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bought this car as a mis used and abused little astra c20xe with a million previous owners.

she cost me 6 points the day after i got her for rusty wheel arch and chopped rear springs...

how she started off

messy
Her next to my previously restored astra

strip down starts




new tailgate

new quarter




prime


got some bmw electric seats







my little touches




me driving her to a car show (bumper hanging off)



got some standard wheels

got my seats covered





swapped my corsa drag car for a calibra turbo and put the let in this, pics to follow
got her a plate



Now waiting intercooler, vernier pulley, vxr injector rail to put in my xe cam :)
i did this restoration in memory of Tommy g a friend who passed away. thanks for looking comments welcome
 

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IMO its to low, the wheels should be silver as the black makes them look like wheel trims and the stickers look like someone has just stuck them anywhere like on the C piller no no no!

nice to see one restored tho
 

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Looking good,nice to see someone else from `ull giving a vaux some love.Who did the bodywork for you? Going to be wanting some work done in the next month or so.Dont suppose your old wheels (masitaly?)are for sale are they?
 

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no they were cracked, and they are not the wheels i am keeping anyway kev and the body work was done by my brother (Autosmart refinishing) kwk, its near nepolians casino., let me know if you want further directions, and the stickers on the c piller and along the bonnet may not be to everyones taste but i dont like them in windows or straight on paint work personally. even my brother agrees with you though kev lol.
 

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no they were cracked, and they are not the wheels i am keeping anyway kev and the body work was done by my brother (Autosmart refinishing) kwk, its near nepolians casino., let me know if you want further directions, and the stickers on the c piller and along the bonnet may not be to everyones taste but i dont like them in windows or straight on paint work personally. even my brother agrees with you though kev lol.
he is a man with taste my dear lmao
 

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well she is back in paint shop now, getting her done pearl white i will put the pictures up as i do it. and kev your will be pleased to know, my brother has banned me from putting stickers on the paint work haha :)
 

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hey here is the phase 2 (2nd respray into pearl white) a few pics

arch before



time to shiltz



smoothing






just the finishing touches left, pictures to follow


ok so ripped my interior back out and took the carpet up to find a couple holes, took off my wing and found more, so the welding began,
 

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Hi Dani didn't realise the date can you remember low much you lowered it? I have a gsi now and want to lower it thanks Shaun
 
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