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    captain_70s got a reaction from CaptainBoom in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Totally fucking fucked mate, big time - 23/11/20   
    My main goal in life is to not buy another turd, with that in mind I promise nothing.
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    captain_70s got a reaction from bunglebus in That'll buff out....Or maybe not. Post your wreckage.   
    Wet mini roundabout, slipped the clutch in 2nd, arse end kicked out, over-corrected, fishtailed. Over the kerb sideways and into a concrete/steel fence backwards.


     
    Parking in the unlit car park at work, span the car around to reverse into the space. Never noticed it was occupied by a red Fiesta until I slammed into it backwards at 10mph and bent all the decent panels on my car...


    Going along the motorway in a queue of traffic about to merge right, a few cars in front somebody weighs anchor and I slam on the brakes. A Corsa E behind me doesn't stop and rams into me, forces it's way into the traffic on the right and zooms off never to be seen again.

    I haven't had any exciting crashes, but if I did I'd die, so I wouldn't be able to post about them...

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    captain_70s got a reaction from michael t in That'll buff out....Or maybe not. Post your wreckage.   
    Wet mini roundabout, slipped the clutch in 2nd, arse end kicked out, over-corrected, fishtailed. Over the kerb sideways and into a concrete/steel fence backwards.


     
    Parking in the unlit car park at work, span the car around to reverse into the space. Never noticed it was occupied by a red Fiesta until I slammed into it backwards at 10mph and bent all the decent panels on my car...


    Going along the motorway in a queue of traffic about to merge right, a few cars in front somebody weighs anchor and I slam on the brakes. A Corsa E behind me doesn't stop and rams into me, forces it's way into the traffic on the right and zooms off never to be seen again.

    I haven't had any exciting crashes, but if I did I'd die, so I wouldn't be able to post about them...

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    captain_70s got a reaction from Supernaut in The grumpy thread   
    I reckon that's probably what the Beemer driver said shortly before winding it up to 90 and smearing his car into the scenery.
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    captain_70s reacted to sdkrc in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1286550
    214s 3 door with a carb!

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    captain_70s got a reaction from Datsuncog in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Totally fucking fucked mate, big time - 23/11/20   
    God why...
    Rear sill, cut along top, fell off and took the inner with it.

    Rear floor, with added T piece to brace the jacking point...

    No T piece on the other side, might be alright? It wasn't. While we were under the car we realised the jacking point had sunk into the cabin a good inch or so as the whole floor buckled. The bitumen sound deadening pad is structural.

    No matter, sills and floors can be made...


    Valances are also a thing that tend to be shit on Acclaims...



    Thankfully @GingerNuttzis An Wizard or some shit and did this:

    He also made a passenger side front chassis leg and welded in new floors as we had to do on the other side...
    Then things escalated in a hunt to find good metal to repair the inner arches...

    Oh dear. That's quite poor...

    Hng.
    Maybe the other side is better?


    Aye, no. It isn't. Mostly.
    If we hadn't have already done the other 70% of the car this would be getting turned into bean tins, but we've already invested too much time/effort/resources so it has to be finished...


    So aye, the daily driver needing a couple of patches for the MOT? Actually quite a lot more rotten than the project car... Also my welder has started becoming unreliable in it's deliver of amps, which is causing issues. To put in perspective how rapidly this has escalated, last week we were discussing what colour we should paint the wheels...
    The cause of the major issues in this thing are twofold. Firstly the construction, being Japanese in origin and at least partially assembled by robots this is leaps and bounds ahead of the Dolly in terms of being efficient to build but has lead to many issues regards longevity. Mostly in the fact there are loads of overlapping seams on this thing to keep it fairly strong despite being pressed from 0.8mm steel, these are water traps. The rear strut towers are also completely open to shit being flung up from the rear wheels but is an awkward place to access for cleaning.
    The second issue is that the car has had liberal coats of underseal over the top of rust. Had a slightly more involved rust treatment been used 20 odd years ago we might have had slightly more to work with. I'm also guilty of this, all the welding I did 3 years ago has rotted back through due to lack of decent coatings.
    There is also no evidence of any cavity waxing or Ziebart treatment on this car like the Dolly has, the only concession to rust proofing appears to be bitumen/tar like stuff that's been poured into the doors, probably why they aren't actually too bad.
    Once this car is finished it'll be retired from daily use once a suitable replacement can be found, probably something early 90s. Something that, if come MOT time it transpires to be fucked, I don't feel overly compelled to keep..
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    captain_70s got a reaction from RoadworkUK in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Totally fucking fucked mate, big time - 23/11/20   
    God why...
    Rear sill, cut along top, fell off and took the inner with it.

