No real progress to report on this, other than that I cleaned it last weekend. However, with it being half-term and not needing to ferry the children about I’ve ended using this every day this week for work. Lovely sunny days, yes, but when I’ve been leaving at 6.30am it’s distinctly frosty and foggy! Fortunately it starts and idles perfectly and the heater is very, very good so it’s been no problem at all.
Slight ‘moment’ on the way in yesterday on an icy bend which had already caught out a Fiesta (which ended up with a telegraph pole bonnet mascot). Sod’s law of course that I was in the one car without ABS, but fortunately there was nothing coming the other way…
I’ll get the Accord into position so I can use for that for the rest of the week (maybe for the last time with me?!).
All being well, in a few weeks' time the Laurel will be living in a garage and having lighter evenings should give me the impetus to get on and sort a few jobs on it (and if I don't, at least it'll be dry).
Yes, be careful on those icy roads! I did an impressive 4-wheel drift in the Cuore today, fulltime 4WD means nothing when you have old, skinny 155/65 tyres.
I was reminded of your Laurel today when I was over at Vicsmith's garage, his 323 has some chrome strips fitted which look to be the right size to go on your rear bumper. Apparently you get it in rolls. Could be a nice tidy up job for you.
rear bar trim.the R31/N13 had metal trim.the plastic clips was not serviced.later models used the tape ex factory. the side chrome was part of the moulding with pinstripe insert.
the replacment part for the bumpers was a roll of coloured 3M adhesive tape.i used the orignal joiners so it didnt look like a cheeper part.cant see these on your C32. it comes in different colours widths and depths. its very common and try a pannel supplier.look at a 3M catalouge or similar.pinstripe companies also produce chrome/coloured strips.cheeper than painting.
normalty you push the ends though a shaped hole-often you have to reshape the end hole. in the side trims you often use a thinner version and a sharp modeling knife is needed to shape.
That’s excellent, sounds like it won’t just be a bodge then if I use that chrome strip on a roll. There are probably more fundamental things I should do, but that will tidy the back up nicely.
On the C32 Laurel i used to have one of the rear chrome strips came out as a few of the little clips were broken. Went to Nissan to get some new clips and they were not cheap so didnt bother, used some automotive double side trim tape instead. The front left chrome bumper trim had been replaced at some stage before i owned the car. Who ever did it had used that plastic 3M strip stuff off a roll that was of similar proportions and you couldnt tell the difference between the two sides at all. Being plastic it bends around the corner of the bumper nicely, just like the factory stainless steel moulding. Also as the ends fit into a recess in the bumper the ends of the strip dont give away that it isnt the original trim.
Lovely Medallist. I had one exactly the same between 1995-1997. It was the same colour, engine, everything. If it wasn't for the different Reg No. I would swear it was mine. Mine had square number plates, front and rear. It was B800AMH. Anyone seen it or own it. Would be good to know if it is still on the road
It doesn't look good
The enquiry is complete
The vehicle details for B800 AMH are:
Date of Liability 01 10 1998 Date of First Registration 01 11 1986 Year of Manufacture 1985 Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1990CC CO2 Emissions Not Available Fuel Type Petrol Export Marker Not Applicable Vehicle Status Unlicensed Vehicle Colour WHITE Vehicle Type Approval null The information contained on this page is correct at the time of enquiry.
Doing some enquiries through banger racing peeps - Apparently there was one raced in the late 90's at Ringwood right down on the south coast (so unlikely to be this one) and another bloke reckons he's just sold one... trying to get more details, just out of interest!
There was a later pillarless one raced a couple of years ago - looked like a C33 maybe, hard for me to tell with the bumpers off!
*edit* The bloke who sold his, apparently sold it to you SpottedLaurel - small world
Nope, 'fraid not, but I can try to find out - the chap who posted it up isn't actually the bloke who owns it either - there is another J-tin owning banger person on the banger site ("Scott355") who I think probably knows SL is also chasing it up, but I'll send the bloke a PM, I think he races at one of my local tracks (Standlake near Oxford)
I’m back! The chap sounds friendly enough and doesn’t sound like there’s a mad panic, if someone could find out an email address or phone number I’d be most grateful. Maybe it’d be worth me having the whole diesel engine, etc?
My hardtop is doing well right now, using it for work as the starter on the Camry is a bit dicky ATM.