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Old 11-09-13, 18:08   #76
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Colour reminds me of DUFS88! Looks wicked man. Perfect example of how a Calais should be!
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Old 15-09-13, 15:47   #77
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thanks for the comments guys, appreciate it not far off.
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Old 02-01-14, 04:35   #78
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Haven't posted in here for a while. When i get back from holidays ill be taking the motor out and re-doing the whole bay, and while its in the process of gettin painted D'Annello have enough time to assemble everything and get it ready for its final motor drop in and tune!

Im also club reg'ing it as of easter! I've paid the rego on it for three years and driven it twice, as it's suited for weekend only drives which is perfect for me! $132 rego a year, can't go wrong!

Will be going e85 and changing it to an external gate and i hope to pull mid to high 300rwkw through a manual and GTX35. I'd say mid-year for completion is right on time
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Old 05-04-14, 13:55   #79
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Rooflining is in and so is the rest of the trim. Got a new under bonnet cover, really happy with progress just been doing little things that i've avoided for ages! All that's left is a full cut n polish, windscreens in then off it goes to D'Annello to be get running and tuned hopefully be on the road in a couple of months





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Old 05-04-14, 15:39   #80
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So awesome
And that interior, looking schmick!
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Old 05-04-14, 18:56   #81
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Nice work, very clean calais.
where abouts did you get the bonnet cover from
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Old 05-04-14, 22:02   #82
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Old 06-10-14, 18:49   #83
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hey guys i haven't update this thread in ages so i thought i'd throw up some pics.. not far off from completion





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Old 08-10-14, 19:47   #84
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looking mint, are you still retaining a/c with the cooler on?
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Old 09-10-14, 02:11   #85
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Old 19-10-14, 15:55   #86
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looking mint, are you still retaining a/c with the cooler on?
na im not mate.. pulled it out when i stripped the bay
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Old 22-03-16, 18:23   #87
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been a while since ive updated this...

Finally got it on the road at the end of 2014. Made 302rwkw 20psi on BP98. Drove it as a daily for 4 months.







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Then decided to pull it off the road and re-do the paint as i was never happy with it. Then decided to take the motor out after having a few little issues with it and do the engine bay as well. It's spent nearly a whole year off the road. Couple more weeks and it will finally see the road.











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Old 22-03-16, 21:03   #88
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Looks awesome.
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Old 28-03-16, 17:31   #89
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wow. awesome write up, love this thing man! original looks, with big power. good stuff
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Old 31-03-16, 18:12   #90
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That looks awesome, good work!
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Old 09-04-17, 10:17   #92
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first time in a while ive come on here so i thought i'd throw an update up. Mid last year i sold my GT35/40 set up and put a high mount GT42 set up on it, still being manual as well. It made 440rwkw on 32psi but maxed out the map sensor so put it on a safe 27psi with 370kw. More then enough for the street and for me personally.



i also got some bonnet gauges put on, something i've always wanted



i got some VY GTS wheels for it as well, painted them Shadow Chrome but have since sold them and is now back on calais wheels just for the mean time until i decide what wheels to get next.




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Pic from Summernats



i got rid of the VL Calais Grille and put an LE one on


Coming back from Summernats i really felt the need for new interior just by looking at other VL's and seeing other people's trim. I sold my VL Calais Series 2 Beige Trim for pretty decent money and bought VR HSV front seats, still retaining the VL rear seat but done in a VS Caprice style, with the bigger armrest in the middle. While the interior was out i got in contact with Daniel from NextGen Racecars and got a Chromoly 4 Point Roll Cage made for it.






And this is how it currently sits. I'm hoping the Interior will be done by the end of next month. Keep photos of that to my self for the minute until its completed


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Old 11-04-17, 13:58   #93
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love this thing! how did you mount the LE grill? i got one from hdt and it is terrible quality.
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Old 11-04-17, 18:12   #94
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Holy sh!t, that is a fan****ingtastic engine bay!!!
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Old 11-04-17, 20:09   #95
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love this thing! how did you mount the LE grill? i got one from hdt and it is terrible quality.
To tell you the truth it was an absolute headache. Had to take my pop ups off and bend the grille mounts forward to make it sit flush. But my boss is a panel beater and is really good with that stuff.

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Holy sh!t, that is a fan****ingtastic engine bay!!!
Thanks mate. Appreciate it.
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Old 07-01-18, 21:30   #96
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Bump. How is this going??.
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Old 08-01-18, 13:42   #97
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Bump. How is this going??.
Got sold for $39k
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Old 08-01-18, 19:27   #98
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Old 20-04-18, 18:25   #99
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has hdt starforms on it now looks killer!
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