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you have some really nice Holdens,any more pics?...

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the lighter coloured ones look more cheerful than the darker greys etc...always fancied an original model or FJ...nice looking car and in my view best kept as authentic and original as possible...please don't put EJ tail lights on it !

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Thanks for the feedback lads. Like most of us I had heaps of pics in my shed, but I’ll post a couple more up...

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very nice - some luxuries too like a radio and heater...I like the way you have integrated a temp gauge...do you have another gauge on the other side? Is that something you made up yourself or was it something available..?

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Bloody beautiful,thanks for more pics doesn't look like much to go on it I couldn't find anything,very nice love your old signs in the shed to.You've got the same magnetic MLS/KLMS convertor as me,haha ebay special.That integrated temp gauge Andrew I've seen a lot of hot rodders make those up from a half cut round cake tin,and or put switches in them!...

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well there you go - good idea - always good to learn something,,,a bit of improvisation

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Andrew

Nice Car, thats the original Colour of mine, cant see to many if anything wrong with it, so dunno what work is in progress LOL
heres a pic of mine

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thats a nice car you have there...great to see these old ones well preserved and being looked after..a real part of Australian history..amazing how small people were back then...a bit like how you go to a museum and see the old uniforms etc...we have become so much taller and fatter in a few decades...kids now are monsters lol

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Thanks mate. Yours looks immaculate! Any drivetrain mods?

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Yea mines far from original
its basically a VN commodore in an FX shell
motor, trans. brakes wiring. aircon etc HR front end rack and pinion
but i kept 14" commy wheels so i could keep original look, has original interior as well, only mods to it are steering column and B&M shifter

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Nice; VERY nice!

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love yours to Les, very coool.Ya need whitewalls,haha."Oh sh1t better not start that one again"....:D

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It IS cool enough without the whitewalls. Glad to see you coming over to the dark side

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I've been on both sides for years with the 30 odd cars I've owned!...
btw who was it that said they were thinking of putting whitewalls on their next set of tyres,haha?...

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if you build it, they will come..... over to our side lol.
MY young kids and myself love the movie "CARS"
When Lighting Mcqueen says"fix me up with the best set of black walls you got"
And Luigi says "No no no you dont know What you want.
White Walls say, look at me, hear I am, Love me"

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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
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would I be correct that first Holden Brochure showing white walls (thin) was EH? Interested to know if any official Holden stuff before then shows them...presumably always an after market option...haven't seen any old pics with an FX with them on...maybe late 50s in Australia? Perhaps not considered practical any earlier with condition of Australian roads...?

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Andrew

gtb069 thats the jewel of the FX for sure mate "take a bow mate"

Yea surfman, ya rite lol

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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
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Thanks for all the encouragement and feedback. The FX looks great from about 3 metres away but it needs a bit of fine tuning. Panel gaps are all over the shop and it’s gotta gearbox whine in second (didnt they all!)

The gauge pods under the steering column were on it when I got it, but I think they were a popular accessory in the 60’s and 70’s.

Ive spent the whole day today making up aluminium box tube frames for my signs, so I can hang them without fear of damaging the Perspex. 3 made, 3 more to go! What do you think so far?

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wish I had space on my miserable 540m2 block to fit a shed like that...everywhere around me is now 300m2...no room to swing a cat...I've got one old car in a friends shed..problem is out of sight out of mind and you don't get to go and tinker when you feel like it...

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Yeah, we moved out of the suburbs couple of years ago and went semi rural with a few acres, minimal debt and enough room for the kids to muck up without annoying anyone. Sure it takes me a bit longer to get to work now, but I wouldn’t/couldn’t go back to the burbs now.

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the right way up,You got a surfwagon/ute to?haha...

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Well spotted; a HT Belmont Ute!

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Beautiful FX. The photos are just fantastic.

I like the shed. Back in the pre Ebay days I collected a few signs here and there but I gave most of them away.

The Golden Fleece sign you have I have an Ampol Oil Bar sign that mounts like that. I kept that one. I think it's from the 60's though.

I had some genuine Rams...gave them away.

I have kept a small collection now thats just for my viewing pleasure but I will get them out one day.

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Disclaimer :- The above is purely speculation and is only posted for entertainment purposes!!!

You’re not wrong. Most of the signs - and in fact most of my cars - were collected long before they became desirable. My family and friends used to $hitbag me constantly because I had a shed full of ‘crap’ and a couple of ‘Old bomb’ Holden’s in storage. Now they’re begging me for first option to buy if I ever decide to sell...

I’ve even still got my old Malvern Star dragster from the 70’s, and I almost fell over when somebody told me last year what they were selling for on fleaBay and Dumtree.

I don’t think of them as investments or even in dollar terms; I enjoy driving them because it takes me back to a simpler, less stressful time.

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i think all the cars and signs in yuur shed make it look clutered, so im willing to let you store them in my shed
then you can have the less is more look in your shed

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LOL. Believe it or not, you’re not the first person to make that offer!

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