Jump to content

Found on the bins. A spotted thread


dozeydustman
 Share

Recommended Posts

We had a bin lorry catch fire a couple of years ago and my loader took a photo of it, within three minutes he got a phone call from the office telling him to remove it from Facebook, that was before the Emergency Services had even arrived.?

it would seem our Council can be efficient at something...

You don't ever do Singleton do you? My old Mum was brought up there 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 1/21/2020 at 4:01 AM, barrett said:

That GS is great. I spotted it a year or so ago, so nice to see its still there. The piles of building materials suggest a house reburb, or possibly new owner, so I wonder if it'll be sent off for scrap soon...? Be a shame to turn it to bin cans even if it can't be saved.post-3924-0-83977700-1477409333.thumb.jpg.bd35b5034898a637b35b396e46156d95.jpg

I really hope that gets saved. The GS is my favourite Citroen as it's economical to run and inherits quirks from the DS. There's a GS down the road from me that needs saving as well. It's a 1977 GS Pallas Break I'm told, same colour by the looks of it. It's been sitting undercover for a long time so it won't be as crusty, I must drop a letter in the owners mailbox asking if he'd sell it.

IMG_2195.thumb.JPG.69510cdc9f46dd4c1f9a96125f314d29.JPG

Link to comment
Share on other sites

37 minutes ago, LightBulbFun said:

actually I think that's a Pinzgauer the bigger brother to the Haflinger :) 

(still quite an unusual spot!)

Whichever it is, I’m not giving it’s location away as an engine donor for your utility blue 3-wheeled appliance.....

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Re: The GS (or any abandoned tat) on this thread. I am more than willing to pop a note through the letterbox with details if you want it saved. I can’t store anything but will happily take someone viewing if confirmed contact has been made.

I would love to see it saved

Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 minutes ago, dozeydustman said:

Whichever it is, I’m not giving it’s location away as an engine donor for your utility blue 3-wheeled appliance.....

Love it, I dont even have to say anything anymore people just do it for me now! :mrgreen: (tho I will say I was thinking about it!)

(thankfully I think REV's engine is in good shape, if any of the 3 wheelers needs a 643cc engine from a Haflinger I think that would be TWC, she has always been down on power it seems for some reason)

(or a 44HP+ 660cc TRII spec Steyr puch engine :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 1/23/2020 at 12:37 PM, Tenmil Socket said:

When I first opened this thread I thought it said 'Found in the bins' i.e. items that have been disposed of which may also make a great thread? Some nice spots BTW...

Sadly the days of metal dustbins and black sacks which allow a good amount of rummaging for treasure* are long gone.

I have found some good stuff in the past, including a cockatiel someone was going to release into the open, an HP Laserjet 2 and a cloth bank bag with £17 or so’s worth of 1p & 2p coins, but when my last firm converted to wheelie bins that put paid. Current firm was wheelies well before I started here, and TBh I can’t be arsed most of the time now.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

11 minutes ago, somewhatfoolish said:

I r disapoint this thread isn't about skip-diving, but 13.4/10 for the choddage.

 

Well, I did come with a working Kenwood Chef stand mixer in December. Left in a bin room at a block of flats with a “take me if you want me” note on it. Needs a thorough clean and service, possibly new caps and triac just in case they goes pop.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

10 minutes ago, Six-cylinder said:

I am going to turn this round, I have just had to wait because the lorry was blocking my drive so could not resist capturing the cart.

Question is, is that now cart envy or poor buggers having to use that?

 

If they saw you taking the photo they probably thought you were going to put it on Facebook raging that you were mildly inconvenienced for 30 seconds whilst they blocked the drive.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 1/24/2020 at 7:07 PM, dozeydustman said:

Re: The GS (or any abandoned tat) on this thread. I am more than willing to pop a note through the letterbox with details if you want it saved. I can’t store anything but will happily take someone viewing if confirmed contact has been made.

I would love to see it saved

Re. The red GS. Please do pop a note through the door. I'll save it - even if it's only good for parts! 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, HillmanImp said:

If they saw you taking the photo they probably thought you were going to put it on Facebook raging that you were mildly inconvenienced for 30 seconds whilst they blocked the drive.

I had excepted my fate to wait and having just been reading this thread and notion of if "they had been photographing my drive" so I turned the camera on them!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, Six-cylinder said:

I am going to turn this round, I have just had to wait because the lorry was blocking my drive so could not resist capturing the cart.

Question is, is that now cart envy or poor buggers having to use that?

IMG_20200211_120322 broad.jpg

I am not envious, I have to drive one myself at work. Hideous things.

