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Has anyone had a lorry transported? Is it hi - NOW DODGE 50 HORSEBO11OX THREAD

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#361 OFFLINE   wuvvum

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 06:15 PM

I had a beavertail one of these and there was no discernible difference in "performance" with a car on the back or without.  I don't think Bo11ox' choice of décor is going to affect anything much in that department.



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Posted 02 August 2018 - 06:30 PM

I'm at green gathering ATM. There are a few Dodge trucks here, I'll try and get some fotoes if I'm allowed permission.
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Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:54 AM

This is in our neighbour’s front garden. It disappeared for a couple of months and now its back again. I imagine it was having the same sort of treatment as yours
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Posted 03 August 2018 - 11:22 AM

Will you be able to qualify for the rebel vanners now you have a dodge truckster?
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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 08:59 PM

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Hey gang, i've not been doing much shiting lately but after a fashion Al has been doing a fair bit on the horsebo11ox, heres a few gratuitous metalwork shots for you

 

Rusty drivers floor:

 

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rotten cab mount:

 

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This is part of the inner wheelarch

 

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passenger side outer arch, completely fabricated from scratch!!!

 

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Should actually be finished in the next couple of weeks!!! I've failed to find anywhere to stash it so its going to have to live on the driveway much to Mrs_Nuts' disgruntlement!!! I cant wait though. I want to get this big fugly old heap through its test and bomb around in it a bit!!!!


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 09:01 PM

A+ weld fest


I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 09:05 PM

Great to see an update on this, lovely work there too.
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Posted 14 September 2018 - 09:19 PM

Finished? Can you air bnb the arse end to some hipsters? Bit of straw on the floor and a rock n’roll bed and they’ll be foaming at the beard, shirley?
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Posted 15 September 2018 - 12:17 AM

Those brake discs look teeny.


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Posted 15 September 2018 - 01:52 AM

Bonus marks for pulling it up the drive, and blast dixie air horns.


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Posted 15 September 2018 - 12:05 PM

That brake disc looks comedically undersized...

Is the gentleman who's been doing this work on here? If so and they're willing I may well want to send some work their way in the not too distant future on my Merc. I'm far more interested in work being done right than what it costs, and the work on this thread is a bloody good recommendation I say!

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 02:02 PM

Yeah Al Bundy is his username on here, defo would recommend

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 02:38 PM

I'd start making the back habitable asap.

 

 

(Just in case).


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Posted 15 September 2018 - 03:02 PM

Finished? Can you air bnb the arse end to some hipsters? Bit of straw on the floor and a rock n’roll bed and they’ll be foaming at the beard, shirley?


Spot on - only thing missing is horseshit on their cravats.
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Posted 15 September 2018 - 05:02 PM

You could wake them at 4am while dressed as riot police and subject them to a full search at the roadside leaving their belongings strewn about for the full experience. A small* extra charge may apply
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Posted 15 September 2018 - 05:06 PM

A hand fabricated arch? That's incredible, there's some really nice welding and metalwork on there.

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 05:11 PM

Yeah Al Bundy is his username on here, defo would recommend


Excellent. I'll seek them out and get a PM sent at some point. If anyone can sort this out...

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...I reckon they're the one for the job.

If it was just underneath the van I'd have a crack at it, but that's kinda visible!

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 05:28 PM

Fair play, that welding/fabrication is absolute class.


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Posted 15 September 2018 - 06:23 PM

Agree - that front arch has come out bloody well hasn't it?


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Posted 30 September 2018 - 07:43 PM

HEY DUDES

 

Not been on here much as I've not generally been feeling very sociable lately, just been keeping my head down, going to work, paying bills and trying/failing to avoid news and newspapers! But you might be interested in the latest intel on the HORSEBO11OX.

 

Well its back home now after being at Al Bundys for 3 months. Its had some serious metalwork on the inner and outer wheelarches, cab mounts, drivers floor and bumper mounts. Got the call that it was ready week before last. As I have failed to find anywhere to keep it, it was going to have to live at home on the drive, but that meant dismantling the friggin car port!!! Anyway I got that sorted (it needed doing anyway to be fair) and went down on the train today to pick it up. To be honest I was shitting myself as the MOT ran out at the end of June and I had visions of the day ending up with it breaking down on the M1 and having to be shifted on a low loader for a four-figure sum, plus getting tigerbummed off the bacon boys for driving with no test, then losing my job, house falling down, and having to spend the rest of my life in a homeless hostel where the TV only plays Jack Whitehall etc etc.

 

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In the event the journey home went fine. As I am seriously speed-deficient I tucked myself in behind someone towing a SWB isuzu trooper on a 4-wheel trailer behind another SWB trooper, figuring that he looked equally as dicey as I did. In fact he did get a couple of serious snakes going which were scary for me 50 yds behind - the lad driving must have been shiting himself. But the Dodge just selttled into a smooth* 50mph cruise and we sailed home with no problems at all. DAMN its noisy though!!! I might see about adding some extra deadening on the floor and bulkhead before I try and drive this thing more than 50 miles or so.

