Bought a blue 3dr mk3 Astra 1.4 8v (MPi ) as my first car had it for a year and everything that could go wrong .. did! (cambelt snapped, clutch went, master cylinder went, punctures, exhaust...)
I then wanted a higher spec Mk3, but being 18 couldnt afford insurance on a GSi, so search high and low for a Mk3 Cesaro ... found one on autotrader all the way down in pourtsmouth! (can i have a lift dad?)
came back with this:
Then it lost those horrible front indicators for clear, and gained tinted windows, 17" alloys and a 60mm lowering kit...
..and then some GSi rear clusters..
I then sold the 17's as i needed money to start my engine conversion!
On my old front, under a gazeebo!
actual engine in wasnt a proberlem! getting it started was... we spent most nights for a month trying to figure out what was up... in the end we found out it was the cat being blocked! DOH! also added was a OMP strutbrace!
during the conversion, i added the GSi bodykit (minus the skirts)!
i then needed a new exhaust and planned a powerslow one! so drove to Nottingham to get one... oops! forgot to get the tracking done!! tyres shreaded i then had to get these:
after driving round with those badboys on for a couple of months! i got some 18's!!
i then bought the copy of with byrons old astra in, and had to get one!! i spent ages looking for a one and found one on ebay at 12:30am! it had 1 day left.. i text my mate and asked him to bid on it for me when he got up! it actually finished the very minute i finished work!!
within 2 weeks of getting it back home i added tinted headlights and side repeaters and a FK slatted grill and gave it some autogloom ultra deep shine:
i got bored of the FK grill and decided to colour code my old V-grill and alsoi found out about meguairs, and wont be using autogloom again!
i then received these in the post:
and that day fitted them:
as it was dark, we wound them down untill there where about 1cm from max lowness! oops! couldnt turn corners!
next day we raised it up a tad, so i could actually move!
future plans include: prodrive bodybits, new wheels possibly?, shark eyes, hids, tints, leather interior, and hopefully a supercharger!! we'll see!