Recovery Costs..... I got a Guy

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Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:56 pm

Thinking of buying this, have a little project on the go.

Am going to build a shepards hut to use as an office, have plenty of timber and picked up some curved corrugate sheets (off a 1920's railway carriage) and now need a chassis.

I like this but not sure what it might cost to get it collected, its about 60 miles from me. Waiting for a reply from seller regarding length, but wondered if any knew what I might expect to pay for recovery?

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looks like it has the potential to be a good project. not seen one of them for years though.

as for transport costs? not a clue, see what response you get about the length then ring round a few places to get quotes about cost to haul it back to your's.
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Not too sure about the Barn side of things but it`s worth a go if it goes for the right price.

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Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:27 pm

I guess its all down to the transportation cost, if it sold for just £100 but is going to cost £500 to have it on a low loader, the its not worth it. Be a good historic base though.
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Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:16 am

Well I won it for £53 :D

Now waiting for Shiply to come back with quotes to get it back to me :?
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Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:38 am

Mate usually chargers £1.50 per mile just the one way trip, where are you based?
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Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:47 am

Chippenham mate, round trip from mine to the chassis is 120 miles.
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Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:59 am

Work out the mileage from London W12 to where the chassis is and then to yours and times it by 1.5 to work out the price and I can ask Terry if he's up for it.

Will it fit on a standard low loader?
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Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:56 am

If you have the right bit on your car licence you could always hire a transporter self drive. I have used this crowd a couple of times.

http://www.transporterhire.co.uk/index.php

It may fit on a 7.5t and they have a place in Bath
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Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:39 am

Why not fix up the RR and tow it? I'm sure you could persuade some hero to steer it with what's left of the steering wheel... winkeye
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Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:46 am

Or you could just stick a spare M20 in it and drive it back :D

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flybynite wrote:Or you could just stick a spare M20 in it and drive it back :D

http://www.sfu.ca/person/dearmond/agr/SF-801-Ind.jpg
don't give him ideas :eek: 8O
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Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:15 pm

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flybynite wrote:Or you could just stick a spare M20 in it and drive it back :D

http://www.sfu.ca/person/dearmond/agr/SF-801-Ind.jpg
don't give him ideas :eek: 8O
4.6V8 Shepards Hut, now we're talking :D

As mentioned above, I could just rope it back nehind the CRV, my wife could steer the chassis, time to get my own back from a little trip years ago.
Had to dump a Golf GTI at a scrap yard years ago, my wife was towing me, the Golf had no glass, my wife was a smoker at the time, you can figure out the rest..........
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flybynite wrote:If you have the right bit on your car licence you could always hire a transporter self drive. I have used this crowd a couple of times.

http://www.transporterhire.co.uk/index.php

It may fit on a 7.5t and they have a place in Bath
I do have the right licence for such a thing, only touble is, I haven't got around to updating mine, its still the old paper one, in several pieces with an old address on, not sure they would find this acceptable!
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Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:28 pm

I hired a trailer a little while back, was cheaper than transport - i spoke to the hire place first with my genuine concerns (along your lines) and they were pretty flexible/helpful (didn't look to hard)!!!

Can also get around it if you have someone with you who has it on their licence (effectively drive it as a learner, i believe, but no need for L plates!) - although I believe anyone who passed their test pre '98 ish (maybe a bit earlier) can legally tow anyway, so it wouldn't matter if that was the case!
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Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:37 pm

So you won it for £53?
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Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:50 pm

I was very close to hiring a trailer with winch (yes, have old man license!) but have found a courier on shiply with a 26 ton truck & hiab, should be getting it next week :D

And Stefan, £53 8)
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Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:13 pm

You where robbed Jebus..........

So how much is the shipping going to cost you?
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So here is my latest vehicle, similar conditon to most E30 chassis, only this is 85 years old :D

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You need better computer skills......... and rephrase the title as it makes you sound a bit errrr effeminate.

Spil the beans how much was the transport?
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Bejesus, thon's some mighty looking yoke! winkeye
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Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:33 am

Over my head with that one Maurice :mad: :D

Cost £177 to get it up here, but also cost me many grey hairs. The seller was an absolute joke, never have I had to deal with such a pain in the back side.

It didn't matter what I said, what I organised, everything was no good, everything was met with complaint or argument.

She said in the ad "decent track" for collection & recovery so when I said about a lorry collecting, oh it might be too big, we have had lorries stuck. What the f uck did she think would be needed to collect it??

She then said about a digger pulling out the field for £25 and leaving at the bottom of the drive WHERE IT WASNT IN ANYONES WAY IN THE LARGE YARD. I said I didn't mind, as the lorry driver said he would be able to get it from the field, but it she wanted to pull it out i would be happy to pay the £25 to make it easy for the lorry driver. Fast forward a day and she was now moaning about paying £25 :mad: I said I would pay you stupid woman.

