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Postby Shellysowner » 17 Nov 2006, 09:27

Lovely work there Galgeth - that explains why you're selling that Nova shell :lol:

Wasn't the white Pinto one for sale in the back of Retro Cars about a year ago?

Keep us posted on the XE conversion and good luck!
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Postby Doive » 17 Nov 2006, 10:15

Aha, a man who appreciates his saloons! :D

I'm loving that white one, looks superb with recessed lights (yes Ralph, you did read that right) and the rostyles. The green one will make an interesting conversion, and the red one, well, looks a bit knackered!

Wish I had that big shed in the background...
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Postby CancerWagon » 17 Nov 2006, 11:31

Looking at these three... I came to realise two things... I love the rear pillar vents on the saloons! I'd put a pair on my hatch given the oppertunity :lol:


the second thing.... as Doive already said.... Shed... sweet delicious shed.

Sapristi! So big!
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Postby Chevette_Rwd_Beast » 17 Nov 2006, 17:32

lovely collection mate 8)

white saloon pinto, was the previous owner not a member on here? :?

any more pics of the white saloon? especially the engine bay?
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Postby Shellysowner » 17 Nov 2006, 17:44

Chevette_Rwd_Beast wrote:white saloon pinto, was the previous owner not a member on here? :?


Yeah it was Darryl IIRC. Or was that another white pinto chevette?
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Postby UpNorth » 17 Nov 2006, 19:19

Sorry, but is the original post missing here?? :?
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Postby Chevette_Rwd_Beast » 17 Nov 2006, 19:24

yeah thats who I was thinking of, if its not his old one, its the long lost twin :shock: :lol:
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Postby Chevette_Rwd_Beast » 17 Nov 2006, 19:27

UpNorth wrote:Sorry, but is the original post missing here?? :?


look in the "Members Cars" section and the topic called something similar to this "The Cornish Chevette Collection"

or look here http://www.chevettes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12108
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Postby Doive » 17 Nov 2006, 19:51

UpNorth wrote:Sorry, but is the original post missing here??

Nope, the idea of the 'Members Cars Discussion' section is to discuss members cars without filling each user's area with loads of posts. Ralph just started it all off after looking at the pictures posted in 'Members Cars'.
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Re: The Cornish Chevette Collection

Postby Galgeth » 18 Nov 2006, 16:27

Shellysowner wrote:Wasn't the white Pinto one for sale in the back of Retro Cars about a year ago?



It is the same car Ralph but I didnt buy it from Darryl. Darryl sold it back to the bloke he bought it off and i bought it off him. :?

I have recently had two offers to sell her which i am considering! :cry:

Time and money arent in my favour and I need to get the green car finished for the start of the hillclimb season in April! Anyone on here interested in her? Good homes only! :wink: PM if interested.


I have added some engine pics to my area C/o Darryl. It hasnt changed since then!
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Postby UpNorth » 18 Nov 2006, 18:07

I see now!

I'm not to hot on the ol' computer :oops:
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Postby shoveitnz » 18 Nov 2006, 20:17

I love the white one- It looks wicked. dropped just right and the pinto looks great in there..like its meant to be...do you mind saying what ya paid for it?
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Postby Galgeth » 18 Nov 2006, 22:40

Alot more than i should have! :oops:

I bought a large spares package with it as well but he did the dirty on me and i never got them!

Are you asking cos you are interested in her or just for interest?

U are welcome to guess or make me an offer.

You are right, the pinto does seem at home in there! :twisted:
I havent driven it in anger but from pottering around it handles and feels no different than a 2.3 but has loads more power. It also sounds awesone slurping through those 48's! :D

The only thing that lets it down is the bloody back axle which some s#*t welded shut!

