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    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

(29 Mar 2022, 20:21)theningiachicken Wrote: thats one clean as heck car, i sent my documents to the DVLA last week with 6 months tax and MOT exemption form (advised from others who registered earlie...
Dan Willis Members Cars 157 62,183 30 Mar 2022, 08:20
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
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(29 Mar 2022, 13:26)Guinney1971 Wrote: wow, she's looking amazing Dan, those seats look gorgeous, and I love the grey steering wheel. Good luck getting her registered, hopefully the docs wont take ...
Dan Willis Members Cars 157 62,183 29 Mar 2022, 13:56
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

Hello all, here is a little update as it has been a while... I've held off on registration because the DVLA are being unhelpful. Despite the car's age, they insist I pay a year's road tax because the...
Dan Willis Members Cars 157 62,183 29 Mar 2022, 12:36
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

One thing that couldn't be completed at PJ was the steering wheel: [Image: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5188...32f310.jpg]Various DeLorean pics by Dan Willis, on Flickr I engaged Royal Steeri...
Dan Willis Members Cars 157 62,183 16 Feb 2022, 11:43
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

(20 Jan 2022, 16:08)theningiachicken Wrote: wow, looks stunning Dan especially the crazy transformation of the dash, how did you get your windscreen sorted without a reg? as it seems impossible for ...
Dan Willis Members Cars 157 62,183 20 Jan 2022, 16:21
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

(20 Jan 2022, 11:14)Matt Clark Wrote: Chris is a wizard, isn't he. Ridiculous. Glad to see yours coming along (is it another BHCC one?) I think it's probably one of the first BHCC ones rather than ...
Dan Willis Members Cars 157 62,183 20 Jan 2022, 12:26
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

I'll do my best to fill in the huge gap between the mechanically sound car and the now cosmetically complete car in the following post. She returned home in April (or thereabouts) of last year (2021...
Dan Willis Members Cars 157 62,183 19 Jan 2022, 12:45
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

Long story, but: [Image: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5182...b874d0.jpg] Delorean HOME! by Dan Willis, on Flickr She's mechanically done, cosmetically done and MOT'd. I believe I have a long ...
Dan Willis Members Cars 157 62,183 17 Jan 2022, 16:58
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

I've used, and use, Meguiars leather feed, but I'm always interested to know what people use. Keeping it nice is one thing - bringing it back is another. I think mine are toast, but I might milk them ...
Dan Willis Members Cars 157 62,183 15 Apr 2021, 13:15
    Thread: Project Cars @ BHCC
Post: RE: Project Cars @ BHCC

(14 Apr 2021, 20:03)Chris Williams Wrote: Nice looking car @ $36,500 though chassis not brilliant for that kind of money: https://www.beverlyhillscarclub.com/1982...-12560.htm I think this is i...
Dan Willis DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 548 161,371 15 Apr 2021, 11:20
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

Most kind, Sir!
Dan Willis Members Cars 157 62,183 15 Apr 2021, 10:27
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
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(13 Apr 2021, 23:43)Rich Hanlon Wrote: I must admit I've found it easier than expected too Dan.  And it can get super spendy if you do everything 'while you're at it'!  Plus you've done much more en...
Dan Willis Members Cars 157 62,183 14 Apr 2021, 11:06
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

(13 Apr 2021, 08:49)Chris P Wrote: I admire anyone who  undertakes a "body off" job.......i've always avoided it......just too much work for me.  :blush: Well done Dan and Richard.  ;) Ironically...
Dan Willis Members Cars 157 62,183 13 Apr 2021, 08:58
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

(12 Apr 2021, 20:44)Guinney1971 Wrote: great work Dan, its coming on a treat. It is and unfortunately all I'm really doing is making decisions and spending money. Oddly, I'm quite happy with that a...
Dan Willis Members Cars 157 62,183 13 Apr 2021, 08:26
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

