Hell froze over today …..

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Hell froze over today …..

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……. Here’s a word of advise kiddies , don’t spend your entire Christmas break drinking excessively or you too could make a colossal error of judgement ImageImage

Bought this today -

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Has had a full mechanical resto, new motor and front end , gearbox and diff resealed , rear springs reconditioned, new exhaust etc.
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Now the bad bits , interior needs some love although it has a new set of rubber mats from Martin , and it has rust issues - well, it’s an EK so that’s a given Image
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Wagons is cool 8)

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Ah ha. You have been itching to do some rust work Blacky, here is your opportunity. That pillar rust looks very familiar 😁
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Interested to see how u fix the pillar! Looks nasty but cool car none the less
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Oh no you've gone to the dark side Mr Black :wink: :roll:
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Ah yes, the famous "Coolaride A-pillar". It was the driver's side that rotted out on the family EK in the 70s and 80s. What are you worried about? WA doesn't have yearly inspections.

I'm still to identify the colossal error of judgement yet. I think you have made a very prudent and well-considered acquisition.

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‘course, if you are welding out rust, you might slip and weld in SBC engine mounts.

Just sayin….. :mrgreen:

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Great score blacky!


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Very cool , og plates aswell . Just need a panel van now.
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DaveEK wrote: Sat Jan 01, 2022 10:14 am Interested to see how u fix the pillar! Looks nasty but cool car none the less
It's only am EK , I will just bog it up :lol:

I have plenty of donor sections in EKmart Dave , it's staying as it is for now though.
Apart from the pillar and both outer sills it's pretty decent rust wise , as Rob said there's no annual inspections over here nor are there any when a vehicle changes hands so unless I cop a yellow sticker it can stay as it is . Priority is to get some work done on the red rattler in the hope of having it finished for this years nationals .........
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Mine are both rusted but hard to find donor parts with no rust in the pillar
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Re: Hell froze over today …..

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Cool buy there indeed Blacky 👍 Need some surf racks. That last pic…….. looks like the driver is an angry fella!

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