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    Tickman reacted to jaypee in Tickman's stuff. Many hands make light* work   
    A most pleasant day out!! 
    It certainly gave us all a wee lift............. (sorry, not sorry) 
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    Tickman reacted to JimH in Tickman's stuff. Many hands make light* work   
    Well done on getting it off and in without anyone losing any fingers/toes/limbs.
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    Tickman got a reaction from juular in Tickman's stuff. Many hands make light* work   
    Trailer collected and a quick stop at Asda taking up about 8 spaces!

    Then headed off to the collection address. Google maps took me down some narrow enough A roads then onto some winding B roads but it was no bother to the super Saab which didn't skip a beat!
    The thing was loaded and @jaypee and @320touring arrived at this point. Many straps were added and we headed off. Just as we were about to turn out of the driveway @Supernaut@sdkrc trundled past.
    We headed off to Forfar in a slow convoy and 90 minutes later we arrived. Then the fun was to begin.
    everything was unstrapped and the light* bits brought in first. Then the main event. I had an idea of a plan but Neil asked me to measure how wide the access road was, 2.9M the cargo was 2.8M. we went for it and ended up with great success!
    it went a lot easier than I had feared but it was hard work!
    Afterwards we went for some food.
    so what the fuck did I get?
    Why this of course!

    Massive thanks to @JimH for holding on to it for soooooooo long and loading it and... You get the point.
    None of this would have been possible without everyone mentioned. 
    I am really lucky to have some amazing friends. 

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    Tickman reacted to JMotor in The new news 24 thread   
    That's opposite of what a buyer had off me today.
    Message fellow. 
    Chat to him via messenger. 
    Then speak to him on the phone. 
    Arrange money, transport to pick it up. Turn up. Check over car, discuss money person to person. Was cheeky (in my mind) and offered a price. Buyer agreed. 
    Do a buy. Bring car home. 
    One Saab 93 Turbo Coupe. 

    It's really not hard. You either want it or not. 
    I have one major problem... 
    I actually didn't need another car. 
    Oh fudge! 😂 
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    Tickman reacted to seacow in West coast collection thread - Freelander Van Content   
    The glass roof panels transform the cabin - well chuffed!


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    Tickman got a reaction from LightBulbFun in Tickman's stuff. Many hands make light* work   
    Trailer collected and a quick stop at Asda taking up about 8 spaces!

    Then headed off to the collection address. Google maps took me down some narrow enough A roads then onto some winding B roads but it was no bother to the super Saab which didn't skip a beat!
    The thing was loaded and @jaypee and @320touring arrived at this point. Many straps were added and we headed off. Just as we were about to turn out of the driveway @Supernaut@sdkrc trundled past.
    We headed off to Forfar in a slow convoy and 90 minutes later we arrived. Then the fun was to begin.
    everything was unstrapped and the light* bits brought in first. Then the main event. I had an idea of a plan but Neil asked me to measure how wide the access road was, 2.9M the cargo was 2.8M. we went for it and ended up with great success!
    it went a lot easier than I had feared but it was hard work!
    Afterwards we went for some food.
    so what the fuck did I get?
    Why this of course!

    Massive thanks to @JimH for holding on to it for soooooooo long and loading it and... You get the point.
    None of this would have been possible without everyone mentioned. 
    I am really lucky to have some amazing friends. 

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    Tickman got a reaction from Minimad5 in Tickman's stuff. Many hands make light* work   
    Trailer collected and a quick stop at Asda taking up about 8 spaces!

    Then headed off to the collection address. Google maps took me down some narrow enough A roads then onto some winding B roads but it was no bother to the super Saab which didn't skip a beat!
    The thing was loaded and @jaypee and @320touring arrived at this point. Many straps were added and we headed off. Just as we were about to turn out of the driveway @Supernaut@sdkrc trundled past.
    We headed off to Forfar in a slow convoy and 90 minutes later we arrived. Then the fun was to begin.
    everything was unstrapped and the light* bits brought in first. Then the main event. I had an idea of a plan but Neil asked me to measure how wide the access road was, 2.9M the cargo was 2.8M. we went for it and ended up with great success!
    it went a lot easier than I had feared but it was hard work!
    Afterwards we went for some food.
    so what the fuck did I get?
    Why this of course!

