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Just changed all the photobucket links to imgur ones as my PB account is about to disappear! Still getting a bit of use out of this old bus on dry days, I'm considering getting another ticket on it as I haven't got the time to make a start fettling just yet. Got until the end of March to decide. :)

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The MOT and insurance runs out on this over the weekend, so it got one last ride out before being laid up today.

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Done about 3500 miles in it over the course of the year, and behaved impeccably other than one random conking out incident a while back. Once the current scooter related fettling is done, I hope to make a start on this in the Autumn. :)

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There's a choice of my Mk1 (nice days only!) my two Polo G40s, my Caddy van, or one of my scooters. The van bears the brunt of the rubbish that is the UK climate though!

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Nice fleet.....you need more Vauxhalls though ;¬)

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Fully functional interior lighting now achieved thanks to Mr GreyDJ2.

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Now everything works as it should, I just have the task of taking the car to bits and making it look as good as it goes. (Still not finished the project that precedes this one!)

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On 11/08/2018 at 15:14, SteveL said:

Still not finished the project that precedes this one!

I feel you pain first hand on that one

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Sparkly stick has arrived! Should be getting a bit of practice at the weekend.  (On someone else's car!) :)

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Yes.

I need  to borrow my dads for patching up my GLi

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After either waiting for someone else to weld stuff for me, or borrowing a transformer based mig and struggling to get nice welds with the limited power settings they have, I thought......

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And bought myself an inverter based mig - with infinite power adjustability, its as lot easier to weld to rusty old cars. Should make the weldathon to come a bit more enjoyable! :)

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Many thanks!

It's been started up and driven around the farm where my unit is every few weeks to keep everything functional while it waits its turn for 'the treatment". The hot dry weather we had over most of the Summer means my unit is incredibly dusty inside. The car got a wash the other day -

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Its not been forgotten about, just not got round to it yet! :)

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