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Qorx's 2004 Holden VY 'Storm' S Series II Ute

Discussion in 'VY - VZ - WK - WL - V2' started by Qorx, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. Qorx

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    2004 VY Series II Ute
    Year: June 2004
    Model: VY 'Storm' Series II Ute
    Purchased: 5th November 2016
    Engine: ECOTEC L36 Series II 3.8L 152 kW (204 hp)
    Trans: 5-Speed Getrag 260 (M35) Manual
    Differential: Standard LSD
    Suspension: FE2 Sports Suspension
    Colour: 450G (Silver)
    Interior: 81I Part Leather
    Kilometers: 169,215 kilometers when purchased

    Current Modifications
    - Nil

    Future Modifications
    - Re-tinted windows all around
    - Lower Front & Rear (1 Step Lower in front, 2 Steps Lower in Rear)
    - New Pedals
    - Speakers, Sub, Amp & Head Unit
    - Remove Towing Bar
    - Mantra Cat-back Exhaust System with Twin Tip
    - VY Gauge Pod
    - Oil Pressure & Voltage guage
    - Debadge Storm Badges
    - Matte black front & rear holden badges
    - VY S2 SS Tail Lights
    - Headlight Restoration, to clear the yellowing
    - HID Headlight Conversion
    - LED Interior Lights (Glove Box, Dome Light)
    - LED White footwell lighting
    - LED Side Indicators
    - LED Front & Rear Indicators
    - VY Fascia for Double Din Head unit
    - Aftermarket Tyre Valve Caps (Purchased)
    - HSV VY Senator Wheels Gun Metal Grey

    Issues to Fix / Maintenance
    - New Fan Dive Belt (Installing today)
    - New Ryco Air Filter (Installing today)
    - 6 New NGK Spark Plugs (Installing today)
    - New driver side speaker cover (Current has a crack)
    - 2 New 1/4 Window Rubber Seals (Eventually need, fine for now)
    - New fuel cap cover (Current has peeled paint)
    - Reverse Lights not coming on in Reverse to be fixed (2 Saturdays from now)
    - New Manual Gear stick boot (Eventually want, fine as it is)
    - Replace Windscreen (Cracked on Passenger Side)
    - Cracked/Fading clear coat repaired
    - Small Scratches and a little chip on the bonnet to be repaired
    - Wheel Alignment & Balance (After new wheels)
    - Rear Tray Door tub liner needs to be re-stuck down
    - Glove box door droops, really annoying
    - Drivers side clear indicator cover, pulled it off wrong when checking globe and had to superglue it back on and now it's cloudy

    Minor Defects to be fixed
    - Little bit of black on windows has fallen off
    - Steering wheels controls are doing the wrong actions, not to sure what it is but it might be the same issue as this.

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    Images shown are some of the better ones, the whole album I took can be found here. Car needs a good clean inside and out, and a good amount of mods to get it the way I want. Going to take time... and money. Lots of money. :)
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2016
  2. Qorx

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    07/11/2016
    Just dropped the beast off at the mechanics for an all over top to bottom check to see what needs to be fixed hoping to hear back by the end of today and not too much is wrong with the car.

    Pictures when I pick her up!

    Completed at Mechanics
    - Power Steering hoses had to be tightened a little bit
    - One of the Tie Rods had to be changed
    - Heat Shield was tightened

    To be Completed Soon
    - Front & Rear Tyres will need to be replaced soon (Going to buy 19 inch wheels so it doesn't matter I'll hold out until then)
    - Front Struts need to be replaced (Going to be lowering it all round so will be doing struts and springs soon)
    - Drive Belt needs to be changed as current one has a few cracks in it (Doing this weekend)
    - Changing Ryco Air Filter (Doing this weekend)
    - 6 New NGK Spark Plugs was going to go iridium but don't quite have the money for those atm (Doing this weekend)
    - De-Badging Storm logos
    - Plasti-Dip Matte Black Front & Back Holden Logos
    - Remove Towing Bar
    - Reverse Lights not coming on in Reverse, to be fixed in 2 saturdays
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2016
  3. Risky

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    Tie rods are a common problem. At least with the clunking noise from the steering it was only that the hoses need to be tightened.

    I'd keep the tow bar on. They tend to throw other drivers coming up close on you & you never know when you might need to pull a trailer. Plus it's good to have a bit of weight in the back on wet days. When you replace the drive belt, check the idler pulley as the bearings may have worn. I did mine recently.

    Otherwise I'll wait for more pics to have a look at your ride.
     
  4. Gaiter

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    Ute - Check
    VY/VZ - Check
    Manual - Check
    V8 - No Check


    Close enough... Got my tick of approval!
     
  5. Risky

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    Lol Gaiter any VU-VZ ute gets a check. They're still the best looking utes Holden ever made.
     
  6. Qorx

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    If only I wasn't on my green p's. Ahhhhhh.... the NSW Laws.

    If anyone could go through my mods list with suggestions of anything else to make the car look mint please feel free to share. As for things that are defects, need to be fixed, any information of fixes would be much appreciated.

    Cheers tho, got an abundance of images uploading now.

    UPDATE: Images Added!
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2016
  7. Qorx

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    Was too busy on the weekend to get anything done so I'm kind of annoyed but I guess this coming weekend I've got a big one coming!

    List for the coming weekend

    - Reverse Lights not coming on to be fixed
    - Heat shield to be properly fixed
    - LED Blinkers front, side and rear to be purchased/installed if i receive on time
    - Serpentine belt installed
    - Spark Plugs changed
    - Matte Black Holden Badges Front & Rear
    - De-badge Storm logo
    - Remove seats, clean all the carpet & fix the side of the seat the plastic seems to have let go maybe a clip has broken
    - Good Wash & Detail
    - Air Filter Installed
    - Headlight Restoration kit
    - Remove towing bar
    - Oil Pressure Gauge
    - Voltage Gauge
    - Gauge Pod Holder
    - Windscreen replaced (if i have the funds)
    Hopefully get over to smith field Holden spares to grab a few things for the car (Driver Speaker Cover, Series 2 Taillights, Fuel Cap Cover, Driver Side Indicator, Fuel Cap, VY Chrome Window Strips, & a few other things)
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2016
  8. Risky

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    Heartland Holden in Blacktown hold most spares on hand but if it has to come from Melbourne, it'll take 2 days.

    Regarding the chrome window strips, are you talking about number 3 on the first image or number 1 on the 2nd image?
    They never made chrome strips for number 3 on the first image.

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    If you are taking out the seats, you will need to disconnect the battery first. If you don't, you will get an airbag warning which will require an OBDII scanner to clear it. If you are trying to repair the plastic trim on the side of the seat there are a couple of write ups in the forum on it or otherwise you'll need to buy one.
     

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