FX Holden Race Car Project

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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby oldn64 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:25 pm

immortality wrote:Some of those old school techiques are fast been lost which is a real shame. Tip my hat to anyone who can do that stuff.


Shaping metal is easy, as Holden202T has stated to get awesome finish is the timely process. Peter is a great teacher and the knowledge he has will be lost one day. Some of this is practise. so get out there and practise people. Peter used to be on Gasolene TV show some time ago, you do not need much to start shaping metal at all, no real specialised tooling. Infact Peter and many others I have spoken to have recommended that you start with basic tooling. Because if you start this way you will then understand how metal moves and thus when you step up to the bigger tools you can thus use them more effectively.

I have a friend that created EHLIMO.
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This was created from a wagon (front) and sedan (rear). He is a panel beater and is my age (40ish). He is now working with Austin Healeys fabricating new panels for them. That centre section is all hand formed from flat sheet and the floor while covered with carpet is absolutely gorgeous artwork.

The reasons for this is that there will be a point were you either work on a car that is not supported by rare spares or sections whihc you wish to modify that is out of the realm of normal. For me this is a Bedford (windscreen and outer guards) as well as my Hillman californian whihc i hope to finish off once i am retired. Not my car but is my colour and gives you the idea......
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If you truly want to learn take the opportunity before it is too late. Guys with these knowledge are unfortunately slowly dieing, if we do not as the younger generation take the time to learn this stuff it will become lost. Most of this was born from the war when the skills were used to build planes. It is not cheap but well worth it and hugely rewarding.

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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby Holden202T » Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:08 pm

Today was Marie's baby shower, so i organised a day of car action with some of the boys, made some home made pizzas, talked shit and had some reference!

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While the standing around and talking shit was fairly high on the priority list, we did in fact get some work done! i wont say the firewall is finished, but its damn close, we filled in all the not needed holes as well as the last pieces of the firewall around the back of the engine.

I'll let the pics do the talking.

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And while dad and my brother were busy with the mig on the firewall i cracked out the tig to finish off the steering rack, it was cut and tacked together but never finished off .... till now.

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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby v6bucket » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:30 am

Coming along nicely.
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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby oldn64 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:42 pm

Not much Humpy firewall left :P

the steering rack, was this a manual commodore rack you did or did you become brave and try a power rack? Word from a friends wise lessons, make sure you check your tierods and balljoints for grease other wise steering become heavy.

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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby Holden202T » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:05 pm

its a commodore manual rack, dont need power steer for this one!

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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby antus » Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:59 pm

looking good!
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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby Holden202T » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:47 pm

not sure when the next update will be on this thing, im a bit distracted of late with a bundle of cuteness!

Singlets a bit big, well actually shes a bit small, but she'll grow into it!

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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby firebug » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:55 pm

I am so incredibly happy for you guys! Well done Sammy and Marie!
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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby Dazza92VP » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:27 am

Congrats mate hopefully mums happy and doing ok as well. Unfortunately it does put a stop on everything for awhile but not for ever soon enough she’ll be in the shed cutting welding and testing Tyre life with you

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Re: FX Holden Race Car Project

Postby Biggvl » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:38 am

Well done Sam, best update yet :thumbup:
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