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levin1620

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1993 Gsi 24v
« on: May 04, 2015, 03:10:22 PM »
Here's my Gsi that I purchased 3 months ago from a chap that owned it for 15 years.
3 owners from new me being the fourth. It's got 127,000 genuine miles with all old mot discs from new, part service history and the original bill of sale. Extremely happy with it and a pleasure to drive :)

In the past few weeks I've been busy doing lots of cleaning and adding little touches and picking up few parts.
New discs
Pads
Full s/s exhaust system
K&n filter
All yet to be fitted.

Here's a few pictures and will be updated as I go along.

The day I collected it.





levin1620

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Re: 1993 Gsi 24v
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2015, 03:27:38 PM »
Since then I've removed the tint from the windows
Fitted the original 10 spoke wheels
New number plates
And got the gsi3000 and vauxhall decal made for the boot
Along with the screen banner (which I've since removed) way to big.




levin1620

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Re: 1993 Gsi 24v
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2015, 03:30:13 PM »



swordfish

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Re: 1993 Gsi 24v
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2015, 03:39:31 PM »
you lucky lucky man ,,,,  :) whats it like under the car .  and if it was me i would put a standard  boot spoiler on . beautiful car and a dream to drive i bet

levin1620

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Re: 1993 Gsi 24v
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2015, 03:51:23 PM »
Thanks pal I couldn't believe my luck either when the chap contacted me, got the train up the following morning to stoke on Trent and drove it back to London. Passed its mot first time round with only one advisory. Had the car up on the ramp over the weekend and it's solid no previous welding and doesn't need any either. Delighted :) have the original spoiler still deciding wether or not to fit it.

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Re: 1993 Gsi 24v
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2015, 08:07:28 PM »
Does look nice. Manual or auto?

I agree on the rear spoiler. I don't think the LC spoiler looks right without the rest of the bodykit so I'd go with the original item.

chris

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Re: 1993 Gsi 24v
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2015, 08:28:00 PM »
That looks fantastic.

The first thing I thought was wrong wheels but you have it sorted. I have one just like it. Trouble is I prefer the older wheels and am always tempted to put them on mine.

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Re: 1993 Gsi 24v
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2015, 07:40:11 AM »
Liking this. I got given a red 24v auto for free a few years ago, wasn't as smart as this but needed minimal work for an MOt, not bad considering it has been stood for 3 years. 

I prefer the earlier wheels too, but the later cars black interior was much nicer!

levin1620

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Re: 1993 Gsi 24v
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2015, 09:35:14 AM »
Does look nice. Manual or auto?

I agree on the rear spoiler. I don't think the LC spoiler looks right without the rest of the bodykit so I'd go with the original item.

It's auto unfortunately I'd prefer a manual, have everything I need to convert to manual so hopefully in a few few weeks with the help from chris (carltonmad) it'll be sorted.

As for the spoiler still undecided the lc one is growing on me.

swordfish

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Re: 1993 Gsi 24v
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2015, 04:02:27 PM »
its good there's no welding needed . if i were you i would take out the carpets  and check for dampness . and stop the water coming in if there is any  :) :)

levin1620

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Re: 1993 Gsi 24v
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2015, 05:29:28 PM »
its good there's no welding needed . if i were you i would take out the carpets  and check for dampness . and stop the water coming in if there is any  :) :)

It's on the to do list :) the car will be going to Ireland in the next couple of months, bit more space to work on it, and give it a proper going over.

dave lynch

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Re: 1993 Gsi 24v
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2015, 07:37:07 PM »
Thats a gorgeous carlton you got there mate, a boy over here in ireland has one identical to yours with the lotus spoiler on it too, think it suits it. Best of luck with it.

levin1620

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Re: 1993 Gsi 24v
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2015, 08:07:43 PM »
Thats a gorgeous carlton you got there mate, a boy over here in ireland has one identical to yours with the lotus spoiler on it too, think it suits it. Best of luck with it.

Cheers Dave, I think I know the lad your on about. Am from Donegal myslef , might see you at king of the cone  ;D

dave lynch

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Re: 1993 Gsi 24v
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2015, 08:42:58 PM »
Your mans ones unreal looking too, seen it at the rally last year and just had to get one lol. Haha aye thats if it survives the first night lad lol

levin1620

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Re: 1993 Gsi 24v
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2015, 06:55:19 AM »


Here's the exhaust system I picked up a few weeks ago, it's marked FABRIKAT on all three boxes anybody know what these systems are like???

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Re: 1993 Gsi 24v
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2015, 11:30:34 AM »
i got one of those.. nice not to noisy

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Re: 1993 Gsi 24v
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2015, 07:07:06 PM »
That's a exhaust was made by Jetex. Probably the best aftermarket exhaust there was.

levin1620

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Re: 1993 Gsi 24v
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2015, 04:16:07 PM »
Little updated::

So after a busy few weeks with moving back to Ireland and getting a few things sorted on the Carlton I can say with a big smile it done 1200 miles with no issues in the past week, well ecept for the spoiler taking flight on the motorway on the way to Liverpool port lol luckily enough it didn't cause an accident and I managed to get it fixed/sparyed and back on the car just before the weekend for the Donegal international rally along with getting the car fully sanded with 2000 grit wet and dry and a good mopping with G3, a polish, and a finishing polish just to get rid of any imperfections on the paint, delighted with the finish it came up like new.

Have to say a big thanks to chris (CARLTON MAD) for doing the conversion and sorting out loads of little bits, an absolute gentleman  ;D along with top class work. Hopfully will meet again in billing!
 
Some photos on how it's looking now, fitted a laguna splitter along with a plastic sunroof deflector (expensive deflector because I ended up buying a the full grey Gsi it came off) more headaches  ;D


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Re: 1993 Gsi 24v
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Re: 1993 Gsi 24v
« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2015, 04:28:26 PM »
The grey GSi 12v , could end up breaking it, seems pretty rusty underneath but when I get it home I'll get a proper look and see if it's worth saving




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Re: 1993 Gsi 24v
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2015, 01:26:04 PM »


picked these up last month, All new/genuine side trims,tow hook covers,side skirt covers and new/genuine smoked rear lights(not in photo) :)

chris

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Re: 1993 Gsi 24v
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2015, 07:44:19 PM »
Blimey, that's a nice pile of parts, I wouldn't mind some of that lot myself.

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Re: 1993 Gsi 24v
« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2015, 09:15:53 PM »
Love it.  ;D