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1996 VS Statesman HSV Enhanced 185i

Discussion in 'VR - VS' started by BradCalais, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. BradCalais

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    Hey guys,

    Just picked up my new ride.

    VS Statesman HSV Enhanced 185i. Completely stock. elderly owner.

    Needs new suspension (knocks and creaks)
    Needs new exhaust (Factory one and it leaks

    Interior is immaculate, Done about 220k
    No towbar :surprise:

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    looks awesome and it's white too! it's the best colour for any statesman to be. VR/VS statesmans make my pants tight.

    my only critique, please remove that spoiler, they look horrible on the square back end. also consider loosing the stickers and extra badges and consider loosing the pinstripes too. it's a luxury car and it's supposed to be simple and refined.
     
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    As above, looks great

    I would remove the spoiler and pin stripe....then it will look very clean
     
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    Yes lol, the spoiler will be going :) and the pin striping. these photo's were literally taken an hour after i bought her home.., gna spend the day on her today :)
     
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    We demand that you take pictures and post them here along with documenting any progress.
     
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    I don't negotiate with terrorists.

    LOL jks... dont worry i plan to :)...

    Just removed the mudflaps, the gay apple sticker and redlegs sticker, fixed the groaning steering (gromet was perished at the firewall) Buffed out a few scratches.. going for a run to bunnings to get plugs for the spoiler holes for when i remove it.
     
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    Yay.

    Just a note on water and the boot lid, the vr/vs don't really seem to suffer from leaking rear quarter windows like the commodores of the day did but water tends to pool behind the boot garnish and if left over time the boot lid can rust out from the inside along the bottom so just make sure you seal the holes up good.

    My VR statey suffers from water pooling behind the garnish after heavy rain.
     
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    yeah i knew about that and i checked it out.

    No leaks or moisture and the underside of the bootlid and the surrounding areas are perfect :cheers:
     
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    Nice ride mate, love it. Got the same pinstripe package as mine LOL
     
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    Nice pick up mate.
    LPG too.
     
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    I dont mind the spoiler on this.
    Nice looking Stato mate.
     
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    Just picked up a set of VS SII Calais wheels. seen them on the stato's b4, they are period and suit nicely
     
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    Yeah when i put my Stato front on i wanted Series II Calais rims off a VS but scored VS Stato rims for nothing
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    Yeah thay are the rims i got atm, no where near as good condition as yours lol, thats why im changing... wanted senator sig's but a bit $$
     
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    Rims are on, as is

    uncleaned

    unpolished.

    also i removed all stickers bar the navy one next to No Plate. and buffed all the scratches out.

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    Is the Navy sticker on there because it's a boat?
     
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    And full of seamen. Just kidding, looks nice.
     
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    ^^ hahaha.

    Thats pretty nice bro.. agree less spoiler..
     
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    Just conscripted my Wife to help me with the pin striping :)

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    Thanks Babe lol
     

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