Just Commodores Forum Community

It takes just a moment to join our fantastic community

Register

SquishyShoes' vc commy project.

Discussion in 'VB - VC - VH - VK' started by SquishyShoes, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. SquishyShoes

    SquishyShoes or something like that

    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Joined:
    May 25, 2009
    Location:
    Somewhere here...
    Members Ride:
    Shoes
    Soooo... Been a little while between updates. Not much has been done to the car itself, but I have picked up a few bits and pieces.

    I changed the dash lights from the factory standard 35 year old bulbs to leds. Makes a very noticable difference (as does the now broken speedo needle).
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    On a trip to the local wreckers, I found this in the back of a vl wagon, considering my dash needle was busted I snapped it up (for $50 bucks I think).
    [​IMG]
    Ended up making one good cluster out of two.
    [​IMG]
    (A bit of Scratch X really cleaned up the clear plastic at the front, but probs needs a few more goes just to get rid of a few things I'm unhappy with.)

    Another mate of mine has gotten right into hydrodipping and has offered to do my dash switch piece in the Walnut wood grain. So got that pulled out and apart, so I can get the silver part dipped.

    Got a T5 box from a vs, missing clutch and tailshaft, and then picked up this:
    [​IMG]

    Tune in next time, same Bat Time, same Bat Channel.
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2018
  2. Corza19

    Corza19 New Member

    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2015
    Location:
    Victoria, Australia
    Members Ride:
    04 VY II Storm Ute
    Car looks good mate :) By brothers got a VC, I keep telling him to put a V6 in it haha

    So you'd recommend changing the cluster lights to LED's? Do they just push into the original bulb holder?

    Cheers
     
  3. SquishyShoes

    SquishyShoes or something like that

    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Joined:
    May 25, 2009
    Location:
    Somewhere here...
    Members Ride:
    Shoes
    Yeh, there was a very noticeable difference with the leds, for the gauges I'd dfinitely recommend it, can't quite remember how I felt about the accessory lights, been a while since it was in y'know?
    Yeh, you can get little t5 led globes with wedge holder. I just got a bunch from my local jaycar. Cost like twenty bucks all up.
    Got a thread for his vc? What type is it? Plans?
     
  4. Corza19

    Corza19 New Member

    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2015
    Location:
    Victoria, Australia
    Members Ride:
    04 VY II Storm Ute
    Cheers mate :)

    Nah no thread, its just a "L", blue straight 6, 4 spd manual, he's got a sports steering wheel, 17" VR Clubsport replicas, Debadged it, SL/E cluster and the other matching bit (with clock...), atm he is fixing some rust in it, he also is getting a new carby or a reco'd one or something... and he wants to lower it. Its pretty much stock otherwise :)
     
  5. SquishyShoes

    SquishyShoes or something like that

    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Joined:
    May 25, 2009
    Location:
    Somewhere here...
    Members Ride:
    Shoes
    Sounds somewhat like what I'm planning on doing... You'll have to tell him to put up a thread and keep us updated. Send pics :)
     
  6. Corza19

    Corza19 New Member

    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2015
    Location:
    Victoria, Australia
    Members Ride:
    04 VY II Storm Ute
    Yeah I might have to make one for him haha :)
     
  7. SquishyShoes

    SquishyShoes or something like that

    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Joined:
    May 25, 2009
    Location:
    Somewhere here...
    Members Ride:
    Shoes
    Deleted post.
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2018
  8. Corza19

    Corza19 New Member

    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2015
    Location:
    Victoria, Australia
    Members Ride:
    04 VY II Storm Ute
    Those HSV ones look good mate, I reckon they would suit it nicely. :) Are they genuine? How much did they cost ya?
     
  9. SquishyShoes

    SquishyShoes or something like that

    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Joined:
    May 25, 2009
    Location:
    Somewhere here...
    Members Ride:
    Shoes
    Deleted post.
     
