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  1. Finally managed to source a rear hatch glass for my 205. Took me ages to find one,but thankfully a mate turned one up on his travels. More battered that a fish in a chip shop but the glass was intact. A nice polish chap by the name of Eddie fitted it for me just a few mins ago, quite a battle to remove it from the old tailgate,but he had the tools and the talent. Chuffed.
    15 points
  2. Jon

    Shite in Miniature II

    Watcha fellas, long time lurking but not much doing by me here on these pages. Busy with work and other things but you all know the score. Anyway, thought I'd show you what I've been up to in the last while. I went to a couple of retro fairs a couple of weeks ago and apart from bagging a part completed Hornsea Cinnamon coffee set: Which I was able to complete, since I'm a Hornsea hoarder: (Bonus extra cup - I later found another saucer in a saucer pile in the cupboard...) I found and bought this hapless chap, for 50c (25p): Apologies for unwittingly art-wank image, it was really hot yesterday and I couldn't see my phone screen. Here's also what it looks like: from the first shot, you can see the axles were all rusted up and from the others, that there was barely any paint left. I had an idea to make a down and dirty 'resto', to test whether I was actually into that kind of lark, safe in the knowledge I couldn't make it any worse. I also wanted to use what I already had, to save any needless expenditure on a 25 pence folly. First up, drill off the rivet head to get it into component form: Then I bathed the chassis and axles in a water based rust converter. After a couple of hours, I was impatient and didn't wait for the suspension torsion bar thing to fully clean, so sanded back the bits that contacted the axles and gave a light oil. Knocked the wheels free from the axles, sanded and oiled and job's a good'un - it free wheels and doesn't squeak. Couldn't find any paint stripper then remembered how good spilt brake fluid is at stripping paint when you don't want it to, so chucked the body in a jar of manky old fluid I had sitting on a window sill in the garage. No idea why I hold onto such crap but yesterday was it's useful day, so bravo, past lazy me. Polished the body whilst watching a YouTube vid at lunch time, so it looked like this: Looked better in person and was lovely and smooth. Then I stopped taking photos and gave it a couple of coats of cheap bronze spray paint, followed by a couple of layers of equally cheap lacquer this morning and here's what I came up with: I lacquered the glass after cleaning it with Jif but it's pretty cracked and generally crappy anyway, so it's better but still not good. I'll admit to a couple of fish eyes in the paint and I've already chipped it after I dropped it on the carpet just now but I wanted to see if I enjoyed the process or not - i.e. can I be chuffed to do it better next time. Jury's out on that one but it kept me sane in the last 24 hours, between bouts of boring adult tasks.
    13 points
  3. Ghosty

    The new news 24 thread

    BMW's gone. I put it on Marketplace yesterday morning. Two 'is this still available' and a swap for an E240. I woke up in the middle of the night and a chap's messaged asking to view it. I thought sod it, reply in the morning. Messaged him around 9am, asking when he wants to view, he says today, can be there in a couple of hours - turns out he's in Rhyl. Shows up at midday and looks over the car, says he's got £1,180 in cash and £30 in the bank, is that okay? Damn right it is, £40 off asking price. He sees the car starts, doesn't even look under the bonnet, hands over cash, V5 done, gone. Turns out he needed a car by Monday as he was getting fucked to the high heavens by a finance company on a Disco 3. He's left in the E34 to get a mate and he's coming back later to pick up the Disco. fucking WINNER.
    12 points
  4. I had a bit of a mad dismantle/strip session recently hence lots of cars getting finished in a short space of time. This will be the last for a little while as I'm struggling for custom wheels for Superkings size cars now. You might remember I acquired a second early Matchbox camper with the fuel door casting Well I thought it deserved a resto, so no detailing or getting rid of casting lines for this one
    11 points
  5. Crackers

    Fun in the bath.

