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my 1993 VP Berlina BT1

Discussion in 'VN - VP - VG - VQ' started by VP_SV6, Aug 5, 2012.

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    Hi all thought id show off my new project i picked up needs TLC but is better than others i have had its a V6 BT1 berlina has elec windows aircon cruise control pwr steering alarm etc i plan to use my rusty VP to fix this BT1 it has only done 257090klm trying to find the build sheet at the moment i know where to look ;) how do i find info on where this car was based?? ie which area i know people can do you ask victoria police ??? anyway here are some photos got it cheap i will update with new photos as i build it will be stock standard no fancy mags or lowered stuff keep it simple might even get lights for the roof and siren as it has most of the wires left for that put it on display as a police car at shows but be able to take lights off for everyday driving :yeah: has had bog used to fill the holes in the roof for the wires to the lights and i need to fix that its a little ruff ...
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    Enjoy more to come :)
     
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    will be good to see this restored
     
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    Sorry to burst your bubble but what you brought was a rebirth.. They did not make a bt1 Berlina and it don't have star headed rivits... :/ Pull the carpet up on the passangers side front floor and look at the build sheet.
     
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    And thats a vn lexcen cluster.. Sorry to say this but its better you know before you spend money on it!
     
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    its ok HSV5L i do hear your points ;) we got pulled over by police towing this home on the trailer and the cop said its listed as a EX police car not stolen he was checking to make sure it wasn't stolen lol it has its last rego sticker on the window still was only taken off the road in Dec 2011 tags have not been touched there are scratches on the tag at the top of this page after a chain snapped while lifting the dead motor out and the motor hit the firewall and tag its a numbers matching car i should have the build sheet by tomorrow i know the cluster is wrong but i have the correct one to replace it :) its going back on the road anyway as we need a family 5 seat car with a towbar we don't have one :/

    Edited to add i have a full rusty vp with strong running gear to drop in this car not spending that much on the car itself as i have good parts to change and swap rego etc will cost the most.

    from Wikipedia on VN BT1 mine must have been a low number build every number matches on the car from vin to body all match

    Commodore BT1

    The Commodore BT1 or the Police Pack was a special pack for the VN Commodore that was available to the Australian and New Zealand Police Forces. Most where executive based models however some BT1 berlina models also exist. Most BT1's where also fitted with a 5.0 litre V8, whilst there is V6 versions too.

    The BT1 Commodores standard features supersede and add to those of the Commodore Executive. Although the pack varied in each state, they were commonly fitted with:

    5.0-litre 165 kW (221 hp) V8 engine
    3.8-litre V6 Engine
    4-speed automatic transmission
    Engine tuning stage 5
    Extractors
    FE2 sports suspension
    Oil sump protector
    Unique instrument cluster
    Unique interior lighting
    SS exhaust pack
    Transmission cooler
    Automatic gear selector allows selection of "2" without use of shift lock button
    Larger capacity V8 fuel tank
    15" steel rims with larger 22mm wheel nuts (larger tyre iron supplied with vehicle)
     
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    Thanks for the info about the bt1's ! But now the only thing thats got me is the pop rivits from 1988 to 2004 they had star heads and yours are just round hard wear ones so yeah let me know how you go with the build sheet cheers Travis :)
     
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    Yeah i know what your talking about with pop rivits i have seen the star heads i have noticed this car has had a respray of white on the passenger side and front but all numbers match on the car and it last rego plates were issued in 1997 and rego ran out in Dec 2011 due to its motor being dead i plan to pull the carpet up for the build sheet soon when we dry out as you can see from the photos :p or i can go to holden and pay for a reprint of its build sheet and not touch the carpet lol but here are some more random photos of the car and bits that are not on my other vp

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    There is a date and number but my phone camera didn't show it
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    have no idea what the black box is but its not in my other VP
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    map light forgot to take a photo of the other roof light
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    The black box will be a bcm for the power options windows etc.
     
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    ahh ok cool you can't tell i have no idea can ya haha my other VP has normal windows not power windows
     
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    I now have a worked V6 motor and auto with a shift kit to go in my car plus a power chip extractors and other things can't wait to drop this stuff in the car
     
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    Sounds good! Pics ?
     
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    Not yet sorry have not picked up the motor yet still having work done and the car is still the same too once i have the motor at home photos will be taken ;) my plan is to have it standard on the outside but be a sleeper not going to lower it because i live in the country and roads are bad but i think the worked motor and box will make up for that :)
     
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    Just a Quick update car is getting there bit by bit photos soon just getting the gearbox sorted out before putting it in ....It has a stage 3 shift kit with corvette parts used inside made for power *no its not getting a chev badge* while looking at the body sorting out where to fix some fust that is starting we have found the roof light mounting holes that have been bogged and painted over so its been a police car in its life and will be a sleeper
     
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    got the police chip in it? my old vp bt1 had pop rivits 2
     
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    Dont even start
     

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