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Ozzie'z Custom VY Calais

Discussion in 'VY - VZ - WK - WL - V2' started by Ozzie, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. Ozzie

    Ozzie JCCC Warrnambool

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    Please note: This vehicle is currently under restoration!

    Owner: Kris
    Date of Manufacture: October 2002
    Model: VY
    Make: Calais Sedan
    Engine: 3800 L67 Supercharged V6
    KMs: 162ooo
    Colour: Silver Flare / Firestorm Red Candy

    History
    The original owner purchased new from Melbourne, Victoria in 2003 and has owned it up until 2013.
    They then listed it on eBay with a suspected "blown head gasket" at 120oookms.
    A friend won the bid and had it transported over to Mount Gambier, South Australia where it sat against a fence in his back yard for two years being started every now and then.
    I purchased it off my friend in 2015 for $2900 knowing that it had a possible blown head gasket and the work began!
    So my initial hunch was that it wasn't actually a blown head gasket at all, and I was right.
    Turned out to be the water pump that had failed.
    A $60 part, could it really be that simple?

    Here is a list of the current work. (Will be updated as I go along)

    New Tensioners/Pulley
    New Idler Pulleys
    New Water Pump
    New Thermostat
    New Engine Belt
    New Fuel Cap
    New Supercharger Belt for 3.4" (10 PSI)
    New Nolathane Brand Sway Bar Link Pins
    New Nolathane Brand Sway Bar Bushes
    New Front Strut Mounts & Bearings
    New 3.3" (11 PSI) Supercharger Pulley
    New Twin 2.25” XForce Cat-Back Sports Exhaust
    New XU1 Chip with Mace Performance 98 Tune
    New Century Ultra High Performance Battery
    New Genuine Bosch 100Amp Alternator
    New Genuine Steering Rack
    New Genuine Tie Rod Ends
    Modified Genuine UTR CAI & Modified MAF
    New Genuine Idle Air Control (IAC) Valve
    New Genuine Climate Control Fan Resistor
    New Rocker Cover Gaskets
    A/C Re-Gassed
    New Genuine Air Conditioning Dryer
    New Air Conditioning Condenser
    New Genuine Heater Core
    New SSL King Springs (F&R)
    New Monroe GT Sport Shock Absorbers (F&R)
    New DBA Slotted Disk Rotors (F&R)
    New Bendix Ultimate Brake Pads (F&R)
    Refurbished Extractors
    New MSD Ignition Coils
    New MSD Ignition Leads
    New 52mm 3 Row Aluminum Radiator
    New Red HPR Silicon Hoses
    New B&M Stage 2 Shift Kit & Corvette Servo
    VZ Genuine Carpet
    VZ Genuine Black Leather Seats & Door Trims (Retaining Calais Full Electric Front Seats)
    Genuine VZ Grey Marble Dash Fascia
    New Aftermarket SAAS Boost/Volts Gauges + SAAS Pod
    New Aftermarket BOSS Audio 10” Subwoofers (Parcel Shelf)
    New Aftermarket LED Interior Globes
    New Pioneer AVH-X8750BT 7” DVD Head Unit with Apple Car Play
    New SAAS Sports Silver Aluminum Brake & Accelerator Pedals (Painted Footrest Silver/Black to Match)
    New HD Dash Cam Mirror
    New VZ Calais Aftermarket LED DRL (Headlights)
    New Genuine VZ Calais Tail Lights (Tinted)
    New CHARG3D Number Plates
    New Genuine 19” X 8.5” VF Chevy SS Limited Import Rims
    New 235/35 19” Tires 99.99% Tread
    New Aftermarket Chrome Wheel Nuts X 16
    New Aftermarket Chrome Lock Nuts 4
    New Aftermarket HID High/Low Beam Conversion 6000K
    New Aftermarket HID Fog Light Conversion 6000K
    New Tridon Blade Wiper Blades
    Genuine VZ Calais Bumper
    Genuine VZ Calais Bonnet
    New Genuine VZ Calais Grille
    New Aftermarket Chrome Grille Inserts
    New Aftermarket Fog Lamps
    New Genuine VZ Calais Bonnet Chrome
    New Aftermarket Bonnet Scoop
    New Aftermarket VZ Calais Style Bobtail
    New Genuine Pillar Inserts
    New Aftermarket VZ SS Guards
    New Genuine VZ SS Guard Flutes
    New Aftermarket VY/VZ Side Mirrors
    New Wheel Studs
    New Genuine Calais Rear Garnish
    New Genuine Calais Badges (Doors & Boot)
    New Genuine Electric Antenna
    New Genuine Calais Fog Light Chrome Rings
    New Genuine A/C Line (From Firewall to Condenser)
    New Genuine Boot Struts (Spoiler Type)
    New Aftermarket Bonnet Struts (Chrome)
    New Nolathane Sway bar Bushes
    New Nolathane Control Arm Bushes/lower ball joints
    New Rubber Harmonic Balancer
    New Nolathane Z bar Bushes

    Interior Condition - Good
    Damage To RHF Door Card (Previous Owner Must Have Carried Something Big)
    Few Marks On Roof Lining (Previous Dirty Fingers Maybe)

    Exterior Condition – Showroom
    Car is in very good condition overall (as you can see by the work done)

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    Thanks mate.

