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My First Car 1.0L 00"

Hi im jack im from south wales and ive got a 1.0L 2000 Nissan Micra Celebration (dont know what the celebration is whether is facelift(i think it is) Its my first little baby.
I thought id make this blog as im now starting to modify the car and want to record my progress and show you my little baby.
I bought the car in early march 2014, 13600 miles, no tax and no mot for £200.I late found a rusted through bonnet, blown outer cv joints, rusted rear sills, knackered lower arm, seized front pads and rear drums and no service history. £100 pounds later and cv joints, lower arm, rear shoes cylinders and springs and a full service later and shes road worthy.
may 6th- not fully taxed mot'ed and insured.
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First mod- Adding an extra 25BHP ;) spraying the rocker cover :)
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even got the girl friend involved
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I later found that my dip light lense had broken and had to be rapaired whilst appart i thought id clean everything... and i then rubbed the chrom off some of the lense so i sprayed them black and looks quite nice and subtle.
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Second mod:Steering wheel- I first wrapped my steering wheel with this but later changed it(as follows)
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Third mod: painting- i painted the center console surround and speedo cowling
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now i changed the steering wheel
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noughts and crosses anyone?
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Third mod:speakers- i fitted a sub in the boot with the tyre upside down
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and 12" subs under the seats
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Fourth Mod:wrapping the wing- The wing was rusted through and i had to fill the wing and repair it as i didnt need to pay for filler and only paid £2 for 2tins of laquer
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my next missions are to:
.Wrap the dash blue alecantra style
.spray the bonnet and door as there was dammage and rust
.tint windows
.corsa b coilovers
.185/45/15" steel wheels with nangknag ns-2 tyres that were free except the tyres
.thacho and shift light
.decat and new backbox
 

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Yeah painted white and then stenciled :)
Right been a long time now but I have been working a little started my taking my 10 sub's from under the seats to the rear quarter pannels wrapped the dash which I might be changing as I'm not happy with it and decatted.
I also weny for 165/65/14 to 195/50/15 and painted a banding on the fronts so far I've also removed the wing wrap and sprayed silver but its not perfect I'm waiting to re do it :) will upload pictures later :)
 
Here ya go :)
 

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Dash has some ( which I mean a lot) of defects and the blue alecantera really stands out so imma re do it with standard felt in back with blue accents :)
 
I also forgot but a sprayed my spoiler think it suits the car too :)
 

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So did some bits and bobs on the weekend installed my strut brace with some spacers my dad machined and fitted standard air box back on (which I now need a cold air feed and I will make a fiber glass scoop through the trim in the bonnet) and removed the carbon canister :)
 

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HASAN

micrarri power!!
Car is looking great mate! How hard was it to spray rocker cover without taking it off? I need to do mine but I need a new seal if I take it off - cba getting a new one lol
 
Postman has came now... Im thinking of redoing the dash but also dressing the rear seats which first ... I'm thinking dash as im going to do some stitching
 

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Main body blue with black sides and trim stitched white to stand out :) thoughts ?
 

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Better ? Xxx
 

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End of a long day :) quiet successful:) fitted rev counter into dash by push fit and glue and stitched both sides and glued fabric
 

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And this chapter comes to a close the 1.0 will be returned to stock when I buy a 1.3 and over the course of 5 months the 1.3 will hopefully be show worthy ...
 
I'd rather just the 1.3 ass its on 150 k miles now and the whole rear end is rotten the vehicle has come to the end of its life sadly may cut the rust out and sell it on it scrap it :'( xxx
 
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