Christ, that's actually a fine looking setup. How much are you in to it for now?And the story so far.
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The kids adore it. Lots of fun and a very relaxing drive with an average MPG of 47 miles per imperial gallon. And that was with a full roofbox fitted too.
Yeah, there's a few things to sort, stereo, window tinting etc. The new windscreen gets fitted on Thursday so that's another thing crossed off the list.
We'll get there...
I'll need to add it all up. I reckon by the time it is done I would have spent exactly the amount it would have taken to just go out and buy one in similar condition to my 'finished' car...Christ, that's actually a fine looking setup. How much are you in to it for now?
But this is truly *your* car. You know it intimately now. Money well spent.I'll need to add it all up. I reckon by the time it is done I would have spent exactly the amount it would have taken to just go out and buy one in similar condition to my 'finished' car...
That would drive me nuts.It had a 'warp' right in front of my eyes. I got used to it but I would never have accepted it if I was the one who paid for it.
"A man's gotta know his limitations..."
Why,,,, is one plate white,,, n' one yellow,???New windscreen fitted yesterday. One of the jobs I cannot do so I farmed it out to the professionals. 45 minutes later job done. I now feel like I am driving a decent car and not staring out through the window of a hobo's summer residence.
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Feels better to drive too for some reason, maybe just psychological but the car doesn't seem to 'flex' as much. Obviously it didn't flex but that is the best way I can describe the difference...
It's been twonked. All that side has but not badly I think. Headlight was broken and budged (see previous pages of thread), front bumper has been badly resprayed on that side, rear view mirror had been replaced with a lower spec non-auto folding version with no puddle light (now remedied). Rear wheel arch has had Dean Jones and his Flubber Monkeys stop by and meddle with, and the front door skin is slightly rippled which is what I think you are referring to. Nothing that I shall be doing anything about in the near future with the exception of the rear arch which pisses me off...What's wrong with the passenger door?
Some welding rods to frame it out with and then bang on some sheet metal to get the right shapes,No, because that costs money...
Still with the money thing...Some welding rods to frame it out with and then bang on some sheet metal to get the right shapes,
stitch them together, a little paint and your happy save for the narrow streets you have to pass along the way.
The rims and tires can be purchased from the insurance you collect after some muppet sideswipes your custom fenders.
Fashion some replacement skins because you have done it previously, only you're quicker about it this time.
It doesn't hurt to dream a little, does it?
The first mpg readings that are accurate are in, courtesy of the Fuelio app. Lower than I initially anticipated as they were dropped by the roof box and the caravan towing but still not bad. I'm looking to improve on them though. Time will tell...I like the wagon but there is no way it's getting 30+ MPG.