    *visible disappointment* Where the fuck is the rest of it? I can't look at it. Look mum, I'm on TV! "I like this. But I'm not brave enough to admit it." See also: Dez's new boyfriend.
    11 points
  6. SRi05

    The new news 24 thread

    Some of you may remember this Honda from the roffle thread a few weeks ago: Scrubs up not too bad eh ? I made the mammoth collection of around 3 miles from my house and it had sat on the drive for a week as I was busy at work. Finally took it out for a wash & a little get to know you drive & a short time later a brake hose decided to shit about 5 billion litres of fluid out on the way home which was a laugh* So it was immobilised for another week or so till yesterday when it was finally replaced. I'm trying to sweet talk a mechanic I know into swapping the gearbox over, it has a known issue dropping down from 3rd to 2nd gear were it makes an extremely unpleasant crunch, I can drive around it for now though. Plan is to get it through it's MOT in May and take it from there. I'll probably use it more than an I initially thought due to petrol prices being OMFG, makes sense when the rest of the fleet are thirsty bastards. Overall VELLY PLEASED
    10 points
  7. My obsession with number plate recesses continues…..
    9 points
  8. Remspoor

    Shite in Miniature II

    Bedford TK Sheet glass carrier, by Budgie. Lost the plastic sheet which were used as glass a long time ago. It would seem it was only produced from 1964 for 2 years Ironically it needs a new windscreen glazing.
    8 points
  9. It's my daily! I've been told a few times now that I'm doing it back-to-front, using the Holden as a commuter and the Daewoo as the "days off" car, but it works for me. My route to work is motorway and A-roads, and my leisure driving is narrow lanes, potholes, speedbumps, and tight car parks. Before acquiring the Daewoo I used the Holden for everything, but it's quite the relief to remove the stress that driving something big, low, and shiny can bring. Here it is, along with the UZZ32 Soarer that it replaced. God knows how I got away with using that as a daily for a year, mostly* without issue.
    8 points
  10. Only ever seen Maestros and Montegos here before but Streetview reveals an interloper! A few more out the back by the look of it! The 2016 view
    8 points
  11. red5

    Fun in the bath.

    As you may or may not know, I have this in the workshop. Here I intend to/will/may not* post various updates and so forth. Factual mind, so if you don't like it, push off
    7 points
  12. -- MOROSE REPORTS -- Caught one of these to town, To catch one of these, One passenger on this train was this one. We headed to here, and after crossing the footbridge passing the sleeping pigeons I persuaded Mr Racer to allow me to photograph this, Before we got in a taxi to meet up with his old Dyane Which was fitted with a new one of these. In the yard, I was quite taken by this. Mr Racer was happy to be back behind the wheel and after a fill of fresh fuel and spilling a drop Mr Racer, the happy wee soul that he is HOONED. The end.
    7 points
  13. Always thought about starting an fred like this and a comment @busmansholiday made after passing by prompted me to do it. Please though, if you are posting, try to not make the exact location obvious in case they end up with The Beaded Burgler in their yard doing a youtube video. Anyway, do you ever pass a house and think the owner is deffo a shiter (whether they know it or not?) This one is near me, the MG on the road has been parked there for at least the 10 years I've been driving past, it may sometimes move, I can't confirm. Dunno if the Lexus belongs to the same bloke, I like to think it does. Satellite view shows in the region of 20 festering BL heaps amongst a series of ramshackle shed and container structures - SHITER CONFIRMED So, any good hoards near you?
    6 points
  14. Banbury Massive. 2009: THE PRESENT DAY:
    6 points
  15. I may have posted this place before, there's at least three Suzuki Whizzkids here, plus whatever the kit car is, similar looking to a Clan.
    6 points
  16. Matty

