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  1. Heated seats as well. Had a 147 selespeed for all of two weeks and really loved it.
  2. Thank God you asked the question, as was having exactly the same thoughts
  3. In the C8? Removed completely. They dont have the Voyager fancy stow n go thing.
  4. Chod speed. Hope it all goes well, and watching with interest for any updates,
  5. If you were local we could have a test fitting. Though at the rate the wife is acquiring tat, wont be long before I'm dispatched to London to fetch something.
  6. Direct from the horses mouth. http://www.citroenet.org.uk/passenger-cars/psa/c8/c8-14.html
  7. I'll have a gander, but from memory about 205cm from front seats to boot. 115 wide, and 101 high (115 between rear wheel arches, and 101 rear tailgate entry) Checked the other day as the wife has me picking up a welsh dresser on Saturday so need to see if it will fit. Its going to be close, but think I may be able to "push" the slightly taller half in via the side door as roof space is a few cm higher once you get passed the tailgate,
  8. Bugger - Just remembered that I wound the window down on the "old" door to make it easier to carry away from the car as did not think it would be needed. So now will have to get the glass moved/smashed (dependant on how inept I am) to get at the wiring.
  9. I need to do that on the passenger rear door, it squeals like a pig when you lower the window, Which I cant do at the moment due to the above, so winner winner
  10. Had a response from the French Car Forum re the above. It appears that they used two electrical systems, so possibly only fix is to remove all electrics and gubbins from door one and transfer to door 2. If that's the case, I probably will, as car seems worth the effort.
  11. Well this is the car that just keeps on giving,,,,, As above purchased as a knackered tip run car, no mention of any service history, but advised good mechanical order. Just hoped it would last a couple of months for what I needed it for. However. Seller contacted me yesterday and advised he'd found some service history, do I want it. Of course please ? The thing has only got full service history, had the cambelt done a few years ago (@98K, now 130K) , and had a new cat fitted by Kwik Fit last year (£460...-Specialist order) This might be turning into a keeper Anyhoo, changed the door over so car looks a lot better but now lost control of windows and door mirror from drivers side door. Central locking still works, and so does indicator under wing mirror. have cleaned the contact with no success. Seller of door advised was all working, and have even swapped the switch from the Citroen door over to the now fitted Pug door with no success? Any suggestions to fix. Reset procedure or possibly a LEXIA session?
  12. Eddy, There is a really good welder down here in Birmingham . I've used him a couple of times for stuff, but nothing as involved as this. http://www.birminghamwelder.co.uk/ (Ernie, the fastest welder in the West (MIdlands)) He's always been good and relatively cheap. When I've turned up he's had a VW camper or similar there as an more involved job, so assume he;s not scared of that type of work. Would it be worthwhile dropping him a line with some pics and get an estimated price for the work? If its something you want to do, would be more than happy to be a taxi service to take you home, and pick you up again when the work is completed. Only issue might be he's normally quite busy, so may have a load of work on already. Just a thought as do think this needs metal rather than P40, or you could go the whole hog and make a Caddy convertible Take care bud.
  13. Bugger. Just missing out on the 6 month extension , which would have proved useful.
  14. I have watched the vids can't remember for certain if it's a 4x4 (think it is) Could you hang on to it for a few months and then sell for the OMG Snow crowd. Tyres looked really good and grippy.
  15. You';ll have to search through the site, but the one of Krujoe's Space Wagon towing an R8 Rover springs to mind. (If he'd allow use)
  16. Thanks for that. Really enjoyable read. You seem to have had my taste in cars over the years, though I've never had the balls to buy a Scimitar or P38, but would love one. Still think the E28 BMW is a thing of total beauty.
