I found my mate a resto project

Discussion in 'Show Us Your Bit On The Side' started by Robo, Jan 3, 2021.

  1. It started when I was scanning the Facebook marketplace of an evening just passing some time when I came across this advert:

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    My heart skipped a beat when I instantly recognised the number plate!

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    This was my mates first car which he’d taken off the road to restore 30 years ago, he never got it back on the road and I suppose lost interest so sold it.


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  2. He resisted initially but 24 hours later he’d struck a deal and arranged collection!

    It was dropped on his drive Xmas eve!

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    It needs a lot of work but what a find, like I said to him ‘you can’t not buy it’ even if it takes you 10 years to get it back on the road, you have got to finish what you started all those years ago!

    He’s already buying up boxes of mini bits


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  3. bernjb56

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    Brilliant :thumbsup:
     
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  5. Is this a future fireman???

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  7. Yes & photographic proof I once had hair on my head


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  8. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

    What a brilliant spot.
     
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  9. Does it have an engine and transmission?
     
  10. No the engine & box are both missing along with random suspension bits, it had a 1275gt in it originally!


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  11. Install a Toyota GT 4 4x4 chassis and engine then, like project Binky does?

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  12. :eek: ripping the heart out of it..:p
     
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  13. The heart, engine and chassis are already out of it. We have the technology. We can rebuild it.

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  14. I was talking to him earlier as he’s desperately trying to find one of my mums old beetles for me as a project which I’m glad he’s not succeeded as I’d have to buy it and he’s knows it

    His plan is to do what needs doing to get it back on the road, I think he’s already sourced another 1275GT engine then just have some fun in it I recon he will save the full tear down for when he retires


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    I’m hoping to get this through an mot this month to cruise round in but I fear it may go for spares on eBay


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