breakdown truck

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Re: breakdown truck

#2792 Post by JPB » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:21 am

That recovery bus is worth dozens of these: :drool: , in my opinion. What a lovely old thing.
As for that stretched VW; :sick:
Kill the thing now! It was made from three Beetles, says the listing, so where's the sense in that? There appears to be very little space in there whereas three Beetles would carry twelve people so why cut them up to create something that looks so, erm, trying to be kind, failing, aesthetically challenged? Three regular cars would be able to cover three jobs at once and getting them onto the hoist at MOT time would be easier as they would go through one at a time!
Still, whatever floats your boat. But to my eyes, the VW is uglier than something that fell out of the top of the ugly tree and hit every branch on its way down.

There's a nice looking 1302 convertible in one of the pictures, now that's a rare and desirable VW so please, someone stop the Bug Butcher before that one also gets the stretch treatment. ;)
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Re: breakdown truck

#2793 Post by GHT » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:33 am

JPB wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:21 am
That recovery bus is worth dozens of these: :drool: , in my opinion. What a lovely old thing.
As for that stretched VW; :sick:
Kill the thing now! It was made from three Beetles, says the listing, so where's the sense in that? There appears to be very little space in there whereas three Beetles would carry twelve people so why cut them up to create something that looks so, erm, trying to be kind, failing, aesthetically challenged?
Aesthetically challenged? I was beginning to think that there was no such expression. Drooling over Austin Maxis, Eastern Bloc cars uglier than the female shot putter from The Ukraine. that wedge shaped monstrosity a week or so ago. The stretched Beetle is, I agree, pathetic, but if you are going to stretch something original...............
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Re: breakdown truck

#2796 Post by JPB » Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:37 pm

That Escort looks good. Imagine the driver (or even a lowly rear seat passenger) of today's Ghia badged Fords being expected to wind the windows up & down though! How times have changed. Not so sure why the engine has received a dose of the rust preventative stuff, will that actually be serving any practical purpose?
It seems a pretty fair price if it's as good as it looks.

Nice TK, something like that would be great to own just to prevent the neighbours from blocking my drive. I had to shove their old Corsa out of the way yesterday but annoyingly, that exercise has left a slight scuff on the Discovery's front bumper. :evil:
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Re: breakdown truck

#2797 Post by harvey » Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:14 pm

I like the TK, home made cranes have a special place with me. It's not MOT exempt though.
Currently over 35 years worth of fixing 35 boxes.
Hoping to reach 65 years worth of fixing 65 boxes.

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Re: breakdown truck

#2798 Post by GHT » Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:40 pm

JPB wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:37 pm
Nice TK, something like that would be great to own just to prevent the neighbours from blocking my drive. I had to shove their old Corsa out of the way yesterday but annoyingly, that exercise has left a slight scuff on the Discovery's front bumper. :evil:
The biggest ares ache of the TK was that it didn't have a tilting cab. Working on the engine always meant shredding a yard of skin off your hands and arms. TK's also had the winter problem of fuel clogging. The fuel would freeze and resemble porridge, but that problem wasn't unique to Bedfords.

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Re: breakdown truck

#2799 Post by GHT » Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:12 pm


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Re: breakdown truck

#2800 Post by JPB » Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:06 pm

:drool: Morris 8 please, and the green FE series Victor to keep it company.. And the NSU RO 80.
Actually, scrub that, I want to live in the building where the Scimitar and the 107E are stored.
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