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Post by hewey on Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:08 pm

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Its basically a low but otherwise stock EK ute. I can tell you haven't really driven anything old for a few years, hell not even driving a manual, it was um... interesting driving across the guts of Sydney this morning Shocked Drum brakes, a crash box and Sydney traffic dont go together real well. Rolling Eyes God I was thankful to hit the M4 and ditch the traffic 😉 Best part was coming back through Penrith and a guy in a stunning 34 coupe giving me the thumbs up - man Ive missed having an old car!

Of course once I was home and had grabbed some lunch I had to go for a drive and get some pics. Did a bunch more cruising and got more pics and only headed home cause I was heading out tonight.

Just a solid (but a little rough around the edges) cruiser we can chuck the bikes in and head to the beach or to CRAKK, or head into Harrys or drive interstate. Got a long list of little things I want to sort out, like with any old car Laughing Came with a visor so I'll chuck that back on, take the towball off for now and chuck the bumperettes back on, paint the steelies with some colour (copper or yellow/cream not sure yet), maybe some removable timber rails on the tray side tops, and maybe some signage for the blog on the doors.

Man its good to be driving a column shift again! Takes me back to driving my first car (Torana)
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Drivers arm! Laughing
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Post by mudflap on Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:33 pm

contrast the wheels man

looks great guys
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Post by PaulG on Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:38 am

Sweet ride Man and go the drivers arm!!! Laughing

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Post by hewey on Sun Oct 31, 2010 3:01 am

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Post by Harry Palms on Sun Oct 31, 2010 3:13 am

i drive my ek to work all loaded up with trade tools and she's never let me down in 15yrs , there dead set dependable old cars as long as you stay on top of the regular servicing and your willing to forego all the latest modcons that don't meanshit to me.

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Post by hewey on Sun Oct 31, 2010 3:45 am

Passes the bike test, though I need to install some tie down points.
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Post by Harry Palms on Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:09 am

hmm nice cypress floor in the back, have you lifted the rear floor yet to scope for under floor rot.

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Post by Flathead Kustoms on Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:08 pm

HECK YEAH!!!! Nice new ride buddy!! Make sure she's nice and reliable to make the trip up to Brisvegas!!
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Post by hewey on Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:26 am

Harry Palms wrote:hmm nice cypress floor in the back, have you lifted the rear floor yet to scope for under floor rot.

Yup, looks pretty solid Very Happy

Threw some paint at the wheels Cool
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Post by falzoony on Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:55 am

Wheels look great!
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Post by PaulG on Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:32 pm

Nice Hewey!!

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Post by Harry Palms on Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:43 pm

i bet the resto boys dig it.

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Post by hewey on Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:50 am

I finally scrubbed the whitewalls and put my new shifter on - I figure V8 hot rods have 8 balls, so a 6 pot Holden logically need a 6 ball? Laughing Laughing I actually had a 4 ball on the bug too 😉 Last night took for for a run over to Harry's and she purred along :mrgreen:
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Post by hewey on Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:12 pm

On the weekend I got Neo Dutch to pinstripe the EK and add some nose art to the front quarters. It adds some colour to help break up the grey, and also makes it more individual. Its probably not to everyones taste, but its not everyone's car 😉
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With the pinstriping on the front I told him colours and rough size, but otherwise gave him free reign to create something. The end result is some amazing pinstriping which is nice and different to most pinstriping that you see.
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Liana and I have decided to call the ute 'She's Apples', and I wanted some WWII inspired nose art low down on the guards. Again Neo Dutch came up trumps in terms of really capturing what I wanted and that nose art style.
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'She's Apples' was a famous bomber that my grand uncle crewed on in PNG back in WWII. It was 22nd squadron and they flew Boston bombers. Here's my great uncle working on one of the Boston bombers (he's in the light pants facing the plane in the middle)
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This is 'She's Apples', the nose art was actually a dog with earmuffs, but we thought an apple would be cooler (artistic license Razz )
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The Bostons served with No 22 Squadron where their operations became known as "Boston Tea Parties" and individual aircraft became legendary. Wing Commander Learmonth's "She's Apples" set a South-West Pacific bombing record; Flight Lieutenant Williamson's A28-5 was belly-landed with a bomb load and was back in operations within hours; and, most famous of all, Flight Lieutenant Bill Newton's A28-3 crashed off Salamaua on 18 March 1943, prior to his post-humous Victoria Cross award.

Just to add to that, Learmonth Airport in WA is named in honour of Charles Learmonth who piloted 'She's Apples' Very Happy Very Happy The plane and Learmonth also played a key roll in the Battle of the Bismark Sea. A book about Learmonth has been written, its called Wings of Destiny.

This is a cool article from back in the day about how the bomber got its name Very Happy Basically when they got back from a mission the crew were asked how she flew, and the answer was always 'Shes the apples'
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/17863178
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Post by neale on Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:26 pm

Looks tops!!!

Love the bit of history as well
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Post by 57buick on Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:04 am

Awesome looking EK, love this particular model Holden a lot! My old man had an EK wagon when I was a kid and I have many fond memories of going to the drive in and Sunday drives in the old bus..Wish he still had it so I could fix it up!
the pinstriping and the "she's apples" motto add a great personal touch to it as well!
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Post by Scratchbuilt on Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:32 am

neat lil ute.

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Post by falzoony on Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:50 pm

I think I just saw this car on rodders life!
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Post by Griffo on Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:26 pm

Looks great. Love the pinstripe. I've been thinking about powdercoating my rims that colour & I think you just convinced me:)
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Post by Horrorscope on Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:17 pm

I agree, looks fantastic Smile
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Post by mudflap on Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:26 am

falzoony wrote:I think I just saw this car on rodders life!

Yep although I'm not ritch enough for pay TV, I'm told there is plenty of shots of this thing cutting laps at the CRAKK run
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Post by falzoony on Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:42 am

Yeah it was at Crakk. I think its on community TV aswell.
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Post by Scratchbuilt on Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:18 pm

Its allways cool when you see ya ride on telly or in print.

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Post by Craiges on Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:52 am

Love the ride Hewey, my first car was an FB wagon and I still miss it. a lot of firsts in that car. Pin stripes look great as well, really do make it something that's individual & that's what it's all about.

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Post by hewey on Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:32 pm

Thanks guys! I'm still to see it on rodders life though.
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