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Full Size Spare And My Solution :)

Yesterday, 02:26 PM

So, I cant stand the spacesavers.... So I did something about it!


I had a friend who gave me a full size 16" alloy, its buckled but perfectly good for a spare, and at least I can travel a few hundred miles on it legally, as opposed to having to pull off at the next junction, call recovery and avoid getting points and a fine....


So I bought a decent part worn tyre for £30 with about 4mm of tread on it, and put it in the car, but of course, the well is only the right size for the spacesaver, so I no longer had a flat boot space. The answer - was to build a false floor and storage space. Now, whilst its not necessarily pretty underneath, it works perfectly, does a fantastic job and I think it works well.


So, it cost me about £20 for parts, and I still have plenty left over, but heres the results....


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So what do you guys think?


I have tidied the underside a little but the boot is now back to full useable capacity as opposed to having half ot it used for storage...

Holy Cheese And Crackers!

24 November 2014 - 06:31 PM

So, I saw this on the news feeds recently and read the story, 14 year old entrepeneur almost suspended from school for having a creative mind... Then the mrs came across this....


The guy was selling 1 bottle of signed lucazade to see what he could contribute to uni fees!


Not that I realistically see him being paid its current value, it makes me wonder what someone would pay for it! I suspect its been turned to a joke now, but would be awesome if he genuinely got paid this!




Crazy Times! I look forward to seeing what he gets!

More Speed Camera Goodness

24 November 2014 - 02:26 PM

Just came across this, technology had to move on I guess but means those with heavy right foot syndrome...


Good for Ford to have the recognition lol even if it is coming from a dealer lol

Mk4 Alternator Replacement - Diy Or Garage?

19 November 2014 - 10:27 AM

Hi Guys,


OK so it looks like my alternator is on its way out - last time this happened was with the Focus and that was a lovely £600 price tag from Ford.... Lets just say right now, I am struggling to pull together 1% of that for the repair!


So, I have checked it out and by the looks of it, the MK4 requires the Air Con Compressor to be removed before I can get at the alternator... Given my recent whiplash and the effort required to replace the alternator, is it worth doing it myself, or should I be just chucking it to a garage?


Also, as i dont like Fords price tags in the first place, can anyone tell me what sort of prices an indie would charge for a used alternator fit, recon alternator fit, and fitting their own parts?


I suspect £400

Looking To See If I Can Rent Someone's Services

12 November 2014 - 10:30 PM

Hi guys, long shot but don't ask, don't get!

I'm looking to see if anyone living in the teesside or Yorkshire area might be up for a long haul renting! Basically looking to move an elderly relative from teesside area to Kent, and they can't afford the removal quotes so far (2.5k).

Just putting the feelers out as unfortunately my back is done for at the moment and so I can't do the drive in a rental for whiplash come insurance reasons, but if a large (biggest standard license would allow) Van was provided, or if you have one better still! Would you be willing to help and how much would you went . The journey is about a 600 mile round trip and I am sure we could have overnight accommodation paid as well.

Dates are not set yet, I would suggest 4 weeks or so? If it's something you may be able to assist with please drop me a pm and I will discuss further details. It's not something I can or want to discuss openly on the forums.

As I say If it's something you may be able to assist with for a few hundred quid please let me know.