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Old 27-07-08, 11:53   #1
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1988 VL Calais Wagon

thought ide start a thread on the rebuild of my factory VL Calais V8 Wagon.






i bought it about 4 years ago now, completely standard, on gas. i bought it with the full intension of rebuilding it, so after about 8 months of owning it i pulled it apart ready for paint.

the interior is all standard series 2 calais grey interior, in extremely good original condition.
it will be running a mild 185i injected V8 from a VP, with a manualised th350 and a standard VL 28 spline LSD.

i have relocated the fusebox to the glovebox, heater and aircon boxes have been removed from under the dash to hide alot of things. an electric demister is fitted so i wont ahve any issues with a rwc.





after about a year! it was finally painted







so i got it home, and began the task of reassembly;


















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Old 02-08-08, 20:43   #2
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Old 02-08-08, 20:44   #3
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had its first bath! to make sure there was no water leaks.















moving house...



finished off the centre console












now as it sits today, after 18 months of being painted some filler in the engine bay decided to bleed through . so i removed the front end, now am awaiting it to be repainted.

luckily its only the engine bay!




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Old 19-08-08, 23:21   #4
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that is an awesome wagon i cannot believe i haven't seen it floating around this site before. just noticed 1 thing though. the air vent surrounds are black in an s2 they should be dash coloured its personal prefference but i thinks this makes the finishing touch in any vl !
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Old 19-08-08, 23:49   #5
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come along way cam how far off is she being road bound? i still remember the old calais turbo walky wagon days
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Old 19-08-08, 23:58   #6
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Cam, you know how much I love this thing and how much I hate you! It's come a long way, going to be fantastic when it's on the road!
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Old 24-08-08, 10:16   #7
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yeh its only been about 4 years in the making haha, other then the Bay paint, ive got everything here to get it drivable!
its still registered so its just a matter of getting it done and driving it!
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Old 01-01-09, 13:03   #8
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Awesome work Cam!! What windscreen seal did you use, is it the VT seal?
Cheers mate.
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Old 02-01-09, 19:40   #9
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yeh, if you get yours done ask for the VT Style rubber, its used on alot of other cars also!.
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Old 02-01-09, 19:57   #10
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awsome wagon mate rims suit it nicely aswell.
so you have kept registering it the whole time its been off the road?
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Old 02-01-09, 20:56   #11
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just found this thread and i love ya attention to detail.Looks very nice indeed.On another note,i've seen NFNSUS many times cruising up evans and oshannesy.
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Old 28-01-09, 20:56   #12
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haha yeh i live in sunbury, see your car around a bit. a good mate of mine has the silver calais which im sure youve seen b4 :P

vlwagz; yep still registered! when its all done its drive time, no fking around!
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Old 29-01-09, 09:21   #13
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it'll be done at about never oclock
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Old 29-01-09, 16:10   #14
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kane we need to start our own league of unfinished cars haha
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Old 29-01-09, 18:04   #15
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haha yeh i live in sunbury, see your car around a bit. a good mate of mine has the silver calais which im sure youve seen b4 :P

vlwagz; yep still registered! when its all done its drive time, no fking around!
yeah,i think i know of the calais your talking about.Was it done by bresciani?It's boosted past me a few times and it doesnt sound like a t03.
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Old 29-01-09, 18:18   #16
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This wagon is coming along nicely, it'll be an awesome cruiser when done
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First time I've seen this thread. That is some top work man. Cant wait to see it all finished. Top stuff.
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Old 26-03-09, 20:47   #18
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Old 15-04-09, 17:58   #19
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not much to update asyet, but i will as soon as it happens!
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Old 18-04-09, 19:27   #21
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First time I've seen this thread. That is some top work man. Cant wait to see it all finished. Top stuff.
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What a nice wagon, love the colour combination. Is it a factory V8?
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Old 18-04-09, 20:04   #22
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yep its a factory calais v8 wagon
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Old 17-08-09, 19:13   #23
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Old 23-08-09, 22:49   #24
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I *** love the wagon!! cant wait to see it finished It looks wicked and its not even finished yet!! keep it up!
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Old 21-01-10, 18:28   #25
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its alive! turns out i wired it right haha

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