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A couple of Very dodge’y blokes taking Ron’s senior for a drive. 
Grant called into Ron’s while in WA and went for a drive in the senior. 

 

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Had a wow of a time with Grant and his bride The grin on his face went past the ears it was that good He was astounded by the fact that my gearbox is very quiet The original one was stolen so the one that's in the car was built up out of 3 different ones using new bearings only 

 

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Some pics of what the one armed bandit has been up to. It’s looking great Ron. 
 

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Plugged away this arvo and fitted the top piece of  leather to the top of the front seat Started fitting the  HidemBindem I can't get over the difference it makes 

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I have to ask about the mounting mechanism.

Was this used for spraying the final coats or is it just resting as it was curing? 

 

Always looking for better ways to rig stuff while spraying projects but this is perplexing to me. Does it work good and is it pretty stable?

 

Beautiful job on the paint btw... gorgeous!

 

 

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I made up that Gizmo about 4 years ago for when I was paneling and repairing the fenders It has 4 adjustable legs with panel clamps welded on to each one I had the lowest part of the fender clamped where the fender mates to the frame and it was resting on the other two  I had painted the underside 2 days prior to doing the outside You can get the information for this off UTube  Look in Larse Tips and Tricks for metal shaping  The paint is Wattyl Nylothane 2 pack 

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Ronny’s update. She looks like she’ll be ready for the DB rally in WA mate. 
 


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FD5C53B3-7601-4150-80EC-FB79DC397CF2.jpeg.cd4838d2f4d0fd18f166552d590860d4.jpegWell the wife is not going to be happy  I have been sacked by Holden's Body  Building because it took me 6 hours to put the Hidem Bindem on this door Only having one useful arm was not an excuse. 
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4 hours ago, RichBad said:

Looks good Ron.  Do those door straps slide on the a pillar side or are they solid on the door and A pillar?

Rich They are fixed to the door and slide into the pillar when the door closes 

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8 hours ago, RichBad said:

Thanks Ron, are there any brackets it slides through or just a slot in the wood?

Just a slot in the frame timber I made my own end caps to fit the straps where the fit to the door frame and I riveted a flat bar to the other end so they don't pull out of the slot 

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The old tart passed the registration check with flying colours. Because I have opted for personalised rego plates I will not have them until the middle of next week. They are at a Dept. of Transport facility in the city and as I will be going there for a funeral on Wednesday I can collect them then. It's a great feeling seeing 40 years of a hobby (i wont call it work) almost finished It will be a special moment when i attach 6DB1928 plates to the car 

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1 hour ago, nearchoclatetown said:

And not a phillips screw to be found.

You are right there Doug I even changed out the X head screws in the turn signal lights and fitted slotted ones Matt told me that if I didn't he would dob me in to the Chief of Screws Police (namely you )

Cheers Doug 

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