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Stocky VR Wagon.

StockoVRWagz

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Well, I had to get rid of my 5.0L and pick up a V6 wagon to fit in 2 kids and their 552143216kg's of cargo they need just to leave the house lol. I'm not building this to smash V8's or Super6's as this is my wifes daily driver now, but I at least want to make it a nice, comfortable car to drive around in.

I ended up swapping it for this. Drives smooth, and I've only found a few minor things to fix on her so far. Most of the stuff here can be sourced cheaply from the wreckers or on here, so it isn't as bad as it looks lol.

Model: 1994 VR Executive Wagon
Colour: White
Bodykit: Stock
K's: 216,xxx
Engine Type: Buick 3.8L
Engine Mods: Stock
Exhaust: Stock
Gearbox: Auto
Suspension: All stock
Wheels/Tyres: 15" Statesman rims
Interior: Standard
Other Mods: Debadged
Stereo: Pioneer Headunit

Stuff to fix:

-Cruise control not engaging
-Back seat latch broken [FIXED]
-Needs new gas struts for tailgate [FIXED]
-Radiator hose needs slight adjustment [FIXED]
-COLD switch on heater control not opening up fully [FIXED]
-Air-con not freezing cold I think this could be the heater tap on the way out)
-Battery light flickers (I suspect this could be the regulator or a loose wire behind the alternator) [FIXED]
-Damage to the tailgate/bumper
-Cracked passenger tail light
-Frayed drivers seatbelt [FIXED]
-Pinhole rust on the rear muffler
-Loose exhaust [FIXED]
-Shocks seem a bit soft
-Door moulds need to be properly removed (or just replaced. Either is good lol)
-Drivers side electric mirror doesn't move
-Some parts of the paint is rough (Just needs touching up)
-Console plastic isn't perfect
-Missing cigarette lighter [FIXED]

Future mods:

-VX Indicators (On their way lol) [DONE]
-VT SS rims (any really lol)
-Tinted windows
-CAI [DONE] Kinda lol
-Nice 2nd hand headers and exhaust (nothing really special though)
-Greenfoam tune
-Calais front seats (with colour-matching rear seatcovers)
-New boot carpet
-Cargo barrier (just needs to be installed) [DONE]
 

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StockoVRWagz

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Fixed the battery light flickering. Who can see what's wrong in this picture?

Left is a 2nd hand one I obtained from the wreckers. Right is the one that came out the car. Should last a while befoe I replace it with a new one as money is very tight at the present time.
 

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Seems like a fair bit of work you needa do.
but im sure itll turn up quite schmick after all is done
vt ss rims are always nice on white vr/vs in my mind :)
 

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Ohk yeah, I replaced mine like 3 months ago, $60 new from Holden aswell. Would just be dissapointing if you got ripped off lol
 

StockoVRWagz

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Put clear indicators in, did a similar mod as the 2 hole mod on the air box, pretty much cut the whole front bottom part out and cut one side of the snorkel, so it still blocks hot air from the engine, but still acts like a snorkel fro the whole front of the box instead of 1/2 and pulled out the roof lining and found I have no anchor points (well in the correct position like all the wagons with barriers at the wreckers so Im going to have to spend money I dont have to get it frickin installed :( More pics soon...
 

StockoVRWagz

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Drove 1,778k's to melb and back, car went like a dream, temp didn't go above the 2nd notch and I spent appox $200 in fuel and I still have 1/4 tank left and did about 200k's runnting around in vic too.

some new pics on the trip and some speakers I found in the shed That I'm going to put in soon.

EDIT: some of the pics won't upload so I'll have to try later.
 
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