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My beloved Hj 76 panel van 173 engine

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Just picked this beauty up yesterday

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Nice original van mate, looks like its in pretty good nic, you must like your pano's looking at the 2nd one in the background. I'd love to get myself one.... One day.

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Cheers dave , I do love the panos but unfortunately the white wb in the background was sold.
I am happy with the red one though , just needs a bit of work and she'll be apples.
You should get one before they become extinct , I picked that one up for 2 grand so they are still out there in some remote country places for a good price .
What holden do you have mate ?

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Aah, I see you found the front page. This place is tricky at first, but you'll soon work it out.
Great looking van, looks pretty straight. Nice colour too.
If you click on "Shed" next to my name, and I'mnotdave's name (He's Mark, not Dave...work that out!) you'll be taken to our sheds.

As I said earlier, welcome to oldholden. *[http://holdenpaedia....|Here's]* some reading matter. You did well to get that pic up, it took me about 2 years to work out how to post pics...

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Hi hr ambo , thanks for those tips , I checked out your shed page too , love the hr ambo and your old Monaro , yep you should of kept that one ...
I have a similar story about my first ute hr 67 161 engine that I stupidly sold for peanuts back in 95 .
It looks like you are keen on the hr so I will post a pic of it for you to check out , wish I still had it , seeing this pic almost brings me to tears , oh well you have to move on and I'm stoked with the pano .......
Thanks for the info , am going to try and get my shed site up soon .
Funnily enough the pano is too long to fit in my garage so I am busy building a new shed in the yard for it , bit like the castle film here at the moment , ' Mary , can you move the Astra so I can get to the commodore , I need to take the kingswood out !
Love that hr ambo mate , what a classic !
Will post a pic of the old ute
Cheers

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Nice looking van.
Love the colour.

Welcome to the forum.

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Cheers
Scott

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HZ Holden One Tonner

Thanks Scott , I think it's called mandarin red , pretty original condition van , I think it's the production colour it was built with , bit patchy now but not too bad .
Got a bit of work to do on the inside though , trims etc , engine runs really well so I'm stoked !
What are you driving mate ?

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Was a bargain for the price.

Am working on a HZ one tonner for my first car, mechanically its in good nic, but there is a fair bit of rust to it, but its getting there.

Cheers
Scott

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Scott

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looks good,got the gts flutes in guards,good colour,what style is she going to be? cheers Al

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Cheers Al....
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Cheers al , yeah the colour is mandarin red . I'm going to keep it pretty simple and bring the interior back to original style with a benchseat and find an original radio , maybe hide an amp in the back for tunes. She's got no roof lining so ill think I will paint the inside for starters and get in and fish oil the inside of all the panels whilst I can access everything .
The dash is black so I'm still deciding whether to do black door trims or brown , a dark brown was what it had on production by the colour of the sun visors still in it so I might go for that , although black would look cool .
Will keep the 173 that's in it as it humms nicely , probably keep it 3 on the tree too.

So I suppose it will be original surf , rock n roll style , keep it classic , not sure about the wheels , maybe the gts wheels would look good , any ideas ?

Have you got a holden wagon mate ?
Cheers

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yeah sounds like she's gunna be a good one,yeah mostly original is good & if something breaks down replace it with something better.yeah i've got a hk wagon,click on surfwagon & check out the pic on my profile!it sounds good what your going to do,the gts rims look great on panos maybe redwall tyres perhaps or thin whitewalls.each to their own! wheels maketh the car though!

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Checked out the wheels on your hk , they look awesome with the whitewalls !
I might go for a similar look with the pano ....

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Checked out the wheels on your hk , they look awesome with the whitewalls !
I might go for a similar look with the pano ....

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cragar ss wheels should fit your van & with whitewalls looks terrific lowerit 2inches,awsome i've seen it done,pretty shore yours is hq stud pattern!cheers Al

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Cool , I'm on it , I dig those whitewalls .
So if its a hj will they fit ?

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No my wheels are called tasmans ,there actually 1969 models & i restored them,but they wont fit your car because the back spacing & stud pattern,thats why i suggested the cragar ss they are very similar & look cooool with the whitewalls,my tyres are called maxxis & they are about $130 each .I've had no probs so far with them.cheers Al. ps try to find 14x6inch & you will have no problems with scrubbing.

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Thanks Surfwagon , will go looking for them !

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