Mike scours the Internet and local trade rags for bargain-priced modern classics needing attention.Edd China applies the elbow grease to bring the cars up to a nearly new condition, allowing Mike to "sell them on" for a profit.
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Wheeler Dealers logo etched onto vent windows, using an angle grinder and steel tubing to create sparks.
in) Flathead V8 engine cleaned and upgraded with new aluminium heads, new inlet manifold, new four barrel carburettor and new tubular exhaust manifold. Custom gear linkage mechanism fitted to the transmission using original steering column shifter. Custom “Mike & Edd” logo hand painted on both doors. Body painted in certain areas in original teal to create a Rat rod look, then sealed with a clear coat.
Four speed non-synchronous transmission upgraded to a modern automatic unit.
Vinyl seats and sun visors reupholstered with real cowhide.
Steel wheels repainted in original teal colour and white wall tires fitted. Finished truck was taken to Twin Peaks, California, to participate in a rat rod cruise.Based in Brisbane, Australia, Sean has loved cars his entire life.At 21 he launched the popular 80’s Falcon forum x Falcon.com, then at 24 created Top Gearbox.com, one of the most popular Top Gear fansites in the world. Work Completed: Suspension strut mount and bulkhead strengthened, engine bay and interior repainted, sound deadening removed, roll cage fitted, straight cut gearbox fitted, new fuel tank with uprated fuel systems fitted, FIA-approved fire extinguisher fitted, competition-spec center console installed, new footrest for navigator fitted, competition bucket seats fitted, new steering wheel fitted, rally-spec mudguards fitted, rally tires and wheels fitted, door stickers and windshield stickers installed, exhaust system replaced, twin carburetors and strut brace installed.Notes: Car was originally a 1.3 litre Ghia model from Holland which had been converted into an RS2000 both cosmetically and mechanically by a workshop specializing in rally car conversion. Purchase price includes a competition-spec straight cut gearbox.Restored car taken to Walters Arena rally stage in Wales for a small competition between Mike and Edd.