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1989 Rover 213SE project, out of my hair.


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#361 ONLINE   Lacquer Peel

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 08:26 PM


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Posted 15 July 2017 - 08:32 PM

Two sides to this coin. I can totally see both.

One side is MrRamrod who has a sentimental attachment to the car, who has spent solid money on it and who's only requirement is that he meets the new owner to hand over the paperwork and to wish them good luck.

The other side is that there's only one person on here who potentially wishes to take the car on, and give it a chance. It just so happens that he lives near the moon, and would have to travel a silly long distance to pick up paperwork for a car which is potentially worth nowt.

I'm a bit old-school myself, and would also want to meet the new owner if I were giving away something which owed me £££ too much.

It's not my car, and I haven't lost a solid chunk of money.
However, it's apparent the Rover will need time, patience and money if it's ever to see the road again, and the repairs will inevitably cost more than the car's value.
I really hate to say it, but unless you relax the paperwork handover requirements, I can see the only person wishing to take it is someone who will be stacking it on top of their hiab pile.
I don't wish to sound harsh or rude - just hoping this old girl gets a chance to be taken by someone who at least intends to try and fix it.
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Posted 15 July 2017 - 10:00 PM

I don't think it's even about that really.

 

One person has indicated that he might be interested in taking this on.  But that's all he's done.  No Pms have been exchanged, no arrangements made.  Until such things happen, the car is in limbo.  

It's partly stripped, and partly repaired.  The parts that could be found for it, are with it.  A year ago I believed, yes believed, that it could and maybe even would be back on the road before the end of the year, even if the bill came to the wrong side of two grand.  Five weeks ago, after a crisis of confidence, I began to feel the same optimism.  As things now stand, interest, impetus and mojo are all severely lacking, the 2k target is fast approaching and not only is the car no closer to readiness, it's actually further away.  Unfortunately it's now also many miles away from me geographically, which complicates matters, but that's how it is.

 

If ever a car deserved better, it's this one.


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 12:38 AM

I hate to say it but this car is dead as a doornail. No-one in a million years is going to weld that up. Not derskine, not McGyver, Edd China, the flipping A team, the one out of the Pet Shop Boys with a hat, no-one. Its toast.

It sucks hard if you're in for a grand - I winced at £500 ownership cost of my Gooner. But, let's be honest, paying any third party to do serious bodywork on one of these worthless things is a mugs game from the off. You were doomed from the moment you bought sills and arches for it. Half-decent structural welding and painting takes ages, and even at a shitty hourly rate, it therefore costs TEH MEGABUCKS. On a Rover 213 there is no way it could ever be anything other than completely dead money. If you are not in a position to do such stuff yourself for fun, i.e. zero labour cost, you might as well just burn £50 notes to keep warm. I bet £50 your local garage dude who kept himself busy for a whole year rather than get embroiled in this, knew it would need £5000+ chucked at it which he could never ask for.

If you want to enjoy the world of shite, but don't have much in the way of facilities or time for tinkering, then getting big stuff done like this is nonsense, so forget it.

The right way to do it is buy a serviceable mid-late 90's barge that's not rotten and not a high tech diesel, pay £4-500 and simply enjoy years of comfy motoring for nowt.

Soz.
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Posted 16 July 2017 - 06:21 AM

I reckon him off the Pet Shop Boys is the only one likely to consider it.
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Posted 16 July 2017 - 07:23 AM

 getting big stuff done like this is nonsense,

I know.  And with this car, I've known for at least a year.  I've known the principles you describe for many many years.


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 07:47 AM

FOAD, you haz PM.


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 03:02 PM

This could be a nice little 'pick me up' after the problems you've had with the Rover.

http://www.autotrade...ius=1500&page=1

Proper car, RWD, appropriately gearboxed, looks nice, MOT'd for a fair while, cheap...
I could even go get it for you!
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Posted 16 July 2017 - 03:57 PM

Or just get my Volvo.... ;)
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Posted 16 July 2017 - 07:05 PM

I don't get on here a great deal at the moment.

Unfortunately, I don't think I'll be looking to take it on, as journey of that scale just won't fit in with my schedule at the moment.


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 07:21 PM

PM sent.


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 10:10 PM

I reckon him off the Pet Shop Boys is the only one likely to consider it.


I wonder if he's on Twitter? Would be great to ger some sort of confirmation as to whether he fancies taking it on. Not sure what the Pet Shop Boys are up to these days, this might be right up his street....
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Posted 27 July 2017 - 03:52 PM

I wonder if he's on Twitter? Would be great to ger some sort of confirmation as to whether he fancies taking it on. Not sure what the Pet Shop Boys are up to these days, this might be right up his street....

One day i will learn how to weld a car, if left to my own devices i probably would.


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 04:02 PM

Ive got the argon, youve got the wire, lets make lots of welding.
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Posted 27 July 2017 - 07:04 PM

One day i will learn how to weld a car, if left to my own devices i probably would.

 

I'll drop it off later if you like?


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 09:48 PM

Not fancy getting yourself another n/a sw20?

Safe now. Everything's lead lined.

 

 


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 10:22 PM

It's a sin this car is not getting fixed.

 

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 09:47 PM



It's a sin this car is not getting fixed.

 

http://pics.imcdb.org/18416/petshopboysa...

 

 

Oh, are you volunteering?

 

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 10:00 PM

Take it to Crail, race it down the drag strip and just don't stop afterwards. Sorted.


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 10:41 PM

Crail being so close to the sea it wont make it to the end of the quarter mile


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 03:26 PM

It would appear that MrFOAD has found someone who is willing to take on this car.  Good news.  Feel the elation!


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 03:51 PM

Nice one! Is the buyer blind?
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Posted 01 September 2017 - 03:56 PM

I imagine he's got a metals yard
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Posted 01 September 2017 - 05:56 PM

Is it somebody off here?
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Posted 01 September 2017 - 06:11 PM

Is it somebody off here?

My understanding is that it's not, but it's possible I could be proved wrong.


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Posted 02 September 2017 - 08:00 AM



I imagine he's got a metals yard

 

It actually went to an enthusiast from Galashiels, he has a Nissan Bluebird, Lexus ls400, k11 Micra, Accord and a few Civics.

 

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He had one of these Rovers a few years ago which was written off, he couldn't find any parts to fix it so ended up scrapping it so having this one was like getting a second chance.

He does like to modify his cars but I don't know what his plan is for this one, I thought it had a better chance going to him than the many banger boys who were hounding me for it.


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Posted 02 September 2017 - 08:02 AM

Sorted! Modified or not, it gets to live another day. God speed, crusty white Rover.
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Posted 02 September 2017 - 08:17 AM

Result, FOAD saves another. Fair play.


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Posted 02 September 2017 - 11:32 AM

Well brokered, Scott  :)


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Posted 02 September 2017 - 03:14 PM

I agree, I'm very grateful to Our Hero for managing to arrange this.


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