Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 20]

Best smoker barges 1-5 large [Vol 20]

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Captain_Morgan

253 posts

30 months

Thursday
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w1bbles said:
W00DY said:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265420648507

I have a real thing for the C43 estate.
Seller said:
The pictures may show slight blemishes. To be clear, these are reflections. There are no blemishes, dings, scrapes,dents, or rust areas. The paintwork is perfect. Car is available to view near Yeovil, Somerset. Delivery possible after payment made in full by bank transfer.
That's a bold statement. Some interesting 'reflections' above the passenger side headlight then!
Also the near side front bumper gap looks poor

21st Century Man

36,367 posts

219 months

Thursday
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Another gratuitous around toon pic...


Macron

6,977 posts

137 months

Thursday
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JeremyH5 said:
W00DY said:



https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/144304841545

I rather like this, by which I mean I apparently like it about 20% enough.
It was a nice design and the colours on that are great. However, I can never get away from the horrendously bad NCAP test results. Death traps.
But isn't that half the point?

Here we have a first purchaser who said "fk your diesel st box I'm having a 3.3 petrol", who also was either super confident they wouldn't be involved in a crash, or was simply accepting that if they were, they and their entourage would be toast, in a completely binary way.

What's not to like?

BigBen

10,826 posts

201 months

Thursday
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SpeckledJim said:
NorthNorthWest said:
W00DY said:


I rather like this
You've been doing so well recently as well.


On an unrelated note - do any threadists have an S211 with a roof box?
I think (from memory!) mine has built in roof bars running front to back which are raised.
Work have offered me a roof box for a price I can't really say no to, despite the fact that it has Jaguar logo's on it.

Is it simply a case of getting a pair of roof rails to run horizontally across the bars and securing the roof box?
The aforementioned roof box has 4 wheels inside which open a clam-shell type clamp. Is this a fairly universal set up?

I may be a Jag mechanic but I have no knowledge/experience of these contraptions!

TIA, NNW.

Edited by NorthNorthWest on Thursday 25th November 11:14
Yes, dead easy. Some generic 'clamping' bars will grip onto the roof rails, and the box fits tightly onto them.
Furthermore if the OP is near Northampton I have some that he can have (actually that is a fact independently of his location)

cmvtec

1,757 posts

52 months

Thursday
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21st Century Man said:
Another gratuitous around toon pic...

I didn't realise you could still get along there!

grudas

969 posts

139 months

Thursday
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21st Century Man said:
Another gratuitous around toon pic...

looking good! how has it been over the time you've owned it?

I took deposit on my crown, should be gone soon! will be looking for replacement soon after smile





martynr

527 posts

145 months

Thursday
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Did we have this? Only tenth of the budget, but a little broken...

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202111219...

If it was nearer I would be keen to inspect...

SpeckledJim

26,909 posts

224 months

Thursday
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Macron said:
JeremyH5 said:
W00DY said:



https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/144304841545

I rather like this, by which I mean I apparently like it about 20% enough.
It was a nice design and the colours on that are great. However, I can never get away from the horrendously bad NCAP test results. Death traps.
But isn't that half the point?

Here we have a first purchaser who said "fk your diesel st box I'm having a 3.3 petrol", who also was either super confident they wouldn't be involved in a crash, or was simply accepting that if they were, they and their entourage would be toast, in a completely binary way.

What's not to like?
A very useful vehicle...for engendering feelings of smug superiority in Alphard owners...

paddycam

194 posts

96 months

Thursday
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Least enticing barge pic ever. The anti-Friday.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224709968865?hash=item3...


essdaytwelve

4,943 posts

182 months

Thursday
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martynr said:
Did we have this? Only tenth of the budget, but a little broken...

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202111219...


If it was nearer I would be keen to inspect...
Unless you are very handy with a spanner that’s a scrapper.

Macron

6,977 posts

137 months

Thursday
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paddycam said:
Least enticing barge pic ever. The anti-Friday.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224709968865?hash=item3...

