Jump to content
UnicyclingTom

Unicyclingtom's Volvo V50.

Recommended Posts

Anyhow after finding out the cost of glass and a professional repair on the dent some where north of £350..

 

I've found an entire tail gate in the correct colour in Coventry at a renegotiated price of £120, so that's my Saturday day out sorted! 

 

I'm other news, the oem floor mats have turned up and look spiffing!

IMG-20161020-WA0014.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Are you effing kidding? Twice in the space of a week? Same place? 

 

New wife required :) 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
31 minutes ago, UnicyclingTom said:

It happened again. 

The wife parked the volvo, 2 hrs later it's in the same fence that broke the civic!

 

Rear window completely smashed.

Dent in the boot.

Bumper has a crease.

 

This is the current state:-

DSC_0990.JPG

WTF?? another handbrake failure?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
26 minutes ago, UnicyclingTom said:

My suspicion is user error Gents.

 

Weak handbrake pull! Need to get her arm muscles built up with vigorous w***ing Tom ;) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, dr_broon said:

Nooooooo! :shock:

 

Indeed. All you can do is laugh!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
29 minutes ago, dr_broon said:
22 minutes ago, dr_broon said:

True. 

And swear. 

Swearing helps! :D

 

 

At least it wasn't my next, next car. Imagine trying to get a tailgate for a Toyota Crown Athlete Wagon in less than 2 days!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, UnicyclingTom said:

 

 

At least it wasn't my next, next car. Imagine trying to get a tailgate for a Toyota Crown Athlete Wagon in less than 2 days!

 

What the hell is that? I'm only 36

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, burbleboy said:

 

What the hell is that? I'm only 36

 

Über rare Jdm wagon.

2.5 Ltr twin turbo, rwd. 

wald_toyota_crown_estate_3.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, UnicyclingTom said:

 

Über rare Jdm wagon.

2.5 Ltr twin turbo, rwd. 

wald_toyota_crown_estate_3.jpg

Yes!.. And look at the chrome! ;):lol:

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

DSC_0996.JPG

 

Broken boot buddies!

 

DSC_0987.JPG

 

Though you'd better see it without the bagged rear window. 

 

I've stripped all the trim,  wiper motor out etc,  driven to @Krzys house ( a supremely comfortable drive it was too) 

 

Now off to collect and fit the new boot before returning home!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, fyfie5 said:

couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this!

 

+1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Gel said:

Terrible news :(         Prevention is better than cure :   

 

https://www.volvotech.eu/v50/V50-MY-2007-2012/mfp/1f-what-product-type-are-you-looking-for,reversing-camera

 

Wasn't done reversing though! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Back home now, stripped the rest of the old boot.

 

When @Krzys and I installed the new boot, we shut it and the boot wouldn't open! :wacko:

 

So we started the change stuff, it appears we were a bit prememaprememature, when I got to Southampton it had fixed itself!

 

Still got a mystery wire hanging down. Doesn't appear to have effected anything, looks like a mini coaxial cable?! IMG-20161022-WA0060.jpeg

Box o spares! 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×