    A40

    It is and tbf it highlighted why trying to do it myself was a waste of time. The engines quite a way from standard. I'd timed it to the book settings (workshop manual). He had it on the CO meter and the leads on the scope throughout. He rubbished my timing settings (nowhere near advanced enough) did a run on the new timing. Pronounced it massively lean throughout. He then put a richer needle in and ran it again. "Much better top end but could be improved". He then filed the needle and ran it again. 5 runs in total each time filing the taper on the needle a little and going again. "Right, take it round the block". Genuinely night and day different. I was oining moderns all the way home 😁
    6 points
  17. paulplom

    The new news 24 thread

    It's been a strange day today. First I found a hat full of coins then soon after I was chased by an angry man with a guitar.
    6 points
  18. 5 points
  19. MOT pass.. Very nice.
    5 points
  20. 5 points
  21. So many sensible replies! Who buys an Alfa with their head, anyway? Here's me in my GTV. Bloody brilliant thing. Never raced or rallied.... ahem. Passive rear steer = suspension probably bollcksed, but I didn't give a f*Ck when it sounds this good;
    5 points
  22. Local “entertainer” shop. Found a box of hotwheels, still can’t find Sierra but got this Merc, winning. had to buy this next one for young’un, obviously.
    5 points
  23. Was filling up at a Morrison’s near Hull earlier when a Tesla pulled onto the forecourt and parked next to the fuel pumps next to me and the guy jumped out went inside and did some shopping- someone had already written “twat” in the dirt on the boot lid 😂
    5 points
  24. The guy I got some 3D printed wheels from a while back also sent me some replacement surfboards for the Matchbox MK1 Golf. Only just got around to painting and fitting them
    5 points
  25. Talbot

    Fun in the bath.

    Performance upgrade:
    5 points
  26. D.E

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.carandclassic.com/car/C1432534
    5 points
  27. MisterH

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.carandclassic.com/car/C1432504 FORD PROBE 2.5 V6 MANUAL,SEA FOAM GREEN An ad description likely to get shiters in need of an underwear change
    5 points
  28. stuboy

    The new news 24 thread

    As u all aware I'm a old boy racer and a friends exlodger offered to do me a new sunstrip ( he does run a signage firm ), well it been so long since he measured up I had given up on him until he was coming my way to help fix a car and did my sunstrip.. Yeah it's a bit max powery but I love it..
    5 points
  29. Today I had a package arrive from Dubai - impressively quick delivery from the other side of the world, and not hugely expensive. As well as the washer pump I needed, I had a browse around for other part numbers I might require.... Hmmm... Result! Still used on modern Hyundai & Kia models. I know it's daft when any old screwdriver would do the job, and probably better quality! But only 4 quid so why not? Also in the package was the pump... ...as well as a grommet, and the bonnet support rubbers. Grommet was fiddly to fit into the tank, and kept popping inside. You can see the staining from the previous leak. New pump fitted and all working I did run it to hot from a cold start, and it didn't seem to go above normal, so I wonder whether the high gauge readings are simply a hangover from the previous driving. All the gauge is measuring is the temperature of the water leaving the engine, which if the pump isn't flowing well at idle will be sitting in the block for longer. Or am I simply justifying my purchase of a high flow pump?
    4 points
  30. D.E

    eBay tat volume 3.

    The Fast & The Furious: Weston-super-Mare Drift https://www.gumtree.com/p/audi/1997-audi-a4-se-2.4/1427685623
    4 points
  31. Will pass mot no problem. Why not fucking mot it then? Sent from my SM-T585 using Tapatalk
    4 points
  32. One that I pass taking the kids to swimming lessons. Clearly likes to have a good stash of spares!
    4 points
  33. busmansholiday

