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Old 24th Dec 2007, 22:27
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Post a Picture of your car thread

Thought this may be nice...

If you want to blur that plate, suggest you use the Free Software thread (or pm me )
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Old 26th Dec 2007, 00:41
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Either nobody has a car or nobody knows how to use the number plate blurring software or how to take a photo of the car if one is owned or how to load the photo onto the computer or load the photo from the puter onto photobucket and then onto PPRuNe......
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Old 26th Dec 2007, 01:12
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There are many more reasons for lack of responses than simple lack of technical know-how. Maybe the subject has been done too many times, or maybe nobody's interested, or maybe everyone's busy because of the Christmas/New Year season, or maybe one half of the world is still asleep ...
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Old 26th Dec 2007, 01:23
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Lets face it, all the Brits are pissed!

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Old 26th Dec 2007, 01:45
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And the Aussies, Kiwis and others in this corner are still recovering ...
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Old 26th Dec 2007, 01:50
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Is everyone just a little shy? Never mind, here is a picture of a car I made a few years ago. When I say I 'made it' I didnt actually make the Toyota 2 litre DOHC engine and I didnt make the Holden Gemini front suspension or the Isuzu rear axle and I didnt actually hand lay the polyester resin body (but I did help the man who did) and I didnt actually weld up all the chassis. But apart from those trivials I can claim to have 'made' this car!

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Old 26th Dec 2007, 02:09
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Very nice it looks too;

what's that, 1:48 scale ?

















Only jealous !
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Old 26th Dec 2007, 02:23
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Oh okay then ...

A blast from the past ...



And one's current wheels ...

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Old 26th Dec 2007, 02:53
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1969 Jeepster commando. I don't have it anymore. Sold it to a guy who did a body-off restortion on it. I miss it.

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Old 26th Dec 2007, 06:10
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Mmmm...I got banned last time I talked about my car. Took ages trying to make it funny as well.
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Old 26th Dec 2007, 06:45
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Was it as funny as this one LR?



Triumph chassis, lowered, 1200cc 4 cyl ex Triumph Herald. Steel frame with ply skin and willow basketry 'veneer'!

See those big headlamps? It has more candlepower than horsepower! The girls loved it!
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Old 26th Dec 2007, 06:53
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If I had put my mind to it, I might just have managed the mechanics of that one, but never the weaving. How on Earth did they get those contours?



I tried hard to get my engineering pal to go into making electric cars, but he just wouldn't believe that we could change the world in a garden shed.
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Old 26th Dec 2007, 07:45
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The green bits, the plywood bits, I just cut the ply and sewed the edges with stainless steel lacing wire then fibreglassed over the seams finally grinding the loops of wire off. There are no compound curves in the plywood. The basketwork is English willow which has been boiled and soaked to make it supple. I have a friend who made traditional willow furniture and he must take most of the credit for that part of it.

The willow basket is not bad for that application, it stands up to the weather well and is very robust as well as light. They dont choose it for balloon baskets without good reasons!

There was some drama in getting road certification! I knew the applicable specs and it met them all but the inspector was a bit weird with the willow basket. We had a bit of an audience at the testing depot with him was standing there with his white coat and his notepad being a real prick. I got a bit frustrated and took a step back then landed my boot into the side of the body with a terrific 'Wack!' (which of course did nothing to the willow) then I offered to do the same test on his car! The audience cheered and I got my sticker.

Since you were rash enough to show polite interest I will now assault you with a view from the rear quarter!




An electric car project would be fun but I think the battery is still a challenge?
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Old 26th Dec 2007, 08:05
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I have been told by my wife that this is mine when it needs fuel, or cleaning. At all other times it is hers.



Picture taken after a good wash in Lourmarin, Provence August 06.
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Old 26th Dec 2007, 08:15
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Ah, very nice and you did a good job on the polish!
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Old 26th Dec 2007, 08:18
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Cricky! You should never let wummin' clean those. They'll be taking abraisive pads to the bird droppings.


John...The same pal made a Mini Moke in the sixties, and this in the 90's. Subaru chassis I think, but made to be totally impervious to salt water.

He also made the guns...all except the hole down the barrel that is.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...e/Trackgun.jpg
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Now that is some serious shooting iron!
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Here, I'm vaccing out the A/C system having replaced the dryer and the orifice. We were given this old gal in mint condition, but the children seem to try to run about in it despite being strapped in. Really has got tatty. We don't do enough miles in it to worry about the 5.7 ltr donk. The Mercedes has a similar sized donk, and some aluminum / aluminium body parts, but it is turning out to be a very expensive mistake. Not that there's anything wrong with it -- it has bumper to bumper maintenance insurance -- but more because I can't fiddle with it. I doesn't even have a dip-stick.

Also, if I want to go somewhere in comfort, I'll take the Caddy. Again, the E500 Sport is superb for what it's supposed to do. Fly by wire brakes and gass pedal, and computers even dim the lights and turn them on and off slowly. But there is no point in all this.

The gearbox is okay for a little old lady, but for a 300 Hp + Sport it just aint part of the driving experience that I expected. The manual mode is just not fast enough in the up-shift, and if you should have the temerity to try to help it change, sheeeeeeeeeesh, it's likely to clonk like a WWII lorry. "Leave the computer to do it's thing. It doesn't need help." They say; but I'm not sure. Anyway, it stays parked almost all the time. Waste of money, I'll take the first good offer I get for it.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...00Sport004.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...00Sport013.jpg



Two or more electric motors move the steering wheel out of the way of my tummy as I get out. If one of them wears out I'll need the Vasaline again to get past. Farr too much going on that I don't know about it. Mind you, if I do bring this home, It would be a lovely car to have in England. Driving it on a straight flat road does not test it at all. A few hills will test the tilt sensors that modify the gearbox.
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