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Public Area => Taxi Talk => Topic started by: Belker on August 22, 2019, 05:55:30 AM

Title: Restoration job.
Post by: Belker on August 22, 2019, 05:55:30 AM
This is an old Cadillac Eldorado which if'n I won the Lotto would love to restore.

(https://i.postimg.cc/rKvhtRhg/Eldorado-1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/rKvhtRhg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/sGMcM37t/Eldorado-2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/sGMcM37t)

(https://i.postimg.cc/YjPRJmwk/Eldorado-3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YjPRJmwk)
Title: Re: Restoration job.
Post by: Belker on August 22, 2019, 05:56:34 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/p9VK92tq/Eldorado-4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/p9VK92tq)

(https://i.postimg.cc/7Gf7Vmhz/Eldorado-5.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7Gf7Vmhz)

(https://i.postimg.cc/47qcFVHS/Eldorado-6.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/47qcFVHS)
Title: Re: Restoration job.
Post by: Belker on August 22, 2019, 05:58:25 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/Tp8mVj6y/Eldorado-7.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Tp8mVj6y)

(https://i.postimg.cc/8jhvtFpZ/Eldorado-8.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/8jhvtFpZ)


(https://i.postimg.cc/9z9wQ47c/Eldorado-11.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/9z9wQ47c)
Title: Re: Restoration job.
Post by: Belker on August 22, 2019, 05:59:36 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/3kYv6KWY/Eldorado-9.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3kYv6KWY)

(https://i.postimg.cc/jLX5DydY/Eldorado-10.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/jLX5DydY)

(https://i.postimg.cc/WDDbYKms/Eldorado-12.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WDDbYKms)
Title: Re: Restoration job.
Post by: Belker on August 22, 2019, 06:12:39 AM
It's a total Pipe dream of mine to restore the old classic car and as it is owned by a member of an ethnic minority group who does not wish to sell it, then most likely it won't ever happen.
But it does bug me to drive past the old classic regularly to see in more disrepair each time.

Maybe a Radio station like 4FM Classic Hits might take it on, restore it and take it to the 'Events' nights to Show it off ?
Title: Re: Restoration job.
Post by: Belker on August 22, 2019, 06:22:41 AM
@ ShallowHal and anybody else with an educated opinion, 2 questions.

Firstly, How much (ball park) to get the body work done and taking it that the inside is as bad as the outside, how much to get it in a presentable fashion both inside and out that it could be displayed (not running) at an 'Events' gig fer a Radio or whatever type of company ?

Second question, How much fer all of the above + Running ?
Title: Re: Restoration job.
Post by: Shallowhal on August 22, 2019, 12:35:16 PM
They're tough questions Ken....I spent about 2.5k on my yoke(just parts and welding,renewed interior)...I was lucky enough to have a good welder,I did most...well all of the donkey work...also lucky enough to have made a friend(next door neighbour bro in law) that has a workshop with lift etc and a wealth of knowledge and expertise...he didn't know much about the car then....but does now!

I'd say the underneath is fairly rusty...American yikes of that vintage tended to rot...you'd need to get it on a lift for a thorough inspection....could be a money pit but I understand fully how one can feel about certain cars.
Title: Re: Restoration job.
Post by: Lizzzy on August 22, 2019, 12:45:06 PM
Waste of time and money Ken. All the rubber has rotted as well as the brake lines and floor, not to mention the engine.
I have have restored vintage and classic cars.
You would buy a good one for half the price.
Title: Re: Restoration job.
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on August 22, 2019, 12:53:47 PM
you might be able to pick a really nice one up in the US for around $15k.
that car is still on US plates which means the owner never paid the VRT and got irish plates.
if you don't VRT a car within 30 days of it entering the state penalties and interest accrue the longer you don't pay it.
I wonder what sort of stupid cunt would let that happen.
the type of cunt who'd abandon it and let it rot.
Title: Re: Restoration job.
Post by: stonethecrows on August 22, 2019, 01:17:41 PM
you might be able to pick a really nice one up in the US for around $15k.
that car is still on US plates which means the owner never paid the VRT and got irish plates.
if you don't VRT a car within 30 days of it entering the state penalties and interest accrue the longer you don't pay it.
I wonder what sort of stupid cunt would let that happen.
the type of cunt who'd abandon it and let it rot.
Yes Boss
Title: Re: Restoration job.
Post by: Lizzzy on August 22, 2019, 01:20:40 PM
An old car has to be road worthy ( driven off the trailer) before you can pay the VRT or put plates on it.
Title: Re: Restoration job.
Post by: Belker on August 22, 2019, 11:28:39 PM
@ ShallowHal and anybody else with an educated opinion, 2 questions.

