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And a few days later it’s almost ready for a topcoat!


All masked up and some filler going on.

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First rub down - Matt’s taken out all the bumps I put in:)

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A coat of high build and it’s starting to look like it could be a real car again.

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Another rub down to get all the small lumps and bumps out.

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In primer, she’s looking great!

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I've been waiting for the next post.  Good to see your car again.  It looks great. I can't wait to see it in color and can only  imagine how much anticipation you feel.

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You’ve been a very patient man Rich I bet you can’t wait to start assembling it. She has flowed out really nice I just checked on it. 
A little bit of a wet rub tomorrow and she’ll be perfect. 

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Big moment today, the body went back on and this time it’s not coming off.  Big thanks to Matt for all his help.

 

Matt picked up the chassis so we could put the body on at his place rather than me trying on my own with an engine crane and stuffing up the paint.

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Body being lowered in to place, much easier this way!

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Body’s back on again!

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Just a note to say great job. I think the way that highly skilled enthusiasts help to bring about such outstanding results so far is to be commended.

We usually cannot do it all alone. We are very fortunate people.

Great job.

 

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Got two front doors nailed to the frame.  Definitely works well doing this after putting the body on the chassis as it’s allowed the gaps to be tweaked to get them nice and even.

 

Also fitted one catch and the rubber stops so I can properly close one door (and it stays closed).  They work really well!


blue tack worked well to get the catches positioned before drilling the holes.

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Catch and stop rubbers in place

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Alignment and gaps have come up pretty good.

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Set the gaps when closed with some guidance from Bob (about a matchstick) don’t want to damage the lovely paint!

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31 minutes ago, RichBad said:

Got two front doors nailed to the frame.  Definitely works well doing this after putting the body on the chassis as it’s allowed the gaps to be tweaked to get them nice and even.

 

Also fitted one catch and the rubber stops so I can properly close one door (and it stays closed).  They work really well!


blue tack worked well to get the catches positioned before drilling the holes.

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Catch and stop rubbers in place

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Alignment and gaps have come up pretty good.

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Set the gaps when closed with some guidance from Bob (about a matchstick) don’t want to damage the lovely paint!

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Hope the Philip head screws are not staying in the door catches Rich if you need any more slotted screws please let me know and I will send them over 

 

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Bloody screw police Rich they don’t miss a trick. 😂🤣

Its looking great the doors look to be fitting very nicely. 
I was thinking once we’ve got the doors all prepped and sanded we might spray the gold on and then fit them back on the body to get the pinstripe spot on. 

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7 hours ago, Ron Lawson said:

Hope the Philip head screws are not staying in the door catches Rich if you need any more slotted screws please let me know and I will send them over 

 

Don’t worry Ron, only temporary - no Philips heads on this car;). I think I have enough with what you gave me already - thanks!

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2 hours ago, Mattml430 said:

Bloody screw police Rich they don’t miss a trick. 😂🤣

Its looking great the doors look to be fitting very nicely. 
I was thinking once we’ve got the doors all prepped and sanded we might spray the gold on and then fit them back on the body to get the pinstripe spot on. 

Just keeping you on your toes Matt haha

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On 6/23/2021 at 9:03 AM, Ron Lawson said:

Hope the Philip head screws are not staying in the door catches Rich if you need any more slotted screws please let me know and I will send them over 

 

Ron, great minds run in the same gutter, I saw them. Car is coming along nicely. 

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9 hours ago, nearchoclatetown said:

Ron, great minds run in the same gutter, I saw them. Car is coming along nicely. 

One for the screw police - I’ve even lined them up;)

 

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Don't  worry   Rich ! I see Ron in a few week times I  check if he has a few screw loss or not!

But seriously it great to have a great group of fellows with the  same interests!!!!!!

Look forward to  catching up on run!

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Good one Matt , what you mean it  is the best Holdrich  body on an fast four in Australia. Come on I know he has done the best job I have  ever have seen ( beats me hands down ) but we have to say the original body makers had some thing to do with it in the beginning or he would never done such a good job , and I must say that it is better than the original . ( had some of them as original un restored ) . ha ha ha 

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3 hours ago, robert b said:

Good one Matt , what you mean it  is the best Holdrich  body on an fast four in Australia. Come on I know he has done the best job I have  ever have seen ( beats me hands down ) but we have to say the original body makers had some thing to do with it in the beginning or he would never done such a good job , and I must say that it is better than the original . ( had some of them as original un restored ) . ha ha ha 

I’ve never seen a timber bodied car as good Bob. 

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4th door done, it’s now a four door again:). Saved the worst till last, this door was harder than the other three together!

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Back doors have a rubber fitted into cutout in the bottom.  Glad I’d seen another car with these as easy to miss and mine didn’t have them before - which would result in the doors bashing the body at the bottom edge.

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It looks great Rich.  I've been camping for the last two weeks without  any cell service or internet.  Just caught up with your progress.  

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2 hours ago, John McEwan said:

Where can I purchase those door rubbers. Do they compress a bit?

I made mine, block of rubber from eBay.  I’m pretty sure you can get them from Old Era too though.

 

they compress a bit but not so much that the door bangs on the paint.

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Doors are ready for final prep and paint now so started fitting more parts.

 

Dash going back in

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Checking the steering, looks good.

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Question - should there be a trim piece covering this area (over the dash fitting tabs) or is it just open?

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Front floor going back in 

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Matt made me some panels for the rear tub (under seat) - and added a swage to give them a bit of strength.

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Started re-fitting the wiring.
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Dash light works:)

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Steering back in.  Don’t forget to loosen the steering box to chassis bolts when re-fitting the column to the dash to make sure everything moves freely.  Also refitted windscreen.

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Front floor fitted.  Much easier to connect up the wires to the starter switch before re-fitting the floor.
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Fitting front seat support.

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Rear floor back in

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29 minutes ago, robert b said:

The left side of dash would of had a dealers plate fixed where the two holes are , like Standard Motors  [ Sydney ]. Austral Motors [ Brisbane ] etc . bob

Thanks Bob.  What about at the top where the tabs/screws hold the dash to the wood - does that have a piece of trim over it?

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6 hours ago, RichBad said:

Thanks Bob.  What about at the top where the tabs/screws hold the dash to the wood - does that have a piece of trim over it?

Yes there is trim that goes around that area , going to have find you pics , bob

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11 hours ago, robert b said:

The left side of dash would of had a dealers plate fixed where the two holes are , like Standard Motors  [ Sydney ]. Austral Motors [ Brisbane ] etc . bob

Who sold dodge’s around Melbourne in 1929-30 Bob I need to put a dealer on my new plaque. 

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