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  1. We got our garage roof replaced just in time. We opted to pay someone rather than DIY since we needed it done quickly and well. Would have likely taken us at least a whole day, it took them 4 hours and the weather was bright and sunny for the entire job. Fifteen year guarantee on it so hopefully we won't have to worry about it for at least that long. They removed the bad beams, replaced and reinforced them, redid the pointing and reseated the capping tiles properly in addition to fitting a whole flat roof. This was way more work than we could have easily done ourselves, going the paying-s
    20 points
  2. Slowly but surely. We now have the first set of Northamptonshire arches! They were completed yesterday for the cowshed. The stacks of grey blocks inside the archways are there to hold up the frames for the wooden formers. The blocks, frames and formers will be stay in place for another week or so to let the lime mortar cure enough. The brickwork on the cowshed front wall will go up to the height of the bricks on the left hand side pillar. This will be the height of the roof eaves for the cowshed. The eaves on the main barn will be a bit higher. I made the wooden formers in two
    15 points
  3. Many years ago I did a round trip from Glasgow across to the east coast, up past Peterhead, Fraserburgh, onto Wick and Thurso before coming back down through the west coast, Ullapool, Fort William etc, staying at little B&Bs all the way. It was one of the best holidays I've ever had, glorious roads and unusually nice weather. I don't know if I'd risk a convertible, you might be driving it with the roof up most of the time, so your Volvo might as well be a V70 which would haul all your camping gear in. I did it in the car I happened to have at the time and had a ball.
    14 points
  4. Every two years I make the Christmas trip home from where I live now in Essex to the famille home in South Yorkshire, taking in Lands End and John O'Groats on the way (man maths). It's become tradition. What also has become tradition is to make it a little different each time. 2011 - inaugural (DNF, Porsche exploded), 2014 - Unfinished business, two year tradition had not established (MR2), 2016 - Motorways were boring, avoid all motorways (944), 2018 - Roof down all the way (GTV Spider, frozen), 2020 - take in the NC500! (Volvo 480, still not MOT'd with a month to go...). I'm hoping to g
    13 points
  5. A Mercedes C Class, this is the main picture. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mr/303774479404?hash=item46ba5eb42c:g:HEwAAOSweiZftnNG
    13 points
  6. Planning This was a good point to stop and consider what I wanted to put into the final build. Some of this was dictated by the powerful men at Doovla in order to apply for the hallowed Motor Caravan status on the V5. I also had a good think about what kind of finish I wanted. I started as others might do by actually going and looking at vans or scrolling through pages of conversions and seeing what was out there. Jings. It's quite mindblowing, and it can be a hard job walking the right line between hipster shonk made out of filthy pallets, and utterly soulless plastic prisons
    12 points
  7. Autobella on ebay have them listed as for the 126 - item no. 322065428315- just £12, which I think is a bargain for something that you would think would be made out of unobtainium...! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CLASSIC-FIAT-126-RIGHT-BLACK-MIRROR-PLASTIC-SCREW-CLASSIC-CAR-MIRROR-BRAND-NEW/322065428315 Have some pics of my rear light set-up and the optimum seat cover for a beige interior.
    11 points
  8. Cavcraft

