Bought in July with 33,000 miles, new MOT, service, with refurbed alloys - £5k.
3 hour drive and got it back home -
Already i had purchased a debadged grille and armrest from so the next day i got around to fitting them -
GSi rear lights were next on the shopping list along with a debagde....
Window tints went on later that week - medium back 3 and light fronts,
Irmy heater rings went on and then straight off as they looked odd imo -
Then i wanted the OEM sharkeyes so purchased from Sel imperial and went about installing them with the much needed help from Enigma and Unreal.
Began to take the bumper off and found some rusty rounded off screws inside the arch.
Couldnt for the life of me get them out. Loosened with WD40 and managed to get 3 loose.
Nipped the car down to Vauxhall to see if they would politely remove the offending screw to which they replied "yes sir, we can book you in for tomorrow at £85 an hour labour charge." I said "thanks.....bye"
Drilled the screw out in the end and replaced it with copper greased and a plastic nut on top.
Anyway, got the bumper off and fitted a new lower grille at the same time -
Motors from the headlights werent long enough to reach the headlight adjuster in the headlight. Drilled a hole in the motors and glued in the transport piece that was holding the lens in place for delivery. Works like a dream.
One dodgy HID kit and a new kit from HID-direct later, and they work spot on.
Cheeky bonnet lifters were nabbed from somebody on here for £12 - nice and easy to install using 2p pieces as washers
Then some interior mods -
Irmy door pins -
CD drawers and SRi pedals -
Colour coded and delocked door handles -
With a spare set of bump strips ready to give to the body shop to also go on.....
And then my latest mod that i picked up from Dan yesterday -
Needs a bit of spot welding on the pipe of the back off the box but will get that done and get it on asap!
Future plans at the moment are -
Rocker cover gasket is first to fix, iridium sparks, lowering of some description, sprayed up centre console, colour coded bump strips, uprated boost pipe, airbox, get rid of crossover, and then move onto the bigger stuff, VXR turbo, injectors...and then a remap.