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 Post subject: Re: 1960 XK Wagon build
Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:08 pm 
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Spoke with an airbag suspension guy today, looks like it will be pretty easy and neat to bag it.

Using 'Shockwaves' (sort of like airbag coil-overs) single adjustable all round. They also make new front control arms that fix the geometry when lowered.

4-link for the rear looks pretty easy, using 5" travel 'shockwaves'.

And as long as i use a 4-way control system, no probs at all with engineering.

Gotta decide on a diff. A Centura diff is the perfect width, and retains Ford 5 stud.

Or go a e-series housing, shorten it and get some axles made.
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 Post subject: Re: 1960 XK Wagon build
Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:40 pm 
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Just got off the phone with Transport SA Vehicle Standards Dept.

All I have to do to put a 302 in the XK is put 240mm discs on the front, that's it.

Don't have to put seat-belts
Don't have to put a collapsable column
Don't have to put 2-speed wipers

Don't need an engineers certificate, just an inspection at Motor Reg.

Lovin this 1960 stuff :D
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 Post subject: Re: 1960 XK Wagon build
Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:49 pm 
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there certainly are some advantages in going for an older car.

like montyv8's coupe on AFF, turbo clevo and fully legal.

 

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 Post subject: Re: 1960 XK Wagon build
Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:17 pm 
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First time playing with light painting with flash.

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 Post subject: Re: 1960 XK Wagon build
Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:05 pm 
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looks sweet steve, will be keepin track on the build :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: 1960 XK Wagon build
Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:10 pm 
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seeing this thread steve makes me want to get my mans xk wagon going again,
just needs a new snout for the toploader and a tidy up on the paint
cant wait till i get a big shed...
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 Post subject: Re: 1960 XK Wagon build
Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:38 pm 
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XRfairmont67 wrote:
seeing this thread steve makes me want to get my mans xk wagon going again,
just needs a new snout for the toploader and a tidy up on the paint
cant wait till i get a big shed...

I am itchin to get it in the shed and pulled apart, just gotta wait for the all Ford day first.

I spoke with the guy that built it, he sold it three years ago.
As I am planning a bare metal job I wanted to get an idea of what I will find under the paint, he tells me it us all pretty solid, and there was no rust when it was done. So that is sounding quite pleasing.
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 Post subject: Re: 1960 XK Wagon build
Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:25 pm 
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Any progress on the 'ol girl?

 

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