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    JimH got a reaction from Essex V6 in Cars in Colour   
    Found after egg set me off on Runcorn.
     
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    JimH reacted to 11001010 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.subito.it/auto/fiat-850-coupe-prototipo-motore-ferrari-8-32-milano-420564503.htm
     



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    JimH got a reaction from Tenmil Socket in eBay tat volume 3.   
    She takes the eye

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/225210923482
    I went back a few pages to see if it had been done before and didn't see it. Soz if it's old news. 
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    JimH got a reaction from davehedgehog31 in 1973 Vauxhall Viva… untouched since ‘93 - worth it?   
    - My son is going to get a boiler made for it and sell it for much more
    - We're going to restore it ourselves (forty years on and the waggon is still a pile of shite)
    - Someone at work says it's worth more than that
    - I've seen them advertised for more than that
    - I've been told I'll get more if I send it to auction
    - There was one on the Antiques Roadshow last week and the man said it was worth thousands (not a complete vehicle that one but the point stands) 
     
     
     
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    JimH got a reaction from CreepingJesus in Cars, Lasses and Lads - A Photo Sharing Thread   
    Excellent bungee jumping spot.
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    JimH got a reaction from martc in Cars, Lasses and Lads - A Photo Sharing Thread   
    Excellent bungee jumping spot.
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    JimH reacted to egg in Cars, Lasses and Lads - A Photo Sharing Thread   
    Took me a while, but I got there....
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    JimH got a reaction from egg in Cars, Lasses and Lads - A Photo Sharing Thread   
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    JimH reacted to D.E in 'just bloody scrap it' - the eBay 'fuck me, what were they thinking' thread   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/314210982525?hash=item49286f1a7d:g:KU8AAOSwlBJjX7mE

    Good thing it has been rustproofed! Imagine how bad this would have been without Ziebart...

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    JimH got a reaction from garethj in eBay tat volume 3.   
    If there is anything not wired for hard use it is those spot lamps. 
    Every single line uttered by either Price or Jones in that film is quotable.
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    JimH reacted to garethj in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Top marks for quoting School for Scoundrels👍
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    JimH got a reaction from Matty in eBay tat volume 3.   
    She takes the eye

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/225210923482
    I went back a few pages to see if it had been done before and didn't see it. Soz if it's old news. 
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    JimH got a reaction from Coprolalia in 1973 Vauxhall Viva… untouched since ‘93 - worth it?   
    - My son is going to get a boiler made for it and sell it for much more
    - We're going to restore it ourselves (forty years on and the waggon is still a pile of shite)
    - Someone at work says it's worth more than that
    - I've seen them advertised for more than that
    - I've been told I'll get more if I send it to auction
    - There was one on the Antiques Roadshow last week and the man said it was worth thousands (not a complete vehicle that one but the point stands) 
     
     
     
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    JimH got a reaction from Matty in 1973 Vauxhall Viva… untouched since ‘93 - worth it?   
    Another vote for the Viva here.
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    JimH got a reaction from martc in Eye-catching black and whites   
    What a ridiculous looking motor car. 
    I love them. 
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    JimH got a reaction from Dyslexic Viking in Shite in your town, in ye olden times.   
    It's not that much different today. The Esso garage sells wedding dresses and that's about your lot. 
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    JimH reacted to billy_bunter in 1973 Vauxhall Viva… untouched since ‘93 - worth it?   
    I was the custodian of this for a while. Pinto engine on a single dellorto when I had it. Now getting a turbo mazda iirc
     

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    JimH got a reaction from Remspoor in Eye-catching black and whites   
    What a ridiculous looking motor car. 
    I love them. 
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    JimH reacted to Remspoor in Eye-catching black and whites   
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    JimH got a reaction from garethj in eBay tat volume 3.   
    She takes the eye

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/225210923482
    I went back a few pages to see if it had been done before and didn't see it. Soz if it's old news. 
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    JimH got a reaction from SteersWithThrottle in eBay tat volume 3.   
    She takes the eye

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/225210923482
    I went back a few pages to see if it had been done before and didn't see it. Soz if it's old news. 
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    JimH got a reaction from grogee in eBay tat volume 3.   
    She takes the eye

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/225210923482
    I went back a few pages to see if it had been done before and didn't see it. Soz if it's old news. 
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    JimH got a reaction from DeeJay in It is just so Super (Sentinel).   
    A door looking pretty much the same as it did before.
     
    But wait. Aren't those hinges? Do you mean it actually...
     
    Yes it actually opens. And closes. And stays exactly where I put it so the fit lines are still spot on. I am very, very pleased with this because I am a woodworking incompetent and the wood for this body wasn't exactly given away so if it went wrong I'd have been in schtuck.
    There is a middle hinge still to go in but I wanted to get the second door on to minimise the risk of painful rework if I'd put things in the wrong place. You can't get hinges that look right any more so we made these. 
     
    The design of the hinge means that they fold back quite close to the body. Close enough to hold them in place with a reasonably stout tie bar - if the wind catches these things they will really hurt someone. They are very, very heavy. 
     
    While I am here we popped down to Preston(ish) to pick up the headboard that someone made for us. Although it was pretty simple it really needed a bead swaged onto it top and bottom and we didn't fancy stumping up for a swage for just one job. It's made in four pieces. I'm messing about at the moment trying to pull the curve to match the curve on the cab roof. 
     
    Some had headboards as advertising space but they made a useful place to throw rolled up tarpaulins. The main reason was that they look quite good when you have a big body on the back.
     
    This is the short section which makes up the rear section. It doesn't hold the same height all the way round but drops down and gives it a bit more shape. You can see the beads that have been swaged on. 
     
    And finally the boiler is getting stripped down for its annual inspection. The thing hasn't had a fire in it since the last hot inspection and it's being inspected again. *rolls eyes*
     
    That's it for this time. Not much but I wanted to show if the opening door cos I'm dead proud of it. 
     
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    JimH got a reaction from goosey in 1973 Vauxhall Viva… untouched since ‘93 - worth it?   
    - My son is going to get a boiler made for it and sell it for much more
    - We're going to restore it ourselves (forty years on and the waggon is still a pile of shite)
    - Someone at work says it's worth more than that
    - I've seen them advertised for more than that
    - I've been told I'll get more if I send it to auction
    - There was one on the Antiques Roadshow last week and the man said it was worth thousands (not a complete vehicle that one but the point stands) 
     
     
     
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