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vcorsasport1.6
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hi people,
got myself a different car, and love it so far.......
the spec:-
m reg,2.0 16v (originally x20xev)
just been fit with a recon redtop with mantzel powercap,cams,pulleys,head work,4-2-1 manny,full s/s exhaust with 6x4 oval backbox,front strut brace,lowered about 50-60mm,17" alessio vittario wheels,de-spoilered,heated black leather,all lights inside replaced with blue and red leds (apart from main interior light),suede gaitors and richbrook vauxhall gearknob,probably more but forgot.......
heres pics when i got it........






heres the engine:-




after removing the stickers and de-badging the boot:-


exhaust:-




eventually i will be spraying the whole car matt black with a white roof....i started on the bonnet today and heres the pics (looks much better than i thought it would) only reason i am doing it matt black is the red paint is really bad with scratches on it etc and i have a lot of matt balck spare so its cheap and easy,
heres pics with the matt black bonnet:-




any comments, good bad or ugly are more than welcome, i know the matt black paint wont be to everyones taste but try to relaise why im doing it........
cheers,brad

[Edited on 23-06-2009 by vcorsasport1.6]

[Edited on 02-07-2009 by vcorsasport1.6]
davieslim
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id have left it red, looks in pretty good nick lol

*JonnyG*
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quote:
Originally posted by davieslim
id have left it red, looks in pretty good nick lol


Markus
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i'm sure this was on road wars earlier on lol
vcorsasport1.6
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quote:
Originally posted by davieslim
id have left it red, looks in pretty good nick lol




no its not trust me...just shows how much the camera lies...lol
its got a big dirty scratch down 1 side where someone keyed it,has laquer peeling everywhere,its got a lot of little scratches everywhere,
if it was mopped or porperly polished then it would probably come up quite well but it is a lot cheaper to spray it.......i would keep the red if it was good but unfortunatley its not the best,
brad
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quote:
Originally posted by Markus
i'm sure this was on road wars earlier on lol


ha ha, serious.....
dont think it will hav been, ive got a lot of docs here from the previous owner, doesnt come up as stolen rec'vd,unless it was an old program!
brad
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i notice there was no mention of rust
Markus
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was a black guy driving it got recovered for no insurance lol
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quote:
Originally posted by davieslim
i notice there was no mention of rust


not one bit.....
the underneath is spotless and the arches are mint......

(well i lie there is a tiny spot on bottom of passanger door and corner of bonnet)
nothing bad tho....literally is only a tiny bit
its the main reason i got it
brad
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definately mine markus?
what was the year of the program and whereabouts was it filmed?
at least it was nothing major like a hit and run or bank job etc.....
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quote:
Originally posted by vcorsasport1.6
definately mine markus?
what was the year of the program and whereabouts was it filmed?
at least it was nothing major like a hit and run or bank job etc.....


was filmed in essex, dunno what year didnt see the reg properly but looks the same tbh
vcorsasport1.6
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ha ha ha, no way.....
i got it from down sauth too :s
oh well, like i say, at least its nothing too bad and i know that the last guy had it a while so its all good,
nice to know a bit of history....
brad
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Id rather have a few scratches etc than a scruffy flat rattle can job that looks like its come off a council estate
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got a little update.........
i went and got my satin black supplies and started with that, i sprayed the mirrors, front v-grill and petrol cap then went round and did behind the rear number plate,


SO.....the cars going to be all SATIN black with some big faced polished wheels, slammed right down,metal plates...

heres pics:-
any comments as always are more than welcome, cheers, brad

mirror:-




petrol cap:-


grill:-


passanger mirror:-




rear:-






randoms:-


Nic Barnes
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actually really like the touch on the bootlid with the satin black. that looks great.

rest, well, id have fixed the red paint.
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quote:
Originally posted by Nic Barnes
actually really like the touch on the bootlid with the satin black. that looks great.

rest, well, id have fixed the red paint.


cheers mate, its coming along now, bit by bit.
the car should be fully done on/by this weekend,

brad
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but its gonna look patchy to fuck like the bonnet?
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quote:
Originally posted by John G
but its gonna look patchy to fuck like the bonnet?


hows that? the bonnet isnt patchy no more,none of parts i have painted today look patchy do they?
the bonnet only looked like that because the pic was took literally just after spraying so it hadnt dried, i have now re-done it satin and its totally flat now, no lines etc....

brad
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quote:
Originally posted by vcorsasport1.6
quote:
Originally posted by John G
but its gonna look patchy to fuck like the bonnet?


the bonnet only looked like that because the pic was took literally just after spraying so it hadnt dried, i have now re-done it satin and its totally flat now, no lines etc....

brad


Not quite true tbh as in the photo today you show the satin bits and the bonnet was done way before that, and it still looks patchy.

If you can get the finish closer to your latest efforts it may look alright.

As Nic said though tbh!
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I think it will look good TBH but will save my judgement until its finished
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cheers people, i know that matt looked sh!t thats why i have gone to satin instead, it leaves a brilliant finish with no lines etc

cheers for the comments so far...
brad
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i think that is going to look awesome!

really like the little rear plate surround bit satin black, that would be a nice touch if you were keeping the car red.
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Brave man for doing it and the finish on the mirrors look spot on in them pics . Should hopefully be very cool.. but all depends on the wheels its sitting on imo.
vcorsasport1.6
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cheers lads,
luke....im thinking some ascari cuervo type rims for it? what you think?


brad
Jamie-C
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Nooo, not monoblocks, get some splits, slammed, stretched and camber

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