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    brickwall got a reaction from Motown in Have I missed the boat on Rover SD1's?   
    That's why I don't go to jumbles any more.
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    brickwall reacted to dc2100k in Fizzy Bimmer - DOUBLE JEOPARDY   
    As with many of you the recent COVID crisis and subsequent lockdown has caused me to reflect on my priorities, and a degree of fleet rationalisation has now become inevitable. Therefore the tried and tested method for achieving this has been implemented, and I've bought another car.
    1. Bought sight unseen off facebook marketplace - CHECK
    2. Category C write off - CHECK
    3. Last MOT in 2009 - CHECK
    4. 170K miles on the odometer - CHECK
    5. No engine or gearbox - CHECK
    6. No seats and all the external trim in the interior - CHECK
    7. Signs of corrosion on the underside - CHECK
    8. Not told the wife - CHECK
    What could go wrong?
    No collecshun unfortunately but delivrly impending...
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    brickwall reacted to cort16 in eBay tat volume 3.   
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    brickwall reacted to Austat in eBay tat volume 3.   
    £520 so far:

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    brickwall reacted to doug in eBay tat volume 3.   
    This is how I want my back garden to look.

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    brickwall reacted to hairnet in eBay tat volume 3.   

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    brickwall reacted to Milk in eBay tat volume 3.   
    like this !!

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    brickwall reacted to HillmanImp in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Has he put the spoiler upside down or is it meant to look like that? 

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    brickwall reacted to DVee8 in eBay tat volume 3.   

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    brickwall reacted to Schaefft in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Has this been posted here yet?

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    brickwall reacted to dollywobbler in Project V8 Range Rover P38   
    This thread is just making me want a P38 all the more. 
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    brickwall reacted to Cooper1 in Project V8 Range Rover P38   
    Terrible stuff, the brown substance that has plagued the Rangie since inception..... 
    It was awful on this P38,, 

    I shall have to scrap it  
    In all seriousness it was only surface crud which came off relatively easily with a Dremel

    The whole rear inner panels were dull and years of muck and splilt shit had taken it's toll on the paint, some was peeling off etc.. 
    This camera is shit.. 

    A standard Monte Carlo Blue was used, topped with a heavy grade PU lacquer
    should be rust repellent for a good few years   
    She is 19yrs of age and tbh it is in pretty good condition considering!!  
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    brickwall reacted to Cooper1 in Project V8 Range Rover P38   
    "More wheel shenanigans"
    As Noted above the wheels have been refurb'd, sometime in 2013 so around 7  years ago. 
    These are bad pics as the silver sparkle tends to hide dirt, but you get the idea!

    Making them look like "new" again wasn't too difficult, but being me the process was rather more complex than it needed to be..  
    First off was to wash them down with a normal soap to rid of any surface contaminates, 
    2nd was to Claybar them, which removes any ingrained contaminates, but it leaves the pors open, which would be a bad thing, if you didn't polish/seal them later.. 
    The final process was to polish the wheels with a 3in polishing pad and Meguires Ultimate compound which lifts the finish, and finally a coat of Collinite wax. 
    Which in itself is very hard wearing.. 
    The finished product i'm happy with.. 

    In reality i need a better camera, they do POP in the light!!
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    brickwall reacted to Cooper1 in Project V8 Range Rover P38   
    "Giving her a squeeze"  
    After doing my scuttle fix the leaking has been stopped, however the foam under the carpet was still soaked. ? 
    There are many ways to suck out moisture, however i'm rather low tech and some Cat Litter seemed the most obvious option, 
    I can hoover it out once saturated too. so Win Win
    Those 2 batteries weigh a fair bit and help to squeeze the water out!!
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    brickwall reacted to carlo in ebay 'BARGAINS'   
    Must be worth it being the convertible version:
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    brickwall reacted to eddyramrod in Hairy Pussy - Swopsies done   
    How to start a New Year.
    Meet a Shiter you haven't met before.
    Relieve him of his car, that's out of MoT and been standing for months.
    Drive it 40 miles home and leave it at a nearby garage for major work that I can't do myself.
    The Shiter in question is Hillman Imp, and the car is the red Jaguar XJ8 Sport that he recently offered at no charge.  Well you can't turn that down, can you?

    Handover accomplished, on neutral ground.  Note the registration, that cued up the car's new name: Hairy Pussy.  If that doesn't suit a Sport-oriented Jaguar, what does?  So now that I've taken possession...

    Yes, the Woollard shot.  Has to be done.  No fuelling shot, because it didn't need any.  I've now dropped it at a nearby garage where the welding work will take place, and probably a couple of other small jobs it might need for MoT.  Updates to follow.
    Meanwhile, since I drove it back to Barrow, I can say it's a lovely car.  Yes, there are things that need doing, but it's pretty much plug-n-play.  Have a couple of snaps from my end of the journey.

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    brickwall got a reaction from UltraWomble in Pleasantly surprised by the cheapest new tyres I could find on ebay   
    I run Kingpin M&S too. Very cheap and noisy on the tarmac. They have lasted well, as I'm on my 2nd year with this set.
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    brickwall reacted to 4wheeledstool in Cavalier mk2 - another blue giffermobile.   
    After a bit of time weighing up the job this morning, I came to the conclusion that the fuel filler part of the rear quarter would need repairing before anything else could be done. Started the session looking like this.

    The rusty metal of the outboard side of the tub above the fuel filler was then cut right back before cracking on with the fuel filler aperture itself. A couple of hours later, I was pleased to be looking at this.

    I'll clean up and paint both sides of the fuel filler, then I can get on with replacing the rear outboard wheel tub + inner arch lip.

    Once this arch/tub is completed, the plan is to weld the outer rear valance on before it goes up on the spit.
    Feels like I'm getting through it now.
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    brickwall reacted to 4wheeledstool in Cavalier mk2 - another blue giffermobile.   
    Lots of time spent on this today, but not a right lot achieved. Replaced a section of wheel tub + inner arch lip. It took a while, but so far a perfect fit with the outer arch.

    Next up a load of rusty bits were cut out of the back of the wheel tub, inner rear quarter bottom and outer rear quarter bottom.. The viable metal left behind was kind of flapping in the breeze, so a multitude of small and fiddly repairs were done to the wheel tub/inner rear quarter to tie it all together, and give me something to weld to when it comes to replacing the outboard section of the back of the wheel tub. (Phew!)

    Zinc rich primer then splashed around before teatime.

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    brickwall reacted to trigger in Road trip to Wales for the Marina Nationals   
    This weekend i drove 631 miles to North Wales and back in my old Marina for the Marina Nationals, Friday morning we all joined up at a friends and convoyed the 240+ miles to Llangwyfan where we was staying.

    I managed to lose everyone just outside Crewe after getting petrol so made my own way there via Google maps and the back roads and still managed to beat them by over a hour!

    After a few drinks in the village the next morning we drove up to Hawarden airport, home of the airbus and met with all the others for a road run, i wasn't able to get any photos here as we wasn't allowed so had to wait until we got to some craft centre in Ruthin.

    I was rather taken by this low mileage Ital with awesome number plates.

    After this we convoyed over the Horseshoe pass to Chainbridge Hotel.

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    brickwall reacted to DoctorRetro in The Doctor's travels through time - The End - of chapter 1   
    'Fixed' the boot handle mechanism. Quality* repair. 

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    brickwall reacted to UltraWomble in Pleasantly surprised by the cheapest new tyres I could find on ebay   
    Im running Kingpin M&S tyres from TreadX ( they supply banger boys and are cheap).
    Generally £50 an axle for a pair and last about 12 months with normal driving
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