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Seann
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8th Feb 12 at 00:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Been lurking here for a few weeks and decided to start a log. Its a 1995 'n' reg 1.2 8v corsa. I got it for £190 with 6 months mot and tax. When i first got it the bodykit was all cracked all the way round, i started fixing it, joined here and realised it had to come off. Passed my driving test yesterday so want it done asap. Heres the pics,

Pics i got sent when it was advertised:





Before i started today:







5 mins later:











I still have the other side and back bumper to take off tommorow. Next up was start of inside, first out comes head unit that came with car:





Just realised no pics of new headunit lol, will upload tommorow. Next was standard front speakers out, read a few pages on here where people have but adapter rings but i wanted it done today so just modified the standard rings. Then put the new component set in.

Standard speakers:



Component Set:





In the modified speaker rings:







And in:



Next i started on the tweeters, decided to just fit in standard place:









I wired up the crossovers but didnt take any pics and they are still to be fitted on doorcard so will upload tommorow, comments welcome







[Edited on 12-02-2012 by Seann]

[Edited on 13-02-2012 by Seann]

[Edited on 27-02-2012 by Seann]
Martin W
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8th Feb 12 at 00:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

well done on passing your test, good progress so far! only downside is its most likely gonna need a full respray once the kits off. what are your plans for it?
Seann
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8th Feb 12 at 00:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Thanks bud, respray is inevitable lol

Plans are

Sort outside and get a respray in either Sparkly Black, Arden Blue Or Kawasaki Green
Fit my new alloys ( got for £21 with spigot rings and locking wheel nuts )
Decide whether to paint my wheels white or black
Take middle box out and get a back box on as there isnt one just now
Change the interior as the interior isnt complete its missing bottom half of back bench
Uprate both front speakers and install rear speakers, cant do much more as got a pram and two car seats to fit in lol

Loads more but cant think ....
dannyboy17
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what colour are you thinking of respraying it?
edit, i think green would be different and could be good

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8th Feb 12 at 09:08   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

so happy you are removing the kit
£190 is a good price if its a solid car

do it arden blue
wouldnt go for black unless you can get the panels perfectly straight


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D0NN3R
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8th Feb 12 at 09:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

glad you removed the bodykit mate and i hope this project goes well for you
Jed D
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off to a cracking start
AlunJ
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8th Feb 12 at 09:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

seems a good base, looking forward to seeing this one
Rich H
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8th Feb 12 at 10:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Definitely the right choice to ditch the kit!

Arden Blue for me, or why not look at using a colour from another manufacturer?

If you want a green for example, I really like the green found on the Mazda 2
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or porsche grey black (my avatar)


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Seann
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8th Feb 12 at 11:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

@tomnova16

its a solid car, engine is needing serviced but for £190 you cant complain

pretty confident i can get all the panels sorted

@D0NN3R, Jed D, Alun J

Thanks for positive comments

@ Rich H

I know what colour of green you mean, i find kawasaki green is much brighter though
vx-scottw
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8th Feb 12 at 11:15   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

soo glad you have taken that boddy kit off plans sound good too
Seann
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Just started doing my big brake conversion, brakes were pathetic on it to start with. It may seem a bit overkill but its now done for if i do an engine conversion. Brakes are 288mm discs with v6 calipers. Heres pics so far,

Standard brakes under wheels:



Standard brakes:



V6 Brakes on and bled:



Standard vs 288mm Disc:

Tomnova16
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you're certainly not hanging around


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nathy_87
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8th Feb 12 at 13:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Looking good, wish I had the kowledge to do stuff like this.
Seann
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@ nathy_87 brakes are quite simple, its just a unbolt, bolt on kind of thing, hardest part with that discs are getting the wheel on as you have to hold the disc and the wheel.
Seann
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Update, got the new wheel on with spigot ring, took a while to line everything up but done now

Next i wanted to try my new bumper on, took a while to get it all lined up as i wanted it perfect. Still got the fogs to put in but will do that later once its painted.

Old wheel and brakes:



New wheel and brakes:



Arch Gap lol



New bumper:





I know the wheels arent Vauxhall wheels and wont be to everyones taste but i like them and for £21 you cant complain
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you dont hang about do ya
Seann
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I got a full calibra heated leather interior for £30 a couple of weeks ago so started to fit it.

Standard seats:



Subframe removed:



A helping hand:



Corsa subframe fitted:



Drivers seat bolted in:





Seann
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Picture of new cd player :

Christopher
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Wow progress is really quick! Love the gsi bumper but not a fan of the wheels im afraid :/ Get some vaux wheels on there
gez bay
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for £21 dont think i'd complain about the wheels lol
D0NN3R
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progress is quick it looks better already
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Car's coming along quick!

Will keep an eye on this


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Ant B
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spray it Kawasaki lime green,i love that colour and it would look nice and stand out

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