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Stand shell/HS shell

PostPosted: 30 Nov 2005, 15:38
by areofall
Hi I was wondering if the HS shell is the same as the standard 3dr hatch shell. I thinking of reshell an HS.
Thanks M

PostPosted: 30 Nov 2005, 16:02
by Neilyman
Well, a HS has a turreted rear end for a start..........

PostPosted: 30 Nov 2005, 19:16
by shuvit-tim
the axle linkage is different in addition to the turrets

PostPosted: 01 Dec 2005, 14:26
by areofall
What sort of diff is in a HS? Manta B?

PostPosted: 01 Dec 2005, 18:25
by Harry Flatters
HS shell is quite a lot different to the standard hatch, but a standard one can be modified without too much work except for the bonnet slam panel, which has a complex removable section on the HS - easiest way for a reshell would be remove it complete from the original HS.

Axle is Kadett C GT/E, similar to Manta A & B - same diff.

the axle linkage is different in addition to the turrets


You thinking of HSR Tim?

PostPosted: 02 Dec 2005, 14:05
by areofall
THanks all, for the info. Probably look for a good HS instead of going this road.

PostPosted: 02 Dec 2005, 19:32
by Harry Flatters
Was it to reshell a very rusty genuine one, or to make a replica?

PostPosted: 03 Dec 2005, 17:42
by areofall
Was going to look at a real good standard 3dr and was thinking about looking for a rough HS to reshell into it. If the car I'm going to look at is good I still probably buy it and wait for a HS or a Kadett coupe.

PostPosted: 03 Dec 2005, 19:00
by nutty but nice
Could buy a decent chevette, change the wings & front panel to kadett if your going to the bother of reshelling.

PostPosted: 10 Dec 2005, 19:06
by hillclimber
hi,
the only differance between the hs and the standard hatch shell is the rear turrets and the slam panel, ive just re-shelled my hs and the axle lined up perfectley ,i weldeded in the tuurrets and used the removable part of the slam panel as a template and cut it out with a jigsaw , no probs

PostPosted: 11 Dec 2005, 10:12
by Harry Flatters
There's a lot of quite small differences as well, such as the rear wheelarch lips being turned back up, a different gearshift aperture closing panel, standard radiator mounts removed, and so on.

Tim, were you thinking of HSR?! :lol:

PostPosted: 11 Dec 2005, 15:47
by hillclimber
aye but these differances are all minor things its not like having to cut out gearbox tunnels etc so the guy should,nt be put off re-shelling an hs, you just got to consider if you got the time or patience to do it yerself or just wait till a decent hs comes up for sale cos theres nowt worse than getting bogged down with a project and have to look at it rottin in the garage whe all you really want to do is drive it

PostPosted: 11 Dec 2005, 19:57
by Harry Flatters
Oh no, I agree, hence my comment about "a standard one can be modified without too much work......"

The slam panel's the worst bit because it's the most major difference, but if you've got the relevant bit from the HS - which is unlikely to be rotten - it makes it easier - you'd have to be a bit more keen to fabricate an HS copy slam panel & removeable section from scratch.

Having said that, you're also absolutely right about the project sitting staring at you! It's horses for courses, really - some people want a project, some people want to do the finishing touches, and some just want a finished car ready to go.

It also depends if your aim is to have a genuine HS (in which case there's no choice but to restore a rotten one - reshelling if necessary - or buy an up together one) or have a nice modified Chevette; how authentic you want your HS restoration / replica to be; and how much of a stickler for originality you are!

BTW are you the 'hillclimber' who was running a white (?) HS at the DSG 25th at Shelsley?

PostPosted: 11 Dec 2005, 20:28
by hillclimber
na im in scotland and my car hasnt been used in anger for a wee while, its an hs fitted with an ex dtv motor bought from blydensteins in 1984 but im hoping to get out next year

PostPosted: 11 Dec 2005, 20:42
by Doive
Where abouts in Scotland are you mate? Put your location in your profile when you get a second, we like to know where all our members are - helps for collection of ebay purchases!

PostPosted: 11 Dec 2005, 20:46
by shuvit-tim
hillclimber wrote:its an hs fitted with an ex dtv motor bought from blydensteins in 1984


"WANT THAT ONE" (in best little britain voice)