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  1. Carpet I didn't take pictures of the work in progress because the spray glue is like silly string and gets on everything, plus it was a three handed job keeping the carpet held up while trying to align and stretch it. I did the whole offside in one bit of carpet so it was pretty awkward. It's a really satisfying job though. The carpet has a lot of stretch and it's quite easy to get a good finish. The knack is to start from the centre of where you're working and push outwards, stretching it into every contour with the handle of a small screwdriver. I lifted the rub
    23 points
  2. I like the way you have bricked-up the side-door!
    20 points
  3. Copied from my Pandino 2019 trip: This was my car of the show though. Brought along by a mother/son team. The mum had owned it from new when her late husband bought it new as a temporary car whilst waiting for his company car to arrive. It was then passed to the mum, a lady originally from Portugal. Its a 1982 Panda 30 with the 2 cylinder air cooled engine as fitted to the 126. She drove it back to Portgual year on year with photo albums that she loves to show you. The albums are pure shite heaven! Pictures of it on the road before all the motorways existed and some amazing st
    15 points
  4. Insulation. As mentioned earlier, a van in the sun even in the north of Scotland turns into a tin oven and it can get pretty unbearable very quickly (especially when you can't open a window or door because of the midges!). I dread to think how bad it would get in the south of France. For that reason I think insulation is more important for keeping the heat out than keeping it in, although of course it does both. It's also important to stop condensation forming on the walls and roof, which will drip on you constantly / rot the van from the inside out. Ultimate Insulation Supplies in S
    15 points
  5. Well my £4.27 eBay special GPS antenna arrived today, so this evening after work I went out and plugged it into the Rover's sat nav computer. That's a bit more like it. It took a while longer to lock onto the signal than the OEM antenna did when it was working, but then it's physically much smaller so that's understandable. I initially plonked it on the roof of the car (it's magnetic) with the wire running in through the tailgate window to give it as much chance of picking up a signal as possible - it took a few minutes to pick up the full complement of satellites and a bit l
    12 points
  6. What's the issue here? It's not banning petrol or diesel cars, just the sale of NEW ones. Going to be plenty of diesel and petrol cars still around for a good while longer.
    11 points
  7. Thought I’d just leave this here again. So American.
    11 points
  8. Finally finished the Jeremy Dickinson tribute Life imitating art... More pics here... https://autoshite.com/topic/20735-doesnt-fit-anywhere-else-shite-thread/page/4/ scroll to bottom of page...
    10 points
  9. Looks straight, but a bit £much perhaps? Especially since the rabbit isn't included. https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202011116028760?sort=distance&include-delivery-option=on&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=Used&year-to=1995&advertising-location=at_cars&radius=1500&postcode=cv100nr&price-to=1000&page=2
    10 points
  10. Today arrival is this Matchbox Emm Gee Bee! What do you reckon Smoll Eddy? "If you've got to have an MGB,this is the best one to have as real ones are shit M8"
    10 points
  11. cort16

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Tidy and pretty rare in black I think. Last owner 21 years! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/98-R-PEUGEOT-406-2-0-PETROL-GLX-SALOON-105K-AND-2-OWNERS-FROM-NEW/224238489058?hash=item3435a7cde2:g:2EcAAOSwCKxflUks
    10 points
  12. You can never have too many project cars, right? Good job, then - this turned up this afternoon! I absolutely love it. It’s battered and bruised but that’s the whole point of a Panda is it not? Used and abused. More to follow 👀
    9 points
  13. As alluded to on the News 24 thread, I have managed to find myself another Rover as a daily. I got the call last week, so headed up there yesterday, armed with a jump pack as it had been standing for months. But I needn’t have worried, the seller already had it up and running. I took it for a run, it felt great, so I handed over a small amount of folding and drove away into the sunset in a fine piece of Ronda. So what have I bought? It’s a Rover 620 SI manual in Old Giffer Gold. It’s done 98k and has a reassuringly large amount of service history, old MoTs etc and two service books w
    9 points
  14. This is a broad church, right? Vans. I like driving with my elbow on the windowsill, being able to see over bridge parapets, being level with the folk at drive throughs, and generally having a nice view of everything. I like bullying owners of immaculate new Audis out of the way. I like having no centre mirror so that they just disappear when they aggressively tailgate me afterwards. I like big wing mirrors and being able to see the rear wheels when parallel parking. I occasionally like being everyone's best friend when they need long planks of wood shifted, but not when they tell me they
    8 points
  15. Hey gang, thought I’d do a thread on my newest acquisition, a 2006 Fiesta 1.25 Zetec Climate in Panther Black. Grab yourself a cup of tea or whatever you like and sit comfortably, this is a long story. I was looking for another car after making the decision my Mk7 Fiesta was a) boring as hell and 100% reliable and b) I was fed up with paying monthly for a car that I only realistically do around 40 miles a week in. It would be better for it to go to someone who would actually get some use out of it. So the hunt was on for something else. I first went to have a look at a
    8 points
  16. w00dy

