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PHOENIX RISING!

Post by VelocityVinnie » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:12 pm

I have had more come backs than Take That!

But this time, im really staying!

Those that know me, know i have been an 8 owner for quite some time, i bought my car in 2009, and was one of the first owners within the UK to really go to town with modifications. My car was quite well know within this community, and was featured in a few Jap car mags.

However my car has been off the road since 2016, due to working abroad, only to find that when i returned in 2018, my car had been hit badly with servere rust, and it was heart braking, with the amount of time, sweat, and quite a bit of money that was put into my pride and joy.

It was looking at the time that maybe this was the end for the car, as the work needed to get it back on the road was too much for me to handle with my busy work load, plus already funding two other vehicles.

So she went into storage, gathering green stuff, more rust and a boot full of water.

I then thought after all the time i had the car, and the amount of effort i had put into her, i could not let her totaly die.

SO!

In the last few weeks plans have been made to get her back on the road.

My car has done 65k since new, still on its original engine. Shes not been run for nearly 4 years!!, so i charged up the battery, cleaned off the dirt, stuck some petrol in, then bit my lip whilst i attempted to turn the key.

The old girl FIRED on first turn, no struggle, no long crank, just burst into life with a roar, and soon settled down to the purr i have missed.

brakes took a little time to free off, but she moved! took her for a little drive around the private estate shes parked on, and she felt as tight and responsive as the last time i drove her.

So with all this being possitive, it was time to think about howing to fix her aging body.

With the shear amount of welding needed, the best and only way to bring her back is to 'Re Shell' her.

This is where the next chapter starts. BigPete has kindly offered to store my car at Boston Rotary, and i think has already sourced me a new shell, so although it wont be 100% the same car when she returns, she will still have the same heart, and all mods transferd.

I will be signing back upto the club in due course, and will continue where i left off, on my Personal Project thread.

For those that are new here, Hello, and to old friends, i missed you ;) (Nigel will be happy im back :lol: :lol: )

My personal project thread is under 'VelocityVinnies, Road going rocket racer'

I will post updates as and when.

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Re: PHOENIX RISING!

Post by Conan » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:22 pm

Welcome home Vinnie :thumleft:
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Post by MightyCondor » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:26 pm

Well that's a surprise. Welcome back

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Re: PHOENIX RISING!

Post by mi60o0 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:34 pm

really happy with your car coming back to life im one of the new members here :P
also what is this bonnet I like it ;)
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Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:52 pm

Bet you've been raking it in abroad Vinnie :money: :lol:

Long time no see :p

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Re: PHOENIX RISING!

Post by VelocityVinnie » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:54 pm

mi60o0 wrote:
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really happy with your car coming back to life im one of the new members here :P
also what is this bonnet I like it ;)
Its a Seibon Carbon bonnet

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Post by VelocityVinnie » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:54 pm

MARKTHOMASBRAND wrote:
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Bet you've been raking it in abroad Vinnie :money: :lol:

Long time no see :p

Regards,Mark.
I did not do too badly ;)

Hope your are well :thumright:
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Post by AdamGaltress » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:55 pm

Welcome back :thumleft:
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Re: PHOENIX RISING!

Post by kopite72 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:00 pm

Blast from the past!! Welcome back Vinnie,I remember your car well,she was/is a peach,best of luck on the new/old build ;)
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Re: PHOENIX RISING!

Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:02 pm

VelocityVinnie wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:54 pm
Hope your are well :thumright:
:nod: All good thanks :D

Not been to a "Meet" in ages though :whistle:
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Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:05 pm

What do you have as a daily driver ATM :?:
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Post by VelocityVinnie » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:07 pm

MARKTHOMASBRAND wrote:
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Hope your are well :thumright:
:nod: All good thanks :D

Not been to a "Meet" in ages though :whistle:
I am not even sure my local meet still happens :-k

Although id have to go in the other car :lol:

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Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:08 pm

That's nice 8)

Good colour choice :colors:
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:15 pm

Hey :welcome: back sexy Vinnie :snog: it's good to have you back my friend =D> =D> =D> =D>

I also love your New Skoda too :P
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Post by pfletcher83 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:16 pm

Welcome back Vinnie! :thumleft:
What a coincidence, i was only thinking about you the other day :paranoid: I'm thinking about doing your gearknob reverse led mod! :lol:
Then got thinking about your car and what happened to it - Now i know :D

My bro as an Octavia VRS - Nice cars!

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Post by ChrisHolmes » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:16 pm

Welcome back to the fold.
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Post by sagarh » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:48 pm

Blast from the past indeed! Welcome back Vinnie!! :thumleft:
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Re: PHOENIX RISING!

Post by PeteH » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:17 pm

Welcome back Vinnie. Skoda Estates are well known in the Club now. Ask me how I know....(or check out the "other cars" thread).
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Post by VelocityVinnie » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:23 pm

PeteH wrote:
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Welcome back Vinnie. Skoda Estates are well known in the Club now. Ask me how I know....(or check out the "other cars" thread).
Will do! i have only had mine a month, was the very last of the 68 plates, before moving onto the MY19's

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Post by SeeJay » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:29 pm

Welcome back,Vinnie :thumleft:

The last time I saw you was at a small Nottingham meet you attended in the Mito :shock:
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Post by VelocityVinnie » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:35 pm

SeeJay wrote:
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Welcome back,Vinnie :thumleft:

The last time I saw you was at a small Nottingham meet you attended in the Mito :shock:
I loved that car!! i sold it in 2015 :shock:

Had an Octavia vRS after that, and now have the Superb Sportline :thumright:
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Post by brix79 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:51 pm

Welcome back Vinnie, good to have you and your knowledge back. 8)

There's been quite a few former members returning recently, Rod the other day, Hypothermia is a mod once more, and others too. It's good. :D
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Post by VelocityVinnie » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:55 pm

brix79 wrote:
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Welcome back Vinnie, good to have you and your knowledge back. 8)

There's been quite a few former members returning recently, Rod the other day, Hypothermia is a mod once more, and others too. It's good. :D
Avengers Assemble :lol:

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Post by chriskirkham » Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:26 pm

That is a stunning looking RX8 - I look forward to following the resurrection!

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Post by Ian.Mothersole » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:57 am

Good to see you back Vinnie :thumleft:

Look forward to seeing the next chapter for the Rocket Racer (or maybe this should be a sequel?)
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