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    Mr_Bo11ox got a reaction from catsinthewelder in Bo11ox' Aircraft Carrier   
    Looks decent. I sold it last year, maybe October time. I'd had both wings off, repaired them both above the headlamps and behind the front wheels, repaired the tops of the inner wings (the outers are still wearing my mismatched aerosol repairs I see!!!) and the LH scuttle which was quite rotten. I had the fuel tank out and repaired/painted it, repaired & painted the boot floor, new fuel hoses, rebuilt rear calipers, new SS exhaust, couple of new core plugs, rebuilt fuel pump, sorted out most of the electrics. It had a little hole in the RH screen surround and I bought a new screen rubber from Australia but never managed to deal with the hole. I wonder if he's covered it up with the new rubber and chrome trim. I advertised it for £2500 and it went in 48hrs.
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    Mr_Bo11ox got a reaction from coachie in Bo11ox' Aircraft Carrier   
    Looks decent. I sold it last year, maybe October time. I'd had both wings off, repaired them both above the headlamps and behind the front wheels, repaired the tops of the inner wings (the outers are still wearing my mismatched aerosol repairs I see!!!) and the LH scuttle which was quite rotten. I had the fuel tank out and repaired/painted it, repaired & painted the boot floor, new fuel hoses, rebuilt rear calipers, new SS exhaust, couple of new core plugs, rebuilt fuel pump, sorted out most of the electrics. It had a little hole in the RH screen surround and I bought a new screen rubber from Australia but never managed to deal with the hole. I wonder if he's covered it up with the new rubber and chrome trim. I advertised it for £2500 and it went in 48hrs.
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    Mr_Bo11ox got a reaction from Minimad5 in Bo11ox' Aircraft Carrier   
    Looks decent. I sold it last year, maybe October time. I'd had both wings off, repaired them both above the headlamps and behind the front wheels, repaired the tops of the inner wings (the outers are still wearing my mismatched aerosol repairs I see!!!) and the LH scuttle which was quite rotten. I had the fuel tank out and repaired/painted it, repaired & painted the boot floor, new fuel hoses, rebuilt rear calipers, new SS exhaust, couple of new core plugs, rebuilt fuel pump, sorted out most of the electrics. It had a little hole in the RH screen surround and I bought a new screen rubber from Australia but never managed to deal with the hole. I wonder if he's covered it up with the new rubber and chrome trim. I advertised it for £2500 and it went in 48hrs.
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    Mr_Bo11ox got a reaction from Uncle Jimmy in Bo11ox' Aircraft Carrier   
    Hi all, you may recall i stomped off AS 6 months back after getting annoyed at the wanky moderation on here. Well I must have got over it to some extent, as i had been logging in from time to time recently, mostly to see what was on the for sale board, and guess whats happened? I've ended up with another car.

    I need more projects like I need a hole in my head, but this turned up on the FS board with no back wheels and no price and I was intrigued. Struck up a convo with @Snake Charmer who was looking after it on behalf of the owner Alan. It had been on Snake's driveway for 15 years and it seemed like it was 'out of sight out of mind' for Alan. Anyway photos were exchanged, I had a chat with Alan, more photos and videos came down the wire, then Alan said I could take it away for £1000 and pay after it was collected!!! Very decent of him. (I think he mostly just wanted a painless sale and a good home for it). At that price i could not refuse. So @worldofceri was drafted in for logistics, Snake refitted the rear wheels and home it came to castle bo11ox!!!
    I think both Snake and Alan are interested to see how I get on with it, so I'm chucking a thread up on here to record what happens with it (if anything).
    So lets have a look at it.



    So its a 1968 Zephyr Mk4, 2.5 Essex V6, 4-speed manual box and column gearchange. Snake has rebuilt the engine, and its got a new clutch and various other bits and bobs. It does run but doesnt drive as the rear calipers are dismantled and in the boot. Also the exhaust is rotten. I did bust out the mop on the bootlid and roof as well, I need to go right round it still.

