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Nottingham and further. Scrapyards and sightings.

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Anyone know how to re-title an existing thread?  Might reuse this one for a while, for random spots and general photie stuff...

 

Yup - go on back to your very first post - select 'edit', then select 'use full editor', then edit the 'topic title' line to whatever best pleases you.

 

Some nice spots on here (albeit slightly lump-in-the-throat at the minty purple Metro getting flattened).

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Yup - go on back to your very first post - select 'edit', then select 'use full editor', then edit the 'topic title' line to whatever best pleases you.

 

Some nice spots on here (albeit slightly lump-in-the-throat at the minty purple Metro getting flattened).

Cheers chief!

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By the way - does anyone else ever have a practice run on doing a job on their car, by finding one in a scrapyard and replicating the task on a fucked car of the same model?

It worked for me yesterday lol.

Unfortunately, not many Xants in scrappies these days...

 

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By the way - does anyone else ever have a practice run on doing a job on their car, by finding one in a scrapyard and replicating the task on a fucked car of the same model?

 

 

I made sure it was possible to get inertia reel belts in and out of a W123  without a massive ball-ache and trialled changing the wiper motor on a W116.  

 

God, I miss that Merc yard - nothing stacked until it was picked clean.   It wasn't a cheap place but they didn't throw anything away.  

It also taught me how and where they rot!

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Ok. Gonna give this a whirl. I have a terrible feeling they’ll all be the wrong way up, but am posting from the middle of a forest in PL on my phone, so if they’re all ballixed I’ll sort it when home.

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All of these before I even ventured inside the (very smoll) Motor Museum of Gdynia.  Which I found accidentally.  TBH, the inside photos are a bit boring.  Y'know, restored historical vehicles.  I will post them, but thought that the crap in the yard was WAY more exciting.  Sara (10) agreed with me.  "Chrissy, can we just stay out here and explore please?".

Bless her wee cottons.

 

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Sooo much want for this.  Lacking many* mechanical skills though...

 

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Trying this one again, in the hope my laptop will rectify...

 

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NOPE.

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Coupla randoms from last few days...

 

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Still in use, but waaaay outta British MOT.  Has an advert for a Polish car restoration firm on the back.  Will try and find the rear viw photie in a bit.

 

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A few more from Southwell and work. The Montys are out the back of an MG garage - been there a while like.  And the Jaaaaag is the boss of the scaff company on our campus.  The (modern remake) Feu Orange and Norn Iron numberplate mean that I’m defo gonna strike up a chat at some point...

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I think this is great, use to spend many happy afternoons climbing round scrap yards back in the day, I just assumed all the old shite had been crushed long ago, nice to see some lurkers out there. 

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