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 1987 Vauxhall Nova 1.3SR

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PostSubject: 1987 Vauxhall Nova 1.3SR   Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:02 am

Well Heres how it looks now




It was rather rotten when i got it as v8jim will vouch for that. you couldnt jack the car up off the back sills.

Heres when i got it




it was in a poor way, the previous owner had painted the drivers rear qauter himself.
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PostSubject: Re: 1987 Vauxhall Nova 1.3SR   Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:11 am

Then it was time for the bodywork that was done by bhbodycraft in ash 









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PostSubject: Re: 1987 Vauxhall Nova 1.3SR   Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:18 am

Well it was worse than i fort but what do you exept from cars they where doing rust under warrenty lol

Ive could only get hold of a geniune front panel at the time so the sills and rear archs are from adrians







I could only took pictures while im there so i missed the sills and arches being cut off and new ones welding on
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PostSubject: Re: 1987 Vauxhall Nova 1.3SR   Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:25 am

Like i said i missed out on loads of welding but heres the pics of it in primer





^^ you mite notice the rad missing as it was rotten so i got a brand new valeo one for it ^^




The rotten rad not bad for 25 years old realy 



new one

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PostSubject: Re: 1987 Vauxhall Nova 1.3SR   Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:27 am

Pair of brand new wings primed





While the wings where off i desided to schuts the inner arches

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PostSubject: Re: 1987 Vauxhall Nova 1.3SR   Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:32 am

Here we have the bits of the wings you dont see being painted and the inside of the wings being shutz




Now every thing on and rub down reasy for some colour







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PostSubject: Re: 1987 Vauxhall Nova 1.3SR   Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:38 am

Paint












Now the bottom half being painted, it vinyl from factory but i throught it would be better painted




Un masked and out in the sun




New rad fitted with the rad surround



New headlight clips with loads of waxoyl


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PostSubject: Re: 1987 Vauxhall Nova 1.3SR   Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:44 am

Headlight refitted



Brand new header tank fitted



Me waxoyling the underside



Rear bumper refitted



Now i was kinda in a rush to get it back together for the mot

but heres it being moted (that my colleague v8jim swearing at me lol while he mots it)


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PostSubject: Re: 1987 Vauxhall Nova 1.3SR   Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:49 am

Now my brakes where beyond poo,

I found my master cyclinder was leaking so i fitted a new one



And my handbrake cable snaped so i desided to buy all this




Bit excessive but they aint been touched in years so just replaced everything

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PostSubject: Re: 1987 Vauxhall Nova 1.3SR   Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:57 am

now i desided to replace the front brakes for vented corsa ones as the bolt straight on and are a lot better





Here some pics of the paintwork that i just found









now you mite notice that i dont have the rub strips on but i was waiting till i could find a brand new set which i finaly did












now that about it car spec now are

nova 1300sr
irmscher rocker cover
weber 32/34 dmtl carb convertion
lower 40mm on front and 60mm on rear
corsa 236mm vented brakes
electric windows from nova gte
sportex exhaust
k&n air filter as standard airbox rattled with carb convertion

and that about it apart form that its standard
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PostSubject: Re: 1987 Vauxhall Nova 1.3SR   Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:21 am

Wow I never realised it had, had so much work just presumed it was a low mileage minter you had picked up from an old boy!!
Nice job! It certainly looks great!

~Lee

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PostSubject: Re: 1987 Vauxhall Nova 1.3SR   Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:30 am

Split-Lee wrote:
Wow I never realised it had, had so much work just presumed it was a low mileage minter you had picked up from an old boy!!
Nice job! It certainly looks great!

~Lee
thank you

has anyone got any pics of my car at deal car show

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PostSubject: Re: 1987 Vauxhall Nova 1.3SR   Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:34 am

What an eventful weekend,

I had a lovely weekend till monday but everyone knows what happened Crying or Very sad 

but i got these today Smile 

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