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  1. If you have: a part to sellsomething you're looking forsomething to give away for freeplease post it here. (Starting a new combined thread so that we have less pinned threads.) The original wanted and offered thread is here The original shitecycle thread is here
  2. This is a Wanted thread, but having no money I'm offering a swop. Key for key, no cash involved. I want a Bedford CF. It's over 30 years since my first one and I think well past time I repeated the experience. Steel front rather than the later plastic grille; VX slant-four petrol engine rather than the Opel type, and absolutely NO DIESELS; preferably a plain van body rather than a camper or truck. Oh and it needs to be legal and running fairly reliably. Not like I'm asking for much! I'm offering the Giffer Rover. It does have its own thread: http://autoshite.com/topic/28899-collection-of-yet-another-rover-accomplished/ I bought it blind off ebay last summer and it's a lovely car. MoT is due in March but this is how confident I am: I'll put a new one on it if a suitable CF appears before then. If the CF comes later, well the Rover will have a new ticket anyway. It's a 2.0 auto with 42,000 miles up, and drives just as you would expect. If the van comes from further than about 150 miles from me I would very much appreciate being able to meet at some suitable common point to do the handover. Motorway service areas or supermarkets with integrated cafes would be ideal.
  3. Tamworthbay

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    I have been out of the buying loop for a while due to loss of storage causing a clear out and other parts of,life getting in the way. I have been in the position to get another car for a couple of months and looked at a couple but they just haven’t got the juices flowing. The Capri still needs to be a priority for funding so any purchase needs to be low cost. The problem is that I am not sure any car exists to fit what I want. It needs to be £500 or thereabouts, preferably MoTed but at worst MoTable with limited time and very low cost. Ideally four seater as whilst I love two seaters a lack of time means it will need to do family duties if it’s going to be used. Minimum of electronics. ‘Sporty’ or old (90s or earlier, earlier the better), able to go on classic insurance. Aesthetics are less important. Not a million miles from the midlands. I would love a Cortina or old French chod but can’t them being close to my budget. Does such a car even exist? Or should I just really push to get the Capri sorted? (Difficult over winter as it’s all paint prep that needs doing).
  4. OK, maybe not entirely serious, but I clocked one round the corner from my house this morning and they look brilliant. Had been off my radar but small fuel efficient stylish estate and seem to be plenty of cheap ones about, presumably comfy and fun to drive in a french sort of way - what's not to like? 1.4 petrol appeals with cheap tax/insurance/ulez friendly. I love my 205 but nine times out of ten the CR-V gets used for practicality reasons. One of these looks like being a bit more jolly and efficient, but equally practical...
  5. Hi fellow humanoids, As I mention in the introduction thread, I write about cars for a 'living' (there appears to be a few of us on here too!). I recently came up with an idea for a feature series which might be difficult to actually realise. Asking around for leads did eventually end up with Autoshite winning me for the foreseeable. What I'm after, if the title didn't give you enough of a clue, is a working, legal car for a maximum outlay of £99.99. I have been keeping an eye on the "cheapest of the cheap" and "eBay tat" threads, and there's been a few potentials, but nothing completely meeting the criteria yet. Speaking of criteria, there are a few rules for me to adhere to here: * The car must be currently road legal - that means it needs to have a current, valid MOT and no known faults that may render it unroadworthy * Major faults and damage are a no-no - there absolutely will be an element of making the car healthier and more presentable. I have limited skills and, more importantly, budget. Replacing doors and glass is fine, but galloping tinworm and a gouged body shell are too much - as are major powertrain and drivetrain faults (replacing an engine is easy enough, but sourcing one is a ballache and ££££) * The car must be a runner - I don't have a trailer and even if I did I don't have a car that can pull one; I must be able to show up with a tiny bundle of beer tokens and drive it away * Roffles don't count - it's certainly possible to get a car worth £500 for a £5 ticket, but it's also possible to enter 30 of them and never win; I'm after a car worth every penny of £100, in its current condition. Besides, I'll be writing a feature series based on this, and "I fluked into a car in a game of chance" is not an entirely honest starting position. In addition, I've got some "I'd quite like" conditions, but these very much fall under the purview of Beggars vs. Choosers (2004): * Interestinger is betterer - I'm writing about this, and I can be interesting about any car, but I need people to read it. No Vauxhall Corsa/Astra/Vectra is interesting nor have they ever been interesting (see also: nearly every Golf ever), so the more left-field the better * Shite > shit - This will be a series, as in I'll be doing it more than once. That means that anything I buy I will also sell. I will be endeavouring to fix anything that's broken and gussy up what needs to be gussied up (which will form part of the feature - I may even Barry a car, to make it more saleable to idiots Barries, if it's economically viable to do so, and funny) and then sell it to start again. If it has a list of faults as long as Brexit/notBrexit seems to be taking, the cost of unfucking it will be more than the eventual value, which is distinctly ungood. * The closer to me, the better - Let's face it, I'm looking for a car that costs less than an off-peak return train ticket from Sheffield to London. The more I have to travel, the more expensive the car becomes and if I get there and it's an absolute moose with a rotting undercarriage, I'm going to be irritated. I have a privilege in that I can sometimes take brand new cars and it won't cost me a thing, but it's still time wasted. A three-hour drive for me is Glasgow up top and Coventry down south, and that works fine as a radius. Thanks to things like scrappage schemes and the value of scrap metal, this whole thing will be somewhat difficult to achieve, and yes I'm after the Moon on a Stick, but I'll consider any leads - even if I close the tab again afterwards, it's a lead. Of course there'll come a point when I'm done with it, but if you guys want to turn it into a "cars that are literally less valuable than if they were crushed" thread and continue to post up links to sub-ton but functioning cack, be my guest.
