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Old 03-06-2004, 23:10   #1 (permalink)
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Another old Ford finds a new home.



Bought this today in original condition....even the rust is original!! But not for long!!!!!!




Hmmm...this doesn't look right.
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Old 03-06-2004, 23:15   #2 (permalink)
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This is the worst of the rust next to the bottom left hand corner of the rear window.



Here is the second worst.
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This is what i'm thinking of doing:
Colour - Blue probably something like Blue Pearl on the BA's or similar
Engine - 429ci
Diff - 9 inch (tuff choice so many to choose)
Gearbox - C4 (I know they have bellhousings in the US to bolt them to a big block but not sure if they have them here otherwise a C6).
Interior - White leather, GS dash and find a decent GS bonnet

I may tackle on painting the car myself, depends how brave I am.....anyone else done it themselves?

Feel free to make any suggestions would appreciate it heaps.
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Looks great in the first photo!! It reminds me of my first car, a medium metallic green XB Falcon 500 with a white roof.
Your plans sounds good, although I think it would be cool to leave the car stock looking, right down to the hub caps and suspension height, but still install a hot big block with quiet pipes. The ultimate sleeper!
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Looks great It will enjoy your treatment seeing that It has traveled from all the way in WA to you in VIC.

We have one the same in the shop right down to the rust in the back window, the repair sections for that part were made inhouse and I think it was the best bit of metal work that I have done yet.
Dont forget with the bodywork rust DIG DEEP you dont want to have to do it again.

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There is a top loader to suit big blocks, it is called a bullnose toploader and if you hunt around you should be able to find one in aus somwhere.
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Re: Another old Ford finds a new home.

Good to see i'm not the only one with a XB baby poo brown...
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Looks great It will enjoy your treatment seeing that It has traveled from all the way in WA to you in VIC.
Dude, I am from WA
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There is a top loader to suit big blocks, it is called a bullnose toploader and if you hunt around you should be able to find one in aus somwhere.
A toploader is being considered but only if I decide to go to a 351.
Most people say I should go for a 351 instead but I've had a shitload of them over the years I thought of having a big block for a change, all depends if it's worth the hassle and I get an O.K from the transport department.

But first things first, I want to get a GS bonnet and dash and hopefully in 3 months time I can get a start on the rust repairs.
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Great to see another XB!

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