Giving up on my 2.8 restoration

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Giving up on my 2.8 restoration

Postby Beakster » Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:12 pm

I've decided to throw the towel in with my 2.8 resto. I'm leaving UK in 7 weeks and I'm never going to get it all done, so better I sell the parts off now as I need the cash.

The shell has had a massive load of work done on it, but still needs more. It will need new rear arches, and new sills, plus more work to inner sills. Have a look at my thread in the Projects forum for pictures. I think it would be a good project for someone as the front end is nice and solid now.

I think I'm really going to have to sell the shell seperate from the parts but might do a deal for the right person. If anyone is interested let me know. Otherwise the shell will need to be scrapped :(. I'd like to see it saved, especially as I've done so much work on it.

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Re: Giving up on my 2.8 restoration

Postby capri_sam » Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:59 pm

NOOOOO! Bad Chris, very bad Chris. That's a real shame dude, after so much work as well. But you've got to do what you've got to do I suppose. It'll make a cracking car once it's finished, I'm sure. You've done an awesome resto on it so far!
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Re: Giving up on my 2.8 restoration

Postby dixy1949 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:40 am

it,s a leg-end, don,t let it die mate.

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Re: Giving up on my 2.8 restoration

Postby Supercharged Nat » Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:18 pm

That is a shame mate, but like you said, youve got to do it. I hope you manage to find a good home for it too. how bad is the rear?- can you post up any pictures?

Good luck with the future! Im still working on mine too.
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Re: Giving up on my 2.8 restoration

Postby haydn_gnarlerboy » Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:07 pm

where you going matey? that's a shame...mind you it would've beenone lessthing to trip over in my drunken state that evening haha...