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    Hawkeyethenoo got a reaction from brickwall in Tokyo Express (now featuring recon torque convertor)   
    Has landed - set off with my son this afternoon to view a 1997, Mitsubushi Legnum 4wd ST Wagon. Car was on evilbay but local enough and having had a Google, quite a rare sight on UK roads.
    Arrived at sellers home with the car waiting glinting in the bright sunlight, I noticed the aggressive front end which still looks fresh today some 17 years on. Car presented very well matching the description very well. Only rear arches are just starting to flake, but that will be a straightforward job.
    This Tokyo Express was exported from Japan into the UK in 2007, living in Kent with the same owner from 2008 till 2012, when the man I bought it from brought it north of the border.
    Spec is good, climate, 2.5 24v V6 with full time 4wd and triptronic slush box, which works perfectly. Large folder with the car including all old mot's, import paperwork and service history. Recent work includes new front pipe (£300) brake service pads etc and full fluid service. Quite a neat aftermarket cd/minidisc sound system fitted along with a Toad remote alarm immobiliser and two keys and fobs.
    Having got the car home I'm well pleased at what a nice bit of business the Tokyo Express has been. It was also great that the seller was a fellow enthusiast and all round, great human being.

    More photos when ive had a chance to scrub her up a bit and given that lovely velour a wee shampoo.

    Velour and Mini discs. How 1990s!

    Phew snaps for now.







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    Hawkeyethenoo reacted to dieselassist in DieselAssist's Disco Lights!! 300tdi commercial   
    Yeah, they carried on sending over these to our shores, the pre-TD5, 300tdi in 2dr panelled/commercial spec long after the range had been facelifted  - must have been a gr9 seller for the stealers here !!
     
    I was up early n 'poking about it' - I use the 'no mercy show to unsound metal' pick-end of a body hammer, approach so I 'made' the rust hole out of what started as a small blister, in front inner wing; similar approach all over the Disco, n no real other cause for alarm - chassis is very very good for one of these - spring mounts rear axle 'hops' n rear tank area all looking sweet n factory new...
     
    Ive been through one hoover  already today (bag filled to bursting) despite giving the gravel a brush n dustpan up - doesn't look like the interior has ever been cleaned... started on the rear load area n still have to do the cabin... a quick look through the 'part service history' (any 'part' of a service history in this country is considered 'wow') revealed it original purchasers were a building contractors firm; that probably who had the flashing beacon installed ...
     
    Im happy enough with it for the time being - could do with a pir of tyres n tracking tho - i'll do that when I install the prop (need to order up new bolts)....
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    Hawkeyethenoo got a reaction from vulgalour in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Humber Pullman Limo For Sale (1952)
     

     
     
    Gangsta or what?
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    Hawkeyethenoo got a reaction from Semi-C in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Humber Pullman Limo For Sale (1952)
     

     
     
    Gangsta or what?
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    Hawkeyethenoo got a reaction from danthecapriman in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Humber Pullman Limo For Sale (1952)
     

     
     
    Gangsta or what?
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    Hawkeyethenoo got a reaction from Junkman in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Humber Pullman Limo For Sale (1952)
     

     
     
    Gangsta or what?
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    Hawkeyethenoo got a reaction from ProgRocker in Tokyo Express (now featuring recon torque convertor)   
    Has landed - set off with my son this afternoon to view a 1997, Mitsubushi Legnum 4wd ST Wagon. Car was on evilbay but local enough and having had a Google, quite a rare sight on UK roads.
    Arrived at sellers home with the car waiting glinting in the bright sunlight, I noticed the aggressive front end which still looks fresh today some 17 years on. Car presented very well matching the description very well. Only rear arches are just starting to flake, but that will be a straightforward job.
    This Tokyo Express was exported from Japan into the UK in 2007, living in Kent with the same owner from 2008 till 2012, when the man I bought it from brought it north of the border.
    Spec is good, climate, 2.5 24v V6 with full time 4wd and triptronic slush box, which works perfectly. Large folder with the car including all old mot's, import paperwork and service history. Recent work includes new front pipe (£300) brake service pads etc and full fluid service. Quite a neat aftermarket cd/minidisc sound system fitted along with a Toad remote alarm immobiliser and two keys and fobs.
    Having got the car home I'm well pleased at what a nice bit of business the Tokyo Express has been. It was also great that the seller was a fellow enthusiast and all round, great human being.

