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Today I finally got round to fixing the hatch on the Campervan which broke on the way to Chumley in September.

 

It didn’t stop us using the van and for its winter storage I chocked a tarp over that bit if the roof. But with plans being made for camping trips it was time to fix it. Turns out 6 screws a little push and it was off and the reverse to replace!

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So to celebrate we went for a run in the 2CV!

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Which got very wet in the rain and to protest said rain decided that left side indicators were a luxury we didn’t need! I’ll see if it fixes itself when it’s thoroughly dried out...

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I second Supernaut’s appraisal, dead chuffed they’re doing you a turn.

 

Took my LS on a meandering tour of East Anglia today, most of the North Norfolk coast was devoured, including a gull feeding stop in Cromer and a subsequent wander-thon in Walcott.

 

The sky was beginning to bruise as Mrs -C and I returned from our stone skimming class, even a brisk saunter wasn’t enough to spare us a dousing of the rain and hail variety, all set against a background of sunshine, magic.

 

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Walcott is about 10 minutes from me - I got that bizarre hail / sunshine combo this afternoon as well.

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Walcott is about 10 minutes from me - I got that bizarre hail / sunshine combo this afternoon as well.

Whereabouts are you based then? It’s quite possible we passed through your postcode, or at least brushed against it.

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Today I finally got round to fixing the hatch on the Campervan which broke on the way to Chumley in September.

It didn’t stop us using the van and for its winter storage I chocked a tarp over that bit if the roof. But with plans being made for camping trips it was time to fix it. Turns out 6 screws a little push and it was off and the reverse to replace!

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So to celebrate we went for a run in the 2CV!

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Which got very wet in the rain and to protest said rain decided that left side indicators were a luxury we didn’t need! I’ll see if it fixes itself when it’s thoroughly dried out...

Do you always have someone taking professional 'action' shots of you when working on vehicles? ;)

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Stalham.

The same Stalham that is home to a brown Metro with flat tyres and a Morris Minor Traveller in the same car park?

 

I would have thrust myself at the Buick, dribbled towards your Innocenti and coo-ed at your Fiat van had I have been more competent.

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Did a bit of titivating to the Astra estate yesterday,

 

Fixed the front grilles in the bumper, changed the headlight out as it was all cloudy, fitted a new window switch so the windows now work, and fitted the aerial adapter so I've now got DAB radio

 

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Also managed to get hold of a rear spoiler, just waiting on that being delivered :)

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Is there anyone here who is able to get in contact with Exiled_Tat_Gatherer for me? I've been trying and trying to get in touch with him for a while, and it just isn't happening. I really am needing to get something sorted out.

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The same Stalham that is home to a brown Metro with flat tyres and a Morris Minor Traveller in the same car park?

 

I would have thrust myself at the Buick, dribbled towards your Innocenti and coo-ed at your Fiat van had I have been more competent.

 

That's the one.  There's also a gold Mk1 Astra just round the corner from there (on Bank St).

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On the assumption that's sporting the grey tweed interior it seems to be, I could do with a front seat base that isn't threadbare, either side is fine since they swap.  Apparently they come out easily by unhooking the rubber bands under the  seat?  I've not done it, Dean-numbers has.  I could also do with the central sunvisor clip thing as mine has broken around one of the fixings.  If it's got the Citroen branded floor mats in the front, I'd like those too.

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On the assumption that's sporting the grey tweed interior it seems to be, I could do with a front seat base that isn't threadbare, either side is fine since they swap. Apparently they come out easily by unhooking the rubber bands under the seat? I've not done it, Dean-numbers has. I could also do with the central sunvisor clip thing as mine has broken around one of the fixings. If it's got the Citroen branded floor mats in the front, I'd like those too.

Noted. I didn't bring any of those things back this time, but will try and get them next time. Yes it's grey tweed (I love it!). Driver's side seat base was threadbare but I think the passenger side is much better. No mats, but but maybe the sun-visor bit is there.

 

Edit: interior shot so you can evaluate the condition somewhat.

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Thinking about it, since it's the same interior as mine, I should really pull the lot to replace my sun faded stuff.  Trouble is, I'm not sure I can afford that.  Obviously, if it is in budget I wouldn't ask you to strip the whole lot, Mike's offered to ferry me down in the P38 so we can load that up with everything.  Do you know what sort of price they might want for all the seats, the dash, and the door cards?