    Bus Shite

    So, 50 years ago on the 12th March, 1972 (tomorrow), the first pre-production Leyland Nasty was handed over to the National Bus Company's Cumberland Motor Services. Others of the first 10 went to London Country and Sunderland and District (which managed a years service before being scrapped due to its' reliability). The one that did the best was the final pre-production example, demonstrator FRM499K. So to mark the occasion here's a few pictures, don't excite yourselves, I didn't spend any time looking for pictures of the early ones (I know I've shots of these in Plymouth {first municipal to buy them}, and with Crosville , LCBS (SuperBus) etc, but quite frankly CBA to dig them out and scan them. These were already on the computer. So here's an arse end view of FRM when on loan to Sheffield in April 1973, note the chod and the Corporations' yellow and black bus stop. The corporation ordered four, which was odd as only a couple of years earlier they had put the entire batch of 22 Park Royal bodied AEC Swifts up for sale, receiving offers for just four of them. The four Nationals were the first new buses delivered to South Yorkshire PTE. This is the first production one, in later life with Stagecoach in Stockport (not bad for a mobile phone picture of a colour slide held up to the window (told you I'd not wasted any time on these)). Finally another of the demonstrators, after being purchased by South Yorkshire PTE. I'll let @Inspector Morosedo the honours on its early history. It was one of a number purchased by Isle of Man Road Services from SYPTE, it made it to Liverpool where it was broken on the docks for parts.
    4 points
  34. I spotted this Victor FB parked up when taking a different route home a few months back looking on the historical street view it used to live under the car port at the side of the house and looked more loved although bumperless
    4 points
  35. He very kindly invited me to put an order in, too. I was not disappointed:
    4 points
  36. 4 points
  37. Inspector Morose

    Dyane 720

    Very well indeed. As it is always said that there’s no replacement for displacement, this rather proves the point. Coupled with a fancy electronic ignition (with bluetooth dontyaknow), a better carb, and a lightened flywheel, this makes the Dyane much more of a car suitable for modern day life. It’s still a 2 cylinder Citroen so refinement doesn’t enter into it but all round tractability is very much improved right through the rev range making it swift but not rapid. it’ only got about 500 miles as yet so when settled in, I’m sure it’ll be even betterer.
    4 points
  38. red5

    Fun in the bath.

    I measured up a Buell lump...just sayin'... 🤨
    4 points
  39. 3 points
  40. Put new seats in the Elgrand the other day. Was just setting off to go to football with Imp Jr and turned on the engine whilst he got himself sorted. "Are you ready?" "Not yet" "Come on, we'll be late" "I can't get the seat belt in" "Come on, have you not done it yet" "I can't find it!" "Can't find what" "The bit to put the seatbelt into" "Oh yeah....." There's just a hole there.
    3 points
  41. D.E

    eBay tat volume 3.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/134050292152?hash=item1f360521b8:g:MKEAAOSwUgFiKvtV
    3 points
  42. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FIAT-PANDA-MK1-BARN-FIND-RESTORATION-SPARES-OR-REPAIR-1000S-cc-fire-engine-1989-/313907136110?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0 Same model and only a few digits out on the numberplate from @spartacus Panda
    3 points
  43. We leave Saturday morning so tomorrow I’ve got to cut down the other seat pad and fit it, absolutely hate the blue velvet but not found anything we like to replace it yet. Hoping the new table might arrive too. Apart from that I’ve now hoovered all the sawdust, cleaned it all, filled the fresh water and Amber has fitted some decorative bits.
    3 points
  44. This is about 20 minutes away from me. Maybe they're on here? If not they should be. There's another in the distance.
    3 points
  45. https://www.webmotors.com.br/comprar/ford/verona/18-glx-8v-alcool-4p-manual/0-portas/1990/40598049?pos=e40598049a:&np=3
    3 points
  46. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255422377274
    3 points
  47. I love this. Proper bangernonics in action. Parked locally and has an MOT (!)
    3 points
  48. Dyslexic Viking

    Bus Shite

    Came across a slightly unusual bus for sale in Norway now. 2000 Volvo FL6 so is this built on truck chassis for the FL6? May be so as the engine is in front. https://www.finn.no/b2b/bus/ad.html?finnkode=249099728
    3 points
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