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Neuon2003

I currently have a couple of VR's; a silver and red one. I am in the process of fully refurbishing both of them and am using this blog to record my efforts. With precious little mechanical experience prior to Corrado ownership, this is a bit of a challenge and I am having to learn a lot of new skills. I am trying to document as much as possible so others can benefit.

Please feel free to leave your comments. Thanks.

  1. And Then There Was...None!

    That's me. All done. Sold all three cars and my vast collection of parts. Many thanks for the last 5 years.
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  2. And then there was three!

    Have not posted for a long time, mainly due to an extended period overseas. The red VR6 is still in hibernation and the silver VR6 is in bits awaiting a re-spray.

    Anyway, back in UK for a while, so I decided to buy a run-around pending completion of the Silver VR6 (getting painted soon) and ended up with a third Corrado, a 1996 8v in Midnight Blue with full leather interior. A dealer demonstrator for 3 months, then the car was owned by a woman (airline cabin crew). She seems to have ...

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  3. Front sub-assembly time

    Last Thursday was spent changing over the front sub-assembly. As with the rear axle, the aim was to recover the one fitted to the car so it could be refurbished and then refitted, along with all new components, bolts and fastenings. So this work is just an interim position. It was a long day, starting at 10.00 and finishing at just after midnight. Not finishing was not an option as the garage space was needed on Friday morning.

    I have been fortunate to have access to a professional ...
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  4. Rear axle refurb

    Right, on with the refurbished rear axle with new discs, bearings and bushes. This is a temporary measure while I refurbish the axle that was on the car which is not as corroded and will look as new when coated. Then it can all be refitted and the initial one used for the Silver VR. Double the work, but the car needed to be mobile for the MOT and due to storage demands.

    Given it looked as though nothing had been undone in 17 years, all went well except for: stripping the head off ...
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  5. And we are off...

    Quote Originally Posted by neuon2003 View Post
    Time for an update. Grab a brew...

    Having had a long think about what to do with the two VR's, I have decided to keep the red one as a 'Collection/Concourse' car and use the Silver one for some contemporary updates I fancy. So, the red one will be put back to factory condition, put in long term storage/preservation and sold for a profit in 10-20 years as a classic. Time will tell if this is a smart idea.

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