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Purple VP Calais

Discussion in 'VN - VP - VG - VQ' started by WazzaVN, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. WazzaVN

    WazzaVN Wazza VN

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    Name:Wazza
    Age:25
    Model:VP Calais
    Year:1991

    Engine:Buick V6 3.8ltr
    Gearbox:T5 5 speed
    Engine Mods:None
    Power:Not Much
    Exhaust:Made it's own sports exhaust with a rust hole Now fixed
    Diff:3.7 LSD
    Interior:Calais Velour
    Brakes:VT 2 Piston fronts, slotted rotors with QFM HPX pads Painted red.
    Suspension:Lowered on pedders springs.
    Wheels:VY Clubsport. Painted shadow chrome but looks more like charcoal.
    Paint:Custom Purple. Blue base with a red pearl sprayed over.
    Future mods and plans:
    Put a T5 in it because i just blew up my second auto this year.
    Needs a bit of general maintenance
    Service
    Maybe some bushes and probably new rotors.


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    The purple looks sick.
     
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    WazzaVN Wazza VN

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    Thanks guys. I made the colour up at trade school one day and decided I had to paint my car in it lol.
     
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    It's a secret mate, Just like the KFC herbs and spices haha. It's just multi layer red pearl sprayed over a blue base. I wouldn't recommend a multi layer colour though, It's a bitch to paint and even harder to fix if i ever need to do so. I regret not just painting it morpheus purple now.
     
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    She's in the sick bay at the moment. I've made a bit of a start on pulling out the auto. Just have to get my hands on a T5 conversion kit now.

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    Purple looks great mate
     
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    Cheers mate. It has it's moments lol.
     
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    pjdm1980 Shut up Jr I'm thinkin!

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    Mmmmmm VP Calais! Needs a stroked V8 to match the wild paint.



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    Lol it's meant to be my economical car. I've been looking at a few turbo and blower kits though, Admittedly.
     
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    pjdm1980 Shut up Jr I'm thinkin!

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    That is what you meant, yes??? Lol



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    Nah blown ls7 actually. Looking at a few W427's to use as a donor car haha
     
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    very nice car mate but I personal think the factory dark grey would have suited the bottom better the the asteroid silver used like the VLs and VNs sorry. Everything else looks great, the purple and grey wheels :) nice V6 cruiser
     
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    Yeah my uncle said the same thing about the silver. I like the contrast of the dark purple or blue (depending on the day) and the nice bright coarse silver.
     
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    Got a full t5 conversion kit yesterday. And a bonus spare motor! I'll post some pics soon. Better get off my arse and into the garage this weekend!
     
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    Right, Took out the auto on Saturday and unbolted the t5 from the motor it came with. Yesterday i bought a spigot bearing from repco, But it didn't fit. looked around everywhere for one but no one seemed to have any so i just used the bush from the other Engine. Also got the computer in and the console out yesterday. Today i managed to get the gearbox in relatively easy thanks to the good old clutch alignment tool.

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    Tomorow or the next day it should be done. just have to bolt in the pedal box, connect the clutch cable, bolt the exhaust on and fill her up with oil.
     
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    Did up the rest of the gearbox bolts today, put back my steering rack, bolted up my exhaust and put in the tailshaft. still a bit to go but getting pretty close. mainly the pedal box and clutch cable.

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    oh yeah, and the console. but i can drive it without that lol.
     
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    Nearly done. just have to finish off the pedal box tomorrow. have to take out the damn steering column. i wired up my reverse lights to the gearbox today from 2 of the wires on the selector plug, then went to try and turn it over and it didn't go. so i realised the other 2 wires on the plug must be to stop you turning it on when it's out of park. so it started fine when i joined them. Great place to put a killswitch when you've done a t5 conversion i reckon.

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    There you go. If you ever see my car then you'll know how to steal it!
     
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    looking good. nothing like a good manual conversion.
     

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