    More photos when ive had a chance to scrub her up a bit and given that lovely velour a wee shampoo.

    Velour and Mini discs. How 1990s!

    Phew snaps for now.







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    Hawkeyethenoo got a reaction from eddyramrod in Tokyo Express (now featuring recon torque convertor)   
    Has landed - set off with my son this afternoon to view a 1997, Mitsubushi Legnum 4wd ST Wagon. Car was on evilbay but local enough and having had a Google, quite a rare sight on UK roads.
    Arrived at sellers home with the car waiting glinting in the bright sunlight, I noticed the aggressive front end which still looks fresh today some 17 years on. Car presented very well matching the description very well. Only rear arches are just starting to flake, but that will be a straightforward job.
    This Tokyo Express was exported from Japan into the UK in 2007, living in Kent with the same owner from 2008 till 2012, when the man I bought it from brought it north of the border.
    Spec is good, climate, 2.5 24v V6 with full time 4wd and triptronic slush box, which works perfectly. Large folder with the car including all old mot's, import paperwork and service history. Recent work includes new front pipe (£300) brake service pads etc and full fluid service. Quite a neat aftermarket cd/minidisc sound system fitted along with a Toad remote alarm immobiliser and two keys and fobs.
    Having got the car home I'm well pleased at what a nice bit of business the Tokyo Express has been. It was also great that the seller was a fellow enthusiast and all round, great human being.

    More photos when ive had a chance to scrub her up a bit and given that lovely velour a wee shampoo.

    Velour and Mini discs. How 1990s!

    Phew snaps for now.







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    Hawkeyethenoo got a reaction from spike60 in Tokyo Express (now featuring recon torque convertor)   
    Has landed - set off with my son this afternoon to view a 1997, Mitsubushi Legnum 4wd ST Wagon. Car was on evilbay but local enough and having had a Google, quite a rare sight on UK roads.
    Arrived at sellers home with the car waiting glinting in the bright sunlight, I noticed the aggressive front end which still looks fresh today some 17 years on. Car presented very well matching the description very well. Only rear arches are just starting to flake, but that will be a straightforward job.
    This Tokyo Express was exported from Japan into the UK in 2007, living in Kent with the same owner from 2008 till 2012, when the man I bought it from brought it north of the border.
    Spec is good, climate, 2.5 24v V6 with full time 4wd and triptronic slush box, which works perfectly. Large folder with the car including all old mot's, import paperwork and service history. Recent work includes new front pipe (£300) brake service pads etc and full fluid service. Quite a neat aftermarket cd/minidisc sound system fitted along with a Toad remote alarm immobiliser and two keys and fobs.
    Having got the car home I'm well pleased at what a nice bit of business the Tokyo Express has been. It was also great that the seller was a fellow enthusiast and all round, great human being.

    More photos when ive had a chance to scrub her up a bit and given that lovely velour a wee shampoo.

    Velour and Mini discs. How 1990s!

    Phew snaps for now.







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    Hawkeyethenoo reacted to Pete-M in Tokyo Express (now featuring recon torque convertor)   
    I've got a Legnum. Mine's the facelift Ralliart VR-4 Type S job.
     

     
    AYC is absolutely brilliant, by the way. I don't think I've ever owned a more surefooted large car. Ok, it's got new Goodyear F1 asymmetrics, but the grip levels from the thing are mental. I sold an Impreza WRX to buy this, and even though this is a large automatic estate car it really is capable of daft cornering feats. 

    This won't do anywhere near 30 mpg. Ever.
     
    5 speed INVECS-II auto box is bloody great once I worked out how to get along with it, also with this being a UK spec one the speedo is near as dammit spot on.. at 30 mph it reads 28, but above that it's pretty much perfect.