Firstly, How much (ball park) to get the body work done and taking it that the inside is as bad as the outside, how much to get it in a presentable fashion both inside and out that it could be displayed (not running) at an 'Events' gig fer a Radio or whatever type of company ?

Second question, How much fer all of the above + Running ?
@ Shallowhal and Lizzzy; Throw a Ballpark price on it ?
Title: Re: Restoration job.
Post by: Belker on August 22, 2019, 11:37:01 PM
you might be able to pick a really nice one up in the US for around $15k.
that car is still on US plates which means the owner never paid the VRT and got irish plates.
if you don't VRT a car within 30 days of it entering the state penalties and interest accrue the longer you don't pay it.
I wonder what sort of stupid cunt would let that happen.
the type of cunt who'd abandon it and let it rot.
The owner is seemingly a member of the Settled Ethnic Minority group,
hence Irish Law as we Irish citizens know it does not apply.
Title: Re: Restoration job.
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on August 23, 2019, 03:49:30 AM
I'm getting the bug myself kenny.
look at this beauty.
https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/cadillac/eldorado/2284896.html (https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/cadillac/eldorado/2284896.html)
Title: Re: Restoration job.
Post by: Belker on August 25, 2019, 10:11:09 AM
Thanks DMG, but it is the Challenge of restoration that would excite me (if'n I won the Lotto).
I don't want to buy what someone else has restored.
Title: Re: Restoration job.
Post by: mercenary for hire on August 25, 2019, 10:19:44 AM
Ya should start trying to do some DIY on yer taxi Belker.Lots of the skills involved in keeping a taxi roadworthy would help you in a restoration project.

All those restoration Tv programmes don't show the hundreds of hours involved for an amateur trying to bring one of them rustbuckets back to new.I'd probably hate the car by the time it was completed.

I think you'd buy one finished for a lot less than you'd pay someone else to restore the rusty one.
Title: Re: Restoration job.
Post by: Belker on August 25, 2019, 11:14:26 AM
I know all about the Hundreds of hours needed fer restoration work MFH.

In my last job I restored many old buildings in to new offices and there was always a sense of pride about the on going job and a great sense of completion when the job was finished.

Hal would understand !
Title: Re: Restoration job.
Post by: mercenary for hire on August 25, 2019, 11:16:42 AM
Is it an OCD thing?I'd have no problem leaving it unfinished if I got bored.That's probably why the rustbucket is sitting in a field in the first place.
Title: Re: Restoration job.
Post by: mercenary for hire on August 25, 2019, 11:35:52 AM
Must be...remember it's not called a disorder for nothign..
Title: Re: Restoration job.
Post by: Shallowhal on August 25, 2019, 01:52:50 PM
Definitely a sense of pride when doing it.....old cars tend to be ongoing projects,they're never really finished,
Picked up a guy a couple of months back,had a lovely Merc 500 SEL in his garden,cost him 20k(sterling),cost him 15k(sterling) to get it to it's current condition(no paint job) and had just bought an original air con system for it..yet to be fitted...for 4k(euro)...I asked how much work he did himself....didn't hold a spanner....he said the car would be worth more from a documented restorer...I understand that but seems he bought the car like a business deal and is hoping to find someone who is willing to pay the sort of money he needs for it when he wants or needs to sell it.
Title: Re: Restoration job.
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on August 25, 2019, 05:10:34 PM
what year is your citroen hal.
Title: Re: Restoration job.
Post by: Shallowhal on August 25, 2019, 05:41:24 PM
what year is your citroen hal.

1985.
Title: Re: Restoration job.
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on August 25, 2019, 05:51:19 PM
excellent.
Title: Re: Restoration job.
Post by: Lizzzy on September 13, 2019, 04:59:37 PM
@ ShallowHal and anybody else with an educated opinion, 2 questions.

Firstly, How much (ball park) to get the body work done and taking it that the inside is as bad as the outside, how much to get it in a presentable fashion both inside and out that it could be displayed (not running) at an 'Events' gig fer a Radio or whatever type of company ?

