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So, this is my 2003 Opel Omega, 2.2 DTi.

Comes from a single owner and relatively well mentained. I started working on it to get some rear arches and door sill rust out but by the time we really got into it we decided to give it a (almost) complete overhaul. So, body work begun 4 wheeks ago and today it will probably go to the paint shop to make her pretty again. All repairs where carried out with new panels and what I believe to be some of the best materials (including epoxy primer to stop and prevent the rust, or at least slow it down :) )











The "good stuff" is out :)



Some "invisible" details



Because almost everytime the rust on the Omega's door sills starts from the small pins on wich the sills covers clip we decided to find another solution to mount the covers. So, no more rusty pins on this one.





Waiting to leave to the paint shop.  8)


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Re: Opel Omega Sedan, 2.2 DTI (for now) - Work in progress
« Reply #1 on: 29 May 2017, 08:35:35 »

I also started working on the interior, where some of the "soft touch" was looking pretty bad. So I Started with the door panels, I only have pictures with one of them but they are all in the same condition now.





I removed all the soft touch and then I used a black primer (fairly resistant to scratches and also very easy to touch up on the spot if needed). In the future I may be going with something else (I have 4 spare door cards to play with) but for now its ok. Also polished the "wood" trims and changed the cloth with Alcantara on the trims.





The soft touch on the buttons was also dented, but I found out that using patience, a microfiber cloth and some Acetone helped level out the surface to a almost new condition.

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Re: Opel Omega Sedan, 2.2 DTI (for now) - Work in progress
« Reply #2 on: 29 May 2017, 10:10:56 »

nice work on the door cards, I need to sort mine out soon, as I dislike the scratches
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Re: Opel Omega Sedan, 2.2 DTI (for now) - Work in progress
« Reply #3 on: 29 May 2017, 21:06:16 »

 :y





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Re: Opel Omega Sedan, 2.2 DTI (for now) - Work in progress
« Reply #4 on: 29 May 2017, 21:43:34 »

Door cards take effort to sort, but well worth it 8)

I used cream alcantara on mine and the lower dash panels to lift the black interior slightly ;)
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« Reply #5 on: 29 May 2017, 22:02:13 »

Door cards take effort to sort, but well worth it 8)

I used cream alcantara on mine and the lower dash panels to lift the black interior slightly ;)

I have a long history of cars that in the end had a almost "all black" interior. I do like cream/brown/beige interiors but to do that I would preffer to start with one that came like that from the factory. Maybe my next Omega?  ???
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Re: Opel Omega Sedan, 2.2 DTI (for now) - Work in progress
« Reply #6 on: 01 June 2017, 17:51:01 »

How are you going to put the covers on without the clips?
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« Reply #7 on: 01 June 2017, 19:35:43 »

Door cards take effort to sort, but well worth it 8)

I used cream alcantara on mine and the lower dash panels to lift the black interior slightly ;)

I have a long history of cars that in the end had a almost "all black" interior. I do like cream/brown/beige interiors but to do that I would preffer to start with one that came like that from the factory. Maybe my next Omega?  ???
Post plod, I fitted a cream leather interior complete with the lower dash gubbins, but kept a charcoal carpet and sill trim. When I later switched the cream leather for charcoal, I liked the contrast and swapped the door panels over. Only went with the Alcantara as I had an idea to do the headlining as well... Got the door panels and dash done, but never got as far as the headlining, so still have a 4 meter roll of the stuff ::)
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« Reply #8 on: 01 June 2017, 22:18:02 »


 8)
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« Reply #9 on: 01 June 2017, 22:19:25 »

How are you going to put the covers on without the clips?

I will try to make some photos. It will be a experiment, lets hope it goes well. :)
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« Reply #10 on: 01 June 2017, 22:21:15 »

Door cards take effort to sort, but well worth it 8)

I used cream alcantara on mine and the lower dash panels to lift the black interior slightly ;)

I have a long history of cars that in the end had a almost "all black" interior. I do like cream/brown/beige interiors but to do that I would preffer to start with one that came like that from the factory. Maybe my next Omega?  ???
Post plod, I fitted a cream leather interior complete with the lower dash gubbins, but kept a charcoal carpet and sill trim. When I later switched the cream leather for charcoal, I liked the contrast and swapped the door panels over. Only went with the Alcantara as I had an idea to do the headlining as well... Got the door panels and dash done, but never got as far as the headlining, so still have a 4 meter roll of the stuff ::)

If I get the interior done this year I will be happy. I tend to do the same.  :)
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« Reply #11 on: 06 June 2017, 09:27:48 »



Back on the road! Still needs a few things done and after that, maybe some decent photos. Came out really good, all the work payed off in the end.  :y

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« Reply #12 on: 11 June 2017, 21:10:55 »

If only I had a good camera. The light and colours were great. My phone camera, not really.









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« Reply #13 on: 12 June 2017, 06:18:24 »

car looks really nice  ;) If you ever wanna sell give me a PM
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« Reply #14 on: 15 June 2017, 05:42:27 »

Good pics mate, :y on a side note what is Ceausescus palace used for now?
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« Reply #15 on: 15 June 2017, 11:43:50 »

Good pics mate, :y on a side note what is Ceausescus palace used for now?

Well, it never was Ceausescu's palace. What alot of people dont know is the fact that we owned nothing on his name, everything he had or used was owned by the State. That building was allways a government building. Now it is the Palace of the Parliement. That is: some guys that own on their names alot more than Ceausescu ever did.
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Re: Opel Omega Sedan, 2.2 DTI (for now) - Work in progress
« Reply #16 on: 19 June 2017, 22:04:02 »

The car is looking great well worth the hard work and effort :y
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« Reply #17 on: 20 June 2017, 07:10:05 »

Thank you guys for all the appreciations. The car will get better but right now it needs to do some miles.

Just had a 200 miles trip yesterday, 100 one way with a 3300 feet elevation difference (plus for the first 100 miles and then, going back). Managed to get arround 36 mpg with two persons and some luggage, with speeds between 45 and 70 mph (speed limits, no highway). Not bad for a heavy underpowered blue wale.  ;D Ps: 3700 lbs and 120 HP.  ???

I managged to get about 1900 miles on the clock since it was out of the shop (most of them in this city with a really congested traffic), getting a total of aprox 28 mpg (80% city,  20% B roads with moderate traffic). Shifting around 3000 rpm or over is normal if you dont want to fall asleep at the helm.  :)

I will soon have to write my own review for this car. Its not perfect but it has some strong points that should not be ignored, especially in this price range.  :y

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