RHD '67 Notch

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RHD '67 Notch

Post by MID WEST DUBBER » 22nd February 2018 - 10:25am

A few years ago I bought two Notchbacks, a ‘67 and a ‘70. The 1970 was already registered but needed a full mechanical overhaul to get the registration transferred across. I really wanted to build the early Notch first but I figured it would be easier to get the late one on the road quicker and be driving a Notch sooner.

Have had the ‘70 on the road now for a little while so I’ve been getting stuck into this early Notch project when time is available.



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Re: Aussie '67 Notch

Post by MID WEST DUBBER » 22nd February 2018 - 10:26am

I will try to get this build thread up to date over the coming days :)

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Re: Aussie '67 Notch

Post by MID WEST DUBBER » 22nd February 2018 - 10:26am

Unbolted the bumpers and fenders. Pretty stoked to find no rust in the inner guards! 8)

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Re: Aussie '67 Notch

Post by MID WEST DUBBER » 22nd February 2018 - 10:37am

I stripped a few more parts off the notch including doors, bonnet, decklid, fuel tank etc.

with the fuel tank out it made it a lot easier to start disassembling the front end and brakes to make a start on cleaning everything up.

Front end disassembled gave me more room to clean back everything and I prepared the inner fender etc for paint.

A little more work painting some front end and brake stuff and it was almost ready to start renewing and putting the front end back together and back on wheels.

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Re: Aussie '67 Notch

Post by MID WEST DUBBER » 22nd February 2018 - 10:38am

The steering box that was on the car was worn but I had another one on my spare type 3 beam which felt really good.

Unbolted it, gave it a clean up, disassembled a little bit of it and cleaned out the inside, put it back together and gave it a lick of paint.

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Re: Aussie '67 Notch

Post by MID WEST DUBBER » 22nd February 2018 - 10:39am

Also took the discs off, cleaned them up and painted them and had them machined. Also painted the backing plates and calipers.

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Re: Aussie '67 Notch

Post by MID WEST DUBBER » 22nd February 2018 - 10:42am

There were only one or two spots of rust in the body just around the base of the windscreen. Will be doing the finishing touches to this repair when I start paint prep down the track

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Re: Aussie '67 Notch

Post by kaddy » 22nd February 2018 - 11:59am

I've never seen a notch, or any other type3 with so little rust.

Class car...

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Re: Aussie '67 Notch

Post by MID WEST DUBBER » 23rd February 2018 - 1:22am

I decided to get another pair of doors as the ones on the car were split and dented.

The hinges on the passenger door needed a small tweak but now have it opening and closing nicely. The drivers door was a little more work as the spot where the lower hinge bolts to the A pillar was split, causing the door to sag. With a few welds and tweaks both doors are opening and closing great.

The doors need to be pulled off and need a little bit of body work and a rebuild but are much better than the doors I had.

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Re: Aussie '67 Notch

Post by MID WEST DUBBER » 23rd February 2018 - 1:26am

Pulled the engine out and found two small areas of rust which needed attention...

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All rust converted and fixed and ready for the engine bay to be cleaned back and paint applied.

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Re: Aussie '67 Notch

Post by sparkywig » 23rd February 2018 - 6:05pm

Nice car.
Not jealous at all at the lack of rust.

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Re: Aussie '67 Notch

Post by 937carrera » 23rd February 2018 - 7:30pm

sparkywig wrote:
23rd February 2018 - 6:05pm
Nice car.
Not jealous at all at the lack of rust.
Or the obvious skills being deployed on such small areas :)
David
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1973 412LE 4 door Fastback / Saloon

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Re: Aussie '67 Notch

Post by MID WEST DUBBER » 24th February 2018 - 3:42am

Since changing the brake master cylinder to a dual circuit system I needed to mount a new brake fluid reservoir. I made a bracket to hold the reservoir and also fitted the hoses to the top of the master cylinder. .

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Re: Aussie '67 Notch

Post by MID WEST DUBBER » 24th February 2018 - 3:43am

Gearbox and brakes are coming along nicely...

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Re: Aussie '67 Notch

Post by MID WEST DUBBER » 24th February 2018 - 3:45am

Fitted hard brake lines from a late type 3.

Few odd jobs left to do under here (clean back the surface rust on the steering column, replace a few rubbers, etc.)

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Re: Aussie '67 Notch

Post by MID WEST DUBBER » 25th February 2018 - 5:07am

Gearbox back in and also got the shift rod back in with a new bush and coupling. Bolted the shocks on, connected the handbrake cables, spring plates with new bushes, etc.

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Re: Aussie '67 Notch

Post by MID WEST DUBBER » 25th February 2018 - 5:07am

It has come a long way since these pics were taken...

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Re: Aussie '67 Notch

Post by MID WEST DUBBER » 25th February 2018 - 5:08am

Had the drums machined and painted them with brake paint. Put the drums back on and got the notch back on the ground.

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Re: Aussie '67 Notch

Post by MID WEST DUBBER » 25th February 2018 - 5:10am

Was never really 100% happy with having 4 stud on this notch, so I had been collecting parts and made a start on putting it back to wide 5.

Tried to track down a pair of OG rear drums but ended up going with a pair of new ones. Got the rear all sorted and back on the ground.

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Re: Aussie '67 Notch

Post by MID WEST DUBBER » 25th February 2018 - 5:11am

Some original front drums cleaned back and painted...

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Re: Aussie '67 Notch

Post by MID WEST DUBBER » 25th February 2018 - 5:11am

Stubs were stripped back and given a fresh coat of paint...

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Re: Aussie '67 Notch

Post by MID WEST DUBBER » 25th February 2018 - 5:12am

Assembling the front brakes onto fresh black backing plates. NOS wheel cylinders and original parts all cleaned and given a freshen up...

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Re: Aussie '67 Notch

Post by MID WEST DUBBER » 25th February 2018 - 5:13am

Back on wheels with wide 5 on all corners.

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Re: Aussie '67 Notch

Post by broady_6 » 25th February 2018 - 7:33pm

You are a very lucky sod to get such a well together car. it looks like a very enjoyable project and your putting in some great work!
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Re: Aussie '67 Notch

Post by MID WEST DUBBER » 5th March 2018 - 8:46pm

Had a set of early type 3 rims re-hooped into safety rims. Hoping to get these painted soon and some fresh rubber on them


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