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I'm looking for a Phase 2 V6 GTV £2.5k budget,must be on the road with a good history,no oil leaks ,squeeky suspenders etc etc

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There's plenty for sale mate take your pick!

Have you looked in the Classifieds?

There's a least 2 V6's in your budget on the 1st page..


Yeah,Ive seen them :thumbs:
I am taking my time with this purchase,I'll know the right car when I see it.....tbh i am probably being overly fussy :rolleyes:
I looked at one t'other day,tip top mechanically,local to me but I didn't like the colour much,maybe I just need my ass kicked :lol:
 

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Yeah,Ive seen them :thumbs:
I am taking my time with this purchase,I'll know the right car when I see it.....tbh i am probably being overly fussy :rolleyes:
I looked at one t'other day,tip top mechanically,local to me but I didn't like the colour much,maybe I just need my ass kicked :lol:
what exactly are you looking for in a car?
 

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what exactly are you looking for in a car?

Not mega miles on the clock.
Good service history,preferebly with a recent ish belt service.
Good colour,teledial alloys,good bodywork and interior.
Attractive price plus how much is it going to be get it home?

The good thing with forum cars is you can be Inspector Morse and read back all the problems the seller has had with the car,a bit :tut: I know !
 

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I know that car and the owner. I'll get him to get back to you. He owns a compnay doing VW campers, your message must have got lost among lots of others. It could be what you are looking for.
 

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Nearside bumper/bonnet gap is huge. Could just need adjusting but it needs examining.

Actually, probably larger than it should be on the offside too.
 

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Seller says the bumper has drooped ?
LOL!

They don't droop of their own accord.

The bumper beam is mounted to two bumper irons bolted to the car's structure.

This is one of the irons :
http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m615/pkr1/Samples/2011-08-08_19-07-45_DSC_0008.jpg

( The steel tube sticking out under the headlight with another tube welded perpendicular at the end ).

There's no scope for it to droop naturally.

The perpendicular tube does have a method of height adjustment for the bumper by means of a screw adjuster. However, as these tend to rust solid after a few years it is unlikely that you can either adjust out the 'droop' or that the adjustment is responsible for the 'droop'.

The bumper itself has a beam on the inside. There is no adjustment method between the beam and the bumper. If the bumper is not on the beam properly, it's toast. There's also no scope for movement in the mounting method between the bumper beam and the iron.

In conclusion, there are two reasons that the bumper has a 'droop'.

1. The bumper iron adjuster is out and in theory it could be adjusted back ( but is probably rusted solid ).

2. The bumper iron or the car's structure is bent.

I'd assume it is the result of minor accident damage either not repaired or badly repaired unless I saw good reason that the adjuster is out.

Hope that helps.
 

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Just to add, my penultimate sentence probably requires a rider. The bumper iron are almost certainly sacrificial - they will bend before the car's structure gets damaged. So if the 'droop' is a result of accident damage, it is probably not as bad as it sounds. A pair of good irons would resolve it relatively cheaply. Or maybe just try and straighten them.
 

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Just to add, my penultimate sentence probably requires a rider. The bumper iron are almost certainly sacrificial - they will bend before the car's structure gets damaged. So if the 'droop' is a result of accident damage, it is probably not as bad as it sounds. A pair of good irons would resolve it relatively cheaply. Or maybe just try and straighten them.
Many thanks for the explanation :thumbs:
There are others,I'll bide my time :rolleyes:
The local one along the road owned by an Alfa Indie specialist(personal car)which has the mechanics well sorted,though its a bit rough cosmetics wise is looking more attractive as time goes on.
I've had a good poke about it to,maybe the best way to go,start with a good honest base car,rolling project type of thing :confused:

gx337 I've mailed you back
 

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pity you want a 3 ltr. I have a 1996 gttv with full body kit,it looks great. But its a 2 ltr ts 112k miles with loads of history from new.Its been spoilt.I love it
 
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