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Old 10-05-2009, 01:12 PM
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Default Time for a promotional vehicle

Over the last year or so i have been toying with the idea of investing in a four wheeled promotional vehicle for the business. Something i can play with and personalize so it stands out with the business name splashed over it.I use the car to collect parts, materials etc so i am always out and about in it.

I really fancied a pick up/crew cab sort of thing but the running costs were too high, also i still need it to be practical for family use, so i thought of painting our Vectra estate with flames and lettering... but that really did not appeal. Then a few months ago i saw a PT Cruiser, looks like a modern hotrod, customises well and look great with a nice paint job.



So, i have sold my Thunderace and borrowed a little more cash and am hopeing to pick up a Cruiser soon. It is a bit of a sacrifice but in the long run i think it will pay off.

The vectra will be sold to fund a new 2 wheeled project so all is not lost. Any one want an SRI vectra.. consider swaps... LOL !
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Old 10-05-2009, 02:05 PM
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Dohh.. sorry i put this in the wrong section, ment to be in 'Down the pub', anyone want to move it
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Old 10-05-2009, 03:34 PM
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Its a car i looked at last time i updated,wish i had bought it.
Might as well advertise while you are out and about,its free compared to the costs of a newspaper etc.
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Old 10-05-2009, 04:16 PM
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Default Sounds alot like where I am heading

Just posher.

See I got this crappy combo:.Going to stick dead bikes wanted on't side.

keep for couple of months

then

granada hearse with 2.5 transit derv "power"-dead bikes wanted on't side

Good luck with it.Looks kinds anglia/pop don't they

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Old 10-05-2009, 09:42 PM
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In standard form they are cool but a tad plain jane, i will be making some improvements over time, but i will be waiting for bargains etc as i dont want to spend a fortune on it... got a new bike to find and personalise too once i sell the vectra..
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:20 PM
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there are companies in the states that sell grp panels you can fit on to make them into a van, includes arches the lot.
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....Then a few months ago i saw a PT Cruiser, looks like a modern hotrod, customises well and look great with a nice paint job.....
T'were more than a few months ago our kid...

You had one on your website I seem to recall.
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It will work a treat , I happened to see one of those PTs for sale the other day and didnt realise quite how reasonable they were priced .
We have 2 VW T4 transporter vans sign written for our crash repair business and since having them a year now have had a great responce and done alot of custom jobs and work on T4s .
People dont know you exist unless its put in front of their eyes . Looking forward to seeing what you do with it Ace .
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Sorry to put a dampner on your project, but its Chrysler and they, like all their american cousins, have all the build quality of an early Lada. I work on Jeeps and Jap 4x4s and the jeeps leave so much to be desired. There is a reason they are so "reasonably priced", it is market forces. Good luck but be forewarned.
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That's probably why they've just gone bust, then.
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They look great fun and can be really well personalised but as J.Top says....they are flimsy...
Broke three Cryslers in the states....
Went down pot hole = wing fell off !
Hit shovel on free way = it twated up and pushed front panal behind front wheel !
Pulled visor down = came off with half the roof panal !
But as long as you know and are up for a chuckle....and as long as its safe for the family....
The new Dodge Charger is stronger......gave it back in one piece...........o no...I remember the speedo broke...um..well when you went over 90 it flipped back down to 20 mph.....I made them give me a 50 refund.....

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T'were more than a few months ago our kid...

You had one on your website I seem to recall.
LOL... i had a feeling you would come in with that, and yes i did have your old one on my site for a while after i repaired the rear wing. However, it was seeing one in Riders car park all blinged up that bought the idea to me this time... !

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Sorry to put a dampner on your project, but its Chrysler and they, like all their american cousins, have all the build quality of an early Lada. I work on Jeeps and Jap 4x4s and the jeeps leave so much to be desired. There is a reason they are so "reasonably priced", it is market forces. Good luck but be forewarned.
Yup, they are shite build quality in general and have a few common niggles (Bushes, Electrics, Crap turning circle, pipe on turbo etc etc), but like many quirky odd ball vehicles you have to sacrifice some thing to stand out.

I am however only interested in the 2.2 TD as it has the Merc engine and is more reliable and fuel efficient than the petrol.

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That's probably why they've just gone bust, then.
Yup that too, but i think Fiat are stepping in, great... more crap build quality.. but hey.. there are some pretty funky looking fiats too.
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Default ho,ho,ho Jtop-very funny man

Early square Lada were fabbo.Built like tanks.Put couple of fiat 131 lumps in them.One of which had hill climb go much faster work/bits.

Slopey shaped lada are kack,tis v.true

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