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    dewismotorsport's Astra coupe 2.2

    Well the time came to finally buy myself a decent car instead of bombing around in cheap shitters msl:

    All though my last work bomber was a £100 Calibra 16v cost me £40 in bits to get it through an MOT and i've had a years hassle free motoring out of it only having to replace a CV joint and a couple of gaitors so not bad at all :nod:

    Here she is in all her glory:





    I took her for her MOT knowing she'd fail but on how much i wanted to know 3 pages later it was concluesive she was destined to be stripped and weighed in
    Shame really as it was such a confortable car to drive and sat happily at 90mph on motorway (private one ) but now i'll be having her hassle free engine out as it's a DIS as well and things like equal length shafts etc out and selling any other bits before weighing her in and probably still get £100 back for her :clap:

    So here's my new daily driver it's a 51 plate Europa blue 2.2L Bertone SE1 has done 72K and has FSH and 12 months MOT and is mint inside and out bar a broken filler cap catch but thats an easy fix, it's standard bar a tinted rear screen, matching alcantara handbrake and gear gaitor, some custom mats and full blue LED's which look really good tbh.




    And my favorite part the black leather and blue alcantara interior




    Planned mods are gonna be cosmetic to start with:

    De-badged grill and boot lid
    HID's (possibly, not driven at night yet, but anything like calibra definatly will)
    Paint wheels (anthraite)
    Fit coilovers and slam on it's arse
    Fit some 19" snowflakes or BBS style rims (at a later date)
    Back box or i'll make full system

    not gonna touch engine as it's a daily driver (famous last words msl: )
    although would be tempted with a super charger kit :nod:

    Gonna look after this unlike the calibra, I'll even wash it unlike the one wash the calibra got in a year msl:

    Link to my WIP 450bhp corsa gsi as well:

    http://www.vauxhall-sport-forum.com/...et-t11131.html

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    Couldn't resist buying myself a few bits, after some ******* tried scamming me (VXR888, Samgsi, Frog or whatever you wanna call yourself), i went and spoke to Turbo Chris at CS autos and dragged him out of bed early on his day off (sorry mate) and bagged myself a genuine gsi bumper, Irmscher rear spats and a new fuel cap as mine doesn't lock properly

    added bonus is there all in europa blue so don't need painting, will fit them when i shake my new years eve hangover off msl:

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    Got round to fitting front bumper and fuel flap today

    Bumper off


    And new one on and a quick wash


    Will fit rear spats tomorrow hopefully, just waiting on new grill and headlamp eyebrows and will order some tinted number plates also

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    got the car down to work and had a look around it on the ramp all seems fine, while it was up there i fitted the irmscher rear spats

    then removed the Bertone badges from the sides as i'm not a fan of them

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    Small update as i'm still waiting on other bits to turn up but my grill arived today and was litrally a two minute job to fit, looks a million times better than the standard V grill :nod:

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    Couple more parcels turned up today, one had the irmscher heater dial surounds and traction control switch panel, still need to buy the loom for this though, all fitted


    And the other had the tinted number plates in



    Looks moodier with them on I think :nod:

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    Fixed another small fault from when I bought the car, one of the check straps on the glove box had snapped off and it's the one that's meant to turn the light off, so it's permanently on which ain't good

    Ordered these off eBay there the newer type (top one, old one bellow) with two positions

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    Vectra C intake pipe turned up today, is a fair bit bigger than the original and a lot less restrictive

    Was a bit of a tight squeeze to get the old one out but much swearing and brut force got it out, while i was at it i derestricted the air box as well, amazing how much shite they put in it

    Decided to change my CD player as it came with a crap Sony one, and the areial had come out the back so had rubbish reception, so i nicked the DVD head unit out of the corsa, the old one put up a good fight on the way out, i also removed the whole console as i droped my screw driver down the back

    Made a hole in the bottom of the tray so that the ipod jack can come through

    no photos of it all fitted as i forgot and was too tired

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    Ridiculously small update msl:
    Fitted the smoked side repeater much better than the clear ones

    also got a photo of new head unit fitted up and as you can see previous owner did a full blue LED conversion

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    Called in at Taunton on the way home from work to drop an inlet off to Chip and while I was there got Leslie to mix me some paint up for the car as you can't buy it off the shelf



    Can finally get round to painting the headlamp eye brows now, just wanna say a massive thanks to Chip and Leslie for treating me to the paint :clap: Nice one mate :beer:

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