I’m not really a collector of things in the true sense… just a hoarder. The value of the stuff I hoard isn’t monetary, it’s more in the nostalgia. I just like old stuff. Model cars, garage equipment, old stereos and electronic games, vintage cameras and books, car sales brochures and toy garages. Most of all, …

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I actually did this job some time ago, but figured it may be of interest, as it seems many quite capable car nuts are unwilling to tackle the replacement of these large panels, often preferring to just repair the wheel arches on their own instead. If you can get hold of the panels, there isn’t …

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Just got a scanner for doing old photo negatives. There’s a surprising number of pictures I don’t have as prints, including this shot of my Datsun 1000 (VB10) estate. I bought this back in 1996 and ran it for about a year until MOT time came around and I lacked the requisite parts to make …

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If like me you’re keen on fitting tasty wheels to everything in sight, then you might want to get yourself one of these handy, telescopic PCD measuring tools. This is a dead handy thing to have when you’re at a swapmeet, or down the scrapyard, as you can instantly check the PCD of any 4, …

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I recently scored a new weapon to add to my arsenal of workshop equipment in the shape of this funky Clemco blasting cabinet. I’ve been looking at getting some kind of blasting cabinet for a while, but it seemed that to usual DIY ones didn’t seem to offer much for the money. This used Clemco …

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I love Top Trump cards. They are like little colour snap shots of dubious motoring history with the techie bits whittled down to merely those about which small boys care, namely engine size, power and top speed. And occasionally value. Whenever I see an interesting old set that’s car based I buy it, so I …

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