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Old 20-01-2011   #1
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Smokeyjoe's Grey Grande

Had the car four months now, suppose its about time the thread went up.

So here he is: Garfield the Grey Grande

1.2 8v Dynamic five-door

Current mods:
Vinyled front grille
Sprayed top grille black (needs redoing)
Xenon headlight bulbs
White Sidelight bulbs
Kenwood headunit
Mutant MT2004 Amp
JBL 12" sub
Debadged bootlid
Jive Blue Mirror caps

Future mods:
New wheels (something dishy)
Eibach Sportlines
Vinyl wrapped mirror caps and other colour coded goodies (just dunno what colour yet)
Punto Evo Rear Lights
Either debadged grille or Linea grille (probably debadged)










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Re: Smokeyjoe's Grey Grande

before you do anything else you need to get some bigger wheels on it, and get it lowered! good choice with the eibachs :) you should also consider getting the newer red badges. spray your grill black as well if you're just going to debadge it.
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Re: Smokeyjoe's Grey Grande

How did you get the top and bottom grilles off mate? Looking to spray mine black.

Looking good as well!
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How did you get the top and bottom grilles off mate? Looking to spray mine black.

Looking good as well!
Cheers Mate, top grille just pulls off, put your fingers through the grille and pull. That's really all there is to it.

And the bottom grille is already black.
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LOL so it is. Shows you how much I pay attention!

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What did you spray it with? Just regular black spray paint?
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Re: Smokeyjoe's Grey Grande

I used some very fine sandpaper to key the plastic so the paint has somethng to stick to. Then coated it with 2 coats of black spray paint, (any kind but I used halfords own) and then a few coats of laquer to stop it peeling and help prevent stone chips (again halfords own brand)
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i didnt even realise you'd already sprayed the top grill black haha. my bad, i just looked at the first pic :/ looks better now :P
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Re: Smokeyjoe's Grey Grande

Looks good, definately get those green wheels

Where's the bottom picture taken? Back of the shops on the bridge?
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Looks good, definately get those green wheels

Where's the bottom picture taken? Back of the shops on the bridge?
Yes mate, my girlfriend just got a new camera and wanted to play, the lighting there is perfect.

And the green wheels may yet be orange or blue. But they will be lairy either way.

Also got my hands on a set of sportlines for next month (hopefully) so its coming together quite nice at the minute.
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Re: Smokeyjoe's Grey Grande

Oh how quickly plans seem to change. The Lairy idea is out of the Window, especially after I brought these



I couldn't refuse them at 175 so going for a silver and black theme now.

Also brought a cheeky sticker:



Springs are due in a fortnight :P

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Re: Smokeyjoe's Grey Grande

looks neat , the only upgrade id do next would be to fit fogs, have u considered fogs at all?
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I did consider it, but I'd never use them, and I like the dash looking neat so wiring in a cheap looking switch would be a no no.

I considered fitting them but not wiring them up but don't know where I'd stand MOT wise, I think if their fitted, they have to work.

My other option is getting them smoothed. But that all depends on price.
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smoooothed????


looking good mate will have to pop down when i get the coilys on to have a look at your wheels, and give you sportlines
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Got some more new goodies :P

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Re: Smokeyjoe's Grey Grande

Nice motor! I like those wheels, will look a lot better with the lowering springs on!

where did you get your sticker? do they do custom text? Im looking for one for my back window!

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