So then I have had the car two weeks, and finally with the old car all stripped out of the gear it had in it, it was time to start on the new car. Now please bear in mind that originally I was planing to do everything on the first weekend that I picked up the car. Well one thing lead to another, a delivery was missed, a prototype part was delayed, stocks which had been kept for me turned out they had messed up the amount, and now the stock is only due in a month...... Ah you know the usual modding delays. Anyways I decided that I could finally start somethng such that when all the bits and bobs arrived it would take less time. Well the fruits of my labour (this afternoon).
The armrest (Cheers Steve @ both on price and I still cannot believe that Irmscher got this to me next day, as we both where expecting a few days)
If anyone is wondering on the fit and comfort factor I will say only one thing it is an Irmscher product and fit and comfort are as expected brilliant.
Next up the Richbrook Alloy Tax disc holder (Again Cheers Steve @ LMF you are a star mate!)
Next (what a ******* of a job! Actually this was done the first week I had the car). This thing looks simple to do. Well it is not as the battery tray needs to be changed to accomodate the bigger battery, and therein lies the Problem! Firstly the bolts holding down the original where not tight (on a two week old car mind you!), then Vauxhall in there infinite wisdom decide to attach a wiring loom with devil clips. Well half an hour later a bloody finger and it was all on. Can you guess why the upgrade on the battery?
And then Lastly the fruits of most of the afternoon, the Dynamated boot. I will be leaving it at the boot for the mo till all the remaining ICE gear pitches up, as I only want to take the car apart once. Do you need this much, No. But to do the job properly requires this much and anyone that knows me knows that I never skimp of the soundeading.
You will notice that the Left had sie has a small strip not dynamated. The reason is simple to take the side panelling off you need to remove the rear seats, and to do this area you need the panelling off as one of the main fuse boxes is behind it, so you really do need good access. And also as I said the car will only be coming apart once, so it will have to wait for now.
More to follow soon I hope.