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39 minutes ago, Rod/b said:

Have you ever been and looked at a car and gone “nah that’s too shite”?

I've been to look at a few cars and never bought them.

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A Bedford Rascal that had flat tyres and the seller couldn't get it to run, it was also miserable outside with cold and rain so never bothered trying to hard to get it going and opted for the warm heaters of the 240.

Another couple recently were a 190E and a Hillman Hunter the sellers wouldn't let me test drive so I never bothered pursuing them. If I'd test driven the ranger I wouldn't have bought it but having watched the seller move it out of his garden I assumed it was OK.

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42 minutes ago, spartacus said:

Ace! That's the smaller, non camper version of mine, same colour I think. What engine is it?

I would imagine it's the most agricultural drive this side of a tractor.

I'd imagine it was an xud or dw8 but I've not checked. It drives very much like a Lada crossed with a smiley Transit. Gear change takes some getting used to.

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13 hours ago, DodgyBastard said:

I think I'm going to try selling it and hopefully recover the purchase price and the cost of another a-frame but if nobody wants it I'll probably be fixing it.

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I've been making an effort recently to tidy up my unit, anyone who's visited will confirm it's usually a complete shitehole, last time I had a good tidy in June it looked like this.

 

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Which was ok but I seemed to have accumulated loads of parts for cars I no longer own so had a mass clear out over Christmas and did a bit of painting.

 

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Still have some painting left to do but it's a much nicer place to work in so far now that all of the mess and clutter has gone.

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14 minutes ago, rainagain said:

Looks great, are you making room for a rather large metal folder! ;) 

Maybe haha!

Still not exactly sure how to get the large metal folder from you to me though, I know if I can get it loaded into the ranger I can get use of the forklift here to unload it. I'll also need to borrow some risk assessments and such from work to keep your bosses happy.

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13 minutes ago, DodgyBastard said:

Maybe haha!

Still not exactly sure how to get the large metal folder from you to me though, I know if I can get it loaded into the ranger I can get use of the forklift here to unload it. I'll also need to borrow some risk assessments and such from work to keep your bosses happy.

We’ve got plenty of fork lifts, let me know when you fancy coming round to look at it. I think you could dismantle quite a few bits off it to make it easier to lift. 

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I think the novelty of LDV ownership is starting to wear off, I took it into work today and it's such a chore to drive compared to every other car I have. I love the look of it but don't really want to drive it very often. I think when the v5 lands I'll put it up for sale.

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Don't poke the rust, don't poke... 

 

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Oh dear.

 

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Nothing to see here...

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If anyone fancies winning this in a roffle check out this for sale thread for more details.

 

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On 1/5/2020 at 1:07 PM, DodgyBastard said:

Nah, we shook hands and I agreed it was sold as seen and he'd never hear from me again regarding any further faults I found etc so there was no chance of asking for a refund. It's my own fault for assuming everything was fine so I'll just take it on the chin and forget about it.

Just a heads-up, that's the standard implication in all car sales in Romania: buyer beware!

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I’m surprised you didn’t keep the truck top off the Ranger. Was that as fucked as the rest of the truck?
I don't have a use for it. What I should have kept was the tailgate as the one on the other ranger is totally fucked.

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Just a heads-up, that's the standard implication in all car sales in Romania: buyer beware!
I thought that was the standard implication everywhere. Had I assessed the car properly I wouldn't have bought it so as far as I'm concerned it's my own fault for not checking it thoroughly.
I usually let any potential buyers inspect my cars on a ramp, let them test drive it and tell them any faults I know of then leave it up to them to decide if they want it or not.
If they agree that they are happy, as soon as they hand over the cash and drive away the car is no longer any of my concern.


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1 hour ago, DodgyBastard said:

I don't have a use for it. What I should have kept was the tailgate as the one on the other ranger is totally fucked.

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Worth some £ on its own though. 
 

If its the same setup as an F150 the tailgate would have been a piece of piss to remove too. 

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I could have broken the ranger for spares, kept some bits for myself and made my money back but I simply couldn't be fucking bothered with the hassle.
It was a lot less time consuming and less stressful to just get rid of it at a loss and forget about it.

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The lada has miraculously fixed itself, I went to it today and it started up and drove fine with no issues, I think last time we were out in it, it was a combination of flooding it when it was warm and also some of the ignition system being soaked in water having splashed through a large puddle.
I hope that's it because now I'll be afraid to use it in case it does it again. 33738be1c0de8aba220faadfd52c0f58.jpg

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