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  1. Wow, what a project. Welcome to bonersville, population you!
  2. Love an R5 Monaco, i've always wanted one. I had a look on the bay and that very example turned up. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/403853026283?hash=item5e078423eb:g:lssAAOSwme9i2bAk&amdata=enc%3AAQAHAAAAoDqoETEEnm8iXa6zb31ADfjaATlU%2F8j8xaerg0VJI7qgAOkpxWkltv8eATEYf3r72AwwoZS13F5cZRoWZlR8N78igKK1s6QGy%2BTE52esTI%2BOTrj7PMTvjrgtj8EoI0vZjD4rAIW4EYo6eiafQJFCKJ0ZRCVNK7bAAcU0HrpKj%2B%2B0ApzeYfFrxuX3wOop5zOZVUUzhdAGI1rBiQLdvBKGjTs%3D|tkp%3ABk9SR9jMq8LbYA
  3. as soon as I could after I turned 16 in 1993 I bought an RD50 not unlike this, except thrashed to within an inch, with a slashed up seat, dented tank and a centre stand that wouldn't, all for £250. It did have an aftermarket micron and my dad and I stripped and rebuilt the engine and sorted and painted it so it was a bit more presentable. It had no restrictions except the tiny capacity and after a fettle it would juuuust hit 60 with a tailwind. No actual pictures but it looked like a shit version of this. When I turned 17 I then sold it to mate, for a loss obvs, and upgraded to this RD125LC bought from John Riley motorcycles in Crayford for, I think £500 or thereabouts. The custom work was mostly as it was when I got it but I did add the handlebars, seat cowl, the belly pan and the micron (it had some even more antisocial race exhaust on it with a massive expansion chamber but basically no silencer which really annoyed the neighbours). This also got an engine rebuild after it seized at about 70 on the A20 at Ruxley which was a real brown trousers moment and I also fell off right outside my school attempting to pull a wheelie which resulted in the dent in the tank and a fair amount of embarrassment. A year later after I had dropped it a couple more times I scrabbled together enough to get the Renault 5 GTL Le Car in the picture below and it has been cars ever since. (the bumper was off being sprayed silver to match as they were ugly grey when this picture was taken. ) Naturally I now wish I'd kept them instead of selling them all for a loss but i did have a lot of fun.
  4. Would something like this work do you think? https://activewindowfilms.co.uk/16-transparent?p=2
  5. Incredible project and a great update as always! Best thread on AS!
  6. I'm sure you know this but that colour was apparently called Blackeye originally and I can see why. Your Fury would look amazing in this! `
  7. That colour is incredible, I thought you were joking with the name at first.
  8. Oh and I got a honeycomb grille off a diesel - clips right in and transforms the look of the car IMO.
  9. they are thirsty but so good. This was mine, if it had LPG I'd probably still have it as it was so capable but I wasn't using it enough to justify the expense. Mine had the full flappy paddle auto setup and 25mpg was about right though it would nudge 30 on a run. if you can keep one I say do it. From what I read the facelift had much better corrosion protection after there were a bunch of problems with the rear subframe on the pre-facelift model so maybe see if you can swap the conversion. I don't think the H6 changed very much between versions.
  10. Here is what my old mexibug looked like under my ownership. A few tasteful mods (I particularly liked the front spoiler) but pretty low key. And here is what it looked like a couple of years after I sold it. To be fair it is a beetle so totally to be expected really, i'm surprised it doesn't have a roof rack covered in tricycles. Actually when I saw the pics a couple of years ago (I sold it 8 or so years ago I think) i thought they had ruined it but looking now the changes are not that different to mine. each to their own I suppose.
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