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Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by Aussie Muscle, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. Aussie Muscle

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    Planning on building up a VR Commodore. Ground up, inside and out. Have the plans in my head, but was around for a cheap VR, these seem to be getting hard to get.

    Anyway, i'm in no great rush for the car yet, but has anyone built a flat firewall? I know the standard ones are glued in, but i want a full smooth engine bay, and the standard firewall just doesn't cut it, and i'm not ripping one of them out, watched a guy I worked with, rip one out, while doing my apprenticeship, and it was a massive pain in the rear.

    So, has anyone done it, or seen one done?
     
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    Yeah, looking at them, it'll be near impossible, the motors sit almost right on it. I might have to wait until i actually start the build, mock fit the new engine, and go from there.
     
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    Kinda off topic, but why VR over VS specifically? They're pretty much the same car bar the V6.
     
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    Everybody knows VR's look better :D........ they will also hit club/classic plates a few years earlier....most VS sedans had D/S airbags VR's didn't so more fun for wheel choices...VS's are so last years model look ;)
     
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    Last century! ha ha ha
     
  7. Aussie Muscle

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    Pretty much as Wozza says.

    Like to be able to choose my own steering wheel, instead of a standard unit with a massive big pillow in it. Might save a life, but i don't plan on smashing it, after it's done :D:D:D.
     
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    Who does ?
     
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    Captain Risky?
     
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    the_boozer no more VK

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    Do you plan on driving it on the road? The wheel you choose will still have to have crash padding the same as the stock wheel has. If you know a way to get around that rule please tell me? legally not change it after the inspection
     
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    Just needs to be an ADR approved wheel and Boss....most momo SAAS nardi ect ones are
     
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    greenacc Searching for the billion

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    I hope this will be a V8.
    No one in their right mind would rebuild a VR with the buick V6 would they?
     
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    Airbags were still optional in VS, Mines an executive and it doesnt have a drivers or a passenger side airbag
     
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    It will be a V8. Even would be border line crazy dropping a V8 into a VR. This car is a project for my Autistic son, and I. Once finished, I won't be selling it, it'll eventually get handed down to my kids. It'll be the last car I ever build, so this will have plenty of time spent on it.
     
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    Nice, a father and son project car. In that case it does t really matter what type of car it is, as long as it's a commodore :)
     
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    if you were her in n.z i would have given you my vr ss shell for free ive js taken the engine and gearbox out n put it in my vs wagon.what an awesome thought doing a build for your son bro cheers to you and your son bro and hope your build all goes well
     
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    Thanks mate. I want to teach him some skills that hopefully could lead him into a trade. He loves cars, and has wanted to work on one for a while now. So, hopefully, he will know how to do some panel beating, welding, metal work, as well as painting. I will be doing nearly all the work myself, so i'll save heaps in labour costs. Thanks for the offer, and if I were in NZ, I would of taken it off your hands.
     
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    Looking forward to the build thread. Id love to see a ute build thread. Nice lumpy V8 with some modern interior upgrades.
     
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    I will do a build thread with heaps of pics when the time comes. I believe, if your a car guy, you share your ideas, knowledge with others. This will be a very grumpy V8. I have idea of the build all mapped out in my head, but pointless posting a thread, purely based on an idea, and not actually doing it.
     

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