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1996 Corsa Sport 16v
16-02-2009, 10:09 PM (This post was last modified: 16-02-2009 10:11 PM by djgritt.)
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1996 Corsa Sport 16v
Well, some of you may remember my Cavalier Track Car Project - unfortunately, due to the car being laid up for a year, it suffered a little to the elements, it was showing signs of rot on the rear end, and would have failed the MOT on it, so i decided to let it rest and break it for spares, as it was a more cost effective option IMO.

On the plus side, I bought the Missus a Modified Cavalier TD Saloon, so most of my parts will live on on that, and as a result, I 'inherited' her Corsa Sport...


So here is the current Spec;


1996 Corsa Sport 1.4 16v

Glacier White

EXTERIOR;
DEPO Smoked Headlights
Smoked Side Repeaters
Smoked Rear Light Clusters
Bump Strips Removed
Debadged (Excluding Griffin Logo's and 'Sport' side badges)
Trimmed Front &amp; Rear Number Plates
Vauxhall/GM/Opel Front Mudflaps
VxON Club Stickers

INTERIOR;
Cobra Monaco S '612 Ltd. Edition' Seats
Securon 3-Point Harnesses
Semi Stripped Interior (Rear Seats/Trim)
Cavalier Electric Sunroof Conversion
Flamebeater Fire Extinguisher

CHASSIS (SUSPENSION, BRAKES, WHEELS ETC);-40mm Lowering Springs
15&quot; Cavalier Cesaro/SRi Alloys - Gloss Black
256x20mm Red Dot Grooved Discs
Ferodo OE Spec Pads
Red Calipers &amp; Drums

ENGINE;
1.4 16v Ecotec - X14XE
Large Induction Cone Filter
Cat Back Exhaust System
FSE Fuel Pressure Regulator
Carbon Fibre Engine Cover
Carbon Fibre Effect Induction Pipe


Rolling Road recorded at 101.3bhp (Whilst under SWMBO's ownership);

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Pictures...

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16-02-2009, 10:15 PM
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1996 Corsa Sport 16v
cars looking good fella, sweet little track car oh yeah lol

<span style="font-family:Garamond">true OEM corsa-c, how vauxhall should of made it<!--/sizec--></span>
<div align='right'><span style="color:#9932CC"><span style="font-family:Garamond">this little 1.2 will not be out run around corners
come and try if your fast enouth
</span></span><!--/sizec--></div>
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16-02-2009, 10:31 PM
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1996 Corsa Sport 16v
Very nice mate:)like the wheels:)
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16-02-2009, 10:51 PM
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1996 Corsa Sport 16v
looking guurd... i bet she goes lol;)
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17-02-2009, 05:03 PM
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1996 Corsa Sport 16v
' Wrote:looking guurd... i bet she goes lol;)

Feels slow to me :lol:

But then again it would considering my daily driver

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17-02-2009, 07:53 PM
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1996 Corsa Sport 16v
looks very nice dave

so wheres the pics of the misses cav td ?????
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01-03-2009, 01:43 PM
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1996 Corsa Sport 16v
Cheap Mods...

Fitted the Rear ARB from my Cavalier;

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Cost me less than £5 all in all, and that was only to cover the cost of the Jubilee Clamps :cool:

Has made a definite difference, but whether I'm happy with the result or not i'll have to see - the back end is a lot more stable, seems to hold the deck more, but it now feels like the front end is more 'draggy' than before - but i suppose i'll see how it goes the more i drive it - could be because i'm used to the vRS mind...

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08-03-2009, 01:53 PM
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1996 Corsa Sport 16v
loving the corsa, think id rather have the corsa than a chavalier
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28-03-2009, 06:22 PM
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1996 Corsa Sport 16v
Hehehehehehe...

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Hmm.

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Result;

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And... with a touch of Sunlight on them

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The paintjob isn't perfect atall, i was tempted to do them, so had a shot today - still got the other pair to do (tomorrow)
I did rush a little, and the can i used was 5-6yrs old, so was a bit dodgy, got a fresh can for the next 2 though - if i decide i do still like them after they've been on a while, i'll look into getting them done properly :up:

Also, need to get some new centre Griffins as damaged one of the 2 removed today:(

I do like them, and in the sunlight they stand out a LOT more... :cool:

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29-03-2009, 02:19 PM
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1996 Corsa Sport 16v
All done :cool:

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Naomi (in a hungover state) tried to get some pics of it on the move;

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And the last - you can see a difference in the brightness compared to the pics of it in sunlight too - still, the photos don't show how bright they really are!

