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Author Suzuki Swift: Sold
daymoon
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   15th Sep 09 at 22:43   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

First of all, I knowthis is corsa website and this car isnt to everyones taste, but this is by far the best forum i am on and the only one i post on so really want to post some pics on here..

anyway, i bought this Suzuki Swift 1.0 GLS on Sunday the 6th of September to downsize from my Ford escort as i am off to university end of this month, and need something cheap to tax and run.. looked at corsas which were heap of crap, and as i always liked these and their prices, i got one!

advert pics:









The exterior isn't bad at all apart few little dings and scratches, but interior was awful! some one used to smoke in it (alot!) and never cleaned the trim/seats. took me good 4 hours to get it to an acceptable standard (doesn't smell and clean dash/seats). Still got loads to do for when i get next day off.

I think these are few of the worst pics i saw on car adverts!

Pics after I got it(don't think it had a wash before these pics)












Bucket seats are really nice and comfortable, and look great too!
I already gave it a good service with new:
Air and oil filter, new oil andplugs/leads. need to get new fuel filter and its sorted!

Have bought clear side indicators and ordered chrome bulbs to go with them, so should be on the car on friday/saturday



Current mods include:
Cd player
12" SPLX Subwoofer (had it for two years and it was installed in every car i had! )
Debadged rear


To do:
Alloys
lower
nice exhaust tip
mesh front bumper
laguna splitter
wind deflectors


opinions and suggestions are welcome





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flybikeslee
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15th Sep 09 at 22:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

mesh front bumper.....why
daymoon
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15th Sep 09 at 22:49   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by flybikeslee
mesh front bumper.....why


u can't really see in pics, but under the numper plate, there is big open space, which i think could be nicely filled with mesh. wouldn't do it in silver, was thinking matt black would look nice and not "in your face".
flybikeslee
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15th Sep 09 at 22:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i personally wouldn't bother, defintely lower it though
davieslim
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16th Sep 09 at 19:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

the subaru justy version has a nicer grill
daymoon
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16th Sep 09 at 20:00   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by davieslim
the subaru justy version has a nicer grill

hmm i'll look into that! should hopefuly collect the alloys tomorrow! got em on ebay for 33 quid apparently good tyres too!
davieslim
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16th Sep 09 at 20:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

are they proper tsw blades?
daymoon
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16th Sep 09 at 21:05   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by davieslim
are they proper tsw blades?


i think they are. came on Nissan Primera GT
davieslim
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16th Sep 09 at 21:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

dont think blades came standard on anything, does the top kleft and bottom left wheel both have a chunk out them?
daymoon
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16th Sep 09 at 21:44   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

looks like it 'Z

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edit: after much thought decided not to go for these alloys and wait for something better.

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IvIarkgraham
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17th Sep 09 at 08:48   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

how did you get out of buying them?
daymoon
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17th Sep 09 at 08:52   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Fitted clear indicators, i think it looks better!

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fiddled a bit more and they sit loads better now and got chromed bulbs in them now aswell! pics in 5min

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daymoon
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17th Sep 09 at 11:54   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Chrome bulbs fitted:



Engine bay atm.



plans are to give it a good wash down and try and paint the engine. it's that small so might get away with painting it while it's still fitted!

set of new number plates should be ordered today if i can find a place that doesnt requireme to send them my docs.

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daymoon
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17th Sep 09 at 12:29   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Just bought another set of wheels!




look much better condition wise! will take my time and refurbish them, and get some tyres in a month or two time.
daymoon
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27th Sep 09 at 20:43   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

still waiting on alloys it had been more than a week now, but according to Parceforce tracking service, i should get the alloys tomorrow..

going to start on refurbishing them on Wednesday.
daymoon
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29th Sep 09 at 07:57   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

well finally got the alloys! packaging was amazing to be honest, and packed probably better than alloys at factory!

wasn't expecting much of the alloys as it said in the description that they are curbed, but when i opened the boxes I was suprised to see the alloys in decent condition!

all above happened at around 8 o'clock inthe evening and even though it was tempting to go outside and try fit the alloys, i stayed inside

Got up early this morning, and gave the alloys a quick wash

front wheel backed in brake dust.


quick wash


all four washed



Obviously had to try them on the car


clearance at the back









will be getting 185/50/15 tyres for rear and possibly even narrower for front






job for when i come back from uni today is to remove all the weights from alloys and possibly rub down the centre caps/primer them.

Not in a hurry to refurbish them so going to take my time.

also while the wheels were off i noticed that brake pads haven't got much life left in them, so might look into getting bigger brake dics/calippers.
Rich H
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29th Sep 09 at 13:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Possibly one of the more random projects I've read in a while

Is there any funky bits off the Subaru Justy you can transfer over? Whether it be cosmetic or performance. They're the same car aren't they iirc?

What colour you doing the wheels? Thinking stick with silver imo.
daymoon
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29th Sep 09 at 15:12   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

interior is pretty much the same on the Justy, except seats look a bit different.

i might get some GTi skirts from swift or try and adapt some other ones.

as for wheels was thinking white.
Rich H
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29th Sep 09 at 16:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Good luck trying to keep DIY refurbed white alloys clean lol. Bad enough keeping proper powdercoated ones clean!
daymoon
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quote:
Originally posted by Rich H
Good luck trying to keep DIY refurbed white alloys clean lol. Bad enough keeping proper powdercoated ones clean!


how are DIY refurbed wheels hard to keep clean? this is a genuine question btw i have no clue.
daymoon
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10th Oct 09 at 22:27   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

New numberplates arrived today!
reccomend this place:

http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/iankaren
Cheap plates and same quality as from motorfactors at half the price!







should fit them on tuesday depending on weather!

Also mightbuy a set of fog lights tomorrowif i win the auction on ebay!

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Rich H
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10th Oct 09 at 23:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by daymoon
quote:
Originally posted by Rich H
Good luck trying to keep DIY refurbed white alloys clean lol. Bad enough keeping proper powdercoated ones clean!


how are DIY refurbed wheels hard to keep clean? this is a genuine question btw i have no clue.


Sorry, only just found this. You will never get a decent finish via DIY that is easy to maintain, mainly because the lacquer won't be cured as well as it would when baked in an oven, so won't be so resistant or hard wearing.
Bonney
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10th Oct 09 at 23:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Got my plates from there, There about the best you can get, not like the new style. Cheap, and reliable aswell.

Was surprised how quickly they came aswell!
daymoon
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13th Oct 09 at 17:19   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

New plates fitted. I think i need a 3/4 front plate though. will get one if i get to go to some shows next year. don't fancy forking out 60 quid for having illegal plate just because it looks good.







now thinking what to do next. buy a remote central locking kit or wind deflectors. or some polish and get it shiny.

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mattfiesta
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13th Oct 09 at 19:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

LOL at your 6 valve engine.

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