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    Project 41's introduction.....

    So I've been a lurker on Facebook for a while know as I always had a soft spot for Maestros - my dad had an A reg VDP when I was growing up. I've always been into my VW Polo's & as such still one of the founding members of Club Polo.... (But don't hold that against me!)

    i had had seen an advert on the Facebook page for a Montego 1.6 for 500 & took a shine to it. But coming up for Christmas & having 3 kids & a wife to buy presents for it was out of my budget.... A couple of weeks later I see Pat, the owner, has started doing a Bonus ball for said Montego - so I picked a number - paid my 9.... And I won it!!

    So it's been dubbed Project 41.... Initial plans are to get it from Canterbury up to me in Scotland. Asses any rust which needs taken care of & then slowly work over everything, upgrading a few parts as I go....

    That is the only picture I have currently!

    wishe me luck!!

  • Soulcharger
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    If you can get it so it's a generally roadworthy example they're great cars, I had three all gems of cars were they !! On my 2nd Maestro nowadays, good luck.

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  • Project41
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    Pretty sure everything will need to come out, strip the doors down too & fix the mechanisms & repair the rust. Then rub back the arches and paint them too & see how much I can get away with not doing a full respray - but if needs must.

    I'm going to run it unto July when the MOT expires and then decide its fate from then.... If its got under my skin & refuses to die then i'll keep it.

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  • Jeff Turbo
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    Ooo front and rear screens out, be careful with those, other than that its not too bad

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  • Project41
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    Looks like I'll be learning how to weld then!!

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  • Project41
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    That's it at my friend's..... Now for the bad bits!!!

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  • kobe
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    Nice story. Good luck with the project. Looks half decent so hopefully an easy one!

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  • Project41
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    On its way....

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  • Project41
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    A good friend of mine called James Herschell is collecting it for me towards the end of next week. He's going to store it at his place near Birmingham until I can get down for it at the end of the month. While its in his care he is going to check it all over as he's had 5 Maestros himself previously & use to be part of the club.

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  • ian drew
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    You were obviously destined to own one!
    She looks pretty solid so good luck. If a 389 mile tripdoesn't highlight any issues then nothing will.

    Good luck,
    Ian

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  • Project41
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    I'm pretty good at trying most things (welding & paintwork aside) - Haynes manual bought already!
    Its 389 miles from me to the car!! Trying to get a lift down & then drive it back up.....

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  • carfix
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    Welcome to the forum.

    That was a stroke of luck (Bonus Ball).

    Bags of experience on here to help you with your project.

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