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    morris_ital_lover reacted to trigger in Over my dead body.........   
    Mrs Trigger has never said no to any car I've wanted but does tend to follow up with "you can have what ever car you like as long as I can have another dog", I still get my way though as I'm an amazing lover.
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    morris_ital_lover reacted to pshome in Tagora can race - now with Tagora heaven   
    Having 3 Tagoras,  it was time for something special...
     

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    morris_ital_lover reacted to Albert Ross in It seems I'm the only one who didn't know.   
    The first Freelander test mule was a Maestro Van in big knickers.
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    morris_ital_lover reacted to mouseflakes in It seems I'm the only one who didn't know.   
    I only recently twigged that the Sherpa van body was just the J4 with a long nose (more or less).
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    morris_ital_lover got a reaction from tooSavvy in It seems I'm the only one who didn't know.   
    The continued home of Land Rover 'Series 4' and Peugeot 405, 406 and Hillman Hunter pick-ups is still producing the L-Series unfortunately without a certain door.

     
    IIRC, the Ford Escorts used for the London-Mexico rally  used Hillman Hunter indicator units, which means that all of the Hunter boys have to pay OMGRALLYSKENETAX on them
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    morris_ital_lover reacted to warninglight in It seems I'm the only one who didn't know.   
    Lotus Europa used the front bumper from a Ford Anglia.
     
    Can't remember which Ford model they got the rear from!
     

     
    And a Renault 16 engine on the non twin cam ones!
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    morris_ital_lover got a reaction from overrun in Definition of Pineappled in the VW Golf way   
    I like the way he has completed the 'useless shit' look to the roofrack by adding himself to the clutter. 10/10
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    morris_ital_lover got a reaction from Justin Case in Definition of Pineappled in the VW Golf way   
    I like the way he has completed the 'useless shit' look to the roofrack by adding himself to the clutter. 10/10
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    morris_ital_lover got a reaction from cms206 in Definition of Pineappled in the VW Golf way   
    I like the way he has completed the 'useless shit' look to the roofrack by adding himself to the clutter. 10/10
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    morris_ital_lover reacted to Junkman in eBay tat volume 3.   
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1983-VOLVO-360-GLS-5-DOOR-12-MONTHS-MOT-FULL-DEALER-HISTORY-WELL-LOOKED-AFTER-/331162756338

     

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    morris_ital_lover got a reaction from laser wheels in "Scene" twats.   
    I think an autoshite identifier would be a car that is so mindblowingly shit that the automotive world hoped that it would pass into extinction but that through blood, sweat, toil and swearing it has been kept alive by a valiant shiter for future generations to enjoy*.
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    morris_ital_lover reacted to Split_Pin in Autoshite Quote of the Year 2014 - Please Add   
    Asked to define the term 'Pineappled', Tayne wrote:
     
    VW (or other VAG vehicle) customised by owner in VW scene style.
    Elements include suspension mods of dubious safety, stretched tyres, odd coloured wheels, sticker-bombing, deliberately rusted panels, iron cross decals, German style number plates and "vintage expedition" style roof loaded with oddities such as vintage suitcases, old wooden fruit or drink crates, bicycles which will never be ridden and the afformentioned pineapple. This roof rack and load is purely for display, none of these items are intended to be removed from the vehicle and there will likely be plenty of space for the carriage of goods in the vehicle's boot.
    The owner, when asked, will reveal that he has made all of these clichéd modifications because "he's an individual".
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    morris_ital_lover reacted to xtriple in Investment Shite   
    Mk 1 Mazda MX5. I reckon good ones will go the way of MG B's etc. I'd love another!
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    morris_ital_lover reacted to mercrocker in Definition of Pineappled in the VW Golf way   
    Spot-on definition, Tayne.   I am pleased to note that my own VW is the exact opposite in every respect.  As its a camper though there is a small tin of sliced pineapples in a cupboard.  My own little joke......
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    morris_ital_lover reacted to Tayne in Definition of Pineappled in the VW Golf way   
    VW (or other VAG vehicle) customised by owner in VW scene style.
    Elements include suspension mods of dubious safety, stretched tyres, odd coloured wheels, sticker-bombing, deliberately rusted panels, iron cross decals, German style number plates and "vintage expedition" style roof loaded with oddities such as vintage suitcases, old wooden fruit or drink crates, bicycles which will never be ridden and the afformentioned pineapple. This roof rack and load is purely for display, none of these items are intended to be removed from the vehicle and there will likely be plenty of space for the carriage of goods in the vehicle's boot.
    The owner, when asked, will reveal that he has made all of these clichéd modifications because "he's an individual".
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    morris_ital_lover reacted to CYANIDE STEVE in FSO Cars UK   
    This is the Caro Truck which was in two pieces when we Collected it in 2012. Due to moving to the workshop and having other projects on the go, this is how it stayed in my garage. Happily I'm going to start work on it again the week after next...
     

