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Discussion in 'Projects' started by hi_ryder, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. hi_ryder

    hi_ryder Donating Member

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    finally the telstar has come to an end. lady in front of me jammed on the brakes through a green light at the intersection near my house. someone cut her off turning right on red and left me paying a 1000 dollar excess. oh well **** happens. cars gone to pickles auctions. looks im a first place shoe in for the good timing awards though because my boss is brought his vp calais to work to sell and now i gots the spinach. its getting a change over steering rack right now but i should have it monday or tuesday. cars been sitting for about year and a half so ill give it a full service and i change the driver mirror and taillight. picked it up for 1800 bucks, will post pics asap..... its cardinal red over solar silver and a 3.8 litre...
     
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    Looks like you almost got her stopped - bad luck a.

    On the good side VP Calais is a nice mode or transport. There's an up side to everything.:)
     
  3. DannyboyDS

    DannyboyDS Just hand me the pliers.

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    whats the interior like in the VP
     
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    really clean, no rips tears. headliner is good, still has the original stereo. unmolested car. ill post pics as soon as i get it....
     
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    theres a section for selling bits in.
     
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    and i need 20 posts...
     
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    heres the new daily driver

    heres the pics people, needs a few things for roadworthy. tail light and mirror and maybe a few other things ill have to go through it. put in a new battery and she starts on the first kick. runs like a top. has 330 on the clock. im going to respray it and mabe put some vy sigs on it. for the rest of the pics click the link...

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    Morton For external use only

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    Beautiful car, and a beautiful colour :) Take care of that, it's in great condition!

    Just please, don't put VY sigs on it :( It's a great looking car as it is, the last thing it needs are big, ugly, heavy mags slowing it down :p

    Also, respray standard colour? I hope so :p
     
  9. hi_ryder

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    im going with standard colour but i going to do a house of kolor red ice pearl overlay. you'll only be able to see the diffrence in person not really in photos. just gives it a little something different. theres a couple of these getting around my area same colour.
     
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    how could you? ^ ={
     
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    if you want ill paint it lime green, lemon yellow door trims and neons all over. dont forget the tsw wheels with hsv badges on them. ill paint those with an aerosol can. ill mix asian quality with muzza styling...
     
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    slotted rotors brake upgrade on the daily..... paradox (gordon) gave me a hand brought some bearing grease a torque wrench and some locktite. cheers gordo. did rotors and pads all around as well as the torsion bar rods and new front bearings. dam this car is hurtin for a squirtin (gotta paint it). next is full nolathane bush kit, nolathane strut top bearing kit, ball joints tie rod ends, and steering rack reco.... when i get to it....
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    PaRaDoX Because Racecouch...

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    Looks shinny :) the cars mint, cleanest VP i've seen in a quite a while
     
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    ahhh your makin me blush...
     
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    the calais got written off... bought it back from shannons for $200. its getting fixd and resprayed as we speak, will post pics soon...

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    much damage on the outter skirt??? looks like there would be. but either way still a decent buy for 200 bucks haahaa
     
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    some updates. the sil section was too mangled to save so i got one cut off a vr from the wreckers. thats my panel beater friend Manny, squaring it up and checking the gaps, and welding in the sill section. who thought a yank and an iraqi would be friends lol.. also picked up a set of wh grange 18's. all gutter checked but ill get em fixed up and primed...

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    love those rims
     
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    yea the outter skirt was pushed in maybe half inch but it its cosmetic really so i didnt bother messing around with it as it dosent get seen. we tried all the panels on and everything lined up good after we pulled the hinges. its kinda like my first car, didnt have the heart to part it out, and for 200 bucks buy back its sill not to put it back on the road. got aq soft spot for the calais...
     
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    saw 2 other members with them on their vp calais, its my favourite hsv wheel, couldnt resist. plus this car's been rollin grampa spec for too long...
     

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