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posted on July 4th, 2017 at 06:38 AM



I see you're on here with all your mates, Dave.:lol:

Wiring looks nice.




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posted on July 4th, 2017 at 07:08 AM



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I see you're on here with all your mates,


well your on here


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posted on July 4th, 2017 at 07:57 AM



And TWITTER - made up from 2 words... TWIsted & biTTER :yes:



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posted on July 4th, 2017 at 05:30 PM



Pretty happy with the wiring been testing as I go along

Will power it up when I get back from hols and do a full function test before I mount the body back on the chassis, easier to adjust if necessary

nail on head there Greg twit n bit




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posted on August 22nd, 2017 at 08:41 AM



Back from Holidays and more progress over the weekend

Fitted the rally dash and cleaned up the headlight mesh covers

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posted on August 23rd, 2017 at 08:06 AM



That's feckin cool as!
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posted on August 24th, 2017 at 07:37 AM



should be putting the body back on chassis in next 2 weeks or so



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posted on September 12th, 2017 at 01:34 PM



I had a nut, bolt and washer day on Sunday got out all the bolts and die cut the threads to clean up then washed them and sorted into guards, main chassis , outer chassis, bumper, running boards and relevant brackets and correct washers bagged and all ready to use on assembly

took most of the day

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posted on October 11th, 2017 at 07:16 PM



Picked up all the chrome work the other day and decided to fit the bumpers together and make sure all the bits fit and are correct

Included one the front bar are the fog light brackets and on the rear are the reversing light brackets

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posted on October 11th, 2017 at 07:23 PM



and DONT ask what the chrome work cost



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posted on October 11th, 2017 at 08:07 PM



Well now you have said Not to, someone will, it is inevitable lol.



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posted on October 12th, 2017 at 06:49 AM



How much was the chrome work, Dave?

The rear o'riders should have a plate [same as the bolts] behind them. Picky aren't I ! :lol:




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posted on October 12th, 2017 at 07:27 AM



aint ever seen that before I will check on a few others

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posted on October 14th, 2017 at 07:34 AM



Greg I take it you mean one of these brackets ...

Ive ask the experts myself included and none of us have ever seen this also checked the parts books for Ovals and not listed only the 4 required ... also checked a few Original cars

Is there one on your Black 54 ?? please send a pic

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posted on October 14th, 2017 at 08:36 AM



That's it Dave, there's also a square plate that goes under the bolt holding the o'rider on.

If you send me an email I will send back a photo. greg at kirrapak dot com




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posted on October 15th, 2017 at 05:55 PM



Sent u Email



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posted on October 15th, 2017 at 06:17 PM



Sent u pic



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posted on October 15th, 2017 at 06:22 PM



Looks like you might need the rubber between the over riders and the bumper blade too? ;)
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posted on October 15th, 2017 at 06:25 PM



They never had the rubber then.



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posted on October 15th, 2017 at 06:26 PM



You learn something every day :D
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posted on October 15th, 2017 at 06:56 PM



I started early, ad...1956 ! Worked on heaps of ovals, as a panelbeater in a VW dealer's smash shop. :cool:

Happy Days !




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posted on November 18th, 2017 at 07:32 PM



More Progress

the body is finally back on the pan did this about 4 weeks ago just catching up

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posted on November 18th, 2017 at 07:34 PM



Its been sitting for about 2 years now with paint on very dirty took me over 4 hours to clean all the dust n dirt off it



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posted on July 5th, 2018 at 01:03 PM



Took the car to get a new head liner fitted

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posted on July 5th, 2018 at 01:12 PM



And the inside ready for windows now

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posted on July 5th, 2018 at 06:49 PM
rims


love the colour combo
what colour are the rims going to be ????
grey with white centres would look good...........

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posted on July 5th, 2018 at 07:24 PM



yes that's how they are painted and ready to bolt on its a different lighter grey to the wheel colour

will also have the Empi Sprint stars fitted like my 65




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posted on September 25th, 2018 at 07:22 AM



Progress report

Headliner has been fitted

Rear and 2 side rears windows fitted carnt get around to fitting the rubber and alloy trim to the windscreen


the guards have been fitted with all bolts awaiting the guard beading to be fitted




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posted on September 25th, 2018 at 09:17 AM



This is looking great.



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posted on October 18th, 2018 at 05:54 AM



Rear guards have now been fitted with guard beading a two man job fro sure thanks Michael

Front guards hopefully next week

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