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Old 12-09-11, 20:32   #1
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Wizza's 87 VL SL

Make / Model: 1987 VL SL
Colour: Eucumbene Blue body and Asteroid Silver Moulds
Bodykit: No way
Engine Type: RB30
Age: 16
Engine Mods: Pod filter, Cold air intake, Extractors and Exhaust system (2 1/4)
Power: Unknown?
Exhaust: Catback Exhaust system (2 1/4)
Gearbox: Factory 5 speed
Diff: Standard VL NA drum (LSD coming soon)
Brakes: Vl Turbo front brakes, drums back
Suspension: King spring SL with monroe shocks
Wheels/Tyres: 15'' VS Berlina Wheels
Stereo: Sony Xplod headunit, 2x Sony Speakers 16cm (On the front doors), 2x Pioneer Speakers 16cm x 24cm (On Parcel shelf)
Other Mods: Cold air intake, rear Calais lights, Calais front flip

So for starters i recently just brought my Vl Sl this year about 5 months ago now and yes im on L's (Losers) for now. I brought my Vl because i think it is an awesome looking car and can Go! if done right but i wont be doing anything for power for abit. Got the Vl for $1000 which i thought was a desent price considering the condition (Exterior wad bad BUT the interior is mint. Really want this to turn out to be a nice car to drive. Hoping for the best! The things i maybe want to do it is Vl Calais front flip, Put some Ultra low 70mm King Springs on it, Sub and Amb boot intall, respary the car and some good looking rims. If u got any suggestions let me know


Here are some pics of the process so far (From start till now)
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Day i got the car


Me and my mates VK at his house (He is also 16)




The car didnt come with power steering so i went to a self wrecking yard, found a alright vl there and got the power steering set off it

Before


After



Just started on sanding down the car!



---------- Post added 13-09-11 at 19:25 ----------

[/COLOR]Just some inspiration from "Jarrods '87 VL SL" or "FLY-03L". This guy started like me at 16 and his is car simply awesome now!

Heres a pic and check out his Thread to at http://www.calaisturbo.com.au/showthread.php?t=197368


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Old 13-09-11, 20:19   #2
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Haha, thanks for the hit up mate. I was smiling for about 10 minutes haha.
Looks like a good base for a project, 87 VL SL manuals are the go
Luckily mine came with power steering, good job fitting it up. Done plenty of hard work on my car and it looks like youre off to a good start. Just make it nice and neat, not over the top and do it to your style, not other peoples. What colour are you spraying it?
Any question, message me and ill try to help yu out.
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Old 26-09-11, 23:35   #3
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Update, Final got a Vl Calais front, started priming today here is a picture of some that i was able to finish
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Old 02-10-11, 21:02   #4
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Update, Car is final coming together. Close to be being painted


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Haha, thanks for the hit up mate. I was smiling for about 10 minutes haha.
Looks like a good base for a project, 87 VL SL manuals are the go
Luckily mine came with power steering, good job fitting it up. Done plenty of hard work on my car and it looks like youre off to a good start. Just make it nice and neat, not over the top and do it to your style, not other peoples. What colour are you spraying it?
Any question, message me and ill try to help yu out.
Im resparying the car the same colour (EUCUMBENE BLUE). also who resparyed your car, looks really mint
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Old 14-10-11, 23:14   #5
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Final finished priming the car

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Old 16-11-11, 20:25   #6
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Final on the truck going to get painted. See you in 1 week
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Old 17-11-11, 06:41   #7
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getting there mate keep it up. but how come you didnt prime the whole car looks like you have masked off parts of the panel and lower door moulds?
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Old 17-11-11, 07:14   #8
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getting there mate keep it up. but how come you didnt prime the whole car looks like you have masked off parts of the panel and lower door moulds?
You cant really see it but on the back door there is massive stach and tryed to use some filler but didnt work out that well so i had to sand it all off but my mate the panel beater said that he will just fix it up for me then prime it and etc
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Old 17-11-11, 18:39   #9
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ah ok fair enough.
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Old 26-11-11, 11:23   #10
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only 2 more days till i get the VL back, So pumped for a cruise
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Old 01-12-11, 20:02   #11
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Final got it back today, looks so clean but still putting on some parts
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Old 01-12-11, 20:42   #12
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looks good mate. whats the next plans for it??
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Old 02-12-11, 20:11   #13
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Future mods at the moment.

1. Lowered springs
2. Calais garish
3. Extractor + Exhaust system
4. New rims (need suggestions)
5. Chrome door handles installed
6. VLC series II interior
7. VLC series II dash
8. New headlights

That's all I can think of for now
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Old 10-12-11, 14:53   #14
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Got some rims today for FREE! will be putting them on. There VE commodore rims

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Old 10-12-11, 15:28   #15
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good score mate. should look nice on it.
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Old 27-12-11, 20:25   #16
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Update (Finally...) got my rims on and suit really nice. just need to be lowered a tiny bit more (King spring SL's?) plus the centre caps then it will be prefect


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Old 27-12-11, 20:47   #17
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Looking good there mate, finish off the Calais conversion and some super lows, she'll look a million bucks
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its good to see people take nothing and turn it into something nice
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Old 19-01-12, 22:34   #19
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Finally get on with the car . got some 2nd extractors cleaned them up but still need a exhaust system (Looking for a 2 1/4)
also cleaned the car up abit today to plus the centre caps came and are on
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Old 11-04-12, 22:43   #20
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Update (Finally....)
Got the car new shocks and springs (Kingspring SL's)
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How it looks now:


Also got the extractors installed and have installed a 2 1/4 exhaust system (Pic's soon to come)
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Old 12-04-12, 11:04   #21
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Looking good mate. Looks much better lowered, it was a a bit 4x4 before! lol.
Keep an eye out on ebay and the wreckers and get some lower calais moulds and side skirts and get those on to finish off the calais mock in time and itll be sweet.
Howd you go doing the extractors, snap studs?
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Old 23-04-12, 23:02   #22
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What happens when i get bored and creative....
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Old 20-07-12, 22:15   #23
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Update. Got my hands on some VR SS seats, they suit the cars blue colour so it's looks great, progress so far
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Old 31-07-12, 20:27   #24
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Looking good mate, are you still on your L's btw? look great with superlows now
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Old 03-08-12, 13:38   #25
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Thank you mate, Yes i am still on my L's, adleast till next year in April so till then I'm just going to be working on the car like mad!
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