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Discussion in 'VL Holden Commodore (1986 - 1988)' started by Sticky65, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. losh1971

    losh1971 Well-Known Member

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    In the end its a forum and there will always be disagreements. The OP loves his bus. Im the same with my old bus. I have spent with way too much that i will never get back. I know what's wrong with it and what has been fixed. Sounds like the OP would rather have the devil he knows than the devil he doesn't. A wise man would probably not throw away good money after bad. But for some if us it comes down to attachment, rather than being money smart about a vehicle.
     
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    the_boozer no more VK

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    Who cares what spec it is......Simple fact is, the op wanted parts to repair his car, rather than a eye full of "write the car off" sort of spiel, which is what some have said....
     
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    vc commodore Well-Known Member

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    And I agree 110%.....My VC has a biff up the rear....Not as bad as the OP's car.....Yeah, people have told me to scrap it, but I know the car inside and out so it will be repaired when my mate is ready for it
     
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    vc commodore Well-Known Member

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    I understand people are going to have their thoughts and opinions about the car, but coming out and saying to scrap it (or words to that effect), shows they don't want to help the poor fella.

    I thought this forum was around to help people, not discourage them? Why should he have to explain everything to do with payouts and what spec the car is, to get any help?

    Maybe I work differently....I see a posting, saying I need parts for what ever, I don't question anything about the car, I just post if I can help get the parts. And I have actually messaged the OP, giving details of where he might be able to source parts and offering to help get them to him, if he needs to...And I'm not asking for a single cent to pick them up and drop them off if they are what he wants.....
     
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    Calaber Nil Bastardo Carborundum

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    I agree that a complete car is the best answer and unregistered Commodores in run down condition are still relatively easy to find.

    As for whether the car is worth repairing, does it matter how much it costs if the owner. Wants to keep it, gets the satisfaction of seeing it fixed and has no intention of selling it? If we always thought that cars were no. Longer worth repairing, think how few old classics would still be on the road. When I restored an HT GTS V8 in the late 80's, I spent a lot more than I eventually sold it for but the results and satisaction of four years work was payment enough.
     
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    I thought that TM and myself have dealt with this issue and have now moved on, so why are you guys continuing to twist the knife ?

    Haven't I spelt it out enough in my last post ?

    This is what I wrote. I felt that this pretty much covered it all and with that being said if the OP wants to repair it it's his prerogative, you'll get no argument from me.

    Economical write off ?............Yes it is and that's why the insurance company settled on a pay out
    Is it repairable ?.....................Ofcourse it is, just depends on how much money one wants to throw at it
    Parts available ?.....................Absolutely in the shape of a donor vehicle body to carefully unpick if that's what's required. No new parts Available.
     
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    Calaber Nil Bastardo Carborundum

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    Arr, give it a rest. Nobodys still twisting the knife. I put my views down because IMO, I added comments about keeping old cars on the road that hadn't been mentioned so far and outlined my experience. It wasn't aimed at you in the slightest so FFS, get over it.
     
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    Yeah same i wasn't having a dig at anyone. I even reread my post to make sure i wasn't coming across that way.
     
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    theres some rip ofs out there
     
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    still locking for a complete vl
     
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    To anyone who is interested in how my Commodore is going, especially those that tried to help,VC, TM and others. It has been started on, I took it into the panel beater on Monday, 18th, will post some photos if I can when I get it back.
     
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    Commodore has finally been finished. Posting some photos.
     

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    Congrats mate, good to see it all finished up....Looks like it's brand new
    Another Holden rescued and put back on the road where it belongs by an enthusiast ;)
     
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    Took a while but good to have it back.
     
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    I bet it is
    I've been there before and know what it's like to not have your mistress available :D
     
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    Congrats on getting it repaired.....I sincerely hope the headaches involved in chasing down the parts is worthwhile.....

    Then again, the thrill of the chase for parts can make it more satisfying in the long run....Now enjoy driving it
     
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    Thanks to a few good people on here that gave me the encouragement to get it fixed. There were times when I felt like chucking it in. It took over seven months to get it back, included getting the motor done up. Thank you all.
     
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    You're not the first person, nor be the last person to feel like chucking it in.....However by persisting, the end reward is the most satisfying of all
     

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