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From: AstraVanMann on 19 May 2010 00:59
"fishman" <spammeifyoulikebutiwontreadit(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Locally, it's �500 for someone who is really good at what they do to fit
> a new roof at least as good quality as the original in a couple of hours.
> I haven't looked into DIY, but if its �250 to Aussieland from Yank, it
> must be about the same to here.
<Maybe, although the AUD has mega buying power at the moment.>
Oh yeah - really makes me wish I'd played the forex game about 3 years ago!
Oh, and join my campaign to get England/New Order's "World in Motion" to No.
1 for this World Cup :-)
"For want of the price of tea and a slice, the old man died."
From: Fraser Johnston on 19 May 2010 23:32
"Douglas Payne" <douggie(a)cheerful.com> wrote in message
> Fraser Johnston wrote:
>> "Douglas Payne" <douggie(a)cheerful.com> wrote
>>> A roof job round these parts is about �500. Dunno what a spray job costs,
>>> if the body is solid you'd have a nice car after that.
>>> However you might be able to buy one with unfucked paint/roof for what
>>> you'd spend fixing it up?
>> I can get a roof off american ebay for around $450 aussie dollars shipped to
>> my door. That must be around 250 pounds.
> Locally, it's �500 for someone who is really good at what they do to fit a
> new roof at least as good quality as the original in a couple of hours.
> I haven't looked into DIY, but if its �250 to Aussieland from Yank, it must
> be about the same to here.
> I'd still be tempted to use local roof guy.
Shoot me an email. I asked them for instructions on ebay and they emailed the
pdf how to. It looks like a portion of urine to complete.
From: Timo on tour on 21 May 2010 01:53
On May 17, 10:38 am, Elder <carl.rob...(a)bouncing-czechs.com> wrote:
> In article <85b3h1Fh...(a)mid.individual.net>, doug...(a)cheerful.com
> > Elder wrote:
> > > Bearing in mind the shitty paint and needing roof replacement/repair
> > > work.
> > >http://smallr.com/16ow
> > > Something as a second/weekender, not a heavy hammered daily.
> > It looks pretty tidy, if the rear inner arches and sills aren't crusty
> > its a goodun. The flaky paint is weird, but it can't be worth much less
> > than it's up for. Offer £750 or 800. (c;
> > A roof job round these parts is about £500. Dunno what a spray job
> > costs, if the body is solid you'd have a nice car after that.
> > However you might be able to buy one with unfucked paint/roof for what
> > you'd spend fixing it up?
> Yeah, figured.
> Would have to get it sprayed anyway.
> Can't see me in a white car. Only cars worth having in white are bases
> for rally or police reps.
I couldn't see the link but some white Mazdas of the late 80s/early
90s did have paint adhesion problems. It's not that uncommon a
problem, but it requires stripping the paint back quite far to get
past the layer that won't stick if you're respraying the car. Just
painting over it will likely make it worse.