    Rear floor, with added T piece to brace the jacking point...

    No T piece on the other side, might be alright? It wasn't. While we were under the car we realised the jacking point had sunk into the cabin a good inch or so as the whole floor buckled. The bitumen sound deadening pad is structural.

    No matter, sills and floors can be made...


    Valances are also a thing that tend to be shit on Acclaims...



    Thankfully @GingerNuttzis An Wizard or some shit and did this:

    He also made a passenger side front chassis leg and welded in new floors as we had to do on the other side...
    Then things escalated in a hunt to find good metal to repair the inner arches...

    Oh dear. That's quite poor...

    Hng.
    Maybe the other side is better?


    Aye, no. It isn't. Mostly.
    If we hadn't have already done the other 70% of the car this would be getting turned into bean tins, but we've already invested too much time/effort/resources so it has to be finished...


    So aye, the daily driver needing a couple of patches for the MOT? Actually quite a lot more rotten than the project car... Also my welder has started becoming unreliable in it's deliver of amps, which is causing issues. To put in perspective how rapidly this has escalated, last week we were discussing what colour we should paint the wheels...
    The cause of the major issues in this thing are twofold. Firstly the construction, being Japanese in origin and at least partially assembled by robots this is leaps and bounds ahead of the Dolly in terms of being efficient to build but has lead to many issues regards longevity. Mostly in the fact there are loads of overlapping seams on this thing to keep it fairly strong despite being pressed from 0.8mm steel, these are water traps. The rear strut towers are also completely open to shit being flung up from the rear wheels but is an awkward place to access for cleaning.
    The second issue is that the car has had liberal coats of underseal over the top of rust. Had a slightly more involved rust treatment been used 20 odd years ago we might have had slightly more to work with. I'm also guilty of this, all the welding I did 3 years ago has rotted back through due to lack of decent coatings.
    There is also no evidence of any cavity waxing or Ziebart treatment on this car like the Dolly has, the only concession to rust proofing appears to be bitumen/tar like stuff that's been poured into the doors, probably why they aren't actually too bad.
    Once this car is finished it'll be retired from daily use once a suitable replacement can be found, probably something early 90s. Something that, if come MOT time it transpires to be fucked, I don't feel overly compelled to keep..
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    captain_70s got a reaction from face in Why are Classic Cars so expensive?   
    "If it's on C&C it must be good and not an complete bag of shite, I mean the site has "classic" in the name..."
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    captain_70s got a reaction from Coprolalia in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Totally fucking fucked mate, big time - 23/11/20   
    We never really poked at the Volvo as much, but I'd wager it'd not be far off.
    Drivers and passenger side floors were holed (passenger side had a .8 plate tacked in from the inside
    Front inner wheel arches were a half inch of silicone over rust
    Both front chassis legs were just patches over patches
    Rear of the sills was gone from the jacking points right up into the boot floor
    The inner sills were suspect and patched down the full length of the car
    Both rear wheel arch tubs were rotten though into the boot
    Centre crossmember was rotten at the outer edges
    That was just from a cursory prodding, I imagine digging through the underseal would have led to much more grot. It'd have probably been easier to get it through an MOT due to the sheer volume of Tiger Seal and underseal that was holding it together just causing the MOT man's hammer to bounce off but it was properly rotten. Even bodging it wasn't worth the effort. It's now been flipped to somebody For £475 who thinks that the sill rust is the extent of it's issues... 
    Actual IRL metallic material.
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    captain_70s got a reaction from sickboy in Why are Classic Cars so expensive?   
    Fixed.
    Old boys who rebuild Jowett Javelins in sheds don't sell their cars, for profit or otherwise. That sort of restored car is becoming a thing of the past, as now old motors are worth real money for every 1 bloke who wants to sort one out properly there are 10 looking to tart it up and flip it.
    Even with the current high values there is no money in genuine restoration, most work being done to classic cars is rubbish on top of 40 years worth of "it'll see it through another MOT" garage repairs. You only need to look at the "professionally restored" cars for sale with a keen eye to see they're wobbed up rotters with fresh paint.
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    captain_70s got a reaction from BorniteIdentity in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Totally fucking fucked mate, big time - 23/11/20   
