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Old 29-03-2017   #1
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I'm Back With The Panda 750L 1991

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Hi folks, its been a while since I had a panda after selling Purple Haze the Parade and Engelbert the Sisley (to @Freebo ) the former I sold because my wife was pregnant and I felt (wrongly) that I needed a bigger (and to my mind at the time safer) car for ferrying my son and wife around in.

A very short while after I sold the pandas I developed Generalised Anxiety Disorder, I have had it now for nearly 2 years and I am FINALLY starting to get better it seems. The paranoid thoughts that I was going to put my son and wife in danger in the panda were part of this in my opinion.

Selling the Parade was a huge mistake on my part (and as older forum members were know it was subsequently written off in a low speed crash by the new owner) though the Sisley is much better off with Freebo as he appreciates the 4x4's (they are not to my taste on the open road but are amazing in a field IMHO) and I have regretted it. I have not had a car for some time now partially due to my illness and partially due to the fact I have lost my job due to my illness, though as forum members will remember I am a Youtuber too.

Fast forward to last night and I was browsing the forum and I came across an ad for a 750L in Glasgow (I am in Prestwick), and it was free but had to be collected today or in 2 weeks time. Being the impatient (and obviously anxious) type, I arranged through a friend of a friend to have it collected today. It arrived at 1pm and I am utterly flabbergasted at the condition. Out of my 3 Pandas it arrived in the best condition IMHO. So I am very thankful to the seller but forgotten their forum name cos the ad has been deleted! So thanks Ian (I am sure you are reading)

Ian reported that it has an oil leak under pressure, and as far as I can tell so far the problem is the oil filter housing which would be a super easy fix the rear arches need cut out at the base and refabricated, though this is not a huge job to my knowledge and I have a friend who is potentially going to do that for me all being well. Aside from that as far as I can tell it just needs new seatbelts, a new passenger rear brake cluster, new door locks, the front seat cover sewed up or renewed (the rest is immaculate) and some rust spots in the usual places taken care of. And a good service just to be on the safe side!

I couldn't be happier at this point and I cant wait to share my progress on here and Youtube for you all to see

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Re: I'm Back With The Panda 750L 1991

I should note its only done 34876 miles which is nothing for a panda, well chuffed it came with a ton of spares etc too so I am very grateful and happy
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Ordered Service parts for it
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Welcome back Cameron
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Re: I'm Back With The Panda 750L 1991

I had my eye on this but at the other end of the country it was never going to be viable, need another 750 in my life at some point when I have somewhere I can store one.
Glad its gone to a forum member
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Welcome back Cameron
Thanks Andy! Good to be back!!

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I had my eye on this but at the other end of the country it was never going to be viable, need another 750 in my life at some point when I have somewhere I can store one.
Glad its gone to a forum member
Thanks Didge appreciate it!!
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Project Log Number 1 uploaded! Please like share and subscribe guys

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Re: I'm Back With The Panda 750L 1991

Welcome back Cameron !
Looks like car went to good home.
I knew this day going to happend, and well chuffed to have you back mate.
No rush with family trips, keep the car sound and solid and all will be fine.
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Welcome back Cameron !
Looks like car went to good home.
I knew this day going to happend, and well chuffed to have you back mate.
No rush with family trips, keep the car sound and solid and all will be fine.
Thanks Jacob i appreciate the warm welcome back

Really pleased with this car, would like to get the welding done sooner rather than later, its the seams in the rear arches, pretty common and not too expensive to sort out if i remember correctly. Really is a lot of good things about this car though, its tight as a drum!
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Welcome back to Panda ownership, looks a nice one and glad it has gone to someone that will take care of it. Looking forward to the progress!
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Welcome back to Panda ownership, looks a nice one and glad it has gone to someone that will take care of it. Looking forward to the progress!
Thanks very much indeed!
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Re: I'm Back With The Panda 750L 1991

Welcome back Cameron, good to see you're back with the Panda's, if you're ever about south of the boarder then you're always welcome to come see Axel... I mean Englebert
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Welcome back Cameron, good to see you're back with the Panda's, if you're ever about south of the boarder then you're always welcome to come see Axel... I mean Englebert
Thanks man I am very happy i havent felt this good for nearly 2 years being honest

I doubt i would recognise him now, youve done a fantastic job with him mate

Does he still have a golden Axle... I mean Axel? Lol
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Welcome back Cameron.

May your health greatly improve again with Panda ownership.

Maybe we should express the 'smile a mile' theory of driving a Panda to the current Health Secretary so it can go on an NHS prescription.

They are cheaper than paracetamol!

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