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 My V6 VC Wagon

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PostSubject: My V6 VC Wagon   Mon 20 Aug 2012, 2:09 pm

Name: Steve
Model: 1981 VC L Wagon
Colour: White
Engine Type: 3.8 Ecotec
Engine Mods: Stock for the time being
Power: soon to be 200kw+
Exhaust: Pacemaker extractors, high flow cat. redback muffler, deleted rear muffler
Gearbox: 5 speed manual
Diff: VK V8 LSD DISC 3.08 soon to be 3.55
Suspension: SL's
Wheels/Tyres: 15x7 chasers
Stereo: Stock for now.
Build Period: 14/04/2012 onwards
Cost: $4850 so far
Contacts: huh?
Future Mods: see below
Interior: fully decked out sound system, oil temp, water temp, battery status gauges, rev counter with change light, rip shifter.
exterior: 19 inch deep dish wheels, Venetian blinds, new grille, vk mirrors, colour coded mirrors
drive train: completely pulling apart and rebuilding a ecotec v6, twin throttle body, high ratio rockers, stage 2 cam with performance chip, lower temp thermostat, plenum spacer, manifold spacer, v8 radiator.


Hey Guys
I recently bought a vc wagon to do up but the interior was pretty crap so i bought a vh wagon with slx interior to put in it. Then i decided i wanted more power but not a v8 so i bought an ecotec to chuck in. Here are some pictures

First Day i got the VC


First Day i got the VH


Sitting together with the kwak in my shed


VC interior before


interior that came in the vh donor car


vc interior stripped


vc dash stripped


vh dash stripped


vh dash in the vc


subs, mono block and some speakers im using


to cheap for dynamatt so carpet underlay it is


vh interior finally all in the vc


vs i bought for engine, gearbox, tank and tailshaft


ecotec ready to come out


202 ready to come out


202 coming out


v8 radiator and new reservoir


v6 conversion kit came!


contents of conversion kit plus new oils and filters to get my car on the road


new leads


new battery


front suspension out


empty engine bay


new terminals


new bushes for front end


ecotec coming out


paceys


gauges


shed/car was getting messy so i chucked all the greasless things under the bed


car just sitting there waiting for parts



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PostSubject: Re: My V6 VC Wagon   Mon 20 Aug 2012, 2:45 pm

Looking and sounding good there Steve.

Gee wish I had that much room for my work. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: My V6 VC Wagon   Mon 20 Aug 2012, 2:48 pm

cheers
Took a fair bit of convincing my parents to make them leave there cars out on the road. without that this project would have never even started
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PostSubject: Re: My V6 VC Wagon   Mon 20 Aug 2012, 2:51 pm

Wow good on them hey, way to go. I have not even started mine yet, but its not a Commodore anyway. Wink

You can see how big my garage is in my Avatar in front of my VN
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PostSubject: Re: My V6 VC Wagon   Mon 20 Aug 2012, 3:09 pm

wow you only have 1 park and one wall? i struggle with 2 empty parks and 2 walls. were renovating our house soon and the old man said he would build a new garage also. there should be enough room for 2 cars and a couch and tv and stuff and we might be able to have a pit or car crane. so excited
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PostSubject: Re: My V6 VC Wagon   Mon 20 Aug 2012, 8:54 pm

looks like someone has been busy... keep up the good work. th vc looks pretty straight n tidy... n atleast ull have a unique car once its all finished..!!!! Wink i bet ull b glad once its all finished. i kno i will be once mine is done..
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PostSubject: Re: My V6 VC Wagon   Tue 21 Aug 2012, 4:40 am

Lookin good mate. Nice to see another early wagon on here.
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PostSubject: Re: My V6 VC Wagon   Tue 21 Aug 2012, 7:17 am

i wish i could be more busy! between school and work, Saturday is the only day i get to work on my car.
and yea ill have to check out your wagon to get some inspiration.
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PostSubject: Re: My V6 VC Wagon   Tue 21 Aug 2012, 10:27 am

Looks like fun!