    It'll still do a few thousand miles a year, but ragging it along the motorway in the depths of winter while other road users try to kill you isn't a fun experience and is just a waste of a car. To be honest I've had several near-misses recently courtesy of other road users, there is a reason car insurance is £800 a year for almost anything that isn't classic here, and having done all this work I'm not keen on some fucktard in a Kia Sportage wiping the car out...
    It's worse. Much worse... Large chunks were pulled off by hand, some bits of car just fell off while we were cutting/grinding nearby because of the vibrations...
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    captain_70s got a reaction from scdan4 in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Totally fucking fucked mate, big time - 23/11/20   
    My main goal in life is to not buy another turd, with that in mind I promise nothing.
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    captain_70s got a reaction from scdan4 in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Totally fucking fucked mate, big time - 23/11/20   
    We never really poked at the Volvo as much, but I'd wager it'd not be far off.
    Drivers and passenger side floors were holed (passenger side had a .8 plate tacked in from the inside
    Front inner wheel arches were a half inch of silicone over rust
    Both front chassis legs were just patches over patches
    Rear of the sills was gone from the jacking points right up into the boot floor
    The inner sills were suspect and patched down the full length of the car
    Both rear wheel arch tubs were rotten though into the boot
    Centre crossmember was rotten at the outer edges
    That was just from a cursory prodding, I imagine digging through the underseal would have led to much more grot. It'd have probably been easier to get it through an MOT due to the sheer volume of Tiger Seal and underseal that was holding it together just causing the MOT man's hammer to bounce off but it was properly rotten. Even bodging it wasn't worth the effort. It's now been flipped to somebody For £475 who thinks that the sill rust is the extent of it's issues... 
    Actual IRL metallic material.
  14. Haha
    captain_70s got a reaction from Amishtat in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Totally fucking fucked mate, big time - 23/11/20   
    My main goal in life is to not buy another turd, with that in mind I promise nothing.
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    captain_70s got a reaction from SiC in Why are Classic Cars so expensive?   
    Fixed.
    Old boys who rebuild Jowett Javelins in sheds don't sell their cars, for profit or otherwise. That sort of restored car is becoming a thing of the past, as now old motors are worth real money for every 1 bloke who wants to sort one out properly there are 10 looking to tart it up and flip it.
    Even with the current high values there is no money in genuine restoration, most work being done to classic cars is rubbish on top of 40 years worth of "it'll see it through another MOT" garage repairs. You only need to look at the "professionally restored" cars for sale with a keen eye to see they're wobbed up rotters with fresh paint.
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    captain_70s got a reaction from GrumpiusMaximus in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Totally fucking fucked mate, big time - 23/11/20   
    We never really poked at the Volvo as much, but I'd wager it'd not be far off.
    Drivers and passenger side floors were holed (passenger side had a .8 plate tacked in from the inside
    Front inner wheel arches were a half inch of silicone over rust
    Both front chassis legs were just patches over patches
    Rear of the sills was gone from the jacking points right up into the boot floor
    The inner sills were suspect and patched down the full length of the car
    Both rear wheel arch tubs were rotten though into the boot
    Centre crossmember was rotten at the outer edges
    That was just from a cursory prodding, I imagine digging through the underseal would have led to much more grot. It'd have probably been easier to get it through an MOT due to the sheer volume of Tiger Seal and underseal that was holding it together just causing the MOT man's hammer to bounce off but it was properly rotten. Even bodging it wasn't worth the effort. It's now been flipped to somebody For £475 who thinks that the sill rust is the extent of it's issues... 
    Actual IRL metallic material.
  17. Haha
    captain_70s got a reaction from Eyersey1234 in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Totally fucking fucked mate, big time - 23/11/20   
    My main goal in life is to not buy another turd, with that in mind I promise nothing.
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    captain_70s got a reaction from Angrydicky in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Totally fucking fucked mate, big time - 23/11/20   
    God why...
    Rear sill, cut along top, fell off and took the inner with it.

    Rear floor, with added T piece to brace the jacking point...

    No T piece on the other side, might be alright? It wasn't. While we were under the car we realised the jacking point had sunk into the cabin a good inch or so as the whole floor buckled. The bitumen sound deadening pad is structural.

    No matter, sills and floors can be made...


    Valances are also a thing that tend to be shit on Acclaims...



