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My Red Top Calibra NZ
« on: February 22, 2015, 08:04:37 AM »

Hope this works, it's my first time downloading a photo. If it works I will take some more and post them another time.I've had it touched up last week and am sanding down the tyre rims to get them done up (not sure what colour as yet, maybe keep it to what it was (grey) or try and go chrome. This car has done 320.000km, still goes OK but bound to get problems anytime soon. I have just taken out the passenger seat and am planning on taking out the drivers seat next weekend to take the carpet out to give it a good clean (might have to get a new one made up coz it's pretty bad, any ideas how to go about this?)

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Re: My Red Top Calibra NZ
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2015, 12:27:02 PM »
Hi!

Please don't chrome the alloys, that looks a really tidy standard car it would ruin it!

As for your carpets, get them to a re trimmer as templates I guess.....  Can't imagine it would be cheap though!
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Re: My Red Top Calibra NZ
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2015, 13:07:01 PM »
looks very clean !!

Chrome wheels.....noooooooo

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Re: My Red Top Calibra NZ
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2015, 16:53:02 PM »
Welcome to the forum mate!
Looks like a very clean and tidy example of a calibra.
Any 20+ year old car will run into wear and tear problems but a good start is always doing regular oil and oil filter services.

As for your rims, they look in good knick as they are but if you did want to sand them back and repaint, maybe go for a mettalic colour with a nice shiney clear ontop? that atleast would give you the shine you want from the rims.
Chrome rims mate, gutter rash is next to impossible to repair and also chrome rims really only suit older muscle cars in my opinion.
Less is more mate! enjoy your calibra! Beautiful cars!
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Re: My Red Top Calibra NZ
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2015, 04:53:27 AM »
Thanks for the feedback guys. I guess chrome is not the way to go (chromies are for homies as my daughter told me  :), hahaha).
I went to an upholsterer this afternoon and $900 is a lot of money to get a new carpet, might look into taking the old one out and yes, use it as a template, and get some flooring material and cut one myself, wish me luck.
In regards to the tyres, I was thinking getting them powdercoated white; $85 per tyre I guess is not too bad.
I have attached 2 more photos, 1 is of a thing that is sitting at the passenger side below the door and I was wondering if anyone would be able to tell me what it is? The other one is for the electric mirror I believe but I am missing the top part of it and am not too sure how to get one (or what it is called anyway). Help me out guys! (also you can see how bad the carpet looks on the first photo, yuck). Till the next time, take care y'all.

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Re: My Red Top Calibra NZ
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2015, 12:00:45 PM »
Hi mate, looks like you put this last post a while ago asking about the electric mirror question but incase you're still wondering i'll offer some advice.

So I know when removing the door trim that handle part comes off with the electric mirror as one piece. not sure how easy it will be to get the knob replaced but I believe easiest way will be to replace the whole control unit. should pop out and u could insert another one in its place. To be honest im not sure if they do pop out but if they dont just remove the whole handle from another calibra and put it in its place in your calibra. the plug itself gets connected behind the door card so remove the door card to get to the loom. hope it helps man.
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Re: My Red Top Calibra NZ
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2015, 23:49:42 PM »
Thanks for the advice. I will see if I can find one to replace the whole unit.