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Old 09-08-2012   #1
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Well I've had the car nearly 2 months about time I had pics







I think I got a good deal. Bought from a local Evans Halshaw so I got a dealer warranty to fall back on when things break . Only got 27,000 miles on the clock although that is increasing rapidly .

So far she's as she was when she came out the factory with the exception of some rather nice German made wind deflectors from eBay & Genuine Fiat Matt's which fit perfectly . I did buy some aftermarket pedals from partsworld but it seems they ONLY fit 57 plate or older Grande's that have the fiat pedal box and not the GM / Vaux one like the later cars have

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De-Tango headlights and side indicators (perhaps Abarth headlights )
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Forge subframe braces
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And maybe - High quality Coilover suspension kit, however I must find one with the best ride quality but money is no object. Any ideas?

Edit: I've just realised Corsa VXR seats fit . My eBay stalking begins
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love that colour

sorry I dont have anything else to add lol
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Re: ChrisUK's New GP Sporting

Yeah it is nice . Any ideas on suspension kits?
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I prefer the Vaux....










Only joking, nice GP mate. Some nice reasonable plans for it.
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Nice GP looking good and only 27,000 miles :O

Abarth lights all round will look awesome I have the front at the moment looking to get the rears when I get paid aswell Also sunbframe braces sound awesome!
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Yeah they really improove the cornering from what I can gather. Keep the suspension geometry nice and tight in the bends as the subframe on these is rather flimsy.
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I thought about getting the sub frames for mine but I've heard there noisy from a few people so kind of put it off haha.
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Where's the beemer?
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Yeah they really improove the cornering from what I can gather. Keep the suspension geometry nice and tight in the bends as the subframe on these is rather flimsy.

Just keep everything a bit more rigid that coupled with better suspension will stop the body roll
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Sold to some guy in leicester
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Shiny new wheelbolts .
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Love the colour mate nice looking GP.
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It was sunny today and I was bored. So I thought I'd paint the engine cover:-

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It was sunny today and I was bored. So I thought I'd paint the engine cover:-

Now that looks smart

Top work

Can I ask how you did the lettering? Some people apply with a small brush but the finish is never great that way
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Nice work Chris top job mate looking foward to see this in your engine bay!
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