Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 19]

Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 19]

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TommoAE86

2,285 posts

94 months

Friday 11th June
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Weas said:
I really like the look of this, but I have no idea what size it is?! Is there a UK model that it is similar too?
Not to sure if this will come up big enough;


Crown Majesta: Body size 4950 x 1795 x 1465

roughly equivalent to a 2020 5 series (L 4,936-4,983 mm x W 1,868-1,903 mm x H 1,467-1,498 mm)

TyrannosauRoss Lex

27,510 posts

179 months

Friday 11th June
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Emeye said:
Scrump said:
W00DY said:
I just popped in to have a look at the Friday pictures.
Standards are slipping!
laughlaughlaugh

Weas

74 posts

16 months

Friday 11th June
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TommoAE86 said:
Weas said:
I really like the look of this, but I have no idea what size it is?! Is there a UK model that it is similar too?
Not to sure if this will come up big enough;


Crown Majesta: Body size 4950 x 1795 x 1465

roughly equivalent to a 2020 5 series (L 4,936-4,983 mm x W 1,868-1,903 mm x H 1,467-1,498 mm)
Thanks! I wondered if they were a Japanese named LS but then I remembered that's a Celsior. Showing a total lack of beardage here. Appreciate they are over £5k but they appear good value to me.

CharlesdeGaulle

17,191 posts

147 months

Friday 11th June
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Scrump said:
W00DY said:
I just popped in to have a look at the Friday pictures.
Standards are slipping!
Careful lads, it might be a trap. nuts

Stegel

1,660 posts

141 months

Friday 11th June
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Emeye said:
Dapster said:
Seller going for the world's "shytest pics in an ad" award notwithstanding, we have here a an SL320 that isn't a rusty skip for near enough thread. MOT history shows it has had little love but how far wrong can you go?




https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1343301#&...
I like that but I would want a V8.
I would tend to agree, but if any threadist was tempted I have a matching (I think the car’s colour is green-black 189) hardtop for not many beer tokens after I upgraded my lockdown SL to a panoramic lid.

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167 posts

9 months

Friday 11th June
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Emeye

8,969 posts

190 months

Friday 11th June
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Stegel said:
Emeye said:
Dapster said:
Seller going for the world's "shytest pics in an ad" award notwithstanding, we have here a an SL320 that isn't a rusty skip for near enough thread. MOT history shows it has had little love but how far wrong can you go?




https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1343301#&...
I like that but I would want a V8.
I would tend to agree, but if any threadist was tempted I have a matching (I think the car’s colour is green-black 189) hardtop for not many beer tokens after I upgraded my lockdown SL to a panoramic lid.
They do a panoramic lid?! eek

How many friends do you need to get that on and off?

TommoAE86

2,285 posts

94 months

Friday 11th June
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Weas said:
Thanks! I wondered if they were a Japanese named LS but then I remembered that's a Celsior. Showing a total lack of beardage here. Appreciate they are over £5k but they appear good value to me.
The Majesta's should share its parts with newer Lexus LS's (XF30/XF40) compared to the Celsior which was based on the XF20 LS so think you're right, I have a S180 (same gen as this Majesta) Crown Athlete which is just a mk3 Lexus GS in all it's running gear smile

I think Crown's represent great value, if you include all the work the importer did sourcing, inspecting, shipping and "Uk-fying" I paid just under a couple of K over thread max, was high grade with 80,000kms on the clock.

Scrump

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14,723 posts

125 months

Friday 11th June
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CharlesdeGaulle said:
Careful lads, it might be a trap. nuts
Stay classy!

Emeye

8,969 posts

190 months

Friday 11th June
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Is clocking rife on Japanese imports? I have seen heard that it is, especially as the build quality makes it easier to hide.

i have only owned one import, a Mk1 Mazda Eunos, and it had been imported long before I got my hands on it.

Macron

6,503 posts

133 months

Friday 11th June
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Emeye said:
They do a panoramic lid?! eek

How many friends do you need to get that on and off?
Two of you, and even then you can drop it. Ask me how I know...

Stegel

1,660 posts

141 months

Friday 11th June
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Emeye said:
They do a panoramic lid?! eek

How many friends do you need to get that on and off?
Indeed they do! My wife and I can just about manage it, although if ever she learns of the existence of 230/231 SLs I’m finished. My daughters are both taller and stronger than their mum, so they’re a safer bet. There’s negligible weight difference between the solid and panoramic lids.

