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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by andyd » Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:03 pm

Looked at many cars in the 80s with one of these
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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Caprifan Rob » Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:34 pm

andyd wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:03 pm
Looked at many cars in the 80s with one of these s-l500.jpg
Bought a Capri Cameo when It was 2 years old with 6 miles on the clock, oh, and one of those stickers :lol: . Price was good though :D
Who remembers those useless 'anti static' strips on the bumpers too..


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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by andyd » Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:20 am

Caprifan Rob wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:34 pm
andyd wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:03 pm
Looked at many cars in the 80s with one of these s-l500.jpg
Bought a Capri Cameo when It was 2 years old with 6 miles on the clock, oh, and one of those stickers :lol: . Price was good though :D
Who remembers those useless 'anti static' strips on the bumpers too..

If that was 106k miles, that car did alot of miles in 2 years :o Might have been a clock change?

Ahhh yes the anti static strips :?

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Caprifan Rob » Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:56 am

andyd wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:20 am

If that was 106k miles, that car did alot of miles in 2 years :o Might have been a clock change?
Was definitely a clock change, all their cars had 0-10 miles & one of those stickers. They were mostly ex rep mobiles with prices about 2/3 of the average. The owner got around it with one of those stickers. He sold cars by the barrel load and retired in the '90s a very rich man 8-)

Those door edge rubber bump stops were popular too.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by andyd » Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:17 am

Caprifan Rob wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:56 am
andyd wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:20 am

If that was 106k miles, that car did alot of miles in 2 years :o Might have been a clock change?
Was definitely a clock change, all their cars had 0-10 miles & one of those stickers. They were mostly ex rep mobiles with prices about 2/3 of the average. The owner got around it with one of those stickers. He sold cars by the barrel load and retired in the '90s a very rich man 8-)

Those door edge rubber bump stops were popular too.
I think alot of 'car dealers' got rich over the years with dodgy tricks :?

Those door rubbers were a good idea but water trap, Needed to remove them to keep the area clean and dry :cool:

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by pbar » Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:57 am

Caprifan Rob wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:34 pm
Who remembers those useless 'anti static' strips on the bumpers too..
Goodness me yes, so many cars had them back in the day, a very common sight.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Mc Tool » Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:27 am

Good marketing , invent some useless piece of crap and then convince people they can't live without it, like some if the exercise equipment for sale now
you gotta make the most :cheers: :cigar: :burnout: out of your 20's, 30's, and 40's coz when you hit 50 the "engine check" light comes on. :?

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Caprifan Rob » Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:00 pm

pbar wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:57 am
Caprifan Rob wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:34 pm
Who remembers those useless 'anti static' strips on the bumpers too..
Goodness me yes, so many cars had them back in the day, a very common sight.
Present from my girlfriend, now wife, as she kept getting shocks, still did :D
Mc Tool wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:27 am
Good marketing , invent some useless piece of crap and then convince people they can't live without it, like some if the exercise equipment for sale now
She bought some of that too. Just as effective :lol:

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:25 pm

I was born a Fordoholic, They'll bury me a Fordoholic...

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Paul G » Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:44 pm

Didn't not the nine o'clock news do a parody of kids coming out of the Cumbrian nuclear processing plant glowing like that and the slogan was "Windscale Flakes make your kids glow in the dark".

Windscale is now Sellafield for those that don't remember.

I never ate ready Brek, mum made real whole oat porridge instead and I still prefer that now, but with a couple of spoonfuls of sugar on it.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Mc Tool » Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:47 pm

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"Your husband is either bald or good looking......." :lol:
you gotta make the most :cheers: :cigar: :burnout: out of your 20's, 30's, and 40's coz when you hit 50 the "engine check" light comes on. :?

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by pbar » Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:53 am

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:25 pm
https://youtu.be/SVAvA6fP8Xw
Ready Brek - good one Nick. You know that an advertisement is supreme when it makes it into the public psyche. Even now, decades later, when someone mentions Ready Brek you will hear comments like 'you will be glowing when you go outside'.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:55 pm

pbar wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:53 am
Ready Brek - good one Nick. You know that an advertisement is supreme when it makes it into the public psyche. Even now, decades later, when someone mentions Ready Brek you will hear comments like 'you will be glowing when you go outside'.
You might find this funny Paul if you see where I'm making the ready brek link.... :lol:

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Caprifan Rob » Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:38 am

They’ve had Chernobyl Brek since 1986

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:50 pm

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by pbar » Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:01 am

Used to love those little water games, and was thinking about them quite recently too Nick. Great fun :)

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Mc Tool » Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:27 am

We never had cool stuff like that as kids , poxy Domino's ,drafts and pick up sticks ....oh and spirograph if you were spoilt , I had a bow and arrow that mysteriously disappeared when I got to be to good a shot for my brothers safety, and I did have a near full size plastic 303 but that also dissappeared when I scared the living shit out of the nieboughs ,and I broke Dads golf umbrella parashooting off the fence ,and then I got my arse kicked again when my brother broke his collar bone after recieving parashooting lessons from me .....willy hunt ......he later confessed (under extreme duress) to poking holes in the new sofa with a knitting needle......yeah ,that was me too ........never thought I would see a hearth brush disintegrate after just one beating .......willy hunt I think the old man only let up coz he nearly dislocated his shoulder ....fuck he was livid .....and I still haven't fessed up to that one, Im saving that till the old boys on his death bed.....and my brother is somewhere else :lol:
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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Major_Tom » Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:47 am

Mc Tool wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:27 am
I did have a near full size plastic 303 but that also dissappeared when I scared the living shit out of the nieboughs
What a Lee Enfield? The toy guns in the 80s were awesome.

As you say... the beatings were too, that ice cold fear descending on you when you broke something is something I'll always remember 😯
I'm the one that leaves all those shoes in the carriageway.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by D366Y » Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:22 pm

pbar wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:01 am
Used to love those little water games, and was thinking about them quite recently too Nick. Great fun :)
My younger sisters (7+8) have recently got these and are obsessed with them - they love it!
A wise man once said... "you can never have too many capris - buy another" :beer:

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by pbar » Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:26 pm

D366Y wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:22 pm
pbar wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:01 am
Used to love those little water games, and was thinking about them quite recently too Nick. Great fun :)
My younger sisters (7+8) have recently got these and are obsessed with them - they love it!

That's brilliant Danny, there is still hope for the future of our world! :) I thought proper toys were a thing of the past for many.

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