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Nath2162

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Bout time I signed up!
« on: August 05, 2014, 06:07:24 PM »
Hi all,

I'm Nathan from Peterborough.

Been browsing the forums for a few weeks now and thought it was about time I signed up following a chat with a colleague (and forum member) today.

I have been charged with the task of restoring a 1.8i Carlton (1990 I think) to its former glory. Can't wait to get started, and I'm sure I'll be asking many, many silly questions along the way.

Will also be putting a few (a lot) of pictures up of the project as I go, although progress is likely going to be slow.

Think that's about it for now.

 ;D

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Re: Bout time I signed up!
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2014, 06:52:09 PM »
hi there hurry up with the pics

Its a rare old beast the 1.8 so will be nice to see one being loved for a change
what would life be like if we all drove fwd cars? feckin boring that's what rear drive or bust

Nath2162

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Re: Bout time I signed up!
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2014, 07:11:22 PM »
I have absolutely 0% experience on these cars, but from what I've seen, heard (and one short drive of the aforementioned 1.8i) they are gorgeous cars. She is suffering badly from rustyitis but nothing that an angle grinder, some sheet metal and a welder won't fix.

Really cant wait to get stuck into this.

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Re: Bout time I signed up!
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2014, 08:23:08 PM »
looks quite tidy from here! but they usually do till you start poking about!!

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Re: Bout time I signed up!
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2014, 08:33:42 PM »
u aint far from me ime in kings lynn blue diplomat saloon 2 litre nice to have another carlton around think ime only one in norfolk ,will keep me eyes open ,hope u like the club ,might c u at one of meetings when u get mobile .

Nath2162

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Re: Bout time I signed up!
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2014, 04:06:18 AM »
Thanks all. :D

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Re: Bout time I signed up!
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2014, 04:36:55 PM »
Hi mate, i am certain you have come to the right place for help, she is a stunner after a good polish, but what lurks underneath is what concerns me!

I should probably mention that this car is mine and its only totalcarlton meet was at sixfields in 2013, i was at the meeting this year but in my black GSi.
In my collection is also another 1.8 but its a 92j GLi auto, i should also mention the cavalier a mark 3 2.0GLi on a 89f plate.

As you can see i am a bit of a sucker for large vauxhalls of the 80s and 90s but i don't want then to be forgotten, i just hope i can afford to keep them going.

Good luck Nathan. 

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Re: Bout time I signed up!
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2014, 05:28:50 PM »
Cheers Ian, I'm gunna need it.

:-)

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Re: Bout time I signed up!
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2014, 02:40:30 PM »
Excellent project!
Keep the pics coming as you go chaps - there's no such thing as too many!

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Re: Bout time I signed up!
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2014, 04:54:05 PM »
Couldn't agree more. I'm a bit if a picaholic. May forget the odd one here it there, but I'm hoping to document every little bit.

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Re: Bout time I signed up!
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2014, 05:21:34 PM »
Welcome, and its great that you are going to post the restoration pics. I will be looking out for them.

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Re: Bout time I signed up!
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2014, 07:28:40 PM »
May do a pic diary as a separate thread somewhere, should make for some interesting viewing.

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Re: Bout time I signed up!
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2014, 07:56:22 PM »
sounds a good idea that

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Re: Bout time I signed up!
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2014, 06:05:52 PM »
i like pics :)