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 Post subject: Dan's XG ute - retired. Replaced with AU ute.
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:43 pm 
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I bought a dirt bike a few months ago and quickly got tired of towing a trailer around with the maverick so I picked up a cheap XG ute last week.

Its a 4 litre, column shift auto with a bench seat and it was fitted with an impco gas system late last year. I got it for $1225 which I thought was pretty reasonable seeing as it came with some rego.

It needs a bit of a clean up which I will do once I organise the rwc. Not many plans for it at this stage because its really just to tow the bike around and drive on weekends or leave at the train station during the week.

I want to replace the bonnet and front bar because they have a bit of damage on the d/s corner, de surface rust the tray and paint it, lower it a little and fit some decent wheels. That red stripe has to go as well.

Here is a pick of it with the bike fitted.

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 Post subject: Re: Dan's ute
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:25 pm 
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Hey Dan

Nice pick up and a good price too.

So, how long until it is boosted?

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 Post subject: Re: Dan's ute
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:24 pm 
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Good to see the influx of utes coming on here!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Dan's ute
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:07 pm 
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lol Im not gonna turbo the ute. I want to keep it stock so I can insure it and park it at the station and in the bush without worrying about it.

At least thats what i keep telling myself.
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 Post subject: Re: Dan's ute
Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 7:07 am 
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a real stunner alright mate. reminds me of my old girl when i first got her. just a hack to get the bike places. things change :lol:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Dan's ute
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:25 am 
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Things wont change for this thing. Im over spending cash on cars.

I want to buy another house so that is priority now.

That said I put an S pack cluster in it on the weekend because the old GLI spec cluster had a broken odo. It also got a new cover for the tray and a new throttle cable.

Its going in for a rwc this Thursday.
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 Post subject: Re: Dan's ute
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:46 am 
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It fits but I cant seem to tie it down so its secure using the standard tie down points.

Any tips?
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 Post subject: Re: Dan's ute
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:00 pm 
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Thanks for that. Ill get some new tie downs fitted. It would be heaps better if I could close the tray.

Your current ute looks the goods. You have done well.
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 Post subject: Re: Dan's ute
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:15 pm 
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Thanks for that mate. Ill try and get a hold of some before this weekend's ride.
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 Post subject: Re: Dan's ute
Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:45 am 
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I put some new tie downs in so now the bike is secure on an angle and I can close the tailgate.

I said I wouldnt mod this car but I picked up a BA motor and T5 conversion cheap on the weekend so that will be going in over the next month or 2. Ive got an exam on the 26th of Oct so it will have to wait til after that.

Ill need to fit a manual pedal box, bucket seats and centre console, thermofans, E series radiator, move the battery to boot, relocate the overflow bottle, and sort out the wiring before I can get started.

Im going to try and swing some annual leave in November to get it done.

Its still not much to look at, Dad side swiped the house with it so its even worse now. I got a puncture too but Im waiting for a decent set of rims to pop up before I replace the tyres.

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 Post subject: Re: Dan's ute - DOHC conversion on the way
Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:59 am 
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Ba motor fitted and running/driving in the parts car. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Dan's ute - DOHC conversion on the way
Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:31 am 
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Nice Dan!!!!

Are you able to provide any details on how you got it to run?

Cheers
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 Post subject: Re: Dan's ute - DOHC conversion on the way
Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:56 pm 
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Wired it up, turned the key and done.
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 Post subject: Re: Dan's ute - DOHC conversion on the way
Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:59 pm 
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Nice work.
Makes me wonder if that is a better direction to travel!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Dan's ute - DOHC conversion on the way
Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:11 pm 
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Dansedgli wrote:
Wired it up, turned the key and done.


what did u do about the ecu smartshield bem etc?

 

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