SV5000

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SV5000

Postby Fingers » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:11 am

Been driving my SV around Canberra for a few years, but a year ago I a VY SS with diff, heads, cam done. So I haven't been driving it much and planned some small mods. Here are some pictures of the start

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Re: SV5000

Postby MILD » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:04 pm

So I guess the obvious question is where are you up to now? What are the plans for it?

How did you go getting the trans out once the motor was out? Just raise the car, drop the trans onto a skid and slide it out?
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Re: SV5000

Postby Fingers » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:13 pm

MILD wrote:So I guess the obvious question is where are you up to now? What are the plans for it?

How did you go getting the trans out once the motor was out? Just raise the car, drop the trans onto a skid and slide it out?


yeah. the gearbox was easy, just drained it and dropped it out

I'm getting the engine bay smoothed, firewall smoothed, hide all wiring, deleted brake booster. So I should end up with only the engine in the bay
I've picked up a VN Group A manifold and ZF gearbox
Thinking of FR20's rims, but rims will be one of the last things I'll buy
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Re: SV5000

Postby MILD » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:48 am

Sounds awesome. I'd love to get my engine bay smoothed but think it might break the bank. I am half tempted to give it a dip but I'm a retard so that probably won't end well.

Sounds like it's going to be a weapon so definitely keep us updated with build pics.
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Re: SV5000

Postby VPHSV 146 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:08 pm

love it !,will be killa with the bay all smoothed out
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Re: SV5000

Postby Fingers » Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:48 pm

work has started

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Re: SV5000

Postby ORIGINL » Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:15 pm

not mucking around then!! :-D :-D :-D
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Re: SV5000

Postby MILD » Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:20 pm

I like that cement look paint you've used on the inners there... And the boxed chassis rails.

So flat firewall too?
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Re: SV5000

Postby Fingers » Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:13 pm

MILD wrote:I like that cement look paint you've used on the inners there... And the boxed chassis rails.

So flat firewall too?

yeah, the firewall will also be getting the smooth treatment, but its still in the planning phase
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Re: SV5000

Postby MILD » Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:15 pm

Looks like a little more than a few basic mods though mate. What's the bigger plan with it?

I noticed you are in Canberra...
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Re: SV5000

Postby Fingers » Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:20 pm

The main plan is that when you look under the bonnet all you'll see is the engine. Inside I want to look as standard as possible, but one problem I've found is the badge on the passengers side of the dash, as it was missing when I got the car. It should have written on it SV5000 and the build number. Seems to be the harder part of the build. I've already emailed HSV as I was told that they would have spares for all limited production models, but they either don't have it or too lazy to look. anyone got ideas?
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Re: SV5000

Postby MILD » Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:12 pm

One off repro? Sign writers or similar might be able to make you an identical decal?
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Re: SV5000

Postby Fingers » Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:35 pm

MILD wrote:One off repro? Sign writers or similar might be able to make you an identical decal?

From memory I was quoted $1000 for a remake, but its was over 3 years ago when I enquired. I think it'll be easier to go with a sign writer, but are they able to copy that clear rubber or plastic that covers it? maybe I'll have to start looking for a sign writer and see what they can create
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Re: SV5000

Postby Fingers » Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:23 pm

shaved aerial and fuel cap

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Re: SV5000

Postby MILD » Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:35 am

Can't see the photo from work but I'm planning the same thing.

Do you know what the work is worth? You can PM if you don't want to splash it on the forum.
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Re: SV5000

Postby Fingers » Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:44 am

MILD wrote:Can't see the photo from work but I'm planning the same thing.

Do you know what the work is worth? You can PM if you don't want to splash it on the forum.

Sorry mate, I'm not too sure on how much it would cost as its just a small part of the larger job
To be honest I haven't even asked them how much the job will cost, just been giving them more money as their work progresses
I trust the man doing the work
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Re: SV5000

Postby MILD » Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:08 pm

This thing is going to be a weapon...

I need to pull the guard off so I might just send it to the beaters as a single piece to get the arial done.
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Re: SV5000

Postby Fingers » Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:58 pm

MILD wrote:This thing is going to be a weapon...

I need to pull the guard off so I might just send it to the beaters as a single piece to get the arial done.

Thats my plan :-D

Hope it doesn't cost you too much to get it shaved
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Re: SV5000

Postby Clayton SS » Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:06 pm

Mate that is going to look unreal major work being done there and not cheap either good luck with it all look forward to watching this build
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Re: SV5000

Postby Fingers » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:38 pm

Clayton SS wrote:Mate that is going to look unreal major work being done there and not cheap either good luck with it all look forward to watching this build

Thanks mate. does make me nervous seeing the much missing from my car. Hope its all pays off
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