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Patch's 53K Silver BULLET Project - DISCUSSION #1556026
24/11/2015 13:33
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Questions, likes, dislikes, moaning ... all in here please laugh

Re: Patch's 53K Silver BULLET Project - DISCUSSION [Re: ] #1556046
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Did your old neighbours complain about recurring dreams of always seeing different coloured coupes parked in your front garden? wink

You're right the chat has cooled down a bit but now you're back I daresay some happy mud-slinging would warm things up again laugh

Looks a great find though, where did you see it advertised?


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Re: Patch's 53K Silver BULLET Project - DISCUSSION [Re: ] #1556052
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My old neighbours actually took time to discuss each car, I think secretly they wanted one!! Though they probably got a little freaked out by my incessant wandering around looking at them late at night.... I can imagine the conversation. "Hey, honey, he's out there again just staring at them, weirdo!"

I found this on a Facebook group, it took some time to sell actually, I think I was lucky, especially at the price paid from what he was asking. Now it seems everyone is taking more interest. You snooze you lose! Saying this, it'll end up a fair price being paid out in the end; once things are made to my taste.

Re: Patch's 53K Silver BULLET Project - DISCUSSION [Re: ] #1556053
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Originally Posted By: patch234
Though they probably got a little freaked out by my incessant wandering around looking at them late at night.


So you do that too laugh

Lego has indoctrinated his lads (Legitos) that I sleep in mine......

..at least mine's in the street, he keeps his in his back garden rolleyes


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Re: Patch's 53K Silver BULLET Project - DISCUSSION [Re: ] #1556847
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Only you can buy a Coupe that's been stored for 7 years and yet it only fails on an airbag light and cracked tyres, luck of the devil! tongue

Re: Patch's 53K Silver BULLET Project - DISCUSSION [Re: ] #1556848
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Yes, I have a good eye for a good car - that's what you really want to say tongue

Re: Patch's 53K Silver BULLET Project - DISCUSSION [Re: ] #1556853
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That looks not bad at all you lucky devil bandit

Air bag light.....now let me think laugh


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Re: Patch's 53K Silver BULLET Project - DISCUSSION [Re: ] #1556887
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patch looking at his collection of Coops: https://youtu.be/bV-rhtet4Ow?t=7s tongue

On a serious note, how many have you owned in total now? smile

Re: Patch's 53K Silver BULLET Project - DISCUSSION [Re: ] #1556888
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Re: Patch's 53K Silver BULLET Project - DISCUSSION [Re: ] #1556889
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Hahahahaha! That really made me 'lol' - Funny that not too many people use lol anymore. The world has moved on from lol.

I can't divulge that information JKD, my wife might read this thread one day. If she ever found this place I would be in some serious do do laugh I like to think of it as how many have have I put back to a semi presentable and running condition.

They are really great cars, I wish most other folk could see it.

I bought a 1.8 16V when I lived in Spain (2004). I bought it from London, online. It was on UK plates but left hand drive. My parents were due a visit and they drove it down to 'La Manga' - bottom right of Spain - from the UK and would then fly back later. When they arrived, they had nothing but good things to say about the car and what a nice drive it was. It only takes some time behind the wheel of one of these and then you realise how nice they actually are .... It then never let me down either. From here on, I was smitten smile

Re: Patch's 53K Silver BULLET Project - DISCUSSION [Re: Makkadiamond] #1556890
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Looks very nice Makka. Bargain for someone!!

Re: Patch's 53K Silver BULLET Project - DISCUSSION [Re: ] #1556960
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Haha I bought this car yesterday for £450!
Very pleased with it. In much better shape than my 20vt that cost a lot more. Paint work has seen better days and the electrics have a few gremlins but drives lovely. Cambelt is 2 years old. Virtually no rust and the two minor advisories on the new mot have been done. I'm taking that as no advisories 😁
Looks like a steal at the moment, fingers crossed.

Re: Patch's 53K Silver BULLET Project - DISCUSSION [Re: ] #1556962
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Well done Paul, I did see that you posted a photo of that on FB, looks great!! Good luck with her

Re: Patch's 53K Silver BULLET Project - DISCUSSION [Re: ] #1557572
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What was the issue with the airbag warning light in the end Phil?


