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  1. Like this ? build thread - http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/108150-1984-ford-transit-esci-124/
  2. Your 300 ZX is from an early 1990's Matchbox series called 'Lightning Wheels' & each model came with a plastic cylinder to store the model in, which had a spec sheet detailing the spec of the real vehicle the mdoel was based on. I think there was an F40, & a Porsche of some kind in the same series, plus a few more models no doubt!
  3. Havent a clue on the engine origin, possibly a Matchbox Kingsize dragster model (like K38 Gus Gulper Mustang model) That model looks sweet, looks so 'right' although maybe a subtle roof chop would improve the aesthetics? What colour scheme are you planning for it?
  4. The body is a Corgi 'Wild Honey' dragster, dont know the origin of the chassis / wheels though ?
  5. @sierraman there will be some matchbox models at some point (might be a little while as I have hundreds of models to sort out, all whilst trying not to think of excuses to keep them).
  6. Begining a massive sort out & slimming down of my diecast collection (more to be added for sale when I get time to sort them out)
  7. Bad shit happens in threes, right? 1. Saturday 9th May (mid PM) I notice there is some water seeping from under the floor joint cover strip between the hallway & downstairs loo. Thats odd thinks I, although the floor had been mopped recently (we have vinyl flooring downstairs). Curiosity gets the better of me & I prise up the joint cover & find that the concrete sub floor in the loo & the felt backing of the vinyl is piss wet! I trace the leak to a 'slightly more than weeping' connection on the pipework for the cistern inlet (the inlet is on the left hand side of the
  8. Dont know if the info here is any good - https://www.fordwiki.co.uk/index.php/Front_bumper_removal or - https://talkford.com/community/topic/115402-front-bumper-removal-procedure/ Good to see one of these being saved, cant remember the last time I saw one on the road
  9. Fuck-Arse with an apPEELING paint job https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/202004309121234
  10. If you were going smaller scale for an Escort Estate model, maybe use a Matchbox Escort cabriolet as a basis for the model, as the rear panel & lights are already the right type for an estate version (pic from Google)
  11. Gently rub a cotton bud dipped in non-acetone nail varnish remover over the decals & they should disappear!
  12. I remember having a matchbox Saab 9000 in racing livery (white body with red, yellow & orange stripes & number 22 on the bonnet & doors) - tho I dont think it was based on a genuine BTCC car.
  13. Does anyone remember the Matchbox Lightning Wheels series, from the late 80's - early 90's? The models had printed 'refelctions' on the windows & wheels & were finished in vaious garish bright pastel colours that were in fashion in the late 80's - early 90's. Each model came with a storage tube that had a tech spec printed sheet on the side. I had the Nissan 300ZX model (not mine in the pic), indeed I might still have it somewhere! There was a series of models, I dont know what the others were though.
  14. Do you want £250 worth of silver Fever? (looking at the stae of the interior you could catch something far worse than just a fever.....) https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201907220342947?radius=35&price-to=1000&postcode=pe261uu&sort=price-asc&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=New&advertising-location=at_cars&page=1
  15. Early ('93 K plated) Mondeo GLX saloon - still has 1 original wheel trim attached! https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201906018572190?price-to=11000&sort=price-asc&radius=60&model=MONDEO&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=New&postcode=pe261uu&make=FORD&advertising-location=at_cars&page=1
  16. This is the current view from by bedroom window.......our house backs onto the local fire station & this is their current extracation training chod (they recently had an early J plate mk3 Astra in as well but I didnt get a pic of that ? ) M678AVW was last MOT'd June 2017 at 59590 miles
  17. Pair of axle stands made by Melco in decent condition, never used them, just been sat in the garage - rated capacity of 2 ton each or 4 ton the pair. Minimum height 12", max height 22" £25 (ish) ? - could possibly post at cost but they are quite heavy!
  18. It is a lovely clean & straight car that polishes up really nicely! It was mine before I sold it to Sims00 & I would have kept it myself but a growing family regretably meant a bigger car was needed - it might well be the car that I will come to regret selling! I think I still have a pair of door tweeter speakers (located in the door mirror trim) if you want them? (I was intending on replacing them as the drivers side one used to buzz occasionally)
  19. Bournite, I think I have a full range 'Cars' brochure from late 1992 / early 1993 that covers the Sierra range (just before the Mondeo was launched) not sure it would specifically cover the Azure model though..... I will dig it out if youre interested?
  20. Nice to meet you Sims00, hope the Mazda gets you back home safe!
  21. I'm attempting to sell a childs highchair for £20 on Facebook, WCPGW?....... Person A (replies to ad 1 minute after its posted) - Still available? Me - Yes it is Person A - I need, Hw much? Me - £20, as stated in the ad Person A - No. wen I collect? Me (a little confused by their message above) - when did you want to collect? I never hear from Person A again, which is probably for the best. A few days later...... Person B (gets straight to the point) - 8 Me - 8 what? Person B then vanishes, presumably down the same black hole that Person A fell into. Again probably for the best. At this
  22. I realise that this might be a bit 'new' to be of much intererest here, but I thought I'd offer it on here before I have to deal with the pond life that inhabits Gumtree & Facebook Marketplace........ 2007 '57' plate Mazda 3 Sport 2.0 petrol in Aurora Blue with 11 months MOT (due Sept 2019). Currently on 108000 miles the car has had 3 owners from new & I have owned it for 4 years. The engine is chain driven producing 149bhp (when new) & has a 6 speed manual gearbox, its quite good on fuel - I get around 40mpg on average. This year it has had new discs & pads all round, 2
  23. When I was stripping & repainting diecast models (I used to make code 3 police models) I made a stand out of an old wooden shelf about 3ft long (for the base) then drilled 4 holes and attached dowel rods glued vertically into the base to act as stands for the models being sprayed. I used a blob of blutac on the top of each dowel stand to hold the model in place for spraying.
  24. Thanks for the info guys, all I have to do now is sort them all out now & hopefully get a few listed on here soon! I have literally hundreds of models in my old collection, some I will keep for sentimental reasons, but most can be moved on - I haven't displayed them for years & they have just sat in storage under the bed in the spare room & in the loft so its time to part with them (I dread to think how much money I spent buying them all).......
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