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Discussion in 'VB - VC - VH - VK' started by Unbreakable, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Unbreakable

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    I recently purchased this VH SL, loving it so far. Only made some very slight changes to the car, nothing much really. It's a one owner, the owner was a old guy and he sold it when he was 80 to buy a new Mazda.

    Anyway, the car is really clean and straight, as old guys do he got his paintbrush out and tried to fix up some of the rust, so it looks a little odd on one side, but i plan on re-spraying it very soon.

    The only thing i have done to it at the moment is taken all of the guards off from the headlights.

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    The things i would like to do at the moment are -

    - New paint job, probably same colour
    - Rims + Low Profiles
     
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    Aha, why are there no comments here? This thing actually looks really good! Love these. I actually know someone who's looking for one. Interior looks shmicko
     
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    Thanks, I'll have to get some updated pictures tomorrow
     
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    ah this thing brings back memories...
    my first car was the same model, same interior etc except it was 'torquay sand' in colour. :) Mine didn't have power steer though

    Within 12 months the old 202 & trimatic was gone and a 308/M21 combo took it's place. Plus stuck a 10 bolt LSD under the back.
    Lowered it with the same Walky wheels that are on my SS now.

    Only reason I sold it was to buy the SS I have now.
     
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    I plan on maybe dropping a 308 into it in the future, it's a nice straight, clean car perfect for a re-build. Looking at getting some rims soon, just got to find the right ones. Might just go with some SL/E's or maybe some Simmons depending on how much money i can gather up. Here's a few new pictures of the car i took today.
     

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    Looks schmick mate:) nice to see another yellow old girl..

    DEFINATELY turf the 202.
     
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    mmmmmm clean, i like.

    Good starting point for a project, 202 isnt a bad engine just lacking in the HP department. A mild 308 would be nice or an INJ 304.
     
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    nice base to start with very much like my own only different colors. i like the black sl/e style tail lights they look heaps better than the stock red ones.
     
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    Looks alot like my cameo yellow VH, blacked out lights ect.. The colour really grows on you after a while, expressly with some rims "maybe some 15x7 cop rims" and blacked out windows with SL/E trimings a bit of tint and shine. On a low budget you could maybe set up a nice carb or injection kit off a VK to give her a bit more perk.
     
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    ^agreed my yellow vc came good after lowering and a nice polish with nags...
     
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    Yeah i agree with you JunkDog wasn't too fond of the colour at first but it has grown on me.

    Going to give the engine bay a good clean this weekend and probably give the car a wash and wax as well.
     
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    Bought a set of 16" stockies for the car, the current ones are a bit scratched up from the hubcaps. Should tidy the car up a bit..Pick them up thursday

    As well as that later this week i am going to purchase a weber carby for the car. The current one seems a bit tired so i figured a new one would be best.
     
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    U jerk:p I've been hunting for a set for a bit now...
     
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    Picked up the stockies last night. Tried to put them on the car today but they wouldn't go over the hub by a bee's dick, so took them to a engineer today said they should be ready monday :D

    Changed oil today as well, brake pads tomorrow.
     
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    nice and clean bro
     
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    Any pics champ?
     
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    Haven't taken any pics yet keep forgetting. Wheels are all machined and good to go went to put them on and they ####ing scrub..need to get some thinner tires other than that they are perfect looks tuff as haha. I'm going to put them back on this weekend to take some pics so i will post some then :)
     
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    Put the wheels on again to measure for new tires was going to take pics but left my damn camera at home..Sorry. tires will be on by friday so will get some pictures then. Was wondering why my two front speakers wern't working, looked at the wire that goes through the door frame. both of them were severed lol all fixed up now.
     
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    What tyres u running? I put 205/45/16 on my ceptors.. No tyre fold and I can run ultra lows with no scrub:)
     
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    Hey mate running 215/55/16. Just got back from the shop here's a few recent pics. Last pic is from yesterday at work. Will most likely get some lowered springs in the near future. Spent too much money on the car this pay haha. Going to buy some chrome for the window rubbers too, found some online pretty cheap.
     

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