Jump to content
MK2CAV.COM
rob 18

Newby saying hello

Recommended Posts

Hi all finally got myself a Mk 2 cavalier its not standard it has the calibre bodykit  it needs some love and attention but still looks the part 

IMAG0048.jpg

IMAG0046.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello and welcome, interesting project you have there, be good to see some more photos of it 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi well I hope to use it everyday once I've done a bit of welding on rear chassis and fixed the fuel leak needs a real good going over .It is testes till next year but I'd rather sort it out first before using it .Need some bits for it that are missing ie interior light and a rear parcel shelf I guess its going to be a long project but I'll get there 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Paul the rust is on the rear chassis and front screen pillars at the very bottom and various bubbles here and there .Greydj2

I'm in Leeds west Yorkshire 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As Paul says interesting project. Hopefully the chassis rust isn't on the rear legs!

What's the plans for it style-wise?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Style wise keep it as it is and the rear chassis has already been done near the rear springs it needs both box sections welding right on the end doesn't look too bad apart from that 😊 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello Rob, welcome to the site.  Is it a 1.3?  I only ask as I remember seeing a red one fully kitted up on ebay over the years.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I see, not the one I have seen then.  You have one of the rarest models (LX / LXi) and the best ;¬)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice......I am a massive LX fan....if you hadn't guessed already

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 04/08/2018 at 10:19, Greg said:

Hello Rob, welcome to the site.  Is it a 1.3?  I only ask as I remember seeing a red one fully kitted up on ebay over the years.

the one with all the wooden trim inside Greg?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 06/08/2018 at 12:28, Paul said:

the one with all the wooden trim inside Greg?

Maybe.....was a while ago, it was red with a full kit on it.  Maybe it had more kit than this one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Posts

    • I feel you pain first hand on that one
    • Yes mate come on down I'll be there by 8 but if you beat me they should let you in
    • Would love a jb wagon/estate, the one i had was je with the astra front end.
    • It's a JB Camira, the first series. Registered in 1985 but they didn't make it far into 1984, so I don't think many JB wagons were made before the front end was changed to the JD model. I do regret letting this one go now but storage was coming to an end and no-one was really interested in taking it on, so it was given away locally to someone I don't know and I'm guessing it went straight to scrap. Would love to be proven wrong though...   This is how bad the rust got, after 30 years! Show me a tailgate on a Cav estate that's been out all weathers and is still that solid.   I'm new around here, so am a diesel powered member anyway!
    • was starting to get worried then when i read diesel, glad a proper engine is going in
    • Keir, meet up. Yeah. I shall make a point where and when mate.
    • Camira je ?
    • I do indeed! It was the first car I bought when we moved here in 2010 and cost me about £850, which wouldn't buy one now! That said, it's not entirely standard....   Here it is back when my garage was A LOT tidier.  It's one of the very first station wagon Commodore's made (1979 - the saloon was launched in 1978), from the first month or two of production, so is one of the oldest about. No power steering and was originally a 202 motor (3.3L) with a 4-spd box.   I love the standard steel wheels on these early ones and the chrome trim rings work well, as do the large section 8 ply van tyres that a previous owner ran. The chrome sill strip are stone protectors, which are a period mod.   Another period mod is the diesel motor it had - a Nissan LD28, 2.8L straight six. Sounded like a bag of bolts from inside but the exhaust note from outside was great  - like a Datsun 280Z mixed with a tractor. Very slow but quite good fun to keep things going in traffic - you really had to drive this thing and not lose momentum.   What's going into it - a Holden 308 (5 litre) V8, with a Toyota 5 speed manual (the box in the photo is a Holden Trimatic 3 speed auto, that came with the motor). The engine's had some work to make it nice and reliable but I just need to get everything put together now and then certified - modifications like this need to be checked over by a 3rd party in NZ, before they can be put back on the road. Shouldn't be too difficult, as I'm not reinventing the wheel. Plenty of people modify cars here, so it's probably easier than a VOSA inspection, for instance.   How it looks without the sills on, which is how I'll keep it when it goes back on the road. Basically, this is what a Vauxhall Royale estate would have looked like!     Interior is of course very blue and has a little bit of woodgrain but it's not a patch on the amazing interior of a Royale!    Anyway, hope you don't mind the non-Cav content, though I'll keep things on track with a photo of my rough Camira, which I didn't do anything with, before giving away....
    • Fully functional interior lighting now achieved thanks to Mr GreyDJ2. Now everything works as it should, I just have the task of taking the car to bits and making it look as good as it goes. (Still not finished the project that precedes this one!)
  • Blog Entries

×