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Car SOS Series 5

Postby andyd » Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:32 am

First aired Spring 2017.

Starts January 8th 2018 @ 9pm on More4 (Lets just hope Tims blags haven't got any worse :headscratch: )

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Re: Car SOS Series 5

Postby Not_Anumber » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:44 am

looking forward to it. +1 for winding down the blag gags this time round.

There have been a few where Fuzz has managed to get small but useful technical points across. I hope there will be more of that

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Re: Car SOS Series 5

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:23 pm

Hi Andy,
Thanks for the heads up. I've just seen a trailer for the show, the boys seem to have gone upmarket with some of the cars in this series.

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Re: Car SOS Series 5

Postby andyd » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:19 pm

Not overly impressed with the first episode tbh!

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Re: Car SOS Series 5

Postby Paul G » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:22 pm

I watched the Aston Martin DB6 resto tonight and what a lovely car it turned out to be. Tim was his usual cretinous self but seeing how that company re glazed the badges was fascinating for me. The proverbial "they" say you learn a new thing every day and that was a new one on me.

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Re: Car SOS Series 5

Postby andyd » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:29 am

Paul G wrote:I watched the Aston Martin DB6 resto tonight and what a lovely car it turned out to be. Tim was his usual cretinous self but seeing how that company re glazed the badges was fascinating for me. The proverbial "they" say you learn a new thing every day and that was a new one on me.

:agree: Nice car, but done in 6 weeks..... :?

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Re: Car SOS Series 5

Postby ESSEXV6ESSEX » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:27 am

I liked the car. Thing with Car SOS is why aren't some of these people getting thier cars done themselves? Not taking away from anyone's misfortune because believe me I understand that however it pees me off when I see a massive house, gardens and garage, driveway, electric gates and a list of I wants then you get a story on why the car isn't done. I say beg steal (not in the literal sense) and borrow, sell something or use your savings etc etc. If the cars were that high a priority then surely they'd get them done. Some are certainly more deserving then others in my eyes. The guy on the street with a clapped out Escort to me needs help more than the guy with 6 million worth of goods and a 300k sports car rotting in the garage. I'm sure the most of us get there without cash lining the walls.

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Re: Car SOS Series 5

Postby Paul G » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:24 am

I've thought that too. The bloke with the Daimler Dart was another example. But on the other hand the elderly man with the Audi Quattro was a derserving cause;- he passed away a few months after getting it back but at least it bought happiness to his last few months.

Also, as Andyd says, I don't believe the time schedules they say they are doing them in even with a fully equipped workshop with several skilled panel bashers and mechanics to get on with them. Either that or they're still rough as underneath.

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Re: Car SOS Series 5

Postby andyd » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:54 am

Paul G wrote:I've thought that too. The bloke with the Daimler Dart was another example. But on the other hand the elderly man with the Audi Quattro was a derserving cause;- he passed away a few months after getting it back but at least it bought happiness to his last few months.

Also, as Andyd says, I don't believe the time schedules they say they are doing them in even with a fully equipped workshop with several skilled panel bashers and mechanics to get on with them. Either that or they're still rough as underneath.

In some of the early series, you would see a car in pieces in the background shots that was given back in an earlier episode :?
IMO lying about restoration times and costs lend nothing to the show.

That's why I like Fantom Works, as they are paying customers that wait as long as it takes to do their car properly.

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Re: Car SOS Series 5

Postby Caprigear » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:54 pm

andyd wrote:
Paul G wrote:I've thought that too. The bloke with the Daimler Dart was another example. But on the other hand the elderly man with the Audi Quattro was a derserving cause;- he passed away a few months after getting it back but at least it bought happiness to his last few months.

Also, as Andyd says, I don't believe the time schedules they say they are doing them in even with a fully equipped workshop with several skilled panel bashers and mechanics to get on with them. Either that or they're still rough as underneath.

