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djgritt
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17th Jun 09 at 17:48   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Here is my Project - it's intended use is some Road and more Track;


1996 Corsa Sport 1.4 16v - Glacier White

Converted to 1.8 16v

Spec;

EXTERIOR
Facelift (Post-97) Front Bumper with integrated LED Indicators
Irmscher Front Splitter
Carbon Fibre Bonnet with Bonnet Pins fitted and OE Latch removed
Sunroof removed with Carbon Fibre Blank
Polycarbonate Windows with Front Sliders & Rear Pop Vents
Morette Headlights with Vents
Smoked Side Repeaters
Part Smoked Rear Light Clusters
6000k Bi-Xenon HID Kit
Bump Strips Removed
Debadged (Excluding Griffin Logo's and 'Sport' side badges)
Trimmed Front & Rear Number Plates
Vauxhall/GM/Opel Front Mudflaps

INTERIOR;
Cobra Monaco S '612 Ltd. Edition' Seats
Securon 3-Point Harnesses
Weichers Rear Cage
Stripped Interior - inc. removal of all sound deadening materials
Carbon Fibre Doorcards
Carbon Fibre Stereo Blank
Battery Relocated to Boot mounted Enclosure
Vectra 3-spoke Steering Wheel
Electric Mirror Systems Removed
Electric Window Mechanisms Removed
Central Locking Systems Removed
Redundant Wiring Looms Removed
ICE System Removed
Flamebeater Fire Extinguisher
Rear Cargo Netting

CHASSIS (SUSPENSION, BRAKES, WHEELS ETC);
Road Wheels - 16" Vectra SRi Twinspoke Alloy Wheels with 195/45/16 Continental & Toyo Tyres
292x21mm WP Pro Big Brake Conversion
292x21mm Drilled/Grooved Discs
WP Pro Fast Road Pads
Goodridge Braided Brake Hoses
Spax Adjustable Shocks
-40/-60mm Spax Springs
Custom Rear Strut Brace
Cavalier 22m Rear Anti Roll Bar

ENGINE;
1.8 16v Ecotec - X18XE1
Sealed Induction kit fed from Headlight Vent
Sportex Cat Back Exhaust System - 4" Tail
Adjustable FPR
EGR System Blanked
Strenghtened Engine & Gearbox Mountings
Power Junction Block for relocated battery



















Still got more on the go, always have...



Cheers






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Looking ace
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them wheels are
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Stick this in your pipe and smoke it...


DIY'd Rear Brace



I went to work and raided the Steel Stores, cut a length of Mild Steel 3mm Walled 35mm O/D Tubing, (to 969mm length), and then cut 2 End plates, again Mild Steel 140x50x3mm and had them welded to the tube (Coded Welders at work did the job nicely too... )

The Plates were left straight, so that I could bend them to suit the shape of the Strut Turrets once the brace was located in position in the car (with the assistance of a Soft Faced Mallet and some brute force... )

One bolt on one side, and a picture of the decent Welds (the spatter blobs have all been removed too);



I used some M10 Stainless Steel Fixings too, again acquired from Work for the measly sum of nothing...

Pics with the RH Side Fully Bolted up, LH Side ready for Drilling;




Pics of it fully fitted;







This weekend, it'll be Painted too - I was just getting all the fitting done, so that once it is painted, it won't get scratched to feck!


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cool carseen it at combe, want to make me one of those strut braces
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and me lol looked cool with the wheels on at combe mate.
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This weekends tinkering is done.

So...

Paintwork completed;



Also, had a crappily covered Loom at the rear - so stripped it off and recoated it then reattached it to all its clips with ties instead of tape (as i found it, looked like how it was attached from factory)

You can see it in this pic;




Then fitted a Cargo Net for a bit of load security






All good til next weekend now, i'd imagine. May crack on with sorting the paintwork out during the week though



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where can you get those nets from?
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quote:
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where can you get those nets from?


Camping shops, Hardware shops etc etc

Took me a few weeks to find a decent sized one, found it in my local hardware type place in the end


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nice work fella, like i said on vxON
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Pics from Billing - from various sources








One thing I've decided after the weekend though, is that there are a few changes I'd like to make, and that I need to get the wheels refurbished properly ASAP as they have faded considerably...


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Picked up a Weichers Cage from PICK4D on here yesterday - got it all fitted - will be coming out again over Winter to be recoated in Orange to match the rest of the Tango Details...














I also need to clean it out, and hoover up all the swarf from doing the Drilling yesterday - couldn't be bothered last night...


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love this car, orange wheels make it, would look loads better with some mhws
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quote:
Originally posted by am4nf
love this car, orange wheels make it, would look loads better with some mhws


Cheers - thinking of returning to OE Clusters for the Rear TBH though...


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Don't know why, but dug out my old 'Rockit' Frog that lived on the parcel shelf of my old Cavalier and mounted it to the Cage...

Shits and Giggles init.




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cesaros in orange , please do the cage orange loving it pal
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quote:
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love this car, orange wheels make it, would look loads better with some mhws


Cheers - thinking of returning to OE Clusters for the Rear TBH though...


Original lights will be miles better than the current ones
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Pictures of it from Castle Combe yesterday...












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seen this car at combe.. pretty rapid for a 1.4... good work m8
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Bought some more bits this weekend;

All from Duck on here;

Bilstein Shocks and -40mm Apex Springs
LMF Quickshift Linkage piece



Now to wait for some time (and decent weather!) to get it all fitted...


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New Brakes...


WP Pro 292mm Brake Conversion



(Cat not included!)



The kit retains the OE 256mm Calipers, on new Carrier Brackets made by WP Pro themselves specifically for the Corsa.



The Discs are 292x21mm - Cross-Drilled and Grooved - The Discs are designed to be run 'backwards' to normal, with there being drilled vents at the end of each groove, so that hot gasses/water can be channelled into these and then dissipated through the discs normal vents and around the Hub - they look used, but the disc has been machined to ensure they are running true, and to aid with the bedding in a bit (according to the paperwork supplied with the kit)



The Pads are of a compound that WP Pro describe as being suitable for Fast Road/Light Motorsport use - So I guess they would be similar to a hybrid of EBC's Green/Red Stuff offerings,


Everything is Brand New, and got these on eBay for a bargain price compared to their RRP - I paid around 1/3 of it!

Hopefully they clear the 15" Wheels - I'm hoping to see if I can get them on this weekend, if the weather holds out...


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orange rims rock
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With that cage do you recon you could still use rear seats at the passenger side? also is that just a rear cage?
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quote:
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With that cage do you recon you could still use rear seats at the passenger side? also is that just a rear cage?


It is a just a rear, not sure if you could fit someone in the back though... I got stuck in there trying to clean it out...


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