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Edd China leaving Wheeler Dealers

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As we are off topic and random, did anyone watch this? 

 

I quite liked Edd, many rumours abound that the buyers of many of the cars where staged but those that have got out into the real world, are as far as I can see are well appreciated for good work, I'm like Ant Arnstead but was surprised to see him as the replacement as you could see when it moved over to the states that Edd's work was sidelined for Mike doing his "cokney" shtick

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Yep, the oily bits were the main appeal to me since it was possible to learn useful stuff. It will be interesting to see what he gets up to next.

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I'm equally surprised and unsurpised that wheeler dealers has ended up taking this direction. To me, the show was all about fixing the various mechanical issues that cokerny Mike brought in for Ed, though I can see there is a limited shelf life with that, I mean just how many times can you replace brake shoes and make it look interesting. Unfortunately, I found the bits with Mike's cockerny banter buying various bits and bobs to be the real weakness of the show, but there you go, I guess I'm not the target market.

However, as good as wheeler dealers was, I think there's far better stuff on you tube:

 

 

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Meh, really

When they were filming exclusively in the UK I found Mike's bits visiting various small specialist businesses on industrial estates and men in sheds the most interesting part. I was always dubious a novice would be able to take anything of much use away form Edd's pieces to camera. I know he put a lot of emphasis on using as many basic tools the home mechanic would have easy access to as possible but I seriously doubt many people would be able to take a job on from scratch from watching the show.

 

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On 27/03/2017 at 06:26, SNACR said:

Meh, really

When they were filming exclusively in the UK I found Mike's bits visiting various small specialist businesses on industrial estates and men in sheds the most interesting part. I was always dubious a novice would be able to take anything of much use away form Edd's pieces to camera. I know he put a lot of emphasis on using as many basic tools the home mechanic would have easy access to as possible but I seriously doubt many people would be able to take a job on from scratch from watching the show.

 

Also Ed had access to a ramp .There are a lot of jobs on a car that are a lot easier with a ramp. In some towns you can do short term rents on space with a ramp but when you add it all up you may as well just pay someone with a ramp to do the job for you.

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Been watching that channel for a while, having had a couple of minis in the past - to be fair very much in a different field of custom build where timescales are that much longer to do the work but interesting nonetheless. If you're in to electric conversions EVTV is the go to channel with some commentary on the state of the electric vehicle market.

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