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    A wee bit of nostalgia for McQueen..

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    A wee bit of nostalgia for McQueen..

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Tue 23 Jul 2013 - 15:44

    My mate who works for BT went down to England at the weekend and picked up this wee beauty for £14,500. It's got a brand new engine, all furnishings are brand new and all paintwork was re-done...
































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    Re: A wee bit of nostalgia for McQueen..

    Post by Adam Mint on Tue 23 Jul 2013 - 16:35

    Never understood the fascination with those things...

     
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    Re: A wee bit of nostalgia for McQueen..

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Tue 23 Jul 2013 - 17:08

    I like it... 



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    Re: A wee bit of nostalgia for McQueen..

    Post by Adam Mint on Tue 23 Jul 2013 - 17:17

    Now this I like...

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    Re: A wee bit of nostalgia for McQueen..

    Post by Mcqueen on Tue 23 Jul 2013 - 17:36

    Its a bitsa, Bit of Dormobile, bit of westfalia, never did a blue with a white roof, curtains and upholstery are wrong, should be a dynamo not alternator, its got no heater because the exhaust is wrong, The spare wheel should go where the side cupboard is in the back so it wants to go on the front, the roof is pointless and its a 2 berth because there is no roof bed, I think its a van with a few bits thrown in, not a proper conversion, I could go on  
    There bringing such good prices that all the scallys are at it, Its a 1970, my first was a 69 Martin Walters Dormobile conversion, In pastel white, Reg number SUA 309G, I sound a right Anorak,
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    Re: A wee bit of nostalgia for McQueen..

    Post by Gypsy on Tue 23 Jul 2013 - 17:43

    Dont understand why he didn´t buy a new one in the first place with everything being replaced or updated    I know nowt about motors but I always thought the roofs opened sideways not pushed up.
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    Re: A wee bit of nostalgia for McQueen..

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Tue 23 Jul 2013 - 17:48

    I'll keep schtoom then... 



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    Re: A wee bit of nostalgia for McQueen..

    Post by Adam Mint on Tue 23 Jul 2013 - 17:50

    Yip, nothing worse than soggy chips...
    Watched one of those obscure early morning TV shows a month or so back, garage was doing a rebuild on a E-Type, twat presenting the show was assisting, took him half the program to fit a rear lamp (as I said twat), anyway there were a few other guys working away on it, oh dear, I pity the poor punter who ended up splashing out the readies on it, talk about mickey mouse workmanship...
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    Re: A wee bit of nostalgia for McQueen..

    Post by Mcqueen on Tue 23 Jul 2013 - 18:08

    The VW social scene is very large, Every weekend there is a meeting or event, Beetles are another motor that attracts big money, But when you have parted with large amounts and then tried to do a 400 mile trip the attraction usualy fades, hence the large amount of owners for each motor, You have to be young for it, Like Gypsy says, £14-500 for a basic van, they recon they are reliable, thats a load of crap too, I always kept a spare engine ready to bob in, Thirsty too,
    But your mate Cam will do the trips and enjoy the moment, Memories innit, You just got to do it,
    You wont see it in winter for sure, Fridge on wheels, I enjoyed all of mine,
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    Post by 3rdforum on Tue 23 Jul 2013 - 18:42

    Love those vans. Would have one as a runabout though with bench seats and a table, not a camper van






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    Re: A wee bit of nostalgia for McQueen..

    Post by Perfectspecimen on Tue 23 Jul 2013 - 21:54

    Been there done it, 1980's. Mine was maroon, pop up roof, 4 berth, home made. JYY 453K,  another anorak.



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    Re: A wee bit of nostalgia for McQueen..

    Post by Adam Mint on Wed 24 Jul 2013 - 2:28

    SSY 6M, car of my dreams, bought it, feckin nightmare...



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    Re: A wee bit of nostalgia for McQueen..

    Post by Mcqueen on Wed 24 Jul 2013 - 8:18

    30 ltr ford V6 Essex engine ?, Usualy reliable, What happened  Only thing that went on them was the fibre timing wheels,
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    Re: A wee bit of nostalgia for McQueen..

    Post by Topdog on Wed 24 Jul 2013 - 10:14

    What car show was that Adam.
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    Post by 3rdforum on Wed 24 Jul 2013 - 10:15

    Big engine (30 litre) that!






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    Re: A wee bit of nostalgia for McQueen..

