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#1 OFFLINE   sierraman

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 03:51 PM

Paid a visit to the breakers today, some interesting stuff in there...

Late Mk3 Granada Hearse, looked like a 2.9 Auto, had seen a lot of welding to the backs of the sills, presumably what’s seen it off...

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 03:55 PM

Toyota Sera...

The MGB was well rotten, it’d been dragged out a garage where it had sat for years.

Didn’t get a picture but also a decent 85 B plate SAAB 900 turbo and accident damaged 2CV.

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#3 OFFLINE   MattLikesCars

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 04:01 PM

Lots of mine here. Some highlights:

 

Pre name change 244.

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1981 Volvo 244 DL (2/2) by MattLikesCars, on Flickr

 

740 with a body kit and spoiler. I posted this to the Volvo owners forum about a year after seeing it here, a group went the next day and it was still there and stripped the kit off.

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1986 Volvo 740 GK by MattLikesCars, on Flickr

 

Yellow Omega. Any particular reason why it would be yellow?

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2003 Vauxhall Omega CD DTI by MattLikesCars, on Flickr

 

Terminally rotten Beta HPE

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1975-1984 Lancia Beta HPE 3/4 by MattLikesCars, on Flickr

 

This 240 looked fairly good on the underside. It's at Michael Douglas Auto Salvage in Carlisle (CA3 9QU) and they may well sell it. 01228 520109, you'll probably get Paul on the phone, say Matt with the blue old shape Swift sent you.

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Scrap 1990 Volvo 240 (1) by MattLikesCars, on Flickr


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 04:09 PM

That Lancia Beta could easily be a couple of years old, couldn't it? ;D


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 04:14 PM

Lots of mine here. Some highlights:

 

Pre name change 244.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3783/9694...

1981 Volvo 244 DL (2/2) by MattLikesCars, on Flickr

 

740 with a body kit and spoiler. I posted this to the Volvo owners forum about a year after seeing it here, a group went the next day and it was still there and stripped the kit off.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2926/1396...

1986 Volvo 740 GK by MattLikesCars, on Flickr

 

Yellow Omega. Any particular reason why it would be yellow?

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5092/1400...

2003 Vauxhall Omega CD DTI by MattLikesCars, on Flickr

 

Terminally rotten Beta HPE

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1975-1984 Lancia Beta HPE 3/4 by MattLikesCars, on Flickr

 

This 240 looked fairly good on the underside. It'a at Michael Douglas Auto Salvage in Carlisle and they may well sell it. 01228 520109 CA3 9QU.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4377/3710...

Scrap 1990 Volvo 240 (1) by MattLikesCars, on Flickr

Your flickr has some great stuff. There is one with some 75s and a Rialto, where about were they please?



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 04:17 PM

Yellow Omega could have been a taxi.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 04:45 PM

That Lancia Beta could easily be a couple of years old, couldn't it? ;D

 

The sad thins is that it arrived (those photos) in 2014. Last I saw a couple of months ago they still had it and it was cirtually untouched. Tempting to hire a van, strip it and sell for profit.

 

Your flickr has some great stuff. There is one with some 75s and a Rialto, where about were they please?

 

Thanks! Could you link the specific photos you are referring to?


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 04:47 PM

Has Michael Douglas gone off being addicted to sex and moved on to Volvos now?

I’d love to know the back story to a lot of the really old stuff like the Beta, I’m guessing someone’s died, first thoughts are to scrap it as opppsed to putting it on eBay for £4,995 BIN

Forgot there was also a Rialto today but it was painted a really gopping metallic pink colour.
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 04:50 PM

Oh and this, how could I forget about this? Again this one they might sell as I did ask about it. Still Polish registered but if you want it use the contact details above that blue 240 estate.

 

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Scrap FSO by MattLikesCars, on Flickr

 

 

Has Michael Douglas gone off being addicted to sex and moved on to Volvos now?

I’d love to know the back story to a lot of the really old stuff like the Beta, I’m guessing someone’s died, first thoughts are to scrap it as opppsed to putting it on eBay for £4,995 BIN

Forgot there was also a Rialto today but it was painted a really gopping metallic pink colour.

