hmm..wondering if the column shift handle fits in the Crown, shamus. I'm still hunting for one
The column shift handle on the parts car is not in great condition. The steel rod is surface rusty and the knob on the end is broken. I'm hoping I can use my manual gearbox one or restore the auto one, I've never had one out to look at it. I'm pulling this out tomorrow providing it's not raining so I can take some pics and measurements. Not knowing what the other end is I don't know whether it will be any good to you or not but I'll see when I get it out.
Update on the gaurd badges I checked today and the drivers side is actually missing (I thought both were on it) but the passenger side will be the same item.
I noticed the other day when pulling out the front end how similar it is to a jaguar front end as used in some hot rods. Apparently the brakes are also a copy of jaguar brakes.
I've thought for a while now I'd like to see a SWB G60 patrol ute chopped, channeled and front gaurds removed with low front axle set way out front, big tall skinny 4*4 tyres and a narrowed rear bed in a rat rod style. Rear drive only. Someone has done this to an early SWB landcruiser over here but I don't think they chopped it and left the front axle in place. A G60 could also be roofless, just cut the windscreen in half. I don't have photoshop to see what it would be like but I do have a useable front end now!!! There's so many G60's over her sitting in paddocks rusting away that will never be restored that I don't classify this as sacrilegious.
Sorry to deviate the topic of this thread.