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Project "Better Than New" 1986 VL Berlina

derjizm

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'86 VL Berlina RB30E
Continuing my history of creating true one-of-a-kind vehicles, this is my greatest work of art to date.






The blank canvas:
















1986 Holden Commodore VL Berlina



Engine / Driveline:
- Original RB30 engine with less than 110,000kms
- Reconditioned Fuel Injectors with Gold Plated Plugs
- New R31 Distributor with Ignition Timing @ 20 Degrees
- Auto Transmission
- Extractors, Walker Muffler and Hotdog
- BMC Air Filter
- Pedders Gas Sports Ryder Suspension
- King Springs Low Springs
- Fulcrum Front Strut Brace
- Aluminium Radiator
- Bendix CT Front Brake Pads
- NGK Irridium Spark Plugs
- Bosch High Performance Ignition Leads
- New Fuel Pumps & Pressure Regulator
- New Throttle Position Sensor

Exterior / Body:
- 3M Darkest Legal Tint
- 18" CV8 Rims & Blue Brake Calipers
- New Headlights with 4000K HID Kit & CREE LED Parker Globes
- New Berlina Taillights and Mouldings
- Chrome BMW Style Side Indicators with Amber LED Globes
- LED Daytime Running Lights
- High Level LED Brake Light with Strobe Flasher Module
- LED Reverse Light Globes
- Polished LED Number Plate Light
- Polished & Repainted Wiper Arms
- Chrome Window Washer Jets
- VN Fuel Cap with Push-button Release on Dash
- Factory Security Shields/Plates
- Solex Door Locks
- VY Holden Front Badge
- Mini Antenna on Rear Window
- Factory Badges removed
- Earthing Straps on Engine, Bonnet & Boot

Interior:
- Beige Plush-pile Carpet
- Black Carpeted MDF Parcel Shelf and Kick Panels
- VE Series 2 Rear-view Mirror
- Focal B.A.M. lined Interior (Floor and Firewall)
- Dynamat Xtreme lined Doors
- Beige Calais Velour Sunvisors
- Custom Beige Dash & Centre Console
- Custom Carpet-lined Glovebox, Glasses Holder and Centre Console
- Gearstick, Handbrake, Steering Column & Pedals Painted Gloss Black
- Lowered Black Leather Steering Wheel with MOMO Horn pad
- GMH Satin Chrome Sports Pedals
- Chrome Calais Interior Light
- Chrome Door Handles and Surrounds
- Chrome Door Lock Surrounds
- All Light Globes Replaced with White LED Globes
- Polished Steel Boot Release Button

Entertainment / Driver Aids:
- Parrot Asteroid Smart Double DIN Headunit
- Reversing Camera
- Digital LED Speedo Heads Up Display
- Sony 4" Front Speakers
- MBQuart 6.5" Rear Speakers
- USB Port in Centre-console

Electrical:
- Calais Main Wiring Harness with Fuse Box in Glovebox
- Remote Central Locking & Boot Release
- Multi-Sensor Alarm
- Proximity Immobiliser
- CAT Anti-Rust Unit
- Audible Headlight Reminder
- Interior Light Delay & Dimmer
- LED Keyhole Light
- Interior Light Switch
- Custom Under-dash Fuse Panel









 
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Nice work. The DRL's actually suit the front end. Needs a Calais front to pull it off completely.
Any plans to change the dash and cluster to really modernize it?
Like a black top half with grey or cream carpet and panels?

EDIT: Just reread thats what your doing. Needs the kick panels to be same colour as the dash.
Also needs gloss black high lights in the dash board, especially around the stereo area.

Does it have footwell/puddle lights?
 

derjizm

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Cheers :D

Def want calais eyelids, with a brock grille..

SII Calais cluster..

Black one piece carpet and beige velour roof lining..

Footwell lights yes, thinking blue - not yet done. Currently undertaking nearly a full rewire of the car.
 

Jxfwsf

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Grab some VS radius rods/z bars, they are thicker and stronger than the VB-VR ones (seen a crapload of them bent and out of spec)
Holden no longer sell them.... they used to for about $35 a piece :( the closest after market ones i have seen are pedders and they charge like a wounded bull for them..... may be lucky and find some nos genuine but i highly doubt it as I've been looking for a while myself now.

All in all nice work, glad to see someone doing some good to these old girls and not just running it into the ground as a cheap daily driver.
 

stockies

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Nice work with the dash. I like that you have added sound deadening on the firewall. Was something I always wanted to do to my old VN.
 

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the plastic dashboard parts, if original will probably be very weak and brittle from sunlight so be careful to not break them
 
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