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  1. Loving the quantity of yellow in this thread. I did have a yellow phase in my motoring past... +1 for black wheels with machined rims as well
  2. I saw this for sale and immediately thought of this thread: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Classic-Folding-Camper-Dethleffs-1959-/284463499897?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0 Not quite as petite as your design though, and it probably weighs a lot more than it looks!
  3. Brilliant! I've ordered one for my dad to wear when he drives his Mustang. I won't tell him...
  4. You may have already come across it, but the Furious Driving youtuber is currently welding up a W123 with a similarly rusty bulkhead. They can hide some nasty rust very well and look a proper pain to repair.
  5. The Proton was the concours d'ordinaire winner. Must have been a tricky choice, loads of lovely chod everywhere. I was so excited I forgot to take a pic of my shonky Acadiane.
  6. Yes it was and immaculate as well!
  7. It was actually sunny at times yesterday ( shonky Acadiane is mine). Nice to get out again!
  8. I used Bilt Hamber stuff on my mini when it was welded up and repainted nearly 20 years ago and the wax is still soft and tacky, and most importantly not rusty now. Admittedly it is mostly kept in a garage, but as everyone knows a mini could happily corrode in the vacuum of deep space so it still gets my vote.
  9. The 'distributor' is under that plastic cover next to the oil cap, not much in it though as I'm pretty sure it's a wasted spark system. The oil filter (centrifugal type) is under it and is probably worth a clean before running, mine was full of gunge when I got it despite having only 8,000 miles on it.
  10. The BIS is an inline twin, just laid on its side. A masterpiece of packaging but unfortunately it compromised its primary function as an engine.
  11. My 126 BIS still ranks as my worse ever car purchase. I truly grew to despise it. I had constant thermostat and overheating problems, corrosion in the head, leaking past the head studs, shit brakes, and disintegrating fuel pumps. The engine is a monumentally bad design and the handling was mostly terrifying. I haven't mentioned rust either... You should do it.
  12. Reading that failure list I'm not convinced the chassis is the rotten bit, it looks like most of the rust is in the body, which is arguably tougher to sort out. For a novice welder the bodies on these are quite challenging to weld due to the wafer thin steel* used so approach with caution. You will also find a lot more rust than you expect as the seam sealer used tends to trap moisture between it and the metal as it ages and cracks. I am currently engaged in a battle of wits with my Acadiane whereby a 50p sized hole in the floor has mushroomed into both front floors, toeboards and part of an inner wing. Most panels are available though, and they are a tonne of fun on the road.
  13. Hi, I am not on your previous list but would like 4 if available. Cheers!
  14. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-Beat-silver-656cc-engine-soft-top-convertible-rare-car-1992-J-reg-/324508061890?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292 Don't know if this is cheap or not for one of these, but it looks like a lot of (probably rusty) fun. Rev counter nearly goes up to 11!
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