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Posted 18 October 2006 - 12:34 PM

Yeah, we will probably end up unpicking the whole front ends. I'll get some close up pics next time im back.

With the LED's, my cousins VR Calais has footwell lights from factory, which are hooked up via the door light switch. It doesn't look too hard to wire up a similar setup, but i dunno.

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 09:08 PM

take a word of advie from my old mans book mate get quite a few photos of gaurds with flutes in them and trust me they are absoulute pricks to do (he done some into his hk monaro gaurds)

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 11:14 PM

Yeah, I dunno. I probably won't put them in. Just an idea.

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 08:27 PM

w00T! Goin home this weekend :rockon:

Can't wait.

Gunna Continue pulling bits off the front of the good LJ, keep drilling out spot welds on the shell, and see how much my new wheels are really worth :D

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 10:20 AM

Good stuff mate, car is looking good!! Glad to see another LJ in the build.

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 10:40 AM

Cheers RpM.

I agree. Especially just a mild streeter LJ. There's plenty of showcars, and a heap of racecars, and a few resto'd stockers. But not many mildly modded ones.

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 08:07 PM

I've updated my Cardomain Page, click the WWW button under my posts for the link.

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 12:09 PM

Alrighty! I now have a HQ Premier :D

Here she is. It's a bit rough on the outside, but the interior is in good nick, and the 202 was replaced not long ago.

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There she is. "Max" is the name.

Its a 202 with a 350 Holley (would you like a less economical engine, sir?), mated to a Traumatic. Has HJ Premier front seats. Thats about it really...

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 12:31 PM

Needs an injected 202 and a Borg Warner 5spd :spoton:

More pics!

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 01:25 PM

It's getting a 350 Holley'd 202 and a Trimatic :D

Staying original, this baby is.

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 01:34 PM

:D I've started to get into some panel swapping on my LJ. Have stripped the paint out of the little channels along the guards (where the welds are) and found that the panels on the good one have been replaced since new.

:rolleyes: dum dee dum, wait for the paint stripper to act, dum dee doo daa day.

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 01:39 PM

Its a 202 with a 350 Holley... mated to a Traumatic.


It's getting a 350 Holley'd 202 and a Trimatic


What? Has it already got that? Or are you putting that in? I thought you hated autos.

And why on earth would you want a 350 Holley? At least whack a blue block with a high comp head in, paint it red, bolt a Varijet on there and stick a snorkel on so it looks factory.

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 01:44 PM

or he could just leave it how it is and drive it

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 01:47 PM

I hate Autos about as much as I hate Gangsta's.

It's already got a 350 Holley and Trimatic, and that's how it is staying.

Like makka said. But I'm not the one that's gunna drive it, thats what the LJ is for...

Mum is going to use the Premier as a car to drive to work, which is about 10k's out of Cowell.

Oh, and we won $15 grand yesterday.

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 01:50 PM

Okay, well you didn't state that very clearly.

I still don't understand why you wouldn't want to make it more economical for like $50 worth of carb & gaskets.

Congratulations. Can I have some?

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 01:51 PM

Well, we got the car for free, so we're already a couple hundred $ up on fuel costs... And if it was really that bad to drive, we'd just bolt a stock single barrel on it...

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 02:27 PM

The front end stripped down, ready to be unpicked.

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non-factory spot welds. Which means the guards have been off before.

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BOG! AHH!

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 05:46 PM

I've finished off most of the spot welds. Now i just need to get the doors off the get behind there.

We've decided that we are going to leave the RH Gaurd on, and just swap the nosecone and LH Gaurd.

As you can see here -

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- The gaurd has been re-welded. We are going to cut down this weld, and redo it with the good panels. Any tips for this job would be great.

I've made a rough template for my console. This is pretty close to what it will look like, with the M20 shifter through the bottom section, and a Head Unit in the front vertical section. The 6.5" speakers will be in the sides.

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Waddya Reckon?

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 09:10 PM

Put the battery out of the LJ in the 253 HZ Today, started it up for the first time in about 2 years. Started 1st go, sounds awesome.

I'll probably put that 253 in an LH/LX when I get one :D It's a nice engine.

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 04:17 PM

w00t! Get a full weekend to work on the LJ this weekend :D

A couple of things I need to ask -

How do I take the door off? I need to do this to get the front guard off.

I'll think of more things as the weekend gets closer.

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 11:07 PM

loooks like tis coming allong nicerly rim mate.,what are you going to make ya centre concole out of ? m its looking good.
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Posted 22 November 2006 - 11:22 PM

She's coming along there!! I'm assuming your gonna have the console custom made or something, but at least you've got the good ol cardboard template in place!!

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Posted 23 November 2006 - 06:39 AM

I was bored one afternoon, and there wasnt alot that I could do to the LJ (It was still registered, so I couldnt go stripping off bumpers etc), so I made up a template for the console. It will be made out of 12mm MDF, and trimmed in matching vinyl to the seats.

The console will be built after the M20 is in. Hopefully this summer holidays. And I still need to get a HU for it, which will probably be around April next year.

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Posted 23 November 2006 - 10:46 AM

Coming along there rim what are ure plans for it U gonna leave it that colour and and engine mods? first time i looked at this thread and i only just noticed its a coupe $600 sounds like u got a good buy Imo

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Posted 23 November 2006 - 01:29 PM

It's staying the original colour. I was pretty skeptical about it at first, but it's really grown on me.

Engine will be stock until 2008, when I plan to build a Blue 173 for it.

Plans are described on the first page of this thread.

Click the 'WWW' button underneath my post to access my CarDomain page. All plans and progress etc will be on there.

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