1971 Opel Kadett build

Any questions or suggestions regarding restorations
User avatar
Shaunp
Posts: 378
Joined: Sun 30 Mar 2014, 15:32
Location: Secunda, Mpumalanga

Re: 1971 Opel Kadett build

Post by Shaunp » Sat 30 Jul 2016, 18:31

Looks great
Magic happens.

VetteGP
Posts: 109
Joined: Thu 18 Jun 2015, 18:30

Re: 1971 Opel Kadett build

Post by VetteGP » Mon 01 Aug 2016, 08:00

Shaunp wrote:Looks great
Thanks Shaun.
This is the one you let me know about.
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

User avatar
Johann65
Posts: 6288
Joined: Sun 24 Aug 2008, 13:07
Location: Rothdene, Gauteng

Re: 1971 Opel Kadett build

Post by Johann65 » Mon 01 Aug 2016, 10:24

VetteGP wrote:
Shaunp wrote:Looks great
Thanks Shaun. This is the one you let me know about.
Regards, Gareth
They were great motors! Take your time and enjoy the project!
Member No: 209
Ah! Yes I remember it well! (Only GM's!)
1966 Opel Rekord L CLASSIC SEDAN Current Project

User avatar
Shaunp
Posts: 378
Joined: Sun 30 Mar 2014, 15:32
Location: Secunda, Mpumalanga

Re: 1971 Opel Kadett build

Post by Shaunp » Tue 02 Aug 2016, 21:05

VetteGP wrote:
Shaunp wrote:Looks great
Thanks Shaun.
This is the one you let me know about.
Regards,
Gareth
Awesome. Really glad it worked out
Magic happens.

User avatar
barrydorr
Posts: 350
Joined: Mon 13 Apr 2015, 12:16
Location: Vanderbijlpark

Re: 1971 Opel Kadett build

Post by barrydorr » Wed 31 Aug 2016, 11:12

VetteGP wrote:Hear she is.
I love you collection of cars...

Please share some pictures of your Manta and your GT.
I nearly bought a GT but had to let her go, due to my work situation
My Toys:
1974 Opel Manta 1900 DL
2008 Mitsubishi Outlander

1972 Toyota Corona MKII 1600 - Bakkie (SOLD)
1991 Opel Kadett GSi 2lt-16V Superboss (SOLD)

VetteGP
Posts: 109
Joined: Thu 18 Jun 2015, 18:30

Re: 1971 Opel Kadett build

Post by VetteGP » Wed 07 Sep 2016, 17:47

barrydorr wrote:
VetteGP wrote:Hear she is.
I love you collection of cars...

Please share some pictures of your Manta and your GT.
I nearly bought a GT but had to let her go, due to my work situation

Thank you.
Battling to upload photos onto the site at the moment. Will load as soon as I can do so.
However, pics of the cars are on my introduction post.
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
Posts: 109
Joined: Thu 18 Jun 2015, 18:30

Re: 1971 Opel Kadett build

Post by VetteGP » Wed 07 Sep 2016, 17:51

Build update.
At a stand still at the moment.
Battling with the license department. Been 5 weeks now, still trying to get the car in my name.
They registered the car in the previous owners name again, and what a mission to get that reversed and into my name.
Now having issues with the VIN tag.
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

User avatar
Johann65
Posts: 6288
Joined: Sun 24 Aug 2008, 13:07
Location: Rothdene, Gauteng

Re: 1971 Opel Kadett build

Post by Johann65 » Wed 07 Sep 2016, 21:16

VetteGP wrote:Build update.
At a stand still at the moment.
Battling with the license department. Been 5 weeks now, still trying to get the car in my name.
They registered the car in the previous owners name again, and what a mission to get that reversed and into my name.
Now having issues with the VIN tag.
Hang in there!!! It took me three years!!! :mrgreen:
Member No: 209
Ah! Yes I remember it well! (Only GM's!)
1966 Opel Rekord L CLASSIC SEDAN Current Project

VetteGP
Posts: 109
Joined: Thu 18 Jun 2015, 18:30

Re: 1971 Opel Kadett build

Post by VetteGP » Thu 20 Oct 2016, 19:10

Update:
Still battling with the VIN plate.
Started looking for parts to keep me busy in an attempt to not loose hope and interest in the project.
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
Posts: 109
Joined: Thu 18 Jun 2015, 18:30

Re: 1971 Opel Kadett build

Post by VetteGP » Wed 01 Feb 2017, 19:38

Update
VIN plate saga has finally been sorted. I will have the VIN in the next few days.
I have started stripping the car in preparation to start the build, and to my disappointment, body is not as good as originally thought. Some parts of the body has body filler up to 10 mm thick.
Going to take more than originally thought to get her on the road.
Sadly, I have to sell my GM Ranger to fund the additional work required.
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

Post Reply

Social Media

     

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests