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  • Will be keen to see that progress mate look like an ultimate build! Definitely true. Calibras are iconic cars with natural style.. But no wonder some ricers think they can spice them up lol

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    • Update!

      Today I went about removing the rear bumper vinyls! This was long overdue! All that's left is to use some bug/tar remover and a polish and the yellow residue left behind will be gone.

      BEFORE


      REMOVAL


      FINISHED - Got to get rid of that yellow residue! looks like the vinyl has stained the colour of the paint.. :c


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      A photo of the pin I found in my rear left tyre a few days ago (The clicking noise while driving is now explained lol)


      Then a sun shower started halfway through my work


      and finally a shot getting a little fancy with macro mode and angles
      Last edited by SAMARAI; 15-07-2013, 11:05 PM.

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      • Have you thought of removing the black panels that are on the front/rear bumper and on the doors/sides and bug it out?

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        • Originally posted by Chivava View Post
          Have you thought of removing the black panels that are on the front/rear bumper and on the doors/sides and bug it out?
          They are annoying but again another of the calibra's unique styling. I've grown to like them. as for getting them off its a big task and also leaves a big indent of clips and the vacant gap of where the trims used to be so I'm leaving them there!

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          • Hehe
            I've been thinking of removing them as I'd like to make somewhat a ''show'' car, but its gonna be a summer car that can actually be on the roads, unlike some of the other show cars i've seen.
            Trying to get it all clean.

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            • Maybe that's a stupid question, but where are the keyholes on the vectra doorhandles? Or do you have a remote control locking system?

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              • Originally posted by Zecke View Post
                Maybe that's a stupid question, but where are the keyholes on the vectra doorhandles? Or do you have a remote control locking system?
                Btw, where did you buy them?

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                • Remote central locking. Key hole on the drivers side

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                  • Yep I have remote locking system, and both my handles are key hole free. Theft prevention at its best
                    To be honest at first I was weary of having no keyholes but I like them now, worst comes to worst I have a spare set of batteries if my remote goes flat and can always revert back to standard calibra handles, I left the standard key barrels there!
                    Last edited by SAMARAI; 16-07-2013, 10:13 AM.

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                    • Originally posted by Chivava View Post
                      Btw, where did you buy them?
                      I got them from a calibra contact from Sydney called Eddey

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                      • Update Time!

                        I've installed some White LED converted switches. Mine originally had just the rear fog light and just the headlight switcher. Now I've got the front fog and headlight adjuster also in white LED. Loving the look.. even though they aren't connected to anything.. hopefully the front Fog switch (which was a pain to find) will be good motivation to grab a set of angel eyes soon!

                        Before: Stock Orange (Very dull was annoying me)


                        After: White LED's


                        The on indicator I've gone for red.


                        Loving the fresh vibes in the car. Atm I've ordered my 3 remaining heater control switches which are still yet to be converted to white to finish the look.
                        I think the white is alot more fresh and modern. Last night I converted my mate's Hyundai Accent speedo to blue LED's and gosh was it annoying to look at!

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                        In other news last night I fiddled with some spare LED strips and hooked them up in a way that they light up the footwells only when the doors open! Loving this DIY mod!



                        Hardest part was finding which wire was which since before I installed them they were a pair of multi coloured LED's.

                        That's all for now! some more wiring up of LED strips to come! Stay tuned!

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                        • Small Update!

                          Today using a spare Led strip I had lying around, I wired it up illuminate the area under the ashtray as it was looking quite dark and lonely there :P It looks alot brighter on this pic than it really is.. seems my phone cant handle bright light properly!



                          Do I need it? Not really.. but I like it and it's now inspired me to put white strips into the door cards so I get a good balance of white and red led lighting around me!

                          Also as she stands!




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                          Current Mods to Date - 25/07/13

                          INTERIOR
                          - Pioneer Headunit MHV-355BT
                          - Alpine Type S 6x9 speakers, Parcel Shelf
                          - Alpine Type S 6" fronts
                          - Tweeters from 1997 v6 Calibra
                          - Audio Z 10" Active Tube Subwoofer
                          - Replaced leather gear stick gator
                          - White LED's throughout interior (Pending 3 switches - En Route)
                          - Chrome Speedo Dial Surrounds
                          - White LED converted speedo
                          - White LED Converted Fog/headlight switches
                          - Red LED strips in front footwells
                          - White LED strip under ashtray
                          - Blue ciggarette lighter surround


                          EXTERIOR
                          - 17" ROH Rims
                          - XX Premium Numberplates
                          - Opelised + Chrome converted badging on tailgate
                          - 35% Tint
                          - White Vectra handles
                          - Painted calipers red
                          - Blacked the door/bumper trim
                          - Clear side repeaters with Orange LED's
                          - 3.5inch exhaust tip
                          - Chrome Tow Bar ball (old one was rusted)
                          - White wiper blades
                          - Resprayed the top half of the front bumper
                          - Replaced both indicator stalks (print was faded on both)
                          - Bee Sting Aerial
                          - Custom Tailgate template (Glows “Calibra” when the brakes are applied)
                          - Black vinyl removal off rear bumper

                          Future Mods:
                          - Steering wheel Opel Emblem/Sticker (En Route)
                          - Add LED lighting to rear footwells and door cards (En Route, already laid wiring to rear seat footwells and door cards)
                          - Re-line roof lining
                          - Black Angel Eyes
                          Last edited by SAMARAI; 26-07-2013, 09:20 PM.

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                          • Nice one mate I really like this Calibra. Thought about getting an opel badge to the bumper? Looks way better. In Poland calibra owners are known for absolute lack of any taste in modifications so the more points to you Plus the colour - the best you can have on a car

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                            • Just thought I'd throw up a recent photo of the cali for you Sama,

                              Samas cali and my vxr


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                              2L Turbo Opel Astra OPC

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                              • looking good
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