    Shes just had a new brake upgrade.

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    Ozzie JCCC Warrnambool

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    Starting on some engine mods.

    MSD leads, coils and 1.1 gapped plugs
    Mace 25mm insulator

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    Ozzie JCCC Warrnambool

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    Little bit of work carried out since last update.

    Extractors fitted

    Now has a VZ Calais front end and VZ Ss guards and flutes on the way.
    Opted for Ss flutes as I can't find a pair of chrome finned hsv flutes :(
    New bonnet scoop to clear the charger when its intercooled
    New Calais style bobtail (removed the VY Calais spoiler)

    Most of the dents have been knocked out
    About to replace the two drivers doors with the ones that came off the wagons doner

    Next on the list is some new 2-tone custom paint in the next few weeks
    I'm not giving away too much info on the colour choice and positions at this stage
    Going to look as good as it goes
     
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    looks nice but not a fan of those headlights they like hideous
     
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    The stock headlights were r**ted and the LED were cheaper than new genuine.
    The aftermarket "stock" look alike headlights are s**t
    Genuine new are twice the price of the LED and the look grows on you.
    I didnt like the VY VZ shape at all until it grew on me. same with VE VF
     
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    Front Done.

    More to come

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    The insulator make much difference?
     
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    Power wise you can notice it.
    But the temp still hangs around half in town even with the 81 degree thermostat.
    On the highway it works wonders taking it down to under a quater

    Not much I can do but intercool her to bring temps down
     
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    Didnt think the intake temperatures would have to much to do with the coolant temperatures. If it does man they must heat the heads up haha.

    I was just wondering about the heat soak and boost loss once hot as ive found the super 6 always lost power in the heat.

    Got one on the mrs car that ill be drilling for water injection at a later date.
     
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    The charger soaks the heat up and keeps it there like a hot water bottle.
    No real power loss though can definitely notice it. Was pretty bad before the insulator
     
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    Time has come for the old girls face lift.
    Some new panels, repairs
    Replacing anything that's not worth restoring so the list of bits is quite long.

    And so the tear down begins.
    This one was planned for completion over two weeks but will be taking my time to get this right.
    Cant release any colour details but I can say its going to be unique.
    It is going to be an open door job.
    Thanks to 4Blok for supplying the DNA paints for this build.

    Wheels changed back to basic, and inner guards removed
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    Guards, bumpers, skirts, bonnet and a few other bits removed ready for pressure wash.
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    Everything pressure washed down ready for the doors to come off.
    I'm a bit ahead of schedule at this stage so will drag things out a bit.
    The drivers side doors are also being replaced with two straight shells I kept from the wagon build.
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    Hole cut, sealed and scoop Sikaflexed on, ready for some glass work

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    so you gonna put an "eye candy" sticker on it?
     
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    WTF is an "eye candy" sticker? and why would I put it on my car?
    Don't mean to be rude but just why?
     
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    skappascrap Herp is for the derp.

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    It's one of those things "enthusiasts" in Melbourne put on their car because it either has a non factory color paint job or a rear only airbag system installed by Eye Candy.
     
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    Oh I see. Sorry I'm not up to date with city folk lol.
    I'm about 5 hours away from Melbourne and 6 hours away from Adelaide in the country land
     
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    So here's a list of whats being replaced with this build.

    New aftermarket mirrors
    New genuine center pillar plastics
    New genuine bonnet chrome
    New aftermarket fog light lens's
    New aftermarket chrome outer handles
    New genuine rear door protector stickers
    New genuine door strikers
    New aftermarket chrome guard bolts
    New genuine guard antenna bezel
    New genuine drivers door chrome window moulding
    New genuine grille & badge
    New aftermarket SS guards
    New genuine SS flutes (hsv twin fin eventually)
    New genuine lion boot badge
    New genuine Calais boot badge
    New genuine Calais door badges
    New aftermarket bonnet scoop
    New aftermarket radiator
    New aftermarket red silicon hoses
    New aftermarket HID globes/ballasts
    New aftermarket chrome grille inserts
    New aftermarket large transmission oil cooler

    I've tried to keep as close to genuine as possible but unfortunatly there are some things you just cant get new-genuine.
    The reason for the transmission oil cooler is because the car was fitted with a stage 2 shift kitted transmission a couple of days before this work began.

    The spray booth is coming along nicely. Completely sealed from roof to floor with three fans running only positive pressure eliminating any potential dust issues. Not an easy job and has taken three days to erect lol
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    I just love the attention to detail! Spray booth looks awesome. Wagon came out very nice with its job I am sure this one will be even better.

    Going to be a new bloody car when you're done.
     

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