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Rancho #2 - The Silver one. - A little progress.


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#1 OFFLINE   holbeck

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 10:07 AM

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So, after the excitement, comes the reality.

 

I have bought a Rancho. Great.

 

But it's 200 miles away, it needs trailering away from the sellers home, and it needs some welding (I can't weld).

 

I need a plan.

 

Collection. - It's up on Shiply, but I'm not very excited by the quotes that have come in so far (not surprising as it's August B/H).

 

 

Assessment for welding.  - As I'm not going to do this myself, I'm wondering if it's better to transport it to a place where the essential welding can be done, this doesn't necessarily need to be close to where I live in the South West.

 

I could blunder along on my own but I'm open minded if any of the collective have good idea's  / suggestions / recommendations.

 

cheers

 

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 10:31 AM

Is that Shipley in Sussex, or somewhere else? If Sussex I am just down the road and can lend a pair of hands with moving, or temporary parking/storage
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Posted 27 August 2016 - 10:36 AM

Is that Shipley in Sussex, or somewhere else? If Sussex I am just down the road and can lend a pair of hands with moving, or temporary parking/storage

 

Thanks for the offer TL, it was Shiply the website I was meaning.   www.shiply.com

 

The car is in North London, just inside the M25



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Posted 27 August 2016 - 11:37 AM

Thanks for the offer TL, it was Shiply the website I was meaning.   www.shiply.com

 

The car is in North London, just inside the M25

 

Ah OK! Well if you're heading back clockwise and need a stopping off point for whatever reason near Jctn 6 of the M25, let me know :)


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Posted 27 August 2016 - 01:40 PM

Stop off point offered in thame if needed! I can't weld either though
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Posted 27 August 2016 - 03:48 PM

Aren't they bloody magnificent beasts for their time?!
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Posted 27 August 2016 - 05:22 PM

200 miles?

Pah! Borrow an A frame and take a day in the smoke.

Be nicely loosened up by the time you got back.

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 05:25 PM

Does it run? Some sort of comedy 'book it in for an MOT and drive it back' caper should be fun.


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Posted 27 August 2016 - 06:53 PM

200 miles?

Pah! Borrow an A frame and take a day in the smoke.

Be nicely loosened up by the time you got back.

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Either that or you'll arrive home with just the two front wishbones clattering along behind you like a tin can tied to a dog's tail, and the rest of the car will be in a variety of locations along the inside lane of the M4.


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Posted 27 August 2016 - 07:27 PM

I'd like to help but I'm not sure how, really. I don't know a suitable welder near there or near you.

I could lend you a Discovery that would probably (but not definitely) do all the towing without overheating or anything, if you like? You'd need to source a trailer though.
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Posted 27 August 2016 - 07:42 PM

oh my God 2 rancho in one year I am going to implode with excitement
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Posted 28 August 2016 - 09:29 AM

I'd like to help but I'm not sure how, really. I don't know a suitable welder near there or near you.

I could lend you a Discovery that would probably (but not definitely) do all the towing without overheating or anything, if you like? You'd need to source a trailer though.

 

Wow, thanks for a great (and kind) offer.

 

Part of me would love to have the keys to the Skizzer disco for a car adventure.

 

 

I do have some irons in the fire for collection, and a couple of quotes on the books from shiply.

 

I'm probably going to London for a post purchase inspection later in the week so I'll hope to get my ducks in a row for collection shortly after that.


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Posted 28 August 2016 - 09:33 AM

 

I'm probably going to London for a post purchase inspection later in the week

Only on AS! :)  I love it!

 

Especially given that the car in question is French, over 30 years old and hasn't been used in years.  Well done Holbeck!


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Posted 28 August 2016 - 03:07 PM

Collection now sorted.

 

I managed to get a decent quote for transport. Just need to get the date confirmed with the vendor.


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Posted 28 August 2016 - 03:29 PM

Yay!  Very excited!


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Posted 28 August 2016 - 06:29 PM

I look forward to seeing it parked in Olds View as your everyday conveyance. It also makes my Tiger seem a positively sane purchase!
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Posted 28 August 2016 - 08:47 PM

Design wise they're interesting as they're the wrong side of the 4x4 / large car evolution. A bit like the Citroen cx familiale and Peugeot carriers the manufacturers eventually went with mpvs instead.
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Posted 28 August 2016 - 09:40 PM

Let me know if you need a quote for welding.

 

I love these, I work in a garage restoring classic cars and the recovery driver we use loves them and owns one too.

 

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Posted 29 August 2016 - 12:30 PM

Let me know if you need a quote for welding.

 

I love these, I work in a garage restoring classic cars and the recovery driver we use loves them and owns one too.

 

Ben

 

Interested. Whereabouts are you?

 

 

That said I've decided to drag it back here, then see about making it run before getting into the body repairs.



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Posted 29 August 2016 - 08:32 PM

Interested. Whereabouts are you?

 

 

That said I've decided to drag it back here, then see about making it run before getting into the body repairs.

Isle of Wight mate

 

Let me guess, opposite end of the country?



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Posted 29 August 2016 - 08:45 PM

Isle of Wight mate

 

Let me guess, opposite end of the country?

 

Devon.



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Posted 30 August 2016 - 08:24 PM

Devon.

not too bad then. Into the new forest to Lymington then across to Yarmouth and out garage is 5 mins from the terminal.

 

I recon about 100 miles or so?


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Posted 30 August 2016 - 08:30 PM

North London! Just inside the M25!  

 

Could be very local to me indeed :)



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Posted 30 August 2016 - 08:41 PM

It's in Barnet Ken.



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Posted 30 August 2016 - 08:44 PM

Within spitting distance!



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Posted 02 September 2016 - 04:53 PM

Just been to see the Rancho. Possibly the most civilised car purchase I've ever done. Full details later. They gave me something to read on the train.
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Posted 02 September 2016 - 04:54 PM

Just been to see the Rancho. Possibly the most civilised car purchase I've ever done. Full details later. They gave me something to read on the train.
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Posted 02 September 2016 - 05:16 PM

I look forward to seeing it parked in Olds View as your everyday conveyance.

 

I was at Old's View this morning.  No Rancho yet.  I IZ DIZAPOINMT.


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Posted 02 September 2016 - 05:23 PM

Curses! Holbeck makes a cunning strategic move in the Rancho MOT race with a sneaky factory service manual...
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Posted 02 September 2016 - 06:29 PM

Curses! Holbeck makes a cunning strategic move in the Rancho MOT race with a sneaky factory service manual...

Wheras if it was a Haynes I'd suggest tearing it up and mixing it with underseal to make some papier maché sills would probably help more with an MOT rather than reading it.


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