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stinkey
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« on: November 27, 2018, 06:10:34 PM »

Happy days..1979 rebuilding the "32"Jago hotrod along with my cousin..I had hair too Grin
Be nice to see some old hotrods from you lot ?
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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2018, 06:16:32 PM »

I had a Morris Minor pick-up with a 1600 twin cam Fiat Mirafiori engine & 5 speed box, with bench seat & one piece flip front.
Sadly, haven't got a single photo of it Sad
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2018, 08:55:06 PM »

1980 Not a hot rod but my first big project.  Ford Consul Farnham. Tiny garage big car.
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2018, 09:07:24 PM »

Well I never Mr Olds DITTO..my first big project ..and one that almost killed me?
Mine was in 1971..
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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2018, 10:26:06 PM »


and one that almost killed me?
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Same here !
I was in the car, welding in a floor panel and set fire to underseal, that started dripping like napalm onto wood planks I was storing under the car.
When I looked up I couldn't see through the windscreen for the smoke. The car was a runner so I drove it out. Luckily I always have a fire extinguisher or two.
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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2018, 10:31:15 AM »

I did that to a friend's mark 3 Cortina, welding a repair patch under a rear wheel arch. Very nearly choked to death on the powder from the fire extinguisher.
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2018, 12:04:10 PM »

We moved to Dorset from Worcestershire in our Mk1 Cortina with the starter not working (it's amazing how man downhill parking spaces you find when you need to!), so the first thing Ray did when we got there was start work on the car.  Can't remember how it happened but a slip of a spanner causing a spark ignited an unexpected fuel leak and the flames melted the pipe, as the car was parked on a slope the petrol was still coming out...
So he let the handbrake off, used the weight of the car to swing round and uphill, then used fire extinguisher.

So there were in a new strange place, with a car that wouldn't go, with melted hoses and stuff.......  but it could have been so much worse!  He talked to a neighbour, found out where to go, and went off on a bus and got what was needed and came back and fixed it all.

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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2018, 04:03:32 PM »

Smiley It's usually only later that you realise how close you came to disaster!
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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2018, 06:37:59 PM »

Only later ? Hmm?  I was working on the car..using the old original side jack..sat between the car and the garden fence..the jacking point gave way ( severely rusted  Shocked) and the car collapsed towards me,the jack actually disappeared through the rear door ( completely rusted and full of filler) and jammed up against the rear seat..which allowed me to get through the old rotten fence panel into next doors garden Shocked
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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2018, 08:20:45 PM »

different thing same result. Called to weld an arm back on a harvester in the middle of a field. Blazing hot summer day. Plenty of bodies standing around, so I began. You have guessed it haven't you.  Grin Bloody corn went up, luckily someone spotted what was happening and managed to put it all out, eventually. Made me jump, burnt all the skin off my thumb and index finger. Scorched the paint on the side of my trusty Maestro van, and a few farm hands lost their eyebrows etc. Never got fully paid for that job either.  Grin Grin
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