Minimal change here. Having a new baby will do that. Not much time for tinkering. At least most of the house renovations are now finished.
Octavia jobs list:
Headlining sagging and torn in places from years of carrying lumber - Bodged/fixed
Drivers seat bolster has collapsed due to my fat arse - Replaced
Many scuffs and parking dings
5p sized rust spot on leading edge of bonnet, similar size piece on tailgate, 10p size piece of bubbling on one wheel arch
The rear window washer doesn't work
More broken interior trim - Replaced
The headlining that I had stuck up with thumbtacks fell down. It got stapled back up.
@warninglight let it be known he was breaking an Octavia of the same trim level, so I requested the front seats to replace my collapsed one, a few bits of interior plastic that were broken on mine, and a spare matching set of alloys. A trip up to Manchester provided a convenient handover.
The old collapsed and worn out drivers seat:
Which was replaced with one in much better nick:
One of the alloys had a slight buckle (but was still holding air). £60 to some fellas in a very dodgy backstreet tyre place had it bashed out. Two of the alloys came with snow tyres, so the ditchfinders on the other two will get replaced with all season/snow tyres to serve as a winter beater set.
No EML at the moment, and otherwise everything working. I might tackle a bit of the cosmetic rust to keep the old girl.
Scirocco jobs list:
The wiring needs tidying up (currently the fusebox is cable-tied to the bulkhead) - In progress
The rev counter doesn't work - Going to be sorted by the very kind Cobblers of this parish
The gear selector mechanism hits the exhaust, making a nice tinkling noise for about 200rpm of the range - Needs custom exhaust when funds allow
Rattle-can blow-over respray and general rust tidy-up - winter priority
The Mrs has also bought me a pressure washer, so both dailies have been cleaned and waxed ahead of the winter.