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Old 05-09-2012, 05:49 PM   #21
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Well now I've decided not to do the Vauxhall conversion since so many are doing it. I want my astra to be more unique than that so I'm curious. Is it possible for me to replace my astra grill with another saturn astra one but just the chrome piece without buying the whole grill? I was thinking last night about getting a blank chrome piece and designing a custom emblem for it.
I am biased, since it's my car and all, but this looks a lot better than those weird V grilles. And it's unique as far as I know, I've never seen another Astra that looks like mine. Granted, I very seldom actually see any other Astra, but still, they don't look like mine


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Old 05-11-2012, 03:00 PM   #22
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I like the look with the red accents!

You mentioned that you hardly see other Astra's, yesterday I saw my Third Astra since I bought mine almost 3 months ago. It was a 3 door, like mine, but it was gray, where mine is black. The other 2 Astra's were 5 doors. Nothing personal, but I personally think the 3 door blows the 5 door away in looks!

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Old 03-09-2013, 12:12 AM   #23
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I've been waiting for 5 months for a fully chrome grill but so far no luck. If this grill is off a 5 door and has 7 clips, will it fit with no issues or modifications to it or my car? Also, will this bottom grille give me no issues if it's off a 5 door as well? $T2eC16RHJGQE9noM,Bu7BRNo+r39gw~~60_12.jpg$(KGrHqN,!hkFDwGgTL,GBQ9fIsdRf!~~60_12.jpg

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Old 03-09-2013, 02:08 AM   #24
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That one won't fit and would need modification for it to fit correctly.

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Old 04-06-2013, 12:31 AM   #25
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In less than 2 weeks I'm going to get my car ready for show season. I was just wondering if anyone has painted the chrome piece on the back to match their car. I'm planning to paint the vauxhall name badge and astra badge red so I didn't know if it would look better on chrome or on white. Please post a picture if you have painted the chrome bar. Thanks.

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Old 04-06-2013, 12:41 AM   #26
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In less than 2 weeks I'm going to get my car ready for show season. I was just wondering if anyone has painted the chrome piece on the back to match their car. I'm planning to paint the vauxhall name badge and astra badge red so I didn't know if it would look better on chrome or on white. Please post a picture if you have painted the chrome bar. Thanks.
I wrapped mine with black vinyl. It's much easier, it took me about 15 minutes to wrap, but it was a pain to get the chrome trim off.

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Old 04-06-2013, 12:53 AM   #27
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Here is a photo of my beautiful Saturn Astra - (Vauxhall conversion) custom black billet grille, and 100% blacked out. You can see the chrome strap wrapped in black vinyl, in my opinion is better than painting, since it is plastic. Good luck!




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Old 04-06-2013, 09:32 AM   #28
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Did you use tint wrap or tint spray for the was lights and tail lights

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Old 04-06-2013, 09:38 AM   #29
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Did you use tint wrap or tint spray for the was lights and tail lights
I used tint wrap for all of the lights and plasti-dip to back out the side markers and reflectors.

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Old 04-06-2013, 09:41 AM   #30
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So you had to remove the headlights to tint them?

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Old 04-06-2013, 09:57 AM   #31
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So you had to remove the headlights to tint them?
No need to remove anything you buy the headlight/tailight tint sheets and wrap while on the car. This is where I got mine, I think.... It's been a few years.

You just need a heat gun, squeegee, water and you're golden. I'll warn you though if its your first time wrapping tailight a and headlights the Saturn Astra is difficult. It took me a few tries to get right.

http://www.rvinyl.com/tint-film.html

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Old 04-06-2013, 12:44 PM   #32
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Here is a photo of my beautiful Saturn Astra - (Vauxhall conversion) custom black billet grille, and 100% blacked out. You can see the chrome strap wrapped in black vinyl, in my opinion is better than painting, since it is plastic. Good luck!



Holy **** that looks awesome. I'm going to do a light tint on my tailights because the cops in MD are really anal about tailights being tinted. Looks like I'm going to paint the back bar white, looks great on your car. Thanks.

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Old 07-25-2013, 06:38 PM   #33
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After months of waiting I finally got saturn removed from the exterior, only thing left that says saturn is the door sills and they will be replaced soon with red led sills that say astra. Can't wait for the show this Saturday in PA.

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Old 07-27-2013, 02:13 AM   #34
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That's looks really good!

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Old 07-27-2013, 11:07 AM   #35
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:43 AM   #36
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Post some more pics and are eyelids off eBay?

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Old 07-28-2013, 08:24 PM   #37
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Post some more pics and are eyelids off eBay?
These pictures are from Creatures of the Night car show, hopefully I will get more soon so I can post them up. During the show so many people thought I had a real vauxhall, haha. I got the eyelids off eBay last July for $25.
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Here are a couple more pictures from Creatures of the Night.
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I want to do the Opel conversion, but am having problems finding everything lol I need the steering wheel airbag cover, front grill, and rear hatch badge....Any help would be appreciated!!

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I want to do the Opel conversion, but am having problems finding everything lol I need the steering wheel airbag cover, front grill, and rear hatch badge....Any help would be appreciated!!
Other than the sources listed here in this forum, try eBay, or a site named Opelize, at least for the badges and wheel centers. Earlier in this thread was the website that you could "Vauxhallize" or "Opelize" your Saturn Astra, they sell pretty much the complete package. Hope this helps and I am sure that there are others out there that could give you more information on this.

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