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Old 06-03-2009, 03:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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OK started to restore (tidy up) my old mans 68 for him its a 68 pillar-less impala original right hand drive (in Australia) heres some pics
starting to pull her apart getting ready for a respary



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heres a few more

bumpers getting them off to the chromers


the sad 327 with the cave man gas system which wont be going back on


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will keep posting as i go cheers from oz

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Lots of neat pics Bill. That car will look sweet when you're done! Keep 'em coming!

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What's the carb/air cleaner flux capacitor thing?

And what's with the tank in the trunk?

I was always amazed that they made RHD models of those cars... like GM thought the Japanese and British would jump on V8 beasts like these. It's hard to imagine that they'd sell enough to pay for all the additional stuff - dash, column, pedals, firewall... what a headache. European cars like the Mini and the VW had the dash in the center so it worked for right or LHD.

Great shots - thanks for posting!

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I just noticed the middle one of the three tailights is amber colored.
Was that an Australian requirement?


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What's the carb/air cleaner flux capacitor thing?

And what's with the tank in the trunk?

I was always amazed that they made RHD models of those cars... like GM thought the Japanese and British would jump on V8 beasts like these. It's hard to imagine that they'd sell enough to pay for all the additional stuff - dash, column, pedals, firewall... what a headache. European cars like the Mini and the VW had the dash in the center so it worked for right or LHD.

Great shots - thanks for posting!
Ha Ha the carb/air cleaner is a old gas (not petrol) conversion kit they used to use here in Australia
The tank in the boot is the gas tank

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I just noticed the middle one of the three tailights is amber colored.
Was that an Australian requirement?
Yes thats the indictor they have to be amber

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OK striped ready for paint will mask it up tomorrow heres some more pics



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last one untill tomorrow

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You sure have a nice shop... Holy #%&%#!

I thought that might be an LPG conversion kit with the water lines and tank. Why we didn't go to that and give up gasoline 30 years ago is a mystery. There's enough LPG for us to do it. I saw a show on the Alaskan pipeline and they said that since the 1960's they've had LPG coming up with oil when they drill and they have no place to put it so they just pump it back down. They said the amount was equivalent to the entire fuel needs of California (!).

My first car was a '68 and I love those cars, the 4 dr hardtop is my favorite style, so I really appreciate these pics.

Here's my heeler Jaco, he doesn't miss a repair:

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Yeah its a good workshop its my cousins he runs his own panel shop very handy the dog is his she loves the work shop
Good looking bluey you have there

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ok heres some more getting taped up and on goes the paint



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