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Old 05-12-2010, 11:52 AM
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Anyone watch either of these two shows? They are on HD Theater by me... not sure about other providers. They are from England, and normally I'm not a "British TV" kind of person (Ok, I do like Dr. Who...) anyway... anyone?
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Yeah. They occassionally get some interesting cars to fix-up and sell.
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Heck yeah..especially since I have owned some TR's and MG's over the years, and still do. Some of the work is interesting, some is jut a good detail. I liked the time he tore into the dash of an older Lexus and fixed some electronics by desoldering a board..that was heavy!
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They are good, the mechanic on Wheeler Dealers is a riot he barely fits into 1/2 the cars he works on!!, too funny.

My all time favorite show is "Top Gear" on BBC its an absolute riot.
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I watch Wheeler Dealers and think it is a good show. My father is a car nut and cant stand it but he doesn't speak the language


Ed is a pretty crafty guy. I was surprised when he dropped the engine and tranny out of a 911... or a "Proper Porsche" as Mike called it.
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Originally Posted by Mersiles View Post
I watch Wheeler Dealers and think it is a good show. My father is a car nut and cant stand it but he doesn't speak the language


Ed is a pretty crafty guy. I was surprised when he dropped the engine and tranny out of a 911... or a "Proper Porsche" as Mike called it.
Yeah! He actually lifted the body off the motor and trans... They made decent money on that one.

The one stupid-factor with that show is that they don't take into consideration Edd's time in the amounts. But still, I enjoy it.
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Yeah! He actually lifted the body off the motor and trans... They made decent money on that one.

The one stupid-factor with that show is that they don't take into consideration Edd's time in the amounts. But still, I enjoy it.
I noticed that as well. They list out the cost of the car and the cost of the parts but never factor in his labor. I figure that his costs have to be a few grand on most of those projects.

Speaking of the costs; while watching the show with my Dad on Mothers Day he got frustrated when they would say "The car cost X amount of pounds" then turn around and say "parts were X quid". He thought they were talking two differnt currencies. While trying to explain the a quid was slang for the pound he said that that was the most rediculous thing he had heard. Until I asked him how much he paid for the bottle of Grey Goose; "It was on sale for 20 bucks...". I just laughed.
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How about "What's my car worth"? Used to think it was ineresting but outdated - a bunch of the re-runs are as old as 2007. But last night I noticed that the 2010 version has them appraising cars just before they go to auction, lets you see how right or wrong they are with their valuations.

AND, I think Kirsten's kind of hot!
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Originally Posted by OldPete View Post
Yeah! He actually lifted the body off the motor and trans... They made decent money on that one.

The one stupid-factor with that show is that they don't take into consideration Edd's time in the amounts. But still, I enjoy it.
huh? Didn't they lose money on the 911? They sold it for like $50 less than they had in it.
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The targa? No, the made like over 1K on it... he actually held steady on his price for once...

I'm talking about the green targa that was originally from California.
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Yeah..the 911 was on this weekend.
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My Son and I really enjoy watching Wheeler Dealer.

A while back there used to be a show called "Shade Tree Mechanic". That was a great show.

I like the shows that are about fixing up a rather used and worn everyday car, as opposed to the shows that are about bolting brand new aftermarket parts on brand new vehicles. Working on new stuff is easy. Working on the old crusty stuff is more of a challenge.
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My Son and I really enjoy watching Wheeler Dealer.

A while back there used to be a show called "Shade Tree Mechanic". That was a great show.

I like the shows that are about fixing up a rather used and worn everyday car, as opposed to the shows that are about bolting brand new aftermarket parts on brand new vehicles. Working on new stuff is easy. Working on the old crusty stuff is more of a challenge.
I think Shade Tree Mechanic turned into Two Guys Garage..back when Sam Memmolo was still on it. He went through a number of sidekicks, and I think he finally retired.
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Yeah..the 911 was on this weekend.
That's the one.
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Interesting show, I usually watch it, I agree about Ed's time.
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