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#1 OFFLINE   nigel bickle

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 05:07 PM

http://i204.photobuc...ckle/esty-3.jpg
A ghastly interior...
Posted Imagea mildew'ed arse....
http://i204.photobuc.../esty-1.jpgyes- a tax free right hand drive Estafette.....
Just right for recommisiioning my redundant van.
Dead cheap too -now all I have to do is persuade my Employers that I really need a trip to the Isle of Wight- a frame in boot. Shouldnt be too difficult

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 05:49 PM

You sir are a brave brave man. 8)

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 06:40 PM

Oh, so you bought the ole heap then? :D I would have been tempted myself had it not involved an expensive ferry crossing to go and get the thing.

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 06:52 PM

And a free pair of broken Aviators too :D

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 08:39 PM

Crikey! Well done.

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 07:09 AM

its a breaker really -but it'll rhd my van, tax exempt it (!) and might offer up a few useful spares.The ferry is the prob -but I can get over occasionally on expenses- so this will be one of those trips.Have to a frame -but reckon 1 yrs tax equivalent -to get it home is worth it

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 07:25 AM

Fookin ell you are gonna A-frame that!!!! Hats off!!!!

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 01:32 PM

Just gaffa-tape the whole thing together first...

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 03:55 PM

its only a ferry -10 motorway miles ans 20 more A road. Piece of piss

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 04:58 PM

Will this be your first indiginous Estefette?Nothing else to say really, other than....... :D

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 06:09 PM

It will -solely on the grounds that I've never seen a UK rhd estafette before. It'll convert mine nicely -and quickly too -cos the neighb's arent going to like this!!Still want help with your 14 -gone quiet?

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Posted 06 October 2007 - 10:29 AM

It will -solely on the grounds that I've never seen a UK rhd estafette before. It'll convert mine nicely -and quickly too -cos the neighb's arent going to like this!!Still want help with your 14 -gone quiet?

Were Estefette's not officially sold over here then?Absolutely yes, sorry for not responding straight away, I've been keeping it in mind when best to give you a call. I've been quite busy (as I'm sure you have) and haven't been at home for any sustained period. Soon it will be a case of weekends only else we shant have any light in the evenings anymore! :roll: Mind you it's in a lit garage so not really a problem. I'm tied up this weekend, but I can't think of anything next weekend at the moment. How is next w/e for you?

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Posted 06 October 2007 - 12:18 PM

God knows- is the usual answer!! I never plan ahead- always goes wrong!A trip to Axminster to collect the Fiat ,or IOW for an Estafette are both possible.....Oh -and sorting the detritus on the drive...But -call when it suits- it'll not take long to diagnose; rectification? thats a different issue!!I'll find time -when you're ready

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 12:53 PM

Were Estefette's not officially sold over here then??

Yes they were, but not many bought them.
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Posted 08 October 2007 - 12:57 PM

Tell me more- I've never heard/seen a Uk spec one(Collecting on Friday 19th -when I need a quick trip to the island -for biz!.So -the ferry -for the towcar -is free!!

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 03:07 PM

a friend has a 1963 RHD panel van in Essex, he's not selling mind!

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 03:07 PM

a friend has a 1963 RHD panel van in Essex, he's not selling mind!

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 04:31 PM

Nice to know its not some 'conversion'!

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 12:58 PM

Tell me more- I've never heard/seen a Uk spec one !!

IIRC there is one in somerset.I think you'll need to ask 'ted' here: http://www.renaultow...com/index1.html There are a few more in the hands of enthusiasts but very few on the road.IIRC they had a problem with wheels separating from the vehicle at inappropriate moments.
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Posted 09 October 2007 - 01:47 PM

I've already got a Pickup version and a panel van (for which this will supply parts and erm, papers) -never heard of the wheels coming off -just dog slow.....Love 'em though -just so diffrent.

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 03:09 PM

If I had one, I'd be so tempted to name it Gloria (Estefette) after Gloria Estefan! :D I guess that's you, Este-fan!

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 03:51 PM

Lawkes -Reg. I'm not into naming them -except those already with appropriate signage- or the Aussies- after my wife labelled the Ute skippy -as she'd realised its parentage (perhaps not essex -as implied!)

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 12:05 PM

surely Gloria it's-a-van...... :oops: Nigel you have a message!
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Posted 11 October 2007 - 06:43 AM

Ta Andy -pics when I collect! I expect this is going to be a 'fun' tow

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 11:16 AM

Off to collect this Friday. Thought it through and am taking the dolly to get 2 wheels off -cos, from what the seller says- it really is doggy.So -look out for a disintegrating van on the A3/A27 early evening Friday -being towed at breakneck speed in the vain hope of avoiding the feds!!

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 11:24 AM

I'm scared for you Mr Bickle, but make sure you take some photos!!I just have the image in my head from that Clint eastwood movie, where they tow the car, and there's nowt left at the end bar the front axle!

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 11:32 AM

So -look out for a disintegrating van on the A3/A27 early evening Friday -being towed at breakneck speed in the vain hope of avoiding the feds!!

Well I work just outside Portsmouth - I finish at 3pm on a Friday, so I'll park in a layby on the A27 for a few hours & await the glorious sight to come rushing past! :D What will be the tower? It would be fantastic to see something old skool towing something else old skool - twice the sight! 8)

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 03:11 PM

It'll be either the green Saab 900 or the grey Saab 900(classic) -mood and fuel tank dependant. My good 'ol Company have bought the ferry ticket -I'll just add a wee dolly on the back....Need to get the wheels off my Panel van tomorrow -and collect the assorted chains, ropes, straps, jacks, lump hammers... etc to get it out.Its going to look hideous -and it may well fall to bits. So if you see an old panel van collapsed at the roadside, number plates and chassis plates missing -just keep going.Reg -you might have to wait a while -intention is to load -spend a nice day there with the wife (thats the trade-off!) then home late evening -when its awfulness isnt quite so obvious.But -even by my standards -I think this one is grim.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 03:22 PM

Can't wait to see how conspicuous it is in the village! :wink:

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 03:43 PM

its going to get shredded pretty quick....




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