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"The Vehicle Finder" for film work?


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#1 OFFLINE   dieselnutjob

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 07:22 PM

One of my neighbours just came and asked me about "The Vehicle Finder" who is trying to borrow his Peugeot 307 SW for film work.

 

He's worried that it might be a scam.

 

The bloke said that he had dealt with me concerning borrowing my 604, but to be honest I don't have anything more than the vaguest recollection of this.

 

The story is that they already have a 307 SW which is basically identical to the neighbours' and they need another that's the same for switching between shots and whatnot.

 

I think he said that the film company is in Epping.

 

Anyone on here know about this?  I seem to remember some discussions many years ago.

 

It seems like an awful lot of effort and risk if the objective is to nick a 307 or do a bank/murder with it so my instinct is that it's legit. 



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 07:37 PM

I'd ask for a £5K deposit in cash, to be returned if the car comes back undamaged.  I'd want to see passports and bank statements and insurance certificates and have details of the Ltd company, I was dealing with, and I'd want £150 a day.  



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 07:39 PM

you haven't seen the state of his 307....


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 07:40 PM

you haven't seen the state of his 307....

 

It's not easy to find the perfect shit 307, so they need to pay up or try to find another shit one.


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 07:46 PM

Where's Fred Transit, when you need her?
Doesn't SixCylinder do a it of film work, he might know of them.

I'm always surprised how bad continuity etc with regard to film and TV cars is, even these days when you'd think Chargers with 17 hubcaps and R reg Mk1 Capris had taught them how stupid these things can make a production look.
I recently watched the BBC 's drama Keeping Faith and the heroine was using an immaculately and freshly polished old C Class estate in almost every other scene- never got dirty even when it was flying around muddy Welsh lanes in the pouring rain, except when they used what was obviously the backup car- same colour, but only half leather and dusty inside and out, it also had a dented tailgate. This was used for random scenes throughout the series.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 07:56 PM

Why don't they just buy it and sell it back to him for less? Done deal. Borrowing a dogshit 307, sheesh.
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Posted 15 May 2018 - 08:07 PM

Have a word with Fred Transit A2E commercials see if she has heard of them - I think her number is on the website.
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Posted 15 May 2018 - 08:09 PM

Why don't they just buy it and sell it back to him for less? Done deal. Borrowing a dogshit 307, sheesh.

 

 Because they might end up with it.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 02:41 PM

Fredtransit theres a name from the past
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 04:13 PM

Have a word with Fred Transit A2E commercials see if she has heard of them - I think her number is on the website.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:11 PM

Fred transit's a girl?!!


No not a girl - Fred Transit is very much a lady! Apparently there was a bloke claiming to be Fred on one of the film jobs but he was soon rumbled as she is quite well known.
There's a glamour shot she has put up somewhere - doesn't feature any vans though.
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:46 PM

Was she not also on TV herself
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:47 PM

Have a dig in the search I'm sure her pictures have been posted before.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:48 PM

I can’t believe they would need to borrow a 307 SW - they’re hardly rare and are worth about £6

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:01 PM

Is this the same Fred transit who has the bullion van?
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:10 PM

Is this the same Fred transit who has the bullion van?

yes, she has many vans

 

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 05:23 AM

It's not easy to find the perfect shit 307, so they need to pay up or try to find another shit one.

It's very easy to find a shit 307. They're all shit. Shit is what they do best.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:49 AM

Wow, Fredtransit..... a real female. Has vans too. 


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:55 AM

Scrapyard's and bumtree are full of worn out 307s, be easier buying one then when it gets damaged it's no bother.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:58 AM

bump for a real thread


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:35 AM

It's dead

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 05:56 PM

It's dead
http://www.christiantena.net/images/dead...


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:28 PM

She pulled off of the drive in front of a car that was driving down the road.

Insurance write off.



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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:36 PM

Oh dear, perhaps they are better off being a pedestrian?


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:34 PM

She pulled off of the drive in front of a car that was driving down the road.

Insurance write off.

 

Have you made an offer yet?

 

If not, why not?


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:37 PM

I'm always surprised how bad continuity etc with regard to film and TV cars is, even these days when you'd think Chargers with 17 hubcaps and R reg Mk1 Capris had taught them how stupid these things can make a production look.
 

 

I have been banned (by pretty much everyone I know) from commenting either during or after about the numerous fuck-ups in TV and films :)

 

and don't get me started on UK-set courtroom dramas with people shouting "objection" in 'em.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:39 PM

Was it driven into the film set?



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:58 PM

Doesn't SixCylinder do a it of film work, he might know of them.
 

 

I fell into it with one company who for many years did Land Rover work for me. Father passed the business to son who changed it into a film car supply company and asked for pictures of my cars to get going. Dan has had a few of my cars, while it is a bit of fun there is no real money in it and there are always issues such as short notice, cancelled bookings and minor damage. I am ok with it but they never have provided any nice photos or anything.  If more comes fine but if it doesn't I don't feel it is a big loss.

 

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 02:27 PM

Have you made an offer yet?

 

If not, why not?

 

I have never actually saved a car.  I have bought cars and used them, usually for many many years, but I don't think I have ever finished one better than I started it.  I would really like to restore or significantly improve one car in my lifetime (which is now a good way through).

 

This is a hard thing to achieve.

 

Therefore I have to focus like a laser on this task.

 

Consequently I have three automotive projects that I must concentrate on:-

1. Daily driver for me.  I really like the XJ so the objective is to try to make it deteriorate with use as slowly as possible, so basically good maintenance.

2. Daily driver for SWMBO.  She really likes her Hippo (mk1 Freelander) and as it's a good cheap car it makes sense to keep it going.

3. Restore the 604.  This is a huge amount of effort which is currenly involving me rebuilding my garage.

 

A crashed 307 does not fit into this schema. 



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 02:33 PM

Wow, Fredtransit..... a real female. Has vans too.

She's been on the telly too.




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