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Discussion in 'VB - VC - VH - VK' started by Corza19, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. Corza19

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    G'day guys, I'm posting this for my brother who is too lazy to do it himself haha:)

    It's a project/first car for him, he is working on it/fixing up slightly so it can be registered when he gets his P's....

    Name: Simon

    Car: 1980 Holden VC Commodore L Sedan

    Colour: Mist Green

    Engine: 3.3L Blue I6

    Engine Mods: None

    Km's: 310xxx

    Power: Used to be 111HP...

    Exhaust: Stock

    Gearbox: 4spd Manual

    Brakes: Stock

    Suspension: Stock

    Wheels: 17" Holden VR Clubsport replicas

    Exterior: Debadged, removed bump strips, painted grill matte black, removed mud flaps, VL mirrors

    Interior: GREEN, Brown dash mat, HSV Seat covers, Falcon 4spd gearstick knob, SL/E Cluster w/ tacho, sports steering wheel, JVC Radio + two Pioneer speakers

    Other: Air Horn

    FUTURE MODS:
    - Radio + 2 speakers -done 20/10/15
    - New antenna -done 20/10/15
    - Fix rust **started, some complete, as of 25/10/15
    - Rebuilt Carby -done, refitted 8/12/15
    - VL Mirrors -done, 8/1/16
    - Lowered
    - SL/E Centre Console
    - Exhaust
    - SL/E Bumper Extensions
    - New front seat belts
    - Gas Struts for bonnet
    - Paint around tail lights black (SL/E look)
    - VL LSD + rear disc brakes etc...
    - 16" Walky's

    They are short term plans for now, he would love to put an LS1/T56 in it one day, we'll see haha :)

    Old photos, when he first got it...
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    New wheels and black debadged grill
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    Removed Bump Strips
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    Interior
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    Just some of the rust; in front of rear wheel (cut out on both sides...)
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    Rear right hand quarter, going to get a new one off a Commodore at the wreckers...
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    And one of the engine bay
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    Also if anyone knows of a SL/E Console and/or bumper extensions for sale please let me know....
    Lest us know what ya think :)
     
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    Looks the goods mate, just as a heads up these od girls have a common earth speaker/sound system, so you will need to rewire the whole thing to put in a new stereo (if you want to drive it often/loud) Probs best to just rewire the whole thing anyway since the wires are so old :p What's the interior like? Green? Love the look of the debadged grille. The Falcon gearstick knob looks cool, got long until his Ps?
     
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    Thanks for the heads up mate :)
    Yep the interior is green, I'll get some more pics for ya later.... and yeah he's got a couple years so there is no rush:)
     
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    Today was show day, so we had a day off school....

    Removed antenna as it was snapped half way
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    We (well mostly him) took the old radio out...
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    When he took the thing off from under the glovebox, we found a photo:rofl:
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    Cheers :)
     
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    Good job guys. What sort of radio are you replacing it with?
    Did you get the car off a relative? Or is that just a random's photo? lol
     
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    Um... not sure at the minute, Simon's gotta have a look around to see what he can get :) The hole is a decent size so most regular radios should fit in...

    Haha nah no relative, just some random photo, we presume its the previous owner however.
     
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    Colour looks like Mist Green from the photos. Used to have a Gemini in that colour many years ago.
     
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    Cheers Mate :)

    Well my bro finished on the passenger side rear guard... the previous owner reversed into something and left a big dent/scratch down the side of the car :( The dent couldn't be bashed out due to the inner skin of the guard, so bog time it was haha
    **Not sure what people's reactions to bog are on here, but this was NOT trying to fix/cover any rust, simply to fix a dent in the guard.
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    One of our mates is a panel beater/spray painter so he'll hopefully paint it and blend it nicely :)

    Just a happy snap from today, he threw on some old plates just for shits and gigs haha
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    Also, does anybody know if VL mirrors will fit on a VC? If not, is it hard to make them fit?

    Cheers
     
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    If the vl mirrors are anything like the vk (I'm to lazy to check) then I think they're pretty much a straight swap and kinda common, lot of people prefer the look. One of the more experienced guys can confirm this for you.
    One thing I'd personally suggest, if you haven't already considered it, is to add bonnet struts. There's a tutorial linked on the second page of my thread (too lazy to link you directly, sorry :p ) All you need are two ball studs, the boot struts off a vl wagon (better getting these rather than second hand/used) and the front guard mounts off a vs.
    Cleans it up really nicely.

    Looking good mate, she'll be on the road in no time. Good luck.
     
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    Thanks mate, I'll talk him into it haha. Agreed they are much nicer and easer to use :)
     
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    Vl mirror bolt spacing is different. Will fit after a redrill.
     
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    1 mirror bolt hole lines up....Only need to re-drill the other 2....Just line the mirror up to check, as the memory is crappy and I can't be bothered checking it at this hour of the night.:)
     
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    Looks like your in Vic as its got no rego plates on it 'll guess it'll need a rwc and rego before he can drive it.
    Don't do any mods untill its rego'ed, I doubt you'll find anyone that'll rwc it with the sports steering wheel on it.
     
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    Ah memories. Looks just like my first Commodore.
    In mine I never bothered with second gear as it was so close to first, I usually skipped it.
    Keep us posted.

    Nick
     
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    Thanks Brisbarnz and vc commodore :) That's easy enough to do...

    the_boozer;
    Yeah we're in VIC, still a while before a rego is needed, he's still got all the original bits that have been removed/modified, so the steering wheel can be changed back to stock for roadworthy when needed :)

    ozNick;
    Second is great haha :) they really need an extra gear, she sits on about 3K RPM at 100kph haha

    Thanks guys
     
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    Well my brothers been working on the new radio/stereo. Got it in and all wired up and working, just need to move the speakers to parcel shelf, and then run the wires to the back. The new antenna is landing Tuesday, so then it will all be good. :)

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    He had the back seat out, and geez!! hahah heaps of rubbish, found a really old $5 note (take a photo tomorrow), a few other bits and pieces as well.
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    I'll also take a photo of the parcel shelf and speakers :)

    Cheers
     
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    Thanks man, but I haven't touched it :) haha

    The parcel shelf was actually pretty good, Simon & dad cut a hole in it with the jigsaw so I presume it's all good. I did suggest to make a new one, but dad said it would be difficult due to the slight raised lip at rear window, as well as the dimister... but I'll show them the thread & see what they thinks :)

    The wiring and speakers, dad already had them from something else (forgot to take photo today :( ) & the actual stereo was from just from Repco.

    Cheers :)
     
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    Nice progress on the car mate. I dying to see this $5 note. Is it AA/AB?
     
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    Thanks mate :)

    Here tis **EDIT Apparently this is a new note? Why was found under the back seat of an old car then? lol **EDIT #2 Done some research, apparently it's a special note from about 2001.... first time I'd ever seen one
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    You can see the difference... Not sure about the AA/AB sorry mate

    Radio in properly
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    New antenna
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    Speakers & Parcel shelf
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    (he could have at least cleaned it haha)

    Thanks
    -Corey
     
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