    So far all I have really done is stare at it, I absolutely love how it looks. I always liked the shape of these and they seem to have avoided the crazy prices and knucklehead image of most old fords. Probably cos they supposedly drive like a half-burst lilo on the Whitley Bay Leisure pool.
    It seems amazingly unmolested really. Pretty much everything is present and correct. Stuff like the carpets and door seals etc do look like theyre 50 years old, but thats because they are right? I can't find any signs of it being welded amazingly - look at this flitch panel behind the NSF wheel. No splash guard - looks like it has the factory coating on it, yet all there is is a bit of surface rust.

    NS sill flange:

    Amazing! The only bits of rot I've found yet are the front wing tips and this little hole in the corner of the windscreen:

    That'll be a screen out job to sort, but I did find a company in Oz that make new screen seals so if I can get hold of one of those, the screen can be cut out to avoid another palaver like I had on the horsebo11ox. Amazingly this does not seem to have rotted out the bottom of the A pillar!!!
    Anyway the biggest problem is the lack of brakes. My driveway is sloped, so I've got the wheels chocked but with no brakes at all its completely immobile till i can get something sorted. The calipers were removed and dismantled some time back, heres how they look now:

    Snake reckoned they might be salvageable but looking through the bits I could only find one piston!!! (should be 2 obvs) Also, these calipers are pretty unusual, theyre the same as you get on a Rover P6 and they have some very weird mechanisms inside them. I decided I needed another pair of calipers 'intact' so that i could see exactly how they assemble and be sure I wasn't missing any other bits. @barrett put me onto some stammering geezer in Brighouse who has a stash of P6 parts so I had a trip up there and came back £70 lighter but with with 3 more calipers ("probably don't even need a rebuild m8")
    So today my workbench looks like this:


    Now I've got 5 calipers! on the far left there is one which I am planning to keep intact as a guide to how the thing assembles, the other 4 are now in bits. Also I found the missing piston. Also got 2 new seal kits.
    Now then, the real nub of the problem here is the pistons:

    All the pistons I have, are in really poor condition like these. Theyre a really weird design with that arm on one end and clipped inside is a female-threaded adjuster that wobbles about, check it out in the middle of this cross section:

    I noticed past parts sell reconned calipers for these/P6's so i thought they must have a source of new pistons, so I rang them up today. They reckoned they re-use pistons but bore out and re-sleeve the caliper bodies. I sat and thought about it and decided that sounded ridiculous - why fit a new sleeve, when the seal is static in the bore and the sealing surface is a moving piston? Then I sat in the garden for some hours wondering how I could get some new pistons machined up in stainless and how to attach those crank arms to them. I even opened one up to have a look inside:

    Didnt really come up with a satisfactory answer TBH.
    Then I had a brainwave when I realised that the main piston is not actually hydraulic at all!!! its the little one on the left of the X-section that is, that must be the one that PP resleeve. So actually, those miserable looking pistons will be perfectly OK after all. I will just clean them up as best I can and chuck loads of vaseline over them to protect them.
    I'm hoping I might be able to go up to Cobblers' place and get some of these bits cleaned in his ultrasonic cleaner before reassembling but hopefully i can get them back together in the next day or two either way.
    Also gave the backplates a clean up and a coat of red oxide & satin black (forgot to photo the finished jobs!)

    Ive got this week off work, booked it ages ago so I could do loads of horsebox stuff - Ive not touched that at all yet, as i am still in a 'love haze' with this Zephyr. More soon!
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    Mr_Bo11ox got a reaction from Shep Shepherd in Bo11ox' Aircraft Carrier   
    Hi all, you may recall i stomped off AS 6 months back after getting annoyed at the wanky moderation on here. Well I must have got over it to some extent, as i had been logging in from time to time recently, mostly to see what was on the for sale board, and guess whats happened? I've ended up with another car.

