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1 minute ago, Amishtat said:

What are those wheel covers on that Lada? (Apart from pretty fucking cool, I mean) 

I've always known them as moon discs, they came fitted to the Chevette I just bought but I thought they looked gash. They suit the Lada a little bit better.

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4 minutes ago, DodgyBastard said:

 

Would sir like to purchase it? It drives well and is relatively quick but incredibly boring.

Theoretically, but (and I'll get a few rolled eyes etc), it's just so bloody far away. 

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1 minute ago, DodgyBastard said:

I've always known them as moon discs, they came fitted to the Chevette I just bought but I thought they looked gash. They suit the Lada a little bit better.

These sort of things. 

Had them on my Mini... 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/13-Wheel-Trims-Baby-Moon-CHROME-WHITE-Hub-Caps-Full-Covers-Hubcaps-SET-OF-4/264514894217?hash=item3d9650f989:g:VI4AAOSwMmBV0dZ9

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For the upcoming apocalypse I've got my priorities right, I spent £50 on a massive sheet of metal, got two gas cylinders refilled and bought a couple of reels of welding wire. 

 

A little bit more welding completed...

 

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That's the floor on the drivers side finished.

 

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Inner sill and chassis leg finished, next I'll need to order some outer sill panels.

 

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Also changed the shocks on the gold Chevette, I'd noticed it was quite bouncy/floaty the last time I was out in it so went onto ebay and ordered a a pair of Chevette rear shocks and Nova rear shocks for the front (Nova ones fit and are much cheaper).

It was probably the easiest shock change I've ever done, all bottom nuts and bolts are easy to access. Now with the new shocks fitted it drive so much better!

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We had a go at social distancing by going somewhere nobody else would be...

 

 

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Some new additions to the collection!

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Is that yard an actual business then FOAD? Or is it just some crackpot who likes putting cars in his field? Whats the deal?

Either way, great to see those old crocks continuing their dissolution into the ground. Is there an old splitscreen VW truck there? Have a vague memory of seeing one in one of your rural tat hoard investigations.

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On 3/24/2020 at 5:46 AM, DodgyBastard said:

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RHD 2101/2 "Zhigulis", phwoar!

HSP 907W was last on the road in March '89. DSP 125V has been untaxed since May '87, whilst RGE 507W was last on the road in October '88.

Would like to visit this place one day.

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10 hours ago, Mr_Bo11ox said:

Is that yard an actual business then FOAD? Or is it just some crackpot who likes putting cars in his field? Whats the deal?

Either way, great to see those old crocks continuing their dissolution into the ground. Is there an old splitscreen VW truck there? Have a vague memory of seeing one in one of your rural tat hoard investigations.

It's not a business, the guy just bought and parked the cars there over the years. Instead of selling or scrapping them he just parked them and bought another. The VW splitscreen and rhd Polonez were sold a while ago.

 

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It's interesting to see how the place has changed over the years.

2013

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8339347146_667e5a7fc6_c.jpgPeugeot 505 & Talbot Samba by srblythe, on Flickr

 

2015

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2020

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2 hours ago, Mr_Bo11ox said:

Great stuff. Whats the feller like? Thats jolly decent of him to let you wander through his collection photographing them all. 

 

He's friendly enough, I think he enjoys appreciative visitors coming for a wander round, I imagine if you were rude you'd soon be told to piss off.

 

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He has two brothers living in the area who have similar collections of old cars lying around.

 

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I was unhappy with the look of some of the lower part of the sill next to the patch I made so ended up chopping out another section and making another patch, welding it in and buffing the welds smooth.

I'm a little bit more confident in my abilities to make repair panels after watching my friend welding up the other side for the last few weeks. Usually I just try to get things done quickly but I have all the time in the world at the moment to get thing right.

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Re that collection my sensible head always wonders why oh why do old eccentrics like that do that sort of thing?? But then I realize that he's probably no older than me and if I had any land I'd inevitably end up doing the same. I can see how it happens. I often wish I could have kept every car I've ever owned. Truth is, if I had, many of them would be in that state by now. As it is, the seven I do own are crammed onto the front garden/driveway. From the scenery in the background in a couple of pics, that's a fabulous location.

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