RIP The Lady

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RIP The Lady

Post by Van_Dammesque » Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:17 pm

I'm gutted to say "The Lady" has been scrapped as of last Tuesday! RIP 'The Lady'.

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With 150k miles on the clock and a sound running engine she failed her MOT last week. I have had her for 9 years, almost half of her life and the last owner out of 8 others.
MOT results and by my calculations I would need:
£500 parts and easy a further £300 labour to repair,
at least £1500-£2000 welding if it could be saved at all.
Plus a similar amount in repairs on the advisories, which will be fails next year as I have learned over time!

The rot was very bad, I was half expecting it when I jacked her up a few months ago and the jack went up into the sill! Large palm sized rust flakes were simply dropping off at the rear near the suspension mount. This is what the MOT inspector highlighted:
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And these pics don't do justice at to the extent of the rot :|
I had some great times in this car over the nine years and can't believe how emotionally attached I was/am! Will still visit the forum, maybe get another one(if I can persuade the missus!) Got a Ford Focus Zetec 100 Mk2.5, nice car, not as quick but better ride and quieter!

I have several left overs I manged to get so check the "For Sale" section and eBay, when I get to update it!
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Post by Van_Dammesque » Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:31 pm

PS If you wish to keep your Puma get the underside sealed pronto!
£40 for the spray and pay another £60 to get it on a ramp and sprayed!

My biggest regret!
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Post by Pumanick » Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:29 pm

A sad end .... :-(
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Post by st220kyle » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:08 pm

Sad times

The focus is a good car, had ours (exactly same model as yours) 5 years now and even with high mileage it's only ever needed service items and a wheel straightened out!
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Post by red » Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:37 am

Sad times but not every one has a limitless pot to try and stop the decay.

I've the TDCi Zetec S MK2.5 and whilst not the most exciting car every, it certainly does it job well.
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Post by gingerdave » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:56 pm

How the fcuk did that pass last year.That corrosion couldn’t have happened I 12 months
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Post by Van_Dammesque » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:55 pm

At the rear were all advisories , but the years previous had bits of welding done to it. But I think when I serviced the rear brakes a few months ago the jack basically went up into it and chunks dropped off.
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Post by BenF » Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:51 pm

A shame The Lady is no more, but what a fabulous location you took the first pic at. In one of my favourite counties!
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