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Offline Hmark24

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Newbie 😃
« on: November 11, 2017, 21:40:14 PM »
Hi all, I'm mark from South Yorkshire, had a couple of calibras around ten year ago (an 8v and 16v) and missed them ever since!! Came across a L plate 8v with a knackered lump (snapped con rod/hole in block) a few week ago for scrap money so pulled that out and started looking for a replacement engine! Anyway this morning picked up a J plate calibra so now have two to play with! 😬 Thinking I might make one good one out of two not so good ones!! can't wait to get started and any tips will be great fully received!

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Re: Newbie 😃
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2017, 12:22:41 PM »
Awesome....sounds fun.....what are they like...?

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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2017, 13:10:02 PM »
TBH not that bad I think the one I'm gunna put on road needs welding on the rear inner archers and some on the lower part of bulk head! Then anything else I find! New rear arches n I'm gunna go for a full paint and some cav slabs! Thankfully I've got the other for any parts I need!

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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2017, 13:51:05 PM »
sounds like a plan...what about rust on the one u plan to put on the road...?

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Re: Newbie 😃
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2017, 16:34:50 PM »
Welcome to the club!
Always great to hear of someone saving a Calibra from the scrapper nice one! 👍
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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2017, 17:53:49 PM »
sounds like a plan...what about rust on the one u plan to put on the road...?
like I say new arches then just odd small patches here and there not looked under it yet so maybe more!  It's already had some welding in boot floor so fingers crossed nowt else.. is there anywhere I should look in particular?

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Re: Newbie 😃
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2017, 19:06:35 PM »
Welcome mate, I'm from south Yorkshire too :)

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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2017, 19:14:26 PM »
Rear back plates are becoming an issue now days....how is the hand brake....?

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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2017, 19:54:57 PM »
Ye it's ok!

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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2017, 19:55:57 PM »
Welcome mate, I'm from south Yorkshire too :)
hi wuffy I'm also from tarn 👍🏻👍🏻

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« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2017, 20:32:32 PM »
Nice one mate, might see you out and about in your calibra then. :)