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Re: Rio Verde Green V6

by rich30mex » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:32 pm

I like them :music-rockout:
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Re: Rio Verde Green V6

by wuffy » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:45 pm

Me too 8-)
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Re: Rio Verde Green V6

by calidaz » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:07 pm

me too,nice work 8)
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Re: Rio Verde Green V6

by BMJ » Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:30 am

Yeh I agree Teejay it looks really nice. :D
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Re: Rio Verde Green V6

by BMJ » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:50 am

Hi Guys,
Here I just wanted to show everyone how easy it is to recover the rear parcel shelf. Please reference my "how to" on page 5 of this thread for further information.

I used the Selleys Quick Grip Spray on the top and on the top edges, for the underside I brushed Sika High Strength Contact Adhesive after trimming the excess material off. The job took about two hours. Brushes can be cleaned using wax and grease remover.
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Parcel shelf with the old material removed and the new vinyl cut ready for fitting.
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The vinyl spray glued to the parcel shelf.
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The edges are ready for brushed on contact cutting and folding.
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The underside of the finished parcel shelf.
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The topside of the finished parcel shelf.
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Re: Rio Verde Green V6

by rich30mex » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:00 am

Looking good pal
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Rio Verde Green V6

by Teejay » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:12 am

Looks like a neat job but doesn't the shiny surface cause glare?


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Rio Verde Green V6

by John Owens » Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:02 pm

Looks fab ! Mines is a bit saggy ( the parcel shelf that is ! Lol ) :-P need to look into it


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Re: Rio Verde Green V6

by BMJ » Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:28 pm

Thanks John, Rich30mex & Teejay .

Teejay, I was concerned about the glare to, I have had the car out in sunny days and I have not had issue with glare, maybe the fact that I have tinted windows could be helping.

John, I tried fixing the sag. From the photos below you maybe able to tell that I have placed a piece of pine behind the hinges which I initially glued and screwed into place I removed the screws before recovering as they would have been obvious once I recovered the shelf. The pine piece made a significant difference but didn't totally solve the problem.

In retrospect because I wanted to retain the orginal parcel shelf I should have made a template of the underside and cut out the shape in a 5 ply or MDF board and glued that to the underside of the parcel shelf that would have offered a proper fix. Or otherwise just make a new one out of MDF board.
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Note the area behind the hinges hides the pine piece.
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Re: Rio Verde Green V6

by BMJ » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:56 am

Hi Guys,
I wanted to show my new exhaust system, all in stainless steel, (and to give you an idea as to how much it costs if you wish to do this), it's made up of:
Friedrich Motorsport headers $1,500.00, (link: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/FM-Facherkru ... 3a7fc1a8fa )
200CFM high flow catalytic convertor, cost $120.00
Piper cat back exhaust system $700.00
Labour, the fitting of the sytem and machining of the manifold flange $600.00

P.S. The header flange had to be machined it was warped, also the piping had to be twisted to make room for the orginal Lambda sensor.

P.S.S. Merry christmas to you all and have a happy and safe holiday. :D
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Re: Rio Verde Green V6

by Mark1 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:53 am

Looks good but what's the cost in proper money? I do like the way manifolds change colour as they get hot.
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Re: Rio Verde Green V6

by Mark1 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:17 am

So that's about £1800 :shock:
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Re: Rio Verde Green V6

by Fraz » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:34 pm

That is the same ones that Aldo got, had the same problems with it having 2 places for the Lambda sensors (none in the place we have it) and the pipe work hit something, so had to be heated and bent. He had to get the holes welded up and a new one put in. Think they are actually for the Vectra so different routing for the pipes (and a stringent emission law hence why 2 Lambda's )

They are still on the car and never been used,along with a load of other stuff
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Re: Rio Verde Green V6

by BMJ » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:06 pm

Hi Guys,
Yeah Fraz has got it spot on. It wasn't just fit and go, the guy whom fitted it for me had to plug the extra lambda holes, both manifold flanges had to be machined, and the piping twisted to clear the lambda sensor. He told me that he thought by the looks of it the headers were made in china. I know the price was pretty expensive but to have a custom set of extractors made up etc would have been more expensive, he quoted at about $4,500 or £2700.

Now my cally has really nice sound now at idle or under acceleration, and it starts to pull a lot harder above 3,500rpm to the redline.
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Re: Rio Verde Green V6

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