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December 31st

How do you ID a VU "S" ute?

Hi guys,

How can you tell if a VU ute is an "S" model? What differances to the "S" have over standard.

Cheers, Mark.

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Engine mods and passing pits

Hello all,
I have 2 questions for you. My engine goes into the mechanics on monday to start getting rebuilt. Now the guy who im taking it to said to change my crank and rods and take the 327 out to a 350. What do you people think of the idea. do i stay with the 327 or go the 350.
My other question is for the guys based in perth. Dave might know as he is doing a lot of mods on his car at the moment but if anyone else can answer i would appreciate it. I was just on the website for the dpi (department for planning and infrastructure) and found a pdf file to download. Its 9 pages. It is a "Vehicle Modification Application for production vehicles". Just wondering if this does have to be filled out. Im looking at calling up pits this week but just thought i would ask here first. Last time i called pits was approx 6-8 months ago and they never mentioned any application forms. It goes into so much detail even as far have the original seats been changed raised lowered etc and please explain why these changes occurred. Bloody hell. Any info would be great.

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Rechroming headlights

Hi guys,

Can anyone tell me whether I can get my WB Stato headlight reflectors rechromed? The old chrome has gone due to sitting in water, but the actual body is still OK.

Thanks, Steve.

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December 30th

water jet motor

my car doesnt have a water jet for the windscreen. i decided today to fix it up because of all the bugs on the windscreen. anyone know where to connect the wires? I cant for the life of me get the thing to work and ive tested the motor and it does work. there is one cable behind the brake booster that isnt connected to anything. ive tried to connect it up but still nothing when i press the jet button. could that be it? comments will be appreciated.

thanks

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Gearboxes

I'm just about to order the gear driving my speedo on my WB ute, and i just want to check that i do have a trimatic gearbox and not a turbo 350/400. I assumed it was a trimatic since it came out of a late model WB statesman, but any advice on how to double check before i order the gear would be great

cheers Alex

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50 Series Holden Ute FOR SALE

**** 50 Series Holden Ute ***
Needs new sills and rust repairs. Missing some items. Complete rolling shell. I can include a few other parts such as an extra bonnet and front guards if required. $500 ono . I have only one pic at the moment of the rear cargo area. This pic is located on my website
Click here to see pic

I will add more pics when time permits. I can be contacted by email at jwk87 at bigpond dot com
The car is in Adelaide.

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December 29th

Bedford Fiberglass front end for sale

I have an xtra (As in I had a van to put it on but nolonger have the 2nd van) Fiberglass front spoiler/Air wall for a CF bedford van. Will look Crazy on.
Also inproves the airflow to radiator to help with the bedford overheating prob..

looks a little like a Chev van copy....
A-TEAM looking MEAN front end..
Is it good condition and there are some wheel arches to go with it...

~ $500 for anyone that is interested..
Photo can be arranged..

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Compressor

Hi.
With the mechanical work well on its way on my HZ Panelvan project, the time has come to begin to look at bodywork, I'm interested in learning and doing as much of it myself as possible so I figure I need a compressor, some prelim investigation has left me fairly lost, it seems fairly random how these things are measured, CFM/PSI/HP/Duty Cycle so on and so forth, What I'm looking for is a decent recommendation for a good quality compressor for use spraying, I will be spraying the whole car, and as its windowless, theres large areas that need spraying all in one go. I would assume that a compresser with the capacity to spray properly will also run most decent air tools?

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Stuck in 2nd (3spd man)

Hey everyone. just got back from a quick trip to the coast to find my HJ with a flat rear tyre and a busted gearbox (whoohoo!!). let me mention, i also bent the rear bumper which the old car jack when trying to put the spare on. Quite annoying. Anyway, the problem now is that its stuck in 2nd gear while the stick is in the neurtal position. the clutch works which is nice as i could still drive it if necessary but ive tried to shake it into gear and it wont budge. ive got a red 202 with a trimatic column shift. if anyone knows what the problem is or how to fix it, i would certainly appreciate some comments on the matter. ive got a Max Ellery repair manual and i hope it has somthing in it for me when i give it a bash at fixing it tomorrow...

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brad's hq ute

From what I have seen and read this is a great web site!!!

Recently I got some Hq flutes put in my ute and when it came back the doors and the front quarter panels don't sit right anymore. The company that did the work are no longer in business I have try pulling the doors and quarter panels off and doing it myself and I still can't get it looking right. Any suggestions??

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Brad's HQ Ute

This is my project I'm looking at doing something a little different with it, I would like to put in a VR/VS dash and air con (where I live in northern WA you need it). Also a fuel injection system but still keeping the XY bug catcher. If anyone has done any of these mods I would love to hear from them.

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WANTED MAGS

HI GUYS , I'AM AFTER A SET OF 2 CHEVOIT ARMOURLIGHT 15"-10" OR 15"-8" TO SUIT 1 TONNER . RIMS MUST BE IN TOP COND .I WILL PAY ALL POSTAGE FROM EASTERN STATES.THANKS GUYS! REGARDS DREW PH 0413 885 744 .

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gts bonnets and flutes

anyone know if you can buy the vents for the ht-hg gts monaro bonnets? ive seen the side quater panel flutes for sale on rare spares but the ones they advertise as being bonnet vents look kinda strange and not right to me, can anyone shed some light?

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EJ Secial Delivery...

Sorry had to take it a bit further didn't I ?
Cheers Streetneat.....

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December 28th

THE DOG IS MINE

No way buddy back off.The beast is mine:)

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WHY NOT

FOE SALE HQ 350 CHEVY. FULLY REBUILT. $12,500 (This is what your beast will look like at night time:)

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Online Modification

Was bored, so lowered the wagon with windows paint. Looks good, not sure about the speed humps at the shops though. Waddya think?

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HOT 308

Custom HJ Holden Ute, purpose built for show ute.

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December 27th

HQ mini tubs

Any one got a ruff idea what it costs to mini tub a HQ.

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engine bays, the good bad and the ugly

Hi guys and gal's

Just letting you know that I have a new sub album in yogies garage and its for engine bays. Its set up so anyone can add to it, so if you do leave your name and the car its in i.e hr, eh.

yogie

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