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#31 OFFLINE   Bucketeer

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 11:57 AM

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As Ford offered the Mk3 Saloon in black as a Taxi, I thought one of these would be suitable as a period feature. Autoshite Cabs anyone? Just don't vomit on the velour

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 05:17 PM

It's a Good News, Bad News day for the Granada. Good News is I've finally got her back and she has one of these
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Bad News is she needed all this
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And the size of the fucking bill
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Posted 13 May 2016 - 05:23 PM

Ouch.  The 'like' is for the first bit.

 

Expensive business, this cheap cars thing.


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Posted 13 May 2016 - 05:25 PM

Jesus fucking Christ!

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 05:30 PM

In true Autoshite fashion, spend a fortune on something that's still worth less than £1,000

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 05:46 PM

I admire your dedication.

However a bill that size for a mk 3 granada would have me reaching for one of these -

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And if I couldn't reach, my other half would give me a hand.
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Posted 13 May 2016 - 06:24 PM

Bloody hell! I dread to think what my mate Jas spent on his Samara, a car that cost him £250, just for the parts it was nigh on a grand, then the labour and a full respray. You are a brave man, and I wish I had that kind of wedge to spend on my old heap


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Posted 13 May 2016 - 06:50 PM

I don't really, thank God for 0% purchases on Barclaycard

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 07:05 PM

In true Autoshite fashion, spend a fortune on something that's still worth less than £1,000
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If someone didn't spend that sort of money on them then great cars like this wouldn't be around anymore! That would be a shame.

Congrats on the fresh MOT, it's a lovely car and worth the expense.
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Posted 13 May 2016 - 07:13 PM

I felt I'd fallen out of love with her as I handed my credit card over then fell in love all over again on the 15 mile drive home. Just thrown a bucket of water over her as she looked abandoned.
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Posted 14 May 2016 - 12:00 AM

Fark me that is a huge bill! I hope it is worth it and you get many years of enjoyment from her

Kudos for the dedication
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Posted 14 May 2016 - 12:17 AM

Jesus christ! And i quippled over spending £100 on the front suspension on the Audi!
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Posted 14 May 2016 - 06:13 AM

That is a truly committed level of spending, if you're that much in love with the car then it does make sense, she's now theoretically good for a long time to come. Is it now a case that all mechanical/structural stuff is now sorted? Any cosmetic work needed/planned?


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Posted 14 May 2016 - 06:23 AM

Get agreed value insurance - no good spending that kind of moolah to get £300 back should the unthinkable happen.
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Posted 14 May 2016 - 09:22 AM

You need a pat on the back for that dedication. Well done squire.
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Posted 14 May 2016 - 09:29 AM

Gulp

I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 14 May 2016 - 09:51 AM

On the agreed value thing, I insured mine with Footman James and all I had to do for agreed value was pay an extra tenner and put in the value, it gets agreed automatically.

None of the faff it used to be sending in receipts and photos and haggling. So yeah I'd say it's worth it too.
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Posted 14 May 2016 - 09:52 AM

Big bill, but not as big as your balls. And heart. Well done man. You deserve some kind of award or badge athe the very least.
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Posted 14 May 2016 - 10:00 AM

You deserve some kind of award or badge athe the very least.

 

"Three Grand-ada"?

 

 

 

The world of marketing is really missing out on my creativity.


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Posted 14 May 2016 - 10:06 AM

thank God for 0% purchases on Barclaycard


My Visa card is about to get a hammering sorting out my Visa.
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Posted 14 May 2016 - 11:00 AM

Holy shit
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Posted 14 May 2016 - 06:25 PM

Da fuq? Either I'm not charging enough or there are some huge hidden costs in the "engine" bit of the list!

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Posted 14 May 2016 - 06:45 PM

Very impressed with that level of commitment.  Very.

 

I'd be thinking about keeping her for summer use mind, as presumably you have some serious salt on the roads up there and it would be tragic for that hard work to be undone too quickly.

 

Just my thoughts mind.  They are a great car with that engine, nice and smooth and reasonably economical.



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Posted 14 May 2016 - 07:21 PM

Tbh, I've been stiffed on Labour Charges but I don't care as I have her back. She'll be going over to Bulgaria in the summer (that'll be a thread in itself) and be stored in one of our barns and used in summer when we go over. All mechanical stuff now sorted, booked her in for a full £150 valet - he's booked up till end of June though.

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Posted 14 May 2016 - 07:40 PM

Jesus,thats a big bill,but if it weren't for idiots like us who spend there hard earned wedge on cars like this then we'd all be driving around in faceless euroboxes and talk on forums about how they never breakdown and how economical they are



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Posted 14 May 2016 - 10:03 PM

That is a truly committed level of spending,

in an alternate 1985 kinda way.......

 

seal i hope the next 200 quid purchase is 400 litre of dinitrol and fluffy cushions and shit for when the paying the bill happens :o

 

wow

 

if youd not done that and spent three and half large on summat what might it have been??



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Posted 14 May 2016 - 10:37 PM

Yo Seal, pm me your PayPal address, I would like to buy you a pint
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Posted 14 May 2016 - 10:47 PM

booked her in for a full £150 valet - he's booked up till end of June though.


£150? I assume his wife give you a blow job whilst he does it for that money?
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Posted 15 May 2016 - 02:20 PM

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My sticker finally has a home

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 06:21 PM

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As it's been some considerable time since my last post, thought I'd post an update.
The Granada is now residing in our barn in Bulgaria. She now has a set of LHD headlights and NOS headlight protectors fitted in preparation for her KAT test and subsequent Bulgarian registration next year.


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