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I’m going to throw all the cool data and links I find as I go down the rabbit hole of searching the German internet for info on the Kadett B.
I’m actually searching for paint codes for my car, but I’ll share the wealth of other info I find as well.
Most of the info will be pasted from the Opel Kadett B and Olympia A Forum in Germany.

It will be translated with google translate so take the wordings with a grain of salt.
 
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Chassis numbers for the Kadett. I’m not going through to edit the errors in these from google translate. The combination trolley is my favorite error lol.

To chassis number: 1234067
Cadet B - Type 31 - LZ - Sedan two-door
Cadet B - Type 32 - SZ - Coupe
Cadet B - Type 34 - KD - Combination trolley three-door
Cadet B - Type 36 - LV - Sedan four-door
Cadet B - Type 37 - LVL - Luxury sedan four-door
Cadet B - Type 38 - LZL - Luxury sedan two-door
Cadet B - Type 39 - KDL - Luxury combination car three-door
From chassis number: 1234068
Cadet B - Type 31 - LZ - Sedan two-door
Cadet B - Type 32 - SZL - Luxury Coupe
Cadet B - Type 33 - KF - Combination car five-door
Cadet B - Type 34 - KD - Combination trolley three-door
Cadet B - Type 35 - KFL - Luxury combination car five-door
Cadet B - Type 36 - LV - Sedan four-door
Cadet B - Type 37 - LVL - Luxury sedan four-door
Cadet B - Type 38 - LZL - Luxury sedan two-door
Cadet B - Type 39 - KDL - Luxury combination car three-door
Cadet B - Type 91 - LZLS - Sedan two-door luxury super
Cadet B - Type 92 - SZLS - Coupe Luxury Super
Cadet B - Type 92 - LZLS - Rally Coupe Luxury Super
Cadet B - Type 96 - LVLS - Sedan four-door luxury super

Edit:
Here’s a better list with all classic Opel model numbers

 

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A list of what may be all Opel paint colors for all models after 1957

 

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You could at least have done a <find><replace all> on the C-a-d-e-t word.

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Nothing bothers Dieter more than that particular misspelling. 😜
I beg to differ... :p

I am signing every post with my name. It is Dieter. Not Deiter. If you use my name and know you can't spell, please take the 2 seconds of your time to copy and paste it. Thank you and have a wonderful 2021.
 

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You could at least have done a on the C-a-d-e-t word.

Dieter
My 2017 iPhone is lucky to complete a copy and paste. Find and replace would take ages. I leave my computers at work during the week usually.
 
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Jackpot! I found a diagram of the Opel kadett (1967) radio mount under the dash.



 

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Interesting. I found a coil over kit for the GT and Kadett B. I would like to see more info on this. I wouldn’t use it personally as the “shock towers” are not at all designed for that kind of loading on a Kadett or GT.

A more useful item is this nice leaf spring lowering block for GT and Kadett

 

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The lowering block method for the GT /Kadett front end was popular about 25-30 years ago. It was very simple, and very cheap.

The trouble was, it made the front end bind about 3 times more than stock. Really destroyed leaf spring and lower control arm bushings fast.

I hadn’t seen any on the market in almost 20 years, until you showed this.
 
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The lowering block method for the GT /Kadett front end was popular about 25-30 years ago. It was very simple, and very cheap.

The trouble was, it made the front end bind about 3 times more than stock. Really destroyed leaf spring and lower control arm bushings fast.

I hadn’t seen any on the market in almost 20 years, until you showed this.

There’s always this method by someone you know.
 
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