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Discussion in 'VN - VP - VG - VQ' started by LAP004, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. LAP004

    LAP004 lifes-likethat

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    Thanks heaps james_55.
    The dailly wagon is pretty straight. body wise the main issue is a the rh side sill pannel under the drives door has been caved in, but no biggie, will be quiet an easy car to prep for paint and panel.

    The wagon is lowwered on ksport full adjustable coilovers in the front. Very goof product. Had them for 3 years in the white sedan and the missus vp sedan too.

    The white vp is rolling on vy spac/vy sv8 17x8 wheels with 235/45/17s

    The wagon has vz crewman thunder/ vz sv8 wheels resprayed gloss black.

    As for the sedan im keeping the gloss black handles and mirrors as i feel it looks to plain with out the black to set it off.

    The taillights in the wagon are aftermarket full clear which i used red nightshade to colour the top and bottem as stop and tail combind eith the clear in the middle been indercators and the reverse lights been relocated to the reflector location on the rear bar just below the tailights.
    Juat wanted to design them like the seires on vp sedan tailights
     
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    I love learning with trial and error kts great to see the differnce as u progress with expirance, and u save some good $$$ doing i
    Yourself

    Thanks i really happy with the brakes,
    Nice bit of colour to draw attention if u look but not so much that u see them from a mile away
     
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    should put up a thread on your calais :)
     
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    Yeah i want to but i am unsure of how to put up photos??
     
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    black guard looks gangsta. gives it street cred... :shooting:
     
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    i find the easyest way is too us the image link option in the quick replie menu, (3rd i con from the far right) then u can use an image url from a different sight ect facebook or even jc album i your profile.
     
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    looks a bit skid pigish but i quite like it
     
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    apart from use and abuse done nothing to mine.
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    the old daily now the missus project.
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    and her old vp.
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    unfortunatly this happend, had 18''s alround removed rears so it could be pushed to the garage.
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    white sedan dash, yes did need a lean at time of photo
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    You must love VP's. That black one looked nice, it a shame that happened to it. Do you still have it?
     
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    Yeah i seem to have a reall addiction.
    When i first got togeather with the missus i bought the white sedan then she bought the black sedan as a project, it was matt black with primmer and metallic blue when we got it.

    Once the cop att on mine became to high i bought a red sedan as a daily which got totaled when i came across a holden captiva doing a uturn mid way around a blind corner in a 70zone ended up tboning them there insurance pay out bought the maroon sedan. Which i used as a daily untill hers got reared and sold her mine (for cheap oviously) and then i got the wagon registed ,already had the wagon was going to part it out for the other 3.

    And yeah still got the black shell. Mostly stripped now on blocks beside the shed
     
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    have you got the chrome trim still? would look nice on the white one :D
     
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    Yeah man still got the stripping its waiting to go on to the maroon vp.
    The crome trim is actually the standard trim with all the paint sanded off. Its actually alluminium under the coating.
    Iv done the left hand side trim on the white sedan havent done th 1/4 window yet or lowwer trim
     
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    Really? so it would work on my mates vp? he has been looking for chrome trim for ages
     
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    Yeah mate. Iv herd the easyest way is to use paint stripper to help remove the coating off the trim.

    I used a flapper disk on the grinder to do mine was quick and easy but was very agresive on the alloy. So i still had to hand sand with 80grit then 240 to finish it off.
     
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    Great work mate, keep at it :)
     
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    Thanks mate. Ill post some more updates been lazy with working on them the last couple of weeks.

    I did order a new bolt on 2 1/2" exhaust for the wagon so that will be fitted late next week
     
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    New exhaust is now fitted :)
    Havent driven it yet though.
     
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    Any camber issues on the front of the wagon? hard to tell in the pics.

    Saw you said Vy Hubs and control arms. brakes etc.

    What strut tops do you run? Thanks
     
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    Hey mate.
    The wagon has the vy hubs and lca's the camber spec's im running on the front is 2.5┬░neg set to full positive on the hub adjustment. With ksport coilovers and ksport 3d camber caster strut tops set to max neg camber and caster on the strutops.

    The biggest problem with the setup i found was the lca's caused my rackends and tie rod to be to short by 30mm to short perside. 60mm total.

    I have extended rackends modified standard ones to solve the alignment issues with the toe.
     
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    iv still been lazy with both of these, the wagon has just been clocking up work trips, on the up side it is back on 17's so it sticks to the rd a bit better again.
    how it was with green tailgate (miss that lol).
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    how it sits now.
    had to strip the wheels back to alloy on two off them due to damage on the paint, so left the rear alloy just cause i can.
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    the white vp has been on timeout in the garage collecting dust again.
    on the good news it will be getting washed, then off to willowbank for some runs at test and tune. see if it can still manage a low 15 second 1/4.
    (old photo of it collecting dust.)
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