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External Modifications

This section will cover modifications that are possible on cars. It will include bodykits, styling, bumpers, spoilers, splitters, arches, colour coding, lights, wing mirrors. Basically anything cosmetic that is on the outside of the car. Most of these guides are a step-by-step process showing you what to do and what is involved. Most if not all the guides are also available in downloadable formats, such as Acrobat Reader format (printing) or the guide itself compressed (zipped) for downloading for later reading. You will need the following programmes as shown on the left to be able to view or use them. Use the key below to gauge how difficult each modification will be. Please pick from the list below.

  Difficulty key:-
Dead easy, even your Gran can do this.
A nice weekend job, nothing you can't handle.
Starting to get challenging, but some parts can be a reel pig to do.
Might need some help on this, and the right tools will make it easier.
Best left to the experts, but still possible if your have the time and tools.

Warning

Warning: Before carrying out these modifications to your car, make sure your insurance company will accept them, otherwise you may find you've just made your policy void !


  Colour Coding Exterior Side Trim [Difficulty: ] July 2002 - Rev 1 new To the top

Colour Coding Exterior Side Trim

Step-by-Step Guide

This is a step-by-step guide on colour coding exterior trim. Most external trim on cars are detachable and they are fixed to the side of the car with plastic clips. The trim can be removed, colour coded and smoothed for that individual or tidy look.


  Fitting Clear Front Indicators [Difficulty: ] Feb 2002 - Rev 1 To the top

Fitting Clear Front Indicators

Step-by-Step Guide

This is a step-by-step guide on removing the standard orange indicator and fitting clear front side indicators to a MK1 Nova. The same modification can be done to Astra's and Cavalier's too.


  Fitting a Alloy Fuel Cap [Difficulty: ] August 2001 - Rev 1 To the top

Fitting Bonnet Lifters

Step-by-Step Guide

This is a step-by-step guide on fitting a alloy fuel cap onto a Vauxhall Nova. Other models are supported. This fuel cap takes 5 minutes to fit and there are NO modifications to the bodywork like some older products that were on the market.


  Fitting Bonnet Lifters [Difficulty: ] April 2001 - Rev 2 To the top

Fitting Bonnet Lifters

Step-by-Step Guide

This is a step-by-step guide on fitting bonnet lifters to a Vauxhall Nova, which requires no drilling and should only take 15 minutes to Fit. Other kits are available for the Corsa, Astra, Kadett, Calibra and Cavalier.


  Fitting a Universal Evo Spoiler [Difficulty: ] Feb 2001 - Rev 1 To the top

Fitting a Universal Evo Spoiler

Step-by-Step Guide

This is a step-by-step guide on fitting a Universal Evo Spoiler onto a Calibra. However the same method can be applied to other models, i.e. Cavalier. Some electrical wiring is required for the brake light.


  Fitting a Nova GSi Tailgate Spoiler [Difficulty: ] Jan 2001 - Rev 1 To the top

Fitting a Nova GSi tailgate spoiler

Step-by-Step Guide

This is a step-by-step guide on fitting a Nova GSi tailgate spoiler onto any model of Nova. However, this guide shows it fitted to a Nova GTE, which already has some of the mounting holes in place. Some electrical wiring is required for the brake light.


  Fitting Nova GTE/GSi Side Skirts [Difficulty: ] Jan 2001 - Rev 1 To the top

Fitting Nova GTE/GSi Side Skirts

Step-by-Step Guide

This is a step-by-step guide on fitting Nova GTE/GSi side skirts. These can be added to any 3-door Nova, with a few screws and sticky pads. However, some time is needed to line up the skirts or they easily become lob sided.


  Fitting Side Indicators [Difficulty: ] Jan 2001 - Rev 1 To the top

Fitting clear side indicators

Step-by-Step Guide

This is a step-by-step guide on fitting clear side indicators to a Nova. However, the same method can be applied to other makes and models. This guide will involve some cutting of the wings and some basic electric wiring.


  Fitting Nova GSi front bumper [Difficulty: ] Dec 2000 - Rev 1 To the top

Fitting a Nova GSi front bumper to a MK1 Nova.

Step-by-Step Guide

This is a step-by-step guide on fitting a Nova GSi front bumper (MK2) on a MK1 Nova (i.e. SR, GTE etc.). This is a simple modification to give it a different look, almost bolts straight into place.


  Modifying Nova GSi front bumper [Difficulty: ] Dec 2000 - Rev 1 To the top

Modifying a Nova GSi front bumper

Step-by-Step Guide

This is a step-by-step guide on modifying a Nova GSi front bumper so that the middle slat is removed and replaced with mesh. This guide shows the more complex 'boxed in' look, hence it will take several weeks to complete.


  Fitting a front splitter [Difficulty: ] Dec 2000 - Rev 1 To the top

Fitting a front splitter

Step-by-Step Guide

This is a step-by-step guide on fitting a SEAT Cordoba front splitter onto a Nova GSi front bumper. The same method can be carried out on other models and makes (i.e. Astra, Calibra etc.).


  Delocking [Difficulty: ] Nov 2000 - Rev 2 To the top

Delocking

Step-by-Step Guide

This is a step-by-step guide on delocking your car door. This guide is based on a Vauxhall Nova but the same method can be carried out on other models. Note: this is NOT the best way of doing it but it shows you what is involved.


  Making a Mesh Grille [Difficulty: ] Oct 2000 - Rev 1 To the top

Fitting a Mesh Grille

Step-by-Step Guide

This is a step-by-step guide on fitting a mesh grille to the MK1 Nova GTE grilles. Although this guide is not restricted to this model, the same method can be adopted to other Vauxhall cars as well. This is a very cheap and easy modification that can be done in a weekend.


  Fitting Astra GSi bonnet vents [Difficulty: ] Oct 2000 - Rev 1 To the top

Fitting Astra GSi bonnet vents guide

Step-by-Step Guide

This is a step-by-step guide on fitting Astra GSi bonnet vents onto a Nova, but these can be easily fitted to other models in the Vauxhall range. This is a simple modification that can be done in a weekend.


  Modified Nova Rear Bumper [Difficulty: ] May 2000 - Rev 1 To the top

Modified Nova rear bumper to fit Pug 206 fog light

Step-by-Step Guide

This is a step-by-step guide on fitting a single Peugeot 206 fog lamp onto the Nova rear bumper. This guide is part of the Nova Euro Cluster Conversion guide. This is needed to make the fog lamp work. It also shows you how to smooth the rear bumper.


  Nova Euro Cluster Conversion [ Difficulty: ] Dec 2002 - Rev 2 To the top

Fitting Euro clusters

Step-by-Step Guide

This is a step-by-step guide on converting the back of the Nova to have either twin reverse or twin fog lamps by fitting a Euro cluster. Both methods are shown here. This is a very easy mod to do and requires no soldering (unless you want to).


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