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Some pictures of my VN

Discussion in 'VN - VP - VG - VQ' started by commodore1994, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. commodore1994

    commodore1994 New Member

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    Holden VN Commodore S
    Year;
    1990
    Colour;
    Alpine white
    Transmission;
    5 speed manual
    Exhaust;
    Stock
    Stereo;
    Kenwood head unit, Kicker subs, 6x9's on parcel shelf.
    Wheels;
    15" stockies with trims and caps.
    Plans;
    Decent exhaust, SS lower lip. Replace all bushes and make underneath look neat aswell as the rest of the car to make it a neat daily driver.

    Picked it up for $300 2 years ago. It was my first car that I had interest in doing up and getting it on the road. To get it roadworthy I put tail lights on it, a new roof lining, bushes, new tyres, new stock exhaust and a couple other minor things. I don't plan on doing many major mods to it as I am going to use it as my daily driver. I will most likely get another VN to do right up. It's my pride and joy so I will be just looking after it.
    The first 2 pictures below are the pictures taken when i bought it.

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    How it looks today:
    Last updated 01/02/2015

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    I will post the modifications and everything else I do to this car in the comments on this thread.
    Thanks for viewing.

    The attached photos below are older photos of it.
     

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  2. Hangman

    Hangman Aspiring Sociopath

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    Looks pretty tidy, I'd piss that gauge (tacho?) on the air vents off, get some new seat covers, and leave the rest alone.

    Is the front touching that gutter or just the angle of the pic?
     
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    hakhawk smooth moderator Staff Member

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    as said, lose the gauge put a grey airvent back in, random chunk of blue is stupid.

    lower it, get better wheels, piss off the white plastic undertray there, itll only get ripped off on speed bumps.

    get a number plate light, get seatcovers that arent stained with butt sweat
     
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    yZoH //There Ain't No Rest For The Wicked...

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    Fit a padded steering wheel to avoid a defect as well as a number plate light, Remove the plastic undertray. Maybe throw in some Calais seats.

    Drive it until it stops & enjoy it while it lasts.
     
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    cheers for your comments guys, i have a number plate light, some lowered springs to put on it, ill get rid of that annoying white thing and no its not touching its just the pic, seats are tidy underneath i just got covers to protect them but them covers are old and have got dirty from working on it etc and wear and ill eventually get rid of the tacho and blue thing, its just there as it was a Christmas present and i wanted to show some respect and put it in my car. As for the wheels, i plan on keeping them for a while until i can afford a nice set. i have some 17s but it drives pretty rough on them and yes thats a good idea about the steering wheel.
     
  6. devilly

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    looks good :) i would go reject shop or cheap as chips and pick up some cheap rubber floor mats,reason protect carpet and protect self when working on anything electrical.get a dash mat so interior don't crack.grab a nice dark grey lambs wool seat covers get good ones on sale as its summer at the moment should be some good sales as it's off season.loose the air fresheners as they car stain and muck up your interior<----there's a section on this site of the damage they have caused on some peoples cars.don't like the wire coming out of drivers door and going under bonnet u should fix that first.good on you for showing respect :) :) you could put it left of steering wheel or in the slot that has wallet in it .overall i think it looks very clean and well cared for :) :)and i like the wheels you have on it they suit the car :) keep up the good work :) look after it and it will look after you :)
     
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    thanks mate, appreciate your nice comments and advise, i will do that
     
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    the_boozer no more VK

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    Is it RWC and rego'ed to you? If not get a RWC inspection done and start working thru that list as it has that sports wheel and the silly taco on it I'm guessing it needs a RWC maybe the L-plate gave it away. Don't do any mods untill its rego'ed to you even then don't bother modin it just drive it.
     
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    its already registered to me. Read my comment above about the tacho, it will take less than 5 minutes to remove it so its not a big deal and i dont think it will need much for another roady if i were to get one.
     
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    hahahaha hawkhawk has been on the internet for too long.
    **** this thing is nearly a time capsule doppleganger of my car (see sig) :eek: So i will give you some tips:

    1) King springs SLs and monroe gt shocks give a **** ride
    2) If you dont use the rear doors often the plastic handles will break off
    3) Convert it to manual... oh it already is damn you
    4) Dont paint interior plastics, its a waste of time looks stupid and I did it and still wonder why nobody brought me to my senses in that time
    5) The taco has been mentioned enough
    6) Get pacemakers, then spend 3 hours regretting getting pacemakers whilst installing them
    7) Your spare wheel well is probably full of water. the leak comes from either the boot garnish, tail lights of rear quarter window seals. Or you can do what I did and drill a hole in the wheel well and rust proof it
    8) Check the wiring connectors for the tail lights and the bulb sockets themselves for rust
    9) Enjoy it. Its nice to see another clean white Vn out there.
     
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    Hey thanks i seen yours and its nice, i love it. Thanks for the tips i have had problems with the water in the boot and it was getting in by the tail lights. ive fixed that problem and there's a hole in the spear wheel well just in case. I also had issues with the tail lights not working and the connectors were full of rust so i also replaced them. And hahah i might get pacemakers one day. Ill probably do it when i get the engine rebuilt so i can do it all at once. Thanks for your tips, they are very useful.
     
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    No worries champ. Realistically, you probably wont need to rebuild the engine. When i pulled mine out it was originally to convert to manual and put new sump gasket on. It didnt need rebuilding but i did because i could and now im poor lol. Good work on the taillights - its a VN thing haha

    Will be good to see what you make of this VN. Keep her in good nic :beer chug:
     
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    Heres an old picture of it when it had no trolley strips. About 2 weeks later i got a small dent on the back door so i painted the strips, got new pinstripes and put them back on. Luckily the strips covered the dent and you wouldn't even know it was there.

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    Looked really good with out the moulds.
    Good she its still in decent condition other then whats been mentioned above. Lel
     
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    Gave the interior some TLC. Sorry about the bad quality photos, I don't know why they turned out so bad.
    Need to get some decent seat covers and floor mats. I wouldn't mind getting a new steering wheel aswell.
    The ashtray in the back door decided to go walk a bouts so ill have to get a new one. Also that bit of wire next to the glove box always falls down so ill have to fix that.
    :) :toilet:

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    Got bored so I took that white thing under the front off and put the stock grille back on.

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    Also put this steering wheel on.

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    needs some rear wheels spats with matching pin strip ;)
     
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    Yeah that would look good
     

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