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Master flex

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  1. Master flex

    Subframe labour cost

    I love it Cal. Would love to move there in a heart beat if I could. Still full of its charm, although it has a lot of retired couples from S. England now; as they realise they can sell up, get a house twice the size at half the price and live in a beautiful area. Had to drive over to Turriff aswell; always makes me feel where I went wrong in life when I have to drive back home haha. Of course Ams, it can wait a month. I am just trying to line my options up beforehand. If he can do it I am more than happy to wait.
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    Subframe labour cost

    Appreciate the advice Scott. I will check them against he ones I have already tried. I have heard MK banded about on here before ; that's exactly the sort of confidence I was looking for. Thanks Wolfie. I'm finding it hard to select people for restoration, does seem to be an artwork. I'll have a look tonight (plenty of time whilst in stuck on a boat up in Inverness)
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    Subframe labour cost

    Cheers Sheeple I will give a call around. You hit it perfectly there. Most garages just want to buy a part, make a large margin and do a straight swap. Restoration work they don't want. In the age of austerity there are a lot of people can afford to cherry pick jobs.
  4. Master flex

    Subframe labour cost

    I could work it driving another car down; but taking a step back and being sensible, it isn't the best idea I suppose.
  5. Master flex

    Subframe labour cost

    I really have a trust issue when it comes to jobs like these. Have been stung in the past by people who aren't all too sure what they are doing. (So called professionals: I would feel safer with a club member) I did asked Ams initially but due to bad timing his man cannot help out. To be honest I have been struggling in general. Only 1 garage came back to me after I posted it online to even consider it; and the 1 refurber I used previously missed the issue completely so wouldn't trust them anymore. I really appreciate you coming back to me though mate, even though you are a wee bit away for me! Just had a though here: My works head office is in Peterborough actually. If I could get the car to you; would you be interested?
  6. Master flex

    Subframe labour cost

    Does anyone know a decent garage and what would be an acceptable price for the labour of changing one of these damn awful things ? This is also an open invitation to a enthusiast to earn a foreigner I have the subframe ordered. Just waiting for the bright yellow hammerite to arrive; just to make a point. Typically I wouldn't be so fastidious but... rust and restoration work can be an art form; and hard to tell of its been a botched job for top £. Based in Manchester but I'm open to travelling. I know Crazy used Lee Dent Autos (I remember this discussion on my last one) would be curious to know prices at least. Thanks chaps and chapettes.
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    Wiltshire Members

    Offer free food; that will pull the gluttons in... If you offer nachos I will say I'm local and pop over
  8. Master flex

    Rather bloody cold, eh?

    Your Celica is such a messy eater.
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    Can I assist Daz with this. I'm local to there.
  10. Master flex

    Down on power

    Haha I love this. Keep it on and then hit the 'sport button' Wolfie I will have a browse through your profile to find the V6. It's a terrible button.
  11. Master flex

    Down on power

    Just took the old girl out for a belt and let her warm up for a good 15-20 mins. Found a decent road and commenced thrashing it. It was taking taking a long time to climb up the ranges and lift engaged but not as aggressive. My heart was breaking, the (already non-existant) torque was pitiful and it felt like it had just eaten a large kebab. Even my missus commented on the amount of noise it was making, but it wasn't going anywhere... and then I spotted the A/C was turned on. Turned that little anus off and she suddenly deposited the kebab and became sharp and responsive again. I couldn't believe how much additional power it consumes with that on. Is it normal ? I know the A/C draws a load, but the difference was insane; but should it affect performance that much?
  12. Master flex

    what have you done to your celica today...

    New 5% limo tints finally on. For £100 fitted its much better than an electrochrome mirror!
  13. Master flex

    Rather bloody cold, eh?

    I was up in Aberdeen in early December up the A9 though Keith and it was getting daft. Like -19 degC. My skin is a bit too sensitive for that cold. That's the only negative when I return from a trip to scotland; my lady friend complains that my lips have dried out Almost looks like your celicas been drinking milk. Have you noticed increased milk usage in your household ?
  14. Master flex

    Rather bloody cold, eh?

    Must be above 1degC up there then for you lot
  15. Master flex

    Celica for sale

    Just wondering if this car has come across this forum at any point in time ? For a 10k price tag I would have thought as much https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201901194094155?advertising-location=at_cars&postcode=ol11st&model=CELICA&page=9&make=TOYOTA&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=Used More than anything though; I owe Kev a massive apology for thinking of turning my interior beige (the Austin's suited it, mind you ). I figured it would look nice but it is rather atrocious (sorry if the owner reads This, I guess) I promise not to consider it ever again!