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Postby Doive » 13 Mar 2005, 22:55

Loving that Kadett! Wish mine looked that good. Is it standard or have you done anything to it?
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Postby space kadett » 13 Mar 2005, 22:59

its as i got it but it has had a few bits done cam twin carbs and exhaust but soon as my other cars are done it will be getting a bit of a revamp 8)
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Postby Shellysowner » 14 Mar 2005, 11:28

Mk3 panel van??? That must be a rare bird! Like the stance of your saloon too and that is definitely a good colour for a kadett hatch.
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Postby shuvit-tim » 14 Mar 2005, 11:30

the V8 cort looks awesome! and the kadette looks sweet as.
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Postby Doive » 14 Mar 2005, 12:22

I reckon the panel van is a modified estate as I don't remember there ever being a cortina van! In South Africa they built a mk3 cortina pick up, someone in the UK has a 2.9 V6 Cosworth version they imported and modified. That saloon looks trick, just slightly worried what you're going to do to the otherwise very tidy Kadett!!
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Postby space kadett » 14 Mar 2005, 22:05

the van is indeed a modified estate 8) the car was a 2.0XL estate its had the doors and centre pillar removed and replaced with the whole side from a 2 door saloon to give the longer doors and correct body line engine bay is fully custom built as is the front and rear bumpers (now blended into the body)the body is also sectioned 1" over the floor and lowered 3" on fully adjustable suspension it shold be close to being complete around may at moment i'm building the dash and centre consul :)
the v8 corty is also off the road as i about to start on building a new space frame prostreet chassis with a tubbed rear and ford 9" axle and the v8 is haveing some more perfomance bits added and the box will be getting a freshen up aswell
the kadett is my daily driver at the mo but as soon as the van is done and i've painted my wifes car it will be gettting a bit of a liven up not decided what i'm gona do with it yet :twisted: :shock: 8)
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Postby space kadett » 14 Mar 2005, 22:11

Doive wrote: someone in the UK has a 2.9 V6 Cosworth version they imported and modified.

there are lots of cosworth 24valve v6 converted cortys about now but i don't actully like the engine i think its very over rated i much prefer the 12 valve version as it much more tunable and reliable 8)
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Postby Shellysowner » 15 Mar 2005, 20:36

Wow! In that case my fave is definitely the van it looks very factory indeed. You should see if you can get it in a magazine. :)
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Postby Doive » 16 Mar 2005, 01:57

I would seriously recommend Retro Cars - they would almost definitely do a feature for you! If not the van, then drop a few pics of the V8 to them. Once you have gained fame and fortune from those, you could sell the Kadett to me and buy another Cortina for your next project :wink:
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Postby Doive » 16 Mar 2005, 02:00

I just noticed the retro cars sticker on the Kadett's heater box, so I'm guessing you are a reader then?! Where did you get the sticker, cos I want one. Not sure if mine would qualify for 'retro' status as it's completely standard.
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Postby shuvit-tim » 16 Mar 2005, 02:27

[sorry to steal yuor thread but...]

back when retrocars was Cars and Car Conversions, I had my lovely chevette in there as a single page spread. Covered her in CCC stickers (i mean about 100 of them) at one of their track days and they loved her, cooed over her all day!

[you can have your thread back now!]
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Postby space kadett » 16 Mar 2005, 08:44

the 2door cortina that i used for the sides of the van was featured in street machine in 99 8)
if your going to retro cars show they'll have loads of stickers there 8)
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Postby Shellysowner » 16 Mar 2005, 20:13

Have to be honest, wasn't a big fan of str**t M*ch*ne back then but it's got better recently. (CC reader).
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Postby Doive » 16 Mar 2005, 20:18

I'm a magazine junkie. Practical Classics, Classics, Retro cars and now Practical Performance Car. The whole PC editorial team seemed to leave progressively to form PPC, making it a very funny magazine in the process. Ah well, they keep me entertained every evening before I get to sleep.
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Postby shuvit-tim » 17 Mar 2005, 02:47

I miss CCC. i really do. :cry:
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Postby iety2004 » 20 Apr 2005, 13:23

I think Retro cars has filled the void the ccc left,

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Postby Shellysowner » 17 May 2005, 00:02

That pic's taken at Avon Park isn't it? If memory serves it was the American Car World nats at the weekend... what did she run?
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Postby Neilyman » 17 May 2005, 00:39

Just noticed something on the rear veiw of your sweet kadett.........

What are the chrome circle things on the light lenses?
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Postby Doive » 17 May 2005, 13:50

They look like 10mm LEDs in chrome holders......
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Postby space kadett » 21 May 2005, 17:41

no they are blue dots an old hot rod trick they change the colour of the brake lights to make the brake lights stand out better when the lights come on
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Postby Shellysowner » 21 May 2005, 19:06

(see above post)...what was your best ET?
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Postby space kadett » 22 May 2005, 22:20

didn't run it down the strip just put it in the burn out comp according to my gtech meter it does the quarter in around 18.5 :? 8)
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