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      10-10-2012 10:59 PM #106
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      Dunno, I enjoy all of them.

      I only wish Mark Evans was still doing "... is Born" series.
      Is born?

      And I was talking about the Skyline in that Wheeler Dealers episode.
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      10-10-2012 11:25 PM #107
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Is born?

      And I was talking about the Skyline in that Wheeler Dealers episode.
      Look up "A Car is Born", "A Racing Car is Born", "A Car is Reborn", "An MG is Born", "A 4x4 is Born".
      The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
      What you on about ?

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      10-11-2012 09:26 AM #108
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      Look up "A Car is Born", "A Racing Car is Born", "A Car is Reborn", "An MG is Born", "A 4x4 is Born".
      GREAT series. I miss those. I also miss the old Alain Decadenet 'Legends of Motorsports' series. Quality auto shows are becoming harder to find

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      10-25-2012 11:40 PM #109
      Wow, the Isetta ending was surprising.
      Beautiful car.

      And I did not know the Isetta was sold in even less stable trike form in the UK.
      But I guess Brits are used to being unstable.
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      11-01-2012 07:40 PM #110
      Wow- the 67 Mustang made some big money.

      I didn't think I would like the color change, but I did.
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      11-01-2012 09:18 PM #111
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Wow- the 67 Mustang made some big money.

      I didn't think I would like the color change, but I did.
      I am struggling to find the new episode.
      The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
      What you on about ?

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      11-01-2012 09:58 PM #112
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      New series is out with 3 episodes been aired so far. Last week's (and the most fun IMO) was a Jeep Willis.
      What's a Willis? You mean a Willy's?

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      11-01-2012 10:22 PM #113
      Quote Originally Posted by todras View Post
      What's a Willis? You mean a Willy's?
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      11-03-2012 09:07 AM #114
      They '67 Mustang Fastback they did was mega. They resprayed it green just like the Bullit Mustang complete with replica Torque-Flite wheels.

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      11-03-2012 09:09 AM #115
      Quote Originally Posted by mx5er View Post
      They '67 Mustang Fastback they did was mega. They resprayed it green just like the Bullit Mustang complete with replica Torque-Flite wheels.
      Torq Thrust wheels.

      Torque Flite is a Chrysler auto trans.

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      11-10-2012 09:03 PM #116
      SLK Kompressor.
      They did another hairdresser car.
      When Mike said they wanted to fix EVERYHTING (on his pig in a poke purchase) for under 800 quid.. I lol'd.
      Most surprised by the "house call" body and paint man's work for the price.
      Do we have those in the US?
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      11-10-2012 09:18 PM #117
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      Look up "A Car is Born", "A Racing Car is Born", "A Car is Reborn", "An MG is Born", "A 4x4 is Born".
      Mark Evans and Pete mate are the best. Mostly because it's just a country vet with no prior restoration/building experience with just a simple lust to learn.

      Don't forget to watch a cycle is born, chopper is born, plane is born and how to detail your car. All epic as well even if not specifically automotive.
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      11-10-2012 09:30 PM #118
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      11-11-2012 01:05 PM #119
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Most surprised by the "house call" body and paint man's work for the price.
      Do we have those in the US?
      Car dealers use them to touch up their used car stock. I'm guessing mostly to repair bumper covers.

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      11-11-2012 03:03 PM #120
      Quote Originally Posted by mx5er View Post
      Car dealers use them to touch up their used car stock. I'm guessing mostly to repair bumper covers.
      And they would fix rust spots and repaint/blend for just a few hundred bucks?
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      11-11-2012 03:15 PM #121
      This and Overhaulin' are the two best car shows on TV right now.
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      11-11-2012 03:58 PM #122
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      And they would fix rust spots and repaint/blend for just a few hundred bucks?
      The price does seem a bit low. However, as Brewer is an ex. car dealers I am sure it was one of those old "mates rates".
      The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
      What you on about ?

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      11-11-2012 06:20 PM #123
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      The price does seem a bit low. However, as Brewer is an ex. car dealers I am sure it was one of those old "mates rates".
      Lest it not be forgotten they are in the UK so multiply their numbers by 1.6..

