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Thread: finished rebuilding the wife's vec today.....a few pics of my hard work.

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    Smile finished rebuilding the wife's vec today.....a few pics of my hard work.

    Its taken a little longer than expected but that was down to not being able to match this annoying paint colour.. even the rattle cans from the dealers did not match... got a bloke in to paint them in the end, even he had had trouble matching the paint colour.

    So we started off with a cat D vec 1.8 exclusive in z163 Silver lightnight, luckily we ended up with one too..

    Got it delivered from the salvage yard and went about stripping it down one friday afternoon back in July i think..




    After replacing the rad pack and impact bar i set about working on the spare bumper i had lying around. I moulded in the the XP1 splitter to make it seemless.. My hard work on that paid off when it was painted and it looked as i intended it to.




    I decided to start paying more attention to the details of other dings, or rather my my made me start.. So i changed the front passenger door as it was cheaper than having a small ding filled and repainted. I filled a couple of dings and scratches on the bonnet lip which i figured i would get painted/blended when the bumper is painted.




    The car is all ready now, i changed the variable resister on the aircon blower to sort out the thing where it only works on position 4, that was cheap and easy. A new fuse sorted the rad fans. Lee_GSI switched on the BC on the CDC40 Opera for me and also the error checking thing. I have shoved a Pipercross panel filter in and done the airbox mod of course.

    On monday it goes in for its MOT and we are then all set.






    Now i can get that off my drive and my siggy back on there to do some tweaking..
    My old Signum, the animal; she now rests in pieces in several other members cars.. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=200
    The wifes vec show car, started as a standard daily driver and ended up like this. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=709



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    what a good result mate, love the blending........well done you

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    nige you should be proud top job but wheres the pic of me sri spoiler then ?? lol
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    As ever a superb job completed Nige... Well done that man

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    Wow, the bumper looks amazing. I have a huge ugly gap on mine and it doesnt look good

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    job well done gaps look all good what i can see

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    very nice. I might get the garage to do that on my bumper when its in getting resprayed. Did you use body filler on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevie16v View Post
    very nice. I might get the garage to do that on my bumper when its in getting resprayed. Did you use body filler on it?
    Thanks guys. Stevie I used Isopon plastic filler as its way more flexible.
    My old Signum, the animal; she now rests in pieces in several other members cars.. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=200
    The wifes vec show car, started as a standard daily driver and ended up like this. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=709



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    Grand job that Nige

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisvectra View Post
    nige you should be proud top job but wheres the pic of me sri spoiler then ?? lol
    Soz Chris, forgot to get pic of the rear as the front was where the majority of the work was done. I have stuck that spoiler on though and debadged the griffin of the boot as well. It tidied up the rear end quite nicely..


    Btw, in case anybody is curious, that is not a genuine XP1 front splitter, it was an copy from the bay that i had glued on.
    Last edited by Caveman_nige; 16th September 2011 at 20:43.
    My old Signum, the animal; she now rests in pieces in several other members cars.. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=200
    The wifes vec show car, started as a standard daily driver and ended up like this. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=709



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