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  1. Robin

    My MK1 espace problem.

    Hello. I have a lot of Renault espaces. Consider this thread as an admission of guilt, but I also need your help. I have a lot of these cars, but never enough. I'm on the hunt for a quadra especially but I'm actually just looking to save more in general more than anything. If you know of any owners, please put me in touch. I actually posted a hand written letter to a house I saw on street view with one on the drive last week, and even contacted a water company through Facebook to find the owner of one that someone else on Facebook spotted on their travels. It's a drug problème but I'm going with it and sticking with it. I've met some wonderful people whilst collecting these cars, parts, and breakers. Here are a few photos of mine. My plea to you is to please put me in touch if you know owners who may be persuaded to sell, a quadra is next on the list be it from the UK or whether I just end up finding one in Europe later in the year. I am absolutely serious about saving as many as I can both as a financial investment to myself but also as just excellent cars I know inside and out that are slowly becoming nonexistent. Likewise I have a very very large stock of parts, almost three full MK1 facelift injection cars in bits, so if you know someone in need please point them in the direction of "musee de l'espace" (me barn) My reward to you is a sunset photo of one that I sold. Then I bought it back because I'm *definitely okay. *definitely not okay
    52 points
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  4. I just had to drive to get away from the areas that get a lot of traffic this afternoon. But I have finally managed to find shade so have a break until the traffic calms down later. And glad you all like it will get to read through everything here now.
    39 points
  5. Been while, I've replaced the front wings with brand new pattern wings that fit dead on. Only need a little shove to flex them back into shape after shipping. Panel beat the rear arches back into shape, It's still the original metal other than along the bottom where it had rotten away. It's been painted on the lower half where the repairs have been carried out, really shows the paint fade but only if you look at it from the right direction, sidewards on it isn't that noticeable. Engine could do with new tappets. The fuel sender's carbon strip has worn away so need a solution for that. I had to swap the gearbox out after it started whining and eventually ejected a drive shaft. That was scary as hell. It's now got a 5 speed from a later escort and the gear remote has been replaced with one from a Fiesta Zetec S (The shorter shifting one), as the gate on the 4 speed was in the remote too. Looking into getting the front seat material replaced with the original material. I recently moved home into a flat but I have two parking spaces so I get to keep the escort around along with the company vehicle. When there is space, it will go straight into the garage for a complete rub down and respray. Cost of ownership now that it is a historical vehicle is 94 pound per year for insurance. Thats it.
    38 points
  6. Every single bank holiday: "Oh no daisy has let us down the holiday is ruined kids are crying now I can't believe it we're so unlucky we paid £15000 for it 3 months ago it has only done 17 miles in the last 5 years "
    33 points
  7. Random Merc pictures The chrome on the rear bumper has some defects. Bellow. The rear wheel arches is good. The parcel shelf is wood. But the worst part is the bottom of the passenger side front wing. After reading restorations of these, I know there is a rust trap behind there. So the archliner has to go out and I hope I don't find too many nasty surprises.
    33 points
  8. She's a big old bus , interior is really clean , drivers seat not knackered
    30 points
  9. Oh and an actual grin. Kipped up on't hills last night. Bought myself a bivvy bag and a lightweight sleeping bag and head off up there for the warm night, "supermoon" and the meteor showers. Well pleased with myself that I managed to get all my gear (and beer) into my 30 litre backpack. Less pleased when I got out there to find I'd forgotten to take my sleeping bag. Amazing views sleeping under the stars - Saw more shooting stars last night than I have in my life, and the moon was unreal. "luxury" Considering my shelter was a glorified bin liner and I'd forgot my sleeping bag, I had a really good kip and slept til about 7AM when a load of deer trampled past. 100% recommended
    29 points
  10. Miss Masters is nearly seventeen, so obviously potential cars have been discussed. She told me she'd seen a lot of Nissan Micras around, I wasn't sure which on she meant so looked up their history-she had been taking about K12s, but when she saw a K10 said that's what she really wants. My work here as a parent is done.
    27 points
  11. I am leaving soon to hopefully buy one of my dream cars. Updates will follow.
    26 points
  12. Bren

