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Forum: Projects and Restorations 18-09-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 24,188
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: 24,188
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 04-08-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,459
Posted By Ben_W
A quick picture from.the weekend. I'd been...

A quick picture from.the weekend.

I'd been decorating solidly all weekend. Got to about 17:30 on Sunday and I reached a stopping point as I'd had enough. Decided to give the car a wash and a wipe...
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: 41,479
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: 24,188
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: 24,188
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: 24,188
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: 24,188
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: 192,711
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 03-06-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,459
Posted By Ben_W
Hahahah, I've not really done too much yet Carl....

Hahahah, I've not really done too much yet Carl. Couple of bits done but to be honest, I need to buy a few bits first, which I've done tonight.

Watch this space.
Forum: Projects and Restorations 01-06-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,459
Posted By Ben_W
Normally, I'd agree.....ideally, I want the other...

Normally, I'd agree.....ideally, I want the other key because at present, there is someone, with a key for my car....

I will enquire with Peugeot as to whether another key can be made (which it...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 30-05-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 616
Views: 157,315
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 30-05-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,459
Posted By Ben_W
So, these are the pictures from the Salvage...

So, these are the pictures from the Salvage report.

https://i.ibb.co/H2SDkft/929463-ed9b3242-647c-40a2-8876-32906fe96812.jpg (https://ibb.co/Jd1RMwv)
...
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, 09:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,459
Posted By Ben_W
Oh, she knows, and is in full agreement with my...

Oh, she knows, and is in full agreement with my plans for that. Watch this space.
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: 157,315
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: 24,188
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...
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