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RoweY
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31st Mar 15 at 19:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

As some may have seen I used to have a 97 Flame Red 1.2 8v Corsa LS but I now have bought 2000 Arden Blue 1.2 16v Club which is in really good condition. I picked it up for 350 which I thought was a bargain. A few photos from the ebay advert.








A few bits I have to fit are:
De-badged Grille
Astra CDX Alloys
De-locked Passenger Handle
Powerflex Bushed Tie Bars

Other plans are just a general clean up

[Edited on 31-03-2015 by RoweY]
oJNAo
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31st Mar 15 at 19:51   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Are they Irmscher pedals? Looks tidy
RoweY
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Sparco Pedals mate I like them
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31st Mar 15 at 20:08   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Ahh it's hard to outline the brand from the pedals but they do look nice

Is there a fair bit of difference to the suspension by getting new bushes?
RoweY
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I fitted the bushes to my last corsa but never actually seen the road so I couldn't say. I wouldn't think it would make that big a difference unless you changed all of them.
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Oh fair enough, changing them all to Powerflex ones would be a big chunk of money considering what they are!
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Cost me 30 for the tie bar bushes fitted them myself so that saves me a few pennies haha

[Edited on 31-03-2015 by RoweY]
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Not the end of the world then, I was looking on LMF tbh
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Got mine off ebay came as a kit.
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Just bought a gsi rarb so buying bushes to improve suspension will be bottom of the list until I feel it needs another upgrade haha!
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I have fitted my Astra CDX alloys will get picture tomorrow when the weathers a bit better, going to take them back off eventually and paint them white and fit lower profile tyres.

A few more jobs I have found that need doing is to look at why the radio keeps losing signal, I think its either the aerial itself or the radio isn't wired up correctly. Also the exhaust is rattling on the rear axle when i go over pot holes or speed bumps so I'm just going to fit some rubber around the rear axle as a temporary fix.

[Edited on 03-04-2015 by RoweY]
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1st May 15 at 11:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Got my 2.0L brakes fitted just need to bleed them again later on as I think the master cylinder is leaking slightly. Suppose it gives me a reason to upgrade it. Any got any ideas of a better one to replace it with ?


Lowered the front on FK Coilovers, going to fit the rear springs at the weekend.


Want some lower profile tyres so I can go lower as the ones I have catch on the archs, also got my clear side repeaters and polybushed tie bars fitted just waiting on an anti roll bar bracket so I can get my corsa sport arb fitted

[Edited on 01-05-2015 by RoweY]
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A bit of a boring update but haven't really touched the car for a few weeks now.
Anyway the exhaust was knocking on the rear axle so i bought some powerflex rubber mounts and it seams to of stopped the problem.


Also whilst fitting the mounts seen a bit of corrosion under the boot floor so i stripped all the carpet out of the boot and found this



Decided to tackle the job myself as a kind of learning curve as it would be my first time welding, so i cut the rust out. Found out using a grinder is harder than it looks.


This is the finished job after seam sealing, rust proofing and currently in primer.
Col004
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Decent repair that mate. Good on ya
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used to have those wheels on mine



my corsa
my mini

You know you own a mini when you've changed your shower gel for swarfega.
RoweY
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quote:
Originally posted by Col004
Decent repair that mate. Good on ya


Cheers mate
RoweY
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quote:
Originally posted by tom130691
used to have those wheels on mine



I quite like the wheels was going to spray them white and get some decent tyres until i find some gloss black cav slabs
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problem is theye have a lot of surface area so alot of white some one did me a photoshop once






my corsa
my mini

You know you own a mini when you've changed your shower gel for swarfega.
RoweY
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I quite like that mate, but maybe after a few weeks i might wish i'd left them silver haha
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Not much of an update but bought some team Heko wind deflectors and Depo Headlights. I'll get photos when i get them fitted.
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good job on the repair
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quote:
Originally posted by Jack-
good job on the repair


Cheers mate

 
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