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    My GTE (VERY PIC HEAVY!!!!)

    I cant post in the "major restorations" section so i'm going to post this in here and if 1 of the mods wants to move it to the correct section then thats ok with me, lol


    A BRIEF BIT OF HISTORY ABOUT THIS CAR....

    My GTE was owned by the main dealer for its 1st year on the road then it was bought by a middle aged woman who had it in showroom condition untill i bought it 18 month's ago,
    The previous owner kept a diary of everything it had done, from a simple bulb change to paintwork, sevices ect.....

    I kept up this diary until a few month's ago when it was stolen

    i have got the car back and is undergoing a full ground up re-build with photo's of everything that gets done,

    here's a few of what it looked like when i got it bacck and a few of the rebuild progress













    Now some of it being stripped and the new steering column being put in

















    Thats just a few of the pics i've got, lol

    more progress pics will be uploaded soon
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    Nice one, looks like a lot of work going in to that. Keep the progress pics coming
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    poor thing! I'd be heartbroken if some b*stard did that to my car! Good luck with the rebuild mate.

    Kirsty

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrapheapchallenge View Post
    poor thing! I'd be heartbroken if some b*stard did that to my car! Good luck with the rebuild mate.

    Kirsty

    I was, however i found out who stole it as i caught him in the car a few days later,
    his daily transport now is a ...........WHEELCHAIR (no joke)


    the plans for the car is to get the shell 100% mint, give it a full respray, drop the LET into it and make it look like it just left the showroom (i am a vehicle restorer/painter/welder and electrician by trade, so i should manage it all on my own
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    Quote Originally Posted by MK2-JOHN View Post
    I was, however i found out who stole it as i caught him in the car a few days later,
    his daily transport now is a ...........WHEELCHAIR (no joke)


    the plans for the car is to get the shell 100% mint, give it a full respray, drop the LET into it and make it look like it just left the showroom (i am a vehicle restorer/painter/welder and electrician by trade, so i should manage it all on my own
    Do explain?

    Sounds like it's going to be good when its finished, you doing it completely original spec?

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    Blimeh you don't mess about do you.

    It's nice to see it is going to get some major TLC after its (and your) ordeal.
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    looks like you have your hands full

    keep us updated
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    I like to see Mk2's being looked after.... Love your replica model too can I ask where you got it from (the model that is)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkC View Post
    I like to see Mk2's being looked after.... Love your replica model too can I ask where you got it from (the model that is)

    It took me ages to find, it just popped up 1 day on ebay, as did my R/C car shell
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyalWithCheez View Post
    Do explain?

    Sounds like it's going to be good when its finished, you doing it completely original spec?

    I caught the lad in the car, and as i dragged him out of it his feet got stuck under the pedals, so as he was lying on the ground with his legs still stuck within the pedals, i decided to slam the door shut a few times, this broke both his legs,
    The wheelchair isnt permanent (will be if he tries it again though)

    The car will be finished to almost factory spec, but i have already fitted an electric sunroof, 5 stud conversion and cav turbo alloys
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