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  1. FakeTAXI stickers Matte paint Bonnet bras Replica wheels Rear wiper deletes "BROKE KREW" or some other variant of back window sticker Sun strips Tacky stickers in general NRG steering wheels All of these triple in cringe when they're on a financed hatchback This is how my old Civic looked before I got it and changed everything, victim of someone still stuck in early 2000s Max Power mindset. The rimz were unbelievably heavy
  2. I've removed the bed, chassis is pretty good underneath all things considered Realistically the frame for the bed itself is toast, I'll likely be remaking it. The best route is to restore to standard and put a camper box on top of the bed so I can swap between pickup/camper easily, all the saved space at the bottom and sides can be used for storage boxes. Cheers, that would be immensely handy 😁 It's a bit of a ballache finding information at the moment, and I seem to be met with opposing opinions as to whether an SD would fit. Very interesting to see the other options
  3. I've thought it over after comments, it'll likely stay blue.. The plan for the numberplate is to get a bit of reflective vinyl for the back, remake the missing character and put them back together, it should cost me about a fiver to have them looking better. Also considering engine work - it seems that these came factory with an SD22 that presumably used the same box - I'm considering the possibility of dropping in one of these diesels, potentially an SD25 assuming it does all bolt up. Once again, if anyone has background info on the bits Nissan were using back then let me know!!
  4. I'm either going to find a new matching number or make another one to go back on 😁
  5. I'm now the proud* owner of this absolute heap. It's got a 2L petrol H20 engine in, the cab is mostly holes and the bed is knackered. I'm going to be fixing it over the next few months and getting it restored back to a decent standard, then building it into a proper motorhome. This one has been on Salvage Hunters once and handed about between buyers for the past few years. The current plan is to sort out the running gear and electrics. The bodywork, reupholstry etc will mostly be done in Morocco (I'm driving there to see my partners family in this...) once it's structurally sound
  6. I swapped my Rover for this back in February from @colc and picked it up as I was coming back into the country from a services. It gets ridiculous MPG, has laquer peel, and a lovely new rust hole in the boot. Hauling everything we had in the Rovers boot and rear seats... It's since had new tyres and I've collected a stack of spares to put on It's also been used to live out of while being in Belgium for a stretch, it's suprisingly comfortable once you get the bed set up and windows blanked out, I stuck a fold out mattress I bought for a tenner in. Useable as a kitchen, v
  7. I'm now the proud* owner of this 45 Club TD. The main plan being to have a useable car to drive while the weather is tits to hopefully save my Samara from disintegrating like a wet tissue... Bought from @bigmancaff, formerly owned by @wuvvum and @bramz7 I believe. Cleans up nice after a bit of effort and wax, changed a few bulbs, the oil and the very scuffed accessory belt. Also, this was turd was scrapped as nobody wanted a shit Lada 110 shell with an 8v engine, who would have thought. Note the crash damage to the front that we found hidden under the front bumper.
  8. Selection of parts from Russia have turned up, can crack on with the 16v conversion Soon
  9. Mountain goat this one.. Went over Wrynose and Hardknott pass. Wipers stopped working on the way back from Scotland and I haven't sorted it yet. Got a bit hairy when it was pissing down on the way to Keswick @doug Was it often hammered up 1 in 3 gradients when you were driving it? 😄
  10. The 16v from the 110 will be going into the Samara !
  11. Borrowing @bigmancaffs Polo for a few weeks while I'm waiting on bits to fix the Samara after being in Europe for a while Once we've sorted a couple of issues...
  12. A pic I took in 2017, southern Spain.
  13. Finally scrapped the Punto yesterday I'll be getting a few bits together and hopefully before long the Samara will be in a state ready for daily use. I think so, I'm about to order some bits from a tuning shop in Moscow that I've used before because they have a far larger selection so I'll buy everything there, I'm set on getting the Samara set up with fuel injection, 16v etc.
  14. Unfortunately it's destined to eventually become the donor car to give my Samara a spicier 16v and fuel injection to make it reliable enough for daily use. I was planning on buying an engine in Russia and bringing it back on a trip in the future, but couldn't pass up on this for the price. I'm suprised it didn't sell months ago when its ad was being shared!
  15. Basically the same as my Samara, a bit wafty with a little more power I'm taking it back to Carlisle today and the seats are killing my back, practically no support whatsoever
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