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On 1/25/2023 at 4:37 PM, Remspoor said:

Thought you would be interested. 😁

I have no idea. The website looks is a bit iffy. Only one image per advert. Little details of the advertiser.  Dates on some adverts are historic. I came across it by accident.

I pass a scrapyard near me a few times a week, and have done for a couple of years. Some of the vehicles I have noticed have been there all that time, with just a few bits visibly missing.

Not allowed to enter the yard though, but would like to see what's in the middle of the yard that I can't see from the road, simply to photograph them

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9 hours ago, mat777 said:

Spotted this yesterday on FB... not sure if he's bought, sold, sent for scrap or is just taking the piss... but thats definitely calapst m8 🤣



Was that a MK1 XR2? Good way to destroy a load of useful bits

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Looks like a MK2 Fiesta, going by the line of the front wings... probably what mine looked like before the previous owner wobbed it up and gave it a quick blowover, prior to selling it to me for £120...


It looks ok in this pic, but the subsequent MOT was not kind. Not kind at all...

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13 minutes ago, Volksy said:

I had the Blue Hiace Camper, that got retrofitted back to a pick up. 

It was sold on to a mate, then resold and ended up in Ireland I think.

Is that the early 80s one which looked like this? I remember it was going to be fixed up and driven across a load of countries. 


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It was a Newlander non walkthrough, so it still had the back of the cab. It had only done 30,000 miles.

The camper body was ruined though. Mr H.Imp and I pulled it apart with our bare hands in about half an hour! It ended up with the pick up bed of a fire damaged Toyota Dyna which fitted perfectly - I guess they were based on this chassis.

Friends had already done a full European Tour in it prior to it being given to me. But it was in danger of being scrapped, as being stored on my friends drive, she was sick of lots of a certain community sniffing round it.

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Ladies and gentlemen, the Ford Escort community...


"Needs full restoration. I've tried to capture all angles in photos."



a bit ambitious m8



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A Beetle floorpan that's been in a fire, with a reg that's not on the DVLA system. No more than a couple of weekend's work to put this back on the road, I'm sure the fire won't have affected the strength of the spine, or the torsion bars, or the cables etc etc etc



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4 minutes ago, somewhatfoolish said:

Winner of the AS Least appropriate use of a fucked Beetle front end prize, 2023.

I actually took the photos at a show in 2017, but I noticed he had a fresh MOT on it recently.

What is the exact law on welding and suspension components, and does it still need an MOT?

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