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  2. GreyDJ2

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    What is happening? Two new owners from Australia in a couple of months, but you are a long way apart! Welcome to the site, nice looking car that seems to have handled your climate rather well.
  3. Ron

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    Thanks for letting me join, we have just acquired a Mk2 convertible, one of believed to be only 2 in Australia.
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  5. Kris1211

    Hi Kris1211

    My project, wanting to keep it totally standard as Iโ€™m only 3rd owner
  6. Abocav

    Hello again

    Oh absolutely, not looked at the market for a long time, I was shocked but happily surprised at prices at the moment! And to think I sold mine for what I sold it for ๐Ÿ™„ Never mind, onwards ๐Ÿ‘
  7. GreyDJ2

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    Pretty well thanks, got a couple of cancers but they seem to be slow, hopefully I will die with not of them. Down to just one Mk2, a Mk3 CDi and my old Mk3 SRi. Sold my original red Calibra last year so just the three Vauxhalls. Oh plus the Mk2 Jag still not moved from its lair and my daily S3 saloon. Decent Cavs seem to have shot up in value over the past couple of years. Perhaps the onslaught of unemployment hitting us now and the near future will have an impact. Now may well turn out to be a very good time to sell at what may be peak prices. A bit like the classic car market in th
  8. Abocav

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    Yh absolutely, older but maybe not wiser! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Yes, hopefully I donโ€™t have to keep raising my budget!! ๐Ÿคฃ
  9. Abocav

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    Hi John. Very well thank you. Been a long time, lots changed. Fell in love, got married, got โ€œencouragedโ€ to sell the bomber, which I did, regret it big time ๐Ÿ˜• Now divorced! Never will I do that again! ๐Ÿ™„ Hope you are well sir. How many in the fleet now? ๐Ÿ˜
  10. GreyDJ2

    Hello again

    Hi Abo Good to hear from you again. Hope you are well. John
  11. Hello Abo nice to hear from you again and that you hope to get another Cav. We are all a little older now and i have more forehead to wash but still have the red 130. It has had a major engine rebuild a few years ago and a professional external repaint due to fading etc. Hope you can find a good Cav as they are rare now and prices are creeping up but not to fast yet.
  12. Abocav

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    Hello again everyone. Been a long time, no longer a Cavalier owner sadly, sold it to a fellow member. Anyway, saving again, should be a position to buy one next year with a decent budget ( as long as they donโ€™t keep rising! ) Good for you owners, not for us buyers!!
  13. Not much to report, other than the copper piping is mostly done. Handbrake system to assemble and I think its time to remove the rotisserie after that . Also bought a bunch of parts. To be honest I actually bought more of them, a whole parts car Its a GT Sport with 20NE engine. I dont know if it would run, I dont have the motivation or time to find out either. Interior was the main reason for buying it, but I guess it will be quite convenient to have another car to look at while putting my own car back together.
  14. You can swap the front seats, but not the runners, over if you want to extend seat life. This way you can even up the wear but the runners/seatbelt fixings are specific to side. If you do this there is a sneaky plastic rivit in the middle of the plastic side panel, just pop it and make sure you keep it for reassembly.
  15. Thought I should really update this thread to add that I ended up buying the car which is sitting in my garage as we speak. It's a white 1984 SRi, imported at some time in the late 80s and according to the service documentation that came with the car it was originally a fleer car for York Borg-Warner Ltd in Basildon, UK registration B41 AEW. That's still showing on the DVLA database as being due for tax on 1 May 1988 so I guess that gives a pretty good indication of when it came down under. It's been around the houses a bit - it's definitely been in Queensland for some time before th
  16. That makes two of us .....as Chris said , good your on the mend , nice Omega too , don't see many about these days probably getting as rare as MK2 Cavs
  17. I've never used Facebook. And never will.
  18. no denying the complexity but yes it can be trimmed, not something ive the skill or patience for though! ๐Ÿ™‚
  19. Can the dashboards be retrimmed? They look quite a complex shape but I've only ever had experience with getting flat dash pads retrimmed.
  20. dont forget the dash board is likely to be cracked... excuse for a re-trim๐Ÿ˜
  21. Just check everywhere for rot, but if its been over there a long while, you may be lucky. Worst things are rear chassis legs, followed by inner and outer sills, boot floor, lower rear quarters, and front floor pans, where they are triple skinned. The rest is usually just bits n bobs.
  22. Welcome back! Sorry to hear you've been unwell, but good your on the mend. Things are much quieter on here these days since the rise of Facebook. Only the die hard oldies tend to frequent the forum, still its good to be here.
  23. I live in sunny Australia having moved from the UK about 10 years ago. My first car was a mk2 Astra back in 1997 and I've always kept a lookout for anything Griffin-badged which might have made its way down under. After nearly a decade a 1984 Cavalier SRi has turned up on my radar which I'm going to have a cheeky look at over the weekend. I can't imagine there will be more than a very small handful of Cavaliers in the country, possibly single figures. Can anyone offer any pointers as to what to look for when inspecting the car? We are in a dry climate but I don't at this stage know how mu
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