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    Gas 1600

    My Z requires more money than I can afford to throw at it, so when my mate told me about this car it just seemed logical.
    It cost me a slab of carlton cold and a tow truck to "Come and get it ASAP".

    Plans for this car are a quick (like to get it on the road late next year) and cheap build to give me something to enjoy while the Z sits in modification jail.

    This is where it got parked in 2003 and it stayed there till I picked it up.
    Even had a tree growing through the rear bumper.
    GAS1600001_1_zpsef06b188 by Garvice, on Flickr

    This is after a good wash with help from my eldest.
    GAS1600_001_02 by Garvice, on Flickr
    GAS1600_001_03 by Garvice, on Flickr
    GAS1600_001_04 by Garvice, on Flickr
    GAS1600_001_05 by Garvice, on Flickr
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    Rear passenger quarter was the first job to be tackled. 1/2" of bog on the lower edge gave me a couple of frights. Decided to cut out the front panel and rebuild the inner panel. Made the inner panel in 3 sections.

    GAS1600_002_01 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_002_02 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_002_03 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_002_04 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_002_05 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_002_06 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_002_06 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_002_08 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_002_09 by Garvice, on Flickr
    Last edited by garvice; 30-07-17 at 05:14 PM.

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    Front passenger quarter was next job. It was like swiss cheese in there. I still have to make the piece in the second last photo and remake the inside car section and bottom flange so I have something to weld to.

    GAS1600_003_01 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_003_02 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_003_03 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_003_04 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_003_05 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_003_06 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_003_07 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_003_08 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_003_09 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_003_10 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_003_11 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_003_12 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_003_13 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_003_14 by Garvice, on Flickr
    Last edited by garvice; 30-07-17 at 05:18 PM.

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    Not mucking around! What is it with these being parked in yards to rust?!)
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    The fact they want to ban cash makes me want to go out and use it full time again now .


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    Should have mentioned, picked car up a few months ago, did rear quarter a, weekend about 3 weeks ago and front either last weekend. Would love to have a month off work and attack it in anger but that won't happen.

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    Do you have a upwm at home?, how did you bend those folded bits under your thumb 4 photo's from the bottom?.

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    Wow I'm jealous of your skills. Photos are porn.

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    Some nice skills! Shitload of work, if it wasn't a 1600 you just wouldnt do it!

    What's the plans post resto?

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    Upwm? You mean hoist? Yep got one at home, makes a huge difference.

    These are my first rust repairs ever. Not as hard as it looks guys. I started shrinking by making puckers, then heating and hammering then flat, but that took to long, so I bought a shrinker stretcher combo from hare and forbes. Some panels I did a couple of times before I was happy.

    I don't think it will be too much work, roof is just previous colour coming through, bonnet is shot, would like to get another one or maybe even just fibre glass one, maybe guards too. Floors are great, and other side is considerably better, though still needs work.

    Thanks for all the replies, makes it more motivating (though I'm really enjoying this one at the moment.

    Plan is to have a crack at everything on this car, going to have a go at painting. but might just concede and buy some bolt in brakes/suspension. will also get an engine conversion, but that is top secret at themoment, suffice to say it will piss off the purists.

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    great fab skills going on there.

    interesting to watch this

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    Quote Originally Posted by garvice View Post
    .will also get an engine conversion, but that is top secret at themoment, suffice to say it will piss off the purists.
    3rz's been done, 4g63?
    Hr under construction

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    UPWM = universal plate working machine, was asking if you used one of these. I'd imagine what you ended up using was much the same.

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    Nope, no upwm, no rolls, just various steel sections and wood pieces as anvils and dollies. Rear quarter with half cylinder indent wad done by hammering over a broom handle.

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    Sweet, it has widened stockies! Please keep them on it.
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    Looks great, feel like having a visitor come over to watch and learn plus help where he can ?

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    So much awesome skillz!

