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n1tr0u5
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19th Oct 10 at 08:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hello all,
Been on all corsa for a while and came to a joint meet with you bunch and i was the only all corsa member to show. So i thought id register on here and whip up a project thread. Unfortunatly progress is gonna be slow cause my insurance was 2400 quid thanks to a "mate" stabbing me in the back and putting in a claim against me. Anyways ill let some pics do a bit of talking

The day i bought it


First thing was a we bit of spraying inside to add some colour


Then made the horrible mistake of putting on some eyebrows And purchased some second hand ripspeed wheels 50 with tyres.


Did more work on the inside. found a gear knob in the garage, cant go wrong there . this is how it is now.


Then there was the crash. So during repairs i sprayed up the bumpers gloss black.


Wanted some shine then so got a bit of laquer on it. Also some smoked side reps 3 , and a mesh grill 5. Used the badge from the old smashed up grill to be a bit different.



Then went super crazy with laquer for even more shine


Then, the coolest addition to date


Then got this on ebay for a tenner


fitted it


Then someone nicked the centre caps, they are only ripspeed dont know why the bothered haha.


Used some wd40 and some wet + dry on the rocker cover


few final pics



And thats how it is today. Only difference is the front badge fell off may put it back on, and i debadged the rear. Plans are:

Softstars
Lower 40mm
Depos
Smoked MHW's
Gsi Spoiler
Rieger front bumper
Gsi skirts or similar
Full colour code on bumpers, arches.
Colour code bootlock
Straight through centre section, my standard one is full of holes
Strip down the engine and rebuild it
In the distant future get hold of an x14xe and stick that in.
And ill add more when i can think of them

Opinions and suggestions welcome, be kind haha
FAZ
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19th Oct 10 at 08:36   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

how did u polish the rocker cover up?

looks very clean, though why are the sills black?
n1tr0u5
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ah just with some wd40 and some wet+dry pad things from halfords, like a quid a pad. used a corse and a fine. only took 30 mins. Cheers, ah i sprayed em black, just to be a bit different
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cheers, cool
n1tr0u5
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Got some little updates now nothing too serious:
Colour coded bootlock surround,
aero front wipers,
punto rear wiper,
debadged front and rear fully.

Ill let the pics do the talking



even got the missus car in the background , keeps her happy.


Been looking on the fk site, gonna get 60 quid together and lower 40mm with uprated shocks . Then softstar or tigra wheels.
comments and suggestions welcome
mike56gte
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28th Oct 10 at 14:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

should look spot on lowered on softstars.
good job.
nath2905
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looks well mate
do you live around stoke then?
dont think i've seen you about hmm
n1tr0u5
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Cheers for the feedback

Erm well if you mean Stoke as in Stoke on Trent then no, but if you mean stoke as in the area of coventry then yes i do.
n1tr0u5
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Been a long time since I updated this. Still here is a recent update .
Got the sport spoiler on.
Old wheels gone
Tigra wheels bought and refurbed.
Lowered 40mm
Car hit 100k
Sportex straight through centre section

And i think thats everything....







Well happy with the results. Handling is brilliant now. Swapping the rears was a pain though as I could not get the shocks off so I just compressed the rear springs. Backbox is hitting off one of the springs I think though. Need to sort that out. Car has hit 100k also. Now going to be on the lookout for a new engine. Was hoping for a x14xe but it turns out I couldnt insure it. So ill get another x12xe in the summer holidays.

Plans before PVS:
Laguna Splitter
Stienmetz skirts in black
Rubstrips on
New brakes, Either grooved or just some mintex discs and pads as mine are knackered.
Clean up the engine bay
Sort the body rust.

Long term I hope to have:
front and rear strut braces
Cav rear arb
Maybe a singe black bucket for when I'm on my own and the country road beckons
f13cr
Port and polish inlet and exhaust manifolds
Remap, just to see what you can get out of the x12xe. would be happy with over 72

Thats all I can think of for now.

Suggestions and comments welcome!

Matt

[Edited on 22-02-2011 by n1tr0u5]
LukesCorsaSXi
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Looks sweet that mate have you had the bumpers and arches sprayed? They look sweet!
naz-gsi
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i have some gsiskirts for sale pal look in parts offered
or if your interested some reiger skirts
shaunmods
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New wheels and spoiler have made a big difference mate looks great!

Are you coming to the WM meet next weekend btw?
n1tr0u5
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Cheers for the feedback all .
Yes I have had the arches sprayed, did them myself was an easy job and well worth it imo.
Ah the skirts wont be for a month or so when I get some money in but if they are still for sale ill look into it
Yeas mate I am coming to the meet. I know how to get there now You going?
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Good stuff! Yeah I'll be there mate. Will be good to catch up again
n1tr0u5
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Woo update time!
Nothing too major but I took plenty of pics anyways.
Colour coded the door handles and resprayed some of the interior, also done some tidying of my engine bay, not pics yet but shaun can tell you how dirty it was at the meet looooong ago

Attacked it with brake cleaner, the smell is well.... potent. Ended up sitting in the garage for 30 mins waiting for it to wear off, goes to your head. Went to the dogs head too!

Piccy time:






C&C welcome. May even take it to PVS if its any presentable state
Ingham
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Nice little motor, Tigra wheels make a world of difference! What next?
n1tr0u5
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Mega update time :

Sorry all I haven't been on here in ages, have just got a rather time consuming job and with the uni exams it was all go go go. However I've done many a big things to the car now. Here are some juicy pics










So the list of bits i've done:
Added gsi rep skirts
Sprayed exterior trim and bumper tops rover gunmetal grey
New brake discs and brembo pads, car actually stops now
Went nuts with that sticker bomb stuff from fast car magazine
Put the standard gear knob back on
Sorted all the rust on the body work
Went nuts with polish and wax
Hammerited the entire underneath and kurusted and noticable rust under there
CC'd scuttle panel
And white tigra wheels with arden blue centres and wheel nuts

I can quite happily say that all the hard work is now done. From here on in its just maintaining it as i'm saving up for a corsa sport. Sadly cant afford to insure the 1.6 but the 1.4 will do. Will be a nice new base to work on.

C&C more than welcome hope you all like the changes

[Edited on 09-07-2011 by n1tr0u5]
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9th Jul 11 at 21:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Thats tidy lookin mate.

Like the gunmetal colour on the arches an bumpers

Chris

[Edited on 09-07-2011 by l6tbm]
n1tr0u5
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Cheers mate
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looks loads better mate, like the wheels

that spoiler looks familiar
n1tr0u5
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Cheers bud you have taste. Ye thought you might . Yours is looking sweet also .


Mini update-ish thing:
Turns out I may be able to afford an Astra coupe 1.8 so I'm mega saving for that now

 
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