Current projects on the go within the shop

40's Ford Pick Up

This Pick Up was brought in as a donor vehicle for another customer originally wanted the rear wings. 

Our Austrian Client decided to save it. As you can see from the pictures we have totally rebuilt/restored. Our in house VGSS Engine shop has completely rebuilt the 350 SBC to a 383 tri power set up. There have been many hours spent on just the bodywork in saving this truck and we certainly think it was worth it. 

88 Oldsmobile

This 57 Olds was once owned by Gordie Paul (Dukesville) and now owned by Kelvin who has a vast collection of cars. This will be very different from his current collection as its powered by a 558ci BBF with a pro charger to top it off. This engine once powered the 9 second Boston Brawler Drag Car (As seen below) 

Wide Bodied Mustang

This 1970 Notchback Mustang is not always a favourable year. However we were given a free hand to restyle the body and put some power under the hood, in the form of a 351 Cleveland stroker motor. The car sits on big 20″ ARE’s and when finished will be a deep black. 

E Type Jaguar

This E Type came to us part built. We were asked to put our own stamp on this awesome Jag.  This E Type will be powered by an XJR Supercharged engine along with upgraded brake. The choice of paint (Porsche Chalk Grey) with all its chrome work painted black will certainly turn heads. 

Dodge Step Van

Some would say there was no way forward after seeing the body falling off the chassis on this rare Dodge Route Van. This soon to be restored van running all modern engine (302) suspension and brakes will be a great tow vehicle. 

Keep your eye out, on those circuit tracks, as it’ll be pulling the customers race vehicle. 

Austin Ambulance

Another build for the team at Burlen Fuels. We can’t wait to see this trade van finished.

This ambulance will sit on a custom fabricated VGSS chassis, using new IFS and Ford 9″ Rear. Power will come from a new 302 with AOD Transmission. Keep your eyes out for this one, further tricks to come. 

"Truckosaurus"
1942
Ford Pick Up

This truck came into us with a 350 Chevy along with stock suspension. 

It now sits on a Kugel IFS front end, with Ford 9″ and 6 link on coil overs. Big brakes all round to handle the 600+ Ford Small Block 427ci, 5 Speed Trans.

This truck is guaranteed to be a blast! 

 

Ford Pilot

This car has an interesting history, as it had completed the Paris to Peking Ralley. Now it will have a new life as a street rod, with many cool modifications such as pillarless doors, side mounted rear boot, flush fit fuel filler. Whilst running a Jag V8 under its hood.  

49 Chevy
Pick Up

This truck was in a very poor condition upon arrival into VGSS, with no engine or gearbox. We have now repaired the chassis, fitting an IFS with new 9″ Ford rear using a four bar set up. This truck is also running a Blue Print Crate Engine-SBF. Whilst the underpinning will be new, along with some creature comforts.  The overall appearance of the truck will keep its aged patina look. 

75 Plymouth Voyager

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This cool Van is now powered by a stroker 318ci (built in house by VGSS) along with rebuilt transmission. Along with fully rebuilt/restored underpinnings. We have lowered the van by flipping the axle to get down in the weeds and sit well on those Rocket Racing Wheels. The paint job changes colour slightly depending on light and has a really good depth, thanks to the guys from OCS Paint. 

PV544 Volvo

This Volvo was already extensively  modified including the roof chop prior to arrival with us,

Under the hood you will find a TVR V8 Rover and 5 Speed Transmission. Now at the paint shop we look forward to piecing this car back together. 

MK4 Jaguar

We’re excited about this build. This MK4 has had a custom built IFS along with Jag IRS. Whilst the car itself will sit on E Type chrome knock offs. The car will sit a lot lower than standard with big 14″ custom made brakes. All of this is to help stop this Jag due to Russ Carpenter built Damiler V8 all topped off with supercharger. Estimated power will be 300+.

There may be some body modifications so keep your eyes on this one. 

Other Projects in the workshop at VGSS:

Here you will see some of the other cars we currently have in at the VGSS. We don’t just cater for Turn key builds, we also do servicing and Small jobs, which include; Engine building and General Maintenance.

Mercury

Have you ever seen the film Cobra? with Sylvester Stallone? This is what is destined for this super cool Mercury. The first big job we will be doing is chopping the roof! Then other various body mods, before it is painted. Love or hate the Cobra car - you have to love a Chopped Merc!

53 Chevy Pick up

This truck was brought by it's owner from the states, from the picture and was fitted with an S10 Clip; front and back. At first look we realised that we needed to re-do the whole chassis and get this truck safe for it's owner before it gets shipped to down under in Australia.

Ranger

Full of character this 73 Ford F100has come in for a rebuild on it's 390 FE BBF - plus lots of upgrades to make this more reliable and user friendly.

Datsun

Not our normal thing that we would have in, but this; Datsun Pick up is running a SX200 Turbo engine and will have various upgrades in the suspension, various body mods and enw paint.

Chevy C10

This Long Bed C10 is a perfect tool for carrying your chopper in, and when your a bike guy like the owner it needs to be made easy for loading bikes in and out. So what better way than to slam this killer truck on the deck.

Mercury

Arrived to us from the USA is this 51 Mercury that had engine problems. We will be getting this running and driving before we start turning this into a custom cruiser. With paint and various upgrades.

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