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#208527 - 20th Feb 2008 1:08am BrightSparks: 1981 Astra MK1 GL 1300S ****
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oh dear not another one.......... ive really got my work cut out this year :O

well it cost a grand total of 130 TAXd and MOTd 70,000miles 2 owners from new...thats TWO, using it as a runabout while the GTE gets fixed up smile

still looks abit like a granny car till i tart it up a little

















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#208564 - 20th Feb 2008 2:44am Re: BrightSparks: 1981 Astra MK1 GL 1300S [Re: BrightSpark]
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please sell this to me when u finished with it
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#208568 - 20th Feb 2008 4:33am Re: BrightSparks: 1981 Astra MK1 GL 1300S [Re: placidmaster]
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Heh... you got any plan's for it, or is it deffo just gonna be the car to get ye ass about whilst ya workin on the other??

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#208734 - 20th Feb 2008 5:32pm Re: BrightSparks: 1981 Astra MK1 GL 1300S [Re: MattLFC]
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clear indicators and rally fogs




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#211557 - 23rd Feb 2008 11:12pm Re: BrightSparks: 1981 Astra MK1 GL 1300S [Re: BrightSpark]
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well got my rear lowering springs fitted yesterday and just in the middle of fitting the front ones





also took off the mud flaps, think it looks mucho better



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#211636 - 24th Feb 2008 6:19pm Re: BrightSparks: 1981 Astra MK1 GL 1300S [Re: BrightSpark]
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i can see this becoming one hell of a machine
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#211663 - 24th Feb 2008 7:25pm Re: BrightSparks: 1981 Astra MK1 GL 1300S [Re: BrightSpark]
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wots the plans for the astra? had three of these they rock

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#211674 - 24th Feb 2008 7:51pm Re: BrightSparks: 1981 Astra MK1 GL 1300S [Re: dave_g]
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well up to now ive put 256 vented discs on the front from a mk2 1.8, ive lowered it all round and put the gte wheels on it.
Sort out all the rusty bits arches, sills and rust treat the whole car.

i want a gte kit for it and make it fit a 5 door, and have it all dark grey at the bottom half of the car. thats all i want to do to it up to now laugh

ill get some pics tomorrow, just sorting out insurance



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#211682 - 24th Feb 2008 8:06pm Re: BrightSparks: 1981 Astra MK1 GL 1300S [Re: BrightSpark]
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pics now, now now now
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#211737 - 25th Feb 2008 1:07am Re: BrightSparks: 1981 Astra MK1 GL 1300S [Re: placidmaster]
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Like the mk1 astra's.

Carol nash are good to insure on a classic policy.

Mines 135 fully comp on the volvo.
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#211777 - 25th Feb 2008 1:42pm Re: BrightSparks: 1981 Astra MK1 GL 1300S [Re: spinking]
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I think you should rally it...simple as.....its the Way Forward....
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#211781 - 25th Feb 2008 2:18pm Re: BrightSparks: 1981 Astra MK1 GL 1300S [Re: spinking]
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Originally Posted By: spinking
Like the mk1 astra's.

Carol nash are good to insure on a classic policy.

Mines 135 fully comp on the volvo.


ill give that a go, im only 19 just hope they cant insure me
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#211782 - 25th Feb 2008 2:19pm Re: BrightSparks: 1981 Astra MK1 GL 1300S [Re: BrightSpark]
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ive got a few more pics, lowered with the gte wheels on







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#211854 - 25th Feb 2008 7:42pm Re: BrightSparks: 1981 Astra MK1 GL 1300S [Re: BrightSpark]
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slow and steady wins the race, looking good
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#211858 - 25th Feb 2008 7:48pm Re: BrightSparks: 1981 Astra MK1 GL 1300S [Re: placidmaster]
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ha ha ha, what a banger lol !
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