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cos its literal scrap. cars worth 500 quid when done and needs 700 in repairs. its uneconmic to repair and it has a fanbase as big as a mouses nadger. ad in whatever it needs for MOT plus some Tax and youve sank 1k into a 500 quid turd. 

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6 hours ago, djoptix said:

he really should scrap it.

If it does get weighed in, I’d like as many reusable parts as possible that’ll fit a 1989 example removed from it and sent to me. Gratis, ideally. 

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3 hours ago, bicycle repairman said:

here 2 estate must be the rare rs its at £1500 got its weight saveing tailgate bloke reckons it doable as soon as you move it be in 2 halfs lol,van bloke selling got the panel escort tax hikes unreal i rember when they were peanuts,

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A friend of my dads bought a mk1 escort estate in the late 70s for £10 as his first car and still has it today,

it’s his daily driver and apparently the only car he’s ever owned, although there is a rumour he has another mk1 escort estate in his garage that he was given years ago as a “spare car”

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3 hours ago, bunglebus said:

Ye gods. If this turns up at my burying I'll be popping up out of the coffin to complain 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sherpley-hearse-/164967313239?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0

 

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I knew I'd seen that somewhere before...

 

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Sorry this is a bike which came up on my ebay as "you may be interested in this", why would I be interested in buying a bike from Australia?

Anyway the description says

Good condition for age, a few scuffs, had a hairline crack in the frame a couple of years ago. i fixed with expoxy resin and carbon fibre , looks a little shabby but had no issues since, no flex in frame. see photo

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So a carbon fibre frame you've "fixed" with some Araldite is "good condition"

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303773079105?hash=item46ba495641:g:0xEAAOSwx~dfUHPT

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5 hours ago, bunglebus said:

Yeah. Someone's mini is going missing.

Y'know I wonder if it's worth starting a thread/database of these ringing kits and reporting them once they go back on the road

Various other forums have "ringer watch" threads, certainly Pistonheads:

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=23&t=1049731&p=143

But surely if the authorities saw it as a massive issue there would be a public administered report-a-ringer website?

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On 7/2/2021 at 8:29 AM, mk2_craig said:

If it does get weighed in, I’d like as many reusable parts as possible that’ll fit a 1989 example removed from it and sent to me. Gratis, ideally. 

What did you have in mind? Several people came to strip out bits and paid good money so the assumption that the fanbase for R19s is tiny was wrong - just a RT auto which is not popular it would appear. A gent travelled from Berkshire to remove the gearbox for £200. Doubleyeller did then cut the roof off with an angle grinder and hacksaw! That sold for £100 to a guy who travelled from Hampshire......

And we weighed in the rest for £50

Total made was therefore approx £550

Verdict: breaking cars = well worth it!

Doublyeller is rolling but still has lights, parcel shelf, tailgate, wiper motors + linkages, door cards...and handles + switches.

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Death by let's offroad olli wankers. Good luck getting the private* plate off it.

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Landrover discovery 1995 I have got v5 and ref paltes in my name it has got a private plate on it Has not mot or tax it’s not insured and has only been used for off road only Reg is M35ROM I have used it loads of times at the off rod track it only recently has had a issue thst after around a hour and half it starts to play up I don’t know if it’s a cooling or a felling issue but it does not have creaming when oil cap is taken off which is a good sign collection only and sold as seen £1,000

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4 hours ago, MorrisItalSLX said:

Shame about the sunroof (and the rampant corrosion) as that would be my ideal spec Mini.

"It's a lovely car"

Funny thing - people leave a car to rot - then get all misty-eyed when it comes time to sell. 

It's also being gently touted as a ringing kit at the same time, nudge nudge wink wink say no more...is your car a ringer...eh...does she go...eh

 

 

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