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Post by Guest on Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:26 am

FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT HAS MADE ME WELCOME TO THIS GREAT LITTLE ELITE CLUB ESPECIALLY H.J., RICH, LOGI, DAISYDON AND OTHERS. I AM AN OLD FART OF 63 YEARS OLD ALTHOUGH STILL A SPRING CHICKEN COMPARED TO THAT WISE OLD SAGE LOGI. I HAVE BEEN INTO THINGS MECHANICAL SINCE I WAS A KID -MOTORBIKE AT 11 FIAT 600 AT 15, DRIVING MY DADS LORRIES AND TRACTORS ON HIS 4 NURSERIES IN BERKSHIRE, SURREY AND MIDDLESEX. GOT MARRIED AT 22 AND GOT MY HGV 3 THE SAME MONTH. MOVED TO THE ISLE OF WIGHT IN 1974 HGV 2 IN 1980 AND GOT MY GARAGE THE SAME YEAR AND NOW 33 YEARS LATER HAVE HAD IT FOR MORE THAN HALF MY LIFETIME. SPECIALISED IN FORDS FOR MANY YEARS AND WASGENERALLY KNOWN AS THE ORACLE OF FORDS ON THE ISLAND WITH EVEN THE MAIN DEALER COMING TO ME FOR SPARES AND ADVICE. GOT INTO SKODA ESTELLES, RAPIDS AND FAVORITS FOR A FEW YEARS AND THEN IN 2003 WENT TO WORK FOR ROMAHOME FOR TWO YEARS AND WITHIN 4 MONTHS MADE SERVICE AND WARRANTY MANAGER WHICH I LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF . I WAS INVOLVED WITH THE LAST FIVE DEMOUNTABLE FREE SPIRIT HI-JET MOUNTED MICROVANS-- DELIVERING THE VERY LAST ONE TO A SOLICITOR IN MORDEN IN SURREY. SAD DAY THAT!! WE ALSO BUILT HUNDREDS OF HI-JET MEALS ON WHEELS VANS AND I WAS INVOLVED IN THE SERVICING OF THEM AROUND THE COUNTRY AND SLOWLY GOT HOOKED ON HI-JETS. IT WAS WHILE I WAS THERE THAT I BOUGHT MY FIRST ONE -- AN "S" REG 16V IN RED FROM MANCHESTER FOR £700 AND I STILL HAVE HER TODAY. I BOUGHT MY FIRST ROMAHOME THAT YEAR TOO --A 1983 HONDA ACTY-- ONE LADY OWNER FROM NEW WITH 49000 MILES ON THE CLOCK AND IT TOOK ME ALL OVER DEVON AND CORNWALL ON HOLIDAYS FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS TILL I SOLD IT IN 2005 TO A MAN FROM THE SOUTH OF FRANCE FOR £3750- HE FLEW OVER AND DROVE IT BACK TO THE FRENCH RIVIERA. ON ONE OCCASION I GOT 82MPH OUT OF IT GOING DOWNNHILL ON THE A30 AT OKEHAMPTON. YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN THE DISBELIEF ON PEOPLES FACES AS I WENT STEAMING PAST THEM. GREAT FUN. I HAVE CURRENTLY GOT 11 HI-JETS ( 3 MPVS 2 VANS 3 PICK-UPS AND 2 TIPPERS AND A ROMAHOME PLUS 4 I AM BREAKING UP FOR SPARES . I HAVE 4 HONDA ACTYS --3 WITH ROMAHOME BODYS ON BUT THEY LOOK PRETTY AWFUL AS THE FIBREGLASS GETS FILTH BUT THEY CLEAN UP BEAUTIFULLY. I HAVE BROKEN LOADS OF HONDAS AND HAVE A LOT OF SPARES PLUS HAVE BROKEN 4 HI-JETS TOO BUT TEND TO HANG ON TO PARTS TO KEEP MY OWN ONES GOING PLUS THE ONES I AM BUYING AND SELLING.OH YES JUST BOUGHT A "T" REG GRAN MOVE 1600 IN VGC BUT BOUGHT IT FOR THE 1600 ENGINE TO PUT INTO ONE OF MY PICKUPS. RIGHT I WILL TRY TO DOWNLOAD SOME PICTURES OF MY FLEET BUT HAVE STILL A COUPLE OF PHOTOS TO TAKE YET AND WILL POST THEM ASAP. THANKS ONCE AGAIN FOR THE FRIENDLY WELCOME. WOODY 50.WELL THAT WAS A COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME. I CANT GET THE STUPID THING TO DOWNLOAD ANYTHING. I HAVE ENDED UP WITH A DAMN B&Q ADVERT BLOCKING EVERYTHING OUT. ITS 1-30AM AND I HAVE GOT TO BE UP AT 630AM SO WILL TRY AGAIN TONIGHT. NOT SO EASY-PEASY AFTER ALL LOGI.!!!

