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Discussion in 'VB - VC - VH - VK' started by SLE-883, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. SLE-883

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    Hi All,

    Just picked up a 1983 VH SL/E

    Is currently a straight 6 but will be replaced with a VR 5L from a Calais with HSV upgrades

    I can see it's going to be a long and slow process but I'll try to keep you all posted along the way.

    Here are the first pics of the car in Melbourne

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    Here she is loaded ready for her trip to Sydney - 21/10/09
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    Look like a very good clean starting point :) they don't come much better, how long till it arrives?
     
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    That's his starting point?!? I need to read better. Very neat.
     
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    Isn't it:)? hes been looking for a VH SLE for a while to stick his 5 litre in, this is it! (starting point)
     
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    Sure is my starting point!

    It has a little rust on the bonnet and some one the rear guard but otherwise it's pretty clean. Not bad for a car that's been sitting outside a workshop in Melbourne for about 18months

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    Mind the red dust from the recent dust storm


    Should arrive next Wednesday
     
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    Did you go down to Melbourne to buy it? seems so since you have so many pictures:)?. Looks good anyway, I like the lighter blue tone tone alot. Have you got the centre caps for the wheels?, It's in very similar condition to mine really. The paint on mine is also worn out on top but that's no big deal
     
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    No, didn't go to Melbourne. The guy I bought it off took all the photos for me (top guy!)
    He owns Lightwood Autos - Smash Repairs and Body Shop

    I'm not sure if the caps for the wheels are in the boot of the car. I'll find out next week.

    I'll eventually spray the car so the paint isn't a huge concern. I love the lighter blue colour too. I think it's Indigo Blue on Mercury Silver.
     
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    its not indigo blue as that is real dark like my old one

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    The paint code from the tag says

    1B002-B/2J011-D
     
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    Very nice dude.

    Was the old owner a member on this forum? Coz I've seen those pics before somewhere.......
     
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    tag indicates.

    1B002 is indigo
    2J011 is aztec silver

    but it sure dosent look like indigo in those pics. possible respray at some stage.
     
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    But that thing looks dead set like the factory paint to me 100%
     
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    Looks just like my mates VH,

    The SLE always seemed to have a shinier/glossier/mettalic look to the Indigo, to the Full indigo VH.

    Awesome starting point mate!

    Cheers
    MaT
     
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    i like the look of the vh. car looks neat
     
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    looks good , i want one of these
     
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    It arrived last week.
    Looks like the body was resprayed to the lighter blue you now see. The engine bay is still in the original Indigo blue. The car will definitely need a new spay, the roof, bonnet and boot are all faded. So the question is do I go Indigo or the new colour. I have a while to make up my mind though.

    Started preping the 202 over the weekend so it can be pulled out, have to get my self a hoist though.

    Plan is to fit the 304, get it running and then strip it out and sort out the car body. While the car is getting sprayed i'll freshen up the engine and add a few things (cam, new pistons etc...)

    Got a few pleasant surprises along the way. Te car has VK mirrors, 350 Holley, VL fuel tank, clear blinkers and has had the rust under the rear windws repaired. which has really saved me a bit.
    not bad for a car that cost $1100


    I'll keep you all posted.


    Daniel
     
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    WHAT! only 1100 are you serious thats ***n not bad
     
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    UPDATE:
    Had time on Saturday to rip out the old 202 block and gearbox from the car and chuck it up on ebay.

    Next weekend I plan to clean up the engine bay and get rid of the unwanted wires.

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    Haha, I was just reading this thread and realised I'm more interested in the eh in the side of the pic.
     
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    I thought that there would be some interest there.

    Its my mates. He's owned it for 10 years. It has a worked 186 in it. Last dyno run it pulled about 204HP@wheels and ran a 13.9 @ 103mph

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    It also had a draw through turbo set up on it for a while
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