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Old 26-06-2011   #1
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Unhappy gutted punto restoration over

two months of hard work bleeding nuckles and a trip to a an e to get metal out of eye to get a mk1 gt one the road got the beast running last week after solving the dreaded red key problems only to find that after pullin back carpets the floor is nacked needs new footwells and sills under more inspection so she is gettin broke for parts shame to see another of a dying icon go feel like part of me has died today
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**** sorry to hear that mate, i swear puntos are cursed, no amount of trouble i get from them
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just re shell it plenty of good shells about
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really would like to reshell it but not after what i been thru with it lol
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you can pick up 1.6 convertables for around 200 quid, reshell with one of them will make it worth it
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that would be awesome, you've given me an idea, sounds like an ace project to do
always liked the mk1 cabrio and to have the gt engine in would be sweet
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Re: gutted punto restoration over

can't you weld in new sections..?

being a modern car your beable to get the panels..

that or make them.. it's not difficult to make floor sections.. all you need is some basic tools to make the ribs and intenations as per the factory.

It's done in the classic car market all the time.. only cos the panels are 500-900 or they are not available..

Then you learn new life skills and save another car. It's only metal but also you need tounder stand how far you go with the car though..

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you can buy sills o ff the shef (well my mate did for his corsa ) and its not that hard welding the floor pan up iv just done mine as it was like this:-



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Not too costly to get the pans cut out, re welded and waxoyled
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well shell been looked at by welder big problem was when we went ramps were in use guy tired to jack back end up and jack went thru floor nearly killed the bloke and after gettin it on ramps need sills front and rear pans and part behind fuel tank so its goin scrap yard in the sky but on the look for another gt as i love them very much if any one in north east area wants a gt interior come and get it out and its yours
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well shell been looked at by welder big problem was when we went ramps were in use guy tired to jack back end up and jack went thru floor nearly killed the bloke and after gettin it on ramps need sills front and rear pans and part behind fuel tank so its goin scrap yard in the sky but on the look for another gt as i love them very much if any one in north east area wants a gt interior come and get it out and its yours
i would only jack these up on the end of the sill never the floor
shame youve done all that work too
one of the main reasons i stopped doing the mk1 punto was due to rear body corrosion
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