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Postby Doive » 13 Mar 2009, 17:00

Back, albeit briefly just now... shall return later tonight for a proper look around after a very busy nine months...

Plus, I'm finally daily driving a Chevette again - and this time it's factory fresh and all sparkly. Oooh.

I really hope there are still some people on here... :shock:
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Postby bones » 13 Mar 2009, 18:37

It's a ghost town these days !
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Postby V8-CHEVETTE » 13 Mar 2009, 19:55

I drop in now and again but there aint much happening :(
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Postby Shuvit-pinto » 14 Mar 2009, 10:06

The wheels fell off when we had all that trouble with the forum not adding posts and then adding several of them.

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Postby Doive » 14 Mar 2009, 20:33

Aye, that took a bit of time to sort out, DJM came along and did some fancy pants editing to the forum software to kiss it all better, that for some reason refused to work for Ralph and I.

Still, I reckon there are enough Chevette owners out there to make this a viable forum, all you need are 15 or 20 regular posters and it's enough to keep something going. It always surprises me how well small forums do, and one like this is invaluable for keeping our increasingly forgotten cars on the road. Has anyone else noticed how many parts suppliers have removed 'Chevette' off their websites?? I found one that listed every Vauxhall from the HA Viva right through, but omitted the Chevette - what gives?!
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Postby CancerWagon » 15 Mar 2009, 23:12

I should try to get back into the swing, After helping another member get a hard to find frame piece, and wanting to get my 78 FINALLY on the road... :wink:


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Postby Bulldognz » 23 Mar 2009, 10:48

problem is most of us are over at droopsnootgroup now. I've kept popping back but it's dead. the album hasn't updated since 07 either. once people see stuff that hasn't changed for several years they simply don't come back. this place needs a spruce up
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Postby BamOpel » 25 Mar 2009, 14:45

Hello again everyone,
I've been looking in pretty regularly but it's been SO quiet ! I have also missed seeing what everyone's been up to with their cars.
Gonna do my bit with a couple of posts this afternoon. We really don't want to lose this forum.
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Postby ross.cheeks » 25 Mar 2009, 14:50

yeah there was a spell where nothing seemed to be happening, think everyone jsut had a titful of the problems where it wouldnt post somethign then post it 40 times :lol: seems to be picking up a little bit now though, the COG forum has got busier though so maybe worth sittting s quick reminder on there that this is back up and running.
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Postby jifop » 16 Apr 2009, 15:02

me too! i must make more effort to pop in myself! how is everyone?
Before you say anything..... no i cant spell or type!

The post above is my own personal opinion, it is not meant to upset or cause offence, if it does bugger off.

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Postby chevette adam » 16 Apr 2009, 18:23

Hello all.
As stated above pretty dead of late, We are about, I'm back to checking in regularly now the gremlins have gone. Everyone getting on with their shuv'it(s) ok I presume?

Mine maybe out come summer, got a estate as a daily at the moment, need better economy and 5th gear suggestions welcome (I'm thinking 1.6 gte lump/4age rwd 1.6) 8)

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Postby Chevette Girl » 30 Apr 2009, 03:33

CancerWagon wrote:I should try to get back into the swing, After helping another member get a hard to find frame piece


That was me! Thanks, by the way! It's making new and different funny front-end noises now, but I'll get those dealt with later... :P and the leaking transmission and radiator... I think the funny noises are just something a little loose with the brakes since the frame transplant.

I still drop in and check new posts from time to time but even the stupid corner doesn't get many comments lately, it's no fun posting when you're the one who posted last, so I'm glad to see you're both back, Cancerwagon and Doive! Maybe there'll be some life to this place again!!

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Postby shoveitnz » 09 May 2009, 08:06

:D hello.
I just thought i'd pop by and see whats up- it has been quiet. And i couldn't agree more- we cant see this forum go! Its still be the best one stop shop for shovey info!
I'm still a chevette owner.:) hannah and i still have our 4 door but i need to do the sills. Lots of big holes.
My rotary chevette i sold to tidgh in ireland got totaled but he has reshelled it into an hs replica.:)

All my car time is being spent on my mazda rx3. Plus i have the hb viva to finish.

I'm really glad to see some of the old names pop up.:) this forum doesn't need loads of people- just good people eh.

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Postby ross.cheeks » 10 Sep 2009, 20:04

seems to be a bit more lively at the mo, lets hope this carries on! :D
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Postby pbottomley » 10 Sep 2009, 21:40

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Postby ross.cheeks » 10 Sep 2009, 21:43

pbottomley wrote:we is all zombies Image


what you mean, walking around like we've sh1t ourselves? :lol:
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Postby pbottomley » 10 Sep 2009, 21:52

Well I am only here for the beer mate, i don't own a chuvitt so i don't sh1t my pants.....


That said I would like one of the above two, hint not the pants full of sh1t item.

anyways might as well start using the forums as its always been a good place to chat .....
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Postby Chevette Girl » 21 Oct 2009, 21:24

when there's anyone around to chat to!!
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Postby Gordo » 22 Oct 2009, 05:30

Chevette Girl wrote:when there's anyone around to chat to!!


True, more like drop in, look for new posts, read, comment if applicable and leave.
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Postby shoveitnz » 23 Oct 2009, 08:40

hello :D


anyone got an hs axle i can take back to nz with me?
NZ desperately needs more immigration and fresh blood. Our eyes are getting far too close together!

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Postby Shellysowner » 23 Oct 2009, 15:12

Back to NZ Alex? Forever?
Doive wrote:I remember last summer being in another Chevette with a quite mad driver, and we were drifting round A class roads at 65mph with the tail sliding progressively on the corners. It was fantastic.

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Postby shoveitnz » 23 Oct 2009, 18:24

Hiya Ralph,
Not forever...but 3 years so hannah can get her residency :D

Then i think we might be popping over every so often to enjoy an english summer! All her family are here.

So i'm very confused as to whether i take my HB viva over with me or buy anoother chevette once home. Just ordered a chevette quick rack from Tim though- they are certainly not growing in trees in NZ for sure!

hows your boat going?. We are about to sell our bedford TK
housetruck- its on ebay right now.
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Postby pbottomley » 24 Oct 2009, 10:58

OHHHH good to hear you will be back and forth Alex.... come on lets see the TK listing then?
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Postby Gordo » 24 Oct 2009, 13:48

Rather than bringing over a car, may be better off bringing over a couple of C20XE engines in your hand luggage!
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Postby shoveitnz » 24 Oct 2009, 22:41

bringing back a wicked oldschool suck through an su on a 12a rotary that has ended up only costing me £50.
Very compact and well nicely built. Looking forwards to dropping it into something.:)
NZ desperately needs more immigration and fresh blood. Our eyes are getting far too close together!

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