(As Macron indicates, there’s a certain adrenaline rush in swapping roofs on and off and it’s best done no more frequently than seasonally!).


Edited by Stegel on Friday 11th June 15:19

ian316

2,555 posts

72 months

Friday 11th June
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Emeye said:
They do a panoramic lid?! eek

How many friends do you need to get that on and off?
Or if you're really flash you have the hoist in the garage

TommoAE86

2,285 posts

94 months

Friday 11th June
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Emeye said:
Is clocking rife on Japanese imports? I have seen heard that it is, especially as the build quality makes it easier to hide.

i have only owned one import, a Mk1 Mazda Eunos, and it had been imported long before I got my hands on it.
Sounds like one of those old tales and the reality is it's just as rife as clocking over here, mine certainly haven't and the Crown wears it's KM's better than my Jag did. There are inspection services available to get that sort of thing checked out before you ship it if you're doing it yourself, and most reputable importers will do it themselves.

You have to switch them to miles/mph to get them on the road over hear so there's more chance of a dodgy importer doing it.

Build quality confused

Prinny

1,558 posts

66 months

Friday 11th June
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ian316 said:
Emeye said:
They do a panoramic lid?! eek

How many friends do you need to get that on and off?
Or if you're really flash you have the hoist in the garage
Pah! While I don’t have the pano-roof, put the seats forward, climb into the back and rest back of head against rear window. Hands on the grab handles and make like you’re a weightlifter. Cautiously step out of the car - helped in no small amount by the fact the seatbelts are integral to the seat & so aren’t dangling down the B-pillar to catch an unwary foot. Carefully spin the top around while balanced on head (which my dears, plays absolute havoc with one’s carefully coiffured locks, let me tell you!) and then bring down to rest upon wheeled trolley stand. Job’s a good-un. Do not attempt to do this with friends present who enjoy moving the trolley out of reach while you’re walking around with a roof on your head. I would happily demonstrate this with photos, but I can’t take the roof off at present - the small matter of the pre-requisite switch being 40 miles away with Olly might have something to do with that!

AdrieBiemans

50 posts

31 months

Friday 11th June
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Prinny said:
Pah! While I don’t have the pano-roof, put the seats forward, climb into the back and rest back of head against rear window. Hands on the grab handles and make like you’re a weightlifter. Cautiously step out of the car - helped in no small amount by the fact the seatbelts are integral to the seat & so aren’t dangling down the B-pillar to catch an unwary foot. Carefully spin the top around while balanced on head (which my dears, plays absolute havoc with one’s carefully coiffured locks, let me tell you!) and then bring down to rest upon wheeled trolley stand. Job’s a good-un. Do not attempt to do this with friends present who enjoy moving the trolley out of reach while you’re walking around with a roof on your head. I would happily demonstrate this with photos, but I can’t take the roof off at present - the small matter of the pre-requisite switch being 40 miles away with Olly might have something to do with that!
Is this a substitute for deadlifts or squats? Farmers walk maybe?

Prinny

1,558 posts

66 months

Friday 11th June
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Nah, I’m too old for that exercise nonsense. If you can get your arse below your knees while keeping your feet on the ground, without some sort of involuntary breath expulsion, you’re doing better than I can these days.

Oh, and a farmers lift involves a telehandler, no? (Especially if the roof in question isn’t usually removable from the car). wink

dscam

1,016 posts

154 months

Friday 11th June
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Here’s a Friday budget-exempt SL500. Quite striking in this colour and only 17k miles. All the money though.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174795873324


SpeckledJim

25,737 posts

220 months

Friday 11th June
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Emeye said:
Stegel said:
Emeye said:
Dapster said:
Seller going for the world's "shytest pics in an ad" award notwithstanding, we have here a an SL320 that isn't a rusty skip for near enough thread. MOT history shows it has had little love but how far wrong can you go?




https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1343301#&...
I like that but I would want a V8.
I would tend to agree, but if any threadist was tempted I have a matching (I think the car’s colour is green-black 189) hardtop for not many beer tokens after I upgraded my lockdown SL to a panoramic lid.
They do a panoramic lid?! eek

How many friends do you need to get that on and off?
If you have an R129 and a panoramic lid you don’t have friends. You have attendants.

W00DY

13,708 posts

193 months

Friday 11th June
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274830180367

Rare to see such a smart looking example.