Your conversion into a limp hermaphrodite is complete.So I went to have a look at a car that was very cheap. It was a few hours drive away. My brother came with me to drive my car back and the kids came with me, well, because kids...
This car had been vandalised. The story goes that the owner saw a neighbour husband and wife fighting and basically husband neighbour was knocking seven bells out of neighbour wife, in the street (stay classy Oldham). He called the cops and told them not to come to his house for a statement. They came, sorted it all out, went to his house for a statement. Guy sees cops there and smashes the windows out of this chap's car a few nights later. His insurance will only pay for one window so he flogged it to me, cheap as chips. I initially didn't want it, because as well as the windows it had a power steering fluid leak, pulled to the left and had a vibration on tickover.
I came home after wasting everyone's time. My daughter was gutted because she really liked the car "But Daddy, you can fix it!" (she's 10, what the hell does she know!?).
I spent the next day researching the issues and pricing up parts. Turns out I can fix it (I think). So I drove back the next night with my mucho protesting wife who made it abundantly plain that she wanted nothing to do with the damn thing. The kids came too.
I drove it 130 miles home with most of the car wrapped in cling film and scotch tape. Looked like I was driving a giant bag of potato chips. Drove wonderful on the way home apart from a gentle pull off to the left and I managed 69mpg too.
So I now own a fucking Volvo...
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It needs a good scrub but the good news is there was minimum residue left from the tape. I guess it was because I didn't leave it on too long. Number plate fitted and I have collected the rear quarterlight from the scrapyard...Coming together quite nicely....looking sharp!
That may be a Volvo thing, because one of my client's wagons had one that looked like that and it's super easy to smash it into your fucking shin in a dark warehouse when trying to walk between parked cars.
It's OK to use duct tape, but I don't leave it on anything temporarily for more than an hour or so and never let the sunlight cook it.A client of ours did this to their own antique bureau, because they didn't want the drawers to slide open when we moved it....
And the better the duct tape, the more residue it leaves behind...It's OK to use duct tape, but I don't leave it on anything temporarily for more than an hour or so and never let the sunlight cook it.
Spent many an hour removing the "concrete" duct tape residue off of windows and storefronts which was used to hold up plastic sheeting to protect it from real concrete pours.
I must get that app for my phone...Jaysus, I was looking at reported fuel mileage numbers over at fuelly.com for diesel Volvos.
Here's some reports on 2012 V50 Volvos, one with a gas engine and several diesels from overseas. Amazing numbers...lotsa 40+ reports...
Do you even have 500 pounds in that car?