Monthly Archives: May 2012

The work continues!

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Just a quick update: We removed the vehicles ‘rear end’ at the weekend to assess the damage. It’s not too bad, we need to replace the bumper, boot lid and the missing spoiler – not a big job but sourcing parts locally is the hard bit given that it’s quite a scarce car. One good bit of news – we somehow managed to resurrect the battery – amazing considering it’s been flat for getting on 3 years. Think its probably best to replace it anyway once the additional electrical bits ‘n’ bobs are installed. Oh and we have a radio interview in the pipeline.

Stay tuned for updates as they happen.

Kris – For UKEO Team Captain


Now the work begins!

ForUKEO were handed the keys to a ’98 Honda Accord 2.0L ES Coupe on Friday by a generous Flt Lt from our Unit. She had been lying in the car park for two and a half years and had not been turned over in that time. Flat tyres, cracked windscreen, bit of rust here and there which we initially thought was terminal and a large dent in the boot lid (Also donated by said Flt Lt).

Having checked all her fluids were present and correct Paul (2IC of ForUKEO) and myself thought we would try and jump her off one of our cars. It was decided that Paul’s 3.0L Mondeo would be the best option as my Korean supercar as I like to call her didn’t have the minerals. After a few minuites connected to the Mondeo Paul gave the nod to try firing her up. On the first turn of the key she fired up and was ticking over nicely. We checked all the good stuff and took her a short spin around camp.

No major dramas that we can see – happy days! She’s going to need new brakes all round, a boot lid, windscreen, new bumper, battery, some minor adjustment with a big hammer in the boot area and a set of tyres. Hopefully that will be all she needs for an MOT.

Keep posted for further updates as they happen and remember to donate what you can to Help for Heroes.

Any companies wishing to sponsor the team’s vehicle or help with the repairs, contact us through the form on the ‘Our mission & how you can help’ page.

Thank you!

Kris – For UKEO Team Captain

 

Kris, the team captain with a poorly battery 😦


We have a car!

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