Well Nowhere Bob asked about my Wb Ute the other day, So being a Holden fan I figured i had best let him see the beast. its not that often somebody actually here’s the letters WB and understands exactly or generally what you are talking about. So here we go.
I bought the old girl from a Brickie for 1200.00 dollars brought her home and pulled it apart. it was fairly straight except for a dent in the rear quarter at the tail light, which was a motherfucker to get out.
here are some shots of the body work being done.
Now we have some pics post spraying the old girl. A mate of mine helped with the body work, then with some guidance from another mate, I applied the base coat of metallic paint, followed by the 6 top coats of clear. I was impressed so was the mate who is a panel beater by trade. We only gave the old girl a light cut. Its been painted in acrylic, its much easier to work with and nowhere near as nasty as two pak paint. Especially seeing as I painted it in the shed.
What typically happens if you do not have a spray booth is that dust settles on the paint. Given, acrylic drys very fast, but what you can then do is cut out any dust.
TWO PAK paint which is essentially enamel, cannot be cut. Correction, I should say it can be, but very bloody lightly and by an expert.
I re trimmed the interior with one removed from a HZ Holden sedan, which had be recently newly installed; I picked it up cheap. Then we installed new carpets, repainted the dash in tan as well and fitted all new door rubbers, window seals, windscreen seals and so forth. She now has 12 slot mags on her, a cd player and a new gear box.
Originally, it was a three speed on the coloum, thats been taken out and a new aussie four speed box fitted and a floor shift.Aussie
Powered by a HUGE holden blue 202, 6 cylinder motor, producing something like about 150HP. NOT A FAST MACHINE, but in a ute, quick enough.Holden
I will post interiors shots next post.