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Turismo SSZ ute

Discussion in 'VY - VZ - WK - WL - V2' started by thatotherguy94, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. thatotherguy94

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    Picked up this SSZ locally, was pretty much everything I was looking for which was, manual, twin hump hard lid and sunroof. Its a pretty clean and straight car for its age with the only real damage being someone has scratched both sides. Its 99% stock with the exception of a different exhaust tip I think. I found it after my dad told me about it being parked in someones front yard with a for sale sign on it, he originally looked at it for himself but I ended up buying it instead

    Model: 05 SSZ ute

    Colour: Turismo Blue

    Body: Standard SSZ with twin hump hard lid and sunroof

    Engine Type: 5.7 V8 (LS1?)

    Exhaust: Standard

    Gearbox: 6 speed manual

    Diff: Standard LSD

    Wheels: Standard SSZ

    Suspension: FE2

    Brakes: Standard red SSZ

    Stereo: Standard 6 stacker

    Interior: SSZ seats, Oil + battery gauge

    Future Mods:
    New Stereo with aux input
    Respray
    Exhaust

    Current Issues:
    Scratches along both sides and bonnet
    Dead huntsman spider in RH tail light
    Needs a detail inside

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    Nice, yes if it is 5.7L it is an LS1.

    Got a tub liner? If not, spider easy to get out. If yes, have fun.
     
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    Thought it was just didnt feel like walking back outside to check haha
    Yeah its got a tub liner so its going to be one of those jobs
     
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    Yea one of my brake lights is out, putting it off. But going to have to bite the bullet soon.
     
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    DevilDRake Braaaap

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    Nice car dude, love the tourismo blue. I personally was going to get one but i wanted to get the 6L haha.

    Look forward to more pics :D
     
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    I just did my brake light, it had a bug in it too, wasn't too hard to get out honestly. Hardest part was getting out the actual bug not the taillight. There are holes in the taillight assembly, I just kept banging it around til it got to one of those holes then used a screwdriver to dig it out.

    Need a philips head and an 8mm socket to get assembly out. I took pictures of my process for getting to the taillight if you want to see click here, after these photos just undo the nuts on the inside of that panel I take out
     
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    Trayner Fresh prince of Pakky

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    Looks clean as , love that blue colour
     
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    Cheers guys, thanks for that Gaiter its been a while since the last one I did at work.
    I started on the interior today, gave it a vacuum and everything a clean except for the seats
    Some before and afters
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    Ill have to source another knob or get this one redone
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    And one while I had it out the front
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    That's very nice, always liked that blue
     
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    Thanks, yeah the colour and being an SSZ with sunroof sold me on this car. Will be getting a matching foot rest soon and from the quick search I did I noticed that about the gear knobs. I don't think it is HBD as the sunroof was dealer fitted according to the previous owner
     
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    Not much to update but put some floor mats in, changed the plates to my xx ones and have now washed it a couple of times. Used it on a trip to IKEA to help a mate redecorate his room
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    Basically his whole room in the back of my car except for his bed
    Then last week one of the hinges for the hardlid came out of the body because where it was screwed into was stripped. Took the hardlid off and put it into the lounge room. Ended up putting some rivet nuts and new bolts on so hopefully it shouldnt come off again
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    complimentary cushion to help it "blend in"
    I also changed the parkers to LED's and put some different globes in the low beams, I think they need adjusting so will get onto that pretty soon
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    Thanks for looking
     
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    Nother SA SSZ, noice !!

    Ever want to sell them rims lemme know ;)
     
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    Drawnnite Obviously Unsensible

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    that pose from the hardlid ;)

    Looks good.
    would be very nice to have as a daily.
     
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    Thanks, it is really good and a bit more power then the Calais that I use to daily
     
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    Yeah you dont see many SSZ's. Ill never sell those wheels, regretted selling the last set I had
     
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    Last week I was driving to work and the oil pressure sensor died, service vehicle soon message came up and didnt think much of it until I noticed my oil pressure gauge sitting on 0. Car still had oil pressure so I kept driving and dropped it off at the mechanics down the road from work and it was fixed by the time I finished work. Saved me stuffing around getting one and having to fit it. Had to also replace the radiator because I noticed it leaking when I serviced it, also changed the radiator hoses while I had it out.
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    I bought some bowdens vinyl revival for the plastic trim under the windscreen and other plastic/rubber trims. Just did the one under the windscreen and it came up heaps better then before, should some up better when I go over it again
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    and just a pic after I washed it, already filthy again from the rain today..
     
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    Swapped wheels with the vs today, I think I like them better on this car then the vs. Still needs to be lowered though...
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    WazzaVN Wazza VN

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    That looks great mate. Yeah it would look nice a bit lower. I had mine lower but had to raise it a tad. My extractors are too low at the front so can only get away with lowering the rear a bit.

    Love the ride man another Turismo SS. Hold onto it man being Turismo, an ssz and a 6 speed is a really nice combo. Damn I wish I had your sunroof :p
     
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