Paul's polishin' blog

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:54 pm

Paul296 wrote:You can barely see the crack unless you're looking for it. It's taken so long to arrive I'd just assumed that if and when it did arrive it'd be smashed to pieces. I'm just glad I'm not having to get the Araldite out!

Hmm wish I could say the same (they dont bounce)
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Caffiend » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:24 pm

Surprised you didn't go over to Belgium and fetch it! Glad it turned up in one piece at least, if slightly damaged.
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by mds141 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:12 pm

Paul did indeed set off for Belgium, but started getting worried when he came over the brow of a hill and spotted the great pyramid of Giza. #-o :lol:

*sorry paul* :)
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Paul296 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:17 pm

Some more bits for my BX summer makeover. A new centre console with no rips in the hand brake rubber (yes, really! :shock: ) and a pair of foglight surrounds I've just refurbished for the TGD (mmmm is there any wiring on the TGD so that they might actually work?)

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Compared to rebuilding back ends and re-welding subframes a mere bagatelle perhaps, but there's a great sense of joy and contentment to be got from small pieces of plastic I find? 8)

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Post by vulgalour » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:51 pm

mmm bagatelle. I've been considering replacing the damaged rubbers on Stripey's centre console with some draught excluder brushes fixed to the blind side, I'm guessing the original rubbers are made of pure unobtanium.

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Post by Paul296 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:05 pm

They're bonded to the console so you have to buy the whole thing - if you can find one. I noticed some Mk 1s had brushy draught excluder type stuff round the hand brake though.

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Post by mat_fenwick » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:32 am

I found one in a French scrapyard with intact rubbers - the first and only time I've seen one in as new condition apart from my Dad's back in ~1991. And they'd deteriorated by the time he sold the car.

Wiring for the foglights isn't standard on lesser models unfortunately, but not tricky to wire up. Do you have the lights and a switch?
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Post by Paul296 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:38 am

mat_fenwick wrote:I found one in a French scrapyard with intact rubbers - the first and only time I've seen one in as new condition apart from my Dad's back in ~1991. And they'd deteriorated by the time he sold the car.

Wiring for the foglights isn't standard on lesser models unfortunately, but not tricky to wire up. Do you have the lights and a switch?
Ooo is that the sound of a man who knows about BX electrics riding to the rescue? Why yes, it's Sir Matthew of Fenwick!

I have got the lights Mat but I need to get hold of a switch. There's probably a couple on those TZDs over in South Clifton - I could go and nab one of those.

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Post by mat_fenwick » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:44 am

:) Will you be coming to Wetherby? Wires and lights are right up my street...might be able to give you a hand!
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Post by Paul296 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:56 am

mat_fenwick wrote::) Will you be coming to Wetherby? Wires and lights are right up my street...might be able to give you a hand!
I will be at Wetherby and I'll make sure I've got 'em - thanks very much 8)

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by mds141 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:57 am

While you're at it Mat, can you have a look at the fridge in my caravan? :D
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by mat_fenwick » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:57 am

Whassup with the fridge?
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Post by Paul296 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:05 am

mat_fenwick wrote:Whassup with the fridge?
I saw a film once where that was the opening line. As it turned out I don't think there was anything wrong with the ladies fridge and by the look of him I don't think the guy could have fixed it even if there was. :shock:






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Post by mds141 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:44 am

mat_fenwick wrote:Whassup with the fridge?
It chills perfectly off gas, but when I switch over to mains it warms the fridge. :shock:

Oh and while you're at it the toilet doesn't flush anymore!! :D
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:54 am

mat_fenwick wrote::) Will you be coming to Wetherby? Wires and lights are right up my street...might be able to give you a hand!

I will be in the TZI, its foglamps dont work either [-o< , happy to pay you for your time Mat!
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