    Post by Mcqueen on Wed 24 Jul 2013 - 10:45

    3 ltr silly boy, Look whats in the background on the truck  Hope that isnt the one i just bought  
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    Post by Perfectspecimen on Wed 24 Jul 2013 - 11:49

    Jeez thats cars been around Reg.    Bit like us........I had a red Triumph Spitfire once like in the picture but an older model. You had to stop every few miles to put the hinges back down on the bonnet, it didnt stay long in my possession........



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    Post by Adam Mint on Wed 24 Jul 2013 - 13:15

    That was just a picture I found on the net, my car was same model colour etc so just used it, what was wrong with it, bought it second hand from the local Scimitar dealer, was told car had just had a reconditioned engine fitted, done a couple of hundred  miles in it, knocking/rumbling noise from engine, still under guarantee so back to dealer, crank main bearings gone, new set fitted, a few hundred miles later and noise is back, dealer strips engine again and mains are worn out again, further checks carried out this time, get car back, a few hundred miles and same again, dealer refuses to do job, big argument, I’m then told that the previous owner of the car rebuilt the engine,,, (not a dealer fitted reconditioned engine as I had been lead to believe at point of sale), and that due to this it was not  the dealers problem.......  I get SMTA (Scottish Motor Trade Association) involved, engine is stripped again by the dealer, more detailed checks carried out, it’s found the block has been line bored and the previous owner had fitted standard size main bearings in error, when the dealer done first couple of strip downs they just fitted same as they had removed...
    Engine fixed I started to enjoy it for a bit of time, then the exhaust, eventually fitted a stainless steel system, then the fuel tank, repaired it a few times, eventually replaced it with a stainless steel one, now part of the attraction to this car was the fact its fibreglass, no rust, yip the body didn’t rust but every other feckin part did, spent a good part of my life welding the chassis,,, back to the fibreglass body, or sieve as it should have been called, except it had the ability to let water in but not out, well until I got pissed off trying to stop the water coming in and just drilled a few holes in the floor to let it out...
    Another advantage of the fibreglass body was its weight, therefore fuel consumption was meant to be great, yip if you drove it like a granny, I didn’t......
    Ahhh, the joys of motoring,,, not...
        
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    Post by Mermaid on Wed 24 Jul 2013 - 15:37

    Adam Mint wrote:That was just a picture I found on the net, my car was same model colour etc so just used it, what was wrong with it, bought it second hand from the local Scimitar dealer, was told car had just had a reconditioned engine fitted, done a couple of hundred  miles in it, knocking/rumbling noise from engine, still under guarantee so back to dealer, crank main bearings gone, new set fitted, a few hundred miles later and noise is back, dealer strips engine again and mains are worn out again, further checks carried out this time, get car back, a few hundred miles and same again, dealer refuses to do job, big argument, I’m then told that the previous owner of the car rebuilt the engine,,, (not a dealer fitted reconditioned engine as I had been lead to believe at point of sale), and that due to this it was not  the dealers problem.......  I get SMTA (Scottish Motor Trade Association) involved, engine is stripped again by the dealer, more detailed checks carried out, it’s found the block has been line bored and the previous owner had fitted standard size main bearings in error, when the dealer done first couple of strip downs they just fitted same as they had removed...
    Engine fixed I started to enjoy it for a bit of time, then the exhaust, eventually fitted a stainless steel system, then the fuel tank, repaired it a few times, eventually replaced it with a stainless steel one, now part of the attraction to this car was the fact its fibreglass, no rust, yip the body didn’t rust but every other feckin part did, spent a good part of my life welding the chassis,,, back to the fibreglass body, or sieve as it should have been called, except it had the ability to let water in but not out, well until I got pissed off trying to stop the water coming in and just drilled a few holes in the floor to let it out...
    Another advantage of the fibreglass body was its weight, therefore fuel consumption was meant to be great, yip if you drove it like a granny, I didn’t......
    Ahhh, the joys of motoring,,, not...
        

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    Re: A wee bit of nostalgia for McQueen..

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Wed 24 Jul 2013 - 15:42

    Get a wee C3...lol! 



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    Post by Adam Mint on Wed 24 Jul 2013 - 18:58

    Nah, had enough problems with fiberglass bodies and water ingress...



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    Re: A wee bit of nostalgia for McQueen..

    Post by Mcqueen on Wed 24 Jul 2013 - 20:01

    C5   That Sinclair bloke made a load of money with crap like that
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    Post by Adam Mint on Thu 25 Jul 2013 - 2:39

    Oops, wong number....
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    Re: A wee bit of nostalgia for McQueen..

    Post by Topdog on Thu 25 Jul 2013 - 21:36

    That show looks like the one near Lewes, just the hedges etc, we went for last 5 years to the show and steam fair.

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