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My New VL! (first car)

RobboVl

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Lowered O.G Cruiser (Ice Blue Exec)

CHECK OUT ALL PAGES OF THE THREAD. ALL UPDATES AND INFO ON EACH PAGE.

What's up guys,
Here's just a couple of specs & flicks of my new/first car,

Model: Holden VL commodore
Year: 1987
Colour: Ice Blue
Bodykit: none.
Engine Type: RB30
Engine Mods: none
Power:normal.
Exhaust: stock
Gearbox: 3 speed auto
Brakes: refurbished
Suspension: stock UL front, stock UL rear
Wheels/Tyres: original hubcaps/Stockies.
Interior: pretty clean!
Other Mods: None
Stereo: sony head unit, sony fronts, pioneer backs, sony xplod sub.
More info:First car, paid $800, have time to get her perfect, needs roadworthy and registration.

Back View


Front View


Boot (old picture, Looks crap)



So please give me your opinions and give me tips on what i should do!

Cheers!

-RobboVL

(Upsate) 6/4/2011

Heres just a few pics of the interior :D

Front


Back


Top Back


Ohh and also, I picked up these goodies from my local wreckers.
I was pretty lucky to get them as they were about to crush the last VL, It was a calais too.
I picked up a calais dash, The window moulds, The chrome gutters and the center console attachments. :)



I also got a black center garnish, And all the switches (air-con wipers ect..), and some cables and air-con hoses.
(I forgot to add them to the flicks.)

Other pages have more updates!
 
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looks like you picked yourself a very tidy VL mate
being a 17 y/o, I'd expect your budget wouldn't be huge, and P platers can't really do any performance mods, so I guess you'd be mainly looking at some cosmetics
of course a set of wheels would be the first thing I'd be looking at. No need to buy new wheels, have a look on Ebay for a good second hand set with tyres. Carpet looks a bit worn, you can pick up new carpet fairly cheap on Ebay as well.

Have a look for rust under the back windscreen and boot seal. Very common for rust in these areas, if you get to it early, it can save you a lot of work down the track. Also the front screens are bad for it, check behind the passenger side kick panel for water stains on the ECU. If the ECU gets wet they can die.

You could also maybe get a set of headers/extractors. Technically it's a performance upgrade, but I think most get away with it.
Otherwise, just give it a good cleanup and detail, including engine bay. It's amazing the difference a good detail can make to the car
 

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Good cut and polish on the paint followed by wax will bring it up looking new. Find a tacho dash instead of the clock. Has the drivers door been torn back at some stage? as it looks like the stopper mount has been re welded, maybe give it a quick coat of paint/ tidy up. Other then whats listed above I've got nothing else to add, im sure others will. Have fun with it.
 

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Thanks alot man,

Yeah before i picked it up i did abit of research, and yeah i found out That those spots are notorious for rust, But the boot seems fine. As for the windscreen there is a fair amount, I am going to get rid of it ASAP as it just looks like surface rust. (hopefully) And I'll check out that ECU man, Thanks for telling me about that.

As for the wheels, I'd love to get my hands on some! I was thinking of getting a set of clean silver interceptors, as that would be the cheapest. And alot of VL's seem to have them and it suits them.

And the carpet inside has just been replaced, It just has a shadow in the picture which makes it look crappy. But thanks for the suggestion!


And yep! i've done abit of a cut & polish but im sure a good scrub will do wonders!

Thanks alot for the comment & suggestions man!
 

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Yes man,
The door has been re welded, the person before me did a ghetto looking weild on it for his mum (As it was an old ladys before mine)
It looks terrible and as you can see in the photo has surface rust, I will give it a clear coat mate, good idea thanks!

As for the tacho add-on, Just today i bought myself a VL Calais dash for only $40!! which has everything i wanted intalled in it. :D

Thanks for checking it out and leaving feedback bud!
 

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Thanks for all these comments guys! :)
 
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clean first car mate, much bettter then my first *cough* XF Falcon *cough* lol
 

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car looks good man, when u get ur ps?
 

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clean first car mate, much bettter then my first *cough* XF Falcon *cough* lol
Cheers mate,
Haha i still see a fair few of them getting around. :D
 

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[jonnoo];1826502 said:
car looks good man, when u get ur ps?
Thanks bud,
Uhm about 10 months.,
Gives me time to get the VL running sweeet. :D
 
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