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BU04 ZND - MG ZT-T 190 'SE'

Post Number:#1  Post by Jake » April 8th, 2013, 9:30

After a cheeky e-mail on E-bay, and help from Jeremy Smith, we recovered our next project car - a 2004 ZT-T 190.

The car has a failed clutch as well as a ditched interior, a few pics below:

Leaving the garage it had been sat at for 6 months:
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Arriving home:
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The boot well was full of water, but draining revealed along with soaked highline gear, this:
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The next few days will be spent cleaning and appraising what we need, sadly won't be ready for this weekend though! :lol:

10/04/13

OK, so two days of cleaning and the next job is removing the tow bar, upon removing the wiring from the front of the car towards the back, it was time to trace through to the bar itself. Having had highline, I removed the cover to find this:

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Ok, arguably from tha angle, not so bad, however closer inspection showed us this:

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and this:

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and the wires.

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The radio module had actually rotted into the BMW connector, so both a replacement module AND loom segment will need to be sourced.

It was evident that the boot has some serious leaks, so this morning they were looked into. upon fitting the tow-bar, the garage had pulled the rear-light bungs through to body, so water was coming in there. The two bar wiring had beend drilled though the wheel well, as opposed to using the factory bung, and we discovered this gem:

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The vent was not even fitted, and the bodywork has been damaged at some point, so work focused on that area and cleaning the boot as best as possible:

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and the result was:

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Re: New Project

Post Number:#2  Post by MrDoodles » April 8th, 2013, 10:59

What animals used to own that??? :?: :x
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Re: New Project

Post Number:#3  Post by Jake » April 8th, 2013, 12:03

It was, as far as I can tell, used as a builders van!
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Re: New Project

Post Number:#4  Post by Mr Hyde » April 8th, 2013, 1:17

That's a right state, and shame to see it like that.... Builders van or not, why?!

On the other hand, I'm sure it'll soon be very, very nice! :D
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Re: New Project

Post Number:#5  Post by Alan_G » April 8th, 2013, 2:21

Good buy, it looks in a sorry state though! :o

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Re: New Project

Post Number:#6  Post by Suffolk Boy » April 8th, 2013, 2:27

fantastic buy i would have the time of my life cleaning that!but then i am mad and have a cleaning obsession.see what you mean about the boot board!bit of work and that will make a bird bath!
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Re: New Project

Post Number:#7  Post by Bolin » April 8th, 2013, 3:36

A good clean will work wonders, I'm sure. Not seen a seat side come off like that though.
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Re: New Project

Post Number:#8  Post by Duncan » April 8th, 2013, 7:25

Actually that seat side might be dead easy. There's a single screw the comes through the plastic with a nut under the seat. They often come loose sometimes falling off like that.
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Re: New Project

Post Number:#9  Post by Martin » April 8th, 2013, 7:47

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Re: New Project

Post Number:#10  Post by Richard » April 8th, 2013, 8:21

Looks good, even before a proper clean! :P I've got to say I quite like a black ZT... :lol:
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Post Number:#11  Post by Cowley_MOA » April 8th, 2013, 10:56

I have to say I don’t envy you with the job of cleaning that up Jake!
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Re: New Project

Post Number:#12  Post by Jake » April 9th, 2013, 7:54

Thanks for the comments chaps, pictures to come later!

The car is an odd specification.

- Black, electric sports leather (no memory, or heating elements)
- Highline and Harmon Kardon
- Highline Trip Computer
- Reverse Sensors & Auto-Dipping Mirror
- Volumetric Alarm
- Height Adjustable Electric Passenger Seat
- Black Oak

- No Cruise
- No Xenons
- No Powerfolds
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Re: New Project

Post Number:#13  Post by tonybubble » April 9th, 2013, 8:46

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Re: New Project

Post Number:#14  Post by Jake » April 9th, 2013, 8:54

tonybubble wrote:Here's the perfect interior, Jake:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321104513999? ... _754wt_958

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Hi Tony,

Yep saw that when it was listed (see someone has bought them!) and they do look rather nice! :-D
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Re: New Project

Post Number:#15  Post by tonybubble » April 9th, 2013, 9:32

Jake wrote:
tonybubble wrote:Here's the perfect interior, Jake:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321104513999? ... _754wt_958

;)


Hi Tony,

Yep saw that when it was listed (see someone has bought them!) and they do look rather nice! :-D


The someone was me, but I don't have a car to put them in at the moment! :oops: I thought that they were too good to let go, but if you'd like them (at cost) let me know.
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