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#1 Richie83

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 02:10 PM

After a couple of weeks of back and forth, I've finally purchased this 79 Pickup that my wife has named bumble. Drove it home on Saturday and turned many heads:
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The drive home was great fun (even in the rain) but did give me a good idea of the initial 'jobs' that need doing pretty sharpish.

First off the wiper box is in need of some TLC, as it was literally steaming when I popped the bonnet when I arrived home.

There was also a stuck starter to contend with, but some time in the garage on Sunday seems to have fixed this temporarily.

Will post some more photos later, after golf, along with my first set of upcoming fixes. Hope you like (appreciate it'll split opinions).
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It also has an original Ifor Williams canopy:

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Edited by Richie83, 20 July 2015 - 06:49 PM.


#2 Carlos W

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 02:33 PM

I love pick ups.

 

I also love how the grille has been mounted



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Posted 15 June 2015 - 02:34 PM

Not my cuppa, but still looks good.

What's up with the load bed?

Edit: what did you end up paying if you don't mind me asking? As I remember it was pretty overpriced?

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#4 Richie83

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 02:43 PM

Not my cuppa, but still looks good.

What's up with the load bed?

Edit: what did you end up paying if you don't mind me asking? As I remember it was pretty overpriced?

Do you mean the weird bit by my golf bag? I think it's a trick of the light. Hopefully (speeds home to triple check lol).

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 02:47 PM

Yeah, ahh I see. On phone anyway so can't see properly, just looked damaged.

Nice PUP though, enjoy!

You doing any shows in it?

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 02:48 PM

 

Not my cuppa, but still looks good.

What's up with the load bed?

Edit: what did you end up paying if you don't mind me asking? As I remember it was pretty overpriced?

Do you mean the weird bit by my golf bag? I think it's a trick of the light. Hopefully (speeds home to triple check lol).

 

 

It's obviously been repaired there at some point. It's 36 years old, it's bound to have the odd battle scar.



#7 Richie83

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 02:51 PM

Yeah, ahh I see. On phone anyway so can't see properly, just looked damaged.

Nice PUP though, enjoy!

You doing any shows in it?

Thanks. Yes, I'm planning to do some shows. Need to do some tidying and tarting up (plus more to follow lol).

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 02:54 PM

I love pick ups.
 
I also love how the grille has been mounted


I have this style grille mounted on mine mate.

Easy enough to do.

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 02:57 PM

Not my cuppa, but still looks good.
What's up with the load bed?
Edit: what did you end up paying if you don't mind me asking? As I remember it was pretty overpriced?

Do you mean the weird bit by my golf bag? I think it's a trick of the light. Hopefully (speeds home to triple check lol).
 
It's obviously been repaired there at some point. It's 36 years old, it's bound to have the odd battle scar.
Well I couldn't quite see on my phone screen.

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 03:01 PM

Yeah, ahh I see. On phone anyway so can't see properly, just looked damaged.
Nice PUP though, enjoy!
You doing any shows in it?

Thanks. Yes, I'm planning to do some shows. Need to do some tidying and tarting up (plus more to follow lol).
Sounds good. Colour is already growing on me. Bet it gets so many good looks

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 03:12 PM

Yeah, ahh I see. On phone anyway so can't see properly, just looked damaged.
Nice PUP though, enjoy!
You doing any shows in it?

Thanks. Yes, I'm planning to do some shows. Need to do some tidying and tarting up (plus more to follow lol).
Sounds good. Colour is already growing on me. Bet it gets so many good looks
it really does grow on you. Hated it when I first saw the advert, but now love it.

Drove it through a couple of quaint towns on the way home and people loved it. Stopped, stared and smiled. Got a few thumbs up too.

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 04:25 PM

I would get a tracker for it , or at least an immobiliser switch

 

it looks too nice for it's own good

 

the join in the floor is original

 

I think the colour suits it

 

very nice


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Posted 15 June 2015 - 04:36 PM

I would get a tracker for it , or at least an immobiliser switch
 
it looks too nice for it's own good
 
the join in the floor is original
 
I think the colour suits it
 
very nice

yes. It's got battery and fuel pump cutoff. Booking in for a tracker asap too 😀

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 05:41 PM

I sounded a bit negative in that post ,

 

but there's a lot going missing at the moment



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Posted 15 June 2015 - 05:42 PM

I sounded a bit negative in that post ,
 
but there's a lot going missing at the moment

Not at all. Perfectly sound advice.




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