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Darryl H
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In 2008 I managed to get hold of a 1.2 8v merit corsa off a family member. the plan was to re-build the engine as it had been ran in to the ground by the previous owner and run it as my first car for a while until i had the money to buy a nicer car but after passing my test and really starting to fall in love with my little merit i have decided to tidy the car up and get it looking smart before i am able to afford maybe an engine corversion.

When i first got it it was completely standard and just used as a car to go pick the kids up from school in and go to the shops. I decided to fit some nova GSI alloys to it that my brother had bought for his car but was selling them as he was looking for a new car. Once i had passed i decided it was time to get new bumpers and a little gsi spoiler to tidy it up which is all now pretty much ready for a local paint shop to paint for me.

So pictures of the story so far:


How it stood once the engine was re-built and the alloys just fitted



After some bumper care and an exhaust tip to tidy it up.

I then fitted the clock display as it didn't come with one and also a cigarette lighter for my sat nav. Also replaced all of the bulbs on the heater control panel so they light up.


Then fitted some Angel eye head lights placed a MIG sticker on the front and rear screen (MIG thing on number plate is PS) and now i am getting some bumpers wheel arches GSI spoiler painted to colour code the car and generally tidy it up a bit.

I Then added some colour coded bumpers and spoiler and some mud flaps, Really like how it looks just a bit high







So after having it like that i decided i needed new shocks and springs so purchased some shocks and springs off a guy on MIG that were -40mm and got them on.



This is the most recent picture of it (was taken about 2 weeks ago)
It really needs a clean but let us know what you think!!!

Thanks Daz.



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tom_simes
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I love Frost Metallic Blue - the colour of my first car, quite rare too - yours is the latest I have seen too, they only ran from 92 on a K to 94 on a M I thought, but obviously not!
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thank you very much! i think it should have been an M reg as its got quality control 94 stickers all inside it but probably didnt get registered until late.


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Really like that! Looks like a really clean example as well It a shame they stopped making them in this colour as its one of the best I reckon.
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Lovely little motor mate,love frost blue shame they never done sports in this colour.

what other plans have you got for it?Post 97 bumpers & mhws would look nice
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Really like that! Looks like a really clean example as well It a shame they stopped making them in this colour as its one of the best I reckon.


Thanks, pictures do it justice it has a few little bits that let it down a bit but i will eventually get them sorted.


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Lovely little motor mate,love frost blue shame they never done sports in this colour.

what other plans have you got for it?Post 97 bumpers & mhws would look nice


Thanks, yeah wish they had done the sport in this colour lol, kind of keeping the pre 97 bumpers to keep it different. plus i think it looks much better in the flesh lol


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nice clean car mate. i bet a gsi would look nice in this colour. shop any one?
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nice clean car mate. i bet a gsi would look nice in this colour. shop any one?


thanks, funny you say that i saw one the other day actually looked really good.


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should have some new badges on soon just about to go out and de-badge the back to make it look a bit smoother as the original badges have got a load of muck in them that wont come out


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*****UPDATE*****
Ok guys a little update!

got my trim back on which was hanging off after we fitted the suspension so glued all the clips in place and screwed it back on!

Also got a new set of number plates which i think look cool and then i de-badged the back so that it looks smooth.

Really pleased with how it came out so i cleaned it and took some photos!

hope you like:








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fix some mesh bhind where the front badge wud b, or cut the badge bit off n replece it with styling mesh. sin it done n looked sweet!
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i got a badge to put on mate, if i cut it up wouldnt there be holes in the bumper where the badge used to be? got any pictures of it? lol


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Thought i would post this photo up of the car yesterday as the back looked so low it was funny only because it was parked on a slope on the wonk lol!




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Gsi front bumper & skirts would look the mutts nuts mate
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lol yeah they would ... just a case of getting other bits done first though!


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Starting to clean up the engine bay.

Any one got any good ways of polishing the rocker cover? and what do people normally do to the manifold cover?


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autosol on the rocker cover and lots of elbow grease!!
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sweet i heard brasso is good?


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possibly... never tried it...
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awesome


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*****UPDATE*****
Ok update time again!!!!!

Right well, a picture of the interior light:

It was in day time but at night that thing is stupid bright!!!! lmao

Having fitted a stereo like last year i had run hte usb wire to the ashtray but ive now extended it and ran it to here:

I will me making a proper blank to hold it in so it looks like its supposed to be there!

Also a while ago i changed the gear knob to this one off of a Corsa Sport.


Also the other day i removed the rear badge as i wanted to get a new one, i just need to get a photo of the new one.

Me and my mates went up the scrappy the other day and there was an astra coupe so i ran over and nicked the side repeaters and added them to the corsa! i think they make a bit of a difference oddly lol.



Also a photo of the interior as it is at the moment. currently looking for new seats and bits and bobs.


sorry for the naff pictures but i cant get the good ones off of the other camera as i can't find the cable:doh:
Hope you guys like it!


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hopefully getting a laguna splitter next week aswell!


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*****UPDATE*****

A small photo shoot me and a mate did after we had been cleaning the cars.

This was before the new badge on the back and the arches being sprayed again.















Hope you like.

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*****UPDATE*****

Right update time! Got a Laguna splitter off a mate yesterday. So spent the afternoon fitting that
Here goes:

How i got it and masked it up:


After the middle was cut out and mocked up against my old black bumper:



And after it was fitted to the car :





All done. Let me know what you think


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