Jump to content
purplebargeken

Project Maybe not so Lovely Astra

Recommended Posts

I got my plates from ProPlates. They didn’t want any documentation sending over and the plates include the BSAU mark at the bottom.

Bonus was, because I’m an absolute bore, I could have it say Toyota at the bottom. Think they were £27 pound a pair delivered. As a Brucie Bonus there was a couple of tiny little air bubbles on the rear plate so they sent me that and a perfect one, so I got a plate for my cycle rack too.

c166de5e54948231d783b58eaaea0405.jpg


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/11/2020 at 8:17 PM, Andyrew said:

I could use a hatch rear wiper motor if it's being broken for parts. 

Wiper motor out, 

How do I get the headlights out, done top bolts, is there a hidden one somewhere, asap please, its raining 😕

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, mitsisigma01 said:

Wiper motor out, 

How do I get the headlights out, done top bolts, is there a hidden one somewhere, asap please, its raining 😕

Apologies, I was away from my phone. 

Thanks for nabbing the wiper motor

 

The headlights are a pain, there is a bolt underneath on a tab, usually the tabs break off anyway.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Go for it Mr Womble.

Put the new plates on the car a few minutes ago. Looks bloody good. 

This is such a lovely car. Am very impressed. Just that bloody front bumper that spoils it really. It's scratched, which wouldn't be an issue but it's also damaged as well which is the pisser.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, mitsisigma01 said:

Why do Facebookers never get the transmission selection right, most Automatics turn out to be manuals🤔

I think it's the default setting like km's instead of mileage, it was a pain when I was looking specifically for an auto 😕

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ken - That is a lovely Astra.  I really, really do like them. I drove my cousins and loved it. I'm hoping that my newly re-discovered buying and selling career will see me buy one soon.

Also, I'd probably nab the wheel trims from @mitsisigma01 that he is offering, they are the originals.  Though I have always been impressed with aftermarket copies.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/12/2020 at 9:15 PM, purplebargeken said:

, eBay sellers want 40 types of ID and a DNA sample before they will make a set up. 

Worth noting that lots of them don’t really, they’re just putting that in the advert to stop eBay pulling it. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/13/2020 at 8:54 AM, jumpingjehovahs said:

I got my plates from ProPlates. They didn’t want any documentation sending over and the plates include the BSAU mark at the bottom.

Bonus was, because I’m an absolute bore, I could have it say Toyota at the bottom. Think they were £27 pound a pair delivered. As a Brucie Bonus there was a couple of tiny little air bubbles on the rear plate so they sent me that and a perfect one, so I got a plate for my cycle rack too.

c166de5e54948231d783b58eaaea0405.jpg


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

When my wife was on reception at the CAB they had a bloke, who they were advising, who had been selling plates in his spare time, and failed to follow the exact letter of the law.  

He ended up with a criminal record.  And loosing his proper job and being evicted and becoming homeless.  At that point he comes to the CAB when its too late.

I suspect that he also did show plates and maybe a competitor dobbed him in.  

There are reasons why it's the law to require documents and it revolves around cloning. 

Also the kite mark and BSi marking and postcode very important if you are selling. 

Not that it matters so much if you are buying a standard plate.  But you don't want to have a roadside discussion with a bored plod one day. 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Kiltox said:

Worth noting that lots of them don’t really, they’re just putting that in the advert to stop eBay pulling it. 

EBay doing something right? Wow. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I buy a lot of plates. Several sets a week at one point

Never supplied documents ever and always been provided with BSAU 145d compliant plates from DVLA registered suppliers. No idea how they justify it in their books come audit time. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The new pedal rubbers have arrived. I know, I know, a bit 'overkill' but hey, they were worn on one edge!

Just waiting for the industrial thread to arrive so I can sort the steering wheel out then that should be the interior fully sorted and looking rather ace.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Vauxhall stickers for the wheel trims arrived and stuck on, looks good. Slide on steering wheel cover arrived, attached and looks good too. Just the new pedal rubbers to fit and that will be the interior sorted. 

Happy face.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have noticed a slight stutter in second gear, have ordered a new set of plugs as I am not sure when they were last changed.

If it needs a new coil pack then that is only 30 odd quid from the bay of e. No biggie.

Still happy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Go for it Mr Womble.

 

Missed the one in Blackpool which was a shame as it was a much nicer looking car than the one I actually bought ( though £100 cheaper and with a longer MOT)

736243909_s-l1600(3).thumb.jpg.8209d128bffb9e928ce03600b81ea6d0.jpg

I am channeling my inner Boy Racer and have spent £20 on a spoiler which will get sprayed up and bolted on when time permits...

Im after binning the wheels for some alloys so will have a set of trims if you want some spare ones.

94779302_1439715179550048_1976391693028556800_o.thumb.jpg.f5ed78f769bdb51865fd746f2367ad16.jpg

Already got the blanking plug for the rear wiper delete....

 

And nailed it on in Saturday...

Will come off for painting again tomorrow

Matt Black....

 

26a8926af27819bb48695586542cfb6a.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Industrial thread arrived, it's as slippery as fuck and resulted in me wanting to burn it.

Slip on cover bought and now fitted = happy.

Pedal rubbers softened in boiling water and fitted = happy.

Lone key pulled apart in a broken manner last night, unknowingly ejecting the small black transponder into the ether.  Can I find it.

Nope. Car immobilised 3 roads away 'cos London parking. Call to company doing this sort of thing..... £95 and to be fitted on Friday morning. Hey ho = sad.

Tomorrow is Renner time for the commute to work = happy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites





Nope. Car immobilised 3 roads away 'cos London parking. Call to company doing this sort of thing..... £95 and to be fitted on Friday morning.


Oh no... What a...
8ae40b0b79e28111ce6fa50039f0535b.jpg

Sorry....

Do they do an immobiliser bypass?

Sent from my BND-L21 using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's not the end of the world but just a faff. No, that is a new transponder and coding to the car.

Only having one key is a potential world of pain, I might ask how much for an additional key and fob. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

On 4/10/2020 at 10:23 PM, purplebargeken said:

If anyone has knowledge of a good front bumper in this colour please let me know.

Silver Lightening is the colour.

Thanks

After the lockdown, nip it up to @paulplom he has mastered the 'Small Merdium Area Repair Technique' and will blow that bumper giffer guff in, you won't notice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/11/2020 at 8:31 PM, Andyrew said:

It's seems finding an undamaged bumper for these things is difficult , they all seem to have the corners bashed and when they are mint the breaker always seems to lay them face down on a concrete floor.

I Ended up doing a quick rattle can on mine. They are a good bumper to lose a blend on tho, and if it gets bashed again (it already has been the other side) It's no big loss. 

Screenshot_20200411-202618.jpg.711061a855c288555861eaf14397c959.jpg

Screenshot_20200411-202409.jpg.ecc14175484a6909f774fd4bd37e77c7.jpg

Paint the towing eye cover when it's on the bumper tho!

Nice Job @Andyrew what  brand paint did you use ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...