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#61 OFFLINE   Partridge

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 12:36 AM

That is bloody nice! Love it...


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Posted 10 November 2015 - 02:42 AM

Another vote for Velourite type material here too. Where do farts go when pressed into cow hide seats?

 

Yep, that's another thing to consider when you live with three vegetarians.

Ever experienced a proper Greek dolmades and tzatziki thrush taking off in a car with leather seats?


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Posted 10 November 2015 - 04:12 PM

Today, the car was dropped at the painter's with the clear* instruction to make it perfect.

Should be back by Friday afternoon. Hopefully.


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Posted 10 November 2015 - 06:32 PM

What colour? :shock:



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Posted 10 November 2015 - 08:12 PM

Hopefully a colour so close to the existing one that it won't be noticed that it has paintwork done. Beige.


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Posted 14 November 2015 - 04:32 PM

The car came back from the painterisator today and immediately attracted admiring glances from the girls:

 

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Note how the terrible weather beautifully beads on the fresh paintwork:

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Posted 14 November 2015 - 05:01 PM

What a beauty.


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Posted 14 November 2015 - 08:30 PM

It really does look superb. What's the headlining like, and is it missing any interior door lock buttons?

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Posted 14 November 2015 - 09:08 PM

Headlining is gone, but all door lock buttons are present and work.

Also missing is the moulding above the tailgate, I guess it was removed to provide more clearance for the crane.


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Posted 14 November 2015 - 10:02 PM

Very nice. Your painter works faster than mine.
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Posted 14 November 2015 - 10:08 PM

Today's award for correct Peugeot 405 usage goes to an anonymous French person. I especially like the mismatched bumpers.

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 01:48 AM

Sadly this thread will die now.

Once you have a 405, there is nothing more to report. They just work.


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Posted 15 November 2015 - 10:15 AM

That's jinxed it^
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Posted 15 November 2015 - 12:14 PM

The car came back from the painterisator today and immediately attracted admiring glances from the girls:

 

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Note how the terrible weather beautifully beads on the fresh paintwork:

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Lovely.  

 

Lovely all round.


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Posted 15 November 2015 - 01:46 PM

This is such a beautiful colour, great work getting the bonnet tidied up. Can we just have some more photos for no reason just showing off that mega hue?
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Posted 15 November 2015 - 03:02 PM

Very lovely indeed.  Can't decide actually what I think about that colour, sometimes I love it sometimes not so sure.  Haze blue still my favourite unfortunately never had one.

 

How's the search for velour seats going?  And any other small bits 'n' pieces you're after?



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Posted 15 November 2015 - 04:59 PM

Search for velours seats hitherto not successful, but I haven't really looked that hard yet.

Ideally, I'd like those partially green STI seats.

 

The only things really missing are the plastic moulding above the tailgate and the headlight washer jets.


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Posted 15 November 2015 - 07:36 PM

I'm breaking the moogs old 405 estate, I'll have a look if that bit of plastic is there

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 08:04 PM

That would be great!

What are the seats like?


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Posted 15 November 2015 - 08:28 PM

Rears and passenger OK but drivers tatty

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Posted 17 November 2015 - 10:08 AM

The car came back from the painterisator today and immediately attracted admiring glances from the girls:

 

Note how the terrible weather beautifully beads on the fresh paintwork:

What happened to "Do not Paint!"

 

Looks great. Had no idea 405s' were desireable until I started reading this forum. Same with Rover P6s and boxy Volvos. But now I know.


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Posted 17 November 2015 - 02:20 PM

What happened to "Do not Paint!"

Looks great. Had no idea 405s' were desireable until I started reading this forum. Same with Rover P6s and boxy Volvos. But now I know.

Let's keep it 'on the down low' though, eh? I rather fancy a diseasel one before the nostalgia tax reaches them.

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 01:49 PM

Four months on and I can't remember ever opening the bonnet during this period.

 

So I thought I must do something and bought new numberplates.

 

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Still would like to swap the seats for some proper ones.

I think I'm repeating myself. But owning these is pretty boring.


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Posted 24 February 2016 - 02:39 PM

Dealer plates are a nice touch. Was the sticker on the car or is that new too?



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Posted 24 February 2016 - 02:51 PM

No, the sticker came with the car. The plates are fairly exact replicas of the original ones.


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Posted 24 February 2016 - 03:21 PM

What do you prefer Mr J, saloons or estates?



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Posted 24 February 2016 - 03:31 PM

I would always prefer a saloon, but having only saloons just doesn't make sense.

One of your cars must be an estate.


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Posted 24 February 2016 - 03:32 PM

Two of mine are in a state if that counts.


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Posted 01 March 2016 - 05:18 PM

Today it had a flat tyre!

Thanks God all of them are nearly new and they had the exact matching onein stock, thus only the damaged one had to be changed.

 

Tyres haven't been what they were ever since 1986 etc. etc.


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Posted 01 March 2016 - 05:41 PM

UNRELIABLE.


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