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Old 06-10-12, 10:58   #1
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[GMHJET] VL Calais Turbo Build *UPDATED 05/10/12* Pics on page 1

Hey Guys, just bought my 2nd VL Calais at the moment its nothing special but i have lots of plans for this one so stay tuned and keep up to date with my build! Keep negative comments to urself and less its advisory thanks guys for reading


Make / Model: 1988 SII VL Calais
Colour: Imperial Blue
Bodykit: Calais
Engine Type: Stock RB30 (currently looking for a turbo engine)
Engine Mods: Stock ATM
Power: No idea
Exhaust: 2.5" cat back
Gearbox: Stock Auto
Diff: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Suspension: Stock
Wheels/Tyres: 15" Chasers
Interior: Stock SII Calais
Stereo: JVC CD Head Unit

Other Mods: Rear Window Venetians

Future mods: Turbo Engine, Break Upgrade, Suspension Upgrade, Smoothed Engine Bay w/ lots of chrome, LE Kit, Colour coded bumpers, tint, stereo lots more stuff planned for it!

No pics atm because im not near a computer and posting this on my iphone!

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Old 06-10-12, 15:31   #2
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Heres a dodgy phine pic
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Old 06-10-12, 16:14   #3
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A very clean calais, im impressed! Yet you want to do all that stuff to it.
Dont tell me the Factory cassette is coming out!?
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Old 08-10-12, 10:29   #4
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Few more pics guys keep in mind i havnt touched this car since i bought it





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Old 09-10-12, 22:19   #5
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looking neat as damo!

time for some calais rims, and turbo that ****er.
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Old 10-10-12, 10:21   #6
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looking neat as damo!

time for some calais rims, and turbo that ****er.

i got calais rims with the car but they need to be restored coz theyre a bit scratched up... might just get inters or something cheap
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Old 10-10-12, 11:18   #7
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Dammit, I wanted that thing! Single tone with intos!
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Old 10-10-12, 12:29   #8
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Dammit, I wanted that thing! Single tone with intos!
ohhh did you look at it to buy it?
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Old 10-10-12, 12:56   #9
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Nah never looked at it, just wanted it cos it looks tidy!
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Old 10-10-12, 13:06   #10
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so the previous owner moved the front plate?
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Old 10-10-12, 13:18   #11
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so the previous owner moved the front plate?
correct!! i didnt wanna cop lip for it so i stated it early on hahaha

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Nah never looked at it, just wanted it cos it looks tidy!
it is tidy... no rust around the windows or in the boot.. interior is ok not mint but good enough.. body is pretty straight aswell i got a good deal on it!! didnt pay anymore than 3k for it... need a few things here and there but nothing major at all... now im in the market for a turbo mtr
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There's a complete A8 on gumtree, he wants $1,300.

http://m.gumtree.com.au/rb30et-engin...59&page=3#Rb30
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Old 10-10-12, 14:26   #13
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There's a complete A8 on gumtree, he wants $1,300.

http://m.gumtree.com.au/rb30et-engin...59&page=3#Rb30
looks ok but unsure how it will sound lol seeins its outta the car... was thi nking of rebuilding the na to turbo spec that way i know whats in it and whats been done etc
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Old 15-10-12, 08:07   #14
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**UPDATE 05/10/12**

decided to get stuck into the mods on the weekeend soo i removed the white venetian and sprayed it with VHT heat proof matte black paint.. sprayed straight on!! looks so much neater now pre happy with it





Also bought some brand spankin new tail lights and restored my rear garnish with some gloss paint and a garnish sticker from ebay





Next is to restore the rear boot and tail light upper trims which i hope to get done this weekend!!
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Old 16-10-12, 19:50   #15
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looking good mate, will look much better with the rear end freshened up.
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as in leave it on a shelf? not very constructive..
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Old 16-10-12, 21:36   #16
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looking good mate, will look much better with the rear end freshened up.
Thanks mate, now just trying to source all the factory badges to put back on as the previous owner debadged it.. Also looking for a turbo auto tranny as i think mines rooted lol
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Old 17-10-12, 20:52   #17
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Old 29-10-12, 08:25   #18
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Ok guys a couple more updates... i bought a set of brand new headlights and a brand new grille from ebay.. not on the car yet because ive got some minor body work to get done but once the cars all done and polished ill chuck em on and post up some picks.. my plan with this car is to make everything brand new and fresh again.. the body is really straight and paint work is immac just needs a good polish thanks for reading



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