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Author My White GSi **Updated 14/02/2014 -Total Vauxhall feature out now issue 159 - pics inside**
corsa-torque
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Right, some of you may know me, for those who dont The names Mark, Always been a Vauxhall Fan, Having Owned 2 Nova's and a Corsa Sri in the past.

I was looking for a run about to use whilst my mk1 Clio has an engine conversion and respray and came across a White Gsi in the for sale section on here up for breaking, it was perfect, after a little conversation i set off to wales on a rescue mission...

Here's what i came back with:




Off the Truck:


Now there's a few issues but the car with the extras it was a bargain and to save a Gsi from the scrappy is always a bonus.

The rear arches needed looking at and there was a few things i wasnt happy with, so i got to work on the rear arches, off came the wheels and here is what i was looking at:


Racing red drums and dirty rotten inner arches...

Sorted the arches and got busy with the underseal, the drum got stripped of the red and out came the primer.


Then the satin Black:


Much cleaner looking if im honest, Also decided to clean up the suspension whilst i was at it:
Before:

After:


Was then time to remove the old exhaust (if you can call it that - what a bodge!) and bumper then get undersealing the rest of the car.
After a good clean up and underseal it then looked like this:


Next up was the Front brakes and lucky enough they had already been converted to 2.0L's Just a shame about the Stevie wonder hammerite paint job:


The Wire wheel soon took care of that...


Then they were masked, Primed and the sprayed with Mazda RX8 Velocity Red :


The Front bumper had a split and was missing the splitter also came with an opel grill. As i want to got OEM with a few extras it had to be changed for a vauxhall badge, was given another bumper from StuFry so the old one along with the grill got removed.



The slam panel has a few surface rust areas aswell as the front end, so i started to clean it up, rust treatment and a splash of paint...
The slam panel will be painted at the same time as the front and rear bumper:



Next up was to replace the exhaust system so a full stainless manifold back system was installed inc de-cat

More pics of the exhaust system later.

Now for a update on the wheels, I love the compomotives, but they were flat and some slight curbing, some of which looked like it had been touched in with a 3" brush

After a rub down:


Then Primer:


The insides where then painted Glacier White:


Then the Faces:




Finally Fitted with the Centre caps painted Velocity Red and Annodised Wheel Bolts








Here's how she stands at the mo...



More to come, Comments Welcome.

[Edited on 14-02-2014 by corsa-torque]
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Nice looking car looks good on those wheels
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Wish I never sold mine now, looks awesome on those wheels, love the colour! Good job so far mate!
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Wow you're doing a cracking job on this! Keep it up! StuFry is he the one with the frost blue gsi? Do you know if he's still continuing that project if it is?


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looks good ill be keeping an eye on this

i take it your a sprayer?


April 08 feature car
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Nice. Wheels looking good
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quote:
Originally posted by Darryl H
Wow you're doing a cracking job on this! Keep it up! StuFry is he the one with the frost blue gsi? Do you know if he's still continuing that project if it is?


Thats the one Darryl, yeah he's still on the project, its due to hit the spray booth soon.. I'll get him to update his thread

Thanks for the comments guys
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quote:
Originally posted by andys sxi
looks good ill be keeping an eye on this

i take it your a sprayer?


Not professionally no, but i'll take that as a compliment
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Originally posted by corsa-torque
quote:
Originally posted by Darryl H
Wow you're doing a cracking job on this! Keep it up! StuFry is he the one with the frost blue gsi? Do you know if he's still continuing that project if it is?


Thats the one Darryl, yeah he's still on the project, its due to hit the spray booth soon.. I'll get him to update his thread

Thanks for the comments guys


Ah awesome, yeah get him to update want to see how his is going

What are the future plans for this?


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Just to tidy it up really mate,
- Got front rear bumpers to paint and fit..
- Few under bonnet bits to tidy her up
- source a new drivers seat and boot lid

Got a few little touches im going to keep under wraps for the min
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Looks very nice mate! best colour with all the sort after mods!
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Looking good pal! Nice and clean
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i need some comps in my life!! looks sweet mate, always nice to see another white gsi
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Thanks for the comments Guys
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is it running mate?
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Yeah Sach all Running mate, its sweet as a nut. Just got to finish the bumpers then Mot and Tax it.
Will be giving it a full service aswell.
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wow this is going to look seriously nice! i wanttttt
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beauty there buddy. another one saved from the scrappy, well done mate
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Looks awesome dude. Good job on saving another GSi Cant wait for some updates!

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Looking good and I sent that jacking cover first class today mate .
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its good to see a gsi with a standard engine
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quote:
Originally posted by DanCobb
Looking good and I sent that jacking cover first class today mate .


Cheers Dan

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quote:
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its good to see a gsi with a standard engine


Wouldnt exactly say standard, but the X16XE is here to stay... Few engine mods but nothing to extreme

Thanks for the comments
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Love this you have done a cracking job on this so far
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Looks awsome!

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