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Offline FruitLoop

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Re: My Calibra Project
« Reply #30 on: June 05, 2016, 19:23:28 PM »
Finally work on the Calibra has started. My plan is to remove the rear crossmember/semi-trailing arms as they are quite rusty. So ill be looking to get them shotblasted and powdercoated. So I started today by removing the rear brake setup, calipers ( which will be repainted) ABS sensor bracketand the handbrake shoes.

I think I just got to the drivers side backing plate in time. Its not too bad just needs cleaning up.

More to come over the coming days. Thanks guys.








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Re: My Calibra Project
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Re: My Calibra Project
« Reply #34 on: April 19, 2017, 22:07:33 PM »
looking nice :) great progress so far.

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Re: My Calibra Project
« Reply #35 on: May 02, 2017, 19:49:10 PM »
Nice work there thats my next task on list rear strip diwn clean paint or powder coat everything  and underseal the lot

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Re: My Calibra Project
« Reply #36 on: June 06, 2017, 15:20:07 PM »
Nice work. This is gonna look sweet when it's done.

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Re: My Calibra Project
« Reply #37 on: June 07, 2017, 20:21:57 PM »
Thank you very much guys for your nice comments.  :)

I cant begin to express how much I regret buying this car. I was just about to turn 21 and this was the first Calibra I went to look at. The minute I turned the key I knew I was having this car. it very much was bought with my heart rather than my head! I can still remember the guy I bought it blagging the usual "only needs a lick of paint" but it was my fault for being so naïve and not doing the correct checks.. so a few days later I was the winning bidder on Ebay and it cost my £1100. When the car transport company dropped it off I can remember closing the bonnet and hearing a strange noise, when I reopened the bonnet there was a hole where the solid looking rust had just gone and that pretty much set the tone with this car. about 2 weeks after I bought this a gorgeous se6 WITH A 2.1 REBORED engine came up for sale for about £200 more than what I paid for mine. Saying I was Gutted was an understatement. But I was so committed to make this car show standard ready even better than the day it left the Vauxhall factory. But now it really is just a burden.

 Last May I had left Education and started working at the time I was still driving my Corsa 1.2 but had enough saved for some major body repair to the Calibra, however looking on Ebay motoring section a 1997 Toyota Celica GT came up for sale so I bought it and here it is today..





This car was bought as just a run around but that quickly changed I and I absolutely LOVE this car, and I know this sacrilege but its better in every way than a calibra I can think of. 

I've done a fair bit to the Calibra but I really cant see me reaching the stage where it will be finished it hasn't been touched in a few months and im now making excuses not to work on the car. Ive been debating what to do with the car. Whether someone would buy this as a project I don't know, the engine would obviously be desirable and to rip it out would be a shame but I really have lost interest.

sorry to moan but that's whats happening with my Calibra now :(




 

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Re: My Calibra Project
« Reply #38 on: June 10, 2017, 16:50:58 PM »
Wow. What a shame.
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