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Old 20 March 2013, 20:32   #41
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I think in Manchester it used to signify with a white vehicle and black bonnet that the car is a taxi.
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Old 20 March 2013, 22:58   #42
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Maybe when Sixy lived there there was a nearby private hire company that did it then cause most of the private taxis I saw there were like it.
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Old 21 March 2013, 03:17   #43
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Maybe when Sixy lived there there was a nearby private hire company that did it then cause most of the private taxis I saw there were like it.
Don't know about manchester but Leeds is black bonnet white car, and Cardiff is the otherway round I think. They have normal private hires too - so assume they can pick up on the street if they have odd bodywork!
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In an attempt to re-finish a Land Rover on the cheap, an acquaintance of mine used the IR-absorbing matt black paint that is sold in 25 litre drums ex-MoD. It looked as you might expect, but some traffic lights wouldn't detect the car was waiting at the lights due to the reduced IR signature.
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Old 21 March 2013, 09:37   #45
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I had a 1973 Range Rover that was painted matt black and had dayglo orange wheels grills etc - I used to drive it to Val D'Isere when I was working out there as a ski guide - I put a few stickers on it and I noticed that people would add their own stickers! I thought it was quite cool and when it started to become a bit of a rust bucket we converted it to a Dakar Jeep - great vehicle and I'm quite certain the paint had no detrimental effect on the performance!
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Old 21 March 2013, 09:43   #46
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I had a 1984 cavalier which was blue with a white bonnet due to it being replaced after a small engine fire moment....

I was working in stoke on Trent at the time..where the taxis were blue with a white bonnet....I could have made a fortune!!!!
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Old 21 March 2013, 10:19   #47
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Maybe when Sixy lived there there was a nearby private hire company that did it then cause most of the private taxis I saw there were like it.
When I owned a couple of black cabs before becoming a council waller, private hire was and still is a dirty word and definitely not to be called "Taxi's"
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Old 22 March 2013, 01:41   #48
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I had a 1973 Range Rover that we converted to a Jeep - great vehicle
Should have just bought the Jeep in the first place



What the heck is a "Dakar Jeep"?
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What the heck is a "Dakar Jeep"?
Think "challenge Aneka" but this time concentrate on the 4x4 she used to drive and not on her lovely a*se! Lol

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Should have just bought the Jeep in the first place



What the heck is a "Dakar Jeep"?
What Anchor bloke said!

This is what they look like
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