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tigcraft last won the day on May 8

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About tigcraft

  • Birthday 10/01/1964

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    Holmfirth West Yorkshire
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    Classic vehicle restoration and motorcycles

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    Arosa tdi, vw caddy Kombi, bmwf800gt, triumph Bonneville MZ ETZ250 and possibly more!

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  1. Be careful with wishbones as I found out. Two types = different sizes
  2. Well I’m glad this is not my only car as its been ages since I started the ‘wishbone’ research.... Anyway the answer I discovered to my head bashing problem was definitely the wishbones, as I’ve found out there are two types, early and late, I was supplied early ones by the look of it from a seller on eBay, it was too late to refund them as I bought them months ago so I’ve a spare set now. The difference is 8mm in length from the front bush to the bottom ball join, going in a transverse direction. luckily local GSF motor factors had some in stock. This time the NS drive shaft clears the subframe on heavy braking and opposite rotation on reversing. Now to play the ‘tracking’ game!
  3. That must have taken ages to edit that lot. It looks very busy and complicated on those pics. Summat I don’t ever understand until it’s in bits in front of me. It’s good to know btw about the plastic around the 5th gear melting if oil is low so I’ll make sure now mines right before it goes back on the road.
  4. Clean at the hubs first as no one ever does.
  5. Arosa has no rear reflectors either for the next MOT BTW.
  6. Ditto as above. It’s a delicate task repairing vehicle to a ‘professional’ std and most people can’t do it. They are a labour of love and in this case the car mentioned is just not worth it. A lot of people don’t see the work in it and as much as you help them and explain they are stubborn and have to learn the hard way.
  7. That’s very pretty, it’s like a cute ‘jewel’. I always thought that colour looked old but that’s complimented it all
  8. Whoever’s bought it deserves it!
  9. Then there’s front panel, bonnet hinges always go and possibly runs into a corner windscreen break, intercooler, radiator, alternator, boot floor and possibly any door gap trailing edges to stretch back. Doing one end is enough on any car. Done it professionally for decades and it gets tiring then got into restoration!!
  10. I see it at £600 and that’s generous. You’ve engine, box, average gti interior, wheels and a few bits of ‘free’ trim to balance the value. There’s labour to pick it up and a day to break it, label it and shelve what’s rest. A breaker would pay £300- £400 that’s all
  11. It’s too expensive to repair which is the problem even done on the cheap. You end up with a 170k car and on the hit list for £3k done if it’s to it’s previous well kept condition. It’s also too expensive as a parts car
  12. That’s what I paid for my shields. It’s a lot of money for something very minimalist but I’ve seen so many corners cut underneath as it’s ‘not seen’ on cars I was determined to fit the lot. I’ve to sort the brake flexis out as yet so that’s still to do. Re-wishbone bottom ball joint bolts, yes mine were not tight nor were they right way round either. When I corrected all that the bolts were like cheese so I had to replace them with 8.8 grade (possibly could have got harder grade). I still can’t fathom out why they’re not right although listed for ‘lupo’ and @MK2 recons they are all same
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