Old slapper shines again

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Old slapper shines again

Postby OldSpice » Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:33 pm

Anyone remember this old rot bucket?

Out the coachworks ( FozSports nr. Alloa)...absolute experts.
I would not bother asking them to fix a rotting 5 now though...they are retained by prestige marques for accident repairs, and firstly do not like working with 5's ( who can blame them?) and they are stacked through the winter by tradition anyway with plonkers planking their Bimmers, Porkers, Audis, etc. :wink:
They only agreed to do mine after they saw the "fail" of the previous rear archwork, and the cash we'd put into the front end rot 2 years back.

New metal
New paint all over.
New SS zorst
New Rota alloys
New Khumos
New Kenwood radio
New leccy ariel
New plates
New OEM brake rebuild
Plus a full service..why not? :shock:

Plus..God knows how many litres of injected "stuff". :roll:

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Re: Old slapper shines again

Postby drumtochty » Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:48 pm

Lookin Good.

As we have discussed before you guys have spent a lot of money on the two big repairs but it is lots less than others who buy new MX5's loose in the first three or four years of ownership.

Not saying they are wrong and you are right.

Just people make decisions and it's no use looking back.

Your good ladie's choice is to refurbish her Sport, so be it.

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Re: Old slapper shines again

Postby OldSpice » Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:59 pm

Thanks Eddie.
Pretty much SWMBO's retirement present to herself.
Probably keep it for around 3/4 years..it's just turned 80,000 miles.
Or...until some rot pops up elsewhere which in time (?) is inevitable.
But it's so clean where it counts, it's easier now to stay on top of it.
Not for rain use now of course. :roll:
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Re: Old slapper shines again

Postby IanN » Sun Nov 29, 2015 3:22 pm

Looking great Robin. Who knows with so many Mk2 / 2.5's being scrapped due to the dreaded tin worm your car may start to appreciate in value.
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Re: Old slapper shines again

Postby OldSpice » Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:40 pm

You are very kind Ian, thank you.
That would certainly be a novel event eh? :lol:
The poor old thing was really "school car park battle scarred"...right down to school bags landing on it, the rear apron stabbed with a compass, and the wing mirrors, front bumper, and passenger side all scarred with careless parent parkers. :evil:
So saying, a lovely genuine couple offered shall we say a heady amount a week ago if it was for sale.
Suffice to say, the "Prime of Ms Jean Brodie" expression on Jen's face killed any notion! :shock:
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