    I need more projects like I need a hole in my head, but this turned up on the FS board with no back wheels and no price and I was intrigued. Struck up a convo with @Snake Charmer who was looking after it on behalf of the owner Alan. It had been on Snake's driveway for 15 years and it seemed like it was 'out of sight out of mind' for Alan. Anyway photos were exchanged, I had a chat with Alan, more photos and videos came down the wire, then Alan said I could take it away for £1000 and pay after it was collected!!! Very decent of him. (I think he mostly just wanted a painless sale and a good home for it). At that price i could not refuse. So @worldofceri was drafted in for logistics, Snake refitted the rear wheels and home it came to castle bo11ox!!!
    I think both Snake and Alan are interested to see how I get on with it, so I'm chucking a thread up on here to record what happens with it (if anything).
    So lets have a look at it.



    So its a 1968 Zephyr Mk4, 2.5 Essex V6, 4-speed manual box and column gearchange. Snake has rebuilt the engine, and its got a new clutch and various other bits and bobs. It does run but doesnt drive as the rear calipers are dismantled and in the boot. Also the exhaust is rotten. I did bust out the mop on the bootlid and roof as well, I need to go right round it still.

    So far all I have really done is stare at it, I absolutely love how it looks. I always liked the shape of these and they seem to have avoided the crazy prices and knucklehead image of most old fords. Probably cos they supposedly drive like a half-burst lilo on the Whitley Bay Leisure pool.
    It seems amazingly unmolested really. Pretty much everything is present and correct. Stuff like the carpets and door seals etc do look like theyre 50 years old, but thats because they are right? I can't find any signs of it being welded amazingly - look at this flitch panel behind the NSF wheel. No splash guard - looks like it has the factory coating on it, yet all there is is a bit of surface rust.

    NS sill flange:

    Amazing! The only bits of rot I've found yet are the front wing tips and this little hole in the corner of the windscreen:

    That'll be a screen out job to sort, but I did find a company in Oz that make new screen seals so if I can get hold of one of those, the screen can be cut out to avoid another palaver like I had on the horsebo11ox. Amazingly this does not seem to have rotted out the bottom of the A pillar!!!
    Anyway the biggest problem is the lack of brakes. My driveway is sloped, so I've got the wheels chocked but with no brakes at all its completely immobile till i can get something sorted. The calipers were removed and dismantled some time back, heres how they look now:

    Snake reckoned they might be salvageable but looking through the bits I could only find one piston!!! (should be 2 obvs) Also, these calipers are pretty unusual, theyre the same as you get on a Rover P6 and they have some very weird mechanisms inside them. I decided I needed another pair of calipers 'intact' so that i could see exactly how they assemble and be sure I wasn't missing any other bits. @barrett put me onto some stammering geezer in Brighouse who has a stash of P6 parts so I had a trip up there and came back £70 lighter but with with 3 more calipers ("probably don't even need a rebuild m8")
    So today my workbench looks like this:


    Now I've got 5 calipers! on the far left there is one which I am planning to keep intact as a guide to how the thing assembles, the other 4 are now in bits. Also I found the missing piston. Also got 2 new seal kits.
    Now then, the real nub of the problem here is the pistons:

    All the pistons I have, are in really poor condition like these. Theyre a really weird design with that arm on one end and clipped inside is a female-threaded adjuster that wobbles about, check it out in the middle of this cross section:

    I noticed past parts sell reconned calipers for these/P6's so i thought they must have a source of new pistons, so I rang them up today. They reckoned they re-use pistons but bore out and re-sleeve the caliper bodies. I sat and thought about it and decided that sounded ridiculous - why fit a new sleeve, when the seal is static in the bore and the sealing surface is a moving piston? Then I sat in the garden for some hours wondering how I could get some new pistons machined up in stainless and how to attach those crank arms to them. I even opened one up to have a look inside:

    Didnt really come up with a satisfactory answer TBH.
    Then I had a brainwave when I realised that the main piston is not actually hydraulic at all!!! its the little one on the left of the X-section that is, that must be the one that PP resleeve. So actually, those miserable looking pistons will be perfectly OK after all. I will just clean them up as best I can and chuck loads of vaseline over them to protect them.
    I'm hoping I might be able to go up to Cobblers' place and get some of these bits cleaned in his ultrasonic cleaner before reassembling but hopefully i can get them back together in the next day or two either way.
    Also gave the backplates a clean up and a coat of red oxide & satin black (forgot to photo the finished jobs!)

