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Ian W
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16th Jun 13 at 22:47   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

After missing out on buying another Nova a few years ago due to the sky high prices I've been keeping an eye out for a cheap GSi as a project car.

Found this on ebay, seems a fairly reasonable base, couple of big jobs to do but long timescales on this one, only really bought it as it was close and cheap! Won't be seeing the road this year.

Only one pic from ebay..



It's filthy at the minute, has been sat in side a unit for long time, drove the 50 miles home though

Hoping to get it all cleaned up tomorrow and will take some pics

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AndyCorsaSport
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Was watching that on eBay ya bugger

How bad is the shell?
Ian W
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16th Jun 13 at 23:09   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

One wheel arch has rotted and the roof needs paint but other than that its pretty straight!




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AndyCorsaSport
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Seen the arch on the pics a bit. Sounds good, plans to keep it standard?
Ian W
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Plans are fix the arch, sort the roof and drop it 60mm.

Will probably replace the exhaust with a standard back box as I'm past big booming exhaust notes now

Looking forward to seeing how it looks under the sheet of dirt on it


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BeetleGav
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Cool like the sounds of the plans
Ian
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Gary
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Bare shell resto! You k ow it makes sense!
Ian W
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Gave it a clean, came up pretty good

Will upload pics in a bit

If anyone has any 60mm springs knocking about u2u me

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Ian W
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A few pictures, none are very good as I was a bit limited for photo space and I was in a rush

Started looking like this..







Hit it a few time with this, plus apc and a small brush to get rid of the mold around the rubbers etc..



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Going to hit it with a clay bar the and DA polisher next I think, need to get the tyre off the steel wheel swapped on the fourth alloy and chuck some springs on it, looks shit sitting so high (even my mum agrees :lol

Overall the body work isn't to bad for a 18 year old car, few scabby bits, couple of dings but for 325 it's pretty good!

Interior needs a major clean


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LukesCorsaSXi
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17th Jun 13 at 20:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Bloody lovely. Come up really well!
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That's come up well! That exhaust is bloody awful! Glad your changing it.
What a bargain you got there! Is the underside solid?
Christopher
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Looks awsome buddy Came up very clean! And for 325 i wouldnt have any complaints
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look's great mate has cleaned up well
Ian W
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Originally posted by BeetleGav
That's come up well! That exhaust is bloody awful! Glad your changing it.
What a bargain you got there! Is the underside solid?


Yeah, underside is suprisingly ok, it's apparantley only done 83k Generally I would call bull shit on that but It's only had 3 owners, all for a long time so could be true

I bought my last one in 2003 (shit, 10 years ago ) on 150k


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ArdenblueDan
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Looks great mate can't wait to see it once you've really gone to town with the cleaning
Ian W
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Bit more work tonight, for something that is a long term thing I'm not half cracking on

First job was to give the interior a bit of a once over, was manky as hell and smelt like shit.

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Still needs much more work inside but for a first pass it's not to bad.

Then started on the fun stuff, cracked out the DA and gave the passenger side a once over, pretty happy with it so far!

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alan t
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try selling the private plate mate and get some pennies back!
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Looks great matey
BeetleGav
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Proper jealous
Jordancorsab
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Looks awesome great price too
Ian W
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Weather hasn't been great but decided to crack on with the machine polishing.

Today I managed to do:

Bonnet
Drivers side
Finished off kit on passenger side

Pictures are not great (again!) as I couldn't really see anything when I was taking them due to the sun!

It's not half coming up though, difficult colour to capture on the camera, probably doesn't look that different to the before pics but in person it's very shiny

Oh, and the fourth alloy is on now!















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BeetleGav
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I want it! Not far away either if you ever decide to sell
Ian W
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quote:
Originally posted by BeetleGav
I want it! Not far away either if you ever decide to sell


Haha, Ok, I'll keep it in mind mate.

TBH it does look better in pictures


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BeetleGav
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Most b's do look better in photos than in person to be honest

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