£40 winter restoration

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Re: £40 winter restoration

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Glad to see it's still around, that's the tidiest mk1 I've ever had. You must have done more to it if it's mint, but it was pretty good anyway.

I remember you won it for a piffling amount too! I'd be annoyed, but I got it for even less (though did put a fair amount of work into it).
I'm restoring my Dad's GT, which is C520 DKK.
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Re: £40 winter restoration

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Here she is in all her glory getting a bath by a friend of the brother:

Forgive the quality of the pic, he takes photos on film and scans them!

The brush looks a lot worse than it is BTW!

The rear bumper faded badly after it was freshened up, it spends 99% of it's life indoors nowadays.

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Excellent stuff, look after that one :)
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What he says, I dont know of any other Mk1 16RS's left on the road so that a real rarity now! The early cars are starting to get a real cult following now as there's hardly any left.
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Altogether now "and what a lovely colour " lol
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Mickey taker wrote:Altogether now "and what a lovely colour " lol

Good lord a Mk1 in Romantic Blue..... :lol:
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Tim Leech wrote:
Mickey taker wrote:Altogether now "and what a lovely colour " lol

Good lord a Mk1 in Romantic Blue..... :lol:
Gris dolmen actually :)

Fox grey I think it translates to.
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Good lord! that is rare then!

It does look blue in that picture!
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Tim Leech wrote:Good lord! that is rare then!

It does look blue in that picture!
Yeah I kinda regret selling that one!
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Nice one, i wonder how many MK 1s there are out there. Is there a Register?

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Mothman wrote:Nice one, i wonder how many MK 1s there are out there. Is there a Register?

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Not really, there used to be a BX register which dwindled away, there was talks about setting one up again but I just dont have the time.
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Well, wonder if as a club we should consider one.

Just a thought. Perhaps starting with MK 1s and then the MK 2s as they are getting so rare these days. It seems that 100s drop off the DVLA records every year.

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The problem is that people used to chop and change so often (myself included), you would get new members pop up, get the advice/parts they needed and never be seen again, and as the cars were not that pricey people would scrap them at the drop of a hat.

Now however as they are getting sought after it may be worth while thinking about at least a Mk1 Register, I think too many Mk2's are still being used as daily bangers for now although I doubt many people drive a BX anymore without knowing "what it is" so to speak.
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Re: £40 winter restoration

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I'm going to be driving that red BX as a daily as I'm sick of my S60 diesel daily. Sure it won't be as easy on fuel, and will need more looking after, but i think it will be much more fun!!

I can only drive the MR2 when it's dry because if I'm honest with myself it's now too quick for the road. So I need something that can be used regular.

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Ide like to take on a MK 1 register Tim, however ime not very computer literate. No idea how to set something up on word or whatever to collate all the info. Never been taught how to use a PC, just picked it up as i go along so ime probably not the best candidate. Also, no spring chicken anymore, just a little fowl.

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