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#661 OFFLINE   Tayne

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Posted Yesterday, 08:37 PM

Oh and the biggest catch, I had to agree with Liz (wife) that I had to sell the Smart. Both because room and I've spent nearer the top of my budget. :(

 

Number 5 please.

 

 

 

 

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#662 OFFLINE   They_all_do_that_sir

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Posted Yesterday, 08:43 PM

Fantastic news!!

I note from the photos you have a garage, sorted for winter then?

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Posted Yesterday, 08:45 PM

really pleased for you well done.

 

And while there's been plenty of gentle* ribbing on this thread - it's also been full of cast iron solid advice as well. So a classic thread all in all!


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#664 OFFLINE   SiC

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Posted Yesterday, 08:48 PM

Fantastic news!!

I note from the photos you have a garage, sorted for winter then?

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Unfortunately that's full of stuff and my workshop :(

Also bugger...f438d99fce1876a458093ad05ebcbbc5.jpg
Current Fleet:
2004 Smart Roadster 80bhp - The fun one that is the last hurrah before kids
2007 Honda Civic EX CTDi - The reliable runner that is like the family pet.
2010 Aldi A4 - Owned to placate the wife on my crap buying


My history: 2003 Clio II 1.2 16v (First car), 2003 Honda Civic 3dr 1.7 CTDi (Isuzu lump), 1992 Mazda MX5 1.6, 2005 Mazda RX8 192bhp, 2005 Saab 9-3 1.9TiD 150bhp, 2007 Honda Civic 2.2 CTDi, 2004 Renault Scenic 1.6 Auto (Now Kiltox FiL), 2004 Saab 9-5 2.3t (Now Hooli), 2004 Smart Roadster 80bhp
Wife history (that she used/owned but I had frequent use of): 2002 Renault Clio II 1.2 16v (Billabong!), 2006 Mazda MX5 1.8, 2004 VW Golf 1.6 FSI, 2005 Renault Scenic II 2.0 (went bad from the drive back when buying it!), 2002 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 16v (now phil_lihp ex-colleague), 2005 Renault Laguna II v6 (Now angle)

#665 OFFLINE   SiC

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Posted Yesterday, 08:49 PM

Cool drive though :De4cf557ee50ce462c072928327a24033.jpg
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Current Fleet:
2004 Smart Roadster 80bhp - The fun one that is the last hurrah before kids
2007 Honda Civic EX CTDi - The reliable runner that is like the family pet.
2010 Aldi A4 - Owned to placate the wife on my crap buying


My history: 2003 Clio II 1.2 16v (First car), 2003 Honda Civic 3dr 1.7 CTDi (Isuzu lump), 1992 Mazda MX5 1.6, 2005 Mazda RX8 192bhp, 2005 Saab 9-3 1.9TiD 150bhp, 2007 Honda Civic 2.2 CTDi, 2004 Renault Scenic 1.6 Auto (Now Kiltox FiL), 2004 Saab 9-5 2.3t (Now Hooli), 2004 Smart Roadster 80bhp
Wife history (that she used/owned but I had frequent use of): 2002 Renault Clio II 1.2 16v (Billabong!), 2006 Mazda MX5 1.8, 2004 VW Golf 1.6 FSI, 2005 Renault Scenic II 2.0 (went bad from the drive back when buying it!), 2002 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 16v (now phil_lihp ex-colleague), 2005 Renault Laguna II v6 (Now angle)

#666 OFFLINE   New POD

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Posted Yesterday, 08:50 PM

 

 

Topped the dashpots up yet? they take engine oil weekly

 

Fixed that for you



#667 OFFLINE   They_all_do_that_sir

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Posted Yesterday, 08:50 PM

Cool drive though :Dhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2017072...

I'm sure the neighbours love you, especially when the Audi is there too!

Sell the smart, buy a shed as a workshop. Sorted.

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Posted Yesterday, 08:51 PM

Oh crap. Forgot the best bit. I won't deny, I was sold on this bit.

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Also an interior shot in the dark.
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A giffer trinket. Might keep this on? Possibly damaged the paintwork underneath anyway.
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Current Fleet:
2004 Smart Roadster 80bhp - The fun one that is the last hurrah before kids
2007 Honda Civic EX CTDi - The reliable runner that is like the family pet.
2010 Aldi A4 - Owned to placate the wife on my crap buying


My history: 2003 Clio II 1.2 16v (First car), 2003 Honda Civic 3dr 1.7 CTDi (Isuzu lump), 1992 Mazda MX5 1.6, 2005 Mazda RX8 192bhp, 2005 Saab 9-3 1.9TiD 150bhp, 2007 Honda Civic 2.2 CTDi, 2004 Renault Scenic 1.6 Auto (Now Kiltox FiL), 2004 Saab 9-5 2.3t (Now Hooli), 2004 Smart Roadster 80bhp
Wife history (that she used/owned but I had frequent use of): 2002 Renault Clio II 1.2 16v (Billabong!), 2006 Mazda MX5 1.8, 2004 VW Golf 1.6 FSI, 2005 Renault Scenic II 2.0 (went bad from the drive back when buying it!), 2002 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 16v (now phil_lihp ex-colleague), 2005 Renault Laguna II v6 (Now angle)

#669 OFFLINE   SiC

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Posted Yesterday, 08:53 PM

I'm sure the neighbours love you, especially when the Audi is there too!

