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Apprentices

Post by RichardW » 09 Nov 2014, 22:47

They're keen!!

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Re: Apprentices

Post by Trainman » 09 Nov 2014, 23:59

Don't give Mr Hallworth any ideas, he can get into enough trouble with a Range Rover, let alone a tractor.....

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Re: Apprentices

Post by CitroJim » 10 Nov 2014, 05:32

Brilliant :-D

They'll be welding the dcap in no time Richard :)

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Re: Apprentices

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 10 Nov 2014, 09:30

They are better than some so called 'professional mechanics' I have seen. Properly chocked, and the hydraulics locked off to prevent them dropping unexpectedly.

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Post by Xantidote » 10 Nov 2014, 11:37

Who'se idea was it that the mechanic's tool of choice is a hammer!! :rofl2: :rofl2:

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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 10 Nov 2014, 12:01

Jeremy Clarkson!

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Re: Apprentices

Post by Mandrake » 18 Nov 2014, 15:45

I got a giggle out of that picture Richard, after seeing their shenanigans first hand... :-D

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Post by CitroJim » 18 Nov 2014, 15:54

Mandrake wrote:I got a giggle out of that picture Richard, after seeing their shenanigans first hand... :-D
I think they've been spending a lot of time watching and learning from their dad!!!

Never a bad thing... It's how I learned a lot about fixing cars... Back in the days when A35s were to dad what Xantias are to me...

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Post by RichardW » 19 Nov 2014, 08:52

It's how I learnt too - my Dad just laughs when he sees them with a hammer, and reminds me of the episode with the BMC 1100 we had at the time (there was a pre-Citroen time in our household!) - he was replacing the rear subframe, and giving it some welly with hammer, shortly after I (about 2) was found to be hammering the body work "Daddy hammer it" or words to that effect was my response when told to stop :-D It's all horribly familiar..... =D>

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Post by CitroJim » 19 Nov 2014, 09:26

That was like me Richard, at three years old I got hold of some tools and started taking mum's sewing machine apart after seeing dad do similar..

Then I saw dad washing down oily stuff with paraffin and a paintbrush, got hold of the jar of paraffin and brush he was using and painted a very accurate swastika on the house wall...

A white painted wall too...

I was popular.. It could be faintly seen for years afterwards...

A swastika in the early 60s visible by the front door of your house was not exactly what was wanted in those days....

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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 19 Nov 2014, 09:42

The pity is that the Svastika is a holy symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism, and is for good luck or well being. The Nazis have desecrated it in the eyes of the Western world.

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Post by Northern_Mike » 19 Nov 2014, 09:43

Jim, of all the people I have met in my life, you're the least likely I'd have imagined painting a swastika!

I started by taking clocks to pieces.... (note the lack of "and putting them back together"...)

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Post by CitroJim » 19 Nov 2014, 11:47

Hell Razor5543 wrote:The pity is that the Svastika is a holy symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism, and is for good luck or well being. The Nazis have desecrated it in the eyes of the Western world.
That is very true James.. It is only in recent years I think the true meaning of the swastika has become widely known. Certainly back the early 60s, the time I painted one, it still only meant one thing.
northern_mike wrote:Jim, of all the people I have met in my life, you're the least likely I'd have imagined painting a swastika!
I was only three Mike! I know not what I was doing but by golly, I soon did!!!

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Re: Apprentices

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 19 Nov 2014, 11:49

I bet you couldn't sit down for a week! I am surprised your dad didn't get you repainting the wall with white paint!