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jxke

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Just picked this up yesterday from the advert on here, it now lives in Bedfordshire - a few before photos, I’ve just given it a thorough clean and it came up quite nice the pictures dont really do it justice how much dirt and mould came off, some more photos of the rest of the car and subsequent work to follow, my plan is just to get it back on the road and use it. I love it :)

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It came with 6 matching spare wheels which is handy as the ones on there are just temporary to move it, I refurbed one and it came up nice so I will do the rest and get tyres on and then it will be rolling easier at least, runs nice too :)

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AE8CBB8D-A25C-4501-A306-B7A5B9C5084A.jpeg 766E3AC1-060D-4AB3-9265-6A21D9E1249A.jpeg Got time to swap 2 of my old tyres from my mk2 5 van onto the new refurbished wheels to replace the 2 flat ones on the car so it now rolls, I drove it round the block to check the brakes and stuff and it’s all good so onto the structural/roadworthiness side of things, with some general tlc along the way :)
 

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004845AB-A36C-4EFB-88E1-DD37DE7DF78A.jpeg 72AC0C6D-0526-4BE7-8393-6CA60088DE05.jpeg Progress has happened! It now has an MOT, the correct tyres, and some other stuff, it had a fairly major altitude drop so it handles nicely and compliments how tiny the car is, it needs more bodywork but the bumpers and trims have been refinished in the correct colour so they look almost new, time to try and use it regularly and see what happens.
 

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8F6DDCC5-B077-4E55-873F-09CC28AC72F5.jpeg It is indeed! I’ve been about in it and it’s cool, I’m about to attempt a long trip in it but it really isn’t ready so it will be interesting..

The bumpers are done with my usual concoction, it’s a special kind of paint I don’t really understand what’s in it but it works great and is a nice match to the oem colour. More pics/info when I get back, fingers crossed it goes ok!
 
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jxke

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Well 300 miles later i’m home, car did extremely well. The only issue i had was a blowout on the m1 which i quickly resolved with a spare although it was the wrong size but good enough :)

I cant take any credit though, the car was clearly looked after very well mechanically prior to me purchasing it! It sat happily at 70mph the whole way. None of the gauges work, but that means no problems right ;)


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