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Just now, warren t claim said:

Still worth a try though?

Of course it's worth a try. You never know, it might persuade him to send it on to be put back on the road.

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On 9/12/2019 at 5:30 PM, brownnova said:

Looks like I’ll have to bite the billet and hire a trailer to get it home. My mate with a trailer has lent it to someone and can’t get it back for a bit... 

You’re welcome to borrow my trailer but the logistics of uniting you with it (it lives on Gower) mean it’s probably easier to hire one.

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Sunday dawned drizzly and gloomy... 

But it was Yugo collection day, so nothing was dampening my mood!! (Which was mainly nervousness to be honest) 

Trailer was hired from a local farmer for £30, and we were pleased it arrived with a winch! We hitched it to the dented Saab and set off. A quick trip over to the seller and we loaded him up without too much bother. 

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Monies exchanged and the lady who bought this car brand new in August 1989 watched it drive away with us for its new life! 

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Arrival home became stressful as we realised that we had no brakes and no way of getting the car up the incline onto the drive, thankfully with a bit of bit of car shuffling and use of the trailer’s winch we managed a solution and parked him up on the driveway! 691F87A1-0732-4277-BE0E-6B3D545955DA.jpeg

So what do we have? 

A 28,000 mile, one owner car that has spent its entire life in North Wales. Currently not starting and seemingly no foot operated brakes whatsoever. 

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Interior shows the benefits of little use, and looks lovely! 

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The graphics are amazing, and apparently fitted after purchase to make it stand out.

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Original dealer sticker is just a part of its history. We have every invoice for work the car has ever had (which is a lot!!)

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The non running powerhouse

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Aside from the not going and not stopping, it’s main problems seem to be bad rust repairs... brace yourselves.... 

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Safely tucked up in the garage.

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First jobs will be getting it running. Had a brief look today, I think it may be fuelling related, but I’ll eliminate one thing at a time. 

Anyway I’m delighted! It’s clearly been really loved and the lady was very emotional to let it go. Albeit pleased that we are actual car enthusiasts. 

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That's ace, the level of bodgery for the rust could have been done by me many, many years ago (before Yugo were available here you'll be glad to know).

Top purchase, wish I had a garage like that though (fixing cars on open drives that are a steep angle is my luck).

 

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Excellent!

Like many others here I guess, my bag had a new one in 89. That china blue type colour and she loved it. Everyone in the family knew it as a yugo  just because it was so obscure!

This is begging to be restored. Wouldn't it be lovely to see it returned to original condition.

Best of luck

Ben

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3 hours ago, Fumbler said:

I'm in love. It's soooo simple! I must see this someday!

You’re welcome to come and pole at it any time. Just don’t poke too hard or done if the repairs will fall off! I hope to be at Chumley next year in it... or more realistically Chumley 2024...

2 hours ago, Ben_O said:

This is begging to be restored. 

That is the plan chief! 

2 hours ago, Tamworthbay said:

Only on here would we find someone with balls big enough to take it on. 

Either brace or stupid.... I haven’t quite worked out which yet. 

1 hour ago, quicksilver said:

Giffertastic! Those 'repairs' look like they're made out of toothpaste or something.

I think they look like cottage cheese or school rice pudding! 

Thanks for all the positive comments! I can’t wait to get cracking. 

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14 minutes ago, brownnova said:

You’re welcome to come and pole at it any time. Just don’t poke too hard or done if the repairs will fall off! I hope to be at Chumley next year in it... or more realistically Chumley 2024...

I think I might have to... Would be winter... or next year... or the year after...

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2 hours ago, quicksilver said:

Giffertastic! Those 'repairs' look like they're made out of toothpaste or something.

Reminds me of when I grouted the bathroom, I wonder who looked at that and thought, ‘yeah that’s fine’.

I thought the ax I drove back from Folkestone had a basic dash although this tops it but a whole dial for warning lights is almost decadent. :) 

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