    The new news 24 thread

    We have a new addition. Meet Fudge.
    26 points
  13. I found an old Barnard Marcus property auction catalogue from 1989 and the photos of some of the lots captured some period street scenes and old shite. Sorry for the picture quality.
    25 points
  14. Now that the car has arrived home, I have to make a sort of summary or whatever it should be called. Things did not go as planned, according to the seller, the car was supposed to be without mechanical problems, which was not true. The trip home didn't go as planned either. I had planned to find a place and spend the night on Friday night and then start early on Saturday and drive through an area that is pretty and take lots of pictures and enjoy myself, but that didn't happen. But all in all, I'm very happy. I own one of my dream cars now, I just hope it doesn't hide any nasty surprises and that I can get the engine fixed soon. And one last thing I feel I have to mention, I'm not rich so the purchase of this car, which wasn't cheap, entails some sacrifices, I have to try to sell the Audi and sacrifice some other things but it's worth it because we only live once and this was my chance to own one of these.
    25 points
  15. Somehow, unbelievably, this is the view from my garden. Still amazed at the precision randomness of the universe that got me here.
    25 points
  16. So, as I’ve unfortunately scrapped my C5 and the stereo in this sounded awful, I decided to fit the speakers from the C5 to it as they’re only a few months old fits like a glove! speaker grille fits perfectly now and looks so much better so then I decided it was time to replace the rear speakers now those of you who’ve fitted new rear speakers to an XM will know how fun it is that only worked to get 2 screws out, in the end I made the executive decision to break them and just force them out yes, yes I do believe they require replacement! now all I’ll say is just how staggering the difference in sound quality is now it actually sounds good! so yes, my only car for the time being she looks good doesn’t she
    25 points
  17. After reading the Escort Base model thread I thought I'd share my Escort 1.1 Popular that I have owned for nearly 10 years now. Its proper chod spec and I love it!! I always wanted one of these. When I was a kid my dad had a Sunburst Red Base Model 1.3 (x reg) until about 1998 followed by a mk4 1.4 GL. I always assumed I'd own a Red 3 door Escort mk3 when I passed my test but, that was 2005. My folks helped me with my first shit box which was a £900 Saxo and they wouldnt help to buy an Escort as they thought the ones they had were shite. I was stuck for a while until I was making my own money. Saxo died one Friday and I was looking for a mk3 in Red in a hurry. Didnt happen but I landed a mk5 3 door in Red for work on Monday (2008). I also test drove a Capri 1.6 but we'll come back to that later. During owning this I went to view a mk3 (sunburst red 1.3) that a scrap yard in Manchester had put to one side. Went along with £300 which was what it wasnt selling for on ebay. Fell in love, was told to go home and bid. When I got home they'd taken it down and I was gutted! Even drove back and pleaded with them to sell it me. The bosses son wanted it apparently. Anyway... had the mk5 for years, followed by a Focus when that died, then I was in a position where I was about to make some decent money as a touring musician which meant I could own a second car. Although I was always looking for one of these (still do to this day) one hadnt popped up in Red for 3 years and during the rehearsals for said tour a C reg 3 door 1.1 in Red popped up for sale on ebay. It seemed like it was meant to be so I went down to Peterborough and had a look/test drive. I loved every minute of it and thought it was hilarious at the same time. The steering wheel was so thin, the gear stick really long, the seating position was less sporty than my old mk5. I had to have it. The seller said you've checked it over havent you and happy with it a few times... alarm bells should have rang but it looked fine and solid. Put my fingers under the arch and they seemed solid (should have looked harder as you'll see). Anyway I bought it with my heart and not my head. Enjoyed the summer of 2013 with the medium wave radio cranked and the single centre speaker working its bollocks off then it lived in my Dads garage in the winter. Apologies for the Photobucket watermark on these early pics. As stereo upgrade from medium wave to Cassette medium wave. The following year as I remember it went for an MOT and they poked the little hole I'd found at the bottom of the driver sill, all the way around. Gutted!! This is the time I should have put it back on ebay, especially as on a now defunct Escort forum a guy couldnt sell a Base model 1.6 3 door in terracotta for £600. After a while I found some guys in Stoke-on-Trent who could restore it for me for a reasonable price so in it went... as you can see they found more rot than initially thought. All done! with some new wheels off a Capri, probably killing off all the wheel bearings. This is probably 1/3 of story. Its 2014 at this point. My girlfriend had moved to Glasgow for a new job so I was occasionally using it to go up there (Still had my Focus Estate too). Mainly I used it to listen to the Smiths and Tom petty cassettes round Manchester when back from touring with various bands. At some point it was kicked out of my Dads garage when he bought a Spitfire 1500 in early 2017 and then I took it to London with my later that year when I moved. I'll continue this later on when I have more time. As a long time lurker on here I thought I should maybe share my own tails of automotive woe with you... we havent even got to the Capri yet.
    24 points
  18. But one of the best things about this car is this folder from previous owners. Here there are receipts from repairs 30 years ago to a diploma from a classic car meeting, to old photos of the car. And best of all, the Norwegian authorities' registers only go back to 1970 in terms of owner history, but here someone has written down previous owners and there I get confirmation that this started life as a taxi, as I thought. Above. And gamle svarten is a former owners name for the car which roughly translates to old black.
    24 points
