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Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
« on: January 25, 2020, 07:37:25 PM »
Was told about a man local that had 2 126s. Bi's. One with 12000 miles the other had 18000 or 20000 miles. Can't remember. Lol. Well my 11 year said he wanted an other car and he wanted a fait. He want Ed an inbetweeners car or a 126.

I told him about the 126 in donegal, so 13 miles down over the border we went.
The car was stored in a container under a cover bone dry, stripped for painting, never welded engine out for painting. I got one pic of him the car the owner in container, up later.

Well he bought it, needs ignition barrel keys first on list,
Let the fun begin
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shielsy

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Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2020, 05:34:34 PM »
Tiny with his 126 barn find

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Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2020, 05:28:52 PM »
Fantastic !!! Thats the age to start.

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Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2020, 07:31:18 PM »
Mad keen to go and collect it. His mates Don t believe lol

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Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2020, 07:42:51 PM »
Now it's snowing heavy out side. That will slow things down

shielsy

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Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2020, 11:27:17 PM »
Has this forum died. So many lookers. So many no replies. What the feck. 11 years old. So many no goodiers

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Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2020, 04:16:41 PM »
Good luck with the project, Shielsey, it’s sounds like a great first one for you and your son! Don’t worry about the lack of replies, it’s winter and we’re all fed up of looking at rain and being unable to drive our cars! Over to you to cheer us all up! 😉👍
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shielsy

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Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2020, 08:27:51 PM »
Yes I understand, tiny had a beetle restored by me when he was 4.last year he bought a polo. For 90 pounds sold it after doing a few bits sold it for 390. Christmas he asked for chiqchento workshop manual.. Then last week I told him about 126 and he bought it. So for lack of pics,

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Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2020, 10:57:38 PM »
Has this forum died. So many lookers. So many no replies. What the feck.
Kinda, there's daily activity on Facebook. Eventually this forum will only be kept alive by workshop manual purchases and Bar Vitelli's stubborness  :P

I'm surprised your son would want a Cinquecento having watched the Inbetweeners... the show doesn't portray it as a desirable car lol. I'm also surprised that an 11 year old would even want a car... what's the point if you can't drive it! Are you sure this is not just an excuse for you to get a 126, Shielsy  :P

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Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2020, 12:16:15 PM »
Tiny can drive he has had 3 driving lessons so far. There's a company who  teach young people from the age of 10 and up how to drive. I have a porsche 924 and beetle.

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Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2020, 07:35:15 PM »
Restoration pictures please! 🤩
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shielsy

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Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2020, 06:06:38 PM »
Sorry haven t collected it yet. But in fairness to tiny he s doing a lot of Internet reading up.
I have a few bits to finish, paint the garage white inside to tidy up and help reflect the light, paint the floor then we'll get it.
Tiny dad

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Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2020, 06:33:20 PM »
Tinys 126 is 1 step closer to coming home. He s saving his money, I gave him a folder to keep receipts in a 126 manual, my friend bought him a book to keep a record of his resto and a new hacksaw.
He emptied his money box of £8 and went to my mates car components shop. Gave the money to Adrian in exchange for da discs and sheets of sandpaper.
Adrian explained to him about the different grades and use, at 11 he has to learn somewhere.
We have been clearing the garage shed , cloakroom painted inside of the garage, he took 2 black bags of old clothes to the clothes bank and got £5,20 more money to spend on his car lol.
We stripped an ole jack cracking handle from my ole 126 plus original tool kit. I said if his car had t got them they where his, if he had them he could sell them to fund his 126.

Now refurbed

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Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2020, 08:05:51 PM »
Tiny was given 2 more black bags off old clothes to sell he got £5.20 I gave him another £5.40.
So off to af components to buy more stuff for doing 126.
So far he s spent just under £17.
Another friend paddy mc Gill gave him a socket set to go with his other bits.
Doing OK for a 11 year old

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Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2020, 08:08:53 PM »
Haven bother uploading pics anyone hep

 

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