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    morris_ital_lover reacted to mat_the_cat in Korean Cortina - the coolest Stellar in the UK?   
    I've started putting back the carpet and interior trim, at least on the passenger side. No matter that I've still got the offside sill to tackle (and tidying the bodywork), it's really feeling like proper progress now and a big step towards getting a usable car again!
     
    It struck me that there's some things on the car which are quite surprising for what was at the time a 'cheap and cheerful' brand - like these hot air vents for the rear passengers:
     

     
    While I was unfolding the carpet, this fell out...
     

     
    ...a student bus pass belonging to my (at the time) girlfriend. Who is now my wife of 8 years
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    morris_ital_lover reacted to messerschmitt owner in Investment Shite   
    Jaguar XK8 and Aston DB7, smart roadster and early city coupe
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    morris_ital_lover reacted to vulgalour in 1980 Austin Princess   
    Found another nicknack in the orange car, it's an antifreeze tester.  I've added it to my Giffer Stuff box because I like these random bits of nonsense that I find in old cars.  Needs a new bulb but otherwise works as it was designed to.

     
    Fortunately for me, the seatbelts in the orange car are identical to the ones in the beige car so I no longer need to get custom belts made.  I knew one of the stalks was frayed from the last interior swap but never really investigated it fully, now I know just how bad they were I'm very happy to have swapped to the stalks from the orange car.  I also changed the seatbelt in from the orange car as they're in better condition too.

     
    The weather was changable today, less than ideal for swapping interiors around or really doing anything outside, but I perservered.  I'm on a tight deadline so I can't afford to waste a day even when the weather is appalling.  Got the carpet out and cleaned up, it was really just dusty and has barely any fading at all, it also seems to fit better than the black carpet that went in.  Rear seat too was only dusty, there's no thinning or bleaching of the top of the seat back as is normal for Princess rear seats, they don't even smell funny!

     
    Front seats were the easiest install I've ever done.  Normally they're right fiddly things to get in but these just dropped straight in with no fuss at all.  The velour still feels grippy, there's no fading, no loss of pile on the fabric and the seats are still firm and supportive without any of the usual sag and bag.  These seats are frankly astonishing.

     
    I got one door card fitted and swapped the good handle from the back to the front until I can get a decent black replacement.  I also got the interior B pillar trim fitted before the seatbelt and put the black door seals in only to find they're considerably plumper than the brown ones I had in and the driver's door is now difficult to shut without using considerable effort.  I'd like to fit a brushed aluminium or stainless steel trim into the grab handle recess to break up the relentless sea of black a bit.

     
    The parcel shelf is removed with the use of a hammer and refitted in much the same way.  Unfortunately I couldn't remove the vinyl trim under the rear window which is still brown, it's a screen out job because you have to drill out some rivets and there's no good access to do this or to fit new rivets, I'll do it when I get the rear screen surround repaired.

     
     
    I've said before I'm not a fan of black interiors and this is not my first choice.  With some adjustment I will be content with this interior and the condition of it far outweighs any misgivings I have about the colour, I've never had a car with an interior this nice.  With some subtle tweaks and additions of a small quantity of brightwork, the cabin on this car is going to be very smart and it actually does the Champagne Beige paint some pretty hefty favours, so much so that I'm actually keeping the car in the original beige with black C pillars and door surrounds.
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    morris_ital_lover reacted to vulgalour in 1980 Austin Princess   
    I doubt the banger boys would be interested, I bought it from some banger boys in the first place and generally they like their cars to have wheels and engines in, which this one won't have.  More on that... now.
     
