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Author My Polar Sea Blue 1.6 Sport - Now splitting, everything available!
VegasPhil
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13th Apr 07 at 12:08   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

That is looking really cool now!


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Fro
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13th Apr 07 at 12:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Looks really good mate i really like it. If you fit that fog loom before i get the chance to fit one get some pics up as I'm sure lots of people would be interested
J B
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13th Apr 07 at 12:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Looks very tidy & subtle too

Also what he said ^^^^^^^^^^^
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13th Apr 07 at 13:07   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Probably wont fit the fogs until the summer now, but I can take photo's of the instructions and post them up if that will help?

They are provided by Irmscher, especially for the Corsa B, so may be useful.

[Edited on 13-04-2007 by tom_simes]
Whittie
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13th Apr 07 at 13:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Why are you waiting till the summer, go and do it now you lazy bugger

[Edited on 13-04-2007 by Whittie]
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13th Apr 07 at 16:04   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I have just been out for lunch for my mates 21st, then probably going to the pub again tonight for him.
Then tomorrow, I am going to see some family.
Sunday, I am going into town for the same mates 21st, big night arranged for then.
Monday is written off, as recovery time from Sunday evening/night.
Friday I am moving back down to Swansea for Uni.
Which leaves me Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to teach myself a module, complete 3 pieces of coursework and write 2 essays.

Not really much time for foglights Alex
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13th Apr 07 at 20:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yer the rubber splitter fitted but doesnt look as good as the irmy splitter. oh well treating myself to black cdx astra alloys and 40mm suspension now so it mite even look as good as urs does. yer that path is a bit bumpy lol.
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u go 2 swansea uni, wkd whats it like i want to go there in a couple of years, i started as but now im going to college
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Swansea uni is great, one of the best locations in Britain IMO. 3 mins walk from the sea, 15 mins walk from the city centre.

The uni backs onto the park, so mine and relaxing, actually feels like the countryside.

Then also less than 30 minutes from some of the best beaches in the UK!
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18th Apr 07 at 17:31   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Quick update to include a small video of the exhaust on the car.

It's a cat-back system made by Longlife in Swansea.

my exhaust
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17th May 07 at 23:48   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Just a few more pictures, including my amp rack that has been carpetted, just never got any photos of it since I did it.







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18th May 07 at 00:06   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

forgot to mention, also have GSI replica skirts here waiting to go on, just need to find a bit of time during my exams to get them fitted before PVS
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24th May 07 at 12:46   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I have now bought a steinmetz front grille to replace the slatted one, as my slatted one has warped slightly

So here it is:



and the GSI skirts:
Ben G
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nice, steinmeitz grille off abdus yes?

will look much better
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Yea, bought it yesterday and it arrived this morning, amazing service
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how did you do your arches (to make em black i mean)??
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Looks great, should look really nice with the skirts and the new grill on

Good job on those wheels as well!
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quote:
Originally posted by jared_corsa
how did you do your arches (to make em black i mean)??


I used shoe polish, just some cherry blossom stuff in a bottle with the sponge applicator thing, its brilliant, lasts about 4 or 5 months between applications!
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i tried shoe polish and it just wiped off when i ran my finger over it lightly

auto glym bumper care is great for that but shoe polish i would imagine is cheaper and looks more black
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Yea, thats why I made a point of it being Cherry Blossom polish in a bottle, I have heard of a few others who tried it and it didn't work.

I found this one (which was the first I tried!) goes on very easily and stays on, and obviously gives a very black finish!
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20th Sep 07 at 23:10   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Time for an update I think!

Fitted the Steinmetz grille and skirts just before PVS:







Then on the way home from PVS, I drove up to Nottingham and picked up a set of 5 Cesaro rims, which I started to refurbish about a week before Trax, but unfortunately my new tyres didn't arrive in time to get the wheels fitted




I also bought a set of V6 brakes with Black Diamond discs, but I have now found out the discs are Fiat Coupe fitment, so if anybody can help with that I will be grateful!



Then I stripped out the car to run new audio cabling, so it was sitting a bit higher than normal:




Then I fitted the new Cesaro's, and sold the Steinmetz grille:








Thats it for now!
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Also means the SXI wheels are for sale, see my sig!
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The fiat coupe fitment shouldn't be a problem Tom, all you need to do is elongate the holes slightly, away from the centre, and possible space the caliper with a washer on each bolt to centre it.
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What about the centre bore Robin, does it need a spigot ring? I know about the washer, probably looking at about 1mm spacing on each bolt.

The locating screw also needs redrilling I think
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you don't need the locating screw TBH, my redrilled 5 studs never needed it the bolts stop it from moving around.

I'm not sure about the centre bore, Fiat are 58.1, Vauxhall are 56.6, so ideally, you need some 56.6 inner diameter, 58.1 outer diameter rings making up.

However, if you have the discs drilled by 1mm, the bolts will stop the disc from moving around, so you wouldn't even need the spigot.

I'm fairly sure broster has never had spigots on his when he had fiat discs, I think they'd be custom, and the amount of people who have used fiat discs, I don't think there's a need for them, I've never encountered a car with a wierd brake vibration when using fiat discs.

so, erm, just chuck them on basically.

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