    Massive thanks to @JimH for holding on to it for soooooooo long and loading it and... You get the point.
    None of this would have been possible without everyone mentioned. 
    I am really lucky to have some amazing friends. 

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    Tickman got a reaction from jaypee in Tickman's stuff. Many hands make light* work   
    Trailer collected and a quick stop at Asda taking up about 8 spaces!

    Then headed off to the collection address. Google maps took me down some narrow enough A roads then onto some winding B roads but it was no bother to the super Saab which didn't skip a beat!
    The thing was loaded and @jaypee and @320touring arrived at this point. Many straps were added and we headed off. Just as we were about to turn out of the driveway @Supernaut@sdkrc trundled past.
    We headed off to Forfar in a slow convoy and 90 minutes later we arrived. Then the fun was to begin.
    everything was unstrapped and the light* bits brought in first. Then the main event. I had an idea of a plan but Neil asked me to measure how wide the access road was, 2.9M the cargo was 2.8M. we went for it and ended up with great success!
    it went a lot easier than I had feared but it was hard work!
    Afterwards we went for some food.
    so what the fuck did I get?
    Why this of course!

    Massive thanks to @JimH for holding on to it for soooooooo long and loading it and... You get the point.
    None of this would have been possible without everyone mentioned. 
    I am really lucky to have some amazing friends. 

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    Tickman got a reaction from gm in Tickman's stuff. Many hands make light* work   
    Trailer collected and a quick stop at Asda taking up about 8 spaces!

    Then headed off to the collection address. Google maps took me down some narrow enough A roads then onto some winding B roads but it was no bother to the super Saab which didn't skip a beat!
    The thing was loaded and @jaypee and @320touring arrived at this point. Many straps were added and we headed off. Just as we were about to turn out of the driveway @Supernaut@sdkrc trundled past.
    We headed off to Forfar in a slow convoy and 90 minutes later we arrived. Then the fun was to begin.
    everything was unstrapped and the light* bits brought in first. Then the main event. I had an idea of a plan but Neil asked me to measure how wide the access road was, 2.9M the cargo was 2.8M. we went for it and ended up with great success!
    it went a lot easier than I had feared but it was hard work!
    Afterwards we went for some food.
    so what the fuck did I get?
    Why this of course!

    Massive thanks to @JimH for holding on to it for soooooooo long and loading it and... You get the point.
    None of this would have been possible without everyone mentioned. 
    I am really lucky to have some amazing friends. 

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    Tickman got a reaction from Jim Bell in Tickman's stuff. Many hands make light* work   
    Trailer collected and a quick stop at Asda taking up about 8 spaces!

    Then headed off to the collection address. Google maps took me down some narrow enough A roads then onto some winding B roads but it was no bother to the super Saab which didn't skip a beat!
    The thing was loaded and @jaypee and @320touring arrived at this point. Many straps were added and we headed off. Just as we were about to turn out of the driveway @Supernaut@sdkrc trundled past.
    We headed off to Forfar in a slow convoy and 90 minutes later we arrived. Then the fun was to begin.
    everything was unstrapped and the light* bits brought in first. Then the main event. I had an idea of a plan but Neil asked me to measure how wide the access road was, 2.9M the cargo was 2.8M. we went for it and ended up with great success!
    it went a lot easier than I had feared but it was hard work!
    Afterwards we went for some food.
    so what the fuck did I get?
    Why this of course!

    Massive thanks to @JimH for holding on to it for soooooooo long and loading it and... You get the point.
    None of this would have been possible without everyone mentioned. 
    I am really lucky to have some amazing friends. 

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    Tickman got a reaction from rob88h in Tickman's stuff. Many hands make light* work   
    Trailer collected and a quick stop at Asda taking up about 8 spaces!

