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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Ben Whitley, Nov 27, 2019.

  1. Ben Whitley

    Ben Whitley Copenworld Newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2019
    Location:
    Burnley
    Car(s):
    Dihatsu Copen
    Hello I'm Ben from Burnley,
    I have recently purchased this MOT failed Copen. The corrosion is quite bad but I intend to repair it, I removed the rear arch liners, bumper and boot carpet and this is what I found...

    I think I've got my work cut out.
     

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  2. welz

    welz Copenworld Regular

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2015
    Location:
    Leverkusen, Germany
    Car(s):
    copen 2003
    oh boy, I hope you waste not your money for it..:eek: was it a gift?
    wreck it and buy from the money from selling parts a better one.
     
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  3. Ben Whitley

    Ben Whitley Copenworld Newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2019
    Location:
    Burnley
    Car(s):
    Dihatsu Copen
    Materials shouldn't be too costly so I'm going to repair it. If everyone just scraps these cars for the sake of a few hours/days work there will soon be none left. Cheers for suggestion though.
     
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  4. AFR0N1

    AFR0N1 Copenworld Regular

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2018
    Location:
    Greater Manchester
    Car(s):
    Daihatsu Copen L880K (KMVZW)
    I feel like every week I see a copen on the Facebook group being scrapped for parts due to a little rust.
    Glad you're trying to keep this one alive (even if it would be expensive/hard work)
     
  5. welz

    welz Copenworld Regular

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2015
    Location:
    Leverkusen, Germany
    Car(s):
    copen 2003
    little rust...may like on you car..:inlove::think: but this one is very very bad..:wasntme: the pictures tells not all the damages..believe me. dead..sorry my five cents..
     
  6. Toucan

    Toucan Copenworld Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2019
    Location:
    Warwickshire, England
    Car(s):
    2009 Daihatsu Copen 1.3 petrol
    Looks like hard work! I hope everything goes to plan and you are able to salvage this fantastic car from the scrap heap!
     
  7. Surfmod

    Surfmod Copenworld Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2017
    Location:
    Devon
    Car(s):
    Copen 659 turbo
    I’m not so skilled at the bodywork as you’ll need to be - good luck! But for what it’s worth I spent a fortune at a coachworks getting rid of the rust on mine (almost as much as I paid for her...) and I’ve never regretted a penny - absolutely a car worth rescuing! Enjoy.
     
  8. Rem

    Rem Copenworld Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2019
    Location:
    Singapore
    Car(s):
    Daihatsu Copen L880K
    wow thats a lot of rust! Not an easy task and sometimes if the rusts dont get cleared out completely you may find new ones growing.. If you ever managed to get those rusts cleared out, do satisfy our curiosity by sharing the after photos here. ^^ Good luck!
     
  9. welz

    welz Copenworld Regular

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2015
    Location:
    Leverkusen, Germany
    Car(s):
    copen 2003
    No problem for that, nor how will see the ask for it:) sanded?

    full sandered? you use money for nothing..
     

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