Should be nice to drive when it's all together.
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PostSubject: Re: My V6 VC Wagon   Tue 21 Aug 2012, 2:29 pm

yea should be fun. everyone keeps telling im gonna love the power to weight ratio change but i never drove the 202 in the vc and i never drove the 3.8 in the vs so im not gonna know any different Sad
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PostSubject: Re: My V6 VC Wagon   Tue 21 Aug 2012, 8:37 pm

trust us ur not missing much by not driving the 202 lol...
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PostSubject: Re: My V6 VC Wagon   Thu 23 Aug 2012, 3:08 am

So i have heard. but like people say "your gonna love the difference between the 202 and the 3.8" so there is no relativity for me.
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PostSubject: Re: My V6 VC Wagon   Thu 23 Aug 2012, 6:07 am

the 202 is like driving a go kart n th 3.8 is like driving a ferrari lol Wink its like when i drove my vl calais turbo for first rime after all th mods... was a weapon !! now i want more lol Wink
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PostSubject: Re: My V6 VC Wagon   Fri 24 Aug 2012, 1:41 pm

fair enough. looking foward to it then. got the whole front suspension back in today. couldnt take a pic for you guys though because my camera is all packed up ready for the the sound comp im going too down at seaford tomorrow
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PostSubject: Re: My V6 VC Wagon   Wed 29 Aug 2012, 2:11 pm

picked up a new daily which will then become a donor

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PostSubject: Re: My V6 VC Wagon   Fri 31 Aug 2012, 3:52 am

Putting the 17" vr hsv gts wheels on the vc


vk mirrors on the vc


vk calais console that ill be spraying and putting in the vc


front suspension and crossmemeber back in. sorry about bad photo


steering shaft out ready to be replaced with a power steering one that DOESN'T have a boss kit stuck on it -_-


steering shaft out


unused wiring i found in the vk


the hsv's are so much wider than the chasers. (sorry no photo for comparison)


another angle of the hsv's. they will look better when the lowered springs are back in.
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PostSubject: Re: My V6 VC Wagon   Fri 31 Aug 2012, 1:21 pm

Looks good!
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PostSubject: Re: My V6 VC Wagon   Fri 31 Aug 2012, 10:59 pm

nice work mate keep up good work Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My V6 VC Wagon   Sun 02 Sep 2012, 6:08 am

put the lsd diff from the vk in my vc and the vc diff into the vk. here are some pictures







took a picture of the vk after for when i sell it. it looks alright.


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PostSubject: Re: My V6 VC Wagon   Sun 02 Sep 2012, 1:10 pm

lookin good bro... keep up th good work.. how long till its on th road??
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PostSubject: Re: My V6 VC Wagon   Sun 02 Sep 2012, 1:16 pm

not sure man. the engine bay is still empty, like nothing. so i still have to do like wiring, water tank, radiator, charcol canistor, horn, battery etc etc and then after i have done all that the engine goes in. then take it to get an exhaust, then roadworthy. it could be a few weeks, it could be a few months.
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PostSubject: Re: My V6 VC Wagon   Sun 02 Sep 2012, 8:29 pm

well in my experiance dnt rush it... do it once properlly. like hide alk the wiring in the gaurds or sand and smooth the engine bay etc....... might as well do it while u got it out cuz once u put th motor in its very hard to wanna take it out again... Wink
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PostSubject: Re: My V6 VC Wagon   Mon 03 Sep 2012, 11:23 am

Good progress mate, slow and steady wins the race. How did ya go with putting the sedan diff in the wagon? What did ya do with the shocky mounts?
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PostSubject: Re: My V6 VC Wagon   Mon 03 Sep 2012, 1:52 pm

DANNY8 wrote:
Good progress mate, slow and steady wins the race. How did ya go with putting the sedan diff in the wagon? What did ya do with the shocky mounts?

to get the wagon diff in the sedan i just popped out the ring in the sedan shock bush and slipped it over the wagon bolt. and to get the sedan diff into the wagon im having a guy come out to get that verticle bracket off and turn it 45% so i can chuck the sedan bolt and nut through still.
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PostSubject: Re: My V6 VC Wagon   Sun 14 Oct 2012, 3:27 am

engine in


new battery, terminals, wiring fuses etc etc


new fuses and relays


so close!


extractors sit to low! going to cost me $2000 in custom exhaust work


wagon shock mounts wielded onto the sedan diff


had to cut some floor out to fit bigger gearbox


new column still to be painted black


steering wheel with new bolts, new boss kit and hsv center
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