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MK4 1.6L rebuild

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Well I have not really bothered with posting on Buysell for some years. Just thought i'd pop back to have a look, its sad to see how quiet it has become compared to a few years ago and with the demise of the owners club too.

I thought I would post up the latest resurrection on here for a bit of nostalgia for me and for those who only ever come on buysell and nowhere else.

If there is any interest on here I will continue to update it.

 

So the story goes.

Went to the Evesham Auction on 7th March that was held at the Capri club site to look at what was available and between myself , Brett (v6ghia) and Sally we came away with 4 cars.

One of which was the MK4 1.6L i had.

The car is more rotten than it appears in the auction photos its not until I pulled it apart that I could see how bad it was.

With this lockdown it has meant that I have been able to make a large dent in the welding

 

here is  an auction walk around from youtube

 

 

 

 

The car as ti was in the auction

 

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Was it worth it who knows and yes I know im not an expert welder.  but you be amazed how well you can weld with a grinder plugged in.

 

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Yes it has been welded up

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Hi,

     Great pic's and good work been carried out. Was this theauction of lots of cars, trucks etc that had been stored on a farm?

 

Cheers

Steve

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58 minutes ago, Steve Walton said:

Hi,

     Great pic's and good work been carried out. Was this theauction of lots of cars, trucks etc that had been stored on a farm?

 

Cheers

Steve

yes that was the auction. most of them were rotten. I know the mk5 estate has gone racing as did the ambassador, princess and datsun sunny. probably a few more did too

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I saw the pre auction wrute up in the press, classic car weekly I think and they said that most were incomplete or had no doc's. but hopefully a source of spares for someone.

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4 minutes ago, Steve Walton said:

I saw the pre auction wrute up in the press, classic car weekly I think and they said that most were incomplete or had no doc's. but hopefully a source of spares for someone.

Yeah thats pretty much it.

Looks like he had transfered the registrations off many of them to try and sell seperately.

On my first post on this thread is a youtube link to a walk around of the field prior to the auction. worth a watch

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Please DO keep up the posting... I'm always interested in watching others' builds going on. I may not always post, but I always like to look in.

 

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1 hour ago, MARK-H said:

Yeah thats pretty much it.

Looks like he had transfered the registrations off many of them to try and sell seperately.

On my first post on this thread is a youtube link to a walk around of the field prior to the auction. worth a watch

 

Hi Mark-H

                   I have watched the video. How one mans obsession takes over there life then later on someone else has to move the stash on. I think most of them by the look of them would be crusher fodder?

Great video by the way.

Cheers

Steve

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1 hour ago, Steve Walton said:

 

Hi Mark-H

                   I have watched the video. How one mans obsession takes over there life then later on someone else has to move the stash on. I think most of them by the look of them would be crusher fodder?

Great video by the way.

Cheers

Steve

I think the cheapest car of the day was an Austin A30 at £60. every car had a bid. ive seen a few appear on ebay at more than double the original sale price :rofl:

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1 hour ago, Steve Walton said:

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1 hour ago, Paul B said:

Please DO keep up the posting... I'm always interested in watching others' builds going on. I may not always post, but I always like to look in.

 

No worries I will keep it updated then:thumbsup:

 

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I would also like to see updates  👍. You are doing a great job, I am looking forward to seeing the car again when/if we are let out. You bought this at just the right time so that you have something worthwhile to keep you occupied during this difficult time. Keep the updates coming👍

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Love mk4s, i always wanted to do a 2.0S rep, keep restoring this beauty 

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