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Cranky VSSSUTE 355 Twin Throttle Walkinshaw Build Thread

Discussion in 'VR - VS' started by dobesz, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. dobesz

    dobesz 355ssute

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    So made the loom up with a plug as brain of the dakota is under the dash near fuse box. Soldered all the negatives together so can just screw to trans tunel. Had to belt sand few bits from the bottom of the selector plastic housing as shifter mechanism was just kissing it.
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    Pretty much done now just have to mod the black strip that goes around shifter, that slides with shifter when pushing it through gears. Been doing few other things, took all the front guard screws out and sprayed them body colour as they were black.
    As soon as shifter is finished its off to have the door trims done exactly how i want them so that the vinyl parts are same colour code as rest of interior with black leather inserts. As the wood trim of the caprice trims is now gloss black. Will have old tint striped from windows and new tint as well.
    Also getting hard lid resprayed as never did it when car was resprayed.
     
  2. dobesz

    dobesz 355ssute

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    So finally got it all in and working, been busy with work up late quoting jobs for next year so ute is on the back burner and looking at new cars etc. But as usual nothing goes perfect, had the slider just about cut out 100% and the prick snapped so in vid you can see nothing in the gear selector slot yet. But you get the idea, its quite good and pretty happy with results.
    I earthed the leds to the shifter body and the loom for leds goes up past the air con controls around under dash where fuse box is. So easy to get to the Dakota box for programming.
    You will notice because i altered reverse lockout it is a little awkward to use but thats all good as didnt want to cut a slot in black fascias.
    The dakota unit very easy to program, some may say its wanky but i like stuffing about with pointless **** haha

    [video]http://vid797.photobucket.com/albums/yy255/dobesz/IMG_1442_zps4t0d44it.mp4[/video]
    Hope to get the door trims back soon from the trimmer as well as the hand brake boot. The sound and heat deadening worked a treat the floor pan stays with zero heat now for quite a long time of driving and once it does get heat its not scorching hot like it used to be. Loving al the black carpet and facias etc, made the interior look a million times better.
     
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    Cool set up there dobesz.

    Bummer about the slider but you should be able to source another pretty easily.

    How about a vid if this thing running & driving. Keen to hear what it sounds like.
     
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    its actually flows nice (the dakota) and i like how N R P are red. unique to say the least
     
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    Loving the LED setup, still retains some originality. Top notch work
     
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    It is definitely a good setup, one that I see been replicated........
     
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    Turned out better than expected.
     
  8. dobesz

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    Yea once i get the interior back in it ill get a vid of it for you mate.
     
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    Looks neat nice job
     
  10. dobesz

    dobesz 355ssute

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    Hahah yea no doubt but more than happy to tell and show how, i have a vs ute with frs think being original went out the window a long time ago.
     
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    dobesz 355ssute

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    Went to a MOSC car meet last weekend she still comes up ok in pics.
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    Looking great , which I'm sure it does in person as well. Good to have it back together and enjoying it again
     
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    dobesz 355ssute

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    New trims have finally been finished, had the colours changed from 15i to 25i and had the arm rests done in black leather. Should look good as have black carpets and plastics in the ute. The interior is all pretty much brand new now, its for once nice to sit in. Black carpet etc looks very crisp against the 25i plastic colour codes.
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    dobesz 355ssute

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    So fitted one of the trims, realised the brand new door vent i purchased off ebay was not 25i but 15i. So thought stuff it, set the boys up at work and went to two pick a parts, first one had bugger all 25is but managed to get heap of the plastic door plugs and screws. Second one had bugger all 25i’s and just as i was giving up hope i found it, a grandpa speck 25i.

    The door vents never been touched no paint scratched off them etc. No P plater had hacked at them. So carefully removed them and gave them a good clean. I also took the glove box as my one had few scratches from life as work ute.

    Mental note dont look closely at vs trim its **** house haha, nothing lines up 100% and every trim piece depending on the plastic is a slightly different shade. Very happy with the trim, yes the kicker speakers are a bit hectic ill paint the covers black.

    Loving the leather, now off to get the tint redone as its rooted. Be interested to see now with door trims and all the sound deadening what its like inside now.[​IMG]
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    Lol my interior pretty much brand new now from the carpet to the hand brake boot haha
     
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    So now that it's all back together....time for that drive by vid !!
     
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    Yea ill get one up as soon as i can
     
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    10 months and still no video.
     
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    Is there any reason I cant see any of your pictures? just has a photobucket thing
     
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    Photobucket took away the ability to freely share images.
     
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