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PostPost by: vincereynard » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:54 am

Another of the Car SOS lightening rebuilds if anyone is interested.

https://www.channel4.com/programmes/car-sos

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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:09 pm

vincereynard wrote:Another of the Car SOS lightening rebuilds if anyone is interested.

https://www.channel4.com/programmes/car-sos

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How much weight did they manage take off it then Vince?
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PostPost by: Thornts » Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:10 pm

Many thanks Vince - I've been keeping and eye out for this episode but still managed to miss it! I firmly believe my Elise is the scruffiest one in the world but this just might have had me beat. Inspired to twiddle some spanners before I watch. Ready for Donny DT...
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PostPost by: JonB » Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:20 pm

Don’t be expecting too many technical insights from that show. Worth watching it though.
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PostPost by: jabingb » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:57 pm

It appears to only be available in the UK, I'm is the US, anyway around this???
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PostPost by: HCA » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:27 pm

Use a VPN that links back to the UK.

There are many free ones if you want to watch a one off, just ignore the plethora of ads though. Or you could take a free trial with a pay service such as https://www.expressvpn.com/offer/free-trial Just make sure that you do not forget to cancel your 'subscription when you have finished watching!

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PostPost by: vincereynard » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:23 pm

elanfan1 wrote:
vincereynard wrote:Another of the Car SOS lightening rebuilds if anyone is interested.

https://www.channel4.com/programmes/car-sos

S1 Elise!


How much weight did they manage take off it then Vince?


Steve - RRaaasssspp! :) That wot cumes of tying to type left handed.

I note that when the bald one holds up a rear suspension spring/damper he claims it's a chapman strut!
Still seriously pretty little thing the original S1.
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PostPost by: Peter +2 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:45 pm

I caught the last half hour and as always, seeing the owners reunited with their cars after troubled pasts makes me a little emotional. This series is not so much about perfect restoration but bringing cars back to life for those owners who perhaps could do with of a little bit of luck. This particular episode had a very sobering conclusion.

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PostPost by: jeff jackson » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:46 am

Doh!
I have an ad blocker and I am loathed to switch it off, added to the fact I'm in Australia, which doesn't help.
Car SOS has got a bit more "show" than technical content, but I stil like it as entertainment. So long as it doesn't completely sell out like Wheeler Dealers did.
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PostPost by: Peter +2 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:16 am

Yep, I would agree with that.

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