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Author Project: GSI money pit (New wheels on and pic update 06.07.2008 pg7)
gavin18787
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25th Mar 07 at 18:04   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Well after having the trusty 1.2 for a couple of years to build up some no claims I felt that it was time to move on



I test drove a range of cars but I liked the feel of corsas the most and have always wanted a gsi. So after spending ages looking a low milage fairly tidy one came up locally for a good price

The day I picked it up:





Clean interior










Full vauxhall service history from new, even with the origional reciept from when the owner brought it and part exchanged a nova SR



then thats how it stayed and I went out and enjoyed it..................


Then with this week off work some progress was made

My V5 arrived so I went to the local motor factors and got some plates made up to tidy up the front and rear of the car. I also fitted the magnex exhaust that was courtesy of willay







Then used the magic of T cut colour fast to remove all of the minor scratches and bring the colour back




ignore the dodgy reflections


Hopefully it will be having the bonnet and front bumper resprayed next week so i will update then




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gavin18787
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computers been a dick one sec il change the pics


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Ben G
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L O FUCKING L
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fixed


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Fro
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What happened?

Looked very tidy when i saw it at the meet a shame about the bumper though but all will be right soon
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every pic was the same as the first

does look nice
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thats bloody clean gavin very nice example there. can you get shorter rubbers for that magnex as it seems to sit quite low imo ?
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spent fecking ages copy and pasting all of the bb codes in, then found my computer didnt update and all the links were the same

may invest in some ebaich springs to lower it a little to make it sit a bit nicer too


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imo the eibach - 30 make no diffrence in drop but def make the car handle better
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considering coilovers as well. As they are nice a flexible so i can get the drop i want. And change it if i ever go with the speedline idea or anything in the future.


I just dont want to ruin the ride too much as its nice and comfy


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nice tidy gsi looks standard and well looked after from what i gather when you picked it up which is a good indication that it hasnt been ragged "good find"
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the found a gsi just like this before i brought my sport...smoke grey and in mint with only 70ish on the clock...emailed the guy as it was only up for 900...he told me it had been sold to someone on ebay...checked ebay was up for 1900...wish id have got it...as silly as it sounds gavin i'dkeep the gsi 100% completely standard and tidy! if it was me will be abit of a classic im sure!! looks mint allways loved the design inside with the red pulse haha!

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it is staying standard minus the exhaust and possbly slight lowering, both of which can be put back easily if i ever wanted


Update: its booked into the body shop for a months time. Getthing bonnet bumpers, arches and side skirt and the boot resprayed for 500 should look super doper then


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Fro
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will be mega clean then! Where abouts is that gavin? Any idea how much they would want for a full same colour respray?
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Its in westcliff, basically if you walked straight up the embankmant from the casino and ky's you would get to it. Il ask if he can give me a rough estimate when i phone him to book it in.


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Fro
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You are a superstar Same colour respray in vaux black :mwah!:
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is it not worth a full blowover to get rid of any tiny patches of rust etc. and just to get it 100% mint??

how much would it be
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dunno yet im speaking to him tomoro, the only rust is on the boot and that was included in the 500


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looks nice. what size is the exhaust gav?
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magnex 3 inch round jobbie


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booked into the bodyshop for the 14th of april
Just need to decide what i want done, options are:
>500 get all the bits that need doing done. This is all the plastics bonnet and boot to remove the rust.
>700 all of the above plus one side of the car (has a few marks where people have opened doors)
>1000 full repspray

I would like it perfect but its my daily car and always left in the work car park etc so i dont know if its worth it for when the next dick opens a door into it


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Fro
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Park in two spaces
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car parks undergoing redevelopment at the moment so im lucky if i get one at all

also debating wether to get the handles colour coded whilst its there


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do it gav is 1k a full respray or just exterior?

and spraying one half of the car will it be same colour?
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he would blend it in and the bumpers bonnet and boot were been done anyway

1k is for an exterior respray, no door shuts etc

Due to it been an every day car im going to go for the 500 option, it can always go back in the future

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