More messages followed, usually about who and when and how it was being collected, and trying to tell me what I should/shouldn't be doing etc.

I had collection with the lorry driver arranged, for the following Wednesday, not good enough of course so that resulted in more complaining.

Finally spoke to her on the phone and ended up losing my paticence with her, she just would not shut up about her constant demands and complaints. She would say stupid things, such as, when I said the lorry should be with her at midday (which of course wasn't good enough) as he was my contractor I must control him and ensure he arrives at exactly midday, because in her experience all lorry drivers lie and never do what they say. So when I say, look we can't foresee hold ups, traffic etc she would say such stupid things like "oh we don't have many hold ups or bad traffic around here" You live next to the A30 for f uck sake, a road notorious for hold ups and accidents, christ almighty the stupid bitch was hard work.

I have left out many of her other moans, but at the end of the day I had it removed 7 business from winning the auction which I think it perfectly acceptable, but not to her of course, even though where the chassis was left by the digger and she told me on the phone it wasn't in the way, it was apparantly in the way, despite the lorry driver telling me the yard was huge and there was no way it was in anyones way :mad: :mad: :mad:

Funnily enough, she was clearly thick, as with her many texts, the one with EXACT DIRECTIONS YOUR LORRY DRIVER MUST USE she said "turn off the A40" :eek: Jesus if she doen't even no which road she lives on :roll: :roll:

Nothing short of a nightmare. I cannot stand people like that, oh yeah and one big problem was she now couldn't be there for collection (had to go to London for an urgent meeting) this was now a problem as she would have to pay a member of staff to come and oversee collection, which I know she was insinuating I would have to pay for if the driver was late and the staff member had to hang around. Despite this bullshit, her aunty lived on site and the there was a gardener working there when the lorry driver turned up. I mean, how the hell is my fault she had a meeting to go to, she knew Wed was the collection day (even though she said he probably won't bother to turn up etc ect)

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Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:39 am

fuckin hell rog sounds like a right ball ache,

something tells me she wasn't happy to be letting it go for only £53.
hopefully it's all sorted now.
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Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:01 am

It was mate, you could be right about the money, though she did keep saying "it's not about the money", maybe to many times, perhaps she thought it was valuable. It isn't though.
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Jesus325iTouring wrote:It was mate, you could be right about the money, though she did keep saying "it's not about the money", maybe to many times, perhaps she thought it was valuable. It isn't though.
i've dealt with a few folk like that before, they always come out with "it's not about the money" far too many times,

it's not just sellers though, i've had it when i've given folks quotes for work,

but, you got what you wanted, hopefully for a price you were willing to pay (all in), so fingers crossed you wont have to deal with her again.
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Thats it mate, all in for under £250, I am happy with that.

I am trying at the moment to move it across my land to where its permanant spot will be, it's putting up a fight though, 6 flat tyres are not helping!
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Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:53 pm

Glad its home mate and go back and flatten that woman !!

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Jesus325iTouring wrote:Thats it mate, all in for under £250, I am happy with that.

I am trying at the moment to move it across my land to where its permanant spot will be, it's putting up a fight though, 6 flat tyres are not helping!
Can't you try that trick that drift/rallycross/arctic explorer types do, where you squirt aload of gas/lighter fluid in and light it?
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Jesus325iTouring wrote:It was mate, you could be right about the money, though she did keep saying "it's not about the money", maybe to many times, perhaps she thought it was valuable. It isn't though.
Tell her now that its a rare example an an agent for Tom Cruise is shipping it out to the US for him as its going to be turn in to a meditation studio for the church of Scientology and has paid you £50k for it..........
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Jesus325iTouring wrote:Thats it mate, all in for under £250, I am happy with that.

I am trying at the moment to move it across my land to where its permanant spot will be, it's putting up a fight though, 6 flat tyres are not helping!
Can't you try that trick that drift/rallycross/arctic explorer types do, where you squirt aload of gas/lighter fluid in and light it?
Thats WD40,

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Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:46 pm

Update March 2027,

Do you remember that chassis I bought back in 2018 well I still haven't started working on it.


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Cheeky caaant.

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Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:43 am

So I managed to burn out the clutch on my CRV moving the above into its location, whats it going to cost to replace??

Clutch is about £100, but will need to be fitted by my garage, and I don't really have the equipment to do the job, 4 post ramp for example :?
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Jesus325iTouring wrote:So I managed to burn out the clutch on my CRV moving the above into its location, whats it going to cost to replace??

Clutch is about £100, but will need to be fitted by my garage, and I don't really have the equipment to do the job, 4 post ramp for example :?
you're not having much luck are you? time for some divine intervention?

dread to think what the labour cost would be to replace the clutch on a crv,
good luck either way.
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