480 Restoration on TV

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Re: 480 Restoration on TV

Post by jifflemon » Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:32 pm

As with ANY TV program, its done for entertainment, not for factual content.

Watch wheeler dealers and stick the reg's through an MOT checker. The cars are never sold to actual members of the public; Liability insurance would be WAY too much of an issue! Usually, they're "sold" to a member of the production company, who sells it on as a private sale, never mentioning the TV side of it...

As you can probably guess, I despise ALL TV shows!

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Re: 480 Restoration on TV

Post by Martin63 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:06 pm

jifflemon wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:32 pm
As with ANY TV program, its done for entertainment, not for factual content.

Watch wheeler dealers and stick the reg's through an MOT checker. The cars are never sold to actual members of the public; Liability insurance would be WAY too much of an issue! Usually, they're "sold" to a member of the production company, who sells it on as a private sale, never mentioning the TV side of it...

As you can probably guess, I despise ALL TV shows!
:crazy: It's the same with the Repair Shop etc. I watch these programmes and think 'pull the other one!'

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Re: 480 Restoration on TV

Post by MisterH » Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:24 pm

Yeah there is a limit to what can be done, but ever since WD moved to the states I feel it has gone down the drain, it's place taken by Car S.O.S, perhaps the only original classic car show out there in my view
Current Jobs to do (12/9/20):
Fix Central Locking
Bodywork
Suspension creaking below 40mph

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Re: 480 Restoration on TV

Post by Martin63 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:27 pm

I have quite enjoyed some of the episodes of 'Rust Valley Restorers' that I have watched on Netflix
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Re: 480 Restoration on TV

Post by jifflemon » Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:07 pm

Project Binky on YouTube is a fairly realistic thing - 4 years in, they're still not finished yet - Certainly gives me hope! :rofl:

YouTube is definitely the place for realistic restoration stuff.

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Re: 480 Restoration on TV

Post by Martin63 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:54 am

Jaster wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 9:01 am
K160 HAU will be at the meet on Saturday if anyone wishes to inspect the quality of the workmanship!
How's K160 HAU doing these days Jaster?

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Re: 480 Restoration on TV

Post by MisterH » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:58 am

Martin63 wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:54 am
Jaster wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 9:01 am
K160 HAU will be at the meet on Saturday if anyone wishes to inspect the quality of the workmanship!
How's K160 HAU doing these days Jaster?
I believe it is running a personal plate and is owned by forum member "100"
Current Jobs to do (12/9/20):
Fix Central Locking
Bodywork
Suspension creaking below 40mph

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Re: 480 Restoration on TV

Post by Martin63 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:34 pm

MisterH wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:58 am
Martin63 wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:54 am
Jaster wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 9:01 am
K160 HAU will be at the meet on Saturday if anyone wishes to inspect the quality of the workmanship!
How's K160 HAU doing these days Jaster?
I believe it is running a personal plate and is owned by forum member "100"
Thanks

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