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Range-Rover-Classic-3-9-1991-Auto/402561922378
    8 points
  17. Nice, haven’t seen that one. There’s a handful around the Southend area. Lovely low mileage T reg BRG 618 just off Woodgrange Drive, local VOO reg with Lookers plates. A white V plate near the hospital. Another white V reg off Southchurch Road. And a pair of Nightfire Reds with personal plates, owned by the same bloke in Canewdon. I managed to find someone selling a pair of genuine NOS Rover front discs which I snapped up for £30 odd. However, looking online it looks an arse of a job to change them, so I’ve asked the local garage for a quote. In other news, I carefully scraped o
    8 points
  18. My dad dug this out the other day, a photo of my grandad (and my aunt as a child) with his Herald on holiday in the lake district. Thought to be taken in 1968 but not certain, think he had the car from new but dad can't remember how long they kept it for
    8 points
  19. The upshot of the whole #vanlife thing with cute couples quitting the rat race and posing on top of their vans watching sunsets is that everyone wants to make a conversion, which is great. Except that now anyone flogging overpriced tat on eBay can add 'camper' to the keywords and sell it for three times as much. Bubble wrap? Camper insulation! 12v pc case fan? Camper ventilation! I'm not rich, I can't really afford to buy £400 of laminated ply to make some cupboards or blow a grand on a rock and roll bed. Even simple things like water tanks, battery boxes etc seem to be massively overinfl
    8 points
  20. Parky

    The grumpy thread

    Not actually a grump but miracle of miracles my VISA arrived about eight hours before I was due to fly. Unbelievable. As a result I now live in New Zealand - I am here now having arrived about two hours ago. Doing two weeks managed isolation in Christchurch, after which I am free to trawl TradeMe and buy some dreadful shite. Heres Cathedral Square, my view for the next fortnight. Nice room, food and drink on tap, can’t complain at all!
    8 points
  21. This, X a million! These old yanks are, in many ways a million times better than the bland miserable crap the rest of the world were churning out. Most of the haters don’t really have a clue or have been listening to the local pub bore who watches too much top gear and other nonsense then regurgitates it all! They’re fantastic, comfy old things to burble around in. Try one before slating them! Yours looks absolutely gorgeous, great colour too! It’s the little brother of my yank! These on the downsized platform which replaced the earlier full sized monstrosity’s like mine of the late 60
    7 points
  22. Day 3 of my 1 week Volvo makeover is now complete. Today was the day I'd been dreading- Changing all 4 doors. Getting the doors off was easy enough... Unfortunately this is where the problems began. Once I'd got the first rear door installed it was apparent that despite being connected properly neither the windows or the central locking worked... After some googling it became clear that all of the electronics in the doors are coded to each respective car. At this point, I swapped the entire loom/lock/module across but decided that given one door had taken hal
    6 points
  23. Bit of an update...been slowly going through this, and have replaced.......... Steering idler arm, turbo and manifold, injector seals, and given it a good service. Timing chain chatters a bit on start up " TADT" apparently............ Turbo was pretty much borked, waste gate jammed, and quite a lot of play in the little whirly thing. Injector seals were a doddle to do, as was replacing the steering idler arm.
    6 points
  24. sickboy

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Looks like a cheap Swede for £360 BIN
    6 points
  25. No government seems to expect to be in power beyond the next election, so they can say what they want about 2030 TBH, even if they are in power it won't be the same faces so they might as well say we'll all be driving micro-fusion skycars and living in space for all it matters. Its just headline grabbing drivvel with zero substance behind it.
    6 points
  26. Asimo

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Terrible pictures, but my kind of Cadillac: two doors, front wheel drive, column "shift", cloth seats. And probably easy* to keep mpg over 20. Using man-maths it could also be considered "affordable" https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CADILLAC-FLEETWOOD-COUPE/143836487649?hash=item217d529fe1:g:tNwAAOSwuDBfrCbD
    6 points
  27. I'm not laughing. but my inexcusable, if perhaps explainable, inattention and my dear old car's unfailing ability to fuck up might give you a giggle. The BX went to the garage this morning because it had been making a hideous rumbling noise (from the front, or so I thought) which sounded like the mother of all wheel bearings about to explode. I got a phone call early this afternoon: "There's nothing wrong with the wheel bearings, the noise was one of the rear wheels that had worked loose. We sorted that, but then we had to push it off the ramp because it wouldn't start. The battery
    6 points
  28. Soundwave

    eBay tat volume 3.

