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VN Calais 5 Speed - Slammed on Sigz, Big Sound System, Pearl Paintjob!

Discussion in 'VN - VP - VG - VQ' started by markER717, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. markER717

    markER717 Un-Donated Member

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    This is my first car, a Imperial Blue 1990 VN Calais. I really love the car and I have big plans for her, so its just a matter of time and money before I can take this car to its full potential. Heres what I've done so far:
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    Year:
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    Colour:
    Imperial Blue with Green Pearl, over Asteroid Grey

    Exterior:
    VN Calais Body with Group A Bonnet Scoop, Tinted Tail lights, Shaved boot lock, Letterbox Style Grill, Chrome dipped door handles, VT Calais Badges (otherwise badgeless) & VP Calais window surrounds

    Engine Bay:
    VP Bonnet Struts, Painted Rocker Covers, Painted Intake Manifold, Shaved Airbox, Billet Oil and Power Stearing Cap, Buick 3.8ltr V6(reco), with: Super 6 GMH Cold Air Intake, K&N Panel Filter, Chrome Intake Pipe, Greenfoam Tune & V8 Throttle body(modified butterfly shaft).

    Exhaust:
    2.5inch sports exhaust & pacemaker extractors.

    Transmission:
    Manual 5 speed (reco)

    Differential:
    Factory 3.08 Open Wheeled (soon to be 3.7 LSD)

    Wheels/Tyres:
    19" VY Signature Rims with Pierelli Sotto Zero 265 Tyres 235/35/R19 (had Maloo R8 SII 18"s but sold)

    Suspension:
    SL King Springs(legal height), Lowered Shocks, Nolathane Link pin kit and Various Nolathane bushes.

    Breaks:
    Painted Calipers, Protex Slotted Rotors & Bendix Ulitmate CP Pads

    Interior:
    VN Calais Velour Seats, VR Calais Center Console Lid, Saas Leather & Chrome Steering Wheel, Boot Install (see below), Climate Control (blue), Electric Windows (blue), VR Door pods & Blue Dash light conversion with LCD screens.

    Sound System:
    Alpine IDA-X001 Head Unit,Polk Audio Splits (front) Polk Audio Coaxials (rear) 2X 1000W Clarion PXW1251 12" Subs,1550W Clarion DPX11551 Mono Block Amp & PC20 2 Farad Capacitor.

    Future Mods:
    VR or VQ Statesmen dash, Possibly FR19s, Finish Boot Install, LS1 5.7ltr Conversion with Borgwarner T56 Gear Box & Custom Black leather seats and matching interior.
     

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  2. Bz Kn33z

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    i like it, looks good i like your plans and its manual a bonus, should do some head and cam work not that hard and wont cost much
     
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    Renno Home Of The Shiny Tank

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    Nice mate! Factory 5spd?....not many of them left!
     
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    I wonder if back in the days, people were as excited to see a VN Calais manual, as we are today?....
     
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    naww shocks. ;)

    we can only hope so lol
     
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    markER717 Un-Donated Member

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    Im not sure, I'd love to find out, but i dont know how. I am fairly sure it is. Is there any way I can check using the VIN number?
     
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    Oh and your Calais rims are 15's, not 16's:thumbsup:
     
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    markER717 Un-Donated Member

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    Really the guy i bourght them off said 16s.. oh well now my spare tyres will fit my skid ceptors ;]
     
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    If there the rims in the picture, then there the factory VN Calais wheels, 15's.
    Do you know what other options it came with? Obviously manual was an option, but you could also tick sports susp and also an LSD..
     
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    I just measured them, they are 16's actually.
     
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    What did you measure? look at the tyres, they will say, R-something, e.g R15, which means Radius..
     
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    I measured the diameter. If the radius of the rim was 15" then she'd be sitting on 30s wouldn't she?... Which actually wouldn't be too bad except with tires on they wouldn't even fit in lol. But I don't know much about measurement of rims.
     
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    Last night i put on the repainted and re-gasketed inlet manifold and put on a pod filter on and will put in a heat sheild soon. Here is some pictures of her new engine bay looks and some of my sigs, also one of her with my sigs photoshoped on. =D

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    88GreenVN Next Exit Left

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    How's the blue dash lights going?
     
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    Well they should be finished by tomorrow as i had the intake manfiold thing i needed to sort out but i think my gauge bulbs are faulty.
     
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    SUCCESS! there all blue! Pics soon i cant find my cable.. lol
     
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    how did u do the rocker covers the same colour as the body i thought, acrylic or tupac would discolour???
     
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    Seeing as there only plastic/fiberglass (i cant tell) they should be fine, I also covered mine in a clear coat as i would on body parts just so its harder to scratch and all that. If they were metal I would probably use something like engine enamel or the like.
     
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    I converted the dash lights to blue, I also painted the dash fascia the same colour as my car and put in the new steering wheel. =D
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    wow, nice calais, love the colour ;). you're from OG? you'd no doubt see me cruising around. im always in OG. ill keep an eye out for you :)
     

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