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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by nathanVY, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. nathanVY

    nathanVY such boost

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    Nathan's 4GEN Liberty GT Manual Wagon

    So the VX is gone, after many hours of searching and haggling came across this in NSW, picked it up for 5.5k

    Year: 2005
    Odo: 170,XXXkms
    Colour: Blaaaaack
    Engine: EJ20T Boxer.
    Transmission: 5sp Manual.
    Exhaust: Invidia Q300 Catback
    Electrics: Power Windows, Cruise Control, Climate Control
    Suspension: King Springs with Spec B Bilstein Shocks
    Stereo: PDX F6 Amp, Focal Flax 3 Ways

    Plans

    - Re-tint
    - Front mount cooler
    - AVO dump pipe
    - Tune
    - Get chips filled, car cut & polished
    - Paintless dent removal

    Servicing, etc

    - Upper engine clean, oil, filter, plugs & leads, change clutch fluid at 160,XXXkms - 27/11/15
    - Oil and filter change at 165,XXXkms - 30/12/16
    - Upper engine clean, oil and filter change at 170,XXXkms - 21/4/16

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    Trayner Fresh prince of Pakky

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  3. nathanVY

    nathanVY such boost

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    Mrs daily. Car part pickup & long trip fuel economy does better than commodores lol.
     
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    skappascrap Herp is for the derp.

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    I was hoping for a sleeper build........
     
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    I'm trying not to do a flat 6 conversion then s/c or turbo that... 300awkw wouldn't go astray..
     
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    Jecs PAVTEK Race Engines Staff Member

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    good pick up nath. nice daily for the missus and be able to throw **** in the back

    gotta admit tho the interior look fairly ordinary. lacks a bit of 'spark' so to speak.


    maybe if you do head unit, piano black all the things.
     
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    Cheers man, yeah she's loving it picked up driving manual in a few weeks. Already using it for car part pickups :D

    That was the plan, you can get a facia that replaces the factory head unit with a double din unit, black everything and it'l be looking good. It's really not a bad interior the dash is tidy, just the grey plastic is a bit meh.
     
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    Changing front CV shafts for the roady.. slightly rooted. One came apart as I was pulling it out of the gearbox.

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    Trayner Fresh prince of Pakky

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    How big is the boot space compared to a commodore wagon ruffly ?
     
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    nathanVY such boost

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    Would have to be pretty similar! No struts in the way either. A mate of mine has a VZ wagon i'll take a look when I get a minute.

    New pads & rotors as well

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    Hoska91 Formerly 75HJPREM

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    Looking good nath! love these liberties :) kind of makes me miss my CS9
     
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    Cheers mate! Fkn love the thing, one of the best cars i've ever bought for sure - thoroughly hooked on Subaru's now.
     
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    So the gearbox broke on the subi.. I probably drove it a bit hard. Not a biggie, snapped 1st gear shift fork, common issue. But still, what a great opportunity to go turbo.
    Picked up this sedan GT donor car, 160,000kms, manual.

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    Stripped it..

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    Scrapped the shell..

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    Cleaned up a bit, entire house full of parts.

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    Pulled the motor on the wagon and started installing the new bits.

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    Played tetris to get the right motors facing the right way..

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    New motor & dash in (including full wiring swap)

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    Cabin filter change, self explanatory.
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    GT bonnet on looking mint

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    All done. Car drives great, fresh driveline in absolutely everything swapped over from the donor car. Also grabbed curtain airbags and appropriate wiring/modules from a gt wagon at the wreckers, every single item on the car is low km, it was all getting a bit long in tooth at 245,000kms. Carpet from the donor car was perfect so in it went, love the way it drives now the turbo is a reasonable size on the manuals although it could be slightly bigger.
    It was a bit more involved than I thought but still a great outcome.
     
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    Holy crap.

    You lied. But I loved it.
     
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    Lol, was wondering if anyone would pick up on that :p
     
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    Hoska91 Formerly 75HJPREM

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    Awesome work as always Nath!

    Still feeling the subi bug ? really missing mine at the moment haha
     

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