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  • skirtster Posts: 195
    Stock Poster skirtster
    03 Mar 2018 12:44 PM
    Do your homework, have been hearing stories about asbestos removal at the docks before customs allowing pickup.  
  • Tim S.G. Posts: 4224
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend Tim S.G.
    03 Mar 2018 05:20 PM
    Posted by skirtster on 03 Mar 2018 12:44 PM
    Do your homework, have been hearing stories about asbestos removal at the docks before customs allowing pickup.  

     Bloke I work with copped $15k fine for an old US import with asbestos exhaust manifold gasket!

  • Far Canal Posts: 1354
    Performance Poster Far Canal
    03 Mar 2018 07:44 PM
    Posted by Tim S.G. on 03 Mar 2018 05:20 PM
    Posted by skirtster on 03 Mar 2018 12:44 PM
    Do your homework, have been hearing stories about asbestos removal at the docks before customs allowing pickup.  

     Bloke I work with copped $15k fine for an old US import with asbestos exhaust manifold gasket!

     How fucked up is that. Considering how many houses here in Australia are still riddled with asbestos.

    It is an exhaust gasket, not a boot-full of powdery fine asbestos dust.

  • Arron Posts: 170
    WA
    Stock Poster Arron
    03 Mar 2018 08:54 PM
    Posted by LOFTYBOB on 29 Jan 2018 01:01 PM
    Being a horsepower junky, I had a BF11 FPV Super Pursuit twin turbo 5.4LV8 (825RWHP) Ute, and the wife had a BF1 F6 Typhoon (600 RWHP)

    Both were fun cars to drive




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     825 at the treads ! at a guess making north of 900 (possibly 950) at the crank with drive-train losses.

  • Scouser Posts: 1847
    Marion, South Australia
    Motor Head Scouser
    04 Mar 2018 11:53 AM
    Posted by Mr.Mow on 03 Mar 2018 12:25 AM
    Looking at importing this..
    1970 Ford Econoline, have wanted a van since I was a kid watching the A-Team, Scooby and all that sort of 70/80s stuff..


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     Do it

    Great looking vans

  • Mr.Mow Posts: 498
    Melbourne
    Stage 1 Poster Mr.Mow
    04 Mar 2018 09:42 PM
    Posted by kiwidave on 03 Mar 2018 07:17 PM
    Posted by skirtster on 03 Mar 2018 12:44 PM
    Do your homework, have been hearing stories about asbestos removal at the docks before customs allowing pickup.  

     Plus 1.  Be very careful.  The US vehicle imports trade has been severely affected by this.  Some firms have now set up US subsidiaries  to offer a ''no-asbestos'' guarantee that Australian Border Force will accept....but you will pay dearly.  Far more cost-effective right now to buy something already in Australia, unless you are loaded.  

     

    Yeah this has been the problem I'm finding.. Finding an importer who can sort it at that end and make sure its cleaned up.. 

    This particular van had had a recent engine rebuild, new exhaust etc..

    Some of the importers have assured me customs has pretty much given up on chasing this stuff..

    I'm really open to any advice on imports as well that people have had personal experience with. As for finding one here, they just don't really exist, the few Ive seen have been so beat to hell at such massive prices I just can't justify it.


  • killerchef Posts: 1211
    Performance Poster killerchef
    07 Mar 2018 04:50 PM
    some lovely cars in here guys. 

