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The Doctor's travels through time. - Extremely camp


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8 hours ago, DoctorRetro said:

Polo probably getting sold 

First dibs go to these people

@yes oui si 

@bunglebus 

@leanycan 

In that order.

If not, I'll put an advert up.

Thank you. I think, due to a sudden unexpected change in my circumstances means I'll have to bow out too. Shame, I think it's a great looking car.

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On 6/9/2021 at 1:29 PM, DoctorRetro said:

Picked up some wheel trims .

 

Didn't factor in how stupid they'd look...

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The problem is, they don't really have a lip that extends out to the full 13 inch rim. So they're effectively 12 inch that fit on 13 inch wheels.

 

10 internet points to anyone who correctly identifies what they are from...

The trims give the illusion that you've got a half-metre high sidewall on the tyres 😅. Very 1920s. 

What about painting the steels a graphite shade? 

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38 minutes ago, DoctorRetro said:

Fucksake.

Even gave them my reg number!

Anyone know a better way of getting old car parts cheap other than eBay?

I keep getting Carina E parts sent as J reg was on the changeover!

 

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Autodoc and I would search out for a parts catalog and order off the parts number. 

I've problems with the Audi 100. No reg checker can tell if it's a 2.2, 2.3 or a 2.2e. I just use the VW parts number now. And there seems to have been a slight revision in 1988 too to confuse things. 

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13 minutes ago, Tigerfox said:

A100 went from raised door handles to flush door handles. It was a easy way to ask customers if there was a choice of parts to identify the model.

Perhaps there is something for the Toyota

 

And a nut on the end of the driveshaft to a bolt. 

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What do you do when you can't find the parts you need? Sort the cosmetics of course.

Wheels are the Clio RSi ones I got from @rob88h , rubbed down and blasted over with Skoda Brilliant Silver, shod in the local part worn specialist's finest 185 / 55 R14s. Firestones on the front for many grips. 

The lower profile keeps the rolling radius about the same.

 

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  • DoctorRetro changed the title to The Doctor's travels through time - Alloy it bruv.

Being as my ex is being an absolute c***, and trying to reduce my contact with littlun back down to the minimum (it was up to almost 50/50), I'm going to have to go back to court.

 

This means I'm going to need a serious fleet reduction to assist in raising funds.

 

But what to sell?

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13 hours ago, DoctorRetro said:

Being as my ex is being an absolute c***, and trying to reduce my contact with littlun back down to the minimum (it was up to almost 50/50), I'm going to have to go back to court.

Sorry but when I hear about stories like this it just boils my water. :( Good luck with the court proceedings. It's ultimately the children who suffer.

So long as the Carina ii is behaving itself it's the one I'd keep. I've seen the Polo up for sale on FB, it could also appeal to someone looking for a van. The metro will appeal to someone looking for a quirky car. 🙂

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1 hour ago, djoptix said:

I would say get the Carina BOG STOCK (take the sticker off it, polish and clean it, standard wheels) and then sell it for £profit. 

I think the missing wheel trim would probably work against that plan. 

The current alloys are so similar to what it could have been specified with originally, I think they'd be a better bet.

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2 hours ago, DoctorRetro said:

I think the missing wheel trim would probably work against that plan. 

The current alloys are so similar to what it could have been specified with originally, I think they'd be a better bet.

Fair enough, but that will put off any collectors. 

Also, imagine the cunts you'll have to deal with selling the Metro... 

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In more positive news, got the plugs, dizzi cap and rotor arm done on the Carina with the correct parts, by going to a local motor factor - expensive though!

They couldn't find any leads, but luckily I found some on eBay, so will be all sorted soon.

 

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