Street Machine - - Readers’ Rockets -

BLIGH and Jamie Endacott’s FC Holden wagon may look like a junker, but over the past few months they’ve com­pletely re­built the chas­sis and slot­ted an LS1 V8 un­der the bon­net with the aim of tak­ing it to Pow­er­cruise for a bit of fun with the fam­ily. De­spite the patina look, the FC is a sur­pris­ingly well-engi­neered car. The orig­i­nal chas­sis was pretty far gone, due to the car’s age and it hav­ing sat dor­mant in sev­eral pad­docks over the years, so Bligh cut out the fac­tory floor­pan, crafted up his own rails and stitched in a new floor. From there the pair fit­ted up an HR front end with Com­modore disc brakes, and a Borg­warner rear end. Jamie had a wrecked LS1 VT Com­modore, so they plucked the en­gine and trans out of that to drop into the FC, and Jamie also fab­ri­cated a custom set of ex­trac­tors to make it fit in the bay. Bligh and Jamie have no de­sire to tidy up the out­side to match un­der­neath; in fact they wish it would rain so the moss would keep grow­ing on the roof! Words & pho­tos: Matt Reekie

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