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#1 Posted : Thursday, 11 December 2008 3:18:52 AM(UTC)
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Well its been a while so i thought I should post some pics of the sandy.
Original caribbean Turquoise metallic 308 HZ sandman. Still in her original stripes.

This is how she looked when i got her up in Tamworth.

Interior had seen better days....



Still in her pyjamas... Lookin a bit sunbaked.

Brought her home to meet her partner in crime in Ballarat who has since been sold off.

So it was up the side of the house and get those crappy panels off.

And get a decent engine in. Obviously not the original 308 but Im not precious... Bits painted up and a new swaybar too

So then I got me a donor HJ statesman. Pity to wreck it cos it was in great nick but ah well...

Thankyou very muchly

Then to treat the nice inland rust free floors as theyre now living in ballarat where it actually rains. Sometimes...

New carpet and a freshly painted console.

Then it was time to attack the back.


Gotta get rid of all that crappy glue.

Then seeing as no one seemed to know what the colour in the back of a panel van is, (including me) I went and got some colour matched and made into cans.

I also made up and painted new wooden bits for the seat backs as the originals were knackered...


Came up fairly acceptable. Not a show car but a bit better than a dunger methinks.


Got the wheels nicely restored and painted and new tyres to go with.

And the engine bay is lookin better, but still in need of work.

Now shes ready to have the GTS mirrors put back on, after I get a bit of panel beating done where some piece of human excrement slime stole my last GTS mirrors by twisting them off, and then some minor body attention and a spoiler fitted. Then she'll hopefully be ready for the big expensive one. The paint job...
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#2 Posted : Thursday, 11 December 2008 4:25:51 AM(UTC)
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Looks like a good project there. Is it all genuine. Why not have a go at painting it yourself.....go on be brave. Should give you hours of enjoyment in the resto, and even more when complete.

Keep it going,

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#3 Posted : Monday, 15 December 2008 2:11:59 AM(UTC)
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Cheers Trev.
Id like to have a go at painting it myself but its a metallic finish so I think its something ill really need to leave to the experts. Yep its an original sandman, however it doesnt have the original engine and its on a different chassis. As you can see in the pics it was a bit smacked around and the bloke who had it before me hit a stump and banged it up a bit.

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#4 Posted : Wednesday, 8 April 2009 11:20:23 PM(UTC)
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And away she goes for some medical treatment and a new paint job..

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#5 Posted : Thursday, 16 April 2009 6:25:59 AM(UTC)
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nice work mate, i cant wait to see the finished product, im back in town so you should come round and check out the ambo, i will post some pics in this section when i work out how

if it wasnt for the last minute id get nothing done
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#6 Posted : Monday, 20 April 2009 8:20:38 PM(UTC)
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Looks a treat.
Look forward to seeing the pics when it comes back from the painters. :)
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#7 Posted : Monday, 20 April 2009 8:44:58 PM(UTC)
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I have a whole can of the correct colour for the back of vans if anyone is interested, 1 litre job lot, exact match

Buy the way when we going to see some more updates

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#8 Posted : Monday, 20 April 2009 9:38:10 PM(UTC)
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"A whole can of the correct colour", how did you come by this?
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#9 Posted : Tuesday, 21 April 2009 1:34:44 AM(UTC)
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I got it made up when i touched up Wally buddy, for you I will do mates rates as always - touch n feel and shes yours

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#10 Posted : Tuesday, 21 April 2009 1:53:15 AM(UTC)
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Sheez a touch n feel for a whole can of the correct colour. damn Im a few months too late. I had to get them made into spray packs. Took 8 of them to do the whole back just in case anyone is interested... Probably a lot more expensive than a 1 litre can too...
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#11 Posted : Tuesday, 21 April 2009 5:17:38 AM(UTC)
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Hi Hainzy
What colour are the stickers for your van? (Looks like - Dark Blue/Light Blue/White).
Is this correct?
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#12 Posted : Tuesday, 21 April 2009 9:00:53 AM(UTC)
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Gday Agro.
Yeah theyre kinda 3 different blues..

I have already bought replacement ones. Heres a coupla pics.

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#13 Posted : Tuesday, 21 April 2009 10:02:19 PM(UTC)
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Thanks for that.
Where did you get them from as i was thinking about getting the tailgate one?
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#14 Posted : Wednesday, 22 April 2009 12:06:34 AM(UTC)
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Hi mate. I got them from the guy from the adelaide sandman club. Not sure how many sets they have left as they did a limited run. I bought another set a while back which ive posted some pics of on my van below. They are really great quality and I was very pleased with em.

Not sure if they would sell just the tailgate though. There is also lesser quality sets available on ebay too.

His email is - [email protected]





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#15 Posted : Wednesday, 22 April 2009 7:30:03 AM(UTC)
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Ive just sent an email.
Thanks again. :)
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#16 Posted : Wednesday, 19 August 2009 10:33:23 PM(UTC)
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My mate just emailed me some progress pics so i thought I might as well pop em up!!




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#17 Posted : Monday, 15 March 2010 9:18:10 AM(UTC)
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would be great to see the finished product!!!!
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#18 Posted : Thursday, 25 March 2010 9:42:15 PM(UTC)
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Howdy guys.
Heres a couple more pics of the van as it is at the moment..
Wish it was movin along quicker but good things take time hey!...


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#19 Posted : Friday, 18 June 2010 12:44:30 AM(UTC)
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hows the build going?
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#20 Posted : Tuesday, 22 June 2010 2:21:52 AM(UTC)
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Hi mate.
I think he's painted the blackouts and he's now working on some mechanical stuff. Like lowering.. havent seen the van for ages, Ive almost forgotten what it looks like...
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