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    Default Please drag me away from this PC!!

    Or hide my wallet and all the cash as well. I don't need it!!!

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    Oh you definitely need it all right because it's got Franz written all over it. It looks to be mostly there too but your friends across the ditch can help you with whatever is missing. Do it man, do it.

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    Frans,
    That should keep you out of mischief for a while.

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    You ask why? I ask why not?

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    it's only $1, I'll go ya half's
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    It's not the cost of the car, it's the cost of the new shed.... It's a bargain for the right person by the look of it.

    My wife would ask "which one are you going to get rid of?". She has a point.
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    So true John, so true!

    I was only looking and I was asked, ďArenít your cars Peugeotís?Ē



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    Just do it, figure out the details later and if need be seek forgiveness after the event rather than permission before.
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    You only need it if you want to drive with the top down on the right day, to a suitable location along a great piece of road. That's why I took on my Floride project when I already have too many cars. My wife still says it was a good decision and we can't wait to get it finished and take it on a drive. Try to concentrate on solid engineering and pull back the desire to make it perfect or it will take way too long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FIVEDOOR View Post
    Just do it, figure out the details later and if need be seek forgiveness after the event rather than permission before.
    Some sins can be perceived by others as being beyond forgiveness.

    It does look like a great project with a low initial cost of course.
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    You could sell your G to me for mate's rates then you will have the room and the budget and change
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    My wife would ask "which one are you going to get rid of?". She has a point.
    Easy question, her.
    Get rid of the wife.
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    Quote Originally Posted by REN TIN TIN View Post
    Easy question, her.
    Get rid of the wife.
    That can be expensive, probably cost more than the car.
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    I have spent just on 3 months, 5 - 6 days a week for 8 hours a day cleaning and painting my Floride S inside and out. I still haven't finished and it is far from perfect I have quite a few faults to try and fix up. I'm not even talking a glass out repaint either just all the chrome bits off. Perhaps I am not the most efficient worker but the doors are very heavy and to put new rubber on they have to come off. I used my engine hoist for that with straps around the door. Still it took 3 or 4 hours per door just to get them close to right. I balanced my own wheels. Of the 15 wheels I have I have managed to find 5 that required little or no straightening. Unfortunately two were off my Floride and so are Dauphine style wheels. Luckily I have the Floride full wheel covers to hide the different wheel styles. Next job will be to build a wheel roller. There are two businesses that can do 3 stud wheels with no centre's in SE Qld. But one fellow has tried both and is not sure the wheels are still right. Will my home made machine work? Guess when it is finished we'll find out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bustamif View Post
    You only need it if you want to drive with the top down on the right day, to a suitable location along a great piece of road. That's why I took on my Floride project when I already have too many cars. My wife still says it was a good decision and we can't wait to get it finished and take it on a drive. Try to concentrate on solid engineering and pull back the desire to make it perfect or it will take way too long.
    In ZA we had an annual fun rally called the Durban Dash. That is from Johannesburg to Durban on the old road through the Valley of a Thousand Hills. It was a fun thing however, petrolheads, we did have a 600m timed drag at the local Springs Airfield's runway and then you got a certificate for your time. It doesn't matter what your time was, was the idea but.........

    So, this particular year, 1998 about, me and the missus went on the rally with my Caravelle and the soft top. A real joy to drive this car as it was powered by a R18 Turbo engine, similar to the Fuego Turbo. The Friday was day 1 and it was a beautiful sunny day with the top down until a stop for lunch. That was when we realised that we looked like 2 turkeys. Red as can be from the sun but not realising it because of the cool wind. That was the one and only time I drove that car without a roof. So much for a Convertable!!

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    So far I've been strong and I'm not getting it for the next project. I have to start enjoying my cars and the race car will keep me busy for the next season. I have bought me the HANS device and new helmet in USA for about 50% less and my son is going there for a conference and pick it up for me. Zero shipping!

    If all is good, I will attempt the whole new season and it looks like I will be joined by Johan as well.

    Now if you guys are so eager on my behalf, why don't you get it and with shipping to Aus it will still be a bargain.

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    Yes convertables are almost useless in Qld. As is a sunroof. We always have our air con on our modern cars and never open the sun roof. Although the Latitude does have a sun screen so what is the point. Having said all that I do drive my Floride with the roof down most of the time even in winter. Even a light shower is no bother unless you have to stop for a traffic light or similar and then you do get wet. I really enjoy top down motoring. The Floride and Floride S hard top in my opinion look a lot better than the Caravelle square rigger does. But I only ever use the hard top on very long trips on poorer roads such as the NSW back roads. I do that to minimize the body flexing of these cars. Although won't put it on for the Inverell Muster this year.
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    Our Peugeot 306 had a factory sunroof. Lovely except on sunny days.... We called it the moon roof as it was perfect then.
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