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Discussion in 'VB - VC - VH - VK' started by c2105026, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. c2105026

    c2105026 Active Member

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    Hey there,

    Just thought I'd attach some pics of my original '79 VB

    some notes:

    - still needs some panelbeating and repainting
    - engine underbonnet has had decals installed
    - nrma badge has been replaced with a more period correct 70s-80s one (one you see dates from the early 90s)
    - drivers seat has since been repaired
    - as part of the display am also getting together a late 70s picnic setting, with trimmings etc - saw a guy do it for a '64 EH was a great idea - so I have sourced 70s picnic table, magazines, books, picnic items, food/beer containers etc for next show (hopefully NRMA Sydney motorfest
    - only non original items are stereo and kill switch
    - in keeping with originality I went thru my iTunes and sourced every decent track released 1978-1980, put onto playlist. When driving the commodore I usually have this playlist going (atm 150 tracks and growing). also have this playlist going when I display it at shows.
     
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    Mate

    It is similar to mine.

    Vinyl interrior same colour.

    Mine is in Flemanco REd.

    Traxx do a scale model of this vehicle.

    How many ks has it done?
     
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    well, when I bought it it said 122k, but turns out the odometer was broken (very, common fault) and worked sporadically. fitted a new speedo - did not work - sent speedo away to get fixed and odometer now works all the time.

    given that the motor and transmission are still in excellent condition I would say no more than 150k

    I have that model; it is of an SL rather than the base model
     
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    88GreenVN Next Exit Left

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    The interior looks to be in very good condition. Picnic tabke = great idea :)
     
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    Mate

    Yours has an SLE bumper with over riders.
     
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    Looks awesome. Considering it's a time capsule, where do you keep the flux capacitor :D
     
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    not bad mate
     
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    she's an absolute bewt, c21.... Looks like you've alot of time & effort to restore a classic to orig. Fantastic! :D

    ps. Just noticed the ol' anti-static strap! Did those things even work lol
     
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    Ha yeh nah its probably part of some 70s pseudoscientific gibberish....like chariots of the gods...and energy polarisers lol
     
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    looks great mate
     
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    Here are some updated pics...
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    Here are some updates...
    - Panel beating done, rust removed, resprayed in 2pack Firethorn Red
    - Installed seat covers to keep seats cool in summer
    - Bumpers rechromed
    - Wheels repainted
    - New: Tyres, shocks, steering rack, battery, front springs, brake system, carpet, console, boot carpet, carb rebuilt. Has had transmission repairs.
     
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    You have a pristine VB on your hands there.
    I'm about to pull my interior out of mine, you're welcome to my old interior bits for free if you want spares. The catch is you'll have to come get em!
    Your Vb and dazz's VN should be in the museum at bathurst on show from what i can see.
     
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    I did offer it to McFeeters museum at forbes for hire but they were not interested - too 'common'. Already had a 70s falcon and kingswood on display.
    I may be coming your way VHSS in november (central coast half marathon).
    That is a very nice VN Dazza. Reminds me of my VX that only had 37600 on it (is now 61600). I feel that in 5-10 yrs VN-VP will be the next big thing as clean, unmolested originals, regardless of trim level, take off. VL SLs now around $6k in good nick.
     
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    Thread bump - car still going but some clown dented the door in carpark, awaiting panelbeating (booked in week after next). Also getting under the front bumper re-done along with the sills with some stone guard paint to prevent stone chips. Chipping very badly in these areas. In last 18 months I have added the following things:

    -Period 1980 NSW Rego sticker (re-made)
    -full set of original factory overriders.
    -luggage area returned to stock with rubber boot mat and uncovered spare (as it would have been for a base model)
    -new muffler, fuel pump, thermostat housing, chrome rocker cover and sideplates.

    In the midst of all this car has been awarded a car of the day trophy at NSW all holden day (last year), and has been featured on front page of local paper in a headline story (when it was announced holden was closing down).
    Also did some history research about the original owner and the dealership it was from. As it turns out, within 8 months of being registered, both the factory and the dealership it would have been sold from had both closed down.
     
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    Tasmaniak Not a valid input....

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    but what about those speakers? :|
     
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    The speakers......ahh yes, true they date from 2009 lol. Could go to wreckers and see if I can find some period appropriate speaker grilles, or may look around on the web for some......that being said the ipod and head unit under the seat kills the disco-period illusion anyway ;)
     
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    Some more things I found on Sydney Morning Herald Archives:

    Front page of SMH on day car was first delivered (Iranian US Hostage Crisis big news story)
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    Ad showing the sale of John A Gilbert, Camperdown in Dec 1979, 1 month after the car was sold there (dealership closed because it was unprofitable - consolidated to where Suttons Waitara is now)
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    VB on bypassed section of Great Western Highway. Road was bypassed in 1981, has been left untouched (local access road), you can even see the old double yellow line!
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    First time I've seen this. Nice as it is. Don't think putting over riders would look good.
     
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    I reckon they look fine.......even still, worth having as a fairly rare factory set.
     

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