Harris Marine Forum - Anything Off Topic

Holden Ute

(58 posts) (7004 views)
  1. Mike
    Mike

    Moderator
    Joined: Jul '08
    Posts: 1,924

    Currently Offline

    I have been on the hunt for some time (around 2 years) for a good HZ ute to repower with an LS motor, They are hard to find with little rust and current reg, But I found one so now the project starts, I am going to strip it right back to the chassis and rebuild it. Pics tomorrow of what I am starting with.

    Posted 12 years ago    #                  
  2. User has not uploaded an avatar
    steelo

    Member
    Joined: Aug '08
    Posts: 40

    Currently Offline

    What ever happened to the off road buggy you were building.

    Posted 12 years ago    #                  
  3. mof
    mof

    Member
    Joined: Aug '08
    Posts: 34

    Currently Offline

    Two turbos or just a big single? Tubs? Will it need a roll cage and chute? :lol:

    Posted 12 years ago    #                  
  4. Mike
    Mike

    Moderator
    Joined: Jul '08
    Posts: 1,924

    Currently Offline

    steelo - 13 hours ago  » 
    What ever happened to the off road buggy you were building.

    Its still on the go as well

    Posted 12 years ago    #                  
  5. Mike
    Mike

    Moderator
    Joined: Jul '08
    Posts: 1,924

    Currently Offline

    I am going to make an alloy front bar for it and will frame it up before stripping it out

    Attachments

    1. DSC00020_(Large).JPG (76.7 KB, 0 downloads) 12 years old
    2. DSC00019_(Large).JPG (106.1 KB, 0 downloads) 12 years old
    3. DSC00017_(Large).JPG (101.9 KB, 0 downloads) 12 years old
    Posted 12 years ago    #                  
  6. Mike
    Mike

    Moderator
    Joined: Jul '08
    Posts: 1,924

    Currently Offline

    Nothing to see here!! :mrgreen:

    Attachments

    1. DSC00018_(Large).JPG (138.3 KB, 0 downloads) 12 years old
    Posted 12 years ago    #                  
  7. Mike
    Mike

    Moderator
    Joined: Jul '08
    Posts: 1,924

    Currently Offline

    If anyone knows of any web sites or forums on the older holdens then let me know as it would be great to know where to source bits from and get Ideas :-)

    Posted 12 years ago    #                  
  8. Mike
    Mike

    Moderator
    Joined: Jul '08
    Posts: 1,924

    Currently Offline

    after a weekends mucking about

    Attachments

    1. DSC00027_(Medium).JPG (71.2 KB, 0 downloads) 12 years old
    2. DSC00026_(Medium).JPG (52.4 KB, 0 downloads) 12 years old
    3. DSC00025_(Medium).JPG (63.5 KB, 0 downloads) 12 years old
    4. DSC00024_(Medium).JPG (82.1 KB, 1 downloads) 12 years old
    Posted 12 years ago    #                  
  9. Mike
    Mike

    Moderator
    Joined: Jul '08
    Posts: 1,924

    Currently Offline

    :-)

    Attachments

    1. DSC00031_(Medium).JPG (75.3 KB, 0 downloads) 12 years old
    2. DSC00030_(Medium).JPG (71 KB, 0 downloads) 12 years old
    3. DSC00029_(Medium).JPG (63.7 KB, 0 downloads) 12 years old
    4. DSC00028_(Medium).JPG (73.6 KB, 0 downloads) 12 years old
    Posted 12 years ago    #                  
  10. Mike
    Mike

    Moderator
    Joined: Jul '08
    Posts: 1,924

    Currently Offline

    ans stage one of the grind up

    Attachments

    1. DSC00034_(Medium).JPG (85.6 KB, 0 downloads) 12 years old
    2. DSC00033_(Medium).JPG (79 KB, 0 downloads) 12 years old
    3. DSC00032_(Medium).JPG (67 KB, 0 downloads) 12 years old
    Posted 12 years ago    #                  
  11. Mike
    Mike

    Moderator
    Joined: Jul '08
    Posts: 1,924

    Currently Offline

    The whole thing will be lighter that the original bumper

    Posted 12 years ago    #                  
  12. detroitdog
    detroitdog

    Member
    Joined: Mar '09
    Posts: 42

    Currently Offline

    looks very ozzy outback style cool!! its guna be 1 bad larry

    Posted 12 years ago    #                  
  13. Mike
    Mike

    Moderator
    Joined: Jul '08
    Posts: 1,924

    Currently Offline

    Complete with the ROO bar aye mate :mrgreen:

    Posted 12 years ago    #                  
  14. tuidorg
    tuidorg

    Member
    Joined: Feb '09
    Posts: 68

    Currently Offline

    schaweet project! have been looking at those here in aus but they are all $6k to $20k for a decent one. Going up in price! 8)

    The Cheviot wheels are classic too! They did sometimes leak air due to porosity, had to put tubes in some I had.

