also found this EH holden under a house only 60 metres from the shed. The owner bought it in 1969 as his first, and only, car.
He is now 57 and not driving. I have tried to tell him that I will look after it really well if he will sell it to me, but he is not into making a decision yet. It was last driven in 2003 but has been kept registered and insured since.
I reckon it may be good enought to be a Kingy burnerofferer ! ;D
:DHi Earlee . Welcome home from the States. Is the shed to house some of the airstreams that will be arriving home from the US of A in the next few months ? How'd the trip go? Did you buy anything? Highlights? Lowlights ?
Hi earlee, Great HQ's, trailer, and hoist - looks like your into some serious resto work - will be good if you can get the EH Cheers and have fun, Kingy Every mans gotta have a shed - or a warehouse ;D
You have been busy latelee ;D Nuthin like a whopping big shed for the toys eh.
Looks like your headin into a full scale rescue and stash venture. Good to see the crop is all bondwood too.
May i suggest that if you set up a mobile workshop with tools such as quick cut saws. cordless drills, compressor and rattle guns etc for quick extraction of salvagable goodies like portholes, hinges, latches, light fittings, wheels etc, etc from any vans that are what you consider beyond repair.
People are alway scratching for those sorts of goodies for thier restos.
If ya get a good "Pit Crew" together ya could pull up next to an old van with your "Vintage Van Terminator Team" and have it stripped to an empty shell in less than a minute ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Oh .. and go back and hassle the old mate with the EH. Tell 'im ya got "friends in low places" that are gunna come around and pay him a visit.
Or better still .Tell him he has too many assets to be collecting the old age pension and you are gunna dob him into the dole office if he dont hand over the EH Kingyburneroffer
We've got the big banana, pineapple, sheep, crab etc etc. trust those Americans to have the biggest shopping trolley ;D ;D ;D A wonder that Macca's haven't got their signs and big arches over the whole shebang Ray
G'Day All I have it on good advise that the rest-room and kitchen area of your shed are similar to a luxury hotel. Did you wine & dine Gary yet , May-be the only way he will release the EH in too your care. dosse
there is another addition to the Brisbane HQ. Apparently another VC'er had a look at it but declined to buy - I just couldnt resist a PORTHOLE van.
SO it has joined the others in the shed -
The owners purchased it secondhand some 35 odd years ago, with many a good time with their family holidays since. It has been located very close to salt water which has rusted out a lot of the steel framework and chassis - Is it fixable ? , I am not sure yet? At least the FJ wheels and tyres hold air.
Are there any willing welders in Brisbane? (free coffee while working)
Hey Earlee Had a look at that van - a bit TOOOOOO much of a challenge for my talents (can't weld for one thing : Told the fellow that the porthole and other bits on their own were worth more than the van. Good luck Ray