Im about to part with the best part of 30k on a c3 advertised as having had a complete body off restoration. My question or fear is regarding the bidcage i read so much about. Would the body off resto likely to include the birdcage??
I'm not a C3 expert, but I would have thought that anyone who went to the expense of a Body Off would have attended to the birdcage being one of the most vulnerable areas during the process. But, as stated above, the birdcage is an important element which needs checking.
I can't recall if I have sent you a copy of the CCCUK C3 Buyers Guide. It may be of general use to you, so please let me know if you would like a copy.
If you remove the footwell panels place a white towel or cloth on the body mount pockets and firmly shut the doors a few times and see if any rust or crap falls down onto the towelCheck the Birdcage in part yourself - remove the side trim kick panels in both footwells, also the interior trim surround to the windscreen
Bestt of Luck
No need to be nervous. Where's the car ? There's bound to be someone local'ish if it's over here already that would take a look with you. There's two easy to get at inspection covers in the rear arches that access the rear body mounts which can be another week point. Factory finish is a pea green colour but if it's a full blown body off it'll probably now be black.Thank you all for the sound advice, bit nervous about removing panels at a dealers but I suppose if they’ve nothing to hide! The car is from a classic car dealer who has a big file of the work and money spent, however your all correct buyer beware, 30k isn’t a small sum of money.
I'd have thought the dealer would be happy to remove the panels for you.Thank you all for the sound advice, bit nervous about removing panels at a dealers but I suppose if they’ve nothing to hide! The car is from a classic car dealer who has a big file of the work and money spent, however your all correct buyer beware, 30k isn’t a small sum of money.
Blevoir Classic Cars is next door (almost) to Paul (Lincs Corvettes and Classics) get in touch and ask him to take a look, although knowing Belvoir Classic Cars (Peter Heydon) it's unlikely that it'll be a dog.That address looks familiar?? Dry Doddigton - isn't that Paul's place? If it is he knows about Vettes and is a good guy. Helped me out with a couple of issues.