Some pics of my Torana upgrades so far..

General discussions about everything else

Re: Some pics of my Torana upgrades so far..

Postby OzHemi » Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:06 pm

Coming along...made some muffler hangers and got everything painted and done. Just need some oval tube for the exhaust tips to go, but work under the car aside from that is finished.

Image

Image


And a few other pics from today...just got some new Hella headlights so those will go in tomorrow.. and sure happy with how my brakes came out 8-) 360 x 36mm rotors and Brembos should slow me down I figure!

Image

Image

Image

Image
Image
OzHemi
 
Posts: 490
Joined: Tue Oct 26, 1999 11:45 am
Location: Garden Grove, CA

Re: Some pics of my Torana upgrades so far..

Postby Taipan » Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:37 am

Beautiful looking machine you got there! The only thing, a pet peeve of mine are rims. I cannot stand low profile tyres... But you know, opinions are like assholes. Everyone's got one and they all stink.
At last the Vermin had inherited the Earth
User avatar
Taipan
 
Posts: 1480
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2004 9:14 am
Location: The Wasteland

Re: Some pics of my Torana upgrades so far..

Postby OzHemi » Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:55 am

That's ok...I know some people are still in the 70's and like small rims. :D

I prefer modern tires that can handle well....and the 18" rims are needed to clear my brakes, which actually are larger in diameter than the wheels I used to run on the car :lol:
Image
OzHemi
 
Posts: 490
Joined: Tue Oct 26, 1999 11:45 am
Location: Garden Grove, CA

Re: Some pics of my Torana upgrades so far..

Postby MrSpeed » Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:56 am

I love me fords but them torana's have appeal too,the drop tank will always tell someone in pursuit (behind you) you have some horses under that aussie hood. Thanks for sharing
The chain in those handcuffs is high-tensile steel, it'll take you ten minutes to hack through it with this, now if your lucky ? you can hack through your ankle in five minutes. Go !
User avatar
MrSpeed
 
Posts: 552
Joined: Sat Nov 10, 2007 11:07 pm
Location: Brisbane Australia

Re: Some pics of my Torana upgrades so far..

Postby OzHemi » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:39 pm

Thanks ! :P

I've had a bunch of Aussie cars, but my Torrie has been my favorite I would say. But will build another Valiant next after this I think just "because" :lol:

The Torana is nearly ready to at least hit the road for some testing though..still have more to do but be cool to at least do a few miles in it after all the build.
Image
OzHemi
 
Posts: 490
Joined: Tue Oct 26, 1999 11:45 am
Location: Garden Grove, CA

Re: Some pics of my Torana upgrades so far..

Postby aussie muscle » Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:55 pm

i like what you've done to it. i read some that don't quite agree, but it's still a Torana and you obviously love it, and that's what matters. It looks like it needs a repaint, got that planned?
User avatar
aussie muscle
 
Posts: 917
Joined: Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:00 am
Location: Bombala Australia

Re: Some pics of my Torana upgrades so far..

Postby OzHemi » Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:07 pm

Yep paint and trim will be last. After all the mechanical side of things is done. Going to be Sting Red (Commodore color that I already sprayed the engine bay in) it has been Mandarin Red for about 15 years now...and will keep the blacked out bonnet of course.

Here is what I built before the Torana.. http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2682662
Got me all in the mood for playing with the LS1 8-)
Image
OzHemi
 
Posts: 490
Joined: Tue Oct 26, 1999 11:45 am
Location: Garden Grove, CA

Re: Some pics of my Torana upgrades so far..

Postby OzHemi » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:47 pm

8-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIrkGq_2aBc

I am really happy with how the exhaust came out after building it all...ready to take a couple runs up and down the street now and see how it goes (have gone up and down once so far actually). Still just need to add the front spoiler. Then just renew the rego and hit the road...bed in the brakes will be the first step, then just see how it rides, what bugs may come up, etc.
Image
OzHemi
 
Posts: 490
Joined: Tue Oct 26, 1999 11:45 am
Location: Garden Grove, CA

Re: Some pics of my Torana upgrades so far..

Postby cruzn2the max » Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:36 am

1
Last edited by cruzn2the max on Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.
cruzn2the max
 

Re: Some pics of my Torana upgrades so far..

Postby OzHemi » Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:10 pm

Thanks heaps! :D

And guess what...I just bought another one ! My mate rang and said he just found a super,super clean (totally rust free and arrow straight body) LX 4 door. Already has front and rear spoilers and comes with (never fitted) new wheel arch flares too !

Interior is excellent, outside is ok but a horrible color (burgandy :lol: )

So looks like I am a twin Torrie owner again ! (never owned a 4 door though)
Image
OzHemi
 
Posts: 490
Joined: Tue Oct 26, 1999 11:45 am
Location: Garden Grove, CA

PreviousNext

Return to Off-Topic

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


cron