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Been hanging around here for years watching and reading

Now is the time to start the rebuild of the HG wagon

Pictures 1,2 and 3 are what I am starting with.

And picture 4, is what I am hoping for.

Plus a few cosmetics, along the way

Been inspired by "68surfwagon" pictures

Kel

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Glad I could inspire you mate,take ya time and good luck with the resto she's a good lookin wagon mate.I tried desperately to get that colour combo when I bought mine but nothing half decent around at the time.Welcome to Oldholden mate join in the fun but just watch out for that HRambo fella he's a bit of a "dodgey " one!..:-D

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Cheers Al....
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Hey Tim,I was just wondering the other day,have you still got your Blue HR Panno or did ya sell it a while ago,couldn't remember??....

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Cheers Al....
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Still got it Al, it's not going nowhere..

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Oh good news mate,glad to hear that.I was just looking through a few pics on the puter of a HR Panno and wondered if you still had yours!..Cool...

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Don't know the bloke, but he would probably not want to drive it, anyway !!!!
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I don't know I reckon he'd drive anything?...:)

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Welcome. Your HG doesn't look too serious in your pics, should be on the road in no time. Although it's a bit hard to tell in the pics if it's blistered paint or rust. If it's rust it seems an odd place to rust considering the more common prone areas appear okay.
Your goal (pic 4) looks like a pack of Windfield Red ciggies.

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Bryan

As Bryan said, it looks like a solid starting point and a pretty straight car.
Are you planing to use a chrome strip between the red and white on the doors?
What motor is going in it?

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Looks like only tarp blisters hopefully don't forget to check the K frames

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Life is too brief to build ya own time machine
With out old Aussie products an a few blurbombs πŸ₯ƒπŸ₯ƒπŸ₯ƒπŸ₯ƒπŸ₯ƒπŸ₯ƒ.

I'm the third owner of it. Picked up in Sydney last year.

The paint is blistered and maybe because someone painted over the original colour. There is rust in it, but nothing major.

Going by the rego papers motor and body numbers are correct.

Has a 186 in it and I intend to keep that. ( the previous owner wanted to put a V8 into it...but only got a short way with it) I will be happy with the 186 cause you cannot really kill them.

I will not put a chrome strip between the colours, but will put a pin stripe there. To try and highlight it.

Winnies....maybe.....starsky and hutch also has been thrown at me....but I was just doodling on photoshop and came up with that design...I think that it's kind of old school look

I estimate 1-2 year build.
Kel

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Alht
I've now thought about your idea on a Stainless steel strip (rather than chrome) on the line between the red and white on the doors.
Just want to pick your brains...if I did it, would you suggest keeping the strip the same width all the way, or taper it from say 25mm wide to 50mm wide..

What would you suggest please ?

Kel

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if there is a right or wrong. A thinner trim would be more subtle and suit better I think. My first car had a dealer fitted strip down the side, It looked good along the doors and had a curve in it, Hollywood dress trim or something they called it. Here is a link http://oldholden.com... an image search on some of the trim names should help give you some ideas on what you do or dont like.
hope this helps.
Alby
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You could get a side strip from a 1956 Ford Victoria:https://www.google.c...
But if I was to go down this path I personally would get it pinstriped in whatever colour you like to separate the burgundy(red) and white,at least if you change your mind in a few years time it will be easier to repaint or alter it?..

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That looks good Al!

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Those chrome strips look great on the 1956 Ford Victoria.
Never seen them before so that peaked a thought...

Maybe Alht was right !!

Kel

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