Could this be the ultimate job? for me it certainly is

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Could this be the ultimate job? for me it certainly is

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I have wanted to work on cars for a long time, well since i was 17 to be precise and i certainly never thought id be doing what i do today, just thought it would be in a normal everyday garage, not that there is anything wrong with that, but i find myself now in my late 30s doing an apprenticeship on my way to becoming a DS specialist.

The guy i work for has been a DS specialist for around 10yrs and certainly knows his stuff more of an engineers approach that i find extremely indepth and certainly very interesting, im even starting to teach him a few things lol.

After some persuading my boyfriend has finally managed to take some photographs of me and a few of the cars that we work on.

and id like to share them with all you others who are as crazy as i am about these cars Hope you like

http://s143.photobucket.com/albums/r124 ... /my%20job/

pics made bigger sorry
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CitroJim
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Post by CitroJim »

My, what a big spanner you have in your hand Candy :D :D

Indeed, a real dream job.. You are very fortunate to do something you love for a living.

Most of us don't :twisted: Although, saying that, I quite enjoy what I do although I must admit I enjoy the company and camaraderie of the people I work with rather than the job itself...
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thanks jim
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Post by myglaren »

Nice set of photo's Candy and good to hear you are doing something you enjoy, there are not many that can say that!

That spanner looks like it belongs in a marine environment :)
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Is that a BX4TC in the front corner of one photo? :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Post by candy »

if you mean the white orange and yellow thing nope its not its a BMW 635 CSL
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Post by addo »

You've just burst my faint bubble of hope. :lol: I did like the "car graveyard" photos.
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addo wrote: I did like the "car graveyard" photos.
graveyard........ what graveyard ???? thats our spare parts department lol
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Post by Citroenmad »

Good pictures, very interesting job! :D

Im sure ive seen the bright blue DS at some events.
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Post by addo »

I think starting with the difficult Citroëns is certainly a "baptism of fire" - 40 year old cars have stuff that's rusted shut, spares you can't buy, and the bad work of prior mechanics to unpick.

(Maybe it's showing that I can't motivate myself to start on the ID19 again!)
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Post by candy »

Citroenmad wrote:Good pictures, very interesting job! :D

Im sure ive seen the bright blue DS at some events.
yes you maybe have he, s a member of CCC. i think he has also done some of the tech days i know he definately goes to france each yr to do one
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addo wrote:I think starting with the difficult Citroëns is certainly a "baptism of fire" - 40 year old cars have stuff that's rusted shut, spares you can't buy, and the bad work of prior mechanics to unpick.

(Maybe it's showing that I can't motivate myself to start on the ID19 again!)
oh yes definately agree, think thats why i like working on them its a challange but no end of previous work to undo and bodges to be put right, but enjoyable none the less
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Hi Candy, has Adie still got his Xantia Activa?
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DickieG wrote:Hi Candy, has Adie still got his Xantia Activa?
DAMN our covers blown lol no he hasnt just his DS and a crappy metro both running on LPG ill tell him you were askin after him
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as some of you know i have being doing an apprenticeship with adie who specialise on DS well this is just to let you all know i have now passed my nvq level 2 woop got 3 passes 2 credits and a distinction cant believe it