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  1. I'll bid £525 ? I could see myself out and about on nurse call in this. Like a 21st Century Nurse Gladys!
  2. Yeah, I know. Going to have it set when I get a chance. She's tolerating it! She won't go out in it, but doesn't mind it now, especially seeing that it looks a bit more respectable now.
  3. So after chopping the front springs and spoiling the ride, along with the ongoing gamble of them de-seating, I found done decent used coilovers on the Caddy group.on F*ceb**k. Got round to fitting today. One top mount was stuck solid, so angry grinder came out to chop. After which, I fitted the coilies, which was pretty straightforward. And we now have lows. I'll just have to take my time over the speed bumps.
  4. Yes. Our old GT failed test on one Bush, so just put a full set on it. Kept them in case I bought another 147/156/GT.
  5. I sold it to @DialATune on here around October/November. I had four cars around, and needed to get a couple out of the way. Pretty much regretted it straight away! The ones I really wanted to keep were the ones that sold straight off!
  6. I've got a set of four used arms here you can have if you like. Get them polybushed, then you can swap them straight over. Only in Westhoughton, so not too far. Let me know, and I can dog them out.
  7. Me too. Fancy another 1*2, although collection would be a bit of a pain in current circumstances.
  8. Before. Flaky paint and scene whore bonnet wrap After. Plain, flaky bonnet and covered flaky bumper. Long story short, as I walked past it today, I wondered whether the bonnet would peel, as the sun had been shining on it, and it was quite warm. Started peeling, and it came off nice and clean. Then, I thought, "Why don't I wrap over the flaky bits of bumper with this lovely warm, pliable wrap?" Well, it seems to have worked fairly well. It's a definite ten yarder, but I think it's improved.
  9. This. A million times over. And if you don't like the Z3, sell it after lockdown and probably make a couple of quid.
  10. Touche. Although I still think the 80s were shit.
  11. In the words of the famous Meat Loaf " two outta three ain't bad" Bora: running, full tank of fuel, handling duties beautifully. Inca Scene whore: hasn't been used during lockdown, because the Bora is at the top of the drive, and Mrs S hasn't been out. Astra: in the garage,waiting for me to change the injector seals (injectors are out) then get the fucked turbo off so I can buy the correct replacement, although I don't think I'll be getting any bits till after the lockdown.
  12. I think some black and yellow striped hazard tape would suit the front edge of that bonnet.
  13. I'll bet there's a load of good old car photos at my mum and dads. When we're over the plague, I'll go and get them.
  14. Lightweight! I'm excited to see what's next, to be honest.
  15. Really? I was doing between 75p and £1/mile in 2004. Glad I quit!
  16. Will your GP not do a telephone consultation? If it's a meds review, they should be able to make adjustments without physically seeing you.
  17. So, I've made a start on the Astra. I haven't taken pictures, because my phone was playing music, and I was cracking on with the work! Anyway, the plan was to get the injectors out, and if they came willingly, I'd buy injector seals, replace them, and then replace the turbo. Luckily, the injectors were cooperative, so I've ordered seals and a seat re-cutting tool. They should arrive this week, and I can crack on further. In other news, I wet vacced the seats and carpets on the scene whore. They've come up well, and it also smells a lot more pleasant now. Will probably order some cheap ebay coilovers for the front soon, as the ride is shocking since I cut the springs, which I knew it would be, so I must be getting old. Also discovered that the front seats are from a Polo GTi. MOAR SCENE POINTS.
  18. 2002, and I joined Ebay specifically to bid on a "cheap" Dolomite Sprint. It had a few suspension and engine mods, but had numerous mismatched panels, and was a bit scruffy. It was in Glasgow, but at the time, I had access to a trailer and Land Rover from work. We also had a bodyshop on site, and our boss liked a bit of cash work! Got it back, had it painted and MOT'd. Sold a load of excess parts that it came with, and then punted it on to a guy on Ebay. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures, and I can't even remember the full reg number to look it up for MOT history.
  19. So sorry to read this. My condolences to Robin and all the family.
  20. Doesn't drive, no clutch. Just had a reply from seller. Still a bargain for someone, though, surely?
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