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  1. I absolutely love this one you is such a hero. I barely find the time/mental capacity to do much more than work.
  2. That reminds me of a pal who asked for a lump to be welded onto his manta key. Cue piece of steel that just fitted inside the car.
  3. Yea I’ve seen shitloads of them over here. Perfect for the average 25km round trip to the shop/dr/market
  4. Looks like as good a Vito as you can expect at that age. If you have access to one of those steamer things (think a kettle/womble lovechild) then that’ll make it easier to dissolve the death.
  5. Quality shirt. Citroen sound like a bunch of right chunts. If the Ami wasn’t such a cool little death trap I’d say bin them off.
  6. I used to do this after deciding I wanted to be part of the FIRE movement. So I used spend and income sheets to a ruthless degree. Always referred vehicles value and cost vs scrap values and tried to keep to my mantra of bangernomics when I absolutely had to. Then it became a habit and now I’m easing off a bit now. Still love a shite banger etc.
  7. Limited topless experiences sadly. 2 of 2cv, still have the 1959 one. I have driven it 10 ft or so but will use more when it is finally painted and on FR plates again. Bini convertible.
  8. Yesterday was spent in a free aire. Ok it was a carpark with camping car use allowed. There’s a chain of them all along the seafront that are parking only with no facilities so you are limited by how much water you can carry. The parking was here. Parking Camping-cars https://goo.gl/maps/tngbGAn3nMzVQkYE6 Basic aire with no facilities, you’ll need parking ramps. About 300m to the most beautiful even slope beaches into the sea. Bring your wetsuit shoes as it’s a bit pebbly at the top end but even in May you can get in for a swim. To illustrate the overview. Don’t think I took my phone so no pics but Betty did so we have this one from the family Whatsapp group. Sandwich on the beach and some fizzy pop was my chosen birthday lunch. We also popped into the main town which also had an Aire but pooches were not allowed on that beach. So we stayed long enough for a pic and a quick look and went back to the prior one above. Finger in pic oops! This place was called the drunken mussel. After dinner in the main town I decided I fancied a sleep in my own bed, we had been beaten by the lack of water so we called it a day and drove the 120k home, crawling up some of the TDF most savage sections at probably about the same speed. Importantly the fans and wiring did their job cutting in and out perfectly keeping the temps just on 90 degrees.
  9. After our protracted break the greenhouse got completed and we headed to the west cost. Ended up in quiberon in an aire overlooking the sea. A bit car ark like but the surroundings were outstanding. Quiberon aire. Great for cycling, windy at the front, 100m to coast, good surfing locations and a cyclists dream location with gentle to steady climbs into the main town that is packed with tourists heaven. €9.55 a 24hr period. https://goo.gl/maps/qs7NqRMtQVhygrQ9A Then we headed off to an area a little lower down and caught a ferry over to a little island called Ile aux moines. €6 return, walked around the island, about 17km and it’s full of oyster farms where they prep and serve them to you for pennies. Well worth a visit. Stayed in this little campsite/aire at €12.60 per 24hrs which had every facility inc free wifi all inclusive. Little snack bar for frites and booze for those that do. Aire Islands https://goo.gl/maps/vSpbz2NLPzd4q6w76 20 minutes walk to the ferry. Bread vending machine at the bottom of the hill selling croissant pain au chocolat. 12 oysters and some salmon pate and fresh bread and butter, wine for Betty and an apple juice for me. €20! Tonight we are in a free aire here. No facilities but perfect for beach/coast access. Parking camping cars https://goo.gl/maps/jWjuah3Je7Fc79AG7 Near the plage des kaolins which is nice enough if you like white sand and clear water. Plage des Kaolins https://goo.gl/maps/awH6ruGW9BXFTBQ38 Sorry I didn’t take a picture. Birthday tomorrow so best get to sleep. Oh forgot to update, the old camper is doing a good job up to now. Fuelling up has shown 10.7km per litre or 28.7 mpg. Very happy with that. Almost forgot the Ile aux moins main forms of transport were these scooters. Most had the keys left in.
  10. A180’s in white, in fact most modern mercs that are borrowed. RR évoqué’s 1 series BMW’s Kia anything
  11. Sounds like the bodies were put together before the chassis landed.
  12. That sounds like great fun, I would’ve added new wiring at that point. Wait until you find the sockets wired with twin and earth.
  13. Many many condolences on that one. Thankfully hymer put two wires to the markers as using an ally skin as an Earth is asking for holes to be burnt in it.
  14. The camera end. Not sure how long it will last but at least the wiring is in place for when it fails and is replaced by a better one. Quality finish needs to be addressed. Two bits of black painted mdf should do it. The cave of shame
  15. The standard stuff is great it’s the 30 years of horrors that’s the problem. Once you get the bodged stuff replaced and the earths sorted they’re pretty good.
  16. Shite radio landed this afternoon so I set to with the soldering iron. I forgot what a pain adding every wire when it has never had a radio before. Sooo many wires. It lives Now need to bodge something as a surround. Hmm brown dashboard. The basic concept. I sliced the bottom cubby again and added a high tech bead of black silicone. I’ll take a pic in the light tomorrow for those that are remotely interested. Also added the reverse camera and the back light internals dissolved when I took it apart. I just soldered a bulb in place until I can find one.
  17. Depending as others have said in the degree of fail you have a couple of months to use it/present for retest. If it has the day of the test sticker on the screen (a big letter R I think) then it’s drive for the fail day only then trailer after that until a fresh CT. You are of course assuming that you get pulled. I don’t see a frog plod for weeks at a time and then like buses I see about 10. Waze is heavily used here but because speed camera detectors or warnings are illegal there’s a lot of police reported wherever there is a fixed camera so may not help you dodge a pull.
  18. Get a Renault 4, use it then sell it to me to take back to France.
  19. Up early today and decided we would do the hour and a half home and take a day tomorrow greenhouse building, so never one to turn an old vehicle bodging session down I’ve started two things at once of course. Outside shower has become urgent due to sea loving dogs plus sand. Mostly in but for one leaking connection. That’ll teach me for buying a cheap one. No going back now No wonder these things burn so well. Y tho almost Mastic roll stuff Many stainless screws Ahh dribbling connector. And part two. Shite bodgy dashboard that we inherited It was already out for the shower love. Shit this is a mess now. Yep bad from that side too. Cubby hole thingy Chopped down so I get an aperture that fits the quality* apple play/android capable stereo. Basically we need a sat nav and this was cheaper! Roughing it up to the right size. That’s melted into place. Next step is some sort of neat surround and some retro surface mount speakers so we can hear it. A gentle sanding and some polish will make it look more even. Hopefully.
  20. Just spent the day on the most glorious white sand beach, popped over to this place Port near Lannion excellent crepes from the crepe van. Pebbly beach, easy access and turning points. Swanky restaurants but reasonably priced. Trédrez-Locquémeau. https://waze.com/ul/hgbtmnqp61 Just a car park near the sea. Free with a loo and water and a very tired Labrador.
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