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Discussion in 'VT - VX - VU - WH - V2' started by MikesCalais, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. MikesCalais

    MikesCalais Trust me, I'm a Doctor

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    Name: Mike
    Model: VT Calais II (Sapphire)
    Colour: Amazon Blue
    Engine: 3.8Lt V6
    Exhaust: Stock
    Gearbox: Stock auto
    Diff: stock
    Brakes: stock
    Suspension: stock
    Wheels: stock 16"
    Cost: Back in 2006 - $14,800 + about $4,500 since to fix/maintain

    Some of you will remember it from way back when.

    Back when I first got her I had all these plans, a long list of mods, etc etc however since then every time I've saved up enough, something's gone wrong that needed to be fixed straight away so the mods got pushed back, three years later and its still as stock as a rock. When I brought it, it had an S spoiler which I took off.

    My list of mods: hmmm.... tint the rear window. the end. lol

    A sad little history is that it got hit by a truck a while back... However they decided to repair it and give it back... Then I had my front and rear windows broken... Then It was hit in a hit and run in my uni car park, and then 2 days after that it was involved in another hit and run with a taxi, luckily there was a witness so my repairs were covered (eventually). All the damage in the pics has been repaired so currently the car has no damage. (Lots of damage to a car when the drivers never been involved in an accident hey?)

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  2. beaker

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    Sorry to hear about your run of bad luck Mike.
    i know how frustrating it is when you can never quite get to the mods you've planned for reasons outside your control.

    hang in there tho, you get to it eventually.

    Your Calais looks bloody good anyway (assuming it's not currently in that mashed photo state)
     
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    Sphinx O.G.

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    calais FTW!

    looks good mate.
     
  4. MikesCalais

    MikesCalais Trust me, I'm a Doctor

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    haha yeah all the damage is fixed up, now i just gotta take the rear badges off and put them in the right spot!! theyre about a cm off and crooked, and coming off anyway (you can see in the first pic thats its in the wrong spot)

    I've had the car just over three years now, the plan was to keep it while I was on my P's and then trade up, but things have changed so Im sticking with it... plus it has far too many memories to just get rid of it :p

    During the week some time I'm gonna give it a really good clean, unfortunatly where i keep my car has trees hanging over it so whenever i park i can expect to clean it the next day.. and its been there for two days now so i can only imagine whats waiting for me :p
     
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    Lumps of cheese welcome to the machine

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    Damn that was quite a hit to the back mike, good to see that she's all fixed up now.
     
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    Sphinx O.G.

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    keeping the woodgrain?
     
  7. MikesCalais

    MikesCalais Trust me, I'm a Doctor

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    Before I baught the car I wasnt keen on the woodgrain at all, but once I sat in it at the dealer I fell in love with it.. Back when I first had it the woodgrain was the thing that set my car apart from everyone elses the most, and then all the little fancy things :p

    but yeah, definatly keeping it, I really like it, I think it suits the colour of the interior as well. I like the piano black finish in VX^ models though, not sure about the lighter woodgrain
     
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    I remember seeing your thread when it got hit by the truck. Good to see it back in top shape and back on the road. Hope you have better luck with it from now on! Looks good mate.
     
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    rch-13z Former Photoshop Whore

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    I remember reading the thread about your truck encounter...

    Good to see it all one piece... Cant beat a clean Calais!
     
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    MikesCalais Trust me, I'm a Doctor

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    Thanks guys! back when it happend I was hoping they would write it off but now im kind of glad I have it back, its actually been behaving lately :p

    Just looking to get the back window tinted again, and need to get my brakes done, but im in the process of 'saving up' so everythings been put on hold for now... i even been saving up my coles recipts for petrol.. haha how embarasment
     
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    good work man
    i think i seen this before somewhere cant remember but it was a big wtf lol
    but glad to see it all good man,wish i had a truck smash into the back of my car lol i need a new boot lol
     
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    pretty stock....
     
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    Looks nasty. Glad you got it fixed. Like the woodgrane.
     
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    MikesCalais Trust me, I'm a Doctor

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    lol it literally couldnt get any more stock...
     
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    thanks :thumbsup: Im glad I got the series 2 with the woodgrain, i was considering a series1 at the time, but im so glad i spent a couple bucks extra
     
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    MikesCalais Trust me, I'm a Doctor

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    I thought my car had been in relatively good shape for far too long now... so I thought I'd go and hit a ute... but of course one with a metal tray :thumbsup:
     
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    Which uni carpark did the hit and run happen Mike?
     
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    MikesCalais Trust me, I'm a Doctor

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    that was a while back, but it was in one of the Vic Uni car park - i cant remember now which one it was... i go between campuses, theyre all just as bad as each other anyway :p
     
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    MikesCalais Trust me, I'm a Doctor

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    Quick question, ive been meaning to get a couple quotes but have had no time at all..

    how much would it cost for

    - both front and rear passanger side doors - including calais badge & chrome strip along the doors
    - passanger side mirror (the whole plastic + glass)
    - passanger side rear quarter panel

    and most likely to get them all painted cause i dont like my chances of finding the same colour...

    im guessing about $3000 - 3,500 - probably more??
     

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