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    Kie's star silver corsa b

    Some of you will (hopefully) remember my first corsa.


    1.0 Envoy
    Sportex exhaust
    Coilovers
    Gsi kit
    And chavvy black slabs that really needed a refurb

    So anyway I got rid of that November 2012 and decided to get another B.



    1.0 GLS
    Totally standered when I bought it (apart from a cheap cd player and some Halfords wheel trims)
    Mint condition inside and out.
    Power steering
    Central locking
    Elec windows, mirrors.

    First thing I did was fit the slabs off the old one.



    Then I had to get the last little bits of the old corsa.



    Then it went off to the scrapyard

    Then I polished the old sportex 3" outward rolled backbox up and fitted it to the gls

    But decided to sell it on.

    Then I stripped the rear bumper and arches off to check for rust.
    Behind the rear bumper was spotless.

    Behind the offside rear arch was not


    Got my mate from work to cut it out and weld a new plate in...Havn't got any pics of that though.

    Then I got the coilovers fitted.
    Front camber FTW!




    Then I refitted my slabs, got the geometry done, fitted some bulbs I had lying around and went to the East mids meet.





    Then I removed the front bumper, jacked up the front and removed the 2 front wheels and got the underseal out.


    Havn't got any pictures of the arches undersealed.
    But cleaned them up quikly and didn't find any worrying rust.


    Rear arch


    Then had a quik check underneath, just to make sure it wasn't caked in oil.



    Went scrapyard and came back with a new tailgate with a sport spoiler


    Also at the same time I got some Vauxhall mudflaps.


    Then bought a cobra exhaust of my mate, got that fitted straight away



    Then I removed the rear wiper as it wasn't working anyway, think the new loom was f**ked when I fitted the new tailgate.
    Just put a rubber bung in it for now until my mate from work can weld it up i'll get the handle smoothed off as well.


    Fitted some team heko wind deflectors


    And that's about it. All up to date
    On the look out for some alloys!! Want some team dynamic pro race 3's so i'm going to try and get some at the end of the month.
    Bumpertops, arches and bumpstrips are going anthracite along with a couple of other little bits.
    Definatly want an engine conversion, this 1.0l getting boring now. Really would like a x16xe on r1 bike carbs, but will proberbly go with just a standard x16xe or c20xe.
    Then get inside and outside fully resprayed inside plastics flocked, bucket seats and a little rear cage powdercoated anthracite.
    All in time :lol:

    ***UPDATE 30/06/2013***

    Well this week hasn't been my week unfortunately,
    Last sunday morning my clutch cable snapped...in the garage all day Thursday, came back to me all well and good. Driving to work as on Friday as usual, raining+sh*t budget tyres (all legal though) ended up with this...


    So mad with myself and the fact I new it was on budgets and I didn't do anything about it
    But anyway, the car I went into had very minimal visual damage, a cracked number plate and a little scuff on the bumper:0
    Got to work on Friday morning, put it on the ramp and thankfully nothing major was twisted/bent!!

    So I got the car home and left it how it was all day yesterday (Saturday). Today I decided to start stripping it down, getting rid of some of the damaged panels and ready for the new panels.

    Bumper, lights, and radiator/fan all removed. You can also see the slam panel bent up, so i'v just orderd a brand new front panel


    The fan housing has broke in two places and the rad had nothing holding it in place apart from the hoses!!

    It still works, but to avoid any later problems i'm just going to replace them both.
    And my last purchase is a set of team dynamic pro race 3.0's in silver wrapped in 195/45/15 Falkens


    Had the choice of black, silver or white...white wasn't an option so it was out of black or silver, but I decided to go with silver for the more subtle (spelling? :0) look.
    Unfortunately DemonTweeks don't keep this wheel on the shelf so I have to wait 4-5weeks for them to be made!! :!
    That's all that's happened to the car recently, hopefully have abit better update soon!!

