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PostSubject: Greetings from the UK!!   Sat 27 Aug 2011, 9:16 pm

Hey guys, I'm gonna hazard a guess that I'm the member from the furthest away, what with living in the UK, and yes, I really do have a Commodore over here!!!!! Shocked


I've got a VS Equipe wagon, 3.8L Ecotec, and it's not really stock, hasn't been for a long time now!! LOL If any of you are on Just Commodores or Street Commodores, you'll probably recognize the username and the car, but if not, here's a pic for y'all as he's currently sitting (yes, he, as he's called Bruce, because in England, we think all Australian guys are called Bruce Laughing )





It's still a work in progress, constantly doing more and more to him till I am eventually, one day, happy with him.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the UK!!   Sat 27 Aug 2011, 10:51 pm

That's absolutely awesome mate!!!! Does everybody stare?? Or ask what it is?? Lol I think the club should send u few club stickers n u send some pics back with them on the car lol Very Happy even a Aussie pride sticker haha.. My mate seen a Vl calais in Thailand. How much it cost get your car over there???
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the UK!!   Sat 27 Aug 2011, 11:01 pm

Heh, cheers mate. Yea, I get it loads, often people thinking it's a Vauxhall Carlton till they realize the size and see the front end, and had a couple of people think it was a Vauxhall Carlton with a Vauxhall Calibra front end grafted onto it Laughing

Everyone just looks at it though, it's big, it's loud, it's matt black, and it just demands presence on the roads!!!

If you wanna send some stickers over, I'll be more than happy to represent from over here Very Happy



As for how much it cost to get here, I have no idea as I'm 4th owner since it came over here about 10 years ago. The original owner over here DROVE it here from Australia!!!! Got a ferry to Asia, and then drove through Asia, through Europe, and got a ferry from France to England!! Luckily they did the drive with a load of spares in back, such as a spare windshield!! Most of the spares other than the glass have been used now though Sad




On the topic of stickers though, I do have these ones on it still Very Happy


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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the UK!!   Sat 27 Aug 2011, 11:22 pm

Haha on old Victoria rego sticker that epic!!! Lol even tho here in south Australia we not like Victorians !!! Yeah I'll talk to the club n try send u some that b funny to see a nice pimpin' Holden like yours in front the big ben or the palace with the club sticker on ur car lol Smile

Yeah that's a long drive !!!! So many ppl try race u??? U should do a small turbo kit on it or put a HSV clubsport or senator front n rear bar on it then u won't have to lower it cuz they r a bigger bar n will look lower
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the UK!!   Sat 27 Aug 2011, 11:29 pm

Hahaa, I'm close to London, but not quite *that* close lol I'm sure I can get some photos from around the place with the stickers on show if y'all can send some over Smile


I've been looking at turbo kits for it actually, and really want one, but I need to replace the castor rods / radius rods and the bushes for the rods too as my front wheels are sitting too far back in the arches Sad Gotta get that sorted out first! Though I doubt I could afford a turbo kit though, I have no money at the moment after having to buy a new steering rack and have that shipped over as my old one snapped in half Sad Shipping big stuff like that from Aus is expensive.

I do get a few people try and race me though, they don't win unless it's a tight winding country road, and I have to take it steady purely due to the size of the VS Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the UK!!   Sat 27 Aug 2011, 11:36 pm

Lol I could imagine trying drive that down lil lane ways I h8 trying to do 3 point turns in small street so the good ol left foot on brake n right on accelerator n hold it flat till she spin around haha Smile yeah could imagine shipping b expensive Sad but worth it u got best car in the UK Wink lmao HOLDEN google these wheels HSV senator sigs what u think of them they would look tough as in red on ur car Wink n check out my thread on my Vl Calais turbo Smile only model so far Holden brought out from factory turbocharged Smile my thread in the YOUR RIDE section is JET-086
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the UK!!   Sat 27 Aug 2011, 11:42 pm

Yea, my mates who owned the VS before are always doing burnouts in it, I've yet to master the technique in mine Sad Ideally I need to find a car park I can play around in, but I just never get round to it. It's not made easy by the massive sub install in the trunk adding all that weight onto the rear wheels!


I know those wheels, and I think they're cool, but there's only 1 problem - believe it or not, there's a VX II that isn't too far from me that's on those wheels, and they're red!! It's bad enough not having the only Holden around, I can't then go matching wheels! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the UK!!   Sat 27 Aug 2011, 11:59 pm

OMG I would b devo if I found that out lol that's unbelievable poor u Sad well mayb buy them off him??!?? Never kno might sell or swap with you for yours???
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the UK!!   Sun 28 Aug 2011, 12:01 am

It's a her, but I've never seen it, only my mates have seen it once and that's it so obviously doesn't get driven very often. It's a sedan, and silver, so nothing like mine other than the badge and red wheels so that's cool Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the UK!!   Sun 28 Aug 2011, 1:47 am

Sweet!

