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Old 02-25-2016, 06:13 PM
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Hi guys, just joined, have a 89 RS Convertable Auto 305 TBI. Im in Auckland and found this site while trying to locate some parts in the US so thought i would join. Would be good if anyone can help me with suppliers of parts etc in NZ. Cheers
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Hi guys, just joined, have a 89 RS Convertable Auto 305 TBI. Im in Auckland and found this site while trying to locate some parts in the US so thought i would join. Would be good if anyone can help me with suppliers of parts etc in NZ. Cheers
HI mate . Welcome.

I would try to contact Nate. He is in Wellsford and will have a good idea of suppliers local to you.

As for myself I have found it cheaper to import my parts.
I buy a fair bit from ebay and Summit Racing.
The cheapest freight for most things is through youshop an nzpost service. My youshop account has a delivery address in Portland Oregon which allows you to buy from suppliers that only service the US market. NZ post then forwards them to NZ. It generally works out cheaper and less hassle that way.
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HI mate . Welcome.

I would try to contact Nate. He is in Wellsford and will have a good idea of suppliers local to you.

As for myself I have found it cheaper to import my parts.
I buy a fair bit from ebay and Summit Racing.
The cheapest freight for most things is through youshop an nzpost service. My youshop account has a delivery address in Portland Oregon which allows you to buy from suppliers that only service the US market. NZ post then forwards them to NZ. It generally works out cheaper and less hassle that way.
Yes I have used youshop for a few trim bits I brought on eBay was alot cheaper than the freight through the sellers themselves and they consolidated the 5 packages onto one which saved alot more went from $95 freight to $40 .
I'm after some bigger items ie a bonnet/rear bumper which would be a killer on freight from the US and would.no doubt get damaged on the way.
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Old 02-26-2016, 02:29 AM
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Yes I have used youshop for a few trim bits I brought on eBay was alot cheaper than the freight through the sellers themselves and they consolidated the 5 packages onto one which saved alot more went from $95 freight to $40 .
I'm after some bigger items ie a bonnet/rear bumper which would be a killer on freight from the US and would.no doubt get damaged on the way.
hi I used a place called afwe (advanced four wheel equipment) to import my bonnet they are near the airport in auckland and bring in containers of stuff from the state's. you have to wait awhile but they are great to deal with and take care with your stuff and stick to their quotes
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hi I used a place called afwe (advanced four wheel equipment) to import my bonnet they are near the airport in auckland and bring in containers of stuff from the state's. you have to wait awhile but they are great to deal with and take care with your stuff and stick to their quotes
Ok cool will look them up. Thanks for your help
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Ok cool will look them up. Thanks for your help
exchange rate is abit of a bugger at the moment tho. what kind of bonnet are you looking for? like cowl or flat. I was lucky to pick mine up while the dollar was up but still cost $1600 by the time I had it painted
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exchange rate is abit of a bugger at the moment tho. what kind of bonnet are you looking for? like cowl or flat. I was lucky to pick mine up while the dollar was up but still cost $1600 by the time I had it painted
Just a flat one. Mine has had some sort of vent grafted onto it think its a transam one and it's not the tidiest job. Planning to get the whole car repainted and was going to put a standard bonnet back on. If its going to cost me $1600 I might just get a panel beater to tidy up my one instead.
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Old 02-27-2016, 07:09 PM
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LOL..... I was looking at a cowl hood and freight was going to be $1100 US through the seller.

I would also contact Kiwi Shipping. Their freight rates arnt too bad.
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Old 02-28-2016, 12:25 AM
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My mother goes to us every now and then and normally bring a container back with a car or bike etc, might see if i can piggy back on the next time she goes haha

Was anyone at the caffine and classics over the shore today? was quite a few 3rd gens there including a replica KITT transam which looked pretty awesome !



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Hi Jackyl. I'm incline to agree with Loopy. I got a whole heap of stuff in last year before the dollar turned to shyt. But most of the time, if you need something in particular, it's best to just bring it in anyway.
& not necessarily from a reputable company. I just advise Track & Trace shipping.
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Hey Lads Just putting this here being that this is the Kiwi Thread.
Unfortunatley I'll be selling our third gen bird Its a Daytona 500 pace car.
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(sorry for short post I'm at work and dont come here that often)
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Hey Lads Just putting this here being that this is the Kiwi Thread.
Unfortunatley I'll be selling our third gen bird Its a Daytona 500 pace car.
PM me for further details
(sorry for short post I'm at work and dont come here that often)

Mate, sorry to hear you're selling it. Would love to see pics.......
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right!

