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Author Jam's Sport Project-The Jigsaw
Jamxe
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18th Aug 10 at 00:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Time for a project thread me thinks as inspiration is lacking at the moment…Opinions welcome, good and bad

Bought this Sport last year. Was impressed with it and got it at a good price but there was some things I didnt like. Things like the previous owner had put larger wheels on and cut away the front archs and liners so there was muck everywhere. My plan was to bring it back to a decent spec. Over the last few months I have been trying to work on it when time allows. I decided I’d buy the parts I need here and there so I don’t notice it so much financially. Shed is full of parts now though ha ha
Anyway here’s the car as it stood..



On the way home


Gave it a wash and took some pics with my other Corsa



Pic of the engine as it stood. Has Mantzel, Janspeed 4-2-1, Superchip..


Video of a spin me and my bro went for.. Can't say it was a private road though oops..

Clicky

Did some bits straight away like de badging it and had an attempt at making my own bootlock badge

Was well happy with the outcome

Then fitted a new headunit, Alpine IDAX305..Tasty..


Was deciding what to do with it then and what route to go so just started buying stuff as the weather was shit here and I had no shed to work in..Fucking hell L

Tigra dash, delocked door handles, ignore the mirrors..not going fitting them now..

Bonnet lifters, Bee Sting, New wiper arms & Piaa silicone blades, New Leather gear gaiter

New Bulbs and Blue dash kit

Carbon Grill & other interior bits



Momo Jet wheel


Pulled the finger out and fitted the clocks and the steering wheel



Decided to fit a new pollen filter and give in around there a good clean, forgot to take a before pic though..Was full of crap though, ye should check yers




Picked up a Tigra Scuttle & some more bits




Powerflex exhaust hangers, Rear plate lens & led, Side repeaters & Chrome bulbs




Cleaned up the K&N and bought a new airbox and modded it in a tidy way as the one in the car was mangled by the previous owner, was basicly just a cover and a filter


Got some sills made by custom fabricators, the question marks being that she’s a bit faster than a standard Sport.. Idea seemed good in my head ha ha, I like them though..


More to follow..


[Edited on 18-08-2010 by Jamxe]
Corsa_Scotty
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18th Aug 10 at 00:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Looks good mate. What steering wheel boss did you use with your steering wheel mate? Ive got an airbag wheels as standard but not too sure which boss to buy
MarkSport
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18th Aug 10 at 05:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

looks good so far
Jamxe
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18th Aug 10 at 08:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Corsa_Scotty
Looks good mate. What steering wheel boss did you use with your steering wheel mate? Ive got an airbag wheels as standard but not too sure which boss to buy


I just got a momo boss kit when I ordered the wheel. I lost the airbag though. You can't keep the airbag unless you get another airbag steering wheel..Think Irmscher do them but they cost lots ha ha
Sean-B
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Registered: 1st May 07
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18th Aug 10 at 09:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

All looks really good until you signed off with the crappiest mod in the world...???
Jamxe
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18th Aug 10 at 09:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Sean-B
All looks really good until you signed off with the crappiest mod in the world...???


Not for you then
DansCorsaSXi
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18th Aug 10 at 11:23   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Looks well mate,i like the Carbon bits

Have to get some more photos if you've done more to it


Star silver C20XE SXi Project thread

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Jamxe
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18th Aug 10 at 11:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by DansCorsaSXi
Looks well mate,i like the Carbon bits

Have to get some more photos if you've done more to it


Thanks Dan, yeah I have more pics to put up, just got late last night.. I'll post some more up later..
*JonnyG*
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18th Aug 10 at 13:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Suppose i will ask then.. um



What the f*ck?


Its on a trailer am guessing.. but the screen?

[Edited on 18-08-2010 by *JonnyG*]
Jamxe
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18th Aug 10 at 13:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by *JonnyG*

What the f*ck?

Its on a trailer am guessing.. but the screen?

[Edited on 18-08-2010 by *JonnyG*]


Yeah the brother has a Pajero jeep.. He fitted a camera just under the rear spoiler on the back and a screen is now his rear view mirror.. When turned off the screen acts as a mirror on its own but when driving/reversing it activates the camera.. Cool and handy item really..

[Edited on 18-08-2010 by Jamxe]
Jamxe
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18th Aug 10 at 22:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Some more parts pics.. It really has become a jigsaw now..

My Best eBay bargain ever…£39..





