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Worked VP Commodore SS restoration

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Genuine SS, not a built knock-off. It was stolen from the previous owner and recovered when the filthy bastards were half way through stripping it. They'd chiselled out the passenger door handle to get into it. Again, bastards!
So, there's a lot of parts missing. Mostly interior bits and pieces. Surprisingly the bodywork is pretty decent nick. No major dents or scrapes and only tiny bits of rust in the usual places.
It has/had fibreglass bumpers and skirts (there was no front bumper that came with the vehicle) which are very haggard looking. My guess is the body kit was supposed to be a race car replica or one of those absolutely hideous VX lookalikes. Either way I'm not bothered about the kit. It's in such bad shape it's not worth fixing and I'm more inclined to return it back to a more factory looking spec anyway.
There's also several wiring issues too which I'll rectify in due time.
Now for the meaty bits (to my knowledge). The engine is a Holden 304 V8 with a mild cam and Chevrolet internals, big Coby exhaust system and tuned extractors. She definitely sounds like a V8 should! The gearbox is a 4L60 with a fettled-with valve body and stretched converter. The arse end is sourced from a VT. I am still in the process of obtaining more information on the work that's been done to it so don't quote me just yet :p
All i need to do with the engine is build or purchase a custom air intake system (the stupid pod set-up is only temporary) and do a bit of inspection just to be sure of everything.
So, that's basically it for now. I will be posting updates as the work rolls on and the beers get drunk :D
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Got bored one rainy day so sprayed and detailed the engine covers
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What internals have they replaced with chevy out of curiosity?
Not sure yet. Just waiting on info/paperwork from the previous owner. Presumably they'll be bits for their 305 engines.
It'll be great to finally know for sure then i know exactly what I'm working with. I don't really like just going by what's been relayed to me through a middle man
 
What internals have they replaced with chevy out of curiosity?
Ive got 383 chev pistons in mine that required the rods to be modified but apart from back in the day crank machining shops would cut weld n machine the 350 cranks to stroke 308s. Apart from pistons not heard of any other internals really being interchangeable so interesting to know what they've done with it.
 
What internals have they replaced with chevy out of curiosity?
I'll definitely post an update once I find out. It'll either be a pleasant surprise or a bit anticlimactic :D
The other option is to just crack it open and have a gander myself. Find out if it has solid or hydraulic lifters n all that juicy stuff
 
looks like a hot mess. vp stuff easy to find in NZ?
Well you'd think that the availability of parts would be an easy thing but it's a bit of a mixed bag eh. I've found that most wrecking yards generally don't carry much early gen 2 stuff since heaps of enthusiasts build stock car racers, skid pigs and even budget drifters out of them. Not much on websites like TradeMe etc. There's plenty of aftermarket parts that I've found but not many genuine, particularly for the SS.
 
looks like a hot mess. vp stuff easy to find in NZ?
Basically you just have to know where to look and know the right people. Facebook groups are quite a quite good help. Or you could ask a mate and chances are they'll know someone or pass the word along. It's the Kiwi way haha
 
Do you need any parts for it? I may still have some laying around.

I know I have the following genuine parts in excellent condition. Also in red. :)

4 x doors with tinted glass
Bonnet
Bootlid with original spoiler
Heater control panel.
GM Sticker set of SS stickers.

I am pretty sure everything else has been sold or gone in the bin, but there might be some other parts hidden away somewhere.
 
Nice car...can i ask if i have to upgrade computor in mt vt hsv clubber after i put 355 and 1000 cc injectors in it
 
Do you need any parts for it? I may still have some laying around.

I know I have the following genuine parts in excellent condition. Also in red. :)

4 x doors with tinted glass
Bonnet
Bootlid with original spoiler
Heater control panel.
GM Sticker set of SS stickers.

I am pretty sure everything else has been sold or gone in the bin, but there might be some other parts hidden away somewhere.
You local mate?
Sorry for the late reply
 
Do you need any parts for it? I may still have some laying around.

I know I have the following genuine parts in excellent condition. Also in red. :)

4 x doors with tinted glass
Bonnet
Bootlid with original spoiler
Heater control panel.
GM Sticker set of SS stickers.

I am pretty sure everything else has been sold or gone in the bin, but there might be some other parts hidden away somewhere.
I am in Melbourne mate if that helps?
 

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