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1.6 SR restoration
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JH Kadett
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:11 pm    Post subject: 1.6 SR restoration Reply with quote

Hi all i said i would put up a tread on the restoration of my 1.6 SR so here goes history first its a 1984 hatch i saved this from the crusher from my local scrapyard on information from a pal who was in looking for parts for his car and spotted this in the corner it was dropped off by previous owner cause he couldn't start it . Here it sat for 3 years until i heard about it. I purchased for the massive amount of 600 Euros .Here is a few pictures of it then.



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The strip down began to see the full extent of damage under the side skirts and wheel arches




Front section and part of inner front wing on passenger side had to be removed



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New section welded back in couldn't get a GTE front end so went for a genuine non GTE front end and non genuine inner wing.


Back on spit to tackle the rest of car

A few more bits cut out and replaced


A bit of cleaning and primer applied before installing new section
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Next off she goes for paint



Then onto primer ,


Colour starting to go on


The final result
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bloomin eck. You don't mess about do you?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is superb fella Applause
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After collection the reassembly began a new roofcloth was first on the list.


Next came the wheelarches there stuck on with tigerseal.

The interior was installed after getting a face lift


The 1.6 engine was rebuilt and new carb intalled


While the shell was out for paint i got a selection of parts including the wheels cleaned and repainted



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nearly there ......

Now the finished project...



All comments welcome .
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bighed wrote:
Bloomin eck. You don't mess about do you?


That restoration took over 17 months to complete . I am kinda chuffed about it .
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant restoration, well done Applause
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beechy666_uk
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the Car, and great job you have done on saving this SR
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DeadEye
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant job, I only hope mine comes out anywhere near as good as yours.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked wow fantastic mate
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love it, top job Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You made that look easy mate fantastic outcome will be happy if mine is half that stand for now I'd just like to get started on it lol
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