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Finally got the opportunity to start doing something with my Cav Turbo after being offered some space in a much bigger lockup with light, power and space to actually be able to move around the car.

It looked in a sorry state while getting pulled onto the trailer but a happy sight to see it finally in a decent space.

Initial pictures with updates to come as the strip down & rebuild happens.
 

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Just a few pictures showing the progress made so far.

Coming apart not too bad surprisingly.
 

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Looks like a decent unit you have to work in there!

What are your plans for the car once the rebuild is done?
 

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Looks like a decent unit you have to work in there!

What are your plans for the car once the rebuild is done?
It is a decent unit, would love a two poster though.

Enjoy it once again and maybe get the chance to tidy up my Insignia VXR (now it's 10 years old) depending what time of year it ends up ready for the road.
 
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Enjoy it once again and maybe get the chance to tidy up my Insignia VXR (now it's 10 years old) depending what time of year it ends up ready for the road.
these turbo saloons are getting super rare now.
i only see 2 or 3 cav's a year, on my travels, and there usually just the standard 1.8 spi hatch models, expression or gls.

your getting stuck in by the look of it. all the running gear out.
whats the state of the chassis and sills like, underneath all that. much rot ?
 

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So far it doesn't look too bad on the underside but the next time I'm at it will tell. The bumpers, sills and wings will be coming off to get a good look at it.
 

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Just received these today for when the time comes. Big thanks to Mike for sorting me out with them. Another job on the list of to do's.
 

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Quick picture update on the strip down today. A few holes here and there but pretty accessible for welding luckily.
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Engine almost ready to be lifted out.
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