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1973-Ford-Transit-Custom-MK1-Only-40-000-Miles-Owned-By-Julian-Jools-Holland/284086919387?hash=item4224e660db:g:DFkAAOSwqahcZ~bU 'The Transit was previously owned by Julian Jools Holland' Like how they managed to Squeeze that in.
    9 points
  9. They did, and I did ponder going that route. I'm glad I went red though. I'd say that's not bad at all! Just need to find the trim clips now... Front tyres are soapy because they're brand new Black Lion winter tyres. I was getting fed up with the onset of understeer on pretty much any damp bend, so hopefully these will be better than the well-worn Chinese rubbish that came off. E rated for wet weather grip, but we'll see... In Daihatsu news, it smoked the place out again this morning. Went for the first drive on the new oil and it did settle down after fully getting up to t
    9 points
  10. 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
    9 points
  11. The second Triumph, this time a 2.5 Pi. Again, a family holiday, this time in Cornwall!
    8 points
  12. That is what you get when you have cheap Chinese stuff. Wait until you use the sat nav. Play Bon Jovi and it will tell you that you are halfway there.
    8 points
  13. It doesn't matter how many signs you put up saying car park closed due to high tides or even putting a gate across the entrance to try and stop them from damaging their cars, there's always one cockwombling fucknugget that thinks they know better. Oh well...
    8 points
  14. Carburettor service kit arrived! Now need to work out what to actually do with it
    8 points
  15. And here is the car after the orange respray, pictured in Ashburton, Devon. Personally I think the two-tone blue and grey looked better....
    8 points
  16. Roofing and Lighting I had to decide whether or not I wanted a popup roof. I can see the attraction (ventilation in summer, extra headroom, potentially an extra bed). After seeing a few in action and noticing how unwieldy they seemed when raised, I got a bit put off. I tend to park up in remote places that can get very stormy and I didn't want to be lying awake worrying about the top of the van ending up in the sea. I also viewed a few older vans with popups and couldn't believe the damp smell on some of them, there's obviously a bit of maintenance required there (I'm getting lazy,
    8 points
  17. Another, similar Riley, early sixties. Probably my Uncle's. (Every car he has ever had was for sale) But Dad never sold anything. Just parked it up,out of the way...
    7 points
  18. Not much better than the Bonnie Tyler one I had, it kept telling me to turn around and every now and then it fell apart. 😉
    7 points
  19. Mx5 with a boot rack if 2 soft bags aren't enough, the boot is bigger than it seems we flew to aberdeen in 2017 , bought a MX5 then spent 4 nights in the highlands, drove to inverness then down loch ness to fort william, then glasgow then home , it was spectacular, but , late april so no midges, weather was great, it snowed, a bit, and was pretty chilly
    7 points
  20. Love that service parts for this seem to be firmly in the “NOS shite we should’ve binned years ago” category. Air filter for £5 and ignition leads for £8 delivered.
    7 points
  21. Hmmm. Does that count as Chodwin's Law? He didn't actually say the I word...
    7 points
  22. Round mother-Bungle's place today, asked about my grandad's old photo albums, which I was sure would be buried in the ever accumulating piles of stuff around the place. However luck was on my side, spotted one poking out of a carrier bag and it was the very one I wanted. Here they are at Swalecliffe in 1954 with their Bond, that's my mum in the car, my nan sitting down and presumably one of my great aunts standing Mum (smoking a fag? Never!) and grandad By the next year, at the same site, he'd upgraded to the Ford Pop. That's my mum and her cousin Got qu
    7 points
  23. 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
    6 points
  24. Can't remember if I posted these on here or somewhere else, but here's my mum again with her Super Minx ...and me And my auntie Kitty, uncle Bill and ??? with their Avenger
    6 points
  25. Got a 1982 Polistil catalogue the other day, as I have a few of their cars - including this monster which is on the cover The CE40 "Citroen Mehari" looks suspiciously like a VW 181/Trekker/Thing to me
    6 points
  26. One out and away to it's lucky new owner @Cavcraft. Lovely meeting you @worldofceri, top shipper and great gentleman. VID_20201119_090755.mp4 VID_20201119_090611.mp4 VID_20201119_085806.mp4
    6 points
  27. An XD Falcon my Mum's family used for a holiday in Alice Springs back in 1982. Probably the most Australian picture you'll find on this thread: I wonder what happened to the front license plate?
    6 points
  28. I'm going to head to the jet wash today, so I find out how well blended it is. If it looks crap, I'll immediately drive down some muddy lanes instead...
    6 points
  29. Austat

