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    Posted: 01 Jun 15 at 14:33
I was very tempted by a Gipsy on German Ebay this weekend - it sold of the equivalent of £4.3k with a spare 5 speed box, 2 cab doors, TUV for a year, recent head, cam belt etc.

Anyway I chickened out - questions is how bad can there get when the wood rot? I like the idea of a coach built but not if I have to rebuild it totally. Any thoughts?
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Ask on here :

http://www.karmann-coachbuilts.com/

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jason k Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Jun 15 at 21:49
They rot like buggery.
Bank on a reframe in the near future of any unrestored one.
I'd go buy a later t4 gypsy or cheetah
They are grp bodies
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chrisevans Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jun 15 at 08:54
Thanks Jason Maybe a lucky escape then . I am down your way in August - visiting family in Kidwelly/Llandyfaelog .
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jason k Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Jun 15 at 21:21
Nice! Hope you enjoy
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I chickened out again - it was subsequently re-listed twice selling both times for around £4k. Having seen some of the rebuilds on Karmann Coachbuilts I reckon that was a sensible decision!
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They can be an expensive repair, reframed ones go for lots more money.
Go look for a grp t4 cheetah or gypsy.
They don't rot
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