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Beached Az VS ute LS1 T56

Haydz

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Name: Hayden

Model: 96 VS UTE

Colour: Phantom metallic black NEW: Honda Deep Burgundy

Bodykit: VS clubsport front bar, vs ss ute side skirts, maloo sail plane, cut off tonneau hooks, hard cover

Engine Type: bought with a seized ecotec. then supercharged v6 then blew that up. now LS1

Odometer:
170---

Engine Mods:
Ported and polished heads
ferrea stainless valves
6 angle valve grind
isky valve springs
manley valve collets and retainers
Arp head bolts
10.5:1 static comp
street race cam
rollmaster double row timing chain
chrome molly rings
balanced factory crank rods and pistons
street/race series powerbond balancer
upgraded injectors
billet fuel rails
95mm ss inductions throttle body
roller rockers
alloy rocker covers
eagle leads
lokar dipstick
arp big end and main cap bolts
Aussie dessert coolers street and strip radiator package

Power: when its finished hopefully more than 300kw at the wheels

Exhaust: Pacemakers to twin 2.5 xplod cats to twin 2.5 catback

Gearbox: T56 with textralia z grip clutch & mal wood short shifter

Diff: 3.08 LSD (3.9 tru trac planned)

Brakes:
VT master cylinder,
VT front callipers .
braided lines front and from chasis to diff
ferodo street pads
Slotted rotors.

Suspension:
Pedders 30mm front sway bar, 22mm rear sway bar,
Kyb shocks and lovells super low springs,
adjustable panhard rod.
Nolathane Strut brace
Heavy duty swaybar link pins front and rear.

Wheels/Tyres:
16' VE chasers 7"Front and 8" Rear

Interior:
Monza Race seats
Chrome door handles

Other Mods:
K frame spacers
tub liner
aeromotive fuel reg and gauge
upgraded all wiring to 2ga ( starter, alternator, earths)


Stereo:
Headunit: JVC KD-R926BT
Amp: kicker 1252xi
Speakers: Boston FS60
Wiring: Kicker


Build Period: bought on 9/7/10

here is a pic from 2012



Future Mods: get motor in and running.


well the story goes. last monday afternoon i drove past this vs ute for sale. and saw this ute has potential. after checking it out further it was a series 3 manual. so i spoke with the bloke and it had been a water damaged repairable write off. so i decided id buy it and see how i go.

picked the ute up on friday morning and it was thick with brown sludge all over the car. i pressure washed it and then washed it with a sponge. and the paint come up pretty well then proceeded to pull the interior to pieces and its apparent ill need to replace the body loom as the water has affected alot of the wiring.

after speaking with dan he said we could put the l67 into the ute. so the following afternoon we decided it was time to get cracking and pull the l67 out of the wreck out the back. saturday night saw us with the motor and box out and the auto box disconnected.

sunday morning pulled all the bits and pieces off the ute and made way for the engine to come out of the ute which was seized from when the ute obviously went for a swim, hence the name "beached az".
sunday night we have the ecotec out and the getrag disconnected.

now all thats left to do is refit the l67 and getrag to the ute replacing bits and pieces as we go.


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*uwishn*

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nice project what did you pick it up for??
looks like its done a dive of a Olympic diving board lol
 

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well today i phoned up a few places about some replacement parts that im going to need as the car the l67 came from was involved in a front end collision, and began to write a list of the bits and pieces i need to gather before putting it all back together.
i also confirmed that there was no water in the gearbox oil :D so the gearbox should be fine i also didnt find metal shavings on the magnetic drain plug which is a plus.

here goes with the list of things the car needs and ill tick them off as i get them

tail lights - ordered from sss auto parts
fuel filter
air filter
oil/filter
spark plugs
supercharger and accesories belts
engine mounts
gearbox/diff oil
2 pulley and tensioner - ordered from mc grath holden
new bcm, ignition barrel and door lock as i didnt get a key with the car.

thats what ive thought of so far.
 

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lol nice fun project mate. How many bloody cars you got now haha?
 

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another day another update.

ive been keeping a tab on the things i need to buy and trying to find some others.

today i found a place that sells truck and bus hinges and locks etc. and they had the locks that suit the hard lid on the ute so i now have the locks and keys to suit.

work on it today went as far as spraying the seats with wd40 to get them to budge. and they are now out.

it looks like the ute has a sub in next to the fuel tank. as there is wiring running through the port behind the passenger seat.
 
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