Hi, some of you may know my car, belonged to "Ollster" on here. He took it off the road in late 2003 for a major rebuild.
A pic of it before the rebuild:
The shell was resprayed, Then had harry hockley strengthening kit fitted, and the engine bay and front inner arches resprayed.
He had fitted a c16xe etc but never finnished it and got it running, and decided to break the car.
I bought it as basically a rolling shell with no seats, exhaust, engine, suspension, brakes, fuel tank etc etc
So i continued the project on (now jan 2006)
In jan 2006 i had just got the current nova:
This involved a repair to the pass chassis runner, roll cage holes, welded up. bassically tidying all the bits you dont see.
All the insides of the doors, and arches got epoxy resign poured in (this is the tried and tested method of preventing them going rotten, as it stops water from getting trapped between the 2 skins, and gives a chemical bond to the skins, worked on my last nova, and mates novas )
Suspension components paintednote the nice group A bilsteins Also fully polly bushed )
Install wiring for front fogs (fitted to give factory look, using proper switch etc), Cat 1 alarm, Cav mk3 DID, Third brake light, bonnet light, sound system, boot release etc
Modded cav mk3 DID, and flame red painted heater controls (pictured in my last nova, but kept for this nova)
painted brake servo, wiper motor, fitted silicone tubing for washer jets (which got colour coded aswell) Single wiper conversion from modded nova linkage. strut brace fitted.
F13 CR Gearbox freshly painted, also made a fully rose jointed linkage, but no pics)
Heres a pic of the gsi bumpers i got painted Opel something?? silver, paint code 13u (its an anthracite type colour) but i think its too light (wanting to replicate std plastic type colour) SHOWN ON MY LAST NOVA.
OPINIONS ON THE BUMPER COLOUR??
Also made some shortened door mirrors, by cutting approx 30mm out of them, then plastic welding back together. There finnished and painted, but no recent pics of them at the moment.
It then went to the bodyshop to get a tiny reapir done on the drivers sill (at the middle drain hole,) and get the front wings painted, and rear arches stone guarded and painted.
Was there for about 2 months (bodyshop v.busy, and i was in no rush etc)
Then when i got it home i was changing the engine in my corsa, so another 3 weeks went by.
Then re-fitted the dash with all controls lit with led's (heater controls lit red, other controls white, Gsi instruments with sri white speedo/rev counter fitted lit blue fading to red)
Last week i prepped the underside of the floor pan, zinc primed,then stone guarded it.
inside of the brand new GM front wings:
256mm brake disks fitted, painted reconditioned calipers and braided hoses to go on.
Then my first experiance of spraying 2K
Front wing - first coat
Overall VERY pleased with the results !!
Have anthracite Gsi bumpers, 16" speedline allessio 2's, magnex system all to go on, and the plan engine wise is a c16xe on motorbike bodies, aiming for 140bhp ish, maybe more. So the car will handle well, be reasonably quick, imaculate condition, with enough comforts and gadgets that you may get in a newer car
what do you all think?