(12 Apr 2021, 19:15)Chris Williams Wrote: Wow, that's a big change, done well to get that far with all your changed priorities. Chris Between a knackered back and a 3 years, it's not down the list,...
Dan Willis Members Cars 157 62,183 12 Apr 2021, 20:39
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

VIN 4566 returned home on Friday; it went from this, in October last year (2020): [Image: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5011...12db_c.jpg] To this in the early new year (2021): [Image: https:/...
Dan Willis Members Cars 157 62,183 12 Apr 2021, 14:59
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
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(06 Feb 2021, 17:43)Guinney1971 Wrote: Great to see this progressing, and I can sympathise on the back, I've got osteoarthritis from my neck to my feet, and everything hurts, creaks, or feels like i...
Dan Willis Members Cars 157 62,183 08 Feb 2021, 11:05
    Thread: 2021 National Event - DOC 25/DMC 40 - 19-20 June 2021
Post: RE: 2021 National Event - DOC 25/DMC 40 - 19-20 Ju...

(06 Feb 2021, 17:45)Chris P Wrote: We've got a river cruise booked in July...in France, goodness knows if we will be able to go.....this time!  Had our first jabs last night!   :blush: Well the go...
Dan Willis DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 60 15,701 08 Feb 2021, 11:03
    Thread: Hi everyone.
Post: RE: Hi everyone.

Welcome onboard (or back). Hope the search goes well and you find "that car". It's half the fun!
Dan Willis New member? Say hello :) 8 1,114 08 Feb 2021, 10:56
    Thread: DeLorean wanted, manual, grey interior
Post: RE: DeLorean wanted, manual, grey interior

(06 Feb 2021, 17:49)Guinney1971 Wrote: The days of a cheap project car are long gone, I paid £2865 + shipping for #2292 back in 2002, and I thought that was expensive, as back then a half decent car...
Dan Willis DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 15 2,289 08 Feb 2021, 10:54
    Thread: DeLorean wanted, manual, grey interior
Post: RE: DeLorean wanted, manual, grey interior

(03 Feb 2021, 23:16)theningiachicken Wrote: (03 Feb 2021, 15:21)Dan Willis Wrote: I'm a BHCC buyer and I was very happy with the service and the car. Now.. if you want a project, have a look. If ...
Dan Willis DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 15 2,289 04 Feb 2021, 09:55
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

A tiny update for you; I took up an offer to get some work done on the car. I've spent more time and money than I'd care to mention on my back problems, so spannering has been firmly off the table. T...
Dan Willis Members Cars 157 62,183 03 Feb 2021, 15:27
    Thread: DeLorean wanted, manual, grey interior
Post: RE: DeLorean wanted, manual, grey interior

(02 Feb 2021, 21:22)Jonurry Wrote: (02 Feb 2021, 16:41)Guinney1971 Wrote: Welcome Jon, Have you looked into importing one from the US?   Always worth speaking to someone like Rob Grady at PJ Grady...
Dan Willis DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 15 2,289 03 Feb 2021, 15:21
    Thread: NHSTA granted
Post: RE: NHSTA granted

(02 Feb 2021, 16:44)Guinney1971 Wrote: lol - although I was following a discussion on Facebook of them being electric this time round...... Oh right; I deleted Facebook so I have to go look "off p...
Dan Willis General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 3 646 02 Feb 2021, 16:48
    Thread: NHSTA granted
Post: NHSTA granted

https://jalopnik.com/your-favorite-class...1846149378 So, new DeLoreans then....
Dan Willis General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 3 646 29 Jan 2021, 11:13
    Thread: 2021 National Event - DOC 25/DMC 40 - 19-20 June 2021
Post: RE: 2021 National Event - DOC 25/DMC 40 - 19-20 Ju...

