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Author Doldy's C20XE Corsa build, UPDATED : 06/06/09 - Respray finished and engine fitted
mark2009
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26th May 09 at 20:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

cars coming on well now matey .
john_c20xe
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26th May 09 at 21:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

boot looks good painted, can you not sand the boonet smooth?
Doldy
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26th May 09 at 21:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I will be keeping the boot, it looks good.
Need to figure how to keep it shut though lol, i may cut some out and fit the latch!

Cant really do much to the bonnet tbh, gel coat is only thin and its wavey all over. Looks ok enough for that it is, but carbon ftw!
Graham88
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27th May 09 at 00:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Boot pins ftw
Doldy
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Yeah i just found a picture of AG Motorsports rally corsa and they have used boot / bonnet pins. They dont look too bad...

Never used bonnet / boot pins before so will do my best with it LOL!
Doldy
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Next up is to mask off and spray a black boarder on the edge of the rear 3 windows...
Doldy
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Last night i cracked on, got the windows fitted properly & for final. Also i got all door handles and locking mechanisms in and working. Then the carbon door cards on. Also the roof strips on, wing mirrors on and the windows masked up ready for spraying on the boarder. Single wiper conversion built and installed- Pics....





Today got the boarder sprayed after scotching the windows up, came out sooo nice! The spoiler will hide the top of the boot window hence i havent sprayed boarder there.











Love the carbon:






Spanking new rad came:




Seat Side mounts painted:




Aldo got my morettes built up and ready to shine:



Doldy
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Package came of all my electrical goodies,



Theres everything there: Battery cut-off switch, 10 way fuse box, 8 On-Off toggle switches, Starter button and switch panel, All the dash lights in various colours, Key barrel switch for extra security, 2 push and hold buttons and also a Cigar lighter socket mainly for sat nav use as i dont smoke lol!

philip2
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30th May 09 at 06:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

flying now matey. would be nice if could get a map for the motor so you could take to pv.

where were the windows and the siwtches etc from?
Doldy
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30th May 09 at 10:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Thanks mate, Wouldnt be done in time for PVS no chance mate!

Switches etc all came off eBay, and windows are from Plastics 4 performance
john_c20xe
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30th May 09 at 19:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

coming along great mate
Doldy
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After sorting my garage at the weekend, today i got the engine off the stand and onto the crane so i can work on the rest and get engine sorted:



crank rear oil seal pushed into place, was a struggle to get in without damaging, VERY tight fit:



Also got all the hose clips on and tightened.

Flywheel, clutch and ARP fly bolts:





All torqued up to 60nm :



Starter motor on, and clutch plate and cover aligned with the.... clutch aligning tool believe it or not





Got everything else torqued up too, main crank bolt to 250nm, bottom crank pulley bolts to 20nm and so on.




Tommorow i will be fitting the clutch release bearing into the bell housing, then fit the gearbox bell housing to the block.

Also expecting a package from QED tomoro with a few little vital parts such as thermo housing to head gasket ring and cambelt tensioner spring.
Doldy
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6th Jun 09 at 22:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Gearbox on:


And all hose clips fastened:




Suspended:


Bolted in:


Gear linkage on:


CJ fitted my exhaust manifold for me while i was fitting coilovers on mates focus:







Throttle Bodies & Rad fitted:




Header tank and hoses:


Bonnet:







You can just see the trumpets through that vent in the pic above lol

Filler cap (Still have to do black line around this window):


Just need some stainless bolts for it:
daymoon
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6th Jun 09 at 22:11   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

engine bay looks

update your thread title too!
FruitBooTeR
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6th Jun 09 at 23:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Engine looks so clean and tb's look

Have you managed to sort out mapping yet?
Graham88
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7th Jun 09 at 12:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Love it
john_c20xe
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7th Jun 09 at 14:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quality
Doldy
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7th Jun 09 at 20:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Daymoon- Done lol

Fruitbooter- Thanks mate, i will more than likely be going to Jam-Sport for remap!

Cheers Graham, Cheers John
Doldy
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CARBON BUMPER UPDATE:

Was FINALLY meant to be collecting my carbon bumper from Performance-Trim today at PVS. But guess what, they have let me down... AGAIN!

I went all the way to PVS mainly just to collect the bumper, cost loads getting there too and NOTHING! I felt so let down!

So now i am STILL bumperless, a year on from when i donated my MINT gsi front bumper to them to make moulds for the carbon items.

I think Mike at Performance-trim needs to get his priorities right. Im NOT happy.

[Edited on 09-06-2009 by Doldy]
performance-trim
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9th Jun 09 at 12:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Sorry Dan, do you mean bonnet or bumper?

With regards the bumper, I am very sorry that it has been dragging on for this long. As posted on the bumper thread, producing these few bumpers have lost us literally a couple of thousand pounds trying to get them right and up to our standards for sale. As a business, it's very difficult for us to prioritise things that are loosing us money, especially at this enconomy's difficult time.

I'd like to reliterate that we have offered to buy you another original gsi bumper in replacement for the one that you kindly sent to us and we'll still be honering our discount on the carbon bumper itself when we finally produce one that's up to our standard. It's likely that the bumpers won't be on sale in the future after the original group-buy has been completed. The other two group-buy customers have been offered refunds on their deposits if they no longer want to wait.

All of our other parts (wings, bonnets and door trims) have a 2-week turn around time, it's only the bumpers that are giving us a head ache.

I hope this helps to clear things up, I'm passionate about what my company does and it's a real dissapointment for me to know we've let you down - As I've offered at PVS, you just need to let me know what else we can do to make this up and keep a good customer.
Doldy
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Yep edited to bumper now lol, put bonnet accidently.

Im going to wait, most definately, i dont want to be waiting any longer but i also dont want to go without a carbon bumper.

I did send you a text yesterday Mike.

Thanks
john_c20xe
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18th Jun 09 at 17:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ooo dear
Doldy
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Rear beam dropped:


Got out the under-seal and done the entire underside of the car and all the arches:


New windscreen fitted and i done a checker roof:




Brake line ran to rear and exhaust in the making:


Once the exhaust is done, i will fully heat wrap the entire thing and do the 4-2-1 also.
Ellis
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19th Jun 09 at 16:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Awesom thread
Doldy
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Cheers mate, have just been cleaning up the rear disc brakes to go onto the beam and what a nightmare they are.

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