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    Burnside reacted to HMC in 605 of Doom Blue poverty   
    Lovley! IIRC pinifarina did the interior design as well, one reason why Chris goffey thought the centre console to be form over function. Blazer rather than sensible sweater in this road test, showing he is prepared to think outside the box.
     
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    Burnside reacted to TheXUDfiles in 605 of Doom Blue poverty   
    I lost my password some months ago. While sorting out my old laptop, I found it, alone with some pictures of last year's moronic, ongoing  activities. Enjoy. 
    I've not been posting about any of my cars anywhere for a long time - to be honest I've been quite happy just driving them, and haven't really done anything that interesting with them anyway.
    14 months ago, a fairly disgusting 605 SRDT came up for grabs on Gumtree in the middle of a pandemic. There was no way to legally view it, so my partner and I bought it blind and had it Shipley'd over, communicating with the seller only via email. 
    It was a leap of faith, but if you don't have faith in 90s diesel Peugeots, quite frankly you should give up on life. 
    A week later, this was deposited on our driveway. 



    It was owned by the same lady its whole life, as the blue V5 was testament too, but I don't think she washed it very often. Odd, as it's a well known fact that old ladies dig car detailing. 



     
     
    But still, let us worship at the altar of originality, and praise the holy dealership sticker, clinging on for dear life in the back window. 


    Lo,  thou interior may be tidy, if be brown where once was grey. 


    First impressions were of a car which drove very well and had been well looked after, which happened to have not moved for quite a long time. A binding calliper at the back was the first sign of a long slumber. During covid I volunteered to do prescription runs for older people in our village, which gave me a chance to actually drive it. Oddly, the air con was still working. 
    If it wasn't driven for a couple of days, the battery would go flat. 

    Ever have those: "what am doing with my life?" moment?

    Thankfully, the '90s battery charger was called upon to rescue the '90s car (and probably '90s battery).


    A weeks later I decided it was time to address the binding calliper. It turned out the calliper had rusted onto the disc as one ancient rusty blob. Just as well I threw it the garage who were happy* to take on the challenge** of hellicoiling snapped bolts out and attacking it with a blow torch. Here's some pictures of when I came to bring it some grapes and a get well soon card. 

     
    I attempted to MOT it, then both front coils snapped on the ramp. I don't have any pictures, but I counted four pieces on the floor. Had it fixed, after going to NCIS lengths to track down the right coils (it turns out 308 springs will fit) and we passed.
    Deep cleaned it , and found it to be quite nice under the ming:



    So, what is it? It's an SRDT, which means you get more wood trim, the posh radio and air-con. However, being shod on plastic covers and lined with cloth seats, you, and the outside world are reminded that you're not quite good enough. DT denotes that its a turbo diesel (living up to my user name).
    This is the 3rd 605 I've owned, and probably the best. I can see this sticking around for a long time with us, and after a year of ownership its still my favourite in our little fleet.
    But it's weird. I've always wanted a phase two, dark blue 605 with cloth seats and wheel trims (I'm aware that that sentence is a portal which allows you to look into my mind, and see just how perverse I really am). Don't ask me why, I just have. 
    The amount of time I spend cleaning, polishing, and looking at this thing probably looks a lot like mental illness to the outside world and Asperger's Syndrome to my ever-tolerant partner, but there's nothing better than making a dream come true - even a dream as pedestrian as this one.
     
     
     
     
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    Burnside reacted to Alessi P in Double Trouble: The Alessi Saga (alt. Panda-emic)   
    Don’t tell the wife 😂
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    Burnside reacted to Kringle in Double Trouble: The Alessi Saga (alt. Panda-emic)   
    Looks to me like it belongs on that Hoover washing machine behind it!
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    Burnside reacted to Alessi P in Double Trouble: The Alessi Saga (alt. Panda-emic)   
    Front end back together now. Cleaned and patched up, rubber bumper strips replaced. Spent a wee while sorting out some small stone chips and a few little dents. Not perfect, but it's looking very fresh now.
    I went to see an auto sign / wrapper about the rear windows. He's going to give me a quote to make something similar. We'll see.