Sell the smart, buy a shed as a workshop. Sorted.

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Audi is on the road in front of our house. There was some curtain twitching from the grumpy neighbour when I was moving the cars.

Happy neighbour said he will be green with envy when I said I was getting one. Pretty sure he'll want a ride. :)
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Current Fleet:
2004 Smart Roadster 80bhp - The fun one that is the last hurrah before kids
2007 Honda Civic EX CTDi - The reliable runner that is like the family pet.
2010 Aldi A4 - Owned to placate the wife on my crap buying


My history: 2003 Clio II 1.2 16v (First car), 2003 Honda Civic 3dr 1.7 CTDi (Isuzu lump), 1992 Mazda MX5 1.6, 2005 Mazda RX8 192bhp, 2005 Saab 9-3 1.9TiD 150bhp, 2007 Honda Civic 2.2 CTDi, 2004 Renault Scenic 1.6 Auto (Now Kiltox FiL), 2004 Saab 9-5 2.3t (Now Hooli), 2004 Smart Roadster 80bhp
Wife history (that she used/owned but I had frequent use of): 2002 Renault Clio II 1.2 16v (Billabong!), 2006 Mazda MX5 1.8, 2004 VW Golf 1.6 FSI, 2005 Renault Scenic II 2.0 (went bad from the drive back when buying it!), 2002 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 16v (now phil_lihp ex-colleague), 2005 Renault Laguna II v6 (Now angle)

#670 OFFLINE   Vantman

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Posted Yesterday, 08:55 PM

Top purchase,identical to one that I had way back whenever,Harvest Gold,1971,KJK12K,which is still on the road somewhere according to GOV.UK. I had a terrible job finding an exhaust system for it once only to discover that it had a USA spec one fitted!


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#671 OFFLINE   skoda_fan

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Posted Yesterday, 09:00 PM

Yay! Well done and well bought. Have fun with it. I agree this has been an entertaining thread, and one I can certainly relate to. By the way you soon learn to ignore the curtain twitching from pissed off neighbours. I get it all the time.
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#672 OFFLINE   Alexg

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Posted Yesterday, 09:02 PM

That looks really smart. Never in doubt was it...


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Posted Yesterday, 09:26 PM

I think that was pretty quick (about 4 weeks) considering SiC works full time, other half not completely on board, after specific make, loads of tarted up rust buckets to avoid and spending a decent wedge by anyones standards.

Well bought.


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Posted Yesterday, 09:29 PM

Good work!     

 

I will echo the many comments from others - chuck something on those rusty bits while its still warm outside.   Won't stitch it back together but will stop it getting worse before you have had a chance to prioritise things.   Ride is not often as good on these as the bumper-cars but its a trait you get used to.    

 

Whatever else you get out of this you will have some great memories.....


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#675 OFFLINE   SiC

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Posted Yesterday, 09:32 PM

I'm sure the neighbours love you, especially when the Audi is there too!

Sell the smart, buy a shed as a workshop. Sorted.

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I already have a shed. It's full of RC Planes. 96b23f9d4a79c64adb81f413765eec1c.jpg

Did I ever say that I'm lucky that I have a wife?
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Current Fleet:
2004 Smart Roadster 80bhp - The fun one that is the last hurrah before kids
2007 Honda Civic EX CTDi - The reliable runner that is like the family pet.
2010 Aldi A4 - Owned to placate the wife on my crap buying


My history: 2003 Clio II 1.2 16v (First car), 2003 Honda Civic 3dr 1.7 CTDi (Isuzu lump), 1992 Mazda MX5 1.6, 2005 Mazda RX8 192bhp, 2005 Saab 9-3 1.9TiD 150bhp, 2007 Honda Civic 2.2 CTDi, 2004 Renault Scenic 1.6 Auto (Now Kiltox FiL), 2004 Saab 9-5 2.3t (Now Hooli), 2004 Smart Roadster 80bhp
Wife history (that she used/owned but I had frequent use of): 2002 Renault Clio II 1.2 16v (Billabong!), 2006 Mazda MX5 1.8, 2004 VW Golf 1.6 FSI, 2005 Renault Scenic II 2.0 (went bad from the drive back when buying it!), 2002 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 16v (now phil_lihp ex-colleague), 2005 Renault Laguna II v6 (Now angle)

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Posted Yesterday, 09:35 PM

I already have a shed. It's full of RC Planes. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2017072...
Did I ever say that I'm lucky that I have a wife?


Cool!
My sheds full of model trains and tanks!
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Posted Yesterday, 09:35 PM

Might need to come and have a nose at this at some point if you don't mind :D

Love the colour
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Posted Today, 12:56 AM

Unfortunately that's full of stuff and my workshop :(

Also bugger...https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2017072...

 

you barstad you've got type-s wheels- i should've bought a set when i had the chance of a cheap set  :ssch00101:


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Posted Today, 02:14 AM

Well done. That looks really nice and I am a bit jealous. Enjoy it!
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