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    Another Holden in the Family :)

    Been procrastinating about getting another Holden for quite a while now, and with the good wife's blessing today I am picking up a VU SS Ute. Found what I hope is a pretty good example for what is nearly a 20 year old ute. It seems to have been well loved and the previous owner (a Holden employee) converted the entire front to the Export GTO bar and bonnet using Genuine Holden parts. Actually it was the GTO front that got my attention, I reckon it looks great and definitely sets it apart from other VU Utes. Will post up some photos later this arvo when I get it home.

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    Re: Another Holden in the Family :)

    Sounds like a great find Rod

    Looking forward to watching the build thread, what blower are you fitting?

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    Re: Another Holden in the Family :)

    Or twin Snails perhaps
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    Re: Another Holden in the Family :)

    Stop it you two, you will get me in the shit

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    Re: Another Holden in the Family :)

    Picked her up a few hours ago and been driving it around for a bit. Quick assessment. Fkn gutless lol. Other than that, the exterior is mint. The cabin however smells like someones arse crack (went straight to Supercheap and go one of those Meguiars odour bombs, hopefully it works). Also needs some cosmetic work, including replacing the usual broken stuff gives up not long after you buy a VT-VX based Commodore ie Hinged door under stereo. Might replace the carpet. Steering wheel needs recovering and door speaker have had the shit kicked out of them. Other than that, very happy. Love the front end. Oh, and yes the Chev badge will be gone as soon as I can locate some fishing line.
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    Re: Another Holden in the Family :)

    Looks well cared for Rod.
    Is it auto or manual?


    Love the colour!
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    Re: Another Holden in the Family :)

    Quote Originally Posted by whitels1ss View Post
    Looks well cared for Rod.
    Is it auto or manual?


    Love the colour!
    Auto Ed. The exterior is very much loved, the cabin not so much. Maybe I expect too much from what is essentially a work vehicle.

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    Re: Another Holden in the Family :)

    At least it is easy & cheap to get stuff to replace what you need.

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    Re: Another Holden in the Family :)

    Quote Originally Posted by whitels1ss View Post
    At least it is easy & cheap to get stuff to replace what you need.
    Sure is mate. I have already found a few trim pieces on ebay, just got to ensure they are right shade of grey

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    Re: Another Holden in the Family :)

    Could even go for a walk around U-PULL-IT

    you might be able to find a decent ute carpet somewhere.

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    Re: Another Holden in the Family :)

    Quote Originally Posted by whitels1ss View Post
    Could even go for a walk around U-PULL-IT

    you might be able to find a decent ute carpet somewhere.
    Good idea, there is one right near where I work. Although, the carpet is only about $140 brand new (non genuine).

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    Re: Another Holden in the Family :)

    I would rather fit a good, genuine Holden used carpet.


    The aftermarket ones never seem to fit quite as well or look totally original in my opinion.
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    Re: Another Holden in the Family :)

    Quote Originally Posted by whitels1ss View Post
    I would rather fit a good, genuine Holden used carpet,
    the aftermarket ones never seem to fit quite as well or look totally original in my opinion.
    Agree Ed, I bought an aftermarket for our old Nissan ute and it was a bastard to fit, including cutting pieces out to fit it under the dash and trans tunnel.

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    Re: Another Holden in the Family :)

    Quote Originally Posted by BLACK 346 View Post
    Agree Ed, I bought an aftermarket for our old Nissan ute and it was a bastard to fit,
    including cutting pieces out to fit it under the dash and trans tunnel.
    Seen that before.

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    Re: Another Holden in the Family :)

    Quote Originally Posted by BLACK 346 View Post
    Picked her up a few hours ago and been driving it around for a bit. Quick assessment. Fkn gutless lol. Other than that, the exterior is mint. The cabin however smells like someones arse crack (went straight to Supercheap and go one of those Meguiars odour bombs, hopefully it works). Also needs some cosmetic work, including replacing the usual broken stuff gives up not long after you buy a VT-VX based Commodore ie Hinged door under stereo. Might replace the carpet. Steering wheel needs recovering and door speaker have had the shit kicked out of them. Other than that, very happy. Love the front end. Oh, and yes the Chev badge will be gone as soon as I can locate some fishing line.
    Looks very clean Rod, wish my ute was as clean as yours!
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