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BrightSparks: 1983 Astra MK1 GTE #976042
2nd Oct 2007 11:25pm
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well after restoring my mk2 astra ive got the bug.....
my favourite vauxhall is the mk1 astra gte, allways wanted one since i first seen them.
searched everywhere for one buying my time until the perfect one croped up......
spotted the perfect one just had to have it nothing was going to stop me!

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going to be a long slow restoration but i want what i want!


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Re: BrightSparks: 1983 Astra MK1 GTE [Re: BrightSpark] #976043
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Wow nice one, be sure to keep us updated with the progress, this is gonna be so interesting! Your other one is amazing imho!

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Re: BrightSparks: 1983 Astra MK1 GTE [Re: MattLFC] #976044
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Originally Posted by MattLFC
Wow nice one, be sure to keep us updated with the progress, this is gonna be so interesting! Your other one is amazing imho!

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Thanks Matt, wont be any time soon going to take my time with this one, its going to need a lot of work, like they all do but i think its worth it!
i need to find some sort of lock up somewhere, dont think they want to see another wreck on the drive tease


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Re: BrightSparks: 1983 Astra MK1 GTE [Re: BrightSpark] #976045
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nice one mate happy
i got a classic eighties car too, glad to see i`m not the only one wink

Re: BrightSparks: 1983 Astra MK1 GTE [Re: _Ste_] #976046
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Originally Posted by Totopop
nice one mate happy
i got a classic eighties car too, glad to see i`m not the only one wink


happy proper cars i say!


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Re: BrightSparks: 1983 Astra MK1 GTE [Re: BrightSpark] #976047
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I love the Mk1 and 2 GTEs - it just a pity Vauxhall made the interiors so bland, as they looked the nuts on the outside.

Whats going on with the Plate on the MK1 though - they where a 1.8 wherent they think

....you going 2.0 8V........or 16V wink

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Re: BrightSparks: 1983 Astra MK1 GTE [Re: StuyMac] #976048
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Verynice loved the red one i owned pitty it was falling apart around me.

You going keep it looking as it is???



drifting drifting and yet more skidding
Re: BrightSparks: 1983 Astra MK1 GTE [Re: StuyMac] #976049
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Originally Posted by StuyMac
I love the Mk1 and 2 GTEs - it just a pity Vauxhall made the interiors so bland, as they looked the nuts on the outside.

Whats going on with the Plate on the MK1 though - they where a 1.8 wherent they think

....you going 2.0 8V........or 16V wink


its had an engine swap some time in its life dont know much about its History, but for 25 years cant expect it to have the same engine it started with, so i dont mind really tease pitty its only the 8v 115bhp frown

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Re: BrightSparks: 1983 Astra MK1 GTE [Re: spinking] #976050
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Originally Posted by spinking
Verynice loved the red one i owned pitty it was falling apart around me.

You going keep it looking as it is???



well its need welding in most places, but ye its staying standard, too good for it to just be messed around with, wouldnt be right

get another one!!!


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Re: BrightSparks: 1983 Astra MK1 GTE [Re: BrightSpark] #976051
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Originally Posted by BrightSpark
Originally Posted by StuyMac
I love the Mk1 and 2 GTEs - it just a pity Vauxhall made the interiors so bland, as they looked the nuts on the outside.

Whats going on with the Plate on the MK1 though - they where a 1.8 wherent they think

....you going 2.0 8V........or 16V wink


its had an engine swap some time in its life dont know much about its History, but for 25 years cant expect it to have the same engine it started with, so i dont mind really tease pitty its only the 8v 115bhp frown


Some of the 2.0, 8v's where 130 bhp wink


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Re: BrightSparks: 1983 Astra MK1 GTE [Re: StuyMac] #976052
3rd Oct 2007 11:58am
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ive got one in my garden now, just had to use it on the cavalier because the shitty ecotec has died! but was planing for it to got in the mk1 frown oh well cheap as chips to get anyway!

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Re: BrightSparks: 1983 Astra MK1 GTE [Re: BrightSpark] #976053
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what a top motor happy

should be a brill project, cant wait to see it progress

raftl @ the road side working lol


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Re: BrightSparks: 1983 Astra MK1 GTE [Re: BMW Joe] #976054
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Originally Posted by BMW Joe
what a top motor happy

should be a brill project, cant wait to see it progress

raftl @ the road side working lol


Correction - changing engine at the roadside by the looks of the hoist raftl

Fair play matey laugh


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Re: BrightSparks: 1983 Astra MK1 GTE [Re: StuyMac] #976055
3rd Oct 2007 1:07pm
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hehe what do you do when you have nowhere else!
neighbours love me

just got it out this minute one me tod, quite proud actually

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Re: BrightSparks: 1983 Astra MK1 GTE [Re: StuyMac] #976056
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That Looks superb...theres not enough decent older cars around anymore....xr2s are now basically non existant...i wanna see mk1 golf gtis etc making a huge comeback


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