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2 hours ago, 2110 said:

Hi my name is Tom, and I am sure I have come across some of the members here in different platforms, but this is the first time I'm online with a Lada name! (And yes I am aware the car I have in my avatar is a 2112 not a 2110 before I get quizzed on that! I just chose the family name instead). Most of my cars are probably of little interest to the community here except maybe the Lada in my avatar picture and posted below.  That said I am a HUGE fan of the unloved cars we don't get to see much of these days, and anything not sold here in the UK.

There is a story to the Lada, and one that I will be happy to elaborate on if there is enough interest, but the idea was to get the car registered in the UK. It is a 2004 Lada 112 with a 1.5 engine (which mechanically is in good shape aside from the coolant pipe - which has Audi rings on it! - that recently burst). I was hoping to have it registered in the UK as possibly(?) the only 112 in the UK, having talked to several members of the UK Lada club they are unaware of a 112 being imported, with only a handful of the saloon 110 models being privately imported over the years. However being an Estonian car there is a lot of rot on the chassis which needs to be fixed before passing an MOT which is beyond my capabilities and the quote from the local bodyshop was several times more than the value of the car, so it is probably going to end up going to the scrap yard now having been involved in a dispute with the neighbours (despite their outlandish claims, it has actually got correct paperwork! Oh and they called it an "eye sore" 😒) if I am unable to find a solution to the chassis, but this one has a strangely lovely yet awful charm and I've grown quite attached to it which is why I am reluctant to let it go.

I'm not sure if I am allowed to ask in my intro if anyone has any ideas but if not please delete this line!

Anyway, so this is the car I'm using for my intro but unless I can find some magic it will be replaced with something equally daft one day. The previous keeper nicknamed it "Olga"...

+ before anyone panics, the car is kept on private land where there is a lot of space for it to be moved and kept running until I know what I am doing with it.

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welcome aboard, and thats looking worth saving as its unique

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2 hours ago, stuboy said:

welcome aboard, and thats looking worth saving as its unique

Thanks! I would love to if I can find a way to sort the welding without taking a loan out!

Even after it arrived I had quite a lot of interest from people in the car, genuinely interested in what it was - and from the front I was impressed how many many people could identify it as a Lada, or mostly "is it a Lada?" considering the brand hasn't been sold here since 1997!

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12 hours ago, 2110 said:

Hi my name is Tom, and I am sure I have come across some of the members here in different platforms, but this is the first time I'm online with a Lada name! (And yes I am aware the car I have in my avatar is a 2112 not a 2110 before I get quizzed on that! I just chose the family name instead). Most of my cars are probably of little interest to the community here except maybe the Lada in my avatar picture and posted below.  That said I am a HUGE fan of the unloved cars we don't get to see much of these days, and anything not sold here in the UK.

There is a story to the Lada, and one that I will be happy to elaborate on if there is enough interest, but the idea was to get the car registered in the UK. It is a 2004 Lada 112 with a 1.5 engine (which mechanically is in good shape aside from the coolant pipe - which has Audi rings on it! - that recently burst). I was hoping to have it registered in the UK as possibly(?) the only 112 in the UK, having talked to several members of the UK Lada club they are unaware of a 112 being imported, with only a handful of the saloon 110 models being privately imported over the years. However being an Estonian car there is a lot of rot on the chassis which needs to be fixed before passing an MOT which is beyond my capabilities and the quote from the local bodyshop was several times more than the value of the car, so it is probably going to end up going to the scrap yard now having been involved in a dispute with the neighbours (despite their outlandish claims, it has actually got correct paperwork! Oh and they called it an "eye sore" 😒) if I am unable to find a solution to the chassis, but this one has a strangely lovely yet awful charm and I've grown quite attached to it which is why I am reluctant to let it go.

I'm not sure if I am allowed to ask in my intro if anyone has any ideas but if not please delete this line!

Anyway, so this is the car I'm using for my intro but unless I can find some magic it will be replaced with something equally daft one day. The previous keeper nicknamed it "Olga"...

+ before anyone panics, the car is kept on private land where there is a lot of space for it to be moved and kept running until I know what I am doing with it.

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Welcome! What a superbly interesting car! This is  proper piece of Autoshite right here.

Have you tried a back street welding type place rather than a body shop? Or any mobile welders in your local area? 

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9 minutes ago, brownnova said:

Welcome! What a superbly interesting car! This is  proper piece of Autoshite right here.

Have you tried a back street welding type place rather than a body shop? Or any mobile welders in your local area? 