    Ive got this week off work, booked it ages ago so I could do loads of horsebox stuff - Ive not touched that at all yet, as i am still in a 'love haze' with this Zephyr. More soon!
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    Mr_Bo11ox reacted to Cavcraft in eBay tat volume 3.   
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    Mr_Bo11ox got a reaction from Minimad5 in Volvo 760 TURBOT DIESIAL. Shiters opinions?   
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    Mr_Bo11ox got a reaction from tommytwo in Classic Kit Cars - The Filby Files. Now with Stevens cars on P4   
    Wonderful. Fantastic story BFG, thanks so much for sharing it. 10/10 UNEXPECTED DELIGHT
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    Mr_Bo11ox reacted to Cavcraft in eBay tat volume 3.   
    My tea's gone cold I'm wondering why I
    Got out of bed at all
    There's rain and bird shit on my window
    And I can't see at all
    Even if I could it's only Rochdale anyway
    but your picture on my wall reminds me
    that it's no so bad, it's not so bad

    Dear Scim, I  wrote you but you still aint callin'
    I left my bag my coat hanger and sweet wrappers at the bottom
    and 4 litres of water in autumn,  and the tax in the windscreen you must have got them
    There probably was a problem with the Post Office or something

    Reliant Scimitar GTE se5a, project, last owner 21 years | eBay
    Sometimes my Scimitars look quite sloppy when I drop them

    But anyway, fuck it, what's up hun, how's your daughter?
    My girl had a kid, but Mark Phillips is the father
    We have a daughter guess what I've gone and called, her name is Zara
    Did  you read about my brother Andy too, I'm sorry
    His lawyer said not to sweat over some bitch who didn't want him
    I know you probably hear this every day 
    but I've  robbed your engine and your fan
    I even took the gearbox off for the ultimate scam

    I've got a Rolls Royce in the pictures, man
    Do you like the sausage fingers of that bro of mine, they're so fat
    Anyways, I hope you get this man, hit me back
    Just to chat, truly yours  your biggest fan,  this  is Princess Anne

    Reliant Scimitar SE5a | eBay
    Fifteen grand, I'm wondering why
    This hasn't sold at all

    The morning rain clogs up my camera
    Got your picture on my wall
    It reminds me that that colour's bad, it's fucking bad

    Dear Scim, your engine belongs in a boat I hope you have a chance 
    to jettison it near France  I just think it's fucked up they have electric fans
    If you didn't want to be photographed outside your own house you didn't have to

    But I should have got a signed autograph from our Andrew
    For your little sister man, she's only 16 years old
    And she waited for him in the blistering cold and he just an (alleged) paedo
    Starting to wonder if  RIGHTGUARD JUST KICKED IN, YO!
    That's pretty shitty,  you were his biggest fan
    He just wants to be like me mam, even more than I do 
    He ain't a stamp though, so don't lick him like he wants to
    Remember when you said Edward was a bender?
    You said if I wrote you, you'd write back
    See, I'm like you and  did you ever meet my pops
    He said me ma's fanny was like an Indian's fuse box
    You gotta call me, man, I'll be the biggest fan you'll ever lose
    Sincerely yours, Princess Ann
    Ps we should be together, too.
    1976 RELIANT SCIMITAR 3.0L V6 MANAUL, VERY NICE CAR THOUGHOUT. WOLFRACE SLOTS, | eBay
     
     
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    Mr_Bo11ox got a reaction from sdkrc in Extremely reluctantly: Free to Autoshiter...   
    Free cat, cant be bad, just use it for a year or so then weigh it in and get a new one.
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    Mr_Bo11ox got a reaction from rob88h in 'VENGER BOYZ   
    Been back on this today.
     
