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Martin24uk
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Hi people

a quick brief
I have had my corsa for 4years now, and i just thought doing
up this car would be different as it is a corsa DIESEL

so now i am posting my progress for some opinions

not got any pictures of when i first got it but this is after
a 4year old crapy paint job and many hours of bursting my
knuckles on rear disk conversion rebuilding the engine ect





the strip down has started and i will hopefully get some pics up later

thanks Martin



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Martin24uk
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as promised some more pictures




shinyredcorsa1
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what are your plans for it then?
john_c20xe
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whats been done engine wise?
Martin24uk
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quote:
Originally posted by shinyredcorsa1
what are your plans for it then?


get a nice paint job on it, then fit a new engine since
the one it has decided to give up the ghost.......
then hopefully get to a few show's with it
before the season ends
Martin24uk
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quote:
Originally posted by john_c20xe
whats been done engine wise?


just a custom inlet system and general rebuild ie gaskets ect.
apart from that nothing realy.

but going to put a 1.7td whack the boost and pump up and see how much bhp
a can squeeze out of it
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i had a 1.5td that was pretty quick for what it was, the previous owner had fitted a bleed vlave to the turbo after about a week or so the water pump went also the head gasket, if be careful what you do
Martin24uk
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quote:
Originally posted by john_c20xe
i had a 1.5td that was pretty quick for what it was, the previous owner had fitted a bleed vlave to the turbo after about a week or so the water pump went also the head gasket, if be careful what you do


funny you should say that my 1.5 just been rebuilt and the oil cooler thats on the oil filter cracked and
allowed all of the oil to drain into the water system meaning one f**ked bottom end.
well gutted
but hey the 1.7 should be a bit better, thanks for the advice
Martin24uk
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me and my mate have been cracking on with the bodywork so here is some more pics










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some more pics its getting there now.......








Martin24uk
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and here are a couple of gimps keying the paint and wiping it LOL






thats it ready for primer YIPEE !!!!




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finally got the primer on and hhhmmmm might just leave it like that ....










Martin24uk
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just a quick update

well this was the first dry coat of paint put on the car








and it was going fine until this happend









so away i went and phoned my paint supplier to get advice and he said it could
be a reaction caused by bad paint under the primer or contamination, dirt ect

well gutted, but i will be picking up something called barcoat which is meant
to create a barrier between the paints i hope
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Wow man, that sucks. Hope everything is alright tho.
Martin24uk
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thanks mate so do i, will post some more pics tomorrow when i put that stuff on
Martin24uk
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now for pics of my patch car .... lol








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Reckon you should take the fuel flap off before more paint. When it seals shut it will make a real mess when you pull it open
Martin24uk
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it's fine mate thanks for the concern, i will be letting that bardcoat set over night and should have the car fully painted tomorrow.
Martin24uk
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Yipee car is finaly painted and i will let you people be the judge

how much of a knob do i look (LOL)










now to leave it for a few days to let the paint go hard before i refit panels
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nice job.....

what gun did you use? unless my eyes are decieving me... it looks like a gti-pro.....?
Martin24uk
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You must be seeing things mate, not sure of the make got it from my local spray shop, i wish i was able to afford a gti-pro......
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paint sinking in the first few? happened a few times on stuff ive done, from experience its from not rubbing down the basecoat enough. still, looks much better now
Martin24uk
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just spent the day refitting panels which was fun not trying to scratch anything lol
























will be getting the car back tomorrow so i can start to clean it up and get it
back on the road YIPEE
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still need flatting and polishing?
Martin24uk
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yeah will be flatting it back with 1500 wet then polishing it up with G3 but i have to wait for a month to do that....... well crap

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