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Post by Logi on Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:51 am

Now all you need is to find the Caps Lock on yer keyboard....... Wink
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Post by Guest on Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:14 am

i found it logi and superglued it down. this doesnt look right without caps in it. not good english --- but being scottish i suppose -------

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Post by Logi on Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:24 am

No, capitals are good, just not ALL OF THEM...... Razz
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Post by Guest on Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:58 am

But which capitals ? London Edinburgh Paris NewYork. ? bounce

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Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:26 pm

Paragraphs are novel too!

It's nice to read a bit about you, I'd love to see some pictures of your yard full of hijets etc. I dream of such hoards Smile
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Post by PFM on Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:02 pm

Does your missus share your dreams though, HJ? Very Happy

Interesting history, Woody, thanks for sharing. Please persevere with the pics, would love to see your stash.

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Post by Logi on Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:45 pm

Try uploading to Photobucket and linking to them?
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Post by Guest on Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:53 pm

I just cant get the hang of downloading the pictures on this site. No problems on E-bay or Wight-Bay( here on the Island ) but just cant get it right on here. Looked at Leopard Pagans destructions but still no joy.
Will see if Gayle can fathom it out when she gets home a bit later.

No PFM she doesnt share my obsession of Hi-Jets but she does prefer driving the 03 Metalic blue MPV to her Fiesta --- stop cheering everyone--- but she does try and nick my Zetec 2000 Focus saloon when she can and she is just as well at home in the pick-ups too.

I spent ages until 1-30am this morning finding my Hi-Jet pictures ( I have got over 7000 photos on my laptop ) so I will make a folder to put all the Hi-Jet piccies in -- makes sense as it takes ages trolling through each months folders.

Look HJ --- paragraphs !!! Thats much better isnt it. Computers arent in my blood -- but theres much of my blood in this laptop.

Right I will post this and have a go AGAIN at beating this damn thing -- but first a bottle of Magners ---- well away from the laptop I might ad. Woody 50.

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Post by Logi on Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:16 pm

Do you have a Photobucket(or similar) account?
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Post by Guest on Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:25 pm

Photobucket ??? No Logi. What is it or how do I sort it please ?

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Post by Logi on Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:32 pm

Just went to put a link up. Photobucket is down? It's f*cket Laughing

If you have piccys on the computer i'll guide you through uploading one?
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Post by Logi on Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:46 pm

Working now, upload piccys here http://photobucket.com/ then link to them Smile
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Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:15 pm

Done this how to post pictures a few times now so here goes:-

HighlyJetted wrote:He means this one!



Then once you've selected your file and pressed upload, this window will pop up:-



Simply copy this highlighted text, and paste it into the message text window.

Then close the image tool box by pressing the button again.
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Post by Logi on Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:22 pm

You know what they say; "You can lead a horse to water, but he'll run like f*ck if you take him to Tescos" Laughing
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Post by Guest on Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:07 pm

Thanks ever so much Logi and HJ. Was losing my patience with it due to lack of sleep. I moved house on Friday and I have only had about 8 hrs sleep in the past 4 nights. Was a particularly traumatic affair with the buyer negotiating to buy the Hotel for the past 20 months and how I havent decked him before now I dont know ---- must be getting patient in my old age --

Yes I know --exercise some patience with this uploading lark -- OK I WILL.
TOMORROW. oh look logi, I have fond the capital lock again -- tut tut.

Good night to you all and catchup tomorrow evening. Got a busy dry day Flat- roofing. Woody50





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Post by Guest on Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:13 pm

" I have fond the the capital lock again" ????? Some swine nicked the U !!
Cant trust anybody these days . Evil or Very Mad

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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:25 am

Flat roofs - the bodge of all garages!!! They always come back to haunt me sooner or later.

Well good luck in your new home, hopefully the living out of boxes stage will fade pretty quick and that other old chestnut where non of your furniture quite fits into your new house Laughing

I'm impressed already though, we have paragraphs, good understanding of capital letters and any day now you'll be posting photos like a well versed true forum whore Wink
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Post by Guest on Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:38 pm

Don't speak to soon HJ. It's still all Double Dutch to me this downloading piccies on this site. Will have to get a friend of mine to have a go then once I have seen it done --- Voila -- I will be Hi- Rolling .

The move back here to Niton was straightforward enough as its been our home for well over 3 years. . The nightmare was the sale of the Hotel should have gone through on 19th December and we have had 8 dates to move since then, with the buyer mucking us and solicitors about. Anyway, its sold and we are back home at last.

The product we use for flat roofs is called Alwitra and is hot-air welded together--- my mig doesn't work too well on it !! Fantastic product -- guaranteed for a minimum of 15years. Never touch felt. It's a waste of some-ones hard earned cash.

Right I am off to bed. Will earnestly get this downloading mastered this week-- somehow. bounce

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Post by HighlyJetted on Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:12 am

Those plastic/rubber membranes are a million times better than felt. The weather in this country is just too variable to keep felt alive.
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