Jaguar xjr8 rebuild

  1. Pigeon_Droppings2 Member

    Messages:
    1,846
    Location:
    london
    Where we live it's a daily occurrence....I've had every car hit outside my house at some point over the years.

    What really gets me annoyed is when the pull up next to you...swing the door open and hit your car while you are sitting in it!
     
    stuvy and mtt.tr like this.
  2. mtt.tr

    mtt.tr Member

    Messages:
    698
    Essex England

    That's happens to me in my van far to often
     
  3. owas

    owas Member

    Messages:
    1,476
    Location:
    Birmingham
    Lack of respect :doh:

    The scuff on the wing tcut out, I'll have to just touch up the chip

    Bumper took most the wack, that needs repainting
     
  4. owas

    owas Member

    Messages:
    1,476
    Location:
    Birmingham
    If someone did this to me in the land rover, I don't think I'd be able to stop myself 'nudging' them with the bumper :whistle:
     
  5. stuvy

    stuvy Member

    I had this the other day, I won’t say what I did but revenge was dished out
     
  6. Pigeon_Droppings2 Member

    Messages:
    1,846
    Location:
    london
    One neighbour smashed my wing mirror completely off the car and drove off....he hit it so hard it landed 8 feet from the car. Eventually I tracked him down (was easy....his car had a big blue mark down the side matching the blue of my car!)....gave him the option to pay for it to be fixed or I'd report the hit and run....he paid up!
     
    Hopefuldave, zx9, owas and 2 others like this.
  7. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    Nice neighbours you have. :(
     
    stuvy and Pigeon_Droppings2 like this.
  8. owas

    owas Member

    Messages:
    1,476
    Location:
    Birmingham
    Lovely few days,
    Only 1000 miles on a £160 tyre :doh:
     
    • IMG_20190709_210036.jpg
  9. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    :( Do you have tyre insurance?
     
  10. Robotstar5

    Robotstar5 Casanunda Staff Member

    Messages:
    17,726
    Location:
    Birmingham
    I had someone park almost touching the towhitch on my Land Rover 90, I wanted to get in the back so just opened the rear door, it may have gouged an arc in the paint across his bonnet :whistle:
     
    Ruffian, dobbslc and stuvy like this.
  11. owas

    owas Member

    Messages:
    1,476
    Location:
    Birmingham
    Nope :(

    Someone drove right into the back of the towbar in the disco, got out and he had a large dent.. didn't scratch the paint on the tow ball :laughing:
     
    Robotstar5 and stuvy like this.
  12. owas

    owas Member

    Messages:
    1,476
    Location:
    Birmingham
    Would it be salvageable as a spare?
    Ive never had a puncture before :laughing:

    Edit - nevermind, too close to sidewall
     
    stuvy likes this.
  13. stuvy

    stuvy Member

    Yep on the shoulder is a replacement sadly
     
  14. dobbslc

    dobbslc Forum Supporter

    Messages:
    4,294
    Location:
    Hertfordshire UK
    I had some daft old bag drive into the back of the Surf once in Tesco's carpark, I didn't bother getting out. I just gave her a dirty look and drove off.
     
    ronan likes this.
  15. rtcosic

    rtcosic Member

    Snap!

    Fitted 4 new tyres to the X358 before handing it over to youngest. Got change from £800 - just!
    Two days later - TWO - into town.
    Hmm doesn't feel right. I had picked up a screw in much the same place, but by the time I pulled over the side wall was trashed on the inside and unrecoverable even as an 'emergency' spare.

    I hate 20" 35 profile rubber band tyres!

    Plenty of Tesco rash too, despite always parking as far away from the entrance as possible.
     
    owas, slim_boy_fat and stuvy like this.
  16. Cobbler

    Cobbler Codger bodger

    Messages:
    4,312
    Location:
    Gloucestershire UK
    Tyres can be repaired (or could) in that area by what is called a major repair. The bit is cut out & vulcanised. There used to be a commercial place in Gloucester that did it, but the tyre companies didn’t tell you ‘cos they could sell you a new tyre! A decent tyre company can get them done if you ask, but will probably have to send it away if there is no one local.
     
    8ob likes this.
  17. owas

    owas Member

    Messages:
    1,476
    Location:
    Birmingham
    Tyres are one of the things I will just fork out on new, especially on a heavy fast car like this .. after all it is the only thing touching the road :dontknow: this actually came with 4 missmatched budget tyres, it was 'interesting' in the rain
     
  18. stuvy

    stuvy Member

    The only thing cheap tyres are good for is burnouts

    When I was younger my dad said never buy cheap toilet roll, meat or tools or tyres.
     
    Ruffian likes this.
  19. owas

    owas Member

    Messages:
    1,476
    Location:
    Birmingham
    Definitely something going on in my area,
    I also had a screw in the front tire but that was patchable.

    My neighbors a few doors down had a screw in theres, and I've now seen two other peoples cars drive past on flat tires.

    I suspect it's the builders just down the road throwing all sorts of *NO SWEARING ON THIS FORUM* into the road,I had to avoid a house brick they left in the middle of the road the last time they were here :doh:

    Costing people alot of money!
     
  20. Melvyn Best Member

    Messages:
    135
    Location:
    Cambridge
    Builders pick up trucks are the worst offenders, they throw all sorts in the buck which then finds it way out of any gaps. Just have a look in roofers trucks
     
    stuvy likes this.
Advertisements