Sitting rotting on driveways

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Flakey, Mar 22, 2023.

  1. Flakey

    Flakey Supporter

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  2. Meltman

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  3. CollyP

    CollyP Moderator

    Just what you needed!! :rolleyes:
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  4. scrooge95

    scrooge95 Moderator and piggy bank keeper

    I should've taken some before I started cleaning it up... I've done the roof this evening - it took a washing up brush to get the green layer off.
    I'm going to drive it to work tomorrow. It goes like the clappers, from memory (my last speed awareness course is testament to that fact :oops:)
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  5. scrooge95

    scrooge95 Moderator and piggy bank keeper

    Where's @docjohn when you need him??
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  6. Flakey

    Flakey Supporter

    It is, Bond 3 wheeler minicar
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  7. Faust

    Faust Supporter

    Thank god they made Bond bug ....that is an appalling think . Looks like it's come from outer space ...and looks like someone has tied that bale of straw on the roof .Where in the name of the devils backside did you spot this Dunc ?
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  8. Faust

    Faust Supporter

    Thing .
  9. Ozziedog

    Ozziedog Supporter

    I had exactly that model and it came with an Austin sidevalve motor in it . I was living with mum then so this was late seventies. I drove it in to our garage and yoiked the motor and box out and popped in a 1700 tranny motor and box and nailed it all up together. Chopped the prop shafts up and got them welded back and was proper pleased with myself. I drove it down the back lane to the first bend and the brakes that worked before ok had next to no effect . Made it round the first and hit the peddle again and it started snaking and I took out the front of one or two garages perhaps merely scratches . Turned it around in the petrol station and drove it slowly home and I never got in the damn thing again. I think it ended up with some guy that raced three wheelers in a banger race sort of thing on a figure of eight track, pretty sure I gave it to him as just wanted shot of it. Back then, I had cars everywhere, I had a tranny, a beach buggy and a beetle not sure if I had my Zodiac estate then

    Ozziedog,,,,.,….. never usually had two fully working at the same time :):)
  10. scrooge95

    scrooge95 Moderator and piggy bank keeper

    It's just cosmetic at this stage, and it's already beginning to scrub up nicely....

    It'll be fun trying to sort out the door locks. And where the blasted rain is getting in.
    Anyone got any good tips for rubber rejuvenation? ( I just know I'm going to regret asking that question!! )
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  11. Razzyh

    Razzyh Supporter

    Would a jet wash not get most of that off?
  12. MorkC68

    MorkC68 Administrator

    Dylan's sat thinking mother what have you bought :D
  13. scrooge95

    scrooge95 Moderator and piggy bank keeper

    It's very well attached. And if I've got to scrub away at the lichen etc anyway, what's the point in spending a fiver to do only part of the job?
  14. Merlin Cat

    Merlin Cat Moderator

    Because jet washing is fun :) then when it dries you can see all the bits you’ve missed and do them by hand :).

    Years ago I had an Alfa Sprint and glass the sun roof had started leaking. Someone told me to take it out and do something to the rubbers and it made them work again but for the life of me I can’t remember what I did :rolleyes: . I’ve tried to.
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  15. Lazy Andy

    Lazy Andy Supporter

    Something to do with malt vinegar? I bought some for the van and never got round to it!
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  16. davidoft

    davidoft Sponsor

    Use a washing up brush and soapy water to clean the seals , green stuff away
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  17. Caravan cleaner
    And a soft broom
    Jet wash or fierce (or angry) hose pipe
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  18. Norris

    Norris Supporter

    Red rubber grease (no regrets required)
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  19. Fruitcake

    Fruitcake Supporter

    Your Volvo will start to get nervous soon :eek:
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  20. docjohn

    docjohn Supporter

    Yes, it's 1959 Mk F Bond
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