Wife bought this in 2012. now we have Kids and she doesnt have the money to put into it anymore.
Vehicle is Uncomplied but has all the neccessary paperwork to go through compliance ( I have been to Vtnz Timaru and all is in order for it to be complied Paperwork wise)
yes there is rust as you can see the worst of it being under the battery and the same place on the other side the hood panel is rusted beyond repair (have another hood panel that I'm selling separtely)

engine is a 305 chev with crossfire fuel injection which runs and drives fine.
has new front brake calipers and hoses.
trans is a th700r4 4 speed.
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Hey Geoff Nates & all the Kiwi's in here. Also welcome anyone from around the Globe who are reading this. Nates, i think it's a good idea to bring our Posts here. Should have done it ages ago huh Geoff.
Okay, well i thought i'd like to start with my Intellitronix "Create a Dash" project.
8 months ago i bought them in from the US for $440NZ. I see they're now worth nearly $700NZ for the MPH set.
Okay, i'll now post pics of progression up to where it is currently today 16/04/16.

Stainless Template cutout after removing dash & using dash parts to recreate a backing board & a guage mounting template.


Backing Board now cut out & Circuit Boards Mounted.

Wiring done by Myself.

Now just in the process of wiring to the right wires in the car.

And Wallah





In a few weeks time, it should all be working & wired to the car. I'll post a vid on Youtube with them working, unles the Gearbox swap gets in the way???. Thanks Gabe.
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They certainly look cool Gabe. Im still toying with getting them for mine as I am likely to put in a 4l60E trans soon and will no longer be able to use the cable speedo.
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They certainly look cool Gabe. Im still toying with getting them for mine as I am likely to put in a 4l60E trans soon and will no longer be able to use the cable speedo.
They do look nice. I'm just sourcing a digital clock to fill the middle space & then i'll get a Sparky friend of mine to finish hooking to the car for Me.

These Guages come with a Analog to Electronic Speed Sensor.
They hook directly to a 700R4, 4L60E?? Electronic VSS or You can buy a Satellite vss. I'm impressed with them.
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Hey all just checking in lol haven't been on here for a while, welcome jackl-nz I'll be taking my Pontiac to the caffeine an classics soon if there's one this month I'll be there!!


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Progress looks good gabe, was gonna ask you did you end up selling your vette or you do you still have it?
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Looks good Nat.

Im making slow progress with mine.

The chassis has been welded and engine bay and *** end painted.


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Got Eibach sportline springs and Tokico adjustable shocks on the way.

Getting there slowly.

At least yours is drivable! ! lol

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Awesome bro get what's the price on those springs looking at getting some newer stiffer ones for mine wanna take out some of the body roll it has when cornering as it's rubbing on my rear tyres lol
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Awesome bro get what's the price on those springs looking at getting some newer stiffer ones for mine wanna take out some of the body roll it has when cornering as it's rubbing on my rear tyres lol
I got the springs and shocks on here for $400 US mate awesome price. 1.6" lower with adjustable shocks. Easily $2000 if I was to buy here.
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Hey Guys, Good to hear from You Nats as it's been a while. I've excepted your Friend req Jackyl. Nats, i still have the Vette.
My progress is slow. Just waiting for some bits from Japan for the Supra Box.
I just need a kit to move the Shifter forward about 100mm, then it will be that similar to the T5. Funny i find these things out as i go lol.
Aparently, my R154 box is the same as the 2005 onwards Hilux Box.
Once the fit is done, $1800 for a new R Series box sounds okay i think, but the initial set up will cost me around 5 K.
I'll update when she's on the road & a Youtube vid.
I'm still debating about buying in a "Relocation Crossmember/Torque Arm or make one Myself. I really can't be %u(ed lol. mind You, $700 to land it????.
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Hey Guys, Good to hear from You Nats as it's been a while. I've excepted your Friend req Jackyl. Nats, i still have the Vette.
My progress is slow. Just waiting for some bits from Japan for the Supra Box.
I just need a kit to move the Shifter forward about 100mm, then it will be that similar to the T5. Funny i find these things out as i go lol.
Aparently, my R154 box is the same as the 2005 onwards Hilux Box.
Once the fit is done, $1800 for a new R Series box sounds okay i think, but the initial set up will cost me around 5 K.
I'll update when she's on the road & a Youtube vid.
I'm still debating about buying in a "Relocation Crossmember/Torque Arm or make one Myself. I really can't be %u(ed lol. mind You, $700 to land it????.
Have a look at founders performance gabe. Quite cheap stuff but good quality.
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Hey all how is everyone's cars going? Welcome to the new members good to see more people joining! Sorry Geoff didn't get your PM through Facebook as I don't have Facebook account anymore, progress on my Pontiac have swapped the 750cfm carb for a 600 Holley again using a lot less fuel now lol an I also fitted a new kickdown cable as the old one **** itself was a bitch of a job to change but is running sweet now other than that have been using it as a daily driver.
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That crossmember/ torque arm for your manual gearbox box Gabe I got one through chucks resto supplies in Auckland they got it from the states it's a BMR brand my one suits t5 manual an the 700r4 it's a multi fit one but that cost me $570 landed at their depot incl gst but like you say making one would be a lot more cost effective an pretty easy to fabricate. How's your Progress on the Camaro going Geoff?
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It's at a standstill bro.