    Then headed off to the collection address. Google maps took me down some narrow enough A roads then onto some winding B roads but it was no bother to the super Saab which didn't skip a beat!
    The thing was loaded and @jaypee and @320touring arrived at this point. Many straps were added and we headed off. Just as we were about to turn out of the driveway @Supernaut@sdkrc trundled past.
    We headed off to Forfar in a slow convoy and 90 minutes later we arrived. Then the fun was to begin.
    everything was unstrapped and the light* bits brought in first. Then the main event. I had an idea of a plan but Neil asked me to measure how wide the access road was, 2.9M the cargo was 2.8M. we went for it and ended up with great success!
    it went a lot easier than I had feared but it was hard work!
    Afterwards we went for some food.
    so what the fuck did I get?
    Why this of course!

    Massive thanks to @JimH for holding on to it for soooooooo long and loading it and... You get the point.
    None of this would have been possible without everyone mentioned. 
    I am really lucky to have some amazing friends. 

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    Tickman got a reaction from rob88h in Tickman's stuff. Many hands make light* work   
    So I took this to the workshop to have a look over. There were priorities like coolant warning light etc but
    Roof off first. Wonder where it went? Found it!

    Still room under it but possibly not for a weekly shop.
    Next was the grot, not the rusty kind.

    Yuk. This got cleaned up a bit as well as

    Roof drains, might be worth keeping these clear.

    More yuk

    Much better. 
    Didn't clean the car, just the gross bits. 
    More shakedown runs and getting comfortable enough to stop hearing things and wondering what is about to fall off or break!
     
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    Tickman got a reaction from rob88h in Tickman's stuff. Many hands make light* work   
    First impressions, it's Very yellow. No surprise there but in real life it seems more yellow if that is possible!
    Once tyre pressures were sorted it plods along very nicely, it makes noises when you make it go quickly and the coolant level warning light seems to just be a poor connection with the sensor.
    Very few miles have been done in it yet but I hope to change that soon enough.
    Not many people who trust you with a car they just won so thanks @Jim Bell
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    Tickman got a reaction from rob88h in Tickman's stuff. Many hands make light* work   
    A lot of words and no pictures!
     
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    Tickman got a reaction from rob88h in Tickman's stuff. Many hands make light* work   
    True to his word the exhaust departed a couple of days later, My youngest whos car it is sent me a picture of the exhaust hanging off the back still attached by one rubber.
    She was pissing herself laughing especially at the car that had been tailgating her then backed right off for some reason 😂
    This got replaced at a cost of about 7p because bits are so cheap.
    Poor Mr Hedgehog was mortified when he found out but I pointed out it was exactly as described. It is a great little car and highly recommended.
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    Tickman got a reaction from HillmanImp in Tickman's stuff. Many hands make light* work   
    A lot of words and no pictures!
     
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    Tickman got a reaction from rob88h in Tickman's stuff. Many hands make light* work   
    Time to get on with fixing the fucked Volvo.
    I had prepared the Mrs to come and collect me when I had lost the will to carry on.
    Started with trepidation.
    I started removing the old bolts. All three bracket mounting bolts came out easily, I didn't need to remove all the bolts to get the bracket off. 

    Old and new brackets.

    Look how fucked it was after a little investigation.

    Suspension mounting bolt out and bracket installed, all mounting bolts went back in perfectly.

    I had to replace a couple of bolts that hold stuff to the bracket.
    Just over an hour from start to finish!
    Much relief.
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    Tickman reacted to DoctorRetro in The Doctor's travels through time. Road trip.   
    It begins...
     

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    Tickman reacted to DoctorRetro in The Doctor's travels through time. Road trip.   
    Just back from nearly 200 mile round trip to FOD, AX was superb.
    @Mrs6C thinks it's actually a diamond in the rough, and with a little effort can be a lovely little car. After today I tend to agree. Sat at about 60mph all the way there and back, it was faultess. 
    Pictured here at a coffee stop on the way. 

    Back home

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    Tickman got a reaction from Shirley Knott in Tickman's stuff. Many hands make light* work   
    Trailer collected and a quick stop at Asda taking up about 8 spaces!

