This is my first project. I have made a few of my cars RWC over the years, but this time it more than just RWC & is also done with a love of the EJ/H Holden.
This wasn't the first EJ/H I have purchased to become the dream. One was cut up(to far gone) and others are spread around family and friends. Indecision clouded my vision..... :)
But now it has started!!!
This is my EJ that I bought locally I haven't had her for long but all the different ideas have been racing through my head. At the moment the idea is to keep her as original as possible. But probably a few add ons for comfort like a new head unit possibly hidden away in the glovebox for the original look.
Photos of my EJ Holden Ute project.
Plans are HR front end, HQ stub axles and brakes up front, shorten commodore rear mounted rack, superchargered 202 motor, supra gearbox, shorten commodore BW78 diff and brakes.
boot almost back to bare metal. i've been stripping the paint with orbital air-compressed sanders. which you can see in one of the following pics of the roof. in the spray bottle is rust converter. only small rust spot on bottom right corner but i still sprayed the whole boot and then wipe it down with a rag. with the spray bottle you can spray in to all the crooks and crevices and i've found you get better coverage and rust converter lasts longer.
back right guard almost back to bare metal. so far i'm just stripping the paint and preparing to put a coat of etch primer on until i can get a myself a mig welder to do the rust. i don't plan on taking short cuts
the roof is nearly back to spray standards. bit dusty though.. sanders: red one is bought from supacheap for $30 and is wicked for stripping with the right sanding pad on. ran at 50 to 60 PSI. the other one is also an orbital (borrowed from a mate) but has a smaller rotation circle as it is retanglar shaped and it seems to cover just as much area as the red one and is perfect for getting a nice smooth finish, ready for spraying. feels glassy
i have popped out both the front and rear windscreens. i've found the easiest way to remove these windscreens is to use soapy water and spray it around the seals before you start. makes the rubber nice and soft and you dont need to cut it. mine is soft and undamaged ready to re-use. this is the only rust that was underneath this seal. i think its pretty good considering this car was left in the weather out bush for nine years uncovered for the majority. the old car canvas tarp had disintegrated around it. probably a good thing in the end.
Hey Guy's 'n Gal's, here you will find a SHYTE load of, well... SHYTE! lol
Everything from old Holden's to Kustom Old Skool Holden's.
Also Pictures I have played with in Microsoft Paint and in Adobe Photoshop, I teethed on MSPaint and still use it for the major part of playing with pictures before adding a tad of Adobe PS before saving them.
I also have a few pictures I have played with using Ulead Gif Animator and made lil moving pic's, some funny some Kool.
There's my old FX Kustom I built when I was only 16 back in the late 70's, my old HG Holden Ute with its extended roof and electric windup rear window using a HQ Tailgate.
My old EH Ute with its '59 Pontiac Headlights.
My Wife's old Custom Gemini Sprint which took me 5 years to build for her and won 10 Top Trophies in the 10 months she showed it around the SE QLD corner back in '95/ '96.
Then there's my Dad's old EJ Premier I painted for him under a tarp in my back yard, he passed away from Cancer not long...