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Had to put my classic van in to get a few things done. Handbrake cables, exhaust, reversing light switch

and the speedo cable back into the gearbox, which I gave up on coz.....

All underneath stuff that, at just on the right side of 70, is not the time of life to be underneath anything,

apart from an obliging female and I don't know any. Fairly recently found these guys, father and son, 

trading as DFTR Automotive, after my last mechanic, old school, got pancreatic cancer unfortunately.

Anyhoo, would like to recommend these guys if you are in the Dudley, Stourbridge area.

They do love a Mazda but are willing to lower the tone for a 305 van. Luckily. Very reasonably priced, enough

that I bunged them a tenner for a beer. At the moment they have a Staaag, a CF1 camper, a T3 and  three 

or four Mazdas in, two of which I got a rainy pic of.

 

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7 hours ago, anonymous user said:

Whilst out for work today saw a recovery wagon loaded with a sandglow Allegro Estate. Not sure where it was off to as it had no wheels or front doors, but can't think of any scrap yards in the direction it was heading, so hopefully being saved rather than scrapped.

Probably this one that just went to auction.

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I did the drop links on my Outback a couple of weeks ago and had the same problems with both the far-too-small-IMO allen key socket rounding out on 1 and the rusted to shit nut rounding off the corners on the other. I don't own either a nut splitter or a grinder so ended up hacking them off with a hacksaw and junior hacksaw. took about an hour each side with about 3" of saw movement each way. Not the most fun I've ever had, and it didn't sort the front end rattle either. next time I'll cough up for a grinder for sure. 

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13 hours ago, sickboy said:

I spent 3 days last weekend welding up the driveshaft tunnel on his Saab.

No pictures from the latter, final  finished and undersealed state, but we get the idea

Sickboy says: Black snot and TetraShultz encrusted  mits are a measure of happiness 

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I did a repair there on my old Saab 900 (TADTS) but mine was no where near as professional. I just hammered a load of bits of metal into a rough shape and where it didn't fit, I MADE it fit.

Hats off to you, good job.

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13 minutes ago, HillmanImp said:

I did a repair there on my old Saab 900 (TADTS) but mine was no where near as professional. I just hammered a load of bits of metal into a rough shape and where it didn't fit, I MADE it fit.

Hats off to you, good job.

Thanks Mr Imp. I was a bit up against it to be honest, with time and circumstances against me . Probably spent  30-40 hours on all of it, including stripping suspension both sides, all the panel work, cutting everything rotten out, rustproofing, and rebuilding it.  Unstiching that front portion of the chassis leg meant I took a little longer than I had to, but I wanted to get all the rusted areas cut out completely.

With some shocking pattern panels on the market , its was nice to find the  repair panels SaabBits sell were great quality,

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Had a voucher for Black Circles so treated the Saab to a set of Bridgestones today. Had a slow puncture on one of the front tyres, and the other front was a landsail so bit the bullet. Only paid for 3 of them with the voucher applied so a decent deal. Fuck me what a difference, genuinely changes the car. Dropped it off after that to an upholstery place that was recommended to me, they're going to tackle this seat over the weekend. Will also get it serviced once I have it back. It's going to be a pretty well sorted car when I'm done with it, then I'll no doubt end up selling it ? 20200313_103233.thumb.jpg.21bd990c0f81a3c72f12d260e5b9ed48.jpg

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Some time ago I said (probably after a drink) that I'd like to take the 164 to Trigfest. Yesterday I realised how little time I have.. Day one: Start it up for the first time this year and actually get round to registering it in my name after three fucking years. The lighting in here leaves something to be desired but the stale fuel fog is lovely 

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4 minutes ago, wuvvum said:

Your 164 still has a far better chance of making it to Trigfest than mine does...

We'll have to see. I can't really get it out into daylight until the ground dries out a bit so today was just does it run and move. Yes to both though. Photos flatter it rather but it's not awful. That one in the ebay thread tugged at my heartstrings a bit, I used to know that car and didn't think it was that bad. 

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8 hours ago, djim said:

I did the drop links on my Outback a couple of weeks ago and had the same problems with both the far-too-small-IMO allen key socket rounding out on 1 and the rusted to shit nut rounding off the corners on the other. I don't own either a nut splitter or a grinder so ended up hacking them off with a hacksaw and junior hacksaw. took about an hour each side with about 3" of saw movement each way. Not the most fun I've ever had, and it didn't sort the front end rattle either. next time I'll cough up for a grinder for sure. 

I feel your pain - I bought an angle grinder the day after doing exactly that. 

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Found the source of my Land Rover water sprinkler, sitting there hiding under the alternator bracket and above the oil filter...

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It defeated me. Took less than an hour to drain and strip and then proceeded to fight me for 2 hours as it is a 40mm int dia pipe and I only had 30mm. I got it to fit but then the old clips wouldn't and then some new clips I got only went up to the size below what I needed and then I had to take the pipe off again to get the clips swapped over and then I forced it back on again and then a clip broke and then I had to take the pipe off again to get that clip off and then I couldn't get the pipe back on so cut a new bit which was worse and then I was on my 20th pair of gloves and then...

I fucked it all off and ordered the proper pipe from Land Rover. 

 

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4 hours ago, Amishtat said:

Some time ago I said (probably after a drink) that I'd like to take the 164 to Trigfest. Yesterday I realised how little time I have.. Day one: Start it up for the first time this year and actually get round to registering it in my name after three fucking years. The lighting in here leaves something to be desired but the stale fuel fog is lovely 

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22 hours ago, sickboy said:

I spent 3 days last weekend welding up the driveshaft tunnel on his Saab.

No pictures from the latter, final  finished and undersealed state, but we get the idea

Sickboy says: Black snot and TetraShultz encrusted  mits are a measure of happiness 

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That is an outstanding piece of fabrication. 

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