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schimg

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137 months

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Graham said:
I have some btr diff carriers off the car that you can borrow if you need to get them copied.

2 at the front and one at the rear
Thinking about this I Am out with Howard and a few other tvr folk tonight.....will ask about see if any of them have a good contact....

schimg

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450Nick said:
I have a spare set of shocks - original double springed konis I think they are. Supposedly very good shocks and mine are in great nick if you're interested?
Cheers Nick,

What did you fit?

Onzlouk

852 posts

79 months

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Sunday 16th September 2012 quote quote all
Nice addition to the collection Steve! (envious smiley)

Hope you are all well. Keep us updated!

schimg

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Onzlouk said:
Nice addition to the collection Steve! (envious smiley)

Hope you are all well. Keep us updated!
Hi Loz

Cheers mate...must admit Not much of addition at the mo, but hopefully come together at some point..

More importantly hope that things are going well in Austrailia mate.....that's one place we fancy living tbh, we intend to go there as our next long haul trip...must be about 12 months since you went love to you and the family bud...
Got any Tuscan bodies hanging around down there!?

Onzlouk

852 posts

79 months

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Thanks mate and yes its all going very well! Ive been eyeing up a T350T but its $86k..... yes really.

Definitely suggest that you come take a look if youre serious and if you fancy a tour around sunny Queensland look us up! I need a good car chat, 4x4s are great but i miss my tiv frown

All the best
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NTEL

4,721 posts

124 months

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Sunday 16th September 2012 quote quote all
Onzlouk said:
Thanks mate and yes its all going very well! Ive been eyeing up a T350T but its $86k..... yes really.

Definitely suggest that you come take a look if youre serious and if you fancy a tour around sunny Queensland look us up! I need a good car chat, 4x4s are great but i miss my tiv frown

All the best
I think Bob Lodge who resides in Newcastle NSW is selling his mk1 Tuscan for not too silly money if that is any good?

NTEL

4,721 posts

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Sunday 16th September 2012 quote quote all
Onzlouk said:
Thanks mate and yes its all going very well! Ive been eyeing up a T350T but its $86k..... yes really.

Definitely suggest that you come take a look if youre serious and if you fancy a tour around sunny Queensland look us up! I need a good car chat, 4x4s are great but i miss my tiv frown

All the best
I think Bob Lodge who resides in Newcastle NSW is selling his mk1 Tuscan for not too silly money if that is any good?

450Nick

3,650 posts

96 months

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Sunday 16th September 2012 quote quote all
schimg said:
Cheers Nick,

What did you fit?
Mine came with a set of remote reservoir ohlins so went with them. The other ones were spares I believe.

Nick

schimg

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1,764 posts

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Monday 17th September 2012 quote quote all
Onzlouk said:
Thanks mate and yes its all going very well! Ive been eyeing up a T350T but its $86k..... yes really.

Definitely suggest that you come take a look if youre serious and if you fancy a tour around sunny Queensland look us up! I need a good car chat, 4x4s are great but i miss my tiv frown

All the best
Great that it is all going well mate...pity you couldn't have got your Cerbera shipped out....looking at cost of purchasing one!

We will look you up if we ever get the opportunity...sunny ...sounds brill!

You still got access the TVRCC site? Bulls Head meet yesterday, a blast from the past!



schimg

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450Nick said:
Mine came with a set of remote reservoir ohlins so went with them. The other ones were spares I believe.

Nick
Cheers Nick...I guess I'd need to get them re-furbed ...certainly worth making a note appreciated

Dave PORTER

153 posts

154 months

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Monday 17th September 2012 quote quote all
steve, call me

schimg

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Dave PORTER said:
steve, call me
Cheers Dave will do...I appear to have lost your number off my mobile, must of lost it when I changed over phones or something..

Dave PORTER

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07850 304332

schimg

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Tuesday 18th September 2012 quote quote all
Good God I have just read this thread...

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=109...

£45K to do it...anyone want a chassis!
I am obviously way off the mark with my project!

Edited by schimg on Tuesday 18th September 19:51

wadsapple

1,710 posts

71 months

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Wednesday 19th September 2012 quote quote all
What sort of money do you have as a budget ? it may be possible.