Spent afew pound then on these
Piper Stainless System



Had to get a new Janspeed because the one on the car had got a slap underneath L



Mtech Short Shifter

M-Tech Cool Running Thermostat


Silicone Hoses

Selection of Bolts & nuts

Alloy Catch tank & breather filter

New header tank

SPA Gauges & Pod..Gauges were a crazy price but are the bollocks


Omex Limiter with Launch Control


Pro Alloy Rad bought off Broster on here, Delighted with this, looks the business..





MarkSport
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18th Aug 10 at 22:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Way too much money in your bank
Jamxe
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18th Aug 10 at 22:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Brought it down the back of the house and started stripping it.. Wasn't happy with the condition so decided I had abit of work ahead of me..














Left it for afew weeks as I got lazy. Cleaned underneath then with Gunk cleaner and brushes..Prick of a job lying under it with stuff dropping on you but got it super clean..

Tank removed


Tank was a right state..tut tut ha ha.. Have to do something about that..



BANG and the rust is gone.. Grinder & wire wheel works wonders..




Got some cans of paint from Frost Automotive specifically for petrol tanks.. Came out well..





Gave the heat shields the same treatment with VHT paint and lacquer


My plan was to just clean up the underneat and paint stuff black.. My brother put the idea "if your going to go to the bother then maybe make it stand out abit" Not too sure what it will look like when all together but too late now

Rear axel got the same treatment.. Grinder, kurust, primer, paint..





Wishbones, tie bars & battery tray..



Gone way beyond what I had planned but I've started now so have to finish it.. Modding cars eh..
Jamxe
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18th Aug 10 at 22:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by MarkSport
Way too much money in your bank


Not now Mark Not to be fair I've been buying these bits over a period of time.. Didn't notice it that way.. Been like, "how much is that, right need to save for 3 weeks" and so on.. Dread to think if I added it all up now..
Corsa_Scotty
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19th Aug 10 at 00:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Jamxe
quote:
Originally posted by Corsa_Scotty
Looks good mate. What steering wheel boss did you use with your steering wheel mate? Ive got an airbag wheels as standard but not too sure which boss to buy


I just got a momo boss kit when I ordered the wheel. I lost the airbag though. You can't keep the airbag unless you get another airbag steering wheel..Think Irmscher do them but they cost lots ha ha


Nah sorry what i meant was that my standard wheel is an airbag one like your old one. but ive got a new wheel for it but theirs a boss to fit airbag cars to stop the light coming on and theirs non airbag boss's but i dunno which one to invest in
Jonny.N
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19th Aug 10 at 00:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

id go for the airbag one mate, as iirc it comes with a plug to plug into your old airbag socket to stop the light coming on
Jamxe
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19th Aug 10 at 00:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Ya that's not the one I got but my brother wired in a resistor to cancel the light. Best get the airbag one and be done with it. Careful taking off the wheel mate, don't let it go bang in your face

[Edited on 19-08-2010 by Jamxe]
Graham88
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19th Aug 10 at 04:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Nice! What's the plans then, just a super clean Corsa?
DansCorsaSXi
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19th Aug 10 at 09:21   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Really good update dude


Star silver C20XE SXi Project thread

Smoke Grey Corsa GSi Project thread
Jamxe
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19th Aug 10 at 11:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Plan is to just get it really clean for the moment yeah.. Engine is powerful enough for me for the time being, can be changed if I get bored of it.. Fella I bought it from had a printout from a rolling road saying 147 bhp but I was very sus.. It feels fast but can't have that power.. I'll get it tested myself in time to come anyway.. Be happy if she touched 130 odd the way she is..
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19th Aug 10 at 22:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

jamxe it is super clean underneath compared to some corsa's once all painted up & underbody sealed it will be solid nice car by the way will keep an eye on this
Jamxe
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After a long time getting it all ready I finally got the underside sealed. Spent days getting rid of small spots of rust and then getting it clean enough. Happy with the outcome.





contrast between floor not done and rear arch done









Petrol tank straps were take off, primed & painted


Got new fuel line holder clips as the ones there were broken and pipes were just cable tied together..I like the small details..


Gave the rear brake compensator a lick of paint to brighten it up too..
AndyCorsaSport
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21st Aug 10 at 23:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Holy smokes thats mint!!! Clean as fook mate, top effort!!

Id love to do this to a car, but then id be bothered about if i used it, and someone crashed into it, insurance just wouldnt take into concideration how mint it is. Theyd just see a Corsa, nota rust-free, immaculate car.
DansCorsaSXi
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Really clean dude,i'd love to give my rear axle a good clean and painted

Keep it up,really clean project


Star silver C20XE SXi Project thread

Smoke Grey Corsa GSi Project thread
Jambo
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22nd Aug 10 at 11:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote



Awesome project, good work!

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