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Bolino
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28th May 08 at 13:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hi all,

If been on this site for a while now but never posted any pics of my cars so I have decided to do a project thread about my Corsa GSi.

The car used to be my Girlfriends till we got an Astra GSi Turbo to replace my Cavalier SRi as the Family Car so I decided that I wanted to go back to my roots and build another Semi Euro'd Corsa GSi.

Here's a pic of it when my Miss's had it. Pink wheels were obviously her idea and not to my taste but it kept her happy.



Anyways, back to my project.

Here's a pic of what the car looked like when I took the keys last night.




Its in pretty good nick and has only done 80k miles. It is starting to show signs of rust in the usual place, front wings, bottom corner of the boot and under the spoiler ends on the boot and obviously under the lip on the front of the bonnet. Some paint has started to flake off on the rear bumper and the shocks are completley knackered but other than that its tip top.

I have already bought some coilovers off german ebay for 230 delivered that turned up yesturday which look better built than the Fk's I used to have on my old Corsa GSi 4 years ago.




Im fitting the coilovers tomorrow and hopefully they will slam the car to the weeds. I wont be happy till the splitter is an inch from the floor. The only thing is I might have to buy a set of -90mm rear springs of DaveA if the other ones dont go low enough. I want the wheel in the arch.

I have also got hold of some Astra Sport alloys which I have rubbed down and re-sprayed Satin Balck to go with the tints on the car and fitted brand new Yoko S-drive 45 profile tyres to them which look good in my opinion.

Some pics of the car with the new wheels on. Pics are a bit dark as it was 9:30 last night.

I also added my 8ball dust caps, 8 ball sticker on front window and some really cool new style wiper blades.








Future plans are:

German style plates
8 ball Gear Knob
Fit Decat pipe
Cav 2L Brake upgrade and stainless hoses
Smoothed Fuel Cap
Semi Smoothed Boot
and a bunch of other things that I cant remeber at the mo

Anyways hope you like and as soon as the coilies are fitted ill take some more pics, cheers

[Edited on 08-09-2008 by Bolino]
Cheese Man Chris
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28th May 08 at 14:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Love them pink wheels, put them back on!
flybikeslee
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so far so good
vcorsasport1.6
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if you manage to find an 8 ball gear knob let me know ive ordered 3 now and keep getting told that you cant get them for a corsa, brad

car looks really nice aswell, was thinking of ordering those coilovers, do they look decent enough?

[Edited on 28-05-2008 by vcorsasport1.6]
flybikeslee
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quote:
Originally posted by vcorsasport1.6
if you manage to find an 8 ball gear knob let me know ive ordered 3 now and keep getting told that you cant get them for a corsa, brad


make your own?
nova_gteuk
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quote:
Originally posted by Cheese Man Chris
Love them pink wheels, put them back on!


Agreed they actually look quite kool
nova_gteuk
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quote:
Originally posted by vcorsasport1.6
if you manage to find an 8 ball gear knob let me know ive ordered 3 now and keep getting told that you cant get them for a corsa, brad

car looks really nice aswell, was thinking of ordering those coilovers, do they look decent enough?

[Edited on 28-05-2008 by vcorsasport1.6]


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Pool-Ball-Gear-Knob-8-Ball-Corsa-B-Astra-Cavalier_W0QQitemZ180247574801QQihZ008QQcategoryZ10404QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Theres one on ebay
vcorsasport1.6
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cheers mate, my bad
Bolino
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quote:
Originally posted by vcorsasport1.6
if you manage to find an 8 ball gear knob let me know ive ordered 3 now and keep getting told that you cant get them for a corsa, brad

car looks really nice aswell, was thinking of ordering those coilovers, do they look decent enough?

[Edited on 28-05-2008 by vcorsasport1.6]


Ive ordered the 8ball gear knob off ebay cause I bought one from there years ago and it fitted my old gsi perfect. On the advert it only lists them for cavaliers and calibras but all early corsa's used the same lever and it fitted fine.

I dont think it will fit later corsa b's, something to do with the gear stick.

And yeah the coilovers look brilliant and very well made. The rear adjusters and front spring caps are a work of machining art.
Ellis
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28th May 08 at 14:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Bolino
quote:
Originally posted by vcorsasport1.6
if you manage to find an 8 ball gear knob let me know ive ordered 3 now and keep getting told that you cant get them for a corsa, brad

car looks really nice aswell, was thinking of ordering those coilovers, do they look decent enough?

