: Custom Pics



yellowxhoodie
10-23-07, 12:20 PM
Lets see some pics!
and im not just talking about your stock Cateras.
ive seen enough of those.

i wanna see anything and everything custom that you guys have done.
grills, lights, body work, interior, av, exhaust, engine...you get the idea.

ill post up all my stuff a little later on tonight when i get home from work.

elvin315
10-23-07, 03:13 PM
I've been collecting pictures of stock & custom Cateras and Omegas for inspiration and plain enjoyment. Have a look.

http://www.pbase.com/elvin315/the_catera

Elvin

yellowxhoodie
10-23-07, 03:19 PM
yea ive seen this several times. you got an awesome collection man.

yellowxhoodie
10-23-07, 04:04 PM
haha. i was just goin through all the collections again. And i see that you actually used some pics of my Cat. in Volume 11.

yellowxhoodie
10-23-07, 04:24 PM
well heres what i got so far, im at work and most of my pics are at home. but you can see the custom black grill and how i replaced the ugly orange turn signal bulb ones with clear ones.
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/redlineracer9086/84049550_vFy4ZQWc_2479078_19_full.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/redlineracer9086/84049549_MmHyb70A_2479078_18_full.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/redlineracer9086/2479078_32_full.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/redlineracer9086/2479078_29_full.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/redlineracer9086/2479078_28_full.jpg

yellowxhoodie
10-23-07, 04:25 PM
sorry for posting 4 in a row, but i just stumbled upon this pic too.
it was a couple weeks after i bought the car.
it rained a lil so i went to the local park which has a blacktop parking lot.
my tires were mismatched so i needed to get new ones.
heres the result.
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/redlineracer9086/Done.jpg

CateraMV6
10-23-07, 08:01 PM
Yep tahts some power right there I don't care what they say about our heavy as slow cars... most of the time they see the our back ends in the distance and then they begin with the apologies...

todd2fst4u
10-23-07, 08:53 PM
Yep tahts some power right there I don't care what they say about our heavy as slow cars... most of the time they see the our back ends in the distance and then they begin with the apologies...

not exacatally. thats just wet asphalt right there.

cateraowner
10-23-07, 09:41 PM
hey all.. just a question where would I buy a grill like this one?
http://www.pbase.com/elvin315/image/84477441 (mine is a 98 cat)

mine is a little dull and I'd like to get a different one.

is there a good online store I can get things like a hood also

10KTGOLD
10-23-07, 09:45 PM
98 cat cant get one of those types

http://www.pbase.com/elvin315/image/84477452 yours would look like that

http://www.pbase.com/elvin315/image/84477323 also...... other note, one bad ass hood http://www.pbase.com/elvin315/image/84477339 and lights

cateraowner
10-23-07, 10:19 PM
http://www.pbase.com/elvin315/image/84477452 yours would look like that

That would be awsome. where do I get that? I can't find any on ebay and I don't know any online stores.

where do you guys shop?


ps... sorry for jacking your thread. I promise I'll stop here

10KTGOLD
10-23-07, 10:48 PM
i dont know but when you find one buy me one too. ................how come a 99 with the 2000 bumper would look like a malibu?

elvin315
10-23-07, 11:47 PM
http://www.pbase.com/elvin315/image/84477323 also...... other note, one bad ass hood http://www.pbase.com/elvin315/image/84477339 and lights

The first car is a prefacelift model Omega with what looks like a Steinmetz grille. The bumper is a Irmscher but it's for the facelift model. The owner must have trimmed the bottom of the grille to make it fit.

The second car has the normal Omega HID headlights but the hood has been extended over the lenses. I've seen some prelift models with the hood extended like this one with some covering the grille. Below are other headlight treatments.

http://www.pbase.com/elvin315/image/72882687
http://www.pbase.com/elvin315/image/75019363
http://www.pbase.com/elvin315/image/75019357

This hood covers the w2hole nine yards.
http://www.pbase.com/elvin315/image/75033704

Elvin

rinverso
10-23-07, 11:49 PM
hey all.. just a question where would I buy a grill like this one?
http://www.pbase.com/elvin315/image/84477441 (mine is a 98 cat)

mine is a little dull and I'd like to get a different one.

