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1000er

PostPosted: 29 Sep 2005, 21:04
by Shellysowner
Nice work - I love a good estate! The project sounds good too - make sure you keep us up to date with progress reports. I have to say I know nothing about Chevette models/sales in europe (being as it seems to be mostly kadetts that were sold over your way) so I'm off to have a scout around the net (inc. your site) and see what I can find out :D

PostPosted: 29 Sep 2005, 22:25
by 1000er
chevettes are very rare in austria and germany, and this is the only chevette caravan i have ever seen here.

does anyone know , how much chevette caravans were built, and much of them are right hand drive?

PostPosted: 29 Sep 2005, 23:12
by Neilyman
Nice car matey........I like the trailer as well, wicked wheels!! :P

PostPosted: 30 Sep 2005, 01:03
by Herbie_Flowers
superb car mate and i dig the bulge in the bonnet :)

PostPosted: 01 Apr 2006, 21:26
by Shellysowner
I wish I had a Chevette Caravan! Sounds like a brilliant project mate - make sure you keep the regular updates coming, with pictures :D

PostPosted: 01 Apr 2006, 23:01
by hsr2.6
just put a caravan on the back of yours :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

PostPosted: 02 Apr 2006, 10:10
by chris(not)
Can't quite claim that, but I did put a caravan on the back of a hatch, then tow it to Germany and back. 10' Sprite 400 to be precise- weighed 600kg so just about OK.

Chris

PostPosted: 07 Jul 2006, 23:48
by Neilyman
Nice work, she`s looking good!! :)

PostPosted: 10 Jul 2006, 08:31
by Doive
Keep the bonnet body colour! Looks superb, especially with the HS alloys.

Is that an E21 I see next to it?

PostPosted: 10 Jul 2006, 21:33
by 1000er
yes, that is a 315 E21, "wintercar" of my friend.
his former "wintercar" was the orange kadett c , which is now mine, also only used in winter :)
my "normal" daily driver is a sierra cosworth 4x4 with stage 2 , about 300Hp.

PostPosted: 11 Jul 2006, 08:50
by Doive
A 315 eh? Rare car by all accounts. Excellent choice.

PostPosted: 18 Jul 2006, 22:57
by Herbie_Flowers
that 2.0L fits in nice like it was meant to be there. why the heII didn't Vauxhall make an official version :x
you left hooker boys have things much easier with your brake servo out of the induction manifolds way but possibly come a bit stuck when trying to fit an XE in with the exhaust manifold.

PostPosted: 21 Jul 2006, 18:23
by opel_charlie
I thought i did spy a cossie in the pic, not bad for a daily hack 300hp on that engine will last forever.

PostPosted: 15 Aug 2006, 00:47
by Shellysowner
Looks like she's coming together nicely - keep up the good work!

PostPosted: 21 Aug 2006, 08:23
by Doive
Very fortunate to find a Chevette bonnet in red, well done! Looks great, keep it up.

PostPosted: 28 Sep 2006, 10:59
by mikuni
I see you've found yourself a bonnet anyway, but I have a couple of pictures in my members thread of my grey vauxhall with a black bonnet. Looked very cool I thought. Certainly worth considering.

PostPosted: 28 Sep 2006, 22:34
by shuvit-tim
lovely lovely motor mate!

PostPosted: 04 Oct 2006, 09:20
by mikuni
I like the front lip man. Looks awesome what did you make it from?

PostPosted: 04 Oct 2006, 15:40
by Shellysowner
mikuni wrote:I like the front lip man. Looks awesome what did you make it from?


What he said!

Love the steels too - are they Mattigs?

PostPosted: 04 Oct 2006, 16:19
by Doive
That looks awesome! Love the little front lip - what's it from?

PostPosted: 04 Oct 2006, 21:04
by 1000er
the lip is made of two frontspoilers from a VW Golf MkI, but i had to be modified to fit on the frontpanel.
i think, you can still buy it at the vw dealer.

the steel wheels are only the wheels for working and standing :-) i don't know exactly, but i think they are from a Kadett B rallye, 5,5x13, offset about 22.

PostPosted: 05 Oct 2006, 00:28
by mikuni
Thats great thanks. I will look into options for making a lip. I found one on an old volvo that looked suitable, but over here it is a lot easier to use japanese parts as they are so cheap.

It seems that picture didn't work??

PostPosted: 05 Oct 2006, 15:00
by 1000er
yes, picture doesnt work, but it was only a picture of a golf.
but i think you know, what a golf looks like 8)

PostPosted: 05 Oct 2006, 15:18
by Neilyman
1000er wrote:yes, picture doesnt work, but it was only a picture of a golf.
but i think you know, what a golf looks like 8)


Like This....... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Image

PostPosted: 05 Oct 2006, 18:03
by 1000er
and you can see, this golf also has a blue frontlip on his head :lol: :lol: