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VS ute series II... the work bus

Discussion in 'VR - VS' started by Adelaidetradie86, May 15, 2016.

  1. Adelaidetradie86

    Adelaidetradie86 New Member

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    Soon to be starting up as a contractor and have made my first step towards that by finally getting hold of a ute that id had my eye on for ages.
    After three years of nagging a family friend i managed to wrangle his pride and joy away him haha.
    Nothing too special about it but has been looked after better then 99% of cars getting round. Credit to the bloke.
    Recent replacement he has done last two years
    Monroe shocks springs
    Tailshaft center bearing
    Extractors
    High flow cat
    Sports exaust
    Door seals
    Cooling system overhaul
    All heater taps done
    Serviced every 5000 on the dot in his amazing shed (trust me you would be really jealous of his set up)

    Manual ute... ecotec with a sc-14 hanging off the side. Now for all the people that say they are too small, dont do bugger all etc... when you turn it on the difference is very obvious. Having owned vt and vs sixes before this would smash a stock one. Not that it gets a hiding. Nearly thirty over my hoon stage.

    Will get a lockable canopy for it and tradie it up so to speak.
    The motor has done alot of kms but all my mechanic mates (all three of them did apprentiships with holden) cant fault it bar a noisey top tension pulley.
    If i need to swap in another motor not too fussed... eco tecs are cheap as and the install will only cost me a couple cartons for labour... thanks lads

    Finding it hard to put pictures up from my phone but ill try to suss it out.
     
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    Sounds good mate get some pics up, download the photobucket app, add pics to it then upload them onto thread using photobucket link
     
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    Sweet... ill give it a bash tonight when im home
     
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    Had a go hopefully i did it right. Saw your ute, its a weapon
     
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    Hey all i know no ones reading but ill tell ya whats been happening. Utes all paid off and took it to my mechanic mates place last night for a major service.
    Replaced many bushings front and back. Old rubber ones were fine but have nice red ureathanes underneath.
    We gave the motor and suspension a hell of a going over and have identified a couple things that will need doing next fortnight. Tie rod ends are on the way out and have a pulley tensioner that is wobbling quite a bit.
    Rear main has a slow leak but thats to be expected.
    Diff has not even a slight weap of oil anywhere.
    The sports bars are off and have been advertised. Dont mind if they dont sell but if someone wants ill sell em.
    Roof lining is booked into be fixed and have got a guy coming round to roll rear wheel arches.
    My wheels are getting painted within a fortnight and new rubber all round.
    Should be a very different looking car very shortly.
     
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    Night i got the car. Above pic is just a mock up of the 19s.
    Ill be painting spokes black and polishing out the edge.
    When it stops raining ill take one when its cleaned up real nice. Turns a few heads for an old girl
     
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    Yea i had those 19s on my ute before going the frs, they wil look good mate!!
     
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    Did you have to roll you rear guards?
    Im liking the look of it more with the roll bars off. Bit too cowboy for my liking
     
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    Nice looking ute, they look good in white. The body kit looks good on it, suites it, doesn't look out of place on it like some of them can
     
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    Yeah i had a black vs with same front kit on it. Thats why i was so keen to get hold of it from the family friend
     
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    Na they will fit fine and i was running them on super lows all round with 245s
     
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    Awesome... was gonna put 235s so all round
     
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    Thought id throw this up too. Ive given the bay a good clean. Not planning on doing much here. Probably just paint cover black and gonna make a heat resistant box up for the filter. Reckon add a bent elbow before pod to move it over a touch.
     
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    Looks good mate
     
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    Cheers pete. Cant take much of the credit though. The kit and most the most the work to it was done two owners ago. The bloke i got it from looked after it pretty well.
    Spent alot of time under it on the weekend and it doesn t seem to have ever been any decent bingles.
    Very straight body for its age. Gotta just fix a couple more things underneath. Got two mates that are mechanics (both love holdens) and my bro in law is a panel beater thats done abit of painting.
    They re all happy to help me fix and improve the ute. I want to do most of it so i ve asked them to teach me how.
    Few beers helps gets things done
     
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    Just a pic of the bushes etc that were installed over the weekend. Also rang my pedders guy and have engine mounts and outer tie rod ends waiting for me for whenever i get there after work.
     

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