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Okay work has slowed down due to weather an l have time to work on the HQ .
I started poking around the plenum an unfortunately it's abit worse then l first thought l am going to replace the top plate An repair the rust under it ,l am hoping someone on here has done one an can give me a few pointers ,l have looked at u tube an read abit about it but happy to get any advice cheers

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I've "repaired" a few of these and been happy with the results. I've only cut out the bad sections/parts and then repaired with fibreglass/filler. I did one on a WB about a year ago..I had the windscreen replaced so it was a good opportunity...so far the repair has held up fine but I only had to paint the one panel in my case I was only after a cosmetic repair...in your case it looks like you will be painting the entire car at some stage so you would be looking for a longer term solution ...You can buy part or full sections and from what I have read from people that have used them they require a bit of work to make fit...

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Andrew

rarespares do both inner and out panels now
if you want it to last i'd replace both with new panels

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Starting to think this site is going abit soft lately.having to find useful info elsewhere such as First thing you want to do is run a wire wheel around the seam so all the spot welds are visible. Buy 3 Sutton spot weld drill bits and go to town. Using these you get MUCH better results as you only drill through the first skin.
I use a bearing seal remover to pry the seam apart,http://www.suttontoo...

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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.

So you think and expect people to be sitting at their computers in readiness to give you the information you ask for at a minutes notice.
I would have given you the info about the spot welds but I have only just seen your post because I was not sitting at the computer waiting for YOUR question.

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Be nice, poor bugger had to wait about 16 hour for a reply. Can't you guys keep an eye on the computer instead of going to bed. What this site coming to

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I can see why a lot off people ain't on this site anymore a minutes notice did l expect .
Thanks for your input cheers

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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 tend to agree Kinswood. When you view old posts and see the amount of useful replies to some questions. It seems that most of the older members have all jumped ship to Facebook, other forums or lost interest in their Old Holden hobby. Only a couple of die-hards still around. There used to be so many with great knowledge on here.
I realise we're not all savvy in all-things with automotive restoration or preservation, but you do see some people ask a question looking for help and are just left hanging for a response, yet there'll be umpteen dozen responses to rehashed Facebook [Naughty Pottyword]e etc

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I guess like most things in life everything changes...with so many choices and info around now you have to "shop around" get different opinions etc...Kinswood this link and site may be of interest - I often find it useful but like all others doesn't have everything...lots of pics in this one as well re HQ resto...when I saw these kind of pics it's when I decided to do a short term patch up due to time and money and see how it goes.....https://www.aussiev8...

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Andrew

I appreciate it mate will look into it .my HQ sat in the weather for a number of years an the original price was only $200 but l have about 3K buying parts not including putting my old motor An wheels on it etc cheers PS it will be my last car l restore unless l find a decent FC ute in a paddock πŸ‘

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Just don't leave those bloody 12 slotters on it when ya finish it mate ffs,hahaha.Blurbombs are on tomorrow night mate,grab one yaself,haha cheers.Hope alls well!....

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Cheers Al....
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12 slots long gone ,having a few blurbombs waiting to hear how my girly went with minor surgery listening to ac/dc An so are my neighbors πŸ‘

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haha,better give the neighbours some earplugs..:)
You can only play AC/DC at one volume level(flat out)..:-D
My favourite"Long way to the top" The bagpipes and Angus goin at one another,yeeeehaaa turn up ya speakers..:-)
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Cheers Al....
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Yep it's a long way to the shop if ya want a sausage roll πŸ‘All good here cheers

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Life is too brief to build ya own time machine
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Beers are on now mate and later Blurbombs,yummmmmm...
Hows Bernie and Boofhead goin these days,stick a pic up of em,Cool!...

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