Horror story (parental discretion advised)

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Horror story (parental discretion advised)

Postby ocelotspost » Sat 12.05.2018, 14:30

Here is what used to be my car. I discussed it's demise in the introduction section. The car has lived most of it's life in the western US and the metal bits are remarkably rust free. The engine runs, but I might stuff it in one of my Europas. I haven't driven it so I don't know the condition of the gearbox. There are still some decent trim bits, and the chassis and suspension components as mentioned are in great shape. If you see something that you could use off the car PM me or send me an e-mail to ocelotspost@yahoo.com

I will post more pictures as needed. (If permitted to)

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Postby lotusrepair » Sat 12.05.2018, 16:04

email sent...
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Postby John_W » Sat 12.05.2018, 18:16

The poor wee car... :(
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Re: Horror story (parental discretion advised)

Postby Giniw » Sat 12.05.2018, 18:30

It has seen better days indeed :/

Could be interested by the rear FED boot panels but that must be silly in shipping costs (to France) ... I presume the car is still in the USA?
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Postby donsladek » Sat 12.05.2018, 19:26

FED tailights look good...but I don't need any.
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Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Sat 12.05.2018, 21:51

Giniw wrote:It has seen better days indeed :/

Could be interested by the rear FED boot panels but that must be silly in shipping costs (to France) ... I presume the car is still in the USA?

It appears that it is somewhere in the US. No response to any emails yet...

What boot panels do you mean?

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Postby Giniw » Sat 12.05.2018, 22:11

None of them, I was referring to the ... errr ... the ... rear FED boot lid, top shell and wing.
Not that I need them of course, but I like the FED rear end and it was the intended design anyway.
That might be a veeeeeeeeeeeerry loose long term project (as long as it's just a swap and it's not destructive. Maybe it's not even possible to do the swap, I don't know)
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Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Sat 12.05.2018, 22:20

The top shell is huge. It would need to be crated and cost more than an average M100 in the UK.

Also almost impossible to remove from an assembled car. I had to replace 50% of the near side on my project and it was a LOT more difficult to cut loose from the bulkheads than I expected.

Spoiler and boot lid are not so bad, but also bulky and shipping by cubic size is often more than physical weight.
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Postby Giniw » Sat 12.05.2018, 22:27

Well, shucks! :lol:
Thanks for the info though ;-)
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Re: Horror story (parental discretion advised)

Postby ocelotspost » Sat 12.05.2018, 22:51

Yes... Sorry the car is located in the US. The rear taillamps are good but the brake light switch malfunctioned staying on and the brake lights melted the inner lense. I haven't been at the computer much today. Working on my Europa.

I can see about shipping to France if you are interested Giniw.

Checking email now.
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Re: Horror story (parental discretion advised)

Postby ocelotspost » Sat 12.05.2018, 23:25

emails and pm checked and replied to. Back to the Europa. I will get infront of the computer in 2 to 3 hrs.
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Re: Horror story (parental discretion advised)

Postby RichardK » Tue 15.05.2018, 03:57

Pm sent - passenger side rear light cluster to New Orleans?
CAPETOWN - RED 92 SE: V5 and LGM Turbo Installed
NEW ORLEANS - YELLOW 91 FED. TLC Required.
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Re: Horror story (parental discretion advised)

Postby clemo » Tue 15.05.2018, 19:41

Oh my goodness .
Poor thing .
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Postby clemo » Tue 15.05.2018, 21:44

Now that i have got over the tragedy of what i have seen that cannot be unseen ..
Any chance of the rear numberplate holder / plastic surround .. basically the version you have take takes a smaller licence plate (and an idea of how the numberplate illumination lights are set behind it) .

I have E3LAN as my plate but it looks a bit lost in our wide UK version .

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Re: Horror story (parental discretion advised)

Postby ocelotspost » Wed 16.05.2018, 14:54

clemo

Currently there is a gentleman that is interested in purchasing the entire vehicle. I am entertaining that offer first. If we do not proceed with the sale I will be selling the parts. IIRC you are the first to claim the rear number plate holder.

I appreciate your patience

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Re: Horror story (parental discretion advised)

Postby ocelotspost » Wed 16.05.2018, 15:30

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Re: Horror story (parental discretion advised)

Postby Giniw » Wed 16.05.2018, 15:39

ocelotspost wrote:I can see about shipping to France if you are interested Giniw.
Well, I am, but if it's that complicated to swap ... I don't really intend to ruin my car to install it if it's not easy to reverse! But that would still be interesting to know just in case, yes.
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Re: Horror story (parental discretion advised)

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Wed 16.05.2018, 15:44

The workshop manual has the entire process to repair the car listed. It is a good but scary read.

Using a "cable saw" to remove panels is a joke since it clogs up quickly while cutting through the urethane adhesive
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Re: Horror story (parental discretion advised)

Postby ocelotspost » Fri 08.06.2018, 21:21

Hello all.

Sale of the entire car is pending. I would like to have parted the car out, but I have too many other projects to focus my time on. I appreciate everyone's input and help.

When the car is loaded on the truck I will let you all know.

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