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 Post subject: Early TX Nana Gem
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:13 am 
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Location: Perth, Western Australia
Well I sold the Irmscher and got this Early model ..
Its a early 1975 TX .

While most other "Holden" Geminis were actually built here from a collection of Isuzu / Opel and Holden parts , This little baby actually came on a boat from Japan and got badged as a Holden.

The first few months of complianced Gemini's were imported from Japan to fill Holdens supply of stock while they made there own , it has many differences compared to the later TX Geminis Built in 1975 by Holden . well something like that anyway.

Before i got it
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It has a G161z , Early H/D Type 4 speed with a 32/36 Webber and Extractors .
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Fair bit of rust under the RH door is kinda scary , think i found some expanding foam in there after a small poke
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Found a key for the boot , was squashed shut , Using a screwdriver i managed to pop that without damaging it anymore
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Its taken a hit in the rear Beaver Panel :( rear bumper is okish , but also dented here
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Engine came not running with a small head gasket problem :lol:
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Floors are very good
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Drivers Sill panel needs to be replaced
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Removed the Drivers fender , it was siliconed on .I found some f/glass repairs in a few spots .
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Lower Drivers Sill
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Pedders and kings dont look very old
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Bootpan f/glass repairs
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Rear seat is out and fuel tank also.The filler neck was damaged and the old fuel had to be drained anyway , dam it stank ..
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Grille is out and stored away.
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:( Can be fixed , but still sadface
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This is how it sits now - with no springs in it LOL .. I fit some Swift rims i had here to it , not sure if ill stick with them.
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Early on i Fit my "Fashion Pack" Factory interior i found , fits well with the old school theme.
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1975 TX Gemini Sedan "Nana"
1977 TC Gemini Coupe G200z T
1984 TG Gemini Sedan G180z T
1989 JT150 Irsmcher -SOLD-
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 Post subject: Re: Early TX Nana Gem
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:20 am 

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Location: Texas
Nice work. I love that plaid interior.

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 Post subject: Re: Early TX Nana Gem
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:33 am 
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Cheers they are a hard to find item nowadays . :)

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 Post subject: Re: Early TX Nana Gem
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:06 pm 
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nice find, love the early cars 8)
question: are most engine parts still readily available in oz? or no?


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 Post subject: Re: Early TX Nana Gem
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:43 pm 
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Still Plenty of these 4 door sedans floating around but most are not in good condition. Ones like this are usually scrapped as people cant be bothered fixing $400 cars. Good Early model panels and bonnets/bumper are getting harder to find and reproduction parts dont really exist . Engine kits and suspension gear is still being made . But Mainly its a s/hand market .
Its funny, Opel only made Kadetts for 2 or 3 years and they still make new panels and bonnets . Australia made Geminis for 10 years and Sold enormous amounts of them yet dont make repro parts.

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1975 TX Gemini Sedan "Nana"
1977 TC Gemini Coupe G200z T
1984 TG Gemini Sedan G180z T
1989 JT150 Irsmcher -SOLD-
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 Post subject: Re: Early TX Nana Gem
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:32 pm 

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Man, are there any old cars down in Oz that aren't stricken with cancer? I feel sorry for you guys down there. :lol:

Either way, :tu: , love the car. I wish we got Geminis here in the US, closest thing is an early I-Mark but dayum they are rare!

Keep the build thread going!

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 Post subject: Re: Early TX Nana Gem
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 9:46 am 
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Fashion Pack Restoration begun . 1st stage removal , and as expected not faded :)

I carefully removed them from the back with a stanley blade - scraper and unpicked the staples.


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I now have all the skins off and the look mint inside .
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I attackd the seats next , i had to remove all the clips holding the vinyl on and then it simply comes off ..
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1975 TX Gemini Sedan "Nana"
1977 TC Gemini Coupe G200z T
1984 TG Gemini Sedan G180z T
1989 JT150 Irsmcher -SOLD-
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 Post subject: Re: Early TX Nana Gem
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:17 pm 

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Location: Lobethal, South Australia
love that interior! shame about the rust in it so far, but that is fixable! I too have found expanding foam in sill panels on cars i have previously owned!
you going to keep it red?


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