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I've finally brought my Ausie assembled 4 door home after being at my brother-inlaws garage for 3 years. While she was there we replaced the the original 6 cylinder and 3 speed manual for a SB 350 and turbo 700r. Headers with2 1/2 inch system were fitted, also a automatic ididit steering column. My Ausie assembled model only had a couple of small heater cores on the fresh air vents opperated by a tap under the hood, so we fitted a heater fan under the dash on the L/H side which is connected to a heater core from a Holden Commodour. We mounted the heater core into the top of the newly constructed console, which also houses a CD player and gauges. Fitted 2'' shorten coil springs in the front and lowered the rear 2''.
The wireing has been completly upgraded along with sealed beam headlights.
The upholstry is is starting to happen, I'm doing it in red vynal with off white inserts. Seat belt mounts have been fitted in the front and back for retracatable and lap sash belts. Also the sound deading has been installed floor and roof, the doors will be done as well.
I'm hopeing i'll be finished by Christmas.
Cheers - Stu
 

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just can't get used to seeing ths stearing wheel on the left side of the car.
Uh Boz that would be the right side of the car.;) Or as i like to say, your other left.:D
Stu the 57 is looking good. Bet you are glad to have it back home too.
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Stu, Your 57 is comming together real nice... Kind of a shock the first time I saw a 57 with a 56 dash but It did help to make it easier to mount the controls to right hand drive... Later, Dave
 

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Must feel good having her home:happy0030:

Looking good:D:tu
 

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Thank's for the comments.
My brother-inlaw lives 60 miles away so it was a bit of an effort for me at times to go and work on her, but I wouldn't have been able to do it with out his help and the use of his business's workshop.
Tri -Five has been fantastic to find out informatiom and for helping to keep the momenten up, thanks to the administrators and members that keep this site going. - Cheers Stu
 

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well done Stu keep up the good work not long know
 

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I've finally brought my Ausie assembled 4 door home after being at my brother-inlaws garage for 3 years. While she was there we replaced the the original 6 cylinder and 3 speed manual for a SB 350 and turbo 700r. Headers with2 1/2 inch system were fitted, also a automatic ididit steering column. My Ausie assembled model only had a couple of small heater cores on the fresh air vents opperated by a tap under the hood, so we fitted a heater fan under the dash on the L/H side which is connected to a heater core from a Holden Commodour. We mounted the heater core into the top of the newly constructed console, which also houses a CD player and gauges. Fitted 2'' shorten coil springs in the front and lowered the rear 2''.
The wireing has been completly upgraded along with sealed beam headlights.
The upholstry is is starting to happen, I'm doing it in red vynal with off white inserts. Seat belt mounts have been fitted in the front and back for retracatable and lap sash belts. Also the sound deading has been installed floor and roof, the doors will be done as well.
I'm hopeing i'll be finished by Christmas.
Cheers - Stu
Looks great.Cheers George
 

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Left Handed..?

Hey, look'n good, but man, steering from that side, everyone there must drive automatics, how could you ever learn to shift a 4 spd....:confused0006: unless of course everyone there who drives a manual tranny is left handed...:eek: yeah...that's right...yeah...:rolleyes:
 

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That's neat seeing the 56 dash in the right hand drive 57's. The 56 dash was the same on both sides making the swap easier. I have seen a 57 with the stock type dash on the right hand side as well. Jim
 
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