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Discussion in 'VE - WM' started by Tony310864, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. Tony310864

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    Hi All new to the forum.

    I bought the ute at the end of last year, At the time I was going to buy a Skyline or Rx7 as a toy, Until a friend took me for a run in His recently purchased VE ute, To say I was hooked was an under statement.

    I found this one in a local car yard and they were keen to get rid of it as it had been one the lot for a while.

    I will need to take some lower quality photos being as all the ones that I have are to big to upload.

    Looking forward to learning from the community and being able to bring information back as I learn.

    Tony.
     
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    Hey mate try using photobucket to upload the photos, then we can all check out your ute ;)
     
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    First pics when first bought home, not washed yet.

    Tony.
     

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    Looks good. I like those rims with that colour. The tint sets it off nicely too.
     
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    I think Holden did well with the the wheels.

    Tony.
     
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    The first improvement was to fit a radiator in fill panel.
     

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    Looks the goods, Holden should never have removed them from mass production
     
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    And your second mod will be removing it when you fit an OTR.....
     
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    True but the VCM OTR has the option of a in-fill aswell.
     
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    OTR is on the maybe list.
    The next mod was a custom dent in the tailgate.

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    Fitted some pedal pads from a SSV.
    the left foot rest is from a eBay seller that makes them, it is stuck to the foot rest with sikaflex and then the slots were filled with sikaflex.

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    Next project was fitting volt and oil pressure gauges.
    They are Glow Shift 7 colour gauges fitted in a SS Inductions pod that replaces the center speaker grill.
    To fit the oil pressure gauge sender I used Aeroflow oil pressure adapter, part # AF166-05-02BLK, this adapter replaces the standard oil pressure sender and then the 2 senders screw into the adapter.
     

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    Looks good mate, where did you get the pod from ?
     
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    Nice................................................
     
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    Gauge pod was purchased at local Auto One, they can be found on eBay for about $110.
    Easy to fit, simply remove speaker grill, pod replaced grill, all done, happy days.

    Tony.
     
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    Looks good mate, do you have any pics of where you connected the sensors? As I am researching to do this myself
     
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    Hello Sup3rst4r_dj,
    Sorry I don't have photos of the senders, the factory sender is on the top left side of the valley cover, it is had to see as it is behind the manifold.
    I believe there also a blanking plate just above the oil filter that people have drilled and tapped for a sender.

    Tony.
     
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    Think I have seen this around Shellharbour area man, love it :D
     
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