Thanks! And yes, yes it is absolute Autoshite and that's why I love it so much 😁 

Trouble is I live in the Surrey Hills area and there isn't much of back-street anything out here unless you want farms or woodland. We are pretty out of luck when it comes to car maintenance for the unusual, my American imports have suffered through the same issues. The towns tend to be wildly over-priced because, well, it's Surrey 🙄 . I'm close to West Sussex so I could probably start looking around there, most things seem to be more affordable "across the border". As for a mobile welder to be honest it's a bit more than a touch up needed, the frame has quite a lot of work to be done - and if it was just a Fiesta or Astra I would let it go already but considering what it is I would really love to try keep it going! That said I am happy to travel to get the work done (within reason, I have to be aware there is a cost>car value ratio!).

Also, I notice your signature mentions a Yugo 45A, is there anywhere I would be able to see some details on that car?! Haven't seen a Yugo since I took a road trip down to Croatia in 2014!

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8 hours ago, 2110 said:

I would love to if I can find a way to sort the welding without taking a loan out!

Welcome! You might pop up an enquiry in the 'Ask a Shiter' section of this forum. It may be that someone on here knows a decent welder in your local area or could even do the work for you at an agreeable rate. Alternatively, buy yourself a MIG welder and have a go yourself. Others on here have done just that, with good results.

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1 hour ago, 2110 said:

Thanks! And yes, yes it is absolute Autoshite and that's why I love it so much 😁 

Trouble is I live in the Surrey Hills area and there isn't much of back-street anything out here unless you want farms or woodland. We are pretty out of luck when it comes to car maintenance for the unusual, my American imports have suffered through the same issues. The towns tend to be wildly over-priced because, well, it's Surrey 🙄 . I'm close to West Sussex so I could probably start looking around there, most things seem to be more affordable "across the border". As for a mobile welder to be honest it's a bit more than a touch up needed, the frame has quite a lot of work to be done - and if it was just a Fiesta or Astra I would let it go already but considering what it is I would really love to try keep it going! That said I am happy to travel to get the work done (within reason, I have to be aware there is a cost>car value ratio!).

Also, I notice your signature mentions a Yugo 45A, is there anywhere I would be able to see some details on that car?! Haven't seen a Yugo since I took a road trip down to Croatia in 2014!

What about trying any agricultural welders? You might find one who has an interest in old chod.

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5 hours ago, Mrs6C said:

Welcome! You might pop up an enquiry in the 'Ask a Shiter' section of this forum. It may be that someone on here knows a decent welder in your local area or could even do the work for you at an agreeable rate. Alternatively, buy yourself a MIG welder and have a go yourself. Others on here have done just that, with good results.

Thanks! Okay I will put up a post and see, I wasn't sure if it was appropriate to start go around asking specifically for help so early into joining here - hence my slightly less direct way of dropping it into the topic about the car and my hello post!

5 hours ago, High Jetter said:

What about trying any agricultural welders? You might find one who has an interest in old chod.

That's an interesting idea, I will have a look around, thanks

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22 minutes ago, 2110 said:

I wasn't sure if it was appropriate to start go around asking specifically for help so early into joining here

You might start by setting up your own thread about your cars on this main forum, to introduce them and yourself in more detail. Post up some photos etc. and I'm sure you'll find a keen following.

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3 minutes ago, mitsisigma01 said:

That is properly ugly and deserves to be hidden in the woods saved . 😬

How high in the hills are you, I'm down in the dumps lowlands of Horsham 

Oh I know 🥴 it's not a looker considering it was originally designed under the Soviet Union and the prototypes of the 110 saloon allegedly had the help of Porsche (not entirely sure what their involvement was other than probably drinking copious amounts of Vodka) as an attempt to look more like the cars coming out of the West, but thanks to the fall of communism and funding issues it wasn't until 1997 the 110 came to life and the 112 hatchback 2 years later. So yeah, a car that came to life 1 year before the millennium based on Soviet era designs is not destined to be the most visually appealing car out there 😄  It's definitely better to drive than look at 😆

I'm foraging in the hills just above Cranleigh !

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18 hours ago, Mrs6C said:

You might start by setting up your own thread about your cars on this main forum, to introduce them and yourself in more detail. Post up some photos etc. and I'm sure you'll find a keen following.

Thank you, I have taken your advice and I hope to become a worthwhile member of the community here 🙂

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Been lurking on the forum for a while now, particularly enjoying the Shite in miniature thread as I am similarly afflicted with the desire to keep buying toy cars I really don't need, but still buying the ones I fancy, despite having no space to display them and the money would be better spent on essentials like petrol to get to work! 

Anyway, my current car doesn't really fall into the autoshite category as it's only 6 years old. (It's a Suzuki Baleno and it's one on the best cars I've ever owned, if anyone's interested.) But I've owned plenty of chod over the years. Mark 2 Escort was my first car, others I've had since include Capris, Sierras, a Land Rover, a Citroen BX, Renault 11 and a couple of ex-London FX4 Fairway black taxis. I made a video for my YouTube channel a while back of all the cars I've owned since I passed my test back in 1988. I will post a link to it if anyone's interested and if posting YouTube links in this thread is allowed.