    The clock fail is normal in these, take the clock out (it will prise upwards) and then resolder the power connections on the clock PCB. It's not rocket science and the clock will work fine after that. Just be careful when you put the clock back together as the perspex front panel looks like it'd be very easy to break if you're ham-fisted.
     
    Instructions on how to fix the clock http://www.wheelsjamaica.com/wheels_forum/index.php?topic=114884.0
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    Hawkeyethenoo reacted to Conrad D. Conelrad in Knowing when to bale out...   
    http://rolledon.forummotion.com
     
    Look at this guy's effort: http://rolledon.forummotion.com/t694p325-68-mustang-coupe
    and this one: http://rolledon.forummotion.com/t747p350-1963-ford-falcon
    and more inc. technique: http://wiki.club8090.co.uk/index.php/Bodywork_and_Glass_Roller_painting
     
    Seriously, give it a go. 
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    Hawkeyethenoo reacted to cms206 in Dealer Special Shite   
    Will try again... phone + AS = a pile of cack. Ironically the feature of this thread. Anyway, some dealer special shite...

    Renault 21 Premier - Taggarts

    Taggarts by cms206, on Flickr
     
    Lada Alpino/Yugo Miami - Archer's


    Archers Yugo / FSO Scotland by cms206, on Flickr
     
    Peugeot 309 Storm/205 Marathon - Melvins

    Melvins Peugeot Talbot by cms206, on Flickr
     
    Lada Riva Swinger/Austin Metro Style/Fiat Uno/Panda Pulse - Peat Road Motors

    Peat Road Motors by cms206, on Flickr

    Escort Ecosse

    A nation stirs... by cms206, on Flickr
     
     
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    Hawkeyethenoo got a reaction from Micrashed in Tokyo Express (now featuring recon torque convertor)   
    Has landed - set off with my son this afternoon to view a 1997, Mitsubushi Legnum 4wd ST Wagon. Car was on evilbay but local enough and having had a Google, quite a rare sight on UK roads.
    Arrived at sellers home with the car waiting glinting in the bright sunlight, I noticed the aggressive front end which still looks fresh today some 17 years on. Car presented very well matching the description very well. Only rear arches are just starting to flake, but that will be a straightforward job.
    This Tokyo Express was exported from Japan into the UK in 2007, living in Kent with the same owner from 2008 till 2012, when the man I bought it from brought it north of the border.
    Spec is good, climate, 2.5 24v V6 with full time 4wd and triptronic slush box, which works perfectly. Large folder with the car including all old mot's, import paperwork and service history. Recent work includes new front pipe (£300) brake service pads etc and full fluid service. Quite a neat aftermarket cd/minidisc sound system fitted along with a Toad remote alarm immobiliser and two keys and fobs.
    Having got the car home I'm well pleased at what a nice bit of business the Tokyo Express has been. It was also great that the seller was a fellow enthusiast and all round, great human being.

    More photos when ive had a chance to scrub her up a bit and given that lovely velour a wee shampoo.

    Velour and Mini discs. How 1990s!

    Phew snaps for now.







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    Hawkeyethenoo reacted to nigel bickle in Tokyo Express (now featuring recon torque convertor)   
    I had a low spec Legnum as dog transport/ tool carrier/ workhorse & towcar  for around a year, till it caught fire.
     
    It was an excellent tool, highly competent if a little bland. I'd certainly have another. Good luck with it
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    Hawkeyethenoo got a reaction from plumbertony in Tokyo Express (now featuring recon torque convertor)   
    Has landed - set off with my son this afternoon to view a 1997, Mitsubushi Legnum 4wd ST Wagon. Car was on evilbay but local enough and having had a Google, quite a rare sight on UK roads.
    Arrived at sellers home with the car waiting glinting in the bright sunlight, I noticed the aggressive front end which still looks fresh today some 17 years on. Car presented very well matching the description very well. Only rear arches are just starting to flake, but that will be a straightforward job.
    This Tokyo Express was exported from Japan into the UK in 2007, living in Kent with the same owner from 2008 till 2012, when the man I bought it from brought it north of the border.
    Spec is good, climate, 2.5 24v V6 with full time 4wd and triptronic slush box, which works perfectly. Large folder with the car including all old mot's, import paperwork and service history. Recent work includes new front pipe (£300) brake service pads etc and full fluid service. Quite a neat aftermarket cd/minidisc sound system fitted along with a Toad remote alarm immobiliser and two keys and fobs.
    Having got the car home I'm well pleased at what a nice bit of business the Tokyo Express has been. It was also great that the seller was a fellow enthusiast and all round, great human being.

