Lowlight double cab

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Lowlight double cab

Post by Chardivw » Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:20 pm

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Saw this while working the other day. Might strip for parts soon if the owner lets it go. Let me know if anyone is interested in anything. No gearbox and motor unfortunately. Seats are there. Canopy looks pretty solid. Dropsides have rust but are salvageable and bumpers of course.



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Re: Lowlight double cab

Post by Cyndi Kritzinger » Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:02 pm

HI CHARLES.

I AM INTERESTED IN THE CANOPY, FRONT SEATS, POSSIBLY THE DROP SIDES (DEPENDING ON HOW BAD THE RUST IS), BUMPERS, HEADLIGHT RINGS, INDICATOR HOUSINGS.

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Post by freddiebooysen » Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:58 pm

Is there a double cab on the horizon ?


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Post by Cyndi Kritzinger » Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:10 pm

ABSOLUTELY FREDDIE.
I AM BUSY COLLECTING BITS AND BOBS AND HOPE TO HAVE WHAT I NEED TO PUT ONE TOGETHER BY THE END OF THE YEAR OR BY THE FIRST QUARTER OF NEXT YEAR. I WANT TO USE IT AS MY FAMILY CAR AS WELL AS A WORKHORSE IE. A PROPER BAKKIE.
I CURRENTLY USE MY 1983 OPEL KADETT FOR JOBS WHERE I NEED MY LONG LADDER (I USE THE ROOFRACK) AND WHEN I HAVE TO LOAD CEMENT, SAND OR STONE, I USE THE BACK SEAT AREA WHICH DOESN'T HAVE A BACK SEAT. THAT MAKES IT A FAIRLY DECENT LOAD AREA. NOT QUITE A BAKKIE BUT AS CLOSE AS I'VE GOT AT THE MOMENT.
THE OPEL IS READY FOR RETIREMENT AT THE MOMENT. IT HAS LED A ROUGH LIFE LIVING OUTSIDE AND AT THE BEACH MANY YEARS OF IT'S LIFE.
NOW YOU KNOW THE HISTORY AND THE PLAN.

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Re: Lowlight double cab

Post by freddiebooysen » Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:54 am

Good luck with the build and shame feel for the Opel. I have a Honda that is doing exactly the same thing for me at the moment have loaded some big screens in the back with the seats down that left some fortuner people astounded.
Luckily I have a fold up ladder that I use for network and camera jobs and who knows there might be a double cab on the horizon this side as well.

Do you have a project thread yet want to have a look ?


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Re: Lowlight double cab

Post by Cyndi Kritzinger » Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:00 am

YA, THE OPEL HAS BEEN A TRUE EXAMPLE OF STAMINA AND WHAT A CAR SHOULD BE.
WE HAVE HAD IT SINCE NEW AND IT HAS SAVED MY BACON MANY TIMES. IT'S RUSTED TO PIECES THOUGH AND THE HATCH AND TWO OF THE OTHER DOORS CAN'T BE USED IN CASE THEY FALL OFF THE CAR. THERE IS A LARGE HOLE IN THE FLOOR AT THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE WHICH ALLOWS ADEQUATE VENTILATION AND ALLOWS SOME FORWARD MOMENTUM OR BRAKING OPTIONS LIKE YOU SEE WITH THE FLINTSTONES. TIME TO GO BUT NOT BEFORE I CAN REPLACE IT WITH THAT CREWCAB.
FOR ME THE CREWCAB IS THE OBVIOUS CHOICE.
AN INTERIOR THAT IS LARGER THAN VIRTUALLY ALL OTHER SEDANS AND SUV'S OUT THERE AS WELL AS A FULL 1.8M LOADING BIN. HOW DO YOU BEAT THAT? OVER AND ABOVE THAT THERE IS THE OLD SCHOOL 'WOW' FACTOR. FOR ME IT'S A NO-BRAINER. I'M EXCITED AND CAN'T WAIT TO GET IT ALL TOGETHER.
AS FOR THE BUILD THREAD....
I DON'T LIKE TO POST UNTIL THINGS ARE WELL INTO MOTION. I FIND THAT UNLESS YOU HAVE SOMETHING SUBSTANTIAL TO SHOW IT GETS A BIT LONG WINDED. AS SOON AS THINGS ARE PROGRESSING AT A RAPID RATE OR IT IS WELL INTO THE BUILD, YOU WILL SEE A POST APPEAR BUT I CAN PROMISE YOU THAT IT IS IN THE PIPELINE.

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