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Alex_Rowbottom
Posted on: August 21st, 2014, 20:56:39 Quote Report to Moderator
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I'm not overly fussed about the number plate it'd just be getting it registered correctly as mini marcos
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jimnaylor
Posted on: August 21st, 2014, 23:40:24 Quote Report to Moderator
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If you are happy keeping the Q plate then it should be reasonably easy. All that needs doing (I think) is explaining the true position to the dvla. But contact Roger directly first, you will almost certainly need a letter from him to back up what you are saying and make it all go smoothly. I had a some fundamental details wrong on my v5 that were sorted by just correspondance with the DVLA, but they did want backup from Roger.
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Alex_Rowbottom
Posted on: August 21st, 2014, 23:50:14 Quote Report to Moderator
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I had thought about contacting Rodger to see what he says about the logbook situation. Concerning the number plates I was going to look into a private plate so to speak.
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jimnaylor
Posted on: August 22nd, 2014, 12:25:31 Quote Report to Moderator
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I don't think you can put a private plate on a Q car, but by all means check.

Get all your ducks in a row before you do anything with the DVLA, and be sure what you want. Once you start dealings with DVLA it's very hard to change if you make a mistake. I know that from bitter experience on other cars.
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Alex_Rowbottom
Posted on: September 4th, 2014, 22:37:10 Quote Report to Moderator
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Right guys hopefully I am looking at a marcos on Saturday is there anything I should be looking for like bad things so to speak? Any help and advice will be much appreciated

Alex
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Steve_Schmidt
Posted on: September 5th, 2014, 09:18:31 Quote Report to Moderator
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With the sort of modifications you've been outlining in earlier posts, I really don't think it matters what condition the car you're going to look at is in . However, it's probably worth checking the integrity of the fibreglassed-in metal crossmember in the front bulkhead and the general condition of the fibreglass and gelcoat. This was by far the trickiest and most time consuming aspect of my car's restoration.

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Alex_Rowbottom
Posted on: September 5th, 2014, 09:57:09 Quote Report to Moderator
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The rear end of the car looks like it has cracked quiet badly if I'm honest is there anyway of checking the bulkhead?
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Steve_Schmidt
Posted on: September 5th, 2014, 10:26:03 Quote Report to Moderator
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Look for delaminating between the fibreglass and metal - evidenced by fibreglass lifting up causing an uneven surface, discolouration and a hollow feel when pressed.
Cracks can be fixed, as can delamination and rusted metal inserts - it just depends on what you're paying for the car, expectations, and what you're prepared to spend in time and money, to achieve what you're after.

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Alex_Rowbottom
Posted on: September 6th, 2014, 13:18:05 Quote Report to Moderator
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Right well I went to look at the mini marcos and it was a promising start till me and my dad started looking, around where the bonnet sat the gel coat had come off in places and exposed the weave of the fabric, around the front shock mounts the fibreglass had cracked quiet badly and had small holes developing where the cracks were, the front bumper had a small hole as well where it had been hit by something. The inside was soaked so it seemed that the sun roof was leaking and or the doors weren't sealing properly there was damage to the rear end on the drivers side and it had gotten damp by the feel of it, the tailgate had warped badly as well so it didn't shut properly. We made a reasonable offer which was rejected, the gentleman went into the house and when he came out he said 300 more then what we offered but when we worked out how much it was going to cost us to get it back we decided to leave it.

So the search continues, so I'm still looking guys
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David_Farmer
Posted on: September 7th, 2014, 06:32:54 Quote Report to Moderator
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So what was his minimum price and which marque was it?
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Stuart
Posted on: September 8th, 2014, 08:13:34 Quote Report to Moderator
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This one? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mini.....;hash=item4186b55fe5
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L_Jonez
Posted on: September 8th, 2014, 19:03:27 Quote Report to Moderator
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How about
http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/281433845960
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Alex_Rowbottom
Posted on: September 9th, 2014, 21:42:12 Quote Report to Moderator
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I have had a look at a couple the orange one on ebay I have looked at
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Stuart
Posted on: September 10th, 2014, 09:59:20 Quote Report to Moderator
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Quoted from Alex_Rowbottom, posted September 9th, 2014, 21:42:12 at here
I have had a look at a couple the orange one on ebay I have looked at



Something a whole lot cheaper, although it sounds like this had a massive frontal impact at some point in its life,

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1312.....e=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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Alex_Rowbottom
Posted on: September 10th, 2014, 10:43:45 Quote Report to Moderator
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I had seen that in ebay this morning, but at this moment in time I'm looking for a mini marcos, I am looking at another one tomorrow so we will see how that goes

Alex
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