Paul's polishin' blog

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by MULLEY » Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:27 am

I suspect that he is propping up some metal & is cutting to size, shaun is certainly resourceful when it comes to making do when the equipment isn't available, i think he used a large log once to prop up my car as the axle stands had gone walkies, haha, it worked a treat.
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Post by mds141 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:27 am

Dutch elm disease perhaps? :)
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Post by Paul296 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:44 am

I think (as Mulley correctly surmises) it was a bit of Northern resourcefulness. The tree doesn't look too happy about it though? :shock:

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Post by Paul296 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:46 pm

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The TGD got 'Xrallied up' today after looking rather scummy the last couple of weeks. The boot all needed sorting out after the recent welding and it was . . . filthy. I was particularly pleased with the way the wheels have held up under months of snow, ice, salt, grit, shit and everything else a British winter can throw at them. I was rather worried that a whiff of real world usage and they'd just go tits up and I'd look like a rattle can fool - they haven't though; good as new.

Jobs to do include waxoyling and rustproofing the underneath and fluid changes/general maintenance etc. The door cards need changing over to some better ones I have and I need a new dashboard bulb (Tim; walk this way :D ). I also noticed that the rear arms don't look too clever, particularly the offside one, they're not 'cracking' yet, so maybe I'm imagining it. Other than that - good to go! 8)

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Post by mds141 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:37 pm

Looking very nice Paul. Lovely car. =D>

As soon as ( or ever ) it warms up, we'll get the underside sorted plus the oil and filter change. :)
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Post by saintjamesy89 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:20 pm

As I said the other day Paul, that is a bloomin loverly looking car :) Made better by those alloys.
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Paul296 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:46 pm

saintjamesy89 wrote: Made better by those alloys.
Though I say it myself Tom, the alloys really 'do it' don't they? :D

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by vulgalour » Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:57 pm

I have BX and wheel envy just looking at your car.

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Post by Paul296 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:29 pm

vulgalour wrote:I have BX and wheel envy just looking at your car.
So do I! Having said that, it's probably good for 50 odd BHP and it has no power steering, so if you're in a hurry or lack a certain amount of upper body strength, it might not be the car for you. But, having said that, I'm happy to just sit and look at it; the fact that it'll get me from A to B marginally faster than walking is a nice bonus. :D

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Post by Kitch » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:53 pm

'Tis a nice looking BX that one :)

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Post by Paul296 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:14 pm

Thanks Kitch. It cost me 300 quid and was a few days from being weighed in when I bought it. It did need quite a bit of welding on the nearside inner-wing, but nothing that should have sent it to the scrappers IMHO. Apart from routine maintenance its been as good as gold and infact its so tidy now it's getting a bit too good to use everyday AND I can do more press-ups than I used to be able to (that'll be 5 then :D )!

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Post by Paul296 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:41 pm

The tailblazer finally arrived today from Belgium. Despite my pleas for bubble wrap it was covered in a rather cursory piece of brown paper. To be honest I was expecting that I'd become the proud owner of a tailblazer jigsaw puzzle. Thankfully not. There's a tiny hairline crack if you really look which could have happened in transit - or not - but I bet it did :( ! Anyway, now stashed away for when the Hurricane has had it's paintwork overhaul/new clutch n' stuff later this year. . .

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Post by Mickey taker » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:22 pm

Tell the seller it arrived damaged and get a refund lol
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Post by Tim Leech » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:31 pm

Yes but if he has to send it back Paul wont be happy!
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Paul296 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:45 pm

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!