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My New Car - 1993 Astra 1.4 CD

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Post by Ben_MK3 on 13/05/09, 05:30 am

Well I'm not a newbie, so can't right a big "blog" about how I got here, so I'll type a big blog about how I came across the car Laughing My dad owns a 1.8 Pineapple Sport and there is a diary on here - I've been working on the car and the initial plan was for me to be on his policy except I wanted my own car and being a teenage lad, I was going to get my own way Laughing So the search began, found loads of cars and came across a Rover 100. Perfect! small, light weight and great fun when stripped so bought it - few hours later woman emailed dad back saying she'd sold it outside ebay, hadn't updated the action so I was still carless. Anyway early hours of the 12/5 dad was browsing ebay and found me a car - straight away it became mine! it's a 1993 Vauxhall Astra 1.4 CD Automatic in black with MOT till sept 09! Well happy.

This is the car in question:



That's the only pic I have the moment, auction picture, but should be collecting it this Thursday so will get some more as soon as it's home!

Being a CD it's got alloy wheels, heated and electric mirrors, electric windows, central locking and front fogs - nice spec too!

Initial plans are to give it a proper hoover and polish inside, power wash outside, clean engine bay, clean arches, and then a proper polish.
Mod wise I'm not sure yet - want to avoid declaring things as much as possible so sport alloys, gsi rear lights and spoiler, punto rear wiper, sport or gsi bumpers and a nice sound system :nod: Will also be looking into getting a Cat 1 alarm so help insurance. ICE wise I would like a false floor with 12" sub, amp, new front speakers and iPod head unit Smile

Well happy! :nod:
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Post by Ben_MK3 on 13/05/09, 05:31 am

Just recieved some pictures of the inside from the guy.. funnily enough called Ben Laughing
Consists of a bog standard CD interior so grey dash, grey under tray, grey seats and wood trim on the doors - luxurious Wink It's also got the steering wheel I prefer :nod:

Interior might change later this year as I'd like leather so who knows Razz





Also got my chrome veccy interior handles that I bought :nod:

Really happy with this car, not bad at all for Ј250 Wink
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Post by Ben_MK3 on 13/05/09, 05:35 am

Just been having a think about what I'd like to do to this and with it being an auto - I'd like to do something good! not many modified auto's out there so sticking with what I believe of "different being good" here's a list of what I'd like and will work through.

Interior:
Black Dash
Black Plastics
Cavalier/Calibra Leather
Electric Sunroof
Red Switches/TID/Dash Bulbs
White Dials
Chrome Vectra Handles

Exterior
Colour coded bumpers
Twin Exhaust (GSi)
Colour Coded Handles
Black/GSi boot panel
Punto rear wiper
Black angel headlights
Open meshed grill
Tinted rear windows
De-Locked
GSi rear lights
Astra sport alloys
Spoiler like this, well this one actually - someone from the astra forum


ICE
False floor
False parcel shelf
12" Sub
Amp
New front speakers
New rear speakers
iPod headunit

Security
Remote Locking
Cat 1 Alarm
De-Locked

A lot of work required but consider it a work-in-progress!!
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Post by xr2irhys on 13/05/09, 09:56 am

looks a nice car mate , just a shame its a 5 door vehicle... Sad

also automatic ,how are you going to floor it Razz

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Post by Ben_MK3 on 13/05/09, 11:22 am

Cheers.

Because it has a sport button and I'll tell you now, they rev right up to 5k no problem at all with that! also not all of us feel we need to "floor it" Wink also insurance comapanies prefer autos hence why my insurance, on my own policy at 17 is just Ј66 a month.

Yep it's a 5dr, I don't like 3dr cars and also I need 5dr because it's more practical
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Post by woody23 on 13/05/09, 01:27 pm

looks tidy
just a personal note tho.......
i had an auto pug 307 it was great until it lost traction on black ice and put me n the missus in a lamppost
theres no engine breaking to speak of and less control of what the engine is doing.Personally i wouldnt have another!
back to yours tho.......
it should have a kick down, sports buttons generall tend to raise the rev limiter a bit.
good luck with the project
could be a nice sleeper
what you done with the other astra????
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Post by Ben_MK3 on 13/05/09, 02:11 pm

Sat outside my house, that's my dads car Smile
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Post by woody23 on 13/05/09, 02:19 pm

aahhhhh i see Wink
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Post by Ben_MK3 on 13/05/09, 03:21 pm

Plus I can drive both, I do drive both and i'm doing a manual license Smile
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Post by EllieBarker on 13/05/09, 04:18 pm

Loooks a nice little Car =]
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Post by Ben_MK3 on 13/05/09, 04:27 pm

