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Old 15-06-2015, 12:52 AM   #1
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Hello all.

Had this old girl for a number of years now. Mostly in the shed rusting away. Was wanting to know if you thought she was worth spending some cash on. I love it to bits and be much happier doing her back up. Just dont want to spend 100k on her.

So heres a few pics. Tell me what ya think


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Old 15-06-2015, 10:02 AM   #2
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I'm certainly no expert, but it looks good to me. Take your time with the body work, do what you can yourself, get a pro to tackle the tricky stuff, and then do what you can when you can. I wish I had the space and time for a project like that, it looks fairly complete and you can run at your own pace.

Gut the interior, remove all other trim, and you can see what you are working with. Engine is out, so that makes life easier. Looks like a nice project mate, a couple of hours here and there when you can and you will get there in the end.
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Old 15-06-2015, 12:30 PM   #3
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You should see what the Kombi guys will tackle. To them that XY would look like a weekend's work.

Do it, you can't lose with that one.
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Old 15-06-2015, 04:47 PM   #4
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you have to draw the line somewhere.

All the parts are going to be near impossible to find.

Even E-series falcons are becoming scarce.
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Old 15-06-2015, 05:00 PM   #5
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Recommend doing it if your handy. Seen allot worse be restored to former glory.
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Looks ok, but with all projects, comes down to money
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Old 16-06-2015, 12:43 AM   #7
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I have the whole car in my shed. I'm the one that took it apart 10years ago
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Old 16-06-2015, 06:56 AM   #8
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For sure it's worth saving.
XY-XWs are still in demand regardless of what model it was.
The after-market can supply just about anything for these cars today especially if you're building a GT replica.
In fact I would say XYs are probably the best catered for Aussie classic when it comes to resto stuff.
They still demand good money as well.

So no excuses!
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you have to draw the line somewhere.

All the parts are going to be near impossible to find.

Even E-series falcons are becoming scarce.
^^This is hugely inaccurate.

Sourcing Parts for anything Pre-E-series is easy, there is alot of after market companies that cater for this. Rare spares being the most prominent. Since you took the car apart and kept all of it, this immediately takes out 50% of the guess work. And probably physical work of sourcing (since not all parts you took off will be able to be re-used).

The problem is that E-Series are in that "No-mans land" period. Where they are not commonly owned, and are not yet desirable enough to be profitable in the after-market realm. Early X series went through this, Late X series went through this, and E series is coming up to it. And same can be said with the Holden Equivalents. Its around that 20-25 year since production period parts get scarce, but you dont see that many on the road.

Mate, I think its good. Ive seen cars worse than that come back. All you need is patience and time. Not necessarily money. The faster you want to build it, the more expensive it will be, but drawn over a few years, your eating the elephant. Smaller $ here and there, doing what you can yourself, it can be done on a budget. It looks solid. I reckon its good.
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Old 17-06-2015, 12:48 AM   #10
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Thanks for your input guys. Definitely not in a rush to get her done. Have more time than money.

I work away so will be looking for someone to do the panel and paint. Any leads around the Perth area for restores.
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you have to draw the line somewhere.

All the parts are going to be near impossible to find.

Even E-series falcons are becoming scarce.
And you would hate to see time, effort and money spent on something so old, especially when they are considered by many to be more desirable than your up to the minute pieces of plastic...
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Old 28-06-2015, 09:36 PM   #12
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Just have an Update. Have found a panel paint guy and will getting her towed off next month when i get back from work. Happy Days
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