breakdown truck

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Re: breakdown truck

#2861 Post by JPB » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:39 pm

Ooh-er! Is it wrong to like that thing? :oops: Apart from the pointlessly low profile Barry Boys tyres, the excessive use of fake chequer plate, the large speaker enclosure in the boot - about as much use off road as tits on a fish - and the fact that the orange paint ran out half way through the job, I would be happy to own it. Actually, give me an unmolested, factory orange Frontera. That would save a lot of trips to the tip.
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JB I didn't go looking for the current fleet, they just sort of followed me home and now they won't leave without an extradition order from the Japanese government..
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Re: breakdown truck

#2862 Post by Dick » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:11 am

Was the front badge from a rover?
Meanwhile this should suit ght
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Re: breakdown truck

#2863 Post by GHT » Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:57 pm

Dick wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:11 am
Was the front badge from a rover? Meanwhile this should suit ght https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 910599701/
Ugh! Far too modern. Like me, there's old, and there's old, and that ain't old enough. This is old enough.
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Re: breakdown truck

#2864 Post by Dick » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:35 pm


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Re: breakdown truck

#2865 Post by JPB » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:53 am

Oh my days, that's gorgeous! :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
JB I didn't go looking for the current fleet, they just sort of followed me home and now they won't leave without an extradition order from the Japanese government..
:|

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Re: breakdown truck

#2866 Post by Dick » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:50 pm


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Re: breakdown truck

#2867 Post by GHT » Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:37 pm

JPB wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:53 am
Oh my days, that's gorgeous! :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
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After the fall of Nicolae Ceaușescu's communist regime, a number of churches and other charities, got a convoy of aid together for Romanians. It was my privilege to be honoured with the task of taking and supervising the dozen or so trucks full of supplies. I wrote a journal of the experience, still have it somewhere, probably in the loft. I remember that every car was the same, a Renault 12 clone called The Dacia, pronounced dacha. The jokes we made about it.
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But the real worry of that trip, if only I had known, was the rubbish fuel that passed for diesel. Our trucks kept breaking down, the locals told us the problem, we found that taking out the diesel filter and cleaning it helped, as did pumping diesel through a hessian sack. We ran on as as little as we could get away with and filled up once we reached Germany on the way home.

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