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Car: 1991 VN 'S'
Engine: buick V6
Exhaust: pacemaker extractors, 2.5 cat-back Berkley single muffler
Wheels: black stockies + chrome dress rings
Trans: auto

The car has been in the family for about 10 years. Bought from a dealer for $10,000.
It's at the 25x,xxx Kms. I'd have to say it goes pretty well.
Since I got my P's i have progressively been tinkering with bits and pieces, making it a lil different to how it used to be. As with everything it depends on money and money is a tad short so..

The 'done' list:

Driveline
VS OTR CAI
greenfoam tune
new exhaust system
modified bellmouth


Interior
VS gauges (thanks 88greenvn)
replace roof lining with white vinyl
paint centre console white + other accents
red vs blue footwell LEDs
security alarm and remote central locking
install factory cruise control


Exterior
rear wheel arch cover/spats things
SS rear lip
driving lights
Uber-cool LED parkers

Pics.. everybody likes pics: these are all old pics however- newer ones down the page
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Going to put these on when i get money to buy paint and sikaflex.
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Led's in the footwell and on the B-pillars
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roof - white vinyl
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IMG_6584.JPG- lotsa overtightned screws resulting in broken plastic - thanks previous central locking and CD player installer.
IMG_7029.JPG- all done.

thoughts comments :)
 
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how are you gonna do your spats i am thinkin ur gonna use the plastic from the side of the car in pic 3 ??? if not are you going to buy some ?
 

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yes ill use them. made some brackets up to fit the arch lip. I'm thinking get some touch up paint, spraying the brackets then using sikaflex to stick the trolleystrips on. im just not sure which sikaflex to use.
 

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yea keep us posted on how the trolleystrips go keen to see :D
 

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trolleystrips / spats thingys are on. but the browser doesnt seem to want to let me upload pics. cos its gay. so is my net speed.

-got new(ish) tyres
-got some VS speaker pods - need to paint them the same shade as the door panels ( a darker grey) + get splits to put in them
 

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update - i am at a place with fast internet.

This is all a years worth of waiting and shitting around




Audio system then:
  • Clarion cz200soemthing headunit. Its black and sleek and looks cool and was only $170 at autobarn
  • Front speakers- Apline SPS600Cs with the tweeter cut into the stock dash speaker mesh and woofer in VS door pods, powered by an..
  • Alpine V12 2 channel MRV-T707. 70wrms per channel. It took me ages to build that board that it's mounted to, build it so that the hatch still closes even with the sub box in the way. Big bulky bloody heatsink.
  • Subs- 2 pioneer (series-before-the-first-champion-series) subwoofers in a pioneer box. 400wrms each. they dont actually do that though.
  • Sub amp- Kicker ZX300.1 .Yeah it isn't powerful enough for the subs but i bought it for $120 like 3 months before i got the subs. It does the job of running them. Anyone got a ZX750.1 they wanna sell???
  • 4 guage to a distribution block then 4g to the Kicker and 8g to the Alpine
  • rear speakers- kenwood $80 things. which i found out were actually $50 at JB.. AFTER i had installed them :|

The spats are also finished finally :)



EDIT: Have now got a ZX750.1, yayy for ebay! The difference is notable, much more shaking, admittably the boot skin has started to separate and the little tab on the rearvision mirror fell out the other day :/
 
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After we got back from being overseas it was awesome to start it up again. Fired up straight away :)
Scored a set of pacemaker extractors from a mate at TAFE for $200. Cleaned them up and gave em a re-spray and one full day fitting the bloody things. Sound a treat. + the much needed oil change. Got some cheapo chrome dress rings for the wheels- they really set it off nicely i think
 

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got p2s, tinted windows 35%, tinted tail lights a tad, installed cruise control



looking all good and dandy :)

but last friday night, this happened :bang:



hit another car (VE). could not believe it. needless to say a massive wake up call to just how it only takes a second of innatention for everything to go all wrong.
 
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looks good dont see many vn s packs in white are you fixing it good luck with it
 

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cheers mate, yeah it will definately be fixed, insurance should cover it (comprehensive), if not, then I'll bloody well fix it, despite father's wise words of "its an old car- its not worth it"
oh yeah i pissed off the gay white painted window winders a few weeks ago.
and the drivers side rear door handle snapped off yesterday :s another thing for the vast 'to do' list
 
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