It's an odd time. Goodwood are selling tickets for FoS in July, but I won't have been offered a vaccination by then, and car shows attract people of every generation, so... it feels like shows with 2m...
Dan Willis DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 60 15,701 29 Jan 2021, 11:12
    Thread: Ordering from DeLorean.eu?
Post: RE: Ordering from DeLorean.eu?

I've just ordered from Ed; he'll strip the 21% VAT once you order. You'll have to pay ours, and the new duties on arrival just like you would with the US.
Dan Willis DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 6 823 29 Jan 2021, 11:07
    Thread: 2021 National Event - DOC 25/DMC 40 - 19-20 June 2021
Post: RE: 2021 National Event - DOC 25/DMC40

(08 Sep 2020, 16:11)Guinney1971 Wrote: you'll always be welcome no matter what Dan. Thanks; and I obviously echo that sentiment. I really should chase Chris N about helping with my car!
Dan Willis DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 60 15,701 09 Sep 2020, 07:58
    Thread: 2021 National Event - DOC 25/DMC 40 - 19-20 June 2021
Post: RE: 2021 National Event - DOC 25/DMC40

Sounds good to me; I'd love to have my car ready by then but I'm not betting on it; time is not mine to spend. I've asked for assistance, so we'll see. Event-wise, I'd come and just say Hi otherwise....
Dan Willis DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 60 15,701 21 Aug 2020, 09:44
    Thread: NEC 2020, Cancelled. AGM Notification Active
Post: RE: NEC 2020, 13-15 November. & AGM

It's the right thing, in my mind at least, to do. I wouldn't be attending, and i know many others that wouldn't (in fact none of my usual entourage). A year to forget about and look forward to 2021/22...
Dan Willis DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 25 4,215 02 Aug 2020, 09:01
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

They went is as core exchange; I think I sent them at the beginning of the year, then the world ended, so my update is particularly late as DGo was completely at the mercy of shipping and lockdown.
Dan Willis Members Cars 157 62,183 20 Jul 2020, 13:37
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

A little of A, a little of B. The original design has always bothered me and I've the opportunity to fix things as I rebuild. This is an obvious win, and my old ones were knackered!
Dan Willis Members Cars 157 62,183 16 Jul 2020, 20:20
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

After getting a sudden update on Claire's car, and realising I'd forgetten this forum still existed, I figured "hey, I'll do an update!". In reality the following two years has been: 1. A new arriva...
Dan Willis Members Cars 157 62,183 16 Jul 2020, 11:14
    Thread: NEC 2020, Cancelled. AGM Notification Active
Post: RE: NEC 2020, 13-15 November. & AGM

I agree with you Claire, I won't be going even if it's on. I think that'll be a very broad opinion and doubtless with things like the FoS called off (and all subsequent events in 2020), it'd be bad ta...
Dan Willis DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 25 4,215 15 Jul 2020, 16:12
    Thread: 2021 National Event - DOC 25/DMC 40 - 19-20 June 2021
Post: RE: 2021 National Event - DOC 25/DMC40

I remember those 2003 days. I had a working DeLorean back then. Should the world be safe, I had planned on a 2021 Eurofest, so I'm happy to do an Summer event. I doubt I'll be in a DeLorean, but stil...
Dan Willis DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 60 15,701 15 Jul 2020, 16:10
    Thread: Eurofest 2021. Cancelled
Post: RE: Eurofest 2021

I would assume the phrase, if I'm not misreading it.. "postpone Eurofest 2021 until a later date after 2021" means 2022 and beyond.
Dan Willis DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 43 11,580 15 Jul 2020, 16:04
    Thread: Large prop auction
Post: Large prop auction

It was on the BBC news this morning, and having looked, there is even a BTTF DeLorean in there: https://propstoreauction.com/view-auctio...38/?page=3
Dan Willis General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 0 952 06 Sep 2018, 08:54
    Thread: Project Cars @ BHCC
Post: RE: Project Cars @ BHCC

