1971 Opel Kadett build

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VetteGP
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Re: 1971 Opel Kadett build

Post by VetteGP » Sun 12 Feb 2017, 17:49

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
Current cars:
1972 Opel Manta
1969 Opel GT
1980 Corvette
1971 Opel Kadett Coupe (Current Restomod build)
1966 Opel Kadett Coupe (Future restoration)
1948 Chevy 3600 Pickup

For Sale: 1971 GM Ranger

Ex: 1969 Opel Kadett Coupe, 1959 Opel Rekord P1

VetteGP
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Re: 1971 Opel Kadett build

Post by VetteGP » Sun 25 Jun 2017, 06:31

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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Current cars:
1972 Opel Manta
1969 Opel GT
1980 Corvette
1971 Opel Kadett Coupe (Current Restomod build)
1966 Opel Kadett Coupe (Future restoration)
1948 Chevy 3600 Pickup

For Sale: 1971 GM Ranger

Ex: 1969 Opel Kadett Coupe, 1959 Opel Rekord P1

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Johann66
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Re: 1971 Opel Kadett build

Post by Johann66 » 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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VetteGP
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Re: 1971 Opel Kadett build

Post by VetteGP » 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.
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Wheel plans
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Current cars:
1972 Opel Manta
1969 Opel GT
1980 Corvette
1971 Opel Kadett Coupe (Current Restomod build)
1966 Opel Kadett Coupe (Future restoration)
1948 Chevy 3600 Pickup

For Sale: 1971 GM Ranger

Ex: 1969 Opel Kadett Coupe, 1959 Opel Rekord P1

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Johann66
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Re: 1971 Opel Kadett build

Post by Johann66 » Sun 25 Jun 2017, 16:51

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?

VetteGP
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Re: 1971 Opel Kadett build

Post by VetteGP » Sun 25 Jun 2017, 17:43

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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.
Current cars:
1972 Opel Manta
1969 Opel GT
1980 Corvette
1971 Opel Kadett Coupe (Current Restomod build)
1966 Opel Kadett Coupe (Future restoration)
1948 Chevy 3600 Pickup

For Sale: 1971 GM Ranger

Ex: 1969 Opel Kadett Coupe, 1959 Opel Rekord P1

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Shaunp
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Re: 1971 Opel Kadett build

Post by Shaunp » Sun 25 Jun 2017, 19:20

Looking good
Magic happens.

VetteGP
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Re: 1971 Opel Kadett build

Post by VetteGP » Sun 24 Jun 2018, 18:53

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.
Current cars:
1972 Opel Manta
1969 Opel GT
1980 Corvette
1971 Opel Kadett Coupe (Current Restomod build)
1966 Opel Kadett Coupe (Future restoration)
1948 Chevy 3600 Pickup

For Sale: 1971 GM Ranger

Ex: 1969 Opel Kadett Coupe, 1959 Opel Rekord P1

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v8-rekord
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Re: 1971 Opel Kadett build

Post by v8-rekord » Mon 25 Jun 2018, 19:57

Like the Projekt .

What Release bearing so you use for the R25 ?

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