    More photos when ive had a chance to scrub her up a bit and given that lovely velour a wee shampoo.

    Velour and Mini discs. How 1990s!

    Phew snaps for now.







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    Hawkeyethenoo got a reaction from fordperv in Tokyo Express (now featuring recon torque convertor)   
    Has landed - set off with my son this afternoon to view a 1997, Mitsubushi Legnum 4wd ST Wagon. Car was on evilbay but local enough and having had a Google, quite a rare sight on UK roads.
    Arrived at sellers home with the car waiting glinting in the bright sunlight, I noticed the aggressive front end which still looks fresh today some 17 years on. Car presented very well matching the description very well. Only rear arches are just starting to flake, but that will be a straightforward job.
    This Tokyo Express was exported from Japan into the UK in 2007, living in Kent with the same owner from 2008 till 2012, when the man I bought it from brought it north of the border.
    Spec is good, climate, 2.5 24v V6 with full time 4wd and triptronic slush box, which works perfectly. Large folder with the car including all old mot's, import paperwork and service history. Recent work includes new front pipe (£300) brake service pads etc and full fluid service. Quite a neat aftermarket cd/minidisc sound system fitted along with a Toad remote alarm immobiliser and two keys and fobs.
    Having got the car home I'm well pleased at what a nice bit of business the Tokyo Express has been. It was also great that the seller was a fellow enthusiast and all round, great human being.

    More photos when ive had a chance to scrub her up a bit and given that lovely velour a wee shampoo.

    Velour and Mini discs. How 1990s!

    Phew snaps for now.







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    Hawkeyethenoo got a reaction from DVee8 in Tokyo Express (now featuring recon torque convertor)   
    Has landed - set off with my son this afternoon to view a 1997, Mitsubushi Legnum 4wd ST Wagon. Car was on evilbay but local enough and having had a Google, quite a rare sight on UK roads.
    Arrived at sellers home with the car waiting glinting in the bright sunlight, I noticed the aggressive front end which still looks fresh today some 17 years on. Car presented very well matching the description very well. Only rear arches are just starting to flake, but that will be a straightforward job.
    This Tokyo Express was exported from Japan into the UK in 2007, living in Kent with the same owner from 2008 till 2012, when the man I bought it from brought it north of the border.
    Spec is good, climate, 2.5 24v V6 with full time 4wd and triptronic slush box, which works perfectly. Large folder with the car including all old mot's, import paperwork and service history. Recent work includes new front pipe (£300) brake service pads etc and full fluid service. Quite a neat aftermarket cd/minidisc sound system fitted along with a Toad remote alarm immobiliser and two keys and fobs.
    Having got the car home I'm well pleased at what a nice bit of business the Tokyo Express has been. It was also great that the seller was a fellow enthusiast and all round, great human being.

    More photos when ive had a chance to scrub her up a bit and given that lovely velour a wee shampoo.

    Velour and Mini discs. How 1990s!

    Phew snaps for now.







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    Hawkeyethenoo got a reaction from Shep Shepherd in Tokyo Express (now featuring recon torque convertor)   
    I feel it matches with the shiny plastic wood rather well. Only fault I can find is front interiour light isn't working and it needs taxing. Insurance was even reasonable at £160 tpft. Thanks to Google compare and the Post Office. Premium dropped by 50% (from £320) when I added her indoors. More married man discount than I get from the tax man, what! and mega quote of £2500 when my 20yr old son was added. And then removed. Sorry son. Old man says bollocks to that nonsense. Road tax added it'll be owe me just under a bag inc years insurance. Motd till June next year.
     