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  20. Two 4wd VW vans? Why not buy yet another. Bought sight unseen from Edinburgh with some quite upsetting pictures, the price was right. I was sort of convinced it was a scam advert, it was very cheap and the ad text seemed a little "off" but when the seller (who has owned it since 1998) showed me his spreadsheet detailing every penny he'd ever spent on it my mind ws put at ease, especially when he pointed out the 5 new "Tigar" tyres that have plenty of tread left. These are 17 years old and are falling apart. I've always wanted another panel van t25 after regretting cutting mine up to put windows in years ago, and I've got a soft spot (soft fucking brain!) for a syncro, and this is both. Seems un-buggered-about-with. It's a 1.6TD, which are pretty bloody agricultural so that might not stay (PD/1.8t?) This will be a bit more "hands off" to start with - Our very own Ceri will be collecting it and deliverying it direct to DST who did the welding on the last one. This needs much the same (and more): Dan is booked up into next year, but he seems OK with storing it there for a while. I'll pop up and we'll have a look over it and decide exactly it's fate - if it will make a very good van, then we'll make a very good van out of it. If it's too sore to be perfect then we'll make it safe and solid. Please form an orderly queue for the wheeltrims.
    24 points
  21. Mrs Juular has been busy behind the scenes sorting this out. I keep encouraging her to sign up here and update her own progress, but for the moment I'll add this. I've done nothing on this but occasionally offer guidance, or stand and drink tea and watch. She's done all this herself which is pretty cool. She rebuilt the slave cylinder using an uprated seal kit, as the usual kits are known for not lasting very long. With this done, the extra pressure in the pipe highlighted that both the nylon pipe and the master cylinder were leaking. The MC was leaking at the point the union went in, as it had previously been cross-threaded. A new clutch hose and MC were procured, fitted, and the system bled. The clutch pedal now felt right and heavy, and the slave could be heard working the pressure plate. Success! Almost.. The clutch plate itself was stuck to the flywheel, as many on here had predicted. This was pretty easy to solve by lifting the rear of the car, starting it in gear, and then revving it up and pressing the clutch pedal then the brake. A couple of goes freed this off with a loud pop. At this point, the car was driveable. It was swiftly insured (£80!) and taxed (£0!) and driven back to shite central carefully, with me following. It made it. Initial thoughts are that the steering seriously needs looked at, as there's about a quarter turn of play above 30mph which is a bit clench inducing to say the least. It's also getting a small overhaul of the suspension and new brake and fuel lines. A new interior is going in, a passenger door mirror, and a small tickle with the lightning stick around the front chassis rails. That's all it really needs. The engine sounds absolutely epic and runs beautifully, with only a slight whine off the diff that will be stubbornly ignored.
    23 points
  22. Rot. Braced up. Taking out the floor was a real highlight. More quality repairs removed. Make shit. Copying the outriggers before chopping those off as well. Weldy weldington McWeld. Churning through the wire here. Grinding, then priming. This marks the point where the A pillars and everything forward of them is now complete. Next up - floors and inner sills.
    23 points
  23. That I now own one of my dream cars is a high point for a long time.
    23 points
  24. Have got a message from the tow truck company that has the Mercedes, it is on its way home now. They are 190 km away so it will take a few hours before they are here.
    22 points
  25. Got myself a drone as recommended by retroshite. It takes superb, high quality photos and videos although the quality may not show on the forum. I got the extended flight version which came with three Lipo batteries giving half an hours flight time each. https://www.argos.co.uk/product/1178034 It only weighs 249 grams meaning you don't need a license to fly it. It connects to your smart phone where you can see whatever the drone sees. Max height of 1km and a range of about 4km. It also uses google maps to chart it's progress so if it loses signal it'll return to where it took off from.
    22 points
  26. Thank you and i hope so. And can give some clues. The car is old, very old. Will be among the oldest cars on here and the oldest car I have owned, if it is a purchase. It most likely started life as a taxi and I wouldn't be surprised if it has done half a million kilometers or more. These cars were very popular taxis in their day. I have also never driven such an old car before and if I buy it, it is at least 6 hours driving home in a heat wave in it.
    21 points
  27. We got the boat running, the tide came in up to my mate’s van, and so we did some sea* trials up and down the river. We couldn’t make it out to actual sea, as the tide was so high that we couldn’t go under the bridge - if you want it opened you have to book 2 hours in advance. Successful day though, good to see the boat running again. One of the things that we had to fix was the impeller setup that feeds sea water through as coolant… the mooring is tidal and I got in late one day, and trying to send it through the mud didn’t do the gearing inside any favours 😅 11/10 should have used a Land Rover
    20 points
