Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 16]

Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 16]

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LetsTryAgain

841 posts

26 months

Saturday 23rd May
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thepeoplespal said:
Those of a certain age in Norn Iron call all 4x4s a jeep, presumably related to 300+k yanks stationed there during WW2 driving them and it leaving an impression.

That's also sitting on tarmac (NI version of an Englishman's gravel drive) and it is at a stand alone bungalow, which is a positive, if buying in the Province.
Good info.

Macron

4,786 posts

119 months

Saturday 23rd May
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josh00mac said:
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It doesn't actually look st. Although the convertible mondeo jokes would wear thin quickly. And I suspect you saw an XK with that front grafted on the result would not quite match expectation... That's the beauty of render, you can deal with proportions, not suffer with reality.

Jim the Sunderer

2,329 posts

135 months

Saturday 23rd May
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That convertible X-Type looks dire.

It's no Rover 75 coupé.

LetsTryAgain

841 posts

26 months

Saturday 23rd May
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There are a few different Jaguar convertibles (ones which never made production, as well as those that did) in the Jaguar Heritage building at the British Motor Museum.
They also have the prototype XJ220 (so V12, 4WD), too.

S8QUATTRO

593 posts

103 months

Saturday 23rd May
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josh00mac said:
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That looks quite nice

JOB2.5-16

338 posts

25 months

Saturday 23rd May
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olly755 said:
JOB2.5-16 said:
The fact that mine is silver is a slight pain in my side but you can’t have it all.
Funny, I always see silver as a proper colour for older Benzes, redolent of Silver Arrows, Moss/Jenks, early C126’s on wheeltrims and export zoll plates, etc.

My lottery winning, Singer-esque resto mod S124 would be silver, pre Sacco, blue plaid/half leather, 500e running gear and steelies under wheeltrims.
I completely agree with the silver sentiment, but I think in comparison to other period colours it’s maybe a bit... boring? When I got mine it was on wheel trims which have been swapped for 15 holes and that improves things. The real visual appeal of it is inside, blue sportline Karo cloth. Mmmmmmmm. I guess it goes well with the exterior, so I can’t complain too much.

On the other hand, where’s my passport?

https://m.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/mercedes...

r129sl

8,422 posts

156 months

Saturday 23rd May
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thepeoplespal said:
LetsTryAgain said:
Very nice.
But anyone referring to all 4 x 4's as a "Jeep" puts me off.
3 times is unforgivable.

Edited by LetsTryAgain on Friday 22 May 14:16
Those of a certain age in Norn Iron call all 4x4s a jeep, presumably related to 300+k yanks stationed there during WW2 driving them and it leaving an impression.

That's also sitting on tarmac (NI version of an Englishman's gravel drive) and it is at a stand alone bungalow, which is a positive, if buying in the Province.
For a couple of weeks now I have been cringing rather shamefacedly because we tend to call our G-wagen a jeep. But what is the alternative? Call it a "SUV"? call it a "4x4"? call it "the G"? These are all worse, surely? I seem to recall that Car magazine, back in the day when it wasn't very colourful toilet paper, called the then-new Range Rover an upmarket jeep or some such.

r129sl

8,422 posts

156 months

Saturday 23rd May
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JOB2.5-16 said:
olly755 said:
JOB2.5-16 said:
The fact that mine is silver is a slight pain in my side but you can’t have it all.
Funny, I always see silver as a proper colour for older Benzes, redolent of Silver Arrows, Moss/Jenks, early C126’s on wheeltrims and export zoll plates, etc.

My lottery winning, Singer-esque resto mod S124 would be silver, pre Sacco, blue plaid/half leather, 500e running gear and steelies under wheeltrims.
I completely agree with the silver sentiment, but I think in comparison to other period colours it’s maybe a bit... boring? When I got mine it was on wheel trims which have been swapped for 15 holes and that improves things. The real visual appeal of it is inside, blue sportline Karo cloth. Mmmmmmmm. I guess it goes well with the exterior, so I can’t complain too much.

On the other hand, where’s my passport?

https://m.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/mercedes...
Silver undoubtedly is classic Merc: in the late-, great-1980s I seem to recall it was also ever-so sophisticated.

No doubt we are all familiar with this site, home of the Pueblo s124? https://www.e-arrows.jp They do G-wagens as well. The Rodeo Grey 124 is pretty natty, though.




Silver s124 reupholstered in the blue plaid cloth from the early r129 would be nice. I would have it on the bolsters as well.



