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VB Commodore with a factory produced 6 cylinder

YSOBLU

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Hey all!

Been a member of these forums for a while so i thought i would post up some details of my car to get to know some of the vic people and stuff, anyways without further ado heres the stats...

Model: 1979 VB Commodore
Colour: Custom Blue Mix
Bodykit: Nil
Engine Type: Buick 3.8lt V6
Engine Mods: Stock internals, Ecotec Intake Pipe... Stock as a rock!
Power: 125kw at the fly (factory claimed)
Exhaust: Shortened VN Exhaust modded to fit
Gearbox: 4 speed automatic t700
Diff: VL V8 diff with 3.36:1 gearing
Brakes: Discs all round,
Suspension: Lowered, King Springs, monroe shocks etc...
Wheels/Tyres: White VB SL/E wheels, some photos show my old chasers with VY S1 hubbies
Interior: Complete VH SL/E S2 dark blue interior upgrade
Other Mods: Tinted windows etc..
Stereo: Big enough.
Build Period: Long time... small bits here and there...
Cost: lost count
Contacts: Thanks go out to dad for all his help with this whole build
Future Mods: get some money in the bank and go from there... would love to rebuild the motor, shift kit the auto, upgrade fuel pump, add boost in the form of a supercharger rising fuel regulator, custom tune.... would love to ONE day run a 13 second 1/4 but thats a while away yet.. dont wanna sound like a dreamer! Oh and gotta get hold of some rims to make her a little more attractive!

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Rough idea of the pearl in the paint sorta....


Interior, Never really could take a good photo lol!


Engine bay, FULLY ENGINEERED AND LEGAL!!! lol


Random photo!


Got hit last thursday by a 4wd, the old VB structure absorbed the impact well: DAMAGE SHOTS!




If anyone is in melb and wants to go out for a little cruise, let me know i love organising those sorts of things and picking great spots and roads!
 
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oh and the mudflaps adds to the sleeping appeal! lol

and keep rubber off the guards in controlled environments....
 

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Now that I like!! Mmmm...love the colour! Damn pity bout the damage from the 4wd :(

Has it been fixed or going to be fixed?

Well, you've impressed my socks off....Wait, I'm not wearing any....Oh well, nice job anyay! :thumbsup:
 

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Oh that is sweet, well done mate.
 

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Thanks...

Its going in to be fixed tomorrow, cos the car is declared modified it needs to be independently assessed and have a pre collision value attached to it as the damage bill is $2000, and normally a VB 202 wouldnt be repaired...

But according to the repairer it should go ahead without a hitch and be back by next tuesday! i just hope theres no orange peel in the paint or ill be pissed again!

Oh and some rude moron truck driver today thought he would use my car roof for storing PVC piping and wet cardboard, so its totally buggered! ive had such a bad week...

Anyways enough of the negativity....

lol

Dave
 

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Looks sweet dude, love the colour. shame about the damage.
 

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Wow, very very nice VB. Must hammer with the V6 eh.
 

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Yeah she gets up all right.... im suffering from a leaking rear main at the moment, so once shes back ill get onto that i reckon!

But yeah, its very nice to drive, and with the V6 and gears its wierd to go quick and use half the fuel the old red 202 did! lol

Dave
 

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that is a very sweet vb mate im doing the same thing to my vb already got the vn donor car :) its gunna be my little project

pity about that damage hope it all goes well for you
 
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its definately a great learning curve, and everything youve ever read about the conversion... prepare to learn more, as no 1 guide has covered everything!

Dave
 
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