If I could find some manta A internals, sorted!
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Postby Chevette_Rwd_Beast » 20 Nov 2006, 16:00

nice engine bay :D I think I need to get my bay painted :lol:

my white just aint as fresh as yours :)

I'm thinking of putting a pinto in my hatch :P the project is tempting but is the hatch harder to do than a saloon?

or is it just a case of turreting the rear?
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Postby UpNorth » 20 Nov 2006, 16:40

You don't have to turret the rear - you could opt to lay-down the dampers like on a standard hatch. It just means you have to weld lugs onto the axle as opposed to chopping out & installing saloon/HS turrets.
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Postby Chevette_Rwd_Beast » 20 Nov 2006, 17:57

wow never knew that, thought you had to turret the rear :)

I'll have some more thought about this and maybe start a new topic in engines section :) cheers
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Postby shoveitnz » 21 Nov 2006, 15:26

I'm not sure...guessing around a grand but one never knows with chevettes..some get bargins and some pay a more realistic price..

I'd love to buy it along with many other cars out there but alas I work on bicycles for a living and hence not flash wages...

Lets play a guessing game and see who gets closest to what you paid..
I reckon around a grand..
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Postby Shuvit-pinto » 21 Nov 2006, 22:12

shoveitnz wrote:I work on bicycles for a living and hence not flash wages.....


WOW!! You get wages, I think I should become a bycicle engineer the as aircraft pays bugger all.

They say to make a small fortune in aviation you have to start off with a large one. Boy, how true that is.

As for the Rear Turreting, I opted for the original layout on my Pinto Chevette and modded the axle. Handled bloody well.
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Postby Galgeth » 21 Nov 2006, 22:20

shoveitnz wrote:
Lets play a guessing game and see who gets closest to what you paid..
I reckon around a grand..


The engine and ancillaries are worth about that. Although as we all no, the value of individual components doesnt equal the value of the car. Not a bad guess but no cigar!

Although guessing the price may be fun I am really looking for offers. Otherwise I would just name my price. I have had a genuine offer of £1200. Any advances?
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Postby UpNorth » 22 Nov 2006, 00:29

Any Advances? No f***in' chance!

If you've been offered that I suggest you rip his bloody arm off. I realise that there's a hell of a lot of work gone into it (financially way above what the car's worth) but the market for a sad 80's hatchback (that was crap even way back then) with unfinished modifications is .......errrrrr......rather limited.

Sorry mate, but a reality pill is needed here :)
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Postby Shellysowner » 22 Nov 2006, 01:58

UpNorth wrote:Any Advances? No f***in' chance!

If you've been offered that I suggest you rip his bloody arm off. I realise that there's a hell of a lot of work gone into it (financially way above what the car's worth) but the market for a sad 80's hatchback (that was crap even way back then) with unfinished modifications is .......errrrrr......rather limited.

Sorry mate, but a reality pill is needed here :)


pssst Mark - they're talking about the white Chevette saloon!
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Postby UpNorth » 22 Nov 2006, 07:15

Oh sh1t ....What a tit!! :oops: :oops: :oops:

In that case I take it all back.

I blame it on the administrators making the site hard to use. Well, I have to make up some excuse for my own stupidity.

(quitely shuffles off into a back corner)
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Postby Doive » 22 Nov 2006, 09:44

UpNorth wrote:Well, I have to make up some excuse for my own stupidity.

I think you're suffering from 'new Chevette syndrome', where the sheer excitement of owning another one of these wonderful vehicles has caused you to go slightly mad. I've still got it. Wibble.
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Postby UpNorth » 22 Nov 2006, 10:06

Doive, I know!! And I haven't even driven it back yet!
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Postby Galgeth » 22 Nov 2006, 16:16

UpNorth wrote: the market for a sad 80's hatchback (that was crap even way back then) with unfinished modifications is .......errrrrr......rather limited.



What hatch were you talking about?

Darryl sold this car back in the spring for well over £2000! and before then it was sold from the retro cars mag for £2700 I am told! (dont know how much truth there is in the latter) Ralph may remember what it was advertised for? All I can say is he must have wanted the car pretty badly!
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