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 Post subject: Re: Sooty72’s AU-powered XH Ute Build Thread.
Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:37 pm 
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Sounds good, was going to get a AU bellhousing for my EB to AU Conversion, though not many people sell them and one's at Upullit are a b**ch to remove, though good thing is finding stuff like a AU trans pan with a drain plug on it :P.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Sooty72’s AU-powered XH Ute Build Thread.
Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:08 am 
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I read this from start to finish and mate your car is awsome!! Has given me insperation to re-do mine now!!!!! :D cheers for the read and weldone with your car.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Sooty72’s AU-powered XH Ute Build Thread.
Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:48 am 
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Thanks mate. 8-)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Sooty72’s XH Utes thread. T5 getting even closer now!
Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:04 pm 
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sooty72 wrote:
OK, so I looked around at all the different versions of the Firewall reinforcing plate, and decided to have a go at one of my own. I drew up a few ideas, and spoke to our machine shop about making it for me. They threw my idea in the bin and went and got this.
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After a bit of time on the computer, and even less time on the CNC mill, we had this.
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How cool is that? 8-)

I will fit it up on sunday, and show some pics of it fitted and working. :D
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Hey mate, Just seen that reinforcement plate and it looks amazing! top job!
i have an xh of my own n was just wondering if there is any chance of you making me one?
i would be happy to pay of course!

Just PM if you would like

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 Post subject: Re: Sooty72’s AU-powered XH Ute Build Thread.
Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:42 am 
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Thanks mate,
It does look cool. Unfortunately, the guys can no longer make these for me - believe me, I've had plenty of requests - as they are just to busy with the mills now to do any small jobs. Bummer, but that's life i suppose.
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 Post subject: Re: Sooty72’s AU-powered XH Ute Build Thread.
Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:24 pm 
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No worries.

Ahhh damn that sucks..looks like ill have to make up something myself!

Cheers any way! :)
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Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:47 pm 
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Hey man, great write up! How hard was it to remove the rear screen? I've got to remove mine and check for rust/re-seal it as water pools on that little back parcel tray (the piece you've cut to extend the cabin). Also have to do my windscreen which sucks, but never mind...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Sooty72’s AU-powered XH Ute Build Thread.
Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:06 pm 
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Sorry for the late reply - must have missed this one. :)

I found an easy way to remove the rear windscreen - put a fence post through it. :cry:

These screens are glued in, so you would have to "cut" it out, almost like a front screen. The plastic cover panel pops off quite easily, but if you need both screens out, maybe see if a windscreen place can come do it for you - much quicker and a lot less mess, as you can guarantee you will break the front screen, but the rear is toughened glass, and shouldn't be too bad.

And yes, the rear screen is different to an XD-F rear screen. They changed to the glued-in style mid-way thru the XG. The later glass is slightly bigger to suit the glued-in design.

A quick note - make sure you have painted and sealed all the metal before you fit either screen, as any exposed metal - even scratches - can cause more rust.

Hope this helps.

Good luck. 8-)

 

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