  17. Great to know re the handbrake. Must admit it was annoying me, so was just leaving it in Park. Also , just found the pull out cupholder
  18. OMG - Did not know..... Heads outside to turn them round., just for the hell of it,.
  19. Apologies no collection thread as was driving there and back, also was Thursday so bloody hot Been on the lookout for something cheap and cavernous for a while, but could not find anything suitable for what's needed. Didn;t want to get a transit, but wanted a Galaxy sized car, preferably in Auto guise. Mechanically in good condition, not that bothered re appearance as its purely going to be used as a tip run car/moving furniture vehicle. Bid on a Galaxy diesel auto with 12 months ticket, but reserve not met, but then saw this beauty. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Citroen-C8-Auto-MPV-7-Seater-Long-MoT-No-reserve-Light-Damage-Driveable-/164244876762?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=9YQ18QGjW4EfPwq53Ql5n2RPNLY%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc Seller was totally honest about its condition (if anything too critical) and even did a you tube video to show all its idiosyncrasy's For what we needed it for, was almost an ideal car. Won the auction for quite a bit less than I bid, and arranged to collect last Thursday morning down at Bristol services. From the description and video, knew that something would need to be done re the door, so was on the lookout for a replacement. Fortune struck again as found as an e-bay listing for a Pug 807 in the same colour being broken in Swindon. Seller happy to remove door and collection on Thursday. So a slight detour back to Brum via Swindon was on the cards. Wife kindly offered to take me down to collect, but was a little worried when the tools and oil I normally take, also included a ratchet strap,. 4" square blocks of wood, and a sledgehammer. Met the seller who was a really nice guy, and had even left me half a tank of fuel. Did the paper work, and he departed. Now I've had some strange looks in my time, but not as many as when you leave car 1, and approach car 2 carrying a block of wood and a sledgehammer. No one said anything, but kept looking as I hammered the leading edge of the door down, so door could now be opened easily and then moved to the upright and door surround. In less than 5 minutes (Thank God as was apx 35 degrees) the door now opened and closed "easily" and the window almost all the way up. Stopping about 1 cm from the top. Then liberal use of cable ties to secure card to door and all set. Never done body work or anything similar before, so was quite impressed with my codge job. So much so I did think about cancelling the door collection, but replacement door was a good price and did not want to muck the other guy around. So car now is watertight and headed home. First issue was that the aircon did not work/cool, but with all the windows open including the the boot ones got quite a nice breeze blowing through. Second issue is it a a 2.0l Auto, so could not pull the skin off a rice pudding. Drives lovely, just for motorway driving takes a while to get up to speed or if you want to overtake, but will happily sit at 70mph (or slightly more) without any issue. Third issue - Brake pad warning light. Had asked a question re this and advised no noises just need to be changed. Sure enough no scraping or anything to warn you, and brakes straight and true. Pads front and rear ordered for £30 delivered, so another of the jobs to do this weekend or next. Picked the door up from Swindon, and headed home. Car drives really well, Very light power steering, but you soon get used to it, and is a perfect car for what we need. In the two and a half days of ownership its already picked up A replacement front door A three seater settee Two 2 seater settee's which it took in one trip A double bed and mattress Two tip runs filled to bursting. All of the above were done with all doors closed. Was previously using my golf estate and got used to having the tailgate open carrying stuff that did not go all the way in (oh er missus) Still got the door to change and its booked in for an ATS air con charge Monday, but really like the car. Always do oil filter changes myself on new cars, but thinking about getting a cambelt done and then getting rid of the Golf. Which is quite weird as car was only ever going to be a beater for moving house and associated work. And its also got electric sliding doors........... (I'm such a child)
  20. @dollywobbler. Would you be able to collect the ML on here if a ticket (or two) were purchased in your name. Just asking as I cant take the trip to Glasgow at the moment, so I could own in spirit if we "won"
  21. Quote from Youtube Bad Obsession Motorsport Episode 32 of Project Binky is now available for Patrons and it's coming to everyone on Saturday 20th June 2020 at around 5.00pm BST. Been a while since the last one but we hope you'll be able to see how much work has gone on. Brackets aplenty, fab montages, man glitter everywhere - it's quite the ride. Our longest Binky episode to date. Hope you enjoy it.
  22. Rover Streetwise on the R75 forum. https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=305711 85K, £1500 ono and it looks really nice
  23. Aware this has been mentioned earlier, but to my mind it has to last for a full 12 months. So everyone gets an extra 6 months added. If not, next year will have the vast majority of MOT's in one 6 month period and non in the rest.
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