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#1 Posted : Tuesday, 28 June 2016 11:50:26 AM(UTC)
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Chasing a statesman front end for my tonner, preferably Newcastle, hunter valley, central coast
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#2 Posted : Tuesday, 28 June 2016 1:51:03 PM(UTC)
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If your radiator support is good you can modify it and re-use it, good for the case where you buy a nose and the support is rusty. The reflectors will fit the Statesman headlights too if yours are good. So will the guards and bonnet and stone trays. All you need are the top panel, grille, headlights, wiring and bar with eyebrows and number plate surround, but in a pinch your bar will fit but look odd. Personally I wouldn't have one as the parts are too expensive and easily damaged by Roo's, cats and other road hazards. You would be far better off with a HJ-HZ quad headlight front.
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Jb077 on 28/06/2016(UTC)
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#3 Posted : Tuesday, 28 June 2016 2:28:39 PM(UTC)
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Thanks for the info, I hear what you're saying about getting damaged but I really like the look of the WB stato front. IS there much work in modifying the original radiator support?
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, 28 June 2016 4:06:39 PM(UTC)
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I think you have to cut the holes in the uprights to clear the longer lights. You need a Statesman one for a template though, but rusty ones are worth nothing.
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Jb077 on 30/06/2016(UTC)
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#5 Posted : Thursday, 30 June 2016 10:34:16 AM(UTC)
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I'll see how I go, if I get a complete front end and the support is rusted I'll have a go at modifying mine.
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#6 Posted : Thursday, 30 June 2016 1:55:23 PM(UTC)
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When you see them side by side it will be obvious! I liked WB Statesman fronts too and bought a HJ ute with a Caprice nose. But a bingle saw it written off as the replacement front was more than the car was insured for, and this was 20 years ago.
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