I would suggest that projects are becoming more and more common, but the prices are soaring at the same time. That car is not a $13k car - it'll need multiples of that, including a $10k frame ...
Dan Willis DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 548 161,371 12 Jun 2018, 13:52
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

Thanks Claire; they're already changed forever! It's amazing how much free time I have, but I don't, because Baby. :P Yep; lots to think about. Lots of research going on too on engines, gearboxes, ho...
Dan Willis Members Cars 157 62,183 16 May 2018, 07:37
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

Hi all; long time, no update..  10 weeks ago my wife and I welcomed our first daughter (and only, I might add). With the run up to that being costly, and my wife being off work, I had to reallocate f...
Dan Willis Members Cars 157 62,183 15 May 2018, 11:10
    Thread: DMC DeLorean Firestar 500
Post: RE: DMC DeLorean Firestar 500

I always liked the idea that DeLorean would finally put a V8 in the back (as it always should have been), but had it looked even the tiniest bit like that, I think it'd have aged horribly. I'm not g...
Dan Willis General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 5 4,638 01 Dec 2017, 08:55
    Thread: USA Import - Tax?
Post: RE: USA Import - Tax?

(16 Nov 2017, 18:42)Chris Williams Wrote: Quote:Hi dan thanks for the reply. Can I also ask as new to all this  as car will be taken by trailer to the uk does this mean forms have to be done before ...
Dan Willis DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 11 5,952 17 Nov 2017, 10:22
    Thread: USA Import - Tax?
Post: RE: USA Import - Tax?

At the port of entry would be my guess. My cars are/were all US imports, so came by ship and I couldn't leave site without paying up. I assume that'd be do different, but I'd defer to those that have ...
Dan Willis DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 11 5,952 15 Nov 2017, 12:31
    Thread: USA Import - Tax?
Post: RE: USA Import - Tax?

(15 Nov 2017, 10:07)Stephenmc Wrote: Can I ask if a car has been imported from the states to Europe and import tax paid and if that car was then brought back to the uk does it still mean that uk dut...
Dan Willis DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 11 5,952 15 Nov 2017, 10:28
    Thread: BTTF 3 Car
Post: BTTF 3 Car

A great video: https://youtu.be/Uf62Gc8cNUs
Dan Willis Back To The Future 1 1,954 09 Nov 2017, 09:31
    Thread: REALLY RETRO SHOW/CLUB MEET 24th June 2018
Post: RE: REALLY RETRO SHOW 2018

(08 Nov 2017, 13:19)Guinney1971 Wrote: well, keeping off topic, why don't you wait and see how my 24v conversion goes.  Phill and I will be doing this ourselves, and taking our time, and documenting...
Dan Willis DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 80 45,659 08 Nov 2017, 14:54
    Thread: REALLY RETRO SHOW/CLUB MEET 24th June 2018
Post: RE: REALLY RETRO SHOW 2018

There's nothing to be sorry about; it was always the plan, but most recently things like jobs have become less certain, so planning for the future over restoring a car, takes prescendance. It'll get i...
Dan Willis DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 80 45,659 07 Nov 2017, 14:33
    Thread: REALLY RETRO SHOW/CLUB MEET 24th June 2018
Post: RE: REALLY RETRO SHOW 2018

My DeLorean will be finished for the 40th, in 2021. I've no means to finish it in the next 2/3 years and I don't want to rush it. It was always a slow burn, and now even slower due to a change in circ...
Dan Willis DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 80 45,659 07 Nov 2017, 11:45
    Thread: USA Import - Tax?
Post: RE: USA Import - Tax?

I've PM'd you. Still the basic 5%.
Dan Willis DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 11 5,952 06 Nov 2017, 12:25
    Thread: REALLY RETRO SHOW/CLUB MEET 24th June 2018
Post: RE: REALLY RETRO SHOW 2018

Heh, Google maps recommends flying there from here...
Dan Willis DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 80 45,659 06 Nov 2017, 12:24