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As Alby said I went up to Arrawarra and Woolgoolga,the old girl didn't miss a beat.The only slight problem was a couple of pinholes in the thermostat housing (original one)so off to Supercrap and got some Kneadit to get me home,worked a treat.On the way home on the M1 I had a really nice GTR XU1 pass me we both had the thumbs up then not long after a nice XW Fairmont wagon came passed and the thumbs up again,coool weekend.A couple of pics of my mates VF and my HK,old and new!.....

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That looks like a work of art!
I really love those XR-XW wagons. Great surf mobiles. Shame they were such rust buckets. You don't see many about anymore:(

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That blue board with the nice artwork timber fin is a Tom Wegener Model A 11 footer.He sent me a few more pics of it via SMS I'll put them up later this arvo!...
EDIT:here's some more pics of it...

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That should be hanging in a loungeroom or middle aged blokes office, it's too pretty to get wet or scratched

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Bryan

Beautiful. Wish I had half of that talent! One of those boards can't be cheap.

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Bloody beautiful board and that's just 1 of 35 different hand shaped and different board makes he's got.He is a perfectionist with his boards and a good surfer and great bloke!...

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68surfwagon,
As Iam away from my HG for two months and am looking for roof racks.... I'm hoping that you maybe able to assist me

In your picture 2018-05-05 06.27.29.jpg, could you advise me the distance between the gutter rail and the bottom of the pipe of the roof racks please.

They look a little high above the doors, but seem close enough underneath your board

Thanks in advance
Kel

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The brackets measure 16 cms high,these are the old type racks that you used to be able to buy from K mart or Repco in the day,I had a HG sedan years ago and had these type of racks on it.They often come up on Ebay from time to time if you search "vintage roof racks".If you get to buy the brackets only for this type of racks you'll need 21mm galvanised tube for them and cut to size.I tried getting this diameter tube but at the time it wasn't available and would have cost me 3 times the price to get it to me, so I put 19mm tube on,this does the job quiet well.Then I bought some black bar stool leg end caps for them at bunnings and adhesive glued them on.
When I first put these racks on they did look a bit high to me to but you need them like that so you can get your arm underneath to feed the occy strap around the tube and back up to your other hand!...hope this helps you out mate!...

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some nice pics there - alright for some! Tell your mate to put some spats and white walls on the VF - now that would be a cool comparison photo - do the number plates on your car have a special meaning?

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Andrew

Yeah some spats on his VF would look cool,haha.I said to him I should have put the Tasmans on mine for this trip(similar five spoke mag wheel to his.I'll do it for the next trip.The number plates on the wagon have no special meaning they're the original letters and numbers issued back in 1968 when it was first registered but the plates have been replaced in the mid to late 80s(probably due to fading or it had a prang in the front)there is evidence of front replacement parts on the front passenger side??....

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Great Old vs New piccys with a great backdrop

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Bryan

Thank you 68surfwagon

Kel

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No worries mate.With the wagon you have to go as far as you can to the rear door gutter and as far as you can to the front door gutter to bolt the racks on just leaving mm's on the ends.Unfortunatly the H/KTG gutters don't extend past the rear doors like EH/J wagons mate!...

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Hey Al
Looking good and as Bryan said, old vs new. Missed you on the weekend buddy. You said you were coming to the car show in Sydney......

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Keith

Yeah I know sorry mate,the boys rang and said there was about 8 of them hitting Arrawarra and I had free accomodation and it sounded to good to refuse.I'm hoping to get down there in the next few months sometime mate I've teed it up with Bryan and I'll let ya's know about a month in advance.I'll come visit you and Shaneo on say the Saturday or meet up at yours or Shaneos place for lunch and a couple of beers!...

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Sounds like a plan buddy.

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Cheers
Keith

;)

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i like the "old and younger pic"
The cars that is lol, is that a before and after pic of a surfer lol

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"just my 2cents worth"

"were going to need a bigger shed"

This will take You to" Old Holden sheds"
https://web.archive....

great pics mate, the cars are 50 years apart in age this year too.

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Cheers, Lindsay.

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Where ya been mate and how ya been?Yeah I said that to my mate when we where up there,great bloke and good surfer he does all the photography of us surfing and has a Gopro attachment on most of his boards ,cool.Check this thread out of his pics,the heading of the thread is just a sh1t stir for one of the members in there,haha.Go right up to the top of the thread and scroll down,there's a few of Crescent he took before coming up to Arra..https://www.seabreez...

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some good pics in that link...looks like you blokes get out and enjoy yourself...all good...maybe get a flag or something going with an old surfer or something...like this maybe :-)

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Andrew

i'll suggest something like that on the next roadtrip.The guy with the VF wagon took all the pics.He only called it a Rainbow Roadtrip to sh1t stir another member of the forum!...

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