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morning lads... iv spent most of the night reading threads on this forum, its 6 in the morning and iv been up all night with the dog who had pups yesterday... one had to be hand fed evey 2 hours but unfortunatly she just died :( anyway back to the thread :) id just like to say what a great read all these threads have been over the past few weeks (as am off work after a hip op, dont worry its not a dance related injury ;0) this site is the only thing keeping me sain at the moment as iv been house bound for a month :rant:

im learning more and more everyday and its great to see so many knowledgable sud fans sharing a common interest!! its a propper community :)

so then to the subject in hand, i was just wondering if anyone might be interested in a very good series 3 ti greencloverleaf bodyshell?

iv had this one in a storage for 20 years and itd be a shame to scrap it as im losing the storage space this year. iv always kept it as a future project but to be honest its just never gonna get done. all thats left is the shell as iv used or thrown out all the other stuff ready to clear the barn its in. i also have a s3 ti with excellent engine and box but am hoping i can leave that where it is for now..

its a rolling chassis, all it needs is wing rails and front panel, i removed them about 13 yrs ago ready to make a start... i bought the inner wing rails from justsuds so iv already got them, the front panel i got off steve parry but iv just put that on the series 2 im doing so id need another one... it'll no doubt need other work but am sure nothing major as it had everything it needed done ( floor bungs plated, battery tray also) i prepped the shell (with the help of 3 mates one of whom is a painter) rubed it down inside and out except the front end (i couldn't afford a panel beater to fit the front panel and wing rails at the time) :( then my mate painted it in primer for a bottle a voddy i think :thumbs: then as i realised i wasn't gonna be able to get much done for a while so i completly soaked it waxoil and put it back into storage!! its sat there ever since...

The thing is the bodyshop who are restoring my series 2 do an extremely cheap rate so long as they can take their time and just fit it in with other work... this is how theyv done my series 2 which theyv had since about last april/may!!

i could give them the shell, tell them theres no rush! i bet theyd sort it for not much more than a £1,000 to £1,500 including painting inside out!

so the question is, is there anyone out there restoring a 2 door s3 sud with a rotten bodyshell that might be interested in this shell? im not looking to make a profit, just see this shell go to good use!!

if anyone wants it as it is they can have it, just so long as its going for a rebuild project, not to cut up for panels etc! To see it go to a good home for rebuild, and see it back on the road would make my decade :D compared to some of the resto projects iv seen on here id think this would be an easy fix!!!

i could get a quote for a resto if anyones interested, no money would have to be paid till the cars done, probably a good year down the line.

heres a little pic of it in about 91 just before i took it off the road (for a bit of a revamp haha) i stood my little brother infront of it coz it had a little bump on that corner wing ;)

i have very fond memories of this car, i was about 21 when i got it and me and my mates went all over in it, i had so many offers for it but i would never have sold it! it often gets a mention in the pub still today as we reminis over our little excursions in the scud missile haha thrashing my mates in their escorts and siestas!!!

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I would love it! i know were there is a complete sud green cloverleaf that is rotten but complete! wonder if you could just bolt all the parts on the new shell! ideas ideas lol
 

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Really sorry to hear about the pup.

The shell would make the great basis for a classic race car for someone.
 

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thanks andy, she had 4 pups and we lost 2, both bitches, gorgeous mini jack russells!! they were both very weak, but the 2 males are great :)

oh you sure could john, i think thatd be the way to go, find a rotten donor car and just swap everything over!! and of course fit the 16v iv got :thumbs:

yeah it sure would make a great race project... you could even go with a space frame front end maybe!! then get bob wright to make and fit all new fiberglass panels, id rather him do it as he can get them to fit spot on :)

iv thought of doing it as a spare shell for my sud ex racer but i just cant afford to have more money laid around, and storage is a real problem now anyway :(
 

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Afternoon Col, good to hear your op has gone ok a mouth dossin around eh, gonna drive you up the wall??? Still keeps you comming up with ideas Sorry to hear about the pups hope the other 2 are going to be ok Take it easy mate will catch up later Kev
 

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kev mate we need to get together for a trip to mitcar this year again, bit of boxer meet going on :cool:
 

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yeah andy thats mine alright, i didnt realise it was still on there, i thought it would have expired long ago!!

ill never race it, its just for road use now although its virtually ready to race if and when required, id like to do a track day sometime but im just wary of blowing it or damaging it in some way!! iv spent enough on it already, the last thing i need is to be rebuilding the engine or something :rolleyes:

so what spec is your 33 andy?

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theyr spot on melv, mothers being a pain tho so am having to keep an eye on them, theyv spent the afternoon on the radiator out of the way!
 

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so what spec is your 33 andy?

col

Ah, I need to update my members cars list as well!

I'm afraid my race 33 has gone now, & is the "spares pile" for Marshall Groves' 33 that he races in CSCC "Tin Tops". He has "my" engine in his car now.

I had a thread about my car here:

http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-33-sud-and-sprint/123758-my-race-alfa-33-a.html.

The car handled fantastically well but was very scruffy when I got it, after hard life. It was the ex Roger Donnan 1500cc Class F/ Production car that he used in the AROC and auto-Italia series.

I am "alfa-less" at the moment. I still have my ex Neil Smith Fiat Uno (which I'm trying to sell) ans an ex Julian Bailey "works" Toyota Carina GroupN+ car which is a fantastic bit of kit. I guess If I could sell the Fiat I might be tempted by a race Sud or Sprint. Well, I know I'd be tempted, but whether I could afford the "ear ache" or divorce from Mrs Andy97 is another matter!!!!!!
 
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