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bighed
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought the porsche colour looked sweet before I saw the actual pic of the porsche. That gets my vote!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The people have spoken - it looks like a unanimous decision for the Cassis Red laughing laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its official - I'm an indecisive ba*#ard
Found another colour and really like it. Its classed as green too so I wouldnt need to change the log book.





The laquer I bought is absolute crap but you can still tell the dififference between the wing and the front door.




Looking forward to getting my Spax 80mm kit big grin


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look what turned up yesterday big grin

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honestly have a look at a colour the mk1 came out the factory with called silver green. It's absolutely stunning in modern paint and looks awesome with a beige interior.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It doesn't look bad mate but not really what I'm after.

No real updates other than I decided to get the GTE front seats spruced up because they were quite rusty. Stripped the bases and has them powder coated satin black. Very happy with the results but would like some new bolsters for the drivers seat before putting it back together







Oh and have fitted my new Opel badges to the back and removed the rear wiper and 1300 badge
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today my new inner wings turned up.


So far the parts I've collected are
- 2 x rear corners
- 2 x rear arch repairs (inner & outer)
- 2 x inner wings
- 2 x outer wings
- new front screen seal
- clear front indicators



At the moment I'm not sure whether I'm going to need a front panel or not. The lower half looks fine but the top section looks a bit scabby.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome!

Will you drilling your nice inner wing for the aerial wire!? No, me neither!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DeadEye wrote:
Awesome!

Will you drilling your nice inner wing for the aerial wire!? No, me neither!


Ha ha. Who needs the radio anyway laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you going to replace the entire inner wings or use them to patch?

Getting the old inner wings out properly is a nightmare.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be honest I'm not really sure yet. Mine have a few holes & some areas that have been patched already so when I saw them on eBay I thought it would be a good idea to get them.
Also sold a couple of custom vw engine mounts & bought a couple of sills with the cash & they arrived today (Klokkerholm)
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you find some klokerholm floors pans, buy them!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You mean this brand?
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Reparaturblech-Querlenkeraufnahme-Spritzwand-Opel-Kadett-D-E-Klokkerholm-/201154511931?pt=DE_Autoteile&hash=item2ed5be443b
(I donīt even know what part of the car is that lol) embarrassment

edit:Isnīt that the bottom part of the bulkhead?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nelson c. wrote:
You mean this brand?
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Reparaturblech-Querlenkeraufnahme-Spritzwand-Opel-Kadett-D-E-Klokkerholm-/201154511931?pt=DE_Autoteile&hash=item2ed5be443b
(I donīt even know what part of the car is that lol) embarrassment

edit:Isnīt that the bottom part of the bulkhead?


Yes it is!

Their floor pan are really accurate but you can't get them any more which is a shame.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a small update. I thought I'd have a go at repairing the drivers side rear arch.
Needless to say I've found she's not in as goo a nick as I thought. I may well go from novice to expert welder by the time she's finished eek








I've warped it a little but nothing major so she'll not need loads of filler.

The inner arch is tacked in but going to be a right pain & the sill is shot


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