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SAMARAI's '91 Red Bute from Australia! :P
« on: December 21, 2014, 16:35:06 PM »
Howdy Calibra.com-ers! Im proud to introduce to you my Aussie '91 Opel Calibra C20XE Redtop.
Very recently I unfortunately crashed my old white Calibra and after a few weeks I saw this red Calibra and I just had to get it.
Even though my white one was written off, almost everything in it is perfect so what better donor car for this new Calibra that is needing a little TLC ;)

So here’s to another journey with my Calibra.
As with my last ride thread, I’ll be documenting my progress not just to keep ya’ll up to date but for my own record keeping of my journey and work done on my calibra.

Without further adieu, here are some photos when I first got it and then preceding those pics are some before and after shots of work I have done on the car so far.







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(The night I got it home I couldn’t contain myself and began with some basic freshening work even though it was 2am) hahaha




 


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Next, the front bonnet badge was returned to its former glory! :P





aaaaaaaand also the steeringwheel badge got some love!





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Next the speedo was ripped apart to get some white LED love.
So much better!
I also installed chrome dial rings.





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I next made a trip to my local u pull it and nabbed some spares one of which were these C pillar plastic covers.
Old ones were faded and annoying me.









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Next was an interior swap including all door cards and front and rear seats.
I don’t have many photos of this stage but enjoy the few progress photos I took.





Was hilarious seeing the car completely stripped of seats and door cards.
When stripping out the new red cali, I found a 1c coin, a floppy disk and an unused cigarette. Winning ;)

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Lastly was the rim swap, since the red cali is a 1991 its rims are quite outdated. My white cali being a 1995 model had the facelift rims, so in the name of freshening the car up I swapped the rims.

Before


During




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I’ll be uploading an After photo soon but I ran out of time on the day.
I’ll leave you with this last photo, I managed to score a same colour calibra bumper at my local U-pull-it which was in better nick! Winning!



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Thanks for reading guys and girls.

Mods so far:
- LED’s in boot, numberplate lamps, speedo and dome light
- Opel badging on steeringwheel and bonnet
- Pre to Post facelift calibra rims swap
- Smoked repeaters
- Fixed rear wiper motor
- Interior swap
- Blind spot mirrors

To Do List for the immediate future:
- Darkest legal tint
- XX plates
- Chrome opel badging on the tailgate
- Sound system install
- LED strip install in footwells, under doors and in boot
- Turf install in footwells (front and rear)
- Install my custom made Angel eye headlights from the white cali
- Mirror glass on the left wing mirror
- Colour code handles and respray mirrors
- Possibly respray to a metallic red colour

Cheers guys
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Re: SAMARAI's '91 Red Bute from Australia! :P
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2014, 17:47:55 PM »
I love it! Should have left the wheels on it though chap 'cav slabs' they are known as in UK, and known for being on the XE's.
Lewis Hamilton said that winning his first race felt better than having sex. Kimi's reply to that was, Maybe he never had sex.

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Re: SAMARAI's '91 Red Bute from Australia! :P
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2014, 00:24:44 AM »
Nice one, love your work! If you're happy to flog off some of your left over bits let me know. I need some things to bring mine back to mint.

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Re: SAMARAI's '91 Red Bute from Australia! :P
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2014, 03:40:51 AM »
Cheers ALZ. To my eyes the cav slabs are a bit too old school for my liking, the facelift rims just make the car look younger. For now it'll do till I save and get some 18's. Ahh yeah I have a mate in the UK here that is head over heels for my old rims so I'm glad to be able to help him out with them.

Cento, for sure bud will holler when I'm ready to offer bits.
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Re: SAMARAI's '91 Red Bute from Australia! :P
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2014, 10:46:41 AM »
Nice simple mods done, looks much better, nice one
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Re: SAMARAI's '91 Red Bute from Australia! :P
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2014, 11:04:35 AM »
Nice simple mods done, looks much better, nice one
Cheers mate.
Yeah my style when it comes to modding my cars has been the less is more approach!
So yeah simple and clean.
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Re: SAMARAI's '91 Red Bute from Australia! :P
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2014, 11:54:03 AM »
Great work....the LED`s look good.

