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Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
« Reply #2475 on: November 22, 2020, 03:10:34 PM »
Saw a cruise going down eastlink - Val's, GTHO's, toranas, corvettes, caddys you name it... would have been 40-50 odd cars all up....

Brilliant day for it.
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Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
« Reply #2476 on: November 23, 2020, 09:06:49 AM »
This is obviously Speewa's chariot.............it has his long lost chair mounted on the front guard  :cup:

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Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
« Reply #2477 on: November 25, 2020, 12:07:05 PM »
Lloyds Auctions says John Harvey’s iconic 1977 Holden Torana LX should sell for at least $1 million


Bidding is currently in excess of $700,000 with 72 hours to go until auction day.


https://thewest.com.au/lifestyle/motoring/lloyds-auctions-says-john-harveys-iconic-1977-holden-torana-lx-should-sell-for-at-least-1-million-ng-b881730785z



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Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
« Reply #2478 on: November 30, 2020, 11:11:08 AM »
I've seen this gem crusing around a bit... very tidy!

Think its an EK? Not FB?
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« Reply #2479 on: November 30, 2020, 12:05:43 PM »
Yes.... EK

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Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
« Reply #2480 on: November 30, 2020, 12:49:54 PM »
Yes.... EK
different grill isnt the most difference?
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Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
« Reply #2481 on: November 30, 2020, 01:47:44 PM »
different grill isnt the most difference?

Yeah, the grill, the front indicators are different, the panel between the screen and the bonnet it different, the front over-riders (FB are much smaller)

If they are in stock form, even more so with side trim and Shit, but that one has been modified a tad.

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« Reply #2482 on: November 30, 2020, 01:58:41 PM »
Yeah, the grill, the front indicators are different, the panel between the screen and the bonnet it different, the front over-riders (FB are much smaller)

If they are in stock form, even more so with side trim and Shit, but that one has been modified a tad.


The EK has the 5 horizontal grill, the FB has the 3 bar

Also
Bonnet Bar No grille decal on the FB whereas the EK Grille decal in the centre
FB had plain hubcaps whereas the EK's hubcaps have the Holden lion
The ‘Special’ Badge Letters held ‘together’ at bottom on the FB but the letters held ‘together’ through middle on the EK
Boot Holden Badge One piece on the FB whereas the EK has individual letters
Rear pillar has triangular stainless moulding on the FB (EK no moulding) 
Plenum chamber Horizontally slatted grille on the FB but the EK has vertically slatted grille
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Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
« Reply #2483 on: November 30, 2020, 02:14:26 PM »
So, is this an FB with EK bonnet and bumper overrides, or an EK with some FB bits?
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Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
« Reply #2484 on: November 30, 2020, 02:15:52 PM »
So, is this an FB with EK bonnet and bumper overrides, or an EK with FB plenum grille and rear pillar trim?.... ;D
Glad I asked.  :cup:
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« Reply #2485 on: November 30, 2020, 02:17:21 PM »
EK.

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« Reply #2486 on: November 30, 2020, 02:20:17 PM »
Glad I asked.  :cup:

Yep. Huge difference.... ;D
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« Reply #2487 on: December 04, 2020, 08:33:50 PM »
An interesting news clip of time past when panel vans ruled.And the hotel that features in the background was my old local in my younger days.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR3rlLnNsgCtKuH6eMmVkkm3L58yYdAJ8kfuK6mC8fz-voV4uFmPLX6Qxj0&feature=share&v=XiEhle5Lifs

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Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
« Reply #2488 on: December 05, 2020, 03:24:08 AM »
Be interesting, to see how many survived after all these years.

Between Rusty the home wrecker, prangs and getting stolen etc, wouldn't be too many left i'm thinking.

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« Reply #2489 on: December 05, 2020, 06:11:24 AM »
An interesting news clip of time past when panel vans ruled.And the hotel that features in the background was my old local in my younger days.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR3rlLnNsgCtKuH6eMmVkkm3L58yYdAJ8kfuK6mC8fz-voV4uFmPLX6Qxj0&feature=share&v=XiEhle5Lifs

That’s a blast from the past, my first car was a blue HJ Sandman.

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Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
« Reply #2490 on: December 05, 2020, 11:32:09 AM »
Be interesting, to see how many survived after all these years.

Between Rusty the home wrecker, prangs and getting stolen etc, wouldn't be too many left i'm thinking.
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« Reply #2491 on: December 05, 2020, 12:52:13 PM »
there must be more than that....LOL  :D

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« Reply #2492 on: December 05, 2020, 02:15:36 PM »
They fetch good money now

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« Reply #2493 on: December 05, 2020, 02:25:49 PM »
That’s a blast from the past, my first car was a blue HJ Sandman.

Love to now the year that it was filmed as it was in the car park of the local hotel and at the 14 sec mark there is a mustard coloured Corolla on the right of screen. In 1981 I had a  mustard 76 Corolla van running a 1600 twin cam levin motor along with the 5 speed box. Now I can’t remember what I did yesterday but now wonder whether I was there at this meet and that was my car.
Certainly out of placed amongst all those V8s but it was a nice car and had some pace too.

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« Reply #2494 on: December 09, 2020, 09:15:25 AM »
Found a use for the old Paj....
Love the ute, I'd have that in a flash.
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« Reply #2495 on: December 09, 2020, 09:47:41 AM »
Utes still chuggin away at 55 odd years old. I doubt any cars built these days will last as long.

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Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
« Reply #2496 on: December 09, 2020, 11:53:51 AM »
Utes still chuggin away at 55 odd years old. I doubt any cars built these days will last as long.
Interesting info page on old utes
https://richardlewis.org/holden-ute

then theres his chev
https://richardlewis.org/chev

If you are wondering why there's no front bumper, theres Running On Empty and Two Lane Blacktop to blame for that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Chw1Rrf5ZGk&t=2771s



or his other chev
https://richardlewis.org/chev2




or the Monaro
https://richardlewis.org/monaro72

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« Reply #2497 on: December 09, 2020, 01:35:17 PM »
I just got back from a parts run in the Fleetwood.

Cars today, are built nothing like they were way back when.

Sure, in a 100klm head-on, in the Fleetwood, i'm gunna die, but the car would be fixable.
Do the same 100klm head-on in the Statesman, i'm gunna live, but the car would have one usable part left on.

But, all that aside, that friggin Fleetwood, is just so nice to drive.
Never fails to put a smile on my face, except at "fuel up time".

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Re: SIMPLY, BECAUSE OLD CARS ARE VERY COOL.
« Reply #2498 on: December 09, 2020, 03:17:10 PM »
Here's a pic of my old '66 Mustang

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« Reply #2499 on: December 09, 2020, 03:55:17 PM »
noice.  8)