    I finished the passenger side tinbashing yesterday, so time to look at the front valance and drivers wing.
     
    Bit of crunchiness on the bottom of the valance:

     
    Patched that up:

     
    Off with the drivers wing, I knew this one had a bit of rot in the rear lower corner.

     

    Disappointingly it was quite bad:
     


    That 'spine' thing down the rear edge was pretty badly rotten all the way down.
     
    I came back home to see if i could find a source for a new wing. After some digging, I found a few sources, but all would have cost about £100, which is a full years turnover here at skinflint motors. so i ate some lentil soup then went back down the garage.
     
    I managed to get the spine thing right out of the wing:

     
    I fastened it on the car through the original bolt holes and welded a new edge onto it.


     
    And a new bottom:

     
    I also welded a big piece of new steel into the outer wing at the bottom:

     
    This lot took all day, knocked off at 8.30. As i was clearing up, the phone rang, it was the chap from http://www.oldpanels.com to tell me he had plenty of NOS avenger wings and I could have one for £50! BOLLOX.
     
    Well i've just about finished 'repairing' this one now anyway, just got to put that spine thing back in to it and seal/paint it all up and i'm done. If the whole lot looks shit when refitted I'll splash the £50 on a new wing I suppose. Otherwise i'll spend it on a steering rack!
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    Mr_Bo11ox got a reaction from rob88h in 'VENGER BOYZ   
    Ms_Bo110x is not about this weekend so i've been in the garage today and am going back there tomorrow! Been doing a bit on the avenger.
     
    Fettled the leading edge of the bonnet a while back:
     

     

     

     
    In the meantime I have removed the font calipers and bought rebuild kits for em, also bought a complete new exhaust system and a pair of new headlights. I've taken the steering rack off (Its buggered) and will get a new one when I feel I can absorb the £60 hit that will entail.
     

     
    As the body is pretty decent apart from minor frillage on the fornt wings/bonnet I reckoned i would sort those minor rusts out then respray the front end with my electric spray gun. So today i took the passenger side wing off and had a look at it.
     

     
    Like always, there was a bit more work than expected - i've stitched 4 small patches into the wing and a couple in the inner wing.
     

     

     
    basically I have spent most of today chopping out and fixing little bits of rot on the NS front wing - tomorrow I plan to do the other side, which also needs some minor reprofiling down the rear edge, and a bit on the front valance. If I can then get the wings bolted back on and seam sealed, and put the welder away, i'll be happy with the weekends progress, its not often I get two decent days in down the workshop.
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    Mr_Bo11ox got a reaction from rob88h in 'VENGER BOYZ   
    So, Most shidders know that I had a cheeky bid on this Avenger a couple of weeks ago on eBay and won it. I should not have bothered looking on eBay, but it caught my eye as I have not seen an avenger wagon for yonks and for a fleeting, fateful moment i could see myself blezzing round in it in the sunshine looking KOOL. Anyway I won it, and after some faffing about ("i'm listing it for a friend, he works shifts so you'll have to text him", "Yeah its parked in my mate's yard, you'll have to get in touch with him to arrange collection" "So are you paying me, or the owner when you come to collect? He's not spoken to me about it" and so on) I got both the seller and the landowner organised, got a bailout from the IMF to pay for the fuggin thing, and also drafted in the help of legendary A-framer and all-round $hiter extraordinare LANKY TIM who wanted to test out his BRAND NEW Landrover D701SWL. Sadly a shovel and a bit of checker plate fell off it at the dealer so instead we used his camping-gaz fuelled Audi to drag it home, and we all got stuck in yesterday, with the day starting for me at 5.30am.
     
    The car was located on the Suffolk/essex border so it was a canny old trek to get it home alright, here's the route:
     

     
    Anyway we got moving from LT's gaff just after 7 and arrived after a totally painless journey at about 10.40 am! A good start.
     
