Tempra 1.6 S: Restoration

Introduction

Hi all! :)

As some of you may know, this car means the world to me. It has been in the family since 1999 and in that time it was used as a taxi, for road trips all over Ireland, I learned to drive in it at the age of 12 and crashed it in that order... :p

After the minor shunt, it was repaired by us and parked up as we had got a relatively new car at the time. I kept working on it and after the clutch got stuck, it stayed in the same place for 3 years, weeds growing all around it :cry: (its even on google images in the same position 2 years ago)

Untill this evening (y)

Now this will be a gradual restoration as I have a lot of other stuff to work on, some being a priority with a set deadline... But its now in a place where its safe, dry and I can work on it :)

Enough yap, picture time (y)

First, a very depressing site
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On google maps its in the same position, weeds all around it
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However, after a quick check around the bay and a battery put in...
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It fires up like it was stopped 5 minutes ago. Faultless reliability, possibly the most reliable car of all time :D:D:D
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And all the lights work too (y)
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Even the radio works!!!
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But a sign of the times must persist... :D
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Just an example of how long its been here
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Now as the clutch is stuck, it needed help moving foreward
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Will anything ever grow there again? :p

Timewarp time, its just as I remembered it all those years ago;)
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And back where it belongs :D
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Don't see this advertised these days...
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Finally, its new place in the yard, a famous parking place (y)
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Look familiar? :p
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And look how they turned out (y)

As I said at the beginning this will be restored over time. My priority here is the sticky clutch, sort that first. Ooh and a major clean :D

I'll see if I can dig out some nostalgic photos, stay tuned! :)
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