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    Default Got bored

    So bought this little mean machine for a tidy little sum

    1999 T registration Corsa Sport 1.4 16v, 69k, air con, elec everything, ABS, airbags galor blah blah blah









    Picked up a coupl of months ago from Merseyside, did a nice 100+mile drive home no problem other then a nasty whine from the gearbox now & again (more on that later!) plan was buy to run about during the summer (aircon centreal) BUT as with every car I have, it didnt happen.

    I had it home no less then 3 hours an got a bit bored....

    Stripped all the interior out & sold it, lightened the wiring loom & rear wrapped it proper bo







    Orderd a FG bonnet & proper bonnet vent with undertray for TB's



    ALL the sound deadening out


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    Carbon trim galore (whole set, boot door, rear cards, front cards)





    Then went on a mission making carbon bits for just about everywhere!

    Elec window switch blanks



    Rear floor pan set



    Ashtray panel





    Welded in a rear brace



    Minced with the new slam panel for the bonnet intake



    And hand finished the wheels



    Takes me a little short of where I am now, engine removal time. If it wasnt pissing down with rain Id be outside right now doing it, as I prepped it all for removal yesterday.

    Tie bars, bottom arms, hubs, ARB, aircon rad/fan system, rad etc etc is all off. Oil water drained out, went to drain the box out to find out there was next to no oil in it at all (would explain the occasional whine it was making driving it home!) already got the 22 spline shafts (already fitted) already by passed the entire immboliser wiring, ABS is removed & sensors sold for a pretty penny. OMP wheel fitted blah blah blah etc etc

    Also removed rear wash wipe & motor, aireil gubbins, R/C/L gubbins, E/W sh*t, loads of various wiring looms that aint needed. Drilled out the rear seat brackets, headlinning out & sold, DTM mirrors fitted (lighter & lower external profile) loads of random odd jobs here an there.
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    Ooooooooooooooo love the wheels.

    Nice work diving in and ripping the car to bits...
    All I wanted was a Pepsi, just one Pepsi
    Far from suicidal
    Still I get them tendencies
    Bringing back them memories
    That I really miss when I reminisce

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benn
    Ooooooooooooooo love the wheels.

    Nice work diving in and ripping the car to bits...
    Cheers mate there 15 inch RFX Revoloutions aswell I have done more, just not really took any pics as simply CBA also got some OMP alloy side mounts aswell from Demon Tweeks.

    Basically its now ripe & ready for an XE, just gotta take dash out & remove aircon pump & condensor & just go through the remaining wiring loom taking out all that is not needed.

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    You don't hang about like do ya looking good, shame its egg shaped

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    Quote Originally Posted by wwmnw
    You don't hang about like do ya looking good, shame its egg shaped
    Pah CBA seaching forever for another mint Nova shell & having to premium price for the privilidege.

    And being as its an Egg I can walk into any scrappy in the country & garantee to find one

    The basic plan is, build it & hammer it till it breaks or till I crash it. Hoon it around, burn up some tyres & if it still works, ill take it to work the next morning. Autotesting & crap like that so its gonna get some hefty abuse

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    It'll be cool by the sounds of it and you mention throttle bodies, I ****ing love throttle bodies the noise is orgasmic.

    Will be watching this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wwmnw
    It'll be cool by the sounds of it and you mention throttle bodies, I ****ing love throttle bodies the noise is orgasmic.

    Will be watching this.
    Got my eyes on a set of brand new 48mm Jenvey tapers for £695. Just a small matter of paying for them

    Basic engine spec will be Autosprint race head with A/S cams, H rods with ARP's, A/S super light fly, paddle clutch, diff of some sort, Qauife shifter & linkage with SCCR (if I can stretch the budget far enought), bodies on Omex & look towards 200hp nitrous oxide.

    And carbon or FG everything (except doors) polycarbs, dics's all round, flyoff handbrake blah blah blah mostly used or nearly new parts from friends of friends rally cars really. We've gone through pretty much all the car looking where we can shed weight, wether it be sprung or unsprung, an even rotational weights (alloy hubs as oppose to steel) alloy wheel nuts, general crap like that really.
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    christ, any won lottery gen?

    be good to see results.
    "let me drive.. i won't make a fool out of you"

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    have you made all that carbon stuff yaself mike??
    luv the rear lites blud

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