If you don't want the red wheels you could always put some BMW wheels on it...




Maybe you and her should get to know each other. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the UK!!   Sun 28 Aug 2011, 10:20 am

They are Beemer wheels on there already, cheapo alloys from an E46 painted red and with polished lips Smile

Yes, I am thinking that I should get to know her too Wink lol. Just dunno where she lives exactly to do that.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the UK!!   Sun 28 Aug 2011, 11:59 am

That is actually the coolest thing i've ever heard!! What's the modified car scene like over there? I'm sure you'd get plenty of attention in the matte black wagon, can't imagine too many vehicles of even remotely similar looks to that Wink Are the police lenient towards the car scene up there?
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the UK!!   Sun 28 Aug 2011, 4:26 pm

Cheers dude!!! The car scene is massive over here, probably one of the countries with the biggest scene for modified cars. Police are sometimes lenient but they can be a real pain in the ass too. Luckily I'm not too bad, but I have had problems in the past before.

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I'm sure you'd get plenty of attention in the matte black wagon, can't imagine too many vehicles of even remotely similar looks to that Wink

Can't imagine too many vehicles similar to this? My last 2 cars were Laughing Why my mates kept saying that the Holden would suit me as it's a wagon and it's matt black haha

Still own this one, it's getting a Rover / Buick 3.5L V8



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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the UK!!   Mon 29 Aug 2011, 2:02 am

Hi great to see Commodores in my old country of England. What part of England are you from. I moved here to Australia in 1967 was a good year, the year of the HR Holden Very Happy . Im originally from Purton/Swindon.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the UK!!   Mon 29 Aug 2011, 2:37 am

That's cool. I live in Bexleyheath, just outside of London. Driven through the capitol a few times in the VS, great fun, especially in power mode with the engine revving that bit higher, love annoying everyone!! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the UK!!   Mon 29 Aug 2011, 2:53 am

Hahaha that brings new definition to Volvo Driver! Razz


Good to hear the police are at least reasonable up there! Would certainly make something unique to utilize all those fin European parts you have access to! Would certainly make a commodore unlike any other Smile Loving the senator seats!


Should go get some Aston Martin stuff and somehow work out how to fix it on...Would make for the most amazing concept they'd ever see Razz Hahaha!
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the UK!!   Mon 29 Aug 2011, 3:05 am

Hahaa, half the VS is European parts!! Laughing


My front coils broke, so needed replacement coils, and the best fitting things I could get were Volvo V70 rear springs and they fit in perfectly (with 1.5 coils chopped out Wink ) but the rubber seat doesn't fit on it, but ah well, just get a slightly stiffer ride on the front without them and the odd squeak here n there.

The rear coils, I wanted to get the back end up a bit more ready for the subs to go in, and to get a bit of rake, so they're Volvo 855 front springs Laughing

Front seats as you saw, are from a Vauxhall Senator, as is the leather cover on the base of the rear seats.

The cig lighter is out a Volvo 945 (I smoke like a chimney so needed one and my mates didn't know where the Holden one went)


I'm sure I could get more euro parts into it, but so far it's all been due to necessity than anything else, but it's definitely not a combination of parts you'll find again!
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the UK!!   Mon 29 Aug 2011, 3:12 am

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That's cool. I live in Bexleyheath, just outside of London. Driven through the capitol a few times in the VS, great fun, especially in power mode with the engine revving that bit higher, love annoying everyone!! Laughing


Gee be buggered if I would drive through London lol. I got a mate that lives over there he is a Blues Muso Gwyn Ashton he is from Wales originally and move to Australia as a kid and now back in the UK doing really ell over there. One day I will make it back before I keel over and die hopefully lol

Anyway fantastic to see the Commodore's making a mark in the UK, Good on ya Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the UK!!   Mon 29 Aug 2011, 3:15 am

I *technically* drive through London every time I go down the road, I live on the outskirts of the Great London area, but been through the city itself a few times, once was doing a tunnel run with a load of scoobies and a Monaro which was awesome craic!!

You don't wanna come back here at the moment, country is in a right mess unfortunately Sad Guess you heard about all the riots that were round my way in London?
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the UK!!   Mon 29 Aug 2011, 3:37 am

Yes seen all the riots on TV far out what was they thinking.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the UK!!   Mon 29 Aug 2011, 8:06 am

Those riots were nuts...I got a friend up there who lives in the Scotland Highlands, so he was lucky to be away from all the action (although he was keen on going into town to grab a few plasmas) and it sounds really hectic! At least it happened in the UK...I'm sure that if it happened here in Australia, it'd be the apocalypse as we know it! Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from the UK!!   Mon 29 Aug 2011, 2:44 pm

Yea, so with stuff like that going on, I know I'd rather be in Oz. Plus more Holden out there!!! Laughing
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