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Hi all,
Just picked up this beauty yesterday so thought I鈥檇 share and start a thread.
got some loose plans but just enjoying being back in the Astra world for now
馃憤馃徎

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So it鈥檚 a 2001 1.7dti
60k miles
It was absolutely disgusting inside. Mouldy and covered in pet hair!
ive got a full grey sxi interior waiting to go in ASAP tho
 

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If something bad happened to my Coupe i might be tempted in to getting a Mk4 estate as a load carrier, shame they never did a Gsi/ Sri turbo version in the UK and i think i'd have trouble insuring a modified one, would be nice making a sleeper out of one though.
 

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Yeah sleeper would be cool. I鈥檓 just thinking about making it look nice, doesn鈥檛 have to be quick for me
 

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It should make a decent motor either way and if its clean and only got 60k miles has plenty of life left in it, a good buy i reckon.
 

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So quick update. I鈥檓 in lockdown at the minute (Tier 4), but I鈥檝e got plenty of bits to keep me busy and a few more on the way.

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A set of sxi grey seats to fit with door cards to modify.

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new wipers front and back. A passenger side wing mirror to replace (mines cracked).
Ashtray that stays closed. Bee sting antenna and new gasket.
And new gear and handbrake gaiters with green stitching.
also have a scorpion back box on the way, pics to follow.

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I鈥檝e also got a 98 Fiesta that needs 2 cv boots, new downpipe gasket, handbrake adjusting and a patch of welding.
and an 06 Focus that needs a new horn and droplinks.
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Front and rear wipers done before my hands nearly froze! Starting small in the new year 馃槄馃ザ
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Oh also got a new key body cos the old one was knackered. Reset the central locking as the woman i bought it off said it was 鈥渂roken鈥. And remembered to do the old 鈥榝olded bit of card鈥 trick so the buttons actually work 馃槄
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Eventually I鈥檒l get a flip key cut and the 2nd key needs a chip programming which I have opcom for (on an old Vista laptop somewhere 馃).
Plans initially are: (whilst I鈥檓 in lockdown)
-full service
-Fit parts I already have
-try and JB weld repair rear bumper crack
-full interior valet (during seat swap)
-swap steering wheel radio control wires so they work with the Kenwood head unit.
-remove tow bar

and whatever else I can find to keep me busy

comments, questions, tips welcome 馃憤馃徎
Also can someone confirm that you can see the pics I鈥檓 posting please 馃
 

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Well it鈥檚 absolutely freezing today so decided to tidy up the gym half of the garage.
the workshop half is full of car parts and bits at the minute.
Cleared out the gym equipment, swept and lay the new rubber floor mats.
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Looks a lot cleaner
 

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Got a satisfying update for you guys. The boot carpet was absolutely disgusting 馃あ
Caked in dirt and dog hair. And now it looks brand new!
started with a stiff brush, drill brush attachment and vacuum. Then moved into the garage when it started snowing again! Then warm water, carpet shampoo and a 2nd drill brush x 2 passes.
then a final vacuum and it鈥檚 now drying inside (so it doesn鈥檛 freeze 馃ザ).

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I鈥檓 amazed at how well it turned out tbh
 

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Giving the new (2nd hand) sxi grey seats and door cards a good clean today while the footies on in the background 馃憣馃徎
They鈥檒l never be perfect but at least they鈥檒l be cleaner, better looking and much more comfortable than the current interior.
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door cards are done and the rear bench has been shampooed and drill brushed. Gotta wait for it to dry and then vacuum again. Then I鈥檒l know if it needs a 2nd round of shampoo.
I don鈥檛 have an extractor/carpet cleaner so it鈥檚 just a damp clean, not soaking.

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more to follow 馃憤馃徎
 

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And the best seat transformation yet, It changed colour in about 2 minutes 馃槅

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Last one. Drives seat cleaned. Sorry about the pic quality, it鈥檚 getting dark.
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This seat has a little bolster wear. Do you guys think it鈥檚 work getting fixed?
ive been quoted 拢80-拢100 but I only paid 拢30 for the whole interior 馃し馃徏鈥嶁檪锔

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Let鈥檚 make this a bit more interactive guys. Any comments, questions, tips, ideas?
The scene feels a little dead, even for the post apocalypse 馃槄
 

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Had a busy day today, right up until I ran out of time (school run) and it started raining 馃槪.

First I cleaned the boot interior. It was covered in grit and dog hair, but turned out pretty good.
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