probably worse than nothing at all would have been ok if it completely filled the gaps but when it is bits and pieces it just trapes moisture.
Nothing further down the leg but this at the top.
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It was good of them to build in all these rust traps Neil, otherwise you would have nothing to do ..... :lol: :lol:
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That's true Blacky what was I thinking :roll: :roll:
Sometimes (actually all the time :wtf: ) I wonder why we do this to ourselves the word masochist comes to mind :lol: :lol:
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Re: Neil's FB Station Wagon

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Sandblasted the repair piece for the dog leg and rust converted inside the body hopefully will be able to get into the repair and get it finished.
Couple of things on my Ute first and then into it. :roll:
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Re: Neil's FB Station Wagon

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Things have stalled a little on my wagon since the Nationals, going overseas for a month soon so probably not much until I get back.
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One can never have enough stalled projects, but knowing you, it won’t be too long….


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