    First problem was that the car was down the bottom of the yard, and inaccessible. When we arrived the landowner, himself was a tat-hoarder of epic proportions, was trying to drag it out with his Mazda 323. Unfortunately, a combination of sticky brakes on the avenger (it had sat in the same spot for 5 years!!!), cracked tyres that would not stay inflated, and the effect of 24 hours solid rain on the ground meant he was not getting very far and was just getting himself stressed out over 1) needing to be somewhere at 10.30 2) chewing up the ground and 3) making loads of racket and annoying his neighbour!!! We told him to get moving and we would sort something out.
     
    After an aborted attempt to start it using a flat battery, we hooked it up to LT's audi with a rope. This suffered similar wheelspin problems to the other chap, but by pulling the rope tight with the audi, then holding it on the brakes, while I then hoiked upwards on the towrope, after a fashion we managed to inch it out from its resting place to the front of the yard where we could work on it. This chewed up the ground a bit and got me a couple of free mud showers, but who doesn't enjoy one of those from time to time, lets be honest.
     


     
    Next issue was that all the tyres on this avenger were shafted. 3 of them held air, but they were all visibly cracked and one of them was completely jiggered ('flatter than a kippers c0ck'). A-framing on those was a definite no-no. I had quizzed the fellas about this beforehand and so had brought some tyres with me, that I bought the previous week. 4 x brand new 165/70-13 Avon ZT5's!! No 'Stomils' here. The local tyre shop had these on special offer so i bought a set (another £120 ) with the intention of fitting them myself on site. I had been practising my tyre swapping skills the previous week so reckoned it oughta be possible, but the seller and landowner fellas were a bit dubious.. Anyway I got stuck in with the big hammers, soapy water and tyre levers. Heres the tyre bay:
     

     
    I had expected to have to fit the tyres then cart them all down to the local supermarket to inflate them with an airline, but on the offchance I got LT to have a go with the seller's wobbly footpump. Lo and behold it worked!!! Heres LT WORKING IT for the camera, he loved being on footmup duty as you can see:
     


     
    To everyone's amazement including my own, fter about an hour of extreme hammer swinging and leg pumping the avenger was sitting on a full set of brand new boots!!! We're cooking on gas here man. I had a cup of coffee and an apple to celebrate.
     
    I could have found a set of Sierra wheels or something to bring it home on, but TBH i didn't know where to find some cheap, and I would have had to buy a set of new tyres anyway at some point. I also reckoned that if we got stopped by the plod, a full set of brand new hoops might help persuade them that we were taking the A-frame lark seriously and not trying to MAIM THOUSANDS OF INNOCENT HARDWORKING BRITISH MOTORISTS WITH OUR IRRESPONSIBLE ACTIONS.
     
    Anyway, after a cursory check, I secured the rotten exhaust with some cable ties, we got the 'Shiters friend' rigged up and fitted, and we were more or less ready to rumble.
     

     
    It was by now about 1pm and the stress levels were already falling. Time to have a look at the avenger in a bit more detail!!
     

     
    I must say, bodywise it seems to be in remarkable condition considering its been sat in this damp paddock for 5 years!! The sills, wings, arches and door bottoms are all original, and sound as a pound!!! You can still see the factory spot welds on the arches and you get that hollow ringing noise if you rap em with your knuckles. I don't think its ever been welded and I could not see any obvious bits that needed welding either. The paint seems to be 99% original with just a couple of bits on the wing tops looking like theyve had a bit of buggering about.
     
    The interior is a bit miserable, the seats and dash are split and these avenger interiors are pretty grim at the best of times IMO, even an Ital is more inviting. But, its all there and probably would respond well to just a good clean up and hooverage for a start. Probably chuck some daft furry seat covers in as well.
     

