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    Dabooka reacted to D.E in eBay tat volume 3.   

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    Dabooka got a reaction from Yoss in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Just add yellow boiler suit for hilarious antics at a venue of your choice.
    Also one for the Bus Spotters?

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    Dabooka got a reaction from RoadworkUK in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Just add yellow boiler suit for hilarious antics at a venue of your choice.
    Also one for the Bus Spotters?

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    Dabooka got a reaction from LightBulbFun in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Just add yellow boiler suit for hilarious antics at a venue of your choice.
    Also one for the Bus Spotters?

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    Dabooka reacted to robthedonkey in What’s the weirdest courtesy car you’ve been given?   
    When my bx needed a couple of plates welding in I dropped it off at my local shite friendly mot tester garage...

    He has a few old rovers classic jags all sorts...

    He assured me I could borrow a runner to get to work

    He gave me the most mental courtesy car I've ever known

    A Ford ka with puma 1.7 engine... No rear interior... Ignition barrel was broke and had a doorbell for starter... Door lock was broken and replaced with a. Hasp and padlock.... 5 inch bean can exhaust.... Nato green roller Ed paint... A roof rack bolt dthrough roof skin. Turned out was the apprentices car and he was on holiday

    Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk

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    Dabooka got a reaction from richardmorris in Six Cylinders Motoring Notes - In trouble for our C15 making my garage walk!   
    That looks like ruddy tremendous fun 
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    Dabooka reacted to Six-cylinder in Six Cylinders Motoring Notes - In trouble for our C15 making my garage walk!   
    I may have fallen out of a tree and banged my head, I want one of these!
    An oil drum car from Thailand seen on YouTube, we could build one at the FoD this summer, we have a spare 8HP engine!

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    Dabooka reacted to Rustybullethole in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Two stroke. Was all it took me once I saw the seat fabric . 

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    Dabooka reacted to Jack D in Cars you didn't know existed until very recently.   
    The Peugeot pickup.  Spotted yesterday in Angola, apparently Chinese based.  Proper 4X4 with low range transfer box etc.  


    And a press photo:

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    Dabooka reacted to Cavcraft in eBay tat volume 3.   
    I don't want no seven series BM, or Toyota type GTI
    I'm after a junk of a car, an experienced automotive turd
    There ain't no way I'll ever make do, with anything better than I'm used to
    If I buy a car tonight it's got to be shite! shite! shite! 

    So Metro! it's got to be so Metro!
    Thin and weak, enough to make me weep
    It's got to have shit blue paint, be able to rust while I sleep
    it's got be thin and weak, enough to make me weep 

    1997 ROVER 100 ASCOT METRO | eBay
    I'm tired of having money, I want a car that will bankrupt me
    something that will fail every day and drain my emotional needs 
    Now I don't mean to be personal but I like a car that's less preferable
    than a night by the sea where Rhyl is the only view

    So Metro! it's got to be so Metro!
    tin so weak, a proper flat tyred heap
    it's got to have dull white paint, show my lack of constraint
    tin so weak, a proper flat tyred heap

    Rover metro | eBay
    So Metro! it's got to be so Metro!

    So Metro! it's got to be so Metro!
    rust on each seam, a mingebag's dream 
    it's got to have giffer spray, applied on windy day
    rust on each seam, a mingebag's dream

    Rover Metro 1.1L | eBay
    So Metro!

    Rover metro quest 1993 BARN FIND | eBay
    It's got to be so Metro! It's got to be HGF!

    Austin Metro 1998 Rover 114 SLi 5 DOOR FSH Long MOT 08/2022 SPARES or REPAIR HG | eBay
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    Dabooka reacted to RoadworkUK in Cars you didn't know existed until very recently.   
    I don't come on here very often because I know about all the cars.

    Portuguese-built Datsun Sado.
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    Dabooka reacted to Asimo in eBay tat volume 3.   
    He just pressed the button  Navara mode! 
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    Dabooka reacted to Garythesnail in eBay tat volume 3.   
    2.5 V6 - all the performance of the twinspark combined with the fuel economy of the 3.2 GTA.
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    Dabooka reacted to MisterH in eBay tat volume 3.   
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    Dabooka reacted to Dyslexic Viking in Cars you didn't know existed until very recently.   
    Saehan Max 850
    The pickup version of the Korean produced opel Kadett C which was made by and sold under the name Saehan later Daewoo.

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    Dabooka reacted to Schaefft in Schaefft's Bargain Barge Extravaganza - Audi A6 Avant Adventures   
    Haha, if it wasn't for the gratification I'm getting from resurrecting some of these more or less special cars I probably wouldn't bother for much longer. But being able to safe one more rare car that hardly anyone else would consider definitely is a purchasing factor and I'm glad that I'm in the position where I can do this.
    Speaking of saving rare cars: For the first time in a long time I was able to have a look at the Oldsmobile Aurora I have bought here in Germany now a whole two years ago (right before the 'rona hit). It hasn't really gone anywhere since then, especially with the previous owner having been distracted with a million other things as a business owner.
    I managed to confirm that the no start issue is coming from a dead fuel pump. Everything is indicating that it still got it's original pump so I'm surprised it even lasted that long. I've already sent a replacement a while ago so I'll try to replace it over the next few days before I leave again. Getting it to run will make things much easier once it's actually being transported to a garage.
    In other news, I was just given a set of Audi Sport alloys in exchange of a few bottles of lemonade lol. It's the original set of 5-spokes that originally came on my car (hence the spare) and I cannot wait to put them back on. Even the tires are fairly recent Michelins with lots of life left! I've cleaned them up and even waxed them, while not perfect these should look great on the A6 with the right center caps.

