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Up and out onto the road for a blast out to the country
Bluey was all go and settled into the usual Holden gudgeon slapping rythme
She was in her element and apart from odd rattle or two all was well with the world
Nothing is better than a fine sunny day and the old FC humming along
Few pictures attached

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That’s a sweet ride, just show my work mate he a fellow kiwi πŸ₯
Well done hold your head up high 😎

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As I always say
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"just my 2cents worth"

"were going to need a bigger shed"
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gotta be proud of that

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Still looking great mate and the fender mirrors still onπŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ™‚

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Cheers Al....
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Triple D Kel and Al
Been a ripper of a day here just right to drag her out
Al did you get a ute to satisfy that itch ??
Paul

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How's things.Nah never got a ute a ute mate,had a change of mind,bought this 52 Chevy insteadπŸ˜ŽπŸ™‚πŸ‘
Have a close look at what i fitted to the fendersπŸ˜‰πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

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Those early Chevs always a favourite of mine and thats an itch i have still to scratch
Yep saw those fender mirrors and how do you find them ? Mine are as useless as tits on a bull unless you work for the powerline company and need to inspect the lines above ..
Need to get 38 off the block befpre i can consider any more old iron..run put of garage space

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FC25250

I love it,got a bit of work to do on it but that's ok it's a long term project this one.Love ya 38 mate,they've got a great front grille on them and she looks cool mate.Yeah those mirrors aren't really practical but I love the look of them always have,got them off Ebay for $100 for the set theyr'e in pretty good condition!...

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Front view of the 38
Shes a dipper motor and despite her age has very light steering even without power steering
Someone was thinking right back in the day
Enjoy your Chev and post a few more pics for those who like the Bowtie machines
Bit of a shock the GM given GMH a boot in the r...s
Aint never gonna be the same but I guess the rarity of the Golden Holdens will only increase
Cheers

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Cool looking white walls on the Chev
What brand are they if you don’t mind me asking

P.S the mould on this side looks straight πŸ€”

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"just my 2cents worth"

"were going to need a bigger shed"
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They are only the Atlas 2 inch whitewall flappers or "Portowalls" as they are known,only $120 for a set of 4 off Ebay.They are pretty good and fit well but I'm saving to buy a set of Firestone Wide Whites for it which are 3 and a quarter wide whites and it will give it that real old school look plus good tyres.They are around $500 eachπŸ˜«πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘

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Ok the fire stone your saving for are they 14” or 15”

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"were going to need a bigger shed"
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15",Daz.670-15 Firestone which is the equivalent to 175/75R15 that is on it now.Spoke to the bloke from Antique Tyres he said not to go any wider because they scrub,he's had 50s Chevys...

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ouch...I like the flappers at that price :-)

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Andrew

That’s what I was thinking
$500 each x 4 =$2000 πŸ€”
Question is would your insurance company cover them in a blowout caused by hitting a pot hole and blow ya tire and rims?

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I don't know that I guess that's the chance we all take fitting dearer tyres on our cars??

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The problem is the 3 inch flappers do not sit well on rims and start to get bits and pieces fly off them,had them beforeπŸ‘Ž

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I guess 15 inch gives you a lot of choice unlike 13 if you just want black..have you considered getting the white walls painted like some people do?

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Andrew

but I don't think a 3 inch painted whitewall tyre would look that good.

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some HR owners on this site that are not too fussy..if you know what I mean...

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Hell No
There’s a bloke in Cairns’s that goes around the car club/shows was watching him do this
This bloke basically scuff the was of the tyres by about a 5mm then paint them
I asked a mate of mine WHO is a true fitter and he said that would weekend the structure of the tyres over a period of time

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there are some people who do it using paint and others by abarasion..the machines can be bought if you want to do it...popular in the US...but they don't mind cutting their springs either...we are a nanny state in Australia and are frightened of our own shadow so no doubt here it would be illegal and only for "off road use" or show...like almost every set of "silencers" on motor bikes....truth be known even the flappers are probably illegal in oz...as well as lambs wool steering covers...a wobbly Elvis on a spring...cushions on the parcel shelf...chrome plated tow nuts..an inflatable swan on the passenger seat..sponge bob stickers..a garden gnome in the boot..surfboards glued to roof racks....sheesh Al needs to be taken off the road quick smart :-)

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Andrew

Some people have all of the above Andrew 😎

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