FX Holden Race Car Project

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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby Holden202T » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:54 am

I have been wanting to finish off under neath the car for a while now because then it can be painted and rear end etc can go back in (once diff is finished) for good.

So we hatched a plan to get the car on its side and finish off some welding/grinding then paint. So stage one of that project is now completed!

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Its very cool to see the car from this angle, i've only ever seen it from a shed floor 20cm away from the floor!

Also as you can see in the back of the last picture, the new diff is ready to be shortened, before we removed the other diff from the car we took some measurements for width and it looks like the new one needs to be 60mm wider, not a lot i know, but i just couldn't live with it how it was! This also allows some clearance for if / when i go from 26 x 10 to a 28 x 10.5 or 28 x 11.5 (these are the only options from what i have now) but this will depend on how the gearing ends up over the 1/4.

Ideally a 26 x 11 would look perfect but hey, thats life.

So hopefully over the coming months i can get the underside finished, and the diff .... the diff is pretty much a matter of marking and cutting so hopefully pretty straight forward to complete that.

Dad wants to try and come over every wed night to get progress on it!

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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby delcowizzid » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:00 am

The difference in traction from 26 to 28 is massive even at the exact same width so it's good to build to allow bigger looks great under there
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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby Charlescrown » Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:33 pm

Nice way to park the car. It can't weight that much.

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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby Holden202T » Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:46 pm

lol it was enough, between dad and i we were just strong enough to lift it onto its side!

I got a bit of time over the weekend for some progress, i got the sill fully welded on, previously it was just tacked in a few spots.

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Also made up a section to fill this hole!

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And i got the new diff measured, cut and dummied up, its ended up 65mm wider than the top one in the picture, so should be pretty good now and the joke is in the centre this time!!!

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Now the diff is sorted i was able to get the last measurements i needed to be able to order some billet axles!

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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby vlad01 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:33 pm

Looking good!
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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby heff0018 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:45 pm

Awesome work as usual. So much easier working on a car when your in an upright position.

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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby Holden202T » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:35 am

yeah your not wrong there! and as it happens this way provides alot of spots to sit tools! :lol:

order has gone in for the axles too now :punk:

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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby antus » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:37 pm

Looking really good there, and yeah I can see the tools on the 'shelves' there. Probably wont be too many times in the cars life you have the opportunity to work on it like that!
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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby firebug » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:36 pm

Looking good Sammy... :thumbup:
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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby Holden202T » Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:14 am

thanks guys!

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