Joker's Astra Estate/Van

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Hi all new to the forum, Just thought I'd start a thread on my astra.

It's a mk3 estate 1.7 td(gm) which I purchased off eBay for a whooping £100 It came with 2 days tax and 12 months fresh MOT :) I've just sold my daily run around (calibra 16v xe) to my dad for spares as the derv machine is cheaper to run. Here it is anyway....







There were some small problems with it which i'm slowly sorting out. Offside wing mirror had been broken off £5 from the scrapyard, The boot has some nasty dents so need to source another (anyone have one let me know) The front wing was crumpled but had it off and bashed it back out which made it look slighty better.

The thing that got me is the guy who owned it before give me a receipt for the MOT which came to £205 to have the work done and pass it, then he sold it to me for £100!!!! I wasn't complaining tbh the guy wasn't all that clued up, He said the drive belt was lose but on inspection when he started it, turned out to be the alternator! a 13mm spanner soon sorted that out haha.


I Bought some hatch 45mm springs for £40 off a friend of a friend which has dropped it nice and low (not 2 low but enough)



I sprayed the back windows with rattle can it ran down the window as I've never done any spraying the boot lid worked ok because I did it with the boot half open flat lol, The last window I removed and did it, Worked better and looks ok.



Today I decided to fit my stereo and sub. Have decided to make it van like and keep the seats down and cut some MDF up to make a flat boot to bolt the sub down with (haven't done it yet) Here's some pictures anyway.























There's some really bad vibration on the roof does anyone have any ideas how to stop this? Also need some bungs/grommits to replace the bolt holes were the roof racks bolt on any ideas?

I've got a set of 17" alloys which look the part! Am just waiting for tyres to be delivered :)

Any comments welcome or ideas :D

Will update this as I go along..

Joker
 
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not a bad cheap run about nicely done :)
 
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cheers mate, once the wheels are on it will look loads better :) Just waiting for tyres

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looking good mate. where is that earth point??? mines crap but that one looks good
 
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that earth point is one of the rear seat belt bolts, As I removed the seat belts because the seats are permantenly down I Scratched the paint off to make it a good connection, Here are some pictures of the car as of yesterday! :) Looks very smart. Tinted the rest of the windows now just want to remove the roof racks and get a new boot lid as it's dented!







I've got a little video of me going up the street (there's no window in the back as I was tinting it) Just waiting to upload it :)

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lovely mate, wheels look good, your right the back does kind of spoil it.
guess i wont be using the belt bolt though as i dont want to mess with them
 
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yeah the dents are bad :/ Really do need a boot haha but the wheels look super! :) I'm impressed just need to wax her up guurrrd! :) for 100 quid mate it will do me, gunna concentrate on getting my turbo all ready now :D

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fair do's mate, i like the low sleek look, especially on them rims!! an good job oon gettin it for 100 sheets!!
 
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I Ment my other car matey :) I bought this estate to potter to work and back so I can spend all my pennies on my turbo monster! :D

I've got a astra mk2 gte with a c20let in :D

Here's a lil piccy (i wanna do loads to it yet as its totally standard)





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(sorry off topic i'll make a new thread) its mk2 though haha
 
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Just a quick update really....

Nothing much more done,

Added the following

  • Golf mk4 Side repeaters
  • Private Plate J7OKR
  • Front splitter from mk2 astra sxi
I really like my estate now think it looks mint!

Hopefully wanna change the colour soon. maybe matt black with gsi front bumper.



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**UPDATE**

They where 40mm off a hatch mate, They do the job nicely but eventually I want it lower and stiffer so some nice shocks will be on order soon!.

Went and collected a boot lid from stratford-upon-avon saturday morning, A guy on ebay was breaking the whole car so went and robbed a few bits off it!

Here's the boot I got paid £10 for this, It's blue but it doesn't matter as its going to be sprayed at some point, Right now ive just started sanding it down and filling the holes. (I've never done any body work before so just practising now) Jumping in at the deep-end with a smooth boot haha. Me old mans going to weld the plates in for me and I'm gunna do the prep and spray.





This is what mine looks like........



It's seen better days....

That won't be finished for a bit yet as time is a problem for me working 12 hours, I did however grab a piece of roof strip off the doner estate which came rather handy!


I removed my roof liner this evening and whipped the roof racks off, Using silicone and plastic strips to block the holes up, Cut the strip down to size for both gaps where the roof racks were and slotted them in! I think it looks ace!! You'd never no it had roof racks! :D



This is the gap closed up.....



And the back end closed up also...




Excuse the dirty roof I haven't had chance to get the old T-cut out for that just yet! :D


This is what she looks like with both roof racks off and fiinished!




I like it!!!!

Here's my old boys cavalier he sprayed up a few weeks ago...I got a bit carried away with the camera...



A nice pair of roof racks (NOT ON MY CAR ANYMORE) anyone fancy em?



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