Decided to make an actual thread to show off my beast ha.
1994 VR Executive
Stock everything, shit everything
Future mods: Head unit, clear side indicators, wheels, maybe take the executive badge/sticker(not to sure) off the rear, exhaust and repaint for starters.
Not the best photographs but the cars 2 hours away and these are all the photos I have. Give me your feedback and opinions on what you would like to see done to it
Last edited by brockyy05; 31-03-2012 at 03:54 PM.
A big thanks to B-roca for doing this on photoshop. Look better on not? In my opinion it makes it look a lot nicer
Decent L plater car.
Does it have a RWC? If not the first thing you should be doing is carrying out any work the car needs to pass a RWC, also give it a service if you have any reason to suspect it is due for one. If you want to do things right, get the car running well first, then modify.
It's your car, so we can't tell you what to do to it. Do you have any goals modwise for the car? Let us know and we can give you suggestions that fit in with the goals. Headunit, clear side indicators and debadging will make it nicer to look at and nicer to drive for sure.
Yeppp its got one and it's been serviced only a couple of months I believe. I got it off my grandma and she was always taking it to the mechanics and getting charged for useless things. It runs well, I don't know how it's SUPPOSED to be as I've only ever driven a few cars in my life but the only thing that doesn't feel right is when ever I turn the steering wheel past about 90 degrees it starts to squeek. And the fuel gauge doesnt read properlly. I've been told from my gran that you can get 400km out of a full tank but she always fills it around 300-350kms. Other than that it seems okay.
First think i'm going to do is definately polish it or whatever to make it look cleaner. Then most likely the clear indicators. I saw these nice wheels today that I think would look perfect but I just dont know the name of them!
That sounds about right for these old things, it's a combination of worn plastic and rubber that makes the steering wheel squeak but as long as it isn't shuddering or whining I wouldn't be too worried about it. A bit of silicone spray might help it go away? I have the same thing in my VR flog bomb but haven't bothered to fix it.
400km to a tank is about right too which isn't very good by modern standards, but if you go flogging it (which you have to in order to get anything out of the gutless Buick V6) you will get less. And don't think about running it down to the last drop, 20 years of petrol sediments and crud will be sitting nicely on the bottom of the tank and if you run it down really really low, all that crap will go through your fuel system and potentially cause problems. That goes for any car though.
As for the door trim, that's the 1990s for ya, maybe change the door cards over for a set from a VS or maybe a Berlina/Calais? They are a slightly different colour, not that horrible spewey grey like in the VR and you should be able to get a set pretty cheap on eBay.
I'll give the silicone spray a shot when I get around to it. What would I need to take off in order to get to where to where I spray?
Is it possible to clean out your fuel tank? And is it even worth it?
Definately going to do that, really like the look of the wood grain so I much chuck that in the car everywhere :P Not sure where to start though :S
Not really worth touching the fuel tank, unless your fuel pump dies or something like that. Holden in their wisdom put the fuel pump for these things inside the fuel tank.
As far as the steering wheel goes, maybe use the long thin nozzle thing and put some directly behind the steering wheel boss? Silicone spray isn't greasy like WD-40 is so it won't be a big deal if you accidentally spray too much. It's also good for window channel rubbers and things like that, to get the windows to go up more smoothly, but I'm pretty sure the VR has velvet inside the runners so you shouldn't need it. Assuming you don't have an airbag you could remove the steering wheel even - buy a Haynes manual from Supercheap for $40, it will tell you basically how to pull the car apart and put it back together again, it's a good way to learn mechanical basics and how to do all this sort of stuff really easily. There's another type of manual by Elleries but don't bother with the Elleries one unless you are already half way to becoming a mechanic.
All good, maybe i'll get onto the fuel tank in the future. I was looking at that manual at supercheap the other day, i had exactly $40 bucks on me but I needed to buy lunch haha. I do have an airbag and I'll try spraying it behind the boss. Do you mean, actually from the behind or? As for the windows they could probably use some but im hoping to get power windows so I might do it then.