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#1 Posted : Friday, 5 February 2021 2:30:35 PM(UTC)
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How hard is it to fit a VT Calais 5 litre and auto into a VS V6 auto Ute?
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#2 Posted : Friday, 5 February 2021 4:44:19 PM(UTC)
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From when I’ve seen Mick answer this sort of stuff before it is a lot more complex than you might think. From memory he has suggested you get a VS from the same timeframe and use all the dash harness. I think you need V8 K frame etc too, fuel tank etc. In the end it’s better to buy a V8 ute.
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#3 Posted : Saturday, 6 February 2021 5:52:51 AM(UTC)
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#4 Posted : Saturday, 6 February 2021 3:12:46 PM(UTC)
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So the complete VT Calais I already have won’t be compatible as a donor for the K frame and wiring etc?
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#5 Posted : Saturday, 6 February 2021 4:58:04 PM(UTC)
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Not the dash and body harness. Don’t know about the K frame. I’m not the best to answer, just remember Mick’s replies before on it.
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#6 Posted : Sunday, 7 February 2021 4:56:18 PM(UTC)
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You will need a VR/VS V8 K-frame, but all of the a/cond & radiator etc, is also very different.

The other main drama will be the wiring harness. you're dealing with 2 different generations of BCM/ECM etc.

Going on the price of used cars, just find a VS V8 ute.

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#7 Posted : Monday, 8 February 2021 11:58:46 AM(UTC)
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Yeah there was a cheap VS Ute for sale that looked ok and I have the VT already. Just thought it might be a simple conversion. Sounds like it isn’t really though.
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