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Posted 10 September 2016 - 11:17 AM

Time to start a build thread.

Picked this up earlier this year.

91 VN SS, atlas grey, power pack, auto.

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Not in great condition, but runs and drives.

After a bit of paddock bashing parked her up in the shed

Haven't done too much yet:

Removed hectic racing seat

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Stripped interior out and got some orig from seats in better condition than the ones I had.

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Picked up another console, the one in it was split and cracked.
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Bought an original steering wheel and some non cracked fog lights.

Bought some better front guards and original grille, new bonnet hinges and replaced the ugly pod filter with an original box assembly.

Plan is to start stripping and prep for paint.

Going to make it completely original, except maybe for the wheels, the original 15's just don't look that great !

Need a new bonnet and probably a front bumper too. Rest should be usable. Came with spare boot wing and side skirts so can pick the best out of them.

Will be a longer term project, not too interested in paying full rego in qld, will be eligible for club rego when 30 years old.

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 12:34 PM

See gene as he is a commodore expert. Might even have some NOS parts for it ;)

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 12:58 PM

Want some Simmons? :)



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Posted 10 September 2016 - 01:01 PM

What ya got Col, in 19 or 20's. ?

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 01:03 PM

Yeah right.



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Posted 10 September 2016 - 01:24 PM

The VN commodore probably go down in history as the ugliest car of all time from GMH
but i dont mind then at all
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Posted 10 September 2016 - 02:42 PM

Geez, bit harsh mate, are you forgetting about the UC ?

No LS for this one, keeping it original. Stroker may happen if funds permit.

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 02:55 PM

Geez, bit harsh mate, are you forgetting about the UC ?
No LS for this one, keeping it original. Stroker may happen if funds permit.

At least the UC is a Torana lol

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 04:45 PM

You're alredy a stroker

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 05:07 PM



 if funds permit.

 

Dafuque Cunning Stunt?



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Posted 10 September 2016 - 06:02 PM

Dafuque Daisy Chain?


I've done some rough calcs based on forum and Facebook threads:

Paint and panel: $50,000
Interior: $5,000
Wheels: $4,000
Tyres: $3,000
Original radio: $5,000

My budget is only $70k and I don't want a pro Comp stroker ;)

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 06:27 PM

you know you want to....a tribute to this famous racecar..

 

 

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 06:47 PM

The VN commodore probably go down in history as the ugliest car of all time from GMH
but i dont mind then at all
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Hmm Gene. The VP SS is actually far uglier than a VN although VN generally is ugly. But you are forgetting a few other cars built by GMH:

JB Camira
RB Gemini
Nova (and Corolla)

But you didn't say "built" but "by GMH" so also include:

Piazza
Early Astra
HA Vauxhall

I'm sure there are others, and I personally reckon a VN SS looks nicer than a VP, VR, VS or even VZ SS, possibly nicer to look at than a VT SS. But as before a standard VN executive is ugly.

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 06:53 PM

Thinking about a 327 chev now ;)

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 07:24 PM

Hmm Gene. The VP SS is actually far uglier than a VN although VN generally is ugly. But you are forgetting a few other cars built by GMH:
JB Camira
RB Gemini
Nova (and Corolla)
But you didn't say "built" but "by GMH" so also include:
Piazza
Early Astra
HA Vauxhall
I'm sure there are others, and I personally reckon a VN SS looks nicer than a VP, VR, VS or even VZ SS, possibly nicer to look at than a VT SS. But as before a standard VN executive is ugly.

I was talking Commodores only in general but yes there is uglier cars out there that GMH made

Thinking about a 327 chev now ;)

327 your not serious its not a HK Monaro
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Posted 10 September 2016 - 07:37 PM

The VP is definitely a lot better looking than the VE or VF series, thats for sure. 



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Posted 10 September 2016 - 07:42 PM

Unless ya missus bolts it in for ya then you wont be doin shit
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Posted 10 September 2016 - 07:44 PM

VP SS suffers though due to grille, wheels and that ugly panel in between the tail-lights. Changing the wheels makes a big difference to a VP, I have a set of 5 here for a trailer, they even made the trailer uglier!

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 07:47 PM

The VP is definitely a lot better looking than the VE or VF series, thats for sure. 


Your on drugs

Or pissed

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 07:51 PM

No Gene, I just appreciate beautiful form. 

You, being used to staring lustfully at men all the time, would definitely prefer the staunch wide stance of the VE/VF :D



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Posted 10 September 2016 - 07:58 PM

They were good old sleds!

 

Don't know about 'auto' though. The manual was our choice. 

 

My kids used to borrow it & go racing Skylines. lol. 

 

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 08:08 PM

No Gene, I just appreciate beautiful form. 
You, being used to staring lustfully at men all the time, would definitely prefer the staunch wide stance of the VE/VF :D

Nothing beautiful about the VN VR VS VP all shit shapes

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 08:36 PM

I personally love vn and vp Holden's and think they look better than the vl before them. Cheers Aaron.

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 08:38 PM

I personally love vn and vp Holden's and think they look better than the vl before them. Cheers Aaron.

Really gee glad we are all different

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 08:38 PM

How come all the atlas grey ones paint on the roof went shit?




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