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Old 03-04-2011, 11:25 PM
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Re: The big strip has begun!

$75 to ship Air Mail to U.S.
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:40 PM
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Re: The big strip has begun!

there is a much more favorable conversion rate for usd to aud then when i bought mine from england lol
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Re: The big strip has begun!

Things have changed a lot this year and we are now on parity for once.
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Re: The big strip has begun!

Just fixed the link as was not working sorry.
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Re: The big strip has begun!


Not very good at the photo pasting caper but wanted to get some idea of what the 20" Rockstars would look like.
This still has the same 32" tyres behind so gives a bit of an idea what the profile would be like. Could maybe even regear to run 33-34's?



Got the headlining out today as well.



Can see the curtain airbags setup here as well.
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:42 AM
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Re: The big strip has begun!

This is just AWESOME on so many levels. Im bummed that you claim it will take 10 years though. What part of AU do you live in? My dad just moved to Brisbane in Queensland.
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Live down in Melbourne which is 24 hours of driving south of there.
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Old 03-07-2011, 05:54 AM
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Re: The big strip has begun!

awesome project good luck keep us update
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Re: The big strip has begun!

OK, the 20" wheels are out of the equation. Could not get a tall and skinny enough tyre to fit as had to be only 235 wide and 32's tall.
So now I am looking at these options in a 17" rim as that is the smallest I can go to fit over the brakes.


Need close to stock offset of 43.8 mm of the Commander so thought of these.


The last of the interior wiring finally out. I have filled a whole 55 litre tub with just the interior wiring alone and have none of the under bonnet and floor stuff yet. And that does not include another tub I have been filling with the different ECU's, moduals etc.


This is the whole heater, A/C unit as well. Hoping to re-use that as is.


Just a shell now. Only a bit is some firewall insulation left which will come out once I unbolt the brake pedal which has the booster and master cylinder on the other side. Hand brake will come out once I loosen off the cable inside the rear rotors as no adjustment anywhere else.


Got the rear frame unbolted. Might think about using it in the Willys as it is also the mount for the panhard bar, tow bar, two exhaust hangers and the charcoal canister. The spare wheel also sit inside it.


Got the rear bumper off too as well as the chrome roof rails and petrol filler. Everything is ready for it to sit up high on stands so the drive train strip can begin.
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:54 AM
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Re: The big strip has begun!

^^^ I love the look of the WH rear bumpers. I am gonna have to replace my rear bumper soon and wish I could get my hands on one of these!
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:56 PM
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Re: The big strip has begun!

Steel blocks like that are usually noise insulators/cancelors mate.
Often during developement they'll track a resonance to a particular area, and can cancel it out by adding a weight here or there. Pretty common practice.
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Excellent information Marlin. I thought it might be a remote possibility but didn't know it was a common practise.
Will remove them as hardly going to be a problem under a Willys truck bed.
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