 

 

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Al has welded a SERIOUS acreage of steel into this thing!!! The wheelarches need some wob to get the profile a bit better but they are super solid, and properly constructed.

 

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I think I am gonna remove the grille, bumper and bumper bar and spend a bit of time improving the paint/seamsealer/underseal situation as I reckon the new metal could do with some decent preservation chucked on it. Also the rad leaks, and I am hoping to find a cheap Land Rover rad or something on eBay that i can cobble in as a replacement while its all in bits.

 

It needs a general look-over before going in for a test - the wipers dont work properly, headlamp lenses loose, one indicator is out, I want to grease the kingpins (bought a nice old WANNER gun off the bay for that) and sort the aforementioned paint and sealing on the new metalwork.

 

Now then. I should be chuffed that this thing is home at last and i can get on with it but TBH I am finding its presence a bit stressful. Its such a big ugly bastard! First I was stressed about getting it home. WHen i got home I thought the stress would lift but its not doing. Check out the view out of my kitchen window:

 

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Not good that is it. Mrs_Bo1 is not happy, and neither am I TBH. It was also covering a side window on the neighbours house as well. He's a friendly dude with a garden full of old motorbike bits and scrap copper pipe so i dont think he'll care, but I would if I was him and it was stressing me out. I spent some time cutting back brambles and sorting out the manky fence so I could tuck it in as much as poss and eventually got his window mostly uncovered and i dont think he'll lose any sunlight in his room now so thats better at least. Heres the driveway:

 

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Its mostly tucked in and looking at the picture its not too bad so hopefully the stress levels will fall after a good nights sleep or two.

 

If they do i will bust out the multimeter and get started on some of these MOT jobs! Once it has an MOT it can live aty least part-time on the roadside, as there is plenty of parking space 100yds down the road from me so it will hopefully feel like less of a friggin ball and chain.


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Posted 30 September 2018 - 07:45 PM

I seriously need to cheer up as I have spent more on getting this welded than I have ever spent even on a complete car (Fiat 130 Berlina excepted). I'm in quite deep!


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CHECK OUT MY AWARD-WINNING SHITE-FIXING BLOG HERE

"THE 2.3 POWERTRAIN IS A SILENT IS AS A FISH, AND IT PULLS LIKE A GREAT"
"Full luxury cream leather with walnut fascists"

"Car shows are full of mentals talking tosh"

"I had no doubt it would pass, but unbelievably, to mine and the MoT tester's amazement, it passed"


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Posted 30 September 2018 - 07:52 PM

This all sounds pretty heroic. Its not like you've dumped an old double deck bus on the driveway so don't fret too much about the big box on wheels and remind yourself how cool it is at frequent intervals.

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 07:53 PM

Get it kitted out with shite interior (velour and formica obvs) and hire it out on here for the less fortunate to experience how winners go on holiday? That'll relieve some of the storage stress if it disappears for a week at a time and might level out some of the welding expense?


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Posted 30 September 2018 - 07:56 PM

I seriously need to cheer up as I have spent more on getting this welded than I have ever spent even on a complete car (Fiat 130 Berlina excepted). I'm in quite deep!

 

Bo11ox deep in fact.


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Posted 30 September 2018 - 07:57 PM

Yeah soz I meant to write 'the current Ms_Bo11ox'!!!! (Dont think she reads this site thankfully)


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CHECK OUT MY AWARD-WINNING SHITE-FIXING BLOG HERE

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"I had no doubt it would pass, but unbelievably, to mine and the MoT tester's amazement, it passed"


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Posted 30 September 2018 - 08:05 PM

Showing your stressed shows you care. Do you have any longer term storage or will it be living with you full time?

Can't wait for the inside work to start!

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 08:07 PM

Well I have been trying to 'woo' a few local farmers including one who stores caravans, several of them have my phone number but nowt concrete has happened yet!!!


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CHECK OUT MY AWARD-WINNING SHITE-FIXING BLOG HERE

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"Car shows are full of mentals talking tosh"

"I had no doubt it would pass, but unbelievably, to mine and the MoT tester's amazement, it passed"


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Posted 30 September 2018 - 08:12 PM

Worse case, if this is MOT'd and you fell out with it you'd probably get your monies back?
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Posted 30 September 2018 - 08:18 PM

I'm doubtful TBH, but when its MOT'd i'm hoping I'll feel better about the whole thing as it will be legally drivable & on-road parkable at least


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CHECK OUT MY AWARD-WINNING SHITE-FIXING BLOG HERE

"THE 2.3 POWERTRAIN IS A SILENT IS AS A FISH, AND IT PULLS LIKE A GREAT"
"Full luxury cream leather with walnut fascists"

"Car shows are full of mentals talking tosh"

"I had no doubt it would pass, but unbelievably, to mine and the MoT tester's amazement, it passed"


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Posted 30 September 2018 - 08:21 PM

Remind me again, when is the ferry to Spain booked for? In the meantime winter is not good for interior renovations so why not advertise on Shiply as man with van Dobbin removals. Once its through the mot natch.


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