Jump to content


Photo

My Red Midlife Crisis


  • Please log in to reply
24 replies to this topic

#1 Nobbymogs

Nobbymogs

    Member

  • 122 posts
  • Location:Walesshire

Posted 18 August 2018 - 09:42 AM

About 8 years ago my wife wanted a VX  as a daily drive and @ 5.5k it was on our limit but wasnt practical so she ended up with a SLK 

 

anyway many cars later from Evos to legnums to 4x4's both on road and racers etc etc and our bank balance a bit healthier we are back revisiting and much looking on loads of diff media outlets and many questions we ended up with a 2.2 SC an ex forum car on here of Harry we love it and got a shed load of history with it plus lots spent too

 

so mods before we bought it (from ebay ad)

 

Supercharged conversion
DUTCH software 
GAZ coilovers 
Alloy radiator 
Rear diffuser 
Rear spoiler 
Upgraded throttle body
Cossie RS500 cone air filter 
Heater upgrade (actually blows hot air)
Spray bar windscreen wiper
Upgraded HID lights 
Speaker upgrade 

 

plus receipts from recent servicing and repairs like around 1.5k worth within last 4 months

 

so the plan is this

needs new engine mounts but that is underway 1 has been changed recently but going to redo them all

new front tyres

new exhaust as its blowing looking at options

its booked in to the local detailer to have paint work corrected and restored to as best as he can get

 

then over the winter 

wheels refurbed

seats, door cards and maybe dash and surround re-trimmed with black leather and red stitching 

ive had some great advice off a few guys on here who will hopefully be doing some mods on it for me also plus ive already met up with Ivor who is very local to me who also gave me some pointers before i purchased

 

so thats it for now pics and updates to follow as and when they happen any advice welcome with open arms

 

Nobby



#2 Nobbymogs

Nobbymogs

    Member

  • 122 posts
  • Location:Walesshire

Posted 18 August 2018 - 09:48 AM

Previous owner picsPosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk



#3 Dan r

Dan r

    Super Duper Member

  • 523 posts
  • Location:Brighton

Posted 18 August 2018 - 09:55 AM

Looks lovely.
The engine mounts are a bit flakey, I've fitted vibratechnics ones to my vx's as they're meant to last and reduce movement, does however increase vibrations a touch. It's not much fun replacing them.
You can fit inserts in the lower mounts which reduce movement and should extend the life of the top side mounts.
Enjoy

Sent from my G8441 using Tapatalk



#4 Di3sel

Di3sel

    Member

  • 103 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Birmingham

Posted 18 August 2018 - 10:40 AM

I was checking this car on eBay and I was wondering why it wasn't sold yet. Looks really good and has some expensive mods. Enjoy it!

#5 vocky

vocky

    vx220 itb

  • 11,453 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Earth

Posted 18 August 2018 - 11:41 AM

nice car thumbsup



#6 swast4

swast4

    Super Member

  • 261 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Heswall, UK
  • Interests:Trackdays

Posted 18 August 2018 - 03:08 PM

Lovely, enjoy

Sent from my LG-H815 using Tapatalk



#7 hairy

hairy

    moonlander

  • 5,109 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bristol
  • Interests:cars, beer, nature

Posted 18 August 2018 - 03:18 PM

looking good. welcome to .org chinky chinky



#8 fred666

fred666

    All Show, All Go

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,252 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:S Wales

Posted 31 August 2018 - 10:49 AM

I almost came back to a VX220 for this car! For sale on Newport Wales? Had it in my watch list on ebay.

Stunning mate

#9 hairy

hairy

    moonlander

  • 5,109 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bristol
  • Interests:cars, beer, nature

Posted 31 August 2018 - 07:31 PM

but you got an SLK cheaper than a VX?



#10 Mat Jackson

Mat Jackson

    Need to get Out More

  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,088 posts
  • Location:Cardiff

Posted 01 September 2018 - 07:47 AM

Another VX in Wales - THE country with the best roads for a vx


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

#11 pete-r

pete-r

    I never drive faster than I can see

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,578 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:South Wales

Posted 01 September 2018 - 08:05 AM

Waales, Waales, Waales...

#12 Nobbymogs

Nobbymogs

    Member

  • 122 posts
  • Location:Walesshire

Posted 01 September 2018 - 09:30 AM

Had a bit of polishing and detailing done to get rid of swirl marks

Exhaust next then retrimPosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk



#13 Nobbymogs

Nobbymogs

    Member

  • 122 posts
  • Location:Walesshire

Posted 06 September 2018 - 05:38 PM

That will be the rattle on acceleration then Posted Image

Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk



#14 vocky

vocky

    vx220 itb

  • 11,453 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Earth

Posted 06 September 2018 - 05:52 PM

your poly inserts should stops the side mounts from failing again :)



#15 Nobbymogs

Nobbymogs

    Member

  • 122 posts
  • Location:Walesshire

Posted 06 September 2018 - 06:02 PM

your poly inserts should stops the side mounts from failing again :)

 

cheap fix tbh

 

hole kit for around 100 quid and took about 5 hours to do the lot so happy bunny 



#16 vocky

vocky

    vx220 itb

  • 11,453 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Earth

Posted 06 September 2018 - 08:08 PM

thats not a bad price for that lot :D



#17 Nobbymogs

Nobbymogs

    Member

  • 122 posts
  • Location:Walesshire

Posted 12 September 2018 - 04:09 PM

That's a bit restricting thenPosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk



#18 Nobbymogs

Nobbymogs

    Member

  • 122 posts
  • Location:Walesshire

Posted 14 September 2018 - 08:49 PM

Exhaust all done what a fantastic job hell.of a differencePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk



#19 Acidpopstar

Acidpopstar

    Scary Internerd

  • 3,436 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire
  • Interests:Playing and teaching guitar / driving

Posted 14 September 2018 - 09:26 PM

Is that a full custom job?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

#20 Nev

Nev

    Nipper's Minion

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,118 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bristol
  • Interests:Rock climbing, skiing, kayaking, surfing, mountaineering, budgies, chess, practical mechanics.

Posted 15 September 2018 - 03:25 PM

Crikey, that cat really did look bad, makes you wonder about other 15 year old cars still on their original.






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users