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Most Useless Spare Part?

#1 User is offline   Paul Finney 

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 03:57 PM

I have over the years saved loads of "spare Parts" just in case stuff that you throw away a week before you need it. What is the most least likely, never in a million years will you ever need it, spare part that you have tucked away "just in case" Mine is a sliding sun roof panel in white, I do not own a white Capri, if I ever wrecked badly enough to warrant a replacement sun roof panel I think I would be on high looking down, or more likely down below looking up. What's yours? Finn.

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 06:42 PM

That requires a walk to the shed, a chair and at least two beers. Thanks for asking. :thumbup1:


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Posted 12 July 2017 - 06:53 PM

I have had the full set of original used drive belts in my car since changing them probably 25 years ago (yes i was that keen then)--they have been in the tyre well for years --

Alternator belt broke the other day --so instead of using the "spares" --i have just bought a set of three new ones..

Daft thing is that I am going to put the original (still usable) ones back in the tyre well "just in case"------

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 10:17 PM

I've got an Allegro alternator and a set of wheel cylinders for a Marina. Also found a Mk2 Golf heater matrix and a set of top and bottom swivels for a P6 Rover.


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 09:36 AM

Allot... its all i can say😂

Main problem is that when need it i cant find it or dont remember i have it...

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 10:06 PM

The only unused spare Capri part Ive got now is a 13" 7 spoke wheel that my spare tyre used to be on plus an old locking fuel cap.

I do seem to have a really odd assortment of parts from other cars though which Ive been donate to others for years: A pair of electric window mechanisms for a Chrysler/Talbot Alpine or Solara, Rear lights for a Mk3 Granada, Headlight covers for a Peugeot 205. headlamps, bonnet and boot lid for a 1980s S Class Mercedes.


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 10:16 PM

My capri that is on big spare part LOL


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 10:46 PM

View PostCrash & Burn, on 12 July 2017 - 06:42 PM, said:

That requires a walk to the shed, a chair and at least two beers. Thanks for asking. :thumbup1:/>


I agree, this requires proper research :snack:


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 11:40 PM

i will take a proper look in the garage at the weekend, by which time my 40 pints of home brew will be ready to be sampled, i will report in due course Posted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 09:04 PM

I would have to say the wife if it wasn't for her then the car would probably be complete by now and I would have all the spares needed "just in case"

I do have loads of parts from cars I've had in the past I think the most useless would be brake pads for a car I never bought in the end but the most useful would be my FTO bonnet never fitted but will be used the end of next week to practice welding.


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Posted 14 July 2017 - 09:37 PM

Still working on the research here... :chug:


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 04:43 AM

The whole car for me. It has become a useless spare part. I have been waiting over a year to get a headlining fitted. Too be honest if it wasn't for letting a whole load of people down I'd send it too the crusher. Let's just say I'm fed up of it.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 11:26 AM

View PostMark W, on 16 July 2017 - 04:43 AM, said:

The whole car for me. It has become a useless spare part. I have been waiting over a year to get a headlining fitted. Too be honest if it wasn't for letting a whole load of people down I'd send it too the crusher. Let's just say I'm fed up of it.

Nil Desperandum Carbarundum. Don't let the bas###d grind you down. Finn.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 09:48 PM

most useless spare part(s)
I have a box of 5 units, the red lense piece from RHS rear lamp cluster, Mk2 Cortina ..
can't for the life of me remember where I got it, haven't the heart to ditch it ... Haven't a clue how to get them used !!





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