  6. Looking for tidy box trailer, Ta
  7. First my brother in law had a problem with his Volvo: http://autoshite.com/topic/34710-2007-volvo-v70-d5-24-automatic-sold-new-owner-updates/?fromsearch=1 Then, earlier this week, someone broke into his house, found keys to his BMW and drove away in this: There’s no way of knowing whether the BMW will ever be found. BIL now urgently needs a reliable automatic estate car, MoTd and running, for up to £1k and located as close to High Wycombe as possible. Does anyone know of a suitable steed?
  8. Bit of an SOS here. I've got a couple of item's I've won on eBay in far flung locations and my work shedule has conspired to make collection difficult. I'd hoped to collect them on some upcoming cross country trip but unfortunately my employer has other ideas.... They have the flexibility to stand up the workforce to work 6 day weeks and have also extended our weekday working hours. They are blaming Brexit and trying to push production volumes as high as they can before the leave date. I've got two collections outstanding and was wondering if theres anyone local who could collect on my behalf and either post onwards, or sit on them until I'm able to collect. Happy to cover any expenses. Petrol / Post / Beer Money. The Items are industrial lights, The first Item is in Prestatyn - The Seller has said collection from Chester is also a possibility, they are 3 Fluorescent tube lights. The second Items is in Lewisham, SE14 6QD, South london. And is a pair of explosion proof lights [ PLAN IN PLACE ] If your able to help please pm me. Cheers Joe
  9. *I have used the search facility, but cannot find anything* My shared underground garage here in Spain does not have any electrical sockets anywhere. I'm leaving my motorbike here in June and not coming back until September. I will be disconnecting the battery before I go, but concerned it will still go flat, as it seems TTADTS. I won't have a car with me then, so looking at getting one of those small jumpstart packs. Can anyone recommend one that works reliably? Will have to be small as it will have to go in my hand luggage on the flight. Thanks all.
  10. Hello, all. I'm joining the trendy bandwagon of campervan converters and have been looking into which van to use. The only thing that stopped me from getting a VW Crafter was the amount of people on this forum who said they were incredibly prone to rust. I thought I'd throw it out there to the van experts and ask what the best choice for a conversion might be, all things considered. I just really want to avoid doing a conversion and then dealing with severe issues like rust. I get the impression that modern vans can be a bit flimsy and prone to failure, but there are lots of contrasting opinions out there. Thanks for your help.
  11. I've been watching something on the bay. It's in Swansea. It needs welding. It needs to be trailered away. Anyone got any suggestions/contacts etc? Link below....... https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F163638335501
  12. I thought I'd start a new thread on this because, whilst I have my own, actually it's quite useful to have a reference point for the future/wider internet. I'm looking (don't tell the boss) at trying a few cars out this year. The Mercedes 190 is a long termer with me and the Sierra is the dictionary definition of 'for better or for worse'. However, I can muster £500 together in order to have one under the strict understanding (with myself you understand) that it must not create an additional place on the 'Heritage Fleet'. So. Really I want a 3 door with no sunroof. I wish I'd won the roffledraw the other week for that lovely red one. This one looks reasonably appealing, although I'd be looking to do a deal. Has had a weld up and needs a belt so room for negotiation. Smart, but those wheels can FRO and I'd probably enjoy a petrol one more. HFM? Shame, because this is right up my street. I've read all the usual HJ articles etc and I do want to give one a spin before prices turn and the charming, honest, standard models are all gone. Any tips, hints, suggestions and cars would be greatly received. Ta
  13. E36 seats from a breakers in Maidstone
  14. Its been a while since I last posted mainly due to not much progress being made but I'm looking to get the Maestro van back on the road and I'm having trouble locating the following parts. Maestro Van Rear door passenger side window seal Maestro Van rear door drivers side. For some reason these are rarer than hens teeth where as there always seems to be multiple passenger side rear doors on Ebay, So if anyone can help send me a message, cheers Here's some pictures of the van in question.
