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Old Mon 14th April 2008, 09:05 PM
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Sunnie the Brumby.

Hey all,

Here's the brumby we got for my girlfriends mum (I brain washed her into getting a brumby - now I may be a brumby "owner" vicariously...)

I've dubbed it bluey, you should beable to work out why:







Reason for blue doors and no front panels is that we are getting the rust fixed properly by an old school friend. He's a master at his craft of panel beating and spray painting. I love watching him do his work. Both doors had rust holes in the front bottom section of the doors - got a second set from pick a part to get the RWC while the originals are repaired.

We got a windscreen panel from Steve - Last Celtic Warrior - thanks steve, it worked a treat (pics coming). Other little areas to fix up are some bubbles of rust under the paint in the tray (about an inch above the seam on the floor), no holes there just surface rust to be fixed.

Last friday i fixed the slop in the gearstick - slot, drill and bolt worked a treat.

Future plans (read - my future plans): MY couple analogue Dash (tacho etc), keyless entry, electric windows, L series 5 speed. And maybe a few years later an EJ20 with no G.

I'll keep you all posted with what happens - hopefully the windscreen will be going in tomorrow and a RWC done later in the week with a "put him back together" session wednesday night.

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Old Mon 14th April 2008, 09:29 PM
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Looks like your on your way to a decent little brumby there, wish i had a targa top on mine. Good luck and keep us updated. And also now we have two brumbys on the forum named bluey.
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you can pay the roalties by check, cod or money order. haha.

serious, nice ute how many kms? also what coulour are you gunna paint her? blue??
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Old Tue 15th April 2008, 10:42 AM
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you can pay the roalties by check, cod or money order. haha.

serious, nice ute how many kms? also what coulour are you gunna paint her? blue??
Km's: 310xxx

Colour will be white, the doors will be swapped back to the originals once their repaired without a paint job just yet as its still holding up well and finances don't allow that at the moment, we just want it on the road for some fun.

I've got the deni ute muster in mind now That should be fun, especially if we get a group of Brumbys there...

Can't wait to whip those glass targa tops off in summer on a cruise... I'd really love to get me my own brumby but being at uni trying to get by doesn't allow me to run two cars (let alone one at times!)

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Old Tue 15th April 2008, 06:34 PM
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so this brumby is for you really hahah i bet you'll buy it off your gf's mum when shes done with it lol
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haha i think ya hit the nail on the head there
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so this brumby is for you really hahah i bet you'll buy it off your gf's mum when shes done with it lol
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haha i think ya hit the nail on the head there
That was discussed even before we got it... We had been looking for the right brumby for 6 months before finding this one. I didn't get to do any work on it last night as my mate was out and I can't get in his shed when he's away.
Hopefully tomorrow will see her all back together...
I'm also waiting for pics to be emailed to me of the work done. When I get these i'll post them up.

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Bennie

PS I'm pretty keen to bring this one to WA with me next time, but also keen to bring ruby scoo again too - only i'll probabily have to pry it away from gf's mum (with permission)...
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Quick update before I get some pics up to show you all the finished product.

The car's name is actually Sunnie, I gave it the name of bluey due to the blue doors, but they were never rego'd with the car and gail called it sunnie in the mean time.

So, Sunnie is now rego'd, got that sorted yesterday. He's looking good out there on the street - we're hoping to get him into a garage or at least under some sort of canvas roof in the driveway.

I hope to get some pics sorted asap, but my computer that has the program for the kodak digi camera is at my parents so it may be a long time between drinks so to speak.

Now to get her to take sunnie bush for some photos

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yeah deni is the go I took mine last year and saw heaps, plus you can fit four cartons behind the seats then put some jackets on top and you're laughing! Pity I can't make it
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Sunnie Build pics

Hey all, here are some pics of sunnie being "fixed up" with the end result. Enjoy:

Windscreen rust, driver's side:


Rust cut out:


Replacement part put in (thanks Last Celtic Warrior):


More work before being prepped for spraying:


Now to the doors, both had the same treatment - this is with the outter skin removed exposing the inner frame/structural metal:


From some "donor" touring wagon doors, the replacement panel:


More work:


Before spray prep (some bog used to smooth out the finished product):


Keep scrolling, more to come... Four to be exact.
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