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Author Alan-p Corsa track car project 18xe1 (Inlet Manifold)
fast-as-u-can
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   16th Oct 09 at 20:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

My dads corsa x18xe1 track car project

After the trip to the ring in september with some of the members on here my dad was persuaded to strip his 1 owner 16000 mile mint corsa B and make a track car out of it!

( I for one am glad about this as it stops him thrashing my car!)

So after looking for a donor car we found a 2000 vectra.


First thoughts were (How the hell is that going to fit in there !)





TO



So he started to strip the Engine.










Now the Corsa is it the dry and ready to be stripped!




[Edited on 18-10-2009 by fast-as-u-can]

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[Edited on 04-03-2010 by fast-as-u-can]

[Edited on 28-11-2010 by fast-as-u-can]
Ste L
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16th Oct 09 at 20:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

nice, should be a cool project
jr
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17th Oct 09 at 13:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

so hes done it then
Graham88
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What a cool Dad
Andy Stocker
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quote:
Originally posted by Graham88
What a cool Dad


Warren G
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how every dad should be. end.
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quote:
Originally posted by jr
so hes done it then


Glad to say YES.... The plan is to get it ready for Easter (Ring trip)
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quote:
Originally posted by Warren G



Will be requireing you services soon dude
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like wise!
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quote:
Originally posted by Warren G
like wise!


No problem M8 let me know when you need
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quote:
Originally posted by corsa_power
how every dad should be. end.



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Update on todays progress.





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how did you find stripping the sound deadening? how long did it take? iv started mine but wana wait til its a really cold day to continue...so its cold as poss and chips off..
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quote:
Originally posted by Wrighty
how did you find stripping the sound deadening? how long did it take? iv started mine but wana wait til its a really cold day to continue...so its cold as poss and chips off..



Complete car took about 1 hour and chipping it in the cold was the best way for the rear but the front is a lot thinner and comes off in big strips with a heat gun
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is it easier in the cold? i've got the same job to do!
this is awesome, and from that shell, it could be very very solid!
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good progress
Warren G
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now...do i strip my car out like this....hmmm

iv actualy using a hot air gun and scraper right now on mine in the back!

what do you use to get the very bottom layer of gluey stuff off? thinners?
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i used thinners when i did mine.

splashed it about a bit and let it soak then put in some man power to get it all off. effort.
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quote:
Originally posted by Warren G
now...do i strip my car out like this....hmmm

iv actualy using a hot air gun and scraper right now on mine in the back!

what do you use to get the very bottom layer of gluey stuff off? thinners?


Soak a towel in petrol and lay it on the floor for about 5 mins then use petrol on a rag and give it alittle rub and it will come off easy then the small smears when you have finished use pannel wipe


Oh and do it!!!! go all the way

[Edited on 19-10-2009 by fast-as-u-can]
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Well Dad made some good progress today

Both engines out striped and ready for any new parts it needs Cambelt/waterpump/oil seals ect!







And this one will be all yours Warren hope you know where all these wires go














Its Getting there




[Edited on 23-10-2009 by fast-as-u-can]
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i think you owe your dad more than that trophy
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Awsome work


Reminds me I need to crack on with mine


Drives supercharged Tec with torque
Rich H
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Your Dads a legend Especially for doing the work 19 years in the future too

Look forward to seeing this develop!
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quote:
Originally posted by Rich H
Your Dads a legend Especially for doing the work 19 years in the future too

Look forward to seeing this develop!


That makes me 11 years old.

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