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    Donk's Corsa C Z20LET Build.

    So after having a DC2 Integra for about A year, I thought I'd best get something with some torque, I picked up my base car which is this Astra Coupe, which has spent most of it's life in the south of France, in the ownership of a retired old man.


    It does seem a shame to rip it apart, the drivers bolster is worn, and the headlights have gone foggy. It's got a full frog Opel service history, and ticked past 100k today.

    So my plan is break it, keep the running gear, then buy a base spec Corsa C.
    'power makes you faster down the straights, lightness makes you faster everywhere' mr c chapman.

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    Re: Donk's Corsa C Z20LET Build.

    o sweet, looking forwrd to this.

    Astra coupes = the Calibra of the 2010s

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    They sure are, they're such a good price at the moment. It's a lovely drive, it really does seems a shame to scrap it.
    'power makes you faster down the straights, lightness makes you faster everywhere' mr c chapman.

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    Re: Donk's Corsa C Z20LET Build.

    Quote Originally Posted by corsadonk View Post
    They sure are, they're such a good price at the moment. It's a lovely drive, it really does seems a shame to scrap it.
    Thats what will be said in 20+ years from now

    looking forward to the updates

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    Re: Donk's Corsa C Z20LET Build.

    looking forward to this and welcome back
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    Re: Donk's Corsa C Z20LET Build.

    Good stuff.

    Will you be documenting the conversion or hiding the specifics like others seem to do?

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    Re: Donk's Corsa C Z20LET Build.

    You never said! I noticed the teg was sold though.

    Are you going for base model pre facelift? Like Amy's? If so her's is a "Comfort" and is well specced.

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    Re: Donk's Corsa C Z20LET Build.

    Ah man this is gonna hurt me isnt it..



    I dare any of you to tell me you wouldn't let this upstanding young citizen slob on your knob like corn on the cob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev_G View Post
    looking forward to this and welcome back
    I've still been here, sneaking about.

    Quote Originally Posted by Melv View Post
    Good stuff.

    Will you be documenting the conversion or hiding the specifics like others seem to do?
    I'll do my best, to show how it's done. I might not show the wiring too much, since I'll be getting the info off Warren.

    Quote Originally Posted by 8valve-craig View Post
    You never said! I noticed the teg was sold though.

    Are you going for base model pre facelift? Like Amy's? If so her's is a "Comfort" and is well specced.
    Yeah cheap as possible, with decent body work. I also need ABS.

    Quote Originally Posted by Benn View Post
    Ah man this is gonna hurt me isnt it..
    At least it aint a 888 or a GSI.
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    Re: Donk's Corsa C Z20LET Build.

    looking good Mike can't wait for this

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    Re: Donk's Corsa C Z20LET Build.

    Quote Originally Posted by corsadonk View Post
    At least it aint a 888 or a GSI.
    Oh haha nah don't care that you're breaking the Astra. I mean that you are building a Zlet Corsa C.



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    Re: Donk's Corsa C Z20LET Build.

    Do it Benn, do it.

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    Re: Donk's Corsa C Z20LET Build.

    Quote Originally Posted by Benn View Post
    Oh haha nah don't care that you're breaking the Astra. I mean that you are building a Zlet Corsa C.
    still not got round to scratching that itch then benn

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    Re: Donk's Corsa C Z20LET Build.

    Not yet no.... Can see i will tho..lol



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    Re: Donk's Corsa C Z20LET Build.

    maybe this thread will kick start it for you?

    looking forward to the updates to this build

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    Re: Donk's Corsa C Z20LET Build.

    Benn both of us need to MTFU and do one of these soon
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    Re: Donk's Corsa C Z20LET Build.

    Hopefully the rolling Z20LET conversion package I am selling goes into making a wee Corsa C ZLET. Shameless plug I know.

    It will be good to see more info out in the open about the ZLET conversion.

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    Re: Donk's Corsa C Z20LET Build.

    Well the Tax ran out on the Astra today, it wasn't pooring it down, so I crack on stripping it.



    Fingers crossed I can start taking the engine out on the weekend.

    I've listed a few thing on Ebay, to try a free up some funds let me know if you need anything.
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    Re: Donk's Corsa C Z20LET Build.

    Ah there's a good start.



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    Re: Donk's Corsa C Z20LET Build.

    Have you got a corsa yet. I'm doing a similar project with my corsa c van but using a c20let

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    Re: Donk's Corsa C Z20LET Build.

    good to see you had some time and ok weather to do this mike

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    Re: Donk's Corsa C Z20LET Build.

    Thanks all.

    Crombievts na, I'm hoping to get one soon, I need a car anyway now the Astra is off the road, I can't really use my works van, and the wife is often out in hers.
    'power makes you faster down the straights, lightness makes you faster everywhere' mr c chapman.

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    Re: Donk's Corsa C Z20LET Build.

    I did plan to do a z20 but its easier to start with a 1.2 and mine is a 1.7 van so I opted for the c20. Are you going to use the f23 and cable shift from the donor car ?

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    Re: Donk's Corsa C Z20LET Build.

    Ah, right fair enough. I bought the Astra so I can use all the bits off it.

    Foyracer has a C20XE Combo C, which is pretty cool.
    'power makes you faster down the straights, lightness makes you faster everywhere' mr c chapman.

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    Re: Donk's Corsa C Z20LET Build.

    If you no could you list the mounts needed to fit the f23 as I'm unsure. Will the cable shift gear stick be a direct fit to the corsa ?

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