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  • #1721
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    The acclaim was bought new by my parents as an ex demo in 1995 and was the family car until 2007 when mum upgraded to a vz, it remained dads daily driver for a few years never going far from home until 2011 when it was handed down to me when I got my P’s. Have basically just cleaned it up and added a few bolt on things.

    Model: 95 VS Acclaim

    Colour: Botanica Mica

    Body: Series 2 Calais front with foglights, Calais window surrounds, clear side indicators, long range tank

    Engine:Was V6. Now V8
    Freshened up with Crane 268 cam, roller rockers and 70mm throttlebody

    Exhaust: Pacemaker tri-y’s into twin cats, twin 2 & 1/2 into single 3 inch out the back.

    Gearbox: Auto

    Diff: Standard

    Wheels: Was: VZ CV8. Now: VF SSV

    Suspension: Pedders sports rider front, unknown blue rear springs

    Brakes: Standard

    Stereo: Pioneer head unit and speakers

    Interior: Was standard Acclaim with power windows
    Now: Retrimed senator seats and door trims, VY SS pedals, level 3 Calais dash, Calais belt moulds, Leather steering wheel, leather gear knob, leather handbrake grip.

    Future mods:
    V8 conversion: Done
    Respray
    Fit SS lip kit and S pac boot spoiler (In primer ready to be painted)
    New roof lining
    Fit LSD
    Thermo fan
    Cruise control with the V8
    Brake upgrade
    Senator/GTS console


    As I got it


    With the Cv8’s and standard front


    As it sits now


    Interior Before



    Interior now


    Cruise for charity a couple of years ago

    #1733
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    Neat looking VS mate. Looks quite tidy inside and out.

    #5639
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    Picked up a set of cloth/leather senator seats plus door trims today, will give them a clean and chuck them in when I get a chance, also just a random pic uncovered for the first time in a couple of months. Also got a v8 calais dash cluster and cruise control module

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    Those Seats from Jake?

    Looks good man, keen to see them installed. :good:

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    Those Seats from Jake? Looks good man, keen to see them installed.

    thanks, yeah seats came from jake

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    Very tidy, love it :)

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    • 1995 VS Acclaim v6. Soon to be supercharged 1995 VS Executive 5L. 1973 Holden Torana Deluxe

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    Lovely rig mate. Keen to see the updates.

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    5 litre + trans now out of the donor car

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    very nice plans you have there.. Keep it up, its hard to beat a tidy subtle vs fine litre!

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    Minor update, wiring looms have been checked cleaned and re-tapped so those are ready.
    Pulled most of the stuff I think needs to come off so the motor can be rebuilt, which should be happening very soon.

    Battery Loom


    Engine loom


    motor as it sits now

    #8299
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    Motor was sent to the engine builders for a bit of a freshen up, should have that back within the next few weeks, have just been cleaning bolts, brackets etc for when it comes back. While I had the hq out of the way I also tried the back seat in.

     

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    Engine coming along, I should be picking it up next weekend hopefully

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    I do love a pic of a V8 in the build.  Bet your lookkng forward to dropping it in!

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    Motor coming along, distributor and wiring loom back on and painted a heap of brackets and cleaned more stuff. Small progress but its progress

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    Top of the rear seat done, rest should be finished this week.

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    Looks neat who did the trimming?

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    Looks neat who did the trimming?

    Thanks, Aaron O’hara in Gawler

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    Put the seats and door trims in the car today, very happy with the end result.

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    That looks awesome really coming along nicely.

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    Like everything about this car subtle and neat…

     

     

    Put up a thread on the red torana or isnt it yours?

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