Ellie! Thank you Smile I can't wait to get it home!
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Post by Ben_MK3 on 20/06/09, 05:47 pm

Well haven't updated this, well since I got it home lol but quite a lot has happened so here's a list of what I've done Smile

Exterior
- Started de-bump stripping
- Astra MK4 side repeaters
- Astra ph2 mirrors, mine's a ph1, so now got nice curvy colour coded ones!
- Punto 3dr rear wiper
- Astra GSi rear lights
- Red rear drums
- 15" Vectra alloys
- Blue tint extra bright headlight and sidelight bulbs
- Brand new pollen filter - Ј1 eBay

Interior
- New black seats with matching door cards
- Led interior light bulb
- Vectra smoked interior light with seperate map lights
- All switches converted to LED's - headlight, fog lights, headlight adjustment, heater, dials, info display, air recirculation
- New car scent air freshner
- Rubber mats
- New parcel shelf straps
- Vectra chrome interior handles
- Green bulbs in rear grab handles
- Carbon effect facia around info display

Still to be done
- Fit door cards
- Fit remaining 2 vectra chrome interior handles
- Fit led bulbs to boot light, glove box light and rear grab handles
- Remove remaining bump strips
- Fit new front pads and disks
- Paint front calipers
- Fit remote locking
- Fit led strips under doors - kerb lighting when doors open
- Fit led strips in foot wells for when doors open
- Colour coded bumpers with astra mk4 front splitter
- order twin or oval back box
- fix dent from previous owner

Then will sort out my ice Smile I'm going to be having:
- MDF false floor and parcel shelf
- 6x9's hidden in shelf
- 12 sub built into the floor but using spare wheel well to house it with perspex cover
- 2 blue cathode tubes built into mdf shelf to light boot
- 2 red cathode tubes attached under perspex cover
- Amp under front passenger seat
- Front components - tweeters, speakers & crossovers

Reason behind having the sub built into the floor is to keep maximum boot space and by using the wheel well it gives me complete flat floor Smile

The friend of the family making my boot floor and shelf works with wood etc for a living so the work will be done to a high standard just like he would for any work he does! so will all look quite smart!!

As it stands at the moment: Note info display is now red not blue Wink

Bulbs:



Interior light
Before:

After:



Vectra alloys and red drums:


GSi rear lights:


Pollen filter
Before:


After:


Grab handles
Before:


After:


Punto wiper:


Headunit & iPod under handbrake:



Odd pics of my led's: All made by dad bar instrument and heater Smile






My car with a mates to the left and dad's to the right:


My car and a mates to the left:


Last edited by Ben_MK3 on 20/06/09, 06:45 pm; edited 4 times in total (Reason for editing : added pics and spelling)
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Post by Ben_MK3 on 20/06/09, 07:05 pm

Oh and the latest mod I've done I've forgotten *doh*

New mirrors Smile

Before:


After:


Will get new pics of seats and car tomorrow Smile
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Post by xr2irhys on 27/06/09, 12:56 pm

love the new updates mate coming along nicely , are you on the road yet then ??

whats going on with your other banana car as that was looking good too

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Post by Ben_MK3 on 27/06/09, 12:57 pm

Thanks Mate! Leccy sunroof soon Very Happy

Still got it, see the update in that thread Wink

I'm driving yeah but on my provisional, but done about 200miles in this since I've had it, had to stop lessons for a bit due to money problems Sad but yep I'm driving Smile
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Post by xr2irhys on 27/06/09, 01:00 pm

yeah lessons are really expensive , even when you get cheap lessons it still works out alot , i only had like 15-20 and it still worked out at around Ј800 including the test!

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Post by Ben_MK3 on 27/06/09, 01:04 pm

My lessons are Ј24 a through but I'm not at college at the moment so no ema to pay it Sad
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Post by xr2irhys on 27/06/09, 01:06 pm

for how long??

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Post by Ben_MK3 on 27/06/09, 01:07 pm

Well if I decide to do a Level 3 course, then I'm back at college in September! Sad but might get a job instead of going back to college
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Post by xr2irhys on 27/06/09, 01:19 pm

yeah could do up to you really what you do Very Happy

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Post by Ben_MK3 on 27/06/09, 01:24 pm

Well I need money, so much I wanna do to this still but moneys holding me back Sad

My grill is currently of the car and being filled, fiberglssed and meshed - going to look sexy!
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Post by xr2irhys on 27/06/09, 01:27 pm

like me ???? Wink

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Post by Ben_MK3 on 27/06/09, 01:32 pm

I'll let your mrs decide that mate Wink
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Post by chazza on 27/06/09, 04:45 pm

Agreed Razz
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Post by Ben_MK3 on 28/06/09, 10:44 am

LOL
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