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Offline ddstoys

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My first car almost on the road HQ Monaro
« on: November 14, 2016, 10:36:50 AM »
Well guys it's getting exciting now this car was going to be my first car all those years ago purchased it when I was 16 but someone decided to try
Steal it when we first moved into the city. 

  I started stripping it for a rebuild then got the Mrs pregnant so I pushed it into a corner an buried it. 

  Sorry for the shitty photos they are scans of actual photos then photos of the screen hahaha

Here's the car as I bought it.    Along with my XA coupe which we almost had finished but had to sell when the folks split up as there was only room for 1 car dad sold it to the first cash offer $800 still brings a tear to my eye lol


Here it's is when it was just a bare shell entire car outside and underneathnwas stripped to bare metal rust killed and sound deadened


Then skip forward almost 20 years


  Still plenty more to do but only little things now.   It didn't really hit me or give me any excitement till a few weeks ago.  Was in bursons buying headlights etc and i picked up the flasher can and that's when it hit me.  Shit I'm getting close if I'm buying little crap like this lol.


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Re: My first car almost on the road HQ Monaro
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2016, 11:09:19 AM »
Cool

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Re: My first car almost on the road HQ Monaro
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2016, 11:15:54 AM »
Looking sweet mate!
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Re: My first car almost on the road HQ Monaro
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2016, 11:58:08 AM »
$800 for a Ford! I think you won  *)*
Nice old school colour on a classic  ^^^
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Re: My first car almost on the road HQ Monaro
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2016, 06:16:50 PM »
really nice work on the car Daniel, love the colour  ^^^

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Re: My first car almost on the road HQ Monaro
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2016, 06:18:47 PM »
Looking great :)

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Re: My first car almost on the road HQ Monaro
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2016, 06:47:55 PM »
Looking great, popular color back in the old days  ()

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Re: My first car almost on the road HQ Monaro
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2016, 08:06:43 PM »
Very cool!

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Re: My first car almost on the road HQ Monaro
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2016, 05:52:55 AM »
Very Nice, what motor & box are you running ?

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Re: My first car almost on the road HQ Monaro
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2016, 08:35:39 AM »
Very Nice, what motor & box are you running ?

400 chev, Turbo350 and a 9" diff

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Re: My first car almost on the road HQ Monaro
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2016, 05:29:55 PM »
Looks very nice Daniel.

Have you still got the Troopie which was in the shed?

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Re: My first car almost on the road HQ Monaro
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2016, 08:26:24 PM »
Looks very nice Daniel.

Have you still got the Troopie which was in the shed?

No that's gone aswell.   Was a short wheel base landcruiser with a 318 Chrysler v8

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Re: My first car almost on the road HQ Monaro
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2016, 08:51:50 PM »
20 years is certainly a labour of love.

Great work as usual. Looks amazing.

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Re: My first car almost on the road HQ Monaro
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2016, 10:30:29 PM »
Very Nice, what motor & box are you running ?

400 chev, Turbo350 and a 9" diff

Cool, so it goes as good as it looks !

I'am always impressed with your restoration work & this is no different.
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Re: My first car almost on the road HQ Monaro
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2016, 06:30:27 PM »
Hey great Q

I had a 72 coupe for my first car and that looks like a late 71 or 72 though you have 73, 74 indicator lenses on it now.

I put a 327 in mine (was 253) but couldn't get insurance after that so I sold it when I got married.

Have missed it ever since.

Great to see one looking so good

Andy