Second question, How much fer all of the above + Running ?

Not running about 10k, if you can get anyone to work on it.
Title: Re: Restoration job.
Post by: Octavia1 on September 13, 2019, 11:23:45 PM
Thanks DMG, but it is the Challenge of restoration that would excite me (if'n I won the Lotto).
I don't want to buy what someone else has restored.


So you want to restore it yourself Ken  ???
First off ya need a workshop..
Then you need an education in mechanics ,bodywork ,auto electrics,etcetera...
Then you need an enormous amount of money impossible to quantify from a photo or without specialist knowledge..
Then you need to retire because this I'll be a full time job for about 5-10  years whilst you learn what your doing....

Its junk ...plastic, glass, iron ,junk....juice guzzler ...nostalgia, romance or watever ya have for this heap of shite ..put it out of yur mind..
Why wud you bother...with a yoke that will be totally impractical, left hand drive, a fortune to run and insure......

For you to live your dream fixing this personally....your looking at couple 100 k plus your loss of earnings...plus bout ten yers.....

It wud break yur heart an your pocket....

Title: Re: Restoration job.
Post by: silverbullet on September 14, 2019, 12:03:38 AM
Restoration?

Here ya go: https://www.hrbr.ie/ (https://www.hrbr.ie/)

Hope this helps! 8)
Title: Re: Restoration job.
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on September 14, 2019, 12:35:45 AM
I use to have a mop of hair on my bollocks.
not anymore.
my big hairy legs all went to jaysus as well.
the only place where the hair is getting progressively thicker is up my hole.
Title: Re: Restoration job.
Post by: Shallowhal on September 14, 2019, 12:47:05 AM
Restoration?

Here ya go: https://www.hrbr.ie/ (https://www.hrbr.ie/)

Hope this helps! 8)

The maintenance on that would bleed Ken dry.
Title: Re: Restoration job.
Post by: Belker on September 15, 2019, 09:41:11 AM
@ ShallowHal and anybody else with an educated opinion, 2 questions.

Firstly, How much (ball park) to get the body work done and taking it that the inside is as bad as the outside, how much to get it in a presentable fashion both inside and out that it could be displayed (not running) at an 'Events' gig fer a Radio or whatever type of company ?

Second question, How much fer all of the above + Running ?

Not running about 10k, if you can get anyone to work on it.

Thanks Lizzzy, like I said it's a Lotto dream !
Title: Re: Restoration job.
Post by: Lizzzy on September 15, 2019, 04:33:19 PM
@ ShallowHal and anybody else with an educated opinion, 2 questions.

Firstly, How much (ball park) to get the body work done and taking it that the inside is as bad as the outside, how much to get it in a presentable fashion both inside and out that it could be displayed (not running) at an 'Events' gig fer a Radio or whatever type of company ?

Second question, How much fer all of the above + Running ?

Not running about 10k, if you can get anyone to work on it.

Thanks Lizzzy, like I said it's a Lotto dream !

It's more like a nightmare.
Title: Re: Restoration job.
Post by: Shallowhal on September 15, 2019, 06:40:44 PM
@ ShallowHal and anybody else with an educated opinion, 2 questions.

Firstly, How much (ball park) to get the body work done and taking it that the inside is as bad as the outside, how much to get it in a presentable fashion both inside and out that it could be displayed (not running) at an 'Events' gig fer a Radio or whatever type of company ?

Second question, How much fer all of the above + Running ?

Not running about 10k, if you can get anyone to work on it.

Thanks Lizzzy, like I said it's a Lotto dream !

It's more like a nightmare.

Just like today's ladies football final....eh Liz!!
Title: Re: Restoration job.
Post by: Lizzzy on September 15, 2019, 08:06:34 PM
@ ShallowHal and anybody else with an educated opinion, 2 questions.

Firstly, How much (ball park) to get the body work done and taking it that the inside is as bad as the outside, how much to get it in a presentable fashion both inside and out that it could be displayed (not running) at an 'Events' gig fer a Radio or whatever type of company ?

Second question, How much fer all of the above + Running ?

Not running about 10k, if you can get anyone to work on it.

Thanks Lizzzy, like I said it's a Lotto dream !

It's more like a nightmare.

Just like today's ladies football final....eh Liz!!

We won the Camogie final last week  !!.....we cant win everything  !!!!!                                        .l