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    Today I planned to get the interior (apart from the dashboard) stripped and fitted to the beige one.  If it hadn't been for the weather I would have managed it, I came very close.  Before I get to that bit, I want to show you all the reasons the orange car is getting broken.  All of these areas are in better condition on the beige car.
     
    Floor to sill under the rear seat both sides.

     

     
    Floor over the outrigger under the driver's seat.

     
    Floor over the outrigger in front of the passenger seat and floor to sill seam.

     
    Rear driver's side arch.

     
    Rear driver's side door.

     
    Front driver's side door.

     
    Rear lower quarter, driver's side.

     
    Lower trailing edge and lower leading edge of driver's side front wing.  Incidentally, these areas are good on the beige car so I can make one good wing out of two bad ones and that's exactly what I plan to do.

     

     
    Lower leading edge of passenger front wing.

     
    Passenger side rear arch.

     
    Passenger side lower rear quarter and bumper mount.

     
    The sills shouldn't be too tricky to remove either, under the weather strip it looks like a pigeon was given the task of gluing them to the car.

     
    Even if I swapped the better panels from the beige car to the orange one, I'm still left with a much larger welding bill to even get through an MoT, let alone the additional work the orange car needs that either doesn't need doing or has already been done on the beige car.  This isn't all the rot in the orange one either, the front valance isn't as perfect as I hoped and I found another patch of rust where the rear seat support joins the passenger side inner arch.
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    morris_ital_lover got a reaction from scruff in 1980 Austin Princess   
    Might be worth offering it to the banger boys? They normally pretty quick and little hassle and if it was to be scrapped anyway then I can't see the problem.
     
    Whilst it is a shame that a Princess is going to die, it needs a fair bit of work, the parts from it are going to be keeping two others going and it isn't as if Vulg hasn't done enough already to save Wedgy shite. It's much better to have two decent Princesses on the road and one in the sky then trying to maintain three ropey princesses and ending up with all three in the sky.
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    morris_ital_lover got a reaction from vulgalour in 1980 Austin Princess   
    Might be worth offering it to the banger boys? They normally pretty quick and little hassle and if it was to be scrapped anyway then I can't see the problem.
     
    Whilst it is a shame that a Princess is going to die, it needs a fair bit of work, the parts from it are going to be keeping two others going and it isn't as if Vulg hasn't done enough already to save Wedgy shite. It's much better to have two decent Princesses on the road and one in the sky then trying to maintain three ropey princesses and ending up with all three in the sky.
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    morris_ital_lover reacted to vulgalour in FSO Cars UK   
    This thread is full of filth. Delicious Polish filth.
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    morris_ital_lover got a reaction from colc in 1980 Austin Princess   
    Might be worth offering it to the banger boys? They normally pretty quick and little hassle and if it was to be scrapped anyway then I can't see the problem.
     
    Whilst it is a shame that a Princess is going to die, it needs a fair bit of work, the parts from it are going to be keeping two others going and it isn't as if Vulg hasn't done enough already to save Wedgy shite. It's much better to have two decent Princesses on the road and one in the sky then trying to maintain three ropey princesses and ending up with all three in the sky.
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    morris_ital_lover reacted to CYANIDE STEVE in FSO Cars UK   
    Thank you all for your lovely comments. It means alot 
     
    It has been left in my garage at home at the moment as it's just a shell on axle stands and difficult to move and I've been busy with other projects. I will be making a start on it again at home within the next couple of weeks. I am making it into a mobile workshop/recovery vehicle  
     
     
    Yes I fully intend on going to the event in May. Looking forward to it
     
     
    No, we didn't venture that far north last week, although if we'd had more time we probably would have done. I was staying with Edd (SambaS) last week and he had to get back for work at 4pm each day. Needs must. He needs to finance his Autoshite addiction somehow   
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