Paul's polishin' blog

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Paul296 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:42 pm

I just bought this on Leboncoin . . .

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!!! :shock: 8) . . .

:D

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:51 pm

NOOOO WAY! its witchcraft....
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by mds141 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:52 pm

Nice one Paul. 8) :cry:
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by mds141 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:54 pm

Just watch as the leboncoin servers now crash...
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Paul296 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:05 pm

Imagine my delight when I stumbled across it . . .

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Anyone know the French for 'bubble wrap'? :shock:

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by vulgalour » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:08 pm

le wrap d'bublé ? Probably not.

Oh hey, Google Translate says "film á bulles" (the accent on the A the other way, but I can't figure that out), "papier bulles", or just plain "bulles", I reckon any would be comprehended.

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Caffiend » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:32 pm

Tim Leech wrote:NOOOO WAY! its witchcraft....
I think you mean

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surely?

Nice one Paul :D
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Paul296 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:40 pm

I found this today whilst I was sorting out a load of 'stuff' at my Dad's . . .

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That's me in 1992 (age 28) leaning against the current in a long line of Volkswagens that my Dad owned. In the background, an interesting example of weird French tin. Well, I say 'interesting'; it is if you like that sort of thing! :roll:

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:18 am

What happened to the cherished plate off the Mk2 Paul?
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by mat_fenwick » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:00 am

Still got the trademark laid back stance I see ;)
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Paul296 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:00 am

Tim Leech wrote:What happened to the cherished plate off the Mk2 Paul?
He lost it selling his car. Usually David (my brother) and I wouldn't let him get involved in buying and selling cars because he routinely got taken to the cleaners. He did on that occasion - he loved that plate. They were his initials and he bought it when he was fifty.

@ Mat - yes, I'm good at looking laid back - it hides the neurotic mess underneath! :D

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Paul296 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:43 pm

Shaun came over this afternoon to do the bit of welding that needed doing on the TGD and have a quick recce round the Hurricane to see what it needed to get it roadworthy for Wetherby in May. One small initial problem was that I had two batteries neither of which had any charge (it's a long story). I should, of course, have disconnected the battery on the Hurricane during such a long cold snap - but I didn't. I have now however, AND have a trickle charger ack-cher-lee so . . . shut up :oops:

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There's a bit of Photoshop lens flare in this one for added moodiness/drama . . .

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The welding itself took rather longer than anticipated as there was rather more of it than anticipated. I thought there was just a small hole in one corner, whereas in actual fact, there was a medium sized hole in the corner, two holes on the side wall (one large[ish] and one small) as well as two small holes on the boot floor. Anyway . . .

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. . . jobs a good 'un. =D>

Off up to Mark's shortly - down Lancaster way - for a bit of general servicing, inane banter and general tea/coffee drinking. Apparently his clothes hardly fit him these days and he has a beard, so not entirely sure how I'll recognise him. Hope he doesn't make me go for a bloody walk! 8)

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by MULLEY » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:03 pm

Shaun is a top bloke, only he would be out when its dark doing welding :)
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Paul296 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:42 pm

MULLEY wrote:Shaun is a top bloke, :)
Damn right! If ever we decided to have a patron saint of BXs, I'd nominate Shaun. He said he owed you a visit actually Matt - expect a phone call!

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by mat_fenwick » Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:20 am

But why is he taking an angle grinder to that poor tree?
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