Kadett D Astra Mk1 Restoration New Videos

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SpaceKadett
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Kadett D Astra Mk1 Restoration New Videos

#1 Post by SpaceKadett » Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:24 pm

The full story of my Kadett D's Restoration.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I78EwmA ... 8&index=38

Here's the full restoration thread on http://www.mk1oc.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12204

A time-lapse video of the restoration of my Orange Kadett
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcawu0r ... 8&index=40
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Re: Kadett D restoration and video

#2 Post by kstrutt1 » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:58 pm

Welcome, I remember these (or the vauxhaul version) being on every street, can't remember the last time I saw one though, great to see one being preserved.

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Re: Kadett D restoration and video

#3 Post by JPB » Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:39 pm

<<<< Yes! What he said. These were a most pleasant thing to drive. I won't bore you with how the (1.3S) one that I borrowed to travel from Leeds over the 55 to Blackpool one weekend with friends back in the mid '80s had a very optimistic speedometer. It read 130+mph all the way there and all the way back but the very nice Polis who stopped us on the return leg said that I had only really been driving the poor thing at 120ish. She didn't believe it either, so she let us on our way :shock: . Do not try that these days, it's wrong, dangerous and very, very naughty.
John, If it's old & badly broken, chances are I've owned it. :|

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Re: Kadett D restoration and video

#4 Post by kstrutt1 » Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:53 pm

I was driving a 2.0 gtdi galaxy at 140 mph ( indicated) a few weeks ago, mind you it was in Germany where it is perfectly legal, and not considered a major safety issue ( their autobahn accident rate is broadly similar to ours) dare I suggest it is our lawmakers which don't know what they are doing ;)

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Re: Kadett D restoration and video

#5 Post by SpaceKadett » Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:07 am

They're an amazingly capable car. Even this one with a 4 speed cruises nicely at full motorway speed with plenty of grunt for overtaking. It's a very sure footed design.

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Re: Kadett D restoration and video

#6 Post by Toledo Man » Sat Aug 30, 2014 2:09 pm

Just read your thread on the forum and I watched your YouTube video on the wiper spindle replacement. The cars are basically the same as the Mk1 Astra.
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Re: Kadett D restoration and video

#7 Post by SpaceKadett » Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:30 pm

They just different badges Toledo man. Otherwise, Kadett D is the same as a MK1 Astra Toledo Man.

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Re: Kadett D Restoration New Background Video

#8 Post by SpaceKadett » Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:57 pm

I've just uploaded a video diary of the whole restoration of my Kadett D to youtube and added the link above to my original post. Happy New Year everyone our classics are reaching another milestone.
Here's the link to my video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I78EwmA2wBY

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Re: Kadett D Restoration New Background Video

#9 Post by Toledo Man » Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:19 pm

One of my Triumph friends has restored a Mk 1 Astra. The restoration thread is HERE on another forum which I frequent (I'm also a moderator on that forum). He also posts on the MK1 Astra Owners Club forum. I've just found his resto thread HERE on that forum. As you can see from my sig below, my modern car is also an Astra.
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Re: Kadett D Restoration New Background Video

#10 Post by SpaceKadett » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:34 am

I've decided to have a go at keeping a video diary of work I do on my vehicles, posting a new one every Friday. Starting with work on Gina the Orange Kadett D Mk1 Astra https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... krk6lcb_68

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