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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 6:06 pm 
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I'm not banking on getting her to Ford Fair to be honest mate as I got quite a bit to buy before putting back together. new rad is £230 Vibra Technic mounts near £200 for all and set up is £500 notes so might be a bit tight .. And I've just bought a nice camera with a few lenses which I will be picking up next month aswell so I can get into photography a bit and post decent pics of the car instead of shitty phone pics. We will see though :)

Will be plenty of pics tomorrow :D


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great stuff.

You thought about which wheels you definitely want yet?

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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 6:11 pm 
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Think I'm set on some Mk5 RS2000 alloys and getting them polished to start with


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 6:20 pm 
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yeah would look quality!

you keeping the ride height the same?

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Looks ok at the minute but I will be changing the Koni's for Gaz Gold coilovers later in the year when funds allow. I will more than likely have her pretty low to be honest. Had my XR2 on its arse on Gaz Gold's and I loved it :) was like a go kart


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 7:09 pm 
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plans sound good fella :thumbsup:

no point in rushing stuff, good things come to those who wait. also how comes its £500 for a setup? makes mine seem ridiculously cheap now :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 7:56 pm 
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plans sound good fella :thumbsup:

no point in rushing stuff, good things come to those who wait. also how comes its £500 for a setup? makes mine seem ridiculously cheap now :lol:


CheeRS Scamp

They do say good things come to those who wait :)

Down to the mapping and setting up I believe. I'm running Omex 3D Management and I think they live map it . I have full faith in the lads at NMS so happy to pay the fee for a proper job :D


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 8:27 pm 
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Shit yeah I forgot what spec you was running :lol:

Nms are well known for CVH tuning to a high standard mate so it'll be in good hands :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 9:46 am 
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Off to pick her up :whistle:

Back later with an up date and plenty of pics :D


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 10:26 am 
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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 5:55 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:43 am 
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bet you were excited getting her :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:24 pm 
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Well what a day that was. As some of you know I was picking my RS Turbo up yesterday morning. After waking up much earlier than normal pretty excited that the day to collect her had actually come after 2 long month's of waiting to collect.

So I set out early to sort out my bank stuff and go over to the garage where she has been stored for last few years. On arrival I called the recovery company I had arranged collection with to see what time they would be turning up only to be told they weren't coming anymore as they'd got a bigger distance job booked in. So after being let down by them useless bastards I was pretty pissed off and thought fuck trying to sort another company. So I got onto my mate who I was going to tow her back with in the first place and we set about hooking her to the back of his Polo GTi. Once all hooked up and checked everything was tightened and secured the On Tow sign was put on the back and off we went. Sods law we hadn't even got half way back and the heavens opened up and did so until about 2 minutes before we arrived. I have to say 2 years of dust on windscreen, rain and no wipers made for a frisky view when attached to car in front on only a 1 metre tow bar :crazi:

Anyways once I got her back we pushed her into the garage out of the rain and wet and went to the pub :D

After having a few things to do this morning, I made a start on sorting through the box full of history and invoices. Although I knew there was loads of history and a lot had been spent on her in the past I was shocked when I finished going through it all how much has actually been spent. I stopped counting the invoices half way through at nearly £18'000. Once all sorted into order by date I filed them into wallets and put in a decent file instead of a scraggy box :)

After that was sorted out I pushed her out of the garage to give her a good hoover out and a bit of a wash to get the 2 years of dust off. Nothing too special just a bucket and sponge wash with some Autoglym car shampoo and dried off. Once cleaned up I took some pics to post up as I know we all love some piccies :D

I can't explain how happy I am with her :D Still has all her original panels and all original etched windows too which is nice :) A few little jobs to do aswell as putting turbo and manifold back on and she could be Mint

I will update my 1st post with full spec once I have had a proper read through the build spec sheet.

Not the best as they were taken with my phone but here's a few pics for now :) (I have bought a proper camera aswell which I'll have soon for proper pics)

£30 well spent:

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Sorry no pics from yesterday but the weather put a stop to that.

This mornings efforts:

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My little helper :)

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Turbo, manifold hoses and filter to go back on with new Stage 2 Alloy radiator:

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Ready to roll her out into the sunshine:

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Current state in engine bay:

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First bath in two years:

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A few of interior after a clean:

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And a few of exterior:

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Comments welcome :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:45 am 
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Lovely car fella 8-)

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wow. that's a lot of money spent! Looks superb. cracking job murphy

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Sounds like its been a no expense spared project! :thumbsup:

Looks stunning too, when you find some, a nice pair of ambers will finish it off nicely too! :chill:

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looks spot on mate :D

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Lovely car fella 8-)


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wow. that's a lot of money spent! Looks superb. cracking job murphy


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Sounds like its been a no expense spared project! :thumbsup:

Looks stunning too, when you find some, a nice pair of ambers will finish it off nicely too! :chill:


Thanks fellas, looks to have been a well loved car through it's life which is nice to know.

Definitely Dave, going to concentrate on getting the bits to needed to get her back up and on the road first. But soon as that's sorted I will be getting onto sourcing a few bits and pieces and making her exterior nice and fresh :D

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