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    Shit that's not good mate but at least your going to fix it. Most people would just scrap it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badcrabby View Post
    Shit that's not good mate but at least your going to fix it. Most people would just scrap it.
    Cheers fellas. If the boot strip was smashed I would have written it off. People are getting up to $1000 for one.

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    Im lost for words!! Dam lucky that's for sure!
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    Your kidding! Just for a boot strap I think I'll hold onto mine for ever then.

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    Ive just recently picked up a clean one owner vk calais, with a blown 6 cyl engine been in the guys shed for 4 years with just over 100k on the clock...slightly faided copper paint, but mint leather trim.. $700. Thanks for coming

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    Quote Originally Posted by LS1TOYWA View Post
    Ive just recently picked up a clean one owner vk calais, with a blown 6 cyl engine been in the guys shed for 4 years with just over 100k on the clock...slightly faided copper paint, but mint leather trim.. $700. Thanks for coming
    Nice mate that's a bargain. Send it over my way if you want lol.

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    lol... nope, its almost about to hit the paint shop...might start a thread... and im holding onto my vk calais boot strips too

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    How quick the direction changes lol. The repair bill was the same as painting up one of the SLE's here, so this hit the buy swap and sell pages tonight. All the underpinnings and driveline will remain in the stable though..

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    Damn wish i lived closer, id buy it.

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    It was a hard decision, that's for sure. Pretty much all parts that weren't being kept were sold or sold pending payment and pickup within 24hrs. The aim of keeping it a rolling and driving shell were met.

    I kept the full driveline and associated hardware, brakes, steering and suspension, dash/engine wiring, shifter, pedal box, power windows and stereo. All hanging panels, glass, interior are gone. Registration has been cashed in, and I am just waiting for a neighbours hoist to free up so we can do the swap

    Here are the possible shells I have that will house it all





    Option one is an immaculate donor besides the paint. It is a factory 253, so no real pedigree either to upset the purists with if they see an LS1 under the hood.

    Option two is a factory 5L/382 pack. The body needs a little more work than option 1 and most of the driveline is already built for it. I am happy to do an LS1 conversion if there are no irreversible body mods done to accommodate it and the original driveline stays for it if the desire arises to return it to standard.

    I would daily no.1 if I had to, not option 2 due to the rarity.

    The decision will be marked by a new thread shortly

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    I'd go option 1 and paint it to look like option 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hq308 View Post
    I'd go option 1 and paint it to look like option 2.
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    Like ls into single tone car,spastic interior in that thing...less work & would turn out super clean with respray.

    Club rego 2 tone car slowly tidy it up over time as side project/hobby...it's value only going to go up.It's crazy how many people have that indigo/silver fetish when they see one.

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    The two tone SLEs were the car to have back in the day.

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    Still are

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