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Author my new flame red sport, Shes staying! Morettes,full black bumpers maybe?
cjohnson
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Registered: 27th Apr 08
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1st Jun 09 at 16:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hi all, didn't do much on my last project so thought I'd start another one..

I used to drive this, 1 litre 12 volt until yesterday..

Went from this...





To this...











But it had 121,000 miles on it and I thought it would be easier to get another car than to convert that.

So I bought this last night. I've gone down in years but up in everything else!!

It's a P reg flame red 1.4 sport. Has 49,000 miles and was owned by an old woman. Just had work done so engine is sweet!

Off to pick it up soon









http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120426288222

I'll keep you all posted on what I do this time lol, theres a thread about my polar sea blue one somewhere but I didn't add much to it tbh.

Hope you all like

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noshua
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Old woman put the GSi alloys on did she? hehe
Joel_Sxi
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quote:
Originally posted by noshua
Old woman put the GSi alloys on did she? hehe


i was thinking that
cjohnson
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1st Jun 09 at 17:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Well She owned it from new, and just says on the ad that they have been on since nearly new lol, went to view it on Saturday, and its immaculate apart from one dint and on rust patch. Drives sweet

I'm happy lol
cjohnson
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7th Jun 09 at 18:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hi all, update

Depos on



Pipercross induction kit and inxx bonnet lifters



Wind deflectors



fiat marea rear wiper



There was polish allover the black bit at the corner of the mirror and on the inside of the mirror so I painted them all black today. Looks good IMO





Some 1.6 sport brakes, will upload pics later, forgot about them!

Coilovers came friday so they were fitted straight away... Fronts very low, although the rear could be lower, hope they settle more, may have to get custom springs. They're TA technix btw

Now sits like this.





Futre plans:

New plates, coming soon!
Gloss black cav slabs
Gloss black bumper tops and arches
Gloss black door handles, boot lock, tigra scuttle
smoked side reps
de-badge
new bootlid and spoiler as the spoiler is nearly orange and the boot is rusty
Anthracite engine cover
exhaust system but thats undecided. Nothing stupid!
And a bloody good t-cut and polish!
Maybe a bad boy bonnet, undecided!

Other bits and bats, but dunno what yet.

Will keep you all posted

Hope you all likey

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Phil_b
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8th Jun 09 at 08:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

looks nice start on it, welcome to the flame red sport crew
Ingham
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I had TA Technix, wasn't best pleased with them to be honest. Back sat way too high wound all the way down.
cjohnson
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quote:
Originally posted by Jonny Ingham
I had TA Technix, wasn't best pleased with them to be honest. Back sat way too high wound all the way down.


I'm thinking the same TBH mate!

Kinda hoping they will settle but by what you just said they wont lol,

looks like I'll have to get some -100mm springs me thinks
Ingham
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quote:
Originally posted by cjohnson
quote:
Originally posted by Jonny Ingham
I had TA Technix, wasn't best pleased with them to be honest. Back sat way too high wound all the way down.


I'm thinking the same TBH mate!

Kinda hoping they will settle but by what you just said they wont lol,

looks like I'll have to get some -100mm springs me thinks


My adjustable coilies were on the GSi for a good couple of years and never settles. 100mm ftw imo tbh
cjohnson
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18th Jul 09 at 13:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Update time, changed quite abit!

Bought some slabs, my mate had his car wrote off so had no use for them, not everyone likes them but I love them on corsas



Also chopped my rear springs as Jonny Ingham was right about them sitting way too high! Sits like so..



like this pic Also notice the new plates, got a short one for the front and just a standard one for the rear.



Then got a sunstrip, again, not to everyone's taste but I like it



Rear headrests, mudflaps and a smooth gloss black boot lock



Nest I tinted my lights red, and struggled to get indicators to flash orange, but used green bulbs and they flash orange now



Then decided to get some corsa c centre caps and painted them gloss black, and put a red lip on the slabs, looks cool I think



On the car







Then my backbox fell off so even though I'm skint, I decided to get one done properly at powerflow. Was 210 for a cat back, lifetime guarentee, must admit, it sounds schweet!







Thats about it for now!!

Comments welcome, good/bad!

Carl.

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Craig P
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18th Jul 09 at 15:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Pic's dont work for me
Nic Barnes
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thats really nice that
Jamie_Hastings1
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18th Jul 09 at 16:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Very nice mate. Just needs a post 97 front bumper.
Neil Dagens
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that looks awesome, dont get post 97 bumpers! leave it like that!
Ben G
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that looks really nice, i'd prefer it with post 97 bumpers but it looks fine as it is.
jr
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18th Jul 09 at 17:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Like that
Craig P
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18th Jul 09 at 17:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Pic's work now

De-badged & Post 97 Bumpers and your onto a Winner.Just my Opinion though.
cjohnson
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18th Jul 09 at 18:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Thanks for comments lads, when I got it I was going to get some post 97 bumpers but after owning a pre 97, I actually prefer them lol, so I'm leaving them on, just getting top halves done gloss black eventually.

john_c20xe
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18th Jul 09 at 19:55   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

looks smart that mate
SR91
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Looking well
Stuart H
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question , how the fuck do u chop rear springs??
cant be safe cant it??? specially rear springs?

anyway looking good mate
cjohnson
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Erm, I didn't think it could be safe but spoke to a few people on here that have done it and they said it was fine, so had a go, and it is fine.

Was told that as long as the big hole in the spring (end that you chopped) was at the top it would be ok.

Thanks for the comments guys.
marklawton
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correct. had mine choped for over 2 years now, never once had a porblem
john_c20xe
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quote:
Originally posted by marklawton
correct. had mine choped for over 2 years now, never once had a porblem


was just about to say you have yours done
Kenzie
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Good progress mate. Loving those wheels, look sweet!

Did you paint the lip on, or is it rim tape??

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