Show off your pride and joy! All Mk3 Cavaliers are welcome (please post only one thread per car)
#127845 by big red
Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:28 pm
hey everyone thought I would get a progress thread going ive only had car for a week but its coming together quickly :)
my cav is a 2.0l 16v ls which is actually fitted with a 2.0l 8v which im happy about as from what I have read/heard its a solid engine.
bought it for 300 notes and got some freebies thrown is aswell which you will see from pictures.
body work is in good condition only rust is one rear arch and bottom of one door soon to be fixed, underside is excellent from what I have seen putting it on ramps on tues night but it has all been undersealed :)
first three are just before I washed it to show condition almost forgot to take photos as started washing it lol
as bought 1.jpg

as bought rear 2.jpg

as bought side 3.jpg
#127846 by big red
Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:37 pm
engine bay after a quick clean
engine bay 1.jpg


freebies!!
rad and fan, cat, driver wing mirror, rear spoiler vec b I believe and matching clock that my mate had in his garage :)
freebies 1.jpg


interior after I gave it a quick clean today need to hoover and clean carpets but im pretty happy with it
interior 1.1.jpg
#127851 by big red
Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:56 pm
another interior pic
interior 2.1.jpg


after cleaning i took the g3 compound and machine polished the front wings bumper and bonnet and it came up amazingly!!
washed and polished 2.1.jpg


also i removed and cleaned the ICV and breather hoses as when starting the car it wanted to stall and since doing that once started it runs fine sweet as a nut!
ordered new gear and handbrake gaitors, hopefully fit them this week also wanting to fit the white dial clocks i have.
i have some black Vauxhall door pins too fit too.

whilst looking over car properly i found it has a pipercross panel filter fitted, grooved disc brakes and lowering springs so turning out to be a bit of a bargain!

if anyone realised in one of the pics theres a patch of water as have leak in rad but instead of swapping rads over ive just put some rad weld in for now seems to have done the trick also cambelt aint looking too clever so have a new kit ordered.

need to get cambelt covers and also source a black dash if i can like as my grey one is cracked and i prefere the black.
#127959 by Cavalier342
Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:02 am
Looks ok mate :thumb If that's really an LS then it's been tinkered with.... Electric mirrors, leather seats, digital clock, and the door cards are in different colours. Also spotted the Turbo (oil +volt) gauges :thumb

Another bargain really.
#127960 by big red
Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:12 am
Ha ha well yes it has been tinkered with but the passenger side has an electric mirror fitted but driver side is manual you just have to push the passenger glas about lol.

New bargain ive just got is sri rear spoiler and side skirts for £15 ;)
#127965 by Pilky
Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:49 am
Just noticed you have got 16v badge on the back aswell.
#127987 by humbucker
Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:06 pm
Cavalier342 wrote:Also spotted the Turbo (oil +volt) gauges :thumb


Calibra Turbo/SE9 gauges... no Cavalier ever left the showroom with them fitted ;)
#127988 by Cavalier342
Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:09 pm
What's the difference? I thought they had the same gauges?
#127989 by humbucker
Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:29 pm
Cavalier342 wrote:What's the difference? I thought they had the same gauges?


VDO oil and volt gauges were Calibra only. Never an option/feature of Cavaliers.
#128807 by jimmy
Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:29 pm
Nice bargin there :thumb :cool paint came up nice love it when you get a dull car then bring it up shiney again with a machine polisher :)

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