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BrightSparks: Astra MK2 GTE/CD #975655
3rd Aug 2007 11:20pm
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Hey, names carl im 18, thought id show off my car smile
its my first car and i love it !

Started life as a humble 1.8 astra cd shes only done 55k, and wasnt rotten ha, i was in no rush to get it on the road so striped it bare.

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arches and sills were shot as expected, but the floor and bulkhead were all solid!

sooo new sills and arches fitted

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cutting a long story short......
sprayed the car.....
put it all back together with gte kit

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and the nearly finished product.........

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Re: BrightSparks: Astra MK2 GTE/CD [Re: BrightSpark] #975656
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Very nice, Im Vauxhall though and Through mate, to make it more GTE you need the bee-sting ariel in the centre of the roof at the front


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Re: BrightSparks: Astra MK2 GTE/CD [Re: Waddi] #975657
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thanks, nahhh an XE please so it moves like one laugh

still needs the gte bonnet and the roof spraying

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Re: BrightSparks: Astra MK2 GTE/CD [Re: BrightSpark] #975658
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C20LET or a Z20LET mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

I have a work freind thats selling a MK1 GTE, but doesnt know how much for yet.


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Re: BrightSparks: Astra MK2 GTE/CD [Re: BrightSpark] #975659
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Wow, its a credit to yourself the amount of time and money you have spent to get it back towards its former glory!

I have never really taken much notice of these car's, but its only because you see so few of them about nowadays, so I dont know much about em.

It looks so smooth and unblemished now!

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Re: BrightSparks: Astra MK2 GTE/CD [Re: Waddi] #975660
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cost a small fortune, was tempted to go with the x30xe out of a omegea, few people have done it over on astra-mk2 and works out tonnes cheaper to get to over 200 brake

the mk1 is the car i allways wanted, like chickens lips now

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Re: BrightSparks: Astra MK2 GTE/CD [Re: BrightSpark] #975661
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welcome to the site mate.

Very nice job so far, what else you got planned for it?

Not seen one of these in a looonnng time, nevermind a modded one.

A great choice of uncommon car to mod IMO happy


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Re: BrightSparks: Astra MK2 GTE/CD [Re: MattLFC] #975662
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Thanks matt, its took 6 months to get this far, its by no means perfect but its better than what it was
now that im driving it ive lost motiavation to finishing it off


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Re: BrightSparks: Astra MK2 GTE/CD [Re: BMW Joe] #975663
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tbh im not into heavily modded cars, the only aftermarket thing on the car are the wheels
so the body is staying standard

future engine swap to a 20seh out of a cav sri 130 laugh


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Re: BrightSparks: Astra MK2 GTE/CD [Re: BrightSpark] #975664
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his is a pearler, just a starter motor and backbox needed to finsh it off. also tax and MOT needed as its been of road for a long time being brought to the standard its at.

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Re: BrightSparks: Astra MK2 GTE/CD [Re: Waddi] #975665
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I WANT IT! stop winding me up
hmmm, 500 quid id say!


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Re: BrightSparks: Astra MK2 GTE/CD [Re: BrightSpark] #975666
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thats how much you would like to pay.

If I wasnt ploughing all my current funds into buying a house I would have it as a second/show car.


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Re: BrightSparks: Astra MK2 GTE/CD [Re: Waddi] #975667
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Good Job done wink

As joe says welcome mate wink


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Re: BrightSparks: Astra MK2 GTE/CD [Re: Mark] #975668
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Welcome matey.

Nice motor not a big vauxhall fan me but if i had top pick my top 3 the mk1 and mk2 astra's are both there (dont ask whats number 1 :r:)

What you have done looks nice indeed good to see you havnt gone over the top.

Would you be doing the engine swap yourself???


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Re: BrightSparks: Astra MK2 GTE/CD [Re: spinking] #975669
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dam good job mate keep up good work and welcome to cw enjoy


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