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I do like them, time to start getting some prices for them to be done properly...

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29-03-2009, 05:02 PM
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1996 Corsa Sport 16v
Quite like it, wouldn't think the alloys would work when I saw the spray cans further up the page, but it actually looks quite good!
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29-03-2009, 08:03 PM
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1996 Corsa Sport 16v
little bit to bright for my likeing but every one to them selfs
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03-04-2009, 04:08 PM
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1996 Corsa Sport 16v
New Centre Badges arrived today;

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eBay Specials - and not too bad a job really - a domed resin, self adhesive set, with a foil backing etc, pretty good actually;

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And on, breaking up the Orange a bit, the wheels looked a bit tat without the badges.

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I'm out in it tonight, see how well these go down...:lmao:

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09-04-2009, 04:57 PM
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1996 Corsa Sport 16v
Postman stopped by...

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Irmscher Front Spoiler/Apron - cost me £25 + P&amp;P - Vauxhall have these listed on their Accessories Website for over £220! :eh:lmao:

You can always tell a 'quality' part like this from the rest, its such a decent fit it holds itself on! :up:

Just need colour coding, or painting Orange...:lmao:

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09-04-2009, 06:07 PM
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1996 Corsa Sport 16v
lovin the wheels mate looks mega, the splitter looks nice to, would be quite funny in orange lol.
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19-04-2009, 02:13 PM
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1996 Corsa Sport 16v
Lowered the Bucket Seats today - haven't been happy with the Cobra Adaptor Brackets since i got them - they lifted the seats too much.
Without welding, the only way i could lower them was to drill the mounting holes higher up the bracket - so i managed to lower the seats by around 10-13mm - nothing massive, but noticable when sat in them
It has made me realise that i need to consider getting another pair of Subframes and welding some brackets onto them to put the seats as low as possible without bolting them to the floor...


Drivers seat tilted back to modify forwardmost brackets;

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Slightly blurred (Auto Focus Fail...) But the rearmost drivers bracket modified - i had to shorten the lugs too to allow the OE hieght adjustment to clear the lowered brackets

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Passenger side - due to no Height Adjustment, these were easier, as they only needed the new holes drilling, and not any shortening of the lugs - you can also see the difference in height of the original holes and my new ones (the one thats bolted in already)

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A little extra clearance!

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Also managed to get the Irmscher Apron rubbed down, but haven't managed to get it painted as my normal spraying area (GFs Stables) are full of Horses, and she won't let me spray whilst they are in - it needs hanging up to allow me to spray all over, otherwise i could do it in the runway area of the Stables as air flows through there easily enough that it won't make the Ponies get high...

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Unlikely to get the Apron on by next weekend now.:(

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24-04-2009, 03:23 PM
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1996 Corsa Sport 16v
Gave the car its Pre-Combe going over today - got it looking all nice, treated the plastics etc - also, because I really need to decide whether or not I like it (and it was taking up a bit of space in the spare room...) I got the Irmscher Apron primed with White Primer - then chucked it on the car - not perfect I know, but enough for me to see what i think of it over the next few days.

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More pics tomorrow hopefully, after Castle Combe (no track sessions this time though:()

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24-04-2009, 03:26 PM
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1996 Corsa Sport 16v
looking really good mate, how much were them vxl centre cap bits????:)i wonder if they will fit my cally turbo centre caps....
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24-04-2009, 05:28 PM
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1996 Corsa Sport 16v
' Wrote:looking really good mate, how much were them vxl centre cap bits????:)i wonder if they will fit my cally turbo centre caps....

They were about £10 off eBay

The seller did various sizes, mine are 55mm, he def did larger, and im aure he did smaller down to 45mm too...

I typed 'Vauxhall Centre' into eBay search :)

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24-04-2009, 05:32 PM
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1996 Corsa Sport 16v
nice one mate, i will take a lookie:)you going to pvs??
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