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grant524
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:17 pm    Post subject: my mk1 rebuild Reply with quote

heres my mk1 im finally building



afew repair panels







off to rehab



ready to start work


started cutting out




stopping power up front

will be join by a 2.0 disc rear beam

headlights



hopefully be welded and ready for bod prep aug/oct

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grant524
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my mates been grafting today

mk2 lower bulkhead and supports in


both floor pans fitted


C+C welcome

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like you have been busy where did you find a lower bulkhead panel?

Keep up the good work.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lower bulkhead is a mk2 item from German eBay mate

im having to have a friend rebuild it as i got reported by my delightful neighbor and was close to eviction eek

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work well worth saving.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers bud the car has sentimental value aswell so no matter what its being done
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

grant524 wrote:
lower bulkhead is a mk2 item from German eBay mate

im having to have a friend rebuild it as i got reported by my delightful neighbor and was close to eviction eek


f**king wankers, but if you were grinding at late oclock I am not surprised lol

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nah mate i packed up about 5pm as had tea with the kids and abit of family time
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really take my hat off to people that get this deep into restoring a car. Fair play to you.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers bud
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

grant524 wrote:
cheers bud the car has sentimental value aswell so no matter what its being done


Do you mind sharing your story mate? My gte was a rust bucket, but I am working on it because it also has sentimental value, when I was 18 and had just passed my drivers exam, my older brother gave me the car. Now I canīt get rid of it, and love it to bits for that reason and the memories.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i was looking for a nova when i was 13 and my granddad (sadly passed away) said he'd find me one but after a few weeks he called my parents and said i had to be taken up to stoke as he had a car for me but it wasn't a nova but was still a Vauxhall my dad arranged with a now ex uncle to take me to collect the car and my parents explain what car it was we fetched the car on the Saturday the car was hidden in 1 ft deep grass and full of canal boat stuff to go onto my granddads boat. we drove it home as it had a weeks tax and 3 weeks mot. but being 13 and at school the car was garaged and a few bits done but not to perfection smile since 25 ive been hunting down parts to get it back to perfection but with parts getting rare it wasn't till now ive managed to make the cash to get everything the car needs so it can be on the road again after a long time hiding. it wasn't until a few years back i realized my granddad actually picked me up in the car to go to my other granddads grave stone fitting Sad so the car has a few memories for me and i'll never sell it no matter the cost or how hard it is to get parts. its taken from age 13 to now age 31 to get the parts as at 15 i became a dad so all money went on my 1st daughter so the car got garaged in a stripped state until now
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for sharing your story mate, those memories make us all love even more our mk1īs. When you have the oportunity please post more photos of the restoration, itīs allways inspiring for the rest of us.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'll be going down 2moz to see how its getting on and taking more parts to try on it like the mk2 arb i got yesterday and the corsa c eps coloum and the lower brace
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote







mk2 astra lower arm mounts


not much more welding to do now and before it leaves the unit its being seam and undersealed so there the prep left to do

C+C Welcome

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