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#1 OFFLINE   cros

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 12:55 PM

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Seen in Crowland a couple of days ago.
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Posted 15 April 2017 - 01:03 PM

On forecourt at Halls Garage Morton, low miles, awaiting door adjustment.
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Posted 15 April 2017 - 02:53 PM

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Seen in Crowland a couple of days ago.

 

That looks like it's had its rust permanently* repaired* with Finnegans Number 1 primer.

 

Surely they don't still make it?? It was rubbish.


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#4 OFFLINE   cros

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 06:06 PM

That looks like it's had its rust permanently* repaired* with Finnegans Number 1 primer.

Surely they don't still make it?? It was rubbish.

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Hope not. Here's a foot well I treated back when I believed the shit they claimed for it; it blistered through within weeks but I put a bit of WD 40 on it every now and again to avoid scraping off the whole sorry mess and starting again. 10 years after its STILL IN SERVICE.IMG_20170415_185736567.jpg
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#5 OFFLINE   somewhatfoolish

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 07:15 PM

Finnegans only made shit, hammerite/smoothrite was utter cack and cost a fortune, and still does.


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Posted 15 April 2017 - 07:22 PM

Hammerite has it's uses: I painted a wooden (well mdf) toilet seat with aerosol Hammerite and it was still perfect when I binned it after 20 years. Absolutely useless for car use though.
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Posted 15 April 2017 - 07:41 PM

Old hammerite was ok as long as you put shit loads on, new stuff is terrible whatever.
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Posted 15 April 2017 - 08:09 PM

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 08:29 PM

Old hammerite was ok as long as you put shit loads on, new stuff is terrible whatever.

 

I think that's cos they've had to stop putting Lead, TNT, Uranium, Cyanide,DDT,  etc in it


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Posted 15 April 2017 - 09:08 PM

Fuck me, my Landrover is hand painted with green Hammerite, the paint looks absolutely awful but, guess what, it's still in service.
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Posted 16 April 2017 - 06:12 AM

The Volvo is still in service. Here it is pictured last Tuesday after being used for my 50 mile round daily commute for a week:

 

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All it required was petrol, screenwash, a small amount of engine oil and a wash at the end of the week. Good car :)


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Posted 16 April 2017 - 10:30 AM

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 04:44 PM

Been in the village near me for years, K reg, used regular.

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 04:22 PM

for some reason I painted my old grifter in red hammerite, looked fing awful....



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 01:50 PM

Not something you see every day, a flail trimmer on a train, but I suppose you have to cut line-side hedges somehow. The Leyland tractor which is chained to the truck and presumably still powers the thing looks like it's been there a while.

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#16 OFFLINE   jonathan_dyane

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 04:09 PM

5 mins ago, Vilnius. Skoda trolleybus. Marvellous vehicle!image.jpeg
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Posted 16 May 2017 - 04:28 PM

It's always a flipping treat to see this bumbling along through our village.

 

It's a bit fruity in places, so I'm amazed (and delighted) to see that it's just been MOT'd with zero advisories.  Just proves that the key to longevity is low owners and picking off the jobs as they come up.

 

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White trims FTW.

 

Not my photo - can't find mine - nor can I work out how to embed from FLICKR onto here (maybe as I'm not logged in there?)  Anyway this guy Kevin loves a bit of it, and he's even papped my car before!

 

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 06:08 PM

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The quality* repairs to this lawn mower were brought to you by the late FATHA_SA and Yours Truly.

 

STILL IN SERVICE.

 


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 07:03 PM

It's always a flipping treat to see this bumbling along through our village.

 

It's a bit fruity in places, so I'm amazed (and delighted) to see that it's just been MOT'd with zero advisories.  Just proves that the key to longevity is low owners and picking off the jobs as they come up - for example easing that sticky door and replacing a rotten window frame at your local MOT garage.

 

EFA


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 09:16 PM

Does my Astravan count? It is in service again,,,,

 

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 09:31 PM

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The quality* repairs to this lawn mower were brought to you by the late FATHA_SA and Yours Truly.
 
STILL IN SERVICE.



Your mower is literally 2 years older than me.
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 11:16 AM

Does public transport count? In Bucuresti we still have in service some of the Tatra T4 that were bought in 1975. Here's one of them:

 

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 07:12 PM

H reg 205 came to collect an old Iveco lump from me today. The bonnets only up cos I was having an admire of the TUD3. That's right, 1.4 front, 2.5 rear, 100% class.

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 07:19 PM

TUD in a 205?  That's the work of a beautifully twisted mind  :?


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 07:34 PM

A local haulage company are running an 05 Reg Scania 114c and a 55 reg Foden, both 8 legger tippers. These seem a lot older than the DAFs and Volvos I often see transporting Mid-Wales in the direction of the M5, 30 tonnes at a time. So, genuine truckshite or not, especially as they seem to still be in the liveries of former owners, with only the  name changed?


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Posted 26 May 2017 - 08:34 PM

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Our local window cleaner uses this. I've been stalking him for some time to get a snap of it.


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:23 PM

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Dunmanway today-still in service.
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 02:14 PM

Dont have any pics, but I always notice the lorries used for fairground rides are usually really old, some even older than me (born 1987) although I suppose by comparison to most trucks they probably have lived easier lives. 


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 05:58 PM

New 1/11/84 in Hong Kong... still in service.

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 07:50 PM

Brightbus at Anston?

These are a regular sight near me, school contracts they use them for, see them a lot on the A57 chucking loads of black shit out the back.

A mate of mine used to drive these, awful in the wet he said. They used to have the sliding windows originally at the front for traffic in HK.




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