  28. Right then, let's start this off with a big, capital letters not-to-be-misunderstood statement. What happened at Ringwood the other day was sickening. Two decent old Yanks, trashed by a pair of massive throbbers. To be honest, I don't really care specifically that they were Classic Americans, anyone who nicks a car and races it is a massive cunt. In this specific case, there has been some debate as to whether the Coombs brothers stole them themselves (They run a "vehicle recovery" company comprising of a couple of Smileyface Transits), or whether they bought them off a third party. It matters not. They are either monumentally stupid for not performing any form of due diligence on the cars, or fucking stupid, to the extent of being retarded (yeah, bite me) for stealing them, and then racing them within 30 miles of the scene of the crime. One of them had already received a lifetime ban.....yeah that worked well didn't it? I'm not aware of which track issued the ban, but if it wasn't Ringwood, it's meaningless anyway. Even if the Oval Racing Council had banned them, IIRC Ringwood isn't a member anyway. Which brings me to my next piss-boiling point. Allegedly numerous drivers approached staff members at Ringwood to advise that the Brothers Fucknuckle had brought a pair of hooky motors, and they did the princely sum of FUCK ALL about it, waving them through scrutineering, and out onto the track. Due to the damage inflicted on the poor old beasts by actually building them into bangers, it's unlikely that they could have been saved at that point anyway, but at least the rightful owners wouldn't have had to see them getting destroyed by another Herbert in a Jag XJ. The owner/promoter hasn't really taken it seriously either; which is no great surprise. He's a greedy, lying bastard called Craig Somethingorother and runs Swaffam too. I've only been to Ringwood once since he took it over - his favourite trick is to publish fictitious booking lists, saying WOW 100 DRIVERS BOOKED IN ITS GONNA BE EPIC!!!, so you trundle down there, pay your £25 or whatever entrance fee, and there's 35 cars there. SOZM9 NO REFUNDZ If it's any consolation to anyone, one of the drivers has ended up with a couple of broken ribs from the track, and rumour has it that due to the wonders of Teh Interwebz and a total lack of GDPR awareness, their home addresses have been made available, as has the address/location of their yard, so some kind of justice may still be served. I have perused a number of banger forums, and I would suggest that the general consensus is that these two pricks should be dealt with severely, and that most have bemoaned the fact that it's yet another instance of giving the Sport a bad name. A few Scrotes have been whining "Innocent ril proven" type bollocks, but that's to be expected from the more educationally challenged. So what's the solution? Realistically there isn't one. The sport needs to tighten up and act faster - Arena Essex got raided a couple of years before it shut and impounded some stuff, but it doesn't happen often enough. Maybe there should be "No V5, no race" rule, but that's not really practical either. Team Outlaw, during my tenure as driver/procurement/teaboy probably bought nigh on 100 cars, and at a guess, we had no more than 10 V5s. Invariably if we bought something off the side of the road, we'd fill in the V5 with the owner, sold to scrap, job done. VIN checks as part of scrutineering? Probably a good idea - especially as the VIN tends to be in at least 2 places on the car, and it should be made clear in the rules 'n' regs that they must be visible for inspection. I don't know. Anyway, opinions are like arseholes........ @SH1TE Agreed, on points one and rwo - although there is now a burgeoning "back to basics formula with no built lumps, no welding, minimal prep. And point 3, there's always going to be some utter bellend who weaponises his car for grudge purposes or whatever, but thankfully it's now unusual for over-built stuff to get through scrutineering. @mitsisigma01 It would appear so, either stupid thieves, or just stupid. @Timewaster Indeed. A Crown? Toyota?! 😄 @Dick Longbridge See above, it may be that the playground laws may prevail before Plod do. @junkyarddog See my comments above; track officials at this particular venue were/are as much use as tits on a fish. 'Elf and Safety? More tracks have issues with compulsory purchase and NIMBYs than H&S. @HillmanImp Yarp. As above Shite track run by utter fucknuggets. And it appears that "natural justice" may well be being meted out as we speak...allegedly @Low Horatio gearbox Indeed. Even without the scruple side of things, you've got to be some kind of idiot not to look at these thing; if a deal is too good to be true..... @Soundwave I have done a bit of research on your behalf on a number of forums, and aside of a couple of dicks moaning that nothing's been proven, it's been condemned all round, with some people suggesting a gofundme page or something Anyway, TL:DR fat Essex man defends dying sport, and doesn't care what you think. If you're offended by my views, you can kiss the widest part of my arse.
    20 points
  29. More spam for you. This is a really nice car this one, the one I bought back. Its not the red one in the barn seen below. That's another one, I'm currently fitting a Rover KV6 onto the original gearbox somehow, I'm in too deep to go back so it's happening now.
    19 points
  30. I've snaffled this little beauty as my new everyday car. It is currently c/o @sdkrc's car park until I make space. It's a 2.0 L series Turbo Diesel. iXL trim so has (inop) AC and quite a nicely appointed interior. The previous owner was a very fastidious enthusiast as you can see so in the last 18 months and 200 miles it has had all sorts; Full exhaust Timing and pump belt kits All rear suspension bushes, front ball joints. Four new tyres Injection pump Injectors Front calipers, discs and pads Full MOT til August 23 Does mean the BMW is for the chop sadly, which is a bit silly as it's been a great car in the 4k miles or so since I got it. Have improved it a bit with new rear springs, shocks and top mounts, both engine mounts (a fucking ballache), four new tyres, number plates and £110 worth of battery. It also has ice cold AC which I may regret selling on... Can't keep them all though. I'll do a proper for sale advert in the next day or two. Any street cred I had gone in one fell swoop.
    19 points
  31. Today was sponsored by the number 36… Today 36 year old Brownnova took his 36 year old 2CV and drove it during a 36 degree heatwave, and achieved 46 MPG… oh… damn you MPG figure! Started out early to avoid the worst of the heat, and trundled the 107 miles from North Wales to Worcestershire. Where I came accross many more 2CVs! It was the annual 2CVGB registers day. And derivatives top of course, such as Meharis. And Acadianes Bonus Shite! To me nothing sums up the variety more than these two cars… The lesser spotted @dollywobblerwas the only fellow shiter in attendance to my knowledge… Lovely drive of 214 miles - although the way home was a bit hot!
    18 points
  32. Bore da! Up early so I thought I'd make the most of the empty roads before they get too busy.
    18 points
  33. PhilA