  15. I am after a car preferably smallish for ease of storing (I have a garage that was made for cars back when they were all very small) - just after something I can play about with... Nothing too rusty please Don’t have much to spend but am after something like a K10 Micra or something of equivalent size... What have you got...? Thank you,
  16. Hi Guys. I'll be at Cannock this weekend with work and would like to try and find a scrappy with a Ford Explorer in, either midlands ish or on the M6 corridor. Can anyone give me any recommendations? There's a few breaking online, I'd quite like to find an old school scrappy where i can wander in and remove bits to my hearts content though. Thanks in advance!
  17. I've found a pair of wings and a new bumper for the Rover 25 gti in Kings Heath but it's gonna be a couple of weeks before I can get there. Is anyone local that could please pick them up and hang on to them until I can get over. It would be even better if someone is travelling east from there to somewhere near Norfolk? Many thanks, The seller just messaged me saying he'd like cash on collection if possible, I could paypal/bank transfer the money to the collector if that'd be ok?
  18. What have you got? Anyone?
  19. Anybody got anything for sale car wise in the West Mids Area. Ideally at least with a couple of months MOT. Mate of mine has just been told that his Disco has HGF so needs something as a stop gap. Have offered him my Freelander as a loaner but he has a long commute so 19 mpg would not really be helping the situation. Cheers Dave
  20. Hi shiters, Got a friend who is interested in getting a car project - fancied an MGB but open to suggestions! What have you got?
  21. A long shot here i know, "but if you dont ask, you dont get". Im looking for a set of 4 alloy wheels (if they come with decent tyres) then its a bonus. Plenty of these wheels in Europe, but not many about here in the UK. They are known as Intra T-Line, 7 x 13, 4 x 100, ET23. They were originally fitted to some early Renault Twingos! But i want to fit them to a 1993-2003 K11 Nissan Micra......it would seem that they fit straight on. Ive seen other size Intra t-line wheels(14's an 15's) but i dont want those, its the 13 inch wheels that im after. Cheers Paul
  22. Hello. My attention has been drawn to a car sitting forlornly in Gillingham, Kent. I was tagged in it on Facebook just this morning. Regular readers to my 'memoirs' will remember me buying this car back in 2016 and, quite stupidly, selling it in order to buy a Volvo 300 series. Judging from what the guy said on FB, it looks like someone's given up on it. "Bits hanging underneath the engine". It also doesn't look like it's gone very far of late. Could anyone local stick a note on it for me? I'll play my trump card and tell you now that it's quite likely the oldest surviving Ford Sierra still 'on the road'. It deserves a decent home. Now. Maybe the guy who owns it is still running around in it and the geezer who photo'd it has got the wrong end of the wrong stick. Maybe the owner is down on his luck and wants to get it fixed up. Who knows. But if we could get some dialogue going it'd be great. Can anyone help?
  23. Looking for a van that's not a van....ie; An Elgrand/ Bongo / Previa / Voyager type of thing...........have either Rover 75 tourer / Volvo V70C plus wedge of cash available.......
  24. Looking for a van that's not a van....ie; An Elgrand/ Bongo / Previa / Voyager type of thing...........have either Rover 75 tourer / Volvo V70C plus wedge of cash available.......
  25. hi all, I'm in desperate need of an electric window mechananism and the central locking actuator for my 1989 nissan sunny, front passenger side, all 4 door windows were broke, and whilst i found the rest very easily and fixed them, i can't seem to find one for the front passenger side. if anyone has any nissan sunny bits knocking about id be really grateful, as i can't drive it at the minute as the door is in bits with the window out, and i don't really want to put it all back together only to have to take it all apart again lol. drop me a mail if you have or know of a car in your local scrappy, anything at all please, as i'm desperate now, and getting peed off with it lol. thanks in advance. gary.
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