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    Hi Guys,

    does anyone out there want a free Renault Fuego... This was my brothers car until a few years ago when he did an oil change and forgot to tighten the sump plug ..........................................

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    ie: motor is seized. Most certainly it's a parts car, but it does have a very straight body.

    Only problem being is you must pick it up from Ballarat. It'll be going through a crusher soon if I don't get rid of it from my parents back yard If this happens I'll probably gut it for whatever bolts and fasteners I can unscrew (you can never have enough spare bolts/nuts) and the scrap metal guy will take it away.

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    I guess stripping the bolts means you will be pulling it to bits? What is the interior like? (colour/ condition)

    As mine is going nowhere in a hurry i think i will keep replacing all the bits it needs - basically either one 14'' steel, a drivers seat, some random interior bits, a coolant overflow bottle...

    If nobody wants your car could you put me down for any of the above please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by al
    I guess stripping the bolts means you will be pulling it to bits? What is the interior like? (colour/ condition)

    As mine is going nowhere in a hurry i think i will keep replacing all the bits it needs - basically either one 14'' steel, a drivers seat, some random interior bits, a coolant overflow bottle...

    If nobody wants your car could you put me down for any of the above please?
    The parts are useless to me ... I don't have the time to dismantle it. I mean "remove the metric fasteners that can be used on any french car".

    If you need something ... I can check, but certainly no guarantees. My parents just want it gone ... soon.

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    Shane

    I don't know how badly your brother cooked the Fuego, but they are an amazing motor and able to recover from the almost impossible.

    My son's car had a leaking sump plug and ran it dry and seized it. When I pulled the motor out and checked I was able to get away with replacing just the conrod bearings, the white metal had just started to adhere to the crankshaft journals, but I was able to linish it off and fit new standard bearings that were dirt cheap from caravelle. (compared with other cars I have worked on)

    I lubricated the bores, turned everything over carefully and took a punt it was o.k. because he needed to get mobile ASAP I was hopefull the motor would last a couple of months while I sourced another for his car and it is still running o.k. two or more years later.

    I know you wont want to work on it, but perhaps someone else may take a punt on it, would be good spare parts car anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenfuego
    Shane

    I don't know how badly your brother cooked the Fuego, but they are an amazing motor and able to recover from the almost impossible.

    My son's car had a leaking sump plug and ran it dry and seized it. When I pulled the motor out and checked I was able to get away with replacing just the conrod bearings, the white metal had just started to adhere to the crankshaft journals, but I was able to linish it off and fit new standard bearings that were dirt cheap from caravelle. (compared with other cars I have worked on)

    I lubricated the bores, turned everything over carefully and took a punt it was o.k. because he needed to get mobile ASAP I was hopefull the motor would last a couple of months while I sourced another for his car and it is still running o.k. two or more years later.

    I know you wont want to work on it, but perhaps someone else may take a punt on it, would be good spare parts car anyway.

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    Hi ken,

    it's been sitting in a paddock for a couple of years, the paint now looks quite ordinary and I've put it's drivers seat in my BX .... She'd be a good parts car or weekend track car (as the body is so straight it would be a good starting point for a track car with upgraded motor).

    To bring it back and put it on the road ..... It'd be cheaper and easier to find a reasonable running Feugo that's currently registered and a running entity.

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    Icon5 What kind of engine is/was it?

    I just picked up a fuego 2L and am interested in bits... in particular, fuel injector fittings, as I want to tinker with such things but mine is carburetted... being an engineer, I'm wanting to play with making engine management computers
    Also, I wouldn't mind a drivers side mirror - mines clean gone...

    Can pay for parts & postage, in about a fortnight...

    Any pics of the bodywork? Just curious...