    1966 Plymouth Fury 3

    To my surprise, they all lapped in well. That's that one done. One more to go.
    18 points
  34. Just having a quick breather on the way to leeds. It needs constant maintenance to stop it dissolving into a pile of rust. And the Forth rail bridge.
    18 points
  35. And some specs on this. 4 cylinder diesel with 55 horsepower but is faster than you might think. 4 speed column gear change. And since early 1963, it still has 1 circuit brakes with drums at the back and front without servo. It also does not have power steering. Weight with driver is approx 1,400 kg so she is a heavy girl and is approx. 4.7 meters long.
    17 points
  36. I've driven this a bit now and know it a bit. It has starting difficulties, Cluth is a bit strange, possibly needs adjustment? There is an exhaust leak on the engine so the windows must be down all the time. And under heavy load the engine coughs, lack of fuel? But I have to admit that I was initially terrified to drive this when it was on the motorway in heavy traffic and it didn't get any better when a Nissan cashcow almost crashed into me. So with the problems it has, it should perhaps have been picked up on a trailer instead of being driven home. It also looks better in pictures, but it has a number of paint and bodywork defects. But this and the mechanical problems are fine as I got this cheaper because of it and I wouldn't have been able to afford it if it was perfect. And will get more pictures taken.
    17 points
  37. not worry! replacement stalk is on the way! i'm used to it by now i wonder what will catch fire next? this is a very reliable car, it doesn't break down, it just catches fire but in very small ways which are easy to put out
    17 points
  38. I've been messing with this, Hot Wheels Speed Bump. I get that it's supposed to be a car crushed by a monster truck but I thought I could make it look a bit more realistic Quite good "damage" on the casting Needed the windows opening up and a couple of shades of beige applying To end up with this It's based on a casting that's supposedly an 84 Olds 442 like this, so the colour is incorrect but the beige looks more shite correct I'd like to track down the other three in the series but they're not available other than with a monster truck, other than this one that was in a 5 pack. The station wagon and van especially are appealing
    17 points
  39. I think I made a bold claim a month or so ago that I wasn't going to buy any more cars. Whoops. Collection later this month, which gives me time to think up an explanation for my mrs... or to find a place to hide it.
    17 points
  40. Think I'm being stalked
    17 points
  41. maxxo

