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by atruscott
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: 1974 124 Wagon TC Restoration
Replies: 15
Views: 193

Re: 1974 124 Wagon TC Restoration

These are the very wheels that will go on! They started off life with Chris Granju, until I acquired them some years ago. Having been powder coated, and run on our yellow spider for a few years - they were swapped for a set of Turbo wheels with my friend Joey (in the photo). He’s agreed a swap back ...
by atruscott
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: 1974 124 Wagon TC Restoration
Replies: 15
Views: 193

Re: 1974 124 Wagon TC Restoration

I’m putting round side markers in the front and rear. Little three LED versions, that have one LED wired into the running lights, and two with the turn signals. I quite like that look.

The holes below the taillights - I’m trying to remember what they’re for originally....?
by atruscott
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: 1974 124 Wagon TC Restoration
Replies: 15
Views: 193

Re: 1974 124 Wagon TC Restoration

It makes me marginally feel better.

Honestly - I knew this one wasn’t in great shape..... but I also knew I wanted a TC..... and there really wasn’t many of them when new!
by atruscott
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: July in North Carolina
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: July in North Carolina

.... and you owe me beer in Knoxville
by atruscott
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: July in North Carolina
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: July in North Carolina

I did the autocross in Denise’s 131 vs a bunch of modern cars.... performed pretty respectably for a 1800 Auto stock car!!!!
by atruscott
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: July in North Carolina
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: July in North Carolina

Joe! We never got to speak!!!!
by atruscott
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: 1974 124 Wagon TC Restoration
Replies: 15
Views: 193

Re: 1974 124 Wagon TC Restoration

Darn it! There’s always something to do.... the rear lower trunk lip is NLA. This is where having a real expert available is useful... fabricated piece for the rear. Rust all cut out, and plenty of rust killer and sealant added. While the back end is receiving attention.... remove all the clunky lic...
by atruscott
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: 1974 124 Wagon TC Restoration
Replies: 15
Views: 193

Re: 1974 124 Wagon TC Restoration

There’s a very satisfactory moment when welding, grinding, swearing, random ignition of things that shouldn’t burn, is over - and skimming, blocking, and sanding can start. The car starts to look like there might be an end in sight (at least for the body!)
by atruscott
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: 1974 124 Wagon TC Restoration
Replies: 15
Views: 193

Re: 1974 124 Wagon TC Restoration

This is about the time the final scope creep came about. One of my other cars yielded up a cracked transmission housing on the TH180..... given I’d removed the transmission from the wagon, I rebuilt it completely (great kits available from the Holden guys in Australia for pretty reasonable prices), ...
by atruscott
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: 1974 124 Wagon TC Restoration
Replies: 15
Views: 193

Re: 1974 124 Wagon TC Restoration

Front end part two. Removal of the motor and transmission had yielded up that the front frame leg really was bent, and frankly , if I’m going to the hassle of this work - might as well fix that inner wing...