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Evening guy's. Just thought i'd share my new project with you all. It's a HQ one tonner with a 4 bolt, 350 chev and turbo 400. Yes it has a HJ front end, yes it has bog and rust but i've never built a H series holden so i'm in for a steep learning curve. I appologise in advance if i ask any dumb questions but it's only cause i don't know the right answers. 1st question is do i need a mod plate to register the car in QLD with the 350 in it. 2nd question, the HQ dash pad is screwed but i can get a mint HJ dash pad. Can they be inter changed? I know the dash facia is different. 3rd question, because i wish to change the front end to WB Caprice, are the HJ bonnet and gaurds the same as WB? I really appreciate everyones input. I will also try and start a shed to show the progress of the build.
Cheers Ray...

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If you want to use HZ dash you need to have a complete doner from a HZ. So totally cut out your HQ dash and weld in HZ unit. Big job but possible, have seen it done. Cheaper and easier to look out for second hand dash pad or get a remould. Dash Original do them for around $700.

Dash Original

I am building a 4 door HQ at the moment and picked up a perfect dash pad on ebay for $300, others were a little cheaper in lesser condition, but I went for the best I could find.

Here is a reference for the QLD engine mods, will answer some questions for you,
QLD Mods Doc

The WB front end, not sure about that one......

Hope this helps.

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the bonnet is the same but the wb gaurds are different you can modify your gaurds by cutting the bottoms off the front section and bending but the inner gaurds are different too. cheers

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