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    Default My other project... Astra

    If this post dont make sence then just ignore them bits because it was coppied from the AOC.

    Got the car a few months back now. Didnt pay much for it as it was in a right state when we got it. But most of the things wrong with it have either been sorted now or are being sorted very soon. Not long after buying the silver astra i bought another astra just to strip & take the bits off it that i need.

    I didnt manage to get any pics of the car as it was when we got it as it was on standard wheels which needed tracking, balencing, new tyres all round & they were all kerbed & discolourd. So we just decided to get a new set of wheels & tyres from Auto Sport in Bolton.

    List of the things wrong with it when we started.

    Windscreen cracked (new one has been fitted now)
    Front drivers seat bracket has snaped so moved up & down (new interior has been fitted now)
    Gear knob was in glove box (been glued back on for now)
    Wheels & tyres were screwed (new ones was ordered & fitted)
    Was no rear wiper (new one has been fitted now)
    Service (gave it a full service)
    Drivers side Wing mirror (got new one, will spray & fit it)
    Rear passenger door has a dent in it (picking new one up this weekend)
    Front bumper is all scratched & damaged (got gsi bumper, will spray & fit it)
    Rear bumper (again has scratches, not decided what to do to it yet)
    Rear 1/4's on both sides needs re-spraying due to scratches.

    I will either smooth the standard rear bumper or will get a GSi one.

    So here are some pics of the astra & my vectra.


    Wheel..


    Rear door damage..










    GSi front bumper, not sure if i should smooth the number plate recess out.


    Hella rear after burners.


    The paint had bubbled & reacted with the previous paint (red) which ment all the paint had to come off. Not finished these yet...


    Over easter i decided to get the other astra out the garage to swap the interior's over.




    Old interior...




    Silver Astra with interior out...


    Blue Astra with interior out...


    All interior bits out of both cars ready to be swaped & fitted.


    Sports seats now fitted in silver Astra.


    Then decided to get a set of car mats for to match the seats...


    The blue one in the garage has had almost all the interior striped now. Just got to take off the rear door cards, steering wheel & take out the dash. Will be taking the bumpers, headlights, fog lights, wings, doors etc off next week.

    Before...


    After most of the stuff was out...


    After everything was out including roof lining...


    Engine bay missing a few bits...


    Back in garage till next week...


    Ended up just geting rear caliper sorted due to lack of funds.

    Finaly got the lights sanded down...


    In primer...


    They will be sprayed this week along with the front bumper.

    Front bumper needs flatting down & priming...


    Fog light surrounds held in by silicone (wtf?)...


    Exhaust started blowing & now the backbox has a HUGE hole in it.

    So decided to go & buy this...


    I managed to get into the bonnet of the blue astra after it decided to some how lock its self, lol.

    Also changed the wiper motor as it had gone faulty & was stoping the wipers in the middle of the window, but forgot to take pics. Oops!

    Got the VXR exhaust on now, its not lined up or central at the minute going to sort all that when i've got the new rear bumper. The old back box had snaped off & the bracket that was still on the pipe work had corroded, so used the grinder to clean up the edges ready for the VXR exhaust. The VXR exhaust was not a straight fit, some of the brackets had to be adjusted & bent to line up with the original brackets on the car but it was not a big job. Just need to get the new rear bumper & get it lined up.

    Up on the ramps...


    VXR Exhaust...


    Old back box...


    Broken bit of pipe from backbox...


    Trial fit...


    How it is for the moment...


    I also decided to spray some bits for the car in some red colour which i mixed. Its kind of a red/purple pearl. Need to spray all the yellow caps in the engine bay as well. The centre console reacted so will sort that out & get that sprayed next week.

    After first coat...


    Second coat...


    Engine bay before...


    Engine bay after...


    If anyone has a bodykit rear bumper for an astra let me know, i may be interested.

    Trying to find a rear bumper that would suit the car but cant find one anywhere for a reasonable price.

    So been getting a few more bits together & finishing off some other bits.

    Bought some new mirrors.


    Sprayed the air box top the same colour as the engine bay cover.


    Sprayed the oil cap & some other caps the same colour as well.


    Finally sprayed the rear lights just need to put them back together & fit them now.


    Fitted the engine bay bits...


    Decided to get a bit more work done to the astra yesterday.

    Mirrors before


    Mirrors after


    Rear light test fitted. Need to wire these up & didnít have time yesterday as I wanted to get some work done on the vectra. Will do these on sunday.


    Grill before


    Grill after


    Also gave the astra a quick clean & polish. I decided to take the badges off the boot but there are some grubby stains left behind so going to get the buffer out & polish the tailgate up on sunday. Will get pics before & after.

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    Cor you've been a busy bee. What sort of time period was all this done over?

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    Trim : Astra Twin Top

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    thats a mighty fine project you have going ..............keep up the good work

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    Nice job I like to see this type of project taking shape good on you ...... s .....

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    Got loads more plans & bits lying around, my back yard looks like a scrap yard, lol.

    Bought the car in Feb 09 I think. Was begining of this year sometime anyway. So only been about 6 months. Hope to have most of it done for xmas time as I'd like to take it to the shows with the vectra next year.

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    a cracking bit of work done already mate....i like the astra G there is sooo much you can do to it
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    very nice mate good to see a lot of effort go into making a car lok good

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    looks nice.. very good work.

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    looks like you have been very busy m8 wish i had the space to do a small prolect like this got logged out by the time i read all of it

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    haha, its having the time to do it all as well which i dont seem to have much of any more

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