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    Default A few jobs done, but not sure on the console!!

    March 11th 2012

    A trip to the VBOA parts day saw me buy a flocked centre console. I fitted it as soon as I got home, but not 100% sure about it.

    So opinions appreciated, good or bad!!









    Then in the nice sun this afternoon, I set about some suspension work.

    When I had my MOT done last weekend, I had an advisory regarding my top mounts, they appeared to have a little play and the strut had slight movement.

    So I decided to replace both the top mounts and also the bearings. At least this way I know everything will be spot on.

    Here are the new parts :-



    So out come the air tools :-



    First stry stripped, parts replaced and put back together. A good clean of the strut whilst it is off is always worth while.





    I always take advantage of cleaning the inside of the wheels each time they come off, and also give the brakes a good clean to keep the looking good!!






    I have new stainless steel drop links on order as well, so these will go on as soon as they arrive.

    But after putting it all back together, and taking it for a drive, I drives alot better than before, it feels alot tighter!

    So although there was nothing obviously wrong with the old ones, they were obviously worn after over 9 years.

    Who knows, maybe the Eibach Springs and Bilstien B6's were too much for them. There is not one bit of movement now so problem solved!

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    I like it but I do think the rest of the dash needs to be done so it matches. Or at least the centre console up past the heater control etc.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Maybe try getting the whole dash flocked and it'll look better? The flocking itself looks good but does look out of place being the only bit that is done

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    , would look nice if the whole lot was flocked.

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    I have gone off the idea of getting the whole dash flocked as it marks very easily. I have decided to remove it and go to plan B.

    I am going to drop off the original console to Classic Car Services and have it done in black leather with red top stitching across the top. In the same style as they did with Andyvec's Irmscher Signum and what Aston Martin do.

    I think this will look much better.

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    Looks great Matt, you've got an excellent eye for the detail.

    Always enjoy reading your update threads

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick View Post
    I have gone off the idea of getting the whole dash flocked as it marks very easily. I have decided to remove it and go to plan B.

    I am going to drop off the original console to Classic Car Services and have it done in black leather with red top stitching across the top. In the same style as they did with Andyvec's Irmscher Signum and what Aston Martin do.

    I think this will look much better.
    Have you had any more work done by them recently mate..? The last I saw was your Insignia done before you actually got the car, and I've been assuming they're still around and going as strong as ever...?

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    Oh yes, they are still around and getting more busy every week. They did a re-furb on the Astra's interior and will be doing my GSi Recaro's in the Linea Rossa theme. Well they will once I manage to find a set!!

    They are now the approved warranty repairer for Vauxhall on the Astra Nurburgring seats and also the Corsa VXR seats.

    Also doing alot with Bentley and Aston Martin!!

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    shame it doesn't match the carpet as that would've tied it all together!!!! nice interior though!!!!!!!!!

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    I have decided to really go for it on the interior! Whether I manage to get hold of some GSi Turbo Recaro's or not is another matter, but I will be re-doing all the seats, door cards, dash. The lot in lovely cow skin!

    Not all in one go, but over time.

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