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Post by P165TER on Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:16 pm

Hey there everyone.

I'm Pig (or Connor) from Grimsby. Got myself an R reg Piagio/Hijet 993, which is a bit tatty but i love the thing.Very Happy 

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Re: Newbie here

Post by HighlyJetted on Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:26 pm

Welcome,

Good to see you here!

Lets see your tatty van then, don't be shy Smile
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Re: Newbie here

Post by rich the mechanic on Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:51 pm

Welcome along there are only a few "nice clean vans" about I think they were tatty from new.
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Re: Newbie here

Post by Guest on Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:06 am

Problem is Rich,being of Italian origin they are made from Sardine cans --- hence the reason that some of them have built in rust before they left the Factory.

Have you had a chance to do any welding on yours yet ? 

I had to do some welding on a 54 plate Jaguar last week. there was nothing much left of the Drivers side sill so welded 3/4 of a sill on there. Took a couple of hours and charged him £75 and he was over the moon with it. Should have made it £95 by the reaction from him. 

Next time --------.

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Re: Newbie here

Post by FrontBackSide2Side on Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:05 am

Welcome to the forum!
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Re: Newbie here

Post by leopard_pagan on Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:24 pm

You made it Very Happy 
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Re: Newbie here

Post by rich the mechanic on Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:33 pm

woody wrote:Problem is Rich, being made from Sardine cans

Have you had a chance to do any welding on yours yet ? 

No not yet but have some new (to me) welding gear, one of my old work mates used to get a train through Fords in Dagenham and the body line ran outside so if it was raining the shells got wet and rusty and what was out come Friday shut down stayed out till Monday morning. So it's not just one it's all of them giving us tin worm.
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Re: Newbie here

Post by raydreadz on Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:32 pm

I worked there on the assembly line in the mid 80's... the beginning of the end of dagenham. Loads of pointless strikes (& I'm pro union in principle). You could order a car on the black market & guys would lift a complete car in individual components & assemble it back in there garage. More front than Sainsburys.
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Re: Newbie here

Post by Guest on Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:27 am

Yes I knew about that leaving the bare shells out in the rain fiasco. It was in 1980/81. A friend of mine bought a brand new Mk5 Cortina Y reg in white.

Within 5 months it was white and brown and Fords would not replace or refund his money so they had it back to the Main Dealer to respray the whole car. Diabolical!!

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Re: Newbie here

Post by P165TER on Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:20 pm

So Iv'e got my digicam batteries. So should be posting pics over the weekend.Very Happy 

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Re: Newbie here

Post by Logi on Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:46 pm

P165TER wrote:So Iv'e got my digicam batteries. So should be posting pics over the weekend.Very Happy 
cheers 
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Re: Newbie here

Post by xxemaphorr on Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:47 am

Welcome Connor! Nice to see someone from round my neck of the woods! Awaiting pics
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