FB Standard Wagon

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Re: FB Standard Wagon

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And these are the last photos I have, the underbody area.
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Re: FB Standard Wagon

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And a few more phots of underbody
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Finally some rust in the rear beaver so now I believe it is an FB. 585 9895 is honey beige dulon acrylic, same as my panel van and was the old Electricity Trust of SA fleet colour. That doesn’t me@n it was an ETSA car of course, but my van had the fleet numbers painted in yellow inside the hub caps. You said it came from western qld but is an Adelaide body by the number. What about subframe number? I’m beginning to wonder if all wagon bodies were made in Adelaide Woodville as were the vans, due to the size of the press required to form the roof panel.

Normal sedan and wagon seat would be trimmed in vinyl at the back with ashtray. Van has plywood back. Ute has no back and a sort of cape that sits on the parcel tray under the rear window.


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Mephisto Red vinyl trim code I think?


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Drew,

Standards is good. Standard station wagons are even better.

I'll echo Clay's comments about rust: it took a lot of looking, but you finally found some.

Everybody has their opinion on paint, but I'm with you on this one: don't repaint it. Knock the dents out. Fix the rust that needs to be fixed. Leave it at that.

And it's good that you have an original radiator core. They last forever. So find an old-school radiator shop who is prepared to take the tanks off and clean the tubes out.

I'll be watching this rebuild thread with no small interest . . .

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FbSTDwagon wrote: Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:47 pm
Errol62 wrote: Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:00 am I would say the front screen has been out at some stage as the mouldings have been replaced with stainless ones from a Special. Pretty common this as the original ones are mild steel and tend to rust. If you wanted to be authentic you can paint them. That is if you do paint. On my sedan the paint came off after a while due to a bodgy windscreen install organised by a”mate”.

Better start hunting for a tailgate badge. Pity about that.


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Interesting obervation there Errol about the stainless windscreen trim, I didn’t realise the STD were colour coded.
I’ll probably just keep the stainless considering that I have them.
Yes finding a tailgate badge may be a challenge but I’ll keep my eyes open for one.


There is a badge on gumtree

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/ulamamb ... 1251820129

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There is a badge on gumtree

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/ulamamb ... 1251820129

Stephen
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Thanks Stephen but at $200 I will hold off and try to score a more affordable item
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FbSTDwagon wrote: Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:30 pm There is a badge on gumtree

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/ulamamb ... 1251820129

Stephen
Thanks Stephen but at $200 I will hold off and try to score a more affordable item
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The seller is aptly named .........

I concur with Rob, that car needs to be preserved, not restored.
When you're faced with an unpleasant task that you really don't want to do, sometimes you just have to dig deep down inside and somehow find the patience to wait for someone else to do it for you.


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FbSTDwagon wrote: Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:18 pm I am however stuck in WA with work due to this Covid business and won’t be home until September.
Are you on a minesite ? We had a club run in Perth today , you are more than welcome to tag along to any of our events if you get the chance ???
When you're faced with an unpleasant task that you really don't want to do, sometimes you just have to dig deep down inside and somehow find the patience to wait for someone else to do it for you.


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GEE i should have jumped on this it wasn't all that far from me i told Jacko about it it was even closer to him and he didn't buy it which really surprises me being that it is honey beige
sometimes yor just better off shitting in yor hands and clapping

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Blacky wrote: Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:18 pm
FbSTDwagon wrote: Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:18 pm I am however stuck in WA with work due to this Covid business and won’t be home until September.
Are you on a minesite ? We had a club run in Perth today , you are more than welcome to tag along to any of our events if you get the chance ???
Yeah mate I’m up in Tom Price, have been in Perth for the last couple of months but now the regions have opened up I’m making the most of discovering your beautiful state.
Snorkeling at Ningaloo was just tops mate, and I’m heading up to Broome in my next RnR.
Will be down in Perth for a couple of weeks on August 6th though, would definitely like to catch up if possible and talk cars.

Definitely looking at ‘Preserving’ the old girl.
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Mick wrote: Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:17 am GEE i should have jumped on this it wasn't all that far from me i told Jacko about it it was even closer to him and he didn't buy it which really surprises me being that it is honey beige
Snoozers losers Mick!

Yeah I seen it for sale and I thought it would have been snapped up, when I seen it was still available I had a good chat with the young bloke and worked out a deal with him.
Same old story, lots of people messaging but I was the first to pick up the phone and talk to him.
Managed to secure the bus the old fashioned way, through a good conversation.
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Sweet , our AGM is on the 7th/8th August :thumbsup:
When you're faced with an unpleasant task that you really don't want to do, sometimes you just have to dig deep down inside and somehow find the patience to wait for someone else to do it for you.


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Seems a mix of CLR with water at a ratio of 1:4 does a good job a cleaning up for the patina finish...

Has anyone been successful with holding a nice patina on their vehicles?
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Blacky wrote: Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:30 am Sweet , our AGM is on the 7th/8th August :thumbsup:
Geez ok, you guys wouldn’t mind a visitor for the evening?
Or is it a whole weekend event?
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