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Forum: Projects and Restorations 18-09-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 24,185
Posted By Ben_W
(project binky voice on in your head and...

(project binky voice on in your head and absolutely no apologies for the shameless rip off :lol:)

tonight's episode:

"The Exploding Mole Grips"

So another week passed, with the 306 still...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 05-09-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 24,185
Posted By Ben_W
Well, Evening boys and girls. It's been a...

Well,

Evening boys and girls. It's been a while. 13 months and one day to be exact, since my last post.

Life's had it ups and downs, good bits, bad bits, challenges and obstacles. I've been...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 05-08-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,567
Posted By Ben_W
:) No flies on me, McV! :lol:

:)

No flies on me, McV!

:lol:
Forum: Projects and Restorations 05-08-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,567
Posted By Ben_W
Who invited Hester? :lol:

Who invited Hester? :lol:
Forum: Projects and Restorations 01-08-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,459
Posted By Ben_W
Got the message yesterday afternoon that the 208...

Got the message yesterday afternoon that the 208 was ready! Not quite sure what I was more excited about. Picking mine up, or handing back the Fiat! :lol::lol::lol:

Can't complain, it got me to...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 29-07-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,459
Posted By Ben_W
So the 208 is now back at Carl's to have the...

So the 208 is now back at Carl's to have the front end sorted.

Bit of fettling to both wings, arch and bumper arch trim, new arch liner passenger side and front bumper and side skirt painted and...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 25-07-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,459
Posted By Ben_W
Nope, no V5 yet. DVLA advise up to three months...

Nope, no V5 yet. DVLA advise up to three months from July for V62 applications. I shall be submitting an invoice to them for the interest on my £25 for maybe 6 months for what should be a 6 week...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 22-07-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,459
Posted By Ben_W
First mod.... I've a mate who had a By...

First mod....

I've a mate who had a By Peugeot Sport (BPS) 208 GTi...it's a 208 GTi on steroids basically. Recaros, LSD, crazy suspension etc.

He's sold it to buy a Civic Type R and had a Forge...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 16-07-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 41,478
Posted By Ben_W
I'm sooooooo glad you've taken that Deadly Brand...

I'm sooooooo glad you've taken that Deadly Brand sticker off. Can't stand the things.....they are even worse that one of the several Paul walker ones or a Nurburgring one....
Forum: Projects and Restorations 05-07-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 24,185
Posted By Ben_W
Certainly do....and they tend to be the most...

Certainly do....and they tend to be the most annoying as well!
Forum: Projects and Restorations 04-07-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 24,185
Posted By Ben_W
The one thing I'd forgotten to mention. ...

The one thing I'd forgotten to mention.

Andy, who does the beams, had a spare NS rear light lense. One on the 6 had an odd impact mark.

Old...
...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 04-07-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 24,185
Posted By Ben_W
And with bloody good reason! Jump on the 306...

And with bloody good reason! Jump on the 306 train now.....because supply is rapidly drying up, and prices are going up!



Thanks Niall. Yeah, the beams can be a weak point on the 306. Evidence...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 03-07-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 24,185
Posted By Ben_W
Operation Sort out the suspension begins.... ...

Operation Sort out the suspension begins....

The one bit of the car I've never been sure about because there is nothing in its history to verify it, was the rear beam. Clearly been lowered,...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 22-06-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 192,695
Posted By Ben_W
Ah......bonjour Pierre! Oddly, whilst in the...

Ah......bonjour Pierre!

Oddly, whilst in the middle of a detailing job this weekend, I thought about you and your project......and had meant to drop you a message.

Glad the news on the health...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 14-06-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,459
Posted By Ben_W
I've not really had much opportunity to do much...

I've not really had much opportunity to do much with the 208. Either the weather's been rubbish, or now that places are starting to open up again, I've been decorating as fast as I can. That's coming...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 30-05-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 616
Views: 157,313
Posted By Ben_W
So, the Xsara is sold and as of tomorrow, makes...

So, the Xsara is sold and as of tomorrow, makes it way to a new home.

I put it up for sale on Sunday night of the bank holiday weekend, about 10:30 at night, on the Citroen Car Club Facebook page....
Forum: Projects and Restorations 27-05-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,459
Posted By Ben_W
Not a problem. Didn't bat an eyelid as far as I...

Not a problem. Didn't bat an eyelid as far as I can see. Certainly didn't get asked any questions.
Forum: Projects and Restorations 25-05-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,459
Posted By Ben_W
Why break the habit of the last few years? 208 GTi!

For the avid Ben_W fans amongst you (all none of you!!! :lol:) if you've read my Xsara thread, you'll know something is/was in the offing.

I won't bore you with the long version, the short version...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 23-05-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 616
Views: 157,313
Posted By Ben_W
So.......there are big changes on the horizon for...

So.......there are big changes on the horizon for the Ben_W fleet, details of which will be revealed shortly. Changes which are going to pretty much, sadly, drive the need to shed one of the cars...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 21-05-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 24,185
Posted By Ben_W
Couple more little bits done. The...

Couple more little bits done.

The replacement window fixings arrived on Wednesday.

https://i.ibb.co/JKVqQ8y/IMG-20200519-181621.jpg (https://ibb.co/VtRxmbQ)

The old, faded, whitened ones...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 18-05-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 24,185
Posted By Ben_W
Nope, but I most definitely hear it :D

Nope, but I most definitely hear it :D
Forum: Projects and Restorations 17-05-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 24,185
Posted By Ben_W
Car seems to run much better with the standard...

Car seems to run much better with the standard induction stuff back on. It perhaps now needs an ecu reset, as I've no idea how long the filter had been on, but at least I can forget worry about...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 16-05-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 24,185
Posted By Ben_W
So, busy day yesterday. Car was back at...

So, busy day yesterday.

Car was back at Carl's to have the Scorpion exhaust fitted.

https://i.ibb.co/zQvWgYB/IMG-20200515-191757.jpg (https://ibb.co/rFrKhSz)

Job done and it sounds amazing....
Forum: Projects and Restorations 14-05-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 400,052
Posted By Ben_W
It's still here..... honestly. I really, really...

It's still here..... honestly. I really, really really should make the most of a new job, more hours at home, and whole heap more expendable cash this year. I've still a whole heap of decorating to...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 09-05-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 59,511
Posted By Ben_W
Chris, Wow......what a thread. I really...

Chris,


Wow......what a thread. I really really admire the positivity and way you and your family have gone about dealing with the frankly rubbish hand that life has dealt you of late. It is...
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