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Richard Bell's 1.3 Astra MK1 Estate

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  ENGINE & TRANSMISSION To the top
  • Opal kaddett D 5 door estate 1980.
  • 1.3 (low compression) 4 speed F10

  •   BODYWORK To the top
  • Single headlights with Hella spotlight grill (other type on pics).
  • 4 spot light under bumper (not on pics).
  • Rear number plate move to under bumper and red LED’s fitted to fill mounting holes in rear door.
  • Central locking system with electronic rear opening door lock

  •   BRAKES, WHEELS & SUSPENSION To the top
  • SR alloys with 185 60 14 Firestone Fire hawks.
  • Standard brakes .

  •   INTERIOR To the top
  • Recaro front and rear seats, rears modded to fit estate.
  • Home built rear side enclosures and rear shelf for speakers.

  •   ICE To the top
  • Equipment:
  • 1: Sony radio cass with 10 disc multi changer 4 x 35 watt
  • 2: Osio 4 x 60 watt graff/booster
  • 3: Osio 2 x 30 watt booster
  • 4: Goodmans 4 x 50 watt graff/booster
  • 5: Realistic 4 x 60 watt graff/booster
  • 6: Sound lab pro 300 watt MOSFET amp
  • 7: Jet sound 400 watt MOSFET amp
  • Speakers:
  • 1: Original dash speakers with high freq filters
  • 2: 4 x 2” tweeters fitted in front and rear of roof
  • 3: 2 x 6” mids in foot wells
  • 4: 2 x 2” tweeters in foot wells
  • 5: 2 x 4” boshman mids in rear doors
  • 6: 2 x 6x9 3way Goodmans in rear side panels
  • 7: 2 x 8” 3way Goodmans also in rear panels
  • 8: 2 x 12” 300 watt 100oz magnet subs behind rear seats
  • 9: 2 x 12” 600 watt 350oz magnet Fender speakers fitted in rear shelf
  • 10: 2 x 6x9 3way Nippon America fitted in rear shelf
  • 11: 2 x 6” mid/tweeters fitted in rear shelf

  •   SECURITY To the top
  • Remove parts at night

  •   FUTURE PLANS To the top
  • 1.6 SR or 1.8 GTE engine + F16 sports box, front lowered 40mm, rear lowered 40mm with self levelling (rare! pneumatic adjustment) shocks.
  • Front 16v GTE brake upgrade + Rear disc conversion (modded rear beam) to fit estate shocks.
  • Set of front Recaro seats in rear.
  • Modded Body kit to fit 5 door estate.
  • Carlton door handle transfer.
  • Astra MK2 electric mirrors.
  • Electric windows.
  • Full paint job inside and out in tango orange

  •   THANKS & SHOUTS To the top
  • Everyone at the astra-gte-mki.co.uk. Website

  •   PICTURES OF THE CAR To the top
    Jan 2003

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