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    Timewaster reacted to stuboy in What you drove at 20   
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    Timewaster got a reaction from 500tops in What you drove at 20   
    I was driving the Platinum gold Cavalier while counting down the days until my 21st birthday when I could insure the 205 which I had already bought and sat in my dads garage while I reached a more insurable age. 
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    Timewaster got a reaction from Jerzy Woking in Pop a note on the windscreen - Does it ever work?   
    When I first moved to the house I am in, I had a scruffy transit which I used as a mobile skip.
    Tip runs, collecting materials etc. Very usefull and paid for itself several times over.
    But my God did it attract Pikeys!
    I found if I left it under a tree and it started to turn green then the door knockers doubled until I washed it with a broom and fairy liquid.
    I also have a sought after Sierra and that tends to attract potless  idiots who think it is their right to take it away. Some get arsey when told it's not for sale.
    One Pikey told me I should let him have it because it is a car for a young man. What happens when you are gone? Your kids won't appreciate what it is. Cheeky fucker, I'm 47
    Out of years worth of door knockers, not one has ever made anywhere near a sensible offer or shown me any money.
    A polite letter is the way to go. Door knockers can fuck off.
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    Timewaster got a reaction from ProgRocker in What you drove at 20   
    I was driving the Platinum gold Cavalier while counting down the days until my 21st birthday when I could insure the 205 which I had already bought and sat in my dads garage while I reached a more insurable age. 
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    Timewaster reacted to New POD in Pop a note on the windscreen - Does it ever work?   
    I would have thought a polite letter through the post box, in an envelope, written in sentences, with name address and phone number might be the most effective way to make someone interested. 
    I wouldn't be knocking on doors just in case they are paranoid about C19. 
    In the past I have given people my business card in supermarket carparks or at petrol stations and have been phoned 3 to 18 months later.  I bought one and given the others good advice on disposal of their unwanted future classic.
     
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    Timewaster got a reaction from Brodders in What you drove at 20   
    I was driving the Platinum gold Cavalier while counting down the days until my 21st birthday when I could insure the 205 which I had already bought and sat in my dads garage while I reached a more insurable age. 
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    Timewaster got a reaction from warch in What you drove at 20   
    I was driving the Platinum gold Cavalier while counting down the days until my 21st birthday when I could insure the 205 which I had already bought and sat in my dads garage while I reached a more insurable age. 
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    Timewaster got a reaction from jumpingjehovahs in What you drove at 20   
    I was driving the Platinum gold Cavalier while counting down the days until my 21st birthday when I could insure the 205 which I had already bought and sat in my dads garage while I reached a more insurable age. 
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    Timewaster got a reaction from Cheezey in What you drove at 20   
    I was driving the Platinum gold Cavalier while counting down the days until my 21st birthday when I could insure the 205 which I had already bought and sat in my dads garage while I reached a more insurable age. 
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    Timewaster got a reaction from Shite Ron in What you drove at 20   
    Have you started talking to your dad again yet? 
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    Timewaster got a reaction from The Mighty Quinn in What you drove at 20   
    Have you started talking to your dad again yet? 
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    Timewaster got a reaction from paulplom in Bini fettling   
    According to the Internet, Coke cleans anything if you leave it to soak overnight. 
     
    Preferable to drinking the shite anyway. 
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    Timewaster got a reaction from stonedagain in Bini fettling   
    "Proper" Minis had that much rust at their first service. 
    Don't forget the old giffer trick if it goes bad, 
    Randomly placed GB stickers or reflectors over the patches. 
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    Timewaster reacted to paulplom in Bini fettling   
    Not mint but barely noticable and 100% better. A little bit primer over spray on the rear quarter window.
    I reckon a t-cut and a good polish and you won't be able to tell.

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    Timewaster got a reaction from paulplom in Bini fettling   
    That doesn't look half bad so far. 👍
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    Timewaster got a reaction from Split_Pin in Bini fettling   
    "Proper" Minis had that much rust at their first service. 
    Don't forget the old giffer trick if it goes bad, 
    Randomly placed GB stickers or reflectors over the patches. 
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    Timewaster reacted to Andyrew in Bini fettling   
    Depends on the finish you wish to achieve.
    I would be tempted to let it dry and try to feather in the blend between primer and the original paint a bit more, you can also nip over the primer to key it and get rid of any shite in it but try not to go through on the edges to filler/metal.  If you do just give it a quick prime in the areas that do go through again before you do the basecoat. 
    Remember the basecoat is not to be shiney when you a put it on, hard to describe but you want to start the can spraying on its way to the panel and bring it in,  doing light even coats,  The laquer stage is the shine.
     
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    Timewaster got a reaction from Shite Ron in Skizzer’s shedlife: a win at the casino Royale   
    Autoshite is a preference for a crap collection that is known as... 
    SHEDLIFE! 
    And pcp can be avoided if you take a journey straight to what is known as.. 
    SHEDLIFE! 
    Skizzers got loads of tat, he gets intimidated but the mot man,  they love a bit of it... 
    SHEDLIFE! 
    What's that chod lord driving? You should cut down on your petrol bill mate,  get some veg burners! 
    ALL the shiters, so many shitters
    They all drive ancient tat, ancient tat through their... Shedlife..... 
    Know what I mean? 
     
