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Forgive my ignorance here - been out the country for too long. What's the procedure for these council garages? Any criteria to be met etc? I'd be well up for one or more. Then I can justify buying something utterly stupid.

Well I just phoned the guy at the housing association (the council by another "independent" name), and asked them. They sent me a short form, all you do is list what you want to put in ('old car tat') and tick the box saying you won't use it for commercial use or be a pain in the arse, return the form and collect some keys.

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You just apply for one I think. They are only supposed to be for storage and there will be a list of rules as long as your arm but they are unlikely to be enforced if you keep a low profile and pay the rent. I'm not sure if you have to be a local resident but it shouldn't be too hard to get somebody else to apply for you.

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Cheers for the garage advice - I'll get onto it this week.

 

 

 

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1986-PEUGEOT-205- ... 3ca7162fa5

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There'll be more metal in the welding mask

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1981-FIAT-131-MIR ... 27acaf2f0d

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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1987-ROVER-216-VI ... 45ef23a907

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Previous owner suffered explosive diaorrhea.

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YES! I've got a dangly mirror, gonna fit it to my truck.

Get rid of the passenger mirror too! I'd love it if you produced a Sierra P100 BASE. Do it!

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Cheers for the garage advice - I'll get onto it this week.

 

 

 

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1986-PEUGEOT-205- ... 3ca7162fa5

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There'll be more metal in the welding mask

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1981-FIAT-131-MIR ... 27acaf2f0d

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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1987-ROVER-216-VI ... 45ef23a907

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Previous owner suffered explosive diaorrhea.

The Miafiore has a bit of rust, but my Dad's one had way more rust than that in 1984 when he changed to a Carina II.

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Forgive my ignorance here - been out the country for too long. What's the procedure for these council garages? Any criteria to be met etc? I'd be well up for one or more. Then I can justify buying something utterly stupid.

Well I just phoned the guy at the housing association (the council by another "independent" name), and asked them. They sent me a short form, all you do is list what you want to put in ('old car tat') and tick the box saying you won't use it for commercial use or be a pain in the arse, return the form and collect some keys.
Same for me. Plus when the neighbours saw me "moving in" they were sure to reinforce those points too. :rolleyes:

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Crap pictures but this sounds like a nice one which is also tax extempt for £850 BIN with T+T

 

 

That's pretty jazzy. I would 'hit it'.

Bloody Cumbria though....

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1984 Austin Maestro Vanden Plas

 

YES! It's got the talking digidash!

 

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1983 Rover 2300S

 

Crikey this sounds like a good prospect - the optional 5-speed manual, tax and test, cambelt done, not rotten, just needs a few bits of paint by the sounds of it. £795! Sounds ace to me. I bet those 2300 ones are a nice enough compromise between power/fuel economy, especially with a 5-speed box.

 

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1973 Humber Sceptre Automatic

 

I'd love to get one of these and facelift it into Iran Khodro "Pakyan" spec.

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1983 Rover 2300S

 

Crikey this sounds like a good prospect - the optional 5-speed manual, tax and test, cambelt done, not rotten, just needs a few bits of paint by the sounds of it. £795! Sounds ace to me. I bet those 2300 ones are a nice enough compromise between power/fuel economy, especially with a 5-speed box.

Mine was a 2.3 and it was pretty heavy on fuel. They don't actually go bad at all but I guess you're working the engine that bit harder that it guzzles more than it should.

I thinnk the 5 speed is stock on series 2 cars. I know series 1 2300's were 4 speed and I think they didn't get PAS either!

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My very first car was one of those Maestro's same colour and everything I thought it was great just cos it had the talking dash which amazingly still worked unlike the electric windows which needed a thump or two to get working :)

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Bedford TK Looks like a D-series Ford next to it too - GR8 4 pretending to be in The Sweeney.

 

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I watched an episode of the Sweeney tonight, there was a D-Series Ford truck a Luton Transit with the big arrow, a Mk 1 transit library van type thing, an 02 BMW, one of those old Audi wagons with the twin headlamps and of course a six cylinder Granny.

It was shitetastic.

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Bumpers look better than mine as I can't see any holes :oops:

 

If it stayed very cheap the purchase price could probably be offset by using VW scene tax applied to those wheels. :wink:

I've got four of them wheels in me shed. £150 and they're yours, half-decent tyres on 'em too.

They're made by "MAG Industries", aircooled VW PCD and they're light as fook.

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