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Cavalier mk2 - another blue giffermobile.


4wheeledstool

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1 hour ago, 4wheeledstool said:

The underside is now sporting some dirt, the minty freshness is already a thing of the past.  :(  It was alas inevitable

Tell you what, with the work you've put in that would've genuinely brought tears to my eyes. Bet its a lovely drive as well. 80s and 90s. Peak car

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On 3/9/2022 at 7:31 PM, 4wheeledstool said:

Sadly, the plates that were on it are not a matching pair.

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Not in particularly good nick, not matching, not put back on.   :(

It was originally registered by Vauxhall Motors in Luton. If I can find out what their plates looked like, I'd definitely get some reproduced.

You’d be looking at something like this I’d say?B0C3FB86-8DE9-41FE-B8EF-9DB07C26108E.thumb.png.dec36684d8668a2c4a9a2d0b4c38be60.png

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On 5/9/2022 at 5:45 PM, Dick Longbridge said:

Fantastic! Cap doffed - it looks factory fresh. 

I bet the MOT inspector was gobsmacked?!

The bloke who tested it has a unit very close to mine - he tested it before fettlings began, and has witnessed the transformation over the last few years. 

I'll be doing some work on one of his cars when he gets round to digging the thing out of storage.   :)

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  • 4 weeks later...

Mileage milestone passed.

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150 miles done since MOT. So far, the dash lights stopped working, then fixed themselves.  The dimmer switch is the culprit here, I can try cleaning it up, or just bypass it if necessary. I lost most of my gears this morning, just needed to tighten the selector rod pinch bolt though. Apart from those small hiccups, it's been fine. I'll go round the car checking all nuts and bolts are tight next week, just in case anything is planning to fall off. :)

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13 hours ago, 4wheeledstool said:

the dash lights stopped working, then fixed themselves.  The dimmer switch is the culprit here, I can try cleaning it up, or just bypass it if necessary.

god now there a blast from the past

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Got a little time on a four post ramp to check suspension nuts and bolts today

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Didn't get much movement on anything, but you can't put a price on the peace of mind it gave me. 

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Back to pootling around in it to bed everything in before giving it a bit of stick.  :)

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  • 1 month later...

Great looking car..... One of my all time favorites was my Russet Orange GLi back in 95. Loved it - although it went through fuel pump relays like no tomorrow 

Good luck with it. Looks fantastic. Well done 

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