    Bought these




    I rang demon tweeks up and decided to change my order from silver team dynamics to gloss black, to go with my morettes....
    Today I got home from work to these...

    And inside?


    Couldn't wait to see them on the car so put one one.


    Also I removed the tyres from my order as i'm getting a set of 195/45/15 Uniroyal's from work.
    I'll be ordering them tomorrow and fitting them Monday!!

    Soo excited to get them on

    Also rang a couple of mobile welders and i'v found one that will come and weld my new slam panel for 45. So that's happening Wednesday!!

    drilled out 42 spot welds and removed the front panel.



    New slam panel is being welded on Wednesday!! so then I can star building the front end up!

    Also decided to chuck one of the alloys on the back to see how much they stick out!!



    Orderd my tyres yesterday, should be at work on Tuesday so i'll be popping down work Tuesday morning to get them fitted!!

    That's all for now!! Welding being done Wednesday and tyres fitted Tuesday...
    Can't wait to get the wheels on now!!

    Thanks for looking!
    Kie.

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    Was this over on AC? I don't remember seeing it. Like the new wheels a lot.

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    Those wheels are stunning

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    They are going to look awesome. Might be worth painting the rear drums the same as the wheels, it would look better IMO

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    Shame about the shunt, looks like you're sorting it properly and it will defintely look better than before!

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    Lee- yes its on allcorsa although I hadn't updated it in a while so only just updated it last night.
    jt999- cheers mate!!
    Coleman- yes I have thought about painting the front calipers and rear drums black. Might do it when i'v got some spare time.
    nibnob21- Cheers mate!!
    Thanks for the comments guys!!

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    My username on allcorsa is 'kie'.

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    Those wheels! I need those haha, thought about painting the morretts the same colour as the alloys? Started to come together nicely mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam_Sri View Post
    Those wheels! I need those haha, thought about painting the morretts the same colour as the alloys? Started to come together nicely mate
    Hi mate, the morettes are the same colour as the wheels, both gloss black. I think the pictures of the wheels on the car makes the wheels look lighter. But both the lights and wheels are gloss black. Eventually I want to get them both painted anthracite along with the bumpertops and a few other little bits.

    Cheers for the comment mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kie1995 View Post
    Hi mate, the morettes are the same colour as the wheels, both gloss black. I think the pictures of the wheels on the car makes the wheels look lighter. But both the lights and wheels are gloss black. Eventually I want to get them both painted anthracite along with the bumpertops and a few other little bits.

    Cheers for the comment mate.
    Ahh okay! Yeah that would look ace

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam_Sri View Post
    Ahh okay! Yeah that would look ace
    Cheers mate

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    Looks good, nice and low

    new wheels will transofrm it completely

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
    Looks good, nice and low

    new wheels will transofrm it completely
    Cheers mate, cannot wait to get my wheels fitted tomorrow!!

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    Getting my tyres fitted this morning!!
    I'll post some pics as soon as there on the car.
    Cheers.
    Kie

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    Wink Alloys fitted!!

    Rang work up at half ten, they told me my tyres had turned up.
    So I wasted no time and went down to get them fitted!!
    I'll let the pics do the talking...





    Sorry about the cr*p pictures, I will get some better ones when its back on the road!
    Also please excuse the dirty car!!

    Chuffed with them...although the rears are sitting really close to the rear arch...hopefully it will just rub it self right.

    Cheers.
    Kie

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    What offset are they? As said, they'll look better with the drums painted black.

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    What's the offset of them? They look really tight in there.
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    ET35!! :0 And yeah think i'm gunna do them black.

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    Just took it down the road round a couple of corners and on full lock off the drive and it doesn't rub :s but I havnt got the front arches on yet.

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    ET35 is well off what's needed for the Corsa. ET49 is what you want, so your wheels are 14mm off, meaning that when lowered it's virtually guaranteed you'll get some scrubbing.

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