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  1. Wow and I thought NSW was a PITA but it appears that they are not so bad just make sure it has a engine and chassis no, have proof of ownership, get a blue slip( initial RWC and chassis no check etc) and away you go. NSW has very little in the way of records which is a pain if you are trying to research the history of a car even if you know what the rego no used to be. But kinda good as they can’t hold you up on those terms either🙄😁. It’s funny I’m kinda glad I’m in NSW at the moment either that or I have Stockholm syndrome 🤣.
  2. Yeah on the gear box front I don’t find my 29 too difficult just take your time but then again as I’m in the Farming game I have been driving some not so user friendly equipment since I was pretty young.
  3. I have a 29 Chrysler 65 Sedan it does have a manual advance and retard lever on top of the steering wheel but only needs to be used if starting by crank handle(no Thanks). We have only just done a engine rebuild so I’m not pushing it yet but by the feeling of it 45-50mph should be comfortable when run in. As for handling I have been pleasantly surprised it handles and stops beautifully. There is no synchro but gear changes are easy and once in top you rarely need to change as the motor has a lot of power. The model 62 was the fore runner of the 65 I would imagine if it is well sorted and genui
  4. Hi there I have been away for a few days in the mountains, bad mobile coverage but beautiful area hence the slow reply. So basically the bottom insert piece is what I did the plans of. I dismantled it to better understand the construction. It fits between the windscreen posts/uprights and on those plans I have marked the screw holes that attach it to the uprights. The top frame of the insert runs parallel to the bottom of the windscreen glass and should have a rubber for sealing between it and glass. As for the windscreen glass it only has a frame that runs along the top and the two sid
  5. I haven’t got that far on my car but I would I see they are just bushes and a thrust bearing. As for the bushes I would imagine it it just a matter of pressing them out and either finding a match or machining some new ones and pressing in,sounds easy when said quickly🙄🤣. Not sure if anyone does kingpin sets for these cars but would make life easier and I’m not sure on availability of the thrust bearing, might be a bit of a PITA. Good luck will be interesting to see what others say.
  6. Not sure if there is much difference between the 72 and the 75 but here is the diagram out of the manual for my 75. I’m sure you’re probably already on the look out for a manual for you car, definitely worth while. They do come up from time to time and shouldn’t be too dear Cheers Ben
  7. I Though this might help as well, I just traced the side piece on to a piece of A4 not sure if it will come out at the right scale at your end but worth a try. Cheers Ben
  8. Here’s a few more photos to help explain the construction
  9. Here is my drawing of the bottom part of the windscreen and yes I never majored in technical drawing😄. Hopefully this helps and more photos to follow. Cheers Ben
  10. Thanks for that Bill and yeah at this stage our club is planing their 60th Anniversary Rally in August. Hopefully everything holds together and we can run it although it will be a slightly different format as to what we were planning last year. Cheers Ben
  11. Yeah I was thinking about it a bit last night and over the weekend I will try and do some drawings with dimensions etc, I think I may have missed a few important aspects when taking the photos. Just be patient it may take me a day or two to get back to you
  12. Yeah when I was having a close look at it I thought this would be fun to make🙄Best of luck
  13. Here’s a few photos hopefully they are fairly self explanatory the metal sheet insert is pretty heavy say 2-3mm thick.
  14. The one on my cowl is metal channel with sheet metal insert I will get you some photos in a couple of hours when the sun has risen and I’m over near the shed where it is stored. Cheers Ben
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