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Quadra On A Journey

Discussion in '21 turbo' started by DaveL485, Feb 9, 2014.

Discuss Quadra On A Journey in the 21 turbo area at TurboRenault.co.uk.

  1. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    So I collected this a few months back, from Chester way. Been sat in a garage for a bit, with the associated issues. Had the same owner for over a decade, its a very much loved motor to be fair. Trouble is, the owner and his wifey emigrated to Australia 2 years ago. As the crow flies, 10,265 miles away.

    The prop was already off so I dragged it home on my towing dolly.
    http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b...0151760683680415_1240716658_o_zps45c69dd9.jpg

    Dumped it on the drive
    http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b79/DaveL485/1278141_10151760685345415_597960746_o_zps850768db.jpg

    So, you have to wonder why I hauled it from Chester to Coventry. WELL. First off, the brakes were spooned, the accumulator pump wasnt working.
    http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b79/DaveL485/1238319_10151768557790415_668923547_n_zpsf5cba1fb.jpg

    Made access easier by removing the header tank bracket (riveted in) so I reattached it with rivnuts
    http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b79/DaveL485/1380193_10151768557815415_443453683_n_zps3096ab12.jpg

    Front calipers....oh dear
    http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b...0151768557800415_1303404509_n_zpse9eec87f.jpg

    Much better
    http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b79/DaveL485/601590_10151768557795415_1478008313_n_zpsaadf8b0a.jpg

    Rears were grotty too
    http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b79/DaveL485/1238819_10151768558280415_568899605_n_zps71ae3888.jpg

    Cleaned up OK though
    http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b...0151768557810415_1443077412_n_zps773ef204.jpg

    Full belt service
    http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b79/DaveL485/1378723_10151768558270415_339287829_n_zpsecfcfa4e.jpg

    New turbo oil feed pipe
    http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b79/DaveL485/578695_10151768558260415_1179893420_n_zps5ab98a9f.jpg

    Rockin with it's mates, all in various states of repair. Three Quadra in this picture, a rare event!
    http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b79/DaveL485/1233633_10151764635825415_795689783_n_zpscf13faf6.jpg

    I did a few more things on it, gearbox oil, front shocks and whatnot, and after a bit of tinkering it was time for it to go.
    http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b79/DaveL485/20140116_095845_zps312f401d.jpg

    Back on a trailer, for delivery. Now, this is where the story takes a turn for the better, because where normally it'd be off to a new owner or similar on this occasion it's not. Its going here. That big blue motherhumper in the background is a ship....more specifically, a car transporter :)
    http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b79/DaveL485/20140116_124809_zpsc7ee0b49.jpg

    http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b79/DaveL485/20140116_124821_zpse1339247.jpg

    http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b79/DaveL485/999614_10151992788550415_1594970365_n_zps75402da6.jpg

    This is the last time (to now), I saw this fine beast. It's the last time it will be seen on these shores, because it's off to live in Australia. I know a lot of us have a bond with our motors, but every now and again it's great to see someone go above and beyond the call of duty (so to speak).
    Last time the ship checked in, Feb01st, it was passing Sierra Leone on the way toward the cape at the bottom of Africa. Arrival due early March.

    Keep your fingers crossed boys and girls!
     
    Adey likes this.
  2. fishey

    fishey Well-Known Member

    Blimey that's an attachment and a half, to get it shipped the other side of the world!
    What sort of cost is involved in the shipping?
     
  3. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    A lot. If they had released them over there it would be cheaper to buy one I think.

    But they didn't.

    So this gets to be the absolute only one in the whole country, and thats a big-ass country!
     
  4. Adey

    Adey Staff Member

    thats dedication shipping a car that far over the world
     
  5. Moggy

    Moggy Well-Known Member

    that blokes a nutter ;-)
     
  6. gtmatt

    gtmatt Well-Known Member

    Wow ,what a great story
     
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  7. la21t

    la21t Well-Known Member

    Love that Stuart has done this.....its brilliant.
     
  8. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    And she's rounding the cape!
    05.jpg
     
  9. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Called in @ Durban...

    05.jpg
     
  10. Adey

    Adey Staff Member

    i hope your guy is going to take pics when it turns and keep us updated?
     
  11. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    He better!
     
  12. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Its arrived, and has cleared customs! Just waiting on paperwork so it can be collected by Stuart :D
     
    R5 Skywalker, la21t and fatroofer like this.
  13. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Job done. Quadra arrived and collected, and driven home from the port.

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    jamesc likes this.
  14. jamesc

    jamesc Staff Member

    Nice one fella, good story
     
    DaveL485 likes this.
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