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2017
  10. Corza19

    Corza19 New Member

    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2015
    Location:
    Victoria, Australia
    Members Ride:
    04 VY II Storm Ute
    Sounds good mate, got em at a good price!
    Personally I like the HSV ones over the SLE ones but it's your car.... :)
     
  11. SquishyShoes

    SquishyShoes or something like that

    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Joined:
    May 25, 2009
    Location:
    Somewhere here...
    Members Ride:
    Shoes
    Not much of an update, but I did get my console/dash switch piece back off my mate (who did a stunning job I reckon). The colour's a little light, but i'm pretty damn happy with it.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Price was really damn good too ;)

    [​IMG]
    And an action shot I took earlier tonight cause I couldn't resist. (Corza, get onto bonnet struts. So much nicer and easier to work with.)
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2018
  12. Corza19

    Corza19 New Member

    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2015
    Location:
    Victoria, Australia
    Members Ride:
    04 VY II Storm Ute
    The dash looks good mate :p Yeah we need to go to the wreckers and get the VS guard mounts haha
     
  13. Corza19

    Corza19 New Member

    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2015
    Location:
    Victoria, Australia
    Members Ride:
    04 VY II Storm Ute
    Any updates on this mate? :)
     
  14. SquishyShoes

    SquishyShoes or something like that

    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Joined:
    May 25, 2009
    Location:
    Somewhere here...
    Members Ride:
    Shoes
    Haha, unfortunately not. Had some personal **** come up recently and won't be able to touch my girl for at least several weeks to months. I'll just have to keep an eye on your thread and make sure you update often enough for both of us haha.
     
  15. Corza19

    Corza19 New Member

    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2015
    Location:
    Victoria, Australia
    Members Ride:
    04 VY II Storm Ute
    Thats unfortunate mate, I'll have to pick up my game then hahaha:p
     
  16. Reddave

    Reddave New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2015
    Location:
    Pakenham
    Members Ride:
    VB
    Looking good man, hopefully you can get back into it soon
     
  17. SquishyShoes

    SquishyShoes or something like that

    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Joined:
    May 25, 2009
    Location:
    Somewhere here...
    Members Ride:
    Shoes
    Well.
    Not a huge update today, but I've been given the go ahead to start doing things again slowly.

    I spose to start with, I've picked up a car with the T5 transmission I was chasing. VN paddock bomb off a mate, that the previous owner had converted or something. Got it cheap enough for a conversion, and when I checked the tags at home, turned out it was an Adelaide(?) built Vacationer, factory T5. The previous guy had replaced the clutch or something, so my mate had to adjust and just figured it was converted.
    Also got a little vc sl, kinda rusty, but has some of the nicer trim here and there, air conditioning and let me fix my speedo.

    Spent the weekend at the shed with my dad, planning out the next five or so months of build time. Also coming up with a few questions I'll have to ask you guys, that I haven't really found answers to online.

    Got out there for a little bit today, chucked the lot of leds I had into it.
    The few leds I had in it last night worked, but when I chucked it in today I could only get acc lights to light up. Changed the orientation of them a few times. Changed to a different cluster with standards globes and still didn't work. So, I ended up sitting there with a wiring diagram trying to figure out why it wouldn't work, spotted "dimmer switch" in the list, under turn signal, and the light bulb turned on. Must have knocked it at some point getting in or out of the car. Had a good laugh at myself, after all it only took me an hour to turn the lights in the dash on haha.
    Also, chopped up the radio facia (the aftermarket one) and fitted that into the original vc console. Figure it looks pretty alright.

    Might have a go at maybe rewiring the sound system, adding a new 5 x 7, and maybe putting new locks in the doors if I can get anywhere near that far.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Ok, guess it was kinda of a little long. Haha.
     
  18. Simza28

    Simza28 New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2015
    Location:
    Victoria, Australia
    Members Ride:
    1980 VC Commodore L Sedan
    Looking great Mate!! :spot on: Keep up the great work love seeing another old girl get the treatment she deserves :thumbsup:
     
  19. SquishyShoes

    SquishyShoes or something like that

    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Joined:
    May 25, 2009
    Location:
    Somewhere here...
    Members Ride:
    Shoes
    Been a while, but spent the last two weekends doing this with my dad and my brother.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Will get the flywheel machined soon, and a few other things prettied up in the meantime.
     
  20. Sandman

    Sandman Challenge Accepted

    Messages:
    1,232
    Likes Received:
    296
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2013
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Members Ride:
    HQ VC VZ
    So whats going in the, L67 or the buick. I gather you're running the T700 either way?
     

Share This Page