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Postby Doive » 10 May 2005, 16:10

I hate to say it Tim, it really pains me, but your nova looks..... looks.... man it's so difficult to say....*strain*... looks.... good.

Ah. There, said it. Never thought those words would appear in the same sentence from me. Got any bigger or closer pics?
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Postby shuvit-tim » 10 May 2005, 23:36

lol wow, cheers mate. can sort you out with bigger pics i'm sure, but i'm afraid it'll show up all the floors lol
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Postby Shellysowner » 10 May 2005, 23:47

Have you got a special x-ray camera or something then? I could do with one of those, would make buying cars a lot easier! :lol:
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Postby shuvit-tim » 11 May 2005, 02:37

lol i wish! nah it's just rusted from wheel to roof!
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Postby Doive » 11 May 2005, 20:53

Well ok, it looks good from a distance. Always had something I liked about those modified novas with the 'good boy' bonnets and the smaller bumpers, plus the 15 inch alloys. I don't know what possessed Vauxhall to release them from the factory with the headlights half covered and those huge bodykits, plus all those flip paint effects must have played havoc with the spray booths. Never liked the standard nova myself. :P :P :P


Standard Nova:
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Tim's modified Nova:

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Postby Shellysowner » 11 May 2005, 21:28

And the 'Congratulations, you made the front end of your nova look like a bit like a Peugeot 106, spending several hundred pounds in the process' award goes to......... seroiusly the more modded nova pics I see the more I .... urgh...like the look of good old standard Novas! :shock:
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Postby Doive » 11 May 2005, 22:58

Bizarre isn't it? The chavs have modified novas so much it is actually refreshing and different to see a nice standard unmodified example like Tim has. Tim, please please please don't do any bodywork mods! Keep it like it is. Novas are a great laugh to drive, it's such a shame that a) most of them have rusted away, and b) the remainder have been modded into some sort of caricature of their former selves. Nova GTE - superb car, try finding a clean one.
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Postby shuvit-tim » 12 May 2005, 20:43

the bodywork bods consist of the GTE bumpers front and back. They have been smoothed over with filler and sprayed professionally, but a trip to the tarmac in a track day incident has left them in need of another spray.

she isnt worth it though as she's rotten to the core. will replace (scrap) her with a 'grown up car' in September after one last summer of fun, really will break my heart though. :cry:
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Postby jifop » 12 May 2005, 22:30

shuvit-tim wrote:will replace (scrap) her with a 'grown up car' in September


dont do it! buy an old irresponsable car its the only way!
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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 Doive » 12 May 2005, 23:14

I think when he says 'grown up' he means something like a 24v Senator. I sincerely hope I will never have to drive an anonymous bland euro box hatchback completely devoid of character or excitement - those at the back pointing at the astra can stop. I happen to like that car very much. What I mean is tripe like the BMW 1 series, the car for people with bucketloads of money and no imagination. Just buy a golf! You can still be conformist and fit in with the 'cool' crowd, and save yourself ten grand. I look at people who drive golfs, A3s, and such and feel nothing but sorry for them. They have to be seen driving the right car, or else all their friends will laugh at them at the wine bar. Oh please. What a pointless existence. Buy a chevette and all your mates will laugh for 25 grand less! Mine usually smile and ask for a drive.
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Postby jifop » 12 May 2005, 23:40

Doive wrote: Buy a chevette and all your mates will laugh for 25 grand less! Mine usually smile and ask for a drive.


lol i do know someone selling a senator!
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Postby shuvit-tim » 13 May 2005, 01:25

thinking of an astra coupe. but probably cant afford one, so maybe an astra sport. but probably cant afford that either.

basically thinking of something 'proper' as i am going into a reasonably 'professional' career so have to look the part. That and by then I will hopefully have the chevette as my toy car.
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Postby Shellysowner » 13 May 2005, 02:44

Ah part schmart, if and when I ever end up being a professional engineering type bod I'm gonna turn up in something along the lines of an immaculate senator... or maybe and sd1. There aint no substitute for cubic inches :D
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Postby Doive » 13 May 2005, 17:33

Frankly, I don't give a toss what I turn up in. The need of a flash car to announce your arrival always smacks a little of insecurity to me. I feel quite happy in myself, and fully intend to drive to any job interviews in the chevette - if the person rejects me because of what I drive, then they are a shallow moron and I have no desire to work for them anyway.

Incidentally, at this point I should state that I have a BMW as a matter of circumstances and not out of any deep seated insecurity or penile dysfunction. I found it in a scrappy - would have been the same story had it been a running chevette or even a mk1 sierra. The fact it is a BMW is neither here nor there. :lol:

Having re-read this also, it sounds like I'm criticising you guys for wanting a nice car - not the case at all! Perfectly understandable Tim, I wish you all the best in finding something suitable for you and your job. The people I was referring to were those who absolutely need a flash car to get around in, who wouldn't dare consider anything so humble as a chevette. To them I say horse feathers. I have both, and to be honest I prefer driving the chevette - people smile as you bumble past, whereas in the BeeEm they all think you're a flash git and gesture rudely at you. Perhaps being 23 and a complete skinhead doesn't help matters much.
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 13 May 2005, 19:00

get yourself an omega mate, loads of comfort and power from the V6s, well specced and RWD to boot but that is of course if you have the "manhood" to back it up :)
not being follically challenged like doive and being at the other end of the hair scale tends to draw some funny looks as well as it's normally people with suits or grandchildren that drive them.
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Postby Shellysowner » 14 May 2005, 11:40

I love it when people see me in the chevette - she suits me down to the ground and she certainly draws a few admiring looks from males and females alike. Summer is coming and when I'm not detailing her I'll be proudly cruising around in Shelly, windows down, stereo on with a big fat grin accross my face. :D
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Postby Doive » 14 May 2005, 12:43

Detailing?? Mine is lucky if she sees a bucket of water a fortnight! To be fair when she is washed I do spend about two hours doing it, and she even gets the occasional wax and polish (well, one in 18 months isn't bad). I figure she is my every day car, so I'll look after her mechanically very well but not worry too much about the cosmetics. At least until she is fully restored, probably some time in the next fortnight now.
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Postby Shellysowner » 14 May 2005, 12:48

lol - the sight of all that sparkly henna red really did do something strange to you didn't it!
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Postby Doive » 14 May 2005, 12:53

I don't think chevettes even looked that clean when they came from the factory!

If that one can look so good, then mine can too.
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Postby Shellysowner » 14 May 2005, 12:56

Yeah you're right. All the wings and doors etc. fit too well for one thing :lol:
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