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Re: 1971 Opel Kadett build

Posted: Sun 12 Feb 2017, 17:49
by VetteGP
Hi Everyone.
Received the vin plate on Thursday.
Going to strip the car this week coming and then it is off to sandblasting and body work.

It's been a long struggle, and I am eager to get started. With all the delays it is a late start and I hope to be finished in time for the Nasrec show end of the year.

I will post updates as often as possible.

Regards
Gareth

Re: 1971 Opel Kadett build

Posted: Sun 25 Jun 2017, 06:31
by VetteGP
Update.
Started with the build of the car. Going a bit slow at the moment, but don't want to rush it.
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Planned rear end
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Manta tail lights on the Kadett
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Re: 1971 Opel Kadett build

Posted: Sun 25 Jun 2017, 11:34
by Johann66
Nice Idea! The original lenses are hard to come by! I busted the Kadette speedo! It seized up and broke the cable. Fixed the cable and replaced the original instrument housing! NS! The booster has been fitted and works well! :mrgreen: By the way; The Ranger production ended up with a 3.45 diff ratio! The Kadette had a 3.7 diff! I personally would go for a R21 gearbox and convert the 3.7 to a 3.45. Rear brakes, I like the Audi A4 calipers, The Opel Astra front disk rotors (They fit perfectly -same PCD) Only thing is to go to 15" Rims. You saw what I did! 8O
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Re: 1971 Opel Kadett build

Posted: Sun 25 Jun 2017, 16:15
by VetteGP
Johann66 wrote:
Sun 25 Jun 2017, 11:34
Nice Idea! The original lenses are hard to come by! I busted the Kadette speedo! It seized up and broke the cable. Fixed the cable and replaced the original instrument housing! NS! The booster has been fitted and works well! :mrgreen: By the way; The Ranger production ended up with a 3.45 diff ratio! The Kadette had a 3.7 diff! I personally would go for a R21 gearbox and convert the 3.7 to a 3.45. Rear brakes, I like the Audi A4 calipers, The Opel Astra front disk rotors (They fit perfectly -same PCD) Only thing is to go to 15" Rims. You saw what I did! 8O
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Hi Johann
Sorry about the speedo. Good to see the brake booster in.
Got a R25 box to go with the C20xe engine. Not sure of the diff ratio going to use yet.
Building new suspension to cater for the wheels.
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Wheel plans
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Re: 1971 Opel Kadett build

Posted: Sun 25 Jun 2017, 16:51
by Johann66
VetteGP wrote:
Sun 25 Jun 2017, 16:15
Johann66 wrote:
Sun 25 Jun 2017, 11:34
Nice Idea! The original lenses are hard to come by! I busted the Kadette speedo! It seized up and broke the cable. Fixed the cable and replaced the original instrument housing! NS! The booster has been fitted and works well! :mrgreen: By the way; The Ranger production ended up with a 3.45 diff ratio! The Kadette had a 3.7 diff! I personally would go for a R21 gearbox and convert the 3.7 to a 3.45. Rear brakes, I like the Audi A4 calipers, The Opel Astra front disk rotors (They fit perfectly -same PCD) Only thing is to go to 15" Rims. You saw what I did! 8O
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Hi Johann
Sorry about the speedo. Good to see the brake booster in.
Got a R25 box to go with the C20xe engine. Not sure of the diff ratio going to use yet.
Building new suspension to cater for the wheels.20170211_093024.jpg
I note the x5 PCD rims! The Astra rotors won't work! What are/have you fitted?

Re: 1971 Opel Kadett build

Posted: Sun 25 Jun 2017, 17:43
by VetteGP
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I note the x5 PCD rims! The Astra rotors won't work! What are/have you fitted?
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It will probably be from an astra H.
But still looking at options.

Re: 1971 Opel Kadett build

Posted: Sun 25 Jun 2017, 19:20
by Shaunp
Looking good

Re: 1971 Opel Kadett build

Posted: Sun 24 Jun 2018, 18:53
by VetteGP
Sadly, my Kadett build came to a grinding hault.
The guy working on my car (body & paint) just was not coming to the party.
Not doing what I asked for and always having excuses why no progress was made. Even though I had paid him in full.
I have continued with my 48 Chevy and plan to be finished with tis project in the next few month.
Will resurrect the kadett project when the Chevy is done.

Re: 1971 Opel Kadett build

Posted: Mon 25 Jun 2018, 19:57
by v8-rekord
Like the Projekt .

What Release bearing so you use for the R25 ?