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 Post subject: My 93 DC LTD
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:35 pm 
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thought i'd post some piccys of the new car..
was offered this a week after i wrote the eb off and thought sure it needs some work but why not?

its a 1993 dc ltd.
full leather v8 auto, all the usual ltd gear.
since ive had it. ive removed the ugly bonnet buldge. and done all the things needed to pass a rwc.

the plans for it short term, are to give it a closed door respray to make all the panels match up again.
and put it on lpg as this is my only car now as the xf isnt on the road anymore

i had to remove the ps front ltd seat for rwc as the base was stuffed. but i got it with 1 good recaro so i just fitted my other good one from the eb.

im in the process of raising it as ultralows and superlows suck. sure it looks good but isnt practical and i cbf'd damaging stuff getting into the driveway at home..
i already have fubard the front bar getting it off the car ramps last night before it was due to go back in for rwc..
and they noticed so it has to be fixed to get the rwc

but enough of me, heres some piccys
some of when i got it.. i was using the ute rims as they have rwc tyres
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some since ive been doing some work to it.
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scoop is gone.. i aint chucking the hideous thing back on either

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 Post subject: Re: My 93 DC LTD
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:37 pm 
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It now has rego as of mid this month..
got it through finally a couple of days before boosted falcons cruise for charity. so i decided to take it after a few mates were twisting my arm to take it.
and being for a good cause i thought why not in the end


ive done now maybe a thousand k's in it and its been real good.
theres just a few things i want to fix asap.

bleed the brakes and remove the awful protec brake pads that are in the front.
ive had brake fade issues with them already, yet ive used maxistop and superstop (cheap pads) before with no fade problems..

fit my new rotors and balljoints from the eb. mine knock, f**k if i know how it passed a rwc like that.
as all of the front end brake wise is new in the eb. so in a way im killing a few gremlins at the same time.

and start doing the other things i need\ want to do it.
run the rest of the cabling for the sub.
and make a start pulling out the car alarm from the eb so it can go in the dc so i can disable the stupid smartlock..

get a towbar and fit it as im moving mid next month. worst case i have my dads wagon to borrow as it has a towbar.

oh and get a start on getting a few mounts made up for the lpg gear, and sort someone out to do the main line etc as i dont mind doing the looms and mounting stuff. if it means i'll save a bit of money

oh and heres a few pics of how it is now..
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they dont look too far out of place i reckon.

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i left the ltd seat in the rear. but im looking for a better one than mine though
worse case. there is nothing stopping me fitting the eb rear seat and the doughnut headrests
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 Post subject: Re: My 93 DC LTD
Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:26 pm 
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time to update i suppose.
got the suspension mostly sorted now till i put it on lpg.
ended up raising the front back to lows as the driveway here isnt lowered car freindly, and i want to use it considering i have off street parking here

done a fair few k's in it now. no problems so far
borrowed a auxr8 maf and k&n, very nice difference. just have to find my own now!

but other than that.
its been on the cards to respray the dc to make it all match and me and a mate decided it would be good to have it done before afd, so we thought why not?
we are only doing a closed door but really it doesnt concern me that much as its staying factory.. to a point

its now mostly in primer, final paint will be done in a booth as its all booked in etc.
so whilst we have the stuff out were doing a few repairs. so its looking better than it used to now.
had to source another bonnet as it was confirmed the one i bought last year got bent and its full of rust. :-(
sourced a new one thats straight. just gotta prep it now and swap them over before paint now i suppose.

but enough chatty. some pics for you all
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fixing a little damage from a previous owner. have got it good but i know we wont get it perfect so this with a skim of filler is good enough for me!

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forgot the paper so we used the tape at that stage as im not concerned about destroying the clear as its already f**k!
but has since been removed and masked properly

sunroofs are so gay to mask up
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now a little something.. choosing which one is fun, both are biscayne but the closer one is different
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 Post subject: Re: My 93 DC LTD
Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:49 am 
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Love the colour, did you decide which one you are going to go with?

 

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 Post subject: Re: My 93 DC LTD
Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:35 pm 
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XFWAGON wrote:
Love the colour, did you decide which one you are going to go with?

thanks.. i quite like it too.
ended up doing with the heavy metallic one. but due to other issues with the booth, we have to do it again. the paint got comtaminated with the previous user of the booth and pretty much f**k the job. (somehow got silicon airborne)

and then to rub salt in the wounds. 2 weeks later it shat the trans on me and i figured out what my weird miss was too.
putting it simply, its parked for a while. only by just made it to the olds.
2nd auto blew, and i'll be f**k if im spending 1700 upwards for a reco if a manual conversion can be had for less

got myself a daily as i couldnt justify rushing it again and it do the same trick again in 6 months.

so it won't be on the road for a while. just seems cruel to have to pay the damn rego aswell knowing it cant be driven
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 Post subject: Re: My 93 DC LTD
Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:10 pm 
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The ghia front seats look better then the ltd ones I think, but the rear ltd are better then ghia haha
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 Post subject: Re: My 93 DC LTD, project aborted
Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:33 pm 
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well an update.

i went hunting for the sunroof leak. and found something i really didnt want to find.
sunroof is leaking badly. the cassette itself has rust. and is leaking between the 2 halfs.
pretty much i have water damage up in the roof.

when the sunroof was fitted (mines a little wider than std) they bent the outer support beams to compensate. that i was ok with, but they never bothered to touch up where paint was removed.
which has gone rusty with the water getting in over time
also the front support behind the windscreen isnt connected to the roof anymore

so after sitting down and having a think. i wont be putting it back on the road.
the paintjob got effed up by fallout in the booth, as it was left there overnight. not by choice though

so say 1k to redo and fix that in materials.
add another rough 1k to fix the roof and get a replacement hoodliner
then its fixing the h\g and transmission issue

its already past what the dc is worth
then i need it on lpg.

so the descision to get a tidy shell thats on lpg sounds simpler and easier.
transfer everything over thats still good and go from there

im looking at either a nc, eb2 or ed. only stipulation, no sunroof!
i wasnt keen on mine being fitted with one. now moreso

so eventually i'll have a fun e series again. just wont be for a fair while
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