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Well this is project number 2; first project can be found here if you are interested.

2000 Corsa Sport 1.6 16v - Project Black






To do… (No order)

Exterior;
- Debadge - DONE
- Smoked side repeaters - DONE: Page 1, Page 4
- Punto wiper - DONE: Page 1
- HEKO wind deflectors - DONE: Page 3
- Sportex 3" backbox - DONE: Page 4
- Colour coded boot lock surround - DONE: Page 4
- Paint drums black - DONE: Page 5
- Lower 40mm - DONE: Page 5
- Vectra SRi alloys - DONE: Page 6
- Tinted Euro rear lights - DONE: Page 6
- DEPO Headlights - DONE: Page 8
- Get bonnet resprayed - DONE: Page 8
- Get D/S wing resprayed - DONE: Page 8
- Get rear quarter resprayed - DONE: Page 8
- Scratch repair - DONE: Page 8
- White SMD sidelight bulbs - DONE: Page 9
- Allcorsa.co.uk stickers on both rear quarter windows - DONE: Page 9
- White SMD front fog-light bulbs - DONE: Page 9
- Paint callipers red - DONE: Page 10
- Brand new GSi grill - DONE: Page 10
- Ultra white headlight bulbs - DONE: Page 13
- New number plates - DONE: Page 15
- GSi kit, freshly resprayed in black - DONE: Page 16
- Brand new rear number plate light - DONE: Page 18
- Wire up GSi fog lights - DONE: Page 18
- Colour-coded door handles - DONE: Page 28
- Uprated front shocks and rear shocks
- 50mm rear springs
- SMD LED numberplate bulb
- Get boot resprayed
- Cav rear ARB
- 280mm front brakes
- Get wheels refurbed gloss white

Interior;
- Red LED MFD bulbs - DONE AND GONE: Page 2
- Vectra chrome door handles - DONE: Page 2
- Sony Headunit - DONE: Page 10
- White SMD Speedo bulbs - DONE: Page 20
- White SMD MFD bulbs - DONE: Page 20
- White SMD interior light bulb - DONE: Page 20
- White SMD heater control bulbs - DONE: Page 20
- Remote central locking with flick-key - DONE: Page 28
- Alpine speakers front and back
- Sub in custom MDF enclosure
- Gloss white or black rear strut brace

Engine and bay;
- Drill and derestrict airbox - DONE: Page 2
- Spray engine cover black - DONE: Page 7
- White Vauxhall vinyl for engine cover
- Bonnet lifters
- Refurb inlet manifold
- Gloss White front strut brace
 

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Nice choice!
 
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lol @ danny

looks like a nice clean car bud, hope you dont have the same troubles im having
Yeah its bad luck about yours :( Hopefully not, drove the 135 miles back no problems though :D

Looks a very tidy base for a good project, i'd love a black corsa.
Yeah i really wanted a black one, so was a 5 hour round trip to get this one :p but so worth it.

Dan :)
 

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Just bought the HEKO wind deflectors off Ebay, so they should be here and fitted in the week :D

Plan of attack tomorrow is to;
- Give the car a good wash
- Fit Punto Wiper
- Debadge
- Fit side reps

And anything else i can be bothered to do.

Dan :)
 

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Gave the car a wash today, didn't get any pictures really as it started to rain afterwards :mad:

Washing it revealed a few scratches and imperfections, namely the scratches around the DS door handle, the reaction type marks on the front wing and the stone chips on the bonnet, as you can see in the pictures. Most of the scratches should come out with my rotary polisher and the dents, reaction and the stone chips will be sorted at the body shop.




Also fitted my side repeaters and fitted my punto wiper. I think I might change the side reps to darker ones, as they are a bit too clear for the black paint.




Then I hit a problem... Tried out the rear wiper to make sure it was on properly and nothing. So I tried the rear washer to see if that would kick the wiper into moving and again nothing happened, so I held the rear washer down a bit longer, looked behind me and it was pissing into the car through the boot trim :eek: so I took the rear trim out to see where the pipe was broken, and it wasn't broken up to the boot lid, so I took the wire/washer pipe grommet out and found this...


Pretty much all the wires had been cut, as well as the rear washer pipe :mad: so this explains why the rear wiper wasn't working when I tried it earlier, so I soldered all the wires back together and wrapped them up in sparky tape and it all works now, apart from the rear washer.

I also started to debadge the car, and then remembered how much of a depressing job it is. I tried tar remover, hot water, petrol but the majority of it wasn't shifting, so I am going to wait and get a caramel wheel in the week to remove it.

Any comments?

Dan :)
 

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I'd go for darker side repeaters as well, they look almost clear.
Punto rear wiper looks ok, but looks a bit too small to be practical as well.
Black paint always shows imperfections easier, but it's got hardly any compared to mines haha.
Rear washer pipe and wires cut would be annoying as hell, but at least the wiring is sorted now

I used a heatgun and white spirit and elbow grease to remove mines (badges that is)
 

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I'd go for darker side repeaters as well, they look almost clear.
Punto rear wiper looks ok, but looks a bit too small to be practical as well.
Black paint always shows imperfections easier, but it's got hardly any compared to mines haha.
Rear washer pipe and wires cut would be annoying as hell, but at least the wiring is sorted now

I used a heatgun and white spirit and elbow grease to remove mines (badges that is)
Yeah the photo doesn't help the colour of the side reps, they aren't that clear but are still too clear for the car.

And yeah, no idea why the wires were cut in the first place... There is no damage to the grommet so it means the had to take it out, cut the wires and put it back in. Very strange :confused:

Dan :)
 

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Do the wheels white ;)
 

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get some stuff called sticky stuff remover to remove the glue
Oh yeah, forgot about that stuff, i'll grab some from Halfords tomorrow if i get time.

Do the wheels white ;)
Not a fan of Veccy SRi's in white, i love the colour of mine so that's the colour they will be staying at the mo :thumbs_up::thumbs_up:
 

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I'd go for darker side repeaters as well, they look almost clear.
Punto rear wiper looks ok, but looks a bit too small to be practical as well.

Black paint always shows imperfections easier, but it's got hardly any compared to mines haha.
Rear washer pipe and wires cut would be annoying as hell, but at least the wiring is sorted now
I used a heatgun and white spirit and elbow grease to remove mines (badges that is)
Thats pretty much what I was about to say. Other than that, heat your badges up with a hair dryer, then they should just peel off.

Its looks nice, with a few minor repairs as you've said it could be very smart.
 

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Not a fan of Veccy SRi's in white, i love the colour of mine so that's the colour they will be staying at the mo :thumbs_up::thumbs_up:
This might change your mind?!

 

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Thats pretty much what I was about to say. Other than that, heat your badges up with a hair dryer, then they should just peel off.

Its looks nice, with a few minor repairs as you've said it could be very smart.
I have the badges off, just the remaining glue is stubborn with normal methods.

This might change your mind?!

Meh, not really :p mine would end up looking a carbon copy of that one :shocked:
 
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