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Postby dukeaholic » 14 Dec 2006, 02:41

Hey guys, My real name is Jason and I am from Nova Scotia Canada. I have owned at least 9 acadians/chevettes in my life time so far. I hope to be able to help out in anyway with all my experience with these wonderfull cars. I accually hope to get another one someday but they are getting very rare in my area.

Here is a pic of the last acadian I owned. I bet you can't tell what I am a fan of!!! LOL!!!

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Postby CancerWagon » 14 Dec 2006, 05:08

I'm in Halifax! :D Welcome welcome!

My current chevette rebuild project is the 8th I've had, soon to get #'s 9 and 10 (one for parts, the other yet unknown) And yes, they are getting rather scarce around these parts. :(
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Postby Shellysowner » 14 Dec 2006, 19:58

Welcome aboard!
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Postby Doive » 14 Dec 2006, 22:02

Evening! Good to see our Canadian contingent growing. Welcome to the forum mate.
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Postby dukeaholic » 15 Dec 2006, 17:41

Thanks all for the warm welcome!!! I am in digby co. also known as Clare.
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Postby CancerWagon » 16 Dec 2006, 01:34

So the Acadian must be your prefrence over a chevette if given a choice, no? :wink:

A good buddy of mine has family in Metagan, I've been there a few times. Nice place to visit! :D

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Postby Chevette_Rwd_Beast » 16 Dec 2006, 02:48

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Postby dukeaholic » 16 Dec 2006, 03:35

CancerWagon wrote:So the Acadian must be your prefrence over a chevette if given a choice, no? :wink:

A good buddy of mine has family in Metagan, I've been there a few times. Nice place to visit! :D

Cheers!


Accually, I prefer the chevettes over the acadians. I always had timming belt problems with the acadians and I find the chevettes have better power and tougher.

Here is a pic of some of my fleet I had years ago. Cars 1,3&4 are chevettes and the 2nd one is an acadian.

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Unfortunatly, this is what my GENERAL LEE jr. looked like the last time I saw it in the summer of last year. I just got word of its whereabouts and I will be hunting it down this weekend and taking pics!!!

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Postby shoveitnz » 16 Dec 2006, 16:49

very big welcome...
cool car- I like it !

I'll be super nice to you canadian lot and then pop over sometime on a cheap flight for a cup of tea and some real big country fix. Is it good mountain biking around your neck of the woods (looks a bit flat?).

again- welcome welcome welcome

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Postby Chevette Girl » 16 Dec 2006, 17:41

Yay! Welcome to another Canadian!! *waves flag*

Just took a look at your video (nice smokeshow, BTW), looks like General Lee Jr has a front bumper on the rear, was it originally one with painted bumpers?... and where did you get the bush bar for the front? :) I want one for my Little Beast... haven't gone so far as to check out specs for what pickup truck would be a compatible fit... but I don't want to fix the deer-hole in my grille :roll: till I have something to protect my little precious from the next antlered menace...

I've had two of each, one 86 Acadian who was wonderful and needed almost nothing in the several years I had her (till the frame crapped out), one 87 Chevette that needed EVERYTHING redone and cost me a LOT of money and then right after an engine replacement, the frame went, then another 87 Chevette that I drove for a year and didn't need to repair at all (although the gas gage never worked, the windshield washer pump leaked and the interior was beaten all to hell, and it needed brakes and ball joints by the time I stopped driving it cause I found a little gem on an estate sale), now my 82 Acadian, who is slowly being replaced one part at a time at a rate of two or three major (over $300) repairs a year (and still costs me less than a new car would).
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Postby dukeaholic » 17 Dec 2006, 15:20

Chevette Girl wrote:Yay! Welcome to another Canadian!! *waves flag*

Just took a look at your video (nice smokeshow, BTW), looks like General Lee Jr has a front bumper on the rear, was it originally one with painted bumpers?... and where did you get the bush bar for the front? :) I want one for my Little Beast... haven't gone so far as to check out specs for what pickup truck would be a compatible fit... but I don't want to fix the deer-hole in my grille :roll: till I have something to protect my little precious from the next antlered menace...



Thanks!! Glad you enjoyed my video!!! My little bushbar on the front, I custom made it out of aluminum. I wish I still had it, it went with the car when I goy rid of it. It was tough drilling the holes in that bumper to bolt it on. Yes, that is a front bumber on the back aswell. It was the only thing I could find in that good of condition. My GENERAL LEE jr. was a 84 acadian. I changed the front end with 81 parts. I wanted chrome bumpers like a real General Lee has. The car in my video was accually my second GENERAL LEE jr. I done up. I still have my first one junked in the back of my house. I feel like repainting it just for the fun of it but it is totaly not rebuildable.

If anyone wants to make a bushbar like mine, I could make a template and send it out. NO CHARGE!!!
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Postby CancerWagon » 18 Dec 2006, 02:36

I'd love to have a template for your bush guard, looks really good! I'd be making it from steel, instead of aluminum, don't have a TIG welder.

It'd make my crossbreed 78-84 look all that more mean :twisted:

The video was a good entertaining few minutes... it's helping me to get motivated and get at putting the front crossmember/suspension back together in mine. (Finally got all the new parts together)

Got a good stash of bits and pieces so if you need anything Let me know!
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Postby dukeaholic » 20 Dec 2006, 16:20

here is my first GENERAL LEE jr. now.

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Postby GeminiZZ/Z » 22 Dec 2006, 00:21

what a classic
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Postby dukeaholic » 26 Dec 2006, 15:51

My first GENERAL LEE jr. was also a 1984 but a chevette that I put on 81 front fenders on.
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Postby CancerWagon » 26 Dec 2006, 19:59

Put on the lower valance as well? They're welded to the car if I'm not mistaken (the 76-83 cars)
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Postby dukeaholic » 27 Dec 2006, 04:19

Yes, they are spot welded. I managed to get a chizle and break the welds.
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Postby CancerWagon » 27 Dec 2006, 17:33

Right on! :D Know where I can find one of thoes?

There is also a gentleman in ohio on the board who's been trying to get a older style lower valance in good nick.
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Postby dukeaholic » 27 Dec 2006, 18:24

I may be able to find one around here. I will let you all know if I do. I may even be able to get the one off my old one (not sure). I also may have a few good parts left over I may want to sell. I will post a list if I find something of interest that is still good.
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Postby dukeaholic » 18 Mar 2008, 02:01

Hey guys, how you all doing? Sorry it been so long since my last visit. Chevettes and accadians are getting VERY rare around here. I will one day soon try to remake a template for a pushbar. As soon as I get one done, I will try to post it here.
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Postby CancerWagon » 18 Mar 2008, 22:04

It`s all good. Nice to see you`re still around. :)
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Postby Chevette Girl » 21 Mar 2008, 21:00

I'm interested in the bushbar too, even if only academically, as I refuse to weld... :oops:
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