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    Burnside reacted to Alessi P in Double Trouble: The Alessi Saga (alt. Panda-emic)   
    New front badge and I’m in the process of creating a new valve cover


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    Burnside reacted to Alessi P in Double Trouble: The Alessi Saga (alt. Panda-emic)   
    New crash beam installed. Last one was a little bent and had over spray. Oh and I polished the horn (not a euphemism). Dunno why. 



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    Burnside reacted to Alessi P in Double Trouble: The Alessi Saga (alt. Panda-emic)   
    Getting the fog lights out of this was a right fucker. The front has a lot of wear and tear - over spray on the fog lights and someone has painted the bumper strips (Christ knows why). Got some replacements in the mail so give me a bit of time to get this sanded and fixed up properly. 
     
    rear end back together. 



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    Burnside reacted to Alessi P in Double Trouble: The Alessi Saga (alt. Panda-emic)   
    Full set of bulbs for the wee thing. I think after 15 years the old ones had their day. 
     
    seems boring but thought I would post on the off chance that someone would find it… enlightening 😂

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    Burnside reacted to Alessi P in Double Trouble: The Alessi Saga (alt. Panda-emic)   
    Wee bit of JB weld to stop a crack spreading (no jokes please)
    Polished up the glass on the fogs, and gave the whole thing a second coat of polish after taking care of some stone chips
     
    still awaiting those wee bumper inserts




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    Burnside reacted to Soundwave in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224565990795
     
    Last MOT ran out in 2019. I reckon this is well worth saving, MOT history suggests it isn't rotten and when did you last see one?


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    Burnside reacted to SmokinWaffle in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1443858622680221/?ref=facebook_story_share
    Rusty, but a rarity. Worth £400 just to have a sit in that lovely blue interior. A Reg Datsun Micra. Last MOT 2009.
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    Burnside reacted to Isopon in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274901875848?hash=item40016dbc88:g:GuQAAOSwkGhhFMY1
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    Burnside reacted to meggersdog in eBay tat volume 3.   
    The battered one that was for sale at FotU

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/154566811127?hash=item23fce65df7:g:H-wAAOSw0N9hFRMU
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    Burnside reacted to meggersdog in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Just for the background chod

    If that Datsun is anything to go by those Subaru pick ups might be a bit crusty.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265236953556?hash=item3dc15ab9d4:g:EXAAAOSw4dFg9vM0
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    Burnside reacted to meggersdog in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224569715690?hash=item344965ebea:g:cdwAAOSwxL1hFWqR
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    Burnside reacted to cort16 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    This is nice
    Its been sitting a while though

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/403066670596?hash=item5dd8a54e04:g:3CMAAOSwVFxgzml1
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    Burnside reacted to Soundwave in eBay tat volume 3.   
    @LightBulbFun - you were lamenting the lack of Metrocabs left the other day, well here's one!  
     
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2996486250630561


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    Burnside reacted to Soundwave in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Another Mk1 Mondy... this one's an MOT fail, although apparently nothing corrosion-related.

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/308434564395078


     
     
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    Burnside reacted to cort16 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1481278418915772
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    Burnside reacted to Austat in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274900872624?hash=item40015e6db0:g:f-8AAOSwonNhE8v4
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    Burnside reacted to Soundwave in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Small saloons are a guilty pleasure. This seems particularly appealing:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114929795395


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    Burnside reacted to Austat in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/234127696669?hash=item368319231d:g:d24AAOSwwBRhD-Bp
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    Burnside reacted to Austat in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/124844333348?hash=item1d114d5924:g:AccAAOSwKEthDsyk
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    Burnside reacted to Asimo in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/858694111714093

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