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Re: SAMARAI's '91 Red Bute from Australia! :P
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2014, 12:20:46 PM »
Great work....the LED`s look good.

Thanks mate.
I have to agree there, every car I get my hands on the speedo gets the LED treatment.
Shaves years off!
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Re: SAMARAI's '91 Red Bute from Australia! :P
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2014, 16:44:07 PM »
-To Do List for the immediate future:
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- Turf install in footwells (front and rear)
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etc.

Heh, I'm just messin'. Do your thing and very glad you're ok following the accident!  :)
Das it Miscbrah.

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Re: SAMARAI's '91 Red Bute from Australia! :P
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2014, 12:04:07 PM »


etc.

Heh, I'm just messin'. Do your thing and very glad you're ok following the accident!  :)
Hahah I love your sense of humour mate!

Hahaa yes fake turf is moved over from the last car to the new one.. But for now.. Soon will be swapped for something else :p
But thanks bro. Glad to be living to mod another cali!
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Re: SAMARAI's '91 Red Bute from Australia! :P
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2014, 14:18:37 PM »
Seeing that today was a day off aka a day to work on the cali.. here are some progress shots ;)

Starting with Yesterday I did a claybar, polish and wax.
The red was red.. but now its truly red and making me smile so much! This was the first time waxing a car and to my luck a few hours later a bird shat on my bonnet. A water pour on it and the sh*t slid straight off!! wax powaaaa! mind you the sh*t must have been fresh still ;)

Rear end when the Polishing was done!




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While I was in the detailing mood, I hit up the trim and handles with forever black! Love that stuff.

BEFORE


DURING - Blaaaaaacked on the left strip, stock faded on the right.


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Also Blacked my steeringwheel.

Faded Grey


To BLAAAAAAAAAAACK!


Had thought that I had lost my bee sting aerial. My eyes caught it on the ground as I was cleaning up, it was wedged in the gravel driveway!
Less RC car spec! Winning!

Before


AFTER


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After performing at a Chrissy Eve gig it was to my secret spot in the Adelaide hills for some post detailing photos!
Hope you enjoy and merry christmas lads and gals! Have a great new year!













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Today however I had the morning free so in went my Kicker Sub and Amp and also the turf ;)
Cranked the sub after connecting it and even with the sh*tty stock speakers it wasn't too bad but I nearly jizzed myself! I had forgotten just how good my sub felt to my ears! But the stock speakers need to be swapped asap. A few are rattling.. soooo annooying!





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To end my update, I leave you with my Custom brake light template.
My phone can't do justice in low light but always good to advertise the car to the driver behind when stuck at the lights xD

On the ASAP to Do list!
-Tint
-Swap the rooted front right shock. So left and right front shocks and springs from my white cali to red cali.
- LED footwells
- Swap stock speakers PRONTO!
- Fix rooted bonnet cable (ergo can't shut it or face needing someone to push down on it and yank the bajeesus out of the handle.. feels like its gonna break. hope i can swap the cable from my white one. need to look into that asap! any help is appreciated!!!
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Re: SAMARAI's '91 Red Bute from Australia! :
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2014, 14:30:55 PM »
Pic 14 is amazing!!! Good work  8)
Lewis Hamilton said that winning his first race felt better than having sex. Kimi's reply to that was, Maybe he never had sex.

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Re: SAMARAI's '91 Red Bute from Australia! :P
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2014, 23:08:24 PM »
Pic 14 is amazing!!! Good work  8)
Cheers hun, it's my fav pic of the lot. Not bad for an old school galaxy s2 ay xD
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Re: SAMARAI's '91 Red Bute from Australia! :P
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2014, 23:09:06 PM »
Pic 14 is amazing!!! Good work  8)
Cheers hun, it's my fav pic of the lot. Not bad for an old school galaxy s2 ay xD
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Re: SAMARAI's '91 Red Bute from Australia! :P
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2014, 23:09:45 PM »
Pic 14 is amazing!!! Good work  8)
Cheers hun, it's my fav pic of the lot. Not bad for an old school galaxy s2 ay xD
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