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Ahh they work now mate! Absolutely love the car, your dad pleased?? What's happening to the C now then?
Sweet !

Thanks again, pictures dont do any justice ;) dads extremley pleased hes driven it a few times. Im suprised he fits in the buckets as they are narrow fitting.

The corsa is being kept and will be back on the road soon (came off last wednesday to get the audi all sorted) and will be my daily :) and then the audi will be stored down my drive under a cover during the week :)
 

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No idea if anyones interested but heres my little project on my old car thread

Copied the progress from it with updates :)


Sooooo nearly had the car two years.
Quite frankly im sick of it and want a new car but wont happen until about next april :( But then again i did intially guesstimate next summer.

Therefore instead of wasting money on polishing the turd.
I cam across this badboy

BBS GTR3 18" ET50 rim with Dunlop race tire that was raced on a porsche in Lemans and won its category, included in the sale was paperwork to prove and a pic of the Porsche it was on.
The plan is to incorporate this into a small glass table :)

I bought it from a very wealthy chap who buys out Motorsport teams and sells on the bits and bobs. This happened to be one of the spare wheels in a package he bought.
In his man cave he had all sorts, memorabilia, bonno's old roller, simon cowells SL55 AMG and a few escort MK1's in concourse condition.

First of all a refurb will be needed, im looking to have it back to something like this.With the help of @ultimawhistler
A nice polished dish, gold face and have the drum in either black or anthra



Within the refurb I will be renewing
*The bolts. Cant decide if i want to go for chrome or gold :\
*Valve sleeve with a s****y BBS dustcap
*Replace the original decals with same OEM ones. - Already Purchased.
*Gold BBS decal n the outter drum the drum with the help of @crazygeodiegirl
*Perhaps a Porsche decal on the other side of the drum :shrug1:

The chap was a little gutted that I was planning on refurbishing it, as the rim had history and was on a good friends car.

In terms of construction of the table. I haven't got that far yet. I know if i was to just use the rim it wouldn't be very high, i have been suggested sourcing a radinox dish.
But im on a bit of a budget and im already spending a fair few £££'s on this and i'd like to keep the original main bits of the rim.

I reckon I will just raise the rim from the bottom with no adjustment and source someone locally to cut a nice side piece of glass :)


Although im unsure whether i should just have glass on the inner of the rim leaving the surface for beverages and snacks a lot smaller than having it sitting on top of the rim.

Love to hear your thoughts on this :)[/QUOTE]

So the wheel arrived with ultima whistler about a week ago :)
Soon as he got it there he started taking it apart.
Heres some pics.




He found this etching on the inner, which i hadnt noticed as i hadnt cleaned it up at all. Its got a name of D. STEVENS and GT3R after it.


Bolts begining to be removed


Finally the top off




Heres a quick pic of a section of the dish before and after a little polishing.




Thats it for the time being. But i believe he has located a company in Germany who sell the original gold paint for this rim, so this is being sourced :)
 

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ultima stripped the gold :(







You could see after putting in primor the face wasnt perfect







Bit more polishing, stupidly left the flash on so it doesnt look as good in the pic :

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The Felden gold arrved :love: and chris has refurbished the original bolts




Had a play with a bolt as well





Oh look what i found :

 

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few little updates

My reg has appeared on the car... Looks like an actual 4x4 in this pic. it doesnt usually look that high :lol:


Got some decals made up for the seats :)


If your on insta and want to see what else i get up to heres my user ;)



I have had put a set of heko's on too. But havent got any pics. Usually ive never thought much of the ft of hekos but these are so so solid on compared to previous pairs ive had for the corsa's!

Should have a few more little updates this month then moving on to bigger and more interesting things :)
 

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Dewipered and its looking so clean now :) although not keen on the grommet and will probably buy a glass flush fitting grommet

Wind deflectors now on

Clean pic of the front :) numberplate needs re-taping


Found a footwell leak this morning. Went straight to the garage who specialises in vag. Believe the scuttle panels clogged with leafs so its getting sorted later this week :)
 

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Happy belated christmas :lol:

Santa AKA my girlfreind was generous enough to get me a Gopro like every other man and their dog had this year, along with some goodies for the car :)
I have some s3 etched glass decals for my wingmirrors and a quattro grill badge to fit, but I will wait to get my RS3 grill in before fitting :)

I havent mastered video on it yet. I need an external mic as all im really getting is loads of wind noise.
But for now here's some pics over the last few days :)






 

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Nothing much happened recently
But I had my 21st the other day and my girlfriend was a legend and bought me a RS3 grill and she had bought me the quattro badge a while back !


I decided to wrap my pillars gloss black myself. When i started on the first one it looked really really bad like dripping paint. I took it off only to find the wrap had taken the paint off the pillar to my surprise. All i could really do was laugh about it on a saturday afternoon. Was soon sorted on monday morning and had them done professionally !



Soon as the weather gets a bit nicer (April time) im going to get the car in somewhere for a full paint correction.
once ive got my holiday spending money all sorted it will get a bit more interesting clear.png

In the meantime im just looking forward to go down to ultimate dubs this year and not get stared at like an asboloute freak like last year in my corsa hahah
 
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