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Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:24 pm 
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its pretty low with one person in the back :lol:

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:11 am 
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Thats pretty low... mine is about the same and I've put some pretty decent nicks and dents into my brand new 3 inch magnaflow cat because of it... (our driveway has a dip before the footpath)

I can't see any way to make the exhaust sit higher either as my cat is just under the floorpan as it is.
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Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:10 am 
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couple new pics

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apologies for the s**t phone camera quality...

EDIT: ignore the missing door mould, thats back on now :P

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:59 am 
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Alrighty, the time has finally come, GHIA40 is getting a 5-speed!!! :D

I have most of the bits sitting on my garage floor. 80,000km old T5, clutch, 6-bolt flywheel, clutch pedal (I will modify it the Froudey way to fit into the auto box till i can source a manual pedalbox). all i need to get pretty much is a spigot bearing and a clutch cable.

Now i just need the cash to carry out the operation. i just rego'd my car so funds are low, so it might not be done for a couple of weeks, but im so f'n excited that its finally happening :D

pics will come tomorrow, theyre all on my mates phone.

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:59 pm 
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alrighty a few pictures.

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Donor Car. 1990 XF Panelvan with EBI 3.9 and T5, done 80,000km. (car has 307k) straight panels and stuff, they went onto a mayes XF ute which ad rusting panels.

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Motor

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Underside, oil draining into a cake container we found in the kitchen :P

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Tailshaft. got all excited and thought it was Alloy, but a magnet stuck to it :|

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Dont think we were short on tools :P

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Interior of van. anyone needs any parts just send me a PM.

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I got a bit s**t when i hurt myself :lol:

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Worlds dodgiest air cleaner assembly?

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The reason the van got defected in the first place.

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Not the right colour for T5 oil :shock:

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Refillng the trolley jack the bogan way, with beforementioned oil :P

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It was a b**ch to get out with just 2 jack stands, on grass..

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the room we had to work with.

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The clutch. looks like a fair bit of meat on it.

thats it for now. we might be starting tomorrow so more updates to come :)

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:25 am 
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Lookin good! Ypu won't know the car once you have the T5 in!

Time to get a J3 chip as well aye?

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:52 pm 
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Ahh, home mechanics is one of those things you just have to love.

Nice pickup on the Van and T5 convo.

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Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:33 pm 
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Hi I was just wondering what are you going to do with elec side of things for the conversion???
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Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:21 pm 
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BenJ wrote:
Ahh, home mechanics is one of those things you just have to love.

Nice pickup on the Van and T5 convo.

BenJ


home mechanics are gonna see me throw the biggest shifter i have through the windscreen if i dont get the top 2 bolts off the bellhousing soon :evil: lol

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:36 pm 
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LOL

You need a unit joint, and lots of extentions. Drop the back of the box, and pull down on it.

Have FUN!!!!

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Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:39 pm 
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You need a unit joint, and lots of extentions. Drop the back of the box, and pull down on it.

Have FUN!!!!

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tried that. still cant reach the f'n thing.

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:51 pm 
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14....f**k.....hours.....

AND ITS THE WRONG f**k SPIGOT BEARING!!!!!!!!!!! FUUUUUUUCKKKK!!!!! :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

i am so f**k p****d off right about now :x :evil: :evil:

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:11 am 
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Dont worry, false alarm!! :oops: my mate forgot to grease the input shaft and it wouldnt go in :|

its all in now, T5 bolted up, just sorting the clutch cable and electrical, then its all done! :D

9am - 12.40am the next day and still going, rofl

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:59 am 
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ITS ALIVE!!!!!

one small problem though. the claw thing that the clutch cable attaches to at the gearbox broke on the first press of the pedal :?

2.29 AM and we're still going. custom bracket is being made up now - sorry neighbours! LOL

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:18 am 
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All Done :D

4.45am. over 19 hours since we started, test drive has been completed, car back in the garage, ramps stored away, and im f**k tired but very happy with the end result :D

the clutch slips a bit but that needs to be adjusted a tad i think.

one small reminder to those who think they can do it on ramps:

Dont Even Think About It

it was a mammoth effort to get it all done on ramps in a 1 bay garage :lol:

anyway im going to bed. im f**k, and i still have to clean up the garage :?

 

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