Saturday, April 21, 2018

Wheeler Dealers: S11 E1 – Ford Fiesta XR2

Budget:  £3,000 Purchase Price:  £2,000 Final Cost: £2,750 Selling Price: £5,000 Profit/Loss: +£2,250 Episode Stream Work Completed: Gearbox rebuilt. Gearstick throw shortened from 200mm to 130mm. Faded black window surrounds repainted; metal fracture welded up and minor rust treated on the window frame. Parcel shelf from a donor car refurbished with new paint, carpeting, and hanger strings. Rear interior quarter panels, front bumper, and spotlight replaced...

Wheeler Dealers: S11 E2 – Porsche 993 Targa

Budget: £15,000 Purchase Price: £12,000 Final Cost: £17,520 Selling Price: £19,500 Profit/Loss: +£1,980 Episode Stream Work Completed: Engine performance problem resolved by replacing one of the VarioRam lifters in the intake manifold. Shock absorbers replaced with custom-built units at a cost of £3,000. Brake back plates and suspension drop links replaced. Rear spoiler mechanism repaired by replacing faulty crown wheel. Leather steering wheel, gear knob &...

Wheeler Dealers: S11 E3 – Mazda RX-7

Budget: £8,000 Purchase Price: £5,000 Final Cost: £8,025 Selling Price: £9,500 Profit/Loss: +£1,475 Episode Stream Work Completed: New radiator and intercooler kit. Faulty aircon assembly removed and battery moved to the boot. New ECU installed; engine remapped from 247 bhp to 296 bhp. Original BBS alloy wheels repainted in orange with snake skin water transfer pattern; spoiler and side mirror covers also decorated with snake skin...

Wheeler Dealers: S11 E4 – Citroen 2CV AZLP

Budget: £6,000 Purchase Price: €4,000 (£3,300) Final Cost: £6,300 Selling Price: £10,000 Profit/Loss: +£3,700 Work Completed: Engine rebuilt with new barrels and pistons. New suspension cylinders installed, new leading arm friction dampers installed, tuned mass damper refilled with LHM oil and the housing cleaned and resprayed satin black. Body resprayed in period satin blue. Interior refurbished with new seat covers and door panels. Steel steering...

Wheeler Dealers: S11 E5 – Maserati 3200 GT

Budget: £10,000 Purchase Price: £7,000 Final Cost: £8,632* Selling Price: £12,300 Profit/Loss: +£3,668 Work Completed: Accelerator pedal position sensor replaced, Throttle body refurbished; carbon track replaced with a magnet-based contact system. Air conditioning serviced, new heat exchanger and dryer fitted. Track rod ends replaced. Instrument binnacle fixed. Mismatched tyres replaced. Driver airbag unit and gear knob replaced. Notes: *£475 for replacement accelerator pedal position sensor missed...

Wheeler Dealers: S11 E6 – Chevrolet Camaro

Budget: N/A Purchase Price: US$11,750 (£7,500) Final Cost: £14,030 Selling Price: £23,000 Profit/Loss: +£8,970 Work Completed: New gearbox oil sump, gasket, and filter. Wiring loom sorted. Braking system upgraded with brake servo and new master cylinder. New power steering mechanism; alternator moved to the opposite side of the engine to make room for the power steering pump. Non-authentic "SS" badges replaced with original or blank...

Wheeler Dealers: S11 E7 – Amphicar

Budget: £20,000 Purchase Price: US$35,000 (£21,000) Final Cost: £30,600 Selling Price: £35,200 Profit/Loss: +£4,600 Work Completed: Body work repaired: original paint stripped using sodablasting method to address all of the corroded areas and remove body filler from previous repairs; old fiberglass floor repair panels removed, rusted offside floor panel cutout and replaced with new metal; rusted front offside floor corner and corner bracket were cut...

Wheeler Dealers: S11 E8 – Ford Thunderbird

Budget: US$25,000 (£16,326) Purchase Price: US$24,500 (£16,000) Final Cost: £25,120 Selling Price: £33,000 Profit/Loss: +£7,880 Episode Stream Work Completed: Manual window winders replaced for electric ones while still in the U.S. Replaced seals in leaking power steering control valve. New hoses for the power steering system. Retrofitted optional Dial-o-Matic power seats. New seat covers with correct colour coding. New soft top added. Bumpers and grille rechromed....

Wheeler Dealers: S11 E9 – Jaguar XJ-C

Budget: £11,995 Purchase Price: £11,500 Final Cost: £13,190 Selling Price: £15,000 Profit/Loss: +£1,810 Episode Stream Work Completed: Replaced grumbling bearing in the water pump. Replaced exhaust manifold with refurbished and ceramic coated unit. Replaced mechanical ignition system with an electronic unit. Fixed non-working fan in the cooling jacket for the battery. Replaced exhaust system with a stainless steel unit. Repaired non-working lock-nut on the adjustable reach...

Wheeler Dealers: S11 E10 – Audi TT Mk1

Budget: £1,950 Purchase Price: £1,500 Final Cost: £2,153.50 Selling Price: £3,600 Profit/Loss: +£1,446.50 Episode Stream Work Completed: Replaced faulty bolt in gearbox selector fork. Changed clutch and oil and filter in the Haldex-coupling. Replaced multifunction display in the instrument cluster since it had dead pixels. Replaced two broken switches for the passenger's side window. Blind headlights replaced with aftermarket units. Notes: Bought with a faulty 6-speed manual...

Wheeler Dealers: S11 E11 – Volkswagen T2

Budget: N/A Purchase Price: US$14,000 (£8,950) Final Cost: £16,665 Selling Price: £25,000 Profit/Loss: +£8,335 Work Completed: Steering mechanism upgraded with rack-and-pinion setup. Steel wheels widened for "deep dish" look and painted black with white centre. Gear shaft refurbished with new bushings; gear selector upgraded with a quick shifter. Chrome with red stripe brightwork added to accent the black bodywork. Window tint film removed; black window...

Wheeler Dealers: S11 E12 – BMW Z1

Budget: N/A Purchase Price: €16,550 (£14,037) Final Cost: £19,154 Selling Price: £25,000 Profit/Loss: +£5,846 Episode Stream Work Completed: Yellow leather seats and gear stick and hand brake gaiters dyed black. Clutch plate and release bearing replaced. Exhaust replaced with a custom made system. Door belt re-tensioned to fix drop-down door mechanism. Missing indicator stalk found under the passenger seat, welded and re-attached. Panels repainted in Toprot...

Wheeler Dealers: S11 E13 – Darracq

Budget: Not for Sale Purchase Price: £0 Final Cost: £1,517 Selling Price: Not for Sale Profit/Loss: +£0 Work Completed: Water pump refurbished with new impellers and shaft built from scratch. Radiator cleaned up; rubber hoses and clamps replaced and waterless coolant added. One wooden wheel re-tyred by the Royal Wheelwright. Replica inserts of the external oil-lamp headlamps made with a 3D printer to accommodate modern...

Wheeler Dealers: S11 E14 – Lincoln Continental

Budget: £10,000 Purchase Price: US$8,000 (£4,696) Final Cost: £13,076 Selling Price: £13,076 Profit/Loss: +£1,924 Episode Stream   Work Completed: New oil sump gasket. New 17" 150-spoke wire wheels with adaptors. Fixed leaking vacuum reservoir by spot-welding holes and re-welding broken bracket to solve the central locking system problem. Bumpers and exterior brightwork rechromed. Interior wood inlays replaced with laser cut aluminium panels with wood effect wet...

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