Just stole a 1999 VR4 from a bored and tired owner …
Previously owned for 15 years … in storage for 11 years , so loads of things need doing to get it back to former glory … ££££s
It will be a slow process , but hoping to be out and about for 2017 , maybe
Ive seen the pictures from Thorseby shows , i usually go in the old Escort , but maybe next year , who knows
Ive been in touch with a guy called Rob from Evil Empire for some bits , and he was ever so helpful,
Pictures to follow
Hi and welcome to GTOUK Nice to have you on board
Good old thoresby , turning back into a good meet for the club again over the past few years .
Get some pictures up when you can and show off the motor
Hi welcome to the club. There’s loads of information on these cars and lots of knowledge here. Look forward to seeing you and your car at some meets next year.
Get some pictures up
Welcome to the forum, glad you could make it.
Bits are on their way for you
Welcome along mate…pictures, pictures…before they all start screaming at you great place to be loads of benefits becoming a full member, pages and pages of information that you will need plus were all here to help.
Welcome to the greatest club in the land, as they say above, info for full members and pics are a must!!!
Welcome to the nut house! Pictures or it didn’t happen!
Well i recieved my bits from Rob, thanks dude
Also new timing belt kit fitted, All brakes serviced or re-newed ,waxoyld in the doors, ( did i say we are used to fords ) lol
Gave it a good Meguiars wash and polish , and the old man is in love with her
Still got a few bits to get , but i believe we bought a good 1
The previous owner has has sent a message through the channels that they want to buy it back when its finished …
I reckon wheels will next ont list, maybe some 18" RX8 5 spokes for christmas
Cheers for all the welcomes
Few more jobs … jobbed
Car has now had a full service, plugs (wotatwattodo) , oils + filters , etc
Ive got 2 door mirrors to have painted in black , then get them fitted
I had the car on the LAUNCH reader , as Ive got an O/S/F ABS light on , so i stripped the front wheel arch down to fix and waxoyl
Ive ordered some POR15 from Frosts to sort the 10 year old top rust out underneath,
The thing is i found 3 plugs under the wing , going nowhere ,from the loom , they are near the ABS Unit , 2 had the wire loop so as not to upset the ECU
Anybody shed any light on them , everything seems to work fine without …
Update time …
No MOT as yet , but Wheels arrived last week, so pics pics pics …
Well 1 anyway
MOT Today , It was not pretty
Brake pipes need sorting, and a few plates need making for the floor / sill rot
It looks like a labour of love underneath , most things have rust on them , but it looks like its been caught just in time , a quick scrub with the wire brush , and most of the top rust is off
Any way , av a pic
It takes sometime and a lot of effort
Smokin was a wreck in the boot, anything can be welded and brought back then last ages again.
Been a while …
Had the rear bumper off and Treated with rust eater
Its not as bad as it looks , bit of surface rust cleaned up quite easily
Once The Rust Eater was dry, A quick smothering of Waxoyl was applied to every surface
And then some … just for good measure
So , Motors now ready for another 19 years of British weather