They used another second hand bodyshell on that one but "forgot" to tell us.....
I remember him from 'Bangla Bangers' they made some hideous contraptions on that and on the follow up of it in a London railway arch.
yes that was the chop shop
Originally Posted by Hometune
The show Hometune is talking about is Classic car rescue. Still pretty much the same format, Bernie Fineman just shouts alot while someone with more ability and knowledge than him does some work.
Originally Posted by tommytwotanks
Bernie Fineman was also on the 'young mechanic of the year' competition, A year or so ago. The winner of which was an RAC patrol man.
Hi, I'm the fortunate guy who owns the pristine silver Aston Martin DB7 that was filmed for the new series of Wheeler Dealers. The car was actually filmed at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedford at the end of last November on the Alpine Section where they filmed Bond flipping his Aston in Casino Royale. What a hoot - if you ever receive a request to use your car from the Attaboy production team, just do it!
These guys were a delight to spend the day with, paid my expenses, bought me lunch, let me ride in the filming car and furnished me with about 50 professionally shot pics of my car. It was fabulous to see my car driven by a professional driver at high speed around Millbrook.
Never met Edd or Mike though. Learned a lot about the difficulties of filming a whole series with car refurbs overlapping, part location problems and the like which has made me a lot more appreciative of the programme. When you budget to fix four problems and then discover ten, something's got to give, so give the guys a break.
Can't wait to see the actual episode!
Last edited by A1 KXH; 07-02-13 at 09:47.
This is the advert asking for someone to bring their car to the show: http://www.astonmartinlife.com/forum...ded-t1659.html
Curiously the car was advertised on Autotrader for weeks and weeks and on eBay. Then they did a photo makeover and now it is de-listed. However, the car is still advertised on Carandclassic for offers now around £15,500 : http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C358106
It is overpriced I think.
Currently there is a red one, same year, with lower mileage that is around £500 cheaper: http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...1500?logcode=p
The 'repairs' were not over taxing to do - some oil cooler pipes and exhaust manifolds etc.
It seems from watching the show that Edd China started life as a body repair man rather than a dedicated mechanic. The show is for me, good entertainment, but I would not let him work on my car!
Without knowing how much they paid for this car (possibly sold to them by a specialist dealer from what I gather on AMOC) it will be interesting to see what the profit is. If any! I would find it hard to believe that someone has paid/will pay the asking price as haggling is Mike Brewer's strategy and there are others cheaper in the market.
There was also a Porsche Boxster 3.2S up for sale by 'attaboytv' so that may be one in the next series too.
Glad you enjoyed your day out.
Last edited by Hometune; 07-02-13 at 12:04.
I think Edd is quite clues up to be fair.
Originally Posted by Hometune
He made things like the settee out of a car and set a fastest piece of furniture record.I am sure he also made a speed boat car out of a three wheeler and a bed,think there were more too.
Top gear used him to make the double decker cars too according to a quick Google.
Yes I realise what he has done but you only have to watch any episode to see him fitting wheels back on any car. He uses an airgun and tightens the wheel nuts very tight with them. I have watched them all but never seen him correctly use a torque wrench when refitting wheels. This is a basic error that no garage should do. On some of these old cars the torque setting is maybe as low as 70nm. By using the airgun he is probably nearer 150-200nm with a chance of overstretching the wheel studs or stripping the threads. he sets a very poor example.
Finally the show was on this week. I liked how Edd said that they did not want to simply repair the oil cooler/pipes and spent over £1,000 fitting new parts. Then he fitted an aftermarket oil filter but went to the expense of using some expensive oil? Looked like Mobil 1 possibly. The old oil filter was a Coopers one so the service history must be in some doubt and might put a potential buyer off spending £15,000. And if only fitting the chrome grille was that easy.....They normally mention the mileage on the show but not this time - or I missed it.
Ford Escort next week I believe?