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As a new owner and from having a phone chat to one of the other Aussie forum members (shout out to Austin Vert / Greg) it appears that there is no thread just for Aussies.  

 

We have some unique challenges e.g. managing freight costs/tax with importing parts and discussing the various suppliers of parts here in Oz. 

 

So, if you're an Aussie - make yourself known here!

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George

 

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Hi George,

 

OK - I'll start the show by putting my name forward to you.

 

I know we have several Aussie and New Zealand Forum members on board with the Forum, and i would encourage you guys to put your names down here as well if you could.

 

Many thanks,

 

Greg. :)

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As a new owner and from having a phone chat to one of the other Aussie forum members (shout out to Austin Vert / Greg) it appears that there is no thread just for Aussies.  

 

We have some unique challenges e.g. managing freight costs/tax with importing parts and discussing the various suppliers of parts here in Oz. 

 

So, if you're an Aussie - make yourself known here!

#sydneydrumdr here with my 71 Fastback. Located in the Hawkesbury area near Sydney. My car is in re-assembly stage after a complete colour change and mechanical overhaul. 351C C6 Auto

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Thinking about it, can we all add in which city we're in. Greg & I are in Brisbane.

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George

 

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As a new owner and from having a phone chat to one of the other Aussie forum members (shout out to Austin Vert / Greg) it appears that there is no thread just for Aussies.  

 

We have some unique challenges e.g. managing freight costs/tax with importing parts and discussing the various suppliers of parts here in Oz. 

 

So, if you're an Aussie - make yourself known here!

#sydneydrumdr here with my 71 Fastback. Located in the Hawkesbury area near Sydney. My car is in re-assembly stage after a complete colour change and mechanical overhaul. 351C C6 Auto

Cheers,

Dave.

 

Wow, Dave. That looks awesome.  :coolphotos:

Love the white on blue. What did you do in the engine bay - factory black or colour matched?

Cheers

George

 

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Thought I should chime in being a dinky di Aussie from Australind Western Australia.

I can certainly understand the issues we face especially as you mention George freight charges and dealing with local suppliers.

Being on a budget and many years in auto parts I will always search for a better deal but being on the west coast on the back of a mining boom I rarely deal with local suppliers as they tend to pull your pants down on prices claiming high shipping costs which is only partly true as I can buy the same parts direct from the east coast or USA via air freight and still get a better deal.

As an example I was looking for a cowl panel and the local supplier said he could get one from the USA via sea freight 2-3 months for about $1650 but I wanted it quicker so i looked online and ended up getting it from CJPony for $1450 and had it in 10 days.

If I lived in the US I would deal with people like Don@OMS but unfortunately for us Aussies it's not the price of the part so much as the freight cost which kills the deal.

Anyway I hope more Aussies chime in with their experiences

Oh and another thing Dave mentioned blue in the engine bay (pics please), maybe an aussie thing to have color in the engine bay? Possibly as our local Falcons had color from the factory. Can understand people wanting originality but I prefer color.

 

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Thought I should chime in being a dinky di Aussie from Australind Western Australia.

I can certainly understand the issues we face especially as you mention George freight charges and dealing with local suppliers.

Being on a budget and many years in auto parts I will always search for a better deal but being on the west coast on the back of a mining boom I rarely deal with local suppliers as they tend to pull your pants down on prices claiming high shipping costs which is only partly true as I can buy the same parts direct from the east coast or USA via air freight and still get a better deal.

As an example I was looking for a cowl panel and the local supplier said he could get one from the USA via sea freight 2-3 months for about $1650 but I wanted it quicker so i looked online and ended up getting it from CJPony for $1450 and had it in 10 days.

If I lived in the US I would deal with people like Don@OMS but unfortunately for us Aussies it's not the price of the part so much as the freight cost which kills the deal.

Anyway I hope more Aussies chime in with their experiences

Oh and another thing Dave mentioned blue in the engine bay (pics please), maybe an aussie thing to have color in the engine bay? Possibly as our local Falcons had color from the factory. Can understand people wanting originality but I prefer color.

 

Cheers Mick

 

Great to have you and your insights on board Mick! ::thumb::

 

Yeah. My take on it is that you restore to original and don't change a thing and go for Concourse points, or, at the other end you mod your head off and rod the car, or, as I'm doing, you keep it original and just change the colour and update it (for safety - e.g. all round disks). With a colour change not only does a matching engine bay show you've done the full job, it just looks way cool!

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George

 

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G'day from Brett in Bendigo, VIC.

