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PSpirine

posted on 22/1/12 at 09:12 PM Reply With Quote
Have I just bagged a bargain or what??

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Even if the chassis is no good. the rest of the stuff is surely worth more than 200!

God only knows how I'm going to pick it all up though.. Passat might have to wear a spaceframe-shaped hat..

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daviep

posted on 22/1/12 at 09:21 PM Reply With Quote
I guess one man's bargain is another man's pile of scrap





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mookaloid

posted on 22/1/12 at 09:23 PM Reply With Quote
looks good





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TimC

posted on 22/1/12 at 09:26 PM Reply With Quote
I'll sort a van and give you a hand if I can have the Mexico steels?

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D Beddows

posted on 22/1/12 at 09:27 PM Reply With Quote
errrr no tbh - everything included might just be worth 200 if your lucky but it's not a huge bargain especially at the moment.......sorry
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Ninehigh

posted on 22/1/12 at 09:31 PM Reply With Quote
The chassie should be fine, it's just surface rust from being in Shead

It's worth 200 if you have use for it






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Tatey

posted on 22/1/12 at 09:36 PM Reply With Quote
If it's a Haynes then the 13" wheels and 14" wheels will not fit over the rear uprights, its 15" minimum im afraid.
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designer

posted on 22/1/12 at 09:46 PM Reply With Quote
It's only tacked together!
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PSpirine

posted on 22/1/12 at 10:00 PM Reply With Quote
Even better - gives me a chance to check it's straight and re-weld it

To be honest, I got it mostly for the bits

The bodywork bits (everything else I'll probably make from sheet ali as per the book)
All the ball joints, track rod ends (new), steering rack extensions and mounts etc.
Harnesses
Shocks (even if they're shot, I'd rather start building than have a half built chassis sitting on some brand new dampers for a year)

Yes, I could probably piece everything together for just under 200 if I spent the next 6 months looking out for bargains and driving round the country collecting bits, but to have them all together I think it's a pretty good deal since I need 80% of what he's listed. The remaining bits I'm sure I could sell off.

As for the van offer - thanks - I should be okay as I'm heading over there anyway, but will give you a shout if that changes!

Bit bummed that I can't use the 13". I'll do a bit more research and will get back to you if it's confirmed (and once I've had a look at the condition of the mexico steels). I really wanted to get them professionally banded.. (or is that sacrilege?)

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Chippy

posted on 22/1/12 at 11:09 PM Reply With Quote
Well looking at the list of parts on the add, I would say you got a good deal, maybe not a masive bargain, but definately a good deal. IMHO Ray





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blakep82

posted on 22/1/12 at 11:23 PM Reply With Quote
i tend to agree with Ray
considering the 4 point harnesses, even at the cheaper end, a apir would still cost about 100-120, petrol tank, think mine was about 60? springs and shocks, don't know what they are, they might be crap, but those few items have to be worth about 200 on their own?
chassis still needs work, the front end still needs a fair bit (there's nothing holding the top and bottom rails together for starters) but i don't think thats a bad deal.. bit of time with wire brush in an angle grinder and some paint, it should turn out ok





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s6otty

posted on 23/1/12 at 07:03 AM Reply With Quote
The 3 Spoke RS Steering wheel is worth 100 - All Day Long!

Some of the Retro Ford Stuff is really coming into it's own now, so if you have any early 80's parts lying the garage, dig em out and dust em off!

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TimC

posted on 23/1/12 at 08:45 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by PSpirine
Bit bummed that I can't use the 13". I'll do a bit more research and will get back to you if it's confirmed (and once I've had a look at the condition of the mexico steels). I really wanted to get them professionally banded.. (or is that sacrilege?)


I'll give you a fair price for them then. I'm pretty sure they are a no-go on the Roadster - wrong offset too!






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foskid

posted on 23/1/12 at 09:02 AM Reply With Quote
Not bad at all. But your going to need a large Electrolysis tank for that chassis





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Peteff

posted on 23/1/12 at 09:48 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by foskid
Not bad at all. But your going to need a large Electrolysis tank for that chassis


Or a wire brush whichever is easiest. It's a Barry bargain for all those bits in one hit.





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wylliezx9r

posted on 23/1/12 at 11:50 AM Reply With Quote
Easily 200 QUIDS worth of parts not including the chassis. I'd say you have done well.





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eddie99

posted on 23/1/12 at 11:56 AM Reply With Quote
I'd say a pretty damn good deal!
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wylliezx9r

posted on 23/1/12 at 12:05 PM Reply With Quote
And too add Haynes wheels are minimum 15" to clear the rear uprights.





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jossey

posted on 23/1/12 at 12:33 PM Reply With Quote
ye its worth more than 200.

but whats the cost of getting everything home etc?

well done though.

look forward to seeing the stuff being sold on here lol





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motorcycle_mayhem

posted on 23/1/12 at 12:41 PM Reply With Quote
Does it matter what it's worth...?

He's happy, and so would I be if I had that lot sitting in the garage with a welding torch in my hand and a head full of dreams.

Build it, enjoy it, before you rot in that care home.

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Humbug

posted on 23/1/12 at 03:05 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by PSpirine
Even better - gives me a chance to check it's straight and re-weld it

To be honest, I got it mostly for the bits

The bodywork bits (everything else I'll probably make from sheet ali as per the book)
All the ball joints, track rod ends (new), steering rack extensions and mounts etc.
Harnesses
Shocks (even if they're shot, I'd rather start building than have a half built chassis sitting on some brand new dampers for a year)

Yes, I could probably piece everything together for just under 200 if I spent the next 6 months looking out for bargains and driving round the country collecting bits, but to have them all together I think it's a pretty good deal since I need 80% of what he's listed. The remaining bits I'm sure I could sell off.

As for the van offer - thanks - I should be okay as I'm heading over there anyway, but will give you a shout if that changes!

Bit bummed that I can't use the 13". I'll do a bit more research and will get back to you if it's confirmed (and once I've had a look at the condition of the mexico steels). I really wanted to get them professionally banded.. (or is that sacrilege?)


Apart from being sacrilege, I think it's also illegal nowadays...

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scootz

posted on 23/1/12 at 03:07 PM Reply With Quote
What's illegal about it





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