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VT Donor Car

Decided that the Ecotec from the VS that has been sitting in the engine bay would go and decided to go the route of the L67 Supercharged V6. Bought this donor car for a good price. Had an unregistered permit for 10 days or so and gave it a bit...

Some front panels

Started putting some front panels on the car in readiness to do the bodywork. I have now removed the strut front end and have gone back to a more traditional engine bay setup with normal inner guards. I am also replacing the front guards and not using the ones that...

Roof Rack

Picked up a roof rack for the van. It is a common roof rack that is put on the FJ van. It is from a HQ-HZ station wagon.

New (old) subframe

I have just purchased another subframe to go into the van. This will replace the current one that has had strut towers installed into it. This one needs a little bit of work, but will come up pretty good.

Front Subframe off

Now back from 2 months in Europe and the rebuild has begun. Everything will be installed before we pull it all apart and paint it. The tank has been installed and the front has been taken off. Just a pic of the back, more a before shot before the work...

Motor out

Ok the rebuild has started. Today I pulled the motor and trans out and then it was towed to the workshop to have some work done. In readiness Bonnet is off. almost there its out Leaving for the workshop

The Plan Now …

The plan now is to finish the IRS, strengthen and support the strut frond end, add new tail-lights and roll pan to the rear, fill the side windows in completely, install a fuel tank the same as I have installed in the ute. I will take this to the engineer...

Panelvan has arrived back in Victoria

Once it arrived in Victoria it was at the workshop for a few days. Whilst at at the workshop the VE Commodore seats were installed into the van - I like the VE seats better then the Suzuki Swift seats I have in my ute. The car was then flat...