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    Default 76í GS Pallas resurrection Project

    I thought I better put some progress up if the GS I saved from what I was led to believe was the scrap heap.

    Most of the work this far I must confess has been carried out by dad in Stanthorpe. My job has been to track down the missing pieces.

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    1st picture is the car turning up at my place.
    A bit of the history on the car, in its last guise it was known as OGS760 and has enormous amount of history spanning back to the 80s. I believe it to be a 1220 Pallas and mid 2000ís it had a GSA 1300 fitted to it.

    When I received i was told it would run so with a new battery a couple of wires and a couple of cranks it spluttered into life....and about 40 seconds later all corners left into life. Have to take that as s win. Now after removing box after box of interior parts/ trim parts etc etc I found the steering wheel and what vaguely resembled a seat and took it for a quick spin around the cultersac.

    It should be pointed out at this point although it ran and stopped the interior had been completely stripped, doors gutted and key barrel in multiple containers in 30 odd bits, who new there were so many pieces in a barrel. One heck of a jigsaw

    A few months down the track and a impending house move and limited room at the new place, GSy got another reprieve in being relocated to Stanthorpe.

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    Sorting out the parts 1.

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    2.

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    3.

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    Cleaning up the steering wheel, seems to be like most GS wheels I have seen

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    One very blocked filter found here

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    Paint prep begins. The car was pretty straight and it looked like the owner had carried out a fair bit of prep

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    Door being prepped

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    Starting to take shape

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    Looking good with some colour. At this stage itís all painted white though the original thought had been to two tone it at some stage

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    All the screws sorted into piles. Somehow I managed to remember where most of these came from due to a previous ill fated resurrection attempt of another GS.

    It should be noted that this all turned up at dads late November. Iím guessing this has kept him well entertained these last few months

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    Rear screen fitted

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    Test fitting on near rear lights ( they were still in the box)

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    Red oxide 1.

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    Red oxide 2

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    Looking pretty finished paint wise. Next step windows ...how hard can that be

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    Running repairs of window mechanism

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    Left door components being fitted up. I do remember at this point in time mentioning about a colour change and that handles etc would need to come off. I do remember that the reply was somewhat along the lines of you can do that yourself and that i would require small long monkey arms

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    Dash fitup underway

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    The boot looking quite finished

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    Some aftermarket trimming

    At this point in time ...excluding labour of course...the car really hadnít cost much at all. The hope had been to get it ready for rego and try and keep it under $1k. I had thought I had pick up a great set of versastein tyres ( Iím sure I spent that wrong) but they cracked in fitting them to the rims

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    The dash looking like a dash once again

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    What goes here

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    This does

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    Notice the small bolt pile now

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    Wheels being prepped, notice anything different

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    Some interior red bling

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    A nice 3/4 body shot. At this point in time the body is mostly finished. Still need to chase down a stone tray. Thanks to Stef I have a trailer full on bits including seats that should make there way south to continue the build this week. Thought it wonít make the Cit-in in WA I am hoping it will make the All French Day in July in Brisbane...as long as I can keep the parts up to dad Iím sure we are in with a chance



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    Now that's a mission

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    So, on tyres - Tyroola have the Nakang CX668 for a pretty good price - that size corresponds pretty close to the 145SR15 size they had stock.

    https://www.tyroola.com.au/nankang-c...823d92761.html

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    Iím impressed. Thatís a magnificent effort and a great outcome so far.


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    Great job there grayhood (& your dad)

    You may miss out on Citin but there is always the 50th GS anniversary in 2020

    Last discussion I had with organiser in '17 was commencing roughly Mildura up to Broken Hill & onto Qld border
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