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Losh's VR Ute build thread

Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by losh1971, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. afstruct

    afstruct Well-Known Member

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    So , you're looking for a maintenance excuse to be able to do a mod.

    Sounds like me and heads, cams and the new to me manifold I have.
     
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    I'm just doing a restore. Bike has sat for over 6 years without having a decent ride. It needed it as it was looking really shabby. All the polished ali had oxidised and frame paint was chipped to buggary. It took a few hours to tear it down but putting it back together will take me over 30hrs, as so many parts need cleaning, painting and or lubrication.
     
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    Sanded ans painted the tub side rails today. Paint was all cracked so needed take it right back. Primed it up and applied some SCA, pressure can acrylic. I was going to buy a pressure can of Alaskan White just to blend in the colour. Then i checked and i had some thinned out Alaskan gear left over from the roof job. I blew in half a pot from the touch up gun. I only painted the Alaskan gear on the exposed edge, as the tub liner will cover most of the rail and i really didn't have enough to do the lot. As it is the gear i gunned in was 80% thinners. I probably won't cut and buff the rails in case i rub through the thin top layer. Being so much thinners it has got plenty smooth and stacks of shine straight off the gun. 20190124_125039.jpg
     
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    20190124_185145.jpg here is the finished job. Matches in really well now the ute has been pressure washed. On the weekend i will rivet the clips back on for the cover. Gonna leave the tub liner off for about 6 weeks to allow the paint to get nice and hard so the liner doesn't dig in to the paint.
     
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    Nice, Alaskan white is a great colour , I recon.
     
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    Ordered these, thanks to @immortality and @The1 for providing me the details. As good as MSD but way less expensive.

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    but but they are not red ......red is faster ;)
     
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