Edited by r129sl on Saturday 23 May 09:50

LetsTryAgain

841 posts

26 months

Saturday 23rd May
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r129sl said:
For a couple of weeks now I have been cringing rather shamefacedly because we tend to call our G-wagen a jeep. But what is the alternative? Call it a "SUV"? call it a "4x4"? call it "the G"? These are all worse, surely? I seem to recall that Car magazine, back in the day when it wasn't very colourful toilet paper, called the then-new Range Rover an upmarket jeep or some such.
G Wagon?

BigRusko

167 posts

47 months

Saturday 23rd May
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josh00mac said:
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All I see is Ovlov C70 with a Jag nose grafted on...

jke11y

3,061 posts

190 months

Saturday 23rd May
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r129sl said:
Silver undoubtedly is classic Merc: in the late-, great-1980s I seem to recall it was also ever-so sophisticated.

No doubt we are all familiar with this site, home of the Pueblo s124? https://www.e-arrows.jp

Silver s124 reupholstered in the blue plaid cloth from the early r129 would be nice. I would have it on the bolsters as well.

Pattern matched cloth. Properly done.

OSHB47

19 posts

3 months

Saturday 23rd May
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r129sl said:
Silver undoubtedly is classic Merc: in the late-, great-1980s I seem to recall it was also ever-so sophisticated.

No doubt we are all familiar with this site, home of the Pueblo s124? https://www.e-arrows.jp

Silver s124 reupholstered in the blue plaid cloth from the early r129 would be nice. I would have it on the bolsters as well.

Sorry - that looks horrid!

55palfers

4,499 posts

117 months

Saturday 23rd May
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LetsTryAgain said:
r129sl said:
For a couple of weeks now I have been cringing rather shamefacedly because we tend to call our G-wagen a jeep. But what is the alternative? Call it a "SUV"? call it a "4x4"? call it "the G"? These are all worse, surely? I seem to recall that Car magazine, back in the day when it wasn't very colourful toilet paper, called the then-new Range Rover an upmarket jeep or some such.
G Wagon?
Geländewagen.

G Wagen

jet_noise

3,883 posts

135 months

Saturday 23rd May
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BigRusko said:
josh00mac said:
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All I see is Ovlov C70 with a Jag nose grafted on...
I see Chimaera in the rear wing profile.
Nonetheless not unattractive but...
...what does it look like with the roof up?

Sweeping statement time:
Most convertibles are good looking with the roof down.
Few are acceptable with the roof raised.

Sterillium

21,110 posts

178 months

Saturday 23rd May
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1988 Mercedes Benz 230e W124... £3495.

A sensible ad, and some lovely "evening sun" photographs lead me to think this would be a good 'un.











https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1988-Mercedes-Benz-230e...

bolidemichael

3,007 posts

154 months

Saturday 23rd May
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55palfers said:
Geländewagen.

G Wagen
'Let's jump into the Gelande'. That sounds good to me.

bolidemichael

3,007 posts

154 months

Saturday 23rd May
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SlowV6 said:
My best mate has an 11 plate 5.0SC L322 with a fairly massive spec including heated and cooled seats all round etc etc. I have been driven in it, which makes me feel seasick, and have also driven it. It was fast in a straight line and certainly a mighty engine but otherwise just a high, wallowy, massive thing. To be honest I just don't get the RR love. I massively preferred his previous E60 545i, which he sold before any oil leaks started before you ask!

I would much prefer an XJ 5.0SC.
Funnily, I have experienced this in a friend's Quattroporte (the noughties one).

nickod

342 posts

113 months

Saturday 23rd May
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LetsTryAgain said:
r129sl said:
For a couple of weeks now I have been cringing rather shamefacedly because we tend to call our G-wagen a jeep. But what is the alternative? Call it a "SUV"? call it a "4x4"? call it "the G"? These are all worse, surely? I seem to recall that Car magazine, back in the day when it wasn't very colourful toilet paper, called the then-new Range Rover an upmarket jeep or some such.
G Wagon?
Yep that's what I call mine. All alternatives are worse.

EarlOfHazard

2,426 posts

111 months

Saturday 23rd May
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Sterillium said:
1988 Mercedes Benz 230e W124... £3495.

A sensible ad, and some lovely "evening sun" photographs lead me to think this would be a good 'un.











https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1988-Mercedes-Benz-230e...
Looks very nice, and has had lots of work done as well.

Bonefish Blues

15,379 posts

176 months

Saturday 23rd May
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Collection day today smile