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#181 OFFLINE   Mr_Bo11ox

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 05:38 PM

I think its some sort of opel. Dunno what the lights are off but it has to be Japanese surely.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 06:43 PM

The lights on both the escort and the green victor (?) are from Mitsubishi Lancers. The ones on the escort are early ones mounted sideways.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 10:51 PM

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gtd2000 < look out guys, this new boy knows his onions!

Oh, I've been around the block a few times now :wink:

The MK I Escort with Hyundai wheel trims is actually quite fitting really - Hyundai started off making the Ford Cortina under license if I recall correctly?

Honda Civics badged as Acuras?
I'm pretty sure the one you took the photo of is probably not correct but they sold the Honda Civic badged as an Acura "EL" in Canada - or at least they did back in 2003 when I was working in Edmonton.

I just did a search and it still continues today under a different model name:

The Acura CSX is an Acura badged version of the Japanese 2006 Honda Civic that replaces the Acura EL as Acura's entry-level luxury car. It is essentially a luxury version of the Honda Civic, with extra length added to it. It is only available in Canada. Like the EL, it is built in Alliston, Ontario, Canada. Competitors for the Acura CSX are the Mercedes-Benz B-Class, Volvo C30, Volkswagen Jetta, Mini Cooper, Saab 9-2X, Audi A3, and the Subaru Impreza. And the CSX isn't to be confused with the Shelby CSX. The CSX went on sale in November 2005 as a 2006 model. The CSX is the first Acura model with two predecessors, since the CSX's predecessors were the Integra sedan (1986-1996) and the EL (1997-2005).


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Posted 11 November 2007 - 10:57 PM

The lights on both the escort and the green victor (?) are from Mitsubishi Lancers. The ones on the escort are early ones mounted sideways.

Talking of Victors - here's one I snapped during the summer up in Oregon.

This is one that was imported by Pontiac - more badge engineering :)

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 11:07 PM

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Time for "Catch of the Day".
I'll let you all work this one out for yourselves :D

http://snap36.photobox.co.uk/99566343884...

What d'ya think?

KJ


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Early Opel Record....P2?
Tell it like it is...NOT how it should be ;)

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 11:30 AM

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff159...
Early Opel Record....P2?

That's the badger!
Opel Rekord P II, 1960-63 apparently.

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^ Looks like there had been some jiggery-pokery going on with the front
end too. Other pictures I've found have the indicators wrapping around the
corners.
The P I model looks to share a wrap-around screen with that lovely
"Pontiac Victor" thing of yours gtd, but other features are different.


Look what was making that big shadow :shock:

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^ No prop to the back axle, unfortunately :(


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^ Retired bin-wagon.
Fire-engine with odd lights, still in service:

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This one's a beauty:

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^ 583cc of raw Yanmar powaaaaaah!
Must be well low geared - it was at the top of a v. steep dam.

But this one pipped it to the post of "Catch of the Day":

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(Hino of Japan)
All the orange ones I got yesterday in government reservoir compound.
I hope there was something appealing to the lorry-lovers in our midst...?
Bye for now.


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Posted 12 November 2007 - 03:45 PM

It's a nice area that you are in - toured around that way back in '97 on a Honda Step-Thru :lol:
Tell it like it is...NOT how it should be ;)

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 04:25 PM

http://snap36.photobox.co.uk/687354626d0...

I've had a quick search, but not found any reference to it being so - but surely that Rekord is (another) from Pininfarina's 'I've done one so why should I do any more?' big book of medium-sized saloon designs of the 60s?

Anyone know?

More great spots by the way KruJoe! 8)

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 04:49 PM

http://snap36.photobox.co.uk/28337980753...

Yummy!!! My favourite lorries in the whole wide world! 8):D

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 12:35 PM

It's a nice area that you are in - toured around that way back in '97 on a Honda Step-Thru :lol:

When I first came here a few years ago, I too was touring the area on a
90cc Honda Dream! The best way to see it IMO.
It is a nice place, especially as you get out of town a bit as we did on Sunday.
We went about half an hour north, to the area of a big reservoir where
we've bought a piece of land. We'll build a home on it eventually.
(Our land - not the reservoir!)
We rode down to the low water level and got a couple of pics:

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^ The carefully placed stone was perhaps a good idea. :D


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^ Taken from a distance... is it a Vdub 411? That's my guess...


