General Motors to close Holden

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  1. rbaggio

    rbaggio Active Member Silver Stacker

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    src: http://www.news.com.au/national/sou...2016-report-says/story-fnii5yv4-1226776502766
     
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    :rolleyes:
    Yep been in the pipeline for the last 20 years :mad:
    The laws have been changed in this way on purpose , but they have been saying the opposite :rolleyes:
     
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    spannermonkey Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    It's because the public have been buying more small cars than the larger Crumbledoor/Foulcan

    Just watching ABC24 & they are having interviews with industry people
     
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    Glad Im buying a Great Wall. :p
     
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    spannermonkey Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Coffin ;)
     
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    Eureka Moments Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Show me the bodies.

    4 star rating beats what Ive been driving the rest of my life to date.
     
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    spannermonkey Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    :rolleyes:
    When we were kids a mate had a HT Holden x taxi
    On a drunken stuper one night he took out a phonebox & a tram stop :lol:(200m away from St.kilda cop shop :rolleyes: )
    When he turned up the next night we couldn't see any damage apart from a few minor scratches in the paint :lol:
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhtubaEeZtI[/youtube]
     
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    spannermonkey Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Just go find a x taxi :p
     
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    Clawhammer Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Rare Spares will be rubbing their grubby little mitts :)
     
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    spannermonkey Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Owned by Macq bank , Wayne sold out some years ago
    But his still part of the team chasing & getting parts made .

    They do more than Holden & Ford
    I know they to Jaguar as well ;)
     
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    Eureka Moments Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Need 4wd. 5yo Hiace twin cab taxi cost $25-30 grand with bugger all extras.

    1yo Coffin has leather seats, reverse cam, touchscreen, and is highly economical due to its tiny 2.0l turbo-diesel motor. $16 grand. My recently nicked Honda HRV had a 1.6l petrol so it will be a step up the gutless scale for me.

    Bloke I know has been driving a GW petrol ute over 1000km a week for the last 18 months with nil issues. Rough around the edges, sure, but if it goes up and down bush tracks for me Im happy to have a look.
     
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    spannermonkey Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Lada Niva , replace the ruski motor with its Italian correct motor ;)
    Drops straight in
    Italian powered Ruski tank for less than $2k ;)
    And you owe me a big jar of Moccona :cool:
     
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    I've been watching "Restoring Dreams" lately. I don't miss my old Falcon Hardtop (or all the skinned knuckles, sweat and tears she stole from me) but I do lament how much easier it would be to build one (correctly) these days thanks to what Rare Spares now offers.

    Even the new Reproduction parts are better than the old ones I used to pay big bickkies for :/
     
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    The quality is crap , all the stuff is made in China :rolleyes:
    There are a couple of local guys making patch panels by hand with the correct gauge steel

    Rare Spares are going the same way as Rod Hatfield :rolleyes:

    some of the stuff is good & some of the stuff is absolute crap .

    A few years ago they were looking at making new replacement bodyshells for


































    HK/T/G Monaro , XR/T/W/Y
    HR and a few others
    One HK monaro is sitting in Dandenong that will never be registered , it's a showcar
    There are hotrodders who work for the RTA & as they got wind of this , they let it be known
    THAT
    They would have to build & crash test each different bodyshell for a crash test :D
    They never went with them , but you can get new Mustang / Camaro body shells
     
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    Merc ML270 diesel $10-$12k ;)
    That's 2 jars of Moccona you owe me :p
     
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    Geez, that's a bit rich coming from guys that drive around in cars with virtually NO panels :rolleyes:
     
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    you should see the crap some of the people who work there cop from the other hotrodders ;)
    There's a move that by 2016/17

    ALL hotrods build will have to have current ADR for the year it finished
    And I'm talking about ABS ,airbags & correct pollution gear , intrusion bars in doors
    But anything that is currently registered gets passed
    BUT
    Don't try to by a hotrod from interstate & re-reg it in a different state
    Another can of worms :rolleyes:
    The poli's are putting a squeeze on the industry
     
  18. errol43

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    Ford down, Holden down , Qantas down...Are we now going to get trained to be mine workers and farmers..?

    Let's start industries with 3d printers now and salvage something that we can make.

    Regards Errol

    Come on Tony, the blue budgie, save us just like the silver bodgie did some 20 years agp. :)
     
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    I think it's that the Commodore and Falcon are too small for what the market needs. The growth industry worldwide is 4x4s that are as large OR LARGER than a Commodore if not strictly as long. The market is segmented like never before and when you look at brands like Mitsubishi or Nissan their range, yes, has crappy small cars, and huge city 'SUVs' and 4wds. And families today love vans, lots of vans. Why would a Chinese family in Eastwood wanting a Toyota go for a cramped Camry when they can have a ElGrand with all the seats being leather armchairs. I have a mate with a Toyota V6 Tarago, 4th kid is on the way and he LOVES the versatility of that van and the V6 power.
     
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    Reckon you're on the money there Errol. Still going to need the AUD to tank to make exporting viable.
     

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