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Still haven't got round to the Justy but had a go at fettling a 205 for new member Broken French tat who I met last year on a trip with a few others to the Black Mountains in Wales. It's got some interesting patina and paint repairs that's for sure and is surprisingly solid for a 30 year old car.

It did however have a few very localised problems, the hole in the bulkhead I found especially odd. The main issue for me was the utterly kippered seat mounting point on the tunnel. It was cracked in numerous places as well as holed and flexing like fuck! It would have literally pulled through the floor in anything more than a bump in a car park  :shock:

I started out late and it turned into quite a long day in the end as it's just under a 100 mile round trip for me, I got home at about 10.30 pm iirc. I must admit the roads around the north of Shropshire are great and in much better condition than the south of the same county, they are generally much wider too allowing for a bit of hoonage if in the mood.  :mrgreen:

Pretty apt for this project as it's getting a 306 Gti 6 conversion so it's going to be a full on, flat out sleeper!








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6 minutes ago, busmansholiday said:

It is a dog, jesus wept that's well fucked, makes my MGBs look pristine.

Guess that's not going to be cheap, or easy.

I wouldn't even attempt it tbh, it'd cost the poor sod a fortune to even attempt it even at mates rates. The shock absorber has snapped off completely and the chassis has actually collapsed so all the suspension mounting points on the back end have moved. I had to ring him and give him the bad news as his mate didn't want to, it went along the lines of yeah, your truck, it's totally fucking fucked mate.

15 minutes ago, stonedagain said:

If that was a dog, I'd shoot it!

It is a dog but rather than shot I think it'll end up being butchered and bits sold off it.

I hadn't even stabbed it with a big screwdriver to see if I could find any more!

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1 hour ago, Mr_Bo11ox said:

Jesus thats shocking. If I bought one of these thats what I'd find underneath. Tell him to price up getting a landy specialist to fit a new chassis!

That's simply the only option as far as I'm concerned. How much is a new chassis?


1 hour ago, stuboy said:

less holes in my tea strainer

Do you like your tea full of leaves?


I didn't get the reg but it'd be interesting to look at the MOT history and see when the last one was and see if it advised about potential rot. I had a Series III as my first motor and that was a rot box, this TD5 beats that hands down.

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I went to assess a mates ZX Volcane, bad news for this one too by the looks of it so if you know anyone who wants spares for one then give me a shout.

My friend is really living the Autoshite dream I reckon? He's got a proper collection of tat in all different states. It's a literal stones throw from the Severn Valley railway too so you get all the associated noises when you are there.








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On 7/13/2019 at 6:16 PM, BoggyMires said:

You can get a replacement rear chassis section for the disco. It's a major op tho. Mine will be due in the next couple of years although I'm kind of looking forward to it for some psychotic reason?!

That one needed a full chassis tbh, it was starting to go at the front too.

The Zx is still for sale if anyone wants it. Engine has 120K on it with history, comes with various spares, turbo another funky interior I've never seen another one of etc.

This is the same chap who owns the terminally rusty Justy I saved that's documented in this thread. It's not been used since I did all that work and D Spares and Tyres aka CLINT on the darkwob.co.uk prepped and painted it. It hadn't been started in 12 months but started first touch of the key with a new battery on it! Some muppet had left the handbrake on but it was soon freed off and it trundled off down to the shack under its own steam.




Admittedly looking a little sorry for itself at that point...

Anyway, I'd been called in to do more fucking welding on the little twatting thing, it's a good job I like baby Scoobies. Thankfully this time it was very minor compared to the epic weldathon on it last time. My main problem being I had no access to a plasma cutter this time and the grinder was physically impossible to get in to position, with or without a guard. Normally I never plate anything but this time I had no choice so did as tidy a job as I could as an interim repair. 


Even the bit I could cut out proved an arse to get to, I had to use a really worn cut off disk and guard removed to get to it and even then I failed to cut it out tidily.



Wot hole M8? The underside has had a liberal coating off rust killer in that area to fend the cancer off as much as possible.



The interior is immaculate.


As is that bit!


After that it was due a bit of a spruce up and tbh it comes up pretty well apart from a mis-matched colour on the other front wing. 

All repairs done yet again with pure CO2 aka pub gas, please tell anyone that spouts that you can't use it to fuck off and stop talking bollox. It really does seem to be getting a thing now! Thankfully this time I was armed with 0.6mm wire and not 0.8.

Whatever did happen to Station that used to own this anyway?

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