my *all new* mk3 sports coupe - the tango terror

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my *all new* mk3 sports coupe - the tango terror

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here is my new, er, project.

mark bought this the other month and we got it stripped, but he decided that it needed too much work, so I took it on.

its got excellent doors, and has been zeibarted, but has the normal ado16 rot.

the biggest problem is that its had a good smack in the arse that's pushed all the boot floor in and bent the C piller on one side.

on the plus side, its quite nice and came with a folder full of history

its an auto, but the motor is jammed solid, but I have a mg metro 1300 that I think I will fit to it


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once it was on my chassis tilter I got the floor assessed

the intermediate sills are rotten, so ive cut one off, I'm just going to get a section folded up to repair them, earlpart do them, but they are expensive, the photo on ebay looks dreadful and they take 6 weeks to make - I want this thing welded and off the tilter (as I bought it for another project!) asap!

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rear subframe mounts are as per normal...............rotten..........

its an easy fix though, much better than a mini.

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oh, and to the boss of photobucket - sort your shitty, slow, adware infested, computer crashing, heap of shit, website out - how anyone puts up with the pathetic service that they pedal is amazing - photobucket used to be ace to use, now its utter crap - I need an alternative!
should you wish, you can contact me on rich@minispares.com

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Rich, the MG sports coupe shell is still here if its arse is better than yours :shock: :?

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Get stuck in there Rich :)
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Excellent!

Better get my two sorted!!

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Looks like a great project Rich.....although I appreciate you need it to progress!

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rich@minispares.com wrote:

oh, and to the boss of photobucket - sort your shitty, slow, adware infested, computer crashing, heap of shit, website out - how anyone puts up with the pathetic service that they pedal is amazing - photobucket used to be ace to use, now its utter crap - I need an alternative!
Hear hear! I moved on and have been happy with flikr
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Best of luck with it Rich.
When the guy dropped it off he said you had a tear in your eye.
I guess mark knew what he was doing when he gave your address as a drop off.
Good luck with it although it looks worse now than it did.

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What happened to self imposed car buying ban :? :lol:

looks quite solid ....whats the plan for it :?:

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Nick W wrote:What happened to self imposed car buying ban :? :lol:

looks quite solid ....whats the plan for it :?:
technically I haven't yet bought it, so it managed to slip in! :lol:

short term plan is to do enough welding to be able to finish the bottom so I can refit the frames and get my chassis tilter back, as I actually bought that for another project! :lol:

I 'might' yet be able to persuade mark to take it back once all the welding is done! :lol:
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well


three months have slipped by....

I ended up ordering the underfloor sills from earl part, and waited the two months it took to make them, it was well worth it as they where a thousand times better than the photo on bay suggested.

they where made bang on to the original style, with the deep pressings and from nice thick metal, much better than the shallow Hadrian style ones that occasionally turn up on ebay.

I also managed to find a pair of the inner wing trumpets as they where both rotten and have spent an age making loads of little patches.

this car has suffered from been stood for yonks with a load of mud stuck in all the corners.

its getting there though

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this photo was taken before the sills arrived
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