 

Here's my ride, buried under all the yellow is a 1972 Sprint. All the non-factory mods on the car were done by it's previous US owner - normally I'm a stickler for originality but when I saw this little yellow beastie for the first time with it's c-stipe and non-factory scoop and spoiler it reminded me of the hot wheels cars I used to play with as a kid so I just had to buy it.

 

The things I like best about these fastbacks are the 40 foot long bonnet, hidden windshield wipers and the ludicrous angle of the backlight plus the lowness of the roofline.

 

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Hey guys, great to see the Aussies on the forum.

I’m originally from Sydney have been in the USA for about 15 years on and off (Mum and Dad still live in the Hunter). Would love to move home just need to get the wife and kids on board.

 

I was interested how many of you have done the right hand drive switch?

 

Some day I hope to send mine to Aus with me.

 

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Unfortunately i bought mine with the RHD conversion process 3/4 of the way done if that and not a very good job to boot.

Still trying to sort out some of it and bloody frustrating when very little info out there on these regarding this

Thought I was on top of it last week then had to remove the falcon booster to grind the push rod down to accommodate the mustang brake light switch

Re bled the brakes but can't get a good pedal and the lengthened falcon pedal now hits the floor when bleeding, damn it!

i recessed the floor pan to suit the shorter pedal so now i will have to recess the floor below it. Back to the drawing board again!

Would have been a more difficult process the return it to LHD so will just persist with it

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Would have been a more difficult process the return it to LHD so will just persist with it

 

I've heard resistance is futile but persistence sure isn't:)

 

Keep it going I'm sure you'll win eventually!

 

 

 

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G'day from Brett in Bendigo, VIC.

 

Here's my ride, buried under all the yellow is a 1972 Sprint. All the non-factory mods on the car were done by it's previous US owner - normally I'm a stickler for originality but when I saw this little yellow beastie for the first time with it's c-stipe and non-factory scoop and spoiler it reminded me of the hot wheels cars I used to play with as a kid so I just had to buy it.

 

The things I like best about these fastbacks are the 40 foot long bonnet, hidden windshield wipers and the ludicrous angle of the backlight plus the lowness of the roofline.

 

Hey Brett, great to get you on board! And now I know (quick Google) about the Sprint series! Your car makes yellow cool  :cool: BTW I think if you measure our bonnets they're 40.2763 feet long to be precise!

Cheers

George

 

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Hey guys, great to see the Aussies on the forum.

I’m originally from Sydney have been in the USA for about 15 years on and off (Mum and Dad still live in the Hunter). Would love to move home just need to get the wife and kids on board.

 

I was interested how many of you have done the right hand drive switch?

 

Some day I hope to send mine to Aus with me.

 

Hi Chopper, my car was converted to right hook as a new import to Oz back in '74, one owner before me. So I'm not much use on the process. The problem you have is doing it now would devalue the car by limiting the resale market to Oz. Looks like a sweet, straight ride! Has it been restored or just well maintained?

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George

 

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I live in Sydney but I am American. Been here 11 years and not planning on ever leaving.

 

 

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Looks immaculate gp! Nice wheels!

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George

 

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Very clean looking vert GP and like the Falcon coupe is it a GT?

 

Just a note for aussies/kiwis buying parts, some sellers on ebay (US & Oz) are linked in with their global shipping program

I just ordered carpet and a rear bumper which would have normally cost me well over $300 US for shipping but this way it was about $110 US

I ordered from Maryland Mustang eBay store as they seem to be the only one on board with this program for now, hopefully others follow

 

Not sure where all the other aussies on this forum are? Maybe the football finals keeping them busy?

 

Mick

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Hi Aussies,

 

So, following on my OP, I need to buy some sheet metal, floorpans, beaver panel, bonnet - who can recommend the best suppliers either within Oz or o/s?

 

Also I'm told that Dynacorn metal is the best to get - any comments? Any other competitors for quality metal?

 

Thanks in advance.

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George

 

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For those of us who speak English, what is a beaver panel?

 

Sorry, the panel around and between the rear lights (sometimes also used for the panel across the back of the car below this panel behind bumper) what do you guys call it?

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George

 

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I have never bought anything in Oz for mine, always importing from US like CJponyparts.

After doing a detailed spreadsheet on buying in the US (all the suppliers on this site - delivery is the killer) Vs buying off all Oz suppliers, I've got to give the gong to Harry's Classic in Sydney - https://www.harrysclassicsmustangparts.com.au/index.php - I was ordering sheet metal and he not only was the most competitive but he has the Dynacorn range for many parts. They arrived on Friday - the whole deal was smooth as could be and I was able to speak to Harry directly to clarify a couple of points. And to be clear, not only is he not sponsoring this post, he does not know I'm writing it. :cool:

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George

 

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