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Postby Vauxmad_Kev » 04 May 2006, 22:00

Hi... Im new here, as Im sure you`ll c. Im just after getting a 1977 Chevette. Its yellow (think custard!) but its in good nick. A bit of surface rust here and there but nothing serious (well, not untill I go stripping anyway!)

I love my Vauxhalls but Im very new to the Chevette scene so I`ll be the one asking all the stupid and obvious questions for a while! :oops:

I am unsure of what to do with my car really. Strip it with a cage and 2 seats or leave it with a full interior? I would like to fit some kind of kit, but am unsure of what they`re called. I know the HSR kit ok, bit dear though.

Im hoping to fit an engine thats not too big, but has good tuning ability, and the ability to get the back out easily (main purpose for this project! Not drifting in competition though..... purely fun) ((limited slip diff!))

So, basically.... I need lots of advice and suggestions.... I know its all taste and I need to do some searching....

Anyway, sorry for the long post.... just wanted to say hi and tell you all my plans (yeah right, I dont know what they are yet!)

Im in Ireland by the way, so anyone over here please say hello and let me know where to get parts!

Right, thanx for your ears and eyes..... Ill be here a lot, tryin to get advice and knowledge... C u all soon....
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Postby Miss Icey » 04 May 2006, 22:11

Hi Kev :)

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Postby Shellysowner » 04 May 2006, 22:26

Hi Kev and welcome. A cheaper (and less extreme) bodykit for the Chevette is the HS Group 4 kit - available from all good retailers etc. As for the interior - leave it in - then you'll be able to scare more of your friends at once :lol:
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Postby chevette adam » 04 May 2006, 22:36

Greetings Kevin. You could always go for the sleeper look. Standard/flared arches, maybe some nice wheels. Leave the rest, wack a redtop in it and watch people dissapear in the rear view mirror 8)
They will prob look like this :cry: as an apparent old banger passes!
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Postby Neilyman » 04 May 2006, 22:39

chevette adam wrote:Leave the rest, wack a redtop in it and watch people dissapear in the rear view mirror 8)
They will prob look like this :cry: as an apparent old banger passes!


Why did I read the above as " wack a roofrack on it & watch.............etc" :)

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Postby chevette adam » 04 May 2006, 22:47

Thats about the level people are on around here Kevin! :D Always a wise crack around the corner. Its never taken to heart - well I hope it isn't :shock:

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Postby Shuvit-pinto » 04 May 2006, 23:13

Hey, Neil, I read it that way Too!!!

Welcome from me to, it gets better her all the time. Hope to see you at our big National meeting later in the year?
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Postby Vauxmad_Kev » 05 May 2006, 12:44

chevette adam wrote: You could always go for the sleeper look. Standard/flared arches, maybe some nice wheels. Leave the rest, wack a redtop in it and watch people dissapear in the rear view mirror 8)
They will prob look like this :cry: as an apparent old banger passes!



I like that idea!!! A lot..... I`ve been playin with the idea of every engine, from a 1.6 (modified) to a V8 (doubtful!) The red top idea is dangerous though seeing as I have a Cav GSi with mint modified bodywork for sale, and if it doean`t sell soon Im considering stripping it!! :twisted:

Anyway, thanx to everyone for the warm welcome. Im looking forward to getting to know you all.... virtually at least! Living in Ireland limits the amount of proper shows I get to.

Thanx again everyone.... lovin the site by the way! Top notch...
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Postby Doive » 05 May 2006, 13:13

Welcome to the forum mate. You're our second new member from Tipperary in a week! Where in the fair county are you from?

As for engine options for your chevette, I've done a bit of measuring and I confidently predict, with a bit of bulkhead modification, you could squeeze a BMW straight six into the nose. Anything is possible!
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Postby Vauxmad_Kev » 05 May 2006, 14:14

Doive wrote:Welcome to the forum mate. You're our second new member from Tipperary in a week! Where in the fair county are you from?

As for engine options for your chevette, I've done a bit of measuring and I confidently predict, with a bit of bulkhead modification, you could squeeze a BMW straight six into the nose. Anything is possible!


Cool.... now that wud be nice. A straight 6.... sweet sound. I had a 320 E30 before. Not sur if Im prepared for that much work though. I went all out with my last car and it was some headache! Granted, at least I wud still have another car to drive this time!

Im in the southern part of Co. Tipperary.... a little place (not) called Clonmel. Can ya remember where the other person is from or what they`re driving?
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Postby Doive » 05 May 2006, 14:38

They drive a chevette of some sort, and are from Cashel. My mother's father was born in Roscrea in north Tipperary, so I have a family connection there. The company I work for are also building a couple of windfarms in a little place called Carrig just south of Birr.
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 05 May 2006, 14:44

Doive wrote:The company I work for are also building a couple of windfarms in a little place called Carrig just south of Birr.

i bet the locals are grateful :)
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Postby Vauxmad_Kev » 05 May 2006, 17:34

Good stuff.... Cashel`s about 15 mins or so from me.... must keep my eyes open!
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Postby kw107 » 05 May 2006, 19:58

Hello from Estonia :D
I miss my chevette :(
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Postby Chevette Girl » 06 May 2006, 00:00

Hi from Ottawa too! Welcome to the forum, we're at least pleasanty insane, as opposed to obnoxiously insane like on OTHER forums... :)
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Postby Chevette_Rwd_Beast » 06 May 2006, 15:08

Hello from Scotland 8)
If Its Not Sideways...Your Not Trying Hard Enough!!! 8)
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Postby Vauxmad_Kev » 07 May 2006, 18:21

Hello all.... wow... we`re all really spread out! Yeah, I have to admit, Im on most of the Vauxhall forums and this is easily the most welcoming. Very relaxed here.... looking forward to picking up all the info I need! I can see there`s a lot of knowledge floating around here!
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Postby Neilyman » 07 May 2006, 21:33

Vauxmad_Kev wrote:I can see there`s a lot of knowledge floating around here!


That`s `cos a lot of us are old!
You can find a short cut to everything except experience :)
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Postby Vauxmad_Kev » 07 May 2006, 22:01

Neilyman wrote:
Vauxmad_Kev wrote:I can see there`s a lot of knowledge floating around here!


That`s `cos a lot of us are old!
You can find a short cut to everything except experience :)


A lot of "US" are old? Are you including me in that one??? :(

Just kidding... I think Im getting there now!!
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