haven't been on here for years as our VX220 Turbo has been off the road for some time and mistreated by a rather crappy garage some time ago. It's currently with a garage local to us who specialise in restorations but the initial assessment of the work required was seemingly optimistic and it now appears that the glass fibre body is pretty much crumbling to pieces near every fixture point to the chassis. Everything from engine components to chassis arms, steering rack and beyond is rusted to quite a depth. Pretty much we've been told it's going well into 5 figures to get it back on the road again.
We're slightly irked that said garage took a stage payment and have used that to buy parts based on the initial assessment. Now they've dismantle further the additional jobs are appearing by the bucket load. I know that body panels are not exactly in abundant supply either. So we have 1 x rotten all over VX220 yellow, a bucket load of brake, suspension and other parts plus a set of re-furbed Black Alloy Wheels. The engine was modded by Regal Motorsport to stage 5, with upgraded turbo, intercooler etc before everything went awry.
Any opinions/views/advice welcome.
We're in East Sussex/South Coast