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Car inspection

#1 Post by peewee21 » Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:46 pm

Hi,

Is there anyone who could inspect a car in Coventry for me, I am not sure about bodywork and would appreciate an impartial view. I may be able to meet you there or on-route.

If i do purchase i would then need some help bringing it back to peterborough, not asking much am i :roll: :D
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Re: Car inspection

#2 Post by djw113uk » Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:31 pm

I am in stratford so can look with you if you like? Also have a trailer that may assist with getting a vehicle home. Do you have means to tow it, my 5 series is now showing 288k, so trying o give the old girl a rest!

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#3 Post by Alan Chatterton » Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:01 pm

I know the car that needs inspecting, as I used to own it. I also know the vendor, so I would prefer to stay out of this..... for obvious reasons.

However, if needed, and we can work out the timings, my E Class Estate only has 90k on the clock and would tow David's trailer easily........................
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#4 Post by djw113uk » Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:58 pm

Ah, I wondered if it might be that one! Looks like some serious metalwork needed! Or certainly in the front footwell / sill area!

I am not as familiar with Mk1's so maybe there is a more suitable expert locally? The trailer is available though...

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#5 Post by Alan Chatterton » Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:37 pm

Body wise, pretty much same issues as MK2, so you will know what to look for?
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Re: Car inspection

#6 Post by englishbull » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:36 am

Ian

Are you thinking of putting the engine in the estate or restoring the car?......

Just put this in your mind, if it wants sills you can work on a grand plus per side.

I know the seller ( honest guy) but not the car...............

On a plus side it be nice to save another MK1 PI :D

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#7 Post by owen1183 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:18 am

englishbull wrote:Just put this in your mind, if it wants sills you can work on a grand plus per side.

FYI Dad just had passenger side sill, (inner, strengthener & outer) replaced on his mk11, £1500 and that is left with seam welds showing and primed.... for MOT purposes

I.E. not dressed, smoothed or painted - been quoted upto another £1100 to have it finished
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#8 Post by peewee21 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:43 am

Lee, Estate staying as is for now, I am looking to put together a retro street car and like the drive train spec on this one, assuming it is as was so to speak.

had a quick quote for the metal work and paint starting from £8k+ upwards. maybe a re-shell or look elsewhere and spend the money on paint and a custom straight 6 engine (Did i say re-shell publicly :oops: )
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#9 Post by englishbull » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:37 am

peewee21 wrote:Lee, Estate staying as is for now, I am looking to put together a retro street car and like the drive train spec on this one, assuming it is as was so to speak.

had a quick quote for the metal work and paint starting from £8k+ upwards. maybe a re-shell or look elsewhere and spend the money on paint and a custom straight 6 engine (Did i say re-shell publicly :oops: )

Did you see the shell at Wisbech?.....................

More cost affective :D
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Re: Car inspection

#10 Post by peewee21 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:47 am

The white one? Did not look at in detail no
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