bought this yesterday so im gonna get a wee diary thread up early on Always fancied mk3 astra, previously having a mk3 5door which didnt end so well i'm keen to keep this one top notch.
It was brought onto the island and for sale again around just under a year ago, Was all set to buy it then but unfortunantly it sold before my next payday so i bought this instead: duo/gsi mk3 astra project!
About 9 months on I saw the car advertised for sale, enquired about it and was keen to buy it but the boy took it off the market. A week later I gave him a phone, and made a better offer than his asking price and the deal was done. Picked it up last night around 10pm looking like this:
Today Rob and I checked for clearance on the wheels i'll be buying for it hopefully in the next week or so, as its really needing wheels. Heres a few snaps off it on 18" masitalys
Dont know if they're to everyones taste but i really like em better than the 14" wheels on it the now anyway! lmao
It started life off as a 1.4 auto and not far off poverty spec, if not poverty spec But a boy called Kenny put alot off work into getting it to look something similar to a gsi phs1/phs2.
GSi front bumper ( need fogs and the splitter )
GSi rear bumper
GSi phs1 skirts
After them parts being fitted it was blown over in ford radiant red? or so im told, downside was the doorstrips werent removed and its actually a phs1 rep so i'll need to sort that out. Engine wise its just a standard 1.4 8v with a manual box rather than the auto it came out as. Interiors quite a mess, the majority off the plastics and trims have been replaced to black trims as they'd have been grey as standard but its still a bit tacky. Its got pretty ragged phs1 gsi interior in it so i'll be looking for a clean set off seats aswell.
Some people might be famaliar with it as a boy called Ross had it on here. Heres a couple reminders off when he had it..
when he first got it..
and somewhere between then and selling it..
Its also had the irish plate replaced since i've bought it, let me know what yous think