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    MEANVN New Member

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    || aussie caprice wagon ||V8 custom*now bagged*

    NAME: David

    MODEL: 1989 s1 VN Commodore Wagon(executive)
    COLOUR: aurora blue pearl
    BODYKIT: vs s3 caprice front(reco)with bottom lip. BA hump . caprice side skirts and side molds with chrome.custom rear bar(with number in statesman bezzle)
    vs spotlights and clear front indicators.completly shaved tailgate
    ENGINE TYPE: sv90 enhanced 304 5ltr V8
    ENGINE MODS: MACE 70mm t/b,MACE CAI ,custom tune ,blue top injectors
    276 crow cam, YT 2032 roller rockers,crow cam valve springs, acl race pistons(30thou oversized)full gasket kit ,IC&E ignition and leads,
    crow timming gears,hardened push rods,all polished bottles and bits.
    COOLING SYSTEM: 57mm v8 radiator
    POWER: 185kw
    EXAUST: PACEMAKER extractors . 2.5" redback mandrel bent exuast magnaflow cat
    GEAR BOX: T700 corvette servo, B&M stage 2 shift kit(street and strip)
    DIFF: vp LSD 3.08
    BRAKES: V8 1" m/s, DBA gold series slotted and dimpled discs-proformance pads
    SUSPENSION: kings KHPR-20sl rear/kings KHFL-22sl and ultimate lowered shocks
    heavy duty sway bar and new rubbers,sway bar
    WHEELS/TYRES: 16" statesman/caprice alloys 225/50r16 maxxis ma-v1 tyres
    INTERIOR: Electrics windows.central locking.vs Caprice dash(with bcm & loom) woodgrain console/radio surround and door trims and dash
    chrome door sills.Caprice chrome door handles.vq caprice roof linning
    vs caprice leather seats(front both electric & rear seat moded to fit wagon frame, caprice door trims with wood grain also vq climate control hvac box altezza headlights & indicators

    OTHER MODS: hidden wiring and battery relocation
    STEREO: JVC dvd/tv,7inch lcd(indash)2 x 8" lcds in sunvisors,3 pairs 6.5inch soudstream components
    2 pairs 6x9 inch soundstream,1 eqs.1 farad cap,0-2g- wiring,
    2 4inch roof speakers
    2 x 4ch amps(jaycar)
    1 x kicker zx750.1 mono amp
    4 way distributor block, dry cell battery
    6.5 pods and 6x9 pods
    1 x KICKER L7 12"
    120 sq ft of sound deadner
    BUILD PERIOD: 3yrs so far
    COST: ongoing
    FUTURE MODS: more stereo going in, bagged rear,
    electric sunroof
    stroker(355). :naughtyda:
    super charger
    AWARDS: STREET WAGON COTM APRIL/MAY 08
    AUS COMMODORES COTM APRIL 08
    AUTO PILOTS COTM AUG 08
    SQUARED ARCHES FEATURE CAR DEC/JAN 08
    OzStreetCruisers COTM MARCH 09
    BEASTCLUB SHOW N SHINE FEATURE CAR MAY 09
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    heres some pics of the ice filler on which is alright stuff. will start sanding soon.
    and the new overflow tube on the left.the washer bottle is on the right.
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    Stormin' Norman Well-Known Member

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    That's a 1989?!? Is Australia the design test market? I don't think the North American GM cars started looking like that until the 1990s. Very nice work, BTW.
     
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    yeah its a 1989 model that had no electrics, only factory fitted A/C.
    then i put a 2000 model hsv clubsport fibre glass front and rear on,
    then i got feed up with that and decided to go all original again but went to the classy caprice front off a 1997 model, with full electrical loom.ecu so i now have full electrics,central locking.imobiliser.mirrors,roof radio controls with lcds.speakers.electric seats,climate control,stereo remote on sterring wheel.many other handy things full interior swap from the 1997 caprice too which has the leather electric seats and door trims.,woodgrain surrounds on dash and door trims.
    the motor was originaly a 3.8ltr buick v6 efi. now i have the 304 5.0ltr efi motor from a caprice. diff was swapted to a lsd with 3,08 gear ratio. i will swap the center to 3.9,
     
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    yeah its a 1989 model that had no electrics, only factory fitted A/C.
    then i put a 2000 model hsv clubsport fibre glass front and rear on,
    then i got feed up with that and decided to go all original again but went to the classy caprice front off a 1997 model, with full electrical loom.ecu so i now have full electrics,central locking.imobiliser.mirrors,roof radio controls with lcds.speakers.electric seats,climate control,stereo remote on sterring wheel.many other handy things full interior swap from the 1997 caprice too which has the leather electric seats and door trims.,woodgrain surrounds on dash and door trims.
    the motor was originaly a 3.8ltr buick v6 efi. now i have the 304 5.0ltr efi motor from a caprice. diff was swapted to a lsd with 3,08 gear ratio. i will swap the center to 3.9,
     
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    You must be just passed dinner time down there huh?

    Glad you're here, because you're proving the case that there really are no clunkers. Upgrades like yours keep older models fresh and more secure and efficient.:thumbs2:
     
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    i also have smoothed the rear tailgate and made the rear bumper the same as a caprice.
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    and new dba gold series brakes
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    So... Do you drive fast or just fly at low altitudes?:rofl2::rofl2::rofl2:

    You're one passionate hobbyist. Right down to refacing the tailgate.:thumbs2:
     
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    Awsome.:thumbs2:
     
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    That thing is AWESOME!
     
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    well the car is good for high speeds,but i prefer to drive low and luxurious.haha
    yeah it was around dinner time too, around 530 600pm wednesday when i posted last night,
    i like to keep thinking outside the box and love working on wagons,i have my own forum and have been a post whore on a few of the others im on.
     
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    DUDE!!!!:bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:
     
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    haha, thanks :D
     
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    Very cool!

    I've never seen that style 3800 mounted like that. You said you dropped in a 304ci, what exactly is that? Australian GM? More info please. Looks interesting.
     

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