Got the *** end painted. Engines ready to go in but I decided to build a new auto before sticking it in.
I got some eibach lowering springs and 5 way adjustable shocks as well as ls1 brakes to go in it. Once done it will definitely be a beast.
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Hi peeps. Thought I might do a roll call and see who is still in here...

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Does a Kiwi in California with a 1991 Z28 count??
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Hey Mick, sure ya do....

pics or it didnt happen!
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A new be in Tauranga must count as well 89 IROC
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Dont know buggerall about american cars ,i was excited the other day to find how to tilt the steering wheel,so it would be handy to meet someone in tga
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Hi rodney . I dont know any Tsuranga guys so good luck with that lol. Theres nothing you cant find in here though.

Put up some pics mate
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Double post, sorry.

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Hi Guys, Greg from Auckland, been a member of this forum for a long time but have not been in here since 2009! Have an 84 Trans Am WS6 HO 5 speed manual which I've had since 1988 and bought of an Air NZ employee that owned it in the US and imported it back to NZ. Started some body work, well a full restore back in about 2004 I'm guessing. Did a little engine work as well, different cam, removed the aircon, moved the battery to the back wheel well, new headers and exhaust and tbh can't remember much else that I did. Done 90% of the work and ran out of energy, time and money. Need to empty the garage of assorted collected toys and get back to it someday although money is still a problem. Need to redo the bonnet as I wasn't happy with it and also need to paint the ground effects and bumpers, the main body is painted, guards painted, would like new rear brakes as the rear discs are hopeless for parking brake and always cause problems. Would like to fit different wheels perhaps as the stocks are 15", maybe I'll just get them cleaned up if I can. Need to replace the windscreen too.

Love driving this car and used to work in Wellington for 4 years and commute every 2nd weekend back to Auckland at night when the roads were quiet, these were my favorite drives in the TA back when petrol was 80c litre.

TBH should have sold this car way back as I lost interest, however been watching some car reno programs on Sky and started to get interested again.



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looking good ,those programs on sky do make it look so easy and quick all in an hour ,its a shame we cant get the parts as easy and cheap to,do ya door handles rattle cos of the broken springs?,ive got a couple of the dorman replacements for $30 each if ya interseted and door pin sets too ,doubled up me order (thats what happens when ya have a few bevys and get on amazon),ive had me iroc for a couple of months now and love it just every little thing i do gives a sense of pride,i cleaned off the clear coat off the wheels and boy what a differance they look new

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My door handles are good don't rattle, I had a couple of door pins made to remove slop which worked well, my rattles come from the rear disc pads which are really annoying.
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Hi Guys

Good to see a bit of activity.

Still working on my beastie. Its on the road finally and goes pretty hard.




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Old 02-21-2019, 04:32 PM
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COOL x two
Shes looking good!, arent these fantastic cars alot of fun, being a 57 year old hoon finally being able to afford and run a 350 ci v8. I can see my IROC being a family heirloom (or my kiwi saver lol,sorry Kiwi joke) they handle well on our lovely Kiwi roads (another kiwi joke) the size of the sway bar and that Iroc suspension make it sit so nicely on the road with no body roll and Oh My God the sound of that V8 (no need for viagra here lol) ya cant help but keep putting ya foot down around town at the lights which is hell on the mpg but i didnt buy it to save the planet plus you dont see alot of these around NZ.thousands of Mustangs (like a Harley everyones got one) but not alot of these 3rd gen Camaros
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