Now that Spring is round the corner, I thought I'd have a go at doing something again. I have a black Astra which is pretty clean, but I haven't seen it for two years. I took some photos just to show you what a mess it's become!!
It had been parked up in a lock-up for ages, and I finally went up the other day. I didn't know what to expect.
I saw this:
It was covered in a film of dust, two of the tyres were flat. I tried moving it out, but the flatness prevented me from moving it at all.
The interior was a bit musty - the wheel was covered in mould!!!
The power comes on, but the engine doesn't turn over; I had the wiring out when I left it, so it's probably not plugged in somewhere (steering wheel now clean)
I had hooked something up on the ceiling. It had come unhooked, and landed right on the brand new windscreen!
Before I put it in, I reversed out of the drive with the door open, and it bent the door back against the wing and knackered both:
I put these lovely wheels on to get it mobile:
I cleaned the whole lock-up up, I didn't realise I had so much stuff I've collected!! I got all the stuff that was rusty or un-needed together and took it up to the tip:
Next month, I'm going to put in the V6 engine from a Vectra, to replace the eight valve 1400 that is in it. It's a cheap conversion, and puts out 170bhp as standard, with really good mpg. I had Calibra door cards on, but want GSi ones back in (don't know where the hell they are though?) I've started to rip little things off like a new exhaust and tints and just putting it back how Mr Vauxhall in ellesmere port planned it.
It's a bit of a 'tramp'mobile, but badly need something to do that's 'normal', feels quite nice messing about with it again.