Thanks again everyone for the interest, still surprised by the attention this is getting.
Special thanks must also go to Skizzer for the Haynes manual, which will very useful for trying to work through some of the small issues on the car.
Bilt Hamber aren't open until the 3rd of January, and I have had little luck in sourcing some of the obscure items needed for this (if anyone has a line on where I could get a rheostat and a boot strut for a Mk2 Astra estate, please let me know). I didn't know before this that China Blue on an Astra is a different shade to China Blue on a Cavalier or a Nova, but apparently it is.
However I have had the chance to spruce up the trim and reverse the damage of 30 English summers on the bumpers. I think it has done wonders for the aesthetics of the car.
Arse shot, as requested by DW
After that, I went for a spin down to the shops, but got sidetracked driving it through the countryside, so it was dark by the time I got there. I didn't miss the opportunity to get a low quality shot of the Astra with its successor though.
Anyway, role on the new year so that I can carry on with the more important jobs on the to do list