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    mintwth got a reaction from Bfg in Trailer Tent for a small car - home build   
    Just a thought but don't you need a steadying leg or 2 of some kind at the rear of the trailer to stop the trailer pivoting around the axle's axis and lifting the hitch/jockey wheel off the ground when you're camping in the trailer? If the grp lid is hinged at the front, then any wind blowing on it will tend to tip the back end of the trailer down.
    As you now seem to be sleeping with your feet towards the hitch, any steadying legs on the back wouldn't get in the way any more.
     
    A leg or two at the back could also be useful if/when you want to change out the camping box for an open top/tip run box . The jockey wheel/being hitched can keep the front end up but unless you leave the trailer hitched to a vehicle there's nothing to stop the back end from tipping down when you're loading/unloading stuff into/out of the trailer.
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    mintwth got a reaction from Dangermouse in What was your girlfriend/boyfriends vehicle when you first met them?   
    One past gf's vehicle appeared to be a broomstick
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    mintwth got a reaction from ETCHY in Cars, Lasses and Lads - A Photo Sharing Thread   
    ATCNBE
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    mintwth got a reaction from egg in Cars, Lasses and Lads - A Photo Sharing Thread   
    ATCNBE
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    mintwth got a reaction from Crackers in What was your girlfriend/boyfriends vehicle when you first met them?   
    One past gf's vehicle appeared to be a broomstick
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    mintwth got a reaction from egg in Cars, Lasses and Lads - A Photo Sharing Thread   
    Lead singer of Elastica? 
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    mintwth got a reaction from Stinkwheel in Album Covers with Interesting Cars on   
    Aerosmith - Pump

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    mintwth got a reaction from bunglebus in Album Covers with Interesting Cars on   
    Aerosmith - Pump

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    mintwth got a reaction from rainagain in Saab 9-5, Dodgy neobros springs   
    Think Roose Motorsport were making Saab hoses in a recent Car SOS. Could be worth a call
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    mintwth got a reaction from Saabnut in Xantia replacement live collection   
    Paper? The MSUK license you'd need for Prescott Hill is all electronic (and free) 
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    mintwth got a reaction from grogee in HMC- NEW ice cold mitsi   
    Nexia question
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    mintwth got a reaction from HMC in HMC- NEW ice cold mitsi   
    Nexia question
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    mintwth got a reaction from goosey in Lazy spotters thread   
    Have to be careful around little houses with them. Always best to avoid little house on the Prairie 
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    mintwth got a reaction from Remspoor in Lazy spotters thread   
    Have to be careful around little houses with them. Always best to avoid little house on the Prairie 
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    mintwth got a reaction from High Jetter in Lazy spotters thread   
    Have to be careful around little houses with them. Always best to avoid little house on the Prairie 
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    mintwth got a reaction from eddyramrod in F1 drivers Rover 620i to be raced. *NOW WITH YOUTUBE THING*   
    Sponsoring a crusty old Rover? With a bit of paint and some fettling it'll look "as good as new"! There's "no doubt about it", it's a "super trouper" to have lasted "so long". 
    It's definitely worth giving ABBA a "ring ring" in the "happy new year" and asking them for "money, money, money".
    Just tell them: "I have a dream" in this "crazy world" of driving it "on and on and on", in the lemons race "it's the name of the game". Ask do they want to "take a chance on me" and Abba are bound to say "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do".
    After all "the winner takes it all". 
     