is there a good online store I can get things like a hood also

wow i made it to the famous elvin portfolio. i'm honored. its been about six months since i bought the grill, but i got it on ebay uk. just do a search in ebay uk for omega grill and make sure you order the post facelift, which is what they call the 2000-01 catera. i believe the vendor i bought it from was europro. they were great, i believe with shipping from germany it was $130.00 the crest i bought separate on ebay us for about $10.00. i love the look, gets rid of the lumina, corsica look.
thanks, for noticing, robert;)
elvin your bent valve will be in the mail this week. haha:D

rinverso
10-23-07, 11:52 PM
wow i made it to the famous elvin portfolio. i'm honored. its been about six months since i bought the grill, but i got it on ebay uk. just do a search in ebay uk for omega grill and make sure you order the post facelift, which is what they call the 2000-01 catera. i believe the vendor i bought it from was europro. they were great, i believe with shipping from germany it was $130.00 the crest i bought separate on ebay us for about $10.00. i love the look, gets rid of the lumina, corsica look.
thanks, for noticing, robert;)
elvin your bent valve will be in the mail this week. haha:D

heres a few pictures also. robert:cloud9:

10KTGOLD
10-23-07, 11:59 PM
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SPORT-GRILL-OPEL-OMEGA-B-1994-1999_W0QQitemZ230184354837QQihZ013QQcategoryZ68204 QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VAUXHALL-OMEGA-B-FRONT-GRILLE-BEST-LOOKING-ONE_W0QQitemZ170160551723QQihZ007QQcategoryZ23012Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

elvin315
10-24-07, 12:53 AM
That would be awsome. where do I get that? I can't find any on ebay and I don't know any online stores.

where do you guys shop?


ps... sorry for jacking your thread. I promise I'll stop here

http://www.ebay.co.uk
Item #230183032354

Tell 'em Elvin sent you. It won't get you a discount or anything but it might speed my grille along.

yellowxhoodie
10-24-07, 01:04 AM
o yea. u can also see that i tinted my side markers in some of those pics.

10KTGOLD
10-24-07, 01:43 AM
couldn't see them.

caterakid
10-24-07, 11:30 AM
where can i get a mesh grill for my 00 cat?

yellowxhoodie
10-24-07, 11:59 AM
couldnt see what? if your talking about the side markers. your not supposed to see them, theyre blacked out.

elvin315
10-24-07, 01:49 PM
where can i get a mesh grill for my 00 cat?

This is where I'm getting mine from. Cheaper than any of the Steinmetz or Irmscher stuff. I hope it's not crap. They emailed me yesterday that my grille shipped on the 19th via something called Post Priorytet. Sounds like Priority Mail. I'll tell you more when I get it.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/UNIQUE-TUNING-TOP-CAR-GRILL-for-OMEGA-1999-2003_W0QQitemZ230183032346QQihZ013QQcategoryZ43118 QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem

Elvin

yellowxhoodie
10-24-07, 03:44 PM
soooo...does anyone actually have any pictures? cuz thats what this thread was intended for in the first place...

cateraowner
10-24-07, 04:57 PM
well just in case you guys forgot what a stock cat looks like....

I've just had mine for 1 month, so I'm not going to do anything major to it until winter is over.

all I've done to it is put on a front spoiler from home depot.. hehe thanks CateraMV6, and put on 5,000 km

first picture in some small town in idaho..

yellowxhoodie
10-24-07, 05:29 PM
you should get your windows tinted. dark windows look mean on a white car.

elvin315
10-24-07, 07:27 PM
soooo...does anyone actually have any pictures? cuz thats what this thread was intended for in the first place...

Sorry 'bout that. Other than the 1300 pictures in my album I suggest going to the gallery here and over at the other Catera & Omega sites.

Elvin

cateraowner
10-24-07, 07:44 PM
you should get your windows tinted. dark windows look mean on a white car.

yeah.. that's one of the many things on my list I want to do. but tinting the front windows are illegal here in calgary so I'll prolly just be doing that back.. and very lightly in the front.

and I just got a quote for $1500 to repaint and mod my hood to give it that mean look... $1500 seems steep... you guys know how much I should be spending on something like that?

elvin315
10-24-07, 08:42 PM
Sorry 'bout that. Other than the 1300 pictures in my album I suggest going to the gallery here and over at the other Catera & Omega sites.

