Bumper Glue

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Paul G
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Re: Bumper Glue

Postby Paul G » Tue May 16, 2017 8:38 am

For me if Capri's became impossible then I would buy the car that caused its downfall - the MK2 Golf GTi. Possibly an Oak Green 16v like I used to have as a daily in the early 90's but these are a bit like the Brooklands of the Golf world and already expensive.

Another car I would like to own is a Fiat 850 coupe from the late 60's/early seventies. I expect you all will take the Michael at this idea and parts for them make getting Capri parts look as cheap and easy as for a 10 plate Fiesta. The rust is even worse as well. I would get one from Italy or a Seat version from Spain.

This said I think most of us should be able to keep the Capri's going with careful maintenance and sometimes a bit of lateral thinking. Restoring a rough one, whether at home or by a professional will, as Martin said, become much more difficult and expensive just as owners of 1930's,40's and 50's cars have found - you just adapt or make the part.

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Re: Bumper Glue

Postby andyd » Tue May 16, 2017 10:26 am

pbar wrote:Interesting thoughts guys. Andy, I too have briefly considered a Land Rover, for just the reasons you mention!

SWB versions can look great, and early Series 1 with No MOT or Tax required :applaud:

Spoke to a local 'expert', and he told me they aren't always reliable and usually always need something doing.
As do many 60's/70's vehicles nowadays.......

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Re: Bumper Glue

Postby pbar » Tue May 16, 2017 10:40 am

I heard somewhere once (on some TV show) that something like 60% of all Land Rovers ever made are still on the road. That's some feat if it's true. They do look like great fun to drive, the older ones that is. Not sure how easy they are to maintain though.

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Re: Bumper Glue

Postby andyd » Tue May 16, 2017 11:41 am

pbar wrote:I heard somewhere once (on some TV show) that something like 60% of all Land Rovers ever made are still on the road. That's some feat if it's true. They do look like great fun to drive, the older ones that is. Not sure how easy they are to maintain though.

I heard that too, Car SOS or Cars that made Britain great iirc.

If it's a constant expense, then I would rather not have one, especially if you have to get most work done by garages or specialists :?

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Re: Bumper Glue

Postby D366Y » Tue May 16, 2017 11:43 am

pbar wrote:I heard somewhere once (on some TV show) that something like 60% of all Land Rovers ever made are still on the road. That's some feat if it's true. They do look like great fun to drive, the older ones that is. Not sure how easy they are to maintain though.


My stepdad has two so I can tell you if you look after them then not very!

he took one for the MOT yesterday and it has been sat on the driveway for the last year in all kinds of weather, has barely moved and think he has only done 900-1000miles in the last year. Passed with the only advisory was something about a minor oil leak!

The second one he has is a bit more of a state... ex-army lightweight that served in Cyprus or something in the mid 70s which looks great but needs a lot of TLC and basically a full resto :lol: opposite ends of the scale much

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Re: Bumper Glue

Postby Major_Tom » Tue May 16, 2017 4:47 pm

There's a mate of mine that has a very early MK2 Golf GTi in that shade of green you mentioned.. it has been sitting under a car sheet now for about seven years :(
My car isn't stupid.... it's MENTAL.


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