    I feel a skiing holiday coming on and I don't even ski
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    Hawkeyethenoo got a reaction from Ghosty in Tokyo Express (now featuring recon torque convertor)   
    Has landed - set off with my son this afternoon to view a 1997, Mitsubushi Legnum 4wd ST Wagon. Car was on evilbay but local enough and having had a Google, quite a rare sight on UK roads.
    Arrived at sellers home with the car waiting glinting in the bright sunlight, I noticed the aggressive front end which still looks fresh today some 17 years on. Car presented very well matching the description very well. Only rear arches are just starting to flake, but that will be a straightforward job.
    This Tokyo Express was exported from Japan into the UK in 2007, living in Kent with the same owner from 2008 till 2012, when the man I bought it from brought it north of the border.
    Spec is good, climate, 2.5 24v V6 with full time 4wd and triptronic slush box, which works perfectly. Large folder with the car including all old mot's, import paperwork and service history. Recent work includes new front pipe (£300) brake service pads etc and full fluid service. Quite a neat aftermarket cd/minidisc sound system fitted along with a Toad remote alarm immobiliser and two keys and fobs.
    Having got the car home I'm well pleased at what a nice bit of business the Tokyo Express has been. It was also great that the seller was a fellow enthusiast and all round, great human being.

    More photos when ive had a chance to scrub her up a bit and given that lovely velour a wee shampoo.

    Velour and Mini discs. How 1990s!

    Phew snaps for now.







  20. Like
    Hawkeyethenoo got a reaction from Shep Shepherd in Tokyo Express (now featuring recon torque convertor)   
    Has landed - set off with my son this afternoon to view a 1997, Mitsubushi Legnum 4wd ST Wagon. Car was on evilbay but local enough and having had a Google, quite a rare sight on UK roads.
    Arrived at sellers home with the car waiting glinting in the bright sunlight, I noticed the aggressive front end which still looks fresh today some 17 years on. Car presented very well matching the description very well. Only rear arches are just starting to flake, but that will be a straightforward job.
    This Tokyo Express was exported from Japan into the UK in 2007, living in Kent with the same owner from 2008 till 2012, when the man I bought it from brought it north of the border.
    Spec is good, climate, 2.5 24v V6 with full time 4wd and triptronic slush box, which works perfectly. Large folder with the car including all old mot's, import paperwork and service history. Recent work includes new front pipe (£300) brake service pads etc and full fluid service. Quite a neat aftermarket cd/minidisc sound system fitted along with a Toad remote alarm immobiliser and two keys and fobs.
    Having got the car home I'm well pleased at what a nice bit of business the Tokyo Express has been. It was also great that the seller was a fellow enthusiast and all round, great human being.

    More photos when ive had a chance to scrub her up a bit and given that lovely velour a wee shampoo.

    Velour and Mini discs. How 1990s!

    Phew snaps for now.







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    Hawkeyethenoo got a reaction from KruJoe in Tokyo Express (now featuring recon torque convertor)   
    Has landed - set off with my son this afternoon to view a 1997, Mitsubushi Legnum 4wd ST Wagon. Car was on evilbay but local enough and having had a Google, quite a rare sight on UK roads.
    Arrived at sellers home with the car waiting glinting in the bright sunlight, I noticed the aggressive front end which still looks fresh today some 17 years on. Car presented very well matching the description very well. Only rear arches are just starting to flake, but that will be a straightforward job.
    This Tokyo Express was exported from Japan into the UK in 2007, living in Kent with the same owner from 2008 till 2012, when the man I bought it from brought it north of the border.
    Spec is good, climate, 2.5 24v V6 with full time 4wd and triptronic slush box, which works perfectly. Large folder with the car including all old mot's, import paperwork and service history. Recent work includes new front pipe (£300) brake service pads etc and full fluid service. Quite a neat aftermarket cd/minidisc sound system fitted along with a Toad remote alarm immobiliser and two keys and fobs.
    Having got the car home I'm well pleased at what a nice bit of business the Tokyo Express has been. It was also great that the seller was a fellow enthusiast and all round, great human being.

    More photos when ive had a chance to scrub her up a bit and given that lovely velour a wee shampoo.

    Velour and Mini discs. How 1990s!

    Phew snaps for now.







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