    (wanted Electronic ignition module, then found out I had it - doesn't help when the bonnet is stuck down and you cant play with the new toy... )
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    Bugger! Another freebie Fuego in the wrong state!!!!!
    Cheers Renomad

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    Quote Originally Posted by madact
    I just picked up a fuego 2L and am interested in bits... in particular, fuel injector fittings or electronic ignition parts, as I want to tinker with such things but mine is carburetted... being an engineer, I'm wanting to play with making engine management computers
    Also, I wouldn't mind a drivers side mirror - mines clean gone...

    Can pay for parts & postage, in about a fortnight...

    Any pics of the bodywork? Just curious...
    Could I interest you in a perfect R21 motor and all its EFI gear? Bolt in EFI

    R21 motor is a 2.2 injected version of the Fuego motor and bolts straight in. Been done before by a few. Reasonably priced too

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    Bugger! Another freebie Fuego in the wrong state!!!!!
    you and me both! someone in nsw give one away!

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    Go on Di .. you know you want to !!!

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    someone toe it up for me?

    id mow your lawn.. for .. er whats the going rate these days.. "shrugs" at least a year..

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    Icon14 Mmmm come to think of it

    If you can get pics, I really would like to see how straight the body is... mines got quite a few (a dozen?) little dents (cosmetic, but... cosmetic, you know?), and if it looks good I might consider a road trip in mid-November...

    If not, you could always offer any postable parts for sale, then dispose of whats left.... I have also discovered, in addition to the bits I mentioned earlier (apart from that I discovered I *do* have the electronic ignition) that I have need of keys & locks...

    Whatever, just dont crush it right away, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XTC
    Go on Di .. you know you want to !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Australdi
    ...I'm under strict orders...no more fuegos!
    ..at least until we strip the wrecking ones (3) we've already got
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    Me too.mums getting tough.
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    Hmm

    maybe if I can't get rid of it, I'll have to drag it back to my place on dismantle it, putting each part on ebay as I pull it off

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    Ill give you a hand, and buy some bits off you...

    If you do start parting her, can you reserve a LH headlight and LH indicator. This car still have TRX's on it?

    Ebay would be the way to go.

    Atleast your going to see those parts back on the road and put to good use.
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    I'm in Ballarat, and need a non-running shell to use as a chook shed. A Fuego would suit the purpose fine.

    You said you took the drivers seat out - is the rest of the interior still in it? I'd prefer not, because it's just going to get messed up. Easier to shovel out if there are no seats.

    I'll organise a car trailer and come pick it up if you like.

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by tedium
    I'm in Ballarat, and need a non-running shell to use as a chook shed. A Fuego would suit the purpose fine.

    You said you took the drivers seat out - is the rest of the interior still in it? I'd prefer not, because it's just going to get messed up. Easier to shovel out if there are no seats.

    I'll organise a car trailer and come pick it up if you like.

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    Chook shed Seriously guys, does anyone want this as a parts car .... I'll get probably $100bux for it from the crushers. Failing that I'll drag it to my place and sell it bit by bit on ebay.

    Say my parents chook shed blew down in the wind last week... Maybe I should tell them to use the Fuego as a chook shed

    This car is to straight and has to many good parts to be wrecked/used as a shed

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron
    Seriously guys, does anyone want this as a parts car .... I'll get probably $100bux for it from the crushers.
    At least if it was used as a chook shed it wouldn’t be crushed and lost forever. I’ve seen a couple of good restorations of cars where the shells used to be used as chook/storage sheds :-)

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    I recon I could take off more than $100 worth of parts, and leave the engine, it still would earn you $100 in scrap.

    Then save the rest, as you said for ebay I recon.
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    Sounds like it may have a new home. Next time Vivid is up here I'll show him the car... If he wants it, it's his

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    Chook shed! thats gold. For what its worth,sims will remove my cars for free, but charge $30 once it has been stripped.
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    Dont they usually charge you when you remove too much metal to make it worth their while? like an engine / transmission?

    I have had stripped cars with motors in them picked up for cash in the past, and had to pay if I removed its engine.
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    Honestly, though, a car is worth less than the sum of its parts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by madact
    Honestly, though, a car is worth less than the sum of its parts...
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