    no digital pics unfortunately but my best was a XC ute.  351, 9” diff , disc brakes, fmx column shift.  being a ute it fucking flew.  smoked many vl’s amongst other things in her.   should have never gotten rid of it.   ....  where’s my oldest, just got the urge to clip him around the ears.  lol.  
  • Sporty Posts: 83
    Sydney
    Stock Poster Sporty
    08 Mar 2018 08:45 PM
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  • Sporty Posts: 83
    Sydney
    Stock Poster Sporty
    08 Mar 2018 08:47 PM
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  • Sporty Posts: 83
    Sydney
    Stock Poster Sporty
    08 Mar 2018 08:50 PM
    Current VZ monaro 6speed couldn't load all three on one post apologies 
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  • Mr.Mow Posts: 498
    Melbourne
    Stage 1 Poster Mr.Mow
    12 Mar 2018 08:52 PM
    Posted by Mr.Mow on 03 Mar 2018 12:25 AM
    Looking at importing this..
    1970 Ford Econoline, have wanted a van since I was a kid watching the A-Team, Scooby and all that sort of 70/80s stuff..


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    well the update is... Ive paid for it.. I've also arranged an import agent who does customs approved asbestos pre shipping testing, one of only a few guys doing it. Its not a 100% guarantee that customs will wave it through, but should lessen any rude shocks when it arrives in a couple of months.

    3spd auto, 302 V8 and I'm guessing will have an much power as well, something with not a lot of power! I'm bloody stoked.

  • paulybronco Posts: 10485
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    12 Mar 2018 10:51 PM
    Posted by Mr.Mow on 12 Mar 2018 08:52 PM
    Posted by Mr.Mow on 03 Mar 2018 12:25 AM
    Looking at importing this..
    1970 Ford Econoline, have wanted a van since I was a kid watching the A-Team, Scooby and all that sort of 70/80s stuff..


    HD Forums Australia - IMG_1994.JPG

     

    well the update is... Ive paid for it.. I've also arranged an import agent who does customs approved asbestos pre shipping testing, one of only a few guys doing it. Its not a 100% guarantee that customs will wave it through, but should lessen any rude shocks when it arrives in a couple of months.

    3spd auto, 302 V8 and I'm guessing will have an much power as well, something with not a lot of power! I'm bloody stoked.

     Nice one 

  • killerchef Posts: 1211
    Performance Poster killerchef
    12 Mar 2018 11:06 PM
    ^^^  agreed very nice.   paint it black & add red spoiler.  : )
  • rkr Posts: 19
    Stock Poster rkr
    17 Mar 2018 11:58 AM
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    Sold her a few years back.
  • paulybronco Posts: 10485
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    17 Mar 2018 08:35 PM
    What’s she running....
  • Brad24 Posts: 79
    Stock Poster Brad24
    18 Mar 2018 12:05 AM
    These are my toys

  • rkr Posts: 19
    Stock Poster rkr
    18 Mar 2018 08:46 AM
    Posted by paulybronco on 17 Mar 2018 08:35 PM
    What’s she running....

    It was running a little 8.2 deck windsor dart block stroker. AFR Heads, Victor Junior manifold, C4 with 3600rpm convertor, nothing spectacular. If you mean times? It ran a best of 10.91@127.92 on 205/70/14 Maxxis street junk & 10.54@127.98 on 235/60/15 drag radials. I never put a cage in the car as it was a original XTGT & as such every ten second pass was followed by a polite suggestion to end my days racing for the day or night!

  • Mr.Mow Posts: 498
    Melbourne
    Stage 1 Poster Mr.Mow
    23 Apr 2018 10:02 PM
    Well, she's on her way to me, awaiting the report back from the asbestos inspections, has gubbamint import approval.. hopefully she'll be on a boat in the next week or so.
    Lets hope its not the dumbest decision of my life, she turns 50 next year! 



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  • paulybronco Posts: 10485
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    24 Apr 2018 09:41 PM
    My mate brings in Subaru crash vehicles in from Japan. The bring them in as front cuts and have just been pinged 8k for not declaring two exhaust gaskets and a clutch! OUCH! Container held until fine paid and every day was a holding fee
  • Roo Ted Posts: 522
    Boganville
    Performance Poster Roo Ted
    27 Apr 2018 07:18 PM
    My work car until about 5 years ago. 186, 3 on the tree, 4 wheel foot assisted drums. No radio.
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