2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

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Re: 2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

#61 Post by 1234dist » Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:26 pm

and this is why we don't sell the cars directly after the show :laughing2

One of those rare panel filters that never get used, especially in this car.
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#62 Post by ROVER-25X » Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:51 pm

The only car I have ever owned where it had a filter installed is the OG 25X, fitted them to a load of others though. :laughing2
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Re: 2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

#63 Post by Nigel B » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:22 pm

Any further news on the sale?

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Re: 2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

#64 Post by davethepaint » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:26 pm

Has the auction happened yet? Or is it on a specific day TIA Dave.

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#65 Post by GTiJohn » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:30 am

davethepaint wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:26 pm
Has the auction happened yet? Or is it on a specific day TIA Dave.
After reviewing the overall condition of the car, especially the paintwork and short MOT, plus the amount we are likely to be able to sell the car for we decided that an ebay auction would be not the best way to sell it.

Prospective buyers who had not seen the car 'in the metal' were likely to walk away or want a reduction. eBay fees would swallow a significant chunk, if not all, of the profit.

We advertised the car at POL with a target price of £695 and asked for offers. The highest we got was £750.

If anybody would like to better that offer.... :cool

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Re: 2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

#66 Post by ROVER-25X » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:31 am

Pretty fair price ! :D

Always try facebook Market Place too, full of idiots but it is free.
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Re: 2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

#67 Post by GTiJohn » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:59 am

ROVER-25X wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:31 am
Pretty fair price ! :D

Always try facebook Market Place too, full of idiots but it is free.
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Re: 2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

#68 Post by GTiJohn » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:23 pm

New nuts (foreground) supplied by Kevin Morton to replace well-used originals (background) - Thank you :-)

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Rear suspension brake pipe unearthed during parts rummage to go on next week prior to handover

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Re: 2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

#69 Post by GTiJohn » Sat May 04, 2019 5:05 pm

Following offering the car at POL, a sale has been completed to a classic car enthusiast in Warwick for £750.

He saw the car early on the Friday morning at the NEC Resto show as we stripped it. I followed up with him after the show and after he and his wife viewed the car the offer was made.

There are still two things to sort - 1) fit a working radio remote display (easy) and 2) replace the 2 rear suspension brake pipes (frustratingly difficult) - the ones on the car had been bent into a dangerous position.

This latter job has kept me busy for several days working through a succession of rusted fixings and I only managed to replace 1 pipe and with a weep emerging from the nipple which I cannot easily fix. The new owner and I have agreed to take the car to a local classic-friendly garage (and share the cost) if the new owner cannot fix it himself. This means that we cannot confirm the final donation to Crohn's and Colitis UK until this is done.

The new owner collected the car on May 1st, intends to use it over the summer and will hopefully bring it to the BMC&BL day in July.

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Re: 2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

#70 Post by Nigel B » Sat May 04, 2019 6:17 pm

:clapping
GTiJohn wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 5:05 pm
Following offering the car at POL, a sale has been completed to a classic car enthusiast in Warwick for £750.

He saw the car early on the Friday morning at the NEC Resto show as we stripped it. I followed up with him after the show and after he and his wife viewed the car the offer was made.

There are still two things to sort - 1) fit a working radio remote display (easy) and 2) replace the 2 rear suspension brake pipes (frustratingly difficult) - the ones on the car had been bent into a dangerous position.

This latter job has kept me busy for several days working through a succession of rusted fixings and I only managed to replace 1 pipe and with a weep emerging from the nipple which I cannot easily fix. The new owner and I have agreed to take the car to a local classic-friendly garage (and share the cost) if the new owner cannot fix it himself. This means that we cannot confirm the final donation to Crohn's and Colitis UK until this is done.

The new owner collected the car on May 1st, intends to use it over the summer and will hopefully bring it to the BMC&BL day in July.

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Re: 2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

#71 Post by Mr Teddy Bear » Sun May 05, 2019 12:56 pm

Result! :clapping
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Re: 2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

#72 Post by ROVER-25X » Mon May 06, 2019 12:10 pm

He got a BARGAIN ! :D
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Re: 2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

#73 Post by GTiJohn » Sat May 11, 2019 10:20 am

The story continues...

We'd agreed with the local garage to change both rear wheel cylinders (at the new owner's expense)while they were doing the NSR brake pipe on the suspension arm. This they did and then took the car 'round the corner to a local MOT test station to try it on their rollers.

All was well on the first test but on the second the front-to-rear NS brake pipe ruptured. It had corroded where it sits behind a plastic cover

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They are now making up a new section of that pipe but need a NSR brake hose as the original isn't reusable. The local motor factors supplied on that had the ends out by 90degrees causing the hose to be twisted

Anybody got one in the West Mids please?

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Re: 2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

#74 Post by GTiJohn » Mon May 13, 2019 11:56 am

The new owner has sourced a hose from Rimmers so it should be fixed shortly :thumbup
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Re: 2019 Restoration Show Centrepiece Charity Cabriolet

#75 Post by ROVER-25X » Sat May 18, 2019 8:39 am

Cool !

Is it something that could be made at home with spare copper pipe, flaring tool and fittings ?
The 25X (2001 ROVER 25 1.4 Impression S, fate TBD)
The CX8 (1997 ROVER Cabriolet 1.6 K-Series, Resto Project)
The 25XD (2004 ROVER 25 2.0TD, Track Car ?)
The Parts Bin (2001 ROVER 25 1.6 S)
The ASTRA-DX (2012 VAUXHALL ASTRA 1.7CDTi, Daily Eco Driver)

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