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Hi guys, went to look at a Mk2/3 today, just wondering how much it will cost to get back on the road. Yes I know how much is a piece of string, but someone on here has probably had worse and knows where the money will need to be ploughed into.

It was driven on a flat tyre until the wheel station went bang then left outside for years. bins rusted solid, no brakes, tyres badly cracked, everything corroded.

Interior and engine bay flooded with water/mud

Plus points, does start and run roughly, will move under it's on steam, turret turns, lights work.

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Doesn’t look too bad. Ferret parts are starting to get hard to find and expensive, but you should be able to rebuild the wheel station. Brakes are a standard job if it’s been sat a while. All the big bits are there, the bins etc can be repaired.

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Dear Mr Ammoman,  I am sure you have a name, I would use it if I knew it.

 

I echo what Chris (Sirhc) says, it is quite complete with extra bling like radios. You are in the UK so parts are far more plentiful than over here in the colonies. Trust me, we would rebuild what stuff you folks throw out, we cry often.

Paint makes a huge difference to looks, it it was all in primer it would look better.

Buy it now and get it under cover and start the process, what else would you spend your money on? Beer and smokes?

There wont be any more made. Good luck.

 

 

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Get the inspection plates off, and start getting penetrating fluid onto all the bolts and hinges. At least with all the bins and interior stuff out you will have more room to work on things.

Did you find it locally?

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Hello hope it's now in your shed! Just go for it we all have to learn and the best way is to just get stuck in, there are always kind people that will give you advice or help get hold of bits your missing anything metal can be fixed. I am now almost finished stripping my Ferret that was from France and saw combat in the Algerian freedom war in 1960 and when I bought her she had sat outside since 1981 and it is going to be a very nice truck when it's done so yours ain't that bad:)

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Chap wants £10K but I don't have the space to pull the pack out on my drive. I have left it for the moment while I work out prices for parts and see if it's possible on my budget, I can see past the cosmetic work.

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Now I know nothing about these, but how much more for a good one?

Some times its just cheaper to buy one needed less work as costs mount up.

One thing I didn't think about was cost of driving to and from storage!

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10k is over the top for a Ferret in that condition as top whack resale for one in totally restored condition is around 15-17k so that doesn't give you a lot of budget if bought at 10k if you could get near 7k then you have 3 to restore and you have a sound investment as well as a very cool truck which will have been saved from the scrap pile.

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9 hours ago, winchester said:

10k is over the top for a Ferret in that condition as top whack resale for one in totally restored condition is around 15-17k so that doesn't give you a lot of budget if bought at 10k if you could get near 7k then you have 3 to restore and you have a sound investment as well as a very cool truck which will have been saved from the scrap pile.

Exactly what I thought at the time, I offered 7.5K cash which I thought was fair but he was not even dropping a fiver off the price.

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On 1/26/2018 at 4:33 AM, winchester said:

10k is over the top for a Ferret in that condition as top whack resale for one in totally restored condition is around 15-17k so that doesn't give you a lot of budget if bought at 10k if you could get near 7k then you have 3 to restore and you have a sound investment as well as a very cool truck which will have been saved from the scrap pile.

I don't think you will find a nicely restored Ferret for any less than 20k, if you do you better buy it. Look at what the one from the Littlefield collection sold for. I have seen others sell for $25k-$35k.

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Mine is up for sale at the moment. Don’t really want to see her go but it’s just sitting there. I’m looking at about £12500 for her. 

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