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  • nathans VY Calais - 'Calais 2.0', LS1 V8, Sunroof, Blue Leather, VY GTS 19s, Tint

    Hey everyone, thought I'd post this up. Had this car for a while now, just finished the v8 conversion - did all the work myself with the help of some really legit mates!

    Year: 2003
    Odo: bought at 114,xxxkms, LS1 conversion at 143,xxxkms, motor at 70,xxxkms
    Colour: Navy Blue
    Engine: 2004 5.7Ltr LS1 V8
    Brakes: DBA 4000 Slotted Rotors & QFM HPX Pads on the front, genuine on the rear.
    Transmission: 4sp Auto
    Exhaust: Pacemakers, Hi flow cats, Twin 2 1/2" Cat Back, Varex
    Diff: Holden LSD
    Electrics: Power Windows, Cruise Control, Climate Control, Full Electric Seats
    Interior: Blue Leather Seats & Door Trims
    Wheels: Genuine 19" VY GTS, 245/35/19 Nakang rubber.
    Stereo:
    - JVC KW-XR810 Double Din, Bluetooth H/U
    - JBL P660C 6 1/2" Splits Fronts
    - JBL GT5-S265 6 1/2" Coaxial Rears
    - JBL GTO 75.4 - 4ch Amp
    - Option Audio OAK1200 Mono Amp
    - JL Audio Twin 12" W3D4 Subs in a ported box tuned to 37hz
    - KnuKonceptz 4GA Wiring

    Mods

    - King Springs SSL All Round, KYB Shortened Struts & Shocks
    - 35% / 18% Tint
    - LED Lighting Conversion
    - CREE LED Reverse Lights
    - VZ Calais Tail Lights & Reflectors
    - VY II Calais Side Skirts & Rear Bumperettes
    - VY Calais HBD Front Lip
    - D34 Yellow Top Deep Cycle Battery
    - Hollandia Sunroof (Installed 03/11/12)










    In the beginning...




    V8 Removed from donor car


    V6 Removed
    my VY Calais

  • #2
    oh dear god this thing is sweet!!
    nice commy mate
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    • #3
      this thing is sweet!

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      • #4
        Green Ps, eh?
        Careful on the LS1!!! Don't want to see a nice example of a Commodore ending up in a cube :P
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        • #5
          Originally posted by kingtube69 View Post
          oh dear god this thing is sweet!!
          nice commy mate
          Originally posted by lil_kdogg View Post
          this thing is sweet!
          Hahah cheers guys!

          Originally posted by m3ntyl View Post
          Green Ps, eh?
          Careful on the LS1!!! Don't want to see a nice example of a Commodore ending up in a cube :P
          Well spotted, only a few months of P plates left, my wife is on her full license which is handy. That's the main reason I put the Varex on though otherwise its no rear muffler lol.


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          my VY Calais

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          • #6
            That is a very nice Calais. Not too sure on the interior colour though, lol. Still. Looks awesome.

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            • #7
              I guess that depends if you like blue or not

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              my VY Calais

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              • #8
                Originally posted by nathanVY View Post
                I guess that depends if you like blue or not

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                hahaha, i still like it. It's different, you dont often see blue leather interior around, so it's cool.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Dump View Post
                  hahaha, i still like it. It's different, you dont often see blue leather interior around, so it's cool.
                  lol, they didn't make them for long. Its more subtle than the ss bright coloured painful to look at red leather.

                  There was a maroon version as well, looks quite nice except I prefer the blue.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by nathanVY View Post
                    lol, they didn't make them for long. Its more subtle than the ss bright coloured painful to look at red leather.

                    There was a maroon version as well, looks quite nice except I prefer the blue.

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                    yea, i would prefer blue anyday to a red interior. The more that i look at it now, the more i like it. lol.

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                    • #11
                      Haha awesome, it kinda sucks you in

                      Need to figure out how to wire up my sunroof controls so I can pop the roof again.



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                      my VY Calais

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                      • #12
                        Oh, hello there

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Showbags View Post
                          Oh, hello there
                          Welcome

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                          my VY Calais

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                          • #14
                            Have to say it, you did all the work to get the engine and transmission swapped, but you still have a 4 speed auto?
                            Derp.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Skilltrain View Post
                              Have to say it, you did all the work to get the engine and transmission swapped, but you still have a 4 speed auto?
                              Yeah the donor car was auto, im not that fussed, with a bit of work the auto will be shifting nice and hard

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