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GetToDaChopa's VH 253

Discussion in 'VB - VC - VH - VK' started by GetToDaChopa, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. grovers_1983

    grovers_1983 vh ftw

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    defnetly sl it's the same as mine but no where near as nice as yours that's fking mint if mine ever look's as good as your's il die happy how is the carpet? i know the mob on ebay and im so close to geting some for mine (but in the dark blue)
     
  2. GetToDaChopa

    GetToDaChopa Blues Brother # 2

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    So... I've been investigating this thing called "manual transmission" something that my car does not have. Therefore i have decided to acquire this new discovery and implement it into my beautiful but manualless VH.

    I've found so far that i will be using the 5 speed Toyota Supra gearbox. I've talked to my mechanic (Thanks Darren for the help) and acquired a list of **** to get for the conversion.

    Here it is. If i am missing something or if someone could elaborate to help me out, i would appreciate it.

    1. Supra Box and shifter
    2. Clutch pedal and clips
    3. Clutch cable?
    4. Speedo Cable
    5. Bolts for the fly wheel
    6. Bolts for the clutch to the flywheel
    7. Preasure plate
    8. Pilot Bush?
    9. Flywheel
    10. Tailshaft
    11. Bellhousing and pivot

    So this is what i have been researching about, if anyone could help me out with the conversion in terms of what i need before i begin, i would REALLY appreciate it.
     
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  3. Fusion

    Fusion Awww I bent my wookie !

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    Not to sure but will the speedo cable need to be changed or a different gear for the speedo ? Just a thought .
     
  4. GetToDaChopa

    GetToDaChopa Blues Brother # 2

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    Thanks, i just checked i do need a speedo cable as well.
     
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    very clean vh
     
  6. GetToDaChopa

    GetToDaChopa Blues Brother # 2

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    Thanks, mate.

    My washing the car to driving ratio is at 5:0 :D
     
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    GetToDaChopa Blues Brother # 2

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    Was going to update tommorow, but what the hell some people were interested (ok maybe one person).

    I did decide to lower it:

    Painted rocket cover ( :rofl: ) only one at this point. (BTW i'm calling it a Rocket Cover from now on, just to mess with people)

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    My cat, having a good time:

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    My VERY unproffecional setup to change the springs and shocks:

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    V8 Inside...

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    Pedders shortent shocks and lowered suspension:

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    It was dark by the time i finished so, will take some pics tommorow, and have to do the front tommorow:

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    shiftySLE The Lion will never Die!

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    Rocker cover made a nice difference, it coming up neat:thumbsup:
     
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    Jo3_Blo HZ Holden Fanatic

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    Nice rocker cover lol. :p Nah, makes it look heaps cleaner!!!

    Also, I know of someone telling a T5 conversion for a VH on another forum if you're interested? I think they want about 1500 or something for the whole lot. If you're interested I'll grab the link for you.
     
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    GetToDaChopa Blues Brother # 2

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    Oooh tempting but the conversion isn't going to happen until next year, unless i win the lotto (but i don't play, so what the hell am i talking about).

    I'll take a peak at the link :)
     
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    I think that one rocker cover looks better then getting both done! Heck I think I'm going to get a dirty one from the wreckers and piss one of my painted ones off! =P

    But seriously, nice car dude.. now check out mine. XD
     
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    Fusion Awww I bent my wookie !

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    Looking forward to seeing pics of the H lowered mate ;) . Engine bay will look a heap better once the other rocker cover is painted :thumbsup: . Keep up the awesome work :yeah: .
     
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    Thank you. I haven't had a chance to do the front today (sanding floors all day and to tired to work on the car) but i did snap a pic before leaving the house:

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    Sooo have to do the front springs and shocks next weekend...
     
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    Thanks for the link there. I'd love to buy it now but will not do this until the car is on the road and i've driven it a bit. And something always comes up like this.
     
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    GetToDaChopa Blues Brother # 2

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    So i got my car a little present. New wheels. I had some issues with the other ones. Haven't lowered the front yet, because i don't know how :cry: If someone knows how to take the front struts out of the VH. Otherwise it's not a big deal, ones i get it on the road i'll get someone else to do it.

    I like pictures.... :

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    v8commy Banned

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    its easy as
    get your car on stands
    take off the wheels
    take the caliper off
    take the bearing cup off
    take out the split pin
    take off the nut
    take of the disc and bearings keeping them free of dirt
    then take the split pin and nut off the ball joint tap on the side of ball joint until it comes out
    then take the split pin and nut off the tie rod end
    take off the three bolts in engine bay
    remove strut
    compress spring undo the top nut in the strut top bearing plate youll need a long socket
    take the spring off
    then theres a big hex nut/plate youll need multi grips remove and fit shocker
    then re assemble everything ive just explained
    when you remove the wheel bearing remember how tight the nut is because they arnt ment to be tight

    I AM NOT RESPONSEABLE FOR ANYONE THAT USES THIS ADVICE AND ****S THERE CAR UP
     
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    Thanks for that, I was just a bit confused. So just needed confirmation on what to do.
     
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    yeh thats ok mate
     
  20. AitchEBoy

    AitchEBoy Ray

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    I have only just come accross your original post and subsequent threads. If your interested I have just converted my VC 6 cyl automatic to a Celica 5 speed manual. We use our VC to participate on bush and dirt road bashes to rise money for ChildFlight .

    I did a lot of research on these conversions including sourcing the various parts for the swap. Dellow and CRC both provide kits for a cost which is reasonable or you could buy parts off EBay ( if you are sure what you are looking for or that the parts are the correct ones.) If you can do the swap yourself then you will save money. I see from one of your earlier posts that you have the Supra box which is going behind a V8. Speedo Cable will be required to be made up and there is a very capable bloke down in St Marys that does a good job. Mind you he isnt cheap but the work is verygood. Old saying you pay for what you get.

    If interested drop a pmail or repost on list. P.S. I live at the bottom of the hill in Cambridge Gardens.

    Ray
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