Gold '87 340

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Gold '87 340

Post by FOAD » 08 Mar 2014 10:16 pm

Hi, I'm new to the forum and have recently bought my first 340. It's a bit of a shed but I plan to improve it over time...
The rear interior has been removed along with the carpets, headlining, sun visors etc, the stereo and speakers have been removed too so it's quite loud when driving.
It' been lowered somehow though I'm unfamiliar with how, I think a previous owner mentioned landrover springs/shocks..

The diff has also been welded which makes cornering exciting and parking tedious.


I'd like to revert the car back to standard-ish finding an interior is my main priority...

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When I collected it in Sunderland last Monday

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Photos from yesterday:

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Photos from today after fitting some ats classics..

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Re: Gold '87 340

Post by FOAD » 08 Mar 2014 10:35 pm

Looks like I've posted in the wrong section, can an admin move this to project cars?

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Re: Gold '87 340

Post by SteveP » 08 Mar 2014 11:04 pm

Them ATS classics look great on it!
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Re: Gold '87 340

Post by Nimminz » 09 Mar 2014 02:03 am

Nice, i like it, especially the cups!

Never saw this car, dispite knowing the previous owner. You local at all?
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Re: Gold '87 340

Post by FOAD » 09 Mar 2014 10:25 am

I'm from Dunfermline, Fife. The 150 mile drive home with welded diff, stripped out interior and occasional battery light flashing wasn't the best drive home I've ever had after buying a car.

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Re: Gold '87 340

Post by classicswede » 09 Mar 2014 09:39 pm

Do you know Shaun with the black 360?
Dai

Please email me directly on dai@classicswede.co.uk

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Re: Gold '87 340

Post by FOAD » 10 Mar 2014 12:28 am

I haven't met him but I've seen the car around...

Here's a pic of it next to my r18 gtd

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Took the 340 to my local track today, I wasn't particularly impressed with it, it understeered quite a lot and didn't have enough power for some of the bigger corners...

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After today's poor performance I'm dedicated to revert it back to standard and get an open diff in there.

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Re: Gold '87 340

Post by macplaxton » 10 Mar 2014 02:43 pm

MR HOPPY! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Gold '87 340

Post by MCHUDD » 10 Mar 2014 05:37 pm

Hi mate and welcome.
Pity you have no sun roof as i could have sorted you out
with a head cloth.
Would that have been VNDs old motor with the stickers on the back?
Cheers Mark.
sm4 sm4 sm4 sm4 sm4 sm4 sm4

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Re: Gold '87 340

Post by macplaxton » 10 Mar 2014 08:17 pm

MCHUDD wrote:Would that have been VNDs old motor with the stickers on the back?
Nope, that's quality used spares now down here...
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Re: Gold '87 340

Post by FOAD » 22 Apr 2014 07:42 pm

Managed to revert the car a little bit closer to standard, removed the lowering blocks and springs, fitted an open diff and most interior parts and a new pair of rear doors...

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Anyone know where I can get matching paint for the doors?

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Re: Gold '87 340

Post by MCHUDD » 23 Apr 2014 03:43 pm

Hi mate.
I may have a couple of window winders and sun visers if your stuck.
Cheers Mark.
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Re: Gold '87 340

Post by FOAD » 30 Apr 2014 06:21 pm

Oh Dear!


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It appears to have lowered itself!


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Re: Gold '87 340

Post by macplaxton » 30 Apr 2014 07:35 pm

FOAD wrote:It appears to have lowered itself!
Get welding a new cup on there son! 340pw
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Re: Gold '87 340

Post by FOAD » 30 Apr 2014 07:43 pm

I've ordered one, just waiting on it coming!

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