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4x4 VB Commodore

Seller says it's a genuine Molecraft conversion: https://www.gumtree....
I've seen the word Molecraft occasionally referring HQ/Z type 4x4 Holdens. Does anyone know anything about the Molecraft conversions? Were they the ones that used Landcruiser running gear?
This car could be a good project. I'd buy it just for the Cibie Oscars in the back.LOL.
This would be good in the shed with that white Hayward wagon.
David

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if you want to go 4 wheel driving buy a real 4wd when you sink it in the mud and break something a one off will break your wallet .
I still don't think the last 4 wheel drive holden you blokes were tossing about would go too far it didn't have diff lockers or mud tyres

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Why don't you like 4x4 early Holdens?
The Hayward Overlanders used all standard Holden parts and Dana axle assemblies and transfer case.
So, if you broke anything on the car apart from the front and rear axles, parts would be readily available at any Holden Dealer.
As for the Dana bits, have you ever heard of a Bronco or Chev Blazer breaking a diff or axle? They ran Dana gear.
As for a locker or mud tyres, they are readily available for Dana diffs and mud tyres can be bought anywhere.
As for your doubts about whether they can take it, Overlanders have a long history successfully running against the best "real 4x4s" in offroad racing.
So, why all the hate for something you apparently know very little about?
David

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I go 4 wheel driveing a fair bit never seen one on any track the couple Ive seen have never been on the track the one you showed a picture of the other day with the hand brake cable hanging down how long would it be until that got caught up? No parts for any holden before vt from any holden dealer.

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good on you mate for going 4 wheel driv(e)ing a fair bit. Nissan Navara crap chassis, cannot keep together, a lot of others have been recalled due to safety issues recently.Jeep..fires...accelerate intermittently..computers malfunctioning with safety aspects of the car etc etc etc Auto transmissions failing in some etc etc Most others are built/made/assembled in countries I cannot speak the language of, so yes some of us do like to see an old Holden (hence this web site), for sale. The Commodore is not my type of vehicle by choice but some may like them, what 4WD do you one, if you have one? I would have a Hayward built one any day if I could, they have been robustly tested in real Aussie conditions, not just driven through a mud puddle some where they are real 4WD's.

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Cheers, Lindsay.

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the only reason we don't see many is because there's not many of them left and are quiet rare hence the prices of them I'de say!...

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Cheers Al....
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exactly plus there was not a huge mass produced number of them either, not like today's jobs.

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right Linds,our beaches and bush here have nothing but Toyotas,Nissans and Mitsubishis!....

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Cheers Al....
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Every other make does when the boys are having fun Ive sunk my landcruiser to the axles more times than I can remember most things Ive broken have been my own fault play the game wear the repairs.
If you want to bag Nissan why didn't you buy a GQ or Gu patrol they are tuff under that bull bar theres a track. Landrover are a great 4wd if you don't mind fixing it weekly. 4 wheel drive parts are cheap compared to unique old holden parts is my thoughts based on why I stopped driving my Vk and the bloke Im current helping do up a VH. People want the earth for rubbish ie how much for a power steering set up all the bits to convert a hz?

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Seen a xy ute 4x4 supposedly was genuinely a production model atleast old hilux,s have conversion kits for Holden sold motors an only weigh 1500 odd kgs

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Life is too brief to build ya own time machine
With out old Aussie products cheers.

most dangerous vehicle on the road my oldman used to say I had a 253 81 hilux for a while I brought at least 3 other hiluxs just to get the transfer case as a 4wd it was nothing special compared to the original 18r motor . I doubt my current vehicle would pass the septic tank mouse test either I drove a gu pootrol with a ls1 in it the otherday it ole mate needs to change the diff ratio to make it any good as it is with the stranded diffs on 33"s its not much chop .

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Yep easy to roll also easy to work on also.brakes are terrible the 2.8 diesel is slow an under powered but they will go just about anywhere seen RB 30,s same as patrool,s had an a 355 super charged one as well looking at putting a FB ute body on mine possibly one day

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Life is too brief to build ya own time machine
With out old Aussie products cheers.

all patrols are slow on the road the one I was tossing about started its life as a 4.2 petrol putting the fb ute body on the long wheel base chassie will just rob you of room a big job for little gain you must love working on cars?

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With my job fifo we drive A LOT of 4x4.
I recon the 4x4 Hilux is overrated The centre of grav is all out of wack,(duel cab) the brakes are crap, the turning circle is just crap to.
NEVER would I buy one for myself or recommend one.
I hear the boys are using the Hilux diff for "Hot Rods" cos there a strong unit and good raito for what there looking for and a narrower track for bigger rubber.

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"just my 2cents worth"

"were going to need a bigger shed"

WE BUY THEM,WE REBUILD THEM,WE LOVE THEM,
WELL I DO !!!
regards Triple D
trippled75@yahoo.com.au

Seen a pic off one eons ago might have been on a landcruzier short wheel base looked good always wanted one since .

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Life is too brief to build ya own time machine
With out old Aussie products cheers.

Anyone got any beef jerky?

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think Al may have some.

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Cheers, Lindsay.

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I left a few Meaty-bites out for the dog. I think Al's found them. Poor dog..

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I've been pinching Tims!...:D

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