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86 VL calais

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1 86 VL calais on Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:02 am

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Hey fellas. Heres my car. Specs are below

Name: Lachlan
Age: 18
Location: Western Brisbane
Car: Holden
Model: VL Calais
Year: 1986
Colour: White over asteroid ilver
Body kit: Calais
Engine: RB30E, 3 Litre
Exhaust: 2 1/2 inch redback mendrel bent exhaust from the cat back wit lukey extractors
Diff: Stock
Brakes: Discs all round
Suspension: Stock. Thinking of dropping it 20-30mm
Transmission: New auto gearbox going in very soon
Wheels: Calais rims, in the process of polishing them up
Sound: 6" Pioneer speakers on the parcel shelf and a Pioneer head unit

Got this off my grandparents who had owned it for 15 years previously. So there was a fair bit I needed to fix
So far this is whats been replaced:
- Water Pump
- Alternator
- Brake master cylinder
- Starter motor
- Timing belt kit
- Drivers side power window

Also has a KnN panel filter, gates racing belts, plenty of interior neons and Bosch platinum plugs.. Im sure there is heaps more I just cant think of it right now

Future Mods:
- Need some paint and panel work done
- Boot install
- Install tow bar
- Soon to be a pimpin' red interior
- Whitewall inserts (flappers)
- Sunvisor


Currently the head is off getting reconditioned as the valves went recently.

So here is some pics










I like posting photos so enjoy

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2 Re: 86 VL calais on Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:57 am

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Cheers man, Nice man I like it alot!

Keep up the good work man!

And photo's are good mate!


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3 Re: 86 VL calais on Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:24 am

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since you asked for it Nackerz Smile

Head off getting reco'd



2.5 inch mendrel redback exhaust thnks to Scotts Rods West Ipswich. They are awesome



Footwell lights. 2 of these up the front, 2 black lights overhead in the back and one on the dash that flashes to the music Very Happy



Original vl headlight covers to be put on soon

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4 Re: 86 VL calais on Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:56 am

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Pretty good looking calais love the colour


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5 Re: 86 VL calais on Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:59 am

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thanks mate. Needs a cut and polish at the moment, its in pretty god nick though

Going to go for the red interior to Cool cant wait for it

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6 Re: 86 VL calais on Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:24 am

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nice


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7 Re: 86 VL calais on Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:30 am

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VREXEC wrote:nice

thanks mate

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8 Re: 86 VL calais on Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:47 am

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My brother has a white VLCT with red interior not my cuppa tea but people who have it love it haha


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9 Re: 86 VL calais on Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:57 am

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yeah you either love it or hate it i reckon

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10 Re: 86 VL calais on Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:39 pm

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Well I just bought a calais garnish to put on as mine cracked off a long time ago.

So now im waiting for the following in the mail:
- Set of mudflaps
- Blue dash conversion
- Headlight covers
- Garnish

Possibly thinking about getting some wethersheilds. I think they look alright. just the slimline ones

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11 Re: 86 VL calais on Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:02 am

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nice vl calais mate! got any major plans for it? you going to turn it into a nice cruiser or an outright weapon?

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12 Re: 86 VL calais on Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:14 am

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cruiser mate. Nothing new for a vl to be fast, so im going for a bit of a different look so i can cruise round happily in it

My overall 6 month plan is:

- Red calais interior
- Flappers/portawalls
- Sunvisor
- Lower it on lows or maybe superlows (only a little bit)
- Tidy the bay up
- Install the tow bar
- white venetians for the back and side
- Get pop ups to start going again
- Boot instal
- Finish polishing the calais rims
- General clean up of the car to its general calais awesome looks

Heres a pic i whipped up to show how i want it sitting. its very quickly done but its an idea


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13 Re: 86 VL calais on Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:38 am

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sounds like a very different but cool concept in my opinion. hope it turns out how you want it to

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14 Re: 86 VL calais on Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:07 pm

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Well having a VL is definitely NOT original so I want something that is different to everyone else's.

I know plenty won't like it but i think it will turn out alright.

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15 Re: 86 VL calais on Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:17 pm

RazzaCaine

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the thing is though, it doesnt matter if other people like it or not as long as you like it. its your car so as long as you like it thats all that matters

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16 Re: 86 VL calais on Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:22 pm

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RazzaCaine wrote:the thing is though, it doesnt matter if other people like it or not as long as you like it. its your car so as long as you like it thats all that matters

Spot on afro

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17 Re: 86 VL calais on Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:45 pm

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Finaly got the head back today. looks tops, cant wait to have it back in the car





Also received my genuine mudflaps in the mail.

And just finished refurbishing the badges around the car



Let me know what you think!

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18 Re: 86 VL calais on Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:35 am

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nice car white vls always look so clean

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19 Re: 86 VL calais on Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:32 pm

VLC86

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thanks bro^

received a calais garnish in the mail, gonna polish it up and restore it. should look awesome when im done with it.




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20 Re: 86 VL calais on Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:26 am

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Good stuff man. Coming along nicely.


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21 Re: 86 VL calais on Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:29 am

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Well... I have lots and lots and lots to update haha

To start with, the engine is now back together and Im nearing the point where the engine is up and running.

New mods for the engine:
- Lukey High flow extractors
- Head acid dipped, cleaned, faced, valves replaced, crack tested, warp tested
- All engine/exhaust gaskets replaced

Visual mods:
- Rear external venetians (temporary to protect damage to the rear seats)
- Restored calais rear garnish (soon to be boot mould also)
- stock mudflaps with 'commodore' writing

Very close Plans:
- Blue LED dash conversion
- Voltage and engine temperature gauges mounted in centre dash or drivers side speaker vent
- 10mm oversized throttle body from a U12 pintara
- front sunvisor (needs to be striped back, primered and painted)
- Getting some 16 inch portawalls from America sent over soon Smile

Pictures:
Engine back together


blue LED dash conversion


Restored calais garnish


Rear venetians (lame I know)


Mudflaps


Extractors in


New throttle body. This is off a U12 pintara front wheel drive. Hard to find but a really good upgrade as it is a bolt-on unlike the xf throttle body and only cost $10





and a few little things that i have been tinkering with

got some blue LED parkers....



Began modifying the sunvisor, it is off a VS and is about 50mm too long, so needed to trim it and then paint it and fit it all up







The rear license plate light blew up, so replaced it with one from a VZ, had to modify rear bumper a little :rolleyes: the blue seems too illegal for me though, so white LED lighs have been ordered





and finally, the rear garnish i refurbished. looks amazing in person. Have 2 more to refurbish and then sell



car is booked in for the workshop on thursday. cant wait to get it fixed up and running smoothly

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22 Re: 86 VL calais on Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:17 am

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u do a copy and paste bloke LOL
where is the R31 crash as well?
Ha
Good to see all is coming along man


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