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Ken's Kar Klearout - AX now living in Essex with a new owner.

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#1 OFFLINE   purplebargeken

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 01:32 PM

Some of you may have seen on the other bit of the forum that my health is currently a bit shit. Well more shit than it usually is. Work are talking of looking at the possibility of medical retirement with the culmination of all that is wrong with me.

The upshot is that I am permanently tired, have no energy and get out of breath quickly. My back and knees hurt like a twat most of the time too.

I was on my way to the barn this morning to take some pics of the infamous blue Citroen AX (yes the blue one). I saw the state of the M25 and just turned round. I simply had no inclination to do battle with the sheer pile of cars that I could see.

I went to the garage to do some fettling on the Toledo and just sat there for what turned out to be 2 hours of doing fuck all other than cleaning a door handle. I was just too bloody tired.

So, after some thought I have decided to have a sellage.

I simply have had enough and need to make some significant changes.

The blue AX is available for the sum of £295 which is what I paid for it with a couple of months MOT, which has now run out (4th June 2016). I see no reason why it would not pass another MOT but I doubt I will get that sorted like I wanted/planned to. I have spent a couple of quid on it and bought a new set of front indicators as one is missing. It is a great little car that made it's way quite happily from Scotland to Essex. So £295 for that.

The Toledo. I really like this car but it deserves a repaint to be even more special. It is in a really cool shade of blue (I just don't know what the colour is called). It has been painted 'at home' and is a ten yard car. I have tried to compound most of it by hand and at least now it shines a little. The bonnet and the roof are the worst and I was thinking about a vinyl wrap for those panels. It has just barely over 42,000 miles on the clock and a wad of history. It is a lovely runner and the engine is as sweet as a nut. Clutch and gearbox are fine. Rust-wise it has a couple of blebs on the very front of the front wings but it is feck all in the scheme of things. The drivers door has a line of rust on it towards the bottom panel. The usual rust culprits are fine.

I have put MGF steelies on the car with virtually perfect tyres. They suit the car, fill the arches a bit better and you have a better choice of rubber.

The interior needs some bits addressing but I am picky. It has a light blue homemade carpet. It fits quite well but it is homemade. A proper replacement is around 130 quid from Coverdale. The headlining is stained brown in parts as 98% of these cars do at some point. It is not nicotine, it is the factory glue that stains the material. I have had this to a greater or lesser extent on all of the dozen or so small Triumphs I have owned and the solution is easy, you remove the mirror, the sun visors, the interior light and the furflex door surrounds (which need replacing anyway). You wipe over the headlining with meths, leave it a day or two and then put on about two coats of plain vinyl silk emulsion using a small fluffy'ish roller. A small paint brush is best for the fiddly bits. Leave to dry and the result is a factory finish lovely bright headlining. It really is that effective. The seats are lovely and clean. The steering wheel appears to be from a Stag is larger than what is supposed to be on there. I may have the chance to get an ordinary Dolomite one, we will see how that pans out.

I need to try and fit a replacement bonnet release cable, fit some screen wash pipe and get a carb rod (£ 8) or if I can't the bits will be supplied.

The Toledo is MOT'd until 1st March 2017 and tax exempt and is for sale at £1400 a bit of shitter discount is always available.

The Mitsu is staying as I love it, it is easy to drive and comfy/practical.

If it were up to me I would also sell the Amazon as I have been staring at the wheel arch repair panel for two weeks no without even taking it down to the garage, it needs a bloody MOT too. Sigh.

So, the AX for £295 as is and the Toledo for £1400 or thereabouts.

Please PM me if you are interested.

Thanks guys and gals. Take care.

Ken


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Posted 20 June 2016 - 01:41 PM

Shit, it's never good to hear when a fellow enthusiast has to reign it in due to health. Genuinely sorry to hear that chap. Hope the motors find homes quickly on here so you can keep updated on their status.


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Posted 20 June 2016 - 01:43 PM

Cheers mate, I feel shit about it but then I feel shit anyway ;)

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 01:52 PM

Genuinely sorry about your situation.... :-(


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Posted 20 June 2016 - 01:56 PM

Thanks mate.

