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Post by Mickey taker » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:01 pm

[quote="kieran.lDoes't look all that bad from a distance :wink: .[/quote]


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back a bit ,


a bit more,


no just a little bit further back

yeah thats not so bad :D

well done for getting this far
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Re: Very ambitious plan...

Post by kieran.l » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:18 am

MULLEY wrote:..the worst part is the roof, that looks rather nasty & depends how deep the rust is, if its just surface it can be sorted & re-painted. The fuel tank panel looks nasty as well, the underneath looks in better condition than the outside of the car?
Kitch wrote:Pull the front wings off, the washer bottles out, the rear bumper off and have a good scout around the sills inside and out for rust. Look at the where the rear subframe mounts to the shell, and around the sides of the fuel tank. Check where the front subframe mounts to it for rust too. On your pics the underside actually looks quite good from what I could see.
Definitely think the roof is very scary and probably the worst part of the car. We are waiting for some lifting equipment so we can have a good look underneat but the impression I'm getting is that it isn't to bad from what ye have pointed out (I know thats only what can be seen), except around the fuel tank. This weekend if its dry, hopefully I can pull the bumpers and front wings off for a poke around. The top of the definitely suffered more than the underside because of the fishing pots that were stored on it.

It seems that the locking/latches on three of the doors have completely seized as we cannot open them. They don't look locked because the buttons are in the up position but is very possible that they are seized in the locked position. Is there anyway of getting at the locking mechanism from inside (without opening the door) if the door card is removed or is it even possible to remove this when the door is closed?!
Kitch wrote:Seems to run quite sweetly.
The engine is probably the best part! :) Although its saying something for the hydraulics too given that it rose after such a long time, and there weren't signs of any leaks! :shock:
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Re: Very ambitious plan...

Post by djm666 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:43 am

Looks like my mk1 when I got it lol
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Re: Very ambitious plan...

Post by kieran.l » Fri May 03, 2013 9:27 pm

Mentioned in this months Citroënian :D I'll have to see if I can push my uncle to make a decision over what to do with it... even if its only to get it into dry storage... its worse off now out in the weather than when it was in the barn #-o
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Re: Very ambitious plan...

Post by Tim Leech » Sat May 04, 2013 9:23 am

kieran.l wrote:Mentioned in this months Citroënian :D I'll have to see if I can push my uncle to make a decision over what to do with it... even if its only to get it into dry storage... its worse off now out in the weather than when it was in the barn #-o
Indeed as the cars a star it has to be saved!!
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Re: Very ambitious plan...

Post by kieran.l » Sat May 04, 2013 12:12 pm

Tim Leech wrote:Indeed as the cars a star it has to be saved!!
:lol: I'll have impress this fact upon him and use it to my advantage!
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Re: Very ambitious plan...

Post by toddao » Mon May 06, 2013 6:21 pm

I like the story, the pics and the wild place where your uncle lives but this is 'schrott' as they say here. That's scrap! If it was some rare Porsche it would be worth the huge effort required. Best to salvage what can be saved now. I hate to think about the state of the pipework - having entirely re-piped a Mk.1 ( not just the front to rears) that had been quite well looked after that's probably at least 25 rotten pipes,loads of time and commitment. Inner wings will be brown dust etc. etc.

Some people have gnomes in their gardens, others have BXs - make a 'water feature' out of it, maybe a fountain coming out of the roof? :mrgreen:
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Re: Very ambitious plan...

Post by Mothman » Mon May 06, 2013 9:07 pm

I agree with you Todd, a shame but really not worth the effort.

Would cost the earth as well.

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Re: Very ambitious plan...

Post by Tim Leech » Mon May 06, 2013 9:57 pm

You could buy mine for £2500 which is already done....
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Post by Mothman » Mon May 06, 2013 10:29 pm

Tim Leech wrote:You could buy mine for £2500 which is already done....
This would in fact be the cheapest option.
Save you a pretty penny too.

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Re: Very ambitious plan...

Post by barry badger » Mon May 06, 2013 10:33 pm

It'd be better to buy one that someones already put the hard work into, unless you have a particular attachment to it.
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Re: Very ambitious plan...

Post by kieran.l » Tue May 07, 2013 10:59 am

I think (hope!) whats going to happen now is that a shed is going to be cleared for it and by next winter it will be inside with the eventual fate being that it'll be a parts car for when my uncle manages to find another mk1 (the likelihood of finding one is another question, especially here :roll: )
Mothman wrote:
Tim Leech wrote:You could buy mine for £2500 which is already done....
This would in fact be the cheapest option.
Save you a pretty penny too.

Andy
Undoubtedly that would be the cheapest option :lol: I doubt Tim would ever part with it, I certainly wouldn't if I was him, that's one lovely ^^bx>

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It would take not one but a couple of miracles if my uncles was ever to look like this! A credit to Tim!
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Re: Very ambitious plan...

Post by Tim Leech » Tue May 07, 2013 12:29 pm

Actually I would part with it, to the right man at the right money....
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Re: Very ambitious plan...

Post by Stephen C » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:05 pm

Ta' me' an fear , agus d'ioc me' ar phraghas go ler

ta' me nios mo' a dhe'anamh ro-ro-a fhail suas i ro- Honda caighdeanach

ach tu' se' ina saothair an ghra' agus aon cnoc ard

Nil aon bo'thar ro- fhada

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Re: Very ambitious plan...

Post by Stephen C » Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:37 pm

Well I have received a fully deserved reprimand for my extremely poor irish,
first of all I apologize for this and I meant absolutely no offence, and I am so very sorry if this has happened, I think I must give in too the passage of time, and the days of myself learning things has passed, my dad god rest his sole, tried to teach me but I didn't want to know,
now I want to learn it, I can't,

You come into this world knowing nothing, and then you learn something every day,
until one day you stop learning and start forgetting something every day,
until you end up where you started, knowing nothing,

Again please except my heart felt apology,

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