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 Post subject: Matts '73 MS65 Crown (Wellington, NZ)
PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:31 pm 

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Hey So i'm new here but this is the build up on my ms65.

So basically when i was younger i bought a Holden Kingswood HZ Ute. I took it down for a re-vin and the guys just laughed and said how much money you got? Basically under the paint it was just a rust pile. So i was always worried about buying another old school car.
I wanted a crown for 6 years and recently finished studying to become an engineer. Thinking i can fix rust now and having some money laying around i decided screw it i'm going to get one.

Criteria:
Red Vinyl Interior in reasonable condition
White
Wof
Good runner
Facelift
Automatic

So I posted up a Wanted to buy ad on oldschool.co.nz and 2 hours later was on the phone to a guy who had an Old man special. He lives in Auckland and i live in wellington. A few phone calls and a couple of emails with some rubbish phone photos and one proffesional photo later we came to an arrangement to meet in taupo

What i got:
Red Vinyl Interior in reasonable-Good condition
White
Wof check sheet (Inner steering ball joint)
Good Runner
Manual
Pre Facelift
The Coolest Sun Visor
186 Holden Power

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We had an amazing trip back from Taupo in it, despite the lovely cop who gave me a ticket for no wof/rego despite the worlds best (and true) reason.

Anyway I sorted the wof within a week and did a little bit of tidying then it was off to our first Oldschool club meet!

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It stayed that way for about a month. Then i couldn't take it anymore!! IT HAD TO GO LOW!!!

A few hours later, a cutting disk and a new set of rear shocks.:

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Which caused this:

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The exhaust now hung about 40mm off the ground

So i spent the next weekend with a welder, a turbo flow muffler and some 2.5" tube and bodged the hell out of it for a trip to auckland

Then i slowly mucked around with a few little things and drove it daily for about 3 months. One day i was up at pick a part with a mate and i saw some mags, they were hideous but i knew they would suit the crown, having limited funds I ignored it and then 2 days later decided i had to see if they would fit.......

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10 Points to the person who can guess what they originally came off....

Being a hardcore bass head from as long ago as i can remember i started to fit out the stereo unit

ALOT of weekends later and i have a mostly completed stereo. It started out with a pair of rockford subs. I hit 140dB with those then they hit the max they could do so i bought some Digital Designs 512d4 subs.

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And about all i can add now is some sweet sweet crown porn and a stereo video for any of you fellow bass nutters...

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[media]http://youtu.be/GTNK2WhTZSY[/media]

Cheers, enjoy and i will try to remember to update this as often as i can so i don't forget the shit ton of stuff i've done to it.


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 Post subject: Re: Matts '73 MS65 Crown (Wellington, NZ)
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:50 am 

Joined: Wed May 16, 2012 6:37 pm
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Location: Louisville, KY
Great looking car! The front end on that generation Crown is wonderful.

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