    If you focus hard enough on the interior shots, you can actually smell the mould. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1987-D-Renault-25-GTS-2-0-LITRE-Petrol-Automatic/203164107471?hash=item2f4d8642cf:g:vxsAAOSww6lfn8Y9
    6 points
  29. It’s a “302ci Windsor small block v8” In English a 4.9 v8 that turns petrol into sound (and a bit of power but mainly sound)
    6 points
  30. He's done good! It's even a decent match given the state of the rest of the car and the likelihood it has already been repainted at least once before.
    6 points
  31. I recently acquired a new project. It's a 1998 Toyota Hiace / Regius 8 seater, with the 2.7 petrol on lpg. It was imported 4 years ago and the p/o just left it full on JDM including the massively overcomplicated stereo, satnav and reversing camera system, none of which worked properly or at all seeing as we're on the other side of the world and the Japanese radio network goes from about 88-90 on the FM scale meaning you could only get radio 2 sometimes and that was it. Well I decided to overcome my hatred of electrics, ordered the cheapest Chinesium double din touch screen and just
    5 points
  32. cort16

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Diesel S-Class https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mercedes-280SE-W116-Diesel-automatic/154189979310?hash=item23e6705eae:g:-iQAAOSwFRpflU7T
    5 points
  33. cort16

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Nice low spec E280 with 50,000 miles https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mercedes-E280-Avantgarde-Automatic-1998-Low-Miles-Modern-Classic/174523265347?hash=item28a265b143:g:5aEAAOSwjVhftFqC
    5 points
  34. Cavcraft

    The new news 24 thread

    Thanks to a couple of mates, we've managed to get the boot open on the Merc. The jump point was indeed on the driver's side (I hadn't spotted it as didn't pull carpet back far enough) so with the aid of some jump leads and a spare battery, we pressed the fob and got into the back to change the battery. Put a spare (weedier) battery on for the short term until the one in it is charged. It still wasn't enough to fire it up, but with the aid of the boost pack it started first turn.
    5 points
  35. Amen to that. The exact same reason I bought the Mercury almost 10 years ago. I won’t dilvulge too much about it’s new owner, but it is staying around here! and these yanks, people that have never owned or driven one wouldn’t know any better. The amount of people that ask me at petrol station “is that enough to get you to the next petrol station?” Comment wore off really quick, because 3/4 of a tank would get me to Dover, from stoke! And they handle perfectly well round corners! It’s the seats that let them down, you just roll across them!
    5 points
  36. Back in lockdown and on furlough again. Weather is to wet to work outside so it's time to start the winyer rebuild come mini resto of the mighty GeePeeZed. Before And after day 1 in the garage..... It's getting pulled completely apart to get a powder coated frame, head gasket replaced and a hundred other small jobs done. Can highly reccommend the £60 "screw jack" style lift platform. Bought for trail bikes but perfect for this job too.
    5 points
  37. Was yours really slow? My sedans actually rather quick, albeit in a straight line! Most people are actually surprised how quick mine is tbh as it’s not what you’d think of as being so. Mind you mines got the bigger 429 ci (7.0 litre) big block without any of the emissions control stuff, maybe that makes a difference?
    5 points
  38. Kiltox

    The new news 24 thread

    If you can’t/won’t/would never because OMG depreciation/whatever buy a new petrol car today, why are you worried about not being able to do so in 10 years time? There will still be plenty of old shitboxes around, asking prices might firm up a little mind. 🤦‍♂️
    5 points
  39. To put it bluntly they couldn’t give a rats arse about someone in yours or my position. Too busy listening to air heads like Greta Thunderbird or whatever they call her.
    5 points
  40. sierraman

    The new news 24 thread

    The Government says a lot of things, it just goes to show how out of touch with reality they are with normal working class people.
    5 points
  41. barefoot

    eBay tat volume 3.

    A rather pretty little Civic spotted on another forum. 1.3 auto, 1981, 54k apparently superb - but £4k so well out of my league. https://thelatebay.com/index.php?threads/1981-honda-civic.90588/#post-1754837
    5 points
  42. Hi there I've been looking through Autoshite on and off for a few years as a few of my vehicles have popped up on here, The latest I've seen pop up is my Trilox Rollsette invalid which is why I've joined up. I have plenty of Shite including some buses 1957 Bedford SBG/Duple Super Vega, 1959 AEC Regent V/MCW, 1961 Thames Trader 570E/Duple Yeoman, 1981 Leyland Leopard/Plaxton Supreme and Dodge S56/Robinhood. I have 2 Land Rovers one 1974 and the other 1979, an LDV Pilot a few invalid carriages and a few Raleigh mopeds plus quite a lot of old push bikes. I did have a Bristol LHS for a
    5 points
  43. wuvvum

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Early 405
    5 points
  44. 4 points
  45. Absolute hero! having technically sold my grand marquis I am seriously going to miss it. they're a 3 speed box with overdrive. Fuel economy from the 5.0v8 isn’t actually that bad considering all the EFI, cats etc etc. Got 30mpg from mine but slightly lighter being a saloon. and these drive effortless. I’d have this over any European shed any day just because American luxury. well done with the purchase. I look forward to future shenanigans!
    4 points
  46. Started on a bit of cleaning today, door cards first Anyone know where I could get some of those clips from? It’s sprucing up nicely though!!
    4 points
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