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Franken-Mikey Build

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Up until now I never thought about blogging about my little blue turd but it seems the time has come. I bought it with around 50k on the clock and more dents than I could count... cracks in the bumper... rusty wings... and paint with more swirls than a 2 year olds canvas...

After many hours in the bay I polished the paint up the paint to an inch of its life and got some decent photos out of it.

Aaaaand then decided to scream bugger it and purchase a preface swap along with a set of alloys off a Mystique I had luckily found at a local scrappy.

Soon came the preface swap which I badly rattle canned in the freezing cold due to impatience. This followed by reinstalling my facelift bumper until eventually I got my hands on an SR bumper and wrap around spoiler

To skip through the rest the interior swap was from a 1.4 sport+ which is now getting the addition of EP3 Type R seats due to them being a much more supportive seat than stock.

Performance wise we have the CG13DE married up with a 1.0 gear box, giz fab lower braces, gizfab panhard, gizfab strut braces front and rear (coming soon), a cheapo boi intake with a duct running from the grill to the filter itself. And although not a performance upgrade as such the exhaust has had all heatshields removed and replaced with titanium heat wrap leading to a sportex back box.

The future?
Lowering is 100% on the list. Oil cooler plans may go ahead for behing the cutouts if the plate holders dont get sold and I return to a standard sized plate. Grill and bumper need to be resprayed and mesh redone. Small carbon accents will be added in various places including dash and door cards with the rocker cover being resprayed.

I have probably missed a few things but I shall try to keep ontop of updates now both here and on instagram (@franken_mikey)

Happy reading
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what is it you have to do to do a front swap? is everything just bolt in or is some modification needed


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what is it you have to do to do a front swap? is everything just bolt in or is some modification needed


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Was pretty much bolt off bolt on. Need a different bonnet catch and bonnet hinges and it all fits together! Also headlights need rewiring but its pretty straight forward if theres anything i can help with give me a shout!

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#4
Got a set of corsa b coilovers brand new if you want £110? Not to hard to fit either someone has a how to video on YouTube.

Love that shade of blue, car looks proper cool 👍
 
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Got a set of corsa b coilovers brand new if you want £110? Not to hard to fit either someone has a how to video on YouTube.

Love that shade of blue, car looks proper cool
Cheers for the offer mate but well out of my price range atm! Looking into a set of springs to do me for now but maybe when I look for further lows Ill give corsa coils a shot haha.

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Was pretty much bolt off bolt on. Need a different bonnet catch and bonnet hinges and it all fits together! Also headlights need rewiring but its pretty straight forward if theres anything i can help with give me a shout!

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just curious about it really. dont have any intention of ever buying a facelift unless its to get parts to retrofit lol


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I'm using amax -30mm front and rear on standard shocks they made a huge difference to handling and were super cheap (£40 from euro car parts). If you want decent handling I wouldn't bother with cheap coilovers
 
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I'm using amax -30mm front and rear on standard shocks they made a huge difference to handling and were super cheap (£40 from euro car parts). If you want decent handling I wouldn't bother with cheap coilovers
Never got on with lowered springs on standard shocks, especially if the shocks are old will just bugger them quicker lol.

But is a lot cheaper than coilovers will give you that.
 
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