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Offline chequereddreams

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New to Chevettes - Parts Needed!
« on: Jul 25, 2016, 07:15:08 »
Hi All,

Just picked up a Chevette L hatchback and I need a few bits for it.

Ideally I need sills both sides although the drivers side is more urgent, a drives side rear wheel arch and a set of wheels and tires.

As far as the wheels go I am open minded, may even just restore the original wheels it's sitting on but was hoping someone on here might have a cool set that I could just swap over.

New to Chevettes and I predominately a VW person but looki forward to getting it all on the road.

Thanks in advance, will update as I go!

Thanks

Adam


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Re: New to Chevettes - Parts Needed!
« Reply #1 on: Jul 25, 2016, 13:54:49 »
Welcome aboard, where abouts in the UK are you? Sill covers and rear arches are still available, some factors will still list them but for an Opel Kadett C as they are the same, you can also still get Klockerholm panels from Germany. I'm pretty sure I've got a new arch panels and a pair of sills - hence why I'm asking where you are. Any pics of your beastie as we do like pics on here  ;D
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Re: New to Chevettes - Parts Needed!
« Reply #2 on: Jul 25, 2016, 15:09:28 »
Ooh thanks for the info.

I am in London but happy to travel a bit to pick up the parts.

Where abouts are you?

Any idea on getting a cheap set of wheels?

Good condition standards or rostyles would both be fine.

Cheers

Adam

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Re: New to Chevettes - Parts Needed!
« Reply #3 on: Jul 25, 2016, 15:10:00 »
Oh and I will get some pics up by the weekend :-)

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Re: New to Chevettes - Parts Needed!
« Reply #4 on: Jul 25, 2016, 19:25:57 »
Hello and welcome to the :cog: You can get sills and arches from Retro-power, wheels are 4x100 PCD you need to be aiming for a zero offset. Dont forget to put up some pictures. If you pay 10 per year membership the other half of the forum opens up to you showing build blogs, hints and tips, sales and wants and so on  ;)

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Re: New to Chevettes - Parts Needed!
« Reply #5 on: Jul 25, 2016, 20:10:43 »
I'm in Carlisle . . Which is 300 miles from you lol, but I'll be working in London later this month so if your not sorted I'll give you a shout.
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Re: New to Chevettes - Parts Needed!
« Reply #6 on: Jul 25, 2016, 20:31:41 »
I'd have no problem waiting as it would be good to get to know one of you and get some Chevette insider info!

How much would you want for the two sills and the rear arch?

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« Reply #7 on: Jul 25, 2016, 22:50:24 »
I'll check and make sure I've got them and give you a shout
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Re: New to Chevettes - Parts Needed!
« Reply #8 on: Jul 26, 2016, 07:32:52 »
Nice one, thank you

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Re: New to Chevettes - Parts Needed!
« Reply #9 on: Jul 26, 2016, 21:22:25 »
Any pictures mate?where in London are you?

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Re: New to Chevettes - Parts Needed!
« Reply #13 on: Jul 29, 2016, 13:51:37 »
I am based in Essex/South West London.

Just found out that the two guys I used to use for getting work done on my classic cars have retired, any recommendations for garages to give it a tune up and do some welding/bodywork who don't mind working on the old stuff?

Adam

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« Reply #14 on: Jul 29, 2016, 15:15:14 »
Very nice, there is a blog in the members section on this car ;-)
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