Is that a still from an episode of Grange Hill?

McGee_22

4,623 posts

150 months

Thursday
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paddycam said:
Least enticing barge pic ever. The anti-Friday.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224709968865?hash=item3...

Aaargh, they've got past the bars yikes

21st Century Man

36,367 posts

219 months

Thursday
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grudas said:
looking good! how has it been over the time you've owned it?
Nothing much really. Secondary air valves packed up last year, I replaced both which was an easy enough diy £250 each. The rear nearside soft close on the door has packed up and the microswitch thinks the door is open so the interior lights stay on (well, until I pulled the bulbs out) and there's a dash warning light, it's intermittent, new lock on order £230, should arrive soon then it's a diy job. Quite a litany of failure for a Toyota I suppose!

Raino144

71 posts

40 months

Thursday
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Scrump said:
The Mercedes bars, atera aero bars and (I think) Thule bars all have a T track for securing the box.
T shaped pieces are slid into the track and then the box drops over them, a nut or hand wheel is then secured inside the box.
The alternative and more basic method of securing boxes to bars is with large U bolts.

T track:


U bolts:
My Thule box has what I can only describe as a spider type clamp where you sit the box on the rails, fit the clamps over the bars from the inside of the roof box and then turn a wheel to tighten them up.

Even with the aero bars the box baffles like hell at high speed, my autoroute progress was limited to 140kph ish due to noise.

BenjiA

233 posts

181 months

Thursday
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Well, erm, this is something....but £3,900....havin' a larf.


R50 BPS

476 posts

7 months

Thursday
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BenjiA said:
Well, erm, this is something....but £3,900....havin' a larf.

This made an appearance in Vol. 19 and I was hoping never to be subjected to the sight of it again.

Dan Singh

339 posts

21 months

Thursday
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paddycam said:
Least enticing barge pic ever. The anti-Friday.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224709968865?hash=item3...

Is she just putting her trousers back on?

ian316

3,336 posts

76 months

Thursday
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J_Wood3 said:
BigBen said:
0a said:
I went in a friend's Merc EQC today. I have to say I was impressed. So much better put together than a Tesla, fast and a great ride. The tech driven interior is not to my taste, and lean on the plastics and they give a little in a way they don't in my ancient Lexus. Interesting as it was the first time I have been in a premium electric SUV style thing - it felt like a very suitable power train for such a car where weight and ultimate driving dynamics don't matter much. Fully electric barges will be very relaxing indeed.

No thanks for fun motoring though.

I quite like the looks as well. Mercedes do looks so much better than the 'massive cocaine habit nostril' BMW designs which now compete on how vulgar they can get.

I went and had a look round one a few months ago and was really impressed. Feels really solid in a way a Tesla just doesn't. The problem I had was for the price you could get an i-pace which I would prefer.

Ben
We are replacing my wife’s company car (Nissan Leaf) after poking around the price lists the EQC is terrible value, by the time you spec to even the Leaf’s option level it was the thick end of £70k! Pretty average range as well. I Pace was better but we have a dog and the boot is stupidly high, plus it favours it’s 400hp over range.

Long story short we ordered a Mustang Mach-e as it has the best range/spec and is pretty good value.

Still keeping the E500 for the long trips, although nearly 400 mile range on the Mach-e is making it slightly redundant…..
They had one of these on Sundays top gear with the polestar and the audi the cost once specced up was eye-watering and the range while towing something (I know but people will do it) was terrible

0a

23,276 posts

165 months

Thursday
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ian316 said:
They had one of these on Sundays top gear with the polestar and the audi the cost once specced up was eye-watering and the range while towing something (I know but people will do it) was terrible
£800 a month on car allowance salary sacrifice in this case.

ian316

3,336 posts

76 months

Thursday
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Dan Singh said:
paddycam said:
Least enticing barge pic ever. The anti-Friday.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224709968865?hash=item3...

Is she just putting her trousers back on?
No the guy from Let's Eat has just come round the corner and she's checking the elastic can take the 4th takeaway of the day