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My VH SL Wagon.

Discussion in 'VB - VC - VH - VK' started by Crash, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. Crash

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    Hi everyone, this is my VH SL wagon. I bought it off eBay, full grandpa spec, 173, 4 speed with original interior and exterior.
    I've always like VH's but a few mates have all got sedans so i decided to do a wagon. Something different. :thumbsup:
    I'm going to replace the 173 and 4 speed for a VN headed carby fed 355 and full manual tri-matic.
    It'll be getting mini tubbed and running a shortened VL borg warner diff. Got a set of Convo's for it as well.
    I like the standard base model look to so it'll be staying standard looking on the inside and outside with the exception of the wheels. :D




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    Thats cool.

    My dad had one of these when growing up, we had tape on the glove box too lol..
     
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    Few updated pic's.

    Pulled the motor and box out to start on smoothing out the bay and pulled the interior as well to start on the tubs.

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    One of those just coz pic's, lol

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    My mate got one of the tubs cut out and we got one of the wheels sitting under her just to check clearances.

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    Both tubs have been done since these photo's and now we have a diff length. Just gotta drop the diff off to get shortened.
     
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    Haha, yeh these were the first pic's i took of it. The glove box is fixed now. haha
     
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    Looks like a clean one - i'll be watching this. Good to see a wagon getting the treatment :rockon:
     
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    looking good mate! Keep the pics coming.
     
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    cant wait to see where this build goes.Love the convo's mate can't beat em!
     
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    Thanks guys, and yeh I'll keep the photos rolling in.
    I've just moved into a new house so I'm tied up with that at the moment.
    I've gotta go speak to the bank soon to see about building a shed out the back to house the toys but yeh I'll keep you all posted.
     
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    Just few progress pics. I've had the diff shortened and is now running 31 spline billet axles,
    3.45's and a full spool and 1/2 inch competition studs.

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    Tubs cut out and cleaned up.

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    Tubs tacked in.

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    Keep the updates coming - this is guna be bad ass :thumbsup:
     
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    Just a couple more pic's. Tubs are all welded in now.

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    Just a quick pic of the diff back in.

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    Any thoughts, opinions or feed back guys and girls.
     
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    I reckon your on the right track - shes looking awesome:rockon:
     
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    im curious why it has drum brakes on the diff? or is this getting changed to disc at a later point
     
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    It's easier to run drums because of clearances @Baphomet
     
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    Always had a soft spot for wagons, I love what your doing with this! Keep it up
     
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