HR Ute (white)

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Buyer Beware

This Holden HR Ute was purchased as seen above with little knowledge of the underlying issues yet to be revealed. This vehicle was sold on a club licensed and when the new owner tried to re-register the vehicle it failed for good reasons.

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Disassembly

The vehicle was then totally disassembled. Everything was remove from the vehicle, the interior, the windows, doors, fenders, headlights, grille, the front bumper.

 

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Next we removed all of the mechanical items; engine, gearbox, tail shaft, leaf springs, differential, fuel tank, brake and fuel lines.

 

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The front sub-frame was then removed and the body was supported by axle stands before mounting onto the vehicle rotisserie.

 

Vehicle Rotisserie

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Following the disassembly of the vehicle, we mounted the body on a rotisserie and commenced the assessment of the vehicle.

 

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Vehicle Assessment

A preliminary assessment was conducted on the vehicle to re-evaluate the areas of concern. We’ve provided a brief extract of the findings, as continues.

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LH A-Pillar (external section)

This photo illustrates the condition of the LH A-Pillar (external section – corrosion).

 

 

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LH A-Pillar (internal section)

This photo illustrates the sub-standard workmanship performed on the internal section. Fly wire and plastic filler make up the main structure.

 

 

found the under-body sub-frame and chassis rail in urgent need of attention.

To be continued….

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