Bay on top gear tonight

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Moons, Feb 9, 2020.

  1. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

    I never saw it. Was it a fleetline Dave?
     
  2. Merlin Cat

    Merlin Cat Moderator

    This one in for sale in Spain at the mo :)

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  3. PIE

    PIE

    Yes it was the bay front split back and split cargo doors, 15 window, LB rear lights and front indicators
     
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  4. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

    The parts bin type 2
     
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  5. So were a fleetlines built in South America or Germany? Ie were they made of toffee wrapper gauge metal or German gauge?
     
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  6. All SA is my understanding.
     
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  7. It looked weird with windows where the vents should be and the vents in the side like a splittie
     
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  8. I drove through Argentina and Chilé in one last year for three months.. I loved the barn doors!
     
  9. I would if I didn’t already have one.
     
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  10. PIE

    PIE

    Being a split anorak I can say that the side doors are cargo doors, a barn door is the engine hatch >56

    Just saying
     
  11. Karmann Konnection sold one last October for £11,995, looked ok from a distance and was imported from Bali where it had been restored!! Body panels remodelled from old washing machines like Cuba does comes to mind.
     
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  12. Excuse my incompetence
     
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  13. PIE

    PIE

    I envy it, hours of my life I wont get back spent working on and studying the bleedin things.
     
  14. The vw was the only original car to make it up there..:cool:
    Loved the Trans Am live rear axle..:D
     
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  15. It's a load of tosh..
    I knew a guy fitted similar to a 6 litre, v8 years ago..
    He reckoned a jam jar with water in it was giving him more mpg..
    Yea right... a 6 litre engine would need a bit more hydrogen than that..:rolleyes:
     
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  16. Trying to drive up those high roads is one thing but I can see why they left the vehicles up there because trying to drive DOWN them would be not good with the buses brakes or perhaps they could have chucked a anchor out the back or parachute, load of weak knee pansies!
     
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  17. Merlin Cat

    Merlin Cat Moderator

    :) I was thinking that too! Twice my brakes have over heated just on Derbyshire hills!
     
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  18. In the USA they just carry a spare carburettor jetted lean for altitude. The oxygen thing was probably more letting it cool down while faffing.

    Three nuts (2 manifold one throttle cable) , one fuel pipe, one air hose and a few vacuum hoses and 2 wires to swap.

    Engine braking if you have compression..
     
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