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#1 OFFLINE   catsinthewelder

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 07:51 AM

I'm on a bus with the kids, wcpgw?

 

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#2 OFFLINE   catsinthewelder

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 07:58 AM

Too slow with the spot camera today. I just saw a Maestro van, Volvo 740 and Dodgy Tom within 300 yds.
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Posted 18 August 2018 - 08:10 AM

Chod speed. At least im in the Volvo for the next 216 mins on my collection
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The Gaylander TD4 of much gayness. 172k miles 180k miles Sold to nice Romanian man to take to Eastern Europe. Replaced with another. 

The BMW Z4 in the delightful bell end purple colour.      :angry-smiley-007:

The Rover 75 of much comfyness 126k miles, new purchase, very Count Arthur Strong Sold 11.6/17 (Trilby moved to Sterling post sale)

The Clitroen ZX of much gifferness reliably earning me .45p/mile work use  sold .roffled. and bought back from winner...........  95 quid mansions pool car.

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 08:21 AM

Pleasant journey Mr CITW, good luck!
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Posted 18 August 2018 - 08:22 AM

Is the title a reference to 'Placebo', a miss-spent youth, or just the car?
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Posted 18 August 2018 - 08:45 AM

Kids strong enough to push in case of ftp?
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Posted 18 August 2018 - 09:39 AM

Thanks chaps

I like Placebo but not enough to get the reference. I did indulge when younger and I'm fairly sure FTP will be involved somehow.

Currently sat at Kidderminster waiting for the train to Dorridge.

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 09:59 AM



Snacks, school uniform and old railway magazines acquired while in Kidderminster.

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The train is here, smallest child is in the toilet changing into long trousers in case it's cold up north.
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Posted 18 August 2018 - 10:01 AM

I'm hoping this FTP won't FTP!

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 10:03 AM

I feel like I need a nervous wee on your behalf!


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Posted 18 August 2018 - 10:12 AM

Passed Stourbridge Junction and saw 139001 which smallest child thought was cute.

Also saw this

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 11:19 AM

12:03 XC Voyager to Newcastle achieved. No children lost in Birmingham. Should be getting off the train at 13.32.

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 12:04 PM

A long line of dead 60s suggests that we've just passed TotonIMG_20180818_125723822.jpg
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Posted 18 August 2018 - 12:30 PM

Are children code for poos?
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Posted 18 August 2018 - 02:36 PM

How you getting on. I've just loaded uo

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The Peugeot 406 of much cheapness. 190k miles  Deceased, twatted into Central Reservation of A1 Southbound, RIP 10/12/16...Relaced with 406 estate.

The Gaylander TD4 of much gayness. 172k miles 180k miles Sold to nice Romanian man to take to Eastern Europe. Replaced with another. 

The BMW Z4 in the delightful bell end purple colour.      :angry-smiley-007:

The Rover 75 of much comfyness 126k miles, new purchase, very Count Arthur Strong Sold 11.6/17 (Trilby moved to Sterling post sale)

The Clitroen ZX of much gifferness reliably earning me .45p/mile work use  sold .roffled. and bought back from winner...........  95 quid mansions pool car.

The Team Sven Mobiles V70 and XC70  why oh why ?

 

NICE SHITE (Now much reduced in Number)

Saab 96

Renault Dauphine

BMW Z4  Ordered by Mrs 95 Quid to move her car into this section. :-D and its still bell end purple.

 


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Posted 18 August 2018 - 05:27 PM

Sparticus is very nice and has the best living room of ever.IMG_20180818_142822174.jpg

Fuel was acquired

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Barrow Hill was visited.

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Kidderminster was achieved

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 05:59 PM

Good to meet another of the 'bredren', Rich is a top guy with cool children too! It made a change to have enough time to have a cup of tea and a natter rather than rushing straight off to meet some deadline.

A1, top buyer, would sell again, etc etc etc.
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Posted 18 August 2018 - 06:52 PM

Honey I'm home

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It runs very well. I need to fix the aerial, adjust the clutch and replace a tyre but it's great for hooning about.

Many thanks to Spartacus for collecting me from the station and supplying me with an ace little car.
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Posted 18 August 2018 - 07:02 PM

I like the numberplate.

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 08:09 PM

So, CITW HQ really is the land of the Rovers at the moment then? Seeing as mine is still lurking, and an ex-mine...

 

Looks like a fun day out!


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Posted 19 August 2018 - 09:21 PM

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Some of you are going to be cross. I decided that tinkering was required today and as DW had the keys for the other cars the Rover needed to be the victim.

It needs a tyre, new aerial (anyone got one) and probably a service but they all required going out to buy things.

Another thing it needed was a new headliner and I had a spare afternoon.

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So half an hour of unscrewing, levering and cursing later it was out and 10 seconds after that the fabric was off.

I enlisted the kids to help remove the mess underneath. A bucket of soapy water and a scouring pad was helpful as was the vacuum cleaner.IMG_20180819_133018348.jpg

Long after the kids had wandered off I was left with this which still wasn't smooth but was as far as I was prepared to go.

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As it wasn't smooth I glued down a old woolen blanket with PVA as a liner. I folded it in half and glued down the central section on each side before doing the ends.

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It took a while to get it smooth but wasn't hard. One it was glued down I cut around it leaving a overlap.

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Once I'd done that I carefully trimmed it close to the edge all around and cut out the holes for sunvisors, courtesy lights etc.

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Once that was done neatly I started on the outer fabric. Typically I couldn't find the iron anywhere so had to put this on a few inches at a time to stop the creases showing. I also glued to covering fabric as the wool would have absorbed too much glue.

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Eventually I'd covered the whole thing. This time the overlap was folded over and glued on (still with PVA).

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Holes were cut out again and it was finished.

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Reassembly is the reverse of removal with the (vastly increased) swearing in different places.

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Finished

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Or am I?

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This one is a test and needs redoing. If anybody has some good front door cards spare that would be ace as mine are fooked.


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Posted 19 August 2018 - 09:26 PM

That's brilliant! Love it.


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Posted 19 August 2018 - 09:28 PM

Haha, that's magic! Great work.
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Posted 19 August 2018 - 09:31 PM

that is a very cheerful headliner, well done sir!

 

Rover R3 is an ace little car, we had both a 214 one and a Rover 25 version.

 

the 214 was the better of the two, when the inevitable OMGHGF happened that one repaired ok at the first attempt, the 25 one didn't.......


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Posted 19 August 2018 - 09:33 PM

That's a good way to jazz up the black interior for almost zero pence. Approved!
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Posted 19 August 2018 - 09:34 PM

Superb!  Can you make me one of those for the Rover of Doom for my birthday?


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Posted 19 August 2018 - 09:38 PM

Stylin'!!
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Posted 19 August 2018 - 09:40 PM

Love it! How could anyone be cross with you?!
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Posted 19 August 2018 - 09:42 PM

Who wouldn't love that?
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Posted 19 August 2018 - 09:47 PM

I can just picture you at a busy junction wrapped in that flowery fabric, just as you realise that you forgot to tighten up all the screws...
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