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Jays_thunder
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Post by Jays_thunder » Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:08 pm

Greetings from Chester :)

Ive had my 2002 Thunder nearly two years after purchasing it to replace my XR2i (id had it ten years and wanted a change)

Its got 43k on the clock, full service history and 2 previous owners, its currently stripped to have some small rust areas dealt with then I've got a Milly interior to go back in, and planning a few very subtle mods.

Had a brief scan through the topics and have already found some great information :grin: :grin:
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tuonokid
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Post by tuonokid » Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:11 pm

Hello and welcome to the Forum. It's good to hear of another low mileage car getting looked after :-)
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2001 ColOrado red Puma 1.7, work in progress.
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Post by red » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:20 am

Welcome to the site! Glad you're finding some useful stuff :grin:
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Jays_thunder
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Post by Jays_thunder » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:05 pm

Thanks guys!

Its going to be a well looked after Puma, only coming out in the summer :grin:
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Post by Fanwheel » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:33 pm

Excellent - good luck with it. Mine is SORN’d for the winter also which will hopefully slow the rust. There is a company who reproduce Puma sills - Expressed Steel Panels. I’d like to order some soon myself to future proof my Puma (when my wife isn’t looking..)
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Post by Jays_thunder » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:59 pm

Thanks Fanwheel!!

I don't think my Puma would survive a winter, I think it would dissolve :lol:
It has had both the rear 1/4 sill repaired already, one was a quality repair with the bad metal chopped out, and the other was done before i bought it, its terrible, metal welded ontop of rust, and incredibly untidy, as is a repair to the inner arch by the suspension arm, it still has welding flex stuck to it!

Im hoping there all going to be easily fixed
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Post by CherryVimto » Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:14 pm

Nice to see a Magnum Thunder getting a little love!

I used to have one but unfortunately I had to scrap it. In around 12 months it had totally rusted out and was beyond economical repair.
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Post by Jays_thunder » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:55 pm

thanks CV,

I think I've caught this at the right time, any longer and this would of been scrap too I think!!

Heres the pics agian, didnt realise photo bucket had gone so rubbish

ImageIMG_20170928_143408476 by Jay B, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20170928_155904182 by Jay B, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20170928_155747980 by Jay B, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20170928_132902692 by Jay B, on Flickr
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Post by MikeT66 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:44 pm

Hmmm... Pumas and rust. :-( I dread to think what state mine will be in after a few months of splashing through the salted roads of Cheshire. Just this morning noticed a little bubble and slight discolouration on a wheel arch. Here we go again...
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