    Thankfully @GingerNuttzis An Wizard or some shit and did this:

    He also made a passenger side front chassis leg and welded in new floors as we had to do on the other side...
    Then things escalated in a hunt to find good metal to repair the inner arches...

    Oh dear. That's quite poor...

    Hng.
    Maybe the other side is better?


    Aye, no. It isn't. Mostly.
    If we hadn't have already done the other 70% of the car this would be getting turned into bean tins, but we've already invested too much time/effort/resources so it has to be finished...


    So aye, the daily driver needing a couple of patches for the MOT? Actually quite a lot more rotten than the project car... Also my welder has started becoming unreliable in it's deliver of amps, which is causing issues. To put in perspective how rapidly this has escalated, last week we were discussing what colour we should paint the wheels...
    The cause of the major issues in this thing are twofold. Firstly the construction, being Japanese in origin and at least partially assembled by robots this is leaps and bounds ahead of the Dolly in terms of being efficient to build but has lead to many issues regards longevity. Mostly in the fact there are loads of overlapping seams on this thing to keep it fairly strong despite being pressed from 0.8mm steel, these are water traps. The rear strut towers are also completely open to shit being flung up from the rear wheels but is an awkward place to access for cleaning.
    The second issue is that the car has had liberal coats of underseal over the top of rust. Had a slightly more involved rust treatment been used 20 odd years ago we might have had slightly more to work with. I'm also guilty of this, all the welding I did 3 years ago has rotted back through due to lack of decent coatings.
    There is also no evidence of any cavity waxing or Ziebart treatment on this car like the Dolly has, the only concession to rust proofing appears to be bitumen/tar like stuff that's been poured into the doors, probably why they aren't actually too bad.
    Once this car is finished it'll be retired from daily use once a suitable replacement can be found, probably something early 90s. Something that, if come MOT time it transpires to be fucked, I don't feel overly compelled to keep..
  19. Haha
    captain_70s got a reaction from Tickman in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Totally fucking fucked mate, big time - 23/11/20   
    My main goal in life is to not buy another turd, with that in mind I promise nothing.
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    captain_70s got a reaction from LightBulbFun in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Totally fucking fucked mate, big time - 23/11/20   
    My main goal in life is to not buy another turd, with that in mind I promise nothing.
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    captain_70s got a reaction from TrabbieRonnie in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Totally fucking fucked mate, big time - 23/11/20   
    Admittedly it'll take more self control, but I ditched the Volvo with that reasoning. The Volvo was bought as a daily hack, needed too much work and got punted.
    To be honest the Acclaim is just too old/small to run daily. Its fun to take on holiday and blast around A/B roads but on the motorway doing 3,500rpm at 70mph surrounded by Nissan Micras that dwarf you and being passed by BMWs and Range Rovers doing 90mph its no fun at all.
    Really the Acclaim should be sold, but with MOT/tax exemption landing in 2023 it feels a bit daft to ditch a minimal upkeep car when it already costs peanuts to run.
    You can get a 90s car on classic insurance these days, something from an era of galvanisation but pre computer chaos... I'd still like a Volvo 700/900, even my miserable 2.0 auto took the stress out of commuting. Shame it was, to use the local descriptor, completely cunted.
  22. Haha
    captain_70s got a reaction from GingerNuttz in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Totally fucking fucked mate, big time - 23/11/20   
    My main goal in life is to not buy another turd, with that in mind I promise nothing.
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    captain_70s got a reaction from big_al_granvia in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Totally fucking fucked mate, big time - 23/11/20   
    My main goal in life is to not buy another turd, with that in mind I promise nothing.
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    captain_70s reacted to vulgalour in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Totally fucking fucked mate, big time - 23/11/20   
    If it doesn't have a name, it should be called Patches.  Descriptive for what you guys have had to do, and it's a good name for a dog
    It really didn't look that bad at all in the photos, it's astonishing how little of it was really there.
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    captain_70s reacted to Amishtat in Rusty Triumphs in Scotland - Totally fucking fucked mate, big time - 23/11/20   
    From the times you'd taped bits up I knew it wouldn't be a pretty sight but didn't expect so much to be cornflakes. Top work for getting so stuck in so quickly!  My mate had one of these in about 2006 as a £50 daily beater, pale metallic green with a tan interior and the beginning of head gasket failure. It was quite nippy round town as I recall but too buzzy for any sustained 70mph trips. 
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