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This one I've seen around town a few times - difficult to miss!
It's not really shite, but I'm glad I got it for you, because I've loved the
look of these since I was a kid. Not sure about the colour of this one, but
beggars can't be choosers.
Perhaps they're ignored by RWD snobs and Lotus purists, but I like 'em
so I'm taking the liberty of making it "Catch of the Day":

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And today I'll leave you working out this optical illusion: :D

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:shock::lol:


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Posted 13 November 2007 - 01:19 PM

I like that black Jag, reminds me of the one I liked on Fordpopliers thread (where is he, he didn't stay long?)There's a metallic blue H reg Lotus Elan on the base where I work. Must be someone that transferred from Chichester like me because I used to see it there too!

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 01:25 PM

That Elan could well be a Kia rather than a Lotus.

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 01:29 PM

http://snap36.photobox.co.uk/28337980753...

Yummy!!! My favourite lorries in the whole wide world! 8):D
Is the above picture visible to anyone else because I can't see it now? :?

(not that it really matters what my favourite lorry in the whole wide world is!)

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 02:50 AM

That Elan could well be a Kia rather than a Lotus.

Funny, that was pretty much the first thing that came to my mind upon seeing the pic too ;)
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Posted 15 November 2007 - 12:24 PM

That Elan could well be a Kia rather than a Lotus.

Well I didn't know about the Kia Elan until now!

Where was it sold? I presume it wasn't sold officially here as this is the
only one I've seen. (But then I'm not in Bangkok.) If that's the case then
this yellow one could be a grey import from either Lotus OR Kia. I haven't
been close enough to it for long enough to be looking at the badges - I
just love the short-wide-low shape.
I'll report back when I see it again!


Regie: The yummy pump trucks are still there for me, and they
should still be for all of you, too; I haven't moved 'em or owt!
Oh, and here's the back of a Santana for you :wink: :

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(Soz m8, hard to resist - hope you tell me when I'm wrong!)


@Hirst:

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http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff159...

Might be wrong, but those look like period Tom's Igeta racing wheels!

I think you're right, old friend!

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(Sorry it's not a Charmant, but pretty damn close!)


Looking sad:

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Rather more perky:

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^ These minilite-esque wheels are common on this vintage of Corolla -
Are they original equipment? They do look good.

I'm loving this batch of Toyotas ^ but I've never seen a 2dr 626 before,
so this one is "Catch of the Day". Sorry it's as tatty as the rest...

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A bit J-heavy today - must try harder next time...


KJ


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Posted 15 November 2007 - 12:45 PM

I'm getting a load of "image not available boxes" sadly.

The home of one previous owner Japanese cars:

1973 Datsun 1200 B110 2dr; 1980 Laurel 2.4 C230; 1988 Sunny 1.6 LX N13
1992 Camry 2.2GL (definitely just for spares now); 1993 Camry Estate 2.2GL on the road again!!

And a couple of modern Toyotas


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Posted 15 November 2007 - 12:53 PM

I'm getting a load of "image not available boxes" sadly.

SO SORRY - NEW ALBUM - FORGOT TO MAKE IT PUBLIC - EDITING NOW...STAND BY...

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 12:56 PM

I can see my Ford D Series trucks now - they have returned (weird).I'm afraid all your latest batch of new pictures (apart from the quoted one of the Isuzu Gemini previously posted) aren't visible. They just say "Image Not Avaliable - Photobox" :?

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 01:19 PM

Sorry folks, set up a new album and forgot to set it to "public".The mistake doesn't show up in the previews - only after I submit the post.So I've been back, clicked on "public", and re-posted all the img locations.Have another look at page 13 - all should be visible now - SORRY! :oops: Hope you enjoy the pics now...

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 01:31 PM

I like that black Jag, reminds me of the one I liked on Fordpopliers thread (where is he, he didn't stay long?)There's a metallic blue H reg Lotus Elan on the base where I work. Must be someone that transferred from Chichester like me because I used to see it there too!

I haven't dissappeared, still get on to look at least once a week. Spotting opportunties (ie the drive to and from work) have been thin lately due to it being dark both ways. I particularly like this thread, enjoyed the black Jag too.

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 12:50 PM

I particularly like this thread, enjoyed the black Jag too.

Thanks FordPop - I appreciate that! ^
Looking forward to your next update; hope you find some daylight snapping time!

Regie, SL: Thanks for the heads-up... enjoy the pics?



Quality not quantity today:


Caught this hard-working pair at a recycling plant on the CMU campus.
Well worthy of a two-in-one "Catch of the Day" :D

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I'm guessing Toyota (on the left) and Isuzu :?:

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Any takers?


And a quick CPTC:

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 12:57 PM

Yup, was a great update (as ever). I don't know what I'd do if I visited/lived there, all that old stuff to look at constantly.

The home of one previous owner Japanese cars:

1973 Datsun 1200 B110 2dr; 1980 Laurel 2.4 C230; 1988 Sunny 1.6 LX N13
1992 Camry 2.2GL (definitely just for spares now); 1993 Camry Estate 2.2GL on the road again!!