 

Not sure what the reference to sex is about... They have a pretty big yard so they tend to keep older/interesting stuff for quite a while, the Volvos seem to stick around.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:05 PM

Michael Douglas the actor claimed at one point he was addicted to sex, hence he sought councilling for it. Is it not the same Michael Douglas that runs this scrapyard then?
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:36 PM

Michael Douglas the actor claimed at one point he was addicted to sex, hence he sought councilling for it. Is it not the same Michael Douglas that runs this scrapyard then?

 

I doubt that. As far as I am aware the current owner is the son of the guy that started it although the company name only goes back to 2002 and the director is Michael William Douglas (maybe started a new company with his own name to change the branding).



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:16 PM

Used to be Kirk Douglas's previously ;)
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:09 PM

Used to be Kirk Douglas's previously ;)

 

Ah I knew it something else before. Any idea how long they have been around in general?



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:12 PM

No idea why I am not following you on The Flickr so after seeing this, now I am.

Going by most of the car registrations in this scrapyard and indeed a lot of your photos, Ill guess you are from somewhere in between Moffat and Barrow in Furness?

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:16 PM

A shameless plug for my own Flickr page - a lot of scrapyard chod content!

 

https://www.flickr.c...s/24252872@N05/


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:25 PM

I definitely do follow you!

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:38 PM

No idea why I am not following you on The Flickr so after seeing this, now I am.

Going by most of the car registrations in this scrapyard and indeed a lot of your photos, Ill guess you are from somewhere in between Moffat and Barrow in Furness?

 

The vast majority of my scrapyard photos are taken in Michael Douglas Auto Salvage in Carlisle but there are a handful from around Dumfries as that's my patch.



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:46 PM

Has he got Catherine Zeta Jones working the gas axe and that?
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Posted 13 October 2017 - 06:20 AM

Has he got Catherine Zeta Jones working the gas axe and that?


I'm sure there's a euphemism here somewhere.
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Posted 13 October 2017 - 07:47 AM

The sad thins is that it arrived (those photos) in 2014. Last I saw a couple of months ago they still had it and it was cirtually untouched. Tempting to hire a van, strip it and sell for profit.

 

 

Thanks! Could you link the specific photos you are referring to?

Sorry not sure how to do that :)



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 08:39 AM

Looks as though that C reg 740 has tan interior - can someone go get the door cards for me? Courier? 


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 08:44 AM

Hmm... This guy/business was featured on here - in connection with the 'Great Inundation of Carlisle' and scrap floaters hence..

He has a gun!* & isn't afraid to use it [don't wear a fox costume!]

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 09:45 AM

That Lancia Beta could easily be a couple of years old, couldn't it? ;D

Yawn, that old chestnut again.............................................................................never expected that!


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 11:16 AM

Yellow Omega could have been a taxi.

 

Or scared of all the name callers...


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 11:25 AM

He has a gun!* & isn't afraid to use it [don't wear a fox costume!]

*unlicenced

 

Aye, that wasn't that long ago. Has plenty of golden bling ootside the hoose too. Quality yard.



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 11:51 AM

I don't seem to visit scrapyards as often as I used to but here's a few different places.

 

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26158075605_663c9e04e7_c.jpgDSC_9797 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

12253656823_84ca0330d1_c.jpgDSCF8060 by srblythe, on Flickr

 

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All actual scrapyards and not just hoarders collections of scrap.


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 12:42 PM

What’s the pogwealsed heap with the Corsa badge? Looks fun.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 01:54 PM

Looks as though that C reg 740 has tan interior - can someone go get the door cards for me? Courier? 

 

I very much doubt that they still have that car, especially now that the body kit is gone. That photo was taken in 2014.

 

Has plenty of golden bling ootside the hoose too.

 

Aye. Have you seen the gates recently? Each to their own like.


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 02:02 PM

Sorry not sure how to do that :)

 

If by the 75 you mean this photo of one parked next to a Jaguar X-Type then that is Auto Salvage Dumfries but again that is a 2014 photo so they probably won't have it.

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The only photos I have of scrapped Rialtos were both at the aforementioned Michael Douglas yard in Carlisle but the white one is long gone and if the yellow one is still there then there is virtually nothing left on it. As for the yellow one on the pole...


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 02:07 PM

What’s the pogwealsed heap with the Corsa badge? Looks fun.

Looks a bit late 80s Sunny ish to me?

EDIT. Followed the flickr link to a comment saying its a JDM Toyota.

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