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Post by Rusty McCrusty on 2/3/2010, 7:50 am

The Zed is dead Baby!!!!
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Post by pano on 2/3/2010, 8:08 am

Shocked dead as in DEAD....????
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Post by Rusty McCrusty on 2/3/2010, 9:35 am

afraid so Sad

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Post by pano on 2/3/2010, 9:40 am

Crying or Very sad whats the story ??? was it crashed or burnt ??? any pics ????
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Post by highwaymenace on 2/3/2010, 9:41 am

lets hope you find that new project soon Rick.

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Post by Rusty McCrusty on 2/3/2010, 9:58 am

rusted out
new project after the mourning period
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Post by highwaymenace on 2/3/2010, 10:01 am

that will be sweet with that Chev sitting up front pulling her along.

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Post by Rusty McCrusty on 2/3/2010, 10:04 am

yep 350 out of the zed turbo700 and nine inch and the son will be painting it as well

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Post by Rusty McCrusty on 2/3/2010, 10:07 am

pic of the chev
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Post by Guest on 2/3/2010, 10:44 am

So sorry to hear about the Zed. Sad Sad
Very happy to hear about the Gee. Very Happy Very Happy

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Post by Rusty McCrusty on 2/3/2010, 11:22 am

thanks guys Smile

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Post by 70s-groover on 2/3/2010, 2:07 pm

Gee now you have made the right choice of van Smile
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Post by Guest on 2/3/2010, 11:21 pm

Rusty McCrusty wrote:rusted out

Where?!? Looks mint in the pics or is that the wonders of bog?

New Van looks like it'll come up sweet

have fun

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Post by vanner065 on 14/3/2010, 12:59 am

Your HZ was such a neet van Rick, still don't know what happened to it??????
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Post by Rusty McCrusty on 14/3/2010, 1:34 am

hey james
thanks mate
The zed was totally rusted out the seams had gone and the plenum chamber as well.
I started an attempt to fix it, but when I delved deeper the rust was in places that I couldn't really get at.
Cheers
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Post by Rusty McCrusty on 14/3/2010, 1:36 am

Just bought a GTS bonnet for the T this weekend! Very Happy

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Post by HT VANNER on 15/3/2010, 12:52 pm

damn that Z looked incredible! Sad this new one will be freakin sweet though! keep the progress report up to date. im keen to watch this build and get/steal some ideas! Smile

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Post by vanner065 on 15/3/2010, 1:09 pm

Wow, lookin at the Zed, you would never have known, must of deteriorated in the last few years, havn't seen it for a while
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Post by Rusty McCrusty on 16/3/2010, 12:49 am

thanks HT Vanner! your ride looks the goods. Do you have any pics of it?
I've been down in warrnambool for nearly 4 years James, goes quick

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Post by HT VANNER on 16/3/2010, 5:47 am

yeah rusty got some pics on the way, she's still on the build. waiting on some cash flow to get the next stage. was hoping to get to this years nats...not gonna happen Sad next year for sure, i told the missus last night that i'll be selling her to fund the van to make sure i meet the dead line! Smile (she thinks i'm joking!)
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Post by vanner065 on 16/3/2010, 11:38 am

Rusty McCrusty wrote:thanks HT Vanner! your ride looks the goods. Do you have any pics of it?
I've been down in warrnambool for nearly 4 years James, goes quick

Ahhhh, hense the rust, say no more
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Post by Rusty McCrusty on 16/7/2012, 1:00 pm

I'm Back!!!!
Here is an update to the T!!!!!!
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Valance panel removed.
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Vent cover panel removed.
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Donor panel.
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Donor panel unpicked
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Vent cover soda blasted and painted with POR 15 both sides
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Valance panel soda blasted and inside painted with POR 15.
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Few rust holes to be patched.
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Holes patched and welded.
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Patches sanded back, removed all the surface and painted with POR 15.
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Vent cover welded on.
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Now to strip the firewall back to bare metal.
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Firewall stripped and all holes that won't be used are patched and welded.
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All the patches sanded back.
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Painted POR 15 in where the K-Frame mounts. Sikaflexed around the welds and seams.
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Valance panel welded on and firewall roughly primed ( was a bit cold when I primed it, so it will need to be sanded back in a few spots).
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Sikaflexed the seams.
Next on the agenda is a Rotisserie!!!!!
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Steel for the rotisserie.
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Fist step welded up.

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Post by taggraphx on 18/7/2012, 8:14 am

Boy these pics bring back memories, looks like your making sure you dont have the rust problem again, never went that far on the old MOONLIGHT DREAMER, Laughing Laughing good work Rick.
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Post by Rusty McCrusty on 18/7/2012, 12:03 pm

Cheers, hopefully the rust will be minimal in 20 years time or so Very Happy

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Post by highwaymenace on 26/7/2012, 5:47 am

i'm excited cant wait to see the progress pic's Rick looks great so far

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