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    Vectra C 1.8 122bhp project

    53,000 miles on the clock
    Ex demo Car at Derby dealers
    Then bought by women who works there
    Serviced
    1.8 petrol
    122 bhp
    "54" plate
    Ultra Blue

    So far I have got most of the car in bits as it's some what rough around the edges, few Advisory’s from MOT Brake lines front to rear slightly corroded, which I have cleaned up ready for painting and treating.

    Both upper bushes slight play which I have fitted new ones, including the stabiliser links.

    In NO order

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    It's going to takes ages to show us the entire car from these close up shots
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    He's making a full scale 3D jigsaw of it. If you print all the photos, you can even make your own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jt999 View Post
    It's going to takes ages to show us the entire car from these close up shots
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    He's making a full scale 3D jigsaw of it. If you print all the photos, you can even make your own.
    Sorry gents that was all I had down loaded at the time, they were zoomed in shots to show what I had changed, but I will use smaller sizes going forward if required. And will upload all photos within the next week.
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    The image size itself doesn't matter don't worry

    I meant that we can't see the actual car, only small bits of it.
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    Get some pics of the actual car
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    Ah - the joys of Vectra suspension bushes. People so often use the ebay stuff and wonder why they fail within a few months. They're half the price, but fail ten times quicker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jt999 View Post
    The image size itself doesn't matter don't worry

    I meant that we can't see the actual car, only small bits of it.
    will down load them in next few days

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    Get some pics of the actual car
    Will do mate :>

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    Ah - the joys of Vectra suspension bushes. People so often use the ebay stuff and wonder why they fail within a few months. They're half the price, but fail ten times quicker.
    What a pain they are to change too, tbh Taurus they were all original parts but car looks like it's been stood for a while and only used on very short runs. But I have changed two rear bushes before that were cheap copies and were in a right mess.

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    Glad to see you picked up another Vectra. With some of your posts you mentioned your previous Vectra as if you were quite fond of it and missed it a bit.
    Whatever car you picked up, it would be a winner anyway after seeing how much time and effort you put into your Corsa C

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    Needs moar van.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tanktop View Post
    What a pain they are to change too,
    It's can be a pain of a job - having the extractor tool (a decent one) makes it a whole lot easier. The rose bushes on mine have just gone (at 132k) so it's a job I'll be doing over the next week or so. They might be a wee bit reluctant to shift after all that time.
    1972 Viva restoration thread - [url]https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-builds/138-1972-vauxhall-viva.html#post1534[/url]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardcore View Post
    Glad to see you picked up another Vectra. With some of your posts you mentioned your previous Vectra as if you were quite fond of it and missed it a bit.
    Whatever car you picked up, it would be a winner anyway after seeing how much time and effort you put into your Corsa C
    Thank you Tam,

    That means a lot :>.

    I might not be going to the standards of the corsa, just a few freshen up type mods.

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    Needs moar van.
    lol possible future project?? When I sell the Corsa that is lol, It is in the back of my mind especially when I see astra vans lowered with nice alloys on.

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    It's can be a pain of a job - having the extractor tool (a decent one) makes it a whole lot easier. The rose bushes on mine have just gone (at 132k) so it's a job I'll be doing over the next week or so. They might be a wee bit reluctant to shift after all that time.
    The bannana arm rear inner bolt was a pain to remove, but was being lazy I didn't want to drop all the beam off, only had three clicks of turn each time on my rachet lol.

    Might be a idea to have them pressed out if you know garages that do it Taurus, or it's the drill or heat treatment :<
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    Torneo was my fave van tbh. Miss it...didn't drive it but spent countless hours in one.

    Or tranny van...needs to be done no van project here lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy View Post
    Torneo was my fave van tbh. Miss it...didn't drive it but spent countless hours in one.

    Or tranny van...needs to be done no van project here lol
    Future project for me then :>

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    Yes.... 9 seater or dogging wagon open back ?

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    Re. removing bushes - a workshop will do them for you for less than the price of the tool (or at least a decent quality tool). You can get them out with heat, sometimes you need to cut the outer part to remove them. But then you've still got to refit the blighters so you need either a press or the right tool anyway.
    1972 Viva restoration thread - [url]https://www.thecorsa.co.uk/projects-builds/138-1972-vauxhall-viva.html#post1534[/url]

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    Fitted led number plate lights
    Removed heater control panel cleaned it all. Then regreased the electric plates. Still no response from 1,2,3 fan speed so will replace the fan speed resistor after I have sorted some other issues out.
    Bulb fault warning light fixed after I cleaned the terminals on rear lights

    Will up load pictures tomorrow from camera.

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    Not many atm just to give an idea when weather is better I will do more photos:

































    Just fitted these

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    First thing I did when I got it home was a service!!! apart from oil and filter atm:














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    Coil pack removed

    Then I started on the plugs, As tick over and starting where very rough and lumpy:






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