I was looking to trade in my zafira for an astra and came across this:
I had never owned a modified car before and nor did i know anything about modding. But i straight swapped my zafira for it. I did loose some money as the zafira was 2001 with 67,000 Miles and the hatch was 2001 with 110,000 miles.
Out with the old:
In with the new:
At this stage the only mod i had done was the black engine cover and ken wood head unit.
I then bought a big chavvy induction kit for some reason. Oh Dear.
But i managed to develop some form of taste and get some FK Angel Eyes And Chrome Bonnet Lifters
Then bought a red and black leather gearstick and handbrake gator set:
And some flat blade wipers
I Then added some Grilled/Grooved/Vented disks
Then some drunk added a mod of his own, i came outside and there was a curry on my window. It was quickly washed off
This is how it was sitting
I then decided the centre consle is MEGA boring as standard. So off it came:
how the car sat for a few days:
And back on in flame red with an irmy steering wheel badge as well. Also added chrome speedo rings.
I then done the same under the bonnet
Then came the real fun:
New front and back bumpers:
Also KEI Force 10 Alloys
And the under bonnet taking shape, back to the good old airbox:
Getting the bumpers sorted out:
Rear Skirt Primed:
Rear bumper Primed, Coupe Front Bumper Primed:
Some Repairs To Coupe bumper:
Then on with some paint:
Then to get the big Key Mark on the bonnet repaired:
New Bumper Brackets:
Fitting The Halfords Finest Black Mesh And Smoked Fog Lights:
Gearbox Oil Changed:
Injectors Out To Be Refurbished:
Fuel Filter Changed:
Back Together Looking Mean:
Unfortunately the new back bumper wouldn't fit over my irmy back box so had to be put in the garage.
I then joined the world of High Intensity Discharge. Never had HID's Before. Well worth buying.
After all this my clutch packed in. There was a leak in the copper hose feeding the slave cylinder. An excuse to get the engine out.
There was also a gaping big hole in my gearbox needing welded, near the bottom right
I then went for some colour coding:
bonnet Lifters, Pipework
Vectra C Air Intake:
After doing the timing belt, water pump, thermostat, clutch, pressure plate, slave cylinder, slave cylinder copper hoses, i painted the bottom of the engine and entire gearbox with red engine enamel paint, and the downpipes with high temperature 1200F Grey paint.
And back in it went:
I Then started re trimming my door cards:
The exhaust was crap looking with specs of rust on it, so i soon got it all sanded and painted with the same paint as the manifold:
Chopped the twin pipes off the irmy back box:
Some welding was done:
A VXR stainless steel tailpipe was added:
And the VXR Style back bumper finally added on:
I then met up with Souleh for some more pics:
Mot time - pass, no advisories! Tinted lights were removed for a lighter smoke. Which i kept on because i prefer them.
A picture i got from the previous owner:
And this is the lastest picture of it hiding in the background:
And well, thats the story of my astra so far.