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#1 austenpowers

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 10:43 PM

The car is an XE FALCON
Dhe dash is AU with Tickford cluster
The donk is BA boss 260 twinturbo

Here is my project car on the move as I complete things ......

all tasmanian transport mod approved

Some light reading for those interested in modifying there vehicle
http://www.infrastru...n/vsb_ncop.aspx

Here is the origanal threads
http://www.xfalcon.c...i-dont-think-so.........
http://www.xfalcon.c...ust-some-things

 

UPDATE QUICK LINKS JAN 2020

All Pic's should be working as there all hosted off a different site ENJOY

 

New never seen before pic's added here 

http://www.xfalcon.c...he-boss/page-25

 

Starting and running the engine  here

http://www.xfalcon.c...he-boss/page-24

https://youtu.be/RHka3YFcj98

 

YouTube Channel and video update on this page

http://www.xfalcon.c...he-boss/page-27
https://youtu.be/rE3BdZ4fTbM



Here is the start of this project the (real car)

 

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these 2 show where i flattened/ smoothed out the battery tray support (silver painted bit)

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This is my ebay mig cost me 450 delivered its so far the goods . and welds really well

 

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I'm in the process of fixing up the back half of the driver side chassis rail where the extra clearance is given for the steering box and then on to marking out the wheel base/ cross members locations and drilling the chassis for the bolts and crush tubes

I have to remake the chassis stiffeners as the engineer and some body shops said "like for like" as far as stiffeners go not 3mm like I had..........



#2 BGDAV

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 11:39 PM

love your work mate
two rules to live by:
1. go hard or go home
2. if he can do it, why cant i

#3 n00bus m@x1mus

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 06:00 AM

Awesome, cant wait to see all that work come to life :hy:

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#4 Steve Mcqueen

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 06:07 AM

"Awesome, cant wait to see all that work come to life"

Me to, will look the good for sure!

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 08:01 AM

imagine leaving it with the original paint, what a sleeper.
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#6 austenpowers

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 08:10 PM

Ha ha all most worth considering "sleeper"
here is a few more pics . I'm measuring and sorting out the wheel base . so the BA bits are in place where they should be as per the stock XE wheel base.... the measuring jig frame is tacked to the lower seal lips each side of the stock jacking points..........

The drivers side chassis rail is getting closer to being finished
 

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when ya don't have a big flat square metal table to take ya measurement off just turn ya car in to the jig instead


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Posted 27 November 2010 - 08:15 PM

Its great to see this project actually able to go ahead. I've read your other threads a while ago and reckon its a great idea and setup. Can't wait to see the finished product!

#8 austenpowers

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 08:21 PM

Yip it is so ..... I was over the moon when all the paper work finally turned up with a go ahead........

THANKS peeps for ya comments keep em coming and don't forget to subscribe for all the updates



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Posted 27 November 2010 - 08:24 PM

looking at your pics and im thinking maybe you should just graft in the front rails from the B series.....would this be feasable? floor pans are almost the same up the front
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#10 austenpowers

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 08:34 PM

I'm not saying its not feasible but I don't think I could pull that off ........... The BA rails will also have all the locations for bolts and locating pins to suit the BA wheel base witch means moving all that anyhow ....... or shorting the rail before fitting it ...... hmmmmmmm be patient and wait for a few more updates im sure you will be happy in the end . do keep any ideas coming as they may change the way something is done for the better... and im planning on doing some maching for the conversion next week so if ya want some beefy spacers made you better get me the measurements .... I said I would do it



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Posted 27 November 2010 - 09:04 PM

I think whatever you do you will make it work well, just thinking of easier ways to do it, in the end doing what you have planned for is probably the best way
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Posted 27 November 2010 - 09:09 PM

oh, ill measure my spacers tommorrow! thanks man
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Posted 27 November 2010 - 09:22 PM

hi mate looks good, dont hold back!

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 09:33 PM

:lipsrsealed:so now for the final fit..can't wait for this to materialise...good fabbing there!:hy:

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 10:03 PM

It's still only early days but here is a few more pics

Here you can see i beat the lip into shape to mach the other chassis rail then cut some more out of the inner guard
and then cut/fabbed/folded a piece of like for like steel sheet and welded it in, also to suit the other rail......

the silver paint is a weld through zinc coating primer witch means there is no trapped bare metal between overlapped joints to rust over time . its really a galvanizing process too,,, so good insurance
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Posted 28 November 2010 - 10:46 PM

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 10:49 PM

I've been waiting for a progress report for ages! Looking forward to the end result on this one dude! especially seeings as you're one of the few tasmanians who post on here! Which means i'll be able to eventually view it in person :P

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 08:56 AM

Can not wait to see the end result, Top Marks

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 09:14 AM

this car should be sweet!!!! :D

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 06:06 PM

Holy hell your crazy, I thought I had bitten off a big enough project. Will be wild when you get it all finished




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