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Postby Tortron » 25 Apr 2006, 02:49

na not to bad at all, trick to welding the roof is lots of spot welds, keeps the metal cool so it dosnt warp, plus it holds everything straight
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Postby kw107 » 25 Apr 2006, 15:16

This is all easy to fix. Takes just a little time.
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Postby kw107 » 26 Apr 2006, 20:58

More holes came out today. How do I get the doors off?
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Postby opel_charlie » 26 Apr 2006, 23:00

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Postby Shellysowner » 27 Apr 2006, 01:47

I think we've just found the winner of the Chevettes.com 'longest link I've ever seen' award 2006 :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Doive » 27 Apr 2006, 08:45

Blimey! I'd normally edit a link to hyperlink it, but on account of the sheer length of that one, I'm leaving it. :lol:
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Postby opel_charlie » 28 Apr 2006, 17:44

Woh now that is huge :lol: i dont know how link it properly i have tried before couldnt do it though :oops:
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Postby kw107 » 02 May 2006, 13:06

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The inner sills are very bad. Also the floor is bad and rear axle mountings to. :( So much work. I wanted to paint it this summer. Quess I can't.
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Postby Doive » 02 May 2006, 13:21

Oooh, that's nasty. Lovely bit of welding as well. It will keep you out of trouble for a while.
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Postby kw107 » 03 May 2006, 15:06

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Now this is not good :? :(

Someone has done here already something. :evil:

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Postby Doive » 03 May 2006, 16:08

Yeah I got your PM mate. Looks bad. I'm not sure how much a set of inner sills would be, probably best to ask those on here who may have purchased them before.
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Postby burns » 03 May 2006, 17:08

Kadett inner sills are 35 euros plus delivery from DR Manta. Not sure if they're the same as chevette sills or not.
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Postby kw107 » 04 May 2006, 07:54

ok then. Who has purchased chevette sills. How much do they cost?
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Postby Tortron » 05 May 2006, 06:58

fabricate them?
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Postby Shellysowner » 05 May 2006, 10:20

Yunno (and someone correct me if I'm wrong here), off the top of my head I can't think of any reason why the Kadett sills wouldn't be the same as Chevette ones - or at least very similar. 35 Euros sounds like an excellent price to me Kristjan!
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Postby Tortron » 05 May 2006, 10:35

yea they should be, effectivly all the chassis from the a pillar back should be the same on chevettes, gemminis and kadetts. except for the rear windows on hatches, kadett and chevette = no fitty
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Postby opel_charlie » 05 May 2006, 18:32

There isnt a difference i've already been through the panel books when i did mine.

Cut off your outer sill (£15 each) and plate the inners.
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Postby kw107 » 05 May 2006, 19:55

I'll tell you what I need: full sills (inner & outer), floor panels :? , front panel (was there two of those, inner & outer?), and so on.

35 euros is a fair price. how much do the other parts cost? I asked today in two shops for the sills and other stuff. They don't have those things and they are not going to order them to, because the car is to old. So you guy's are my only choice. The things themselves are not expensive but what about delivey :? ?
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 05 May 2006, 20:34

Estonia is part of mainland Europe so delivery shouldn't be that much of a consideration. it's probably cheaper to get them sent to Estonia than it is to the UK.
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Postby Tortron » 06 May 2006, 01:37

the floor can just be made from some sheet steel, if you are really keen you can hammer the groves into it.

by front panel do you mean the nose panels?
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Postby Harry Flatters » 06 May 2006, 06:58

Needs the grooves for stiffness & to stop drumming.

Sounds like you need a new shell Kristjan!
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Postby Tortron » 06 May 2006, 07:02

in that case say hello to hammer and dolly, have seen it done before
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Postby burns » 06 May 2006, 09:23

kw107 wrote:I'll tell you what I need: full sills (inner & outer), floor panels :? , front panel (was there two of those, inner & outer?), and so on.

35 euros is a fair price. how much do the other parts cost?

This is about the only place that stocks most of the panels. Floor panels are quite cheap, but the front panel :O . Maybe it's made of gold?
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Postby kw107 » 06 May 2006, 13:00

Shell buying is the best but here's only one chevette like mine and thats also very rusti. That idea is out. When I do the floor panels myself then I have to first cut the floor off, then bend a new one and weld it to the sill. That can be made.But there is no sill :D . So I still need sills. About the front panel: The last owner made a crash with the car. The headlight mountings are self made and not so good. The nose is'nt very straight also.

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Postby Neilyman » 06 May 2006, 17:10

And Icey thought she had problems!!! :shock: :lol:
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