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Mid West Dubber Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:18 pm

A few years ago I bought two Notchbacks, a ‘67 and a ‘70. The 1970 was already registered but needed a full mechanical overhaul to get the registration transferred across. I really wanted to build the early Notch first but I figured it would be easier to get the late one on the road quicker and be driving a Notch sooner.

Have had the ‘70 on the road now for a little while so I’ve been getting stuck into this early Notch project when time is available.










Mid West Dubber Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:21 pm

I will try to get this build thread up to date over the coming days :)

XXX-1.8T Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:50 pm

What colour red is it?

Mid West Dubber Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:02 pm

XXX-1.8T wrote: What colour red is it?

It was repainted in the 90’s and I believe it is Picardy Red which was a colour used on HK Holden Monaros

Mid West Dubber Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:48 pm

Unbolted the bumpers and fenders. Pretty stoked to find no rust in the inner guards! 8)






XXX-1.8T Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:50 pm

Looks like Kings Red L30a do you know what the factory colour is?

Mid West Dubber Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:56 pm

XXX-1.8T wrote: Looks like Kings Red L30a do you know what the factory colour is?

It does look similar but I have been in contact with the guy who painted it and he said it is definitely a Holden colour. The original colour was either Savannah Beige or Sahara Beige I am told

Clatter Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:00 am

Look forward to seeing this project roll,
But,
Love that Four-Five!

Is that yours?

Mid West Dubber Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:42 am

Clatter wrote: Look forward to seeing this project roll,
But,
Love that Four-Five!

Is that yours?

Thanks Clatter, the 45 is a project that Dad and I have been playing around with!

andybla Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:58 am

Good luck, looks very solid underneath

Bobnotch Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:45 am

That 67 looks very clean. 8) Was it originally assembled in OZ? Or is it a German built car? Either way it's clean and should be a fairly easy resto. :D

Mid West Dubber Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:30 am

Bobnotch wrote: That 67 looks very clean. 8) Was it originally assembled in OZ? Or is it a German built car? Either way it's clean and should be a fairly easy resto. :D

Thanks Bobnotch, I believe it is an OZ assembled car

Mid West Dubber Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:36 am

I stripped a few more parts off the notch including doors, bonnet, decklid, fuel tank etc.

with the fuel tank out it made it a lot easier to start disassembling the front end and brakes to make a start on cleaning everything up.

Front end disassembled gave me more room to clean back everything and I prepared the inner fender etc for paint.

A little more work painting some front end and brake stuff and it was almost ready to start renewing and putting the front end back together and back on wheels.





Mid West Dubber Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:38 am

The steering box that was on the car was worn but I had another one on my spare type 3 beam which felt really good.

Unbolted it, gave it a clean up, disassembled a little bit of it and cleaned out the inside, put it back together and gave it a lick of paint.




Mid West Dubber Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:39 am

Also took the discs off, cleaned them up and painted them and had them machined. Also painted the backing plates and calipers.

Before..




After..


Mid West Dubber Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:41 am

There were only one or two spots of rust in the body just around the base of the windscreen. Will be doing the finishing touches to this repair when I start paint prep down the track







Bobnotch Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:48 am

Mid West Dubber wrote: Bobnotch wrote: That 67 looks very clean. 8) Was it originally assembled in OZ? Or is it a German built car? Either way it's clean and should be a fairly easy resto. :D

Thanks Bobnotch, I believe it is an OZ assembled car

Just asking, as I thought OZ cars had 5 lugs up thru 69, and yours has 4 lugs. I suppose a PO could have converted them.

Car is looking good though. Nice work. :D

Mid West Dubber Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:58 pm

Bobnotch wrote: Mid West Dubber wrote: Bobnotch wrote: That 67 looks very clean. 8) Was it originally assembled in OZ? Or is it a German built car? Either way it's clean and should be a fairly easy resto. :D

Thanks Bobnotch, I believe it is an OZ assembled car

Just asking, as I thought OZ cars had 5 lugs up thru 69, and yours has 4 lugs. I suppose a PO could have converted them.

Car is looking good though. Nice work. :D

It was originally wide 5 and I have now changed it back to wide 5, I will post that update soon :D

Mid West Dubber Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:21 pm

I decided to get another pair of doors as the ones on the car were split and dented.

The hinges on the passenger door needed a small tweak but now have it opening and closing nicely. The drivers door was a little more work as the spot where the lower hinge bolts to the A pillar was split, causing the door to sag. With a few welds and tweaks both doors are opening and closing great.

The doors need to be pulled off and need a little bit of body work and a rebuild but are much better than the doors I had.



Mid West Dubber Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:26 pm

Pulled the engine out and found two small areas of rust which needed attention...









All rust converted and fixed and ready for the engine bay to be cleaned back and paint applied.



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