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The L67 Ute

Discussion in 'VR - VS' started by Phillbert, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. Phillbert

    Phillbert Well-Known Member

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    Colour:
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    Engine:
    · L67 Supercharged 6
    · 10psi Pulley
    · 69mm Throttle Body
    · Mace Memcal
    · Mace Thermostat
    · Mace CAI
    · MSD Coils
    · Alloy Radiator
    · Alloy Power Steering Tank
    · Blue Silicon hoses
    · Polished Valve Covers (coming soon)
    · Blue Alloy Valve Cover cap

    Suspension:
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    · HD Sway Bar
    · HD Link Pins and Nolathane Rubbers

    Transmission:
    · 4E60L
    · Stage 2 Transgo Shift Kit (coming soon)
    · Corvette Servo (coming soon)

    Brakes:
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    · Rear Slotted and Dimples

    Exhaust:
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    · Sports System Exhaust
    · Will be changing to twin system down the track

    Interior:
    · Statesman Velour Seats
    · Statesman Kick Panels
    · Statesman Sun Visors
    · Statesman Glove Box
    · Statesman Door Cards
    · SAAS Steering Wheel
    · Blue LED Dash Lights
    · Blue Interior Light
    · Tinted Windows
    · Electric Windows (coming soon)

    Body Mods:
    · Hardlid
    · Monaro Fiberglass Bonnet
    · Smoothed Off Infill Panels

    Wheels:
    · 235/18/40 Tyres
    · Hyper Wheels (changing soon)


    I wanted a VS Ute with a Supercharged 6 that went ok and looked good, even to the point of wanting around the 300kw mark.
    I found a Ute about 6hrs away from me which seemed ok, white 5spd v6 2000 model… but quickly learned the v6 5spd Getrag don’t handle much horsepower so opted for the auto.
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    Sold the White Ute and purchased a Blue one, 2000 v6 auto… bit rough but straight body.
    Turns out this one has a rusted ass end near the rear body rubber of the tub, so I’m in search for a good body but this one does server as a good work horse towing cars and moving parts.

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    Along the way I picked up a VX L67 Supercharged 6 and Auto in good condition. I got some parts for the motor, Memcal, 69mm Throttle Body, Mace Thermostat, Mace CAI, 10psi Pulley and Belt. I also picked up a set of VE Big Brake Kit (Slotted and Dimples) and Rear (Slotted and Dimples). I got some new Engine Mounts to finish it off

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    Ended up finding another Ute but it this one is 5hrs north but might be worth looking at.

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    Turns out this one does have a good straight clean no rust body plus a few goodies like the Statesman Velour Seats and Wood Grain Momo Steering Wheel. It also came with Coil Over Shocks all round, Slotted Rotors on the front, Pacemaker Extractors and Sports Exhaust, Alloy Radiator and Power Steering Tank, MDS Coils and Pod Filter

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  2. Phillbert

    Phillbert Well-Known Member

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    It came with a L67 Motor and Box but the cam bearings are shot and the box has had it. Not a problem as I have the other Motor and Box sitting here ready to go plus the goodies I have ready as well. The other advantage is seeing as it already has the L67 there is no mucking around with any wiring or computers.

    Replaced the Windscreen today and gave it a wash n vacuum. I changed the crappy white fascia and bits back to original. It had a crappy black hood lining which I swapped over with a good one in the Blue Ute.

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    Ok, the new Ute is looking clean and road worthy condition. Put the Rear Dimpled Rotors on today and swapped the wheels over, they look better than stock but I’m still not happy with them


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    More to come .....
     
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    Phillbert Well-Known Member

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    Today i put the Steering Wheel Cap on which finished off the interior, can't get the horn to work but i think it'd something simple.
    Put the Tub Liner from one Ute to the other, turned out to be an hour job due to removing some tie down brackets.
    Took off the Rear Slotters and painted them Black and put it all back together again.

    Tomorrow i will change the headlight, it has a big chip in it so ill swap it over with the other Ute.
     
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    Those tub liners are very hard to come by. Mine was chopped into by a previous owner to fit a sailplane, which i removed. I actually don't think he even needed to cut a section out each side to fit it. Surely it could have been screwed on top.
     
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    I was lucky m8, came across one just around the corner for $50 with the tail gate bit. Oddly enough this new ute had a plastic piece over the back where your tarp buttons are behind the back window. So there are actually 3 bits to the liner, the Body, Tail Gate and Rear Parcel Shelf Panel. I will upload some more pic's tomorrow
     
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    Tub Liner with extra piece on Rear Parcel shelve

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    Some Pics with Black wheels

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    The Rotor with painted black centers

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    Phillbert Well-Known Member

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    Did the Headlight today, i thought it was a 10 min job lol, had to take the bumper off to get to the headlight bolts and it took a couple hours for me to do.

    Had a chip in the headlight so i had to replace it.
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    The are 3 screws on the radiator support panel, 2x 10mm bolts behind the number plate and 2x 10mm on the side of the bumper. Also some bumpers have a strut support to the bottom of the bumper
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    You're making good progress mate. Keep it up
     
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    Cheers m8, im a bit stuffed with the weather atm or i would be powering along this week
    Got lots of thing lined up to do, lol 30 yrs ago i would of kept going in the rain no worries but im getting too old for that sort of game.

    Next up is to fit the VE Big Brake Kit to the front end.
    After that i will get everything ready to pull the motor out. Got the spider crane ready to pull it out, no back breaking work here lol
     
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    Picked up a Hardtop today for $100. Came with Hinges, Struts and Locks.
    It's only sitting in place but looks better already

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    I love the idea of a hard lid just not practical for me with the dog and the need to carry loads. But damn they look good.
     
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    If you were close by I'd be interested in your tonneau cover, if it was for sale. Mine was cut out for the sailplane and looks dodge now i removed it.
     
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    Losh give me a day or two and i will see what i can do. I need one for the blue ute but i have a good spare one now. My m8 just picked up another ute yesterday for next to nothing, if he doesn't need it i will send it down your way.
     
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    Guy got back to me about a VS Monaro bonnet he had for sale.
    Picked it up for $200. It has a small crack and a few chips but will come up good with a little work.
    Now we got a sexy look going on lol.

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    I sore a few years ago a 4x with a hard lid and a couple of holes for dogs to sit head out and enjoy the outdoors ( mainly because at lights his dog was sitting with his head out ) , would have to be very careful though!!!!!!
     
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    Fitted a new door seal rubber today, still very spongy to close but it should settle down in a day or so.

    Fitted the VE Big Brake Kit today as well.
    It is a straight bolt on with new Rotors , Calipers, Pads and an adapter brackets. Only thing i had to do was cut the backing plate to fit the caliper in place, same brake hose connection.
    On 17's all you see is the rotor taking the whole area, i will get another pic tomorow

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    Not the best pic but can see not much room between the wheel and caliper

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    Didn't get a chance to do anything today but tomorrow i will bleed them to finish it off.

    Next i will start stripping things down for the motor transplant.
     
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    Been busy doing little things to tidy the unit up, nothing much to report lol
    My Blue Billet Oil Cap turned up in the mail box, this will add a bit of bling with a set of polished covers.

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    Where did you get the oil cap?
     
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    ebay $50 plus $10 postage.
    can come in different colours depends on which one you want.
    I will eventually add blue radiator hoses, blue leads, blue vac and other hoses..
     
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