[Edited on 28-05-2008 by vcorsasport1.6]


Ive ordered the 8ball gear knob off ebay cause I bought one from there years ago and it fitted my old gsi perfect. On the advert it only lists them for cavaliers and calibras but all early corsa's used the same lever and it fitted fine.

I dont think it will fit later corsa b's, something to do with the gear stick.

And yeah the coilovers look brilliant and very well made. The rear adjusters and front spring caps are a work of machining art.
Just get a pre-97 gaiter and pull up lever and they fit
antoni
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28th May 08 at 14:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

the pink wheels basically look FUCKING MINT do it I DARE YOU!
Bolino
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quote:
Originally posted by kangaroojack
the pink wheels basically look FUCKING MINT do it I DARE YOU!


Still got them somewhere, not my style though tbh!!

[Edited on 28-05-2008 by Bolino]
antoni
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you have given me an idea for my next phase of painted steelies
jamez_zz
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Those pink wheels are OZ Polaris are they not? they were cool as fawk back in the day!
Jake
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Glad to see Luisa's car getting the treatment! I was the one you spoke to AGES ago with the grey gsi, you were going to do the tracking on my car when I fitted the FKs
Anty
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PINK PINK PINK !!! they look smart on that car
Bolino
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quote:
Originally posted by jake
Glad to see Luisa's car getting the treatment! I was the one you spoke to AGES ago with the grey gsi, you were going to do the tracking on my car when I fitted the FKs


Ello mate, I remember, you never phoned me about the tracking in the end but im assuming you got it done ok.

I havent seen the car in MK for a while.

I was waiting for someone to notice that it used to be Lu's car.
col
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29th May 08 at 13:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

like this
Jake
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quote:
Originally posted by Bolino
quote:
Originally posted by jake
Glad to see Luisa's car getting the treatment! I was the one you spoke to AGES ago with the grey gsi, you were going to do the tracking on my car when I fitted the FKs


Ello mate, I remember, you never phoned me about the tracking in the end but im assuming you got it done ok.

I havent seen the car in MK for a while.

I was waiting for someone to notice that it used to be Lu's car.


It was out by a mile so I got it done a few days later because i knew you were busy for a while. It's still about but i don't drive it that much, doubt you'd reconise it anyway! I remember when Luisa first got the car, it got given some abuse that night! I'd love to see when it's all finished, good luck with it, your old jessy was nice and tidy
vcorsasport1.6
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how far do the coilovers go down on ebay they only say 70mm will they go further thinking of getting some
Tom
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I thought that was luisa's old car (pink wheels were a little give away )

Plans sound good, and it looks tidy any pics of the astra?
Bolino
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Here's a little update on the GSi.

I fitted the coilovers this weekend and they went on very easy.

Ive not used the rear adjusters as I wanted it to go low and I havent gone as low as I can do on the front as I want the srpings and shocks to settle for a few weeks first. Once its settle then ill lower the front another inch.

Heres a few pics.






The back isnt low enough for what I want really so if it doesn't settle low enough in a few weeks then im ordering some -90mm springs from DaveA.

Heres a pic of the camber on the front wheels.



I have also fitted my 8ball gear knob but forgot to take a pic so will do soon, fitted my 8ball dust caps and ordered my euro plates which should be arriving this week.

More to come soon.
Bolino
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quote:
Originally posted by vcorsasport1.6
how far do the coilovers go down on ebay they only say 70mm will they go further thinking of getting some


They will go down the same as my old FK's which were about 120mm.

Ive still got another 2 inchs of thread left on the coilover to lower it more on the front.
Bolino
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quote:
Originally posted by Tom
I thought that was luisa's old car (pink wheels were a little give away )

Plans sound good, and it looks tidy any pics of the astra?


Here's a few pics of the Astra GSi Turbo.




It's Jambo's old astra. Bought it about 3 weeks ago.
vcorsasport1.6
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quote:
Originally posted by Bolino
quote:
Originally posted by vcorsasport1.6
how far do the coilovers go down on ebay they only say 70mm will they go further thinking of getting some


They will go down the same as my old FK's which were about 120mm.

Ive still got another 2 inchs of thread left on the coilover to lower it more on the front.


cheers mate, were they the ones from streetwear tuning with this pic



cheers

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