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Collecting a mini, now rust rust and more rust


Stinkwheel

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It’s Wednesday morning, we’re wearing sunglasses and it’s an hour to Welshpool to collect the trailer to go onto our destination

So far I haven’t even left bed properly but cup of tea count  = 1

amd the all important poo count = 1 

(yes I left bed for this) 

Anyone going to be bold and guess what we are picked up for mrsstinkwheel on eBay? 

(after I’ve done repairs and fixes and stuff obviously) 

 

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I reckon it's a 1990 Citroen AX GT, and it's a tidy car besides needing a new engine, gearbox, interior, and most of the body welded.

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3 minutes ago, Stinkwheel said:

Just going to take trailer back now. Proper updates later. I’m all excited. The mrs is even happier as it’s her car 

Nice job - no BOGOFF deal though (room for 2 Minis on that trailer :-) )???

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Good luck with it, may the odds ever be in your favor, and I really hope that it causes less headaches and FTPs than mine.

If I didn't spend so much money on it I'd probably set mine on fire by now, and I can fully understand how they got so rare despite 5.3 million being made.

An absolute hoot to drive when it works though. 

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Good luck with it, may the odds ever be in your favor, and I really hope that it causes less headaches and FTPs than mine.
If I didn't spend so much money on it I'd probably set mine on fire by now, and I can fully understand how they got so rare despite 5.3 million being made.
An absolute hoot to drive when it works though. 
FTPs? FTPs? How can that be? Aren't they as reliable as a wood burning stove?
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9 minutes ago, chodweaver said:

FTPs? FTPs? How can that be? Aren't they as reliable as a wood burning stove? emoji6.png

Only time my son's FTP'd was when it was embedded in the back of a car.

Or it was raining.

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9 hours ago, Rust Collector said:

I reckon it's a 1990 Citroen AX GT, and it's a tidy car besides needing a new engine, gearbox, interior, and most of the body welded.

Nahhhh, had 3 of those fitting that description, bloody great cars though

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27 minutes ago, RichardK said:

There was me thinking you'd gone for a C6

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Do you want a C6?

I’d love one, but not had the chance yet. I’m not sure I’m that much of a masochist

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35 minutes ago, Peter C said:

Wow, that is lovely*.

 

It’s a lot of work,  it it was also cheap. I decided I can do work but don’t have much money, so it kind of works out all right in the end* 

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3 hours ago, grogee said:

City E with a centre exit zorst... What's under the bonnet, mister? 

An engine, what size or flavour remains to be seen. I know it hasn’t got a flywheel fitted right now for sure 

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Lovely! What a survivor! Its not red and doesnt have chrome bumpers, im in shock.

I remember seeing the “E” sticker on the back in period . BUt what does it mean?

-YH is central london IIRC wonder what its story is?

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3 hours ago, Mally said:

Wow, you must be loaded to buy one of those.

I last sold one in that condition for £40, more fool me.

Loaded 😂😂

worst description of me ever, it was actually quite cheap anyway 

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2 minutes ago, HMC said:

Lovely! What a survivor! Its not red and doesnt have chrome bumpers, im in shock.

I remember seeing the “E” sticker on the back in period . BUt what does it mean?

-YH is central london IIRC wonder what its story is?

E was for economy, as apparently it had the economy tuned lump from the metro HLE

part of it being kind of a survivor is why we wanted this one - it’s not been taxed since 1992 (when it presumably failed an mot for rust and someone cut off all the front)

it’s last 3 owners have all been in mid wales so god knows how it got here from London

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14 minutes ago, Stinkwheel said:

It’s a lot of work,  it it was also cheap. I decided I can do work but don’t have much money, so it kind of works out all right in the end* 

Good luck buddy. I really enjoyed doing up my Sierra and would happily take on another project in due course.

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48 minutes ago, chodweaver said:

FTPs? FTPs? How can that be? Aren't they as reliable as a wood burning stove? emoji6.png

As reliable as stove made of wood in my experience. 🤣

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