    Posted 12 years ago    #                  
  15. detroitdog
    detroitdog

    Member
    Joined: Mar '09
    Posts: 42

    Currently Offline

    Mike - 1 hour ago  » 
    Complete with the ROO bar aye mate :mrgreen:

    Dont forget the 2mtr high uhf aerial and the twin possum fryers :mrgreen: 8O

    Posted 12 years ago    #                  
  16. Mike
    Mike

    Moderator
    Joined: Jul '08
    Posts: 1,924

    Currently Offline

    detroitdog - 14 hours ago  » 

    Mike - 1 hour ago  » 
    Complete with the ROO bar aye mate :mrgreen:

    Dont forget the 2mtr high uhf aerial and the twin possum fryers :mrgreen: 8O

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Posted 12 years ago    #                  
  17. Mike
    Mike

    Moderator
    Joined: Jul '08
    Posts: 1,924

    Currently Offline

    She is all stripped to the bare chassis now and ready for the clean up and paint, the cab etc now sits in my home garage where I will strip it and have it all sand blasted....should keep me out of the house for a while :mrgreen:

    Posted 12 years ago    #                  
  18. Dawn
    Dawn

    Administrator
    Joined: Aug '08
    Posts: 116

    Currently Offline

    Mike - 10 minutes ago  » 
    ...should keep me out of the house for a while :mrgreen:

    Yay, do you want me to set your bed up for you :lol:

    Posted 12 years ago    #                  
  19. Mike
    Mike

    Moderator
    Joined: Jul '08
    Posts: 1,924

    Currently Offline

    If anyone needs me Ill be in the shed.........full time by the look of it :roll:

    Posted 12 years ago    #                  
  20. Mike
    Mike

    Moderator
    Joined: Jul '08
    Posts: 1,924

    Currently Offline

    On the up side ill be aloud to have the strippers pole installed... :mrgreen:

    Posted 12 years ago    #                  
  21. Mike
    Mike

    Moderator
    Joined: Jul '08
    Posts: 1,924

    Currently Offline

    This was sent to me...

    Attachments

    1. 14eNc.jpg (58.2 KB, 2 downloads) 12 years old
    Posted 12 years ago    #                  
  22. detroitdog
    detroitdog

    Member
    Joined: Mar '09
    Posts: 42

    Currently Offline

    Mike - 1 hour ago  » 
    On the up side ill be aloud to have the strippers pole installed... :mrgreen:

    need help in that shed??? :lol: :P :mrgreen:

    Posted 12 years ago    #                  
  23. Mike
    Mike

    Moderator
    Joined: Jul '08
    Posts: 1,924

    Currently Offline

    Its been reduced to this, I have a 5 speed on the way and will need to adapt to the LS motor, I had a 6 speed lined up but the experts wernt too sure if it would be strong enough

    Attachments

    1. DSC00041_(Medium).JPG (67.8 KB, 0 downloads) 12 years old
    Posted 12 years ago    #                  
  24. Tony737
    Tony737

    Member
    Joined: Aug '08
    Posts: 332

    Currently Offline

    Are you repainting the whole ute?

    You still have a NOS kit!! :mrgreen:

    Posted 12 years ago    #                  
  25. Mike
    Mike

    Moderator
    Joined: Jul '08
    Posts: 1,924

    Currently Offline

    Yes and YES :mrgreen:

    Posted 12 years ago    #                  
  26. Tony737
    Tony737

    Member
    Joined: Aug '08
    Posts: 332

    Currently Offline

    Be rude not to put it on.

    Posted 12 years ago    #                  
  27. Mike
    Mike

    Moderator
    Joined: Jul '08
    Posts: 1,924

    Currently Offline

    My thoughts exactly :mrgreen:

    Posted 12 years ago    #                  
  28. Mike
    Mike

    Moderator
    Joined: Jul '08
    Posts: 1,924

    Currently Offline

    My man cave has been cleaned out and now hosts the top half :mrgreen:

    Attachments

    1. DSC00045_(Medium).JPG (73.6 KB, 0 downloads) 12 years old
    2. DSC00044_(Medium).JPG (75.4 KB, 0 downloads) 12 years old
    3. DSC00043_(Medium).JPG (72.4 KB, 0 downloads) 12 years old
    Posted 12 years ago    #                  
  29. Mike
    Mike

    Moderator
    Joined: Jul '08
    Posts: 1,924

    Currently Offline

    Gearbox turned up and I found some bushes....I will make my own bell housing for the box

    Attachments

    1. DSC00055_(Medium).JPG (96.9 KB, 0 downloads) 11 years old
    2. DSC00054_(Medium).JPG (80.8 KB, 0 downloads) 11 years old
    Posted 11 years ago    #                  
  30. Mike
    Mike

    Moderator
    Joined: Jul '08
    Posts: 1,924

    Currently Offline

    Here is the bell housing

    Attachments

    1. DSC00061_(Medium).JPG (86.1 KB, 0 downloads) 11 years old
    2. DSC00060_(Medium).JPG (63.7 KB, 0 downloads) 11 years old
    3. DSC00059_(Medium).JPG (84 KB, 0 downloads) 11 years old
    Posted 11 years ago    #                  

RSS feed for this topic

Reply -

You must log in to post.