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Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
« Reply #1575 on: March 19, 2019, 06:58:33 PM »
People will still buy plates with old rego. no.'s as personal plates.
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Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
« Reply #1576 on: March 19, 2019, 07:40:41 PM »
People will still buy plates with old rego. no.'s as personal plates.

Yes, they will.... ;D
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« Reply #1577 on: March 23, 2019, 08:10:33 PM »
The throaty purr of the motor, and an immaculate paint job initially caught my attention at the traffic lights today...
Then I noticed the exhaust pipe is part of the rear bumper ...  very cool. !!!!

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« Reply #1578 on: March 24, 2019, 05:51:18 AM »
some of the mid 50's Cadillac's did that too.  :cup:
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« Reply #1579 on: March 25, 2019, 02:28:02 PM »
Its exactly 55 years today since our Caddy rolled off the production line. (The car still looks great)
I'm 59 in May and I look like crap.
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« Reply #1581 on: April 02, 2019, 05:17:14 AM »
WAAAAY BACK.... Holden use to do an absolute base model poverty pack car, often referred to as a Businessman's Sedan.

Enter Jan 12th 1960 and the brand new FB Holden, a time when Holden held around a 40% market share.

The code for these cars, was a "219" and they were deemed a commercial car and all were produced in Adelaide and the body shipped to the various plants.
These cars, were so basic, they weren't fitted with even indicators.... true thing.
Indicators on a 219 were a dealer fitted accessory and most of them were fitted out with blinkers.

In the late 70's, I owned a sedan with no indicators..... you still reach for them though.

These FB's and all the rest of the 219's, came with painted tail light surrounds, painted dash fascia, a simple chrome spear on the front guards.
These were the base models of all the base models.

In the run of the FB, they build approx. 6,000 sedans and 3,000 wagons early on in the model run.

I'm, in the next couple of days, taking delivery of a real "crusty demon", a 1960 FB 219.... build number 85. wagon.   :o
Its been build in Adelaide as I said, then shipped to Brisbane where it received its firewall forward fit out and then became chassis #   FB 2163 B.

Now, when Holden was building these things, all numbers started at 1001, making this FB, the 1,163rd FB off the assembly line.

The lowest known survivor in the 219 model, is number 170, making the one I've got, a little bit special.
I should know later today, if I have been successful in buying an EK wagon as a doner car for the FB.

The poor old FB is stripped to a shell and is mounted on a frame with castors.
I have all the bolt on panels coming with it, but no driveline at all.... no front end... nuttin.
The word "patina" doesn't even go close to describing this wagon, but it is savable.

The EK, has everything and is complete...... it is a crusty demon as well.
These 2 cars will be offered up as one unit for sale in the coming weeks...... it won't be for the faint hearted though.

I'll pop up a shot or two when I can.
 
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« Reply #1582 on: April 02, 2019, 01:09:02 PM »
I thought the 219 was a wagon only, 215 was the sedan and the special was a sedan model 225.
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« Reply #1583 on: April 02, 2019, 03:36:29 PM »
I thought the 219 was a wagon only, 215 was the sedan and the special was a sedan model 225.

Yeah, correct..... did I get it arse about?

I've secured the EK wagon as the donor car now as well.
Anyway, I've now got an FB and an EK wagon getting delivered later this week/early next week.
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« Reply #1584 on: April 02, 2019, 05:21:09 PM »
Yeah, correct..... did I get it arse about?

I've secured the EK wagon as the donor car now as well.
Anyway, I've now got an FB and an EK wagon getting delivered later this week/early next week.

That's great having both, my old EK Wagon was Maroon and white, bought it for 5 cents, sold it when the rego run out for $30, then bought an FE sedan from the local wreckers for $50 recoed Repco Gold star motor, chrome fatties and 3 on the floor :cup:
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« Reply #1585 on: April 02, 2019, 05:45:02 PM »
That's great having both, my old EK Wagon was Maroon and white, bought it for 5 cents, sold it when the rego run out for $30, then bought an FE sedan from the local wreckers for $50 recoed Repco Gold star motor, chrome fatties and 3 on the floor :cup:
I have not heard that said, in a long time. ;D

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« Reply #1586 on: April 03, 2019, 06:40:16 AM »
I have not heard that said, in a long time. ;D

Hey mate long time, yeah never really picked up the Yank lingo growing up, thinking back there's a lot of cars(and bikes) I wish I'd kept, Hindsight eh!
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« Reply #1587 on: April 03, 2019, 07:09:59 AM »
Not Wrong. :cheers:

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« Reply #1588 on: April 03, 2019, 07:11:16 AM »
Two tone pink with a white roof EK wagon towing bout a 13'  bondwood caravan,  " great memories " of traveling all over Australia as a little kid, spent hundreds of miles lying  across the top of the back seat catching the breeze from the open window " aircon ", Especialy going into a hot headwind across the Hey plains to South Oz ..
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« Reply #1589 on: April 03, 2019, 08:31:29 AM »
EK, my first car, pale yellow with white roof, Venetian type blind in rear window, wrap around windscreen, quarter Windows, skinny gutted little radiator.
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« Reply #1590 on: April 03, 2019, 08:36:17 AM »
Wait until I post the pics of what i'm buying.... you'll dead-set Shit ya self.

Towie is booked for lunchtime Saturday for pick up.

If it wasn't for the friggin low built number on the FB, I wouldn't have given the thing a second look.
It was funny huh, something just kept drawing me to the FB...... maybe the feeling I needed to waste some money on a car that's fukced.
Then buy a second one, to compliment the original buy and make it all seem ok...... geez, some days i'm a dickhead.... well, most days.
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« Reply #1591 on: April 05, 2019, 11:16:08 AM »
from mate on stalker

1st rego in 20years.
Still a joy to drive.
I payed 7 Dollars for it in 1978 when I was 13years old.  :cup: :cup:







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« Reply #1592 on: April 05, 2019, 02:33:02 PM »
They are still hidden out there.

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« Reply #1593 on: April 05, 2019, 02:35:02 PM »
They are still hidden out there.

From a wazbot...

"A mate was commissioned to pull down this shed in Perth



HK 327 from the front guard badge......   WOW.

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« Reply #1594 on: April 05, 2019, 02:43:50 PM »
HK 327 from the front guard badge......   WOW.
I'd have offered to take the dirty old thing away for him :D
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« Reply #1595 on: April 05, 2019, 02:45:12 PM »
I'd have offered to take the dirty old thing away for him :D

Whereabouts Bird.........I'm free this arvie............... ;D ;D
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« Reply #1596 on: April 05, 2019, 02:46:41 PM »
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Whereabouts Bird.........I'm free this arvie............... ;D ;D
Not telling, IM on my way to airport for flight to perth!
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« Reply #1597 on: April 05, 2019, 02:51:32 PM »
Not telling, IM on my way to airport for flight to perth!

I'll "store" it for ya........... ;)
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« Reply #1598 on: April 05, 2019, 02:54:46 PM »
Ya just never know, what will come out of the wood work huh.

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« Reply #1599 on: April 05, 2019, 03:16:01 PM »
I'd have offered to take the dirty old thing away for him :D

I know where I can get a tilt tray!!!
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