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VL Calais - Aero Replica

Discussion in 'VL' started by brumby, May 8, 2012.

  1. brumby

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    Hi Guys!

    So I have been stalking and checking a few threads out to see how I can resolve some issues with my ride. I thought it was about time that I posted up some pics.

    I took these pics when I brought the VL home about 6 weeks ago. So far we have sorted the rear brakes (handbrake assembly was put on upside down n both sides), new pedal box (one from Dellow for a VL rather than the VP pedal box that was in the car).

    I will take a few more pics over the coming weeks.

    Items that we need to sort next are:
    • Front Brakes replace and bleed
    • Change spirings as it sits too low and handling is noooootttt good
    • Speedo Cable Drive
    • Temp Guage
    • General tidy up internally
    • Paint tidy up
    • more to come....

    Stay tuned...

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    hey mate thats a tidy vl u got yaself there!!.... was this on ebay a lil while ago ?? looks familiar.... get some side pics up of it

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    Hey Lazza, thanks! Yes it is the one that was on eBay. There will be some more pics up in the coming weeks.
     
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    detox_nath83 Another VL Driver

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    can't get a better looking front bar than that on a VL (GRP A is trash)


    Awesome car
     
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    wow, that looks good
     
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    UPDATE!!

    Spent some time finally getting the front end sorted.

    Turns out the springs look like they are Kings for a 6 cylinder. Replaced with Ultra Lows for a 8. Now handles so much better and sits slightly higher.

    When pulling it apart last weekend found one of the rotors scored. So decided to replace them. Found out (through trial and error) I actually have the VT conversion.

    So everything has now been sorted in the front end, it handles and pulls up well and I can take it out for a decent drive now. Pics will follow tomorrow if the weather is good.

    Next step - Speedo and gauges.. need to sort out what I need to do there..
     
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    Nice, i think this is the first areo I've been able to appreciate/
     
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    *uwishn* Holden special vehicles

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    nice mate,you finally have it up lol.
    i thought your pedal cluster sounded like a vp,did they weld the bloody thing in?
    and make sure you tape,or put some of the plastic stuff around your wiring near your fuse box or it will get extremely hot.
     
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    Thanks mate - I need to get some new pics up and will do if this rain ever stops! You will see what we have done to sort the firewall out :)

    The wiring is really the next thing that I will get sorted. Looking at taking it to a auto-elec and get it sorted properly. Hopefully it won't be too many $$$$
     
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    Quick pic from yesterday after a bit of a local drive (the car does need a wash though!!)

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    looking nice mate,them wheels really suit it too.
     
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    Funny I'm thinking of ditching those wheels - want something a bit more simpler.
     
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    87RB30VL Swiggidy Swag

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    Damn man that's tidy! Deff keep us updated!
     
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    man that looks bloody nice from side on !! ur crazy if u wanna change ya wheels, only thing i would change is the badging... hsv badges dont go well with a hdt kitted car... got any interior pics ??
     
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    Car is in the shop getting the wiring and gauges sorted. Going to try and hide as much wiring as possible and sort out the wiring from the fuse box to.. well everywhere. It will be in there for a few weeks but it will be worth it. Looking forward to taking her out for a proper cruise when it is all done.
     
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    I'm off tomorrow morning to check on the progress of the, what is now, full re-wire... How deep are my pockets... will update once I've seen it tomorrow.
     
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    Well I checked the progress and let's just say I am really happy that I took it to an expert to look at. I think it was a disaster waiting to happen... now I wonder where I can find some $$$$$ to pay for it...
     
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    yes in the pictures the wiring looks a bit butchered lol,
    they charge like $60 bucks an hour,don't they.....good luck with that:)......like you said well worth it though.
    btw where is your coil mounted?
     
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    Lovely Car you have there :) I love that red on it, good luck with the wiring!
     

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