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    • This is where my english is a bit narrow. I'm not entirely sure what you  mean by holds, but I take a guess that you mean all the bolts and bits.  All of them were sand or soda blasted and then zinc plated. Unfortunately there are not many (2 as far as I know) companies in Estonia that do plating and the one closer to me had quadrupled its prices. I think its mainly to scare off hobbyists like me. 
    • nice car,  have to say great combination of engine, body and colour! and smoke side repeaters too... 
    • Back in 1986, my dad bought a new cavalier (or opel Ascona as its known by here in Ireland). A lovely brown hatch with 1.6 petrol. Shortly after buying it, it was stolen and crashed. Back then cars were repaired. He had it afterwards for 6 years and ran like a dream. After he sold it, it used to pass by the house every morning. A few years later, he spotted it for sale again. He promptly persuaded Mam to trade her 1.2 kadett in and got it back.  Then I started driving and learnt to drive in the Ascona, passed my test in it. I bought it from them when I needed a car of my own. It pulled the ladies...😀. Then being in my early 20's I sold it to a lad and I moved on from it. It was stolen from its then owner a few months later and at that stage unfortunately was beyond repair.  Then skip forward to around 2003 while browsing Ebay, I ended up buying cavalier cabriolet D346OOL. I flew to uk, picked it up and drove it home. After driving it around for summer months, it got parked up to complete some 'minor' restoration work. It wasn't minor... it was bad. My skills were not in bodywork repair, so i sold it on. And now 2020, in the middle of a global pandemic I find myself once again the proud owner of a 88 Cavalier cabriolet. This one has the calibre bodykit, digi dash, vectra gsi front discs, Sri rear beam and disc, mohair cover...... oh and the redtop to move it. The story continues.......
    • VBOA SHOW 2020 now POSTPONED ANY TICKETS PLUS ONSITE HOTEL BOOKINGS WILL BE CARRIED FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR Date to be set in 2021 that will avoid F1 at Silverstone when that date is set.
    • VBOA SHOW 2020 now POSTPONED ANY TICKETS PLUS ONSITE HOTEL BOOKINGS WILL BE CARRIED FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR Date to be set in 2021 that will avoid F1 at Silverstone when that date is set.
    • VBOA SHOW 2020 now POSTPONED ANY TICKETS PLUS ONSITE HOTEL BOOKINGS WILL BE CARRIED FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR Date to be set in 2021 that will avoid F1 at Silverstone when that date is set.
    • Are the holds all chemical treated and plated? Or are they new?
    • Agreed and I have passed it on to VBOA.
    • That's pretty decisive! Terrible voter turnout, but unanimous. 
    • Anyone else want to vote or comment?
    • Nice one, another 80s classic! Did you see the one that went up on the high street Brixham last week? Such a shame. As for the site, we've been going since 1998 give or take - facebook took a chunk, but our group there is not a "community" as such, this is where the hardcore still hang out so plenty of mk2 people about! Be great to see some pics of your former (and current) retro fleet!  
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