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    Dabooka reacted to meggersdog in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Advert is a bit wordy but :
    You really can be "rollin' in your 5.0 , with the rag-top down so your hair can blow"

    The girlies on standby, wavin'                       just to say "Hi"
    word to your mother
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    Dabooka reacted to Conrad D. Conelrad in eBay tat volume 3.   
    I saw the thumbnail and thought it had that flip colour paint, lol

    Only £1300 for a Cat S diesel 75 with the wrong bumper and also it needs a front end respray?? 

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    Dabooka reacted to Remspoor in Cars you didn't know existed until very recently.   
    Skoda 1000 MB estate/combi
    A missed opportunity!

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    Dabooka reacted to martc in Bus Shite   
    This Bedford WTB2 Plaxton bodied 20-seater coach was operated by Percivals. It is seen on 'High Row' in Reeth. BAJ 951 was registered in June 1939, and last licenced 31/3/56. Note the other Bedford (a CA) photobombing.

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    Dabooka reacted to bunglebus in Separated at birth   
    Hello Autoglass? I need an opening rear side window for a two door Granada please, bronze tint. Hello..?
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    Dabooka reacted to busmansholiday in Bus Shite   
    Right, time for a bit more Sheffield bus history.
    After the Bridgemasters (following on in fleet number order) were the "Jumbos". Between 1968 and 1971, Park Royal bodied over 160 PDR2/1 Atlanteans and 30 Fleetlines with their 33 foot long dual door bodies for Sheffield. Back then, a twelve year life cycle was generally accepted for front line buses and back in the late 50's there had been a considerable investment in new buses to replace the trams. Time was obviously running out for them, and with government permitting the introduction of longer double deckers (up from 30 foot) and one man operation of double deckers these were seen as the way forward (they never bought anymore 33 footers, they reverted back to 30 footers for future orders).
    So lets have a look at them shall we, in number order.
    This is 556 after it shat its' propshaft and was being dragged away by G57, a 1957 PD2/20 with Roe body that has been cut down to a tree lopper / tow wagon,

    and a front view of the same batch (with the higher driving position) taken at the next bus stop up the road from 556. Nice selection of chod around the long gone Dial House Club.

    The first two batches delivered, in 1968 were numbered from 192 but were renumber to start at 592 when the "B" fleet was acquired. Here's 593, the 1968 Commercial Motor Show exhibit, which kept its' chromed front bumper and BL badge to the end. More chod in the background.

    The second batch were identical, other than the reg numbers starting WWJ rather than WWB.

    Moor (it's a pun, that's The Moor  behind 678) followed,

    and then the Fleetlines. Here's a chodtastic view of Sheffield 50 years ago, recognise it ?

    If you're not sure just remember that chimney.
    There were two batches of Atlanteans delivered to the "B" fleet (joint Corporation / BR ownership), here's what was 1123, then renumbered 723 at the old Bridge Street Bus Station.

    Finally 735 (originally 1135, one of this batch survives at the South Yorkshire Transport Museum as a mobile exhibition vehicle) in the old Campo Lane Bus Terminus.

    Right, guessed where that Fleetline pic was taken ?
    No ?
    Well I published this pic a few pages back, yep that's right, Commercial Street, the pic was taken roughly where that shadow on the road is, note the chimney.

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    Dabooka reacted to Schaefft in Schaefft's Bargain Barge Extravaganza - Audi A6 Avant Adventures   
    Update time. Managed to button everything up today so things look decent for the inspection tomorrow. And holy crap was removing these interior trim pieces an ordeal. I don't think anyone but VW/Audi could come up with such a dumb overcomplicated way of mounting a piece of trim to the pillars. The metal clips are literally impossible to remove from the body, meaning that you will snap most of the plastic mounts holding the trim to the clip. Considering that there are a million better ways of doing this without having to worry about these things ever ratting I am really wondering what the hell they've been smoking while coming up with this utter garbage. I ended up glueing half of the mounts back together. Considering most of these seemed to have been cracked before its probably not even the low temps that were the issue here.
    In total removing the trim and putting it back probably took 5 times as long as it would have in a comparable BMW (I removed my E39s sunroof at least 3 times so yeah...).
    If this is how VW designs their cars then Im really wondering how theres any following for them at all.

    Not having a decent tool set didn't help so I had to improvise a little...

    No plastics:

    Back together:

    Result, a frozen alumium roof rail. I honestly think that this makes a big difference for a more upscale look. Let me know if anyone wants the matte black ones...

    I'll try to get a better photo when the snow has melted. Until then have a few winter impressions from around here:

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    Dabooka reacted to 155V6 in eBay tat volume 3.   
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    Dabooka reacted to Schaefft in Schaefft's Bargain Barge Extravaganza - Audi A6 Avant Adventures   
    This happened yesterday night, right in time for Christmas Eve. Naturally I picked today with everything frozen to swap out the roof racks. I think I'll try and post a proper photo tomorrow.

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