    I buy up what I want except old Volvos that get rudely snapped up by the Scotsmen.. 
    SHEDLIFE! 
    I get a train ticket, have a cup of tea and I think about counting the poos. 
    SHEDLIFE! 
    I drive an Audi, I sometimes drive a Lotus too, It gives me a sense of enormous foreboding.
    Then I'm nervous for the rest of the trip. 
    Sad in the knowledge I'm not in the AA
    ALL the shitters,  so many shitters
    They all drive ancient tat, 
    Ancient tat through their, Shedlife... 
     
    Got nothing to do with your leafsprung berk technique ya know.
     
     
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    Timewaster reacted to Mr_Bo11ox in Has anyone had a lorry transported? Is it hi - NOW BODGE 50 HORSEBO11OX THREAD (Now with added turtles)   
    Back on the lorry, I cleaned up the new scuttle and uncovered a load of rust (surprise surprise)

    I don't mind the odd pinhole, but that was too much. So:


    Thats better
    Next, because I had chopped it out, the ends of the new scuttle were missing. I had to extend it to replace the bits 'left behind' in the scrap cab:

    Made it over-long with the idea that I would chop it down to fit. Had to do lots of measuring to be reasonably sure the 'extension' would sit comfortably against the front wing, the bulkhead and the scuttle drains.

    OK that will do!!
    Right there was not a lot else I could do with it at this stage. Had to get ready to start slicing the old bulkhead out.
    Started by draining the coolant:

    This was fresh coolant not long ago, now its black! I think I will bin it and clean the circuit out with a dishwasher tablet before refilling it.

    With the coolant drained and the expansion bottle off, I could get a good eyeful of the grot:

    Took the heater out. Every single cable and lever on this is seized solid. Will see if I can free them off, if not I have a spare heater box from the scrap cab (dont know if that is any better mind you)

    Eeeewwww!

    OK now we have good access to the whole bulkhead.

    Started working out and marking up where to slice this thing down to fit. measured up and scribed all the cut lines:

    After a lot of chopping I had this. I chopped it in 'half' as I want to do the job one side at a time so as to not feel too overwhelmed by the whole truck being in a million pieces!! Looks useful though right?

    Started marking up on the bulkhead as well;

    Lots of measuring and scribing

    Ooohhh!! Thats the malignant tissue excised (Yes i know it has gone metastatic)

    Nice big gaping hole in the cab now

    Offered it up. Needed quite a lot chopping off the 'extension' and a bit of fettling but was not too bad a fit.
    Not great though. Those vertical stiffening ribs actually don't line up all that well. I've got it clamped on that rectangular fan duct in the middle, if I align that, the vertical ribs are out by about 8mm at the outer edge! 
    I did read that the metalwork on these is all over the shop. I think the bits that were common to the yankee van, were pressed in the states and sent to Dunstable. The Dodge 50-specific bits were tooled up in the UK. They had loads of problems because the yankee parts were off tooling that was already ancient and the parts were nowt like the drawings. So tooling up new parts to fit with them was a nightmare and it led to never-ending panel fit and cab assembly problems. Certainly there is a marked visible difference between these two scuttle panels.


     


    Anyway, after having it in and out half a dozen times I was happy with the fit Ias much as I was ever gonna be). I removed it and cleaned up all the edges ready for welding. Then I took a deep breath and stitched it in!!!

    Fucking BOOOOOOOMMMMM!!!!!

    After like 4 days of preparation it only took about half an hour to weld it in. I've still got to do the curvy bit at the outer edge but will get on that tomorrow. But, the bulkhead itself seems very satisfactory. Phew!!


    What a job!!! I can't wait to get it all cleaned up and a coat of paint and seam sealant on it. That will be a right mojo booster.
    Obvs I still have the drivers side to do but I'm hoping I can do that a little quicker now i've done it once already. Hopefully i will need less 'thinking time' on it.

    After all this high-intensity tat work over the last few days, the garage is looking like a total shit tip! I might invest an hour in sorting it out this weekend. Or I might not!!! 
    More soon!!!
     
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    Timewaster got a reaction from chodweaver in Cars you didn't know existed until very recently.   
    And if 2 bored apprentices sit on the boot, it will sag right down on it suspension before realising and pumping itself level. 
    Then they jump off and for 10 seconds the car looks like a hot wheels racer with its arse right up on the air until it sinks down. 
    Repeat until battery flat or chased by salesman. 
    (er, apparently) 
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    Timewaster got a reaction from stonedagain in The grumpy thread   
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    Timewaster got a reaction from chodweaver in Strangeangel's Citroënic Shenanigans (featuring the Autoshite BX, Ami Break and some bikes) 27/5 A fond farewell   
    I've just read all the Axiam exploits. 
    Wow! 
    That is utter shit. 
    Well done for not seting fire to it either maliciously or accidently. 
     
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    Timewaster got a reaction from Dave_Q in Strangeangel's Citroënic Shenanigans (featuring the Autoshite BX, Ami Break and some bikes) 27/5 A fond farewell   
    I've just read all the Axiam exploits. 
    Wow! 
    That is utter shit. 
    Well done for not seting fire to it either maliciously or accidently. 
     
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    Timewaster got a reaction from HarmonicCheeseburger in Strangeangel's Citroënic Shenanigans (featuring the Autoshite BX, Ami Break and some bikes) 27/5 A fond farewell   
    I've just read all the Axiam exploits. 
    Wow! 
    That is utter shit. 
    Well done for not seting fire to it either maliciously or accidently. 
     
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    Timewaster reacted to paulplom in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Has anyone got a book on how to fix automatic gearboxes.
    I’ve tried the library but they only have manuals.

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