Elvin



I guess I should've included a link to the album.

http://www.pbase.com/elvin315/the_catera

Elvin

andergar
10-24-07, 10:44 PM
Yellowxhoodie, I sent you a PM about your grille. How did you do it, what is cost, and what color paint did you use?:bouncy:

MyOpel
10-24-07, 11:51 PM
HID fog lights (6000k), tinted licence plate cover, and I painted the front grill black.
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e294/75Stingray/My%20Catera/IMG_4762.jpg
Steinmetz rims, 18x8.5 with continental 235/40ZR18 front and 18x10 with 265/35ZR18 rear
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e294/75Stingray/My%20Catera/IMG_4756.jpg
Stock, white led's, and on the bottom orange bulbs from my old Trans AM
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e294/75Stingray/My%20Catera/dash-1.jpg

Next year: Eibach lowering springs, Bilstein/Steinmets shocks, omega v8 12 rear brakes, corvette front calipers and omega v8 13 rotors. Maybe some wider stickier tires. Maybe a speedway swaybar.

elvin315
10-25-07, 12:38 AM
Love the car. I wish mine was black. I like the mods though I'm not looking to duplicate them all. I am interested in a couple of them though.


Someday I'll get around to the HID Fogs. My question is, do they get hot enough to melt the lenses or reflectors? Can the lights be aimed?
What is a speedway swaybar and where did you find it? (I know what a swaybar is, it's the speedway reference I ask about.) The stock swaybars are:

Stabilizer Bar Diameter (in./mm)
Front___1.02 / 26
Rear_____.59 / 15

How much thicker are the ones you plan?

Elvin

PS: I used to have a tinted plate cover too. It got me a ticket for obscuring a license plate.

MyOpel
10-25-07, 03:30 AM
Thanks,
-No issues with the fog lights, had them for almost a year now. Yes there is an allen adjustment screw and the fog lights can be adjusted up and down. This is on 00-01 Im not sure about 97-99
this picture is just fog lights you can see that there is a cut off and you wont be blinding all oncoming traffic. In the housing there is a metal baffle in front of the bulb, that needs to stay just bend it forward to clear the larger HID bulb.
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e294/75Stingray/My%20Catera/IMG_4718.jpg
-Speedway is the name of the company, it's a universal racing swaybar available in many different thicknesses and lengths. I have not yet decided what thickness I want to go with nor have I done any measuring to ensure it'll fit. Taking a quick look, it looks like Ill be able to make it work in the front. http://www.1speedway.com/Swaybars.htm (http://www.1speedway.com/Swaybars.htm)

The tint on the covers isn't very dark Ive been pulled over numerous times and they never said anything about it. If they did Id say it's a dirty clear cover.

yellowxhoodie
10-25-07, 12:03 PM
yeah.. that's one of the many things on my list I want to do. but tinting the front windows are illegal here in calgary so I'll prolly just be doing that back.. and very lightly in the front.

and I just got a quote for $1500 to repaint and mod my hood to give it that mean look... $1500 seems steep... you guys know how much I should be spending on something like that?

yea, tinting the front windows is illegal here to, but i got it done anyways, i got the fronts 30% and the backs 10%. I havent run into any trouble for it yet.

yellowxhoodie
10-25-07, 12:10 PM
im loving those LED's on the interior and the HID on the exterior man. Thats nice.

10KTGOLD
10-25-07, 10:22 PM
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/2/web/578000-578999/578288_55_full.jpg
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/2/web/578000-578999/578288_47_full.jpg
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/2/web/578000-578999/578288_45_full.jpg
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/2/web/578000-578999/578288_53_full.jpg

10KTGOLD
10-25-07, 10:23 PM
liked the grill and thought it was differant, tail lights are nice also......

10KTGOLD
10-25-07, 10:42 PM
i ps a catera grill on a omega. looks good i think, i want an omega bumper for mine http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d89/10ktgold/CADILLAC/9329_3copy.jpg

yellowxhoodie
10-26-07, 12:09 PM
is that right hand drive i see...!? its funny everyone with a catera wants an opel grill and everyone with a opel wants a cadillac grill. WE should just set up an international forum and trade with them, haha.

