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Second 1200 build ... This time a Coupe
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INTRO:

My first 1200 was a sedan that I had in the mid 1990’s … sold it shortly after finishing it (maybe 1996) and moved on. Man I wish I had kept it …..

Anyway, after 20 years of other projects like old Holdens and a bunch of motorbikes, I have decided to get back to a 1200. This time a Coupe.

I purchased this a couple of years ago and thought it would be a great little project to fill in some time. Sometimes I will go weeks without looking at it, then spend days on it straight.

When I seen her, it was clear she had had a hard life, but not as hard as some that I have seen around. Plans have changed a little, although the main idea is still the same – Old School.

This is only some of what I have done so far –

A12 – A14
Auto – Manual
Short throw shifter
Front Coilovers (and RCA’s)
Reverse eyed and reset leafs
I think the car sits around 3.5” lower now. Dead level too …
The rear shocks I found to fit were from an old ford something? But forget exact details.
Thicker anti sway bar
All new bushes front and rear
I am just about finished rebuilding the front calipers
Put in the H165 diff
Running a set of 13” August Feroce. Will be refurbed and widened in time
Electric Fuel Pump
Twin 40mm webers
I also have 2 styles of fender flares, just not sure which to use …

No real time line on the build, I am just enjoying working on it really. I think the last 10 years for me has been about motorbikes, so body work repairs is going to be hard to get back into.

I start a welding course in a couple of weeks, So give me a few months of cutting all the cancer out of this thing and I will be an expert!!!!

Anyway, just wanted to share and introduce myself to you all. Will post a few images …

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Posted on: 4/19 1:23
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Re: Second 1200 build ... This time a Coupe
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That's mad as. Good to hear that you're back in the game. What did you use on that front fender panel; wire brush or sand blaster? It looks great!

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Re: Second 1200 build ... This time a Coupe
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Hey Ninno,

Hit it with some paint stripper, then a wire brush to remove most of the bog, then all by hand with some 80 grit to see what was left.

The previous owner did some repairs which weren't really too bad, but I think I can do better. I managed to get a few dents out, but need to pull out the front section a little before I am happy.

I will also cut out where the rust had eaten away and weld in a new piece. It was previously just all bogged over.

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good work nak3d welcome to the club mate! you clearly belong here !

hope the build goes nicely. if you need any little bits and pieces just ask, I've got lots of parts, but a lot of them are stored at a farm a few hour out of Syd.

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Re: Second 1200 build ... This time a Coupe
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Thanks Sim,

You have already helped me out a lot, so thank you..... I may however take you up on some more parts in the future :)

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Looks like a good base for a project. Welcome

Posted on: 4/19 7:24
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Re: Second 1200 build ... This time a Coupe
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What was bad, was quite bad.... yet what was ok, was actually very good.

Trying to tell myself there is no fun and satisfaction if the build is too easy.

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I fit the rear fender flares over the weekend, and played around with wheel fitment ....

I am thinking 13" x 10" with -27 offset should work, but still have some measuring to do to be sure.

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Looks nice -- are those Feroce wheels?

it looks like you'd only have 1" suspension travel so I'd put a bit more stretch on it (narrower tires) or maybe go with 1" wider flares

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Thanks DD ...Yeah, Feroce's ... Love them!!

1" is more than fine ... I have dropped it so much there is not much more travel anyway LOL.

You are correct though in regards to tyres ... Finding low profile 13" inch tyres isn't easy, particularly to fit a 10" rim. So I am going with a track orientated tyre at 225/45r13. It will give me a little stretch without it being too ridiculous.

In the photo, the wheels are just mocked up. They will be sent away soon to get wiiddened and relipped. More than likely about a 154mm lip, so it will have a nice dish.

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