hey everyone, bought my vs wagon about a year ago as a factory 5 speed for $300 off a carpenter who used it for work. was stock standard except for a 2.5" catback. was very rough, had a bad miss, fuel lines were clogged with E10 crap, smacked gaurd and two smashed headlights and had more dings then a doorbell shop
the mods below with a (f) mean future mod after rebuild and (d) means mods have been done already
Odo: 260,xxx body, 165,xxx motor, 90,xxx dash
Colour: sherbrooke green, being resprayed purple
Engine: 3.8L ecotec v6
Transmission: T5 manual
Exhaust: Pacemaker Headers, high flow cat, 2 1/2" lukey (d)
Diff: LSD, 3.45's (d)
Electrics: Power Window conversion (d)
Interior: VZ SV6 leather fronts (d), standard back seats to be redone to match front (f)
Wheels: on the hunt for new 20's for after respray. did have 20" xhp's and 20" Bsa's
after rebuild will have:
Rockford Fosgate, (f)
- 4 pairs P1652-s 6.5" splits
- 4 Punch amps= 2 mono's, 2 4channels
- 4 Punch subs, either 10" or 12"
- 2 5farrad capacitors
- Kenwood dvd headunit
- dynamat sound deadener all round (f)
installation by autobarn
layout by the missus grandfather
components by ebay
- nolathane bushings, trailing arm (d)
- pedders front and rears (d)
- pedders sports rider adjustable tortion bar (d)
- gt monroe gas shocks rear (d)
- whiteline strut brace (d)
- SS kit all round (d)
- shaved tailgate (d)
- modified front and rear bar (f)
- gto bonnet (d)
- aftermarket headlights (d)
- VZ SV6 leather fronts (d), standard back seats to be redone to match front (f)
- 15% tint (f)
- vr statesman door trims (d)
- black carpet (f)
- white star design roof lining (f)
- white interior window sills up (d)
- black interior window sills down (d)
- Level 3 dash (f)
- white venetiens 3 piece (d)
- led's everywhere (f)
- saas volt and vacuum gauges (d)
- 12mm plenum spacer (d)
- port and polished intake manifold (d)
- ram air cold air induction (d)
- K&N panel filter (d)
- Msd ignition coils and leads (d)
- braided hoses and shiny things (d)
the car is in the middle of a respray and rebuild at the moment. it will be going purple. havnt decided 100% on a purple yet but im thinkin FG falcon viper purple with deep purple flakes i thought about morpheus but every man and their dog have that colour, also kapow but it looks blue sometimes and i dont want that.
constructive advice and your general opinion is appreciated
ill update the photos with the spray job when i can guys
Wow i like this, there is alot of time and effort put it. ive always loved the venetians on a wagon, and the "shiny bits" under the hood look amazing, i like all the plans except the bodykits,
but overall good work, and cant wait to see it repainted, with some nice rockerford sound in it
Cheers mate very appreciated, i wasnt originally going with the s kit but i changed my mind and thought it gave it a mean look with the gto bonnet. So i thought what the heck
Last edited by Jake.VScommo; 18-07-2011 at 10:41 AM.
thats awesome dude, how did ya get it that low? dont think i've seen a wagon sitting like that lol
Cheers mate very appreciated, i wasnt originally going with the ss kit but i changed my mind and thought it gave it a mean look with the gto bonnet. So i thought what the heck
Car is just about ready for spray, its going ve k'pow. Getting paint today and my mates are turning a double garage into a spray booth which is repainted, sealed, has heaters and exhaust fan fitted in the roof.
Gonna be good
Spray job is done, took forever but jus took our time, time to put it together
Looks good bargain for 300.
My VS 5 Litre BT1
Got her started yesterday, engine bay is all together, ill get pics up as soon as i can guys, need to get to a computer. Still need to figure out what to do for a number plate housing?? I was thinking vs III caprice rear bar insert. Stiched up
custom trim in tuggerah nsw is doing my back seats, door trim arm rests, roof lining and centre console lid.. Interior is
Going cream now with black leather seats, centre console and dash facia and all the vents are being fibreglassed custom
Maaaaaate what are the shiny radiator bits, are they just the sleeves that cover the hose or actually a pipe?
Its a nice project mate, cant wait to see more pics specially of the respray
Nice work. Can't wait to see the finished article.
Yewww. Purple wagonn..
What kind of purple are you painting it?
Lol car is still not completely done but thought id show you'se what its up to. Ill upload some pics of the interior i took a while ago, ill need to get update pics soon
damn that looks good, will be well awesome when it 100% complete!
you going to get some fog lights in the front bar?