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I should probably sell something..


DaveDorson

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It's spring, so I think I need to make a call on what's getting culled from Dave's shit fleet this year.

As you have no doubt seen, I've added to the herd a bit recently.  The Range Rover was an absolutely stupid idea but it's a magnificent bastard of a thing so far and I'm enjoying it.. that's staying.

The SLK 230 r170 manual I have passed its MOT recently and now I have a workshop again the advisories are being done, that'll have a fresh service, new tyres, balljoints, brake hoses and solid lines and probably get some Shultz chucked at the underside, the roof leaks around the seals so they'll get some silicone grease on the tops,  the Aircon doesn't work anymore (it did, I've not investigated this) and it's got some rust and lacquer peel but will get a machine polish and cleaned up and I'll make a call on it.. it's certainly not as grotty as some I've seen and it's a manual box.  It's a potential candidate for the chop for sure.

 

The Mondeo ST estate has been a bit of a stalwart of my chod over the years and keeps passing MOTs.  I doubt anyone on here would want it as it's been hit with the lowering stick, it's got asbo tints, an asbo exhaust and a fancy aftermarket stereo with nice speakers up front and an audison bitune DSP.

It looks like it's regularly used to reclaim diesel from parked lorries and plant equipment, definitely has an air of low level criminal about it.

Its overdue it's service so that's happening next week, it's lost a jacking point cover and the HUGE bremo brakes I added squeal at low speed (BMW 4 pots and focus RS-500 discs) so I'll take them apart and clean them and grease them.  It really needs tyres, it definitely needs a good rust proof and bodywork doing.   I keep promising to sort it over the summer but I never do, however when it's right, by Jove is it fun.

That's also probably up for the chop.

T4...it's mega rusty and I really ought to scrap it, so I've bought the arches and other panels to do that, it's too useful really.

 

1972 Beetle.. still, a million hours later being restored.. can't sell it.

 

"New" (model year 2000) beetle 2.slow.. it needs sills, I have sills, I should MOT it and use it.. I probably won't.. wife wants me to keep it.  It's slammed and has gold Porsche replica wheels on it, its a black car.  I hate this thing and I love VWs.. go figure.  

Been off the road forever now but it's one I got the wife to kick her into learning to drive.. it didn't work..but because it's "her" car I'm struggling to get rid of it.

I have two other projects I need to get into, but the brown and beige VW T3 caravelle and Subaru turbo powered 1303 are really "one day" projects that I use as an excuse to keep a workshop on, despite the financial bleed it has on me.

 

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I have a smashed lense on my phone camera and it's pissing down with rain outside.

 

The Merc is on a mates driveway up the road and the Mondeo in a layby near the shop at the top of the road.. I can probably take some photos for anyone who would be interested in either cars but neither are prepared for sale yet.

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3 minutes ago, sutty2006 said:

Oh………… that’s nice………. 
 

 

 

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Let me make sure it's not rotten as fuck in every orifice that you can't see due to plastic arch liners and clean/treat/sort it all out before I even consider asking you to come take a look.  I still feel bad about the st220

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3 hours ago, DaveDorson said:

Let me make sure it's not rotten as fuck in every orifice that you can't see due to plastic arch liners and clean/treat/sort it all out before I even consider asking you to come take a look.  I still feel bad about the st220

So do I. I really wanted an infra red 220 in the sutty collection. Kinda wish I’d taken them arch liners out first and foremost. Would have saved me a lot of tinkering time! Lol. Don’t feel bad dude. There was a time mk3s didn’t rot at all, and we all thought they were cool for not having to weld them up each mot, but I guess that one had lived by the sea (or in the sea) at some point! 

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