    If you just say "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!", the sponsorship may well be "slipping through my fingers". It could be your "Waterloo". 
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    mintwth reacted to Saabnut in LightBulbFun's Invacar & general ramble thread, index on page 1, survivors lists on Pages 24/134 & AdgeCutler's Invacar Mk12 Restoration from Page 186 onwards, still harping on...   
    As some of you may have seen in my thread, I spent the last couple of days nipping down to Worcester and as a result REV is now parked on my trailer outside my house in the North East of Scotland. How the hell did that happen? Pull up a chair to the fire, help yourself to a dram, and I will tell you  
    Over the years on AS I got to know Dez on here, then on the winter zoom meets during Covid and I have met him once at the FOD. During this time (Dez, you might want to look away here, I will tell you when it is safe to return) I found Dez to be young and enthusiastic, especially about Invercars which it became obvious is his passion, to the extent he can become a pain in the arse about them, but that is Dez (you can look back now). When Dez got the chance to buy REV, I was one of the ones who advised against it due to his physical limitations. He ignored me  and I was wrong. Whilst owning REV has done nothing much for him physically, mentally it is the best thing he could have done. It has given him something to focus on, and I would go as far as to say Dez is now probably the leading authority on these things, and a by product he has become profficient in dealing with DVLA, and he has helped me out several times over the years.
    Once Dez had got REV running and completed his chip run, it became obvious REV was far from in good health and fortunately he listened to advice and the true hero of all this @red5 stepped in and offered to sort it. I met Sam today, a true gentleman, and he told me what he had done to REV and believe me it is far more than I could have done! Sam did all this inbetween teaching and having a life and whilst having to wait 5 months for carb bits etc. All that is left is the kingpin on the technical front and a few other jobs which whilst relatively simple will take a great deal of time, which understandably Sam no longer has as life has moved on.
    Around Christmas time, Dez became a bit frustrated, after all he passed his driving test 2 years ago and has not driven since. In his usual enthusiastic all in manner he asked about a car he was thinking of buying. A lot of good advice was given, and frankly, a whole heap of nasty comments were made at Dez. I was surprised by some people, and several of the worst offenders have posted on AS how they sometimes struggle with their own mental health yet fealt it was perfectly acceptable to pile in on Dez. I will not name names, nor say anymore on the subject, but  some of the people involved should be ashamed of themselves. Enough of that, at least some good came out of it.
    A few days later during a zoom call, Dez MAY have mentioned Invercars once or twice and in discussion agreed with the good advice given that he did not need another car, he just wanted REV back. The piss taking I think annoyed me more than Dez, I am old and realise we need to encourage youngsters into the classic car game if it is going to continue. I told Dez that when I retired at the beginning of March, if it was OK with him and Sam, I would bring it up here and finish it off, probably not to such a high standard but with the quiet roads up here, a few miles could be covered before he got it back in a hope of improving reliability.
    Whilst this was being organised, my ace mechanic Duncan, one of only 2 people I trust to work on my Cobra, approached with a problem he was having with a car he has owned since 1982 not showing on DVLA despite him having a V5. I contacted Dez, he said it was because it has been archived and it should be possible to wake it up. Dunc asked if Dez would do it for him, which he readily agreed to. There then followed a long argument between Dunc and Dez over how much it would cost, with Dez refusing payment and Dunc insisting! To cut a long story short (much too late, I know) Dunc is going to sort the Invercar, Dez is going to sort his registration and I have managed to help 2 friends. I think that is worth doing!
    Anyway, some more pictures from today:





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    mintwth got a reaction from georgeinabz in Cars, Lasses and Lads - A Photo Sharing Thread   
    No need to wonder....it'll be the Range Rover
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    mintwth got a reaction from myglaren in Cars, Lasses and Lads - A Photo Sharing Thread   
    A couple for stars in shite there - Foyle's War
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    mintwth got a reaction from egg in Cars, Lasses and Lads - A Photo Sharing Thread   
    A couple for stars in shite there - Foyle's War
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    mintwth got a reaction from horriblemercedes in F1 drivers Rover 620i to be raced. *NOW WITH YOUTUBE THING*   
    Sponsoring a crusty old Rover? With a bit of paint and some fettling it'll look "as good as new"! There's "no doubt about it", it's a "super trouper" to have lasted "so long". 
    It's definitely worth giving ABBA a "ring ring" in the "happy new year" and asking them for "money, money, money".
    Just tell them: "I have a dream" in this "crazy world" of driving it "on and on and on", in the lemons race "it's the name of the game". Ask do they want to "take a chance on me" and Abba are bound to say "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do".
    After all "the winner takes it all". 
     
    If you just say "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!", the sponsorship may well be "slipping through my fingers". It could be your "Waterloo". 
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    mintwth got a reaction from greengartside in F1 drivers Rover 620i to be raced. *NOW WITH YOUTUBE THING*   
    Sponsoring a crusty old Rover? With a bit of paint and some fettling it'll look "as good as new"! There's "no doubt about it", it's a "super trouper" to have lasted "so long". 
    It's definitely worth giving ABBA a "ring ring" in the "happy new year" and asking them for "money, money, money".
    Just tell them: "I have a dream" in this "crazy world" of driving it "on and on and on", in the lemons race "it's the name of the game". Ask do they want to "take a chance on me" and Abba are bound to say "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do".
    After all "the winner takes it all". 
     
    If you just say "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!", the sponsorship may well be "slipping through my fingers". It could be your "Waterloo". 
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    mintwth got a reaction from Matty in 2006 Golf 2.0TFSi GTi - Bargain Basement 197k miles TFSI Club Member   
    Could give JB weld a go. Their epoxy or steelstik are about a tenth the cost 
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    mintwth got a reaction from willswitchengage in Great number plates - got any?   
    It's cool for cats
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