In some of the early series, you would see a car in pieces in the background shots that was given back in an earlier episode :?
IMO lying about restoration times and costs lend nothing to the show.

That's why I like Fantom Works, as they are paying customers that wait as long as it takes to do their car properly.


Finally! people are starting to see through the bullshit, it's taken some time but at last.
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Re: Car SOS Series 5

Postby andyd » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:06 pm

Caprigear wrote:
andyd wrote:
Paul G wrote:I've thought that too. The bloke with the Daimler Dart was another example. But on the other hand the elderly man with the Audi Quattro was a derserving cause;- he passed away a few months after getting it back but at least it bought happiness to his last few months.

Also, as Andyd says, I don't believe the time schedules they say they are doing them in even with a fully equipped workshop with several skilled panel bashers and mechanics to get on with them. Either that or they're still rough as underneath.

In some of the early series, you would see a car in pieces in the background shots that was given back in an earlier episode :?
IMO lying about restoration times and costs lend nothing to the show.

That's why I like Fantom Works, as they are paying customers that wait as long as it takes to do their car properly.


Finally! people are starting to see through the bullshit, it's taken some time but at last.

Saw through it along time ago mate :)
Unfortunately people that don't know any better will think this is the way it really is.....

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Re: Car SOS Series 5

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:53 pm

Is Car SOS only on series 5? It seems to have been on forever....

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Re: Car SOS Series 5

Postby andyd » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:30 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:IsCar SOS only on series 5? It seems to have been on forever....

Andrew.

:agree:
The Sierra Cosworth was the first episode in 2013.

About time they did a Capri :D Then we might see Tim visit Martin for some parts :lol: :lol:

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Re: Car SOS Series 5

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:47 pm

andyd wrote: Then we might see Tim visit Martin for some parts :lol: :lol:

That I'd love to watch! :D

I wouldn't be surprised if the programme researchers pay the full asking price for goods before the cameras start rolling. That way the suppliers would be happy to play along with the blagging for the cameras.

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Re: Car SOS Series 5

Postby andyd » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:15 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:

I wouldn't be surprised if the programme researchers pay the full asking price for goods before the cameras start rolling. That way the suppliers would be happy to play along with the blagging for the cameras.

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I would think that's what happens.

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Re: Car SOS Series 5

Postby Jasonmarie » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:36 pm

I always have a small tear in my eye when they hand over the SOS keys to the people who have had some sh1t hit them . As Tickover and my family helped me with my dream Capri again and I am sure it was a copy of classic ford that re started me again . But that’s a very long story ............... :beer:

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Re: Car SOS Series 5

Postby Caprigear » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:07 pm

andyd wrote:
Andrew 2.8i wrote:

I wouldn't be surprised if the programme researchers pay the full asking price for goods before the cameras start rolling. That way the suppliers would be happy to play along with the blagging for the cameras.

Andrew.

I would think that's what happens.

That is exactly what happens, I know that for a fact.
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Re: Car SOS Series 5

Postby tejb1 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:03 pm

It's a bit like those home improvement programmes where a whole house is renovated in a weekend. Even with a huge number of men (bearing in mind only so many can be working simultaneously), it won't be done to a good standard.

Why are people obsessed with short term results, rather than a longer job that'll last?

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Re: Car SOS Series 5

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:33 am

tejb1 wrote:Why are people obsessed with short term results, rather than a longer job that'll last?

To add to the suspense and drama, I suppose. Almost every episode we hear that they've got this, that and the other left to do and they've only got X number of days left to do it in. Will they get the car completed on time.... :drama:
I would imagine it's either that or it's simply to keep the programme production costs under control.

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Re: Car SOS Series 5

Postby andyd » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:21 am

In an hour programme minus the adverts, imo there isn't time for Tims B/S.
Fair enough to show the parts suppliers and repairers involved, but the extra crap could be cut out to show more work on the cars.

Make the episodes 1 1/2 hours if they think it's necessary to leave it all in.


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