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bedford-cf-crew-cab-spec-lift-recovery-project/254779234114?hash=item3b52069742:g:ifwAAOSwbgVfsXPJ
    6 points
  30. I want a Bond Bug painting https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/373349776833
    6 points
  31. With all this electric vehicle thing coming in I'm taking the depot manager out in an electric bin wagon tomorrow afternoon. Gave it a once over it's a 6 year old Dennis that's been converted, so it's going to crash and rattle. I hope to get some video/pics.
    5 points
  32. As some may know I have had a few problems getting my Trevi to start, good spark from the coil, poor/no spark at the plug leads. Well today I took advice from a man with a 1100, gave it a dam good thrashing with a stick and drove home in it!
    5 points
  33. Egg sent me this rather excellent Norev brochure, which the helpful sticker tells us is from 1974. This one's larger than average and has staggered size pages so you can flick to the right section. Lots of fun to scan as it has to be done one page at a time. This is not the last time we'll be seeing the 911 on the cover
    5 points
  34. My favourite trip to The highlands involved staying in the finest establishments in the Land. Yes. SYHA 10 days running it in (after an engine rebuild) From Redditch to Syke and back. I travelled light. One panier had waterproofs and footwear. The other 2 stroke oil and food. And the bag, clothes.
    5 points
  35. I'd wait for Sturgeon to lift the current restrictions.
    5 points
  36. I'd love to see some more photos of GRT. I currently only have one powered IC and 2 hand cranked ones sadly the hand cranked ones haven't seen much use for a few years and GRT is in bits as I was rebuilding the body till some prat damaged both bodies where I was storing it. Bought the first as I has an old Springer Spaniel that couldn't walk far so I wanted a tricycle to transport him around at the shows and I tend to like unusual things so the IC really appealed to me. I had to put a plate onto the frame behind the front wheel to stop the dogs nose catching the wheel but he loved it and
    5 points
  37. PhilA

    1951 Pontiac Chieftain

    Gauge installed on an extension and adapter. It regulates nicely to 60psi in N, Dr and Lo as it should, there's the correct dips and wobbles shifting between positions. Reverse, the high pressure valve opens as it should and shuttles to and fro as per the manual's description, keeping between 130-160psi, as per spec. Driving, the TV valve modulates the line pressure between 60 and 100psi, as it should. It decided to misbehave one time, with the line pressure perfectly regulated, which leaves the fault within the main valve block, particularly the 1-2 main shuttle. The
    5 points
  38. Option 2. Nice hotels, and guest houses, and interesting Airbnbs
    5 points
  39. It is! It is the same car I spotted during the Northern Rock crisis! It hadn't been messed with back then....
    5 points
  40. On the subject of door mirrors- you'll need to fit a passenger door mirror to pass the MOT as you have to have one on the offside plus either the interior one or a nearside one- so for a post-'78 LHD car that basically means having all 3. For the rear fog light, I got a RHD offside rear light unit to get the red lens on the correct side of the car. Here's my 30's dashboard:
    5 points
  41. I can't get this wrong! My Father's fleet of Mini vans:
    5 points
  42. 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
    5 points
  43. Well, been a busy couple of days. Yesterday I had a tip off that a local dealer who is very well thought of had a recent arrival that I have been planning on buying for the last 20 years. A quick call to my friend who knows more about them than I do and we headed down to Glamis for a look. It was all I had hoped it would be so a deal was struck and I had bought the newest and slowest member of the fleet. Powered by 780cc of devils fuel and 2 speed, it is a 2011 model. What thing of beauty has been acquired? Now I can do some proper gardening!
    4 points
  44. wuvvum

    eBay tat volume 3.

    Aaand he's back.
    4 points
  45. Cavcraft

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Iveco-7-5-tonne-horsebox/233788742861?hash=item366ee51ccd:g:0NYAAOSwCpxfq95w 'Stalled for 3 horses' Did it tick over ok for the others?
    4 points
  46. Cavcraft

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/iveco-190-48-V8/143847573878?hash=item217dfbc976:g:Lv0AAOSwKwZfs~FE
    4 points
  47. I like the way you have bricked-up the side-door!
    4 points
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