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Joseph

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    Anything Volvo, anything SAAB, anything VW, anything with wheels and an engine, really!

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  1. I've thought about doing so, but finding a good donor and getting it done would be difficult to achieve too. The truck base is also a twin rear wheel with leaf springs and helper coils so - aside from the rot, it has been built to take the weight. Sent from my SM-A105FN using Tapatalk
  2. It lived all its life in sunny Cornwall before coming up here, and it seemed to have fared not too badly all things considered. I drove it up in 2019 over two days from Cornwall to Glasgow and then to Bute, drove spot on [emoji846] Sent from my SM-A105FN using Tapatalk
  3. Thanks all for replies so far..I'd love to learn to weld but sadly I've limited time as I'm about to change career and recommence with the second year of my LLB degree, as well as having nowhere to keep it. It's on the Isle of Bute, and I'd pick up whoever were to look at it, with lunch included if needed. My biggest issue would be if I took it off to the mainland to someone to then be told 'sorry no can do', then I'm stuck with nowhere to take it. Hopefully someone on here can help. Sent from my SM-A105FN using Tapatalk
  4. As per my title, I'm in a bit of a problem area. I have an old LDV Convoy recovery truck, which is in need of a lot of welding. Or plating. I can't weld, or plate, but I can pay for both. My issue thus far has been finding anyone to even look at it, I've been let down three times with local welders not turning up, and most recently the garage consensus has been that it's too far gone for them to even look at, after prodding with a screwdriver it is bad. Specifically, both chassis rails near the suspension points, and both inner arches and sills. One hole at rear chassis (which has been a factory hole rotted out). It is located on the west coast of Scotland, and I can assist with transporting it to wherever it needs to go, or picking up whoever wishes to look at it. I'll not have anyone out of pocket who can help me. Finally, please hold any 'set it on fire' or 'bridge it' jokes. If scrap is where its headed then so be it. But I'd bought this in 2019 to start a small business with, since then I've had my ramps stolen, a 'friend' badly rewire the lights and knackered the wipers, both of which I've sorted myself, and then covid hit. So I've lost a fair amount of savings with this. Please see pics, some aren't great but I can try and get more. Thanks for anyone who can help. Sent from my SM-A105FN using Tapatalk
  5. Just jumping late on the thread, I'm very happy to see you persevered with your V40. I have a 'normal' 53 plate 2.0 Sport Lux. Always always wanted a T4 but they have always escaped me so far. Currently on twelve Volvos at present but I could make space for a T4 some day...
  6. I met Richard only once. However, I am so glad that I did. It was five or so years ago, when I was visiting Scott and Daniel in Fife when I was buying parts from a dead Volvo 440. Richard kindly approached me with a smile and a handshake, and as I was there in a Volvo 850 as was he. We chatted warmly and parted ways as warmly as we had met. My only regret has been not being able to have gotten to know him better, I'm more on forums as a lurker rather than a poster. This time in isolation has given me time to reflect, and from sharing the same hobby, it would be good to get to share in it more in the coming years with more on the forums. Rest in peace Richard, and I'll endeavour to be as kind and as polite to others as you were to me.
  7. Here's a few from most of the cars which I've driven: 2005 Mazda3 (Driving instructor's car): Unbelievably over-servoed brakes 2001 VW Polo: Silly clutch 1999 Nissan Micra K11: Useless heater 2001 Volvo V40: Little dribble from driver's wiper blade when raining - a little thing but annoying! 2005 Vauxhall Corsa SXi: As OP - Useless headlamps!
  8. here's a few from most of the cars which I've driven: 2005 Mazda3 (Driving instructor's car): Unbelievably over-servoed brakes 2001 VW Polo: Silly clutch 1999 Nissan Micra K11: Useless heater 2001 Volvo V40: Little dribble from driver's wiper blade when raining - a little thing but annoying! 2005 Vauxhall Corsa SXi: As OP - Useless headlamps!
  9. Joseph

    Shite Vans.

    I'm sure nobody has forgotten these: And small van shite: ...and the more modern version: Alfa Romeo Van!
  10. Driven by fuds. Always: Also don't like these:
  11. Joseph

    Bus Shite

    I bet it makes some noise with a Cummins V8 as well. Which B10M do you have, if you don't mind me asking? Is it an Alexander PS, or some Plaxton metal?
  12. Seen a couple of First Glasgow Enviros in the new colour scheme on a 13-plate. Think it quite suits them as well... ...wonder if new car sales will drop further as a result of an 'unlucky' number plate?
  13. Joseph

    Bus Shite

    A V8 engined British beast, with a few more seats than an SD1... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dennis-Lancet ... 4d09a3eb84
  14. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1991-Nissan-S ... 3ccf63a563 Also love this...
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