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Old 15-10-12, 17:54   #1501
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Very nice. well done mate
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Old 15-10-12, 17:57   #1502
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Thanks for that guys.

It's been fun this one. I didn't really want the car when I went and saw it but the owner had problems selling it and phoned me back a few months later with a good price. Being so early, non-FE2, small Holden badge and a bit of a different colour for an Exec I thought I'd grab it. You can just make out another red sedan on the right of the first photo, it was only when I got the gold one home that I found the two were nine cars apart off the production line. The two earliest turbo's I have listed.

Hell of a lot of work though. I decided I wasn't going to use any new parts unless I could buy them from Holden rather than use anything from the stash. I think I ended up with two new tail lights and a bunch of stuff from Nissan. All the rest is from wreckers or parts cars. Pretty much the whole interior has been replaced, plastic parts sprayed up and carpet replaced. You can make out all the crap wiring I pulled out of the thing. Farken wimmin and their make-up !! It caked everything and smelled like a brothel. Luckily the boot was mostly surface rust so I ground all that out and painted it up.

Exterior paint is a little rough (for me) but it'll do for now. I'm kind of over getting entire cars painted for the moment.
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Old 15-10-12, 19:53   #1503
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Thanks, been trying to find some mud flaps but no luck yet well not at a decent price
i think i have some mudflaps here. ill have a look tomorrow
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Old 18-10-12, 22:38   #1504
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i think i have some mudflaps here. ill have a look tomorrow
Thanks let me know how you go?

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Old 19-10-12, 15:45   #1505
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craig im telling you keep this up and ill be asking you to clear some room in your garage, restore my calais and send it back down when its done haha
must be a good feeling looking at the before and after pics!
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Old 22-10-12, 17:33   #1506
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Thanks for that, but I might have to decline the extra work though.
Still have the black sedan, the red wagon and the Calais wagon to get up and running yet. Jeezus.

Yeah, the before and after shots really make you feel it's worth doing when you run out of enthusiasm half way through. I don't think you could pay people to do this sort of stuff.
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Old 24-10-12, 10:37   #1507
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My garage...at Shannons...

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Old 04-11-12, 15:47   #1508
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craig That is one Nice "White GOLD Executive TURBO"
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Old 06-11-12, 19:02   #1509
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Old 06-11-12, 22:40   #1510
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my old vlt





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Old 08-11-12, 04:19   #1511
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wow that is a very attractive calais
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Old 03-01-13, 17:23   #1512
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Old 03-01-13, 20:11   #1513
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Another "what Craig does when he's on holidays" post...

Finally getting stuck into the red wagon after being sidelined by the gold car for about a year.

As I bought it about three years ago...


...and as it scrubbed up this week. Placards and factory wiring tapes tomorrow and we're done.
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Old 03-01-13, 20:17   #1514
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that bay came up fantastic!!
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Old 03-01-13, 21:24   #1515
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got any full pics of the red one youve just done craig? love your work looks awesome!
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Old 03-01-13, 21:39   #1516
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Old 03-01-13, 21:40   #1517
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that's my mate's one he just finished painting today red over silver vlct
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Old 03-01-13, 21:53   #1518
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Another "what Craig does when he's on holidays" post...

Finally getting stuck into the red wagon after being sidelined by the gold car for about a year.

As I bought it about three years ago...


...and as it scrubbed up this week. Placards and factory wiring tapes tomorrow and we're done.
Wow what a great job! Who painted it for you? As I'm trying to get one of mine painted
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Old 03-01-13, 21:54   #1519
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ahah awkward thats my work man and my black toolbox haha markos vl looks pre good ill sus it out tomorrow going to start fitting it up
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Old 04-01-13, 11:19   #1520
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Nice bay Craig. Ur an inspiration to all of us vl freaks. Keep up the good work bud
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Old 04-01-13, 17:39   #1521
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The day you stop posting on here Craig will be a boring time for me haha.

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Old 04-01-13, 18:18   #1522
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by the way anyone know where to get the sumitomo spark plug leads from?

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Old 05-01-13, 18:18   #1523
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got any full pics of the red one youve just done craig? love your work looks awesome!
Thanks for the comments guys. It really keeps me motivated. After scrubbing this one up after I bought it, then having to pull most of it apart again after I decided to repaint it, I ran out of enthusiasm for a year or so in trying to get it all cleaned up again and back together.

No complete pics as yet. Still a work in progress. I've got the next week off so hopefully I can get it all back together and post some more up. Pretty much just bumpers, side strips, muddies and dash to go back in.

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Wow what a great job! Who painted it for you? As I'm trying to get one of mine painted
The red one was painted by Edwardstown Custom Body Repairs here in Adelaide. Their paint and bodywork I can recommend but they did end up holing my headlining, seats and carpet with welding slag when they were repairing rust around the windscreen. I'll bet they won't be doing that again. Mel is a good bloke and looks to be stumping up for it. Seats I was going to get redone anyway, fluked a carpet in Sydney that was better than this one anyway and hopefully his trim guys can patch a front segment into the headlining. Ever tried finding a complete, unholed, wagon headlining ?!

The black car was done by MBQ Autobody in Brisbane who I can also recommend, but you'll pay for it.

Secret seems to be to provide a clear list of everything you want done (or not done) and go through it with them step by step.

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The day you stop posting on here Craig will be a boring time for me haha.

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Haha !! You noticed.

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by the way anyone know where to get the sumitomo spark plug leads from?
Try Nissan with part number 22450B4925.
Last ones I bought were in Feb 2010 and the cost about $30 for the set of seven.
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Old 05-01-13, 18:58   #1524
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thanks again craig your a champ.
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Old 05-01-13, 19:34   #1525
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Great work as usual Craig! Would love to see a photoshoot with them all together once they're complete.
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