    2003 C5 exclusiveness!

    Most of you know exactly what this is anyway already paid for it, taxed it, insured it, haven’t even seen it in person opposite end of the country! poo count: 0 running on 4 hours sleep for maximum excitement this should be a fun day
    16 points
  42. Home now, drove right across France from Colmar to St Lo in a oner, no motorways. 40 degrees in places. Arrived at the F1 in St Lo after midnight , machine wouldn't accept my booking code so we had to sleep in the car..😡 Next morning went to a little village called St Charles de Percy, where my grandad is buried in the war cemetery, killed 78 years ago to the day in action after landing on D Day.. Spent the day at the Normandy beaches then up to Dieppe for the ferry, 3 hours sleep on the ferry, then straight drive home from Newhaven to Fife. France is just dust, crops all dead and dried up it was never below 35 during the day the whole time. The middle of France is just empty, and hundreds of closed businesses and empty houses, but wherever we went, the roads were beautifully smooth and perfectly surfaced. The Rhine is pretty empty too, they cant use most of the barges as the water is too shallow, so everything's going by truck.
    16 points
  43. sdkrc

    The grumpy thread

    @twosmoke300 this was my solution to the water cycle problem
    16 points
  44. Small update. Got a few small odd bits finished since last time, nothing exciting really. I’ve been over the entire underside and fitted split pins to all the castle nuts and nut cages and made sure all the nut/bolt lock tabs are bent over - loads weren’t 😬 That sort of stuff really, and more waxing of box sections and bits of the underside and chassis which wasn’t a nice job in the recent hot weather! Today I ran it up warm and changed the engine oil, it’s been in the sump a good few years now since the car went back together but I wanted clean oil in ready for hitting the road. Didn’t bother changing the filter as it’s essentially new still and hasn’t hardly been used. Old oil came out slightly darker than new oil but still golden and pretty clean. No metallic bits in it, no moisture and no petrol so everything seems good inside. No bits of crap on the drain bolt magnet either. Stuck new 15W40 Castrol back in (which is what I’ve always used in this) with a dose of Marvel Magic oil mixed in just to help it a bit after sitting around so long. Also diluted some of that down in petrol and stuck it in the tank to help lubricate the top end/rings etc. can’t hurt! Also shoved a bottle of fuel system cleaner in the tank just in case there’s any varnish of crap in the lines or carb. It seems fine so far but again, can’t hurt! I’ve given the carb a bit of a tweek on mixture too, seemed a tad rich looking at the plugs and it seems to run a bit smoother now. Decided to change the front anti roll bar bushes today too. Old ones looked very tired and were likely original parts. Dead easy on these, two bolts each side to release the U clamp then just pull the old bush off the bar. New ones are polyurethane replacements in the soft ‘Road’ material so should be similar to new rubber ones in the way they feel. All contact faces were smeared in silicone grease that came in the pack and all went back together easily. Old V new. Old ones were really baggy and dry rotted once off, definitely worth changing them. The new ones are a superb fit too, really nicely made. This is one of those jobs made so much nicer by the car being as clean as it now is. All the bolts came out easily, no rust on the U clamps or mounts… lovely! Been shopping too. Got a really good condition base model instrument cluster with correct mk2 style lettering on the dials. Mines ok but nowhere near as good as the new one. Got that for less than £10 posted, which seems a bargain to me. And scored a pair of very good condition black front footwell kick panels. Been looking for some for ages but good black ones never come up. Loads of grey mk3 ones but no black. They’re in great condition and just need a wash and buff up with trim shine. My old ones were a mess, one had a hole melted through it from a welding job behind it way back whenever, and the other was cracked and had a hole through from an angle grinder! Always been like that since I’ve had the car and not ideal to put back into such a nice car now! Anyway, it’s on the home straight now. Very little left to do. Main thing is fitting the last bits of brightwork, odd bits of interior, under-dash panel, steering wheel needs bolting tight and pinch bolt on the steering UJ coupling. Probably other bits & bobs too but it’s close!
    16 points
  45. Robin

    My MK1 espace problem.

    Here's some bonus maroon espace p0rn
    16 points
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