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    Unhappy Sad times - a parting from my first love

    Hi Folks,
    I should have joined years ago but just 'never gotten a round tuit' - I am sure I used to have one somewhere.
    Anyway. It has been an emotional rollercoaster with my VR4 but alas time and the UK weather has taken its toll. If anyone is interested in a Donor Car project, this one is perfect. The engine is as sweet as nut, but alas everything else is pretty shot. Transfer box is U/S, gearbox unknown. But the real damage has been to the structural integrity underneath. If anyone wants it - shout up quickly because it is going to the recycling plant next week. Farewell, old friend.

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    Holy moly!

    Sadly, fairly standard for an 'official UK' car. The importers gave them nothing more than a rudimentary undersealing. And why would an owner of a new car even think about getting a car undersealed subsequently. Shame, cause they still look good on the outside.

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    Sorry to see this looks a good car from the outside
    What wheels are they ? looks like my wheels are they in good condition ?

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    Have you thought about breaking it yourself and post on other sites sure other owners are looking for parts ?
    if you don’t want to do that then list the place you send it to and then they can take it from there.
    Still a shame when I see this

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    Quote Originally Posted by galantnight View Post
    Sorry to see this looks a good car from the outside
    What wheels are they ? looks like my wheels are they in good condition ?
    Hi Galantnight

    they are as follows:

    They were bought from AlloyWheels.COM originally

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    4 x Dotz GTR
    18" Dotz GTR (8018DOTZGTR)

    but I found them here tonight > https://www.wheelbasealloys.com/allo...silver/18-inch

    They should be but I haven't checked in a wee while and the car is now too far away to take a peek. sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by galantnight View Post
    Have you thought about breaking it yourself and post on other sites sure other owners are looking for parts ?
    if you don’t want to do that then list the place you send it to and then they can take it from there.
    Still a shame when I see this
    So, it has been a forced decision. I have been trying to get someone to look at the car for over two years but he kept putting the job back, so I gave up. Then, a forced move of house meant I had to have the car moved so I knew the transfer box was done so sent it to Tameside Transmissions in Manchester. But it has not been on a ramp in a while and Steve there sent me the pictures with the rotting underneath. So, having investigated the effort and costs involved I cannot justify the spend on what might be a fruitless task. Some parts will be difficult to get a hold of and possibly need a transplant car.... so I am throwing in the towel. But the vehicle needs to be moved pronto. I couldn't do it myself.
    I will post its final resting place on here
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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian_s View Post
    Hi Galantnight

    they are as follows:

    They were bought from AlloyWheels.COM originally

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    4 x Dotz GTR
    18" Dotz GTR (8018DOTZGTR)

    but I found them here tonight > https://www.wheelbasealloys.com/allo...silver/18-inch

    They should be but I haven't checked in a wee while and the car is now too far away to take a peek. sorry.

    Kristian
    Hi Kristen,they are the same as mine, I got mine when they first came out in 2010 mine are ok but if you can get some photos of them close up to see what condition they are in I would make you a offer for them if that’s possible

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    Quote Originally Posted by elnevio View Post


    Holy moly!

    Sadly, fairly standard for an 'official UK' car. The importers gave them nothing more than a rudimentary undersealing. And why would an owner of a new car even think about getting a car undersealed subsequently. Shame, cause they still look good on the outside.

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    Yes. I never thought about it when I bought it either, why would one? Ack well.

    Thanks for the welcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by galantnight View Post
    Hi Kristen,they are the same as mine, I got mine when they first came out in 2010 mine are ok but if you can get some photos of them close up to see what condition they are in I would make you a offer for them if that’s possible
    Hi. So they are. Good choice.

    The challenge I have is that the car is about 100 miles from me. But I can ask someone a favour and see if he will take pictures. The trouble is..... The car really needs to go as a whole as I don't have the facilities to break up a car, nor the time nor would I want to pay for car transport back to mine and there is no way it can sit on my drive with parts being taken off it... So it would have to be the complete car or else it has to go to the breakers I am afraid. Sorry

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    Hi,
    That’s a shame about the distance but if you could get photo’s of them I can see if it’s worth contacting the breakers and getting them from there.
    Btw what is the location of the car as there maybe someone who will take it as a whole car that lives nearer than me and has somewhere to put it .
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    Hi John, I will see if I can get some pictures sorted for you.
    It is currently in East Manchester M43 7BA if that helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian_s View Post
    Hi John, I will see if I can get some pictures sorted for you.
    It is currently in East Manchester M43 7BA if that helps.
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    Thanks, how long you had them wheels for ?

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    I have had the wheels a long time, but they have only done 8,500 miles and so should be in good order, just the tyres will be shot due to time is all

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    Thanks keep us updated on what you decide to do

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    Id be interested in a few interior bits, so as for John, please keep us informed. Very sad news anyway

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    Maybe not so sad, yes its to far gone to even attempt to fix rust, but It will keep couple vr4s (not rotten so badly) on the road, Im collecting it tomorrow and it will be broken for parts so keep your eyes open in FS thread as club members take first dibs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adaxo View Post
    Maybe not so sad, yes its to far gone to even attempt to fix rust, but It will keep couple vr4s (not rotten so badly) on the road, Im collecting it tomorrow and it will be broken for parts so keep your eyes open in FS thread as club members take first dibs.
    I glad someone got it and not the breakers when you get it can you let me know what condition the wheels are in ? As I may be interested if they are better than mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by galantnight View Post
    I glad someone got it and not the breakers when you get it can you let me know what condition the wheels are in ? As I may be interested if they are better than mine
    Have a quick look around today and they almost new condition with just a couple little kerb marks, a bit dirty, I will send you closeups when they clear off the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adaxo View Post
    Have a quick look around today and they almost new condition with just a couple little kerb marks, a bit dirty, I will send you closeups when they clear off the car.
    Thanks

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    Nice One Adam
    Good to know it's not going yo a scrap yard!. Looks like some good bits on there as well as all the general bits people look for


    Quote Originally Posted by adaxo View Post
    Maybe not so sad, yes its to far gone to even attempt to fix rust, but It will keep couple vr4s (not rotten so badly) on the road, Im collecting it tomorrow and it will be broken for parts so keep your eyes open in FS thread as club members take first dibs.
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