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Phaeton project

Went and picked up a Phaeton from Big Vern (Cheers mate!) as a rebuild project. Its an S1 but has some S2 bits from the looks of it like the rear bodywork which has the bulges for spring hangers.

The plan is to strip it back to the bare chassis and then build it up from there, new bushes, calipers etc and a new engine just not sure what yet! It came with some goodies such as some Revolution wheels with yokos, a nice stainless exhaust and a new hood.



Added by Pete Clayton on February 25, 2012 at 18:40 — 145 Comments

Anyone got a basket case Phaeton or Melos they want to sell?

Hi guys, sold my S1 back in August 2010 but still been lurking around. The missus called things a day recently so I have moved out and now have a bit more free time on my hands. I'm looking for a Phaeton or Melos to strip and rebuild, the state of it doesn't matter to much but would like a road registered one. Only got a few hundred to spend so think I might be looking for a while!

Added by Pete Clayton on February 4, 2012 at 13:24 — 6 Comments

Nearly MOT time!

Well looks like the car is just about ready for the MOT. Fitted a drivers side mirror today, fitted air filters and airbox, sorted the fuel pipes and filter and fitted the fuel gauge properly. Took it for a quick spin on private roads and all seems well apart from the throttle getting stuck and a high idle, adjusted the idle and fixed the spring so just tyre pressures left.

Fingers crossed for friday. Only thing that seems a bit dodgy is the handbrake. Carbs may need setting up as it… Continue

Added by Pete Clayton on April 3, 2010 at 18:00 — 5 Comments

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