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Garybaldi69 Cdti 150 Estate

Discussion in 'Vectra Diaries' started by garybaldi69, May 24, 2015.

  1. garybaldi69

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    Well I've only had the car 8 months so I thought I would start a thread to update with progress.

    Tbh cosmetically the car hasnt had a great deal yet due to many many mechanical issues to deal with first. I have managed to
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    Colour code V grill
    Fit HID's along with xenon fog and main bulbs, mtec sidelights
    Got some lowering springs coming soon and then I'm on the hunt for wheels.

    Anyway the mechanical issues have been long and tiresome but I feel like I'm getting her into a decent state of health.
    Replaced, battery, alternator, thermostat (cts twice), timing belt and water pump, still have inlet to change as swirl bar has come off and she's due a service along with rear discs and pads and maybe drop links. Mot due as well so once this little lot is done she should be running sweet.

    Last week saw me wave goodbye to the dpf and egr and along with a remap the car runs 100% better.

    Have to say a huge thanks to radb02 as he carried out all of this work above.

    Anyway will upload some pics once I work out this new layout
     
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    So I have added some Heko's since the last post and only a couple of days ago picked these up for a bargain £250. They are Ford Focus ST Orange and although they do need a refurb they come up canny as they are.

    Service at the end of the month then its on with front drop links, new shocks and rear banana arms.

    Will have a new inlet manifold to go on soon and some lowering springs coz she desperatly needs it with moving to 19's. Ginger wheels 4.jpg Ginger wheels 2.jpg
     

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    They are bright Gary but they work well with the black paintwork , does need lowering a bit have you thought about some smoked indicators too you can pick a set up off the bay for about 20 quid ;)
     
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    Got to say i like them alloys in orange,and as u and dre said defo needs lowering then will look the biz!!
     
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    Cheers guys, still in two minds as to what I want to do with the lights/indicators. Seems a lot of people up here are doing the tint/fly eye on headlights and indicators and I like to be different so will see where it takes me lol.

    Wheels are booked in for a refurb as the orange is too much for me. If my plan goes well then I may well end up smoking my repeaters and headlights so time will tell.......
     
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    Well the wheels are back from being refurbed so will let the pics do the talking. Also had new drop links and.inner cv boot changed. Thanks to @RADB02 for the help.

    Also fitted my egr blank and had my engine covers painted. Also as its something I've never seen done before (and probably never will again) I've had my caps glittered. Along with a boost pipe from@Andre the engine bay is coming on.

    Pics to follow
     
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    Looks lush matey
     
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    Looking smart Gary
     
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    Cheers Paul, shes getting there slowly.
     
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    Cheers Mr McPinky
     
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    Looking well :)
     
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    Thanks mate, as always its still got a way to go but keeps me out of trouble
     
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    Well things are starting to take shape for the hearse. New eyebrows bought and ready to be painted thanks to @Pablo. Also got my hands on a rear boot spoiler which are extremely hard to come by and that just needs painted.

    And finally I have also bought an XP2 steering wheel and a set of coilovers. The wheel is on but the rest is waiting to be painted and fitted.
    I am also picking up an astra gear knob at the end of the month.
     
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    It's about time it was slammed lol
     
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    Ya telling me mate lol
     
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    Finally the 4x4 is no more. Rear needs to come up a touch otherwise I'm over the moon with it. I was a little worried about the ride quality on 19's and coilovers but tbh so far its nowhere near as bad as people made out.

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    Before and after shots plus one once.it had settled just because I like it lol IMG_20160406_051205.jpg IMG_20160406_051237.jpg IMG_20160406_051300.jpg
     
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