Guillotine

5,305 posts

148 months

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I would have said £45k for a sorted car is about right.
or
You can buy a complete car and refurb it...£35k onwards
or
You can be lucky and find an uptogether car for £20k upwards.

Obviously buying a sorted car is by far the cheapest. They are much less than the some of their parts, but the prices of cars seems to be rising. I am aware of cars that have changed hands recently at both ends of the spectrum. £20k-£30k+

Doing it yourself must be satisfying but in no way guarantees a faultless car!
Have a look round for a good car. I did the same as you. Had pretty much an entire car, then sold the bits and bought a complete one.
Cheers

schimg

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Guillotine said:
I would have said £45k for a sorted car is about right.
or
You can buy a complete car and refurb it...£35k onwards
or
You can be lucky and find an uptogether car for £20k upwards.

Obviously buying a sorted car is by far the cheapest. They are much less than the some of their parts, but the prices of cars seems to be rising. I am aware of cars that have changed hands recently at both ends of the spectrum. £20k-£30k+

Doing it yourself must be satisfying but in no way guarantees a faultless car!
Have a look round for a good car. I did the same as you. Had pretty much an entire car, then sold the bits and bought a complete one.
Cheers
Cheers Andy..

Doesn't get any better then wow on this basis it is not justifiable!

I am not looking to create something with massive horsepower / performance, I reckognise my limitations, racing is probably not really on,getting too wound up on a race grid...is probably not the best thing ...following that sudden death cardiac arrest rubbish last year ..plus more importantly .if I have any regard for Samantha, Ginny and George...I need to be a bit sensible.

So the bits I have sourced so far allow me flexibility..the chassis is good as are the other bits ...moving on as a road car I'd be trying to create something that handles well, but at least leaves a couple of fillings in!

Been told from reliable sources that this achievable..and yes it might not have the best OZ's ...BUT will fit quality brakes suspension rose joints steering etc...the things that matter the other stuff can come later..

I fully appreciate that the cars are not cheap, and being an active member of the club and running and attending loads of car events each year I'd never be so rude as to talk thee values of our cars down..I guess any car purchased bit by bit will be more expensive that buying the whole thing...but I'd like to buy "chunks" of bits...and not buy stuff I end up ditching when I realise it is not compatable or I have changed direction!

I bought my first TVR the Chimaera in 2003...ran it for a couple of years before poking a hole in the outrigger...I'd paid 10k for it which was bottom end money then...and I paid the price I guess...but ended up taking the body..probably one of the first body off Chimaeras done at home....ended up pretty much rebuilding the whole thing ...so there are no cheap cars in reality...but have ended up with a car that is o.k...but I haven't finished with that yet either...I suppose if I do finish this one at least I will know how it goes together...the advantage with the Chimaera was that we took it apart...so had an idea of how it went back together....but more importantly ( as you correctly identified) I had all the bits !

Same with my Cerbera was a bit of a snotter when I bought the car...she is getting better... and the 350i was a tip!

bit like this..



then this



What I am saying is that I don't mind having a go myselfsmash and being patient,

Andy I see where you are coming from..and fully appreciate the cracking cars you have had ...I am sure that at one point I nearly a 5.0l engine off you when I had the body off my Chimaera back in 2006? (or am I loosing it!?)...

It would be a shame to walk away...lets see what happens..first things first and all that!






schimg

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wadsapple said:
What sort of money do you have as a budget ? it may be possible.
Hi Perry,

Be rude to go public...don't like being mocked in public!
But sort of linked to the above post according to the parts available listing on this forum, you have a body at £400 which is a possible starting point...

It was good talking to you previously I will give you a call..I left you whilst you were away on holiday, and it was Brands Hatch last weekend so you'd have been busy...I could do with some positivity, I'll be selling one of my kidneys at this rate!!



Guillotine

5,305 posts

148 months

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Wednesday 19th September 2012 quote quote all
Thats the spirit mate,
Give it a go, eyes wide shut!

wink

schimg

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Wednesday 19th September 2012 quote quote all
Guillotine said:
Thats the spirit mate,
Give it a go, eyes wide shut!

wink
I like your style!

I will probably end up with egg on my face..hey ho thats all part of life's rich tapestry, nice to fail in public!


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