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vnitos



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My Opel Kadett / Vauxhall Astra mk1 GTE

Have the GTE since 1992 but did not use it for some time. Decided to strip it with the view to restore it - started with the stripping process on Wednesday past and has managed to remove everything in the interior, except the dashboard.

Some photos of the car before and during the stripping process














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Red Merle



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Yes please, I’d like to see those photos. Really fancied a Mk1 Astra when they were current 😁 2011 FL2 TD4 XS Kosrae Green
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Nice..it’s definitely an Opel .. we didn’t get a 5 door Astra GTE in the UK 4.2 SC

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vnitos



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Red Merle wrote:
Yes please, I’d like to see those photos. Really fancied a Mk1 Astra when they were current 😁


The photos are in my gallery - a bit challenged to get it into the actual thread Very Happy

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I had a 3 door Kadett SR in yellow in my early 20s. Superb Recaros, 1.3 SOHC, 75bhp and plenty fast. Loved it but it rusted worse than the 1.5 Alfasud Ti I replaced it with Very Happy Current: FF Westminster money pit

Gone:
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FL2 TD4

Post #547883 22nd Mar 2020 6:56am
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ur20v



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I have had a Mk1 and Mk2 18v GTE’s, think the Mk1 is a better looking classic now.

How is the rust where the front subframe/chassis meets the floor pan, this was always a classic rust spot.

Post #547889 22nd Mar 2020 9:09am
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A1GSS



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Like this:

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Go to your gallery, find the pic, copy the link below the pic "BB Code full size" and just paste it into the thread Graham

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Had a mkI for some time after an Escort XR3i & thought the Astra far superior. Sadly Astra's did not sell as well, probably because it did not have "Ford" written on it.

Good luck with the restoration. 2003 Range Rover Vogue TD6

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vnitos



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ur20v wrote:
I have had a Mk1 and Mk2 18v GTE’s, think the Mk1 is a better looking classic now.

How is the rust where the front subframe/chassis meets the floor pan, this was always a classic rust spot.


That is the Big Cry - quite a bit of work to do to get it right, including now having to remove the dashboard and engine which I initially hoped would not be necessary.

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vnitos



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A1GSS wrote:
Like this:

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Go to your gallery, find the pic, copy the link below the pic "BB Code full size" and just paste it into the thread


Thanks so much

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You're welcome. It's not always obvious...! Graham

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I had a white Mk1 GTE, great car, had to get shut when the first sprog popped out.
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Re: My Opel Kadett / Vauxhall Astra mk1 GTE

vnitos wrote:






Proper dog! Thumbs Up 2011 FL2 TD4 XS Kosrae Green
2012 FL2 TD4 HSE Firenze Red
2013 FL2 SD4 HSE Lux Firenze Red
2015 D4 SDV6 HSE Firenze Red
2015 D4 SDV6 HSE Lux Aintree Green
2017 FFRR SDV8 AB Aintree Green (now running 20’s Smile )
& 2013 Tiger 1200

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Love it! Really nice! Don’t see many of them anymore.

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