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Oof, the interior on that scrap BX has a really good dashboard.  How much of a pain are they to remove I wonder?

Unfortunately I don’t know my BXs, something I regret, so no idea on the dash. Should probably have one some day. Looks like rust killed this one at UPI.

 

Here is the price list:

 

https://www.u-pull-it.co.uk/pick-part-price-list

 

Items not on the list tend to be cheap. I tend to get good prices for small things (on a good day) because I drive a Jaaaaag. Thing like door seals and door card should be cheap but a full interior for example will incur a set price so you have to box clever.

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Ideally I'd grab all the seats, the dash, the binnacle, and the door cards.  Unfortunately I can't budget enough for that so I'll make do with the seat base and the sunvisor clip for now.  It's the Princess' fault anyway, needing an MoT like some sort of modern car.

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Took the curtains down in the old place this evening to get them dry cleaned else we'll be charged by the letting agents (bastards).

 

I noticed that the landlord had used the ultimate in shite methods to attach the curtains to the rings.

 

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For me it's not a grin, nor a grump, but certainly worthy of sharing.

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bloody cars.....

 

replaced the n/s headlamp bulb yesterday.

 

this morning? am greeted by the bulb failure thing lit up on the dashboard. cos the o/s bulb has now blown in sympathy....... SO i've had to get another headlamp bulb. at least the guy at the local motor factos didn't have to look up on his computer what bulb the Rover actually needed. He served my yesterday!

 

been to the local tire emporium cos the back tires were pretty fooked. and ended up buy 4 of them.....

 

cos the front tires weren't that clever either. they were about legal which frankly the rear tires weren't.

 

bastard Rover.

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Finally sold some spare interior panels tonight for the Corsa that I'd had for sale for ages. They were fairly rare items and not that cheap and the problem wasn't that thwy were too dear, it's just that there aren't that many people left with early Corsa Bs. Had a good chat with the buyer as I don't really get to talk to anyone else who likes these cars!

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Quite a few of us seem to have taken our cars out for spins just for the sake of it today, myself included. After having taken the 75 to Belgium it was only fair that the MV6 got a trip out to to stretch its legs, including a cheeky traffic light GP with a Maserati Ghibli in Ipswich (one of the new ones, not one of the pornographic beasts from the 70s) and back road cruise around mid-Suffolk. The opportunity to get a photograph at a quality dining establishment couldn't be missed either. 

 

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I also got to see a particular favourite of mine in the Asda car park in Stowmarket earlier in the day, in the shape of this 75 V8.

 

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I do prefer the preface lift MV6 and I love the 18 inch wheels. 

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Won 8gig of Kingston Hyperx fury ram on eBay.

 

Tomorrow's news, new centre section for the noisy exhaust some dozy ginger wanker fitted to my car....

 

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I do prefer the preface lift MV6 and I love the 18 inch wheels. 

 

The pre face-lift Omegas really do it for me. The facelift ones do look rather up to date, and I do like them a lot, however there is just something about the older ones which appeal to me in a slightly dated 1990s way.

 

The ride quality is also rather good considering the size of the alloys. I was expecting a rather firm ride, but the suspension and velour seats do a very good job of soaking up the bumps on the road (aside from the larger craters which litter some of the quieter roads around here).

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No idea where to put this really, but I think certainly of interest.

 

I was discussing with my partner in crime my lack of phone signal in my house therefore relying on Skype to call people and companies, which isn't ideal as I don't have an incoming number. I said I was going to buy a cheap corded phone as I'm not a fan of cordless phones for a great number of reasons.

 

This morning was the start of 2 weeks holiday, so I had a lie in. She woke me up, told me she had a present for me and handed me a plain white box. Open it up and:

 

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She spotted it in a local curiosity shop she frequents on Friday, but the assistant didn't know if it worked so said to come back today and the owner would be there and he could test it for her.

It works brilliantly, could probably do with a bit of a clean up as it's a bit crackly when dialling, but the ringer works as intended and the sound quality is clear if a little bit quiet.

 

Anyone got any idea as to the vintage of it?

 

I showed it to my garage monkey Keith and his response was "That's a bit archaic." But then again he drives a Civic saloon, so what does he know?

 

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