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#1 flood

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 06:07 PM

I have just taken delivery of a fairly fresh RS-Limited.

 

However, this is my long term car, but never got round to a member ride thread before. This S-Limited arrived in the UK about 15 years ago and i took ownership about 6 years ago. I drove it for 6 months then left the UK to work in Dubai at the time. It has been a little bit neglected since, but is my long, long term project. Its is almost original with a few tasteful mods and if I keep it will stay that way

Here is how it looked 6 years ago

 

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Has original Gold BBS Alloys
 

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Nice Chrome touch in engine bay!

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Original Interior with factory stereo 

 

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Managed to track down red tonneu cover and chrome brace bar

 

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Then took off the road 5 years ago. Became something that was used to store kids toys and tools etc on so has become a bit sad and unloved. Only time it was started was when I moved house earlier this year. Now it lives in its new garage and will get renovated sometime in the future.

 

Its a little bit rusty having lived on Scottish roads for about 10 years

 

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Here it is after house move...Its my own barn find so to speak! 

 

 

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 08:14 PM

It looks like a really nice example of one of the most desireable MK1 versions, would suggest to keep it and take good care after it!


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Posted 28 September 2016 - 03:27 AM

Looks like it's going to need some new metal... don't give up on her though 😉
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Posted 28 September 2016 - 08:35 AM

It looks like a really nice example of one of the most desireable MK1 versions, would suggest to keep it and take good care after it!

 

Thanks, yeah it is a nice example, just a little neglected. It has only done about 115,000 km's so the engine is only run in!


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Posted 28 September 2016 - 08:36 AM

Looks like it's going to need some new metal... don't give up on her though

 

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Yeah it will need welding and I would only want to repair correctly to be fair to her! It will be a few years before I can get round to fixing though, but will document here


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Posted 30 September 2016 - 12:52 PM

Great car.

 

I have a pristine S Ltd and love it. Red leather ..yumm


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Posted 30 September 2016 - 02:25 PM

Great car.

 

I have a pristine S Ltd and love it. Red leather ..yumm

Cheers. So you have a build thread?


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 06:08 PM

First step on route to repair...

 

 

Looking a bit sad this afternoon...

 

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Not for long.....on its way for some rot cut out and tidy up..

 

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 06:31 PM

Will look great with just a good clean. Totally get wanting to get the sills done properly get some of that tax free Dubai money on it
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Posted 31 July 2017 - 06:44 PM

Will look great with just a good clean. Totally get wanting to get the sills done properly get some of that tax free Dubai money on it

 

 

 

Cheers. Been off the road for a while so feel guilty. Going for a full rot cut out with new front wings and respray, so should look fit for a Sheikh!

 

The onto the subframes etc which will all be replaced with rust free ones over time...


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 09:39 AM

Looks tidy enough on the surface!

 

Will be interested to see how much needs cut out as mine looks about the same, however as long as it's cosmetic I'm not too bothered...


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 05:06 PM

Looks tidy enough on the surface!

 

Will be interested to see how much needs cut out as mine looks about the same, however as long as it's cosmetic I'm not too bothered...

 

 

Yeah its clean apart from underside. The trouble is its been on Scottish roads for a few years and we use a lot of salt!


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 07:19 PM

Right, getting a bit of work done now....

 

 

Front wings both getting replaced. This was behind old passenger side one. 

 

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Replacing both outer lower sills so this rot at bottom should come out

 

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Better at top of front. looks surface rust.

 

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Driver side lower...lets get it open...

 

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Sparks too!

 

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At least rot looks low down..

 

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 02:17 PM

Further work on driver side...

 

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Front wings on

 

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rear wing now...

 

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 10:45 PM

Nice to see a repair being done properly, should last a very long time. 

 

Where are you having the work done?


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Posted 31 August 2017 - 01:05 PM

Nice to see a repair being done properly, should last a very long time. 

 

Where are you having the work done?

 

 

yeah thats the plan to do it right as I plan to keep it long term and off roads with salt!

 

Its getting done at fat fender in Lancashire


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 04:40 PM

Bit of an update...Onto other side now

 

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 06:14 PM

Got a sill on my S Ltd done by fat fender earlier this year, they're good peeps. This is a huge job, will look great when finished  :thumb-up:


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 06:36 PM

Got a sill on my S Ltd done by fat fender earlier this year, they're good peeps. This is a huge job, will look great when finished  :thumb-up:

 

 

yeah they have been great and  sounding like exactly what i was looking for.

 

Shipped it a fair distance to them on recommendations and i think i made the right choice


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Posted 07 September 2017 - 04:17 PM

getting on with it now...

 

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