    Duramax lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeldat71 View Post
    Looks great, feel like having a visitor come over to watch and learn plus help where he can ?
    This.
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    Good work mate,looks like you've been doing it for years! I've worked with plenty of panelbeaters that can't make panels as well as this.Have you got David Gardiner's dvd or are you on allmetalshaping.com ?

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    Yeah I got david gardiners video, but what really helped was just having a go and stuffing it up a couple of times so I knew what I was doing wrong. You all really just have to get some sheet steel and a couple of slappers/hammers and give it a go. I haven't had a go at large complex curves as I don't have a dolly with a large dome, but think it would be pretty easy. Welcome to have some guys around to see what I am doing, but in all honesty you will just be watching an amateur fumble through it. Might give you hope that it really is easy enough to do yourself though. Got a bit on this next month so will only be able to do stuff piece meal a couple of hours here and there, but will let you know next time I am spending a day in the shed by myself so you can come and give me crap and laugh at my expense.

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    A mate of mine (he's on here) found a datto in a front yard within dog walk distance from his house. Low-balled and scored it. Then the other day got given another 1600 pulled to bits and long-forgotten. Similarly, got told its yours just come get it asap. Once he's raided the wreck he will fuck it off. You two should talk.

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    Thanks aaron, I'll get onto him

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    Or you could PM me. I will be getting above mentioned wreck in a few weeks. Similar story to my 1600, got parked up by the family in a yard after the old bloke who owned it from new died. Sat and rusted for 4 years before I came along. Didn't get it for a slab though unfortunately. Needs all the usual rust repairs but I'm not planning on a big resto, just get it roadworthy and leave it a bit ratty and cruise it.

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    Have done the below work over a couple of nights/few hours here and there. Probably another 12 or so hours in this. Haven't spent a solid day out there were I knew I was going to be out in shed, so didn't bother letting any of you know.

    Got a chance to spend a bit more time on the 1600. Still not as much done as I would have liked, but I'm getting there. Will be glad to be done with the dogleg to be honest.

    Had to remake the inner sill as the metal was very thin and did not allow me enough strength to weld to.
    GAS1600_004_01 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_004_02 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_004_03 by Garvice, on Flickr

    After I had spent considerable amount of time making the inner sill fit behind the outer sill, I had another look at the outer sill and thought, this is going to be easier to build a new one rather then fixing the holes. So I cut out a big section, should have done that from the start.
    GAS1600_004_04 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_004_05 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_004_06 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_004_07 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_004_08 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_004_09 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_004_10 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_004_11 by Garvice, on Flickr

    Still have to make this piece before the dogleg is all done.
    GAS1600_004_12 by Garvice, on Flickr
    Last edited by garvice; 30-07-17 at 05:23 PM.

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    Nigger got skillz! Good work

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    Inspirational bud!! I'm so glad my rust bucket isn't that bad, I would of thrown in the towel long ago.

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    as above good work - i like how you even replicated the 'bulge pressing ' in the inner sill

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    Thanks guys appreciate the support. Commotion, it looked much better before I started pulling it apart. Rear dogleg is going to be just as bad, and drivers side is only midly better.

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    Finally finished the passenger side front dogleg. It was a long section to repair because everytime I started on it, I just kept finding more and more rust and kept removing more and more metal. This is how it will stay now. One day I might rebuild the car properly and pull the full sill off and do a nicer job, but not anytime soon.

    Here are the photos, they didn't come out very well because the flash kept throwing funny reflections so it is a bit hard to make out.
    GAS1600_005_01 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_005_02 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_005_03 by Garvice, on Flickr

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    GAS1600_005_05 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_005_06 by Garvice, on Flickr

    GAS1600_005_07 by Garvice, on Flickr
    Last edited by garvice; 30-07-17 at 05:25 PM.

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    Tidy work Brad

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    More great work, I'm currently working on the same area of my ra28. Are u spraying anything inside the repair to stop the welds rusting inside? I have been spraying with etch primer before welding repairs on but I think that's no good. I was thinking of getting some 4x4 rust preventative stuff to spray in the backside of the repairs.

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