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      11-11-2012 06:25 PM #124
      Quote Originally Posted by 91gti20v View Post
      Lest it not be forgotten they are in the UK so multiply their numbers by 1.6..
      150 quid x 1.6 = 240 US bucks.

      That's why I said a few hundred bucks.
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      11-11-2012 06:30 PM #125
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      I am struggling to find the new episode.
      em here but its in german and in parts

      http://www.dmax.de/video/die-gebrauc...uglas-cobra-1/

      http://www.dmax.de/video/die-gebrauc...s-willys-mb-1/

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      11-11-2012 06:51 PM #126
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      150 quid x 1.6 = 240 US bucks.

      That's why I said a few hundred bucks.
      Got it. I havent watched the episode yet. I really question the quality as well. I'd love to see the work up close.

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      11-11-2012 07:15 PM #127
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      SLK Kompressor.
      They did another hairdresser car.
      When Mike said they wanted to fix EVERYHTING (on his pig in a poke purchase) for under 800 quid.. I lol'd.
      Most surprised by the "house call" body and paint man's work for the price.
      Do we have those in the US?
      It may be a hairdresser's car, but I do appreciate the fact that they went back to a DIY low budget project again.

    23. 11-11-2012 11:57 PM #128
      My favorite car show back and I didnt know till now

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      11-12-2012 12:15 AM #129
      Quote Originally Posted by r_fostoria View Post
      It may be a hairdresser's car, but I do appreciate the fact that they went back to a DIY low budget project again.
      I only said hairdresser car because they did.

      And yeah- it was nice to see them working with realistic budgets again.

      Buying classics that need work and then counting all labor as ZERO makes it easy to buy and resell for a profit.
      But buying a modern car for way under retail that needs work and then stripping parts off a wrecked one to bring it back to life is more what the average person would be doing.

      I can't imagine what a base SLK 2.0 drive like since it is a rather heavy car compared to say a Miata.
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      11-12-2012 01:14 AM #130
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      And they would fix rust spots and repaint/blend for just a few hundred bucks?
      I don't know what mobile body shops charge. But my brother is a Acura (ex Honda) tech and he tells me those guys come around all the time to fix minor scrapes and scratches on their used car lot. Also, don't forget the mobile paintless dent removal guys.

      I'm guessing the dealer gets a discount b/c of repeat/bulk business.

    26. 11-12-2012 01:47 PM #131
      Quote Originally Posted by ModelCitizen View Post
      Love this show. I also like that it isn't full of not so subtle "integrated marketing" like so many mechanic TV shows here.
      Another example of how the Brits do TV auto shows right....also Top Gear...Fifth Gear. Ingrained intelligent programming vs low brow mind numbing stuff from the US producers.

    27. 11-16-2012 01:25 AM #132
      LOVE THIS SHOW!!!! My favorite! Better than UK TG, I'm not a fan of US TG yet...

      Also don't like chasing classic cars, the main guy (wayne?) seems all about the money and seems like a miserable SOB, never cracks a smile.

      The WD guys seem like car enthusiasts and the kind of guys you could have a beer with. I like the cars they pick too, although I do cringe when I see the amount of work that Ed has to do to fix up the cars... Poor guy. When you think about the tiny amount of profit they make on each car considering the man hours involved I wonder how they survived before they got a tv show!

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      11-16-2012 09:11 AM #133
      What about poor Paul? He never gets any of the limelight, not a word out of him - bet he's the one that does all the work off camera.

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      11-16-2012 09:14 AM #134
      Quote Originally Posted by 91gti20v View Post
      Got it. I havent watched the episode yet. I really question the quality as well. I'd love to see the work up close.
      Dealerships here have a business relationship with local body places. Lower than usual prices are given because there is a steady stream of constant, guaranteed work.

      A body shop near where I used to live would have a line of brand-new BMW/Porsche/Audi/VW cars from a local dealer.

      A shop near us here services the local VW dealer and he always has cars in the lot.

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      11-18-2012 08:28 PM #135
      Came across this new show, called "Strippers. Cars for cash" which runs on National Geographics.

      It is basically an East Enders meets Wheeler Dealers with more than enough of VERY strong East Enders accent.

      Lots of fun but good luck, trying to understand this character, called Frankie.

      http://natgeotv.com/uk/strippers-cars-for-cash
      The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
      What you on about ?

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