Mag blue 16v

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Mag blue 16v

by eco16v » Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:43 pm

Hi guys, been a forum member on here now for a while and also on facebook where I've posted a few pics of my 16v, so finally decided to put up a thread on here on it. I've owned the car for 4 years now, had a diamond black 16v previously for around 5 years then sold it, missed it and bought this 1 around 2 months later lol.

It was bought as a project, had been sitting in the previous owners yard for 2 years with no mot but had been started occasionally but was looking sorry for itself. He had planned to scrap it if it hadn't sold so I had to save it. It had 159k on the clocks, mostly motorway miles and had a file full of history along with it.

This was it after I got it home and washed all the green muck and grime off it.

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It doesn't look too bad in the pic but most of the paintwork round the front end was completely shot with peeling lacquer, stone chips, scrapes etc. It took almost a year to complete the work to put it back on the road.

Before being put back on the road it got new brake pipes front to back, new discs and pads, full exhaust front to back, new springs, timing belt kit and water pump, most of the sensors replaced in the engine, new thermostat, full service, new tail light, full dent removal done prior to paint, new upper weather strips on both sides, sunroof stripped out and repaired, tow bar removed, new clutch, plugs and leads, zender front apron, new wheels, interior stripped out and cleaned, front end re spray along with lower half of drivers side bodywork and rear bumper, full opel outside conversion, engine bay tidy up and some parts painted.

The day it made it back on the road
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Re: 16v rolling project

by eco16v » Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:08 pm

First show
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Since then it's had a full suspension overhaul, including, new gas shocks, new lower arms, new rear wheel bearings and rear brake backing plates, rear frame removed, stripped and painted, fully polybushed front and rear, new drop links, wheels refurbed, rear hella numberplate surround fitted, opel airbag fitted to complete conversion and recently purchased a friedrich Motorsport stainless four branch.

This is how it sits today
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Re: 16v rolling project

by KERR_SE9 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:46 am

One if my fav calibras, hats of to you, doesn't show it's miles, cleaner than ones I've seen with 60k
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Re: 16v rolling project

by EddeyDancer » Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:51 pm

Very Nice... Would look even better, with the Full Body Kit... :clap:
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Re: 16v rolling project

by Allys Cally » Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:20 pm

looking good mate, should have had her at Billing and showed her off :wink:
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Re: 16v rolling project

by eco16v » Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:20 pm

Thanks guys, hope to bring it over to billing next year. Currently on the look out for another calibra, but not many to choose from on this side of the Irish sea.
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Re: 16v rolling project

by RedCalibra33 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:20 am

Very nice!
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Re: Mag blue 16v

by eco16v » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:50 pm

Tried a new wax on the old girl tonight, pretty impressed with it.

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Just need to find the time to fit this next lol
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Re: Mag blue 16v

by craigyboy » Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:27 am

The car looks exellent mate,well done :clap:
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Re: Mag blue 16v

by Jackos-se9 » Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:22 pm

Looks great well done for saving it
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Re: Mag blue 16v

by eco16v » Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:08 pm

Thanks guys
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Re: Mag blue 16v

by RedCalibra33 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:11 am

At first glance it looks like u have some odd lines on the bonnet but I'm guessing they're actually on the ceiling!?

I'm sure it was seeing those wheels on ur car that inspired me to go the same route.

Love ur car, looks fantastic, well done. 8)
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Re: Mag blue 16v

by eco16v » Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:44 pm

RedCalibra33 wrote:At first glance it looks like u have some odd lines on the bonnet but I'm guessing they're actually on the ceiling!?

I'm sure it was seeing those wheels on ur car that inspired me to go the same route.

Love ur car, looks fantastic, well done. 8)

Cheers mate, yeah those lines are the reflection of the ceiling. :)
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Re: Mag blue 16v

by tosh1985 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:34 pm

brilliant work pal keep it up
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Re: Mag blue 16v

by eco16v » Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:59 pm

tosh1985 wrote:brilliant work pal keep it up


Cheers mate, it's almost the way I want it but will prob never be finished lol:)
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