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    Hi all, just bought my first Vec C. It's a 2002 pre-facelift, but I've always preferred the facelift look.

    Anyway, I've decided that I would eventually like to do a facelift conversion (if it's even possible???) so I'm just after a bit of info on how to go about it, and how much it would cost roughly.

    Cheers!

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    Quite a few people on here have done it, I think there's a howto in the howto's forum somewhere. It's basically a complete new front end, (wings, bonnet, bumper, grilles, crashbar, slampanel, headlights etc etc) and a few extra holes have to be drilled.

    Personally I've always preferred the look of the pre-face, it has a much more aggressive stance to it which I like
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    i think there maybe a how 2 somewhere mate
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    Can be done and price depends cheapest option is scrappies for pre painted parts or dearest option new parts then painting hope this helps

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    Hi bones and welcome to the site

    This has been done before by a few on here and there is a HOW-TO as well

    Here is a link to it :- http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=101927

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    Thanks Damo, that's awesome

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    this might sound uncredibly daft but how do i tell the difference between a pre face lift and a facelift vectra estate (its an 08 plate) (is there a certain year when they went form one to the other?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by paddyvectra View Post
    this might sound uncredibly daft but how do i tell the difference between a pre face lift and a facelift vectra estate (its an 08 plate) (is there a certain year when they went form one to the other?)
    2006 they switched over from the flatter front end to the pointy one. You'll find a few prefacelift 55 and 06 plate Vectra's and Signums, but no facelift earlier than a 55 plate...

    Only the front end changed significantly, along with a slightly revised chassis. Anything rear of the A Pillar is swapable between he two...

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    Facelifted in 2006 paddyvectra. Looks more like an astra at front and thats it really.

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    cheers guys

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