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Discussion in 'VR - VS' started by thatotherguy94, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. thatotherguy94

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    Bought this calais for a daily while I do the v8 swap into my other vs, bought it off the second owner and it only has 177XXXk's on it. Was used as a family car for the past 9 years but should come up great when cleaned up.
    Colour: White

    Engine Type: Ecotec V6

    Exhaust: Standard and staying that way

    Gearbox: Auto

    Diff: Standard

    Wheels: Standard S2 Calais wheels

    Suspension: 4wd spec

    Stereo: Was standard with 10 stacker cd player in the boot, now Pioneer stereo + speakers

    Interior: Standard

    Things done since owning:
    Started polishing the paint
    Removed v6 badges
    Cleaning
    Removed headlight protectors
    Removed mudflaps
    Clear indicators
    New tyres 22/12/2014
    Redone roof lining
    New stereo + speakers

    Futures Mods:
    Lowered suspension
    Clear side indicators: Done

    Current Issues:
    Passenger side door strips need to be stuck back on again: Done
    Drivers window doesn't go down: Done, window regulator replaced
    Sagged roof lining: Done
    Aircon doesn't blow out centre vents: Done, replaced black box under stereo
    Highbeams randomly come on when driving at night (needs a new stalk): Done, replaced with different stalk
    Bonnet has stone chips and a dent
    LH rear door trim leather coming off: Done
    Couple of buttons missing from steering wheel controls
    Still dirty
    Boot gas struts need replacing: Done
    Few dash globes need replacing
    Window tint needs replacing

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    not too bad pickup mate! should come up good once your done :) i would love a calais but i don't think they come in manual :(
     
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    Looks good mate
     
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    Minor update, I started cleaning the calais up and had a fairly productive weekend.
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    I replaced the drivers window regulator as the old one was bent.
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    Changed the black vacuum box under the stereo and now have working face vents.
    Got another drivers side weather strip to replace the one with a dent in it.
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    V6 badges and mudflaps removed
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    Before/after on the front bumper
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    What was under the console when I removed it. Vacuumed it up and cleaned all the console bits before reinstalling.
    I also re taped the passenger side door molds which were coming off and removed Holden badge from under the left tail light. Will get better pics once I have finished polishing. Still have a lot of cleaning to go before ill be happy.
     
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    what is the stuff in the bumper crack's? hard to take off i think i have some as well
     
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    Has a painted white strip in the bumpers, in the actual cracks it was just dirt
     
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    Yeah I will update the stereo hopefully after Christmas. Aircon was sorted by changing the black vacuum box thing under the stereo. Ill check your ute out as well.

    Over the weekend I repainted the wipers and repainted the center of the grills, just tidied the front of the car up a bit
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    The insert's look mint now! and those plate's help the car's appeal ALOT! :)
     
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    Since the last update ive been kind of busy.
    Bought 4 new tyres
    Roof lining has been redone, didnt come out too bad but not perfect, was my first time redoing one. Has clear guard indicators now.
    Replaced the foot well lights with some white led's and did the same with the front parking lights and rear number plate lights.
    New stereo and speakers
    Shampooed the carpet and cloth parts of the seats
    Started cleaning the leather and conditioning it
    Re glued the leather on the rear door trim which was coming away and on the pocket under the stereo.
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    Led parkers
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    Number plate lights
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    Roof lining done
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    New stereo and stereo surround after
    Thanks for looking!
     
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    Can I ask a question...the pic with the console removed.....which is the cigarette lighter connection is it the bottom one...cheers
     
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    Hi can you tell me what is the cigarette lighter connection is it the bottom set of wires with connector...cheers
     
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    Ive circled the plugs in red and put a photo of the plugs on the lighter itself. I can go grab a closer photo of the plugs if you want
     
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    nice work :) bet that those mods set you back a bit ;) very good progress so far :)
     
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    Had the two vs's and hq out today, photo was taken on my phone so its not the best quality
     
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    Thats one tidy car mate. Lol even had the stock cassette in it.
     
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    Not much of an update, but cleaned the engine bay up a bit, was pretty dirty. Replaced the broken console light and swapped over another indicator stalk to get cruise control working again.
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    Engine when I took the cover off
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    Engine and bay cleaned up, not prefect but a lot better then it was
     
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    Repainted the strip on the rear bumper, just cleans the back up a bit.
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    also cleaned up under the bumper before I put it back on!
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    Since the last update the Calais has gotten new rear tail lights, another cut and polish, new oxygen sensors, new overflow bottle and has hit 200,000k's
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    Roof after being cut, polished and waxed
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    Couple of pics after the whole car was finished
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    old oxy sensors
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    New overflow bottle
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    and picture at 200,000k's
     

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