     
    Theres plenty of stuff needs sorting out though before its back on the road. I noticed the following while mucking about:
     
    1) exhaust kippered
    2) headlamps rusty and loose (seems to be the case on all Chrysler/Talbot Avengers in my limited experience of them)
    3) Brakes obv need overhauled
    4) steering rack gaiters knackered
    5) various bushes perished underneath
    6) bit of TLC required on those wing tops
    7) Chicken pox HT leads
     
    Anyway, we set off about 1.30 pm, stopping once to feed ourselves and the Audi. In the pez station we got a careful drive-by stare-out by a traffic copper but he didn't feel the need to pull us up so that was OK! LT is a skilled A-framer and fully understands Newtons laws about conservation of momentum so we made good progress and arrived back at the Costa del Crewe at about 5.45 pm.
     

     
    Annoyingly one of the new tyres had gone very soft and an hour later was completely flat, I hope i haven't got a puncture already. More likely theres a bit of rust on the wheel rim stopping it sealing properly, I will whip the tyre off and have a look tonight.
     
    I paid £285 for the car, £120 for the tyres and we burned £75 of gas over the course of the day so i'm already getting near £500 plus a Sunday's arsing around just to have this on my drive, which TBH doesn't sound like very good value for money to me, but there we are. Now i am completely stony broke! I don't think a vast amount of money will be needed to get this on the road though so now I have to get on with it and move it from 'project' into the 'usable old car' category to make the numbers stack up again.
     
    Check the view out of my kitchen window now.
     

     
    Finally, at the A14/M6/M1 junction, if you look to your left while going up the sliproad onto the M1, there is the remains a ROADLINE truck body in there, virtual pint to the first person to get a snap of it. It looks like the green panels are being stripped off it so don't hang about!!!
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    Mr_Bo11ox got a reaction from sdkrc in Asking buyers for proof of insurance before test drive   
    I simply buy cars that cannot be legally driven on the road, then theres no arguments about insurance for test drives etc.
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    Mr_Bo11ox got a reaction from Dick Longbridge in Marina Shite (Fleet changes- beige-r than ever)   
    I love that manky hatchback Marina, almost enough to offer some free welding on it to keep it alive! Almost.
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    Mr_Bo11ox got a reaction from sdkrc in Mr_SPudz ASTONISHING SHITE SPOT   
    I was out walking the dog yesterday and look who I stumbled across!!!!

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    Mr_Bo11ox got a reaction from sdkrc in Mr_SPudz ASTONISHING SHITE SPOT   
    Heres a zoomed-in shot. Fucking LOOK AT IT!!!!
     

     
    Just noticed on the MOT History it was advised 9 years ago for 'excessive welding'
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    Mr_Bo11ox got a reaction from sdkrc in Mr_SPudz ASTONISHING SHITE SPOT   
    Guys. I know its bad for to start a new thread for a single spot, but look what I saw parked on the roadside in Somercotes this morning. (I urge you to click on the pics for maximum appreciation). I feel like a flippin zoologist who's just photographed a friggin tasmanian Tiger in the wild.
     
    What else can I say? I'm off to the George & Dragon to celebrate this paradigm-shift in 4-wheeled outright stubbornness.
     

     

     

     
    Look at the rear arches on it man.
     

     
    . I'm not kidding when I say that the whole arse end of this car has been squashed out of shape by presumably DECADES of carrying loads that are far too heavy for it. The rear wings have splayed aout above the top of the arches as if there is a flippin hinge section in the roof above the rear doors. The rear door aft gaps have completely gone.
     

     
    It did have a load of something in the boot, covered over with a blanket, I'm guessing it was either gold bullion, housebricks or a pallet of osmium. The sills looked like they were on probably their 3rd set of cover sills crudely hammered on over the old ones and tacked along the top & bottom edges.
     
    Just fucking WOW. I so want to see what the trenchcoat-wearing old bastard who drives this, actually looks like. I might g and camp out in the Co-op car park over the road and try and pap him.
     
    Good night.
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    Mr_Bo11ox got a reaction from Conrad D. Conelrad in eBay tat volume 3.   
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