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Old 15-03-08, 20:42   #1
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My 1987 VL Exec, custom interior, detailed bay etc

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Old 15-03-08, 22:19   #2
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well that is fockin tidy!

how did u do the interiour, especially the door trims?
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Old 15-03-08, 22:36   #3
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yea im wondering about the interior love the white would love 2 do it 2 mine any help on how its done would be great
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Old 15-03-08, 23:19   #4
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awsome.. new bay loooks micky as!
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Old 15-03-08, 23:27   #5
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you probably already know this but having the breather on the rear crankcase vent. then the front one on the pcv is pretty pointless your getting unmetered air into your motor.
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Old 15-03-08, 23:34   #6
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Thats a fair effort and a half!

You've done a top job, g/l with her
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Old 15-03-08, 23:41   #7
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not a fan on the interior but the rest is awsome dude the bay is sweet as
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Old 16-03-08, 11:23   #8
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well that is fockin tidy!

how did u do the interiour, especially the door trims?
thanks mate, the door trims are just done with vinyl over a thin foam backing. i just strippped the old material off, drew up the templates and sewed it up with a standard sewing machine, despite what people say it will handle sewing vinyl quite easily. then its just contact glued on at the front and glued and tacked on at the back with tiny trimming tacks about 3-4mm long
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Old 16-03-08, 11:34   #9
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man thats awesome. simple but creative i really like what youve done. how many hours did you spend cleaning that bay lol
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Old 16-03-08, 13:59   #10
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you probably already know this but having the breather on the rear crankcase vent. then the front one on the pcv is pretty pointless your getting unmetered air into your motor.
thanks for pointing that out, i was under the impression it wouldn't matter but looking at the pcv system diagram it is pretty clear that air is drawn in through the breather, bypassing the afm. i've bought some t-pieces today and am going to plumb it into the other hose coming from the throttle body

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man thats awesome. simple but creative i really like what youve done. how many hours did you spend cleaning that bay lol
thanks mate. the bay has probably taken in excess of 100 hours because it has all been sanded back and resprayed as well as smoothing and hidden wiring. the initial clean to get it to the before pic took a while too because there was fisholene in there all over everything. i've had everything off the motor to paint and clean up at some stage too. i enjoy it though its just a case of a few hours each weekend over the last couple of years

thanks to everyone else for there comments too, much appreciated

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Old 16-03-08, 14:15   #11
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yeah no worries if your having idle problems i bet they all go away after you fix up the vent system. it's easy to test you've got it working properly. at idle open the oil cap if the idle goes a bit **** your pcv system is good if it doesn't change means your pcv system isn't right as your already getting unmetered air in via the pcv.
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Old 16-03-08, 14:21   #12
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awesome looking interior
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Old 16-03-08, 14:48   #13
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fark thats neat love the bay
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Old 16-03-08, 16:00   #14
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Very neat bay. A lot of work in that.

Im just curious as to how the engine goes now with all the intake mods? Ive been thinking about going with the XF throttle and stainless piping with a POD, but if it does nothing for performance then I won't bother.
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Old 16-03-08, 18:05   #15
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thanks woggster, mrsn8r and magnum06.

it goes pretty well with the intake mods, very responsive down low and pulls better high in the revs. without the xf and everything it felt like it dropped off at about 3500-4000rpm. it does the 0-60 pretty quick but obviously still being na it doesn't have the power to accelerate to 100 that quick. overall i would say the xf throttle is worth it (it only cost me about $50 to do) but it does take time to sort out the idle
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Old 06-07-08, 23:21   #16
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Old 06-07-08, 23:31   #17
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I'm not a fan of the interior, but massive points for doing it all yourself.

That bay is very, very nice. I really like it.

Question: your radiator overflow bottle hoses; where do they go/how do they get to the radiator? And how is your power steering fluid reservoir mounted?
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Old 06-07-08, 23:38   #18
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thats nice as man .. ( good stuff )

sweeet i know now :P

nice job man ....

interor ...... all i can say is hmm


but 110% on the engine bay man ...

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Old 07-07-08, 00:29   #19
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fark,

in one word, clean! good work bud

interior is very unique, i havnt seen that before

when was the bay resprayed? did you do it or done before?
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Old 07-07-08, 00:30   #20
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abasoloutly awesome na man looks sweet as bay and i actually like the interior had to look at it for q while but well done
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Old 07-07-08, 19:01   #21
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looks tops, really like the interior, A manual conversion would set it off mate
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Old 07-07-08, 23:50   #22
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I'm not a fan of the interior, but massive points for doing it all yourself.

That bay is very, very nice. I really like it.

Question: your radiator overflow bottle hoses; where do they go/how do they get to the radiator? And how is your power steering fluid reservoir mounted?
thanks mate, the hoses go through a hole under the overflow and run under the guards with the wiring, as does the bonnet release cable. the ps reservoir is mounted with a small bracket behind the headlight. there are various pics of the setup here:

http://s32.photobucket.com/albums/d18/VL_RACER/

and thanks to everyone else for the comments too, i did the bay paint myself with a few months sanding and some spray packs i got a paint shop to mix up for me. its not show quality but for $30 i can't complain. the bay was sprayed by me before with supercheap touch up cans, which were a shocking colour match up close. the original paintwork in the bay had a lot of runs in the black sealer under the top coat and looked like ****, which is what got me started with respraying it all in the first place. but now the colour is a good match and the paint is nice and thick and glossy

what about the interior don't people like? is it because its white? or just because its pretty out there?

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Old 08-07-08, 13:13   #23
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holy freakin sh it that bay is clean!
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Old 08-07-08, 13:26   #24
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definately one of the cleanest bays ive seen m8.
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Old 09-07-08, 00:51   #25
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I wouldn't be a huge fan of the interior just because its white. Another colour might suit it better, but yeah good design and well done for doing it yourself.

The bay, Farking good job mate, looks very clean. Thumbs up!
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