And a couple of modern Toyotas


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Posted 16 November 2007 - 02:43 PM

Hoohah, it's the thread that keeps delivering the J-tin by the dozen or something like that... my guess is Toyota Truckything and Toyota Stout.

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 04:51 PM

Oh, and here's the back of a Santana for you :wink: :

http://img4011.photobox.co.uk/194692577f...

(Soz m8, hard to resist - hope you tell me when I'm wrong!)

Oh don't worry, I will! :P

Cheeky Mr KruJoe, I can see that the Santana & that Carina are as alike as Red Leicester & Stilton so feel a bit of a plank now!

I suppose this is my pick, ignoring the colour / body kit....

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These two are a bit of alright too :wink:

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but I've never seen a 2dr 626 before,
so this one is "Catch of the Day". Sorry it's as tatty as the rest...

http://img4011.photobox.co.uk/70547542bf...

That's the flavour we seemed to get all our MkI 626s in over here in Blighty!

A bit J-heavy today - must try harder next time...

Don't worry, plenty of people here on this board will feel there's no need!

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 08:14 PM

We had that 626 as the Coupe didn't we?

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 08:23 PM

We had that 626 as the Coupe didn't we?

We certainly did, KingMaz owns maybe the finest example still left here. I've sat in it.

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1973 Datsun 1200 B110 2dr; 1980 Laurel 2.4 C230; 1988 Sunny 1.6 LX N13
1992 Camry 2.2GL (definitely just for spares now); 1993 Camry Estate 2.2GL on the road again!!

And a couple of modern Toyotas


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Posted 16 November 2007 - 08:36 PM

It was definitely the most sporty of the J-tin grandad gang, wasn't it?

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Had a pretty cool interior too.

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 09:53 PM

I loved the Mazda 323 fastback produced from 89, I've owned two!
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Posted 17 November 2007 - 12:17 PM

I loved the Mazda 323 fastback produced from 89, I've owned two!

They didn't used to belong to SL did they?

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Posted 17 November 2007 - 02:54 PM

Hoohah, it's the thread that keeps delivering the J-tin by the dozen or something like that... my guess is Toyota Truckything and Toyota Stout.

Well done on the Stout Michiel.
But I googled "Toyota Truckything" and came up with zip! :(
:D


I can see that the Santana & that Carina are as alike as Red Leicester & Stilton so feel a bit of a plank now!

As I said first time, I can see how you could confuse the two...
Ignore details like door handles and wheels, and tell these two appart:

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I'm sure you're not the only one. You're certainly no plank, Sir Regie!


http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff159...

That's the flavour we seemed to get all our MkI 626s in over here in Blighty!

Well I didn't know that! I'll have to keep my eyes peeled when I get back there.

A bit J-heavy today - must try harder next time...

Don't worry, plenty of people here on this board will feel there's no need!
OK, I'll not worry too much then.
But here's a couple bits of University shite for the Renault lovers on here:

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Just the arse-end again, folks :oops:
That white one reminds me of the sad story of the one on the wrecker in
the new boy Ayd's thread. Breaks my heart...
If only it was here, I'd have given five times what the scrappy did :cry:
Sure it was in a better state than most shite here.

Hirsty: Maybe it's just me, but I'm not getting your pics today.
I am further away than most...



I loved the Mazda 323 fastback produced from 89, I've owned two!

Yep, great motors, so I've heard. I do also like the look of the later blobby
ones :oops: ahead of their time style-wise and more imaginative than
their contemporaries imho.
Remember this Ford Aspire, guys?

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Sorry for dragging it up again (kicking and screaming), but a great shite spot (NO PIC!) today was the newer version looking very much like this:

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^ Thats the 3 door 323 that the UK got in tiny numbers - ever seen one?
Any relation :?:

Went out around town today with SWMBO today on errands, not much
time to stop with the camera. Another one I missed was a stock-ish 70s
Corolla with a dirty great intercooler poking through the valance giving
the game away 8)


But this monstrosity was spotted in Tesco's on the way home.
Sorry for the light and darkness...

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^ Can you tell what it is yet??




No ideas on this exotic J-shite from last time?

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Another angle:

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^ P'raps you can see through the tarp for inspiration...?


Since I started this thread, I've been on the lookout for Aggros, because
a few years ago I saw the odd one on the road and a few more dusty
forgotten ones, but they all seem to have vanished. Until now!

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Looked all present and correct, showing evidence of it's original weepy
A-series and lop-sided suspension :D Good to see, so it's my "Catch of the Day".




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