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Chinny Raccoon
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Oct 13
4

That looks like the standard fit GM Ecotec. The only Suzuki thing about the Reno is the badge, it’s really a Daewoo Lacetti.

Oct 9
4

Like I’d shell out for a new one - This is a cheap 2011 model. I only need it for one specific purpose but for a nine year old machine with 4GB RAM and a spinning rust drive it’s remarkably slick.

Oct 8
1

A guy at work is just finishing up an 800hp Corsa Drag car, which I imagine will be similar to this.

Oct 8
4

It’s a size above the Transit Connect/NV200 etc. I don’t think there are any others of a similar size sold in the US, but in the U.K. it’s one of the most popular sizes of van and there are many models to choose from . The Vito does tend to be on the higher price range, but if you are buying a bunch of them I’m sure Read more

Oct 7
2

For comparison the Dacia Sandero that is somewhat related to this starts at £7995 ($10200ish) as an OTR price in the UK. That’s including all taxes & delivery bollocks that you seem to pay extra for. Less the 20% tax and first registration tax the base price is is about £6500 ($8300) for a comparison with US market Read more

Oct 6
1

Our posties are in and out of the van all the time, they don’t just drive along and feed it out the window. 

Oct 3
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The requirements for the MOT are broadly the same, except not having to account for modifications. If it’s old enough it wouldn’t need an MOT, so that’s easy to pass. 

Oct 2
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Keep an eye out for used equipment. My really nice Cebora TIG was £200 from an auction. 

Oct 1
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This is a ‘I can’t get this heap of shite to work properly’ sale isn’t it.

Sep 25
1

Ideally the setup should be staggered with more width on the back. I’ve been very happy with my Falkens for a general road tyre.
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Sep 20
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I don’t know if it’s the same over there but the PFL cars are worth a lot less than the FL cars. The six speed and supposed engine fixes bump up the price. 

Sep 19
1

The cut will be above the moulding line but below the window line. The top should follow the top of the door line- there is reinforcement behind all the way around. It doesn’t need to go lower than the trim around the bottom of the glass on the freezer cab.

Sep 19
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Not sure on the cost of shotblasting the whole body as I’ve only had small parts done before, but the amount of time and drudge work it would have saved would have been worth it. Read more

Sep 19
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Just a bit behind the drivers door and in front of the passenger door. The foot wells also need replacing, but they are folded tread plate so easy to fabricate. We really should have sent it off to be shot blasted before anything else, cleaning it up with a grinder and wire brush was not the best way to spend months Read more

Sep 19
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We did have step vans, but they died out fairly quickly once the Transit & Sherpa came onto the scene in the 70s. There’s still some old step vans from the likes of Morris out there, but pretty much as collectors vehicles.

Sep 17
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Mostly, the old British Leyland engine has been replaced with an NA MX5 1.6 and auto ‘box (will still be column change so that was worth some points!). Fabricated a sub frame for the engine to use the original Mazda mounts and using a Jag XJ mount for the gearbox. As it’s all unibody there needed to be some Read more