My last dodgy car I bought was an MG ZT-T 1.8 with the head gasket issue, hence I only had it a couple of months!

My user name is because as well as real cars, (and toy cars), I also have a strange interest and fascination with dodgem or bumper cars. I've always been interested in all things fairground, but dodgem cars in particular. I've got a few models of them but also I recently bought a dodgem car shell with the seat moulding off ebay to restore. It's from the late 60s, made by a company called Reverchon in France. It's been stored outside most of its life so the chrome trim is rusty and impossible to remove because the fixings are rusted solid. But it will get done eventually. It's currently in my bedroom, sitting on an old rubber bumper tyre I bought from the chap who runs Carter's Steam Fair!

Blimey, didn't mean this supposedly brief introduction to turn into an episode of Jackanory! Sorry about that. But that's me and my strange interests. My name's Robert by the way. 

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5 hours ago, Dodgem driver said:

Been lurking on the forum for a while now, particularly enjoying the Shite in miniature thread as I am similarly afflicted with the desire to keep buying toy cars I really don't need, but still buying the ones I fancy, despite having no space to display them and the money would be better spent on essentials like petrol to get to work! 

Anyway, my current car doesn't really fall into the autoshite category as it's only 6 years old. (It's a Suzuki Baleno and it's one on the best cars I've ever owned, if anyone's interested.) But I've owned plenty of chod over the years. Mark 2 Escort was my first car, others I've had since include Capris, Sierras, a Land Rover, a Citroen BX, Renault 11 and a couple of ex-London FX4 Fairway black taxis. I made a video for my YouTube channel a while back of all the cars I've owned since I passed my test back in 1988. I will post a link to it if anyone's interested and if posting YouTube links in this thread is allowed.

My last dodgy car I bought was an MG ZT-T 1.8 with the head gasket issue, hence I only had it a couple of months!

My user name is because as well as real cars, (and toy cars), I also have a strange interest and fascination with dodgem or bumper cars. I've always been interested in all things fairground, but dodgem cars in particular. I've got a few models of them but also I recently bought a dodgem car shell with the seat moulding off ebay to restore. It's from the late 60s, made by a company called Reverchon in France. It's been stored outside most of its life so the chrome trim is rusty and impossible to remove because the fixings are rusted solid. But it will get done eventually. It's currently in my bedroom, sitting on an old rubber bumper tyre I bought from the chap who runs Carter's Steam Fair!

Blimey, didn't mean this supposedly brief introduction to turn into an episode of Jackanory! Sorry about that. But that's me and my strange interests. My name's Robert by the way. 

Welcome you will fit in well with your fine chod history 

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Hello all you shitters just came across this  site recently and tried to join yesterday but didn’t realise they were having trouble with the  enrolling thought I wasn’t worthy however I seem to have been approved!

Love all these old motors and can’t help buying other people’s shite even when I don’t want them ,haven’t got the room for them or most of all the bleeding time to fix there problems..........but I do try, usually with little success however there’s nothing like the feeling of laying under a car on damp cement  getting alsorts  of crud in your eyes trying to fix the unfixable ........it’s great to be with likeminded people! Attached a few pics of my past buys the last one being the Skoda fabia which had 240k miles on it really liked that car but needed a new steering rack which was a bit to complicated/expensive and didn’t have the room for me to do anyway hope you like them and it brings a smile to your faces although they aren’t my oldest past loves ! See you on the dark side!

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21 hours ago, Waylander said:

Hello all you shitters just came across this  site recently and tried to join yesterday but didn’t realise they were having trouble with the  enrolling thought I wasn’t worthy however I seem to have been approved!

Love all these old motors and can’t help buying other people’s shite even when I don’t want them ,haven’t got the room for them or most of all the bleeding time to fix there problems..........but I do try, usually with little success however there’s nothing like the feeling of laying under a car on damp cement  getting alsorts  of crud in your eyes trying to fix the unfixable ........it’s great to be with likeminded people! Attached a few pics of my past buys the last one being the Skoda fabia which had 240k miles on it really liked that car but needed a new steering rack which was a bit to complicated/expensive and didn’t have the room for me to do anyway hope you like them and it brings a smile to your faces although they aren’t my oldest past loves ! See you on the dark side!

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welcome aboard, where you located at?

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Hi All, I am Allanah the wife of @mat_the_cat. I've been along to Chris and Claire's field of dreams a few times now and have met some of the forum members there. I chose my username 'Puglet' because my first, second and third cars were Peugeot 205s, unfortunately I don't have one now but maybe one day I will get one again, they were great cars. I have an interest in cars and engines in general, I worked as a mechanical design engineer for many years in various different industries including clutch designer for Quinton Hazell and a year on the concept engine team at Perkins. This weekend taking apart the SAAB engine at Chris and Claire's brought back great memories of that. Look forwards to meeting new forum members and reading the forum content.

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