Dennis are about the best in terms of reliability, driver comfort, all round vision and fuel economy for bin rounds; they’ve been making the things for nigh on a century.

When it comes to haulage (of any kind) A fleet manager buys Merc lorries, a driver doesn’t.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • dozeydustman changed the title to Found on the bins. A spotted thread

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Similar Content

    • By Lord Sterling
      Right, thought it was about time I made some sort of effort to throw up what I've spotted over the last year or so.

      Theres plenty of chod around here, but I also need to be careful taking photos. Using my retarded 'stealth' mode (pointing phone camera at cars general direction whilst making it look like I'm checking a text message or something) hasn't always worked, so some/most of my pics are a little on the shite side.

      I've put them into order by car make/country of origin as its easier like that, thats how they are filed on my computer and how they are uploaded to photobucket. I'll start by what I upload and go on through the makes.

      NOTE - If the photos look they are cut-off from the right-hand side, you can either use the 'view image' option on Firefox or use CTRL + +/- to make the screen bigger or smaller on IE.

      Anyway, enough rambling on from me, lets start with some British chod:

      Jaguar Sovereign, untaxed since around 2003.



      Austin Ambassador A-reg, A-reg, ey Reg? etc... This had been here for ages, however it seems to have disappeared a few months ago, its still taxed though.



      I HAZ CRABZ etc.. When I took a pic of this, some other bloke had the same idea and took a pic too, anyone we know?




      Saw this the other day being driven by a pretty large bloke, he didnt look too comfortable


      Absolute poverty-spec Metro (I think) not seen these on steelies unless they had wheel trims covering them.


      Truck shite, ERF 180 in Digbeth, had to slide my hand through the bars to get this.


      Mini something or other outside some big posh house. Had to zoom in for pic, hence (non) quality.


      Maestro, been here for some time. Owner seems to have shite laying about, including some huge Vauxhall truck in his rather small front garden. He also has a Mini van, took a pic but cant find it.















      This house has always rotting chod laying around festering.






      This was owned by a mate of mine at one point, he got it to this condition. I last saw it being driven by some young suited-up 20-something lad. I waved at him whilst I was waiting at some lights in the Sterling but he looked at me bewildered.









      Riley Elf I think. Was shocked to see this around, had to get some pics


      Rover 2600 Auto, a recent find, doesnt look like its moved for a few years.


      Another 2600 SD1, this featured in some mag at one point.


      Scimiter GTE in Nottingham







      More Dolomitage.....












      For some of our older members......






      A Vauxhall PA Cesta? Quite a famous spot having been seen and snapped by others on other old-car-fan forums and photo hosting sites, apparently its been sitting here for 28 years...........

      More to come.................
    • By Pieman
      I had a spotted thread under the same title a few years ago but only had a basic Nokia phone with a terrible camera.  Now I've got a proper camera phone, I thought I'd take up spotting again.
      Here's today's offerings...
       

      Mazda E2200 apparently, I thought initially it was a Hiace.

      Split screen Moggy.

      This place has had various Japanese tin outside over the years.

      Flat tyre and hadn't moved for some time by the look of it.

      Workhorse.

      Not many about nowadays.

      Is T-plate early for these?

       
      I accept that the pics aren't very good, but I don't pretend to be any good at taking photos.
    • By Cord Fourteener
      Here is my spotted thread...
       
      After a walk in a North East Wales town, I came back with these pics... 
       
      Delightful commercial vehicles: 
       
      Escort van and Bedford Rascal, I think? Both G reg.
       
      And a H reg Peugeot 309.
       
      More will certainly follow in the coming weeks.




    • By Adrian_pt
      On the following pages I'll whack a selection of the best things I've seen over in Romania...
    • By Tayne
      Why?

      Seat Alhambra par Tayne, on ipernity  I quite like this home made bike.Suzuki GZ125 K2 par Tayne, on ipernitySuzuki GZ125 K2 par Tayne, on ipernitySuzuki GZ125 K2 par Tayne, on ipernity  I see this about Aberdeen every so often.Ford Transit Motorhome par Tayne, on ipernityFord Transit Motorhome par Tayne, on ipernity  Fell garage have this old Escort as an advert for their services to old vehicles.Ford Escort mk2 4-door par Tayne, on ipernityFord Escort mk2 4-door par Tayne, on ipernity And this Focus for when the triffids take the Escort.Ford Focus par Tayne, on ipernity Shabby FiggyNissan Figaro par Tayne, on ipernity
×
×
  • Create New...