    Then headed off to the collection address. Google maps took me down some narrow enough A roads then onto some winding B roads but it was no bother to the super Saab which didn't skip a beat!
    The thing was loaded and @jaypee and @320touring arrived at this point. Many straps were added and we headed off. Just as we were about to turn out of the driveway @Supernaut@sdkrc trundled past.
    We headed off to Forfar in a slow convoy and 90 minutes later we arrived. Then the fun was to begin.
    everything was unstrapped and the light* bits brought in first. Then the main event. I had an idea of a plan but Neil asked me to measure how wide the access road was, 2.9M the cargo was 2.8M. we went for it and ended up with great success!
    it went a lot easier than I had feared but it was hard work!
    Afterwards we went for some food.
    so what the fuck did I get?
    Why this of course!

    Massive thanks to @JimH for holding on to it for soooooooo long and loading it and... You get the point.
    None of this would have been possible without everyone mentioned. 
    I am really lucky to have some amazing friends. 

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    Tickman got a reaction from Shirley Knott in Tickman's stuff. Many hands make light* work   
    Trailer booked.
    Bag of stuff sorted.
    Helpful friends roped in.
    Excitement tinged with worry about the logistics but it will be fine!
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    Tickman got a reaction from Shirley Knott in Tickman's stuff. Many hands make light* work   
    Did a few miles in this yesterday and it is excellent at overtaking a Honda Jazz doing 30 in a 60 limit without any effort.
    Gaps to pull out in are now big enough where in other cars it is worth waiting.
    After 15-20 miles there is definitely a coolant smell inside the car so UV dye ordered to try and track that down.
    Other news, incoming later today something practical to get some stuff done!
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    Tickman got a reaction from Supernaut in Tickman's stuff. Many hands make light* work   
    No
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    Tickman got a reaction from aldo135 in Tickman's stuff. Many hands make light* work   
    Trailer collected and a quick stop at Asda taking up about 8 spaces!

    Then headed off to the collection address. Google maps took me down some narrow enough A roads then onto some winding B roads but it was no bother to the super Saab which didn't skip a beat!
    The thing was loaded and @jaypee and @320touring arrived at this point. Many straps were added and we headed off. Just as we were about to turn out of the driveway @Supernaut@sdkrc trundled past.
    We headed off to Forfar in a slow convoy and 90 minutes later we arrived. Then the fun was to begin.
    everything was unstrapped and the light* bits brought in first. Then the main event. I had an idea of a plan but Neil asked me to measure how wide the access road was, 2.9M the cargo was 2.8M. we went for it and ended up with great success!
    it went a lot easier than I had feared but it was hard work!
    Afterwards we went for some food.
    so what the fuck did I get?
    Why this of course!

    Massive thanks to @JimH for holding on to it for soooooooo long and loading it and... You get the point.
    None of this would have been possible without everyone mentioned. 
    I am really lucky to have some amazing friends. 

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    Tickman got a reaction from DSdriver in Tickman's stuff. Many hands make light* work   
    Trailer collected and a quick stop at Asda taking up about 8 spaces!

    Then headed off to the collection address. Google maps took me down some narrow enough A roads then onto some winding B roads but it was no bother to the super Saab which didn't skip a beat!
    The thing was loaded and @jaypee and @320touring arrived at this point. Many straps were added and we headed off. Just as we were about to turn out of the driveway @Supernaut@sdkrc trundled past.
    We headed off to Forfar in a slow convoy and 90 minutes later we arrived. Then the fun was to begin.
    everything was unstrapped and the light* bits brought in first. Then the main event. I had an idea of a plan but Neil asked me to measure how wide the access road was, 2.9M the cargo was 2.8M. we went for it and ended up with great success!
    it went a lot easier than I had feared but it was hard work!
    Afterwards we went for some food.
    so what the fuck did I get?
    Why this of course!

    Massive thanks to @JimH for holding on to it for soooooooo long and loading it and... You get the point.
    None of this would have been possible without everyone mentioned. 
    I am really lucky to have some amazing friends. 

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