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by ScimiTom
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Broken Boffin
Replies: 33
Views: 1700

Broken Boffin

After a slight delay in delivery of the larger stub axle, Boffin is now back home, with all the new bits fitted, including new brake pipes. Thanks to Will for those! Brake pipes.JPG More disappointingly, my fibreglass repair guy who was due to fix the wheel-arch damage last weekend seems to have gon...
by ScimiTom
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Members' Business Services
Topic: SSG - Painting & body repairs
Replies: 23
Views: 7244

SSG - Painting & body repairs

Nice work, Dave! I can't wait for Boffin to get the star treatment too!

Do you stock that bonnet insulation material yourself, to stick on after it's been sprayed? I've always thought mine could do with some of that.

Tom
by ScimiTom
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: I managed to do this
Topic: Morning commute fight!
Replies: 18
Views: 715

Morning commute fight!

Hope you get the damage sorted without too much hassle, Manny. I had an incident a year ago when a driver misjudged it and scraped the rear side of my Scirocco, before promptly driving off. I caught up with him, he refused to give any details, got aggressive and clearly didn't believe I would go to ...
by ScimiTom
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: Abandoned Scimitar OBP 872J
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Abandoned Scimitar OBP 872J

Well spotted! It's an enjoyable watch, I must say - even if he does say (several times) that it's a 'Simca' and that it has (wait for it)... a 'fibreglass chassis'! :|
by ScimiTom
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Broken Boffin
Replies: 33
Views: 1700

Broken Boffin

We've a local boatbuilder specialising in GRP and he has offered to do any repairs on my car. Not sure how well the skills transfer from boats to cars but boatbuilders might be worth a shout if you are struggling to find anyone else. Thanks. I went down the boat route for a while without success, b...
by ScimiTom
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Broken Boffin
Replies: 33
Views: 1700

Broken Boffin

Cheers, Jim.

Thanks for the offer, Will. If they're Goodridge and 'good as new', then yes, that'd be grand!
by ScimiTom
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Broken Boffin
Replies: 33
Views: 1700

Broken Boffin

An annoying setback today... It turns out the nearside stub axle on my car is of a different size from the offside. Evidently it's been replaced at some point with an earlier, smaller type. So I need to get the larger stub axle and hub dust cap. Graham Walker is currently out of stock and will not b...
by ScimiTom
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Scimitar Sightings
Topic: blue 5 series Southsea
Replies: 14
Views: 2236

SE5a IN 1983 SOUTHSEA FILM

This has indeed been posted before, Richard, but what a treat to be reminded of it! I remember watching this through at least twice. It's such a delightful little glimpse into how our country used to look. I can't even pretend it brings back memories, as it was filmed in the year I was born - but it...
by ScimiTom
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GOL 535L Progress
Replies: 2
Views: 218

GOL 535L Progress

Nice work, Josh - another one salvaged. I look forward to more progress and more pictures... :)
by ScimiTom
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Broken Boffin
Replies: 33
Views: 1700

Broken Boffin

Ask for a mechanic with some grey hairs. Indeed - sound advice! I sourced a suitable candidate and the work will commence tomorrow. I'm just relieved I got the car there safely, on the shoogly wheel studs. I don't anticipate any difficulties with the work, but I've warned the mechanic about the fid...
by ScimiTom
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Broken Boffin
Replies: 33
Views: 1700

Broken Boffin

Well, not much to update yet... I'm still struggling to find anywhere experienced in fibreglass repair to do a temporary fix on the wing. The car goes into a local garage this Monday to have the replacement hubs, studs, bearings, discs, pads and dirt shields fitted, on both sides. Anyone have any po...
by ScimiTom
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Front bumpers
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Front bumpers

I would be interested, Chris. I will be requiring new front and back bumpers in a year's time and was budgeting for £700 from Harrington.
by ScimiTom
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Euro Marketplace
Topic: GTE 6a in Praha
Replies: 7
Views: 335

GTE 6a in Praha

Oh no! So that Czech will bounce...? :lol:
by ScimiTom
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Broken Boffin
Replies: 33
Views: 1700

Broken Boffin

Yes, 'scimitargtc' - I hate to think it, but you could well be right as to the cause. I had popped into a shop half an hour earlier, but only for 5 minutes, and in a busy retail park. I vaguely overheard a guy say something about the car, but a bright yellow Scimitar attracting comments is hardly un...

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