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  1. Not seen one for a very long time. In fact the last one I saw (in any form) was the one featured on the cover of Autocar. It came up for sale about 2008. Was in Blackpool and was in really rough shape. I had my eye on it, but as much as I wanted a press car to add to the family, it was just too far gone. In fact, If I remember the advert correctly, his wife bought it for him as a project off ebay. Once he saw the state of the cills/arches he fell out with the idea (It certainly put me off). It was also a time when early 16vs (without an MOT) were changing hands for £300+. And ones in good order £1000+ So not much interest in putting the effort in. Running a check of their regs in the MOT checker looks like they've all been SORN (broken for parts ?) for at least 6 years.
  2. Maybe an established VW specialist in your area ? (Being local helps if there's any come backs). Stealth Racing are recommended by many on here for their knowledge of the VR6 engine, if you can get it there (CV47 2PT).
  3. Hi and welcome along. Looks nice from here. Where in the north west are you ? (I'm near Wigan)
  4. This. Still love my car(s), either running or not. But hells teeth, I’d give second thoughts to starting again. And I think that’s where a lot of the value is. Simply keeping one running is hard enough, finding parts and restoring one = serious hours searching for parts. Spending nearly a year trying to obtain a straight drivers scraper seal in fair condition, plus four months for head bolts and a brake compensator kind of knocks the shine off it a little. Hopefully it sells for strong money and makes the Corrado more visual to other petrol heads / collectors. That way we all benefit and with it more reason for manufacturers to provide greater part support.
  5. Don’t mind at all Hasan. Calipers and carriers were £250 all in and delivered back. The service and end product was simply outstanding. The team there kept me updated all the way through the process and returned them back to me exactly as promised. What really made the difference was that two weeks after I received them back, one morning without my head on, I went to clean the threads out of the rear carriers. Used the wrong pitch tap and ripped the thread out. After Chris Ferry hooked me up with a set of carriers. I got in touch with Biggred, posted the carriers on. After a couple of weeks (and £30 ) they sent me the carriers back, to exactly the same standard as previous I had a go at restoring the brakes myself at first but wasn’t happy with the finish. Wish I’d just sent them there in the first place. Ho hum, you live and learn I suppoose.
  6. Since the last update we've been quite busy. Fitted the fuel tank. https://photos.app.goo.gl/3NDTQxCB1Z2EqKBD7 Installed the refurbished brakes ( Silver plated and re-built c/o the wonderful team at Biggred - Superb service and couldn't reccommend them enough ). https://photos.app.goo.gl/bxXa7bDDP3vQAc416 Got the car back on 4 wheels and moving around the garage (I made some dollys). https://photos.app.goo.gl/2asKEoEFYCc57UCB7 Had another go at plating (this time with Zinc). https://photos.app.goo.gl/Gf2iQGZpzNvyMNfW9 https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZrKHCKTkcTz9yMap6 Wire brushed and cleaned the engine. Treated and painted the block satin black. https://photos.app.goo.gl/oMsSeXDERGrKjcCRA https://photos.app.goo.gl/UGiPUXFNK5pDcNY26 https://photos.app.goo.gl/RpfVmGtqLipMHoEY9 https://photos.app.goo.gl/HF44qdFJxRR6m5nJA Sent the engine off to be re-built with new internals. Jet washed and de-greased the gearbox (drenching and filling my wellies in the process). Shame I can't show you any pictures in the thread (ended up hosting to Google). Ah well, maybe one day.
  7. It’s a shame. We’ve made good progress recently and I’d like to share what we’ve done. Hopefully it’s resolved soon.
  8. Hi All Can't seem to upload any images to my build thread. I've tried reducing pixel/file size and exporting as other formats to no avail. Anyone have similar issues ?
  9. Welcome to the madness and joy that is Corrado ownership. Window motors are awkward but not impossible. Central locking is pneumatic so check it’s all plugged in first. OE wipers are poor but can be replaced with Lupo/TT items. Power steering noise can usually be resolved by using genuine fluid and generous amounts of steering end to end(worth changing if you have no history of it being done). My advice, buy a Corrado Bentley repair manual and enjoy the ride. Oh and don’t forget some pictures for us all.
  10. Welcome along. Check the throttle cable is moving freely in it’s housing would be my first port of call. They can get kinked and foul the housing if someones been heavy handed. Even better, give it a drop of oil. As for an airbox, if no one on here chirps up, reach out to Chris Ferry on Facebook. He has most Corrado shaped objects.
  11. Yes, thanks. Did that first (hopped over to VWvortex as well). Ibiza/Toledo by the looks of it. And judging by the lack of results, equally as rare these days. Not to worry, it doesn’t stop the car from running (should I have said that?)) so I’ll sit it out and keep re-visiting the issue. I’ve found a mucky old spare in the garage, so if anyone has one to sell we’re back in business. Failing that, I’ll add it to the project list I keep on a simmer. Many thanks all.
  12. Struggling to find any for sale with the Seat part number. I'll cobble something together and update the thread. Thanks all the same.
  13. Bought some MK3 ones and they're too short. What's everyone using these days?
  14. 226x10mm C/O: http://www.oemepc.com/vw/parts_lst/markt/RDW/modell/COR/year/1992/hg/6/catalog/vw/drive_standart/76/lang/e
  15. We all know they don’t crop up that often. And I’ve just spotted one on VR6OC that I’ve missed. So. Keep me in mind. There’s a financial reward leading to the safe capture of one. Message me anytime or update this thread please girls and boys. Many thanks
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