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turbo76lx

Torana Lx Gtr Hatch, Lots Of Pictures

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Bit of an update, got the front flares to a point I am happy with.

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Started on the rear flares, cut the bottoms back off and started again.

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Wasn't happy with the bonnet hinges I made so decided to use VE commodore boot hinges, had to create a pocket each side for the hinges to sit in.

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Also welded up some holes and seams in the engine bay.

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That looks awesome!!

Still want you to sell it to me when you are finished lol

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Great work. Nice to see all the effort that goes into a project like this. 

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The motor has been dropped off at JPC and the seats are at the trimmers.

Cut off the sill to repair the damage.

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Had the shell dipped at Recoat paint stripping and have now started spraying the epoxy/prime.

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Noice!!!

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Recoat smash repairs? Or somewhere else? 

 

Trying to work out of this car is local to me and I never realised it - I'm in Albury/Wodonga.

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Yes had it dipped at Recoat paint stripping, they work out of their shed behind their house. I don't think Recoat smash repair are going anymore after the death of a worker the other year.

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So this car is local to me then?

Congrats, you just got a new friend, I will bring beer.. 

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Not local unless you want to drive to Shepparton.

 

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I will when this is done, it's looking fantastic. 

Keep up the good work. 

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Update time. Having the shell dipped has turned out to be more work than I thought.

About 14 holes have been drilled in the shell that they never told me they were going to do so these had to be welded up.

Yes that is a hole drilled in the middle of the roof skin.

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I was surprised at the amount of rust that started to form under panels, I had tack welded the sill panel and two extra roof braces on to the shell and removed them when I got the shell home.

 

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There are also spots where it looks like acid is still leaching out of the seams.

 

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I was also surprised at the amount of body deaden-er and seam sealer that was still in the shell.

The black shape in the middle of the photo is one of the many big of body deaden-er.   

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I have had to strip and clean and sand every part of the shell so finally got the inside and underneath painted with KBS.

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One coat of silver KBS, still need to seam seal then a coat of black KBS.

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wow, gobsmacked they would just drill holes randomly ☹️ without any head up...

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Were the holes for drainage? breathing? 

And yes, poor form not to at least advise. Maybe they assumed you knew? First I've heard of it but I have never done this level of work to a shell. 

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I've never thought of painting the inside of the body with KBS. My plan always only included doing the under body...but now you have me thinking....

Will this be the only form of sound deadening in the interior, or will you still be putting something like Dynamat under the carpet? Or, is this KBS just a sealer / rust killer paint rather than a sound deadening coating?

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The KBS is just  sealer will be using some Dynamat.

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