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  • My Big Burgundy "Monaro Wagon"

    Name: Andy
    Model: 2001 VX2 Lumina Wagon
    Colour: VE2 "Sizzle" - Full respray (originally Shanghai Red)
    Bodykit: Monaro Front, stock skirts and rear bar
    Engine Type: 3.8L V6 Ecoknock
    Engine Mods: Bin it, best mod possible!
    Power: Enough to move it around a workshop
    Exhaust: Some pipe that was bent in the Holden factory
    Gearbox: Dead slushbox
    Diff: Chicken wing
    Brakes: Small and shyte
    Suspension: OZ Racing fully adjustable coilovers at all corners
    Wheels/Tyres: 19" VZ Series 2 Maloo R8 wheels
    Interior: HSV Coulsens, HSV 250kmh cluster, HSV dash fascia, HSV door cards
    Other Mods: Deleted aerial, deleted rear wiper, deleted badges, colour-coded roof rails and diffuser, genuine Monaro head lights, VY2 tail lights
    Stereo: JVC Headunit and 4 x 6" Pioneer splits
    Build Period: Since November 2011
    Cost: Lots (initial purchase was next to bugger all)

    Plans (in no order):
    • LS1 engine conversion - will buy donor car
    • T56 manual conversion (suit LS1), with a quality clutch (undecided on clutch).
    • Custom exhaust work, I want it to flow but I want it to be QUIET.
    • Already have a 3.46:1 LSD diff that I am going to get rebuilt on the cheap.
    • More suspension work - Nolathane kits, Bigger swaybars, and a strut brace; will be leaving this to the pro's!
    • Brake upgrade of some kind - looking into 6-pot Brembo's from the States now...


    How it looks now...



    Last edited by Mistikal; 19-10-2012, 03:37 AM.

  • #2
    First order of the day was to strip it and see how much work was required.

    To-do List:

    Body:
    Bonnet
    Bumper
    Headlights
    LHF Guard
    RHF Guard
    Upper rad support
    Wiper motor
    Cowling/plastics below windscreen
    Windscreen

    Mech:
    Alternator
    Complete tensioner pulley
    Serpentine belt
    Drivers side rocker cover (split)
    Radiator
    Cruise control module
    Washer jets + piping
    Airbox lid and MAT sensor
    Air con condenser and canister
    Edit: Airbag fault light is on, need to get it cleared







    Last edited by Mistikal; 05-08-2012, 01:19 AM.

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    • #3
      Glad to see another lumina project on here... good luck friend.
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      • #4
        When I posted this on another forum, I had one person pipe up and have a sulk at the fact I call it a Lumina - "ur in australia moron its a commodore" ... to which I responded with this:





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        • #5
          Lol who doesn't know what a Lumina is?!

          Gotta love the special edition's Holden brought out.

          Looks like a great project, mate. All the best with it!
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mistikal View Post

            Tried to Fast and furious it and go under a truck's trailer?

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            • #7
              Fix and sell it bud. Will make serious cash!
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              • #8
                Originally posted by sup2a View Post
                Tried to Fast and furious it and go under a truck's trailer?
                Lady I bought it off was too busy tending to her child in the back, and rear ended a delivery truck at 40kph.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by luke641 View Post
                  Fix and sell it bud. Will make serious cash!
                  Nah, keeping this one, need a decent bunky!

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                  • #10
                    Sell and get a newer VY/VZ. Will be a waste otherwise. Trust me, i did what you did, and i made the mistake of keeping
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                    • #11
                      I'm actually not a fan of the VY/VZ dash setup, much prefer the VT/VX dash After owning a VT and WH, I'm used to it

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                      • #12
                        Minor update:

                        Chucked the battery in this evening and moved the car out from down the side of the house, gave it a bath and had a quick look to see what else I might need to complete it.

                        Nothing much to report other than the fact that it fired first crank, didn't even hesitate, was genuinely surprised!!

                        With any luck, the rad support will be changed by the end of easter so I will be able to get this show on the road!!

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                        • #13
                          bit of work ahead of you mate but good you got the car cheap! win
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                          • #14
                            Yeah mate, bit of work indeed, but I've managed to source all my parts on the cheap so far, so the car owes me next to bugger all which is the sweetest part

                            The same car, all fixed of course, would sell for four-times what it will owe me at the end of the exercise, but I'm not fixing it to sell it - I want to eventually turn this into my toy.

                            Plan was to have this as a daily, but times have changed and plans have changed. Fingers crossed that this thing will be a little more 'potent' within the next 12 months

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                            • #15
                              Swapped the suspension and wheels from my WH Stateman onto the Wagon last night, next task on the list is to get the replacement 17" tyres fitted to my other wheels, bolt them to the Statesman, and sell it

                              How it looked on Monday:



                              How it looked by the end of last night:

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