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Re: Patch's 53K Silver BULLET Project - DISCUSSION [Re: ] #1557576
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Joe Replaced airbag module. Sorted.

Re: Patch's 53K Silver BULLET Project - DISCUSSION [Re: ] #1557689
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Looking good patch - and look forward to seeing the bodywork done with your touch. Steel seems to be often dismissed as a run-of-the-mill colour but I think (then again I would woudn't I!) think that Silver polished to the max looks fantastic. Really gives a glassy effect look......

Re: Patch's 53K Silver BULLET Project - DISCUSSION [Re: ] #1557691
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Yes, silver polished and refined does have a great glassy look to it. This can be made even better by using a ceramic type coating on the paintwork.

The picture below is of one of my old cars 'polished to the max'. The effect on this was really created because the paintwork (or rather, clear coat) was mopped to remove swirls / holograms / etc. The reflected light is perfectly uniform (fancy huh!). laugh
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With these latest coatings you can really add protection against future swirl marking too.

Re: Patch's 53K Silver BULLET Project - DISCUSSION [Re: ] #1557753
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Remember that one patch thumb I really liked that car.

Re: Patch's 53K Silver BULLET Project - DISCUSSION [Re: ] #1557864
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Glad you made it back in one piece Phil, quite a gasper! Not sure I share your love for KFC but am more than happy to agree about coupes, and you must have really felt at home all the way up the M5/M6 - a lovely way to finish your journey driving




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Final shot, with my wives car parked up for the evening.

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Sounds like you haven't been idle during your stint abroad laugh


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Re: Patch's 53K Silver BULLET Project - DISCUSSION [Re: ] #1557865
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Yeah I know, but hey, I'm tired smile Not for that reason!!!

Looking forward to a rather 'coupe' xmas. I've another one to pick up from my parents house when I make room in the garage .... tomorrows job then! Not complaining though!

Re: Patch's 53K Silver BULLET Project - DISCUSSION [Re: ] #1557879
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Lots of before and after pics please Phil thumb

Re: Patch's 53K Silver BULLET Project - DISCUSSION [Re: Edinburgh] #1557901
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Originally Posted By: patch234
Final shot, with my wives car parked up for the evening.

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How many wives have you got, Patch? And is it fair that they have to share one car?


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Re: Patch's 53K Silver BULLET Project - DISCUSSION [Re: barnacle] #1557905
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Originally Posted By: barnacle

Originally Posted By: patch234
Final shot, with my wives car parked up for the evening.

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How many wives have you got, Patch? And is it fair that they have to share one car?


Hahahah, well spotted laugh

Re: Patch's 53K Silver BULLET Project - DISCUSSION [Re: ] #1557977
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Simon spotted it first, too slow Neil. laugh

Re: Patch's 53K Silver BULLET Project - DISCUSSION [Re: ] #1558044
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I'm staying up at my folks home in Lytham after Chrimbo.
Maybe I'll see the bullet cruising up and down the golden mile with the driver wearing a kiss me quick hat and a donkey on the back seat?


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I wish! Been in bed for 4 days now with a temp of what feels like boiling point and a throat so sore I can hardly talk! Nightmare start to my long awaited xmas break! Welcome home!!

Re: Patch's 53K Silver BULLET Project - DISCUSSION [Re: ] #1558717
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Great work Phil, right up with your usual standard smile



.....there must be a few redoable footy pitches round here if you fed up with t'northwest... chinny


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Re: Patch's 53K Silver BULLET Project - DISCUSSION [Re: ] #1558720
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How did you get your car in the kitchen? thats dedication! hehe

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Originally Posted By: Edinburgh
Great work Phil, right up with your usual standard smile



.....there must be a few redoable footy pitches round here if you fed up with t'northwest... chinny


Plenty of time for the footy pitches Simon smile Thanks by-the-way smile

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Originally Posted By: H_R
How did you get your car in the kitchen? thats dedication! hehe


I just knocked the wall down, simples laugh

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