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Postby belly » 15 Oct 2003, 18:10

Anybody know if there's any difference in the front wing on earlier/later saloon/hatch models? I'm just trying to make sure before I go buying a useless panel...
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Postby chris the shoviteer » 15 Oct 2003, 18:14

The Saloon/Hatchback is the same fitting, however I believe that wings do differ between those used for the early inset (pokey iny) and the later flush fit(sticky outy) Headlamps.
Can anyone confirm or deny this?
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Postby Neilyman » 15 Oct 2003, 20:54

Only the headlamp mounts on the inside of the wing are different....smaller hole for sticky outties!
But you can use a late wing on an early car, just trim the hole bigger.
That`s how I put pokey innies in my `B` Reg H/B, don`t ya think innies are better than outties???? :)
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Postby the shoviteer » 15 Oct 2003, 23:12

that, my freind is a question as old as time itself....

... well at least as old as sticky outtie headlamps were introduced...

I don't know, I used to prefer pokies, but my chevette had stickies when i got it and they've kinda of grown on me.

I heard they were changed to reduce the rust around the headlights, so overall I guess stickies are, better even if they aren't as sexy.
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Postby chris(not) » 16 Oct 2003, 21:59

If you're looking for a sound pokey inny LHS wing I've got one taking up space in my shed- come and take it away!

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Postby belly » 17 Oct 2003, 09:42

I was looking for driver's side, but thanks anyway!
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Postby shove it nz » 24 Oct 2003, 21:40

hey there chris not the sho...we to are in oxford and are selling a good shove it. Original black silhouette model with body kit- all good but for rattly motor on start up(non spin on filter that lets all that lovely protection back into sump).
We have bought(me girlie and I) a mint '71 victor estate so shall have to let 'vette go- but really like to see it go to good home- a happy home- where it shall be polished and loved( and fitted with hoofing great motor...(was our plan). It will be missed but i got another waiting back in NZ.
If you or anyone interested please phone me on 07766657866. Open to good offers- it has 9 months MOT and about 3 months tax. Opel manta 14" wheels, 83,000 miles. good body( bit of rust on two arches behind body kit but overall solid( not even any cancer under the battery). Drove it to nottingham recently and went well in a very happy i love the corners but not the straights kind've way. has sticky outy lights but we have some good condition pokey inny ones to go with it( which I much prefer). we will be around oxford this weekend if any one wants a look...also have( this is a right 'ol advert innit) a '77 triumph dolomite sprint with 170 bhp-all tasty add ons set up for track racing etc- and 12 months MOT- 6 months tax up for grabs- very very quick and very sweet. £ 1900....
this message is for all else interested too...
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Postby chris(not) » 25 Oct 2003, 11:47

Hi shove it nz

thanks for offer, but not in the market for anything at present- more trying to "get rid of without just throwing away" odd bits too good to scrap left over from several years of Chevettery.

Main problem is that rolling 25 year road tax exemption was chopped before it reached 1976, so my old car indulgence can't be a Chevette (it's currently a Triumph Herald which is if anything even easier to keep going than a Chevette). Pity really 'cos the missus prefers Chevettes and thinks the shape "should be a classic".

Good luck anyway


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Postby shove it nz » 27 Oct 2003, 23:22

thats alright. We put it on e-bay and its got a few bidding.
I wish the bloody goverment would reinstall the rolling tax exemption- its just not fair.
Our new victor is '71 so sorted but not good if you got a chevette...
hey- why not hack the guts out of a chevette and stick it on the herald chassis?...flip front bonnet...tax exempt...it could be a michelotti special 'vette (a chevumph? trivette? shoveumph? umph it?- you should tri it...o.k....I stop now.
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Postby chris(not) » 28 Oct 2003, 14:27

You haven't encountered a certain "Bonumpheravitfire" have you? Doesn't have any GM bits in it as far as I know but it does have a selection of body panels and other parts from most Triumph related models around in the 70's.

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Postby Shove it nz » 28 Oct 2003, 21:08

Wow. Never heard of it. Sounds...interesting.
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Postby jamie wilson » 28 Oct 2003, 23:45

you are all mad
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Postby The Shoviteer » 29 Oct 2003, 00:06

not mad... we have jobs, we're eccentric.
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Postby shove it nz » 29 Oct 2003, 08:39

yes- i agree.
My work as a bicycle mechanic gives me a sense of belonging to the work force whilst at the same time allowing me to mix with some of the most eccentric people on this little planet I have recently inhabited.

wheelbarrow. naaaaaaahhhhhh.
beep.
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Postby The Shoviteer » 29 Oct 2003, 11:09

You never said 'wooble'
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Postby chris(not) » 29 Oct 2003, 14:27

For bicycles shouldn't that be wobble?

hee hee hee hee hee hee mmmmmphh

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Postby shove it nz » 29 Oct 2003, 23:00

i'm actually quite sure its 'wibble'(after the greek god of cycling 'wibblelopolos'.
please-do correst me if i'm wrong.
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Postby the shoviteer » 30 Oct 2003, 00:08

no, it's wooble as in captain blackadders last attmept to escape the british army
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Postby ChevetteCharlie » 30 Oct 2003, 10:53

That was definitely 'wibble' and should be accompanied by wearing underpants on the head and having a pencil up each nostril.
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Postby The Shoviteer » 30 Oct 2003, 17:51

YOU DARE CHALLENGE ME! I WILL PROVE TO YOU IT WAS WOOBLE IN SINGLE COMBAT......

TO THE DEATH!!!!
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Postby ChevetteCharlie » 31 Oct 2003, 10:52

Choose your weapon!
The reason a dog has so many friends is 'cos he wags his tail instead of his tongue
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Postby chris the shoviteer » 31 Oct 2003, 10:58

I choose.... a french bread stick!

baguette me down and I will become more powerfull than you can possibly.....zzzzzzzzzzz
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Postby Some Mush » 31 Oct 2003, 15:36

NUTTERS!
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Postby shove it nz » 03 Nov 2003, 23:27

a wibble.
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Postby shove it nz » 03 Nov 2003, 23:28

-darling
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