MyOpel
10-26-07, 03:40 PM
is that right hand drive i see...!? its funny everyone with a catera wants an opel grill and everyone with a opel wants a cadillac grill. WE should just set up an international forum and trade with them, haha.
Because this is what Europeans think of when it comes to Omegas:
http://www.senatorman.de/v2/omega-b/bilder/Omega_b-068.jpg
Adding a Cadillac emblem makes it more unique and almost instantly more class. Although I tell people my car is really an Opel Omega (German engineering and so on) I like my Cadillac emblems.

10KTGold are you rollin on airbags?

10KTGOLD
10-26-07, 05:52 PM
nope , seen those online and thouht it was pretty sweet. airbaggin the rear is easy its just the front struts cost alot.

yellowxhoodie
10-28-07, 01:55 PM
ok, here are some of the pics that i awnted to post the first time, but couldnt cuz i was at work. sorry it took so long.
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/redlineracer9086/2479078_14_full.jpg
Clear bulbs that i replaced the orange ones with
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/redlineracer9086/2479078_17_full.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/redlineracer9086/2479078_40_full.jpg
Tinted out side markers.
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/redlineracer9086/2479078_36_full.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/redlineracer9086/2479078_42_full.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/redlineracer9086/2479078_43_full.jpg
Tinted Tailights
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/redlineracer9086/2479078_46_full.jpg
K&N Intake (Sorry For The Dirty Engine Bay)
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/redlineracer9086/2479078_44_full.jpg
3/4 Blacked Out

yellowxhoodie
10-28-07, 01:57 PM
i will post a few more pics after i clean the car again. I have to take pics of my new front lip, and im also going to experiment with the side lip for you guys. Ill post pics and let you know how it goes.

il capo
10-28-07, 03:01 PM
i ps a catera grill on a omega. looks good i think, i want an omega bumper for mine

Me too I have trying to figure out how to get one here off the opel forums. BTW how did you black out the lights in back and front.

yellowxhoodie
10-28-07, 03:17 PM
well the side markers were tinted using testors black model spray paint and clear coat and the back lights were tintes using VHT nightshades and clear coat. Same procedure though. For the side markers u can actaully pop them out. The tailights are very hard to get out, i even removed all the trunk liner and was still having a hard time. so i just left them in. I taped an outline around them using painters tape and newspaper so i didnt get any spray on the car.

here is a link to a general how to.
http://www.v6z24.com/howto/tintedlights
its not model specific for the catera, but just follow the same instructions as far as wet sanding and prepping.
hope this helps.
if you have any other questions just let me know.

10KTGOLD
10-28-07, 04:28 PM
ilcapo , guy has front and rear bumper but wasnt 50.00 uk money which is 76 for us, BUT the shipping is like 300.00 us dollars and i was like screw that. i can order a kit from the uk ebay for 600 shipped..

yellowxhoodie
10-28-07, 05:23 PM
well the car is done getting cleaned so here are the pics of the front lip i promised. also i just added a "side skirt" using the same method as the front lip. Let me know what you think.
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/redlineracer9086/DSC03346.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/redlineracer9086/DSC03347.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/redlineracer9086/DSC03348.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/redlineracer9086/DSC03349.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/redlineracer9086/DSC03350.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/redlineracer9086/DSC03351.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/redlineracer9086/DSC03352.jpg

PEETYZ
10-28-07, 10:03 PM
yellowxhoodie how about some brake caliper paint? would look really good with your already good looking car! Nice Ride

yellowxhoodie
10-29-07, 02:21 AM
yea i was thinking about doing the calipers a diff color. but i plan on getting some nice black rims with a chrome lip. prob 18's. So i was actually thinking about black or chrome...

Aleksus
10-30-07, 12:05 PM
a nice car,i like a black color too...and interior is black too?

yellowxhoodie
10-30-07, 12:16 PM
no. i wish. ive got tan interior.

Aleksus
10-30-07, 05:00 PM
ah ok
some of the cars have the black color inside and outside and it looks great.I really like it