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    My coupe......pic heavy

    So this is it all standard





    First thing I done was add the "irmscher grill" this may be fake but looks REALLY good !!! haha.





    Then after that I deristricted the airbox and fitted the veccy c inlet ( no pics,boring jobs !)

    The next item to put in was my head unit, this has built in sat nav, dvd,tv,bluetooth,ipod........god knows what else !!





    So after a look at other cars I decided to colour code the center cosole and air vents, first spray job so let me know what you think.
    Stripped out:






    And finished:





    (Ignore the mess )

    I then got a chance to put it on a rolling road and ended up with 138 (think at the flywheel).





    A while past (short on funds) until I got a set of HID's, quite a difference to standard halfrauds bulbs !!!





    I also put some led sidelights in.

    After doing these lights I had a go at doing the dash lights, or some of them anyway !!





    The MFD has been replaced now as some pixels were damaged, and I still haven't got round to doing the heater controls !

    I then got my rear lights tinted by a friend in his spray shop.





    Been on a few months now and had no troube from the police

    After a look at more cars for inspiration I bought these :





    They were a bargain and run off my headunit. I can have DVD's playing on these whilst having the satnav on my headunit !! great for passengers anyway !lol.

    I'd been looking for a GSI bumper for a while and then stumbled upon one going cheap so done a 380mile round trip to get it, and a week later it was all sprayed and fitted !!! Looking nice (waiting on the fogs now though !).

    As I got it :





    The bumper off :




    Sprayed and fitted :








    So thats all I've done so far, and it looks like this :




    This is what it looked like at last years (2010)Total Vauxhall Live and Carmarthenshire Modified Car Show.......Without the fog lights
    I finally got the fog lights and fitted them but you all know what they look like so no need for a pic !
    Next was the brakes, I changed the discs and pads all round from these :



    To these :



    After changing the brakes it was coming up to xmas sooooo my misses bought me some coilovers



    I fitted these as soon as I could and was really happy with the result....



    Since i fitted them I've lowered them a bit more on the front.

    And that brings you up to date ! I've got a few more ideas to make it stand out a bit more, and trying to get new seats aswell.
    Hope you all like it, any comments are welcome
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    Ohh I forgot to mention that I done one mod when we had the snow that I havent seen anywhere else ...........



    A mohican ...... I thought it was funny anyway !!!!! haha
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    I completley forgot I got the exhaust done too so here are some more pictures......

    First off the interior






    And now the exhaust Which was built onto the car









    This was built at Pro Speed in Cardiff, really good lads there and a good price too.

    This is the car at the moment.......but Im getting the bug agian after being away in Canada for 3 months .......





    Comments welcome and suggestions are apreciated !!!
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    So I finally got around to starting what I have in mind for the Coupe this weekend.......didn't finish due to the spray paint I ordered being terrible !!! But hey ho ! :#

    So I will start with the wheels...I found a set of 18'' VXR Reps for a good price with 'minimal damage' This turned out to be A HELL OF ALOT OF DAMAGE !!! Each wheel was badly curbed and 2 had several cracks I was far from happy with the seller, vented my frustration, then soldiered on :#

    This is what I got.





    I had the cracks fixed


    I sent them off to get painted and unfortunatley I wernt happy with the work #not laquered and runs on a few of the alloys#

    So Myself and the wifey took them home and did it ourselves




    They turned out really good infact, compared to what they were like !!

    So now I have them on my car, I just need to get the center caps finished and they will be complete #Y#
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    So then I moved onto changing the grill. I bought one on ebay for a good price, needing a bit of TLC




    With a bit of black and some lacuer ...



    Will put a few more layers on and then get it fitted

    I started spraying the center console parts up but the rattle cans were rubbish, so below are a few items almost finished





    Ohh and I started on my alloy center caps, They are holden badged ones.



    All nice and shiney !!!
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    I completley forgot about these !!! I changed the headlights from GM to Sharkeyes and fitted some HID's to them too !!! Here are some pics I've just found

    First the bumper came off.....god knows how many times I had this off now !


    Then for the wiring .... Was quite simple, got a diagram sent to me which helped





    All fitted and adjusted




    Quite an easy job to be honest, I like them and hope others do too HAHA !
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    So Ive finally finished spraying all the body parts for the coupe

    Had a little drama with the center console where the paint was reacting badly so I just used a spare one I had laying around

    So once again the interior came out !


    The second console sanded down


    Thats the reaction I had with the first console


    All done and ready for fitting



    The console looks a bit dull as I have literally just finished spraying it
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    So here are a few pics of it now, all fitted and shiny, from PVS

    The Fiancee earning her room


    The Welsh Lot all clean the day before PVS


    The centre console in white (heater vents & headlight switch are the same)


    The Alloys with the Holden centre caps finished and fitted


    And how she stands now.....taken at PVS

    Always Welsh & always driving !!!!
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