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Cool Hi from Surrey, England

Hi All,
New owner with a few problems outstanding.

I can either show you the photo of the car with fire damage February this year or what it looks like now all repaired.
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Thanks for the warm welcome.

Caught fire in Feb:


The culprit:


Stripped it out in March and proceeded to search for OEM parts and fully rebuilt last month. It looks near perfect again inside. You would never know the above ever happened and the insurers never found out either.

Other than that "small" problem, I now have poxy lacquer peal on bonnet, roof, tailgate and dash brake system lamps won't turn-off. Apart from that, I'm looking forward to driving the beastie once I can get it MOT'd.
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A fire is never a good thing for a car, but you learn a lot about it when it comes to strip out and rebuild. The fake carbon fibre panels were rather expensive and imported from the US. Total spend to "fix" was around Ł300 (~$500) and many months of painstaking work. The bulk was in the clearing out of the corrosive fire extinguisher powder. It eats through the metalwork faster than rust!!
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Welcome aboard, looking forward to seeing the finished photos!
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Nice to see another so close.
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