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 02:06 PM

That sounds awful man. Best of luck with the sales.
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Posted 20 June 2016 - 02:06 PM

Sorry Ken - really hope things improve for you before too long and you can start enjoying life behind the wheel again. GLWTS.
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Posted 20 June 2016 - 02:09 PM

Sorry to hear that Ken. Take care of yourself, and GLWTS.


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Posted 20 June 2016 - 02:11 PM

Sorry about your health mate, hopefully once they have got to the bottom of it and pumped you full of wonderful modern medicine you will get a spring in your step sooner than later. Any chance of some pics and more info on the Toledo?


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Posted 20 June 2016 - 02:20 PM

There are much worse things that people go through but this has knocked the wind out of my sails, literally. I feel utterly knackered all of the time.

Cheers again guys.

JG there is a thread for the Toledo on the forum. I'll try and find it for you. That will give you some pics. I will try and get more shortly, just not today methinks.
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Posted 20 June 2016 - 02:28 PM

Here you go. Not sure if John has some more somewhere.

http://autoshite.com...triumph-toledo/

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 02:31 PM

Sorry to hear about your woes. I struggle with disability. Some days worse than others,some days I don't go out so I feel your pain. Glwts
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Posted 20 June 2016 - 02:35 PM

The like button is the closest I can press to say 'thanks'.

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 02:36 PM

Hopefully this is a sensible decision and with a bit of time without the cars sitting waiting for work to be done you get your enthusiasm back as well as health improving.

 

Good luck with the sales.


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Posted 20 June 2016 - 02:43 PM

Bad times Ken, hope things improve for you.
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Posted 20 June 2016 - 03:33 PM

The Toledo will come with shiny Triumph valve caps ;)

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 03:34 PM

The Toledo is an ace little car.
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Posted 20 June 2016 - 03:39 PM

Too right :)

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 03:55 PM

Sorry to hear you are joining the ranks of us old gits that are considered too fucked to be allowed into the workforce. It will improve mate and then part time working for your self can be very lucrative and interesting, life isn't over yet. I don't want any of your cars though - I don't care that much...  :)


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Posted 20 June 2016 - 03:56 PM

I understand the sentiment but you could at least make an offer! :)
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Posted 20 June 2016 - 04:28 PM

hmmmmmm........

 

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 04:53 PM

Health is more important than anything.

You can always buy more chod.
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Posted 20 June 2016 - 04:58 PM

Buying more chod may be a magic cure ? You never know ??? Hope you get sorted soon matey.


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Posted 20 June 2016 - 06:28 PM

If the AX was red and a mk1 I would've bought it. :(


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Posted 20 June 2016 - 06:57 PM

So sorry to hear about your health issues, Ken. You've done the right thing by taking a step back, and echoing what everyone else has said - your health is absolutely paramount over anything and everything.

 

I'm sure the Tolly wouldn't take much hard work to find a new home.


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Posted 20 June 2016 - 07:16 PM

Cheers fella, it has to be the way forward sadly. Frustrating but true. I see it thus: I have made a good car a little better, I am sure the next owner will take it even further. There is a truly nice car there for someone.

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 07:51 PM

 

 

The upshot is that I am permanently tired, have no energy and get out of breath quickly. My back and knees hurt like a twat most of the time too

You are me AICMFP

 

Best of luck old bean, going to pass the deets of the Toledo on, fingers crossed.

 

And as someone who has used PBK Used vehicles Ltd before, may I add

 

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 07:55 PM

I think that maybe, just maybe I am lol.

Cool, cheers.

So many A's, wow :)
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Posted 20 June 2016 - 08:05 PM

Gutted to see this thread mate, small triumphs are the car to be seen in this year and 'wtf shade is that?' Blue being cooler than all the rest so I am sure someone of taste will snap it up soon.
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Posted 20 June 2016 - 08:10 PM

Not much I can add in support really, except GLWTS.   And the recovery.  Look after yourself, Ken, there'll be other cars but there's only one you.


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