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steven
PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:33 pm 
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Hello all, i thought it was about time i put my car up here as the wife has finally realised that i spend more time with it than i do with her. So now we are keeping it and buying a second 323f (the one like an estate car the BJ)

Done a few bits and bobs to it already as you will see, and as i do more things i will add them.

First i bought the car for £595 as he gave me a £400 trade in on my Astra which was a p reg 1.6 that needed a full new exhaust, new windscreen and 4 new tyres.

Firstly here is me and the wife for those of you who dont know me and one of me and my boys.

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First the tints and sunstrip
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Next the CD player went in
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Then the universal induction kit - NOTE THE STATE OF THE ENGINE!
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Its first meet!
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Front strut bar with 323f sticker
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Euro Fog
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Dual CAF
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One of a kind custom dials designed by me and made by the QUBE.

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Painted Protectors
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Clear Indicators
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Shiny engine
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Stuff to be done:

Flutes - have been painted, just waiting for a warm day to add them
17's - Miss having em
I have my EBC green stuff pads ready to put on
Need to fix a drop link but FPS have sent me the drivers side one
Ball Joint needs done
Also my Magnecore competition HT leads will be here in the next couple of days.

Ma painted flutes

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Please feel free to leave any comments, ideas or suggestions, but please remember i am doing this as my first ever project and i am doing it on a budget with another baby on the way!!

Steve


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Coming along real nice mate :D

Do you need the tow bar? If not i'd definitely ditch it ;)


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I gotta say the tow bar saved ma bacon, the missus drove the car and smacked it into something but luckily it was the tow bar and the post that took the damage! So until the missus stops driving and we get our second car (a bj) dont tell Geetee ;) it will stay on!

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:lol: Yeah let her f**k up the bj instead.. i like it :laughing6:


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:lol: Yeah let her f**k up the bj instead.. i like it :laughing6:


Thats the plan, the lesser of two evils Scott :evil4:

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Some nice work there Steve :thumbright:


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Eire323f wrote:
Some nice work there Steve :thumbright:


Thanks. it makes it worthwhile! But its all down to you guys helping and advising! Davemc, Neil (Geetee), and Murray and of course Brett (QUBE) for the Amazing dials! you have all played a significant part in this car so far. So thanks to all of you guys!

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*cough* :D joking..... :cheers:


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looking good man!


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Steve you thought of refurbing the wheels? They look like quite nice alloys with a bit of tlc ;)


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I have thought about it but they weigh loads, i have had lighter 17s before.

Thanks NMM too, not had my vehicle rated yet, its about a 2/10 so far!! :(

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steve you did well didnt you haha! car coming along very well mate


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Them wheels are extremely nice squelch :evil4:

Deep dish winner


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They are only Dynamics, the cheap ones you get in Halfrauds. I mentioned you too Brett, thanks again for the dials!

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You lacquered them flutes Steve?

Just in another topic you didn't mention a lacquer stage?

Lookin good by the way, spoiler next i reckon :p


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not lacquered the flutes no Alex, what kind would you recommend??

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Spoilers are common as muck, wish i didnt have one tbh ;)


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;-) Looking fantastic mate... keep going with the mods ;-)


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;-) Looking fantastic mate... keep going with the mods ;-)


I will do Ziggy, thanks for the encouragement, been modding for just over a month now. Wonder what itll be like in a year?!?!

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!7's -40mm drop ;-)


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you got it! after the ht leads it will be 17's then i am still wondering about the over cost of droping it 40 mm, the shocks have to get done too so i might aswell go for the coilovers and uprated dampers too. Gonna cost an arm and a leg!

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Scott....are you actually joking.....i think they look much better with a spoiler....if not the Mazda one you need some kind of spoiler there.

Steve...just get some clear lacquer from halfords...add about 4 or 5 decent coats....leave to dry and cure for 2 days....then smooth it back with fine sandpapaer till all the orange peel is gone....then t-cut it. then polish up and wax ;)


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I dunno, i have a soft spot for an e46. I would definitely change it if it didn't leave holes. I do love the two legged euro ones too.


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I haven't got one 'cos mines a special figaro one :D do love the 2 legged euro ones too :D


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steven your car looks very nice
have to paint my engine too

I have many friends always telling me to get a spoiler but I don't want too.. is different :thumbleft:


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I am being different too, not a fan of the spoilers! Thanks for the hints Alex, i definately will do! Here is todays modification!

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They are the wrong leads :shock:





















Only joking :lol:

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Mase you aboslute git, :Laughing: , as soon as i saw your post i went straight back up to look, i was just about to send an email off to magnecor. Now that was funny.

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Haha, that never fails. Love it :lol: :laughing3:

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Good work Swelch.

Only thing I'd suggest is that you'll have to continually maintain the cleaning on your engine otherwise, if you leave it for a while without any treatment, it will soon return to its previous filthy state.

I speak from experience :(

Otherwise, looking good. Keep it up :D


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