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New UK Turbo 2K, hopefully inner wing not too bad..


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So this is my ride, 1999 UK car. Seems straight, HPI Cleared straight panels etc, paint is OK a few scratches and stone chips which you would expect on an old car. My 1st Subaru, previously VAG cars were my bag, but fancied a change😀

Had the rear seats/boot lining out and been underneath, and she seems to be pretty rust free, apart from this on the offside, had a good go with a screwdriver and no give at all. Should I be worried? Or will that be OK for a couple more years. Heard some real horror stories.

Cheers Keith 

 

 

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  • Nimpy changed the title to New UK Turbo 2K, hopefully inner wing not too bad..

Very nice. I had a '99 wagon with PPP and the Prodrive suspension. Nice and light and very rapid.

It would be worth removing the sill covers and clean it all up, it's a sludge trap and rust area in there. Rear strut towers are another risk area, it would be good to drop the struts and treat/paint up there. Mechanically they're tough as old boots, it's rust that kills them.

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Thanks,  I'll do that,  so far apart from that little plague on the inner in the boot it's looking good. What's involved in dropping the strut out on one of these?

Cheers 

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Got the sill covers off, in great shape thankfully! Cleaned the crap off and sprayed with some wd40 and they came up nicely.  So the only rot I have found so far is that small plague in the boot. Happy so far...

 

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There are some good vids on youtube. This one will scare you, it's a GD, but pretty much the same as a GC.

 

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Thank god I didn't see anything like that when I took the seats etc out. I would have been devastated. 

Looks like a shocking job, one for a sunny weekend!

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OK so got a camera in between the boot and the outer wing, and on the nearside there is some of the dreaded rust. Hard to get to, and hard to get a scale of the issue but it hasn't gone through to othe outer of the wheel arch yet, so I reckon the car can be sorted, seems a shame not to save a classic!

What you guys reckon?

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14 hours ago, Nimpy said:

OK so got a camera in between the boot and the outer wing, and on the nearside there is some of the dreaded rust. Hard to get to, and hard to get a scale of the issue but it hasn't gone through to othe outer of the wheel arch yet, so I reckon the car can be sorted, seems a shame not to save a classic!

What you guys reckon?

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i would not say that was bad. it depends on how hard it is to remove it, i seen worst than that to be fair. i hope it don't cost much to sort out. 

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Cheers Damien, hoping for a decent quote, as you say hopefully not a crazy figure...

Upside is that it is still solid, thumping it from the outside, and the inside as best I could and didn't break through,  so could look worse than it is, though with my luck I doubt it 😒

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Had it down at TDR in Warwick today for an inspection and a change of all the fluids. Some little issues, like a broken bleed nipple on a caliper, and some corrosion on the arms and subframe, but nothing major,  so all in all a happy man!

Gotta say the guys at TDR are a great bunch, chatty, happy and helpful, very happy with the service 😀

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