Nissan Vanette Cargo 2.3d Crash Damage Repairs. Front/Passenger Side (NSF) bump.
My mate somehow always manages to damage every vehicle he has ever owned/driven, his work van is no exception! (I would never ever let him drive any of my cars that's for sure!) Anyway the damage caused this time when a parked Porsche suddenly just pulled out from the kerbside attempting to do a u-turn as he was about to pass, was not too serious a collision. As his insurance paid out and let him keep the van, we decided to see if we could have a go at fixing it, rather than him being without a van. After removing the bumper the plastic section just needed pushing back out into its original shape (then melted/welded the broken plastic brackets and split in bumper back together). The inner metal part of the bumper was bent all over the place, but a couple of hours using hammers, bars, a vice, grips, and pliers and we manage to straighten that up too. We did what we could with the bonnet, wing and door, just to get back the basic shape, although it would always be apparent it that it had been in a crash. We decided this would be good enough as it would only be a matter of time before he wrecks it again! Anyway for a 1 Day DIY novice repair we quite satisfied, the hard bit was actually getting the replacement lamp from the scrappers and then getting it to fit into the vehicle. That was harder than it looked and took a bit of rejigging, especially making sure the bonnet would still close. The bonnet was still a little bent out of shape, but could always be changed at a later date.
ELECTRIC WINDOWS/SUNROOF BEEPING? Car Fix. Program Drivers Door Switches. Rover 800 820 825 827
This is how to stop your windows and/or sunroof from beeping on your Rover 800. I needed to do the ones on my Rover 800 (Zircon Silver Coupe No.1) after reconnecting the battery. This will usually solve the beeping (although it normally takes a few more goes!). If the windows do still beep, then you may have to remove the door panels and use some spray grease on the cables/mechanicals! Sometimes the drivers switch pack may need resoldering, as they do suffer from dry solder joints on occassion. (as you have two switches on each window in every car, then if one does work and one does not, then it is worth resoldering the one that does not fully function). Also some owners do seem to suggest problems occuring as a result of bad connections in the main fuse box too! So if the above stuff fails it will do you no harm to have that resoldered too!
Old Top Gear - Rover 800 Series Coupe
Jeremy Clarkson reviews the Rover 800 Coupe explaining how much Rover has came along since the late 1970's in terms of build quality. It shows in the 800.
Rover 800 Coupe Review
Top Gear reviews the Rover 800 Coupe in November/December 1991