ARGHHHHHHH my daily is turning into a u.k bay!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rickyrooo1, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    Lol, so anyway i got bored on my lunch hour and decided to "investigate" the small rust bubbles on the rear arch of my 10 year old Fiesta......
    with the use of my magic key i discovered someone had used no more nails, a firm friend of mine for many a landrover "weld".....i guess it's karma lol.
    this weekend i will of course prepare the area fully and cover it with duct tape.
  2. Diddymen

    Diddymen Moderator

    Dont bodge it with duct tape!!!! (like I've done on my MG :-[ )

    Do a propper bodge and use news paper and filler you lazy sod ;D
  3. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

  4. hailfrank

    hailfrank Admin esq.

    not all uk bays are like that. in fact the us busses are as bad half the time it's just that the crappier ones don't get spoken about

  5. Moons

    Moons Guest

  6. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

  7. hailfrank

    hailfrank Admin esq.


    uk busses may well have more rust but they're not poo coloured

    FACT ;)
  8. Lord Charles

    Lord Charles Day's Away Mod

    You people need to move with the times.

    Have you not heard of expanding foam.
  9. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

  10. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

  11. Typical Ford. :D

    You need an old VW - my 11 year old polo has a fraction of the rust than you've got there in that wheelarch over the entire body............
  12. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

  14. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    think it was the no more nails holding it together..........good job i didn't buy a rusty van - i can't resist a good poke with a pointy thing when i see a bit of a bubble.....
  15. My dad once had an old renault and we always used to say it was the car-stickers that were holding it together. :D

    Agree that you shouldn't have washed it - that way madness lies................ ;)
  16. How long have you had the car now ? a little while I assume, so it strikes me as being a good fix for quite some time :)
  17. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    ermm i bought it in march when i sold the disco, so had it 5 months, yeah the previous owner stuck me like a kipper - i mean £900! no wonder he let me beat him down from £995 the barstard! i've been done! done i tells ya.........mwahhhhhhhaahhhhhh
  18. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    well, in order to not let the value of my chariot drop anymore i set too as soon as i got in from work, i looked in my shed for the suitable recomended things to succesfully repair a modern classic such as this fine steed and i got the following.
    1. a used piece of sandpaper that once fitted on a d.a. sander that had ripped.
    2. a roll of duct tape.
    3. some "power bond" which is wilko's own brand no more nails type stuff.
    4. some paint and an old brush.
    i set to post haste, rubbing the rust down for almost 20 seconds i then ripped a strip of duct tape and placed it behind the hole and squirted power bond in the gap, after almost a minute i painted the surrounding areas with the paint (black - i didn't have blue, but at night a blind man on a galloping horse will not notice), naturally because i'm not totally stupid i left a gap for the power bond to dry - as i think painting on a wet sticky surface is asking for trouble! and, also, it needs building up....remember too much too soon and you'll have to sand a lot more off after! unfortunately the power bond can take 24 hours to dry so i may have to invest a few more minutes filling tomorrow in order to make this job "top notch" after which i can cover the white area of power bond with black paint and succesfully complete the job. i think you will agree this resto is one of the more comprehensive that has been done on t.l.b and shows what can be done on your own drive with just everyday items for a very little outlay of cash!, it's here i would like to inform you my repair total thus far stands at a staggering £0.00 as i managed to use existing stock from my extensive restoration cabinet. I'll even update a step by step photo (singular) on this thread in a while showing you the hard work, and rewarding results of this epic task. it's here i would like to promote my new camper restoration business tentatively titled "ricks wrecks restored rapidly" tagline - no job too small no bodge too hard.

    In all seriousness, i wouldn't normally bodge as bad as this ( i would bodge - just not this bad ) but i'm a realist, if this car passes the mot in November i'll eat my own balls, i'm fully expecting a fail and if it's gonna cost more than £100 to get it through i'll just get rid. This car is purely a work hack and i have no love or pride for it at all, my van i love but the fuel bill i hate, my car i hate but the fuel bill i love.
    as Ringo says........ "hello Thomas"...........oh wait, no..."peace and love".
  20. All the proper restorers drive UK vans :D

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