I purchased my 1966 HR Holden station wagon body from a scrap metal merchant in Canberra in November 2015. I understand he acquired it from a deceased estate he was asked to clean out. The owner of this deceased estate had dismantled this car about 35 years previously and stored it in his shed with the intention of restoring. It did not happen.
During the six months while probate was being finalised for this deceased estate people unknown where jumping the fence, breaking into the garage and stealing everything except what you see in the original photos.
When I purchased the car body the scrap metal merchant had a fork lift to load the body onto my hired car trailer. Getting it off this car trailer at home and moving it to my back shed by myself and a friend was another story. As you can see it has a few missing parts.
This car body was placed on my rotisserie in January 2016 and after cutting out all rust, removing all paint - both inside and out, etch priming and undercoating it was removed from my rotisserie in December 2017.
Nearly there ?????
UPDATE March 2018:
"My 1966 Holden HR restoration is progressing well since removal from the rotisserie at the end of December 2017.
These pictures show progress as at end of February 2018. This car is truly Australian as parts have been sourced all over Australia. Guards and front doors from Euchareena, one rear door from Bowal, one rear door from Molong, tailgate shell from Canberra with tailgate parts from Ipswitch, and a number of body parts from the tip in Yowah.
Still looking for other parts to complete my car like a manual gearbox so looks like I will have to travel Australia again.
Cheers - Garry"
UPDATE February 2019:
"The pictures below show major progress has been made.
Body has been stripped, rust repaired and fully repainted.
The seats are at the upholsterer and I have obtained a fully overhauled 3 speed gearbox.
Now working on getting all of the glass in and repairing the winders and door hardware. I then have a new wiring harness yet to be fitted and the brakes to be overhauled.
It's starting to get exciting now that it is all coming together and the end is just starting to appear on the horizon. I'm pleased with the job so far."
Cheers - Garry